Friday, Jan. 11, 2019

Three Consortium Concerts at SHS Next Week

The SHS Music Department will hold three concerts next week featuring current SHS students and students from sender schools.

The Consortium Choral Concert on Monday will feature the Stevenson Chorus, Advanced Chorus and Patriot Singers, along with student singers from Aptakisic, Daniel Wright, Fremont, Twin Groves, West Oak and Woodlawn.

The Consortium Band Festival on Tuesday will feature the Freshman Bands and Honor Band, plus performers from Aptakisic, Daniel Wright, Fremont, Twin Groves, West Oak and Woodlawn.

The Consortium Orchestra Concert on Thursday will showcase the Concert Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra, Patriot Orchestra and Patriot Guitar Ensemble, as well as students from Aptakisic, Daniel Wright, Twin Groves and Woodlawn.

All three concerts start at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free.

Choral Guild Fundraiser Monday

The Choral Guild is holding a fundraiser at the Culver’s in Lincolnshire from noon to 11 p.m. Monday. Buy some food before or after Monday night’s Consortium Choral Concert, and 25 percent of the sale will be donated to the choir program. Mention the Choral Guild when ordering.

Parents Invited to Help With Next PPA Bake Sale

The next Patriot Parent Association Bake Sale is coming up on Wednesday. The PPA is looking for adult volunteers to provide store-bought or homemade treats, and to work the bake sale. Click here to sign up.


The community forum on marijuana legalization on Jan. 30 will be held in the West Auditorium, not the Recital Hall.


Click here for today’s athletic schedule

Thursday’s Varsity Results

Competitive Dance

Stevenson at North Suburban Conference Winter Championships: The Patriots finished second to Lake Forest, 91.00-90.23, with Lake Zurich placing third with 87.37. The meet took place at Waukegan High School.

Boys Swimming and Diving

Stevenson 138, Mundelein 48: The third-ranked Patriots won all 12 events and broke two Mundelein pool records while improving to 4-0 overall in dual meets and 3-0 in the North Suburban Conference. The 200-yard free relay team of seniors Richard Lee, Nathan Gates and Topher Stensby, and junior Jake Kim touched first in 3:15.76, more than seven seconds faster than the Mustangs’ top entry. Topher also was part of the record-setting 400 free relay with fellow senior Ethan Ross and juniors AJ Carollo and Jack Zhang (3:15.76), which won by almost seven seconds. The third winning relay was the 200 medley, which featured AJ, Topher, and seniors Max Ryaguzov and Beno Maya (1:39.72). Nathan won two individual events, the 200 individual medley (2:05.69) and the 100 butterfly (54.49). Jake captured the 50 free (22.36), Max claimed the 100 free (49.30), AJ won the 500 free (5:01.99), and Jack was best in the 100 breaststroke (1:04.57). Sophomore Foster Swanson touched first in the 200 free (1:51.10) and senior Joseph Song was victorious in the 100 backstroke (57.85). Freshman Jack White posted a career-best score of 242.20 to win the 1-meter diving competition. – Daily Herald

Girls Bowling

Waukegan 2,054, Stevenson 1,872: Sophomores Kelly Radelet and Esther Lee led the Patriots with three-game series scores of 422 and 421, respectively, at Fairhaven Bowling Lanes in Mundelein. Kelly had the team’s high game (157). Also bowling for SHS were sophomore Ally Lee (369), and juniors Noa Givati (337) and Reilly Sullivan (323).

Boys Bowling

Glenbrook North 3,062, Stevenson 2,778: Sophomores Joey Gluck and Nicholas Sternes led the Patriots (8-6) in their regular-season finale with 611 and 603 series, respectively. Each rolled a high game of 225. Sophomore Benjamin Ries shot a 221 en route to a 558 series and classmate Ryan Lerman added a 533 at Lakeside Recreation Center in Mundelein. Senior Kerry Mueller, who contributed a 473 series, was honored on Senior Night, as was Michael Mastri. They are the only two seniors on the roster.


Warren 39, Stevenson 16: The visiting Patriots (11-5 overall, 3-2 NSC) received all of their points from seniors. Ivor Gueorguiev (18-12) scored Stevenson’s first points with a 13-2 major decision at 152 pounds. He was followed by a 14-7 win from Max Gomez (21-6) at 195, a pin (3:33) by 120-pounder Tommy Frezza (23-2), and a 7-3 decision from Yoni Leibovitz (13-8) at 126. SHS plays host to a quadrangular with Huntley, Deerfield and Yorkville at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Sports Center. The matches will be streamed live on Stevenson’s NFHS Network page. Warren improved to 3-2 in the NSC. – NFHS Network Replay | Daily Herald

JV Patriettes Win Conference Title

The junior varsity Patriettes team won the North Suburban Conference JV Winter Dance Championship Thursday night at Waukegan High School. Stevenson defeated Lake Forest, 81.97-80.05, along with four other schools.

Baseball Team Holding Fundraiser Next Week

The SHS baseball team is holding a fundraiser from 4-10 p.m. Tuesday at Prairie House Tavern, 2710 Main St., in Buffalo Grove. Prairie House will donate 25 percent of the evening’s proceeds to the baseball program.

A Shot Clock for Prep Basketball? Ambrose Approves

Should there be a shot clock for high school basketball in Illinois? Stevenson’s boys basketball coach, Pat Ambrose, is in favor, but knows it would be accompanied by growing pains. “A shot clock would fundamentally change the game, but it could make it uglier,” he told Pioneer Press. “The game might become faster, but I’m not sure it would be better. There’s no easy solution.”

Basketball Alum Herenton Featured in Miami Paper

The Miami Herald published this profile last week on SHS alumnus Willie Herenton (Class of 2017), a sophomore walk-on guard for the University of Miami men’s basketball team. Herenton’s parents are Harvard graduates, and his grandfather served five terms as mayor of Memphis (and is running for a sixth term this fall). He was homeschooled through middle school along with his brothers, Samuel, and Rodney (Class of 2016), a walk-on junior guard for Stanford University’s basketball squad.

This Weekend on NFHS Network

Today’s varsity and sophomore boys basketball games against Waukegan will be streamed live from the Sports Center. Watch the action on Stevenson’s NFHS Network page. The sophomore game starts at 5:30, followed by the varsity at 7 o’clock. Saturday’s varsity and junior varsity girls basketball games versus Palatine will be streamed live as well. The JV game tips off at 4 p.m., followed by the varsity contest at 5:30. Click here to watch the games.


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All Juniors Meet With Counselors on Monday

All juniors will meet with their counselors during the Activity Period on Monday to discuss course selection for the 2019-20 school year. Juniors must attend these meetings, even if they are members of a club that meets during the Activity Period. Click here to see the list of counselor meeting locations.


The new year is a great time to learn a new skill! The first meeting of In the Loop, Stevenson’s knitting club, is Monday. Don’t know how to knit? No problem — club members will teach you. In the Loop meets every Monday after school in Room 7064. See Ms. Kenney with any questions.

National Chinese Honor Society and Chinese Club are co-hosting a Chinese New Year celebration at SHS. All students are invited to enjoy the food and activities from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18 in Room 2104.

Breakfast with Books will meet from 7:45-8:20 a.m. Tuesday in the upper ILC. All students are welcome. The only requirement is a love for reading!


Students are invited to attend “Focus on Your Future: Access to Certificate and Apprenticeship Opportunities” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday at Niles North High School in Skokie. About 60 organizations and institutions will be on hand. You must bring a driver’s license or photo ID to enter the building. Links: Registration | Information


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