Monday, January 30, 2017

Patriettes Win First State Championship

The varsity Patriettes won the Illinois High School Association Class 3A competitive dance state championship on Saturday in Bloomington, the first title in program history. The champs will be honored during a special ceremony at 8 a.m. Tuesday in Room 2104. The ceremony is open to the public. Guests are asked to park in lot B and check in at the Forum.

The championship roster included seniors Abigail Asher, Analese DeMaio, Samantha Merrick, Abby Mishory, Taylor Phillips, Nikki Prokos, Abigail Pucek, Alexis Puritz, Madison Randol, Jessica Rappaport, Mollie Rice and Samantha Sherman; juniors Hannah Cohen, Sophia Connolly, Rachel Foos, Maya Gold, Sarah Kravitz, Marissa Levi, Nikki Morris and Amanda Weil; sophomores Amelia Lee and Angelina Silvestri; and freshman Jordyn Knysz. The Patriettes’ head coach is Kristin Piekarski and her assistant coach is Laura Moschel. Piekarski told the Daily Herald that the team choreographed its routine. “It’s a pretty special moment when something you choreographed takes first place in the state” she said. More details in the sports section below.

Three Archers Earn Awards in Champaign

Three members of Stevenson’s archery team earned awards at Saturday’s Jefferson Jaguar Schweighart Shootout in Champaign. Junior Sami Hartman-Stackhouse won a double-shootout to finish second in the Female Division with a score of 288. She racked up 20 bullseyes. Sophomore Rebecca Azevedo placed fourth in the Female Division with a score of 287 and 19 bullseyes. Junior Andrew Sliwicki was 10th in the Male Division with a score of 281 and 16 bullseyes. Stevenson entered three teams in the tournament. The top scorers for Team No. 2 were sophomore Nick Filerman (268, nine bullseyes) and freshman Carina Spaeth (253, six bullseyes). The leaders for Team No. 3 were freshman Kassy Muradian (260, 11 bullseyes) and sophomore William Fitzgerald (252, eight bullseyes).

Final Course Selection Evening for Incoming Freshmen

The second and final Course Selection Evening for incoming freshmen is Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. in the Room 2104 of the West Building. Parents and guardians should use parking lot B and enter the Forum for easiest access. Counselors will be available in Room 2104 to answer questions about elective courses, and parents may submit completed forms. All course selection forms must be returned by Thursday.

A nurse will be available to answer questions related to the Certificate of Child Health Examination form and immunization requirements. For families whose student takes medication during the school day, the nurse will review Stevenson guidelines for administration of medication. The nurse also will be available to discuss any concerns in working with children who have a chronic illness.


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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Competitive Dance

Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A State Tournament: The Patriettes won their first state championship in program history on the final performance of the day. SHS watched the other 11 finalists perform before getting its chance, and struck gold. Dancing to Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know?” the Patriettes posted a score of 93.86, edging Huntley, which had a 93.04. Stevenson’s title cements its status as one of the state’s premier programs. SHS has reached the IHSA state finals in each of the five years it has existed, placing second in 2016 and 2013, third in 2014 and fourth in 2015. – Official Results | Daily Herald

Competitive Cheerleading

Stevenson at IHSA Belvidere Sectional: The Patriots qualified for this weekend’s state tournament at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington by finishing fourth in the Coed Division. SHS posted a score of 88.30, behind Belvidere North (93.69), Grant (92.40) and Buffalo Grove (89.84). This will be the program’s 11th appearance at state, but its first in the Coed Division. Stevenson has seven top-10 finishes at the IHSA state finals, including an eighth-place showing last year. – Official Results


Stevenson at Illinois High School Championships: The Patriots boys and girls were crowned overall champions at Glenbrook South, and brought home a number of medals. SHS took first place in women’s foil, women’s epee and women’s sabre, was first in men’s sabre, and placed second in men’s foil and men’s epee. Junior Rachel Aranyi captured the women’s epee competition, while senior Zimo Zhu was second in men’s epee. Third-place honors went to sisters Nikita Jhangiani, a senior, and sophomore Geeta Jhangiani, who tied in women’s epee, senior Jeeho Lee (men’s foil, tie), freshman Aya Taira (women’s foil, tie), senior Andrew Kim (men’s sabre, tie) and sophomore Chloe Myers (women’s sabre, tie). Four fencers finished fifth in their weapon: seniors Julia Son (women’s foil), Jo Kubota (men’s epee) and Mattaeus Klonowski (men’s sabre), and freshman Rachel Roh (women’s sabre). Other top-10 finishers included senior Patrick Sack (sixth, men’s sabre), sophomore Sarah Strezewski (sixth, women’s foil), senior Robin Cheifetz (seventh, women’s epee), freshman Ethan Zhou (eighth, men’s sabre), sophomore Annika Rehberger (ninth, women’s foil), sophomore Josh Chambers (ninth, men’s sabre), junior Angelica Lopez (10th, women’s foil), senior Jeehyun Sung (10th, men’s epee) and junior Dylan Leonard (10th, men’s sabre).

Girls Gymnastics

Stevenson at North Suburban Conference Championships: At Lake Forest, the Patriots placed second behind defending champion Mundelein, 136.9-133.1, and received a runner-up effort from sophomore Zoe Hinz in the all-around (35.1). She won the balance beam (9.0), finished second on uneven bars (8.9) and was third in floor exercise (8.7). Freshman Amy Sliwicki placed fourth on bars (8.35), while sophomore Johnna Geick tied for fourth in floor exercise (8.6) and was fifth on bars (8.2). – Daily Herald


Stevenson at Lake County Invitational: The Patriots edged Libertyville and 12 other teams for the county championship at Zion-Benton. SHS outscored Libertyville, 194-189.5, and had three individual champions: sophomore Tommy Frezza (34-3) at 113 pounds, senior Dylan Geick (38-1) at 160, and senior Robert Pavlovich (33-7) at 182. In their title bouts, Frezza earned a 10-3 decision, Geick pinned his opponent in 2:23, and Pavlovich prevailed by a 7-2 score. Seniors Brandon Zisman (23-14) and Eric Carter (36-7) were second at 138 and 145, respectively, while sophomore Anand Batbaatar (24-19) took third at 285. Juniors Michael Karp (25-18) and Jake Simon (23-18) were fourth at 132 and 170, respectively. Sophomore Max Gomez (26-15) finished fifth at 195. – Daily Herald

Boys Swimming and Diving

Stevenson at 52nd annual Madison (Wisconsin) West Invitational: The Patriots won three events and captured the team championship over 20 other teams at the University of Wisconsin’s pool. Junior Daniel Ng won the 200-yard individual medley (1:58.35) and also swam a leg on the 400 free relay (3:10.96) with junior Nick Baginski, senior Andrew Shashin and sophomore Topher Stensby. Stevenson also won the 200 free relay (1:26.96) behind Baginski, Shashin, Stensby and sophomore Jacob Rosenkranz. SHS earned a team score of 368.5, comfortably ahead of Madison Memorial (315) and Madison West (306.5). Baginski placed second in two events, the 50 free (21.71) and 100 butterfly (51.82), while Stensby was second in the 100 free (47.35) and fifth in the 50 free (22.04). Senior Matthew Krames finished third in diving (433.60) and sophomore Joseph Song was third in the 100 breaststroke (1:00.82). Other top-five finishes included a fourth-place finish by the 200 medley relay unit (1:40.35) featuring Ng, Song, Rosenkranz and sophomore Maxim Ryaguzov, sophomore Nathan Gates taking fourth in the 500 free (4:56.33), and Shashin tying for fifth in the 100 free (49.68). – Madison State Journal

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 7, Barrington 2: On Senior Night, senior Jason Roseman and junior Jake Camp each scored a pair of goals for the Patriots (16-22) at Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion. Camp also had an assist for SHS, which scored three goals in the first and followed with three more in the second. Senior Daniel Wolfe and junior Jackson Leptich also scored goals, and each had an assist on a Camp score. Nine Pats racked up assists in the game, led by junior Jack Wiley, who had two. Also recording assists were senior Benjamin Stavola, juniors Frank Wiest-Puchala, Michael Dowd and sophomores Sam Shellist and Zach Wesley. Other seniors honored were Kyle Previn, Jacob Saddler, Tyler Eshkenazi and Jason Spector. – Boxscore

Friday’s Varsity Results

Boys Bowling

Stevenson at IHSA State Tournament: Lucas Pinkus tied for 57th place in the preliminary round, and missed by one pin from advancing to Saturday’s finals. He shot a six-game series of 1,236 pins (206.0 average), including a 656 series in the morning three-game set. He had games of 197, 222 and 237 in the morning, followed by 185, 170 and 225 in the afternoon. The junior competed in the state tournament for the first time. – Official Results

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 61, Mundelein 49: Senior Madison Wicklund scored a game-high 19 points to lead a quartet of double-digit scorers for the host Patriots (18-5, 10-1). Fellow senior Ashley Richardson poured in 17 points, and juniors Klaire Steffens and Kiana Cencula scored 13 and 10, respectively. Wicklund scored 13 of her 19 points in the first half as SHS took a 31-29 lead over the Mustangs (11-15, 3-8) into halftime. Cencula scored eight points, including a pair of three-pointers, during the pivotal third quarter, when Stevenson outscored Mundelein 23-7 and extended its lead to 18. Richardson also hit two three-pointers on the night. The Pats sank all nine of their free throw attempts in the game.

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 82, Mundelein 46: Seniors Justin Smith and Willie Herenton scored 20 and 19 points, respectively, as the host Patriots improved to 15-3 overall and 7-1 in the North Suburban Conference. Senior Danny Rosen, making his first start of the season, scored seven points, grabbed six rebounds, and had four assists and four steals. Junior Samvit Ram contributed seven points. The Mustangs fell to 4-19 overall and 0-8 in the NSC.

Boys Ice Hockey

York 3 ,Stevenson 0: The Patriots outshot the Dukes at Addison Ice Rink, 28-16, but dropped to 15-22 on the season. – Boxscore


SPARK Information Meetings Set for Friday

Informational meetings for the 2017 SPARK (STEM Professionals As Resource Knowledge) summer program will be held during the lunch periods (4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a and 6b) Friday in Room 2104. Students should bring their own lunch and they’ll be provided with complete application information. All interested students must attend. A synopsis of the program can be found here.

Seniors, Fill Out the Parking Survey

Seniors, have you completed the 2016-17 parking survey yet? If not, don’t forget to do so! Check your school email or visit the link here.

Dance Class Placement Opportunity Thursday

Students with dance experience who are not currently enrolled in an SHS dance class can attend a placement assessment for the 2017-18 school year on Thursday in the Dance Studio (Room 2010). Dancers can pick one of these times: 7:30-8:15 a.m. and 3:30-4:15 p.m. Dress appropriately!

Fashion Show Volunteer Meeting Thursday

The fourth annual 2017 Fashion Show benefiting Dress for Success will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, April 21. A meeting for interested volunteers will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 1612. If you are interested in modeling, make-up, hair, model dressing, staging, hospitality or photography, please come and learn more about the show! If you have any questions, please contact the fashion show faculty coordinator Mrs. Erickson at

Early Bird Winterfest Dance Tickets on Sale Next Monday

Early bird ticket sales for the Student Council’s Winterfest Dance will begin Monday, February 6 and end on Friday, February 10. Tickets will be $20 until February 10. After February 10, the price will go up to $25. The Winterfest Dance is Saturday, February 25.


There will be a girls soccer informational meeting at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday in Rooms 2004-2006. If you cannot attend, contact Coach Kevin Heffernan at

An informational meeting for boys gymnastics will take place at 3:45 p.m. Thursday in Room 2002. If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Joe Rogalski at

There will be an informational meeting for girls badminton at 3:30 p.m. Monday, February 6 in Room 7096. If you cannot attend the meeting, please contact Coach Grant Johnson at

The boys water polo preseason meeting will be held at 3:45 p.m. Monday, February 6 in the pool balcony. If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Sean Wimer at


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

The Stevenson Styler Fashion Club will be meeting today in Room 1612 at 3:30 to watch the fashionista favorite The Devil Wears Prada. Everyone is welcome to attend.


Freshmen, sophomores and juniors looking for unique summer enrichment opportunities? Check Naviance “Enrichment Programs” for details on summer opportunities at college campuses across the globe. These vary from week-long sessions to full-summer sessions.


Students interested in science and technology can apply for the Digital Learning Internship at The Field Museum in Chicago. The six-week paid summer internship will give students hands-on scientific research experience. Applications are available until March 17. Find out more by visiting and search Digital Learning Internship. For a list of more summer camps and internships, please see the Career Exploration webpage.

Career shadow applications are now being accepted for Spring Break. Please pick up an application in the College Career Center or go the Career Exploration web page to download one and turn in to the CCC. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC at for any questions regarding career exploration!


Morning Strength Training and Conditioning is open to all students from 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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