Science Olympiad Finishes 14th at National Finals
Stevenson‘s Science Olympiad team finished 14th at the 34th annual National Science Olympiad at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo., last weekend. SHS was the highest-ranked team from Illinois, ahead of longtime rival New Trier, which placed 18th.
Stevenson finished in the top 10 in seven of 23 events, and was national runner-up in two of them. Junior Katherine “Kitty” Zeng, senior Elaine Xiao and sophomore Anna Wang were second in Experimental Design, and Kitty and freshman Emily Liu finished second in Towers. Kitty earned a third medal by placing fifth in Write It Do It with sophomore Erin Yuan. Two other groups earned fifth-place medals: Elaine and sophomore Radha Patel in Disease Detectives, and Radha and senior Owen Simon in Mission Possible.
Kitty added a fourth top-10 finish by placing seventh in Game On with junior Josey Zhang. Sophomore Richard Yin and junior Tony Tan were eighth in Materials Science.
Other team members who participated in Colorado included seniors Zachary Chin and Daniel Tao; juniors Andrew Ding, Andrew Gan and Maitreyee Malpekar; sophomores Shannon Kang and Andrew Lee; and freshmen Sneha Mohan and Krishna Patel.
This was Stevenson’s 10th consecutive trip to nationals in the program’s 15-year history. SHS has placed in the top 15 nationally each year since 2013. Only 29 schools have had a top-15 finish during the same span.
Daniel Wright Junior High School, which had won the last two national Middle School Division championships and has captured eight straight state titles, finished second in its division.
Bass Fishing Team 21st at State Tournament
The bass fishing team capped its most successful season year by finishing 21st at the Illinois High School Association state championship at Carlyle Lake near St. Louis last weekend. Freshman Michael Crawford put SHS on the board early Friday morning by catching a two-pound bass, and junior Cameron Grisamore added two more bass on Saturday weighing a total of 3.625 pounds. The only team from Stevenson’s sectional with a higher state finish was Antioch, which was led by retired SHS teacher Ron Urick and SHS alumnus Brad Rubin. Stevenson finished its season with multiple tournament wins and top-five finishes, as well as qualifying for the Illinois Bass Nation State Final. The Patriots were coached by Chris Mural.
Three Win Awards at Harper Fashion Contest
Three students from the Clothing and Design program won awards at the Harper Challenge Fashion Design Competition on Friday at Harper College in Palatine. Stevenson students swept the design and construction categories, with seniors Gabi Heinzen taking first place in Construction and Ziyi “Bonnie” Han finishing first in Creativity. Senior Matt Han placed third in Creativity. Also participating in the competition were sophomores Athena Kolli and Mariam Reichart, and seniors Nataly Flores, Elisabeth Turok and Caroline Ramirez.
This was the second year Stevenson participated in the Harper Challenge, which was open to high school students across the northern suburbs. Students were provided a pattern designed by professors at the college, and were challenged to make creative changes to the basic design to make it their own. Designs were assessed on their creativity, use of the pattern, and industry standards of quality and fit. The designs were modeled in a fashion show on Friday in conjunction with the college’s end-of-year fashion show.
Online Summer School Registration Ends Thursday
The last day to register for summer school online is Thursday. After Thursday, registration will only be available on a walk-in basis between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Summer school questions can be directed to Suzanne Paloian at 847-415-4500. For more information, visit the summer school web page at www.d125.org/summer.
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Monday, May 21 Varsity Results
Stevenson at IHSA St. Viator Sectional: The sixth-seeded Patriots upset host and third-seeded Glenbrook South in the quarterfinals, 12-11, and advanced to the semifinals at 7 p.m. Wednesday. SHS (7-12) will face the winner of today’s game between second-seeded St. Viator and seventh-seeded Vernon Hills at Morris Field, 2123, S. Goebbert Rd., in Arlington Heights. Against GBS, senior goalie Chad Winter made 15 saves as the Pats avenged a 10-4 regular-season loss to the Titans. Senior Caleb Benoit-DiMaria scored five goals to lead Stevenson and also had an assist, while classmate Austin Masters recorded four goals and three assists. Senior Alexander Dove and junior Cole Okmin each had a goal and an assist, and senior Alexander Hurrell also scored.
Stevenson in IHSA Warren Sectional: The top-seeded Patriots (17-3) rolled past eighth-seeded Warren in the quarterfinals, 12-4, moving on to a semifinal matchup against fourth-seeded Carmel at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Gurnee. Juniors Sophie Sorenson and Erica Spieler each scored three goals and assisted on another. Georgia Maskalunas, also a junior, had two goals and two assists, while sophomore Taze Thompson added two goals and an assist. Sophomore Kilian Weber and senior Tessa Simon scored one goal apiece. Senior goalie Ryan Johnson made nine saves. Monday’s game was played in the Stadium. – NFHS Replay ($)
Softball Regional Rescheduled for Today
The IHSA Class 4A regional softball game between Stevenson and Glenbrook South was postponed by rain on Monday, and will be played at 4:30 today at SHS.
Allied Soccer Team Goes Undefeated Again
The Allied Soccer team completed its third consecutive undefeated season with a 5-3 win Saturday over a team representing Antioch-Lakes District 117. Senior Josh Standiford scored three goals for Stevenson, which began the team in 2014.
Spring Sports Awards Night Wednesday
All spring sports athletes and their parents and guardians are invited to celebrate team successes during the Spring Sports Awards Night at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Sports Center.
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Dance Reassessment Planned in August
Did you sign up for a dance class after placements were held? If you went through dance placements, has your skill set improved significantly since then? The Dance Department will hold a reassessment on Thursday, Aug. 9, during orientation week. See the dance web page for details, and to let the teachers know if you plan to attend.
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