Monday, May 9, 2016

Math Team Finishes Second in State

Stevenson finished second at the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics Class 4AA state competition on Saturday at the University of Illinois. SHS posted a team score of 1,031, behind Naperville North (1,052) and ahead of Whitney Young (972).

The school captured three events. The Precalculus team of seniors Allen Cao, Patrick DeMichele, Junghyun Hwang, Emery Liu, Katia Villevald and Michael Zhang won first place. Liu finished third individually in the Precalculus category and Hwang was fifth. The Junior-Senior Eight-Person squad comprising Hwang, Villevald and fellow seniors Sarah Hou and Shu Zhang, plus juniors Chris Lee, Jason Lu and Austin Zhou, and sophomore Kevin Li also finished first. The third unit taking first-place honors was the Geometry team of sophomores Albert Cao, Andrew Hwang, Justin J. Lee, Hideki Maeda, Josh Yoon and Haoyang Yu. Individually, Yoon was third, Yu fourth, Maeda sixth and Hwang eighth.

The Algebra 2, Calculator and Junior-Senior Relay groups all finished second. The relay team featured Chris Lee, Jason Lu, junior Amber Hu and senior Teresa Mao. The Calculator squad included Allen Cao, DeMichele, junior Reuben Gutmann, sophomore Deepak Moparthi and freshman Tony Tan. The Algebra 2 roster had Hu, Lee, Lu, Austin Zhou, and juniors Kijung Kwak and David Liu. Zhou finished third individually, and Lu was fourth.

Third-place efforts came from the Oral Presentation team of Emery Liu and freshman Joey Rivkin, the Frosh-Soph Relay squad of Tony Tan, Hideki Maeda, Justin Lee and freshman Matthew Jalnos, and the Frosh-Soph Eight-Person group of freshmen Alex Dong, Andrew Gan, Angela Zhang and Rachel Zhang, and sophomores Andrew Hwang, Hideki Maeda, Josh Yoon and Haoyang Yu.

The Algebra 1 team was fourth. Its roster included freshmen Andrew Gan, Devanshi Gupta, Matthew Jalnos, Joey Rivkin, Tony Tan and Angela Zhang, who was fifth individually. The Junior-Senior Two-Person team of Junghyun Hwang and Emery Liu was fifth, and the Frosh-Soph Two-Person unit of Josh Yoon and Angela Zhang placed seventh.

The runner-up performance continued a long history of success at the state competition. In the past seven years, Stevenson has won one state championship (2015), finished second twice (2016 and 2013), and placed third four times (2014, 2012, 2011 and 2010).

Two Students Qualify for National History Day Finals

Five History Fair Club projects qualified for last week’s Illinois History Expo and two of them will advance to the National History Day finals at the University of Maryland next month. Sophomore Samarth Madduru was selected for his web design project on the “Economics of Milton Friedman,” while freshman Ananya Shah was chosen for her performance as Ida B. Wells.

The other projects at the state expo included a documentary on the Manhattan Project by junior Manikandan Swaminathan, a paper on psychology experiments in state mental hospitals by junior Joshua Hu, and an exhibit on the Great Depression by freshmen David Balaban, Samarth Goel, Rohit Mandava and Sam Shen.

Additional Students Honored in State Writing Contest

Friday’s Daily Digest omitted the names of three students who earned awards in this year’s Illinois Association of Teachers of English writing contest. Senior Keyu Guo won a First Place award in Prose for her story, “If You Give a Person a Story.” Junior Kijung Kwak earned Runner-Up honors in Prose category for his piece, “The Time All Was Well.” Senior Anastasiya Loos received Honorable Mention in Poetry for “June’s Rain.” Guo’s piece, along with that of all other First Place winners, will be published in this fall’s edition of the Illinois English Bulletin.


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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Allied Soccer

Stevenson 6, Round Lake 2

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson hosted Varsity Invitational: The Patriots (29-1) rolled to victory in all three of their contests, extending their win streak to 19. SHS beat Lincoln-Way Central (12-4), Naperville Central (8-4) and Neuqua Valley (11-6). Allison Travetto was the leading scorer in the tournament with 21 goals. She had nine against Neuqua, seven versus Lincoln-Way, and five against Naperville. Claire Haas scored eight times in the three contests. Lauren Burns was the winning goalie in all three games. –

Boys Water Polo

Stevenson hosted Varsity Invitational: The Patriots (23­4) won two of three games, beating Lincoln­-Way Central (13­6) and Neuqua Valley (15­7) and falling to Naperville Central (9­4). Collin Kapecki and Andrew Shashin were the leading scorers for SHS, each scoring seven goals. Dan Maleski registered six goals. Daily Herald (+),

Boys Tennis

Stevenson at Deerfield 8 Invitational: In a two-day tournament hampered by rain, the Patriots finished a close second to Highland Park, 50-49, and just ahead of Deerfield, which had 48. Zach Kim finished third in singles, defeating an opponent from New Trier, while the doubles teams of Brian Weisberg/Matt Harvey and Sam Komis/Ben Bush reached the quarterfinals before tasting defeat. – Daily Herald (+)


Stevenson 10-1, Palatine 0-4: Bronson Litcher, Tyler Pauly and Logan Lavelle combined on a five-hit shutout in the opening game for the visiting Patriots (18-8-1). Litcher pitched the first three innings, giving up four hits and striking out one. Pauly followed with two innings of work, surrendering one hit and striking out two, and Lavelle finished with a hitless inning. SHS erupted for six runs in the sixth inning to break the game open. Robert McGaha went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs, with two coming on a triple in the sixth. Jack Cappalli also had a pair of hits and drove in a run. In the second game, the Pirates (14-13) held Stevenson to three hits. Hayden Shape drove in the Patriots’ lone run with a sacrifice fly in the top of the first, scoring Brandon Grant. On the mound, Justin Rayyan and Michael Sobel combined to give up only four hits and no earned runs in five innings. Rayyan, the starter, struck out four in three innings, and Sobel fanned three in two innings. Neither issued a walk. –

Boys Volleyball

Stevenson at Glenbrook North Invitational: The Patriots (13-16) won one of their three matches, beating Evanston (25-19, 25-18) and falling to Glenbrook North (27-25, 27-25) and Lake Zurich (25-19, 25-20). Grant Maleski and Justin Leonard led SHS with 19 and 18 kills, respectively. Jeffrey Wang dished out 31 assists, while Arnav Mitra recorded 26. Peter Drozdzewicz made 19 digs, while Wang had 17 and Maleski added 12.

Girls Soccer

Loyola Academy 6, Stevenson 0: With several players being rested in advance of the North Suburban Conference championship game, the Patriots (8-6-1) fell to the Ramblers (16-3-4) in Wilmette. The NSC title game starts at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Wauconda. – Daily Herald (+)

Friday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson at IHSA Glenbrook South Sectional: The Patriots won their second consecutive sectional championship and fifth in the last six years, and will send six players to this weekend’s state tournament. Ashley Richardson won the singles championship, rallying for a 16-21, 21-14, 21-18 victory over Glenbrook North’s Jiayi Huang in the title match. May Ling and Sarah Hou captured the doubles crown with straight-set wins in all three of their matches, including a 21-19, 21-13 decision over teammates Kelsey Huang and Shirley Cao in the title contest. Also qualifying for state was DaMin Paik, who finished third in singles. In the team standings, SHS had 17.5 points, followed by Glenbrook North with 11. – Official Results

Boys Track and Field

Stevenson at Lake County Invitational: Jared Borowsky won the 3,200-meter run for the second straight year, propelling the Patriots to a fourth-place finish among 21 schools at Antioch. Borowsky posted a winning time of 9:30.91, about one second ahead of his closest challenger from Grayslake Central. David Goncharov placed second in the long jump with a leap of 21 feet, 1 inch, and also took second in the triple jump with an effort of 44-3. Johnathan Powell was third in the triple jump (43-1.5), and SHS was third in the 800 relay (1:30.79). – Daily Herald (+), Video

Boys Volleyball

Stevenson at Glenbrook North Invitational: The Patriots (12-14) beat Niles West (27-25, 25-19) and lost to Buffalo Grove (19-25, 25-16, 26-24). Jeffrey Wang distributed 23 assists in the win over Niles West and had 29 against Buffalo Grove. Grant Maleski had a team-best 12 kills against Niles and also recorded eight versus Buffalo Grove. Justin Leonard led SHS with 12 kills in the Buffalo Grove match. Peter Drozdzewicz made 12 digs against Niles.

Boys Lacrosse

Barrington 14, Stevenson 9 –


AP exam schedule, room assignments, cell phone/calculator policy

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!

Last PPA Bake Sale of the Year is Wednesday

The last PPA Bake Sale for this year will be Wednesday in the Glass and Wood Commons. All treats will be $1, cash only. Come get cake, pie, Puppy Chow and much more.

Sign Up for Class of 2017 Senior Yearbook Portraits

Students in the Class of 2017 can schedule their senior yearbook portrait on Monday and Tuesday, May 16-17, from 10:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Seniors-to-be can also sign up online at or by phone at 847-499-9300.

Melange, Repertory Auditions May 18-19

Auditions for the Melange and Repertory dance companies will be held from 3:45-7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, May 18-19, in Dance Studio Room 2010. Click here to sign up for an audition.


Auditions for the SHS Color Guard are Tuesday and Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. in the Wood Commons. No experience is necessary. Please bring water and dress in athletic clothing. If you have any questions, email

The Cultural Cuisine Club is having a cook off from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18 in the Foods Lab (Room 1406). If you would like to join, email Miss Scharfe at

The last Breakfast With Books meeting for the school year is Tuesday, May 17. The meeting will take place before school in the ILC.


Friday 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.


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