Monday, Dec. 4, 2017

Eight Seniors in Running for Merit Special Scholarships

Eight seniors have been selected as candidates for National Merit Special Scholarships, which are sponsored by corporations and business organizations, and awarded to about 1,200 outstanding students nationwide who are not National Merit finalists. The students and their corporate sponsors are: Jessica Bae (Siemens Foundation), Alexander Bian (The Travelers Employees’ Club), Jordan Caselberry, Amritjeet Johar and Vikram Thanigaivelan (W.W. Grainger, Inc.), Katherine Hannahs (Fifth Third Foundation), Kevin Kerper (Tredegar Corporation), and Steven Xia (State Farm Companies Foundation). Winners will be announced in the spring.

Band Parents Fundraiser at Chipotle Wednesday

The Band Parents Organization is holding a fundraiser at the Lincolnshire Chipotle from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday. Show this flyer or tell the cashier you’re supporting the Band Parents Organization when ordering, and 50 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the BPO.

Livestreaming of Tonight’s Band Concert

Tonight’s band concert featuring the Concert, Symphonic and Advanced Symphonic bands will be livestreamed by the Stevenson Broadcast Network beginning at 7 o’clock. Use this link to watch. The selections scheduled to be played are available in this document. The second night of the two-night band concert also is scheduled for livestreaming on Tuesday.

PPA Meeting Tuesday Night

The Patriot Parent Association will hold its next general meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Principal’s Conference Room. All PPA members are invited to attend.

Herald Features Alum Who Teaches Dialects

Daily Herald columnist Burt Constable featured SHS alumnus Sammi Grant in his latest piece on Sunday. The 2008 graduate is a dialect coach, and she’s become a behind-the-scenes star in the acting world. This video of Grant using 12 different accents has garnered more than 1.3 million views on YouTube. Grant has worked with numerous Chicago-area actors, including the cast of “Billy Elliot the Musical,” playing at Chicago’s Porchlight Music Theatre through the end of the month. Although legally blind since age 10, Grant performed in several productions at Stevenson and in college. At Illinois Wesleyan, she starred in “The Syringa Tree,” a one-woman South African play that required her to play 21 different characters.


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Sunday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson at Crystal Lake Central Invitational: In their first tournament of the indoor season, the Patriots won first place in the 12-team Large Varsity Division.

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 5, Barrington 2: Senior Trevor Hilt scored three goals as the host Patriots (31-9) claimed their 11th consecutive win. Trevor’s first two goals broke a 1-1 tie and gave SHS a 3-1 lead after two periods at Twin Rinks Ice Arena. He capped the scoring with an empty netter late in the third. Seniors Jake Camp and Jackson Leptich also scored for the Pats, who improved to 10-3 in the Scholastic Hockey League. Juniors Adam Offenbach and Seth Cohen each had two assists. Senior goalie Nick Cimarusti made 20 saves for Stevenson, which outshot the Broncos, 30-22. – Boxscore

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Boys Swimming and Diving

Stevenson hosted Patriot Relays: In their season-opening competition, the host Patriots topped Lyons Township and Metea Valley for top honors in the eight-team Gold Division. SHS also was second behind Warren in the eight-team Green Division. Overall, SHS captured 15 events in its annual all-relay invitational. The following swimmers were part of winning relays: sophomores AJ Carollo, Ari Zaritsky, Jack Zhang, Jake Kim, Cam Coffey, Niccolo Comini and Georgi Vladimirov; juniors Beno Maya, Phoom Lertsinsongeserm, Joseph Song, Nathan Gates, Topher Stensby, Nick Ebeling, Richard Lee, Ethan Ross and Maxim Ryaguzov; seniors Daniel Ng, Collin Kapecki and Michael Lee; and freshman Avi Roytman. They won these events: in the Gold Division, the sophomore 200 medley relay, the 500 crescendo relay, the 400 individual medley relay, the sophomore, junior and senior individual 50 freestyle relays, the 100, 200 and 600 free relays, the 350 breast relay, and the 400 sophomore and varsity free relays. In the Green Division, SHS won the 100 free relay, the 400 free freshman relay, and the 400 individual medley relay.

Competitive Dance

Stevenson at Class 3A Minooka Showdown: The Patriettes fielded two varsity units in the 33-team competition, finishing second with a 92.47 and eighth.


Stevenson at Grant quadrangular: The Patriots beat Barrington, 35-30, and the host Bulldogs, 36-34, improving to 5-0 on the season. SHS built big early leads in each match, then held off late rallies by their opponents. Three wrestlers won both of their matches: juniors Tommy Frezza (120 pounds), Max Gomez (220) and Anand Batbaatar (285), and sophomore Randy Lu (106), who posted a pair of pins. Anand had a pin in his only competed match; his other contest was forfeited. Tommy also recorded one pin. In the Barrington match, senior Michael Karp’s technical fall at 138 proved to be the decisive victory. Sophomore Matt Millman’s pin at 170 pounds in the Grant match clinched that win. – Daily Herald article | Results


Stevenson at Brookfield Academy Invitational: In Brookfield, Wis., the boys and girls teams won all of their matches against the host school, plus Catholic Memorial, Libertyville and Marian Central. The boys A and B teams beat Brookfield (22-5, 27-0), Catholic Memorial (20-7, 20-7), Libertyville (19-8, 17-10) and Marian Central (27-0, 23-4). The girls A and B teams topped Brookfield (24-3, 22-5), Catholic Memorial (27-0, 26-1), Libertyville (23-4, 16-11) and Marian Central (20-7, 23-4). The boys A team went 26-10 in foil, 29-7 in epee and 33-3 in saber, while the girls A squad was 33-3 in foil, 35-1 in epee and 32-4 in saber. The boys B unit went 29-7 in all three weapons, while the girls B team was 27-9 in foil, 31-5 in epee and 29-7 in saber. Overall, the boys were 175-41 and the girls went 187-29.

Girls Gymnastics

Stevenson at Al Galatte Holiday Invitational: At Rolling Meadows, sophomore Emily Weinstein won the floor exercise (9.30), leading SHS to an eighth-place finish among 19 teams. – Daily Herald article | Results

Boys Bowling

Stevenson at Vernon Hills Cougar Invitational: In a tournament that has produced the last two state champions and runners-up, the Patriots finished ninth out of 24 teams at the Brunswick Zone at Hawthorn Mall. Senior Lucas Pinkus tied for third place overall, rolling a six-game series of 1,357, his highest ever. He shot a three-game set of 704 in the morning (232-236-236), then rolled his best game of the day, a 242, to open his afternoon trio (653). Freshman Nicholas Sternes finished in ninth place with the best performance of his young career. He shot a 1,310 series with a career-best game of 236. He also rolled games of 233 and 234. Two other freshman bowled six games: Benjamin Ries had a 1,008 series (high game of 186) and Joey Gluck shot a 996 while tying Lucas for best game of the day (242). Freshman Ryan Lerman bowled four games (676 series, 192 high game) and senior Marcus Engstrom bowled two (272, 144). SHS cracked the 900-pin barrier in five of its six games, including a 999 in its fourth game. – Daily Herald

Girls Bowling

Stevenson at Fremd Invitational: The Patriots finished 20th at Arlington Lanes in Arlington Heights.

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 10, York 0: Senior Trevor Hilt scored five goals, including three in the first period, as the host Patriots (30-9 overall, 9-3 Scholastic Hockey League) rolled to their 10th straight victory. Senior goalie Nicolas Almenara earned the shutout by turning away all 20 shots he faced. Senior Jackson Leptich scored two goals, and classmate Michael Dowd had a goal and two assists. Juniors Sam Shellist and Adam Offenbach also scored. Senior Frank Wiest-Puchala recorded three assists, and fellow senior Jake Camp had a pair. SHS posted four goals in the first period and six in the second at Twin Rinks Ice Arena. The Dukes dropped to 3-14 in the SHL. – Boxscore

Friday’s Varsity Results

Girls Bowling

Stevenson 1,843, Vernon Hills 1,836: The Patriots won their first game and match of the season, edging the Cougars by seven pins at Fairhaven Lanes in Mundelein. SHS captured a 7-2 final score by winning the second and third games after dropping the first by 57 pins, 615-558. Stevenson outscored VHHS 597-563 in the second game, and 661-658 in the third.


Stevenson 57, Mundelein 16: The three-time defending North Suburban Conference champion Patriots (3-0) scored 35 unanswered points to pull away from the Mustangs in their home and league opener in the Field House. MHS pulled within 22-16 halfway through the meet before SHS captured the final seven bouts. Stevenson received pins from juniors Tommy Frezza at 120 pounds (2:57) and Ivor Gueorguiev at 160 (52 seconds), sophomore Matt Millman at 170 (3:11) and freshman Ben Swidler at 106 (3:45). Seniors Michael Karp and Jake Simon earned technical falls at 138 (4:17) and 145 (3:57), respectively. Senior Dan Ganzman was a 5-4 winner at 182, and junior Max Gomez cruised to a 19-7 win at 220. Senior Muzi Sitshela (152) and junior Anand Batbaatar (285) won by forfeit. – Daily Herald article | Results

Girls Basketball

Warren 33, Stevenson 28: The host Patriots (3-3) battled back from a 15-point deficit in the second half, but fell short to the Blue Devils (5-2) in their home and North Suburban Conference opener. Senior Izzy Paldrmic led all scorers with 12 points, all coming on three-pointers. She had a trio of treys in the fourth quarter as SHS came within two points, 27-25, before Warren hit several free throws late to put the game away. Sophomore Avery King scored six points, while seniors Klaire Steffens and Kiana Cencula each had five. Senior Julia Osuch grabbed seven rebounds. – SBN Replay | Daily Herald article | Boxscore


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Visiting Artist of the Month Presentation on Friday

The latest SHS Visiting Artist of the Month, oil painter and mixed media specialist Voytek Glinkowski, will give presentations at the Visiting Artist Gallery during first and third periods on Friday. For more information on the artist, read this document.


The Lake County Federation of Teachers is offering the Joe Hutten $1,000 Scholarship. To be eligible, students must intend on attending an Illinois public higher education institution (two- or four-year). Please stop in the College Career Center (Room 1123) to pick up an application. The application deadline is Jan. 22. See Mrs. McGurn in the CCC with any questions.


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