Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Science Olympiad Team 10th in Nation

Stevenson finished 10th in Division C at the 33rd annual National Science Olympiad Tournament held Friday and Saturday at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Student teams finished in the top five in seven events. Four groups placed third: Experimental Design (seniors Caroline Fatina and Eric Qian and sophomore Kitty Zeng), Towers (Fatina and senior Katherine Liu), Remote Sensing (junior Daniel Tao and freshman Anna Wang), and Robot Arm (junior Owen Simon and freshman Radha Patel).

Two teams finished fourth: Forensics (Fatina and Qian) and Microbe Mission (Tao and junior Elaine Xiao). The Wind Power tandem (Simon and sophomore Tony Tan) was fifth.

In the trial (non-scoring) events, sophomores Shreya Karpoor and Rachel Zhang won first place in Wright Stuff Capacitor.

Senior Named to Daily Herald Academic Team

Senior Amber Hu has been selected to the annual Daily Herald Lake County Academic Team announced today. Classmate Jason Liu earned honorable mention. Click here to read about Hu and the other Lake County team members. Click here for information on Liu and others who received honorable mention.


Click here for today’s athletic schedule

Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Lacrosse

Stevenson at IHSWLA Metea Valley Sectional: Fifth-seeded Lyons Township defeated the 12th-seeded Patriots, 19-6, for the sectional championship. SHS ended its season with a 16-6 record, the best in program history, and reached the sectional final for the first time. Against Lyons, senior Courtney Patten concluded her career as the school’s all-time leader in goals (156) and points (208), and tied for the career mark in assists (52). She also set a single-season record this year with 33 assists. Sophomore Sophie Sorenson also scored and finished with single-season records in points (94) and interceptions (20). Sophomore Erica Spieler and freshman Killian Weber also scored, while Spieler, Sorenson and senior Morghan Murphy caused turnovers. Next year, girls and boys lacrosse becomes an official Illinois High School Association sport. – IHSWLA.org

Boys Lacrosse

Stevenson at IHSLA State Playoffs: The Patriots lost to Warren in overtime, 8-7, in a first-round matchup in Gurnee. Junior Colin Bowler scored a goal with four seconds remaining in regulation to send the game into overtime. His goal was set up with assist from senior Mike Simon. Junior Caleb DiMaria led SHS (10-9) with three goals. Bowler scored twice while senior Hunter Gleason and junior Austin Masters each had a goal. Sophomore Cole Okmin added an assist. Junior goaltender Chad Winter made eight saves. – @PatsLax

New Girls Soccer Coach Named

Former Bethel University head soccer coach PepeJon Chavez is the new girls soccer coach at Stevenson. Chavez replaces Kevin Heffernan, who stepped down from his position after two seasons. Chavez has been a varsity assistant coach in Stevenson’s girls soccer program for the past three years, and has served as an assistant in the girls and boys programs at SHS since 2010. He joined the Patriot coaching staff after leading the women’s and men’s soccer programs at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota, for three seasons. Click here to read more on the new girls soccer coach. Click here to read more about Heffernan’s farewell to his team.

Three Named to All-NSC Baseball Team

Senior outfielders Henry Marchese and Charlie Ling, and junior shortstop Jack Housinger have been selected to the 20-member All-North Suburban Conference Baseball Team. Junior pitcher Matt Mittelmark received honorable mention all-conference honors.

Softball Team Hosts Regional This Week

The varsity softball team will play host to Mundelein in the IHSA Class 4A Stevenson Regional at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Patriots are the No. 9 seed in the New Trier Sectional, while Mundelein is No. 8. The winner of Wednesday’s game will face the winner of today’s game between No. 1 Libertyville and No. 16 Lake Forest for the regional championship at 11 a.m. Saturday. Class 4A pairings


The summary of Saturday’s girls water polo state championship game in Monday’s Digest listed the wrong player who scored to give Stevenson a two-goal advantage in the second three-minute overtime. Eleanor Michaud scored the goal.


Information on Textbook Returns During Finals

Textbook returns will be located in the Lower Sports Center from 7:30 a.m-1:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, and from 7 a.m. to noon Friday. After Friday, all textbooks must be returned to the School Business Office (Room 2426). Teachers should not accept any textbook returns, as this may cause a delay in processing and result in the students being fined for their books. Seniors must have all their textbooks returned, and any textbook fines paid, before they receive their diplomas.  

Class of 2018: Schedule Your Senior Portraits

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

Did You Forget to Pick Up Your Yearbook?

If you forgot to pick up your yearbook earlier this week, it will be available at the Patriot Superstore. The store is open 30 minutes before school begins and during all three lunch periods. You must present your student ID when picking up your yearbook. The cost is $50. The store accepts cash, check (made payable to Stevenson High School), your student ID card (if your parents or guardians have a Patriot Dollars account), Visa or MasterCard. There also are a number of students who did not pick up last year’s yearbook. They will be available until Friday.


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