Monday, Nov. 12, 2018

SHS Wins Regional History Bowl, Bee Titles

Stevenson served as host for the Northern Illinois Regional History Bowl and Bee on Saturday, with its A team winning the Varsity History Bowl competition. The team consisted of senior Ethan Hermes, juniors Govind Prabhakar and David Holmquist, and sophomore Arjun Nageswaran. In the Varsity History Bee competition, Govind won top honors, Arjun was second, David placed fifth and junior Meehir Dixit was a finalist.

In the Junior Varsity Division, Stevenson’s C team placed third with sophomores Allen Guo, Asher Mason and Denis Selyuzhitsky. The D team, consisting of sophomores William Bratton and Connor Friedman, and freshman Anish Arora, finished fourth. In the JV History Bee competition, Anish and sophomore Aniket Dixit tied for fourth place.

All of the students listed above qualified for the National History Bowl and Bee tournament, which will be held in April.

Debate Team Third at Grayslake North Tournament

Stevenson finished third in the Large School Sweepstakes category at the Illinois Congressional Debate Association tournament held Saturday at Grayslake North High School. Seniors Anubhav Agarwal and Josh Zhu won First Place Awards in their varsity chambers, while senior Matthew Walsh received a Third Place Award.

In the junior varsity chambers, freshman Vaasu Kakuturu earned a First Place Award, freshman Evelyn Jiang got a Second Place Award, and freshman Anmol Dash garnered a Third Place Award.


Friday’s Digest misspelled the name of all-district musician Eileen Kang.


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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Swimming and Diving

Stevenson hosted IHSA Sectional: SHS qualified seven swimmers for this weekend’s state meet and broke two pool records while finishing second to Barrington in the Patriot Natatorium. Senior Ashley Carollo won the 100-yard backstroke in 55.44 seconds, setting a new pool record that also was the fastest time in the state’s 16 sectionals. Ashley broke the record of 56.26 she set last year. The Tulane commit also was part of Stevenson’s other pool record-breaker, the 200-yard medley relay, which finished second to Barrington in 1:45.06, breaking the old mark of 1:45.43 set by Fremd in 2014. Ashley swam the first leg of the relay, followed by sophomore Jessica Nyborg, freshman Claudia Rzeznik and junior Maddy O’Donnell. Claudia captured the other sectional championship for SHS, winning the 100-yard butterfly (57.67). Jessica finished third in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.05), while sophomore Elizabeth Cao placed fourth in 100 backstroke (57.52). Stevenson’s other relays also are state-bound after finishing second. The 200 free relay (1:37.05) featured Ashley, Maddy, Claudia and junior Abigail Li, while the 400 free relay (3:32.02) had Maddy, Ashley, Abigail and junior Lucy Stevens. SHS finished second to Barrington, 405-357. The next closest team was Hersey (278). – Sectional Results | All State Final Qualifiers | Daily Herald, Pioneer Press


Stevenson hosted SHS Open: The Patriots won championships in three weapons during their annual tournament in the Field House. Freshman Stephen Yi finished first in men’s foil, sophomore Nikita Vasilyev captured men’s saber, and senior Geeta Jhangiani took top honors in women’s epee. A trio of Patriots had second-place finishes: Senior Benjamin Levsky in men’s saber, senior Chloe Myers in women’s saber, and junior Aya Taira in women’s foil. Stevenson also had three third-place efforts, from junior Aaron Kim in men’s foil, senior David Liu in men’s epee, and senior Lisa Han in women’s saber. Other top-seven showings came from junior Gavin Yuan (sixth, men’s foil), senior Jessica Zhang (sixth, women’s foil), senior Annika Rehberger (seventh, women’s foil), senior Jared Ponticelli (seventh, men’s epee) and junior Gillian Welles (seventh, women’s saber). – Official Results

Boys Ice Hockey

New Trier Green 4, Stevenson 1: At Twin Rinks, senior Billy Kopka scored the Patriots’ lone goal, assisted by classmate Justin Roseman. Billy has scored 21 goals in Stevenson’s 22 games this season. Junior goalie Jeremy Riback made 24 saves. – Boxscore

Boys Bowling

Stevenson at Lake Park Invitational: The Patriots finished 19th out of 32 teams at the Brunswick Zone in Woodridge. Sophomore Joey Gluck was the highest-placing Pat, finishing 57th out of 208 bowlers with a six-game series score of 1,020. Sophomore Nicholas Sternes recorded two of Stevenson’s 200 games (213 and 204), while classmate Ryan Grabiner had the other (203).

Sorenson Leads Herald All-Area Volleyball Team

Senior Sophie Sorenson was selected as the captain of the Daily Herald Lake County All-Area Girls Volleyball Team, announced Friday. The three-time all-area pick had a stellar senior season, leading the Patriots to their first conference championship in 10 years. She recorded 381 kills on the year, with 60 aces and 260 digs. She was joined on the team by junior Lily Cozzi, a fellow outside hitter, and junior setter Grace Tully. Lily had 173 kills and 118 digs, while Grace dished out 721 assists to go along with 182 digs, 73 kills and 50 aces. Five Patriots received honorable mention: seniors Annie Armgardt and Callie Grass, junior Abby Keevins, and sophomores Emerson Kouri and Makayla Uremovich.

Klaber, Mayahara Named to All-Area Soccer Squad

Senior keeper Zach Klaber and senior midfielder Kai Mayahara added to their postseason awards list by earning spots on the Daily Herald Lake County All-Area Boys Soccer Team on Friday. The pair has previously received all-sectional and all-North Suburban Conference honors. Zach recorded 10 shutouts for the Patriots, and only allowed eight goals. Kai, whose midfield defense helped keep balls away from Zach, was the Patriots’ “most successful captain in many years,” said coach Mark Schartner.

Homecoming for Brunson Tonight

Jalen Brunson (Class of 2015) and the Dallas Mavericks visit the United Center tonight for a 7 p.m. contest against the Chicago Bulls. It’s also Stevenson High School Night at the game, with discounted tickets available. The game will be televised by NBC Sports Chicago. Brunson has played in 12 games for the Mavs, averaging 4.4 points and 13.5 minutes. He scored a career-high 11 points against the Utah Jazz on Wednesday. Brunson talked about his adjustment to pro basketball.


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Audition Sign-Ups for Frosh-Soph Play

Freshmen and sophomores who want to be in the cast or crew of “Peter and the Starcatcher” can find out audition and sign-up information at There will be an audition workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 20, and auditions will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 27-28.

This Week’s Mindful Meals Developed by Students

This week’s Mindful meals in the food courts were developed by the Introduction to Business classes. Each meal is $4. Here is the lineup for this week: Pancake sandwich (today), chicken quesadilla (Tuesday), BBQ chicken flatbread (Wednesday), “fajita fiesta” (Thursday) and lo mein (Friday).


The next meeting of FIRE (Fostering Intercultural Respect and Empowerment) takes place at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday in Room 2600. Yearbook pictures will be taken. All are welcome.

Who said pets need to have fur or feathers? Some pets have scales and fangs! Tuesday after school, Animal Welfare Club will host a presentation on exotic pets. Stevenson’s own Alex Myers will introduce some of his very special pets. The club meets in Room 7064, and all are welcome.


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