Tuesday, January 24, 2017

FBLA Dominates Area Competition

One word best describes the performance of Stevenson’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter at Saturday’s area competition: dominating. Thirty-eight FBLA members placed first in their event, 86 qualified for the state competition in March, and 156 placed in the top 10.

The 38 students who earned first-place honors were: Junior Harsh Dasika (3D Animation B); sophomore Soumya Chennupati (Advertising); sophomores Hunter Tam, Maema Njongmenta and Richard Lee (Business Ethics B); senior Hendy Lee (Business Law); sophomore Marla Nasantogtokh (Client Service B); junior Aditya Mansharamani (Coding and Programming A); sophomore Shreya Karpoor (Computer Problem Solving); junior Laurel Guo, sophomore Rachel Zhang and junior Sylvia Chen (Digital Video Production B); sophomore Kai Mayahara and freshman Nikki Brickman (Entrepreneurship B); juniors Anita Fang, Jeremy Yu and Michael Lee (Global Business B); sophomore Thivya Sivarajah (Help Desk A); freshmen Julie Mathews, Ketna Kolakaluri and Rayann Yao (Hospitality Management B); senior Michael Komarovsky (Impromptu Speaking B); freshman George Cai (Introduction to Business); sophomore Andrew Yoon (Introduction to Financial Math); junior Caiyi Xi (Job Interview B); senior Ali Ladha, sophomore Imran Ladha and junior Satvik Yagnamurthy (Management Decision Making A); sophomores Arnav Chauba, Jay Hatkar and Tim Yoon (Management Information Systems B); freshmen Eshaan Bhattad and Pranav Putta (Mobile Application Development B); sophomore Alisa Wang (Personal Finance); sophomore Briana Vargas (Public Speaking I B); sophomores Brendan Coburn and Jack Xiao (Publication Design A); and freshman Radha Patel (Sales Presentation A).

Stevenson was one of 17 high schools in the competition, which featured 750 students. Almost one in four, 184, came from SHS. Click here to see all of Stevenson’s top 10 place-winners.

All-State Musicians Heading to Peoria

Stevenson’s 15 all-state musicians will head to Peoria on Wednesday to participate in the Illinois Music Education Association All-State Conference. The students will perform in all-state music ensembles on Friday and Saturday. The school’s all-state musicians include:

Band: Senior Eric Kang (bassoon), junior Kevin Li (clarinet) and junior Ksenia Polyarskaya (flute).

Choir: Junior Elisabeth Schmitt-Wagner (soprano) and senior Jacob Singer (tenor).

Orchestra: Sophomore Rowena Bakke (cello), senior Matthew Cabrera (violin), senior Jean Choi (violin), senior Aryn Harmon (cello), junior Haddon Kay (cello), sophomore Adele Lee (violin), junior Justin Lee (violin), and junior Haoyang Yu (violin).

Jazz Ensembles: Junior Adam Kastler (trumpet – jazz band) and senior Annamarie Wellems (soprano – vocal jazz ensemble).

Junior Fifth at Danville Archery Competition

Junior Sami Hartman-Stackhouse finished second in the Female Division and took fifth place overall at the third annual Ullr Classic at Danville High School on Saturday. She posted a score of 288 with 20 bullseyes. The archery team heads south again this weekend, traveling to Champaign for the Jefferson Jaguar Schweighart Shootout.

Dance Placement for Incoming Freshmen

Incoming freshman dancers with experience who hope to be placed in Dance 2, Dance 3 or Dance 4 should attend assessments Wednesday and Thursday, February 1 and 2, from 4:15-7:30 p.m. each day. Check-in will begin at 4 p.m. at the Sports Center, and the assessment will take place in the nearby Dance Studio (Room 2010). Visit www.d125.org/dance to register for a dance assessment.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Wrestlers Win Third Straight NSC Title

Stevenson won its third consecutive North Suburban Conference wrestling championship with a 30-25 victory at Warren. The Patriots finished their league slate with a 7-0 record. Victories came from seniors Brandon Zisman, Dylan Geick, Nikita Nepomnyashchiy and Eric Carter, junior Michael Karp, and sophomores Anand Baatbatar and Tommy Frezza. On Saturday, the Patriots split a pair of matches at the Marist triangular, beating the host school (48-28) and falling to Lyons Township (31-30) to finish their dual meet season at 19-4. SHS will compete in the Lake County Invitational this weekend.

Singer Concludes Brilliant Bowling Career

The Illinois High School Association announced the at-large qualifiers for this weekend’s state finals, but Zach Singer did not qualify. The senior finishes his career with an extraordinary resume, including winning the individual and team state championship in 2016, and setting school records for highest game (300), three-game series (815), five-game series (1,275) and six-game series (1,476). He bowled a trio of 300 games during his career.

Sports Boosters Donations Exceed $20K This Year

Stevenson’s Sports Boosters have donated more than $20,000 to SHS athletic programs during this school year. Donations include portable soccer goals, ImPACT concussion baseline testing, a fencing scoring machine, baseball helmets, a softball pitching machine, water polo shot clocks, and funds to help with travel costs for five sports.

The Sports Boosters organization generates revenue by selling memberships and spirit apparel. Membership provides free admission to athletic events that charge to get in (football, basketball, swimming, water polo and others). You can purchase a membership through the Online Superstore at this link. Sports Boosters will be selling spirit apparel at the annual Co-Curricular Fair on March 22.

The 2016-17 Sports Boosters Executive Board includes Erwin Borowsky, Mary Fitzgerald, Aki Youkhanna, Annette Wax, Alice Dutler, Angela Tobler, Barbara Bonk and Athletic Director Trish Betthauser. For more information on Sports Boosters, check out their webpage at: http://www.d125.org/athletics/sports-boosters.

Boys Hoops Replay Tonight on Comcast 100

The boys basketball team’s 59-37 win over Waukegan on Saturday will be shown tonight at 7 o’clock on Comcast Channel 100. You can also watch the game at http://www.cn100.tv/game_of_the_week.aspx or via OnDemand.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Hoops for Heroes Camo T-Shirts on Sale Wednesday

Camouflage T-shirts for Friday’s “Hoops for Heroes” basketball games will go on sale during all lunch periods Wednesday. Shirts are $10. You can buy shirts during lunch Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale on Wednesday afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons. Cheesecake, apple pie, donuts, Puppy Chow and more. All items are $1.

Peer Tutors Looking for Juniors to Help Others

Peer Tutors is looking for juniors who would like to participate in the Stevenson To College program. You would be tutoring math or science one-to-one with a college-bound student. The hours are flexible. If you are interested, please email Mrs. Butcher (cbutcher@d125.org).

Mr. SHS Tickets on Sale

Tickets for the Mr. SHS contest are on sale for $5 at the Superstore. Mr. SHS will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, February 10 in the Performing Arts Center. Not sure what Mr. SHS is? Click here to find out.

COLLEGE NEWS

Are you considering a “gap year” after high school? Check out the Gap Year Fair on Saturday at New Trier High School’s Winnetka campus. This Gap Year Fair is one of the largest in the nation with 52 different programs being represented. There will be a speaker from noon to 1p.m. and the fair will run from 1-3 p.m. For registration and more information, visit https://usagapyearfairs.org/fair/chicago-il-2/.

Attention seniors: Are you considering attending the College of Lake County? Would you like to take a field trip to learn more about its opportunities? We are offering two dates for field trips to CLC: Wednesday, February 1 (designed for seniors who have an IEP or 504 plan) and Wednesday, February 8 (for seniors who do not have an IEP or 504 plan). Both field trips will depart at 8:30 a.m. from parking lot C. Students will return to SHS in time for fifth-period lunch. If interested, seniors should pick up the permission slip and interest form at the College Career Center (Room 1123) by Friday. Each trip will be limited to 40 seniors. We hope you will join us!

Seniors can now pick up applications for the Illinois Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship. Interested students must complete both the Illinois DAR Financial Need Form along with the application and plan to attend a junior college, four-year college or university in Illinois. Application materials can be picked up in the CCC and must be submitted by February 1.

CLUB NEWS

The STEVENSON STYLER will have a meeting to continue planning the spring/summer edition at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 1612. We are looking for members interested in all areas of magazine production including writers, models, photographers, editors and more! New members are always welcome.

ATHLETICS

There will be a girls water polo informational meeting at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the pool balcony. If you cannot attend, contact Coach Jeff Wimer at jwimer@d125.org.

The girls track and field team will have an informational meeting at 3:30 p.m. Friday at 3:30 p.m. in Room 7096. If you cannot attend, contact Coach Emma Degen at edegen@d125.org.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Universities could see funding restored in Senate budget deal

Park Ridge school board member resigns after tweets about Women’s March

U-46 board member: New curriculum “glorifies communism”

Fremont District 79 tightens belt as state aid shrinks

Galesburg teachers reject request to reopen contract, accept wage freeze

Mount Prospect District 57 weighs tax hike referendum in 2018

Peoria seeks to reduce $4M deficit in transportation budget

Bound for college? New report suggests it’s not for everyone

Police say robbery reported on NIU campus never happened

North Chicago District 187 chief education officer retiring again

Taft principal’s leukemia in “complete remission,” plans return to school

Warren Township High hosting 26-hour tech marathon for students

Winnebago district voters to decide on $12M bond for improvements

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

No second confirmation hearing planned for DeVos

University of Kentucky moving away from merit-based aid to need-based

Boston mayor announces $1B investment into school buildings

Maryland casinos pump out billions for education. So why are there deficits?

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