Orientation Evenings for Incoming Freshmen
Orientation evenings for incoming freshmen and their families will be held on three upcoming nights: Tuesday (last names A-H) and Thursday (last names I-P) this week, and Wednesday, Jan. 17 (last names Q-Z). Families unable to attend on their scheduled evening are free to attend a different night. They do not need to notify the school of the change. The orientation evenings begin at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Visit this web page for more information.
Benchmark Exam Registration Deadline Tuesday
Tuesday is the registration deadline for incoming freshmen who want to take benchmark exams in English, mathematics and a world language Saturday at Stevenson. The exams are for incoming freshmen from Hawthorn Junior High School, Quest Academy, St. Mary Catholic School, Solomon Schechter Day School and all other transfer students. Also, incoming freshmen from other sender schools who were absent for the world language benchmark exam when it was given at their school, will need to take the exam at Stevenson. See the benchmark exams page for details.
11 Debaters Earn Honors at Elk Grove Competition
Eleven members of the debate team earned honors at the Illinois Congressional Debate Association competition hosted by Elk Grove High School on Dec. 16. Juniors Thivya Sivarajah and Sydney Glickson earned first place in their varsity chambers, and seniors Joy Wang and Bhavana Muppavarapu, and junior Anubhav Agarwal received Best Presiding Officer honors in their chambers. Anubhav also was one of six to garner second place in their chambers. He was joined by senior Ali Rahman and juniors Shreya Viswanathan, Josh Zhu, Tim Yoon and Mary Polupan. Junior Josh Ezrol earned third place in his chamber.
String Parents Fundraiser at Portillo’s Tuesday
Sunday, Jan. 7 Varsity Results
Boys Ice Hockey
Stevenson 7, Carmel (Ind.) 2: Senior Trevor Hilt scored three goals and assisted on another as the host Patriots (44-12-2 overall, 16-4 Scholastic Hockey League) completed a three-game sweep at Twin Rinks. Senior Jake Camp added a pair of scores for SHS, which outshot the Icehounds (9-12 SHL), 55-16. Also scoring for Stevenson were junior Sam Shellist and senior Jackson Leptich. Senior Michael Dowd had two assists. – Box Score
Saturday, Jan. 6 Varsity Results
Stevenson at 40th annual Leyden Invitational: The Patriots won four weight classes and captured 13 medals overall en route to claiming the team title. SHS had 236 points with defending champion Jacobs tallying 175.5. The quartet who took home first-place honors included seniors Muzi Sitshela (152 pounds, 23-6 overall record) and Danny Ganzman (182, 17-12), and juniors Anand Batbaatar (285, 20-6) and Tommy Frezza (120, 21-3). Anand pinned all three of his opponents, while Danny recorded two falls before a major decision in his championship match. Junior Max Gomez was second at 195 and three Pats finished third in their division: sophomore Randy Lu (106), junior Matthew Zimring (126) and senior Jake Simon (145). Other medalists for Stevenson were junior Dean Crawford (fourth at 170), senior Michael Karp (fifth at 132), junior Yoni Leibovitz (sixth at 113), junior Nick Lyubenko (sixth at 138) and sophomore Ean Norenberg (sixth at 220). – Official Results | Daily Herald
Boys Ice Hockey
Stevenson 5-8, Carmel (Ind.) Gold 0-0: Senior goaltenders Nick Cimarusti and Elias Sandholm recorded back-to-back shutouts in the course of 12 hours as the Patriots (43-12-2 overall, 15-4 Scholastic Hockey League) rolled to a pair of victories over the Icehounds (9-11 SHL). Nick made 23 saves to earn his third shutout of the season in the 5-0 morning game at Twin Rinks, while Elias stopped 14 shots for his fourth shutout during the 8-0 evening finale at Northbrook Ice Arena. Senior Jackson Leptich led SHS scorers in the opener with two goals, both coming within a 10-second span in the second period. He had three assists in the nightcap. Seniors Michael Dowd and Trevor Hilt each scored three goals and had three assists in the two games. Junior Sam Shellist recorded three assists in the second game. – Game 1 Box Score | Game 2 Box Score | Game 1 Replay on The Cube | Post-Game (1) Interviews: Nick Cimarusti, Jackson Leptich
Boys Swimming and Diving
Stevenson at 53rd annual Evanston Invitational: The third-ranked Patriots finished third among 18 teams, finishing behind No. 1 New Trier and Arrowhead, the fourth-ranked team in Wisconsin. Junior and defending state champion Topher Stensby was second in the 50-yard freestyle (21.34) behind Arrowhead’s Lucas Farrar (20.96), who finished third in his state last year. Topher also was third in the 100 free (47.35), in which he placed second at state in 2017, behind Lucas and New Trier’s Ryan Gridley, who was fifth in Illinois last season. Topher also swam in two medal-winning relays: the second-place 200 free relay (1:27.84) with seniors Daniel Ng and Collin Kapecki, and junior Richard Lee, and the fifth-place 400 free relay unit (3:17.32) with Richard, Collin and sophomore Jack Zhang. Daniel added a pair of top-six finishes, placing fifth in the 100 breastroke (1:00.97) and sixth in the 50 free (48.47).
Stevenson at Grant Invitational: At Lakes Bowl in Round Lake, the Patriots finished seventh in the team standings. Individually, senior Genevieve Dominick led SHS with a 15th-place showing while classmates Lauren Stein and Jackie Koepp were 19th and 22nd, respectively. Also competing were freshmen YooJin Lee (39th) and Talia Segal (54th).
Marist 49, Stevenson 35: Sophomore Avery King led the Patriots (10-7) with 16 points at the Chicagoland Invitational Showcase at Benet Academy. She hit a pair of three-pointers, while senior Kiana Cencula nailed a trio of treys en route to 11 points.
Friday, Jan. 5 Varsity Results
Stevenson 44, Lake Zurich 23
Thursday, Jan. 4 Varsity Results
Boys Swimming and Diving
Stevenson 111, Zion-Benton 57: Four swimmers won a pair of individual events as the visiting Patriots improved to 3-0 in dual meets, all against North Suburban Conference opponents. All of the individual winners for SHS were juniors. John Roh captured the 100-yard freestyle (56.67) and 100-yard backstroke (1:04.66). Jacob Minin claimed the 200 free (2:05.91) and 400 free (4:30.64). Alex Guo took top honors in the 50 free (25.54) and 100 butterfly (1:04.98), and Phoom Lertsinsongserm finished first in the 200 individual medley (2:25.19) and 100 breaststroke (1:12.62). John, Jacob and Alex also swam on a winning relay. John and Alex were part of the 200 medley relay (1:57.49) with sophomores Ari Zaritsky and Jake Kim. Jacob covered a leg in the 200 free relay (1:48.25) with Ari, junior Nikolas Ebeling and freshman Dima Kobets.
Tuesday, Jan. 2 Varsity Results
Boys Ice Hockey
Stevenson 4, Fenwick 1: Senior Jackson Leptich scored two goals, his 11th in the last six games, as the Patriots (41-12-2 overall, 13-4 Scholastic Hockey League) continued their winning ways at the Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville. Juniors Billy Kopka and Seth Cohen also scored for SHS, which has a 24-5-2 record since Nov. 1. Senior goalie Nick Cimarusti made 18 saves. – Box Score
Saturday, Dec. 30 Varsity Results
Stevenson 57, Rockford Auburn 54: Sophomore Matthew Ambrose hit back-to-back three pointers to give the Patriots the lead with two minutes remaining, and senior Jackson Qualley hit a pair of free throws with 26 seconds left to secure the victory in their final game of the Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic. Matthew led SHS (8-6 overall, 2-2 in the tournament) with 16 points and also had four rebounds, while Jackson had 12 points, six rebounds and four assists. Senior Nick Bonk added eight points and a team-high seven rebounds, while junior Luke Chieng contributed five assists. – Game Recap | Box Score
Friday, Dec. 29 Varsity Results
Stevenson 34, Conant 25
Boys Ice Hockey
Stevenson at the 24th annual Chicago Blackhawks Charities Holiday Hockey Classic: The Patriots fell to New Trier Green in the championship game, 6-2. Senior Jackson Leptich scored both goals for SHS (40-12-2), and classmate Michael Dowd assisted on each. Senior Jake Camp also was credited with an assist on Jackson’s second goal. – Box Score | AHAI Website | Journal & Topics
Maine South 66, Stevenson 64 (2 OT): The Patriots (7-6) hit a single-game tournament-record 16 three-pointers at the Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic, but fell short against the Hawks (9-3). SHS hit 16 of its 32 three-point attempts, including 10 of 14 in the second half during a second-half rally. Senior Samvit Ram connected on five of seven treys and finished with 15 points. He also had four assists. Senior Jackson Qualley scored a team-high 18 points, including four three-pointers, and grabbed five rebounds. Sophomore Matthew Ambrose also hit four three-pointers, finishing with 16 points, and had a team-best seven rebounds to go along with four assists. – Game Recap | Box Score
New Trier 47, Stevenson 45: The Trevians hit a half-court shot with 3.9 seconds remaining to hand the Patriots a tough loss at the 35th annual Charger-Komaromy Christmas Classic at Dundee Crown. Senior Kiana Cencula led SHS (10-6 overall, 1-3 in the tournament) with 14 points, including four three-pointers, and classmate Klaire Steffens added 13. Klaire was named to the all-tournament team.
Thursday, Dec. 28 Varsity Results
Boys Ice Hockey
Stevenson at the 24th annual Chicago Blackhawks Charities Holiday Hockey Classic: The Patriots (40-11-2) beat Christian Brothers College High School of St. Louis in the morning quarterfinals, 4-1, then followed up with a 5-0 shutout of St. Viator in the evening semifinals to extend their winning streak to six games. Senior Trevor Hilt scored three goals and classmate Jackson Leptich had two in the win over St. Viator, and senior Michael Dowd recorded two assists. Senior goalie Elias Sandholm made 15 saves for his third shutout of the season, and his second in the tournament. Against CBC, senior Michael’s first period goal was the only score of the game until midway through the third period, when Trevor made it 2-0. After the Cadets responded with a goal, Trevor lit the lamp for a second time to provide an insurance tally. Junior Seth Cohen scored the final goal, and also had an assist. Junior Adam Offenbach assisted on two goals. Elias made 22 saves. – CBC Box Score | St. Viator Box Score
Maine South 49, Stevenson 48: The Patriots (10-5) battled back from a six-point deficit entering the fourth quarter, but fell to the Hawks at the 35th annual Charger-Komaromy Christmas Classic at Dundee Crown. Senior Klaire Steffens led all scorers with 17 points, while sophomore Avery King had 13 points and six rebounds. Senior Kiana Cencula added 11 points, nine coming on a trio of three-pointers. – Daily Herald
DePaul College Prep 49, Stevenson 36: At the Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic, senior Jackson Qualley led the Patriots (7-5) with a game-high 15 points and eight rebounds. SHS trailed the Rams (11-1) by 12 points at halftime, 23-11, but Jackson scored 10 straight points in the third quarter to pull his team within 28-26 with 58 seconds remaining in the period. DePaul scored the next four points and gradually pulled away. – Game Recap | Box Score | Pioneer Press | Daily Herald
Wednesday, Dec. 27 Varsity Results
Stevenson 48, Homewood-Flossmoor 47: At the Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic, the Patriots (7-4) rallied from a 10-point second-half deficit in their opening game of the tournament. SHS went on a 10-2 run to start the fourth quarter and tied the score at 41-41. After the Vikings (6-3) hit a free throw to pull ahead, senior Jackson Qualley nailed a three-pointer to give Stevenson a lead it would not relinquish. He finished with 12 points and also had three assists. Senior Nick Bonk led the Pats with 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds. He also had two assists and blocked a shot. Sophomore Matt Ambrose added 10 points, five boards and two assists. He and junior Luke Chieng (seven points) each hit a pair of free throws in the final 18 seconds to preserve the victory. – Game Recap | Box Score | Daily Herald
Boys Ice Hockey
Stevenson at the 24th annual Chicago Blackhawks Charities Holiday Hockey Classic: The Patriots (38-11-2) beat Niles Notre Dame in the morning, 7-0, then defeated Providence in the evening, 6-2, to advance to the tournament quarterfinals at the Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville. Against Providence, junior Adam Offenbach broke a 2-2 tie late in the second period, and SHS scored three more times in the third. Senior Jackson Leptich scored Stevenson’s first and last goals, and also had two assists. Junior Sam Shellist recorded three assists, and his classmates Billy Kopka and Zach Wesley had two apiece. Senior goalie Nick Cimarusti made 23 saves. Against Notre Dame, Jackson scored three goals, while junior Seth Cohen had two. Senior Michael Dowd added a goal and also had two assists. Senior goalie Elias Sandholm made 14 saves to earn the shutout. – Providence Box Score | Notre Dame Box Score
Naperville Central 43, Stevenson 34: At the 35th annual Charger-Komaromy Christmas Classic quarterfinal at Dundee Crown, the Redhawks (15-2) came out on top in a battle of streaking teams. Naperville Central won its fifth straight game while stopping the Patriots’ seven-game winning streak. Senior Klaire Steffens led SHS (10-4) with 16 points and classmate Kiana Cencula added eight. – Daily Herald
Tuesday, Dec. 26 Varsity Results
Stevenson 55, Resurrection 34: Senior Klaire Steffens scored a game-high 21 points and pulled down nine rebounds as the Patriots (10-3) won their seventh straight contest in their opening game at the 35th annual Charger-Komaromy Christmas Classic at Dundee Crown. Sophomore Avery King had 13 points and five rebounds, while senior Kiana Cencula added 12 points, including a trio of three-pointers, plus five rebounds and three assists. SHS led 12-10 after the first quarter, then outscored the Bandits 33-18 over the next two quarters. – Daily Herald
Boys Ice Hockey
Stevenson 7, Naperville Central 0: Junior Seth Cohen scored a pair of first-period goals for the Patriots (36-11-2) at the 24th annual Chicago Blackhawks Charities Holiday Hockey Classic at the Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville. Seth’s scores were part of a four-goal outburst by SHS in the first period. Junior Billy Kopka and senior Jackson Leptich also scored. Stevenson added three more goals in the second period, from juniors Zach Wesley, Sam Shellist and Adam Offenbach. Senior goalie Nick Cimarusti made eight saves en route to the shutout for the Patriots, who outshot the Redhawks, 42-8.
Thursday, Dec. 21 Varsity Results
Stevenson 67, Bartlett 9; Stevenson 45, Grayslake Central 19: The host Patriots improved to 11-1 with a pair of dual-meet victories in the Field House. In its match against Grayslake Central (6-6), which started at 132 pounds, SHS fell behind 16-9 before taking control in the upper weights. Junior Max Gomez received a forfeit at 195, giving the Pats a 18-16 lead, and sophomore Ean Norenberg extended the lead with a 9-8 win at 220. Senior Muzi Sitshela earned a 3-1 win at 152 over the Rams’ two-time state qualifier who entered the match with a 19-2 record. SHS received pins from junior Tommy Frezza at 126 (1:22) and senior Jake Simon at 145 (1:12). Stevenson benefitted from five forfeits against Bartlett (6-12). – Daily Herald
Stevenson 28, Lake Zurich 23: Sophomore Avery King scored four of her game-high 13 points in the fourth quarter as the Patriots (9-3, 5-1) rallied to win their sixth straight ballgame. The Bears (8-6, 5-2) led by one point, 16-15, heading into the fourth quarter. With the victory, Stevenson pulled into a first-place tie with Warren in the North Suburban Conference. Senior Izzy Paldrmic added six points and classmate Klaire Steffens had eight rebounds. – Daily Herald
What’s For Lunch Today?
You can see the lunch menus for the month of January by visiting d125.org/lunch. You’ll also see the prices of items in both food courts.
Breakfast With Books is meeting from 7:45-8:25 a.m. Tuesday in the Upper ILC. All are welcome.
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