30 FBLA Members Win State Championships
Thirty members of the Future Business Leaders of America won state championships last weekend at the annual FBLA State Leadership Conference in Springfield. In addition, 65 students qualified for the National Leadership Conference in Baltimore, which will be held at the end of June. Stevenson’s state championships came in the following events:
3D Animation: Seniors Vikram Thanigaivelan and Gurasees Bajaj.
Accounting 1: Sophomore Joie You.
Business Communication: Junior Rohit Mandava.
Business Financial Plan: Juniors Ayush Bodige, Mrigank Dayal and Chris Varghese.
Coding and Programming: Junior Zuhair Ali-Khan.
Computer Game and Simulation Programming: Seniors Harsh Dasika, Aditya Mansharamani and Jerry Zhou.
E-Business: Freshmen Bella Kim, Maxine Tam and Emily Hu.
Introduction to Business Presentation: Sophomores Vrushali Thakkar, Aishwarya Kosgi and Aditi Kosgi.
Introduction to Business Procedures: Freshman Rishika Chikoti.
Marketing: Seniors Pranathi Posa, Joy Wang and Anita Fang.
Publication Design: Seniors Shirley Cao and Jessica Wang.
Sports and Entertainment Management: Juniors Charlie Knezevic, Cole Okmin and Luke Chieng.
Website Design: Juniors Sanjana Jain, Jessica Keane and Maitreyee Malpekar.
Word Processing: Junior Poojan Palwai.
Seven of the state champions have finished first before. Ayush and Mrigank took top honors in Business Financial Plan A last year, while Rohit was first in Introduction to Business Communication. Alisa was state champion in Introduction to Business in 2016. Shirley and Jessica Wang were first in E-Business in 2015, while Aditya won top honors in Computer Problem Solving
Seventy-four students finished in the top five for their events during the weekend. To see their names, and the names of all who finished in the top 10, click this link.
The FBLA sponsors are Taylor Osicek and Joe Reinmann.
SAT Testing for All Juniors Tuesday
All juniors will take the state-mandated SAT exam at school on Tuesday. Testing will begin at 8:30 a.m. Students with last names A through Kaj should report to the Sports Center, while last names Kal through Z should go to the Field House. Testing will conclude around 1:30 p.m. After the exam, juniors will be excused from classes for the remainder of the day. See our SAT web page for more details.
New Patriot Logo Revealed
The rollout of new school logos for 2018-19 continues today with the unveiling of the new Patriot logo. The new logo moves away from the male-specific image that has been used since the school’s opening in 1965, and also moves away from the most recent version of the logo, which was almost identical to that of the New England Patriots. Public Information Coordinator Jim Conrey talked about the new Patriot logo in his “Lunch With Jim” Facebook Live session last week.
Saturday, April 7 Varsity Results
Stevenson at Willowbrook Invitational: The defending state champions won the tournament for the sixth straight year, winning all eight flights and finishing the day with a 40-0 match record. In doubles, the victorious tandems were freshmen Jyotsna Harikrishna and Benna Li at No. 1, sophomores Esther Shi and Jenny Yang at No. 2, junior Julie Zhu and sophomore Megan Wei at No. 3, and seniors Amy Nowack and Harini Shanmugasundaram at No. 4. In singles, freshman Shibani Ram captured the No. 1 title, followed by sophomore Kaitlyn Lu at No. 2, junior Sanjana Chunduri at No. 3, and junior Riya Gyanmote at No. 4.
Girls Water Polo
Stevenson at Fenwick Invitational: The Patriots (13-1) finished first in the two-day tournament and extended their winning streak to 13 games. The defending state champs, ranked No. 1 by Illpolo.com, beat No. 2 Mother McAuley (12-8) before closing out with a win over No. 3 Fenwick (14-11). USC-bound senior Claire Haas, the state’s reigning player of the year, scored 10 goals against Fenwick, including three in the final quarter as Stevenson broke a 10-10 tie. Claire scored four times in the first quarter to stake the Patriots to a 4-1 lead. She also had two goals in the win over Mother McAuley. Junior Eleanor Michaud led Stevenson against the Mighty Macs with three goals. The game was tied 4-4 at halftime. Juniors Kalista Tapas and Lauren Maloney, and senior Eileen Hoang all had two goals. – Illpolo.com
Stevenson at Warren Invitational: The Patriots (9-4) dropped all three of their matches on the day, finishing in eighth place among 24 teams. SHS lost to Palatine in the gold bracket quarterfinals (25-20, 27-29, 25-20), then fell to Oak Park River Forest (25-12, 25-10) and Wheaton North (25-21, 26-24). Sophomore Gavin Meng, who was named to the all-tournament team, recorded 14 kills against Palatine, while senior Leo Chen had 11 versus Wheaton North. Both had 21 kills in the three matches. Senior Alex Bian made 18 digs in the quarterfinal, and had 10 more in the finale. Junior Will Sorenson dished out 48 assists, while senior Haddon Kay distributed 16. Junior Thomas Finn had 12 digs.
Stevenson at Lou Malnati Deep Dish Classic: At New Trier, the Patriots (3-2) fell to 2017 Class 2A state finalist St. Francis, 6-0. The contest marked the beginning of a stretch in which SHS will play five times in seven days. – ChicagolandSoccer.com
Friday, April 6 Varsity Results
Stevenson at Warren Invitational: The Patriots (9-1) won their pool on the first day of the tournament, beating Willowbrook (25-13, 25-16) and Highland Park (25-18, 25-14). Senior Leo Chen led SHS with nine kills in each match. Sophomore Gavin Meng had seven kills against Willowbrook and added five more versus Highland Park. He also served five aces against the latter opponent. Junior Will Sorenson was 57-of-58 with 32 assists in the two matches.
Girls Water Polo
Stevenson at Fenwick Invitational: The top-ranked Patriots (11-1) opened the two-day tournament with wins over No. 7 Loyola (17-4) and No. 4 Lyons (13-5). Against Loyola, SHS scored the first nine goals of the game, and nine players scored during the game. Junior Lauren Maloney posted a team-high four goals against Lyons, while classmate Kalista Tapas and senior Claire Haas added three apiece.
Stevenson at Fremd Quadrangular: The Patriots (11-0) beat three teams that finished in the top 10 at state last year: Fremd (5-2), York (6-1) and Neuqua Valley (6-1), which was runner-up to SHS for the championship. Sophomore Esther Shi, the reigning state champion in singles, won all three of her matches at No. 1 in straight sets, as did freshman Shibani Ram at No. 2. Sophomore Megan Wei won two matches on the court and also won by forfeit. In doubles, freshmen Jyotsna Harikrishna and Benna Li won all three of their matches at No. 1, including against one-half of Neuqua Valley’s state champion team from 2017. Sophomore Jenny Yang and Kaitlyn Lu also went 3-0. Jenny finished second in the state in doubles last season with May Ling (Class of 2017).
Stevenson at Bob Bohl Invitational: At Mundelein, the Patriots finished 18th among 19 teams. – Daily Herald
In a World Languages Class? Speak a Second Language?
Students in World Languages classes and students who already speak a language other than English have the option to take an exam that can help them be recognized by the State of Illinois in its Seal of Biliteracy program. The Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) exam will be offered in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi (new), Italian (new), Korean (new), Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Students interested in Latin can take the Latin Interpretive Reading Assessment (ALIRA) test. The cost is $20 for the AAPPL and $10 for the ALIRA. The registration deadline is Friday. The tests will be administered after school on Tuesday, April 17 and Thursday, April 19. For more information about any of these exams and to register, please stop by Room 2434 and ask for Ms. Munch.
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