Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Four of State’s 11 USA Math Olympiad Qualifiers from SHS

Only 11 students from Illinois have qualified for the 45th annual United States of America Mathematical Olympiad, the nation’s top secondary school math contest, and four of them are from Stevenson. Seniors Patrick DeMichele and Junghyun Hwang, junior Jason Lu and sophomore Joshua Yoon qualified for the opportunity based on their scores on last month’s American Invitational Mathematics Examination. They will spend nine hours over two days next Tuesday and Wednesday, April 19-20, answering six math problems.

This will be the second Olympiad for Hwang, who qualified as a sophomore in 2014. In the same year, Lu qualified for the Junior Mathematics Olympiad.

About 270 students from among thousands of American Invitational Mathematics Examination participants are invited to take the USA Mathematics Olympiad. The top 12 participants in the Olympiad will be honored at the Mathematical Association of America headquarters in Washington, D.C., on June 6.

Sophomore Advances in Science Competition

Sophomore Justin Lee, a member of the Science REACH club, has been selected to advance to the top 25 of the Next Generation Innovators Challenge: Positive Impact competition. His astrophysics project entitled, “The Effectiveness of the Precomputed Vector Space and Interpolation Method on the Computing Time of an N-Body Simulation,” was among approximately 70 projects submitted.

Students Earn Awards at Piano Competition

Sophomores Tyeese Braslavsky and Antony Simonoff earned first and second place at the Berkley-Pendell Scholarship Piano Competition on Sunday at North Central College in Naperville. Student winners will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at Gary United Methodist Church in Wheaton.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Monday’s Varsity Results

Softball

Stevenson 15, Lake Zurich 3: Gina Shanley had three hits, including a three-run home run, and drove in five runs to pace the Patriots’ 18-hit attack on the Bears’ home field. Vera Pflugradt, Alyssa Pauly, Mic Faunce, Myra Peterson, Hannah Epstein and Sarah Brodson each finished with two hits. Peterson was the winning pitcher, striking out six over seven innings while walking only two. Stevenson scored 10 runs in the final two innings to blow the game open and capture its fourth straight victory. – Gamechanger.com, Daily Herald

Girls Soccer

Stevenson 3, Buffalo Grove 0: Hannah Petrich made seven saves as the host Patriots (4-4) recorded their third consecutive shutout. Emma Jaeger assisted on two of the three goals at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex. Stevenson’s goals came from Lauren Micek, Savannah Kruse and Jill Steinbrink. – Daily Herald

Badminton

Stevenson 14, Deerfield 4: The Patriots improved to 6-0 in duals with the road victory. Ashley Richardson (21-6, 21-5) and May Ling (21-16, 21-5) were winners at Nos. 1 and 2 singles, respectively, then combined to win their No. 3 doubles match (21-5, 21-8). Other winners in singles included No. 3 DaMin Paik (21-11, 21-9), No. 5 Shirley Cao (21-3, 21-14), No. 7 Ana Stanley (21-11, 21-17), No. 8 Sarah Hou (21-12, 21-13), No. 9 Niveda Tennety (21-18, 21-17), No. 10 Emily Leng (21-13, 21-13), No. 11 Kat Stanley (21-15, 21-14) and No. 12 Thivya Sivarajah (21-13, 21-17). The other winning doubles teams were No. 2 Hou/Ana Stanley (21-12, 21-9), No. 4 Shu Zhang/Paik (21-19, 21-15) and No. 5 Tennety/Leng (21-9, 21-9).

Boys Tennis

New Trier 7, Stevenson 1: At the Nielsen Tennis Center in Winnetka, the lone winner in the Patriots’ season opener was the No. 2 doubles team of Brian Weisberg and Matt Harvey. They posted a 7-6 (5), 6-4 decision. New Trier finished third in the state last year, while SHS was fifth.

Girls Track and Field

Lake Forest 86, Stevenson 59: Hannah Yan and Kesina Daley each won an individual event and made up half of a victorious relay for the Patriots in the Stadium. Yan captured the 200-meter dash (28.7) and Daley claimed the high jump (4-10), then joined with Janine Fajardo and Juhi Jhaveri to take the 400 relay (53.1). Jessica Philipp won the 3,200 and Claire Sullivan took first in the 400 (1:06). SHS also won the 3,200 relay behind Isabelle Sparreo, Natalie Sparreo, Kendall Roberts and Gabriela Jagielo (10:01.3). – Daily Herald

Baseball

Carmel 4, Stevenson 2: In Mundelein, Jack Housinger had two hits for the Patriots (6-3-1), including a double. The Corsairs (4-1) scored three runs in the first and never trailed. – Daily Herald

Rosov Wins Title at Fencing National Championships

Lisa Rosov, a junior captain of the girls fencing team, captured first place in Division III women’s sabre at the USA Fencing National Championships in Richmond, Virginia last weekend. She topped a field of 60 competitors in her division. Rosov was won two consecutive Great Lakes High School Conference championships in the same weapon.

Borowsky Fourth in Mile at Arcadia Invitational

Senior Jared Borowsky finished fourth among 37 runners in the open level of the mile at the 49th annual Arcadia Invitational in California last weekend. He posted a time of 4:21.05, which was second-fastest in his heat. He also placed 22nd in the seeded edition of the 3,200-meter run with a time of 9:21.77. The time would have been good for 10th overall in any of the three open-level 3,200 races.  

Senior Invited to Play in Midwest Golf Tournament

Senior Jake Labow has been selected to play in the inaugural Indiana Elite Golf Midwest Invitational in June at Winding Ridge Golf Course in Indianapolis. The event, a showcase for college coaches, will feature golfers from Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio. Labow led SHS to a 10th-place finish, its highest ever, at last fall’s state tournament. He was 34th in the state individually.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Patriot Connections: Life Balance Tips from Your Social Workers

Let’s get those endorphins going! Make an effort to exercise several days this week, whether it’s intense cardio or even just taking a walk outside to enjoy nature!

Donate Your Used Children’s Books to the ILC

Celebrate National Library Week! Donate your gently used children’s books to the ILC Book Drive and get a gently used YA book in return! Bring your books to the West ILC circulation desk between now and Friday. If you don’t have any children’s books sitting around, you can still get a free book by signing up to follow the ILC on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook!  

Thinking About Joining the Military?

Are you unsure about what you would like to do after high school? Would you like to further explore your options? Do you have any interest in joining the military? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, consider taking the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test on Saturday, April 30. This is a multiple-choice test administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command and used to determine qualifications for enlistment in the United States Armed Forces. The test also may be used to provide students with more information regarding career options. If you’re interested in taking the test, you must sign up by Tuesday, April 19. Click here to sign up and for more details.

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

The next PPA Bake Sale is Wednesday afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons. Cookies, brownies, “puppy chow” and more will be available for only $1! All proceeds benefit students and staff through the PPA.

Catalyst Holding Fundraiser at Menchie’s on Wednesday

The Catalyst Club is holding a fundraiser at Menchie’s in the Lincolnshire Commons from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday. Show this image and 20% of your purchase will be donated to Catalyst.

Collection Drive for Orphans of the Storm

The Animal Welfare Club and Best Buddies is holding a collection drive to benefit Orphans of the Storm today and Wednesday. Collection bins will be located around school so you can donate towels, baking soda, cat litter and pet toys.

Bocce Ball Tournament Training Sessions Thursday

If you are registered to volunteer for the Special Olympics Bocce Ball Tournament,  please attend one of the training sessions on Thursday during either 8th period or 9th period (after school). The session will only last 30 minutes, but you will receive an hour of credit for attending. For the training session, please meet on the grass next to parking lot C.

“Sundaes on Fridays” for Freshmen This Week

All freshmen are invited to participate in the “Sundaes on Fridays” after school this Friday in Room 2104. If you bring a canned food item to donate, you’ll get two free scoops of ice cream. The event runs from 3:30-5:30.

Third Annual Fashion Show is Thursday, April 21

The third annual Fashion Show will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21 in the Performing Arts Center. Admission will be $5, and all proceeds will benefit Dress for Success. There will be a red carpet photo op, refreshments and the chance to see all the amazing fashions your friends are making in Clothing and Design, plus the latest looks from local boutiques. Hope to see you there!

Taking Driver Ed This Summer or Fall?

Students enrolled in Driver Education this summer and in the fall must attend two mandatory meetings during the week of April 18. These meetings will help you get your learner’s permit. The first meeting involves taking a vision test, and the second includes the permit test. Click here for more information.

Did You Take Wheel Throwing in Odyssey? Read This

Students who participated in the Odyssey Wheel Throwing classes may come in to glaze their work until Friday, April 22. The following times and rooms are available to you to glaze: 7:40-8:00 a.m. and 1st hour – Room 1422; 5th, 6th and 8th hour – Room 1426; and 3:25-4:30 p.m. (only on Tuesdays) – Room 1422. If you do not come in to glaze or pick up your artwork by Friday, April 22, your work will no longer be available to take home.

Order Your Free WIT By April 29

Complimentary copies of the WIT, Stevenson’s literary magazine run, written and produced by students, are available to anyone who is interested. Orders must be turned in by Friday, April 29. Order forms for students and community members can be downloaded here: Students | Community

Tickets for Mr. SHS On Sale at the Superstore

The Senior Class Board’s Mr. SHS is an event spotlighting senior boys that is so different it’s hard to explain! Call it a “Man-geant” (male pageant), call it a male talent show, call it a personality contest …. but whatever you call it you have to call it fun! This year’s Mr. SHS contest is at 7 p.m. Friday in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available now at the Superstore for $5 each or $7 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Stevenson Foundation’s Kids In Need (KIN) Fund.

COLLEGE NEWS

Attention freshman students and parents: Please attend our “Looking Ahead” program for freshman families at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Performing Arts Center. This is a great way to learn about what your next three years will entail, and help you to get excited about beginning your college journey. In addition, there will be an IEP/504 Mini-Session in the Recital Hall beginning at 6:30 p.m. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. McGurn in the College Career Center, Room 1123.

Attention seniors: Please check Naviance each week for new scholarships. If you have any questions, please stop in the College Career Center for help.

CLUB NEWS

Students Helping Soldiers will hold its next meeting at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in Room 5044.

The Catalyst Club is having a bowling night at the Brunswick Zone in Buffalo Grove, 350 McHenry Road, from 8-11 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $25, which includes unlimited bowling (and shoes), laser tag, pizza and soda. Pay at the Superstore by Thursday. No permission slip is required.

On Thursday, the Interactive Gamers Club will host a Sealed tournament from the brand-new Shadows Over Innistrad set! The cost is $5, and each student will receive six packs to play with. Students must be able to stay until 5:30 to participate. New members always welcome! The tournament will be held in the West Staff Dining Room (1204).

Animal Welfare Club’s adoptable Dog of the Month is a 9-year-old Minpin, Diva, and our Cat of the Month is Teddy B (and this little guy is a cat that knows tricks!). If you or anyone you know may be interested in welcoming a new four-legged member to your family, please check them out on the Animal Welfare Club website at http://shsanimalwelfare.weebly.com/pets-of-the-month ! Again, these animals are available at Save-A-Pet, who can be contacted at 847-740-7788. Don’t forget to check out some of their friends at http://www.saveapetil.org/, all waiting for love!

CAREER EXPLORATION

We are now accepting new Career Shadow applications for the summer. Applications must be received by May 9 in order for you to participate in a shadow over the summer. Please pick up an application in the CCC or download one from the Career Exploration page. Completed applications can be turned in to the CCC. Applicants will then be contacted by Mrs. Willock to schedule an appointment.

Interested in a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math)? Plan on attending Fermilab’s Career Expo on Wednesday, April 20 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in Batavia. This is a free event and no registration is required. Read more here.

ATHLETICS

The girls lacrosse teams are selling Leider Greenhouse gift certificates to help benefit their annual spring trips. Certificates are available in amounts of $25, $50 or $100, and do not have an expiration date. You can order gift certificates by contacting any Patriot girls lacrosse player, or contact Michele Murphy at emmjmurphy@att.com or 847-726-2254.

The girls basketball team is a finalist for Chicago Sky High School Team of the Year. Voting is open until April 30 at http://sky.wnba.com/hstoty-vote/. The winner will be announced at halftime of the Sky’s season opener on Saturday, May 14.

PREP ANNOUNCEMENTS

PREP’s second session of Watercolor Painting starts soon! Whether you are just starting or have been painting for awhile, this class will expand your skills. For more information or to register, click here. You won’t want to miss out on this awesome class!

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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Madigan proposes education-funding amendment to state constitution

Illinois school funding debate breaks along political, geographical lines

Rauner to release education budget details today (+)

Elgin U-46 adopts full-day kindergarten curriculum, resources (+)

Chicago alderman seeks to cancel plan for Obama Prep High School

Student charged with setting locker fire at Evanston Township High School

Downers Grove North teacher receives Golden Apple award (+)

Plea deal possible for ex-Bear, wife in Vernon Hills High dispute

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Criminal hackers now targeting schools, hospitals, police stations

Kentucky attorney general sues governor over education cuts

In 23 states, it costs more to send your child to daycare than to college

How a Denver school is using pop music, viral videos to teach social skills

New Texas schools official changed name after leaving Kansas City board

Why teachers on TV have to be incompetent or inspiring

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