Monday, March 20, 2017

Stevenson Wins WYSE Sectional Title

Stevenson took first place and had 10 medalists at the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering sectional competition Friday at Vernon Hills High School. SHS captured top honors in the Unlimited Division, qualifying for the state finals Monday, April 17 at the University of Illinois. Stevenson finished second in the state last year.

Two students won their academic categories. Junior Elaine Xiao claimed the Biology bracket, while classmate Joshua Yoon prevailed over the Mathematics field. Three juniors were runners-up: Zach Chin (Chemistry), David Liang (Biology) and Joel Slaby (Engineering Graphics). Third-place showings came from junior Andrew Luo (Computer Science) and sophomore Aniket Nuthalapati (English). Other medalists included senior Eric Qian (Chemistry) and juniors Samarth Madduru (Computer Science) and Wilson Zhu (Chemistry).

Scholastic Bowl Team Competes at State

The Scholastic Bowl team participated in the Illinois High School Association state tournament on Friday in Peoria, winning one of its three matches. Stevenson beat Sandburg (420-180) and lost to Dunlap (330-300) and the Illinois Math and Science Academy (510-250).

Orchestra Concert Tuesday Night

Stevenson’s orchestras will perform during the Winter Orchestra Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free. The concert also will be live streamed by the Stevenson Broadcast Network at www.d125.org/sbn.

Fundraisers for Project Dance at Chipotle, Menchie’s Tuesday

Chipotle and Menchie’s in Lincolnshire are hosting Project Dance benefit nights on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. Chipotle is donating 50% of proceeds to Project Dance, and Menchie’s is giving 20%. Make sure you show these fundraising flyers on your phone when ordering: Chipotle | Menchie’s

Political Action Club Invites Early Voters for Walk

Eligible voters are invited to join the Political Action Club as it walks to the Vernon Township early voting center on Wednesday. The club will walk to early voting at 3:45 p.m., starting from Lot E after the school buses depart campus.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Boys Water Polo

Stevenson at Dan Lynch Classic: The top-ranked Patriots (7-0) held off the second- and third-ranked teams in the state to capture the three-day tournament at Fenwick. SHS beat No. 2 New Trier, 7-6, in the title match after edging No. 3 Naperville Central in the semifinals, 7-6. Against New Trier, junior Collin Kapecki scored three goals and senior Andrew Shashin netted two for the Pats, who built a 7-2 halftime lead and withstood a Trevian rally in the final two periods. Also scoring for Stevenson were juniors Justin Ginsberg and Eric Osuch. Kapecki and Osuch scored two goals apiece in the win over Naperville Central, while Shashin, senior Varun Ganesh and sophomore Filip Mihajlovic each had one. – Illpolo.com, WaterPoloPlanet.com

Badminton

Stevenson at Buffalo Grove Invitational: The Patriots dominated the field, capturing seven of the eight flights, and taking the title over the host school, 39-31, and four other teams. Freshman Esther Shi won the No. 1 singles title, leading a sweep of the four brackets. Senior Ashley Richardson claimed No. 2 singles, junior Harini Shanmusgasundaram won No. 3, and freshman Megan Wei prevailed at No. 4. Freshmen Jenny Yang and Kaitlyn Lu won the No. 2 doubles crown, sophomores Thivya Sivarajah and Julie Zhu took top honors at No. 3, and sophomore Kitty Zeng and freshman Jasmine Zhang were first at No. 4. All of Stevenson’s champions went 5-0 on the day. Junior Shirley Cao and senior May Ling went 4-1 and finished second at No. 2 doubles. – Daily Herald

Boys Tennis

Stevenson 6, Edwardsville 3: In a matchup of two teams that tied for eighth in the state last year, the Patriots prevailed in their season-opener at Forest View Racquet Club. Sophomore Zach Kim earned a 7-6 (6), 7-5 triumph at No. 1 singles over the Tigers’ top player, who finished fourth in doubles at the 2016 state tournament. At No. 2 singles, junior Sam Komis also beat a 2016 state doubles qualifier, 6-1, 6-0. The No. 1 doubles team of seniors Matt Harvey and Brian Weisberg held on for a 7-6 (7), 7-5 victory over two Tigers who reached state, one of whom finished fourth in doubles. Other winners for SHS were senior Gary Braznichenko at No. 4 singles, 6-1, 6-1, the No. 2 doubles tandem of sophomore Aswath Viswanathan and freshman Andy Dong, 6-3, 6-3, and the No. 5 doubles duo of junior Jeremy Park and sophomore Nicolas Ryding, 6-3, 6-7(5), (10-7). Kim, Harvey, Weisberg and Komis all qualified for state last season.

Boys Lacrosse

Carmel 10, Stevenson 3: Seniors Aaron Kaufmann, Demetre Crews and Michael Simon scored the host Patriots’ goals in their season opener. Junior Jacob Guria made 10 saves. – @PatsLax

Friday’s Varsity Results

Girls Track and Field

Stevenson at Lake Michigan Indoor Invitational: At Carthage College, junior captain Isabelle Sparreo won the 1,600-meter run with a season-best time of 5:08.62, then followed up four hours later by capturing the 3,200 in 11:13.75. Her efforts led the Patriots to a fifth-place finish among 31 teams. Junior Kesina Daley placed third in the high jump (4-11), while senior Abby Pucek was involved in a trio of top-10 finishes. She claimed sixth place in the 800 (2:27.64), was part of the fifth-place 3,200 relay with senior Claire Sullivan and juniors Lauren Appell and Gabriela Jagielo (10:05.20), and ran a leg on the 10th-place 1,600 relay with seniors Sydney Erickson and Juhi Jhaveri and freshman Avery King (4:24.36). Jhaveri had the Pats’ other top-10 effort, finishing eighth in the 400 (1:02.45).

Boys Water Polo

Stevenson at Dan Lynch Classic: The Patriots overcame a 5-0 deficit at Fenwick to beat Dr. Phillips High from Orlando, Florida, 8-7, and improve to 5-0 on the season. Junior Collin Kapecki scored three goals, and senior Andrew Shashin and junior Justin Ginsberg each tallied two. Junior Eric Osuch had the other SHS goal. – Illpolo.com

Badminton

Stevenson at Fremd Quadrangular: The Patriots (2-0-1) beat Hinsdale Central, 7-1, and tied the host Vikings, 4-4. Winning both of their matches were freshmen Esther Shi and Jasmine Zhang at No. 1 and 3 singles, respectively, the No. 2 doubles team of senior May Ling and junior Shirley Cao, and the No. 4 doubles unit of junior Harini Shanmusgasundaram and freshman Megan Wei.

Boys Gymnastics

Stevenson at Hinsdale Central Invitational: The Patriots placed 11th with a team score of 103. Lyons won the title with 153.253. – Daily Herald

Thursday’s Varsity Results

Boys Gymnastics

Barrington d. Stevenson

Sports Boosters Sale at Co-Curricular Night

Stevenson Sports Boosters will be selling spirit apparel at the annual Co-Curricular Fair from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Field House. Cash and credit cards will be accepted.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Project Dance Registration, Fundraising Minimum Due Wednesday

Project Dance registration and minimum fundraising of $25 is due on Wednesday for all students wishing to attend the Saturday, April 8 dance in the Sports Center. Students may still register at projectdance2017.wikispaces.com.

Fashion Show T-Shirts for Sale Online

The fourth annual Fashion Show is around the corner and you can buy a T-shirt to support its charity, Dress for Success. Men’s and women’s fits are available, and the shirts are less than $12. Click here to order a shirt. Please place your order by April 3. We look forward to seeing you at the Fashion Show at 7 p.m. Friday, April 21 in the PAC!

Testing Center Closes Early on Friday

The Testing Center will be closing at 4 p.m. Friday.

Catalyst Sponsoring Logo Design Contest

Catalyst, a student leadership group dedicated to producing community-wide change by supporting and encouraging a drug- and alcohol-free lifestyle, is sponsoring a logo design contest for SHS students. The winner will receive a $50 gift certificate. Here are contest details:

° Primary Text to Include: “Catalyst”

° Secondary Text (optional): “Courage” and/or “Be The Change”    

° Colors: Try to use a maximum of two colors. Blue, black and white should be the primary color selections.

° Additional Design Components: Visually interesting designs/imagery to capture the themes of change, majority, strength, etc. Do not use images of drugs or alcohol.

° Art/File Size: Should be able to be printed on something as large as a banner and as small as a postcard. Digital submissions should be high resolution at 300 dpi.

Submissions are due by Friday, April 21. Drop off or email designs to Dr. Cristina Cortesi in Room 2400 or at ccortesi@d125.org.

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.

CLUB NEWS

Stevenson students are invited to meet Vernon Township candidates from both slates at the Political Action Club’s “Meet-n-Greet” event from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday in the ILC.

The Stevenson Green Team is holding a clothing drive through Thursday. Collection bins are placed at the Point, Field House and Sports Center. All donations will be sent to Goodwill.

The Interactive Gamers Club will be hosting a Modern Masters Draft after school Thursday in Room 1204 (the Faculty Dining Room). The cost is $10 to attend, and all players are welcome! Players must be able to stay until 6 p.m. to participate. Please contact Mr. Fedewa with any questions.

INTRAMURALS

Coed Kickball registration will be closing soon. Tuesday is the last day to register and turn in your team packets. If you have any questions, see Mr. Wellington in the Student Activities Office.

ATHLETICS

The girls lacrosse team is selling gift certificates to Leider’s Greenhouses in Buffalo Grove to raise money for its annual trips and other activities. Certificates are available in denominations of $25, $50 and $100, and they do not expire. Click here to download an order form. Order forms must be turned in by April 30. For more information, contact Caren Keane at carenkeane11@icloud.com.

If you played on a winter sports team, don’t forget to fill out the student participation survey at www.d125.org/athletics before you leave for Spring Break.

COLLEGE NEWS

Rotary International District 6440 is awarding 11 scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each. These scholarships are for students who are preparing for careers that require less than a four-year degree (associates degree, diploma or certificate). Applications must be submitted to the Rotary District 6440 Vocational Scholarship committee by April 7. Please stop in the College Career Center (Room 1123) to pick up your application. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. McGurn.

The Waukegan alumni chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. is awarding two scholarships to African-American males who have been accepted into a two- or four-year college or university. Please stop in the College Career Center (Room 1123) to pick up your application for this scholarship. The application must be submitted by May 15. If you have any questions, see Mrs. McGurn in the College Career Center.

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.

CAREER EXPLORATION

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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