Friday, January 6, 2017

S-Factor Singing Competition Tonight

The Kiva Club’s annual S-Factor singing competition is at 7 o’clock tonight in the Performing Arts Center. Fourteen students will perform in front of four teacher-judges for the opportunity to advance to the final round, where the audience will select the winner via text vote.

The contestants scheduled to perform are seniors Kristen Cardella, Kelley Cronin, Julie Friedman, Lilly Helchen and Grant Mower, juniors Owen Albrecht, Katie Coughlin, A.J. DePew and Emily Lee, sophomore Caroline Powers, and freshmen Ryan Chu, Kya King, Samhita Madduru and Nya Thomas. They will perform in front of teacher-judges Patrick Block, David Frantonius, Kristen One and Kristina Wrona for the opportunity to advance to the final round, where the audience will select the winner via text vote. While the votes are being tallied, last year’s winner, sophomore Sophie Sorenson, will perform. Seniors Gillian Rubenstein and Robbie Weiland are the student hosts.

Tickets are $7 through the Online Superstore and will be $10 at the door, with proceeds benefitting micro-loans to entrepreneurs in developing countries through the worldwide non-profit organization Kiva. If you can’t make it to the S-Factor, the competition will be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network at

Junior Chosen as National Anti-Drug Leader

Junior Ananya Pati has been selected to serve as a youth trainer for the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s National Youth Leadership Initiative. CADCA is the nation’s leading drug abuse prevention organization, and NYLI works with students ages 13-18 around the country to fight drug use and other problems plaguing their communities.

Pati, co-director of Catalyst, Stevenson’s substance use prevention group, will be training some of the 1,200 students identified by NYLI as community leaders. She will participate in a rigorous “Training of Trainers” course January 13-16 in Arlington, Virginia, to prepare for February’s CADCA National Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C.

In addition, Pati has been asked to speak to approximately 2,000 National Leadership Forum participants during their Capitol Hill Day on February 8. Students from anti-drug coalitions around the country will meet with their Congressional representatives and Capitol Hill staff members for updates on legislation and policy efforts.

Another Junior Earns Perfect ACT Score

Junior Sarah N. Park earned a perfect score on the ACT exam in December, becoming the 16th member of the Class of 2018 to achieve a 36. In this decade, 118 students have recorded a perfect score on the ACT.

Consortium Choral Concert Monday Night

The annual Consortium Choral Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free to the concert, which will feature performances by SHS students as well as those from Stevenson’s sender schools.

Kiva Club Fundraiser at Chipotle Today

The Kiva Club is holding a fundraiser at the Lincolnshire Chipotle, 950 Milwaukee Avenue, today from 10:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mention Kiva Club when ordering, or show the image at this link, and 50% of the proceeds will go to the club.


Click here for today’s athletic schedule

Thursday’s Varsity Results

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 49, Carmel 30: Seniors Madison Wicklund and Ashley Richardson each scored 15 points for the visiting Patriots (13-3), who handed the Corsairs (11-7) their third straight loss. Stevenson held an opponent to 30 points or less for the second straight game and for the sixth time this season. After taking a 14-9 lead after one quarter, SHS outscored Carmel 16-1 in the second to take a 20-point halftime lead. The Pats’ defense continued to stifle the Corsairs in the third quarter, allowing just six points and building the lead to 43-16. Junior Klaire Steffens scored seven points and classmate Kiana Cencula added six.

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 64, Libertyville 50: Senior Justin Smith scored a game-high 28 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for the host Patriots (11-2, 4-0), who are looking for their fifth straight North Suburban Conference championship. Senior Willie Herenton added 16 points for SHS, which took control of the contest in the second quarter and didn’t allow the Wildcats (7-8, 3-1) within single digits during the second half. Stevenson led 18-16 after the first quarter, then went on a 19-7 run in the second and entered halftime leading by 14. Senior Aidan O’Connell had seven rebounds and seven assists and fellow senior Eric Zalewski scored five points and dished out three assists. – Daily Herald, Pioneer Press

Boys Swimming and Diving

Stevenson 131, Zion-Benton 48: SHS won 11 of 12 events in the Patriot Aquatic Center, led by sophomore Topher Stensby, who captured two individual races and was part of a victorious relay. Stensby claimed the 200-yard free (1:49.71) and 50 free (22.05), and swam a leg of the 200 free relay (1:30.86) with freshman Jack Zhang, junior Daniel Ng and sophomore John Roh. Ng won the 100 free (48.43) and was joined in the 200 medley relay (1:45.47) by sophomores Jacob Minin and Nathan Gates, and junior Collin Kapecki. Senior Matt Krames captured the diving competition (262.05) and junior Nick Baginski touched first in the 200 individual medley (2:04.85). Three sophomores won races in the second half of the meet: Joseph Song claimed the 100 butterfly (55.45), Richard Lee reigned in the 100 backstroke (1:03.29), and Phoom Lertsinsongserm was best in the 100 breaststroke (1:05.76). Freshman A.J. Carollo won the 500 free (5:04.83).

Boys Ice Hockey

Fenwick 5, Stevenson 4: The Friars rallied for two late goals to upend the Patriots (13-17) in a seesaw affair at Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion. Fenwick took a 2-0 lead in the first period, but goals by senior Daniel Wolfe and junior Michael Dowd knotted the game at 2-2 in the second. SHS took a 3-2 lead on senior Jason Roseman’s goal with 11:20 left in the game, but Fenwick responded with a tying goal a minute later. The Pats reclaimed the lead on junior Jake Camp’s goal at the 4:52 mark, but the Friars rallied nine seconds later to tie and notched the game-winner with 2:09 on the clock. Junior Jackson Leptich assisted on two goals, while Wolfe, Dowd and senior Jacob Saddler had one assist apiece.

Watch SHS vs. Peoria Manual Online Saturday

The boys basketball team takes on Peoria Manual at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the 26th annual Highland Optimist Shootout Classic near St. Louis. You can watch the game online through the National Federation of High Schools Network for a fee. Unfortunately, the matchup lost some of its luster last month when the Rams’ top player, Illinois recruit Da’Monte Williams, suffered a season-ending knee injury. Manual’s other Division I recruit, Eastern Kentucky-bound A.J. Youngman, may be sidelined as well. For those attending the game, tickets are available at this link for $12, which gives admission for all seven games on Saturday.

Baseball Team Hosting Trivia Night Fundraiser January 27

The SHS baseball team will hold its third annual Trivia Night at Viper Alley in Lincolnshire on Friday, January 27. The evening will include a buffet dinner, raffle, silent auction and trivia. Items for auction/raffle include a rooftop party for four at Wrigley Field, a one-week stay at a condo in Cabo San Lucas, tickets to Dan and Shay, and tickets to ComedySportz and one improv class, among many others. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased (or donations made if you can’t attend) at Funds raised will help the varsity team play in a tournament before conference play begins this spring.


All Juniors Meet With Their Counselor Monday

All juniors will meet with their counselor during the activity period on Monday. Juniors must attend this meeting, even if they are part of a club meeting during the activity period. Counselors will meet with their students in the following locations (note the location change for Mrs. Grove):

Counselor Location
Grove West Auditorium (2206)
Jones 2104
Kellogg 7066-7068
Kelly West Auditorium (2206)
Kulla West Auditorium (2206)
Martin 7014
Moran Choir Room (2202)
Perkins 1500-1502
Roznowski Recital Hall (4100)
Scanio 8046-8048
Seeger 8036-8040
Sullivan 7096
Timm Little Theater (4200)
Vazquez 2104

Help Plan This Year’s Project Dance

Applications are now being taken for the Project Dance Planning Committee. Students on the committee will plan and run this annual fundraiser for the Riverside Foundation in Lincolnshire and the Stevenson Foundation’s Kids In Need (KIN) Fund. The committee will meet every Tuesday from 3:30-5 p.m. beginning January 24. Project Dance will take place April 8. To apply and for more details, click here.

Winter Play Auditions After School Tuesday

Auditions for the winter play, The Heidi Chronicles, will be held at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday in the West Auditorium. Sign up for an audition on the Theatre Call Board outside the Studio Theater (Room 2204). Download the audition packet, which includes required forms, at

Sign Up to Become a PE or Alternative PE Leader

If you are interested in becoming a PE leader or an alternative PE leader for the 2017-18 school year, please fill out an application by Monday. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Piekarski (for PE leader) at or Mr. Sommers (for alternative PE leader) at

Sign Up for the MLK Day of Service

Students are invited to sign up for the fourth annual Day of Service on Monday, January 16, which is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and a school holiday. Students will engage in two hours of work at local charity sites as part of a daylong event focusing on service. All students who take part will receive five service hours. Students may register individually or in teams of up to four people. There is a limit of 375 students for the Day of Service. The registration deadline is Monday. Click here to register.


Do you like ice skating? Catalyst invites you to skate the “ribbon” at Maggie Daley Park in Chicago after school on Friday, January 20. The bus will leave from Stevenson at 3:45 and return by 10:30. You won’t have to wait in line for skate rental because Catalyst has a private room scheduled. The cost is $20, which includes transportation, rentals and light snacks. (Bring extra money to buy more food if you’re hungry.) Pay at the Patriot Superstore and make sure you turn in this permission form.

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

Breakfast with Books will be meeting Tuesday morning from 7:45-8:20 in the Upper ILC. All students are welcome!

The Animal Welfare Club’s January Dog of the Month is a 7.5-year-old Malamute/Husky mix named Cinderella and the Cat of the Month is a playful 3-year-old named Floyd. If you or anyone you know may be interested in welcoming a four-legged member to your family, please check them out on the Animal Welfare Club website at! These animals are available at Save-A-Pet, who can be contacted at 847-740-7788. Don’t forget to check out some of their friends at, all waiting for love!


The boys volleyball team will hold an informational meeting on Monday for anyone interested in trying out. Meetings will be held at 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. in Room 1922, and you only need to attend one. If you cannot attend one of the meetings, contact Coach Eric Goolish at


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