Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018

Helping Your Student Handle Stress

Helping students deal with stress is the topic of the next Healthy Patriot discussion from 7:30-9 a.m. Friday in the District 125 Administration Building, located directly north of the Stadium. SHS parents and guardians are invited. A light breakfast will be provided. To prepare for the discussion, reading this short article is recommended.

Late Arrival on Thursday

The school will follow a late-arrival schedule on Thursday to allow for staff development in the morning. Classes will start at 10:30 a.m.The late-arrival day provides another opportunity for student-athletes who are freshmen or transfer students to fulfill their requirement to attend a mandatory meeting with the athletic director. Read here for details.

Seven Debaters Reach Quarterfinals at Harvard

Almost half of Stevenson’s debate team contingent reached the quarterfinals at the 44th annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament last weekend in Cambridge, Mass. FIfteen SHS students competed in congressional debate with nearly 500 other students, and seven reached the quarterfinals: seniors Ali Rahman (who advanced to the semifinals), Jeremy Yu, Bhavana Muppavarapu, Saketh Prazad and Abhiram Kakuturu, and juniors Shreya Viswanathan and Sydney Glickson. Also competing from SHS were seniors Aaryav Nagpal and Joy Wang, juniors Mary Polupan, Joao Victor Rodrigues and Arthur Yolles, sophomore Dylan Hu, and freshmen Rishika Chikoti and Ojasvi Saxena.

Seven debaters have earned bids to the National Tournament of Champions, which will be held at the end of April at the University of Kentucky: Ali, Saketh, Shreya, Sydney, Jeremy, Abhiram and junior Thivya Sivarajah.

String Parents Fundraiser at Culver’s Today

The String Parents Association is holding a fundraiser from 4-9 p.m. today at Culver’s restaurant, 450 McHenry Rd., in Buffalo Grove. Mention the SPA or show this flyer, and Culver’s will donate 20 percent of your purchase to the school’s strings program.


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Monday, Feb. 19 Varsity Results

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 50, Libertyville 46: Seniors Samvit Ram and Nick Bonk scored 20 points apiece as the host Patriots (17-8, 10-3) clinched a share of their sixth consecutive North Suburban Conference title. Samvit sank all four of his free throw attempts in the final minute to seal the victory. He went six-for-six from the line in the fourth quarter for SHS, which entered the period trailing the Wildcats (16-9, 9-4) by one point, 32-31. Samvit added four assists while Nick made four blocks. The only other player to score for Stevenson was senior Jackson Qualley, who had 10 points to go along with eight rebounds and three assists. The Patriots can win the NSC crown outright with a victory at Warren Wednesday night. The Blue Devils trail SHS by one game in the league standings. – Daily Herald

Girls Basketball

Lake Zurich 54, Stevenson 38: In the IHSA Class 4A Fremd Sectional semifinals, the sixth-seeded Patriots lost to the seventh-seeded Bears, ending their season with a 17-13 record. Senior Klaire Steffens led SHS in her final game with 16 points. Classmate Isabella Paldrmic added eight points, including the team’s two three-pointers. The Bears, who improved to 19-10, will play Warren in the sectional championship game on Thursday. – Daily Herald

Boys Ice Hockey

New Trier Green 1, Stevenson 0: The visiting Trevians scored with 5:27 remaining in the third period to complete the sweep of the best-of-three Scholastic Hockey League semifinal series. SHS (50-17-2) received 26 saves from senior goalie Elias Sandholm.

Saturday, Feb. 17 Varsity Results


Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A Individual State Tournament: Sophomore Tommy Frezza finished sixth at 120 pounds, becoming the ninth Patriot to earn a state medal in program history. Tommy lost both of his consolation bouts after falling in the semifinals on Friday, and finished his season with a 38-8 record. – Official Results | Daily Herald

Boys Swimming and Diving

Stevenson hosted IHSA Sectional: SHS rolled to its fourth consecutive sectional championship, winning 10 of 12 events and breaking pool records in all three relays in the Patriot Aquatic Center. Stevenson amassed 326 points and runner-up Barrington had 173. Twelve Patriots earned berths in this week’s state meet at Evanston, led by junior Topher Stensby, who won two individual events and was part of two first-place relays. Topher, the defending state champion in the 50-yard freestyle, won that event (20.70) and also captured the 100-yard freestyle (46.24). He also swam in two pool record-setting relays: the 200 free relay with juniors Joseph Song and Alex Guo, and senior Daniel Ng (1:24.41, old mark 1:24.87)), and the 400 free relay with Daniel and sophomores Nick Comini and Jack Zhang (3:06.68, old mark 3:07.56). Daniel won the 200 free (1:42.11), Joseph touched first in the 200 individual medley with a personal-best time (1:54.56), and Jack reigned in the 100 backstroke (52.52). Other individual winners for Stevenson were juniors Max Ryaguzov in the 100 butterfly (51.96) and Nathan Gates in the 500 free (4:36.28). SHS also captured the 200 medley relay in pool-record time behind Joseph, Nick, sophomore AJ Carollo and junior Beno Maya (1:34.04, old mark 1:34.86). Junior Ethan Ross earned a place at state with his second-place finish in the 200 free (1:42.87). Beno also qualified by finishing second in the 100 butterfly (52.23), Daniel did the same in the 100 free (46.86), and Joseph followed suit in the 100 breaststroke with a personal best (58.52). Junior Phoom Lertsinsongserm punched his ticket to state by taking third in the 100 breast (58.57). Rounding out the state qualifiers with third-place finishes were Jack in the 200 IM (1:57.28) and Nick in the 50 free (21.77). In the diving competition, senior Danny Less finished seventh (360.60) and senior Alex Bryant was 10th (328.05), with both waiting to see if they would earn at-large bids to state. SHS head coach Doug Lillydahl was named Sectional Swimming Coach of the Year. – Official Results | Daily Herald

Boys Basketball

Benet Academy 47, Stevenson 40: Senior Jackson Qualley led the host Patriots (15-8) with 18 points and also grabbed seven rebounds in the non-conference contest. Senior Samvit Ram scored 11 points and pulled down seven boards. The Redwings improved to 21-4 and won their 12th straight game.

Friday, Feb. 16 Varsity Results


Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A Individual State Tournament: Sophomore Tommy Frezza (38-6) continued his surprising run by beating St. Charles East’s Ben Anderson (41-2) in the quarterfinals, 7-3, and advancing to the semifinals. He then lost to Marian Central’s Travis Ford-Melton, 3-2. Junior Max Gomez (36-12) lost his first-round consolation match against Evanston’s Van Rutter (45-11), and was eliminated.

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 53, Waukegan 52 (OT): Senior Jackson Qualley hit a driving layup to tie the game and send it to overtime, then hit a three-pointer with seconds remaining in OT as the host Patriots (16-7, 9-3) maintained a share of the North Suburban Conference lead. Jackson finished with 18 points, 12 in the second half. Senior Samvit Ram and sophomore Matthew Ambrose each scored 10 points and senior Nick Bonk added nine. The Bulldogs dropped to 11-14, 4-9. – Daily Herald

Girls Gymnastics

Stevenson at IHSA State Meet: Sophomore Emily Weinstein, making her first state appearance, finished 19th in the all-around competition with a score of 36.375. She did not advance to the finals in any of the three individual events in which she earned at-large bids. She tied for 18th in floor exercise (9.15), placed 20th on balance beam (9.05), and tied for 30th on uneven parallel bars (8.775). – Official Results

State Hockey Tournament Starts Tonight

The varsity boys ice hockey team plays host to Naperville North in the first round of the Amateur Hockey Association/Blackhawk Cup state tournament at 7:30 tonight at Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion. Stevenson is the No. 3 seed in the tournament behind Scholastic Hockey League rivals Loyola Academy Gold and New Trier Green. Naperville North is the No. 30 seed. The winner of tonight’s game will face No. 14 St. Rita or No. 19 New Trier Blue in the second round on March 1.


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Pick Up Your Odyssey Art Before March 1

If you took the wheel throwing, clay mask, or city skyline mosaic class during Odyssey, please stop by Room 1422-1426 to pick up your artwork. Work must be picked up before Thursday, March 1. Any work left after March 1 will be thrown away.

Wear Your Jeans on Wednesday

The Winterfest dress-up theme for Wednesday is Jeans Day. Thursday is Hawaiian Day, and Friday is Green and Gold Spirit Day.


The Stevenson Styler will meet again Wednesday, and will be making DIY lanyards! Even if you don’t know how to sew, don’t worry. The meeting starts at 3:30 Wednesday in Room 1612. Bring a friend. New members are always welcome!


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