Science Olympiad Team Stands Out in Ohio
Stevenson held its own at the nation’s largest Science Olympiad invitational last weekend in Ohio. SHS entered two teams in the Solon High School Invitational that finished fourth and fifth, respectively, among 72 teams from 45 schools in six states.
The Patriots won one event, and finished second in six others. Junior Eric Gan and sophomore Jared Machtinger won the Geo Mapping competition, and Jared was part of two runner-up efforts: Astronomy with junior Roy Zhou, and Thermodynamics with sophomore Richard Bi. The other second-place finishes came from sophomore Hannah Liu and freshman Benjamin Mun (Boomilever), sophomore Michael Kim and junior Radha Patel (Designer Genes), junior Richard Yin and sophomore Krishna Patel (Chem Lab), and the trio of seniors Kitty Zeng and juniors Andrew Lee and Anna Wang (Codebusters). Click here to see all results.
The host school, a perennial power in Ohio and fourth in the nation last spring, won top honors, followed by New Trier and 2018 national runner-up Mason High School from Mason, Ohio. Stevenson finished 14th in the country last year.
Principal to Appear on Facebook Live Wednesday
Principal Troy Gobble is the next guest on Stevenson’s Facebook Live interview program, “Lunch With Jim,” at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday. Public Information Coordinator Jim Conrey will talk with Gobble about a variety of topics. Watch it live or later on Stevenson’s Facebook page.
Vilaseco to Lead Presentation With Noted Violinist
Orchestra Director Enrique Vilaseco will be presenting with award-winning violinist Rachel Barton Pine at the American String Teachers Association conference next month in Albuquerque, N.M. The pair will lead a session on “Baroque for Beginners and Beyond” on Friday, March 8. Pine’s latest album, “Blues Dialogues,” was named one of the best 10 classical music recordings of 2018 by the Chicago Tribune. She was interviewed on NPR’s “All Things Considered” last month.
Choral Guild Fundraiser Thursday Night
The Choral Guild is holding a fundraiser at McAlister’s Deli, 99 E. Townline Rd., in Vernon Hills from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Twenty percent of all sales will go to the SHS choir program. The SHS student who is responsible for the most McAlister’s Deli customers will receive $100. Click here for details.
Baroque Ensemble Concert Rescheduled
The Baroque Ensemble Concert postponed by last week’s bad weather has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 in the Recital Hall. Admission is free.
Monday’s Varsity Results
Boys Ice Hockey
Barrington 4, Stevenson 3: Seniors Adam Offenbach and Zach Wesley each scored a goal and had two assists for the Patriots at Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion. Senior Seth Cohen scored the other goal and also registered an assist for SHS, which had the first three goals of the game. Junior Brett Stokes also had an assist. – Boxscore
“Hoops for Heroes” Returns Friday Night
The boys basketball team will hold its annual “Hoops for Heroes” Military Appreciation Night on Friday. Stevenson will take on Mundelein in four games: Freshman contests in the Field House at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., and the sophomore and varsity games in the Sports Center at 5:30 and 7 p.m., respectively. Students Helping Soldiers will be collecting items at the venue entrances to create care packages for troops to be sent during the holiday season. Click here to see items that will be accepted. Anyone who purchased a Hoops for Heroes T-shirt online can pick it up during the lunch periods Wednesday through Friday outside the Student Activities Office in the Wood Commons. If you didn’t order a shirt online, you can buy one for $10 at the same time and place.
Kopka Named to All-State Hockey Team
Senior forward Billy Kopka has been named to the 2019 Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois Boys High School All-State Team. He is the fourth Patriot to earn all-state honors in the past two seasons. Billy is the leading scorer for Stevenson this season, with 57 points in 48 games. He has a team-high 35 goals plus 22 assists. The 30th annual AHAI All-State Game will be played at 8:35 p.m. Monday at the AHAI Hockey Center in Bensenville. Billy also is one of four Stevenson players invited to tryouts for the Team Illinois roster that will play in the USA Hockey America’s High School Showcase April 11-15 in St. Peters, Mo. Also earning invitations were senior forward Adam Offenbach and senior defensemen Sam Shellist and Zach Wesley.
National Signing Day for Football Wednesday
Several seniors from the SHS football team will announce their college choices during an eighth-period recognition ceremony Wednesday (2:38-3:25 p.m.) in the Wood Commons. One player who won’t be there has a very good reason: University of Wisconsin commit Maema Njongmeta is scheduled to appear on the Big Ten Network’s National Football Signing Day special from 2-5 p.m. Wednesday. He’ll be joining other top recruits from the Chicago area at the network’s headquarters in Chicago. They’ll talk about their recruiting experiences, their decisions and their futures. Maema earned all-state honors at linebacker for Stevenson last fall, and was rated the No. 9 recruit in Illinois by 247Sports.com.
Today on NFHS Network
Today’s varsity and sophomore boys basketball games at Lake Zurich are scheduled to be streamed live by the NFHS Network. The sophomore contest starts at 5:30, followed by the varsity at 7. Here are links to watch: Varsity | Sophomores
Early Bird Winterfest Dance Tickets On Sale
Early bird tickets for the Winterfest Dance are on sale for $20 this week, 20 percent lower than the regular price. Save an additional $5 by submitting a Winterfest Dance song request today, Thursday or Friday during lunch in the Wood Commons. You’ll receive a $5 off coupon that can be redeemed at the Patriot Superstore when purchasing early bird tickets by Friday. Early bird tickets also can be purchased online through Sunday, but aren’t eligible for the $5 off option. Regular dance tickets, which cost $25, will be on sale Feb. 11-19. Click here for all the Winterfest Dance ticket details, including what to do if you’re bringing a non-SHS student as a guest.
Comfort Dogs Returning to SHS Friday
Comfort dogs are coming back to Stevenson on Friday! The Student Services Division will have several comfort dogs available during the lunch periods in the College Career Center as part of its next Mental Health Wellness Series event. Students whose parents or guardians have already filled out the digital permission slip do not need to fill out another form. Students who did not complete the digital form in the past can bring a signed copy of this form to the CCC during their lunch period that day.
State of the Union Watch Event Canceled
The Political Action Club’s State of the Union watch party tonight has been canceled due to forecasts calling for an ice storm to hit the area.
Animal Welfare meets today after school in Room 7064 to package dog treats for its annual fundraiser.
The Stevenson Styler Fashion Club will meet from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 1612. The club will start work on the Spring/Summer edition of the magazine. Opportunities are open for people interested in writing, photography, flat layout, modeling, styling, layout and more! New people are always welcome; bring a friend.
Peer Tutors is holding a mandatory meeting from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday in the Recital Hall portion of the Performing Arts Center. Mrs. LaFrancis will be the guest speaker.
Rotary District 6440 is offering $1,500 scholarships to students who are preparing for careers that require less than a four-year degree (associate degree, diploma or certificate). Scholarships are available to students who will be enrolled full-time in a vocational degree or certificate program at an accredited school. Applications are available in the College Career Center.
The boys water polo team will hold an informational meeting at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the pool balcony. If you cannot attend, contact Coach Wimer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The girls track and field team will hold an Informational meeting at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 in the Little Theater portion of the Performing Arts Center (Room 4200). If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Degen at email@example.com.
An informational meeting for the boys baseball team will take place at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 in Room 2004-2006. If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Skala at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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