Monday, Sept. 11, 2017

Alumna Reports on Irma From Naples

SHS alumna Olivia Mancino (Class of 2010), a reporter for WINK-TV in Naples, Florida, was in the heart of Hurricane Irma over the weekend. Mancino has several Irma-related videos on her Facebook page, including a brief segment in which a tree fell as she provided an update for viewers. Mancino joined WINK in 2016 after stints at TV stations in Champaign and Waterloo, Iowa.

Counselor Bringing Alma Mater Experience to Boston

Post-Secondary Counselor Dan Miller (Class of 2001) organized and will lead a presentation at this week’s National Association for College Admission Counseling annual conference in Boston. “Alma Mater Tried and True: Serving Your Beloved College or High School with a Growth Mindset and an Eye to the Future” focuses on the challenges and opportunities that come with working as a counselor at your alma mater.

String Parents Association Fundraiser at Yen Yen

The String Parents Association is holding a fundraiser at Yen Yen Chinese restaurant in Buffalo Grove from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. The fundraiser applies to in-person and carryout orders. When ordering, mention the SPA. The String Parents Association also has its monthly meeting tonight at 6:30 in Room 1414. The meeting is open to parents and guardians of students in Stevenson’s orchestra and guitar programs.

9/11 Ceremony Draws Around 100 People

Approximately 100 people attending this morning’s 9/11 remembrance ceremony sponsored by the Students Helping Soldiers club. Check out our Facebook page later today for images from the event.


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Sunday’s Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson at Oak Park-River Forest Tournament: Senior goalie Elias Sandholm made 27 saves as the Patriots (4-1) beat the host Huskies, 4-3, for the tournament championship. SHS erupted for three goals in the opening period to take a 3-1 lead. Seniors Jackson Leptich, Roey Kleiman and Jack Wiley lit the lamp for the Pats, who avenged a 3-2 loss to Oak Park in the opening day of the tournament on Friday. Trevor Hilt, also a senior, scored in the second period to give Stevenson a 4-1 lead. Wiley and juniors Adam Offenbach and Seth Cohen had assists. Earlier in the day, Sandholm made nine saves as SHS shut out Fenwick, 5-0, in the tournament semifinal. Offenbach and senior Michael Dowd each scored two goals, and Leptich added the fifth. Dowd, Hilt, sophomore Carter Devlin and senior Zach Wesley all recorded an assist. – Boxscores: Championship | Semifinal

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson at Fremd Invitational: The Patriots won all seven flights en route to capturing the tournament championship. Stevenson’s top singles and doubles entries rolled to titles. Senior Zoe Taylor shut out her first two opponents before beating St. Ignatius’ No. 1 in the final, 6-0, 6-4. Senior Kate Harvey and junior Elizabeth Ferdman also went 3-0, defeating Fremd’s top duo in the final, 6-3, 7-6 (7-0). The other singles championships came from sophomore Athena Kolli at No. 2 and sophomore Maggie Gong at No. 3. In doubles, titles were won by senior Sam Burger and junior Alyssa Glaser at No. 2, senior Ambika Singh and sophomore Ellen Ma at No. 3, and sophomore Sneha Yellapantula and senior Carly Lefar at No. 4. SHS topped the host school in the team standings, 56-43. – Daily Herald

Boys Golf

Stevenson at Twin Orchard Invitational: The Patriots captured the prestigious tournament with an 11-stroke victory over New Trier, the Class 3A state runner-up last season. Junior Jackson Bussell earned medalist honors with a 3-under-par 67, while fellow junior Mark Noonan tied for second with a 71. Junior Alex Kim and senior Matt Schawel tied for ninth; each shot a 76.

Girls Golf

Stevenson at Vernon Hills Cougar Classic: The Patriots won first place among eight teams at the Vernon Hills Golf Club. SHS had a team score of 324, and had three of the top five finishers. Sophomore Joyce Bai and senior Olivia Stomberg each shot a 7-over-par 72, and placed third and fourth, respectively. Freshman Kelly Dong was fifth (82) and sophomore Julia Yoo finished eighth (84) to round out Stevenson’s scoring. Senior Katie Hannahs was ninth (85) and freshman Sophia Zhuang took 12th (86). All six Patriot players recorded two birdies apiece.

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 5, Benet Academy 2: Junior Seth Cohen scored a pair of goals for the Patriots (2-1) at the Oak Park-River Forest tournament. His first came late in the first period and gave SHS a 2-0 lead. He was assisted by senior Trevor Hilt, who had the game’s opening goal, and junior Adam Offenbach, who assisted on Hilt’s score as well as both of Cohen’s goals. Seniors Michael Dowd and Jackson Leptich each scored a goal and had an assist. Senior Jake Camp also earned an assist on Dowd’s goal, which closed Stevenson’s scoring. Senior goalie Elias Sandholm made 28 saves. SHS built a 4-0 lead before Benet scored its two goals. – Boxscore

Girls Cross Country

Stevenson at Waukegan Invitational: The Patriots placed third at the Waukegan Sports Complex. Senior Gabriela Jagielo paced the Pats with a time of 18:57.4, good for third place. Sophomore Caimin Xi was fifth (19:01.7) and classmate Michelle Yu was 14th (20:22.2). Senior Shea Kirby (25th, 21:07.2) and junior Alyssa Collins (26th, 21:15.4) completed the SHS top five. Also running for Stevenson were senior Jessica Wang (32nd, 21:54.2) and junior Hallie Feldman (34th, 23:21.4). – Official Results

Boys Cross Country

Stevenson at First to the Finish Invitational and Waukegan Invitational: The Patriots sent their top runners to Peoria for the First to the Finish meet, held at Detweiler Park, home of the IHSA state meet. Senior Brett Lucas finished 25th in the Class 3A meet with a time of 15:20.1, leading SHS to a 25th-place finish in the team standings. The other Pat runners included senior Nikita Smyrnov (15:58.1), junior Alex Beckerman (16:25.4), senior Tim Green (16:48.5), sophomore Corey Pacernick (17:00.4) and senior Raven Jo (17:09.5). At the Waukegan Sports Complex, Stevenson finished fourth with a lineup of all juniors. Alan Sherman led SHS with a 15th-place finish (18:02.5), Dawei Ding was 16th (18:10.3), Daniel Saltz 18th (18:19.2) and David Balaban 20th (18:29.8). Also running were Caiyi Xi (18:35.8), Harrison Hardcastle (18:58.1) and Jacob Rubin (19:53.8). – First to the Finish Official Results | Waukegan Invite Results

Friday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson 23, Lake Forest 0: The Patriots (2-1, 1-0) handed the host Scouts (2-1) their first on-field shutout since 2008, holding them without a first down until the second half and keeping them out of the red zone for the entire game. The last time Lake Forest was shut out in a game was in the third week of the 2008 season, when Stevenson rolled to a 33-0 win. (The Scouts had a 1-0 forfeit to Lake Zurich during the 2012 season due to the Lake Forest teachers’ strike.) The shutout was the first for SHS since a 41-0 blanking of Zion-Benton during its state championship season in 2014, when it held three regular-season opponents scoreless. Friday night’s defensive effort was complemented by two long touchdown passes by senior quarterback Grayson Kubow, who returned to the lineup after an injury in the season opener. He connected with senior Tyler Porzycki on an 86-yard TD pass play in the first quarter, and added a 51-yard scoring strike to junior Sam Farber in the third quarter. Kubow threw for 317 yards on the night as the Pats outgained the Scouts in total yards, 359-89. Sophomore Jean-Marc Etienne had a 1-yard scoring run in the second quarter for Stevenson, which led 17-0 at halftime. – Daily Herald, Pioneer Press, Daily North Shore

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson d. Glenbrook South, 25-14, 25-13: Junior Sophie Sorenson, a starter on last year’s team that finished third in state, stepped on the floor for the first time this season, recording six kills, three aces and eight digs as the Patriots (7-7) won in Glenview. Sophomore Lily Cozzi also had six kills, on 12-of-13 hitting. Senior setter Alex Cuc added five kills while going 39-for-39 on setting attempts with 16 assists. She also had five digs. Senior Hope Havenhill and junior Anne Armgardt each notched four kills, with Armgardt also posting two solo blocks and three block assists. Senior libero Chloe Robinson made 13 digs and also was 6-for-6 in setting with a trio of assists.

Boys Ice Hockey

Oak Park-River Forest 3, Stevenson 2: Seniors Jackson Leptich and Michael Dowd scored for the visiting Patriots (1-1) in their opening game of the Oak Park tournament. Leptich put SHS on the board with an unassisted goal in the first period, while Dowd had a power play goal in the second assisted by senior Jake Camp. Senior goalie Nick Cimarusti made 16 saves for Stevenson, which outshot the Huskies, 28-19. – Boxscore

Thursday’s Varsity Results

Boys Golf

Stevenson 156, Libertyville 164: Junior Jackson Bussell led the Patriots with a 37 at Pine Meadow Golf Course. Junior Mark Noonan shot a 39, and senior Matt Schawel and junior Philippe Kim each carded a 40.


Homecoming Week Dress-Up Days Schedule

Here is the dress-up schedule for the remainder of Homecoming week: Tuesday is Tie-Dye Day, Wednesday is Pajama Day, Thursday is Throwback Thursday: Back to the ’80s, and Friday is Spirit Day, when everyone wears green and gold.

Auditions for Children’s Play Tuesday, Thursday

You’re invited to audition for the Stevenson Foundation’s fall children’s play, The Monster in the Closet. Auditions will be held Tuesday in the West Auditorium and Thursday in the Black Box Theater (formerly known as the Studio Theater), from 4:30-6 p.m. each day. Have a children’s poem or nursery rhyme ready to perform for your monologue. Tell us how you would deal with those kids who live outside your closet; make these responses clever and creative. Bring your enthusiasm and your energy!

Co-Curricular Vocal Group Auditions This Week

Auditions for vocal co-curricular groups will be held this week: Just the Guys (Tuesday, 7 p.m.), Jazz Etc. (Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. for tenor/bass voices, 7 p.m. for soprano/alto), and Ladyjazz (Thursday, 6:30 p.m.) Auditions will be held in the Choir Room (2202). Audition packets are available at

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale Wednesday afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons. Cheesecake, apple pie, donuts, “puppy chow” and more will be available. All are $1.


Yale, UCLA, Notre Dame, Western and Eastern Illinois, Villanova, Ball State and the University of Miami are just some of the colleges coming to visit Stevenson next week. To see the complete list of college rep visits, and to find out how to sign up for one, visit

Have you done something to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness? If so, consider applying for a Rebecca’s Dream Scholarship. The scholarship is sponsored by Rebecca’s Dream, a nonprofit organization committed to serving the community by promoting awareness and compassionate understanding of depression and bipolar disorder. The application deadline is Dec. 31. For more information, visit

Considering Indiana University in Bloomington? The Wells Scholarship is one of the most prestigious and selective undergraduate awards offered by any American university. The Wells Scholars Program provides special educational opportunities that encourage academic excellence, growth in leadership, and engagement in the larger world. Stevenson is allowed to nominate one student from the Class of 2018. Interested seniors may pick up nomination materials in the College Career Center (Room 1123). The deadline to return the nomination forms is Friday. If selected, the nominee will need to complete the Wells Scholarship application by Wednesday, Sept. 27.


Sophomore running back Jean-Marc Etienne is one of three candidates for the Chicago Tribune Lake Shore Athlete of the Month for September. You can vote for him once every 12 hours at this link.


Anime Club meets after school today in Room 1414. Join us for your favorite anime epics! Everyone is welcome.

The new Board Game Club meets from 3:45-5:45 today in Room 1500-1502.


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