Friday, April 6, 2018

10 Juniors Earn Perfect Scores on Latest ACT Exam

Ten members of the junior class earned perfect scores on the ACT college-entrance exam in February. Scoring a 36 were Alexander Dong, Samarth Goel, Andrew Huang, Aniket Nuthalapati, Rahul Ramkumar, Shreya Viswanathan, Daniel Wang, Melanie Wang, Jennifer Xiong and Joshua Zhu. This brings to 22 the number of students in the Class of 2019 who have earned perfect ACT scores.

Evening of Jazz Concert Tonight

Stevenson’s Jazz Band and jazz choirs will performing during the annual Evening of Jazz Concert tonight at 7 o’clock in the West Auditorium. Admission is free. For those who can’t attend, the concert will be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network at

Parents Invited to Help With Next PPA Bake Sale

The next Patriot Parent Association Bake Sale is coming up on Wednesday and parent donations are needed. Adult may volunteer to donate goodies using this link.

Order Your Free Copy of the WIT Today

Complimentary copies of this year’s WIT literary magazine are available to any member of the community. The WIT features student-created fiction, poetry, drama, nonfiction and art. To order a copy, fill out this form and return it by Monday, April 23. The magazine will be available in May. Questions can be directed to Jim Barnabee at


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Thursday, April 5 Varsity Results

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson 11, Warren 0: Senior Claire Haas scored three goals as the host Patriots (9-1) rolled to their ninth consecutive victory and second shutout of the year. Eight other players scored a goal for SHS: juniors Lauren Maloney, Eleanor Michaud, Vicky Kim, Kalista Tapas and Anne Baldino, and sophomores Maddie Meirhaeghe, Shreya Sreedhar and Alena Bardic.

Boys Water Polo

Stevenson 14, Warren 2: The Patriots improved to 9-1 on the season. No details were available. –

Girls Badminton

Stevenson 18, Warren 0: The defending state champions improved to 8-0 overall and 4-0 in the North Suburban Conference, posting its fifth shutout of the season. In eight matches this season, SHS has a cumulative record of 113-4 in singles and doubles. The winning singles players were defending state champion and sophomore Esther Shi at No. 1 (21-1, 21-3), freshman Shibani Ram at No. 2 (21-3, 21-8), freshman Jyotsna Harikrishna at No. 3 (21-9, 21-6), sophomore Jenny Yang at No. 4 (21-3, 21-5), sophomore Kaitlyn Lu at No. 5 (21-6, 21-5), freshman Benna Li at No. 6 (21-3, 21-3), sophomore Megan Wei at No. 7 (21-7, 21-7), senior Harini Shanmugasundram at No. 8 (21-9, 21-3), junior Julie Zhu at No. 9 (21-9, 21-7), junior Riya Gyanmote at No. 10 (21-3, 21-4), junior Sanjana Chunduri at No. 11 (21-2, 21-0) and senior Amy Nowack at No. 12 (21-17, 21-18). The winning doubles were Benna and Jyotsna at No. 1 (21-4, 21-1), Jenny and Kaitlyn at No. 2 (21-4, 21-3), Esther and Shibani at No. 3 (21-5, 21-6), Megan and Julie at No. 4 (21-7, 21-7), Amy and Harini at No. 5 (21-5, 21-2), and Riya and Sanjana at No. 6 (21-6, 21-6).


Stevenson 8, Lake Forest 2: Four Patriot pitchers combined to hold the host Scouts to three hits, striking out eight and walking only one. Starting pitcher Matthew Mittelmark, a senior, went four innings, registering six K’s and giving up two hits and two earned runs. Senior Michael Thon and juniors Eli Fishbein and Nicholas Brueckert each threw a scoreless inning in relief. Offensively, junior Hayden Brotz was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a run batted in. Senior Caleb Evans was 2-for-3 with two RBI, smacked a triple and stole two bases. Senior Benjamin Chestler also was 2-for-3 with two stolen bases. –


Barrington 10, Stevenson 2: Junior Margaret O’Brien homered for the visiting Patriots (1-3). The Fillies improved to 7-0. – Daily Herald

Four in Running for Athlete of the Year Honor

Four Patriots are finalists for the Chicago Tribune Lake Shore Athlete of the Month award. Junior Jackson Bussell and senior Matt Schawel (boys golf), senior Klaire Steffens (girls basketball) and junior Topher Stensby (boys swimming) are in the running with three athletes from Vernon Hills, two from Warren, and one from Carmel. Vote now at this link. Voting ends at noon Thursday.


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AP Pre-Administration Sessions Rescheduled for April 16-20

Advanced Placement exam pre-administration sessions have been rescheduled for the week of April 16-20. Students taking an AP exam in May are required to attend one pre-administration session to complete demographic information. Students should allow approximately 15 minutes for each exam they are taking to complete the information. See the AP web page for details.

Guitar Auditions After School Next Week

The Stevenson guitar program will be holding auditions for Guitar Techniques 2 and Patriot Guitar Ensemble after school every day next week. No audition is necessary for Guitar Techniques 1. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Mr. Zimmerman. You can also see audition details on the guitar auditions web page.


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