Wednesday, April 3, 2019

All Four School Board Incumbents Re-Elected

All four District 125 Board of Education incumbents retained their seats in Tuesday’s election. The leading vote recipient was David Weisberg, the board’s vice president, who had 3,290 of the 13,298 votes cast (23.62%). He has served on the board since 2011. Amy Neault, who was appointed to the board last spring, received 3,176 votes (22.80%), followed by board secretary Terry Moons, the longest-serving member of the board. Moons, who joined the board in 1985, collected 3,073 votes (22.06%). The fourth incumbent re-elected was Heena Agrawal, who like Neault was appointed to the board last spring. She received 2,514 votes (18.05%), ahead of challenger Manish (Bobby) Tuli, who had 1,875 votes (13.46%). Here are links to election results in Lake and suburban Cook counties: Lake County | Suburban Cook County (starts on page 37)

College Night for Freshman Families Next Week

The College Career Center invites freshman students and their parents or guardians to its annual Freshmen Family Night program at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Performing Arts Center. Families will learn about what to expect during the next three years as they journey toward college. The presentation will be using a web-based program called Pear Deck, so freshmen and their families are encouraged to bring their SHS iPads or an electronic device connected to a Gmail address, which will allow them to view Pear Deck slides. In addition, there will be a short session for families of students with an Individual Education Plan or 504 plan from 6:30-6:50 p.m. in the Recital Hall, which is part of the Performing Arts Center.

Three Scholastic Bowl Students Named All-State

Three members of Stevenson’s Scholastic Bowl team have earned all-state honors from the Illinois High School Scholastic Bowl Coaches Association. Senior Olivia Lamberti, junior Govind Prabhakar and sophomore Arjun Nageswaran were named to the Class AA First Team. The trio helped Stevenson earn fourth place at last month’s IHSA Scholastic Bowl state tournament. This is the second all-state selection for Olivia and Govind, and the first for Arjun. All-state Scholastic Bowl players will be honored at the annual IHSSBCA banquet April 13 in Bloomington-Normal.

“Evening of Jazz” Concert Friday Night

The annual “Evening of Jazz” concert featuring SHS jazz groups will take place at 7 p.m. Friday in the West Auditorium. Admission is free. For those unable to attend, a live stream of the concert can be viewed using this link.

Alumnus Retires as Fire Chief of Local District

Countryside Fire Protection District Chief Jeff Steingart (Class of 1981), who retired in March, will formally turn over command to his successor on Wednesday, April 17. The change-in-command ceremony will mark the end of Steingart’s 37-year career with the district, which began shortly after his graduation from Stevenson.


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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Water Polo

Stevenson 14, Mundelein 10: A trio of sophomores led the way for the Patriots (6-4) on the road. Dima Kobets scored six goals, Drew Wangard had four and Sammy Maya added three.

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson 21, Mundelein 5: Seniors Kalista Tapas and Lauren Maloney each scored five goals for the host Patriots (9-0), who extended their consecutive winning streak to 41 games. Senior goalkeeper Anna Mossakowski blocked a penalty shot and also made eight saves. Senior Eleanor Michaud and junior Shreya Sreedhar had two goals apiece.


Stevenson 5, Libertyville 3: The Patriots (6-3, 1-1) won their home opener behind three scoreless innings from starting pitcher Frank Carris, and run-scoring hits from five players. Frank, a junior, held the Wildcats to three hits before exiting with a 3-0 lead to earn the victory. He struck out three as Stevenson avenged Monday’s 3-1 loss at LHS. SHS scored three runs in the bottom of the third behind RBI singles from junior Zach Taylor and seniors Michael D’Angelo and Isaiah Hart. After Libertyville closed the gap with two runs in the fifth, the Pats tallied two insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth. Junior Andrew Weine had an RBI single, and senior Jake Surane followed with a run-scoring double. –


Stevenson 15, Zion-Benton 7: The Patriots (3-1) pounded out 17 hits, including four home runs, en route to the road victory. Freshman Reagan Koenigs hit a two-run homer to break a 2-2 tie in the second inning to give SHS the lead for good. She drove in four runs during the game and had three hits. Reagan also was the winning pitcher, going 5 2/3 innings and giving up only two earned runs while striking out six. Sophomore Emily Freedman also had three hits, including a pair of solo homers, and drove in three runs. She capped Stevenson’s scoring with an inside-the-park homer in the seventh. Senior Anna Fossier had two hits, a solo homer and RBI double, while classmate Maggie O’Brien, junior Mara Lippman and freshman Lexi Gitler also had two hits each. Freshman Elle Ruchim belted a bases-clearing double. –

Girls Track and Field

Stevenson 87, Libertyville 51; Stevenson 96, Mundelein 49: Sophomore Camille Clay won the shot put and discus as the host Patriots (5-0) swept their first outdoor meet of the season. Camille claimed the discus with a throw of 108 feet, 3 inches, and captured the shot put with a toss of 32 feet, 11.5 inches. The other individual event victories came from seniors Miffy Tani in the 100-meter hurdles (17.7 seconds) and Maddie Kadens in the long jump (14 feet, 3 inches). Stevenson also won the four relays. Sophomore Jordan Tollison, junior Hailey Peterson and senior Raeden Mays were joined by sophomore Jade Cadichon in the 400 (52.31), and freshman Mia Mikolajczak in the 800 (1:55.3). The 1,600 roster included sophomores Maxine Tam, Jessica Qualich and Lindsey Hendler, and senior Kendall Roberts (4:31.6). Maxine and Kendall also ran in the 3,200 (10:27.2) with junior Caimin Xi and freshman Livy Alton.

Boys Gymnastics

Glenbrook North 152.50, Glenbrook South 129.40, Stevenson 107.90: In Northbrook, freshman Jack White tied for first on horizontal bar (7.8), tied for fourth on vault (8.5),  finished fifth in floor exercise (8.8), placed eighth on parallel bars (7.4), and was ninth on still rings (6.7). Senior Ben Rudloff was fifth in the all-around (33.30). He was 10th on parallel bars (6.8) and pommel horse (2.8). Juniors Anthony Lang and Mark Lozovnoy tied for eighth on floor exercise (8.5), and Mark also tied for ninth on vault (7.0). –

Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Lacrosse

St. Viator 14, Stevenson 13 (OT): Senior Sophie Sorenson scored seven goals and assisted on another for the host Patriots in the Stadium. Classmate Georgia Maskalunas added three goals, while junior Kilian Weber had a goal and seven draw controls.

Basketball Alumnus Earns Academic All-America Honor

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology senior Ryuji Aoki (Class of 2016) has been named to the 2018-19 Google Cloud NCAA Division III Academic All-America Men’s Basketball Third Team. Aoki, a member of Stevenson’s 2015 state championship team, has a 3.91 grade-point average in biomedical engineering. He will graduate from the Terre Haute, Ind., school in May, after only three years. Aoki told the Japan Times that he plans to return to his native Japan after graduation to pursue a professional basketball career. Aoki started all 18 games in which he played for the Fightin’ Engineers this year, averaging 12.2 points per contest. Rose-Hulman, which also includes SHS alumnus Samvit Ram (Class of 2018) on its roster, finished the year with a 17-9 record.

Boys Water Polo Selling Chick-fil-A Sandwiches Thursday

The boys water polo team will be selling Chick-fil-A chicken biscuit sandwiches for $3.50 from 2-4 p.m. Thursday in the Wood and Glass Commons. Students can use their Stevenson ID to purchase.

Today on NFHS Network

Tonight’s varsity girls soccer game against Rockton Hononegah will be streamed live from the Stadium. The game starts at 6:30. Watch the action on Stevenson’s NFHS Network page.


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Thursday is Fashion Show Projects Deadline

Thursday is the last day to submit Clothing and Design projects to be shown in the Fashion Show on April 18. If you are a current or former Clothing and Design or Advanced Clothing and Design student, here is your chance to show off your hard work done this school year. Bring your projects to Mrs. Erickson in Room 1612.

UMSA Fundraiser to Benefit Refugees

Stevenson’s United Muslim Service Alliance is sponsoring a fundraising campaign to benefit Rohingya refugees who have fled the latest round of violence in Myanmar. The Rohingya are a Muslim minority in Myanmar, and faced increasing persecution over the past two years. UMSA has established a GoFundMe page, with all donations going to the United Nations Refugee Agency.

Catalyst Doesn’t Believe in Having Fun, Right?

Catalyst … that’s the group that wants to ruin everyone’s parties, right? Wrong. Check out some of the things the club is doing in its latest video.


Peer Tutors will meet at 3:30 Thursday in Room 7066/7068.


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