Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019

Four Students Win Awards at State Art Exhibition

Four students won awards in the General Exhibition at the sixth annual Illinois High School Art Exhibition on Sunday at the Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago. The General Exhibition was a “best of the best” show featuring more than 800 works of art from public and private high school students around Illinois.

Senior Bekka Goldstein won the Grand Prize in the Youth Art Month flag contest and was recognized at the start of the General Exhibition ceremony. Senior Natalie Wess won the Breaking Criminal Traditions Award, and was invited to display her photograph in the BCT’s (The Art of Influence: Breaking Criminal Traditions) exhibition this fall in the Laura A. Sprague Art Gallery at Joliet Junior College. She also earned a silver medal in the photography competition. Jasmine (Jaz) Lin, a junior, won an Early College Program at Flashpoint Chicago for this summer, and also received a bronze medal in the design category. Junior Piper Starr won the silver medal in the pottery category. Senior Dora Guo (mixed media) also had a piece chosen for the General Exhibition.

During the Senior Scholarship Exhibition, Bekka, Natalie and classmates Miffy Tani, Alyssa Zhang, Helen Yu and Anu Ulziibaatar were recognized for earning more than $1 million on scholarships collectively.

Works in the IHSAE will be on display at the Bridgeport Art Center and the Zhou B Art Center, both in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood, through Friday, March 8.

Three Qualify for State Drafting and Design Contest

Three members of the Architecture and Engineering Club have qualified for the 42nd annual Illinois Drafting Educators Association state drafting and design competition on April 27 at Illinois State University. The trio earned state bids based on their performance at the IDEA regional competition on Friday.

Junior Weiran Zhao placed first and sophomore Carson Ezell finished second in the 3D Computer-Aided Design modeling competition. Sophomore Rohan Durai earned first place in Assembly Modeling. Also competing in the regional were senior Lauren Maloney, sophomores Brian Gertsberg, Sarah Pollard, Shaarav Rotiwar and Michael Zaslavskiy, and freshmen Vidya Bharadwaj, Phil Edat and Mark Younan.

Eight Latin Club Placewinners at State Convention

Fifteen members of the Latin Club participated in the 56th annual Illinois Junior Classical League Convention on Friday in Itasca. More than 400 students from 22 schools competed in a number of state competitions. Eight members of the Stevenson contingent were placewinners, with three earning first-place honors.

Sophomores William Rademacher and Daichi Kobayashi received first place in Reading Comprehension, while freshman Brady Rivkin earned first place in the Decathlon. William also received fifth place in Private Life, while Daichi garnered second place in Vocabulary and fourth place in Certamen. Brady collected five places:  second in Reading Comprehension, third in Vocabulary and Greek Derivatives, fourth in Certamen, and fifth in Private Life.

Junior Advait Deoskar received second place in Reading Comprehension, third in Decathlon, and fifth in Mythology. Freshman Johnny Burrer earned second in Private Life and fourth in Certamen. Senior Daniel Zhu placed third in Reading Comprehension, sophomore Aniket Dixit received fourth place in Private Life, and sophomore Jeremiah Lee took fifth in Reading Comprehension.

Senior Party Ticket Prices Increase After Thursday

Thursday is the last day to buy Senior Class Party tickets at their current price of $45. After Thursday, the cost goes up to $50. Click here to order. The Senior Class Party will be held the afternoon of Thursday, May 23, after the conclusion of final exams for seniors.


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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Basketball
Stevenson at IHSA Class 4A Lake Forest Regional: Senior Luke Chieng and junior Matthew Ambrose each scored 15 points as the top-seeded Patriots held off Highland Park, 49-37, in the regional semifinals. SHS (24-5) will face the winner of tonight’s semifinal between No. 8 Libertyville and No. 9 Hersey for the regional championship at 7 p.m. Friday. Luke hit three of his five 3-pointers in the second quarter, with the final one sparking a 12-0 run that turned a one-point deficit to the 17th-seeded Giants (13-17) into a 30-21 halftime advantage. Stevenson stretched the lead to 47-28 by the end of the third quarter. Matthew nailed four 3-pointers for the Patriots, who had 12 treys on the night. He also had four rebounds and three assists. Sophomore Trey Baker sank a pair of 3-pointers to finish with six points. Junior Matt Kaznikov had six points, eight rebounds and four assists. – NFHS Network Replay | Daily Herald

Alumnus Retires From Football
Northwestern University junior Cameron Green (Class of 2015) announced Monday that he is retiring from football due to concerns about his long-term health. He cited “concussion and head injuries” within his family in making his decision on the eve of Northwestern’s spring practice. His father Mark played four seasons with the Chicago Bears before leaving the sport. Green had 57 receptions for 483 yards and four touchdowns last fall as the Wildcats’ starting superback. In three seasons, he caught 81 passes for 684 yards and six TDs in 38 games.

Senior Gymnast Chosen for National Showcase

Senior Sarina Johnson has been selected to compete for Team Illinois at the National High School Gymnastics Association Senior Showcase Invitational May 16-18 in Ft. Myers, Fla. She is one of nine senior gymnasts selected by the Illinois High School Gymnastics Coaches Association.


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One Way Waiting Leads to Success

If you resist the temptation to drink alcohol until age 21, your chances for success increase, according to this week’s video from Catalyst and the Stand Strong Coalition.


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