Monday, Dec. 3, 2018

23 Earn Places During Annual SHS Tech Day

The Technology Education Department held its fourth annual SHS Tech Day on Thursday. Students took part in five competitions covering technology, engineering, architecture, and media arts.

In the media arts competition, students had to create a persuasive public service announcement about academic dishonesty. Their PSA could take the form of a game, website, printed media or video. The winning student was freshman Andrew Wang. Fellow freshmen Mia Trujillo Contreras and Stephanie Moreno were second and third, respectively.

Sophomores Tyler Goetting and Dylan Heydenburg won the Team Design Challenge, in which groups of two or three students used limited materials to create a vehicle to travel the longest distance. Sophomores Jack Arne and Lukas Garcia were second, and sophomores Jan Holzkaemper and Sam Bezradetsky were third.

The VEX Robotics competition was captured by “Team Firewall,” which consisted of sophomores Kendrick Boardman, Krethikram Gowrisankar, Sofia Kolobaev, Jeremiah Lee, Brandon Lu, Ansh Parekh, William Rademacher and Rushil Vora. They competed in this year’s Turning Point skills challenge, flipping disks as fast as they could.

Junior Weiran Zhao, sophomore Dillon Mandera and sophomore Matthew Brueckert finished 1-2-3 in 3D Modeling. The competition was a race to create the most 3D models using Autodesk Inventor.

The fifth competition, 3D Architecture, was claimed by senior Daniel Wulf. He scored the most points among those trying to create a complete home within 90 minutes using Revit software. Senior Anjana Ganapathy was second and junior Rahul Subramanian finished third.

Yearbook Orders Now Being Accepted

Orders are being taken for the 2019 edition of the Ambassador, the school’s yearbook. The cost is $50. Yearbooks can be ordered online from Jostens through this link or by calling 877-767-5217.

Sideline Store Flash Sale Ends Tonight

Stevenson’s BSN Sideline Store is in the midst of a 48-hour flash sale. Receive 20 percent off on almost everything until 10:59 p.m. tonight. Order at this link and use the promo code FLASH18.

String Parents Fundraiser Thursday at Portillo’s

The String Parents Association will hold a fundraiser at Portillo’s, 221 E. Townline Rd., in Vernon Hills from 5-8 p.m. Thursday. Bring in this flyer or show it on your phone and 20 percent of your purchase will benefit the Stevenson strings program.

Band Concerts Streaming Live Tonight, Tuesday

For those unable to attend the band concerts tonight or Tuesday, they will be streamed live on the Fine Arts Division’s Vimeo page. Use this link to watch. The concerts begin at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

President Bush Visited SHS in 1988

President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday night, visited Stevenson High School six days before he was elected in 1988. He attended a campaign rally held in the Sports Center on Nov. 2, 1988. Here is a United Press International article about the rally, which was followed the same day by a campaign appearance in Grand Rapids, Mich.


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Sunday’s Varsity Results

Competitive Cheerleading

Stevenson at Crystal Lake Central Invitational: The Patriots won first place in their season-opening competition. Stevenson hosts the Patriot Challenge on Sunday.

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Boys Swimming and Diving

Stevenson hosted Patriot Relays: The Patriots, who finished fifth in the state last year, captured their season-opening meet over 14 other schools. SHS scored 244.5 points, ahead of runner-up Plainfield (200.5) and Lyons (181), which finished second at state last February. All of the events were relays except for the 50-yard freestyle. Stevenson won six varsity races, and senior Phoom Lertsinsongserm swam in three of them. He was part of the 400 medley relay with junior Jack Zhang and seniors Beno Maya and Nathan Gates (3:46.97), the 100 free relay with senior Richard Lee, junior Nick Comini and sophomore Christopher Oei (41.35), and the 350 breaststroke relay with senior Max Ryaguzov and sophomore Gordon Xu (3:51.06). Richard and Nick were part of the winning 500 free relay with senior Joseph Song and junior A.J. Carollo (4:25.38). Anthony also was in the 350 backstroke relay with Ben and Jack (3:24.09). The other winning relay was the 400 free relay unit of junior Cameron Coffey, sophomore Nathan Mossman, and seniors Jacob Minin and Nikolas Ebeling (3:30.47). This was the third straight Patriot Relays title for Stevenson. – Daily Herald

Competitive Dance

Stevenson at Minooka Invitational: The Patriettes finished second and third among 40 teams, posting scores of 93.9 and 93.47.

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 62, Westinghouse Prep 55: The host Patriots (5-1) won their fifth straight game behind junior R.J. Holmes, who led a balanced scoring attack with 15 points. Two other Pats reached double figures: Junior Matt Kaznikov tallied 12 points and senior Luke Chieng added 10. Juniors Cameron Bernard and John Ittounas scored nine and seven points, respectively. Senior Kyree Lewis added six points. SHS never trailed in the nonconference contest, jumping out to a 7-0 lead and leading 33-23 at halftime. The Warriors, who had a three-game winning streak snapped, fell to 3-3. – MaxPreps


Stevenson at Brookfield Academy North Division Dual Meet: In Brookfield, Wis., the Patriot girls and boys swept their four opponents. The boys beat Brookfield Academy (23-4), Libertyville (20-7), Catholic Memorial (26-1) and Marian Central Catholic (24-3). The girls defeated Brookfield Academy (22-5), Libertyville (25-2), Catholic Memorial (24-3) and Marian Central Catholic (24-3).

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 5, York 1: Senior Billy Kopka scored two goals and junior goalie Ben Newmark made 33 saves for the Patriots at Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion. Billy scored the game’s opening goal early in the second period for SHS, which never trailed. His second score came in the third period, when the Pats tallied four goals. Senior Justin Roseman, who assisted on Billy’s first goal, had one of the scores, as did seniors Sam Frishman and Max Slavin. Senior Adam Offenbach added an assist for Stevenson. – Boxscore


Stevenson at Grant quadrangular: The Patriots (3-2) split their two matches, rallying for a 34-28 win over Grant after falling to undefeated Barrington, 32-24. SHS trailed Grant 18-3 before a pin from senior Michael Phelps at 195 pounds (3:34) and a major decision by fellow senior Max Gomez at 220 (12-3) changed the momentum. A technical fall by freshman Cole Rhemrev at 106 (4:00), a major decision by junior Randy Lu at 113 (17-4), and a pin by senior Noah Spiro at 120 (3:40) capped the comeback. Senior Tommy Frezza assured victory with a pin at 126 (2:57). Senior Ivor Gueorguiev won at 152 pounds against Grant (13-8), and also added a 8-1 decision at 160 against Barrington. He was one of four Patriots who also had wins against the Broncos, joined by Cole (6-4 at 106), Noah (11-5 at 120) and Tommy (4-2 at 126). Other winners against Barrington included senior Jason Bickers at 152 (pin in 3:37), junior Alex Scott at 182 (4-3) and senior Danny Erdenetsogt at 285 (5-1). – Daily Herald

Girls Gymnastics

Stevenson at Al Galatte Invitational: At Rolling Meadows, the Patriots finished fourth with 66.40 points, behind Carmel (70.65), Barrington (68.80) and Oak Park-River Forest (67.95). Junior Emily Weinstein tied for third place in floor exercise (9.05). Freshman Ally Gitler tied for sixth on vault (9.1), sophomore Hannah Brand was eighth on vault (8.9) and sophomore Ainslee Cutler was ninth on uneven bars (8.65). – Daily Herald

Boys Bowling

Stevenson at Vernon Hills Cougar Classic: The Patriots finished seventh out of 24 teams at Brunswick Zone Hawthorn. SHS amassed a six-game pin total of 5,557, five behind the host school and sixth place. Sophomore Nicholas Sternes finished 10th out of 160 bowlers with a six-game series of 1,259 that included games of 236, 235 and 224. Three classmates finished in the top 50: Ryan Lerman was 24th (1,176 series, high game 222), Joey Gluck was 36th (1,117, 204) and Benjamin Ries was 46th (1,053, 195). Harlem of Machesney Park won the tournament with a 6,460 score, while defending state champion Hononegah from Rockton was second (6,327). – Daily Herald

Friday’s Varsity Results

Girls Basketball

Lake Forest 61, Stevenson 50: The visiting Scouts (6-1, 1-1) handed the Patriots their first loss of the season. Junior Avery King led SHS (6-1, 1-1) with 15 points and also had seven rebounds.  Sophomore Nikki Ware scored 12 points, all on 3-pointers, and freshman Simone Sawyer added 11 points. – NFHS Network Replay | Daily Herald


Libertyville 37, Stevenson 29: The host Wildcats (2-0, 1-0) beat the Patriots (2-1, 0-1) for the first time in five years. Senior Max Gomez and junior Randy Lu recorded pins at 220 (3:02) and 113 pounds (0:59), respectively. Junior Matt Millman and senior Tommy Frezza had technical falls at 195 (5:40) and 120 (3:56). Freshman Cole Rhemrev earned a major decision at 106 (12-1) and senior Jason Bickers recorded a 5-2 victory at 152. – Daily Herald


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Student-Parent Meeting for Ski, Snowboard Club

Students who want to participate in Ski and Snowboard Club events this winter need to attend a meeting with at least one of their parents or guardians at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the West Auditorium. Information packets will be distributed at the meeting. Students unable to attend the meeting Wednesday can pick up a packet beginning Thursday in the Student Activities Office.


Interested in learning a new instrument? Or maybe you just want to jam with your friends? Guitar Club will be hosting a new member meeting after school Tuesday in Room 2200. No experience necessary! Contact Mr. Zimmerman at if you have any questions.


The College Career Center is hosting its inaugural Trades Week today through Friday. Juniors and seniors will have the chance to learn about high-growth careers in plumbing, cosmetology, welding, automotive technology, lasers, photonics and optics, HVAC, and much more. To sign up for a session, view this Google Form and indicate which informational meetings you wish to attend. Remember: In order to attend, you must receive permission from your classroom teacher with a signed pass. If a session takes place during your lunch or free period, you should still sign up through the Google Form.


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