Friday, Feb. 2, 2018

Math Team Moves Closer to League Title

Stevenson moved one step closer to its fourth North Suburban Math League title after its performance in the league’s fourth round on Wednesday. Competing at Glenbrook North, SHS posted the highest score (304 of a possible 350 points) among its four direct rivals and the 53 other schools in the conference. Stevenson holds a nine-point lead over Naperville North (1,299-1,290) heading into the conference meet on March 8.

On Wednesday, the math team captured first place in three of five categories against Glenbrook North, Libertyville, Lake Forest and Highland Park. Stevenson took top honors at the freshman, sophomore and senior levels, with the sophomores earning a perfect score. The juniors were second and the oral presenters were third. Categorical scores are determined by the sum of the top three individuals who were designated as contestants; others participate as alternates. Nine students wrote perfect papers, some in two categories: freshmen Prathinav “Sai” Merneedi and Ram Potham, sophomores Eric Gan, Dylan Hu and Philena Liu, junior Josh Tsai, and seniors Joseph Rivkin, Josh Yoon and Haoyang Yu. Ram also wrote a perfect paper as a sophomore alternate, while Eric and Dylan as junior alternates.

Table Tennis Team Pushes Defending State Champs

Stevenson’s table tennis team split a pair of matches at Naperville North on Wednesday. The Patriots (4-1) beat Evanston, 7-2, after falling to the host school, 5-4. Naperville North is the defending state champion. Competitors for SHS were freshmen Samuel Bezradetsky, David Polyakov and Nikhith Rao; sophomores Joseph Choi, Paul Park, Jonathon Raymond, Sam Wang and Eric Wu; juniors Ilya Hrynblat, Michael Hu and Nicholas Pantelis; and seniors Sathvik Gurupalli, Trever Pokot and Rohan Tuli. The team returns to DuPage County on Tuesday for a triangular meet at St. Charles East with the Illinois Math and Science Academy.

Senior Yearbook Recognition Ads Available

Parents and guardians looking to congratulate their graduating seniors are invited to place a special ad in the 2017-18 yearbook. For a limited time, you can purchase and customize an ad to include photos and a message from the family. (Many parents use their favorite baby photo!) Space is limited, and the deadline is Saturday, Feb. 10. See this flyer for more details.


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Thursday, Feb. 1 Varsity Results

Girls Gymnastics

Stevenson at IHSA Glenbrook South Regional: The Patriots posted their best score of the year, 142.65, to finish second and earn an at-large berth in Tuesday’s Niles North Sectional. Sophomore Emily Weinstein won the balance beam competition (9.325) and finished fifth in the all-around (35.9). Freshman Hannah Brand placed fourth in the all-around (35.95). She tied for third in vault (9.325), was fourth on balance beam (9.075) and tied for fifth in floor exercise (8.9). Other sectional qualifiers in individual events were junior Sarina Johnson, who was fourth on floor (8.95) and fifth in vault (9.225), and junior Zoe Hinz, who was fifth on beam (8.975). – Official Results | Daily Herald

Wrestling, Girls Bowling Regionals on Saturday

In addition to the IHSA cheerleading finals, two Patriot sports teams will begin their quest for state medals this weekend. The wrestling team, ranked No. 15 in the state, will take part in the Glenbrook South Individual Regional with eight other schools on Saturday. The Daily Herald has a preview. The girls bowling team, meanwhile, competes in the 14-team Warren Regional on Saturday. Follow results at these links: Wrestling | Girls Bowling

SBN Live Streaming Girls Basketball Tonight

Tonight’s varsity girls basketball game between Stevenson and Libertyville will be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network at beginning at 7 o’clock. The game will be the final Sports Center appearance for five players: Kiana Cencula, Julia Osuch, Isabella “Izzy” Paldrmic, Gina Shanley and Klaire Steffens. Also honored will be senior manager Kailey Pearson. They will be honored during a pre-game ceremony.

Steffens Nominated for Athlete of the Month

Senior girls basketball player Klaire Steffens is one of three nominees for the Chicago Tribune/Country Financial Lake Shore Athlete of the Month for February. Vote for Klaire at this link. Voting ends Thursday.

Stevenson Sideline Store Offering 15 Percent Off

BSN Sports is offering 15 percent off any order more than $60 at Stevenson’s Sideline Store now through Feb. 25. Use the promo code Feb18 when ordering.


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SPARK Information Meetings Next Week

Informational meetings for the 2018 SPARK (STEM Professionals As Resource Knowledge) summer program will be held during each half-lunch period (4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a and 6b) Friday, Feb. 9 in Room 7096. Students should bring their own lunch and will be provided with complete application information. All interested students must attend. The purpose of SPARK is to provide an immersive summer internship experience for exceptional students interested in pursuing careers related to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) research. A synopsis of the program can be found here.

Visiting Artist Presentation on Monday

Visiting Artist of the Month John Vlahakis, a photographer whose work focuses on natural landscapes and the human condition, will discuss his work and career during periods four and six Monday at the Visiting Artist Gallery in the West Building. His exhibition, 3 Perspectives: New York City Street / Of Landscape / Own Nature, will be on display in the Visiting Artist Gallery through Thursday. Read this article for a description of Vlahakis’ exhibition and to see a sample image.


Student Council has multiple activities planned to encourage school spirit In upcoming weeks. On Monday, students and staff will be celebrating Adlai E. Stevenson’s 118th birthday. Winterfest is around the corner, Feb. 20-23, and Student Council has spirit days for students, faculty and staff to enjoy. Click here to see the dress-up days for Winterfest. There also will be lunchtime activities during Winterfest Week led by Student Council and Class Board. Additionally, on Friday, Feb. 23, there will be a pep assembly in the Sports Center to cap off the week, leading up to the big event, the Winterfest Dance, the next night. The pep assembly will have a number of exciting activities, such as a competitive Mario Kart racing game, a baton twirling performance by junior Caroline French, a memorable Mr. SHS performance, and arcade games. The Winterfest Dance is Saturday, Feb. 24, and is sponsored by Student Council. The theme for Winterfest this year is Retro-Cade. Early bird ticket sales start Monday, Feb. 5 and end Friday, Feb. 9. When students stop by the Patriot Superstore to get tickets during the early bird phase, they’ll have a chance to receive a discounted ticket through special scratch-off tickets. You can save $5 or $10 off the regular price of $25, and some students will get their tickets for free. Regular ticket sales will run from Feb. 10-20, with no scratch-off tickets or discounts. Tickets are also available at the door on Feb. 24 for $30. Remember: Students bringing a non-SHS student to the dance must turn in this Non-SHS Guest Ticket Form when buying tickets.


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