Senior Second at Debate Tournament in Minnesota
Senior Sydney Glickson earned second place in the 14-student final round of the John Edie Holiday Debate Tournament hosted by the Blake School in Minneapolis last weekend. Also representing SHS at the tournament were sophomores Shreyas Khati, Ethan Holub, Jeanette Han and Sailaja Nallacheruvu, and freshman Charlie Carr.
CPN Sponsoring Program on Guns and Safety
The Community Parent Network is sponsoring an event next month focusing on education and awareness about child gun deaths and responsible gun storage. “Be SMART: A Conversation About Kids, Guns and Safety” will take place from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9 in the West Auditorium. Admission is free.
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Sunday’s Varsity Results
Boys Ice Hockey
Stevenson 11, New Trier Blue 2: No details available from the win at Twin Rinks. SHS will be back in action Wednesday at the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation’s 25th annual High School Hockey Classic at the Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville.
Saturday’s Varsity Results
Boys Swimming and Diving
Stevenson hosted Lake County Invitational: The Patriots captured their fourth consecutive county title and seventh in the last nine seasons. SHS bested Barrington, 505-333, and eight other schools. Stevenson won five of 12 events, and Topher Stensby had a hand in four of them. The Notre Dame-bound senior claimed the 50-yard freestyle (20.77) and 100-yard freestyle (46.59), and swam the anchor leg on the victorious 200 medley relay (1:36.14) and 400 free relay (3:12.39). Topher is the two-time defending state champion in the 50 free and also won the state 100 free title last year. Junior Jack Zhang joined Topher in both relays. The other half of the 200 medley relay included senior Joseph Song and his freshman brother, Joshua Song, while the rest of the 400 free relay consisted of junior Jake Kim and senior Richard Lee. Senior Max Ryaguzov won the 200 individual medley (1:59.40) and freshman Jack White captured 1-meter diving (336.20). Stevenson finished second in six events. Senior Nathan Gates was runner-up in the 200 free (1:48.54) and 500 free (4:55.93), and sophomore Foster Swanson was second in the 200 IM (2:02.08). Richard placed second in the 50 free (21.66), and also swam in the 200 free relay (1:28.34) with Joseph, Jake and senior Alex Guo. Joseph added a second-place showing in the 100 breaststroke (1:00.64). Stevenson caps the 2018 calendar year with a dual meet at Glenbrook South on Friday. – Daily Herald
Stevenson at Rolling Meadows Invitational: The Patriots remained undefeated this season by winning their third invite in as many weeks. Stevenson posted a final score of 92.53, well ahead of Bartlett (87.10), Fremd (86.77) and 18 other schools. SHS returns to action Jan. 12 at the Grayslake North Invitational.
Stevenson 53, Prospect 45: Senior Luke Chieng scored 10 of his game-high 22 points in the third quarter as the host Patriots (8-2) pulled away from the Knights (5-5) in the second half. Luke sank half of his four 3-pointers in the third quarter as SHS pushed a four-point halftime lead to 10 by the final frame. Junior Matt Kaznikov added 11 points for Stevenson, which honored assistant coach Paul Swan for his 50 years of coaching at the school during pregame, halftime and post-game festivities. The Patriots travel to Mundelein Friday night. – Daily Herald
Stevenson 62, Mundelein 41: Freshman Simone Sawyer scored a career-high 33 points to lead the Patriots (8-4, 2-4) to the road victory. She scored 11 points in the opening quarter as SHS took a 16-11 lead. The five-point margin remained through three quarters, then Stevenson outscored the Mustangs by 16 as Simone scored nine points and junior Avery King tallied eight of her 17 points. The Patriots travel to Buffalo Grove tonight for a matchup against coach Ashley Graham’s alma mater. Graham was a three-time all-state player at BGHS.
Stevenson at Rex Whitlach Invitational: Senior Tommy Frezza (17-2) finished second at 120 pounds to lead the Patriots to a seventh-place finish in the 24-team standings at Hinsdale Central. Tommy, ranked fifth in the state by Illinois Matmen, won his first three bouts before falling to sixth-ranked Nico Bolivar of Oak Park River Forest, 9-4, in the championship match. Four Pats placed fourth in their weight class: Freshman Cole Rhemrev (106, 15-5), junior Alex Scott (170, 12-8) and senior Max Gomez (195, 14-5). Seniors Noah Spiro (10-6) and Jason Bickers (11-10) finished seventh at 126 and 145, respectively. Stevenson has two dual meets this week: Friday night at Mundelein, and Saturday morning in the Field House against Grayslake Central. – Official Results
Stevenson at University High Dual Meets: The Patriot girls and boys swept four opponents at the University of Chicago Lab School. The girls defeated Marian Catholic (19-8), Culver Military Academy (22-5), University of Chicago Lab School (25-2) and Homewood-Flossmoor (22-5). The boys beat Marian Catholic (22-5), Culver (16-11), Lab School (23-4) and H-F (21-6). Stevenson continues its season Jan. 12 at Maine West.
Stevenson at Warren Invitational: In a tournament that featured several of their regional opponents, the Patriots finished fourth out of 10 teams at Bertrand Lanes in Waukegan. Stevenson’s top four bowlers were sophomores: Nicholas Sternes had the highest six-game series (1,195) and individual game (248), followed by Benjamin Ries (1,155, 211), Ryan Lerman (1,147, 211) and Joey Gluck (1,066, 225). Senior Kerry Mueller was next (977, 172) for SHS, which returns to the lanes Jan. 5 at the Lake Zurich Invitational.
Stevenson at Vernon Hills Snowman Tap Tournament: The Patriots finished 14th out of 18 teams at the Brunswick Zone in Vernon Hills. Junior Reilly Sullivan placed 40th in the 104-bowler field with a 940 six-game series, and tied for the team’s top individual game (185). Sophomore Kelly Radelet was 50th with a 894 series and 176 top game. Sophomore YooJin Lee rolled five games, posting scores of 180 and 185 en route to a 802 series. Junior Noa Givati also tied for top-game honors with a 185 and had a 760 series. Sophomore Ally Lee added a 742 series. Next up for Stevenson is the Grant Invitational on Jan. 5.
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Semester Exams Begin Wednesday
First-semester exams will take place Wednesday through Friday. Visit the final exams web page for the testing schedule, plus information on bus service, learning center and Testing Center hours, cafeteria service and more.
Math Team Leading Finals Review Day
All students are welcome to receive math help on any final review packet problems Tuesday. Come to Room 1311 near the lower ILC to receive useful tips and tricks, clarifications on questions, and anything specific that pertains to the questions in the packet. The review help is being offered by the SHS math team.
The Stevenson String Parents Association is sponsoring two $500 scholarships, one for a graduating senior from the guitar program, and the other for a graduating senior in the orchestra program. Applications will be open from Jan. 1-25. Apply at this link.
The fall/winter edition of the Stevenson Styler fashion magazine is going digital! Due to printing issues, in order to view the newest edition you will have to visit www.d125.org/stevensonstyler. Check it out to find the best places to shop for holiday gifts, how to pull off leopard print, and so much more! Want to be a part of the Stevenson Styler Club? The next meeting is Wednesday, Jan. 16 in Room 1612. Come and learn how to make a sugar lip scrub!
Reminder: Video Game Club will not meet Tuesday. The club’s next meeting is Tuesday, Jan 8.
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