Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Science Olympiad Team Seeks Another State Title

Stevenson’s Science Olympiad team competes in the state finals for the 14th consecutive year Saturday at the University of Illinois. SHS has won three of the last five state championships, and has finished first or second for nine consecutive years. Stevenson, currently ranked 10th in the nation, also is seeking its 10th straight bid to the Science Olympiad National Tournament, which will be held May 18-19 at Colorado State University.

Stevenson Styler Fashion Show Friday Night

The Stevenson Styler fashion club’s fifth annual Fashion Show, featuring looks from local boutiques and student-designed collections, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is $5, and proceeds will benefit Dress for Success.

Board Selects 2017-18 Heritage Award Recipient

The District 125 Board of Education on Monday chose Nancy Nichols, the first executive director of the Stevenson Foundation and a longtime SHS parent volunteer, to receive the annual Heritage Award for the 2017-18 school year. During her years with Stevenson, Nichols guided the Orchestra Parents Association, was co-chair of the Senior Class Party, worked with the Patriot Parent Association, and assisted in the Freshman Mentor Program. In 2008, she received a Those Who Excel Award from the Illinois State Board of Education for her volunteer work. After serving as president of the Stevenson Foundation for two years, she was named its first executive director in 2009. Nichols will be honored at the foundation’s annual Local Scholars Reception on May 2.


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Tuesday, April 17 Varsity Results

Boys Tennis

Stevenson 7, Zion-Benton 0: The Patriots (3-0, 3-0 North Suburban Conference) rolled to an easy victory on the road. All three singles players won by 6-0, 6-0 scores: freshmen Eric Perkowski at No. 1, Sai Merneedi at No. 2, and Thomas Gong at No. 3. In doubles, SHS won by default at No. 1. The other winning tandems were juniors Arjun Sheelvanth and Ozzie Viswanathan at No. 2 (6-1, 6-0), sophomore Andy Dong and freshman Daniel Tulchinskiy at No. 3 (6-0, 6-0), and senior Michael Maryniuk and freshman Payton Adkisson at No. 4 (6-0, 6-0).

Girls Soccer

Stevenson 1, Lake Forest 0: Senior Katie Sakshaug scored off an assist from freshman Tess Koleno in the second half for the game’s only goal. Senior goalkeeper Zoey Friedman made three saves for SHS (4-3-1) in its North Suburban Conference opener.


Stevenson 12, Zion-Benton 0 (5 inn.): The host Patriots (8-4-1, 4-1 NSC) erupted for 11 runs in the first two innings, and junior pitchers Michael D’Angelo and Eli Fishbein combined on a two-hit shutout on just 54 pitches. Michael struck out three in three innings of work to pick up the win, while Eli recorded two Ks in two innings. Senior Caleb Evans and junior Hayden Brotz each went 3-for-3 at the plate, with Caleb driving in three runs and Hayden knocking in two and scoring twice. Junior Ryan McElhinny had three RBI and scored two runs, while junior Jack Jonota drove in a pair of runs. Senior Jack Housinger and junior Isaiah Hart (two doubles) each had two hits for SHS, which racked up 15 hits. –

Boys Water Polo

Stevenson 17, Mundelein 9: The Patriots improved to 15-2 overall and 4-0 in the North Suburban Conference. No details were available. –

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson 17, Mundelein 6: Senior Claire Haas scored eight goals as the host Patriots (16-1, 4-0 NSC) won their 14th straight game. She recorded six of her goals in the first half as SHS built an 11-3 lead. Junior Kalista Tapas and senior Eileen Hoang had two goals apiece, and junior Eleanor Michaud, senior Amelia Eastman, and sophomores Maddie O’Donnell and Alena Bardic also scored. Sophomore goalie Val Zlotnikova made eight saves. Mundelein, which had won 11 of its last 12 games, dropped to 15-7 overall and 3-1 in the NSC. – Daily Herald

Girls Lacrosse

Stevenson 11, Schaumburg 7: The Patriots continued their historic start to the season, improving to 7-0 with the win in the Stadium.


Stevenson d. Waukegan: The Patriots improved to 3-4 overall and 2-1 in the North Suburban Conference. No final score or details were available. The game was moved to SHS.

Boys Gymnastics

Glenbrook North 139.40, Stevenson 103.80: Senior Danny Less finished third on floor exercise (7.8) and sophomore Mark Lozovnoy was fourth (7.5) for the Patriots in Northbrook. Junior Jake Kadzielawski was fourth on vault (7.1) and classmate Aaron Rudloff was fifth on still rings (6.4). Danny won top honors in the all-around (35.0), followed by Aaron (33.60) and Aaron’s brother, junior Ben Rudloff (32.20). –

Boys Lacrosse

St. Viator 22, Stevenson 6: At Forest View Stadium in Arlington Heights, the Patriots fell to 1-4. No details were available.

Boys, Girls Water Polo Fundraisers This Week

The boys water polo team will hold a benefit night at the new Culver’s restaurant in Lincolnshire, 405 N. Milwaukee Ave., from 5-8 p.m. Thursday. Mention “Stevenson boys water polo” when ordering, and a portion of the sale will go to the team. On Friday, the girls water polo team is having a Frosty Friday Fundraiser. Anyone in the building can buy a chocolate or vanilla Frosty for $2 between periods 6-7 and 7-8, and after school, in the Wood and Glass Commons.


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You’re Invited to the Unearth Science Festival

Stevenson’s Green Team and the Chicago Botanic Garden invite SHS students, teachers and staff to the Unearth Science Festival on Saturday and Sunday. The two-day Earth Day celebration includes hands-on science activities, science workshops, opportunities to meet and talk to scientists, and much more! Just say “Stevenson High School” at the front gate for free parking. If you enjoy the experience, donate to the Chicago Botanic Garden Annual Fund to help our environment.

Here’s the 411 on 4/20

Did you know that drivers in the United States are more likely to be involved in fatal traffic accidents on April 20, especially after 4:20 p.m.? Here’s the evidence. With the end of the school year in sight, Catalyst and the Stand Strong Coalition remind you: Don’t let your life go to pot.


Spring sports ESPPA nominations are now being accepted. Please go to this link to nominate an athlete or team for one or more categories. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Hodge at


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