Monday, October 3, 2016

SHS Earns Honors at Sandburg Model UN Conference

Stevenson was named the Outstanding Large Delegation at the seventh annual Carl Sandburg Model United Nations Conference on Saturday in Orland Park. Several delegates also earned individual honors. Four were selected for Best Delegate awards (country, cabinet position or historical figure represented in parenthesis): juniors Josh Burg (Spain) and Srikar Rapaka (Pakistan), and sophomores Samarth Goel (Pakistan) and Neal Patel (Nepal). Six received Outstanding designation: juniors Anita Fang (Spain – 2020 Olympics) and Samarth Madduru (Chile – Cold War), sophomores Vishnu Gopikanth (Libya) and Zuzanna Kubiszewski (U.S. Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins – Cold War), and freshmen Nick Comini (Libya) and Govin Prabhakar (Pakistan). Three students were chosen for Honorable Mention: senior Mariel Boden (South Korean Minister of Gender Equity and Family), junior Branden Vilk (Pakistan) and sophomore Ali Chaudhary (Algeria).

Math Team Opens 2016-17 Season

Stevenson’s math team opened its North Suburban Math League schedule on Thursday by finishing third at Naperville North. SHS posted a score of 311, one behind Neuqua Valley and 23 behind the host school. The sophomore unit tied for first with four other schools, all posting a perfect score. Sophomores who wrote perfect papers included Alex Dong, Andrew Gan, Tony Tan and Angela Zhang, plus alternates James Lim and Varun Putcha. The freshman, junior and senior groups placed third. Perfect papers were produced by Richard Liu in the Freshman Division; Josh Yoon and (alternate) Andrew Luo in the Junior Division; and senior Alex Lee and senior alternates Derek Chen, Reuben Gutmann, Amber Hu and Kevin You, plus junior alternates Andrew Hwang, Deepak Moparthi and Haoyang Yu. Yoon also had a perfect paper as an alternate in the senior squad. Sophomore Joseph Rivkin placed third in the oral competition.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Boys Soccer

Stevenson 1, Deerfield 0: Jake Nunez scored the only goal as the visiting Patriots (8-5-2) prevailed in a game shortened by lightning. Anthony Watrach assisted on Nunez’s goal, which came in the first half.

Boys Cross Country

Stevenson at Locktoberfest Invitational: At Dellwood Park in Lockport, the Patriots finished 11th among 23 teams. Nikita Smyrnov led SHS with a time of 16:48.3, good for 20th place out of 206 entries. The other Stevenson runners who factored in the team’s score included Paul Udoni (39th, 17:08.5), Brett Lucas (46th, 17:13.6), Caleb Oh (90th, 17:44.6) and Jacob Sparreo (99th, 17:50.7). – Official Results

Friday’s Varsity Results

Football

Stevenson 27, Libertyville 14: A stout defense and acrobatic touchdown catches by twin brothers Michael and Henry Marchese helped propel the host Patriots (5-1, 4-0) to their fifth consecutive victory. The win avenged a 35-7 loss to the Wildcats (3-3, 2-2) last season and set up a showdown for North Suburban Conference supremacy at Lake Zurich (5-1, 4-0) Friday night. The hinge moment of the game came early in the fourth quarter, when SHS stopped Libertyville in the shadow of its own end zone, then marched 99 yards in 10 plays to score an insurance touchdown with three minutes remaining. Anthony Sibo’s 8-yard scamper, his second TD run of the game, sealed the victory. The Marchese brothers both caught 30-yard TD passes in the corner of the end zone from Aidan O’Connell, who was 19-of-34 passing for 293 yards. Henry Marchese caught six passes for 81 yards and Michael had three grabs for 71 yards. Sibo had five receptions for 63 yards to go along with 75 yards on the ground. The game was tied 14-14 at halftime. – Daily Herald, Pioneer Press

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Green Team Electronics Recycling Drive Ends Wednesday

The Green Team is holding an electronics recycling drive through Wednesday. The club has three collection locations on campus: the Sports Center, the Field House, and the Forum (or “Point”) entrance to the West Building. Students will receive one service hour for each electronic device they donate (up to three). The following items will be accepted: cell phones, tablets, computers, laptops, batteries, and cords and wires. Televisions, light bulbs, kitchen appliances and products containing mercury will not be accepted.

Yearbook Photo Retakes October 20-21

Freshmen, sophomores and juniors who didn’t have their yearbook picture taken during orientation in August will have a final chance in October. Yearbook retakes will be done on Thursday and Friday, October 20-21, in the Recital Hall between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. both days.

CLUB NEWS

The Thespian Club will be holding its Annual Costume Sale during all lunch periods Tuesday and Wednesday outside the Performing Arts Center, just in time for Halloween planning!

The Interactive Gamers Club will be hosting its first sealed tournament of the year after school Thursday in Room 1204. The cost is $5 to attend, and each player will be given six packs to play with. Players must be able to stay until 5:30 to participate. New members are always welcome! If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Fedewa.

 

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