Monday, October 24, 2016

Six Students Earn Awards at ISU Technology Day

Six members of the Architecture and Engineering Club won awards at the 16th annual Technology Day at Illinois State University on Friday. Senior Vlad Berez and freshman Jacob Bauman captured first-place honors in the Transportation Technology competition. Seniors Cameron Rowe and Enzo Yamada placed second in the Invention and Innovation division. Sophomores Lauren Maloney and Anjana Ganapathy finished third in the Structural Technology competition. Stevenson’s students competed in hands-on design challenges against peers from around the state. Students competed in five categories: Transportation Technology, Engineering Design, Structural Technology, Invention and Innovation, and VEX Robotics.

Foundation Sponsoring Free Concert on Sunday

The Great Lakes Naval Station’s Show Band, Liberty Call, will give a free Veteran’s Day concert at 2 p.m. Sunday in the West Auditorium. The ensemble performs a wide range of musical genres, spanning from traditional New Orleans-style jazz to modern-day country and rock. Although the event is free, registration is required. Care packages for troops will be collected; click here to see the list of requested items. The concert is sponsored by the Stevenson Foundation.


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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson at IHSA Class 2A State Tournament: The Patriots finished second in the state for the third straight year, and sophomore Elizabeth Ferdman and freshman Gina Kondos finished third place in doubles, marking the fifth straight year an SHS tandem has earned a medal at state. Stevenson tallied 25 points in the three-day tournament, tying Lyons Township for second. Hinsdale Central won its third straight state title with 29 points. Ferdman and Kondos, who entered the tournament as a 5-8 seed, defeated Grace Desse and Morgan Colbert of Edwardsville, 6-2, 6-3 in the third-place match. Kondos and Ferdman were knocked into the third-place match by top-seeded Colette O’Regan and Catherine O’Regan of Glenbrook North, who beat them in the semifinals, 6-3, 7-5. The O’Regans went on to finish second. Junior Kate Harvey and senior Paige Nierman, a 9-16 seed, bounced back from their Friday quarterfinal loss to win a sixth-round consolation matchup with Kamila Czosnyka and Marti Wind of Maine South, 6-1, 6-2. Nierman and Harvey lost in the seventh round to Michelle Capone and Amia Ross of New Trier, 6-7 (3), 6-2, 10-7. – Official Results | Pioneer Press, Daily Herald

Girls Cross Country

Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A Libertyville Regional: The Patriots won their first-ever regional championship with ease, earning an automatic berth in Saturday’s Waukegan Sectional. SHS posted a team score of 37, ahead of runner-up Lake Forest’s 64 and nine other schools at Adler Park. Stevenson saw four runners finish in the top 10: Junior Isabelle Sparreo was second (18:20.58), sophomore Kendall Roberts took sixth (19:07.75), junior Gabriela Jagielo placed seventh (19:14.33) and junior Natalie Sparreo finished ninth (19:26.72). Two freshmen were next, Caimin Xi (13th, 19:42.96) and Michelle Yu (17th, 19:59.15). Junior Shea Kirby finished 23rd (20:28.29). – Official Results | Daily Herald

Boys Cross Country

Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A Libertyville Regional: The Patriots finished fourth out of 10 teams and qualified for Saturday’s Waukegan Sectional. Junior Nikita Smyrnov led SHS with a sixth-place finish, covering the 3-mile course at Adler Park in 15:57.53. Junior Jacob Sparreo placed 19th (16:22.04), classmate Brett Lucas was 25th (16:30.82) and senior Paul Udoni took 29th (16:40.20). Stevenson’s other runners were seniors Mattaeus Klonowski (32nd, 16:47.63), Zach Sprague (49th, 17:34.38) and Adam Kody (52nd, 17:43.55). – Official Results

Boys Soccer

Stevenson at IHSA Class 4A Barrington Regional: The 10th-seeded Patriots lost the regional championship game to No. 2 Barrington in overtime, 3-1, ending their season with an 11-7-3 record. SHS took a 1-0 lead on senior Jake Nunez’s goal with 28 minutes remaining in regulation, but the Broncos (19-3-1) tied the game 10 minutes later, then scored twice in OT. – Daily Herald

Girls Swimming and Diving

Stevenson at Deerfield Invitational: The Patriots finished second to state power Rosary in the 10-school meet. SHS had 236, behind Rosary’s 301 and ahead of third-place Naperville North, which had 195. The team of seniors Morgan Bosse and Rachel Song, junior Iza Pelka and sophomore Ashley Carollo won the 400-yard free relay (3:38.05). Song was second in the 100 butterfly (57.65) and third in the 100 backstroke (59.20). She also swam on the second-place 200 medley relay with Carollo, Bosse and senior Danielle Fang (1:49.76). Pelka was runner-up in the 200 freestyle (1:55.42) and senior Jessica Lenhart placed third in the 100 butterfly (58.77). Bosse and Pelka tied for fourth in the 100 free (55.32). Carollo was fourth in the 100 backstroke (1:00.05) and fifth in the 50 free (25.65). Other fifth-place efforts came from Fang in the 100 breaststroke (1:09.67), sophomore Sherry Mestan in diving (317.25), junior Eva Holsen in the 500 free (5:24.36), and the 200 free relay team of Bosse, Pelka, sophomore Claire Huang and junior Sasha Kokhan (1:42.88).

Boys Ice Hockey

Loyola Academy 4, Stevenson 1: Despite a 50-save effort from junior goalie Nick Almenara, the visiting Patriots (4-5, 2-4 in the Scholastic Hockey League) fell to the Ramblers at Heartland Ice Arena. Junior Michael Dowd scored a power play goal off an assist from classmate Jake Camp for the lone SHS goal. – Boxscore

Friday’s Varsity Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson at IHSA Class 2A State Tournament: Freshman Gina Kondos and sophomore Elizabeth Ferdman, the youngest duo in the quarterfinals, beat Hinsdale Central’s Carolyn Ahn and Mira Amin, 6-1, 6-4, to advance to Saturday’s semifinals. Their win over the Hinsdale Central tandem gave Stevenson a one-point lead in the team standings, 23-22, heading into the final day. Kondos and Ferdman were a 5-8 seed entering the tournament, while Ahn and Amin were a 3-4 seed. Kondos and Ferdman reached the quarterfinals by rallying to beat Loyola Academy’s Caroline Witkowski and Maggie Hines, a 9-16 seed, by a score of 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Junior Kate Harvey and senior Paige Nierman were knocked into the consolation bracket with a quarterfinal loss to eventual champions Erika Oku and Megan Guenther of Hinsdale Central, 6-1, 4-6, 6-1. Harvey and Nierman qualified for the quarterfinals by upsetting Libertyville 5-8 seed, Danielle Blaser and Callie Klein, 6-3, 6-4. In singles, senior Dhwani Kumar lost her third round match to 5-8 seed Olivia Oosterbaan of Hinsdale Central, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, then rebounded for a fourth-round consolation bracket victory over Lane’s Hallie Leblebijian, 1-6, 6-4, 10-7. Her tournament run ended in the next round with a 6-2, 6-1 loss to Glenbard West’s Sienna Lopez. – Official Results


Stevenson 47, Warren 6: Senior Aidan O’Connell, returning from an injury, connected with classmate Henry Marchese on four touchdown passes as the visiting Patriots (8-1, 7-0) won their seventh straight game and clinched the outright North Suburban Conference championship. O’Connell, who sat out last week’s win over Waukegan, completed 17 of 23 passes for 282 yards, all but 14 in the first half as SHS built a 34-6 lead. Marchese caught nine passes for 168 yards. Senior Anthony Sibo opened the scoring with an 8-yard TD run in the first quarter, and added a 4-yard scoring scamper in the third. Junior Josh Ginsburg capped the scoring with a 2-yard run in the third quarter. The victory snapped a three-game winning streak for the Blue Devils (4-5, 4-3), and also provided a measure of revenge for Stevenson, which lost to Warren 30-27 last year. – Daily Herald, News-Sun

Football Team to Host Huntley in Playoff Opener

Stevenson will play host to Huntley in the first round of the Illinois High School Association Class 8A playoffs at 7 p.m. Friday. The Patriots will be playing in the state playoffs for the 28th consecutive year, the longest active streak in Illinois. SHS (8-1) is the No. 9 seed in Class 8A, while the Red Raiders (6-3) are No. 24.


Second-Semester Driver Education Permit Information

Students enrolled in Driver Education for second semester at SHS can complete the permit application process (including vision test) between 7:30-8:30 a.m. any day this week in Room 7096. You only have to attend one meeting date. Click here for details.

Orchestra, Guitar Polo Shirts Are Here

Orchestra and guitar students who ordered polo shirts can pick them up at the Patriot Superstore.

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale Wednesday afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons. Pies, donuts, Puppy Chow and more will be available for $1 per item.

Operation Snowball Registration Now Open

All students are invited to attend the three-day Operation Snowball retreat Thursday-Saturday, December 1-3, at YMCA Camp MacLean in Burlington, Wisconsin. Operation Snowball is a program planned by teens for teens that gives you a chance to learn about yourself, your peers, and a wide variety of topics. Sign up today through the online school store. The registration deadline is November 18.


Anime Club will meet today. Join us in Room 1414, at 3:30 to relax, watch movies, and enjoy snacks! Everyone is welcome!

Are you interested in meteorology? Would you like to learn how to forecast the weather? Do you want to earn volunteer hours while helping people who are suffering from natural disasters? Do you want to use Stevenson’s weather station? If so, come to Meteorology Club! Join us on Mondays at 3:35 p.m. in Room 6036. Contact Mr. Eriksen for more information at

Who likes pizza? Club Israel will be having a pizza party this Thursday.Come to Room 1414 right after school. Everyone is welcome!

Senior Class Board will meet Thursday at 3:40 in Room 2004 to finish banners for the ice cream social. The club yearbook picture also will be taken also during the meeting!


The Career Exploration Program is accepting Career Shadow Applications for the 2016-17 school year. Please visit the Career Exploration web page to find out more about the program and to download an application, or stop by the College/Career Center to speak to Mrs. Willock (


Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship applications are available for seniors in the College Career Center. This scholarship is for a full-time high school senior with a minimum 2.8 GPA who plans to attend college, university, vocational or technical school in the U.S. In addition, you must be committed to community service and have demonstrated leadership abilities. Please stop in the CCC today to pick up your application. The deadline to return a completed application is November 15.

Seniors interested in the University of Virginia: The Jefferson Scholars Foundation awards full scholarships to UVA to students who have demonstrated uncommon academic ability, exceptional leadership and a commitment to the community at large.  Stevenson may nominate one student for this prestigious scholarship. If you are interested, please pick up an application from the CCC. Please return this application to the CCC by November 15.


There will be a sophomore boys basketball informational meeting on Wednesday from 7:30-8 a.m. in Room 2900. If you cannot attend, please contact Coach David Hess at

The varsity boys basketball team will hold a tryout meeting at 8 a.m. Monday, October 31 in Room 2900. If you cannot attend, email Coach Ambrose at

Attention all boys interested in the swimming and diving team: There will be a short informational meeting in the pool balcony after school on Thursday, November 3. If you cannot attend please see the team web page for more information.

Each season, the Athletics Division honors Patriot athletes in a number of ways, including the ESPPA (Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Award). ESPPA Awards honor athletes and teams in all sports and all levels, plus trainers, team managers and fans. Players, coaches, students and parents can submit nominations for Fall ESPPA Awards by clicking here. Nominations will be taken through Friday.


Morning Strength Training and Conditioning is open to all students, and is held 6:15-7:15 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays through Thursday, February 9 in the Cardio Room 5042. No one is too busy, it’s a matter of priorities!


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