SHS Wins Math Madness Championship
Despite missing one of its top seniors, Stevenson won the top bracket in the national Math Madness contest on Thursday. SHS defeated University High School from Irvine, Calif., 33-27, for the Division I championship. Freshman Ram Potham starred in the final, answering all eight questions correctly. Senior Haoyang Yu was 7-for-7 and junior Joey Rivkin went 7-for-8. Senior Andrew Hwang answered six of eight correctly, while seniors Hideki Maeda and Wilson Zhu each went 5-for-8.
Students received one point for each question they answered correctly. The team’s score was determined by the sum of its top five individual scorers. Overall, 27 Patriots took part in the 30-minute championship match. Five players answered four questions correctly: sophomores Philena Liu (4/4), Eric Gan (4/8), Emily Lu (4/8) and Josh Tsai (4/8), and junior Angela Zhang (4/8). Stevenson competed without one of its top performers, senior Josh Yoon, who was ill.
Alum to Appear on A&E TV Show This Weekend
Stevenson alumnus Rebecca Loeb (Class of 2008) is scheduled to appear on the A&E program “Live PD” tonight and Saturday. She will make an in-studio appearance as a guest analyst for the show, which is a documentary series that shows the day-to-day activities of police officers. Loeb is a deputy in the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Several deputies, including Loeb, have been featured on the show since last summer. In this recent Q&A, Loeb talked about having a law degree, and challenges she faces as a female police officer.
Seven Students Reach eSports Finals
Several students in Stevenson’s first official eSports club have reached the finals in their respective High School eSports League divisions. In the varsity eSports league, a nationally competitive group, Hearthstone players Michael Josephson and Max Kopinsky, both seniors, have advanced to this weekend’s finals. The Rocket League team of seniors Kai Jaeger and Abhiishek Muralidhar, juniors Mikey Howard and Kyle Merrick, and sophomore Gildardo Banuelos advanced to the finals. Sophomore Alyssa Smith qualified for a regional Pokemon tournament sponsored by PlayPokemon. Stevenson’s teams in the Overwatch, League of Legends, and CSGO divisions all played well in their first year, club sponsor Jim Barnabee said.
Polish Club Planning Community Event in January
Stevenson’s Polish Club will hold its first-ever Polish Community Night from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19 in the Wood Commons and Room 2104. The night will be filled with Polish food, music and games, and is open to the public. Babysitting will be offered at the event to encourage families with young children to attend. If you are interested in attending, please fill out this brief form.
Thursday’s Varsity Results
Stevenson 33, Libertyville 25: The visiting 14th-ranked Patriots (9-1, 3-0) won three of the final four matches to remain on top of the North Suburban Conference standings. The clinching win came from sophomore Ean Norenberg, who earned a 7-2 decision at 220 pounds. His win gave SHS an insurmountable 33-20 lead with one bout remaining. Ean’s win came on the heels of triumphs by senior Dan Guzman at 182 (8-1) and junior Max Gomez at 195 (9-4). Their decisions came after the 13th-ranked Wildcats (5-2, 2-1) had closed within 22-20 after falling behind 15-0. Other Patriot winners were sophomore Randy Lu at 106 (pin in 1:20), junior Yoni Leibovitz at 113 (8-2), junior Tommy Frezza at 120) (pin in 1:23), senior Jake Simon at 145 (11-1) and senior Muzi Sitshela at 160 (technical fall in 5:47). – Daily Herald
Boys Swimming and Diving
Stevenson 126, Mundelein 58: Sophomores A.J. Carollo and Jack Zhang each had two first-place finishes and swam on a winning relay as the host Patriots captured 10 of 12 events in the Patriot Aquatic Center. A.J. won the 200-yard individual medley (2:05.75) and 100-yard backstroke (55.63), while Jack claimed the 100-yard breaststroke (1:04.08) and tied junior Beno Maya for first in the 100-yard butterfly (55.59). Jack and A.J. also formed half of the winning 200 medley relay with juniors Joseph Song and Nathan Gates (1:41.28). The other individual winners for SHS were junior Maxim Ryaguzov in the 200 free (1:50.32), senior Daniel Ng in the 50 free (22.29), senior Collin Kapecki in the 100 free (49.94) and sophomore Cameron Coffey in the 500 free (5:10.52). Stevenson also won the 200 free relay thanks to Collin, sophomore Jake Kim, and juniors Richard Lee and junior Alex Guo (1:30.89).
Stevenson 2,998, Grant 2,401: On Senior Night, a freshman stole the thunder for the Patriots (5-4). Nicholas Sternes bowled a career-high and match-best 731 series, and also shot the top game of the day (254) at Lakeside Recreation Center in Mundelein. Senior Lucas Pinkus had a 672 series, with a high game of 236. The team’s other senior, Marcus Engstrom, shot a 498 series that included a 190. Freshmen Joey Gluck (582, 226) and Benjamin Ries (515, 193) also contributed to the victory.
Lake Zurich 2,414, Stevenson 2,020: Seniors Jackie Koepp and Genevieve Dominick led the Patriots at Fairhaven Lanes in Mundelein. Jackie rolled a team-best 524 series, and also had the highest game, a 199. Genevieve shot a 521 series and had a high game of 188. Also bowling for SHS were senior Lauren Stein (372), and freshmen Talia Segal (302) and YooJin Lee (301).
Have You Registered for Odyssey?
Slightly more than half of all SHS students have registered for Odyssey. If you haven’t signed up yet, visit www.d125.org/Odyssey. You’ll see a list of classes that will be offered, and instructions on how to register. Don’t want to take the time because you’re studying for finals? You can register after finals are over.
West ILC Hiring Student Aides for Second Semester
The West ILC is hiring student aides to work in the library during all class periods second semester. If you have a free period or a study hall, and would like to work in the ILC instead, please see Mrs. Gorman in the upper ILC for an application. This is a paid position.
Kiva Club Fundraiser at Potbelly Tonight
Before heading to the Kiva Club’s S-Factor singing competition tonight, stop by the Potbelly restaurant at 700 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Vernon Hills. When you make a purchase between 4:30-7:30 p.m. and mention Kiva Club, 25 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the club.
Read the Latest Edition of the Stevenson Styler
The newest edition of the Stevenson Styler fashion magazine is now available! You can get a paper copy outside the Clothing Lab classroom (Room 1612), or use this link to view it digitally. Inside this edition, you will find some local shopping spots, the newest trends for winter, and final exam breakfast ideas to get your brain ready. Thanks for reading, and stay warm and stylish Stevenson!
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