Monday, April 10, 2017

SHS Group Wins State Economics Challenge

Seniors Reuben Gutmann, David Liu, Alex Shi and Kevin You won the 2017 Illinois Economics Challenge on Friday, defeating York High School for the title. The competition was held at the regional office of education in DeKalb. The other state finalists were Hinsdale South, Edwardsville, Neuqua Valley and St. Ignatius College Prep. The Stevenson quartet moves on to the National Economics Challenge semifinals on April 25. The top four scoring teams in the semifinals will advance to the national championship round May 20-22 in New York City.

Students Helping Soldiers Clothing Collection Drive

Students Helping Soldiers is holding a clothing collection drive this week. Bins will be available at every public entrance to the school, and classroom teachers also will be accepting donations. Clothes collected will be donated to homeless and less-fortunate veterans and their families. For more information, contact club sponsor Dino Moran at


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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Boys Water Polo

Stevenson at DeSmet Invitational: At DeSmet Jesuit High School near St. Louis, juniors Collin Kapecki and Eric Osuch each scored four goals as the Patriots (15-0) beat St. Louis University High School, 12-8, to capture the tournament title. SHS began the day with a 13-3 defeat of Lindbergh, with senior Andrew Shashin scoring five times and Kapecki reaching the back of the net on four occasions. Shashin followed with five more goals to lead Stevenson past Fenwick, 13-4. Senior Dan Maleski scored four goals and junior Charlie Day made five saves against Fenwick. –

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson at Fenwick Invitational: The second-ranked Patriots (14-0) beat the No. 1 and No. 3 teams in the state to capture the tournament championship. SHS held off a fourth-quarter charge from No. 1 Naperville Central and beat the Redhawks in the championship game, 12-11. Junior Claire Haas led the way with six goals and sophomore Lauren Maloney added three. Sophomore Anna Mossakowski and junior Brigitte Lefebvre split goaltending duties, making five and four saves, respectively. Earlier in the day, SHS beat No. 3 Mother McAuley, 10-7, in a rematch from last year’s third-place game at the state tournament. Mossakowski made six saves and Lefebvre had five. Haas tallied four goals and senior Fiona Gaffney had two for the Patriots, who pulled away in the second half after taking a 6-5 lead into halftime.


Stevenson 12-22, Schaumburg 11-21: The host Patriots (2-7) won their first games of the year behind a career day from senior Alana Labaschin. She drove in 13 runs, including walk-off hits in the bottom of the seventh inning in both games. She had nine hits, including a 6-for-6, 10 RBI performance in the second game that included a home run and three doubles, and scored four runs. Senior Mic Faunce scored both of the game-winning runs, and crossed the plate nine times in the twinbill. She also had six hits and drove in four runs. Other offensive standouts were seniors Vera Pflugradt (six hits and five runs), Emma Oriatti (five hits, six runs, five RBI) and Alyssa Pauly (six hits, three runs). Junior Ilyssa Muise collected four hits and freshman Maggie Trotter homered in the nightcap. Sophomore Riley Housinger was the winning pitcher in each game.


Stevenson at Willowbrook Invitational: The Patriots won the tournament for the fifth consecutive year, winning all four doubles flights and three of four levels in singles. Freshman Esther Shi claimed the No. 1 singles crown, and classmates Jenny Yang and Kaitlyn Lu cruised to the No. 1 doubles title. Senior Ashley Richardson won the No. 2 singles flight and freshman Jasmine Zhang captured No. 3 singles. Senior May Ling and junior Shirley Cao ruled No. 2 doubles, sophomores Thivya Sivarajah and Julie Zhu claimed No. 3 doubles, and freshman Megan Wei and junior Harini Shanmugasundaram finished atop No. 4 doubles. All were 5-0 on the day. Sophomore Kitty Zeng was second at No. 4 singles.

Girls Soccer

Stevenson at North Shore Invitational: Senior Jill Steinbrink scored one goal and assisted on the other as the Patriots (1-0-1) beat Wheaton St. Francis, 2-1, in their first game at the tournament at New Trier. Steinbrink set up junior Katie Sakshaug for the other SHS goal. All of the game’s scoring came in the second half. Senior Hannah Petrich made 14 saves. – Daily Herald

Allied Soccer

Stevenson 1, Round Lake 0: Senior Jenny Callen scored with five minutes remaining, assisted by sophomore Steven Wetle, as the host Patriots prevailed in the season opener for both teams.

Girls Track and Field

Stevenson at Buffalo Grove Invitational: The Patriots won three events en route to a fourth place finish among eight teams. Junior Kesina Daley won the high jump (5-1), classmate Isabelle Sparreo captured the 1,600-meter run (5:06.89), and the 800 relay team of senior Sydney Erickson, juniors Meghan Liss and Haley Tokars, and sophomore Payton Nierman also was triumphant (1:50.98). Erickson and Tokars also made up half of the second-place 1,600 relay with seniors Abby Pucek and Juhi Jhaveri (4:19.68). Other runner-up efforts came from sophomore Kendall Roberts in the 3,200 (12:02.83), junior Gabriela Jagielo in the 800 (2:24.86), and sophomore Johnna Geick in the pole vault (9-0). Pucek was part of the third-place 3,200 relay with senior sisters Claire Sullivan and Eliza Sullivan and classmate Amy Eckardt (10:21.68). Jhaveri had three other top-six finishes, taking fourth in the long jump (16-1.5) and 400 (1:03.51), and joining Nierman, junior Nicole Youkhanna and sophomore Michelle Cai to place sixth in the 400 relay (53.12). Junior Marie Pascual was fourth in the high jump (4-9) and sixth in triple jump (32-1.5), sophomore Miffy Tani was fourth in the 100 hurdles (18.06), and senior Sabrina Sullivan was fourth in the 300 hurdles (50.33). Junior Natalie Sparreo was fifth in the 800 (2:27.87) and junior Emily Grimes was sixth in the high jump (4-7). – Daily Herald

Boys Volleyball

Stevenson at Warren Invitational: The Patriots (9-4) won one of their three matches to finish sixth in the 24-team tournament. After falling to Riverside-Brookfield in the quarterfinals (25-22, 23-25, 15-13), SHS bounced back with a win over Loyola (25-17, 21-25, 19-17), then fell to the host school (25-20, 25-22). Senior Grant Maleski hit 40 kills in the three matches, 15 in each of the first two. Junior Haddon Kay recorded 34 assists. Junior Leo Chen had six kills and three block assists in the Loyola victory.

Girls Lacrosse

St. Charles Co-op 16, Stevenson 10: In the Stadium, sophomores Erica Spieler and Sophie Sorenson tallied three goals apiece against the state’s fifth-ranked team. Sophomore Georgia Maskalunas, senior Courtney Patten and freshman Kilian Weber also scored for the Patriots (4-3). Junior Ryan Johnson made 13 saves.

Friday’s Varsity Results

Boys Gymnastics

Stevenson at Bob Bohl Invitational: In a meet at Mundelein featuring several of the state’s top teams, senior Matt Krames won the all-around title with a career-best 52.6 points (8.77 average). He captured first place on still rings (9.2) and horizontal bar (9.0), and was second on floor exercise (9.3). The Patriots finished seventh among 19 teams with a season-high score of 131.8 points. – Daily Herald


Stevenson 12, Glenbrook South 4: In Glenview, the Patriots (6-3) scored eight unanswered runs to break a 4-4 tie. Sophomore Brandon Ward, junior Jack Housinger, and seniors Charlie Bourbon and Michael Marchese all hit run-scoring singles during a five-run fourth inning. Marchese had three of Stevenson’s 15 hits, as did twin brother Henry, who scored three runs. Senior Charlie Ling had two hits, walked twice and scored twice. He also stole two bases, as did each of the Marchese brothers. SHS swiped eight bases. –

Girls Lacrosse

Stevenson 9, Glenbrook North 6: Senior Michelle Kats made 10 saves, and sophomores Sophie Sorenson and Erica Speiler scored three goals each as the visiting Patriots (4-2) earned their third win in a row. Senior captain Courtney Patten had 10 draw controls for SHS, which earned a 11-10, double-overtime decision against Evanston on Tuesday.

Boys Volleyball

Stevenson at Warren Invitational: The Patriots (8-2) beat Reavis (25-16, 25-16) and Niles West (25-20, 25-21) to win their Gold Division pool and advance to the quarterfinals. Sophomore Will Sorenson served six of the team’s 13 aces during the win over Reavis, and also dished out 10 assists. Junior Haddon Kay had eight assists. Matt Cliffer, also a junior, recorded seven kills and senior Grant Maleski had five. Against Niles West, Maleski pounded a team-high 12 kills and Cliffer had six. Kay and Sorenson each tallied 10 assists.

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson at Fenwick Invitational: The Patriots beat Lyons Township, 12-7, and Loyola Academy, 18-10, and improved to 12-0 on the season. Stevenson took commanding leads by halftime in each contest, 8-3 against Lyons and 12-5 versus Loyola. Junior Eileen Hoang scored four goals to lead SHS in the win over Lyons, while classmate Claire Haas had a team-high five goals against Loyola and added three more against Lyons. Sophomore Lauren Maloney tallied four goals against Loyola. Sophomore Anna Mossakowski made six saves against Loyola and five against Lyons. Junior Brigitte Lefebvre had five saves in the Lyons game.

Boys Water Polo

Stevenson at DeSmet Invitational: The Patriots (12-0) opened tournament play with wins over St. Louis-area school Chaminade (17-3) and Clear Lake, Texas (12-2). Senior Dan Maleski scored a team-high four goals against Chaminade, while classmate Andrew Shashin recorded five to lead SHS versus Clear Lake. Junior Charlie Day made seven saves against the Texas opponent. –


Stevenson at Fremd Quadrangular: The Patriots (7-1-2) beat York (6-2), lost to the host school (6-2) and tied Neuqua Valley (4-4). Freshman Megan Wei won all three of her matches at No. 4 singles, while the tandem of junior Shirley Cao and senior May Ling went 3-0 at No. 2 doubles.


Antioch 9, Stevenson 7: Senior Mic Faunce drove in three runs for the visiting Patriots (0-7). She was 2-for-4 with a double and a triple. Senior Emma Oriatti was 3-for-4, while classmate Alana Labaschin was 2-for-4 with two runs batted in. Senior Alyssa Pauly also drove in a run. – Daily Herald

Boys Tennis

New Trier 8, Stevenson 1: The No. 1 doubles team of seniors Brian Weisberg and Matt Harvey posted the lone win for the Patriots (1-1) at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex, earning a 7-6 (5), 6-2 decision.


Get Your Light It Up Blue Shirt for Autism Awareness

“Light It Up Blue” T-shirts will be on sale for $15 during the lunch periods this week. Light It Up Blue is the annual fundraiser for the Autism Speaks Foundation and autism awareness, sponsored by the Sophomore Class Board and Best Buddies. Everyone who buys a shirt is invited to wear it to the Allied Soccer game at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 22 in the Stadium. After the game, everyone will be invited onto the field for games and activities. There will be free food and games. If you wear your T-shirt, admission to the post-game festivities is free. Otherwise, the cost will be $10.

Class of 2018: Schedule Your Senior Portraits

VIP Photography is ready to book your senior portrait session! Times are available as early as May 22, but they fill up fast. Please make an appointment online at or over the phone at 847-499-9300. Information about photo packages and pricing is available on the VIP website, Please see the parent letter and senior portrait brochure for more information regarding available photo times and session information.

Boys Volleyball Team Selling T-Shirts for Benefit Night

The boys volleyball team is selling T-shirts for its upcoming Diabetes Awareness Night to benefit JDRF, the leading global organization funding Type 1-diabetes research. Shirts are $10 for small through extra-large, $12 for XXL and $13 for XXXL. Shirts can be ordered at this link through Friday.

Taking a Non-SHS Student to Prom?

If you‘re taking a non-Stevenson student to the Prom, you must purchase their ticket at the Patriot Superstore. Non-student tickets cannot be purchased online or at the door. You will need to fill out this form and provide a copy of your guest’s photo ID to purchase their ticket. Prom tickets are $90 each, and will go on sale Monday, April 17.

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 for $1.

Students Invited to Day of Dance on Thursday

The Dance Department invites you to the “Day of Dance – Take It Outside” on Thursday. All dance classes will be performing their latest choreography throughout the school day in the Performing Arts Center. These presentations were created from a myriad of concepts based in nature and the skies, and convey literal or abstract concepts created by the dancers.

Are You a Fan of TED Talks? Watch Them Live April 27

You can watch a live simulcast of the official TED Conference taking place in Vancouver from the comfort of the Vernon Area Public Library meeting room on Thursday, April 27. There are sessions at 4:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. (plus 1 p.m.). Join other TED enthusiasts to experience 18-minute talks from inspiring speakers from around the world. For details on the speaker lineup, visit The program is free and open to all. Registration is required. Register online, by telephone at 224-543-1485, or in person at any public service desk in the library.

Order Your Free Copy of the WIT

All students can receive a complimentary copy of this year’s WIT literary magazine by filling out this form and returning it to their English teacher, or to either Communication Arts Office. Students also may email the form to Mr. Barnabee at The deadline for returning the form is Thursday, April 20. In late May, students who turned in a form will receive an email announcing the WIT’s arrival.


The 2017 Options Fair for high school students with disabilities and their families will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the College of Lake County. Fifty agencies and organizations will provide vital information for individuals with disabilities, community and education professionals and families/caregivers. The Options Fair will be held in the Physical Education Center (Building 7) on the CLC Grayslake Campus, 19351 W. Washington St. Parking is available in lots 2 and 3 on the north side of campus. Find out more at

The United Way of Metropolitan Chicago is once again offering the George Gattas Scholarship. This scholarship was established in memory of George Gattas, a longtime volunteer in the Mt. Prospect community. Three scholarships will be presented this year: one $5,000 and two $1,000 non-renewable scholarships. Applications are available online at: or in the College Career Center (Room 1123). The application deadline is Friday. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. McGurn in the College Career Center.


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 and for more information.


Peer Tutors Executive Board 2017-18 applications are available on the Peer Tutor Facebook site. All responses must be submitted on Google Forms by 11:59 p.m. Sunday. No late responses will be taken. An interview will be scheduled for the third week in April.


Three students are in the running for Chicago Tribune Lake Shore Athlete of the Year. Jori Radtke, Matthew Krames and Topher Stensby are among the six winners of the Tribune’s previous monthly contests. Online voting ends at noon Thursday. You can vote at at this link.

If you’re on a Patriot sports team and haven’t attended a required 30-minute Student-Athlete Meeting yet, your last chance is Thursday, April 20 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 must attend. Attendance will be taken, so make sure you bring your student ID.


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