Monday, April 8, 2019

“Tobacco 21” Bill That Started at SHS Becomes Law

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation on Sunday that raises the state’s legal age for buying nicotine products to 21, marking the end of an effort that began at Stevenson. The original “Tobacco 21” legislation was filed in early 2018 by state Sen. Julie Morrison of Deerfield, after working with students from the Catalyst club and their sponsors, Dr. Cristina Cortesi and Jamie Epstein. Illinois becomes the eighth state in the nation, and the first in the Midwest, with an age minimum of 21.

20 Earn State Medals at FCCLA Conference

Twenty SHS students earned medals and eight qualified for nationals at the 2019 Illinois Family, Career and Community Leaders of America State Leadership Conference in Springfield last weekend. More than 600 students from around the state competed.

Thirteen students received gold medals in their events: seniors Laura Thornburg (Nutrition and Wellness), Jordyn Rubin (Interior Design) and Isabella Przybylo (Salads); juniors Mariam Reichert (Recycle and Redesign), Madison McElhinny (Advocacy), Roya Lippe (Preschool Lesson Plan), Ashley Gordon and Sydney Ring (Preschool Lesson Plan), and Nicole Ittounas (Interior Design); and sophomores Esha Raut (Illustrated Talk), Natali Freihammer (Fondant Cakes), and Taylor Irvin and Litzy Cruz (Advocacy).

Seven other students received silver medals: seniors Pallavi Panchpor (Food Innovations), Olivia Coutre (Fashion Design), Lexi Bennett (Focus on Children) and Elizabeth Dungan (Early Childhood Education); and sophomores Jessie Mazursky (Fashion Construction), and Kendall Goldenson and Christine Kim (Preschool Lesson Plan).

Eight members of the Stevenson contingent who placed in the top two in the state were invited to compete at the FCCLA National Leadership Conference this summer in Anaheim, Calif.: Mariam, Laura, Pallavi, Elizabeth, Taylor, Litzy, Esha and Lexi. Stevenson’s FCCLA sponsors are Michelle Backes and Jamie Rieman.

Junior to Compete in National Deaf Academic Bowl

Junior Yael Lenga will compete in the National Academic Bowl for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing beginning Thursday at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. She is a member of Hersey High School’s Deaf Academic Bowl team, which is making its second straight trip to nationals. Yael earned National All-Star honors in 2018.


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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson at Mike Murphy Invitational: Shreya Sreedhar scored the game-winning goal with 38 seconds remaining as the top-ranked Patriots edged host and third-ranked Fenwick, 7-6, for the tournament championship. Shreya had two goals in the game; her first tied the game at 6-6 midway through the fourth quarter. Eleanor Michaud led SHS (13-0) with three goals, while Lauren Maloney and Hanna Cloeter had one apiece. Goalie Anna Mossakowski made 13 saves. WIth the victory, Stevenson extended its winning streak to 45 consecutive games. The Patriots advanced to the championship game with a 10-2 win over No. 6 Naperville Central and a 15-0 shutout of Loyola. Lauren scored five goals and Anna had eight saves against Naperville, and eight players scored versus Loyola. –

Girls Badminton

Stevenson at Thornton Fractional South Invitational: The Patriots won all 42 matches they played, capturing the team championship in addition to every singles and doubles title. Shibani Ram won No. 1 singles, Kaitlyn Lu captured No. 2 and Giuli Nagai claimed No. 3. In doubles, Emily Hu and Jenny Yang took first at No. 1, Benna Li and Jyotsna Harikrishna won No. 2, and Thivya Sivarajah and Julie Zhu ruled at No. 3. All of Stevenson’s entries went 7-0 on the day.

Boys Lacrosse

Stevenson 12, Fremd 10: The Patriots (4-2) scored nine unanswered goals to rally past the Vikings (3-4) in Palatine. Fremd took a 5-2 lead in the second quarter before SHS held the hosts scoreless for 18 minutes and 37 seconds. Darius Clemons tied the game at 5-5 late in the first half, and Ryan Hynes gave Stevenson the lead for good at the 3:30 mark. Ryan, a freshman, led the Patriots with four goals and also had two assists. Cole Okmin and Seth Collins each had two goals, while Nate Spina, Matthew Pappageorge and Ben Niesman also scored. Ben won 17 of 22 faceoffs. Goalie Neal Balotskiy made eight saves. – Daily Herald

Girls Soccer

Stevenson at Lou Malnati’s Deep Dish Classic: The Patriots tied last year’s Class 2A state champion, St. Francis, 1-1, in their opening game of the tournament at New Trier’s Northfield campus. Kalyssa VanZanten gave SHS (5-0-2) a 1-0 lead in the 13th minute when she scored off Gabi Nye’s free kick. – Daily Herald

Boys Volleyball

Stevenson at Warren Invitational: The Patriots finished seventh in the 24-team tournament. SHS (9-3) rallied past Lakes, 23-25, 31-29, 26-24, in its third and final match of the day. Earlier, Stevenson fell to Deerfield in the Gold Flight quarterfinals, 25-20, 25-17, then dropped a 25-17, 24-26, 25-22 decision to New Trier. Gavin Meng registered 30 kills on the day, including 11 in each of the final two matches. He also made 27 digs in three matches. Thomas Finn had 11 kills in each of the last two contests, and finished with 24 in three matches. Will Sorenson was 189-of-198 setting with 81 assists. Justin Ross made 19 kills and had 16 block assists. Samuel Epstein made 27 digs. – Daily Herald

Girls Track and Field

Stevenson at Buffalo Grove Invitational: The 800-meter relay team of Jade Cadichon, Hailey Peterson, Raeden Mays and Maddie Kadens took top honors in 1:50.25. Raeden added a pair of third-place finishes, in the 100 (13.04) and 200 (27.48). Camille Clay placed second in the shot put (37 feet, 9 inches), and also finished fourth in discus (105-1). Other fourth-place efforts came from Lindsey Hendler in the 400 (1:03.65), Michelle Yu in the 3,200 (12:31.19), Hailey Peterson in the 200 (27.76), and the 1,600 relay team of Lindsey, Caimin Xi, Olivia Barreca and Alivia Alton (4:32.5). In the team standings, Stevenson finished fifth out of eight teams.


Wheaton Warrenville South 8, Stevenson 3: Hayden Brotz and Chris Farina each collected two hits for the Patriots (7-4) on the road. Chris doubled twice and scored two runs, while Hayden also doubled. The other extra-base hit for SHS was an RBI triple from Michael D’Angelo. He stole two bases, as did Ryan McElhinny. –


Schaumburg 8, Stevenson 1: Maggie O’Brien went 1-for-2 with a walk for the visiting Patriots. – Daily Herald

Friday’s Varsity Results

Boys Volleyball

Stevenson at Warren Invitational: The Patriots (8-1) captured their pool by dispatching Maine South, 25-14, 25-18, and outlasting Hoffman Estates, 25-14, 23-25, 25-15, pushing its win streak to seven consecutive matches. SHS served 24 aces in the two matches, with Gavin Meng recording six against Hoffman Estates and eight on the night. The junior had eight kills against Hoffman, along with two solo block, four block assists and five digs. Loyola-bound Justin Ross, who stands 6-foot-8, rapped eight kills and made nine block assists in the Hoffman match. Thomas Finn also had eight kills against Hoffman. Senior setter Will Sorenson, who is heading to Harvard, dished out 47 assists in the two matches while making only one ball-handling error in 100 attempts. He also served four aces. Andrew Keevins added four aces against Maine South, while Daniel Doczi had seven block assists in the two matches. – Daily Herald

Girls Badminton

Stevenson hosted SHS Quadrangular: The two-time defending state champion Patriots edged last year’s third-place team, Fremd, by a 4-3 score, and shut out Neuqua Valley and York by 7-0 scores in the Field House. With the victories, SHS improved to 13-0 on the year and extended its winning streak to 36 straight matches. The marquee match came at No. 1 doubles, where defending state champions Emily Hu and Jenny Yang defeated Fremd’s 2018 state semifinalists by a 21-6, 21-7 score. The Patriot tandem that defeated Fremd’s duo in last year’s semifinals, Jyotsna Harikrishna and Benna Li, won its No. 2 doubles contest, 21-3, 21-9. Stevenson also received a 21-8, 23-21 win at No. 3 doubles from Thivya Sivarajah and Julie Zhu, and a 21-7, 21-10 decision by Giuli Nagai at No. 3 singles. Giuli and the aforementioned doubles teams also won their matches against York and Neuqua Valley in straight sets.


Stevenson 2, Niles Notre Dame 1: Eli Fishbein and Chris Farina combined to throw a 3-hitter, and Zach Taylor drove in both runs for the host Patriots (7-3). Eli pitched the opening four innings, giving up three hits and one earned run to earn the win, and Chris followed with three hitless innings for the save, striking out three Dons. Zach singled home Ryan McElhinny to give SHS a 1-0 lead in the first inning, then knocked in Michael D’Angelo with another single in the fourth to break a 1-1 tie. Ryan, Zach and Jake Surane all went 2-for-3. –

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson at Mike Murphy Invitational: Lauren Maloney scored seven goals as the Patriots knocked off New Trier, 17-3, in their opening game at Fenwick High in Oak Park. With the victory, SHS improved to 10-0 in 2019 and extended its winning streak to 42 games. Goalie Anna Mossakowski made 14 saves. Kalista Tapas tallied four goals and Eleanor Michaud had three. –

Girls Lacrosse

Stevenson 16, Fremd 3: The Patriots employed a smothering defense in the Stadium, holding the visiting Vikings to seven shots on goal. Erica Spieler led SHS with four goals, and also added an assist. Kilian Weber, Michelle Shen and Sophie Sorenson all had three goals, with Sophie recording six assists. Jamie Fisher, Nicole Park and Skylar Zelinske also scored. – NFHS Network Replay

Boys Lacrosse

Maine South 10, Stevenson 9: Cole Okmin scored four goals and Ryan Hynes added two for the Patriots (2-3) in Park Ridge. Seth Collins, Bryce Wujcik and Owen Hancock also scored for SHS. The host Hawks scored the game-winning goal with 1:08 remaining. – @PatsLax


Cary-Grove 13, Stevenson 3 (6 inn.): Maggie Trotter homered for the Patriots on the road. – Daily Herald

Boys Gymnastics

Stevenson at Bob Bohl Invitational: At Mundelein, Jack White finished seventh in floor exercise (9.4) and placed 18th in vault (8.75). – Official Results | Daily Herald

Boys Tennis

New Trier 6, Stevenson 2: The Trevians prevailed over the Patriots (1-1) at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex, in a matchup of the two teams that tied for second in the state last year. Zachary Kim posted a 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 victory at No. 1 singles and the team of Payton Adkisson and Thomas Gong rallied for a 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-2 win at No. 3 doubles. Zachary’s victory came against a 2018 state doubles qualifier.

Today on NFHS Network

Today’s varsity and junior varsity girls lacrosse games against Conant will be streamed live from the Stadium and can be seen on the NFHS Network. The JV game begins at 5:30, followed by the varsity at 7. Watch the action on Stevenson’s NFHS Network page.


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What Calculator Can Be Used on the SAT?

Juniors taking the SAT exam on Tuesday will need to bring their own calculator. Which calculators are allowed? Click here to find out.

Volunteers, Performers Needed for Diversity Council Event

The Diversity Council will be holding its Turkish Cultural Event after school until 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 in Room 1912. Presentations, food, music and more are planned. Students interested in volunteering or performing can contact, or show up after school any Tuesday in Room 1912.


In the Loop is having its first field trip! The club will be going to Three Bags Full, a yarn shop in Northbrook, on Monday, April 15. Field trip permission slips must be turned in by Thursday. Please check with Ms. Kenney if you need a form.

Animal Welfare will not be meeting on Tuesday. There is still room on its field trip to Save-a-Pet in Grayslake on Tuesday, April 16. Please turn your signed permission slip to Ms. Kenney to reserve your spot on the bus!


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