Friday, Dec. 14, 2018

Math Team Wins NSML Site Contest

Stevenson rolled to victory in its third North Suburban Mathematics League of Illinois contest of the season Thursday evening at Deerfield High School. SHS posted the top score in each grade-level category and the oral competition to amass 304 points, ahead of Vernon Hills (177), Deerfield (155), Loyola Academy (118) and Wheeling (78). After three rounds, Stevenson stands in second place overall in the 57-school NSML.

Fourteen perfect papers were written by Stevenson students, with 10 of them coming from five Patriots. Freshman Lillian You scored 25s on her papers for the freshman and sophomore contests, while 10th-graders Gyeongwon (James) Kim, Brandon Lu, Ram Potham and Praneet Rathi wrote perfect papers in the sophomore and junior competitions. Other perfect papers were written by sophomores Prathinav (Sai) Merneedi and Emily Hu, and juniors Eric Gan and Dylan Hu.

Foundation Program to Help Make 2019 Magical

The Stevenson Foundation is offering a program next month to help you make 2019 magical. Psychologist and certified life coach Dr. Lisa Kaplin will lead “A Magical Year Ahead: Finding Your Happy Place” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13 in Room 2104.

Kaplin will help listeners to become confident in their personal and professional relationships, and show how to find joy even when times are tough. Tickets are $10, and can be purchased online until noon Friday, Jan. 11 at this link. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door. All tickets are general admission.

Table Tennis Team Splits Two Matches

The table tennis team welcomed Naperville North and Niles West for a match Thursday night. SHS beat Niles, 6-0, and lost to Naperville, 7-2. Competing players were senior Michael Hu, juniors Joseph Choi, Jason Leong, Andrew Lukz, Paul Park, Sam Wang and Eric Wu, sophomores Yoav Malka and Nikhith Rao, and freshmen Tim Liu, Jasmine Leong and Daniel Wilson. Stevenson travels to Evanston Township High School on Jan. 10 to take on ETHS and Hinsdale Central.


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Thursday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson 49, Zion-Benton 25: Wins were posted by seniors Dan Erdenetsogt (285), Tommy Frezza (126), Max Gomez (220), Yoni Leibovitz (120) and Noah Spiro (132), juniors Ryan Allen (138), Randy Lu (113) and Alex Scott (182), and freshman Cole Rhemrev (106).

Boys Bowling

Stevenson 2,905, Grant 2,856: Sophomore Ryan Lerman rolled a team-high 646 series as the Patriots (7-5) rallied to win the final two games and the series at Raymond’s Bowl in Johnsburg. Ryan also had the top game of the day for SHS, a 216. Stevenson’s other four bowlers, all sophomores, were all within 18 pins of each other. Joey Gluck shot a 575 series (201 high game), followed by Ryan Grabiner (568, 210), Benjamin Ries (559, 199) and Nicholas Sternes (557, 193). The Patriots outscored the Bulldogs by 80 pins over the last two games after dropping the opener by 31.

Girls Bowling

Zion-Benton d. Stevenson: Results were not available. Details in Monday’s Digest.

Boys Swimming and Diving

Stevenson d. Zion-Benton: The Patriots won eight of 12 events, but no other details were available. A complete wrapup will be included in Monday’s Digest.

Fantastic Start for Freshman Hoopster

Girls basketball coach Ashley Graham has been coaching for awhile now, and few ninth-graders have impressed her like Simone Sawyer has. “I am really proud of her, she is such a great kid,” Graham told the Buffalo Grove Journal. “She has a really good head on her shoulders and is very stoic. I am really proud of her maturity. I can’t remember the last time I’ve had such an impactful freshman.” Simone was averaging 14.6 points per game during the Patriots’ first 10 contests, along with 3.8 rebounds, 2 steals and 2.7 assists. Simone comes from an athletic family; her older sister, Aleeya, plays soccer at Howard University and her father, Steven, played baseball at Creighton University.

Celebrating Half a Century in Coaching

Among the notables attending Paul Swan’s 50-year coaching celebration on Saturday will be his younger brother, Nick, who is coming from their hometown in Nebraska. Nick jokingly told the Gothenburg Times that Paul picked on him “a lot” when they were younger, then went on to speak of his pride and admiration for his older brother. Closer to SHS, boys basketball coach Pat Ambrose, Athletic Director Trish Betthauser and the school’s first football coach, Tom Baumann, talked with the News-Sun about Swan’s impact on the athletic program. Swan will be feted at the Baseball Pasta Dinner, which runs from 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Wood Commons. He’ll also be honored at halftime of the varsity boys basketball game against Prospect, which tips off at 7 p.m. Saturday. Paul was the guest on the latest edition of the Lake County Sports Talk podcast with Jon Kerr of Tribune Media and Joe Aguilar of the Daily Herald.


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Free Donut Holes During Lunch Today

The PPA wants to keep students properly fueled as finals kick off. Students can get free donut holes from Dunkin’ during all lunch periods today in the Wood and Glass Commons.

Lose Something? Check The Lost-and-Found Areas

If you’ve lost a coat, lunch bag, water bottle, backpack, sweatshirt or some other item of importance, check one of the lost-and-found areas to see if it’s been turned in. Lost-and-found items are placed in Room 2416 in the West Building, and in Room 5024 (in the Field House lobby) in the East Building.


Kids’ Chance Inc. of Illinois offers academic scholarships to deserving students whose parents have been killed or seriously injured in a work-related accident. The application deadline is April 30. For more information on the scholarships, and to apply, visit this link.


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