Monday, Nov. 19, 2018

Science Olympiad Produces Palatine Title

The Science Olympiad team captured the top two places in the toughest division at the Palatine High School Invitational on Saturday. Stevenson won 11 of 23 events in the AAA Division, which featured schools consistently ranked in the top 10 in their state or who are nationally ranked.

The Stevenson Green team won seven of 23 events, while the Gold team claimed four. The Green team finished with 136 points, Gold had 160 and New Trier Blue was third with 181.

Senior Kitty Zeng was part of three winning entries. She paired with junior Erin Yuan to win Write It Do It, and sophomore Michael Kim to capture Fossils, then joined junior Anna Wang and senior Josey Zhang to take the Experimental Design competition. Anna, fellow junior Shannon King and sophomore Jared Machtinger were all double-winners. Jared teamed with junior Josh Tsai to win Circuit Lab, and joined forces with freshman Felix Lu to land Dynamic Planet honors. Shannon found a fit in Designer Genes with junior Radha Patel, and produced a Protein Modeling title with senior Andrew Ding and junior Roy Zhou. Anna allied with junior Eric Gan to garner top honors in GeoLogic Mapping, her second first. The other first-place combinations were sophomores Emily Liu and Hannah Liu (Boomilever), sophomore Richard Bi and senior Tony Tan (Fermi Questions), and junior Richard Yin and freshman Kelly Mao (Forensics). Click here to see all the team results.

Winning Ways for Table Tennis Team in Wisconsin

The table tennis team went 33-10 at a seven-school tournament in Pewaukee, Wis. on Saturday. Sophomore Nikhith Rao went 8-0 on the day. Also competing were senior Michael Hu, and juniors Jason Leong, Paul Park, Sam Wang and Eric Wu.

Host Families Needed for 2019-20 School Year

Stevenson families are needed to host English-speaking international students for the entire 2019-20 school year. If you are interested in this opportunity, call Suzanne Paloian at 847-415-4500.


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Sunday’s Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 7, New Trier Blue 1: Senior Billy Kopka scored three goals for the host Patriots at Twins Rinks Ice Pavilion. Billy broke a 1-1 tie in the second period, then scored two more times as SHS erupted for five goals in the third. Senior Seth Cohen scored a goal and assisted on two others, and sophomore Liam Jones had a goal and an assist. Junior Emmett Baker and senior Jake DeMaio also scored. Senior Max Slavin recorded two assists. Junior Jeremy Riback made 15 saves. – Boxscore

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Swimming

Stevenson at IHSA State Finals: Senior Ashley Carollo tied for second in the 100-yard backstroke, the highest finish by a Patriot in that event, and also swam the opening leg on the 200-yard medley relay, which placed 11th. The four-time state qualifier and Lake Zurich senior Sophia Goushchina posted a time of 55.72 seconds in the 100 back, behind Megan Armstrong, a junior from St. Charles North (55.26). Her second-place showing was the best in program history for the 100 back; Madison Blaydes (Class of 2013) was third in 2011. Ashley, who will swim for Tulane University next year, joined Jill Bergman (Class of 2000) as the school’s only three-time backstroke state medalist. In the 200 medley relay, Ashley was joined by sophomore Jessica Nyborg, freshman Claudia Rzeznik and junior Maddy O’Donnell. They finished in 1:46.63 and became the eighth foursome in school history to medal in the 200 medley relay. With the two top-12 efforts on Saturday, Ashley finished her career with six state medals. SHS finished 20th in the final team standings at Evanston Township High School. – Official Results | Daily Herald

Competitive Dance

Stevenson at Fremd Invitational: The Patriettes opened their season by taking first and third place in the 3A Division, which featured 41 other competitors. SHS posted a winning score of 94.57.

Boys Bowling

Stevenson at Rockford Guilford Invitational: The Patriots placed eighth out of 21 teams at Don Carter Lanes in Rockford. Sophomore Nicholas Sternes led SHS with a six-game series score of 1,246 pins, a 207.7 per game average. He had a high game of 234, and also rolled games of 226, 223 and 213, and finished 21st out of 125 bowlers. Sophomore Joey Gluck had the top game of the day for SHS, a 235, and also posted scores of 219, 213 and 207 for a 1,192 series (198.7 average) and 26th-place finish. Sophomores Benjamin Ries (1,075 series, 206 high game) and Ryan Lerman (1,052, 204) were the other Pats to compete in all six games. Sophomore Ryan Grabiner had the other 200 game for SHS, a 209.

Girls and Boys Fencing

Stevenson at Catholic Memorial Open: The Patriots posted 15 top-10 finishes in Waukesha, Wis., led by junior Aya Taira, who captured the women’s foil competition. Sophomore Nikita Vasilyev finished second in men’s saber and junior Rachel Roh was runner-up in women’s saber. A quartet of Pats placed third in their weapon: junior Jacob Chan in men’s saber, senior Chloe Myers and junior Sanya Bawa in women’s saber, and senior Geeta Jhangiani in women’s epee. Senior David Liu was fifth in men’s epee and classmate Catherine Cabrera was fifth in women’s epee. Sixth-place showings came from senior Sam Niyazov in men’s epee, sophomore Simran Batra in women’s saber, and senior Benjamin Levsky in men’s saber. Senior Alex Dong and freshman Stephen Yi were seventh in men’s epee and men’s foil, respectively, and senior Lisa Han placed eighth in women’s saber.

Friday’s Varsity Results

Girls Swimming

Stevenson at IHSA State Meet Preliminaries: Four swimmers advanced to the finals at Evanston Township High School. Senior Ashley Carollo was second in the 100-yard backstroke (55.59), and was part of the 12th-place 200-yard medley relay with sophomore Jessica Nyborg, freshman Claudia Rzeznik and junior Maddy O’Donnell (1:46.95). The 200 free relay team of Ashley, Maddy, and juniors Abigail Li and Lucy Stevens finished 15th (1:37.19), and the 400 free relay squad with the same four swimmers was 16th (3:33.46). Jessica was 21st in the 100 breast (1:06.07), sophomore Elizabeth Cao finished 32nd in the 100 back (58.62), and Claudia was 37th in the 100 butterfly (58.76). – Official Results | Daily Herald

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 61, Plainfield Central 53: Freshman Simone Sawyer scored a game-high 22 points and three other players scored in double figures for the Patriots (2-0) at the Willowbrook Thanksgiving Tournament. Junior Avery King scored 16 points, sophomore Nikki Ware had 11 and sophomore Lydia Lueck added 10. Nikki nailed a trio of three-pointers, while Simone had two. SHS continues tournament play tonight against West Chicago.


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Sign Up for the Next Comfort Dog Visit

Comfort dogs will be returning for the next Student Services Mental Health Wellness Series event on Tuesday, Dec. 18. Dogs will be available during the lunch periods. In order for students to participate in a session with a comfort dog on Dec. 18 and all future comfort dog sessions this school year, a parent or guardian must sign this electronic permission slip. The slip provides consent and certifies that the student does not have any allergies or other health conditions which precludes him or her from interacting with a dog. All forms must be submitted by Monday, Dec. 17.


Can high school students make a difference in the lives of animals? Tuesday after school, Animal Welfare Club will host a Thanksgiving potluck. While everyone eats, there will be brainstorming of ideas for second-semester club activities. The club meets in Room 7064, and all are welcome.


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