Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Sophomore Picked for U.S. Chemistry Olympiad Camp

Sophomore Allen Ding is one of 20 students in the country chosen to participate in the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad program’s study camp next month in Colorado. The camp will determine the four students who will represent the United States in this summer’s 50th International Chemistry Olympiad, an annual competition among the world’s most talented chemistry students.

He is the only student from Illinois among the 20 camp invitees, who emerged from a series of exams that involved more than 16,000 students across the country.

Allen will travel to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs from June 10-25 for the study camp. During the camp, Allen and his peers will receive college-level training, with an emphasis on organic chemistry, through a series of lectures, problem-solving exercises, lab work and testing. At the conclusion of the camp, the top four students will be selected to represent the United States at the international event in Slovakia and the Czech Republic from July 19-29.

This is the third straight year a Stevenson student has qualified for the National Chemistry Olympiad study camp. He joins junior Zachary Chin (2017) and Eric Qian (2016).

Allen and Zachary are two of the student leaders of Stevenson’s Chemistry Club, along with juniors Angela Zhang and Josephine Zhang.


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Tuesday, May 15 Varsity Results

Girls Soccer

Stevenson hosted IHSA Class 3A Regional: The second-seeded Patriots (10-6-3) shutout No. 16 Zion-Benton, 9-0, advancing to the regional championship against seventh-seeded Fremd (7-9-4) at 10 a.m. Saturday. Zoey Friedman and Kaitlyn Machado split time in goal en route to the shutout, which was Stevenson’s ninth of the season. Gracie Wingfield led SHS with three goals, all of them coming in the first half as the Pats scored six times. She also assisted on one of Kelly Bailey’s two first-half goals. Brianna VanZanten, Hannah Lapeire, Emma Murphy and Abby Kalou also scored. Abby, Emma, Kelly, Gracie and Alyssa Bende all had an assist. Zion-Benton closed its season with a 2-14-1 record. – Daily Herald | SBN Replay ($)


Stevenson 4-2, Warren 2-0: In Gurnee, dominant pitching propelled the Patriots (20-11-1, 13-7) to their sixth and seventh consecutive victories. SHS began with a 4-2 victory in the conclusion of a game suspended by rain in the bottom of the second inning on Monday. Matthew Mittelmark threw five innings of one-hit ball with no earned runs to earn the save for starter Jacob Rosenkranz, who tossed two hitless innings on Monday. In the regularly scheduled game, three pitchers combined on a three-hit shutout. Matthew started and threw two innings without a hit. Nick Bonk retired the only batter he faced, and then Michael Thon earned the win by throwing four and two-thirds innings. The only scoring in the nightcap came when Warren’s center fielder misplayed Michael D’Angelo’s line drive, allowing Caleb Evans and Evan Kiah to score. In the first game, Stevenson scored three runs in the first on a run-scoring single from Evan and a two-run double by Hayden Brotz. In the second inning, Christopher Farina stole home for the other Patriot run. SHS, which has won nine of its last 10 games, reached the 20-victory mark for the second time in head coach Pat Block’s three-year tenure. –

Boys Tennis

Stevenson 7, Fremd 0: The Patriots (10-1), fresh off winning the North Suburban Conference championship, closed out their regular season by blanking the Vikings at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex. Zach Kim (6-3, 6-1) and Sam Komis (6-0, 6-2) were winners at Nos. 1 and 2 singles, respectively. All five doubles teams won without losing a set. No. 1 Eric Perkowski-Prathinav (Sai) Merneedi won by injury default leading 3-0 in the first set. The other victorious tandems were No. 2 Arjun Sheelvanth-Aswath (Ozzie) Viswanathan (6-0, 6-3), No. 3 Payton Adkisson-Daniel Tulchinskiy (6-3, 6-1), No. 4 Andy Dong-Thomas Gong (6-1, 6-4), and No. 5 Jeremy Park-Michael Maryniuk (6-1, 6-3). SHS hosts an IHSA sectional starting Friday at VHAC.


Warren 13, Stevenson 2 (5 inn.): Haley Barnes hit a triple and Mara Lippman added a double for the visiting Patriots (7-16, 5-8). – Daily Herald

State Badminton Championship Gear Available

Commemorative apparel saluting the badminton team’s second straight state championship is available from the Sports Boosters through this website. The ordering deadline is 11:59 p.m. Tuesday.

Today’s Live Stream Lineup

Four of today’s Patriot sporting events are scheduled to be live streamed through the NFHS Network: junior varsity boys volleyball against Warren at 4 p.m., varsity girls lacrosse against Warren at 5 o’clock, varsity boys volleyball versus Warren at 6, and varsity boys lacrosse against Evanston at 6:30. Here are links to watch (paid subscription required): JV boys volleyball | Varsity girls lacrosse | Varsity boys volleyball | Varsity boys lacrosse


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Thursday is Last Day to Sign Up for Senior Party Buses

Seniors, your last day to sign up for Senior Party buses is Thursday! Stop by the bus sign-up table in the Patriot Lobby during all lunch hours. All seniors attending the end-of-year party must sign up for a bus or they will be placed on buses at random.


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