Monday, April 16, 2018

Senior Wins Second Straight State Championship

Senior Ryan Mitchell won his second consecutive state championship in the 3D Architectural Computer-Aided Design at the 41st annual Illinois Drafting Educators Association competition Saturday at Illinois State University. Ryan had two hours to build a specific house design using 3D modeling software called Revit. He was second in the state as a sophomore.

Sophomore Rahul Subramanian placed third in 3D Architectural Computer-Aided Design. Four other members of the Architecture and Engineering Club took part in the state competition. Freshman Judith Zhu and sophomore Weiran Zhao competed in the 3D CAD Modeling competition, in which they had to create 20 different parts in two hours using 3D modeling software. Freshman Rohan Durai and senior Joel Slaby took part in the two-hour 3D CAD Assembly competition. They had two hours to create a desk lamp using modeling software called Inventor.

Five FCCLA Members Win State Titles

Five students won state championships at the annual Illinois State Leadership Conference for Family, Career and Community Leaders of America on Friday in Springfield. Senior Elmira Hezarkhani won first place in Nutrition and Wellness, senior Lauren Stein took top honors in Interior Design, and junior Elizabeth Dungan and freshmen Shria Garlapati and Preeti Kamma finished first in Preschool Lesson Plan.

Nine FCCLA members were Gold Medalists: Senior Nataly Flores (Fashion Apparel Display); juniors Laura Thornburg (Food Innovation) and Pallavi Panchpor (Sports Nutrition); sophomores Katherine Yu (Interior Design Presentation), Roya Lippe (Preschool Lesson Plan), Ashley Gordon and Sydney Ring (Children’s Literature) and

Mariam Reichert (Fashion Construction); and freshman Natali Freihammer (Pastry Arts). Laura and Mariam were awarded scholarships to Kendall College and the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, respectively.

Senior Nora Berryhill (Fashion Design), and senior Izzy Heichman and junior Lexi Bennett (Children’s Advocacy) were silver medalists. Senior Stephanie Martin and junior Jenna Schopen (Focus on Children) were bronze medalists.

Seven students were invited by Illinois FCCLA to compete this summer at the FCCLA National Leadership Conference in Atlanta: Mariam, Lauren, Laura, Elmira, Stephanie, Jenna and Pallavi.

AP Art Show Public Reception Tuesday Night

The annual Advanced Placement Art and AP and Advanced Photography and Digital Design Show will be held in the Upper Forum and Room 2104 of the West Building during school hours on Tuesday and Wednesday. In addition, a public reception honoring the student-artists will take place from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in Room 2104 and the Forum.

Four Statesman Staffers Honored

Four student-journalists with the Statesman school newspaper have been recognized by Quill and Scroll in its 2018 Writing, Photo and Multimedia Contest. Junior Chloe Myers won second place in the Informational Graphics category for her full-page, graphic depiction of the changes and trends in women entering STEM fields. Her infographic accompanied “Closing the Gap,” an article by junior Adele Lee, which earned third place in Health, Science and Agricultural Writing. The STEM story and infographic appeared in the January issue of the Statesman.

Two others received honorable mention in the Health, Science and Agricultural Writing category. Junior Adam Rosen was chosen for his November 2017 story on a student’s struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder, “Battle With the Brain.” Senior Ryan Johnson, meanwhile, was selected for her assistance in reporting with Adele’s story on women in STEM.

Of the 2,065 entries received by Quill and Scroll, judges recognized 259 across 23 categories as winners.

Percussion Ensemble Concert Online Tonight

Tonight’s Percussion Ensemble Concert will be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network beginning at 7 p.m. from the Performing Arts Center. You can watch the livestream at

New School Crest Unveiled

The third major piece of the school’s new logo campaign was revealed today: The new school crest, which will replace the circular crest with the Latin inscription Scriptor, Gubernator and Legatus. Click here to see the new crest.

Fine Arts Faculty Part of Exhibit in Chicago

Two members of the Fine Arts faculty have works on display at the fourth annual Illinois Art Educator Exhibition, which opens Friday in Chicago. Cristal Sabbagh (Class of 1990) and Director of Fine Arts Jon Grice are among the artists whose works will be featured through May 12 at the Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W. 35th St., in Chicago. The opening reception runs from 7-10 p.m. Friday.


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Saturday, April 14 Varsity Results

Boys Volleyball

Stevenson at Lake County Invitational: The Patriots won their first county championship since 2013. SHS (15-4) defeated Antioch (25-13, 25-9) and Carmel (25-16, 25-21) before toppling Lake Forest (25-18, 25-17) in the championship match to extend its winning streak to six matches. Senior Leo Chen led the team with 26 kills in the three matches, including 11 versus Lake Forest. Sophomore Gavin Meng added 17 kills, while senior Matt Cliffer had 15 kills plus three solo blocks and six block assists. Junior Will Sorenson dished out 72 assists on 142-of-143 setting and made 26 digs. Senior George Lie led Stevenson with 32 digs. Junior Thomas Finn had 13 kills. Senior Alex Bian served four aces against Antioch to go along with 10 digs. – Daily Herald

Boys Water Polo

Stevenson at DeSmet Invitational: The Patriots won all three of their games, including two against teams ranked in Missouri‘s top four, to close out the two-day tournament with a 4-1 record. SHS (14-2) beat fourth-ranked Lindbergh, 8-5, third-ranked Parkway West, 11-6, and Strake, 15-8. –

Boys Gymnastics

Stevenson at 42nd annual Ken Scorza Invitational: At York, the Patriots were unable to field a full varsity lineup due to the number of team members taking the ACT exam. – Daily Herald

Friday, April 13 Varsity Results

Boys Water Polo

Stevenson at DeSmet Invitational: In St. Louis, the Patriots (11-2) beat fifth-ranked DeSmet, 16-4, after opening the two-day tournament with a 11-6 loss to three-time defending state champion St. Louis University High, Missouri’s top-ranked team. –,

Boys Volleyball

Stevenson at Lake County Invitational: At Grant High School, the Patriots (12-4) won both of their pool-play matches. SHS defeated Grayslake North, 25-11, 25-10, then outlasted Lakes, 25-14, 22-25, 15-11. Junior setter Will Sorenson was 73-of-76 with 40 assists in the two matches, and served five aces. He also had four block assists and six digs against Lakes. Senior Leo Chen led the Patriot attackers in both matches, with 10 against Lakes and seven versus Grayslake North. Sophomore Gavin Meng racked up 12 kills and senior Matt Cliffer had 11. Senior Alex Bian served seven aces, including five against Grayslake, and made nine digs in the Lakes match. Senior George Lie had a team-high 14 digs against Lakes, while junior Thomas Finn recorded five kills, two aces and nine digs.

Volleyball Matches Online Today

Today’s varsity and junior varsity boys volleyball matches against Hersey will be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network on the NFHS Network. The JV match starts at 5 o’clock, followed by the varsity at 6 p.m. A subscription is required to watch Stevenson athletic events on the NFHS Network. Here are links to each match, through which you can subscribe: Junior Varsity | Varsity.

Hockey Team Fundraiser at American Mattress This Weekend

The boys ice hockey team is holding a fundraiser with American Mattress this weekend. Anyone who buys a mattress or accessory at any Chicagoland American Mattress store on Saturday or Sunday will receive an extra 20 percent off the sale price, and 15 percent will be donated to the hockey program. Show this flyer or mention “Stevenson Hockey” to get the discount. Use this link to find the American Mattress store closest to you.


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Don’t Miss the Boat, Sign Up for the Senior Party

Is it hard to play Jenga while sailing on Lake Michigan? Seniors are going to find out during the Senior Party on Thursday, May 24, the last day of school. The Senior Party is an afternoon cruise on the lake with friends, food and fun. Not only will there be Jenga, but also shuffleboard and an HQ-like trivia game that can have more than 250 participants. Plus, a DJ will be on board as well. Tickets for this end-of-high-school celebration are available for $50. Sign up today online via the Stevenson Superstore. The party is expected to sell out. Bus sign-up information will be announced soon.

Senior ABC Countdown: Tuesday is Camo Day

Seniors, the ABC countdown continues Tuesday with Camo Day. Wear your camouflage T-shirts to school and show your class spirit. Here’s a look at the rest of the week: Wednesday is Decades Day, Thursday is Exercise Day and Friday is Flannel Day.


Tuesday’s Video Game Club meeting has been canceled.


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