Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Alumnus, Students Push for New State Flag

State Rep. Daniel Didech (Class of 2005) has introduced a bill that would eliminate the current Illinois state flag and hold a contest to design a new one. House Bill 3799 was prompted after meeting with two Stevenson students, Didech told the Illinois News Network. The contest would be open to residents 21 and younger and students attending a public university in the state. The first state flag was unveiled in 1915, and updated in 1970.

Co-Curricular Fair for Incoming Freshmen Next Week

Incoming freshman families are invited to learn about all the after-school opportunities Stevenson has to offer at the annual Co-Curricular Fair from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21 in the Field House. The free event is sponsored by Stevenson’s Student Activities Division.

The evening will include performances by the Winter Guard, Improv Club, Melange dance company, Zumba, Congressional Debate, Pass on the Beat and Choreography Club. Also, the Auto Club will unveil its reconditioned Jeep. Stevenson-themed clothing also will be available from the Sports Boosters.

Senior Honored for Downhill Skiing Prowess

SHS senior Charlotte Russell earned the third-place Seasons Trophy in the U20 Girls category in the Wisconsin Illinois Iowa Junior Alpine Racing Association this season. Charlotte competed in giant slalom and slalom races in four meets at tri-state ski areas during January and February: Chestnut in Illinois, Sundown in Iowa, and Cascade and Tyrol Basin in Wisconsin. Charlotte has been a member of the Wilmot Mountain Junior Race Team since age 6. In 2018, she was awarded the Shelly Glover Scholarship, named for a former member of the U.S. Ski Team. The scholarship is given annually to an exceptional Midwest student ski-racing athlete who demonstrates exceptional academic, team and volunteer work in the community.

Visual Arts Teachers to Discuss EBR in Boston

Visual Arts teachers Maureen Connolly and Katie Hyken, and Director of Fine Arts Jon Grice, will give a presentation on using evidence-based reporting (EBR) in the art classroom at the National Art Education Association convention Friday in Boston.

Alumni Featured in Daily Herald Article on Loss

Two Stevenson alumni who met as freshman and later married were featured in the Daily Herald last weekend. Bob Lindell and Lisa (Ballatini) Lindell graduated from the school in 1996 and married in 2005. Less than a year later, Bob was diagnosed with brain cancer. Over the next nine years, they had two children and two more battles with brain cancer. After Bob died in 2015, Lisa turned to a nonprofit agency named Willow House to help her and her children work through their grief. She talked with the Herald about the impact of the Bannockburn-based agency’s various programs, which range from support groups to arts activities.


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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Basketball

Stevenson at IHSA Class 4A Hoffman Estates Supersectional: The Patriots fell to Evanston in overtime, 57-45, finishing their season with a 27-6 record, the fourth-highest win total in program history. Evanston, which finished third in the state last year, improved to 31-4 and will be making back-to-back state appearances for the first time in its history. The Wildkits rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to take a 34-30 lead into the fourth quarter. SHS battled back and pulled ahead, 36-34, with five minutes remaining. The two teams were tied at 42-42 when junior Matthew Ambrose’s jumper rimmed out at the end of regulation. ETHS put the game away by scoring the first 10 points of overtime. Senior Luke Chieng led the Patriots with 12 points, while Matthew had 11. Junior RJ Holmes scored nine points and grabbed 14 rebounds. – Chicago Sun-Times, Daily Herald | NFHS Network Replay

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson 17, Loyola Academy 3: Senior Lauren Maloney scored four goals to lead the top-ranked Patriots (4-0) to their 36th straight win dating back to the start of the 2018 season. Senior Eleanor Michaud and junior Shreya Sreedhar each scored three times, while seniors Anna Mossakowski and Kalista Tapas tallied two goals apiece. –

Boys Track and Field

Stevenson 84.5, Elgin Larkin 33: The Patriots (6-0) captured the quadrangular in the Field House, which also included Carmel Catholic and St. Viator. Juniors Jordan Vincent and Jahleel Perrin each won two events. They tied for top honors in the 55-meter dash (6.7 seconds), while Jordan captured the 300 (37.9) and Jahleel claimed the 160 (18.8). Other individual winners for SHS included freshman Ray Zhao in the high jump (5 feet, 8 inches), senior Anand Batbaatar in the shot put (48-6), sophomore Asher Mason in the 55-meter intermediate hurdles (8.8), and junior Anthony Rodriguez in the 1,600 (5:01.0). Stevenson also won the 640 relay (1:15.7).

Winter Sports Award Winners Announced

The Athletics Division held its annual Winter Sports Awards Night on Monday. Click here to see the major awards that were given.

Athletic Hall of Fame Nominations Due By Friday

Friday is the deadline to nominate a former Patriot for the inaugural class in the Stevenson High School Athletic Hall of Fame. The Athletic Hall of Fame is designed to honor those individuals who, through their commitment, sacrifice and dedication to the Stevenson athletic program, have brought pride and distinction to the school community as either an athlete, coach, staff member or supporter. Click here to make a nomination.

Today on NFHS Network

Tonight’s freshman A girls soccer game against Buffalo Grove in the SHS Stadium will be streamed live by the NFHS Network. The game begins at 6:15. Watch the action on Stevenson’s NFHS Network page.


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Senior Service Recognition Applications Due by Friday

Last year, 89 graduating seniors were honored for their community service efforts undertaken during four years at Stevenson. Who will be honored at graduation this year? Senior Service Recognition applications are due by Friday. Don’t wait to start working on the application, because it requires some forethought and organization. Click here to apply.

Sign Up for the Next SHS Blood Drive

The next SHS blood drive will be held Friday. Students who are 17 or older and weigh at least 110 pounds are eligible. The blood drive will be held during periods 3-8 in the Weight Room (Room 2111). Click here for details and to sign up.


Juniors and seniors and their parents and guardians are invited to attend the Bilingual College Fair from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 at Mundelein High School. The fair will feature 30-40 college representatives who are fluent in English and Spanish. Bilingual financial aid sessions also will also be offered, in English and Spanish. Register for the fair at

Juniors who haven’t turned in their Post-Secondary SCoPE meeting worksheets are asked to drop them off in the College Career Center (Room 1123). If you need a new worksheet, download it from this page, or stop by the CCC and grab another copy.


Stagecrafters will not meet until after Spring Break, when work for the One-Acts will begin. Anyone interested in working crew for One-Acts should contact Ms. Evans via email at


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