Monday, November 28, 2016

2016 WIT Earns Another Major Award

The 2016 edition of the WIT, Stevenson’s student literary journal, has received its second major award, this time from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. The WIT earned Gold Medalist status in the association’s annual Medalist Critique program to help student print and online media improve their final product.

The judge who reviewed the WIT commented that “the writing in your book is outstanding” paying tribute to the quality of its poetry and prose. The prose was “a great strength in your magazine,” the judge wrote, adding that the “poetry is equally as strong as your prose. Your writers once again use advanced techniques with literary devices and figurative language.”

The 2016 WIT’s senior editor-in-chief was Zanub Husain (Class of 2016). Her primary assistant editors included current seniors Mia Kim and Annamarie Wellems, and 2016 graduate Hannah Francis.  

Clubs Holding Fundraisers Today, Wednesday

Two student clubs are holding fundraisers at community businesses this week. The Best Buddies club will hold a fundraiser at Menchie’s in Lincolnshire from 3-9 p.m. today. The Free the Children club is having a fundraiser at the Lincolnshire Chipotle from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday.

Art Fest Tuesday and Wednesday

The Fine Arts Division will hold its annual Winter Art Fest on Tuesday and Wednesday, with a public reception for student artists at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Room 2104 and the Upper Forum of the West Building. Admission is free.


Click here for today’s athletic schedule

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 64, Buffalo Grove 31: Senior Justin Smith became the sixth Patriot to score 1,000 points in his career as SHS (4-0) blasted the Bison (3-1) in the championship game of the Buffalo Grove Thanksgiving Tournament. Smith scored 26 points (and pulled down 10 rebounds) and now has 1,013 in his career. He joins Jalen Brunson, Connor Cashaw, Chris Coleman, Kenyon Catchings and Eric Roth in reaching the 1,000-point plateau. Smith was named the tournament’s most valuable player, and he was joined on the all-tournament team by fellow senior Willie Herenton, who scored 15 points in the title game. Herenton’s three-point play broke a 9-9 tie in the first quarter and ignited a 17-0 Stevenson run that saw junior Jackson Qualley score five of his seven points. After a brief burst by the Bison, SHS responded by outscoring BGHS 14-2 to take a 40-16 halftime lead. – Daily Herald


Stevenson at 26th Annual Moore/Pettyman Invitational: At Barrington High, the Patriots finished fifth among 27 teams and had two wrestlers with second-place showings: sophomore Tommy Frezza at 113 pounds and senior Dylan Geick at 160. Senior Robert Pavlovics placed third at 182 and classmate Eric Carter was fourth at 145. Seniors Nikita Nepomnyashchiy and Max Gomez were sixth at 170 and 195, respectively, while fellow senior Brandon Zisman finished eighth at 138. Two Pats won their ninth-place consolation bouts: juniors Michael Karp (126) and Charles Longsworth (220). – Official Results | Daily Herald

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson hosted SHS Thanksgiving Tournament: The Patriots (10-11) beat Lyons Township, 5-1, in the morning before falling in the quarterfinals to Oak Park River Forest, 3-2, in overtime. SHS scored four unanswered goals in the last 6:30 of the second period to pull away from the Lions, who had tied the game at 1-1 earlier in the period. Senior Daniel Wolfe and junior Michael Dowd each scored a goal and registered an assist. The other SHS goals came from juniors Frank Wiest-Puchala, Roey Kleiman and Jackson Leptich, who also had an assist. Against Oak Park River Forest, Dowd scored both goals, with assists credited to Leptich, Wolfe and senior Benjamin Stavola. Junior goalie Nick Cimarusti turned away 25 shots in each game. – Lyons boxscore | OPRF boxscore

Friday’s Varsity Results

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 39, St. Charles East 36: Senior Ashley Richardson led all scorers with 22 points as the Patriots (3-2) held off the Fighting Saints to claim second place in the Schaumburg Thanksgiving Tournament. Richardson scored all of her points in the first three quarters as SHS built a 36-27 lead. She nailed a trio of three-pointers and also went 5-of-6 from the free throw line. Richardson earned all-tournament honors, as did junior Klaire Steffens. Senior Madison Wicklund scored seven points.

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 2, Oak Park River Forest 1: Junior Michael Dowd’s even-strength goal at the 12:49 mark in the third period broke a 1-1 tie and lifted the Patriots (9-10) in their own Thanksgiving tournament. Sophomore Max Slavin knotted the contest at 1-1 with a second-period score that was assisted by senior Benjamin Stavola and junior Jackson Leptich. Stavola and senior Jason Spector were credited with assists on Dowd’s goal. Junior Nick Cimarusti made 19 saves. – Boxscore

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 62, Grayslake Central 36: The Patriots (3-0) held the Rams (1-2) without a field goal for almost the first eight minutes of the Buffalo Grove Thanksgiving Tournament semifinal. The SHS defense was stifling, holding Grayslake to 11-of-48 shooting and forcing 15 turnovers. The Pats also outrebounded the Rams, 31-20. Senior Justin Smith led all scorers with 22 points. Willie Herenton and Mitch Huelsman, also seniors, scored 13 and 8 points, respectively. Senior Aidan O’Connell was credited with holding Central’s top offensive player to one field goal. – Daily Herald

Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 105, Christian Liberty Academy 25: At the Buffalo Grove Thanksgiving Tournament, the Patriots (2-0) rolled behind 22 points from senior Justin Smith. Classmates Willie Herenton (18 points), Mitch Huelsman (17) and John Weiler (12) also reached double figures in scoring.


Best Buddies Fundraiser at Menchie’s Tonight

Best Buddies is holding a fundraiser at the Lincolnshire Menchie’s from 3-9 p.m. tonight. Twenty percent of purchases will benefit Stevenson’s Best Buddies. Please present the fundraiser flyer at time of purchase.

Madrigal Singers Audition Information Available

The Choral Department will hold auditions for the Madrigal Singers (a capella choir) on Thursday, January 5 at 3:45 p.m. in the Choir Room (2202). Visit the choir web page for audition information. Questions can be directed to Mrs. Singer at

Operation Snowball Registration Ends Tuesday

Tuesday is the last day to register for the three-day Operation Snowball retreat that will be held Thursday through Saturday 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 through the online school store. Click here to watch the video!

Visiting Artist of the Month Coming to SHS Tuesday

The current Visiting Artist of the Month, painter and historian Howard Schwartz, will visit the school Tuesday during periods 5 and 7 to talk about his work. Students are invited to attend his presentation, which will be held at the Visiting Artist Gallery on the first floor of the West Building, by the art rooms. Click here to read more about the artist.

Submit Your Design for the new Fine Arts T-Shirt

All students are invited to compete in the Fine Arts T-shirt Logo Design Contest. Your logo must be submitted by Friday. The winner will receive a $50 gift certificate. Click here for details.

Benefit Night at Chipotle for Free the Children Club

The Free the Children Club is having a benefit night at the Lincolnshire Chipotle from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday. Half of all proceeds will go to the club, which seeks social change on a global scale.

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 Friday. For more details, visit


The University of Dayton offers a Leadership Service Scholarship for students who have an innate desire for personal development and are committed to service within their school, church or community. Applications can be picked up in the College Career Center and must be returned by Thursday, December 8.

Applications are available for Stetson University’s J. Ollie Edmunds Distinguished Scholarship, a merit-based scholarship that pays expenses for four years for students who exhibit exemplary academic and personal leadership. Applicants must have at least a 3.5 weighted GPA, an ACT composite score of at least 30 or a minimum SAT score of 1350 (Critical Reading and Math), and demonstrated outstanding leadership in high school or the community. Applications can be picked up in the CCC and must be returned by Thursday, December 8.


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 (


If you’re on a Patriot sports team and haven’t attended a required 30-minute Student-Athlete Meeting yet, your next chance is Thursday from 9:45-10:15 a.m. in the West Auditorium. (Thursday is a late arrival day). Attendance will be taken, so make sure you bring your student ID. The other meeting dates for this school year (all late arrival days) are February 16 and March 16, at the same time and location.


The Ski and Snowboard Club parent meeting is Thursday at 6 p.m. in the West Auditorium. Please be sure to attend. If you have any questions contact Mr. Wellington or Mr. Johannsen.

Teams are forming now for IM Basketball and IM Coed Volleyball. Don’t forget that team packets are due December 5-7 in the Student Activities Office. Contact Mr. Wellington if you have questions.

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 in the Cardio Room 5042. No one is too busy, it’s a matter of priorities!


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