Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019

AP Exam Registration Now Open

Registration has begun for Advanced Placement exams, which will be administered in May. The fee is $94 per exam. Monday, March 4 is the last day to register and make payment for exams without incurring a $25 per-exam late fee. To ensure your student will have an exam available, register by 4 p.m. Thursday, March 21. The last day to register for AP exams is Thursday, April 11. To register, and for more information such as exam dates and required pre-administration sessions for students, visit our AP web page at

Mr. SHS Competition Next Week

The Senior Class Board will hold its annual Mr. SHS senior male pageant at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $5 and are available through the Patriot Superstore. Click here to order tickets online.

This year’s contestants are Jacob Bayer, Chris Farina, Adam Heald, Sunny Jhaveri, Aaron Rudloff, Ian Hamburg, Daniel Mazur, Josh Christensen, Jomin Puthuvelil and Kavin Lavari. They will compete in four categories: swimwear, formal wear, talent, and question and answer. Teacher-judges and audience members will vote for the winner.

In addition to the competition, everyone attending Mr. SHS is asked to bring canned foods to donate for the Vernon Township food pantry. Boxes will be placed outside the PAC, one for each contestant. Each can donated in a contestant’s box counts as one vote toward his being crowned Mr. Generosity.

Local Candidates Invited to Political Action Club Event

Stevenson’s Political Action Club invites local candidates to participate in its campaign fair from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 in Room 2104 of the West Building. The event is designed for local candidates to interact with students and first-time voters in small-group, face-to-face discussions. There will be no large public speaking opportunity at the fair. If you are a candidate for local office on April 2 and would like to attend or send a surrogate in your place, email Political Action Club sponsor Andrew Conneen at to reserve a spot.

SHS Wins Two Archery Tournaments

The varsity archery team and the new Scholastic 3D archery squad won tournaments last weekend. The varsity captured the Phoenix Academy Tournament in Chicago, while S3DA finished first in the Kenosha Bowmen Indoor Regional Shootout in Wisconsin. This was the first-ever tournament for S3DA, which includes field archery as well as traditional target shooting.

In Chicago, the varsity took top honors with a score of 3,211. Sophomore Hayden Gantt led SHS with a 279 and finished seventh overall. He was followed by sophomore Malachi Park (274) and junior Kassy Muradian (273). The junior varsity placed fifth with a score of 2,889, and was led by sophomores Oriana Funez (259) and Alexandra Bikbulatova (253) and junior Yui Nonoda (250).

Nine S3DA members won medals in their categories at the Kenosha tournament. Malachi won gold in the Male Traditional category, while sophomore Rebecca Muise earned gold in Female Traditional. Three archers received silver medals: Seniors Rachel French (Female Fixed Pin) and Kara Carter (Open Female), and sophomores Rayna Finn (Female Traditional) and David Bayer (Male Traditional). SHS also had a trio of bronze medal recipients: Seniors Adhya Gowda (Female Fixed Pin) and Andrew Miller (Male Fixed Pin), and freshman Jackson Esposito (Male Traditional).

Both teams travel to Armstrong, Ill., this weekend for the Cupid Classic.

Two SHS Leaders Complete Learning Forward Training

Two members of Stevenson’s leadership team recently completed a national training program that will help them lead professional development and coach individual teachers and teaching teams. Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning Dr. Gwen Zimmermann and Director of Applied Arts Dr. Wendy Custable recently graduated from the Learning Forward Coaches Academy.


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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 55, Lake Zurich 42: Junior Matt Ambrose scored 19 points and added five rebounds to lead a trio of players in double figures as the visiting Patriots (19-3, 9-1) remained on top of the North Suburban Conference. Junior Matt Kaznikov scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds, while senior Luke Chieng had 10 points and four assists. The Bears fell to 7-18 overall and 2-8 in the NSC. Next up for SHS is the “Hoops for Heroes” game against Mundelein at 7 p.m. Friday in the Sports Center. The Patriots are scheduled to learn their seeding for the IHSA tournament one week from today. – NFHS Network Replay | Daily Herald

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 69, Waukegan 40: Junior Avery King scored a game-high 21 points as the Patriots (21-9, 9-5) rolled on the road in their North Suburban Conference and regular-season finale. Freshmen Simone Sawyer and Ava Bardic posted 15 and 14 points, respectively, while sophomores Lydia Lueck and Nikki Ware each had nine. Ava nailed four of the team’s seven 3-pointers. SHS finished the first quarter with a 10-point lead over the Bulldogs (0-14 NSC), extended the advantage to 15 points at halftime, then put the game away with a 21-4 third quarter. Stevenson, which tied for third in the league, takes on the winner of Round Lake versus Deerfield in the IHSA Class 4A regional semifinals at Hersey at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Hersey Regional is part of the Libertyville sectional. SHS is the No. 5 seed in the sectional, while Round Lake is No. 12 and Deerfield is No. 21. – Daily Herald | IHSA Regional/Sectional Pairings

Girls Gymnastics

Stevenson hosted IHSA Sectional: The Patriots finished fourth among six teams in the Sports Center, posting a score of 138.65. No SHS gymnasts finished in the top five of any individual events, and will have to wait until all sectionals are finished to see if anyone earned an at-large bid to the state meet. Junior Emily Weinstein had the only top 10 finishes for Stevenson. She finished sixth in the all-around (36.225), was sixth on uneven parallel bars (9.125), and tied for ninth in vault (9.35). – Official Results | Daily Herald

Cross Country Alumnus Earns Honor at Emory

Emory University freshman Brett Lucas (Class of 2018) was named the Most Outstanding Newcomer for the Eagles’ men’s cross country team. Lucas helped Emory reach the NCAA Division III championships for the sixth straight season, and earned a place on the University Athletic Association All-Freshman Team.


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Bring Non-Perishable Items to Hoops for Heroes Games

Students Helping Soldiers is collecting non-perishable items at Friday’s Hoops for Heroes boys basketball games. All the donated items will be used to create care packages that will be sent during the holiday season to troops serving overseas. Suggested items for donation include trail mix, beef jerky and protein bars. No chocolate, please. Click here to see a list of other items that will be accepted.

Visiting Artist Presentations Next Week

The current Visiting Artist of the Month, Ricardo Mondragon, will give student presentations during sixth and seventh periods on Wednesday at the Rotunda Gallery in the West Building. Students also are welcome to attend his ARTalks presentation tonight at 7 o’clock, also in the Rotunda Gallery.


Seniors interested in a career in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics are invited to apply for Argonne National Laboratory’s College Bound Research Program. Participating students will work in a laboratory or office environment, performing research and rubbing elbows with scientists and engineers to get a taste of life in a national laboratory. The program runs from June 10-Aug. 2. The application deadline is March 29. Click here for more details and to apply.


All student-athletes are required to attend one meeting led by the athletic director during the 2018-19 school year. There are three remaining dates; each occurs on a late-arrival day. The next meeting opportunity is from 9:45-10:15 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 in the West Auditorium. Topics to be covered include: expectations of and leadership opportunities for student-athletes; the Co-Curricular Code of Conduct; sportsmanship; sports health and nutrition; and Stevenson Athletics’ awards program. Attendance will be taken by scanning student IDs. The other dates this year are March 14 and April 25.


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