Monday, Sept. 25, 2017

Congressional Debate Team Rolls in Opening Tourney

The varsity Congressional Debate team dominated its first tournament of the school year on Saturday. SHS earned the top overall honor and the top team honor, and also had the top individual award-winner, at the Illinois Congressional Debate Association tournament at Rolling Meadows High School.

Senior co-captain Ali Rahman came home with the first-place overall award, given to the speaker with the highest average score of all 750 competitors. He was one of two debaters from Stevenson to win first place in their chamber, joined by junior Josh Ezrol.

SHS won first place in the sweepstakes contest, which acknowledges the best overall team performance, and had a pair of students claim top honors in the Outstanding Legislation category. Senior co-captain Saketh Prazad and senior Jeremy Yu were honored for their legislation, which sought “to bust digital trusts.”

Second-place varsity chamber awards went to Prazad and juniors Aniket Nuthalapati, Miriam Silberman, Anubhav Agarwal, Sydney Glickson and Joshua Zhu. Senior Abhiram Kakuturu and junior Aishani Dutta received third place.

Best presiding officer awards, given to the debaters who best preside over their chambers, went to Yu and senior Bhavana Muppavarapu.

In the novice portion of the tournament, first-place chamber awards went to freshmen Michelle Velyunskiy, Ojasvi Saxena, Laya Reddy and Rishika Chikoti, and juniors Jacob Minin and Miranda Liu. Second-place awards went to freshmen Pooja Jain, Yun Sik Jeong and Melissa Liu.

The Congressional Debate team coaches are Steve Heller, Bill Fritz and Alison Pearl.

Meetings for Summer Trips to Germany, Iceland

Parents and guardians of students interested in the school-sponsored trips to Germany and Iceland next summer are invited to information meetings this week. The Germany trip meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Black Box Theater (Room 2204), which is upstairs from the Sports Center entrance. The Iceland trip meeting is at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Room 2104, by the “Point” entrance. For more information on the Germany trip, contact Paulina Glowacka at For more information on the Iceland trip, contact James Dzialo at

Tuesday’s Choral Concert Available Online

Tuesday night’s Choral Concert will be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network beginning at 7 p.m. You can catch the concert on The Cube. And if you’re looking for something to munch on while watching the concert, the Choral Guild has a suggestion.

Theatre Parents Meeting Tonight

The Theatre Parent Organization will hold its first meeting of the year at 7 p.m. tonight in the West Auditorium. Parent support for the upcoming costume sale, field trips, musical and more will be on the agenda. The organization’s next meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Dec. 19 in the West Auditorium. Questions can be directed to Julie Jensen at


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Sunday’s Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 3, Providence 1: Senior goalie Elias Sandholm made 16 saves, including eight in the first period, as the visiting Patriots (8-1) won their seventh game in a row. Senior Jackson Leptich scored the game’s first goal in the second period, assisted by senior Jake Camp and sophomore Carter Devlin. Senior Trevor Hilt made it 2-0 at the 10:42 mark in the third period, assisted by junior Seth Cohen. The Friars scored with 2:46 remaining and pulled their goalie with about 1 minute left on the clock. Sandholm held firm and senior Michael Dowd added an unassisted goal with 1 second remaining.

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Swimming and Diving

Stevenson at Lake County Invitational: The Patriots finished fifth among nine teams at Lake Forest. Junior Ashley Carollo won the 100-yard backstroke in 59.24 seconds. – Daily Herald

Boys Golf

Stevenson at Lake Forest Invitational: Junior Jackson Bussell won medalist honors by shooting a 4-under-par 68 at Lake Bluff Golf Club, five strokes ahead of the runner-up. His effort led SHS to a team score of 302 and a third-place finish behind Lake Forest Blue (296) and Loyola (298). – News-Sun

Girls Cross Country

Stevenson at Palatine Invitational: The Patriots placed sixth among 26 schools in the team standings at Deer Grove East Forest Preserve. SHS was led by senior Isabelle Sparreo, who finished seventh in a time of 18:05. Junior Natalie Sorenson was 30th (18:57). Senior Gabriela Jagielo (45th, 19:15.60) and sophomore Caimin Xi (54th, 19:27.70) also placed in the top 60. – Official Results | Daily Herald

Boys Cross Country

Stevenson at Palatine Invitational: Senior Brett Lucas finished in 11th place for the Patriots at Deer Grove East Forest Preserve, covering the 3-mile course in 15:18. SHS finished 21st out of 29 teams. – Official Results | Daily Herald

Girls Tennis

Stevenson at Prospect Fall Classic: The tournament was canceled after two rounds due to the excessive heat. – @PHSKnightTennis

Friday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson 41, Zion-Benton 7: Senior quarterback Grayson Kubow threw for two touchdowns and ran for a pair of scores, and sophomore Jean-Marc Etienne also had two rushing TDs as the visiting Patriots won their third straight. SHS (4-1, 3-0) scored all of its points in the first half. Etienne, who was invited by the Iowa football coaching staff to watch its game against Penn State on Saturday, scored from 45 yards out on the first play after a fumble by the Zee-Bees (2-3, 1-2), then ran it in from 3 yards out early in the second quarter to give the Pats a 13-0 lead. Kubow connected with senior Tyler Porzycki on a pair of TD passes (9 and 42 yards) as Stevenson extended its lead to 27-0. Following an interception by senior Matt Youkhanna, Kubow had a 1-yard TD run. He added a 15-yard scoring scamper for Stevenson’s final touchdown. The Patriots rolled up more than 400 yards of offense, with 240 coming through the air to five different receivers. Junior linebacker Maema Njongmeta, who is only in his second year of playing football, had two sacks, two tackles for loss and a forced fumble. Stevenson’s next game is at 7 p.m. Thursday at Libertyville. – Daily Herald, Pioneer Press


Improv Troupe Audition Tonight

Auditions for the Failed Presidential Candidates, Stevenson’s improv troupe, will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight in the Little Theater portion (Room 4200) of the Performing Arts Center. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Fritz at

Sophomores Can Order Class Rings Thursday

Sophomores can order class rings from Jostens during the lunch periods Thursday in the Wood Commons. You can design your own ring at

Looking for Meaningful Community Service Opportunities?

Service Outreach has begun for the year and meets every weekday after school in the Lower Glass Commons except for Wednesdays. Every day offers a unique community service opportunity, and is a great way to reach out to local organizations and gain experience. On Mondays, you can help with the Cherished Children Early Childhood Center. Tuesdays are spent with Bernie’s Book Banks, Thursdays involve tutoring at Holmes Middle School, and Fridays mean assisting with Home of the Sparrow. Also, one Friday of the month includes a chance to help A Just Harvest. More details about these organizations and how to sign up can be found at

Student Parking Cut Back at Metra Station

Parking at the Prairie View Metra Station is limited to those students with an existing parking pass that was purchased from Vernon Township. No additional passes for Metra Station parking will be available at this time. Daily parking for students is no longer permitted.

Additionally, student parking in the Vernon Township parking lots is not permitted. Violators will risk having vehicles ticketed or towed. Vernon Township is offering a limited number of parking passes at Peterson Park on Buffalo Grove Road. For further information, contact Vernon Township at 847-634-4600.

Students who choose to park in the Port Clinton parking lot on campus must purchase spots 24 hours in advance in Room 2400.

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 on sale, all for $1.


Seniors who have general questions about applying to college, or need help, are invited to attend a “Drop-In Tuesday!” session in the College Career Center before school or during eighth period. No appointment is necessary.

Ohio State, Rice, Minnesota, Carnegie Mellon, USC, Princeton, Illinois State and Butler 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


Interested in a career in a STEM field? The College of Lake County’s STEM Speaker Series hosts evening presentations focusing on different careers. On Thursday, there will be a free event for students interested in engineering and computer science careers. The event will take place at the Grayslake campus and doors open at 5:30 p.m. Find out more by visiting


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

Breakfast with Books is meeting Tuesday morning from 7:45-8:20 a.m. in the upper ILC. All students are welcome! The only requirement is a love for reading.

All members of the Thespian Club and StageCrafters are invited to the Battle House laser tag field trip on Saturday, Oct. 14. The last date to sign up is Monday, Oct. 2. The cost is $30, with pizza lunch included. Here is the link to pay, along with trip information (times, locations, etc.) and forms. You will need your parent or guardian to fill out the e-waiver for Battle House, and the paper copy form for the field trip permission. Make the $30 payment online through the link. Questions? Contact Mrs. Jensen at

The Scholastic Bowl teams will have their informational meeting and first practice on Wednesday. If you’re a fan of trivia games, “Jeopardy!” or just want to know more about the team, please come to Room 8036! New players are always welcome.

Interactive Gamers Club will be hosting a Pokemon card game tournament after school Thursday in the West Staff Dining Room (Room 1204), by the Sports Center. The tournament is free to join, and there will be pods for experienced and new players.


The fencing team informational meeting will be held at 4 p.m. today in the Recital Hall (Room 4100). If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Delgado at

Patriot Baseball 2018: Please let all parents know that we will have a meeting for parents of players trying out for the team next spring at 6 p.m. Thursday in Room 2104. The meeting is not mandatory, but will cover the upcoming season, tryouts and events this year.

ESPPA award nominations for the fall season are now being accepted through Oct. 30. To make a nomination, fill out the form at this link. Any questions can be directed to Mr. Hodge at


There will be open lacrosse for boys and girls every Tuesday and Thursday from 4-5:30 p.m. at the JV softball field.


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