eSports Team Excels in National Tournament
May graduate Kai Jaeger won first place in the High School eSports League’s national Hearthstone tournament this summer. Jaeger defeated a player from the Sedro-Woolley High School’s eSports Club in Sedro-Woolley, Wash.
He was among the Patriot eSports Club members who played in three separate games: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Hearthstone, and League of Legends. Stevenson reached the finals in all three. In its first year as a formal club, the Patriot eSports team took home four national trophies.
Students interested in the eSports Club can attend one of two upcoming informational meetings. Details are in the Student Announcements section below.
Two Seniors Honored for Written Pieces
Senior Ananya Shah was a winner in the 2018 Illinois Association of Teacher of English Prose and Poetry Contest. She was honored for her piece, “Sugar and Spice.” Aishani Dutta, also a senior, earned honorable mention in the same contest. Her piece was titled “Deity Divided.”
Parents Invited to Help With Next PPA Bake Sale
The Patriot Parent Association Bake Sale committee is looking for volunteers to provide either store-bought or homemade treats for its next Bake Sale on Wednesday. Sign up through this link. All proceeds benefit Stevenson students and staff.
Alum Featured in Water Industry Publication
SHS alumnus Chris Walton (Class of 2007) is featured in the summer edition of Splash!, a publication of the American Water Works Association’s Illinois section. He is one of the section’s Young Professionals Committee members profiled (see page 39 of this PDF). Walton is a senior project engineer for Engineering Enterprises Inc. in Sugar Grove, working within its environmental group and focusing on water works systems. Last October, he married 2009 alumnus Lauren Peters Walton, whom he didn’t meet until after college. He’s also the son of Jacqui Walton, who works in Stevenson’s Operations Division.
Thursday, Aug. 23 Varsity Results
Boys Cross Country
Stevenson 23, Buffalo Grove 37; Stevenson 27, Dundee-Crown 30: The Patriots placed seven runners in the top 15 during their season-opening sweep at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex. Senior Alex Beckerman finished second overall, covering the 5K course in 15:49.20, less than one second behind the winner from Dundee-Crown (15:48.83). Juniors Corey Pacernick (16:48.16) and Anthony Rodriguez (16:54.39) finished sixth and seventh, respectively, and senior Alan Sherman took ninth (17:03.20). Juniors Cameron Sprague (17:10.55) and Cameron Coffey (17:18.11) were 11th and 12th, respectively. Sophomore Wesley Park placed 14th (17:36.79).
Girls Cross Country
Stevenson 22, Buffalo Grove 35; Stevenson 15, Dundee-Crown 50; Stevenson 22, Highland Park 36: The Patriot girls matched the SHS boys, claiming seven of the top 15 spots at VHAC. Seniors Natalie Sorenson (18:38.88) and Kendall Roberts (18:58.61) were second and third, respectively, while junior Michelle Yu (20:13.62) and sophomore Emma Finnegan (21:07.33) were sixth and seventh. Other top 15 competitors for SHS were senior Taylor Yen (11th, 21:34.75), sophomore Emily Fejes (13th, 21:50.93) and senior Alyssa Collins (15th, 22:07.39).
Stevenson 155, Libertyville 182: Three players shot under 40 as the Patriots (2-0) broke the program record for lowest nine-hole score on their home course. The 155 at Crane’s Landing was 13 strokes lower than the previous best recorded there in 2011. The victory also marked Stevenson’s 17th consecutive dual-match win dating back to the 2016 season. Junior Joyce Bai earned medalist honors by shooting a 3-over-par 37. Freshman Emily Duan and sophomore Sophia Zhuang each recorded a 39, and sophomore Kelly Dong added a 40. Also competing were junior Julia Yoo (45) and sophomore Faith Wang (48). Libertyville’s top score was a 43.
Carmel d. Stevenson, 31-29, 16-25, 25-19: The host Patriots fell to 1-1 on the season despite an extraordinary performance from Sophie Sorenson. The senior recorded 20 kills, served five aces and made 10 digs. Junior Lily Cozzi added seven kills. Senior Annie Armgardt have five kills, three solo blocks and two block assists. Sophomore Makayla Uremovich also had five kills. Junior Grace Tully was 81-of-82 setting with 35 assists. She also had three kills, served two aces, made two block assists and recorded seven digs. Junior Abby Keevins was 12-for-12 setting with five assists, and also had 10 digs. Carmel improved to 1-2. – Daily Herald | Video available at NFHS Network
Required Meeting for All Involved With “Shrek”
All students involved in the production of “Shrek the Musical,” including cast, crew and pit orchestra, are expected to attend an all-company meeting from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday in the Performing Arts Center. At least one parent or guardian must attend. Production information, including dates and student expectations, will be shared during the meeting.
Special Deal for Students at Culver’s
Students and staff who eat at the Culver’s in Lincolnshire or Buffalo Grove will receive 10 percent off their orders all of the time. All they have to do is show their Stevenson ID when ordering.
Students interested in health care careers are invited to apply for the Penwasciz program at Condell Medical Center. Students accepted into the program are placed into clinical groups that participate in weekly two-hour rotations, shadowing various health care personnel. The application window is open for only one hour on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Visit this link for more details.
The eSports Club is having informational meetings the next two Wednesdays (Aug. 29 and Sept. 5). The meetings will be held from 3:30-6 p.m. in the East Learning Center (Room 7026). Play an esport like League of Legends, Fortnite, CSGO, Rainbow Six:Siege, Hearthstone or Heroes of the Storm? Want a shot at a scholarship to college to play video games? Then come by and sign up!
If you missed last week’s Science REACH introductory meeting, there will be another one after school next Thursday in Room 1622. Anyone who wants to find out more about doing a science experiment and research project is invited to attend! If you have any questions, contact Mr. Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online registration for the IM Golf and the Stevenson Flag Football League is currently closed due to technical issues. Registration is expected to re-open by Monday.
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