Monday, March 19, 2018

Scholastic Bowl Team Wins State Championship

Stevenson won its fourth Illinois High School Association Class 2A Scholastic Bowl state championship Friday. SHS edged Rockford Auburn in the championship match, 430-390, capturing the title when sophomore Govind Prabhakar answered a question correctly to break a tie game. The Patriots reached the title contest by beating Macomb (700-100), the defending state champion Illinois Math and Science Academy (460-340) and University High of Urbana (570-270) earlier in the day. Stevenson previously won championships in 2010, 2005 and 2000.

Joining Govind on the championship roster were seniors Deepak Moparthi, Chris Muth, Conrad Oberhaus and Shamsheer Rana, juniors Olivia Lamberti, Emily Luo and Melanie Wang. The varsity coaches were Ryan Fedewa and Simon Campos. The junior varsity coach was Lauren Albert.

Next Healthy Patriot: Perfectionism vs. Preparation

The next Healthy Patriot meeting will take place at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in the District Administration Center. The topic will be “perfectionism vs. preparation,” and Social Emotional Learning Coordinator Molly Gosline will be leading the discussion. Anyone planning to attend is encouraged to read this article in advance.

Winter Orchestra Concert Tuesday Night

Stevenson’s orchestras will perform during the Winter Orchestra Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free.

Science Teachers Give Talks in Atlanta

Several science teachers gave presentations at the National Science Teachers Association National Conference in Atlanta last weekend. On Friday, Christina Palffy led a session on “Improving Science Practices Through Evaluating Scientific Journal Articles.” Saturday brought three presentations. Palffy was joined by Sara Cahill, Nate Gustin, Lauren Albert, Josh Bozeday, Kristen One and Andy Fitz in sharing lesson plans during “High School Share-a-Thon: Set Your Sights Higher!” Kristen, Lauren, Andy, Nathan and Josh also led “Board Meetings: Analyzing Lab Results Using Student-Led Discussion.” Finally on Saturday, Sara and Director of Science Dr. Steve Wood discussed “Measuring Proficiency and Growth in the Science and Engineering Practices.” Wood and Director of Applied Arts Dr. Wendy Custable closed out the Stevenson-led sessions on Sunday with a presentation on “Science and Engineering Lab Renovations: Working Collaboratively with Architects to Create 21st Century Labs.”


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Saturday, March 17 Varsity Results

Girls Badminton

Stevenson at Buffalo Grove Invitational: The Patriots won every flight en route to capturing the team championship over five other schools. All of Stevenson’s champions went 5-0 on the day. Sophomore Esther Shi won the No. 1 singles title, followed by freshman Shibani Ram at No. 2, sophomore Megan Wei at No. 3, and senior Harini Shanmugasundaram at No. 4. In doubles, Freshman Emily Hu and sophomore Jenny Yang claimed the No. 1 crown, followed by the tandems of freshmen Jyotsna Harikrishna and Benna Li at No. 2, sophomore Kaitlyn Lu and senior Shirley Cao at No. 3, and junior Riya Gyanmote and senior Amy Nowack at No. 4.

Boys Water Polo

Stevenson at Fenwick Invitational: The Patriots (6-1) beat the host school in overtime, 10-9, to claim third place and finish the tournament with a 3-1 record. SHS rebounded after falling to tournament champion Naperville Central, 8-4, earlier in the day. The loss snapped a 41-game winning streak dating back to last season. –

Friday, March 16 Varsity Results

Girls Lacrosse

Stevenson 12, Huntley 3: In their first-ever match as an IHSA-sanctioned sport, the Patriots rolled past the Red Raiders in the Stadium to open the season. Five players scored two goals apiece: juniors Georgia Maskalunas and Sophie Sorenson, and sophomores Michelle Shen, Taze Thompson and Kilian Weber. Junior Jessie Keane scored the first goal of the season. Senior Olivia Hancock tallied three caused turnovers.

Girls Soccer

Stevenson 1, Vernon Hills 0: The Patriots (2-0) held the host Cougars to four shots on goal, all of which were stopped by senior goalkeeper Zoey Friedman. Junior Hannah Lapeire scored the game’s lone goal. – Daily Herald

Boys Water Polo

Stevenson at Fenwick Invitational: Senior Justin Ginsberg scored six goals to lead the Patriots (5-0) past DeSmet, 15-6, extending their winning streak to 41 games dating back to last season. Senior Collin Kapecki scored four times and freshman Dima Kobets added three goals. –

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson 16, Oak Park River Forest 1: Junior Eleanor Michaud scored four goals, and senior Claire Haas and junior Lauren Maloney recorded three apiece for the host Patriots (5-1). Single goals came from seniors Brigitte Lefebvre, Eileen Hoang, Bella Greenspan and Amelia Eastman, junior Anne Baldino, and sophomore Shreya Sreedhar. Junior goalie Anna Mossakowski made eight saves in three quarters of action, and sophomore Val Zlotnikova had three saves in one quarter.

Girls Badminton

Stevenson at Fremd Quadrangular: The Patriots defeated Hinsdale Central (8-0), Naperville North (6-2) and Fremd (6-2) and moved to 4-0 on the season. Stevenson’s top two singles players and all four doubles entries won all of their matches. Sophomore Esther Shi and freshman Shibani Ram went 3-0 at Nos. 1 and 2 singles, respectively. In doubles, the No. 1 team of sophomore Jenny Yang and freshman Emily Hu, the No. 2 squad of freshmen Benna Li and Jyotsna Harikrishna, the No. 3 tandem of senior Shirley Cao and sophomore Kaitlyn Lu, and the No. 4 pairing of juniors Julie Zhu and Thivya Sivarajah all went 3-0.

Girls Track and Field

Stevenson at Lake Michigan Invitational: At Carthage College in Kenosha, Wis., the Patriots placed sixth out of 26 teams. The 800-meter relay unit of senior Haley Tokars, juniors Emily Ossentjuk and Raeden Mays, and freshman Jade Cadichon finished second (1:50.60). Senior Isabelle Sparreo finished third in the 1,600 (5:15.33) and junior Natalie Sorenson was fourth in the 3,200 (11:36.21). Haley was fifth in the 200 (27.09), and senior Kesina Daley took fifth in the high jump (4-10). Senior Marie Pascual placed sixth in the triple jump (33-5) and freshman Camille Clay was seventh in the shot put (36-6).

Boys Gymnastics

Stevenson at Hinsdale Central Krupicka Invitational: The Patriots finished 11th in their season-opening competition. – Official Results


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Are You a Junior? Not in History Class This Semester?

Any junior not taking a history class this semester is required to do some advance “bubbling” this week for the upcoming SAT exam. Juniors should come to Room 6000 during a study hall, lunch, or other free period to bubble in required identifying information. The office will be open from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today through Friday (a non-attendance day for students). The bubbling will take between 25-45 minutes to complete. Bring a non-mechanical, No. 2 pencil. The SAT exam is April 10. Questions can be directed to the Teaching and Learning Division at


Thespian Club Executive Board applications must be turned in by 8:30 a.m. Thursday. Only current sophomores and juniors can apply. Visit the Thespian Club web page for details and a link to the application. Thespian Board members will be sitting on the steps of the Black Box Theater from 7-8:30 a.m. Thursday to collect applications.


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