Friday, Dec. 8, 2017

Model UN Team Earns Best Delegation Honor

Stevenson won several awards at the 14th annual Chicago International Model United Nations Conference last weekend, including top honors for one of its delegations. The team of seniors Jessica Shen, Jeremy Yu and Daniel Tao, and junior Abhilash Raghuram, earned Best Delegation honors for its representation of Vietnam on various committees.

Jessica also earned the top award given to delegates serving on committees, Best Delegate, as did senior Brad Ma and sophomore Yael Lenga. Brad and Jessica also brought home additional awards: Brad received a Delegate’s Choice award while Jessica earned Outstanding Delegate in Special Negotiations. Three others were given Outstanding Delegate awards: juniors Mary Polupan and Anubhav Agarwal, and senior Adam Katz.

Jessica’s cohorts in the Vietnam delegation also picked up extra awards. Abhilash received an Honorable Mention award, while Daniel and Jeremy earned Delegate’s Choice awards. Also earning Honorable Mention was sophomore Celeste Xu, while sophomores Matthew Li and Anand Vadlamani were Delegate’s Choice recipients.

Table Tennis Team Topples Niles West

The table tennis team traveled to Niles West on Wednesday and came away with a 10-5 win. Participants in the meet were freshmen Yoav Malka and Nikhith Rao, sophomores Jason Leong, Andrew Lukz, Paul Park, Sam Wang and Eric Wu, juniors Tejas Ambravan, Ilya Hrynblat, Michael Hu and Nicholas Pantelis, and seniors Sathvik Gurupalli and Trever Pokot. The Patriots return to action Thursday, Jan. 18, when they will play host to Loyola Academy and the combined team from Maine East and Maine South high schools.

Math, Dance Teachers Lead Conference Presentations

Several SHS mathematics and dance teachers gave presentations at recent conferences. At the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics regional conference in Chicago Nov. 29-Dec. 1, seven members of the mathematics faculty led sessions. Tina Nocella and Heather Abrams discussed “String Me A-Long (Rectangle): An Interactive Introduction to Quadratics in Algebra 1”; Nocella and colleagues from two area high schools covered “Complex Instruction Consortium”; and Jen Parisi, Sue Ellen Vozza and Val Tomkiel led a session on “Using the Mathematical Practices to Help All Students Gain Entry into SAT Style Questions.” In San Antonio, Texas last month, Stevenson dance faculty gave three presentations at the National Dance Education Organization national conference. Janet Rothwell, Melinda Criglar, Angela Dauphin and Tiffany Van Cleaf guided observers through “Integrating Social Emotional Learning into a Dance Curriculum,” “Dance Leadership: Cultivating a Love of Dance for the New Dancer,” and “Dancing Through Assessment.”


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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Boys Swimming and Diving

Stevenson 140, Lake Forest 46: The visiting, fourth-ranked Patriots (1-0) won all 12 events in their first North Suburban Conference meet of the season. Sophomore A.J. Carollo, junior Maxim Ryaguzov and senior Daniel Ng each won two individual events, while A.J. and Daniel also swam in a winning relay. A.J. captured the 200-yard freestyle (1:50.86) and the 500-yard freestyle (5:03.65), and was part of the victorious 200 free relay with classmate Jack Zhang and juniors Topher Stensby and Alex Guo (1:31.48). Jack also won the 200 individual medley (2:05.15). Maxim touched first in the 50 free (23.03) and 100 backstroke (56.92), while Daniel claimed the 100 butterfly (53.32) and 100 free (49.17). Daniel also took one leg of the 400 free relay with juniors John Roh, Joseph Song and Nathan Gates (3:20.66). Joseph and John also comprised half of the winning 200 medley relay with fellow juniors Phoom Lertsinsongserm and Beno Maya (1:42.87). Phoom won the 100 breaststroke (1:03.88) and senior Danny Less captured the 1-meter diving competition (188.70).

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 3, Loyola Gold 2: Senior goalie Elias Sandholm made 29 saves as the host Patriots (32-9) won their 12th straight game, knocking off the Ramblers at Twin Rinks. Goals by sophomore Emmett Baker and junior Seth Cohen staked SHS to a 2-0 lead in the first period. Senior Jackson Leptich scored midway through the third period as Stevenson regained a two-goal advantage. Loyola’s final goal came with 46 seconds remaining. Jackson recorded an assist, as did fellow seniors Michael Dowd, Jack Wiley, Jake Camp and Trevor Hilt. – Boxscore

Boys Bowling

Libertyville 2,886, Stevenson 2,752: At the Lakeside Recreation Center in Mundelein, senior Lucas Pinkus led all bowlers with a 692 series and also had the highest individual game (255). Freshman Nicholas Sternes rolled a 597 (212), while classmate Benjamin Ries added a 516 (192). Fellow ninth-graders Ryan Lerman (496, 199) and Joey Gluck (451, 190) also contributed. SHS dropped to 4-4 overall and 2-4 in the North Suburban Conference.

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Host Families Needed for Exchange Students

Stevenson families are needed to host English-speaking international students for the 2018-19 school year. If you are interested in an exciting long-term visit, please call Suzanne Paloian at 847-415-4500.

Madrigal Singers Auditions Set for Jan. 11

The Choral Department will hold auditions for the Madrigal Singers (A Capella choir) at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11 in the Choir Room (Room 2202). Here is the audition packet with required music and more information. Questions can be directed to Mrs. Singer at


Come join Spanish Club for a holiday party to watch the classic movie “Elf” while indulging in churros with warm and creamy chocolate. The event will be held after school Wednesday in Room 2808.


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