Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Merv Roberts Chosen to Receive Heritage Award

The District 125 Board of Education on Monday selected Merv Roberts to receive the annual Heritage Award, given to individuals who have made a significant impact on the high school. Roberts served on the school board from 1981 to 2018, including 16 years as president from 1984 to 2000. His 37-year tenure is the longest in the district’s 53-year history. Read this article for a list of Stevenson’s accomplishments during his presidency. He will be honored this spring; details are still being worked out.

Synagogue Picks Alumnus for Leadership Post

SHS alumnus Eric Golberg has been named the new Director of Youth and Young Family Engagement at Congregation Beth Shalom in Northbrook. After graduation from the University of Hartford, he taught third grade and special education at a Connecticut elementary school from 2016-18 before returning to the Chicago area last year. Since his return, Golberg has taught Hebrew and been a United Synagogue Youth advisor at Congregation Beth Judea in Long Grove.

Class of 2020 Meningitis Vaccination Requirement

All students in the Class of 2020 are required by state law to have a meningococcal (MCV4) vaccination after age 16. The requirement must be completed and recorded before senior year begins. Parents should check with their doctor for their student’s current immunization status. As soon as the requirement is met, send verification of the immunization to the SHS nurses by fax at 847-634-2905 or 847-634-2902. Questions can be directed to the nurses at 847-415-4019 or 847-415-4025.


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Tuesday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson 10, Carmel Catholic 6: Maggie Trotter’s grand slam capped a six-run sixth inning that secured the Patriots’ victory at Heritage Park in Wheeling. The junior first baseman went 3-for-4 and drove in six runs for SHS (1-1). Maggie’s RBI single in the third gave Stevenson a 3-2 lead that it didn’t relinquish, then she singled home another run in the fifth to put the Pats up 4-2. Sophomore Haley Barnes went 2-for-3 with a triple and drove in three runs, while freshman Reagan Koenigs had two hits and scored three runs. Senior Anna Fossier was 2-for-3, scored twice, drove in a run and stole a base. Sophomore Emily Freedman also had two hits, while freshman Elle Ruchim had two stolen bases and a hit. Riley Housinger went the distance in the pitcher’s circle to earn the victory. The senior walked only one batter in seven innings. –

Boys Lacrosse

Stevenson 11, Grayslake Central 5: Freshman Ryan Hynes scored three goals and assisted on three others for the host Patriots (1-1). Sophomore Owen Hancock also scored three times for SHS, while seniors Seth Collins, Cole Okmin and Bryce Wujcik combined for five goals and two assists. Stevenson never trailed in the game, which was close early. SHS led 3-2 at halftime, then took control with four unanswered goals in the third quarter and held an 8-3 advantage heading into the final 12 minutes. – @PatsLax | NFHS Network Replay

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson 15, Fenwick 10: Seniors Lauren Maloney, Kalista Tapas and Eleanor Michaud accounted for 12 goals, and classmate Anna Mossakowski made 15 saves, in the matchup between the state’s top-ranked teams in the Patriot Aquatic Center. Lauren scored five times, Kalista had four goals and Eleanor added three for the Patriots (7-0), who have won 39 straight games. Junior Shreya Sreedhar added two goals for SHS. –

Girls Soccer

Stevenson 3, Wauconda 0: Senior Jennifer Staten and junior Arushi Nair turned away all 10 shots they faced for the visiting Patriots (3-0), who have yet to yield a goal in 2019. Jennifer made seven saves and Arushi had three for SHS, which also had 10 shots on goal. Senior Kalyssa VanZanten scored a goal and assisted on the other two. She had the opening goal in the first half, off an assist from sophomore Abby Kalou, then set up Stevenson’s second goal of the half by junior Gracie Wingfield. Senior Jessica Baigorria added an insurance goal in the second half. – Daily Herald

Girls Badminton

Stevenson 18, Warren 0: The Patriots (5-0) won all 17 matches they played and also received a forfeit in their North Suburban Conference opener in Gurnee. The winning singles players were seniors Julie Zhu (21-6, 21-6, No. 11) and Thivya Sivarajah (21-4, 21-3, No. 9); juniors Jasmine Zhang (21-7, 21-13, No. 10), Megan Wei (21-6, 21-0, No. 7), Jenny Yang (21-2, 21-4, No. 5) and Kaitlyn Lu (21-3, 21-4, No. 2); sophomores Giuli Nagai (21-9, 21-2, No. 8), Benna Li (21-1, 21-7, No. 6), Jyotsna Harikrishna (21-2, 21-10, No. 3), and Shibani Ram (21-8, 21-3, No. 1); and freshman Veronica Liu (21-3, 21-5, No. 12). The winning doubles duos were Jenny and Emily at No. 1 (21-1, 21-1), Benna and Jyotsna at No. 2 (21-3, 21-5), Kaitlyn and Shibani at No. 3 (21-2, 21-5), Julie and Thivya at No. 4 (21-5, 21-7), Megan and Jasmine at No. 5 (21-5, 21-7) and Veronica and Giuli at No. 6 (21-3, 21-7). Stevenson now has a 28-match win streak dating back to 2017.

Jorie Walton Named Head Cheerleading Coach

2010 Stevenson graduate Jorie Walton has been named the school’s head cheerleading coach for the 2019-20 school year. Walton has served as co-head coach the past two years with Jessie Murphy (Class of 1998), who is stepping down after nine seasons. Walton has had success at all levels of Stevenson cheerleading. In each of her two seasons as co-head coach, the Patriots finished third in the state, and won sectional and North Suburban Conference championships. Before her elevation to co-head coach, Walton led the junior varsity for three seasons, winning the conference each year. While a student at Stevenson, Walton’s teams reached state in each of her varsity seasons, and she was named the team’s Big Gun Award winner after the 2009-10 campaign. Murphy was head coach in the 2008-09 and 2009-10 school years, then returned in 2012. During her tenure, the Patriots qualified for the state tournament eight times, won five sectional championships and captured the North Suburban Conference crown eight times.

2019-20 Spirit Revolution Tryouts in April

Spirit Revolution, the school’s pom and cheerleading teams, will hold tryouts for the 2019-20 school year Tuesday through Thursday, April 16-18 in the Wood Commons. Incoming freshmen will have tryouts from 3:30-6:30 p.m. each day, while current freshmen, sophomores and juniors will try out for varsity and junior varsity from 6:30-9 p.m. Tryout registration and details are available on the Spirit Revolution website.


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“Light It Up Blue” Shirts on Sale Through Sunday

T-shirts for the annual “Light It Up Blue” Allied Soccer game to benefit Autism Speaks are on sale for $10 through Sunday at

Pre-ordered T-shirts will be distributed April 10-12 during all lunch periods in the Wood Commons, with additional shirts being sold if available. The Light It Up Blue game against Round Lake will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13 in the SHS Stadium. Anyone wearing the Light It Up Blue T-shirt will be admitted for free to the post-game party featuring food, games, and music by the SHS DJ Club.

Kiva 3-on-3 Basketball Fundraiser Deadline is Friday

Friday is the deadline to sign your team up and pay for the Kiva Club’s “Ballapalooza” 3-on-3 basketball fundraiser on Sunday, April 7 in the Sports Center. The cost is $10 per player. Click here for details.

How Well Do You Know Your Peers?

What percentage of students drink alcohol regularly? You might be surprised by the answer. Check out this week’s video from Catalyst and Stand Strong.


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


An information meeting about the new IM cricket program will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the West Staff Dining Room.


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