Tuesday, April 9, 2019

15 FBLA Members Claim State Titles

Fifteen Stevenson students won first-place honors, and 71 finished in the top 10 in their event, at the Illinois Future Business Leaders of America state competition last weekend in Springfield. In addition, 49 members of the SHS contingent qualified for the national FBLA competition that will be held June 29-July 2 in San Antonio, Texas.

Three students won their second state championships. Senior Zuhair Ali-Khan, who won top honors in Coding and Programming last year, was part of the winning Business Financial Plan team with classmate Kai Mayahara and junior Kevin Yan. Junior Joie You captured Accounting II, one year after from claiming Accounting I, and senior Alisa Wang finished first in Insurance and Risk Management. She won the Introduction to Business category as a freshman.

The other first-place winners were sophomore Jennifer Cheng in Accounting I; junior Sashank Varanasi in Advertising; juniors Grace Fan, Kaitlyn Lu and Jasmine Wang in Emerging Business Issues; sophomore Krishna Patel in Introduction to Business Communication; juniors Ketna Kolakaluri, Julie Mathews and Rayann Yao in Marketing; and junior Cheryl Chen in Organizational Leadership.

Click here to see all SHS students who finished in the top 10. The FBLA sponsors are Joe Reinmann and Taylor Osicek.

Archery Team Finishes Fifth in State

Stevenson’s top team finished fifth out of 26 teams at last weekend’s Illinois State Archery Tournament at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. The second SHS squad was 17th. Junior Carina Spaeth finished eighth among 214 archers in the High School Girls Division, scoring tens on her first 13 attempts and hitting 17 overall en route to a 284 score. She was 10th among 444 girls who competed in the high school and junior high school divisions. Sophomore Malachi Park was ninth out of 251 in the High School Boys Division, and 14th among all 519 boys archers. He scored 283, including 13 tens. Two other Patriots finished in the top 20 among boys: sophomore David Bayer (281) and senior Temma Saito (280) were 13th and 16th, respectively. The other girl in the top 20 was senior Rebecca Azevedo (279), who placed 19th. Rebecca, senior Andrew Szwejbka and junior Josh Nimmo all had one round of 50 (tens on all five attempts).  Click here to see all the team results. Stevenson’s No. 1 squad will participate in the National Archery Tournament next month in Louisville, Ky.

Bill’s Pizza Featuring SHS Student Creations

Introduction to Business students have developed five pizzas that will be on the menu at Bill’s Pizza in Mundelein today through Thursday. This marks the end of a class project in which the students used the product development process, completed market research and promoted their products before letting the public get a taste of their labors. Click here to see the pizzas they developed. Bill’s is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Winter Guard Posts Highest Score of Season in Finale

The varsity Winter Guard concluded its season by performing for the first time at the Winter Guard World Championships in Dayton, Ohio last week. Stevenson recorded its highest score of the season (85.63) in the Scholastic A Division, which featured 145 teams. The team roster included seniors Arielle Pazol, Maddy Casaletto, Kennedy Schooley and Amanda Jimenez; juniors Kennedy Davis, Danie Shvartsman, Haley Bauman, Jane Pak and Kyle Grumet; sophomores Georgie Casaletto, Mia Watkins, Vickie Orishter, Kailyn Choi, Hannah Osharow, Amira Shaikh, Alexa Feldman, Angelia Pulos and Katie Advani; and freshmen Sophie DiPaolo and Amelia Lin.

Georgia’s On Our Mind Wednesday

The next Site Visitor for Educators day at Stevenson on Wednesday has a decidedly southern flavor. Thirty-two visitors from six Georgia educational institutions will be coming to campus to learn more about Stevenson’s practices. Hillgrove High School and McEachern High School, both in Powder Springs, will send representatives, as will Creekside High School in Fairburn, Dodgen Middle School in Marietta, Fulton County Schools in Atlanta, and the Cobb County School District in Mableton. Another 29 visitors on Wednesday will be coming from Taylor High School in Kokomo, Ind.; Oregon High School in Oregon, Wis. and the Racine, Wis., Unified School District; and two Illinois institutions: York High School in Elmhurst, and Deerfield Public School District 109.

How to Talk With Your Teen About Marijuana

Stevenson‘s Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator, Dr. Cristina Cortesi, will share regular reflections during the school year in the Daily Digest. For more information on Dr. Cortesi and the substance abuse prevention program, visit her web page.

With all the information and misinformation that exists in today’s world, it is not surprising that parents are unsure how to have conversations with their teens about marijuana. If you feel uninformed, chances are your teen does as well. Your guidance is key to helping them understand what is real and how teen use differs from adult use. Regardless of where you stand on the issue of legalization, it is imperative that you understand the negative health impacts of teen use. Both pro-marijuana advocates and opponents agree that recreational youth use is harmful. For a quick guide on how to respond to common teen misconceptions, click here. Parents, teens and other community members also are invited to Tuesday’s forum at SHS on the ramifications of marijuana legalization in Illinois. Click here for more information.


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Monday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson 23, Zion-Benton 1 (5 inn.): Joey Little’s grand slam highlighted an 18-run second inning for the Patriots (8-4, 2-1) on the road. The freshman scored four runs in the ballgame. Jacob Rosenkranz went the distance on the mound, giving up four hits and striking out 13. Ryan McElhinny went 3-for-3, drove in four runs, scored three times, and stole four bases. Chris Farina was 3-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored. Seah Kiah, Isaiah Hart, Zach Taylor and Michael D’Angelo all drove in two runs. – GameChanger.com

Girls Lacrosse

Stevenson 15, Conant 5: Erica Spieler scored four goals, and Sophie Sorenson and Kilian Weber each added three for the host Patriots (3-6 overall, 3-3 in Illinois) in the Stadium. Sophie tied the game at 1-1, then Kilian scored back-to-back goals for SHS, which never trailed again and led 7-2 at halftime. Michelle Shen added two goals. – NFHS Network Replay | Daily Herald

Girls Badminton

Stevenson 18, Deerfield 0: The visiting Patriots remained undefeated in 2019, winning their 37th consecutive match and improving to 14-0 on the year. Every match against the Warriors was decided in straight sets. The winning singles players were Shibani Ram (21-10, 21-6), Kaitlyn Lu (21-7, 21-5), Jyotsna Harikrishna (21-9, 21-5), Emily Hu (21-7, 21-0), Jenny Yang (21-2, 21-2), Benna Li (21-5, 21-4), Giuli Nagai (21-9, 21-6), Megan Wei (21-14, 21-10), Jasmine Zhang (21-17, 21-19), Veronica Liu (21-5, 21-5), Riya Gyanmote (21-15, 21-10) and Roshini Merneedi (21-18, 21-4). The winning doubles tandems were Jenny and Emily (21-4, 21-5), Benna and Jyotsna (21-10, 21-5), Kaitlyn and Shibani (21-8, 21-6), Megan and Jasmine (21-16, 21-2), Giuli and Veronica (21-10, 21-8), and Riya and Roshini (21-9, 21-10).


Lake Zurich 10, Stevenson 8: Reagan Koenigs and Maggie O’Brien each had two RBI for the Patriots in their home opener. Maggie hit a run-scoring single, and Reagan followed with a two-run double during Stevenson’s three-run third inning. Maggie later walked with the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth to give SHS a 6-5 lead. Elle Ruchim had an RBI triple and scored two runs, while Emily Freedman also scored twice. – GameChanger.com

Boys Track and Field

Stevenson 75, Warren 66; Stevenson 90, Lake Zurich 45: Jahleel Perrin won the 100- and 200-meter dashes in Gurnee as the Patriots improved to 9-1. Jahleel covered the 100 in 10.9 seconds, then captured the 200 in 22.7. Jordan Vincent was the other individual runner to take top honors, claiming the 400 (50.7). SHS won two field events: Dan Erdenetsogt in the shot put (46 feet) and Maema Njongmeta in the discus (153 feet, 2 inches). Stevenson also won the 800 relay (1:34.9) and 400 relay (43.5).

Girls Track and Field

Lake Zurich 93, Stevenson 53; Warren 82, Stevenson 64: The Patriots (2-2) won two events at Lake Zurich. Kendall Roberts captured the 800-meter run (2:26.15) and Camille Clay claimed the discus (114-4).

Girls Soccer

Stevenson at Lou Malnati’s Deep Dish Classic: The Patriots fell to host New Trier, 2-1, dropping to 5-1-2 on the season. Kalyssa VanZanten scored Stevenson’s goal. Goalkeeper Jenny Staten made eight saves. New Trier improved to 6-0-5. – Daily Herald

1985 Alumnus to be Honored Thursday at SHS

One of the best distance runners in school history, Mark Deady (Class of 1985), will be honored Thursday as the boys track and field team hosts the annual Patriot Relays in the Stadium. Deady is the latest SHS alumnus chosen for induction into the Lake County High Schools Sports Hall of Fame. He won the 1,600-meter state championship as a senior, finishing in 4:07.45, an IHSA record that stood for 23 years, and still stands as the fastest in school history. Deady went on to run for Indiana University, winning two Big Ten championships and earning All-America honors three times. In 1988, he ran in the Seoul Olympics. A public reception will be held in his honor from 4-5 p.m. Thursday in the Glass Commons, with an award presentation at 4:30. Deady will serve as honorary starter for the Patriot Relays at 6 p.m., and also will present the trophy to the winner of the 1,600 meter race, which has been renamed the “Mark Deady Mile.” Deady shared some reflections from his time at Stevenson with Pioneer Press.

Avery King Earns Honor From Champaign Paper

Junior Avery King was an honorable mention selection to the Champaign News-Gazette’s 42nd annual All-State Girls Basketball Team, announced Saturday. The 5-foot-11 forward averaged 14.8 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.6 blocks, 1.6 steals and 1.3 assists per game.

Today on NFHS Network

Tonight’s varsity girls lacrosse game against Libertyville will be streamed live from the Stadium and can be seen on the NFHS Network. The game begins at 6:30. Watch the action on Stevenson’s NFHS Network page.


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Class of 2019 Apparel On Sale Until Sunday

The Senior Class Board invites all members of the Class of 2019 to celebrate their four years at Stevenson by purchasing apparel through this link. The sale ends Sunday.

Pick Up Your “Light It Up Blue” Shirts at Lunch

Students who ordered “Light It Up Blue” T-shirts can pick them up during the lunch periods Wednesday through Friday in the Wood Commons. The Light It Up Blue game against Round Lake Beach to benefit Autism Speaks will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday 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. Those attending the game without a Light It Up Blue shirt will be asked for a $10 donation at the gate.

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

The next Patriot Parent Association Bake Sale is Wednesday afternoon during seventh and eighth periods in the Wood Commons and Glass Commons. Doughnuts, muffins, cake, pies, Puppy Chow and more will be available for $1. Proceeds benefit all students and staff through PPA.


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