Tuesday, March 14, 2017

School Open, Following Regular Schedule

The school will operate on its normal schedule today.

SHS Wins Honors at UI Model UN Conference

Stevenson was named Outstanding Large Delegation at last weekend’s Model United Nations Conference at the University of Illinois. Eleven of the school’s 24-student delegation earned awards. Junior Adam Katz was chosen for Best Delegate honors, while six others were selected as Outstanding Delegates: seniors Khalil Khan and Ruhee Singh, junior Jessica Shen, and sophomores Dexter Darmali, Devanshi Gupta and Claire Huang. Senior Eddie Kosinsky received Honorable Mention, while senior Michelle Sun, junior Brad Ma and sophomore Abhilash Raghuram were given Verbal Commendations.

Archers Post 20 Personal Bests at Clemente

Stevenson’s archery team set a slew of records at its final regular-season tournament at Clemente High School in Chicago on Saturday. The school’s entry in the Advanced Division placed fifth with a school record score of 3,273. Leading the way was junior Sami Hartman Stackhouse, who tied for second with a score of 288 that included 19 bullseyes. Senior Victor Wang shot a personal best 275 and also recorded a perfect round at 10 meters. He was one of 20 archers to achieve personal bests.

SHS had two teams in the Novice Division, with Team No. 1 taking third place behind junior Camryn Klein, who had a personal best of 264 with eight bullseyes. Freshman William Fitzgerald was next with a personal-best 262 and seven bullseyes. Sophomore Josh Chambers led Team No. 2 with a fourth-place finish in the division. He shot a personal-best 269 with 11 bullseyes. The team’s next-highest scorer was freshman Saumya Malhotra, who had a personal best 251 with six bullseyes.

Also recording personal-best scores were sophomore Rachel French (273), junior Desmond Ding (273), sophomore Nick Filerman (271), freshman Caitlin Goldberg (269), senior Brandon Yang (266), junior Melissa Elsner (262), senior David Xu (261), sophomore Brenna Faber (255), junior Shelley Siegel (248), sophomore Sydney Zuber (244), sophomore Adhya Gowda (243), junior Nick King (237), senior Andy Xie (237), junior Rashab Nayar (229) and sophomore Zach Driscoll (224).


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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Track and Field

Stevenson at Huntley Indoor Invitational: Junior Isabelle Sparreo won the 1,600 meters in 5:10.32, leading the Patriots to a seventh-place finish among 10 teams. Sparreo also ran the anchor leg on the third-place 3,200 relay with senior Claire Sullivan, sophomore Kendall Roberts and senior Sydney Pacernick (10:16.70). Senior Juhi Jhaveri had the other third-place showing in the 400 (1:02.87). She also placed fifth in the 200 (27.47), and was part of the fifth-place 800 relay with junior Kesina Daley and seniors Paige Nierman and Sydney Erickson (1:55.30). Daley was fifth in the high jump (4-10) while sophomore Johnna Geick was fifth in pole vault (8-6). The 1,600 relay team of Erickson, Sparreo, freshman Avery King and senior Abby Pucek was sixth.

Friday’s Varsity Results

Boys Track and Field

Stevenson 98, Carmel 15, Palatine 10: The Patriots (5-0) won all 12 events in the Field House. Sophomore Sam Farber and senior Noah Lukz each won two events. Farber captured both hurdles races, the 55-meter high (8.6) and the 55-meter intermediate (8.3). Lukz won the 55 dash (6.4) and the 160 (18.9). Other individual winners for Stevenson were junior David Engstrom in the high jump (5-10), sophomore Anand Batbaatar in the shot put (42-7.5), junior Aaron Portman in the 800 (2:07), junior Borler Wu in the 300 (38.2) and senior Paul Udoni in the 1,600 (4:31). The Patriots also won the 3,200 relay (8:52.7), the 1,600 relay (3:37.9) and the 640 relay (1:15.4).

Girls Soccer Team Opens Season Today

The varsity girls soccer team is scheduled to open its season today with a game at Buffalo Grove. Coach Kevin Heffernan lost several seniors from last season’s North Suburban champion, but some key players return, including seniors Savannah Kruse, Hannah Petrich and Jill Steinbrink, and sophomore Hannah Lapeire.

Senior Soccer Players Heading to Nationals

Seniors Ben Brandt and Jake Nunez and their FC United U-19 Boys Select club soccer team qualified for the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships July 24-29 in Frisco, Texas. The FC United team qualified for nationals by finishing second in the U.S. Youth Soccer League, which ended its season with three days of action in Las Vegas last weekend. FC United beat USA 98/99 Premier from Utah, 2-1, to finish league play with a 5-1-1 record and earn its bid to nationals. Nunez had two of the team’s 16 goals during the season, while Brandt had one goal and three assists.


Showcase Tickets on Sale

Tickets are on sale for the Patriot Parent Association’s annual student spectacular, “Showcase 2017: The PAC Where It Happens.” Showcase takes place at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10, with a different performance lineup each night. Tickets can be purchased at the Patriot Superstore before school or during lunch periods with cash, check or student ID, and can be purchased online anytime at this link. General admission tickets are available for students. Tickets can be picked up during lunch in the Wood Commons or at Will Call on show nights.

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale Wednesday afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons. Pies, donuts, Puppy Chow and more will be available. All items are $1.

Graduation Speaker Applications Due Friday

Seniors interested in being considered for one of the two speaking slots at the commencement ceremony in May must turn in their application by 3:45 p.m. Friday. Click here for details and to download the application.

Peer Helpers Applications Now Available

Are you a creative, open-minded person who is kind, thoughtful and a great leader? Do you want to help ensure that all kids at SHS feel safe and have positive experiences?  Do you want to help staff the Student Lounge and have the opportunity to meet and work with other students? If you said yes to those questions, and you’re currently a freshman, sophomore or junior, then Peer Helpers may be the program for you. Applications for the 2017-18 school year are now available at this link and in the Student Activities Office. Applications are due no later than Monday, April 10. For more information, visit the Peer Helpers in the Student Lounge, or see Ms. Polisky or Ms DeHoyos.


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.

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 Friday. Find out more by visiting fieldmuseum.org and search Digital Learning Internship. For a list of more summer camps and internships, please see the Career Exploration webpage.

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.


Juniors and sophomores: Consider attending the Illinois Regional College Fair at CLC on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. There will be more than 150 colleges across the nation attending. To register, and to see the list of colleges in attendance, check out this link: http://www.clcillinois.edu/events/collegefair.

Attention seniors: Thursday is the Local Scholarship Packet deadline. Turn in your packet to the College Career Center (Room 1123). If you have any questions, please see Mrs. McGurn.

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.


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 Performing Arts Center. (Thursday is a late-arrival day). Any athlete who has not attended a meeting yet should be there. Attendance will be taken, so make sure you bring your student ID. The last student-athlete meeting will be held Thursday, April 20.

The Chicago Sky is holding its annual High School Team of the Year contest, and Stevenson’s varsity girls basketball squad is in the running. Online voting runs through Saturday, April 22 at http://sky.wnba.com/high-school-team-of-the-week/. The High School Team of the Year will receive a complimentary basketball clinic led by Sky coaches and players, and the opportunity to host the Sky’s 50/50 charity raffle to raise funds for its team and athletic department. The winner will be announced at halftime of Opening Night on Friday, May 19.

Could the boys swimming and diving team have the Chicago Tribune Lake Shore area Athlete of the Month for a second straight month? It’s up to you. Sophomore Topher Stensby has been nominated for the Tribune’s Athlete of the Month award for March. His teammate, senior Matthew Krames, won the honor for February. You can vote here from multiple devices. Voting ends this week.


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