Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Four Students Win Awards at IDEA Competition

Four students won awards at the 39th Illinois Drafting Educators Association (IDEA) State Drafting-Design Competition at Illinois State University on Saturday. Sophomore Ryan Mitchell placed second in 3D Architectural CAD (Computer Aided Design), while senior Max Papushin was second in 3D CAD Modeling. Senior Zack Taylor and freshman Ian Winter placed third in 3D Architectural CAD. Juniors Rafael Pablos Sarabia and Sam Gordon also competed in the competition.

2016-17 Student Government Officers Announced

The results of last week’s student government elections have been tabulated, and the results were announced Tuesday. Junior Caleb Oh was elected president of the Student Council for 2016-17. He follows in the footsteps of older brother Sammy (Class of 2015), who was student body president during the 2014-15 school year. The Student Council vice presidents next school year will be junior Erica Cole and sophomore Lauren Appell, the secretary will be junior Hannah Petrich, and the treasurer will be

Sophomore Frank Wiest-Puchala. The class officers elected for 2016-17 are:

Class of 2017: Matthew Cabrera, president; Robin Cheifetz and Sushmetha Venkata Subramanian, vice presidents; Stephanie Diao, secretary; and Scotty Orlov, treasurer.

Class of 2018: Sasha Lenox, president; Jessica Bae and Sylvia Chen, vice presidents; Dhruvi Soni, secretary; and Sarah Jacob, treasurer.

Class of 2019: Sanam “Sunny” Jhaveri, president; Jenny Cao and Meghan Oh, vice presidents; Ashley Mandel, secretary; and Heather Jeon, treasurer.

The elections ran last Wednesday through Friday and followed two weeks of campaigning. The overall student voter turnout was 43%, with the sophomore class leading the way at 51%.

Ji, Bailey Receive Honors at Mr. SHS

Nathan Ji won the annual Mr. SHS contest on Friday, topping seven other senior boys who sought the honor. David Bailey was named Mr. Congeniality. The other contestants were Max Bottner, Robert Brumer, Dev Damani, Aidan Dreher, Adnan Hossain and Kyle Ringham.


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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson 13, Lake Forest 4: Allison Travetto scored four goals, and Tanya Shkiler and Fiona Gaffney each added two for the host Patriots (17-1). Bella Greenspan, Claire Haas, Carolina Bohorquez, Lauren Maloney and Kelly Kempf also scored for SHS, which tallied seven goals in the first quarter. Goalies Lauren Burns (13 saves, three goals allowed in three quarters) and Brigitte Lefebvre (two saves, one goal allowed in one quarter) kept the Scouts at bay.


Stevenson 11, Libertyville 0 (5 inn.): Pat Loeffler and Robbie McGaha homered, and Justin Stark went the distance on the mound for the visiting Patriots (11-3-1, 5-0). Loeffler was 4-for-4, had a pair of doubles in addition to his homer, and drove in three runs. McGaha was 2-for-4 with a triple and five runs batted in. Henry Marchese went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, and Christian Dutler was 2-for-2. Stark struck out seven while walking one and giving up three hits. – Daily Herald

Girls Soccer

Stevenson 1, Lake Zurich 1: In Lake Zurich, the Patriots (5-4-1, 1-1-1) extended their unbeaten streak to five games (4-0-1). Hannah Lapeire scored in the 39th minute off a pass from Cassie Farber to take a 1-0 lead. The Bears (6-2-1, 1-0-1), who had scored 15 goals in their previous three matches, tied the game 13 minutes later. Goalkeeper Hannah Petrich made four saves. – Daily Herald (+)

Boys Lacrosse

Glenbard West 18, Stevenson 5

Boys Volleyball

Warren d. Stevenson, 27-25, 25-21: Alex Pieprzycki and Matt Cliffer led the visiting Patriots (9-10, 0-3) with six kills, and Matt Kanaris added five. Jeffrey Wang issued 19 assists, and Peter Drozdzewicz made nine digs. Cliffer, Pieprzycki and Hudson Havenhill each recorded two solo blocks. The Blue Devils (8-8, 3-0) won their fourth straight match. – Daily Herald (+)

Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Track and Field

Stevenson 113, Mundelein 29; Stevenson 90, Lake Zurich 55: At Lake Zurich, Amy Atkinson won the shot put and discus to lead the Patriots. Her winning throws were 31 feet, 7 inches in the shot put, and 100-1 in the discus. Other individual winners for SHS included Jessica Philipp in the 3,200 (11:53.49), Natalie Sparreo in the 800 (2:24.3), Janine Fajardo in the 300 low hurdles (49.73), Isabelle Sparreo in the 1,600 (5:20.02), Bridget Holzer in the 200 (28.04), Juhi Jhaveri in the long jump (15-5) and Kesina Daley in the long jump (4-10). Stevenson also won two relays, the 800 (1:56.30) and the 3,200 (10:28.36).

IHSA Adding Boys, Girls Lacrosse in 2018

The Illinois High School Association Board of Directors announced Tuesday that it will add boys and girls lacrosse starting in the spring of 2018. The IHSA originally gave approval to the two sports in 2009, but first required that specific participation thresholds had to be met simultaneously by both. The IHSA required at least 65 schools in the state to offer boys lacrosse, and 40 to have girls lacrosse. Those benchmarks were finally met this year, with 83 schools having boys lacrosse and 59 with girls lacrosse. The inaugural state finals for both sports are tentatively scheduled for Friday and Saturday, May 25-26, 2018. The last sport added by the IHSA was competitive dance, in 2013.

Spirit Revolution Tryout Information Meeting Tonight

The cheerleading and Patriettes teams will hold their tryout information meeting at 6 o’clock tonight in the Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center.

Bourbon Leading RBI Man for NU Baseball

Willie Bourbon (Class of 2015) is leading the Northwestern University baseball team with 22 runs batted in through 36 games. The second baseman also is tied for the team lead in walks (19), second in on-base percentage (.377) and second in runs scored (20). Defensively, Bourbon has made only four errors in 135 total chances.


Patriot Connections: Life Balance Tips from Your Social Workers

Do more of what makes you happy! This week, make a goal for yourself to take a little time each day doing something that you love.

Band Parents Fundraiser at Malnati’s Today

The Band Parents Organization is having a fundraiser at Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria in Buffalo Grove from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. today. Orders can be placed for delivery, pickup or dine-in. Click here for the flyer you’ll need to show in order for a portion of the sale to go to the band program.

Third Annual Fashion Show is Thursday

The third annual Fashion Show will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday 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!

Come See SHS Artwork at the Conference Art Show

You’re cordially invited to attend the opening of the North Suburban Conference Art Festival at Vernon Hills High School on Thursday. Stevenson High School will have 59 artworks represented from our incredibly talented students. The show is open from 6-8 p.m. at the Vernon Hills High School Field House, 145 Lakeview Parkway, in Vernon Hills.

Permit Test for Summer, Fall Driver Education at SHS

The permit test for students enrolled in Driver Education at Stevenson this summer or in the fall will be available Thursday or Friday. Click here for more information.

Prom Tickets On Sale at Superstore, Online

Tickets for Prom are on sale at the Superstore and online until Monday, May 2. Tickets are $85 per person. The Prom will be held Saturday, May 14 at the Renaissance Convention Center in Schaumburg. Click here for details.

Special Exam Options for World Languages Students

Students in World Languages classes have the option to take an exam next week that can help them be recognized by the State of Illinois in its Seal of Biliteracy program. Students in Chinese, French, German and Spanish can take the Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) exam, while those in Latin can take the Latin Interpretive Reading Assessment (ALIRA) test. The cost is $20 for the AAPPL and $10 for the ALIRA. Students need to sign up by Friday. The tests will be administered after school next Tuesday. For more information, stop by Room 2434 and ask for Mrs. Buccieri.

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. The following times and rooms are available to you to glaze: 7:40 a.m. through first hour in Room 1422; and fifth, sixth and eighth hour in Room 1426. If you do not come in to glaze or pick up your artwork by Friday, 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

Students Invited to Apply for State Advisory Council

The Illinois State Board of Education invites current juniors, sophomores and freshmen to apply for one of the open slots on its Student Advisory Council, which provides input on state education issues. The application deadline is May 27. Click here to apply.


Thursday after school in Room 1204 (Faculty Dining Room), the Interactive Gamers Club will host a Team Sealed! The cost is $2.50 per player, and teams will be made at club; you don’t need a team to play! Players must stay until 5:30 to participate. New players always welcome! Any questions, please contact Mr. Fedewa.


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 or 847-726-2254.

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


Attention juniors and seniors: We have two visits coming up next Monday. U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Eric Huot will be here during fourth period at 10:55 a.m., and College of Lake County Recruitment Specialist Ashley Ward will be joining us sixth hour at 12:45 p.m. These visits take place in the College Career Center and will last the entire class period. Please sign up in Naviance to attend. Print the confirmation page and have your teacher sign the page. Bring the signed confirmation page with you on the date of the visit. If you have any questions, please stop in the College Career Center – Room 1123.  Hope to see you there.


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.


Looking for something to do this Friday? If so, there are just two spots left in our Date Night Italian Style class! More details can be found on the website. Act fast so you don’t miss out!

Just a quick reminder that the Cheer and Dance Junior High Clinic (grades 6-8) starts tomorrow! All participants must be pre-registered. Register now by clicking here.


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