Thursday, April 12, 2018

Deaf Student Heads to D.C. for National Contest

Sophomore Yael Lenga will be participating in the national Academic Bowl for deaf and hard of hearing high school students this weekend at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. She is a member of the team from Hersey High School in Arlington Heights, which qualified for nationals by placing third at the regional competition in February. Yael was one of six students named all-star players at the regional. Twenty teams from around the country will compete in the Academic Bowl.

Quartet With Current, Former Student in Competitions

Junior Adele Lee and her ensemble, Quartet Callisto, are among seven finalists in the 13th annual St. Paul String Quartet Competition. A former Stevenson student, Rowena Bakke, also is part of the quartet. They will be performing at Hamline University Saturday in St. Paul, Minn. to compete for cash prizes and an audience choice award.  The competition begins at 1 p.m. and will be livestreamed at this link. Adele’s group also has been chosen as one of two finalists in the Junior Division of the Young Chamber Musicians Competition on Sunday, April 22 at Davidson College in North Carolina. In May, Quartet Callisto will perform in the quarterfinals of the 45th annual Fischoff National Chamber Competition at the University of Notre Dame, and in the semifinals of the M-Prize International Chamber Arts Competition at the University of Michigan.

eSports Teams Capture First Trophies

Three of Stevenson’s eSports teams won the first-ever trophies in program history by finishing in the top three of their respectives games in the recently completed High School eSports League Winter Majors. The Counter Strike:Go team comprised of sophomores Kartikey Sing and Eric Wu, juniors Nick Filerman and Brandon Adduci, and senior Jason Kellman won first place. The team competed in a tournament with 26 other schools from North America, defeating Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Va., for the trophy. Two other teams turned in third-place performances. The trio of seniors Kai Jaeger and Abhishek Muralidhar and sophomore Gil Banuelos placed third in the Rocket League, while Kai was third in the Hearthstone tournament. Their coach was Jim Barnabee.

Day of Dance Live Stream on Friday

The Dance Department will hold its annual “Day of Dance” during every class period Friday in the Performing Arts Center. All dance classes will be performing student-choreographed works based on the theme “Fairy Tales.” The Stevenson Broadcast Network will carry it live from 8:30 a.m. to 3:25 p.m. at


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Wednesday, April 11 Varsity Results

Boys Tennis

Stevenson 6, Lake Forest 1: The Patriots swept all four doubles matches and two of three singles contests in their season opener on the road. Stevenson’s four returning state qualifiers from 2017 won their matches. Junior Zachary Kim earned a 6-4, 6-2 victory at No. 1 singles and senior Sam Komis posted a 6-0, 6-1 decision at No. 2. Juniors Aswath “Ozzie” Viswanathan and Arjun Sheelvanth, who reached state in doubles last year, won their opening matches with different partners. Ozzie and freshman Eric Perkowski combined for a 6-3, 7-6 (1) win at No. 1 doubles, while Arjun and freshman Prathinav “Sai” Merneedi registered a 6-1, 6-2 victory at No. 2. Sophomore Andy Dong and freshman Daniel Tulchinskiy rolled to a 6-1, 6-1 decision at No. 3, and seniors Michael Maryniuk and Jeremy Park outlasted their opponents at No. 4, 6-2, 3-6, 12-10.

Girls Lacrosse

Stevenson 6, Lake Forest 3: The Patriots improved to 6-0 for the first time in program history, knocking off the defending North Suburban Conference champion in their league opener. Senior goalie Ryan Johnson stopped 10 of 13 shots and classmate Olivia Hancock had three interceptions. Offensively, junior Georgia Maskalunas scored two goals and assisted on another. Sophomore Taze Thompson scored two late goals to seal the victory for SHS, which fell to the Scouts 14-4 last season. Junior Sophie Sorenson and sophomore Kilian Weber also scored.


Stevenson 4, Mundelein 3: Starting pitcher Jacob Rosenkranz threw four innings of no-hit ball and the host Patriots (6-4-1, 2-1) held on late to avenge a tough loss to the Mustangs (8-3, 4-1) on Tuesday. Jacob, a junior, struck out three before giving way to junior Nicholas Wang, who pitched the final three innings for the save. SHS scored all four of its runs in the third inning. Senior Jack Housinger (3-for-4) doubled home junior Ryan Miller with the first run, then scored along with senior Caleb Evans (2-for-3) on a single by Isaiah Hart (2-for-3). Senior Nick Bonk doubled home junior Ryan McElhinny to close the scoring. – Daily Herald,

Girls Track and Field

Stevenson 77.33, Warren 68.66: Senior Isabelle Sparreo and junior Kendall Roberts each won an individual event and formed half of a winning relay for the Patriots in Gurnee. Isabelle won the 800-meter run (2:25.2) while Kendall captured the 1,600 (5:38.3), and they ran two legs of the winning 3,200-meter relay with senior Natalie Sparreo and junior Hallie Feldman (10:24.9). Other winners were junior Natalie Sorenson in the 3,200 (12:11.4), senior Emily Schaul in the 300-meter hurdles (53.3), junior Marie Pascual in the triple jump (31-7.5) and the 800 relay team of junior Raeden Mays and Emily Ossentjuk, freshman Jade Cadichon and senior Haley Tokars (1:54.4).

Boys Volleyball

Stevenson d. Mundelein, 25-17, 25-20: Sophomore Gavin Meng had a match-high seven hills, and senior Matt Cliffer added six kills, two blocks and three block assists for the host Patriots (10-4, 2-0). Senior Leo Chen also had six kills. Senior George Lie made 11 digs. Junior Will Sorenson and senior Haddon Kay recorded 11 and 10 assists, respectively. Will also led the team with two aces. The Mustangs dropped to 6-8, 0-2. – Daily Herald

Girls Badminton

Stevenson 17, Thornton Fractional South 1: The host Patriots improved to 12-0 on the season by routing their opponent from Lansing. In No. 1 singles, defending state champion Esther Shi, a sophomore, defeated the Rebels’ 2017 state qualifier, 21-3, 21-4. The other winners in singles were freshmen Shibani Ram (21-8, 21-5), Jyotsna Harikrishna (21-13, 21-9) and Emily Hu (21-4, 21-1) at Nos. 2 through 4, respectively. They were followed by sophomores Jenny Yang (21-6, 21-5) and Kaitlyn Lu (21-4, 21-11), freshman Benna Li (21-3, 21-4), sophomore Megan Wei (21-4, 21-11), senior Harini Shanmugasundaram (21-3, 21-10), junior Julie Zhu (21-6, 21-7) and senior Amy Nowack (21-14, 21-18). The victorious doubles tandems were Jenny and Emily at No. 1 (21-6, 21-13), followed by Benna and Jyotsna (21-9, 21-6), Shibani and Esther (21-5, 21-5), Megan and Kaitlyn (21-14, 21-8), Julie and fellow junior Riya Gyanmote (21-12, 21-4) and Amy and Harini (21-6, 21-10).

Boys Lacrosse

Lake Forest 9, Stevenson 8 (OT): Seniors Caleb Benoit-DiMaria, Austin Masters and Ryan Walsh each scored two goals for the visiting Patriots (1-3) in their North Suburban Conference opener. Junior Cole Okmin had a goal and two assists, while sophomore Duncan Paul also scored. Senior goalie Chad Winter made 12 saves.

Girls Soccer

Lyons Township 2, Stevenson 1: Senior Brianna Van Zanten scored the lone goal for the visiting Patriots (3-3-1) in the Lou Malnati’s Deep Dish Classic tournament. Junior Hannah Lapeire assisted on Brianna’s goal. Freshman keeper Kaitlyn Machado made eight saves. – Daily Herald

18 College-Bound Athletes Honored

Eighteen student-athletes who plan to continue their playing careers in college were honored by Patriot Athletics during a Signing Day Recognition ceremony Wednesday afternoon. The seniors honored were: Kate van Gerven (North Central College) and Hope Havenhill (University of Rochester) in girls volleyball; Sungmin Jin (Knox College) in boys basketball; Klaire Steffens (University of Chicago) in girls basketball; Sam Komis (Washington University) in boys tennis; Eva Holsen (Washington University) in girls swimming; Matt Komperda (Westminster College), Austin Masters (Illinois Wesleyan University) and Matt Benjamin (Illinois Wesleyan) in boys lacrosse; Shea Kirby (Holy Cross) in rowing; Brett Lucas (Emory University) in boys cross country and track); Isabelle Sparreo (Purdue University) in girls cross country and track; Collin Kapecki (Loyola Marymount University), Justin Ginsberg (Iona College) and Eric Osuch (Chapman University) in boys water polo; Ana Koruna (Elmhurst College) in girls soccer; and Jake Simon (Ohio University) and Muzi Sitshela (University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh) in wrestling.


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Prom Ticket Sales End Monday

Monday is the last day to buy Prom tickets. You can buy them at the Superstore until the end of sixth period Monday, or online until 11:59 p.m. Monday. However, if you are bringing a non-SHS student as a guest, your tickets must be purchased at the Superstore. Table reservations will take place Tuesday. The last day for refunds and special meal requests is Wednesday, April 18. For details, visit the Prom web page.


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