Monday, April 23, 2018

Science Olympiad Team Finishes Second in State

Stevenson’s Science Olympiad finished second to New Trier at the state finals Saturday at the University of Illinois, extending its streak of finishing first or second in the state to 10 consecutive years. SHS rallied to earn medals in the final nine events to keep its streak alive.

The team won state championships in eight of the 23 events. Junior Katherine “Kitty” Zeng was part of three state-winning events: Write It Do It with sophomore Erin Yuan, Towers with freshman Emily Liu, and Experimental Design, with senior Elaine Xiao and sophomore Anna Wang. Emily and Anna each won two state titles on the day, as did juniors Josephine “Josey” Zhang and Maitreyee Malpekar, and sophomore Radha Patel. Maitreyee and Emily paired to take Rocks and Minerals, while Radha and Anna combined to capture Mousetrap Vehicle. Radha’s second championship came in Mission Possible with senior Owen Simon. Maitreyee and Josey joined forces to claim the Helicopters category, while Josey joined junior Andrew Ding to take top honors in Anatomy and Physiology.

Sophomores Richard Yin and Shannon Kang were second in Forensics. Four teams took third: Maityree and Emily in Herpetology, Elaine and Andrew in Microbe Mission, Erin and Owen in Optics, and Anna and senior Daniel Tao in Remote Sensing. Owen and senior Zachary Chin finished fourth in Thermodynamics.

In the trial events competition, featuring five events that did not factor into team scoring, freshmen Sneha Mohan and Krishna Patel were second in Electric Wright Stuff and fifth in WiFi Lab. Junior Andrew Gan and sophomore Andrew Lee were fifth in Geocaching.

With the second-place finish, Stevenson earned its 10th straight bid to the Science Olympiad National Tournament, which this year will be held May 17-20 at Colorado State University.

Helping Students Maintain a Good Digital Identity

The next Healthy Patriot series for parents will discuss how they can help their children understand the way technology impacts their personal and future professional lives. The session on “Digital Identity” will take place from 7:30-9 a.m. Friday at the District 125 Administration Center, north of the Stadium. For those planning to attend, this article is recommended reading.

Live Stream of Spring Band Concert Available

For those unable to attend the Spring Band Concert tonight or Tuesday, the Stevenson Broadcast Network will have a live video stream available at The concert begins at 7 p.m. each night.


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Saturday, April 21 Varsity Results

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson hosted SHS Classic: The Patriots (20-1) beat Okemos, Mich., 16-3, and Evanston, 15-4, for their 17th and 18th consecutive victories, and finished the two-day tournament with a 4-0 record. Against Okemos, junior Lauren Maloney scored all three of her goals in the first quarter, and sophomore Shreya Sreedhar had two of her three scores, as SHS built a 9-0 lead. Senior Claire Haas tallied six goals in the win over Evanston, Lauren added three, and senior Eileen Hoang and junior Kalista Tapas each had two.

Boys Tennis

Stevenson at Buffalo Grove Invitational: The Patriots won all six flights and rolled to the team championship over Glenbrook North, 48-35, and six other schools. Senior Sam Komis won the No. 1 singles title (6-0, 6-1 in the championship match), junior Zachary Kim claimed No. 2 singles (6-0, 6-1), and freshman Thomas Gong captured No. 3 singles (7-5, 3-6, 6-2). Freshmen Eric Perkowski and Sai Merneedi were victorious at No. 1 doubles (6-4, 7-5), juniors Aswath Viswanathan and Arjun Sheelvanth won at No. 2 (6-3, 6-3), and freshman Daniel Tulchinskiy and sophomore Andy Dong earned top honors at No. 3 (6-0, 6-3). – Daily Herald

Girls Badminton

Stevenson at Hinsdale South ABCD Invitational: The Patriots won the team championship and claimed four brackets. Sophomore Esther Shi won the A singles bracket, with freshman Shibani Ram finishing second. Sophomore Jenny Yang and freshman Emily Hu won the A doubles bracket, with freshmen Jyotsna Harikrishna and Benna Li placing second. Senior Shirley Cao and junior Thivya Sivarajah won first place in the B doubles bracket, and junior Julie Zhu and senior Harini Shanmugasundaram claimed first in the C doubles bracket. Sophomore Kaitlyn Lu reached the semifinals of the A singles bracket.

Boys Water Polo

Stevenson at Niles West Invitational: The defending state champion Patriots (18-2) won all three of their matches in Skokie, defeating York, 11-5, St. Charles East, 17-4, and Niles West, 13-2. Senior Eric Osuch scored five goals against York. –


Stevenson 15-10, Zion-Benton 1-1: The visiting Patriots (10-6-1, 6-3) held the Zee-Bees to seven hits in the doubleheader and completed a sweep of their three-game series. In the second game, winning pitcher and senior Nick Bonk struck out 12 in five innings and allowed just two hits. Senior Jack Housinger went 3-for-6 in the doubleheader, scoring five runs, driving in three and stealing three bases. Sophomore Matt Dutler was 3-for-7 with three doubles, three RBI and four runs scored. Junior Nathan Ralston knocked in two runs in the second game, while sophomore Zach Taylor, junior Nicholas Brueckert and senior Caleb Evans (2-for-3) all had two RBI in the opener. Nicholas also had the save in the second game, striking out four in two innings. – Recaps from Game 1 | Game 2

Girls Lacrosse

Stevenson at Friar Classic: At Fenwick, the Patriots (9-1) bounced back from a 14-7 loss to Glenbrook South and defeated St. Joseph’s (Ind.), 15-4, and the host school, 11-4, to finish second. Junior Sophie Sorenson scored eight goals and had four assists, and also recorded 16 draw controls. Junior Erica Spieler had seven goals and an assist, while sophomore Kilian Weber also scored seven times. Other goals came from seniors Stephanie Schultz and Tessa Simon, junior Georgia Maskalunas, and sophomores Michelle Shen, Gabi Siegel and Taze Thompson. Senior goalie Ryan Johnson had 17 saves.


Loyola Academy 11, Stevenson 10: Sophomore Hailey Peterson smacked two home runs and added a double for the visiting Patriots (3-6). Senior Gina Shanley went 3-for-5 with two doubles. Junior Anna Fossier also had three hits, including a double. Freshman Haley Barnes and sophomore Mara Lippman added two hits apiece.

Boys Lacrosse

Stevenson at St. Viator Invitational: The Patriots (2-6) fell to Glenbrook South in the consolation championship, 10-4. Juniors Nate Spina, Tommy Yore and Cole Okmin, and senior Alex Dove accounted for Stevenson’s scoring. Seniors Ryan Walsh, Caleb Benoit-DiMaria and Austin Masters each had an assist.

Boys Gymnastics

Stevenson at John Cress Invitational: At Niles North, senior Danny Less and junior Aaron Rudloff placed 12th and 13th, respectively, in the all-around competition. SHS placed 12th out of 14 schools. – Official Results, Daily Herald

Friday, April 20 Varsity Results

Boys Lacrosse

Stevenson at St. Viator Invitational: Seniors Austin Masters and Caleb Benoit-DiMaria and junior Cole Okmin all scored three goals, and senior goalie Chad Winter made 14 saves, as the Patriots (2-4) defeated Hoffman Estates, 10-7, at Celtic Park in Palatine. Junior Tommy Yore also scored and had an assist for SHS. Junior Bryce Wujcik assisted on two goals, while Caleb and senior Alex Dove also had assists.

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson hosted SHS Classic: The Patriots (18-1) beat a pair of Michigan schools to extend their winning streak to 16 games. SHS knocked off Grandville, 17-5, and Rockford, 17-11. Senior Claire Haas scored four goals in each game. Senior Eileen Hoang and junior Lauren Maloney had four goals apiece against Grandville, while junior Kalista Tapas had three goals versus Rockford. Senior Amelia Eastman and sophomore Alena Bardic also had two goals in the Rockford contest.

Boys Volleyball

Stevenson d. Elk Grove, 25-9, 25-15: Junior Will Sorenson served four aces and senior George Lie added three for the host Patriots (18-4), who won their ninth straight match. Will added 10 assists on 24-for-24 setting and also had seven digs, while George made a team-high 16 digs. Senior Haddon Kay was 13-of-13 setting with nine assists. Senior Leo Chen recorded six kills, while junior Thomas Finn and sophomore Justin Ross each had four. Justin added two solo blocks and two block assists.

Girls Soccer

Stevenson 1, Maine South 0: Junior Hannah Lapeire’s second-half goal on a free kick was the only scoring in the nonconference match in the Stadium. Senior keeper Zoey Friedman recorded the shutout, making six saves. Stevenson improved to 5-3-2 overall. – Daily Herald

Boys Track and Field

Stevenson at Bob Cohoon Invitational: At Downers Grove South, the Patriots finished sixth among 19 teams. Senior Aaron Portman placed second in the 800-meter run (1:59.07) and junior Maema Njongmeta was second in the discus (166 feet, 9 inches). – Daily Herald


Grayslake North 14, Stevenson 13: The Patriots (3-5) erupted for 16 hits and scored six runs in the final two innings to put a scare into the visiting Knights. Sophomore Maggie Trotter went 3-for-4 to lead the hit parade, while five other Pats had two hits. Freshman Haley Barnes went 2-for-4 and slugged her first career home run. Sophomore Hailey Peterson was 2-for-5 with a double, while classmate Mara Lippman was 2-for-3. Senior Gina Shanley and junior Maggie O’Brien also had two hits. Senior Gwen Heilman tripled. – Daily Herald


Lake Forest 4, Stevenson 3: Senior Jack Housinger went 2-for-3 for the Patriots (8-6-1, 4-3), who suffered a walkoff loss on the road. Senior Isaiah Hart’s two-run single tied the game at 3-3 in the top of the seventh. Senior Caleb Evans knocked in Stevenson’s other run with a groundout in the fifth. Senior Evan Kiah had a triple, and senior Nick Bonk and junior Hayden Brotz each doubled. – Daily Herald,


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The Student Services Division is looking for students to help transfer students transition smoothly to Stevenson. If you’re interested, come to a mandatory meeting during your lunch period Friday, April 27 in the Recital Hall (4100). If you have questions, contact Mrs. Seeger or Mrs. O’Brien.


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