Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018

72 Named National Merit Commended Students

Seventy-two seniors have been named Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. They are among approximately 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation being recognized for exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2019 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of the more than 1.6 million students who entered the competition by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

Stevenson’s Commended Students are: Zain Aamer, Zuhair Ali-Khan, Tejas Ambravan, David Balaban, Megan Bi, Michael Blyakhman, Daniel Brot, Zachary Caswell, Arnav Chaubal, Ali Chaudhary, Soumya Chennupati, Noah Chiou, Jessu Choi, Gregory DeFalco, Alexander Dong, Aishani Dutta, Wendy Fang, Braeden Forman, Johnna Geick, Vishnu Gopikanth, Michael Gorokhovsky, Adhya Gowda, Amir Graupe, Dora Guo, Yingzhe Guo, Devanshi Gupta, Sauren Gupta, Michael Hu, Donna Ilyukh, Yun Sik Jeong, Allison Kalbhen, Abishek Kannan, Tajes Khanna, Haim Kim, Isabel Koleno, Maya Korol, Aubrey Landau, Adele Lee, Beulah Lee, Junhyuk Lee, Richard Lee, Haechan Lim, Victor Lu, Albert Lua, Maitreyee Malpekar, Samuel Mateles, Jacob Men, Sherry Mestan, Brett Meyers, Jacob Minin, Abhinav Pappu, Sonia Patel, Anthony Petrov, Christine Potermin, Sathvik Reddy, Maxim Ryaguzov, Hannah Safron, Hannah Severyns, Samuel Shen, Drake Stolman, Hunter Stroming, Aisha Syed, Nathan Tobler, Aswath Viswanathan, George Wang, Zoe Warren, Andrew Yoon, Helen Yu, Allison Zhang, Alyssa Zhang, Joshua Zhu and Julie Zhu.

Korean Photographer Visiting Artist of the Month

Korean photographer Seung Jae Kim is the Art Department’s Visiting Artist of the Month for October. Samples of his work are on display in the first-floor Visiting Artist Gallery and the second-floor Student Artist Gallery, both in the West Building, through Nov. 2.

The Glenview artist also will share his works, concepts and processes during an hour-long ARTalks presentation, “Existential Issues on Photography: The Art of Seung Jae Kim,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at the Visiting Artist Gallery. Admission is free.

Scholastic 3D Academy Fundraiser on Tuesday

The Scholastic 3D Academy, the school’s second archery club, is having a fundraiser from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sweet Lorraine’s Fabulous Mac N Cheez, 375 N. Milwaukee Ave., in Vernon Hills. Mention “S3DA” when ordering, and 20 percent of the sale will go to the club for the purchase of equipment.


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Wednesday, Sept. 26 Varsity Results

Girls Golf

Stevenson at North Suburban Conference Invitational: The Patriots won their second consecutive NSC tournament, capturing four of the top five spots at Bonnie Brook Golf Course in Waukegan. SHS posted a final score of 309, 42 strokes ahead of runner-up Lake Zurich, breaking the school record for lowest score at the conference tournament (326) set last fall. Freshman Emily Duan shot a 2-over-par 74 to capture medalist honors, and sophomore Kelly Dong was second with a 76. Sophomore Sophia Zhuang finished fourth with a 78 and junior Joyce Bai placed fifth with an 81. Junior Julia Yoo took sixth with an 82, although her score didn’t count toward Stevenson’s final team tally. The Patriots now look for a return to the state tournament, where they finished 12th last year. The first step comes Wednesday, when Stevenson plays host to an IHSA Class 2A regional at Crane’s Landing Golf Club in Lincolnshire. – Daily Herald

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 6, Deerfield 1: The visiting Patriots (11-1) rolled to their eight consecutive victory, capturing all three singles matches and three of four doubles contests. In doubles, the No. 1 team of seniors Alyssa Glaser and Elizabeth Ferdman held off the Warriors’ top tandem, 6-1, 7-5. The sister duo of junior Athena Kolli and freshman Alaina Kolli breezed to a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 2, and sophomore Abby Schueneman and junior Sneha Yellapantula posted a 6-0, 6-4 decision at No. 3. All three singles matches were decided in straight sets. Junior Ellen Ma prevailed at No. 1 (6-3, 6-1), classmate Maggie Gong triumphed at No. 2 (6-3, 6-2) and freshman Thea Surya was victorious at No. 3 (6-3, 6-0).

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson d. Mundelein, 25-13, 25-23: The Patriots (13-6, 4-0) remained undefeated in NSC play with the road victory. SHS had one of its most efficient matches of the season, connecting on 55-of-62 attempts with 33 kills for a .419 hitting percentage, and making no errors in 46 set attempts. Junior Lily Cozzi was 14-of-14 attacking with eight kills, and added two aces and seven digs. Classmate Grace Tully had four kills, served three aces, made four digs and was 40-for-40 setting with 24 assists. Senior Sophie Sorenson posted a team-high 10 kills. Junior Abby Keevins led SHS with eight digs, served two aces, and was 6-for-6 in setting with a pair of assists. Senior Callie Grass had five kills to go along with a solo block and two block assists. Junior Molly Bourbon added six digs.

Allied Bowling

Round Lake d. Stevenson: Seniors Steven Wetle and David Ha led the Patriots with 125s in the season opener at the Brunswick Zone Hawthorn Lanes. Senior Mark Brady rolled a 116.

Tuesday, Sept. 25 Varsity Results

Boys Cross Country

Stevenson 21, Lake Forest 40; Stevenson 15, Zion-Benton 50: The Patriots posted seven of the top nine times at their 3-mile home course, the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex. Senior Alex Beckerman was second overall with a time of 16:09. Junior Anthony Rodriguez (16:29.94) and seniors Corey Pacernick (16:49.96) and Alan Sherman (16:52.68) finished 3-4-5, respectively. SHS completed its scoring by capturing the 7-8-9 slots with junior Cameron Coffey (17:07.42), freshman Tyler Roberts (17:13.09) and senior Daniel Saltz (17:15.80). Sophomore Jack Lee was 10th (17:20.49) and junior Cameron Sprague was 13th (17:44.48).

Chicago Bulls Plan Stevenson Night for Brunson Return

The Chicago Bulls are holding Stevenson High School Night to coincide with alumnus Jalen Brunson’s return with the Dallas Mavericks at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12. The Bulls are offering deep discounts on tickets in the 100, 200 and 300 levels of the United Center when using the special offer code SHS. The offer expires at 7 p.m. Oct. 12. To see detailed ticket pricing and to order, visit the boys basketball web page.

Fall ESPPA Award Nominations Now Open

Have you seen a Patriot student-athlete or team have a great game or a great season this fall? Is there a team manager or fan that deserves to be recognized? Nominations are now being taken for the Athletic Division’s Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Award (ESPPA). Several categories are available. To make a nomination, fill out the form at this link. The nomination deadline is Monday, Nov. 5.

Today on NFHS Network

Tonight’s varsity girls field hockey match between Stevenson and Glenbrook South in the Stadium will be streamed live at 6:15 by the NFHS Network. Watch the action at Stevenson’s NFHS Network page.


The account of Friday’s varsity football game against Lake Zurich, which relied on reporting by the Daily Herald, incorrectly reported that senior John Greenbury kicked two 23-yard field goals in the game. He had a field goal in the first half for SHS, but senior Jack Baruch kicked the other one in overtime.


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Seal of Biliteracy Tests for Hebrew, Polish in November

Stevenson offers students the opportunity for recognition through the state’s Seal of Biliteracy program by demonstrating a high level of proficiency in English and a second language. Testing in Hebrew will be given before school on Thursday, Nov. 8 and Thursday, Nov. 29, both of which are late arrival days. Testing in Polish will be given before school on Thursday, Nov. 8 only. The deadline to register is Wednesday, Nov. 7. Read this article for details.


May graduate Rebecca Waples was one of three area high school students to receive Rebecca’s Dream scholarships last spring. The annual scholarships honor students who share in Rebecca’s Dream’s mission to reduce the stigma of mental illness, particularly surrounding depression and bipolar disorder. Three $1,500 scholarships will be awarded in 2019. The deadline to apply is Dec. 1. For more information, visit the Rebecca’s Dream website.


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