Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019

Senior Named to IHSA All-State Academic Team

Two-time all-state girls water polo player and state champion Eleanor Michaud was one of 26 students in the state chosen this week for the 2019 Illinois High School Association All-State Academic Team.

She is the sixth Stevenson student-athlete selected to the IHSA All-State Academic Team, joining Samuel Oh (2015), Ali Castriano (2012), Zach Blumenfeld (2011), Henry Wood (2009) and Jared Frost (2002).

Eleanor has been a key player on the Patriot girls water polo team, which has won the last two state championships and finished third her freshman year. She also was a member of the girls swimming and diving team.

Senior Maema Njongmeta, an all-state football player and record-setting discus thrower for SHS, was an honorable mention selection.

Every IHSA member school was invited to nominate one female student and one male student for the prestigious team. Nominees needed to a minimum 3.50 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale after their seventh semester, must have participated in at least two IHSA-sponsored activities during each of the last two years of high school, and demonstrated outstanding citizenship. The All-State Academic Team will be honored in Bloomington this spring.

Staff Members Participate in Active Shooter Training

On this one-year anniversary of the Parkland shooting, an important update from the Lincolnshire Police Department and Stevenson High School: SHS staff are better prepared for an attack or crisis situation thanks to special training from Lincolnshire Police. Over the course of two days this month, Lincolnshire Police and trained personnel from Stevenson instructed SHS staff members on ALICE active shooter training. ALICE, which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate, is intended to improve the chances of survival in an active shooter situation. The two-day instruction included one part of a series of training pieces developed for school personnel. Police department and Stevenson officials strongly believe having an increased level of preparedness will empower school staff to handle intense emergency situations.

Care Package Donation Drive for Soldiers Extended

Students Helping Soldiers has extended its care package donation drive. The club will be collecting items outside the Sports Center prior to the Jalen Brunson Night boys basketball games on Friday. Donations that will be accepted include: Powdered drink mix (Gatorade, lemonade, etc.), protein bars, beef jerky snacks, candy (non-chocolate preferred), chewing gum, travel-size toiletries, and hand warmers.


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Wrestlers Start State Tournament Today

Three Patriots begin their push for medals today at the 82nd annual Illinois High School Association Class 3A state individual wrestling tournament at the University of Illinois. Seniors Tommy Frezza and Max Gomez, and freshman Cole Rhemrev qualified for state by finishing in the top four of their weight class at last weekend’s sectional. The action begins at 4:30 today. All matches will be carried live on the NFHS Network (subscription required).Cole, who wrestles at 106 pounds, is the first Stevenson freshman to make the state tournament. Cole carries a 34-11 record into his opening match today against undefeated Jameir Castleberry (26-0), a senior from Proviso East. Tommy (36-4) is making his third consecutive state appearance, and second straight at 120 pounds. Last year, Tommy finished sixth in the state, becoming the 10th state medalist in program history. His first match is against Montini sophomore Nain Vasquez (27-15). Max reached state for the second straight year, and brings a 37-8 record to the 195-pound bracket. He’ll face Naperville Central senior Ben Cianchetti (32-3) in the first round. State rankings | State predictions: Illinois Best Weekly, Illinois Matmen

Girls Basketball Goes For Regional Title Tonight

The girls basketball team goes after its second straight regional championship tonight. Stevenson takes on Hersey in the IHSA Class 4A regional final on the Huskies’ home court in Arlington Heights. The winner advances to the Libertyville Sectional semifinals at 7 p.m. Monday. SHS (22-9) is the No. 5 seed in the sectional, while Hersey (19-9) is No. 4.

Hockey Team Looks to Close Out Playoff Series

The boys ice hockey team looks to eliminate Glenbrook North in the Scholastic Hockey League playoffs tonight at Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion in Buffalo Grove. The Patriots, seeded sixth in the playoffs, knocked off the third-seeded Spartans, 2-0, in the opening game of their best-of-three series on Sunday. The SHL playoffs are one of two postseason tournaments for Stevenson. The Pats will be playing in the annual Blackhawk Cup state tournament, looking for a second straight trip to the finals at the United Center. SHS is the No. 7 seed in this year’s tourney, and will take on No. 10 St. Rita on Saturday, March 2 in Bensenville.

Boys Basketball Team Seeks Seventh Straight NSC Title

Several storylines surround the boys basketball team’s home game against Warren on Friday. With a victory, the Patriots can clinch their seventh consecutive North Suburban Conference title. Stevenson (11-1 NSC) currently has a two-game lead over Waukegan (9-2) with two games to play, after beating the Bulldogs in overtime Tuesday night. Coach Pat Ambrose’s team also is riding a 13-game winning streak that extends back to Dec. 27. His squad will know its sectional seeding by tipoff on Friday; the IHSA announces seeds later today. Friday also is the last regular-season home game for the Patriots, who close out the schedule with road contests at Benet Academy on Saturday and Lake Forest on Wednesday. Last, but certainly not least, Friday is Jalen Brunson Night. The 2015 graduate, who plays for the Dallas Mavericks and is on break for the NBA All-Star Weekend, will be honored for his accomplishments at Stevenson and Villanova University. This week, VU head coach Jay Wright sang Brunson’s praises in this video, both for his on-court play and for earning his degree in three years.


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Parking Reminders for Next Grading Period

The fourth six-week grading period ends Friday. Juniors and seniors who do not have parking can purchase one-day passes for the Port Clinton Road lot at least a day in advance in Room 2400. The fifth six-week grading period begins Tuesday. Students who haven’t picked up their parking sticker can do so Tuesday morning in Lot D before school. Stickers will be available from the pickup truck marked “Security.” Seniors should park in the student parking spaces only in Lots D, E, the “Strip,” and in the overflow to Port Clinton.


The Deerfield-Bannockburn-Riverwoods Chamber of Commerce is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a high school graduate who resides in the 60015 zip code, or who works for a DBR member, or who is the immediate family member of a DBR member. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and have an outstanding record of service to others. Financial need is not a factor in determining the recipient. For more information and the application, visit The application deadline is April 5.


Come see the IM Basketball League championship games on Sunday in the Sports Center. The freshmen play at noon, followed by sophomores at 1 p.m., juniors at 2 and seniors at 3.


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