Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Winter Guard Wins St. Louis Regional Competition

Stevenson finished first out of 16 schools in the Scholastic A Division of the Winter Guard International St. Louis Regional competition at Francis Howell High School in St. Charles, Mo. on Saturday. The varsity Winter Guard’s score of 85.130 was the highest among 30 schools at the regional, and currently ranks in the top five in the country. On Sunday, Stevenson won the Scholastic A Division in the Midwest Color Guard Circuit competition at Schaumburg High with a score of 82.55.

The varsity roster includes juniors Maddy Casaletto, Caroline French, Kennedy Schooley, Arielle Pazol, Amanda Jimenez and Jasmin Ealom, sophomores Danie Shvartsman, Lexi Becker, Kennedy Davis, Sophia Shin and Haley Bauman, and freshmen Georgie Casaletto, Vickie Orishter and Angelia Pulos. The coaches are Amanda Reber and Amanda Houston.

Senior Selected to National Youth Orchestra of the USA

Senior Haddon Kay is one of 106 young musicians selected to be part of the sixth annual National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. The cellist is the latest Stevenson student chosen for the orchestra, joining Torin Bakke (2014 and 2015) and Chris Gao (2015).

Haddon is among four students from Illinois picked to play in the orchestra, which includes musicians from 28 states. After a three-week residency in New York City, the orchestra will perform at Carnegie Hall on July 19, then travel to Asia for concerts in China, Taiwan and South Korea. Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor of the San Francisco Symphony, will lead the group.

JV Archers Capture Novice Tournament Title

Stevenson’s archery teams wrapped up their regular season schedule Saturday at Chicago’s Clemente High School. The junior varsity took first place in the four-team Wildcat Novice Tournament, with freshman Hayden Gantt capturing top individual honors. He had a personal-best score of 280, which included 17 bullseyes in 30 attempts. Five other Patriots placed in the top 10: junior Simon Honeyville was fifth (272, nine bullseyes), freshman Malachi Park took sixth place (personal-best 269, 11), sophomore Josh Nimmo tied his personal best of 269 (11) and finished seventh, freshman Justin Gordon was ninth (267, 13) and sophomore Kassy Muradian shot her personal best score of 267 (9) for 10th place.

In the Advanced Tournament, senior Sami Hartman-Stackhouse finished second overall with a score of 293 (24) and senior Tulsi Soni hit her personal best score of 257 (8).

The novice team had 10 members who hit their personal best scores at the tournament: freshmen Andrea DeLeon (258), Taylor Clayson (257), Yesui Ulziibayar (238), Becca Muise (235), Rayna Finn (225), Nitish Bhupathi Raju (224), Shariq Baloch (218) and Jasmine Wang (183), and sophomores Yui Nonoda (224), Natsuki Toda (213) and Airi Shibata (209).

The varsity and JV travel to the NASP State Tournament in Springfield on Friday, April 6.

SEL Coordinator Speaks at Harvard, NU Next

Social Emotional Learning Coordinator Molly Gosline gave presentations for nearly 200 school leaders at the annual MA School Climate and Learning Conference at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education on Wednesday. She provided workshop sessions on “Introduction to Social Emotional Learning: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How It Can Be Implemented in Schools.” In April, Gosline will be one of the keynote presenters at the 2018 Conference on Social Emotional Learning at Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy. Stevenson parents can hear from Gosline for free this week at the next Healthy Patriot presentation. She will address “Perfectionism vs. Preparation” at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at the District Administration Center.

Facebook Live Returns Wednesday

Public Information Coordinator Jim Conrey will offer another edition of “Lunch With Jim” via Facebook Live at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Watch it live or later at Stevenson’s Facebook page.


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Monday, March 19 Varsity Results


Stevenson 7, Glenbrook South 2: The host Patriots erupted for six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie and capture their season opener against the Titans. Senior Caleb Evans and junior Ryan McElhinny scored on a GBS error with the bases-loaded to give the Pats a 3-1 lead, and junior Michael D’Angelo followed with a two-run triple to make it 5-1. Michael went 2-for-3 at the plate, while Ryan was 2-for-2. Sophomore Zachary Taylor scored two runs. Six pitchers combined to hold Glenbrook to three hits in seven innings with no walks. Starting pitcher Matthew Mittelmark, a senior, recorded the win with two hitless, scoreless innings that included three strikeouts. – GameChanger.com

Boys Volleyball

Stevenson d. Lakes, 25-9, 25-12: Senior Matt Cliffer and sophomore Gavin Meng recorded eight kills apiece as the Patriots opened their season with a road victory. Junior Will Sorenson dished out 14 assists and had no ball-handling errors. Senior Leo Chen had four kills and served two aces. Senior Alex Bian made nine digs, and classmate Haddon Kay contributed eight assists to go along with two block assists. Sophomore Justin Ross chipped in with three kills. – Daily Herald

Girls Badminton

Stevenson 18, Evanston 0: The Patriots improved to 5-0 with the road win. In singles, the victorious players were seniors Shirley Cao (21-11, 21-13) and Harini Shanmugasundaram (21-16, 21-11), juniors Thivya Sivarajah (20-22, 21-9, 22-20) and Julie Zhu (21-16, 21-6), sophomores Esther Shi (21-5, 21-4), Jenny Yang (21-1, 21-3), Kaitlyn Lu (21-6, 21-7) and Megan Wei (21-8, 21-11), and freshmen Shibani Ram (21-2, 21-7), Jyotsna Harikrishna (21-3, 21-6), Emily Hu (21-3, 21-4) and Benna Li (21-6, 21-5). The winning doubles teams were Jenny and Emily (21-5, 21-2), Benna and Jyotsna (21-2, 21-8), Esther and Shibani (21-6, 21-1), Shirley and Kaitlyn (21-6, 21-5), Megan and Harini (21-16, 21-12) and Julie and Thivya (21-5, 21-6).

Girls Lacrosse

Stevenson 20, Fremd 6: Junior Sophie Sorenson scored five goals and assisted on five others for the visiting Patriots (2-0). She also had 16 draw controls. Sophomores Michelle Shen and Kilian Weber each scored four times, while junior Erica Spieler and sophomore Taze Thompson added two goals apiece. Senior Olivia Hancock had three interceptions.

Stensby Announces Plan to Swim for Notre Dame

State champion swimmer Topher Stensby gave a verbal commitment last weekend to continue his career at the University of Notre Dame. The junior has won the 50-yard freestyle championship the past two seasons, and this year added the 100-yard title to his resume.

Earlier Send-Off Time Planned for Hockey Team

The send-off time for the United Center-bound varsity boys ice hockey team has moved to 11 a.m. Saturday. For information on state championship game tickets, apparel and more, visit this link.

Winning State Leads to “Mane” Event for JV Gold Hockey

Coaches use all kinds of tactics to motivate their teams. Ralph Menotti, head coach of the Junior Varsity Gold boys ice hockey squad, told his players that they could shave his head if they won the state championship. Now he’s a few ounces lighter after following through, as you can see at www.StevensonHockey.org. Menotti’s troops rallied for four goals in the third period to beat Loyola, 5-3, for the state JV title last Thursday in Bensenville. Junior Justin Roseman, the team’s leading scorer, had the eventual game-winner and assisted on another in the period. He also scored the game’s first goal. Other goals came from seniors Jonathan Goldberg and Gabrien Sumpter, and junior Sam Frishman. Senior Alec Favia assisted on two goals, while Gabrien and sophomore Max Kulick also had assists. Goaltender Jeremy Riback, a sophomore, made 24 saves. Click here to see the team roster. In addition to Menotti, the coaches included Frank Demaio and Johnny Meo.


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Student Government Elections Wednesday

Student government elections will take place during the activity period on Wednesday. Class boards and Student Council should report to the following locations: West Staff Dining Room (Freshman Class Board), Student Activities Office (Sophomore Class Board), Wrestling Room (Junior Class Board) and West Auditorium (Student Council). All other students will watch videos of speeches by Student Council candidates. After the videos, students will vote online. A link to the ballot, along with voting instructions, will be emailed to students at their Stevenson account.


Kids’ Chance Inc. of Illinois, which provides college scholarships to children of workers seriously injured or killed on the job, is accepting applications. For students who will be attending college in the fall, the application deadline is April 30. For students attending college starting with the spring semester of 2019, the application is Dec. 1. Download the scholarship application.


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