Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Stevenson Takes Second at State WYSE Competition

Stevenson finished second in its division at the state Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering Academic Challenge at the University of Illinois College of Engineering last week. SHS was behind only Hinsdale Central in the Unlimited division, which was for schools with an enrollment of 1,500 or higher.

Stevenson had one individual state champion: junior Jason Lu won the Physics competition. He also tied for 10th in Computer Science. Other members of the team included junior Eric Qian, who placed second in Chemistry and tied for 13th in Physics, senior Emery Liu, who tied for second in Math, senior Becca Nelson, who tied for third in English, senior Patrick DeMichele, fourth in Physics, senior Julianne Yang, who finished fifth in biology, senior Liyang (Michael) Zhang, who tied for sixth in Computer Science, sophomore Josh Yoon, who tied for eighth in Physics and tied for ninth in Math, and freshman Andrew Gan, who tied for 15th in Computer Science.

The Academic Challenge is a battery of tests created by the WYSE and offered to high school students. The tests cover seven subject areas: biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering graphics, English, mathematics and physics. The test material is drawn from high school senior and college freshman curricula to present a bridge between secondary and higher education.

Underclassmen Earn TEAMS Best in State Honors

Stevenson earned Best in State honors for the 9/10 division in the Illinois TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science) competition. The annual competition challenges students to work collaboratively and apply their math and science knowledge in practical, creative ways to solve everyday engineering challenges. The Stevenson roster included freshmen Andrew Ding, Alex Dong, Andrew Gan, Aniket Nuthalapati, Joey Rivkin, Tony Tan, Hannah Zhang and Daniel Zhu.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson 11, St. Ignatius 8: In a rematch of last year’s state quarterfinal, the Patriots (19-1) prevailed behind seven goals from Allison Travetto and four from Claire Haas. Goalie Lauren Burns made 13 saves. SHS controlled the contest, leading 4-2 after the first quarter, 6-5 at halftime, and 9-7 after three quarters.

Boys Water Polo

Stevenson 15, Fenwick 8: The Patriots (16-3) got back on the winning track with the road victory. – Illpolo.com

Badminton

Stevenson 13, Prospect 2: Ana Stanley’s three-set victory at No. 7 singles was the most dramatic match for the Patriots (11-0), who won 12 other contests in straight sets. Stanley earned a 21-18, 14-21, 21-15 decision. She also teamed with Shu Zhang for a 21-12, 21-8 victory at No. 4 doubles. SHS swept the doubles competition. Other winning doubles teams were No. 1 May Ling and Sarah Hou (21-13, 21-6), No. 2 Kelsey Huang and Shirley Cao (21-10, 21-8), No. 3 DaMin Paik and Ashley Richardson (21-11, 21-10), and No. 5 Emily Leng and Niveda Tennety (21-12, 21-15). In singles, the winners were No. 9 Tennety (21-10, 21-17), No. 8 Hou (21-16, 21-17), No. 6 Zhang (21-9, 21-3), No. 5 Cao (21-14, 21-1), No. 4 Huang (21-10, 21-13), No. 3 Ling (21-10, 21-7) and No. 1 Richardson (21-7, 21-9).

Softball

Warren 9, Stevenson 6: Mic Faunce hit a grand slam and also tripled home a run for the host Patriots (7-9, 3-2), who lost their fifth straight game. Faunce’s grand slam in the bottom of the sixth brought her team within three runs after trailing 9-0 midway through the contest. Myra Peterson went 2-for-2 at the plate, while Vera Pflugradt and Alana Labaschin had the other hits for SHS. Mundelein improved to 11-9, 5-1. – Daily Herald (+), GameChanger.com

Baseball

Mundelein 2, Stevenson 1: The host Patriots (13-5-1, 5-2) fell short in a pitching duel that saw only seven hits between the two teams. Justin Stark (5-1) went seven innings, allowing four hits and striking out five while giving up his first earned runs of the season. SHS had three hits, with the first one coming in the bottom of the sixth from Henry Marchese. He scored the Pats’ lone run on a double by Pat Loeffler. Dylan Molek recorded the third hit, with two outs in the bottom of the seventh, and eventually reached third base before the Mustangs (14-6, 3-2) got the final out. – Daily Herald (+)

Boys Tennis

Lake Forest 5, Stevenson 2: At the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex, the Patriots (6-4) received their two wins in doubles, from No. 1 Matt Harvey and Brian Weisberg (6-3, 1-6, 7-5) and No. 2 Ben Bush and Sam Komis (6-4, 6-7(5), 6-2).

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

PPA Bake Sale This Afternoon

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale this afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons!  Pies, donuts, Puppy Chow and more will be available, all for $1.

Summer Job Fair in Room 2104 Thursday

The school’s first-ever Summer Job Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 2104. Approximately 20 employers will have representatives on hand. Stop by during lunch or your free period. Some companies will be interviewing, so bring a resume and dress appropriately! Snacks will be served, and there will be a raffle for a $25 Jazzman’s gift card.

Order Your Free WIT By Friday

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. Order forms for students and community members can be downloaded here: Students | Community

Oscar-Winning Director Coming to Stevenson

Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone and American University history professor Peter Kuznick will screen an episode of their 10-part documentary film series, “The Untold History of the United States,” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4 in the West Auditorium. They will show the third episode in the 2012 series, which focuses on the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The free event is sponsored by the Stevenson High School Foundation and open to the public. No registration is required. A question-and-answer session will follow the screening, and Stone and Kuznick will discuss the documentary as well as their companion book by the same name.

Prom Tickets On Sale at Superstore, Online

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

Post-Prom Event Planned at Six Flags Great America

Anyone attending Prom is invited to a VIP post-Prom event at Six Flags Great America with students from several area schools, including Lake Forest. The cost is $55 per person, which includes unlimited access to all rides, a dinner buffet, DJ, dancing, transportation and more. Special buses will leave the Prom at 10 p.m. to go directly to Six Flags, and then depart at 3 a.m. to go back to SHS. Permission slips are required. Tickets can be purchased at the school store or online, wherever Prom tickets are sold. Adult chaperones are needed for the post-Prom event. Any interested adults can contact Jamie Epstein at jepstein@standstrongcoalition.org.

Applications for Student Council Now Open

If you would like to join Student Council for the 2016-17 school year, fill out the online application here by Friday, May 6. Anyone interested must complete the application, including current members.

Host an Exchange Student From Denmark This Fall

Learn all about another country and culture without leaving home by hosting an exchange student from Denmark this fall! Applications and information are available by opening this link or stopping by Room 2414.

CLUB NEWS

Junior Class Board will meet Thursday after school in Room 2004. We are focusing on the planning of this year’s Light It Up Blue! New members are always welcome.

CAREER EXPLORATION

We have filled all the spots for summer career shadowing, so we will no longer be accepting any more applications. If you have already turned in an application or have contacted Mrs. Willock before today, you will still be able to participate. We will resume taking applications again in the fall for the next school year. Please make sure to check the Career Exploration webpage and follow the College and Career Center on Facebook for the latest updates.  For general career questions, please contact Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org.

COLLEGE NEWS

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

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 sale has been extended to May 16, so buy some for Mother’s Day!

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