Thursday, May 12, 2016

Consortium Art Festival, Empty Bowls Project Monday

The 37th annual Consortium 125 Art Festival will take place from 6-8 p.m. Monday in the Field House. The annual show is an exhibition of K-12 student artwork from Aptakisic, Country Meadows, Daniel Wright, Diamond Lake, Fairhaven, Fremont, Half Day, Ivy Hall, Kildeer, Meridian, Prairie, Pritchett, Sprague, St. Mary, Stevenson, Tripp, Twin Groves, West Oak and Woodlawn School. This event is open to the community.

The event will also feature the Empty Bowls Project, a fundraiser for the Libertyville Township Pantry. For $5, you can purchase a bowl of soup and keep the bowl. The bowls are made by students in the Ceramics course, while soup will be prepared by students in foods courses. There will be three types of soup available: creamy tomato basil with homemade croutons, curried carrot with tarragon oil, and chilled spicy avocado-cucumber with toasted coconut flakes.

Biggest Burger Night Yet for Intro to Business Classes

Tuesday’s Introduction to Business Burger Night event at Tom and Eddie’s was the largest yet, with 314 burgers sold and $462 raised for the Tripp Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization. The Introduction to Business classes developed three burger concepts which were on the menu for the evening. The most popular choice was the “Beyond Expect Asian” burger, with 144 sold, followed by the “Krazy 8” burger at 133 and the “Spice and Dice” burger with 37. The Beyond Expect Asian will remain on the Tom and Eddie’s menu until May 24.

College Counselor Honored by State Organization

College Counselor Dan Miller (Class of 2001) was one of five recipients of the James A. Alexander Newcomer Award at last week’s Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling Conference in Itasca. The award is given annually to recognize the significant contributions of IACAC members with less than five years of involvement with the organization.

Bass Fishing Team Wins Another Tournament

Fresh off winning its first sectional championship, the bass fishing team won the Stevenson Spring Invitational against four other teams on Tuesday. Stevenson’s two boats netted first and second place. In first place, Andrew Austin and Will Reichert caught a total of 5.75 pounds, including the tournament’s big bass at a whopping 2.74 pounds. In second place, Jonathan Mitchell and Myles Slavicek weighed in with 3.37 pounds. One of the competing schools was Libertyville, whose team is coached by Reichert’s father, Bill. Stevenson will wrap up its regular season tournament schedule Friday in the Prospect High Spring Invitational on Friday at the Chain O’Lakes. SHS will take part in the Illinois High School Association state finals next week at Carlyle Lake near St. Louis.


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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Water Polo

Stevenson at IHSA Buffalo Grove Sectional: The Patriots (24-4) blasted Lake Forest, 22-7, in their first match, advancing to Friday’s 5 p.m. semifinal against McHenry. Alex Kapecki scored four goals, while Andrew Shashin, Collin Kapecki and Justin Ginsberg each scored three. –


Stevenson 5, St. Viator 1: Five pitchers combined to throw a one-hitter and Henry Marchese drove in two runs for the Patriots (19-8-1) in Arlington Heights. Justin Kopech, Logan Lavelle, Justin Stark, Bronson Litcher and Tyler Pauly all pitched, with Kopech earning the victory and Pauly the save. Jack Trotter was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a run batted in. He had a double as did Jack Cappalli, who also was 2-for-4. The Lions’ run was unearned. –, Daily Herald

Boys Tennis

Stevenson 6, Glenbrook South 2: In Glenview, the Patriots improved to 9-5 on the season. SHS won four of five doubles matches and two of three singles contests. In doubles, the winning duos were No. 2 Brian Weisberg/Matt Harvey (6-3, 6-2), No. 3 Arjun Sheelvanth/Dhruva Kumar (6-3, 6-4), No. 4 Ryan Yoo/Jeremy Park (6-0, 6-4) and No. 5 Nicolas Ryding/David Luo (6-4, 6-4). In singles, Aswath Viswanathan prevailed at No. 2 (6-1, 6-3) and Gary Braznichenko (6-1, 6-0) rolled at No. 3.

Boys Volleyball

Stevenson d. Mundelein, 25-23, 25-11: Justin Leonard recorded 12 kills and made five digs, and Grant Maleski had four kills and 11 digs for the visiting Patriots (15-17), who have won six of their last nine matches. Jeffrey Wang dished out 13 assists and Arnav Mitra distributed 10. Peter Drozdzewicz made six digs and served three aces. Leo Chen also had four kills.

Girls Lacrosse

Naperville North 17, Stevenson 7: Goalie Irini Orihuela made 19 saves for the Patriots (7-9) in Naperville against the ninth-rated Huskies. Courtney Patten scored three goals for SHS, which will play its Senior Night game at 6:15 p.m. Friday in the Stadium.

Boys Lacrosse

Mundelein 7, Stevenson 4

Badminton Team Ready for State Tournament

Six members of the badminton team will compete in the Illinois High School Association state tournament beginning Friday at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. Stevenson’s qualifiers in singles are Ashley Richardson and DaMin Paik, while in doubles, the teams of May Ling/Sarah Hou and Kelsey Huang/Shirley Cao also qualified. Richardson, who qualified for state in doubles last year, decided to move to singles this season after speaking with head coach Grant Johnson. She has compiled a 29-4 record at No. 1 singles. Hou and Ling are 9-2 since being paired at midseason, while Cao and Huang are 17-4 on the year. Johnson, Richardson and Hou spoke with Pioneer Press about the team’s performance.

Regional Pairings for Softball, Baseball Announced

The IHSA announced pairings for its baseball and softball tournaments on Wednesday. In baseball, Stevenson is the host for one of the Class 4A Sectionals. To play on its home field, the Patriots will have to win the Palatine Regional. SHS will open regional play against Glenbrook South or Grayslake North at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25. In softball, Stevenson is the No. 9 seed in the Class 4A Buffalo Grove Sectional. The Patriots will face No. 8 Loyola Academy in the first round of the Lake Forest Regional at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25.

Brown Water Polo Feeling the Burn(s)

Senior goalkeeper Lauren Burns is featured in this Brown University video and news release highlighting her and two others that will join the Bears’ women’s water polo team next year.


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

Senior Party Bus Sign-Up is Tuesday and Wednesday

Senior Party bus sign-ups will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday in the Patriot Lobby by Room 2104. Senior class representatives from the PPA will be on hand to help seniors sign up from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, and during the lunch periods on Wednesday. Please note: You must stop by in person to confirm your bus assignment. Friends may pencil in your name, but you are responsible for stopping by the table to confirm your bus number.

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 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.

Dance Company Auditions for 2016-17

Do you like to dance? Choreograph? Perform? An audition for the Mélange Dance Company and the Repertory Dance Company will be held from 3:45-7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, May 18-19, in the Dance Studio Room 2010. Students should come dressed to dance and learn movement. Be prepared to perform a 1-minute solo of your own unique choreography. Students must be able to commit to all rehearsals Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:45-6:30 p.m. during the school year. They must also be free every day after school during the weeks of the Winter Dance Concert (November 28-December 6) and the Spring Dance Concert (May 1-6, 2017). Any questions, email Mrs. Rothwell at

Dance Fundraiser at Athleta on Friday

You’re invited to a private shopping event from 4-9 p.m. Friday at Athleta, 20530 N. Rand Road in Deer Park. Exciting prizes will be available during the event, and 10% of all sales will be donated to the Stevenson dance companies.

$1 Books for Sale at the Superstore

The Patriot Superstore has a large assortment of new and used books on sale for $1. Stop by and check out the selection before school and during the lunch periods. All proceeds benefit Give-A-Thon.

Band Parents Fundraiser at Chipotle, Menchie’s Wednesday

The Band Parent Organization is holding its final fundraiser of the school year from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday at Chipotle and Menchie’s in the Lincolnshire Commons shopping center. Fifty percent of proceeds from Chipotle sales will go to the Band Parent Organization, while 20% of sales from Menchie’s will be donated. Stop by Chipotle for dinner and follow it up with dessert at Menchie’s. Mention the Stevenson Band Parents Organization when ordering, or show one of these flyers: Chipotle | Menchie’s


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

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


If you’re thinking of playing college sports, there is a special opportunity for you after school on Monday. Several Stevenson alumni who have continued their playing careers in college will be part of a panel discussion on the recruiting process, and managing academic and athletic expectations at the collegiate level. The discussion will take place from 4:45-6 p.m. Monday in the West Auditorium. The free event is intended for Stevenson student-athletes and their parents. Click here for details.

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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