Monday, Sept. 24, 2018

World’s Fair Will Benefit Local Food Pantry

The Diversity Council’s annual World’s Fair celebration of countries and cultures will be held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13-14. More than 35 student booths will be on hand, and money raised during the two-day event will go to the Vernon Township Food Pantry.

Booths will operate from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day in the West Building, followed by a student showcase of fashion, music and dance at 3 in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free to World’s Fair. Food will be available for purchase from various student booths. T-shirts also will be sold at the event.

World’s Fair seeks to increase knowledge, understanding and appreciation of countries and cultures from around the world. In particular, the event promotes diversity and celebrates the many cultures that make up the Stevenson community.

World’s Fair also offers a chance for Stevenson students to showcase the country of their heritage or a culture in which they have an interest. Students use their creativity to produce elaborate booths representing the countries they have selected. The exhibits include art, artifacts, videos, clothes, food and more from the various countries.

Choral Concert Tuesday Night

The first choral concert of the school year will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free.

Exhibitors Sought for Career Expo in November

Professionals who live in the Stevenson community are invited to participate in the school’s biennial Career Expo for students on Thursday, Nov. 8. The Career Expo is billed as a “trade show of careers,” with representatives of various professions stationed at tables throughout the Forum, Wood and West Commons in the West Building.

In 2016, more than 700 students and parents attended the Career Expo, and about 80 professionals were on hand. Anyone interested in having a table at the Career Expo can register through this link, or by contacting Career Exploration Program Manager Diane Willock at The Career Expo is sponsored by the Career Exploration Program and the Future Business Leaders of America club.

String Parents Fundraiser at Culver’s Thursday

The String Parents Association is holding a fundraiser at the Lincolnshire Culver’s from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday. Culver’s will donate 25 percent of the group’s sales during the 12-hour event to the SHS orchestra and guitar program. Mention “SHS orchestra” when ordering.


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Saturday, Sept. 22 Varsity Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson at Prospect Fall Classic: The Patriots edged New Trier to capture the tournament title for the seventh consecutive year. SHS won three of the seven brackets. Junior Ellen Ma captured the No. 2 singles title, while two SHS doubles teams took home top honors: sophomore Abby Schueneman and junior Sneha Yellapantula at No. 3, and sophomore Emily Hu and junior Alexis Lee at No. 4. Ellen rolled past opponents from Hersey (6-1, 6-1) and Deerfield (6-1, 6-1) in the first two rounds, knocked off Highland Park (6-3, 6-2) in the semifinals, then rallied past New Trier’s entry in the championship match (1-6, 6-4, 13-11). Abby and Sneha defeated tandems from Conant (6-2, 6-1) and Deerfield (6-4, 6-2) in the opening rounds, then outlasted New Trier in the semifinals (4-6, 7-6 (5), 10-6) before downing Glenbrook North for the title (6-1, 6-4). Emily and Alexis posted straight-set wins over Conant (6-1, 6-1), Loyola Academy (6-3, 6-3) and Highland Park (6-2, 6-3), and outlasted New Trier in three sets (3-6, 6-3, 10-8). Overall, Stevenson’s seven entries were 23-4 on the day. The top two doubles teams of freshman Alaina Kolli and junior Athena Kolli, and seniors Elizabeth Ferdman and Alyssa Glaser each went 3-1, while freshman Thea Surya was 3-1 at No. 3 singles. Junior Maggie Gong finished 2-1 at No. 1 singles. In the team standings, Stevenson amassed 64 points, ahead of New Trier (61), Highland Park (50) and 13 other schools. – Daily Herald

Girls Cross Country

Stevenson at Palatine Invitational: Seniors Kendall Roberts and Natalie Sorenson finished 17th and 22nd, respectively at Deer Grove East Forest Preserve. Kendall covered the 3-mile course in 18:06, with Natalie crossing the finish line in 18:15. Also running for the Patriots were juniors Michelle Yu (19:21.20) and Caimin Xi (19:48.60), sophomores Emma Finnegan (20:21.60) and Helena Ebeling (20:29.60) and freshman Alivia Alton (21:57.00). SHS placed 13th out of 27 teams. – Official Results | Daily Herald

Boys Cross Country

Stevenson at Palatine Invitational: Senior Alex Beckerman was the Patriots’ top runner, finishing 29th out of 200 entries at Deer Grove East Forest Preserve. He ran the 3-mile course in 15:27.90. Other SHS runners included junior Anthony Rodriguez (15:53.20), senior Alan Sherman (16:17.80), juniors Corey Pacernick (16:19.30), Cameron Sprague (16:25.70) and Cameron Coffey (16:26.10), and senior Daniel Saltz (16:41.60). Stevenson placed 18th out of 30 teams. – Official Results | Daily Herald

Girls Swimming and Diving

Stevenson at Lake County Invitational: At Lake Forest, the Patriots finished third in the nine-team field with 219.5 points, behind Barrington (368) and Vernon Hills (236.5). Junior Madeleine O’Donnell was runner-up in the 100-yard freestyle (54.37), and also swam on two second-place relays. She was part of the 200 free relay with freshman Claudia Rzeznik, sophomore Jessica Nyborg and junior Abigail Li (1:41.22), and was joined in the 400 free relay by Claudia, junior Lucy Stevens and senior Jennifer Xiong (3:40.32). Jessica finished fourth in the 100 breaststroke (1:09.56), and swam one leg of the fifth-place 200 medley relay with Abigail, sophomore Elizabeth Cao and senior Natalie Wess (1:53.72). Claudia placed fifth in the 50 free (25.15) and sixth in the 100 butterfly (59.74), and Jennifer was sixth in the 500 free (5:25.68). Stevenson was missing senior all-stater Ashley Carollo, who has been making college visits this month. – Daily Herald

Friday, Sept. 21 Varsity Results


Lake Zurich 23, Stevenson 20 (OT): The visiting Bears (3-2, 2-1) scored with 25 seconds left in the fourth quarter to force overtime, then scored on a 5-yard touchdown run in the extra period for the win. Junior JM Etienne ran for 106 yards on 19 carries and one touchdown in the first half. Senior quarterback Cole Okmin was 9-of-16 passing for 108 yards, and connected with classmate Sam Farber on a 7-yard strike that gave SHS (4-1, 2-1) a 17-10 lead early in the third quarter. Senior John Greenbury kicked a pair of 23-yard field goals, one in the first half and the second to cap Stevenson’s opening possession of OT. Senior linebacker Maema Njongmeta had two sacks, and also forced a fumble that was recovered by fellow senior Michael D’Angelo. – Daily Herald

Today on NFHS Network

Today’s freshman and girls volleyball matches against Buffalo Grove will be streamed live by the NFHS Network. The freshman match starts at 5 o’clock, followed by the sophomores at 6. Watch the action at Stevenson’s NFHS Network page.


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Farmer’s Market at Lunch Tuesday

Stop by the Wood Commons during lunch Tuesday for Sodexo’s farmer’s market. Fresh fruit and vegetables from local growers will be available, along with honey and maple syrup. Patriot Dollars and cash will be accepted.

Statesman Looking for Advertisers

The Statesman, Stevenson’s student newspaper, is inviting local businesses and clubs to advertise. Anyone interested can contact the Statesman at


Anime Club will meet today at 3:30 in Room 1414. Come and join the fun! Everyone is welcome.


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