11 Earn Perfect Scores on September ACT Exam
Eleven students posted perfect scores on the ACT exam in September, bringing to 43 the number of current SHS students who have achieved the feat. Composite scores of 36 were accomplished by sophomore Arjun Nageswaran, juniors Dylan Hu, Kaitlyn Lu, Sathwik Palwai, Sohan Sarabu, Joshua Tsai, Jasmine Wang and Richard Yin, and seniors Devanshi Gupta, Meghan Oh and Saiaishwarya Sanchula.
On average, only around one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In the U.S. high school graduating class of 2017, only 2,760 out of more than 2 million graduates who took the ACT earned a composite score of 36.
Over the past 10 years, 184 Stevenson students have earned a 36 on the ACT.
Choir Program Selling Cheesecakes
The choir program is selling cheesecakes now until Monday, Oct. 29. Cheesecake prices are $18.75 and $22.75. Cheesecakes will be delivered by students on Saturday, Nov. 17, five days before Thanksgiving. To see the selection of cheesecakes and to place an order, contact a choir student or email Choir Director Alice Nuteson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Money raised will help pay for concert gear and for choral field trips.
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Wednesday, Oct. 3 Varsity Results
Stevenson hosted IHSA Class 2A Regional: Freshman Emily Duan won medalist honors in a sudden-death playoff, lifting the Patriots to second place and a berth in Monday’s Huntley Sectional. Playing in 30 mph winds, Emily shot a 3-over-par 75 at the Arboretum Golf Club in Buffalo Grove, tying regional champion Barrington’s top golfer, Caroline Smith. After recording a 39 on the front nine, Emily beat everyone on the back nine with a 36. On the first playoff hole, Emily made par to defeat Caroline to become the first Patriot freshman to win a regional title since Stephanie Miller in 2009. Sophomore Kelly Dong posted a 79 to finish fourth, junior Joyce Bai scored an 80 and sophomore Sophia Zhuang shot an 87 for SHS, which had a team score of 321, six strokes behind BHS. Also competing for the Patriots were sophomore Faith Wang (91) and junior Julia Yoo (93). SHS broke the school record for lowest regional team score with its 321, which was 12 strokes better than the previous mark set at the 2008 Mundelein Regional. – Official Results | Daily Herald
Boys Ice Hockey
Stevenson 3, Loyola Academy Gold 2 (OT): Senior Daniel Romm scored at the 2:51 mark in overtime to win the game for the Patriots at Heartland Ice Arena in Lincolnwood. Junior goalie Jeremy Riback made two of his 29 saves in the extra period, which was forced by junior Josh Wright’s game-tying goal late in the third period. Senior Adam Offenbach had the assist on Josh’s goal. Senior Billy Kopka recorded Stevenson’s first goal early in the third period, which knotted the game at 1-1. Daniel and senior Max Slavin were credited with assists on his goal.
Stevenson d. Waukegan, 25-17, 25-16: The host Patriots (14-7 overall, 5-0 North Suburban Conference) remained unbeaten in the league behind 10 kills from senior Sophie Sorenson and seven from classmate Annie Armgardt. Annie also had two solo blocks and two block assists, as did senior Callie Grass. Junior Grace Tully was 61-of-62 setting with 22 assists, and also led the team with 10 digs and two aces. Junior Lily Cozzi had five kills and five digs. – NFHS Network Replay (subscription required)
Stevenson d. Round Lake: Freshman Jake Ferstein rolled a 154 as the Patriots beat the Panthers for the first time in program history. Senior Mark Brady shot a 126 and classmate Steven Wetle added a 114 for SHS at the Brunswick Zone at Hawthorn Mall.
Girls Field Hockey
Latin School of Chicago 3, Stevenson 1 – NFHS Network Replay (subscription required)
Tuesday, Oct. 2 Varsity Results
Boys Cross Country
Stevenson 15, Waukegan 40: The Patriots claimed the top six spots at the Waukegan Sports Complex. Leading the way was junior Connor Wang, who finished the 3-mile race in 18:00.4. He was followed by junior Stuart Rand (18:06.8), senior Evan Saltz (18:09.1), sophomore Tarun Kalyana Sundaram (18:15.3) and sophomore John Arne (18:25.1). Three other Patriots placed 7-8-9: sophomore Axel VandenHeuvel (18:29.1), junior Robert Barreca (18:39.9) and junior Mark Lovoznoy (18:43.6).
Girls Cross Country
Stevenson 17, Waukegan 34: Nine of the 10 fastest runners were Patriots at the Waukegan Sports Complex. Senior Kendall Roberts took top honors (19:49.0), followed closely by junior Caimin Xi (19:49.3), then senior Natalie Sorenson (20:08.5) and junior Michelle Yu (20:11.6). Sophomores Emily Fejes and Emma Finnegan were sixth (21:18.7) and seventh (21:25.2), respectively. Freshman Alivia Alton was eighth (21:38.0), sophomore Helena Ebeling placed ninth (21:41.7) and senior Taylor Yen finished 10th (22:06.5).
Senior Softball Player Commits to UW-Stout
Senior Maggie O’Brien announced on Twitter Tuesday that she will continue her softball career at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. In her first varsity season last spring, the Patriot infielder earned All-North Suburban Conference honors after pacing the team in almost every offensive category over 24 games, including hits (33), batting average (.388), slugging percentage (.718), extra base hits (19) and RBI (25). She also had a .395 on-base percentage. “Maggie is one of the best bats, if not our best bat, in the Stevenson softball program,” said head coach Heather Ruchim. “She is a leader on and off the field and is mature beyond her years. Her passion for the game and dedication to getting better is contagious, and I have no doubt she will have a monster season this spring, as well. UW-Stout is lucky to have a player like Maggie.”
Etienne Earns Daily Herald POTW Honor
Junior running back JeanMarc Etienne was named Lake County Offensive Football Player of the Week by the Daily Heald after his performance in last week’s 43-0 win at Mundelein. JeanMarc only played in the first half, running for 117 yards and two touchdowns. He also caught a TD pass.
October Sale at Stevenson’s Sideline Store
Stevenson’s Sideline Store through BSN Sports has a special sale this month. Save 20 percent on orders of $100 or more on custom Nike and Under Armour apparel with Stevenson logos. Use promo code OCT2018 to receive the discount. The sale ends Oct. 27. Click here for the Sideline Store.
Swimming, Hockey, Allied Bowling Photos by VIP
Visual Image Photography will be taking team photos of the Allied Bowling and girls swimming and diving teams on Tuesday. VIP also will be taking photos of the boys ice hockey games on Saturday, Oct. 13. Parents and guardians of Allied Bowlers and girls swimmers and divers can place orders for photos before or after Tuesday by using this link. Hockey photos will be posted by Oct. 20 at this link.
Today on NFHS Network
Today’s freshman A football game against Waukegan in the Stadium will be streamed live by the NFHS Network beginning at 4:30. Watch the action live on Stevenson’s NFHS Network page.
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Freshmen, Sophomores Can Submit to the Half-Wit
With the term more than halfway over, it’s the perfect time to submit to the Half-Wit! The magazine accepts poetry, prose, art and photography. Remember: the Half-Wit is exclusive to freshmen and sophomores. Feel free to submit anything you have! Please submit your piece(s) to Mr. Barnabee at email@example.com. Include your name, ID number, and the genre of the work.
Students Helping Soldiers Instagram Takeover Friday
Students Helping Soldiers is taking over Stevenson’s Instagram account for “Touchdown for Troops” on Friday. See what the club does @stevensonhs.
Nearly 180 colleges and universities will have representatives available to meet with students and parents during the Illinois Regional College Fair at the College of Lake County on Thursday, Oct. 18. The fair will be held in CLC’s Physical Education Center from 6-8 p.m. Read this article for more information about the fair.
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