Monday, November 21, 2016

Science Olympiad Opens Year With Win at Palatine

The Stevenson Science Olympiad team captured the top two spots of the most competitive division in their season-opening Palatine High School Invitational on Saturday. The Patriot Green and Gold teams were matched up with nine other schools in the AAA Division, including perennial rivals New Trier, Hinsdale Central and Naperville Central. The AAA Division was reserved for schools that have displayed exceptional performances in recent years at the regional or national level.

Despite having freshmen comprise almost one-third of its roster (nine of 28 members), Stevenson earned top-four finishes in 16 of 23 events. One of the freshmen, Anna Wang, was on two of Stevenson’s six winning entries. She joined sophomore Tony Tan in winning the Dynamic Planet competition, and worked with sophomore Maitreyee Malpekar to capture Rocks and Minerals. Other first-place efforts came from junior Elaine Xiao and freshman Radha Patel (Disease Detectives); sophomore Rachel Zhang and freshman Irina Stamm (Electric Vehicle); sophomores Kitty Zeng and Jossie Zhang and freshman Akash Kumar (Exp Design); and junior Owen Simon and sophomore Shreya Karpoor (Hover Craft). Click here for the complete list of award winners.

Three Debaters Reach Semifinals of Glenbrooks Tourney

Three students reached the semifinal round of the 37th annual Glenbrooks National Speech and Debate Tournament last weekend at Glenbrook North High School. Senior Alexis Cacioppo and juniors Ali Rahman and Jeremy Yu earned semifinalist status in the Congressional Debate category, which featured a field of 214 students from around the country. Also competing from Stevenson were seniors Aman Grover, Serena Goldberg, Eddie Kosinsky, Aaron Merlin and Nikol Safronova; juniors Abhiram Kakuturu, Bhavana Muppavarapu, Saketh Prazad and Joy Wang, sophomores Anubhav Agarwal, Ali Chaudhary, Josh Ezrol, Sydney Glickson, Mary Polupan and Thivya Sivarajah; and freshmen Dylan Hu and Jasmine Zhang.

Burger Challenge Results Announced

Last week‘s Stevenson Burger Challenge at Tom and Eddie’s raised $230 for the Stevenson Foundation, with more than half of the amount coming from the winning entry, the “Southern Grinder.” There were 104 Southern Grinders sold during the five-hour event Wednesday night. Second place went to the “Prime Time” burger (57 sold) and the “BLD Burger” was third (40). All three burger concepts were developed by students in the Introduction to Business course. The Southern Grinder burger will remain on the menu at Tom and Eddie’s through Wednesday, November 30.

Health Teachers Talk EBR at Conference

The seven-member Health Education Team gave a presentation on “Using Evidence-Based Reporting in Health Education” Thursday at the Illinois Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance conference in St. Charles. SHS Health teachers Chad Dauphin, Maggie Fischer, Dimitra Labbe, Jill Lipman, Tom Loew, Abygail Peters and Jennifer Tierney were joined by Director of Assessment, Research and Evaluation Anthony Reibel.

Last Day to Order “Senioritis Survivor” Gear

Today is the last day to order senior class apparel. Orders are due by midnight. Click here to place an order online for “Senioritis Survivor” gear.


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Sunday’s Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Carmel (IN) 6, Stevenson 4: The visitors from the Hoosier State overcame a 4-2 deficit to sweep the two-game weekend series at Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion. Junior Jackson Leptich scored two goals for SHS (7-10) and also had an assist. Stevenson’s other goals came from junior Jake Camp and senior Jason Spector. Junior Michael Dowd recorded three assists, with Camp and senior Kyle Previn each earning one. – Boxscore

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Swimming and Diving

Stevenson at IHSA State Meet: The Patriots finished sixth in the state, their best showing since placing third in 2007, and earned seven medals. The team of seniors Morgan Bosse and Rachel Song, junior Iza Pelka and sophomore Ashley Carollo finished fifth in the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:33.06), the final event of the meet. Pelka added another fifth-place finish, in the 200 freestyle (1:51.72), and placed seventh in the 500 free (4:59.66). Carollo took sixth-place honors in the 100 backstroke (57.30), while senior Jessica Lenhart was seventh in the 100 butterfly (56.14). The 200 medley relay team of Carollo, Song, Bosse and senior Danielle Fang finished ninth (1:47.28), and Song also took ninth in the 100 butterfly (56.51). This was Stevenson’s fourth top-10 finish as a team since 2005. – Official Results | Pioneer Press, Daily Herald

Boys Bowling

Stevenson at Rockford Guilford Survivor Tournament: Senior Zach Singer rolled a 300 game en route to capturing first place individually at Don Carter Lanes in Rockford. Singer posted a five-game series of 1,275 with scores of 300, 254, 249, 237 and 235 for a 255 average. His perfect score in Game 4 propelled the Patriots from 12th place to sixth place heading into the tournament‘s first cut. SHS eventually finished seventh out of 22 teams with a five-game score of 4,996. Singer’s twin brother, Josh Singer, recorded a 1,098 series with a high game of 255, finishing 13th overall. He also had games of 225, 217, 215 and 186 for a 219.6 average. Junior Lucas Pinkus registered a 1,017 series that included a high game of 264, plus a 219 and 200. Senior William Jacob had a four-game score of 641 (181), while senior Daniel Oh had a three-game set of 503 (211).


Stevenson at Catholic Memorial Invitational: Seniors Nikita Jhangiani and Zimo Zhu won the women’s and men‘s epee competitions, respectively, in Waukesha, Wisconsin. The Patriots dominated women’s epee, with junior Rachel Aranyi and sophomore Geeta Jhangiani tying for third place, sophomore Catherine Cabrera taking seventh, and senior Robin Cheifetz placing eighth. Senior Julia Son finished second in women’s foil, and freshman Rachel Roh captured third in women’s saber. In men’s saber, senior Aleksandr Butovetskiy placed sixth and classmate Mattaeus Klonowski was eighth. – Official Results

Girls Basketball

Evanston 37, Stevenson 34: At the Schaumburg Thanksgiving Tournament, the Wildkits outscored SHS (2-1) by five points in the final quarter, handing the Patriots their first loss. Senior Ashley Richardson led SHS with 17 points and junior Klaire Steffens scored 10.

Boys Ice Hockey

Carmel (IN) 5, Stevenson 3: Senior Jason Roseman scored the first two goals for the host Patriots (7-9) and assisted on the third, which came from junior Jack Wiley. Senior Daniel Wolfe assisted on both of Roseman’s goals, with sophomore Roey Klieman also credited with an assist on one of Roseman’s tallies. Junior goalie Nick Cimarusti made 26 saves. – Boxscore


Host a German Exchange Student in March

Twenty high school students from Germany will be visiting Stevenson from March 5-17, and we need your help! Please consider hosting one or more students for an experience your family will talk about for years to come! Information is available by emailing Suzanne Paloian at or by calling 847-415-4500. This Student/Family Information Form should be completed and emailed to or returned to Room 2414. Forms will be accepted in the order received.

Testing Center Closing Early Wednesday

The Testing Center will close at 2:37 p.m. Wednesday, when classes end for Thanksgiving Break.

Operation Snowball Registration Ends Next Week

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. Click here to watch the video! The registration deadline is Tuesday, November 29.

Tell Others About Academic Integrity

All students are invited to participate in a poster contest promoting academic integrity at Stevenson. Design a poster using a slogan or catchphrase based on one of these academic integrity values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility and courage. Submissions are due by December 2. For more details, visit


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 today at 3:35 p.m. in Room 6036. Contact Mr. Eriksen for more information at


The following colleges are sending representatives to Stevenson to meet with interested juniors and seniors: Bennington College, Saint Joseph’s College, Central Michigan University, Johnson and Wales University, and the U.S. Navy. Please check Naviance for the dates and times, and also for instructions on how to sign up for a college visit. Remember to print your confirmation page, put your school ID on the page, and have it signed by your teacher for that class period two days prior to the visit. Bring the signed confirmation page on the day of the college visit.


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 (


Morning Strength Training and Conditioning is open to all students, and will be held from 6:15-7:15 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays (but not on Thanksgiving) through Thursday, February 9 in the Cardio Room 5042. No one is too busy, it’s a matter of priorities!


Beat the winter doldrums by supporting SHS Baseball! Tickets are now on sale for the third annual SHS Baseball Trivia Night on Friday, January 27, at Viper Alley in Lincolnshire. The evening will include a buffet dinner, cash bar, fantastic trivia, raffle prizes and a silent auction. Tickets are $50 each or $500 per table for a group. The first 50 people who purchase tickets have a chance at winning gift cards for iTunes, Starbucks and Visa, among others. Proceeds help SHS baseball play teams from around the country during Spring Break so they’re ready to compete in conference play when the season starts. Click here to purchase tickets.


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