Monday, March 12, 2018

Scholastic Bowl Team Wins Sectional, Heading to State

The Scholastic Bowl team won five consecutive toss-up questions to break a halftime tie and defeat Fremd for the Illinois High School Association Class 2A Fremd Sectional championship on Saturday, earning a berth in this weekend’s state tournament in Peoria. This is the second straight year SHS has made the state tourney.

Stevenson, one of eight teams to qualify, will face Macomb, the Illinois Math and Science Academy, and University High of Urbana in its pool on Saturday. The top teams from two four-team pools will square off for the state championship at 2:10 p.m. Saturday. The runner-up in each pool will compete in the third-place match at the same time.

Stevenson defeated Hersey (730-140) and Palatine (620-230) before beating Fremd for the sectional championship. SHS and Fremd were the top two seeds in the sectional.

Math Team Wins Fifth League Championship

Stevenson edged Naperville North for its fifth North Suburban Math League championship last week. The Patriots edged the Huskies by five points over the course of five league competitions, 1,590-1,585. The two schools were never separated by more than 10 points all season.

The fifth and final contest took place Thursday. Neuqua Valley had the highest score of the meet, 296 out of a possible 300 points, followed by Naperville North (294) and Stevenson (291). Because it entered the night with an eight-point advantage over North, SHS captured the league title.

Twelve students submitted perfect papers, including two who wrote perfect papers in all five meets: Eric Gan at sophomore level and Josh Yoon at the senior level. Other perfect papers Thursday came from freshmen Sai Merneedi and James Kim, sophomores Dylan Hu, Philena Liu, Emily Lu and Richard Liu, junior Joey Rivkin, and seniors Haoyang Yu and Albert Cao. Josh Yoon was awarded the John Benson Award by the league for his love of mathematics and his work toward sharing that love with his teammates and coaches. He was chosen from among seven nominees.

During the five-meet NSML season, Stevenson finished first in two of the five divisions, Sophomore and Senior. SHS was second in the Freshman Division, sixth in the Junior Division and seventh in the Oral Presentation Division.

The math team coaches are Chris Thibaudeau, Joe Bettina, Paul Kim, Andrew Richardson, Sydney Hendricks, Brad Habel, Terie Da Ponte, Chris Arends, Eric Anderson and Grant Johnson.

PPA Sponsoring Showcase 2018 This Weekend

The Patriot Parent Association will hold its annual Showcase student variety show Friday and Saturday in the Performing Arts Center. The start time is 7 p.m. each night. Tickets are $10 per show, and can be ordered through the Online Superstore. Each night features a different lineup of performers. Online ticket sales end at noon Friday.

Political Action Club Sponsoring “Stroll to the Polls”

Political Action Club members invite first-time voters and their supporters to join them in a “Stroll to the Polls” after school Wednesday. The walk with start from the Sports Center lobby after the school buses depart, and participants will walk to the early voting site at William E. Peterson Park.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Saturday, March 10 Varsity Results

Boys Water Polo

Stevenson hosted SHS Quadrangular: The defending state champion Patriots (3-0) breezed to three wins in their season opener. SHS beat Fremd (21-2), Bremen (22-6) and Niles West (16-3). Freshman Dima Kobets scored five goals in the wins over Fremd and Niles West. Senior Collin Kapecki led Stevenson with six goals against Niles. Senior Justin Ginsberg added five goals versus Fremd. With the victories, the Patriots extended their winning streak to 39 games dating back to the start of the 2017 season. SHS went 36-0 last year. – Illpolo.com, Daily Herald

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson hosted SHS Quadrangular: The defending state champions opened their season with wins over Palatine (15-0) and Lincoln-Way East (15-5) before falling to Lyons Township (14-11), which went 3-0 on the day. SHS was missing three of its key players, who were attending an Olympic development program in California. Junior Lauren Maloney led the Patriots with eight goals in three games. She had three against Palatine and LWE, and two versus Lyons. Junior Kalista Tapas scored three goals in each of the first two games, and senior Eileen Hoang scored three times against Palatine and twice against Lyons. Sophomore goaltender Val Zlotnikova earned the shutout against Palatine. Seniors Amelia Eastman and Bella Greenspan each scored two goals in the loss to Lyons. – Illpolo.com, Daily Herald

Girls Track and Field

Stevenson at Huntley Invitational: The Patriots placed eighth out of 11 teams, receiving a pair of second-place efforts. Senior Isabelle Sparreo was runner-up in the 1,600-meter run (5:17.76) and the 800-meter relay team of freshman Jade Cadichon, juniors Emily Ossentjuk and Raeden Mays, and senior Haley Tokars also was second (1:50.27). Junior Natalie Sorenson was third in the 3,200 (11:41.83). Emily added a fifth-place finish in the 60 (8.26) and Jade was seventh in the 200 (27.80). Other top 10 showings came from junior Michelle Cai in the long jump (eighth, 15-4), senior Kailey Pearson in the shot put (eighth, 30-6.5), senior Jessica Wang in the triple jump (ninth, 31-6), junior Maddie Kadens in the long jump (15-0) and senior Marie Pascual in the triple jump (31-3).

Friday, March 9 Varsity Results

Boys Track and Field

Stevenson 85.5, Palatine 12.5, Carmel 7: Senior David Engstrom won three events as the Patriots (6-0) captured all 12 events in the Field House. David captured the high jump (5-11), and also claimed the 55-meter high hurdles (9.0) and 55-meter intermediate hurdles (8.8). Senior Aaron Portman won the 800 (2:04.4) and classmate Brett Lucas captured the 1,600 (4:49.1). Senior Ahmad Dinkins and freshman David Smolensky tied for top honors in the 55 (6.8). Other individual winners included junior Anand Batbaatar in the shot put (51-6.5), sophomore Jordan Vincent in the 300 (39.2), and sophomore Jahleel Perrin in the 160 (19.1). Stevenson won all three relays: the 3,200 (8:46.7), the 1,600 (3:49.3) and the 640 (1:17.2). Second-place finishes came from junior Danny Erdenetsogt in the shot put (44-2), sophomore Jackson Adorjan in the 55 high hurdles (9.2), senior Nikita Smyrnov in the 800 (2:04.5), senior Tae Hwan Kim in the 55 intermediate hurdles (9.0), junior Alex Beckerman in the 1,600 (4:57.9), and sophomore Shane Johnson in the 300 (40.3).

Hockey Teams in State Semifinals Tonight

Two Stevenson boys ice hockey teams will play tonight in the semifinals of their respective Blackhawk Cup state tournaments. Both games will be played at The Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville. The varsity takes on Glenbrook South at 6:40 in the Red Division semifinals, while the junior varsity Gold plays Providence Catholic at 8:25 in the JV Division. The Patriot JV beat St. Viator, 4-1, in the quarterfinals on Saturday. Sophomore goaltender Jeremy Riback made 22 saves, while juniors Jake DeMaio and Justin Roseman, sophomore McCrae Anderson, and senior Jonathan Goldberg scored goals. The winner of the JV game will play for the state championship Thursday night. The winner of the varsity contest will play for the state title on Saturday, March 24.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Want to Help the Fashion Show? It’s Not Too Late

Still haven’t signed up to volunteer or model for the fifth annual Stevenson Styler Fashion Show? It’s not too late! If you are interested in volunteering, modeling, make-up, hair or photography, please follow this link to learn more about the show and sign up for a volunteer position. If you have any questions, please contact the fashion show faculty coordinator, Mrs. Erickson, at cerickson@d125.org.

CLUB NEWS

Animal Welfare Club will meet Tuesday after school in Room 2500 to plan upcoming spring events. Anyone who wants a leadership role in planning treat-making and toy-making workshops should be sure to come to this meeting! Contact Ms. Kenney if you have any questions.

STUDENT COUNCIL NEWS

Student Council just wrapped up two large events, the Winterfest Dance and pep assembly, two successful and spirited events. The Winterfest theme was Retrocade and the dance had music, arcade games, a silent disco, and food like munchkins, pizza rolls and pretzel bites. The assembly complemented the dance with life-size Mario Kart teacher races and student performances from the varsity Patriettes, Concert Dance class, Allied Spirit Revolution, Mr. SHS contestants, and musicians Josh Zhu, Sophie Sorenson and Samhita Madduru. Student Council is now looking to the future, planning for Spring Fling and faculty babysitting.

ATHLETICS

If you tried out for a spring sport and didn’t make the team, Tuesday is the last day to join a track and field squad.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Vernon Hills High assistant soccer coach charged with sex assault

Retired superintendent accused of stealing funds found dead

UI graduate assistants approve contract

Huntley District 158 to begin dual-language classes in kindergarten

Lincoln-Way restricting public facility access to evenings only

Percentage of Catholic students at DePaul in steep decline

University of Chicago art museum loaning works to undergrads

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

White House creates school safety commission, supports arming teachers

“60 Minutes” profile of DeVos covers guns, school choice, her unpopularity

St. Louis launches program to keep teachers from leaving district

Tennessee has twice the national average of guns-on-campus cases

Lehigh University kicks sorority off campus after “reprehensible” event

Beach Boys co-founder returns to high school alma mater for some justice

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