Monday, May 23, 2016

Science Olympiad Team Finishes Sixth in Nation

Stevenson finished sixth at the 32nd National Science Olympiad at the University of Wisconsin-Stout on Saturday, the highest finish in program history. SHS was ninth in 2013, 10th last year, and 11th in 2014 and 2012. The national competition drew 60 teams from state champions and runners-up from across the nation. Daniel Wright Junior High School in Lincolnshire won the Middle School division title.

Seven student teams earned medals, led by junior Katherine Liu and freshman Tony Tan, who won the Bridge Building competition. Two duos finished second: senior Rebecca Nelson and junior Amber Hu in Hydrogeology, and senior Julia Kim and freshman Dhruvaa Shroff in Mystery Design, which was a trial event. Nelson earned a second medal by placing third in Invasive Species with freshman Maitreyee Malpekar. Also earning third-place honors were senior Shu Zhang and junior Caroline Fatina in Forensics. Fatina added a second medal by taking sixth in Experimental Design with junior Eric Qian and sophomore Elaine Xiao. Qian and Xiao also placed sixth in Disease Detectives.

Stevenson had the second-highest percentage of females of any team at the competition, with 17 on its 23-student roster. Only St. Mary’s Academy, an all-girls school in Portland, Oregon, had a higher percentage of female students on its roster.

SHS Takes First, Third at UW-Parkside Geography Bowl

Stevenson captured the first- and third-place awards at the 28th annual Geography Bowl at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside on Friday. The sophomore team comprising Conrad Oberhaus, Andrew Ossentjuk, Matt Adams and Sarav Sundaram won first place with a 19-0 record on the day. The junior team finished third at 13-4-1, and featured Angie Thomas, Caroline Hartwell, Laura Malis and Jocelyn Kalkman. THe teams were coached by Jim Dzialo and Greg Sherwin.

Archer Named to National All-Academic Team

Sophomore Sami Hartman-Stackhouse has been named to the 2016 All-Academic High School Team for the National Archery in the Schools Program. She and the other 23 students on the roster were honored for their excellence on the range and in the classroom. Hartman-Stackhouse won the Female Division at the Illinois Archery State Tournament in April, and finished 18th at the NASP national tournament on May 14. SHe was one of two Illinois archers selected to the NASP All-Academic Team.

Freshman Wins Baton Twirling Competition

Freshman Caroline French won the Junior Intermediate division at the Miss Majorette of Illinois competition Sunday, May 15 in Wood Dale. She placed first in two of three events, outscoring her competitors. With the win, French qualified for the National America’s Youth on Parade competition, which will be held July 25-29 at the University of Notre Dame’s Joyce Center. French was Stevenson’s featured baton twirler this year, performing with the Color Guard and the Marching Patriots.

Improv Club Performing Tonight

The school’s improvisation club, the Failed Presidential Candidates, will perform at 7 o’clock tonight in the West Auditorium. Admission is $5.

Spring Art Fest Tuesday and Wednesday

Students enrolled in various art courses will have their work on display during the Spring Art Fest on Tuesday and Wednesday. There will be a public reception for the artists at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Room 2104 and the Upper Forum, by the “Point” entrance in parking lot B. Admission is free.


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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Boys Water Polo

Stevenson hosted IHSA State Tournament: The Patriots (28-7) were state runners-up for the third time in the past four seasons, falling to undefeated Naperville Central, 8-5, in the title game after escaping the semifinals with a 13-12 overtime win against New Trier. In the win over New Trier, Andrew Shashin scored three of his four goals in the two overtime periods, including the eventual game-winner with less than two minutes remaining in the second OT. Shashin’s final score came off an assist from Cris Tomassetti, who poured in four goals during regulation. Kurt Holzer had the other overtime goal and finished the game with two, as did Collin Kapecki. Against Naperville Central (35-0), Holzer and Dan Maleski each scored twice, and Kapecki had the other goal. Goalie Charlie Day had 11 saves against New Trier and 10 versus Naperville.  – Naperville Central boxscore | New Trier boxscore | @IllPoloLive | Daily Herald (+) | Chicago Tribune

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson hosted IHSA State Tournament: The Patriots finished third, concluding a remarkable two-year run that saw them compile a record of 70-2 and win their first-ever state championship in 2015. SHS (34-2) beat Mother McAuley, 9-4, in the third-place game after falling to eventual champion Fenwick, 9-7, in the semifinals. Fenwick was the only team to defeat Stevenson this season. Allison Travetto, who ends her career as the state’s all-time leading scorer, scored four times against Fenwick and twice versus McAuley. She scored 226 goals during the season. Goalie Lauren Burns made 21 saves versus Fenwick and had 19 saves against McAuley to finish the season with 408 saves. Eileen Hoang, Lauren Maloney and Tanya Shkiler all scored twice in the third-place game, while Maloney, Amelia Eastman and Fiona Gaffney each tallied a goal against Fenwick. – McAuley boxscore | Fenwick boxscore | Daily Herald (+)

Girls Track and Field

Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A State Meet: Sophomore Isabelle Sparreo finished 23rd in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 11:16.52. – Official Results

Boys Tennis

Stevenson hosted IHSA Sectional: The Patriots won their 10th consecutive sectional championship, and will send five players to this week’s state tournament. Stevenson posted a final score of 32 points, ahead of runner-up Libertyville, which had 23. SHS finished 1-2 in doubles, with senior Matt Harvey and junior Brian Weisberg (25-4) defeating senior Ben Bush and sophomore Sam Komis (22-7) in the title match, 6-4, 6-1. The University of Wisconsin-bound Bush will be making his fourth consecutive appearance at state. He reached in doubles the past two seasons after qualifying in singles as a freshman and sophomore. Harvey will be making his third straight state doubles appearance. Weisberg heads to state for the second straight year; he played singles last season. Komis will be making his first trek to state. Also reaching state for the first time was freshman Zach Kim (22-7), who captured the singles championship with a 6-1, 6-1 decision over Brian Hackman of Wauconda. Stevenson’s other singles entry, freshman Aswath Viswanathan, fell in the quarterfinals to Hackman, 6-4, 6-2. – Official Results | Daily Herald (+)


Stevenson 6, Cary-Grove 4: Charlie Ling went 2-for-4, scored two runs and stole a base as the Patriots (23-8-1) built a 6-0 lead and held on for the non-conference victory on the road. Ling scored the game’s first run, coming home on a Dylan Molek double in the first inning, then scored on a Patrick Loeffler sacrifice fly during Stevenson’s three-run third. Molek finished 2-for-4 and scored a run in the third on a single by Robert McGaha. The winning pitcher was starter Mike Kingery, who gave up two earned runs in four innings. Logan Lavelle followed with two scoreless innings of one-hit ball, and Tyler Pauly went one inning to earn the save. The Trojans, who outhit SHS 9-8 but made five errors, fell to 22-11. –, Northwest Herald

Friday’s Varsity Results

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson hosted IHSA State Quarterfinals: Lauren Burns made 18 saves and Claire Haas scored five goals, all in the first half, to lead the Patriots (33-1) past St. Ignatius, 10-7, for their 23rd consecutive victory. The Brown-bound Burns also had three assists and two steals for SHS, which led 8-2 at halftime then held off a third-quarter rally by the Wolfpack (25-4) to reach the state semifinals for the third straight year. Allison Travetto scored three goals, while Lauren Maloney and Tanya Shkiler each had one. Travetto and Haas also had five steals apiece. –, Daily Herald (+)


Testing Center Final Exam Guidelines

The Testing Center will be open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. during finals. Students must sign up for tests during final times. A test can only be taken during a free period, study hall or P.E. Before and after final times don’t require signing up. If a student is signed up during a re-scheduled final, the Testing Center needs a note or an email from the teacher or counselor stating that is has been rescheduled. Seniors who are exempt from a final may take a test in the Testing Center during that class time with written notification from their teacher or counselor.

Final Bus Sign-Up for Senior Party is Wednesday

Seniors: Final bus sign-up for the Senior Party is Wednesday during all lunch hours at the Field House. Everyone who has registered must by to check in and sign up for a bus.

Meetings for AP Drawing, 2D and 3D Art Students

There will be informational meetings for all students enrolled in AP 3D Design Art, AP Drawing and AP 2D Media for the 2016-17 school year. Students enrolled in AP 3D Design Art will meet from 3:30-4:15 p.m. Wednesday in Room 1422. Students enrolled in AP Drawing and AP 2D Media will meet from 3:30-4:15 p.m. Thursday in Room 1426. The purpose of the meetings will be to explain the three summer assignments, distribute supplies, view examples, and review AP portfolio requirements. Attendance at the meeting is expected. If you have a conflict, please contact Mrs. Hyken ( and arrange a time to pick up your materials before the end of the day on Friday in Room 1426.

Clean Out Your P.E. Locker By Friday

All P.E. lockers must be cleaned out by the end of the last regular school day on Friday. Locks will then be cut off and any belongings left behind will be donated to local charities.

Would You Like to Help a Transfer Student?

Would you like to volunteer to be a buddy for a transfer student? Anyone interested in being a transfer student buddy should attend a mandatory meeting at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday in Room 4200, the Little Theatre.

SNN Film Festival Friday Night

The 14th annual SNN Film Festival, featuring student-made movies, takes place at 7 p.m. Friday in the West Auditorium. Admission is $2. You can pay at the door, or buy tickets in advance from Mr. Fairchild or Mr. Aronoff.

Rare Summer Opportunity: Host an Exchange Student in July

Looking for some summer excitement without leaving home? Hosting an international student for the month of July might be the answer! A student from Denmark will be attending the second semester of summer school at SHS. Please call 847-415-4500 if you would like more information about welcoming her into your home from July 1-30.

Pick Up Yearbooks at the Patriot Superstore

If you forgot to pick up your yearbook earlier this week, or if you want to buy a yearbook, stop by the Patriot Superstore. Yearbooks are available there starting today.


The girls lacrosse team will be selling Jamba Juice smoothies during the lunch periods on Tuesday in the Wood Commons. For $4, you can get a 16-ounce smoothie in one of these flavors: Caribbean Passion, Strawberry Wild, Razzmatazz and Mango-A-Go-Go. Funds raised will benefit the varsity’s spring break trip.

The girls cross country team will have an informational meeting for the 2016-17 season at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the West Faculty Dining Room (1204). If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Levanti at

There will be a girls golf informational meeting for the 2016-17 season at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Recital Hall (Room 4100). If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Degen at


Junior Class Board will meet Thursday in Room 2004 to celebrate LIUB! Bring a friend — new members always welcome!

Thank you to everyone who came to Light It Up Blue, especially the football and softball teams, parents and friends of the Allied Soccer players. The event was a huge success and a wonderful way to end the season!


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