BPA Captures Two State Championships
Four students won state championships and more than 25 qualified for nationals at the Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference held Thursday through Saturday in Oak Brook.
Sophomore Sabrina Kozarovitsky won top honors in Payroll Accounting, while the Economic Research Team of seniors Miranda Liu, Maitreyee Malpekar and Hannah Zhang also captured first place.
The state champions automatically qualified for the BPA National Leadership Conference May 1-5 in Anaheim, Calif. They will be joined by 23 other SHS students who qualified: seniors Mike Dayal, Ariella Ensinger, Sarina Johnson, Kai Mayahara, Prithvi Nese and Rhea Pillai; juniors Braden Bock, Grace Fan, Adam Jachera, Sohum Khaladkar, Kaitlyn Lu, Dylan Murphy, Anthony Rodriguez, Cameron Sprague, Patrick Tong, Sowmya Venkatachalam and Joie You; and sophomores Anay Aggarwal, Alex Bai, Dylan Haffner, Bhavya Sharma, Akaash Tanjore and Charlene Yu.
Stevenson sent 72 students to the state leadership conference, where they competed in more than 60 business-related events. The competition included more than 40 high schools and nearly 1,100 students from around the state.
Spoken Word Poets Advance to LTAB Quarterfinals
Stevenson has advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2019 Louder Than a Bomb spoken word poetry competition, which will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Conaway Hall on the campus of Columbia College, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., in Chicago. The team of Emily Luo, Hannah Severyns, Ananya Shah, Johnna Geick and Jacob Minin, and junior Anna Wang defeated peers from Plainfield East, Marshall, Northside College Prep, Homewood Flossmoor, Hinsdale Central and Pedro Albizu Campos high schools during bouts on Thursday and Saturday to reach the quarterfinals. Watch their performance. The quarterfinals, featuring the top 32 poetry teams and top 24 individual poets, is open to the public. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students. Click here to order tickets for Stevenson’s quarterfinal.
SHS Wins Regional Academic Challenge Title
Stevenson captured its division and had a surplus of placewinners at the regional Academic Challenge competition held Feb. 8 at the College of Lake County. More than 140 students from seven Lake County high schools took part in the event, in which they were tested in seven academic areas including English, mathematics and science.
SHS won the Unlimited Division, featuring schools with enrollments of 1,500 or more. With the victory, Stevenson advances to the North Chicago Sectional on Friday at Vernon Hills High School. The first- and second-place finishers in each category also advanced.
Stevenson won four of the seven academic areas. Junior Akash Kumar and freshman Greycen Ren tied for first in Biology; junior Allen Ding tied for top honors in Chemistry; juniors Eric Gan and Dylan Hu tied for first in Mathematics; and junior Josh Tsai won Physics.
Eight Patriots placed second. Senior Andrew Ding and junior Radha Patel tied for second in Biology; junior Richard Yin and sophomore Daniel Thomas tied for second in Chemistry; senior Andrew Gan was runner-up in Computer Science; junior Philena Liu took second in English; senior Joey Rivkin placed second in Mathematics; and sophomore Jared Machtinger was second in Physics. Eric tied for third in Chemistry; Akash tied for third in Engineering Graphics; Radha tied for third in English; Philena tied for third in Mathematics; and senior Tony Tan was third in Physics. Andrew Richardson served as the team’s coach.
The Academic Challenge is sponsored by Eastern Illinois University. The state competition for the Unlimited Division will be held April 25.
Chamber Guitar Concert Tuesday Night
The Fine Arts Division is sponsoring the Chamber Guitar Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Recital Hall portion of the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free. For those unable to attend, the concert will be streamed live through this link.
Winter Guard Teams Compete in Schaumburg
Stevenson’s Winter Guard teams participated in the Midwest Color Guard Circuit competition at Schaumburg High School on Sunday The varsity finished second in the Scholastic A Division, while the junior varsity won first place in Scholastic Regional A.
Archers Finish Fourth in Georgetown
Stevenson’s varsity archery team finished fourth out of nine schools at the GRF Buffalo Stampede in Georgetown, Ill. on Saturday. SHS posted a score of 3,260. Junior Saumya Malhotra finished fourth among all females with a score of 285, which included 20 bullseyes (or 10s). Sophomore Malachi Park took seventh place among male archers, hitting 15 bullseyes and compiling a score of 281. SHS will compete at the Centennial High School tournament on Saturday in Champaign.
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Saturday’s Varsity Results
Boys Ice Hockey
Stevenson at Blackhawk Cup State Tournament: The Patriots’ season ended with a 4-2 defeat in the Sweet 16 at the hands of St. Rita. Seniors Sam Shellist and Billy Kopka scored Stevenson’s goals at the Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville. Billy also registered an assist, as did seniors Seth Cohen and Daniel Romm.
Friday’s Varsity Results
Stevenson at IHSA Class 4A Lake Forest Regional: Junior John Ittounas scored a game-high 16 points as the Patriots defeated Hersey, 56-44, to capture their fifth regional championship in the last seven seasons. SHS (25-5) advances to the Waukegan Sectional semifinals against Deerfield at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The Warriors (21-10) beat Mundelein, 54-44, for the Wheeling Regional title on Friday. Stevenson is the No. 1 seed in the sectional, while Deerfield is No. 5. Friday’s victory avenged a 64-58 opening-season loss in overtime to the ninth-seeded Huskies (15-16) on Nov. 20. The Patriots took control early, holding the Huskies (15-16) to one field goal en route to a 12-3 lead after the first quarter. John and junior RJ Holmes (11 points, 10 rebounds, two assists) each scored four points in the opening quarter. SHS led 23-16 at halftime, then opened the third quarter with a 3-pointer from senior Luke Chieng (seven points) that extended the lead to 10. John also had four assists and three rebounds on the night. Junior Matt Ambrose had 10 points, six rebounds and two assists, while classmate Matt Kaznikov had nine points, five rebounds, and was credited by head coach Pat Ambrose with disrupting the Hersey offense. – NFHS Network Replay | Daily Herald, Pioneer Press
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Peer Helpers Accepting New Member Applications
Peer Helpers is accepting new member applications for the 2019-20 school year. The group is seeking students who demonstrate good character, maturity, responsibility, leadership, empathy, a healthy lifestyle, and show a commitment to peers, school and community. Click here to apply. Applications must be submitted by Friday, April 5.
Celebrate Topher’s State Championship on Tuesday
Stevenson Athletics will hold a recognition ceremony for state champion swimmer Topher Stensby at 8 a.m. Tuesday in Room 5044. The senior won the 50-yard freestyle title for the third consecutive year.
Animal Welfare is meeting after school Tuesday in Room 7064. The group will be making dog toys to donate to Orphans of the Storm. All are welcome!
In the Loop meets after school today in Room 7064. Come cast on your first project! Beginners are welcome.
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