Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017

Special Schedule on Wednesday

Stevenson will follow a special schedule on Wednesday. Only freshmen, sophomores and juniors will be in attendance. Seniors will have the day off. The school day will begin as usual at 8:30 a.m., but students will be released at 12:30 p.m.

Sophomores and juniors will be taking the PSAT/NMSQT exam, which is a preliminary version of the SAT college-entrance test that also qualifies high-scoring juniors for National Merit Scholarship consideration in their senior year. Freshmen will participate in an Extended Advisory Program instead of their regularly scheduled classes.

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More Than 30 Selected for All-District Music Festivals

More than 30 student-musicians have been selected to perform in the Illinois Music Education Association District 7 Senior High Music Festival and Jazz Festival next month. They were among more than 1,500 students from schools throughout northeastern Illinois who auditioned for spots in all-district ensembles.

Most of Stevenson’s group will perform at the all-district Senior High Music Festival at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11. The public concert will feature band, orchestra and choir performances.

Band students selected include: sophomore Allen Beckwith (Bb clarinet), junior Dexter Darmali (baritone sax), senior Marcus Engstrom (alto sax), sophomore Abigail Li (flute), junior Emily Luo (flute), senior Julia Nagel (flute), senior Ksenia Polyarskaya (flute), sophomore Rachel Salzstein (Bass Clarinet), junior Spenser Smith (trombone), junior Austin Yang (alto sax), freshman Charlene Yu (Bb clarinet) and sophomore Andrew Zhuang (bassoon).

Choir students include: senior Katie Coughlin (soprano), sophomore Nitya Kavuluri (alto), junior Emily Lee (soprano), senior Anabelle Lee (alto), sophomore Samhita Madduru (alto), sophomore Saumya Malhotra (soprano), senior Elisabeth Schmitt-Wagner (soprano) and junior Sarah Strezewski (soprano).

Orchestra students include: junior Michelle Cai (cello), senior Marissa Katz (viola), freshman Seohyun “Bella” Kim (viola), senior Justin Lee (violin), junior Adele Lee (violin), senior Ilyssa Muise (violin), sophomore Radha Patel (viola), senior Daniel Wu (violin), senior Haoyang Yu (violin), sophomore Katherine Yu (viola) and sophomore Erin Yuan (viola).

Four students were selected for the All-District Jazz Festival, which will be held Saturday, Nov. 18 at Woodstock High School.

Jazz Band students include: junior Chase Duvall (guitar), junior Reid Harman (bass trombone), senior Adam Kastler (trumpet), and sophomore Jonathan Raymond (trumpet).

In addition to performing at the all-district festivals, students will be competing for positions in the annual ILMEA All-State Music Festival. All-state selections will be announced in December.

National College Fairs in Chicago, Milwaukee This Weekend

Students and parents can connect with more than 400 colleges and universities during National College Fairs in Chicago and Milwaukee this weekend. In addition to meeting with college representatives, the fairs will feature educational workshops to learn more about the college search process. The Chicago National College Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at McCormick Place. The Milwaukee National College Fair runs from 3-6 p.m. Sunday at the Wisconsin Center. Admission is free, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Here are registration links, which include a list of participating schools: Chicago | Milwaukee.

2004 Alumnus Dies From Rattlesnake Bite

2004 alumnus Dan Hohs died Saturday from a rattlesnake bite he suffered while hiking in Colorado. He was 31 years old. Hohs, an avid outdoorsman and triathlete, had relocated to Colorado several years ago, according to the Daily Herald. Hohs played soccer at Stevenson, and graduated from the University of Michigan with an engineering degree.

3-on-3 Tournament Registration Deadline Extended

The registration deadline for the SeanB 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament has been extended to Friday. The tournament is a community event designed to raise awareness about drug prevention and intervention services. To register and for more information, open this link.


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Monday’s Varsity Results

Boys Golf

Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A Warren Sectional: Led by Jackson Bussell, the Patriots tied Lake Forest for first place, qualifying for the state tournament for the second time in the last three seasons. Jackson, a junior, shot a 3-under-par 69 at the Bittersweet Golf Club in Gurnee. He tied Garrett Tighe of Jacobs, who won a one-hole playoff for medalist honors. In the team standings, Stevenson and Lake Forest each carded a 296 score, but the Scouts were awarded the sectional championship based on their fifth score. Starting on the back nine, Jackson shot a 36 in the first half of his round. Then on the final nine holes, he birdied four of the first five holes en route to a 33. He had seven birdies overall. Freshman Conor Pan shot a 74, finishing in a three-way tie for sixth place. Junior Mark Noonan carded a 76 and senior Matt Schawel added a 77 to round out Stevenson’s scoring. Also competing for SHS were junior Alex Kim (81) and senior Brett Ekenberg (82). Stevenson travels to the Den in Fox Creek in Bloomington for the state tournament, which begins Friday. This will be the Patriots’ first state appearance since 2015, and their fifth in school history. SHS has reached state four times under current head coach John Rueth, who has led the program since 2001. – Official Results | Daily Herald

Girls Golf

Stevenson at IHSA Class 2A Barrington Sectional: The Patriots finished third among 12 teams at Makray Memorial Golf Club in Barrington, earning their first state tournament berth since 2007 and only the third in program history. SHS recorded a team score of 328, breaking the previous school record for sectional tournament team score of 333 set in 2010. Barrington won the sectional with a score of 305, followed by St. Charles North at 318. Stevenson edged Rockford Guilford for the final state slot by three strokes. As it has all season, depth proved to be the difference for Stevenson, which saw its top four players place in the top 30. Leading the way was sophomore Joyce Bai, who finished 14th overall with an 8-over-par 79. Her round included an eagle on the par-5 sixth hole, and two birdies, including on the par-4 18th. Freshman Kelly Dong was 20th with an 81, which included a pair of birdies, including one on the final hole. Fellow freshman Sophia Zhuang and sophomore Julia Yoo tied for 27th, shooting 84s. Also competing for the Patriots were seniors Olivia Stomberg (31st, 85) and Katie Hannahs (60th, 93). Stevenson will compete in the state tournament beginning Friday at Hickory Point Golf Club in Decatur. This will be the school’s third state appearance, and the first in head coach Emma Degen’s four seasons at the helm. SHS played in the state tournament in 2006 and 2007. – Official Results | Pioneer Press, Daily Herald

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 6, Chargers U18 0: Senior Jackson Leptich scored a goal and assisted on three others as the host Patriots (12-1) won their 11th game in a row. SHS scored twice in the first period and three times in the second. Junior Seth Cohen and senior Trevor Hilt each had a goal and an assist, while seniors Michael Dowd and Jake Camp, and junior Adam Offenbach also scored. Junior Sam Shellist had an assist. Senior Nicolas Almenara stopped all 13 shots he faced and earned his first shutout of the season. Three of Stevenson’s victories this fall have been shutouts. – Boxscore

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson at Discovery Invitational: The Patriots (16-11) split their two matches on the day, beating Maine South (25-22, 25-14) after falling to Wauconda (25-20, 25-20). Junior Sophie Sorenson led SHS in kills for each match, recording nine against Maine South and six versus Wauconda. She also made 20 digs. Sophomore Grace Tully handled most of the setting duties, going 94-of-99 with 36 assists. Sophomore Lily Cozzi had nine kills in the two matches, while senior Hope Havenhill added seven.

Girls Diving

Stevenson at Glenbrook South Diving Invitational: Junior Sherry Mestan finished 18th out of 41 divers to lead SHS. She had a six-dive score of 178.45. Sophomore Nellie Maloney was 22nd (156.30) and classmate Amy Sliwicki placed 23rd (156.15). – Official Results

Friday’s Varsity Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson at North Suburban Conference Tournament: The Patriots edged Lake Forest by two points, 36-34, to win their fifth consecutive NSC tournament title. SHS, which also was the regular-season champion, won the top three doubles flights and No. 2 singles. Senior Kate Harvey and junior Elizabeth Ferdman captured the No. 1 doubles title with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Lake Forest. For Harvey, this was her fourth straight NSC doubles title, and her second at No. 1. Ferdman claimed her third straight conference doubles crown, and her second straight at No. 1. Sophomore Athena Kolli won the No. 2 singles championship for the second straight year. Seniors Bronwyn Heidkamp and Samantha Burger, and junior Alyssa Glaser won doubles brackets for the second straight year. Heidkamp and Glaser teamed to take the No. 2 flight, while Burger and fellow senior Ambika Singh were victorious at No. 3. Senior Zoe Taylor and sophomore Ellen Ma were runners-up at Nos. 1 and 3 singles, respectively. Senior Carly Lefar and sophomore Sneha Yellapantula were second at No. 4 doubles. – Pioneer Press

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 5, Fenwick 4: Trevor Hilt scored at the 4:44 mark of the third period broke a 4-4 tie as the visiting Patriots (11-1) won their 10th game in a row. The senior’s goal, assisted by classmate Michael Dowd, was Stevenson’s third power-play goal of the game. Sophomore Brent Stokes recorded the first goal of the game, an unassisted shot that was the only tally of the first period. Senior Jackson Leptich extended the lead to 2-0 in the second period off an assist from junior Adam Offenbach. After the Friars tied the game at 2-2, senior Jake Camp put SHS back on top. Fenwick responded to tie the game again, then Offenbach gave the Pats a 4-3 advantage. Juniors Sam Shellist and Zach Wesley each had an assist. Senior goalie Elias Sandholm made 17 saves for Stevenson, which outshot the Friars, 36-21. – Boxscore


Lake Zurich 28, Stevenson 0: The host Patriots (5-2, 4-1) saw their four-game winning streak snapped as the Bears (7-0, 5-0) took sole possession of first place in the North Suburban Conference. Lake Zurich, which had four takeaways in the game, led 21-0 at halftime. – News-Sun, Daily Herald

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson at Discovery Invitational: The Patriots (15-10) won two of their three matches in the opening day of the two-day tournament. SHS beat Maine West (25-23, 25-20) and Prospect (25-7, 25-22) after dropping its opener to tournament champion New Trier (25-20, 25-23). Senior setter Alex Cuc distributed 38 assists in three matches on 101-of-103 setting, while sophomore Grace Tully was 27-of-28 with seven assists. Junior Becca Sullivan served five of the team’s 13 aces against Prospect. Junior Sophie Sorenson led SHS with 20 kills. Senior Chloe Robinson made 42 digs.

Boys Soccer

New Trier 6, Stevenson 1

Girls Swim Team Raising Funds for Hurricane Victims

Stevenson’s girls swimming and diving team is joining forces with fellow aquatic teams for a fundraiser to help areas hit by recent hurricanes. The event will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Patriot Natatorium. Teams will participate in relays during the event, which will raise money that will be donated to UNICEF. A small admission fee will be charged to those who want to watch. The fee also will be donated.


Testing Center Closed Wednesday

The Testing Center will be closed on Wednesday due to the special schedule in effect for the day.

String Parents Fundraiser at Chipotle Today

The String Parents Association is having a fundraiser at the Lincolnshire Chipotle from 4-8 p.m. today. Mention Stevenson, and 50% of the sale will go to the orchestra and guitar programs.

Yearbook Photo Make-Ups Next Week

Freshmen, sophomores and juniors who didn’t have their yearbook photo taken during orientation, or who want to have it taken again, will have another chance next month. Yearbook photo make-ups will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 19-20 in the Recital Hall. For questions, contact shs_yearbook@d125.org. Are you a senior? Don’t forget that time is running out to have your yearbook photo taken.

Volunteer at Woodlawn’s Haunted House

Woodlawn Middle School’s Fall Fest Halloween Party is from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26. The school is looking for student volunteers to help with haunted house props, and to be actors in the haunted house. This is a great opportunity for students who enjoy acting, drama or stage-crafting. You can sign up through SHS’s InnerView for this opportunity.

Theatre Costume Sale During Lunch Thursday, Friday

Need an idea for a Halloween costume? Looking for something to add to your wardrobe? Stop by the Theatre Costume Sale, a fundraiser for SHS Thespians, during all lunch periods Thursday and Friday in front of the Performing Arts Center. The sale is open to all students.


Auburn, Cal-Berkeley, Duke, George Washington, Nebraska, Pittsburgh and Western Illinois are among the more than 25 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 www.d125.org/RepVisits.

Representatives from more than 60 art schools and universities will be on hand at the National Portfolio Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. To reserve a spot, see a list of participating schools and get more information, visit this link.

Seniors who have demonstrated intellectual and personal achievement, along with significant leadership ability, are invited to apply for the John M. Belk Scholarship at Davidson College. Up to eight Belk Scholars are selected in every entering class. For each scholar, the Belk Scholarship provides comprehensive funding (tuition, fees, room and board), plus two special study stipends of $3,000 each. Interested students can pick up an application in the College Career Center (Room 1123). Students need to submitted their completed application to the CCC by Friday, Oct. 27.


Are you interested in learning more about being a physician assistant? A physician assistant will be visiting the College Career Center from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday to talk with students about PA programs and schools, educational requirements, and specifics of the job. Space is limited, so please send a message to Mrs. Willock in the CCC at dwillock@d125.org to register.


Interactive Gamers Club will host a Pokemon draft after school Thursday in Room 1204. The cost is $5, and each student will be able to keep the cards they draft! Students must be able to stay until 5:30 p.m. to participate.


The freshman boys basketball informational meeting will take place at 8 a.m.  Wednesday, Oct. 18 in Room 8046. If you cannot attend the meeting, please contact Coach Gimre at kgimre@d125.org.

The sophomore boys basketball team is seeking a manager. You can earn volunteer credit for the experience. Contact Coach Hess for details at dahess@d125.org.

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 mhodge@d125.org.


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