Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018

Scholastic Bowl Team Wins League Title

Stevenson hosted and won the North Suburban Conference Scholastic Bowl championship last week, topping Lake Zurich and six other schools. The Scholastic Bowl team roster included seniors Deepak Moparthi, Chris Muth and Conrad Oberhaus; juniors Emily Luo, Vaishakh Vinod-Kumar and Melanie Wang; sophomores David Holmquist, Healey Kogan, Aniket Nuthalapati and Govind Prabhakar; and freshman Arjun Nageswaran.

Foundation Online Art Auction Starts Tonight

More than 40 items donated by artists participating in Odyssey 2018 will be part of an online auction sponsored by the Stevenson High School Foundation. The auction begins at 6 o’clock tonight and bidding closes at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15. Auction items include original artwork, arts-related class certificates, and tickets to performances. Use this link to view the auction catalog and place a bid. Proceeds will benefit the foundation’s Stevenson to College (S2C) and Kids in Need (KIN) programs. All of the auction artwork will be on display from 6-7 p.m. tonight outside the Performing Arts Center, prior to the C5 Aerial Dance concert.

Chess Team Prepares for State Tournament

Stevenson’s chess team travels to Peoria for the 44th annual Illinois High School Association state tournament on Friday and Saturday. SHS has been one of the state’s perennial powers over the past decade, winning the championship in 2008 and finishing second five times since then. This year, Stevenson enters the tournament as the No. 2 seed behind the defending state champions, the Illinois Math and Science Academy. Head coach Vincent Springer’s team will open play Friday against Bloomington Central Catholic. Visit the IHSA website for updated tournament results.

Alumni Physician Featured on “CBS Evening News”

Stevenson alumnus Dr. David Levine (Class of 2002) was featured on the “CBS Evening News” Wednesday night. He is one of the doctors from Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital participating in a new program that allows patients to be treated in their homes. The program’s goal is to reduce health care costs without sacrificing quality and safety.

String Parents Fundraiser at Panera on Friday

The String Parents Association will hold a fundraiser at Panera Bread, 1575 S. Lake St., in Mundelein from open to close on Friday. Show this flyer when placing an order.

Checking Out Odyssey

The Daily Herald stopped by the school to take in the 12th edition of Stevenson’s Odyssey fine arts festival. Click here for coverage. Odyssey first began in 1996, and has been held every two years since.

We’re Watching the Weather

In light of the Winter Storm Warning that has been issued for Lake County, school officials will be monitoring weather forecasts and road conditions throughout today and into the evening in order to make a determination about Friday’s schedule. Consultation with sender district superintendents and the First Student bus company also plays a role. If a decision is made to delay the start of school or cancel classes, there are several ways in which the school would notify families and the general public. First, all parents and guardians who provided a phone number and email address during the registration process last summer would receive a recorded call and email with the school’s decision. (All faculty and staff also would receive a recorded call and email.) Also, notice would be placed on the school’s website at and on social media, and information would be shared with Chicago-area television and radio stations.


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Wednesday, Feb. 7 Varsity Results

Girls Basketball

Lake Zurich 44, Stevenson 43: In a battle for second place in the North Suburban Conference, the Patriots (15-12, 10-4) made a late rally but fell short against the host Bears (16-10, 11-3). Senior Klaire Steffens scored nine of her game-high 20 points in the fourth quarter as SHS nearly erased a seven-point deficit. Senior Kiana Cencula, returning from a concussion that sidelined her for five games, scored 10 points. This was the regular-season finale for Stevenson, which will take on Libertyville in the Illinois High School Association Class 4A Highland Park Regional semifinals at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Special Guests at Friday’s Boys Basketball Game

The varsity boys basketball team is scheduled to play host to Libertyville in a crucial North Suburban Conference showdown at 7 p.m. Friday night. Stevenson holds a one-game lead over the Wildcats with four games remaining. Friday’s game also will be Junior Patriot Night and Meet Nash Night in the Sports Center. Members of the Junior Patriots and the Libertyville Junior Wildcats organizations will receive free admission to the game, and the Junior Patriots will be recognized at halftime. Prior to the varsity tip-off, two Stevenson alumni whose son has a rare, life-threatening disease will be recognized. Bobby and Brittany (Sulentic) Stineman are the parents of Nash, who has Spinal Muscular Atrophy with Respiratory Distress, known as SMARD. Stevenson Athletics is promoting a fundraiser to raise money for research into the study of the disease. Bobby is a 2001 graduate who played soccer and basketball for Stevenson. Brittany, who graduated in 2003, competed in volleyball, basketball and soccer. Visit this link for more information or to make a donation.

Want to be a Licensed IHSA Official?

Stevenson is hosting an open house in March for anyone interested in becoming a referee or official for a high school sporting event. You can learn what it takes to become a licensed official through the Illinois High School Association during the open house from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 3 in the West Commons. High school students are invited, too. Representatives from the North Suburban Conference and Northern Lake County Conference will be on hand to discuss requirements for different sports and to answer questions. For more information, contact Athletic Director Trish Betthauser at


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Mr. SHS Tickets Go On Sale Friday

Tickets go on sale Friday for the Senior Class Board’s annual Mr. SHS contest, which will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16 in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets will be available at the Patriot Superstore, and also will be sold at the door on the night of the contest. Fifteen senior boys will compete for this year’s title: Owen Albrecht, Daniel Ali, Degaulie Dai, Harsh Dasika, Nick Duffy, Ivan Franco, Terry Maeda, Basit Malik, Karan Matharu, Lance Laxamana, Antony Simonoff, Daniel Sirota, Maari Thirumurugan, Vishva Tummalapally and Caiyi Xi. They’ll be judged in talent, swim wear, formal wear, and their ability to speak publicly. Celebrity judges will determine the finalists, and the audience will vote for Mr. SHS.


The baseball team will have informational meetings in the following locations from 7:45-8:15 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15: freshmen in the Recital Hall (Room 4100), sophomores in Room 2002, and varsity in Room 7046. If you cannot attend, contact Coach Block at


Want to be a part of the 2018 Fashion Show but couldn’t make it to the meeting on Wednesday? It’s not too late! Follow this link to the fashion show information page and complete the form at the end. Someone will be in contact with you soon to follow up with more information! If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Erickson at


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