Monday, Jan. 14, 2019

Senior Finishes Fourth at Florida Debate Tournament

Senior and team captain Sydney Glickson finished fourth in the Congressional Debate category at The Sunvitational debate tournament at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., last weekend. She was one of 16 finalists who emerged from a field of approximately 200 Congressional Debaters from around the country. This was Sydney’s first appearance in the final round; she was a semifinalist in 2017.

Thirteen other students from SHS were selected to participate in the prestigious invitational: seniors Thivya Sivarajah, Megan Bi, Shreya Viswanathan, Aarim Khan and Victor Sardenberg; juniors Megana Adigal and Neel Dutta; sophomores Sailaja Nallacheruvu, Pooja Jain and Kevin Fei; and freshmen Wyn Thomas, Ryan Harper and Frank Gao.

Free SAT Practice Test Deadline Today

Today is the last day for juniors to register for the free SAT practice test that will be given at Stevenson on Saturday, Feb. 2. Click here for details and to sign up.

Consortium Choral Concert Livestream Tonight

For those unable to attend tonight’s Consortium Choral Concert, the event will be streamed live on the Fine Arts Division’s Vimeo page. Use this link to watch. The concert starts at 7 o’clock.


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Sunday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson at Niles West Invitational: The Patriots capped a perfect invitational season by capturing top honors in the 13-school Large Division. SHS, which won all five of its invitationals, defeated Joliet West for first place, 90.47-89.80. Next up for Stevenson is the North Suburban Conference Championships at home on Friday. The Patriots will be seeking their sixth consecutive conference crown.

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Boys Bowling

Stevenson at IHSA Warren Regional: Sophomore Joey Gluck finished seventh in the individual standings, qualifying for Saturday’s Rockford Jefferson Sectional at Don Carter Lanes in Rockford. He’ll be joined by classmates Benjamin Ries and Nicholas Sternes, who also qualified and placed in the top 20. Joey rolled a six-game series score of 1,243, with a high game of 221, at Bertrand Lanes in Waukegan. Benjamin shot a 1,190 series (high game 233) to finish 15th, and Nicholas was close behind in 17th at 1,178 (214). All three reached the sectional last year, when SHS qualified as a team. Sophomore Ryan Lerman added a 1,095 series (225). Senior Kerry Mueller bowled four games and had a 670 score (195), while sophomore Ryan Grabiner participated in two games (313, 175). SHS finished fifth in the team standings with a 5,689 pin total, behind Lake Zurich (5,973), Warren (5,927), Libertyville (5,925) and Vernon Hills (5,923). The top four squads advanced to the sectional. – Official Results | Daily Herald


Stevenson at Maine West Duals: The Patriot girls and boys each swept five teams to complete their Great Lakes Conference dual-meet season with 13-0 records. The SHS girls beat Deerfield-Highland Park (19-8), Evanston (25-2), New Trier (16-11), Maine West (24-3) and Glenbrook South (25-2). They went undefeated in two weapons during the regular season, foil (13-0) and saber (13-0), and finished 11-2 in epee. The boys, meanwhile, beat Deerfield-Highland Park (22-5), Evanston (26-1), New Trier (17-10), Maine West (21-6) and Glenbrook South (21-6). They were unbeaten in saber (13-0) during the regular season, and went 12-1 in foil and epee. Next up for the varsity is the Illinois State Championships Jan. 26 at Marian Catholic in Woodstock.

Girls Gymnastics

Stevenson at Lake County Invitational: The Patriots placed third at Mundelein, their best county showing since finished third in 2014. SHS reached the 140-point mark for the first time since its season-opening meet, earning a final score of 141.050, behind Carmel (146.500) and Barrington (141.550). Emily Weinstein returned from an injury that sidelined her for three meets and finished second in the all-around (36.80). The junior was third on uneven bars (9.25), fourth on vault (9.45), tied for sixth in floor exercise (9.15) and placed ninth on balance beam (8.95). Senior Sarina Johnson was 11th in the all-around (35.10), and tied for seventh on vault (9.35). Sophomore Ainslee Cutler finished sixth on uneven bars (9.05) for SHS, which had finished fifth the past four seasons. – Official Results | Daily Herald

Boys Swimming

Stevenson at 64th annual Trevian Relays: The second-ranked Patriots broke three meet records en route to winning their third consecutive title at New Trier. SHS topped No. 5 Neuqua Valley for top honors, 214-198, in a field that featured 14 schools. Team scores were determined by adding points for relay results, along with points determined by the combined times of each school’s top two swimmers in individual events. Topher Stensby broke his own meet record in the 50-yard freestyle, tying senior Will Myhre of St. Charles North for first place with a time of 20.74 seconds. The Notre Dame-bound senior eclipsed the old mark of 20.80 he set last January. Topher also anchored two winning relays, the 200 free (1:25.89) and 400 free (3:14.19), and finished third in the 100 free (47.05). He was joined in the 200 free relay by seniors Richard Lee, Joseph Song and Max Ryaguzov. Richard and Max were also part of the 400 free relay with senior Nathan Gates. The other meet records set by Stevenson were for combined times of varsity and junior varsity (non-senior) squads in two relays. The 200 free relay listed above and the second-place JV 200 free relay with juniors AJ Carollo, Jake Kim and Nic Comini plus sophomore Foster Swanson (1:28.89) set a record for their combined times. Also recording a meet-record combo time were the varsity and JV 200 medley relays. The varsity finished fifth with AJ, Joseph, Richard and senior Beno Maya (1:38.50), and the JV was third behind Jake, fellow juniors Jack Zhang and Ari Zartisky, and freshman Joshua Song (1:40.26). Stevenson won the JV 400 free relay behind Foster, Nic, Jake and Jack (3:15.09).

Boys Diving

Stevenson at Red Devils Diving Invitational: Freshman Jack White won the 32-diver freshman-sophomore level at Hinsdale Central with a score of 387.25 points, and sophomore Jaden Pazol finished 12th with a personal-best 258.80. This was Stevenson’s best performance in this meet at the freshman-sophomore level since 2013.


Stevenson at Grayslake North Invitational: The Patriots rolled to their fourth consecutive invitational championship, posting a winning score nearly five points higher than the runner-up. The judges gave SHS a final score of 92.67, with Huntley taking second at 87.90. In all, 22 teams competed in the Large Division.


Stevenson hosted SHS Quadrangular: The Patriots finished second, defeating Yorkville (57-16) and Deerfield (37-31) before falling to Huntley (44-28), which went unbeaten on the day. Details were only available for the Huntley match. Senior 195-pounder Max Gomez (22-6), fifth in the latest Illinois Matmen rankings, pinned his opponent in 1:06, senior Michael Phelps (10-10) earned a 8-0 major decision at 182, and freshman Cole Rhemrev posted an 11-5 win at 106. – @SHSPatRiot, @HHS_Athletics1, TrackWrestling

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 53, Palatine 31: Junior Avery King scored a game-high 18 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead the host Patriots (14-7) past the Pirates in a nonconference contest in the Sports Center. Freshman Simone Sawyer tallied 11 points, including three of the team’s eight 3-pointers, and pulled down four rebounds. Sophomore Nikki Ware added nine points and freshman Ava Bardic had eight for SHS, which held Palatine (4-15) to single-digit scoring in three of the four quarters. Stevenson, winners of four straight, travel to Lake Forest on Tuesday for a critical North Suburban Conference game. – NFHS Network Replay

Girls Bowling

Stevenson at Jacobs Invitational: The Patriots placed 15th out of 20 teams at Liberty Lanes in Carpentersville. Junior Reilly Sullivan was the leading bowler for SHS, finishing No. 55 out of 122 players. She rolled a six-game series of 832, with a high game of 156. Also competing for Stevenson were sophomores Yumin Kim (754) and Kelly Radelet (733), freshman Diana Kwizera (650) and junior Noa Givati (647).

Boys Ice Hockey

Glenbrook North 1, Stevenson 0: The Patriots appeared to have tied the game in the final 30 seconds of regulation, but the goal was waved off by the officials, who determined the puck had been kicked. The only goal of the “Pucks for PTSD” game came in the opening minutes. Junior goalie Jeremy Riback turned away 28 shots. Head coach Tom Wood (Class of 1998) was honored at the game for earning his 100th career win last month. – Boxscore

Friday’s Varsity Results

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 63, Waukegan 56: Junior Matt Kaznikov nailed two 3-pointers in the final 1:12, including the go-ahead trey with 50 seconds remaining, to lift the host Patriots (13-3, 4-1) in the Sports Center. Matt led SHS with a career-high 19 points, and scored eight of the team’s last 13 points. He also secured six rebounds as Stevenson moved into a first-place tie with the Bulldogs (13-4, 4-1) in the North Suburban Conference. Junior Matt Ambrose, sidelined since late November with a broken finger on his non-shooting hand, scored 18 points, grabbed nine rebounds and had two assists in his return. Senior Luke Chieng added 10 points, five assists and two steals for Stevenson, which built a 21-point lead midway through the second quarter and had to rally after Waukegan took the lead with 1:40 remaining. – NFHS Network Replay | News-Sun, Daily Herald

Boys Ice Hockey

York 3, Stevenson 2: The Dukes scored two goals in the final 4:17 to rally past the Patriots in a penalty-filled game at Addison Ice Rink. Senior Sam Frishman tied the game at 1-1 early in the second period, with assists from classmates Max Slavin and Jake DeMaio. Seven minutes later, senior Seth Cohen gave SHS a 2-1 lead. Sam and fellow senior Justin Roseman were credited with assists. The two teams combined for 22 infractions. Junior goalie Ben Newmark made 37 saves. – Boxscore


Friday’s Digest incorrectly reported that Stevenson’s varsity cheerleaders finished second in its division and the junior varsity took first place in its group at the North Suburban Conference Winter Championships on Thursday. They did not. The varsity Patriettes were second and the JV Patriettes first at the conference championships. The NSC cheerleading championships take place at 7 p.m. Friday at SHS.


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Taking AP Art or AP Photo Next Year?

All students who registered for AP Art: Drawing, 2-D and 3-D Design, or AP Photography and Digital Design for next school year, please submit your digital portfolio by joining the AP Art 2019/2020 Portfolio Review Google Classroom. The class code is: voykd6u. Directions for how to submit your portfolio are posted on the Classroom stream. The portfolio review process is a required part of your registration for these courses. If you have any questions, please see your art art teacher, or contact Mrs. Hyken ( or Ms. Connolly ( You will be submitting your portfolio digitally through Google Classroom and it needs to be done no later than Friday, Feb. 8.


Write Club is hosting an open mic event from 3:30-5 p.m. Friday in the Recital Hall. There will be a spoken word workshop before the stage is opened for walk-in performances. Performances could include slam poetry, stand-up or songs; anything that requires only a stage and a mic. All students are welcome to watch or perform!

Anime Club meets today at 3:30. Grab a snack and join the fun in Room 1414! Everyone is welcome.

Do you know if the food you eat is cruelty free? What can you do if it isn’t? Tuesday after school, Animal Welfare Club will host a speaker from the Humane League, a non-profit organization that works to end abuse of farm animals. Come learn how ordinary people can make a difference in how animals are treated. The club meets in Room 7064, and all are welcome.


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