Monday, Dec. 18, 2017

Senior Selected for Prominent Patriot Award

Senior Borler Wu on Friday was selected for the first-semester Prominent Patriot Award, based on his efforts to help students understand the risks and consequences of alcohol and drug abuse. He was honored during a recognition ceremony before school in the West Auditorium.

Borler, a member of the Catalyst club, was honored for his advocacy work in convincing two local villages to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21. He also was praised for his determination to combat e-cigarette use among his peers.

Borler was among 22 students nominated for the Prominent Patriot Award, which is given at the end of each semester to a student who demonstrates outstanding character and displaying what it means to be a good citizen of the Stevenson community. The other nominees were seniors Lydia Johnson, Dan Kim, Ashleigh Machado, Jack Allen, Claire Brand, Katherine Yao, Serena Pao, Allison Chen, Anisha Rao, Kaily Chou, John (Jack) Meyer and Mollie Kiven; juniors Devin Smith, Blake Gitler, Alex Stein, Emily Varshavsky, Sanam Jhaveri, Filippo LoBue and Hanqi Wu; and freshmen Cameron Tu and Katie Park.

SHS Parent Joining District 103 School Board

Stevenson parent Michael Odongo has been chosen to fill a vacancy on the Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103 Board of Education. He will be approved at the board’s regular meeting on Tuesday. The Prairie View resident and technology entrepreneur has lived in District 103 for eight years, and helped create its Superintendent’s Advisory Council for Equitable Education. He also is a mentor in the Stevenson to College (S2C) program. He is the father of two boys, a sixth-grader and SHS freshman Segi Odongo.

Fine Arts Director Honored by High School Alma Mater

Director of Fine Arts Jon Grice has been named the Maine West High School Fine Arts Department Alumni of the Year for 2017-18. Grice, a 1996 graduate of Maine West, will be honored at its Fine Arts Induction Ceremony on March 19.


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Sunday’s Varsity Results

Competitive Dance

Stevenson at Warren Invitational: The Patriettes took first and second place in their final tune-up before the North Suburban Conference competition Jan. 12.

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Boys Swimming and Diving

Stevenson hosted Lake County Invitational: Junior Topher Stensby won two individual events and swam on two first-place relays as the host Patriots won their third consecutive county championship. Topher, the defending state champion in the 50-yard freestyle, captured that event (20.81 seconds) and also claimed the 100-yard freestyle (46.60). He also swam a leg in the 200 medley relay (1:37.67) with senior Daniel Ng and juniors Joseph Song and Maxim Ryaguzov, and the 200 free relay (1:27.38) with Maxim, junior Richard Lee and senior Collin Kapecki. Daniel also won the 200 individual medley (1:57.42), and was part of the victorious 400 free relay (3:15.90) with Collin and sophomores Jake Kim and Jack Zhang. Maxim placed second in the 100 butterfly (54.41), Joseph was runner-up in the 200 individual medley (1:58.37), and junior Ethan Ross finished second in the 200 free (1:48.89). In the team standings, Stevenson amassed 501 points, almost 200 points ahead of runner-up Barrington (305). – Daily Herald | Results


Stevenson at Rolling Meadows Invitational: The Patriots took top honors among 29 teams in the Large Varsity Division, their third first-place finish this season.

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 58, Libertyville 33: Senior Klaire Steffens led all scorers with 25 points as the visiting Patriots (8-3, 4-1) won their fifth straight game and moved into a first-place tie in the North Suburban Conference. Sophomore Avery King added 14 points, including a pair of three-pointers. Senior Izzy Paldrmic had seven points, while classmates Kiana Cencula and Julia Osuch contributed five apiece. SHS led 24-19 at halftime, and held the Wildcats to 14 points in the second half, with only three coming in the fourth quarter.

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 4, Glenbrook North 1: Senior goalie Elias Sandholm made 40 saves, including 18 in the third period, as the Patriots (35-11-2, 12-4) rallied to win the Scholastic Hockey League showdown at Twin Rinks. SHS is fourth in the league while the Spartans are second (14-5). Glenbrook North scored the game’s first goal about midway through the second period, but Stevenson responded with two scores in 34 seconds to take the lead late in the frame. Senior Michael Dowd tied the game at 1-1 with a goal at the 1:34 mark, assisted by senior Frank Wiest-Puchala and junior Adam Offenbach. Adam then scored to put the Pats ahead with a minute remaining in the second period. His goal was assisted by junior Sam Shellist. Senior Jackson Leptich added a pair of insurance goals in the third period, with assists credited to Frank and fellow senior Trevor Hilt. – Boxscore

Boys Bowling

Stevenson at Warren Invitational: Senior Lucas Pinkus captured the individual title at Bertrand Lanes in Waukegan. He rolled a six-game series score of 1,324, with a high game of 246. Lucas was followed by a quartet of freshmen: Nicholas Sternes (1,187, 210), Benjamin Ries (1,054, 228), Joey Gluck (998, 276) and Ryan Lerman (973, 190). SHS finished third among five teams.

Girls Gymnastics

Stevenson at New Trier Invitational: Sophomore Emily Weinstein finished third in the all-around, leading the Patriots to a fifth-place showing among eight teams. Emily placed second on balance beam with a career-best score of 9.6, and posted an all-around score of 36.6. Stevenson had a team score of 136.6. – Daily Herald


Stevenson at 52nd annual Rex Whitlatch Invitational: Senior Muzi Sitshela (14-6) finished second at 152 pounds, and junior Tommy Frezza (15-3) took third at 120, as the Patriots placed sixth out of 24 teams in the two-day tournament at Hinsdale Central. Other top 10 finishers included junior Max Gomez (15-6), fifth at 195; junior Anand Batbaatar (13-5), fifth at 285; senior Danny Ganzman (11-9), sixth at 182; and sophomore Matt Millman (7-7), eighth at 170. – Daily Herald, Illinois Matmen | Results

Boys Basketball

Prospect 60, Stevenson 43: The Patriots jumped out to a 13-10 lead after the first quarter, but the host Knights (7-2) took control after that to win their seventh straight game. Senior Jackson Qualley led SHS (6-4) with 12 points. Sophomore Matthew Ambrose had 11 points, and three assists, while senior Samvit Ram added seven points and four assists. – Daily Herald

Friday’s Varsity Results

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 60, Libertyville 54: Four players scored in double figures as the visiting Patriots (6-3, 2-2) snapped a three-game losing streak. Senior Samvit Ram led SHS with 13 points and dished out three assists. Also reaching double figures was senior Jackson Qualley (12 points, four rebounds, four assists), junior Luke Chieng (11 points, three assists) and sophomore Matthew Ambrose (10 points, three assists). Senior Nick Bonk added eight points, three rebounds and two blocked shots. Samvit hit a trio of three-point shots, including a pair in the fourth quarter. Stevenson sank four free throws in the final minute after the Wildcats (5-4, 3-1) had trimmed a 14-point deficit to five points. – Daily Herald


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Final Exam Schedule

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Monday Tuesday Wednesday
8:30-10:00 Period 1 Exam Period 3 Exam Period 8 Exam
10:10-11:40 Period 2 Exam Period 7 Exam Period 6 Exam
11:50-1:20 Period 4 Exam Period 5 Exam Make-Up Exam
Bus Pick-Up 1:35 p.m. 1:35 p.m. 11:55 a.m.

(Late pick-up at 1:35 p.m.)


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