Seniors Fall Short in M3 Challenge
Stevenson came up short in its attempt to win a second straight MathWorks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge championship Monday in New York City. Seniors Joshua Yoon, Haoyang Yu, Albert Cao, Deepak Moparthi and Andrew Hwang were among six finalist groups who submitted mathematics-based solutions to solve hunger and food waste problems in the United States. Here is their solution, which although not chosen as a winner still earned the quintet $5,000. They also have the distinction of being the only team to reach the national finals twice. This year’s winner was a team from Los Altos High School in Los Altos, Calif.
Parents Invited to Help With Next PPA Bake Sale
The next Patriot Parent Association Bake Sale is coming up on Wednesday. The PPA is looking for adult volunteers to provide store-bought or homemade treats, and to work the bake sale. Use this link to sign up.
“Shout Out” for Special Ed Aide
Special Education aide Lisa Goldberg is the focus of this week’s “Shout Out” in the Lincolnshire Review. She is one of the founders of K9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore, a group that uses therapy dogs to motivate kids to read. The group is celebrating its 10th anniversary on Saturday.
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Thursday, May 3 Varsity Results
Stevenson hosted IHSA Sectional: In the Field House, the defending state champion Patriots won their eighth consecutive championship and qualified six players for next week’s state tournament. Sophomore Esther Shi, won the IHSA singles crown last year, defeated freshman teammate Shibani Ram, 21-12, 21-13, for the sectional title. They will be joined at state by the doubles teams of Emily Hu/Jenny Yang and Jyotsna Harikrishna/Benna Li. Jenny and Emily beat Benna and Jyotsna, 21-18, 21-13, for the doubles championship. In the team standings, Stevenson had 18 points, well ahead of runner-up Oak Park-River Forest, which had 10, and four other schools. The state tournament will be held Friday and Saturday, May 11-12, at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. Jenny, a sophomore, will be making her second straight trip to state. She and May Ling (Class of 2017) finished second in doubles last season. Shibani, Emily, Jyotsna and Benna are all freshmen. – Official Results
Boys Track and Field
Stevenson at Lake County Invitational: The Patriots won two events en route to a second-place team finish behind Barrington, 140-85, at Deerfield High School. Stevenson’s victories came from Aaron Portman in the 800-meter run (1:59.48), and in the 800-meter relay behind Jahleel Perrin, Shane Johnson, Ahmad Dinkins and David Smolensky (1:29.65). The 800 relay roster also finished second in the 400 relay (43.44), while Ahmad, Aaron, Jordan Vincent and Borler Wu were runners-up in the 1,600 relay (3:29.63). Three Pats placed third: David in the 100 (11.27), Jahleel in the 200 (22.97), and Maema Njongmeta in discus (153-9). Nikita Smyrnov finished fourth in two events, the 1,600 (4:23.15) and the 3,200 (9:12.51), while Sam Farber was fourth in the 300 hurdles (42.02). Jordan finished fifth in the 400 (52.42) and Dan Erdenetsogt placed fifth in shot put (51-½). – Official Results
Stevenson 10, Waukegan 0: Seven players scored during the road rout for the Patriots (9-4-2, 4-1-1). SHS tallied three goals in the first half before erupting for seven in the second. Ana Koruna, Gracie Wingfield and Alyssa Bende each scored two goals. Kristin Hill, Jess Baigorria, Kelly Bailey and Hannah Lapeire also scored. Kelly and Gracie had two assists apiece. Other assists came from Hannah, Ana, Jess, Alyssa and Mackensie Karabetsos.
Stevenson d. Grant, 25-11, 25-16: On Senior Night, the Patriots (21-6) rolled to victory in the Sports Center. Haddon Kay was 31-of-31 setting with 15 assists, and served two aces. Alex Bian recorded the squad’s other three aces and tied George Lie with a team-high eight digs. Leo Chen led SHS attackers with six kills, and also had four assists on 11-of-11 setting. Matt Cliffer contributed four kills. Stevenson’s other senior, Christopher Muth, made six digs and also had a kill. Junior Thomas Finn chipped in with four kills and sophomore Daniel Prindiville added three. – Watch Video ($)
Another Basketball Player Announces College Plans
Senior Samvit Ram will join the men’s basketball team at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind., according to the SHS boys basketball team’s Twitter feed. The Engineers finished 17-10 last season and earned a share of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference regular-season championship. Samvit will join Ryuji Aoki (Class of 2016), who played on Stevenson’s state championship squad in 2015. Ryuji played in all 27 games last season and averaged 10 points per game.
Volleyball Alum to Play for National Championship
UCLA’s men’s volleyball team beat BYU in the NCAA semifinals Thursday night, which means Patriot alum Grant Maleski (Class of 2017) and his Bruin teammates will play for the national championship on Saturday. UCLA, the No. 3 seed in the tournament, will face top-seeded Long Beach State at 6 p.m. Central Time at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. The match will be broadcast on ESPN2.
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Scores from State SAT Exam Available
Juniors who took the state-sponsored SAT exam in April can find out their scores online. Visit www.d125.org/sat or check your school email for information on accessing scores.
The Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove is offering a one-time scholarship grant of $2,000 to support educational programs preparing students for careers with a four-year degree. Grants require acceptance into a bachelor degree college program. The application includes two letters of reference, a transcript and an essay requirement. Please stop in the College Career Center (Room 1123) to pick up an application. The application deadline is June 1. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. McGurn in the College Career Center.
ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
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District 214, Mount Prospect agree to settle TIF lawsuit
Parents of Glenbard South exchange student file wrongful death suit
Oak Park District 97 adding more than a dozen support staff positions
District 113 superintendent responds to criticism over staff departures
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15 kindergarteners fall ill after Shedd Aquarium visit
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SIU gets new enrollment manager to combat declining numbers
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NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
Arizona teacher walkout ends after legislature passes pay-raise plan
Florida may require “civic literacy” for college students
American higher education hits historic funding milestone
More states consider allowing kids to take medical marijuana at school
California school first in nation to be digitally mapped for first responders
Indiana University e-book program seen as model for others
Vanderbilt donor gives $20M to expand residential colleges
Economist chosen to lead Harvard School of Education
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New Jersey superintendent arrested for frequent fecal deposits by track
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