Thursday, April 5, 2018

Science Olympiad Wins 11th Straight Regional Title

Stevenson’s Science Olympiad team won its 11th consecutive regional Division AA regional championship last month, qualifying for the state finals for the 14th straight year.

SHS won the varsity and junior varsity divisions at the regional competition, which was held at the College of Lake County on March 10. The varsity won 14 of 23 events while the JV captured 21 of 23. In the varsity competition, junior Tony Tan and sophomore Radha Patel were part of four first-place winning entries. Junior Maitreyee Malpekar, sophomore Anna Wang and freshman Emily Liu brought home three first-place awards. In the JV competition, four students were four-time winners: Junior Rachel Zhang, sophomores Akash Kumar and Joshua Tsai, and freshman Krishna Patel. Read this article to see all the award winners.

The Illinois Science Olympiad state tournament will take place Saturday, April 21 at the University of Illinois. Head coach Dr. Amerigo Carnazzola’s squad has won three of the last five state championships, and has finished first or second for nine consecutive years. The only year in which the Science Olympiad team did not reach the state finals was in its first year of existence, in 2004.

The regional title is the fourth team championship for the Science Olympiad team this school year. Stevenson finished first and second at the Palatine Invitational in November, was first and third at the University of Chicago competition Jan. 20, and placed first and second at the Crystal Lake Central Invitational Jan. 27. SHS also finished second and fifth at a Feb. 2 invitational in Solon, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. This was the team’s inaugural participation in the Solon event.

Educators From Eight States Here Today

Thirty-nine educators from seven states are scheduled to be on campus today for the next-to-last Site Visit for Educators Day of the 2017-18 school year. Visitors will be coming from schools and other organizations in eight states: Central Visual and Performing Arts High School in St. Louis; Collierville Schools in Collierville, Tenn.; New Glarus High School in New Glarus, Wis. and the Unified School District of Antigo, Wis.; Newfound Regional High School in Briston, N.H.; Stratford High School in Houston, Texas; Teachers 21 consulting service in Newton, Mass.; and Hononegah Community High School in Rockton, Ill. Site visit registration fees benefit SHS students through Stevenson Foundation programs such as the Kids In Need fund, the Stevenson to College program, and the Local Scholars Reception.

SHS Students Part of North Suburban Art Show Monday

All members of the Stevenson community are invited to this year’s North Suburban Art Conference. The one-night show will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday in the gymnasium at Waukegan High School’s Brookside campus. Sixty of Stevenson’s top artists will be presenting their work in the following categories: painting, drawing, photography, and three-dimensional art.


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Wednesday, April 4 Varsity Results

Boys Volleyball

Stevenson d. Lake Forest, 27-25, 17-25, 30-28: Senior Leo Chen registered 12 kills and served three aces, and sophomore Gavin Meng added 11 kills and two aces as the Patriots (7-1) won their North Suburban Conference opener on the road. Junior Will Sorenson was 59-of-59 setting with 26 assists. Sophomore Justin Ross added seven kills, while senior Alex Bian had three aces and eight digs. Senior Matt Cliffer chipped in with four kills and three block assists. Senior Haddon Kay dished out seven assists.

Gymnastics Alum Breaks School Record at Iowa

University of Iowa senior gymnast Austin Hodges (Class of 2014) broke his own school record on the pommel horse for the second time this season during the Hawkeyes’ regular-season finale at Nebraska on March 24. Hodges, a three-time NCAA qualifier, earned a career-best score of 14.850. Hodges and his Hawkeye teammates will compete in the Big Ten Championships Friday and Saturday at the University of Michigan.


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Parking Reminders for the Last Grading Period

Parking for the fifth grading period ends Friday. Juniors and seniors who do not have parking can purchase one-day passes for the Port Clinton Road lot at least a day in advance in Room 2400. The sixth grading period begins Monday. Students who haven’t  picked up their sticker should do so Monday morning before school from the black security pickup truck in parking lot D. Seniors should park in the student parking spaces only in lots D, E, “the Strip” and in the overflow to Port Clinton.


Art From The Heart meets today in Room 1508-1510. The club will be decorating mugs to donate to local police stations for Police Appreciation Week.

The Animal Welfare Club will be meeting after school Tuesday from 3:30 to 4:30 in the Food Prep Lab (1406) to make dog treats to sell to support local shelters. Please contact Ms. Kenney at to reserve space for this activity.


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