Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Junior Among 20 in Running for Chemistry Olympiad

Junior Eric Qian is one of 20 students in the country chosen to participate in the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad Study Camp in Virginia at the end of this month. The camp will determine the four students who will represent the United States in this summer’s 48th International Chemistry Olympiad, an annual competition among the world’s most talented chemistry students. This year’s competition will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia, near Russia.

Qian will travel to the University of Mary Washington in Virginia from May 31-June 15 for the study camp. Qian qualified by having one of the top 20 scores on the National Chemistry Olympiad exam, which he took recently at Loyola University Chicago with sophomore Zach Chin. About 1,000 students took the exam nationwide.

AP Government Teachers to Appear on C-SPAN

Stevenson teachers Dan Larsen and Andrew Conneen will make their annual appearance on C-SPAN Saturday morning to help Advanced Placement Government and Politics students around the country prepare for Tuesday’s AP exam. Larsen and Conneen will appear on the “Cram for the Exam” program from 8:15-9 a.m. Saturday. The two teachers will discuss the exam, preview sample questions, and make suggestions as to what students should be studying. They will also respond to student questions asked via telephone, email and social media. Watch Conneen and Larsen on C-SPAN in May 2015.

Former Teacher Appointed to Glencoe School Board

Melissa Jacobs Estes, a former theater and English teacher at Stevenson and a two-time Golden Apple Award finalist, was appointed to the Glencoe District 35 school board on Monday.

Doors Open at 6:45 for Oliver Stone Appearance

For those planning to attend tonight’s appearance by Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone, the doors to the West Auditorium will open at 6:45. The program begins at 7:30.


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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Soccer

Stevenson 2, Libertyville 0: Savannah Kruse and Hannah Lapeire scored unassisted goals in the first half as the Patriots (8-5-1, 4-1-1) captured the North Suburban Conference Lake Division championship. Keeper Hannah Petrich made five saves to earn the shutout on the road. Stevenson will travel to Wauconda for the NSC championship game. The Bulldogs (11-1-2, 4-0-1) earned the Prairie Division champion slot with a win over Vernon Hills on Tuesday. The game date has not been determined. – Daily Herald


Stevenson 7, Zion-Benton 4: After falling behind 4-0 in the top of the first inning, the Patriots (16-6-1, 7-3) rallied for the win. Michael Marchese threw a complete-game three-hitter, striking out seven and walking only one. He also hit a solo home run, as did Patrick Loeffler. Dylan Molek and Robbie McGaha each went 2-for-3, with Molek nailing a triple and McGaha hitting a double. Jack Cappalli also had a double as part of Stevenson’s 10-hit attack, and Charlie Ling had an RBI single that tied the game at 4-4. – Daily Herald, @SHSBaseball2016

Boys Tennis

Stevenson 7, Zion-Benton 0: The Patriots (7-5) had no trouble at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex, winning every match in straight sets. In doubles, the winning tandems were No. 1 Nicolas Ryding and Arjun Sheelvanth (6-0, 6-4), No. 2 Jeremy Park and Ryan Yoo (6-1, 6-0), No. 3 David Luo and Shosuke Naokawa (6-0, 6-0) and No. 4 Alexander Smith and Jose Gonzalez (6-3, 6-0). In singles, victories came from No. 1 Zach Kim (6-0, 6-0), No. 2 Aswath Viswanathan (6-0, 6-0) and No. 3 Gary Braznichenko (6-0, 6-0).


Lake Zurich 20, Stevenson 17: The host Patriots scored seven runs in the bottom of the fifth to tie the score at 17-17, but the Bears secured the win by crossing the plate three times in the seventh. Vera Pflugradt hit three triples while Mic Faunce homered and doubled for SHS, which had 17 hits. In their seven-run fourth, the Pats received a two-run double from Riley Housinger, a two-run triple by Alana Labaschin, and RBI singles by Emma Oriatti, Myra Peterson and Faunce. – Daily Herald (+)

Monday’s Varsity Results

Boys Track and Field

Warren 91, Stevenson 53; Zion-Benton 71, Stevenson 62: At Zion, David Goncharov won the triple jump (42-8.5) and also placed second in the long jump (19-9). SHS (10-2) also won the 3,200 relay (8:30) and 800 relay (1:32). Three Patriots posted a pair of runner-up finishes: Paul Udoni in the 3,200 (9:59) and the 1,600 (4:39), Ahmad Dinkins in the the 400 (52.5) and the high jump (5-6), and Noah Lukz in the 100 (11.0) and 200 (23.0). Other second-place showings came from Jared Borowsky in the 800 (2:04) and Jake Calamari in the 110 high hurdles (16.5). SHS also finished second in the 1,600 relay (3:31).


Stevenson 10, Mundelein 7: The Patriots scored eight runs in the final inning. – Daily Herald

Walton Glad He Stuck With Illini Baseball Team

After earning first-team all-Big Ten honors last year, Adam Walton (Class of 2012) was chosen in the 20th round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Baltimore Orioles. However, Walton decided to return to the University of Illinois baseball team. Although 2015 hasn’t gone as planned, Walton said he has no regrets.


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Choral Guild Fundraiser at Lou Malnati’s Today

The Choral Guild is having a benefit day at Lou Malnati’s in Buffalo Grove today. Show this flyer between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m., and 20% of pre-tax sales will go to the Choral Guild. The promotion includes dine-in, carryout and delivery.

Post-Prom Ticket Sales End Thursday

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 through sixth hour on Thursday at the school store, or online until midnight Thursday here. Adult chaperones are needed for the Post-Prom event. Any interested adults can contact Jamie Epstein at

Applications for Student Council Close on Friday

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

AP Policy on Cell Phones and Other Electronic Devices

Cell phones and other electronic devices — which allow students to transmit exam questions in seconds to others around the world — are prohibited from the Advanced Placement exam room and may not be used during the break. Last year, 475 students worldwide had their exam scores cancelled because they used a cell phone during the exam or on the break. If a student uses electronic equipment (cell phone, smart phone, Apple Watch, laptop, tablet computer, etc.), portable listening or recording devices (MP3 player, iPod, etc.), cameras or other photographic equipment, devices that can access the Internet, and any other electronic or communication devices in the exam room or during breaks, the device will be confiscated and the student dismissed. Thank you for helping us create a fair exam environment for all students!


Come take a break from AP studies and enjoy the $1 Dollar Music and Movies 1st Wednesday with the Black Association of Stevenson Students and DIVCO! We’ll be watching “Rush Hour” starting at 3:30 p.m. today in Room 1414. For $1, you’ll get free pizza from Lou Malnati’s and free soda, too! Also, enter to win a $10 gift certificate for Lou Malnati’s Pizza during lunch periods in the West Commons. Flyer

On Thursday after school in Room 1204 (Faculty Dining Room), the Interactive Gamers Club will host a miniature-figure painting workshop! No cost to attend, no experience required, just show up to relax from all your AP and finals studying. Figures and paints provided by IGC, but you get to keep your finished product!


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


Friday, May 13 is the nomination deadline for the Spring ESPPA Awards, which will be given out at the Spring Sports Awards Night. ESPPA stands for Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Award, and honors athletes and teams in all sports and all levels, plus trainers, team managers and fans. Players, coaches, students and parents can submit nominations for Spring ESPPA Awards by clicking here.

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


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