Tuesday, February 21, 2017

17 FCCLA Members Qualify for State

Seventeen members of the school’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America club qualified for the FCCLA State Leadership Conference based on their performances at the regional competition Friday at Harper College in Schaumburg. Twenty-one schools competed in the sectional.

Eight students won gold medals and most outstanding awards in their category: sophomore Pallavi Panchpor (Nutrition and Wellness), senior Hailey Kleinstein (Fashion Design), junior Alexa Weres (Recycle and Redesign), seniors Robin Cheifetz, Madison Randol and Jordan Zatz (Entrepreneurship), junior Lauren Stein (Interior Design) and junior Elmira Hezarkhani (Advocacy).

Also advancing to state were senior Carly Roseman (Professional Career Image), sophomore Laura Thornburg (Sports Nutrition), junior Nora Berryhill and freshman Mariam Reichert (Apparel Construction), junior Stephanie Martin and senior Jamie Berman (Career Investigation), junior Isabelle Heichman (Nutrition and Wellness), and juniors Ana Koruna and Sophie Sorrentino (Preschool Lesson Plan).

Two other FCCLA members received high ranking in their event: freshmen Roya Lippe and Michele Berdichevsky (Preschool Lesson Plan).

The FCCLA State Leadership Conference will be held April 6-8 in Springfield.

Five Students Win Gold Medal in Croatia

Five SHS students are members of the Skokie Valley Starlights Junior Team that won the gold medal in the Junior Division at the Zagreb Snowflakes International synchronized figure skating competition in Zagreb, Croatia last weekend. The Stevenson quintet includes seniors Laura Malis and Lauren Scott, juniors Jocelyn Kalkman and Mollie Kiven, and sophomore Aliyah Shaikh. Their team is affiliated with the Skokie Valley Skating Club in Buffalo Grove.

Scholastic Bowl Team Earns Another Honor

The varsity Scholastic Bowl A team was named National Academic Quiz Tournaments High School Team of the Week last week after winning the NAQT state tournament at the University of Illinois. The team included seniors Nathan Cha and Ali Saeed, junior Deepak Moparthi and freshman Govind Prabhakar. Their coaches were Ryan Fedewa, Lauren Albert and Matt Laird. The team qualified for the High School National Championship Tournament May 26-28 in Atlanta.


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Saturday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A Individual State Tournament: Seniors Dylan Geick and Nikita Nepomnyashchiy finished their high school careers as state medalists. Geick (42-3) finished fourth at 160 pounds, the second straight year he placed fourth in the state. Geick, who will wrestle for Columbia University, was fourth at 152 pounds in 2016. The Michigan-bound Nepomnyashchiy (20-4) earned his first medal, finishing sixth at 170. This was only the second time Stevenson has had two state medalists in one season. Adam Lipitz and R.J. Cohen earned medals at 119 and 152 pounds, respectively, at the 1997 state tournament. Sophomore 113-pounder Tommy Frezza (38-5) lost his quarterfinal match and then was eliminated in the consolation bracket. – Official Results | Daily Herald, Pioneer Press

Boys Swimming and Diving

Stevenson at IHSA Vernon Hills Sectional: The Patriots cruised to their third consecutive sectional championship, outscoring Libertyville, 308-226, and seven other schools. Stevenson won seven of 12 events, with sophomore Topher Stensby participating in four of them. Stensby won the 50-yard freestyle (21.11) and the 100 freestyle (47.26), and swam a leg on two victorious relays: the 200 free relay with senior Andrew Shashin, junior Daniel Ng and sophomore Jacob Rosenkranz (1:26.22), and the 400 free relay with Shashin, Ng and junior Nick Baginski (3:09.23). Ng won the 200 individual medley (1:56.95) and Baginski captured the 100 butterfly (51.35). Senior Matthew Krames claimed top honors in diving with an 11-dive score of 488.15, breaking the school record of 485.20 he set at last week’s conference meet. Baginski also qualified for this weekend’s state meet with a second-place finish in the 50 free (21.43), and as part of the runner-up 200 medley relay unit with Stensby, Ng and sophomore Joseph Song (1:36.62). Joining them at state will be sophomore Nathan Gates, who was second in the 500 free (4:42.75). Coach Doug Lillydahl received Sectional Coach of the Year honors. – Official Results | Daily Herald

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 60, Morgan Park 58 (OT): Senior Willie Herenton scored a game-high 18 points, grabbed six rebounds and made two steals to lead the Patriots (20-5) past the Mustangs in the City-Suburban Showdown at Robert Morris University in Arlington Heights. Morgan Park (19-5), which entered the game ranked No. 4 in the Chicago Tribune rankings, hit a three-point shot at the end of regulation to force overtime. Senior Justin Smith scored 15 points, pulled down 11 boards and made four steals, and classmate Aidan O’Connell added 11 points, 13 rebounds and three assists. Junior Jackson Qualley also reached double figures in scoring with 11 points for SHS, which closes its regular season at home with a Senior Night contest against Warren on Wednesday. Stevenson reached the 20-win mark for the fifth consecutive season and eighth time in coach Pat Ambrose’s 18 seasons. There have only been three other 20-win seasons in program history (1979-80, 1990-91 and 1991-92). – Daily Herald, Chicago Tribune

Friday’s Varsity Results

Girls Basketball

Libertyville 35, Stevenson 33: The sixth-seeded Wildcats hit a pair of free throws with five seconds remaining to capture the IHSA Class 4A Stevenson Regional championship in the Sports Center. Libertyville (18-11), which won its first regional title since 2012, avenged two earlier losses to SHS this season. The third-seeded Patriots finished their year with a 23-6 record. Senior Ashley Richardson and juniors Kiana Cencula and Klaire Steffens all scored nine points. – Pioneer Press

Boys Basketball

Waukegan 61, Stevenson 58: Senior Justin Smith scored 27 points as the visiting Patriots (19-5, 11-2) had a four-game winning streak snapped. Senior Tyrek Washington and junior Jackson Qualley each had 10 points, while senior Willie Herenton added nine. The Bulldogs improved to 16-8, 8-4. – News-Sun


Register This Week for Project Dance

Registration is open for the 10th annual Project Dance fundraiser. This year’s theme is “Patriotpalooza” and the goal is to raise $50,000 to help the Riverside Foundation and the Stevenson Foundation. Click here for all the registration information, forms and details. You can register through Friday. Use the coupon code HIGHFIVE for $5 off the registration fee. Project Dance will be held Saturday, April 8.

Help Decorate the Hallways for Winterfest

Calling all freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors: We need your help in decorating the school for Winterfest Week! Each class has two special hallways that they call their own, and the class boards will be decorating them in a lively competition. Come help your class board decorate the West hallways today, and the East hallways on Wednesday. Not only will you have a lot of fun, but you earn community service hours, too! For those helping today … free pizza for dinner!

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday

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


The Political Action Club will welcome U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider to its meeting from 4 to 5:30 today in Room 7096. The event is open to any Stevenson student. Rep. Schneider will answer questions pertaining to the relationship between the legislative and executive branches.

The Bass Fishing Club will be having an informational meeting after school Tuesday, February 28 in Room 2918. Contact Mr. Mural for more information at cmural@d125.org.


The College of Lake County is pleased to announce the new CLC Foundation Scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year. These scholarships are now available on the CLC Foundation page: https://clcillinois.academicworks.com. Students should apply by March 31.


Applications are still being accepted for career shadows during Spring Break. Please pick up an application in the College Career Center or print one off from the Career Exploration web page and turn it in at the CCC.

Applications are now open for Camp Cardiac and Camp Neuro. These camps are for any high school student interested in a career in medicine and are run by local medical students. Please visit campcardiac.org and campneuro.org for more information.


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