Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Those Who Excel Nominees Announced

Ten SHS faculty and staff members have been nominated for the Illinois State Board of Education’s annual Those Who Excel awards. Special Education teacher Tammy Napolitano was selected for the Classroom Teacher category, from which the Illinois Teacher of the Year is determined. Spanish 2 teachers Zara Dittman, Samuel Figueroa, Stephanie Fischer, Joey Fitzpatrick, Nancy O’Malley, Elfie Repel and Adrienne Ruzicka were nominated in the Team category. Mathematics teacher David Irsay was chosen for the Early Career Educator category, for teachers with five or less years of experience. In the Educational Service Personnel category, the school’s social media specialist, Crystal Maleski, was nominated. The state will announce Those Who Excel winners in the fall.

Small Ensemble Band Concert on Thursday

The Small Ensemble Band Concert featuring performances by the Flute Choir, Clarinet Choir, Saxophone Ensemble and Brass Choir will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Recital Hall portion of the Performing Arts Center. For those unable to attend, a live stream of the concert will be available through the Fine Arts Division’s Vimeo page.

Tri-M Honor Society Organizes Benefit Concert

The SHS Tri-M Honor Society will hold a benefit concert next week for Foundations of Music, an organization that supports music education programs in Chicago-area schools, and VitArBr, an SHS student-run charity that promotes mental health awareness. The concert will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Performing Arts Center. A $5 donation at the door is requested.

Seal of Biliteracy Exams Registration Closed

Registration has closed for the Seal of Biliteracy exams that will be given on Thursday, April 25. All available seats have been filled.

Israeli Teens Visiting SHS Thursday

Seventeen Israeli teens will be visiting Stevenson Thursday morning to meet with students in Anna Gorbikoff’s Hebrew 1 and 2 classes and tour the school. The visitors are part of the Diller Teen Fellows leadership program for Jewish 10th– and 11th-grade students from six continents. Also part of the visit will be SHS sophomore Jason Topolski, who is in the program’s Chicago cohort.


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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Lacrosse

Stevenson 23, Libertyville 14: University of Connecticut recruit Sophie Sorenson scored seven goals and had four assists in the Stadium as the host Patriots improved to 4-6 on the season, including a 4-3 mark against Illinois teams. Kilian Weber reached a milestone during the game, scoring her 150th career point, and finishing the contest with four goals and three assists. Erica Spieler tallied five goals and two assists, Aedyn Gorenberg scored three times, and Georgia Maskalunas recorded two goals and a pair of assists. Michelle Shen and Helena Ebeling also scored for Stevenson, which defensively netted two interceptions and caused two turnovers. – NFHS Network Replay

Boys Tennis

Stevenson 7, Libertyville 0: The Patriots (2-1, 1-0) posted all straight-set victories in their North Suburban Conference opener on the road. Eric Perkowski was a 6-0, 6-2 winner at No. 1 singles, followed by Zachary Kim at No. 2 (6-1, 6-1) and Nicholas Stec at No. 3 (6-2, 6-0). In doubles, Arjun Sheelvanth and Aswath (Ozzie) Viswanathan were 6-2, 6-2 winners at No. 1. The other tandems were Daniel Tulchinskiy and Payton Adkisson at No. 2 (6-3, 6-2), Andy Dong and Thomas Gong at No. 3 (6-0, 6-1), and Kevin Fei and Gabriel Visotsky at No. 4 (6-1, 6-1).

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson 14, Libertyville 1: The Patriots (14-0) scored all 14 goals in the first half as their winning streak reached 47 straight games dating back to the third game of last season. Lauren Maloney led SHS with four goals, and later took over at goalkeeper, making two saves. Starting goalie Anna Mossakowski turned away eight shots. Shreya Sreedhar had three goals and Maddy O’Donnell added two.


Stevenson 15, Zion-Benton 1 (5 inn.): Benjamin Ries drove in three runs during a 12-run first inning for the host Patriots (9-4, 3-1), supporting the complete-game pitching of Frank Carris, who scattered five hits, struck out eight, walked one and didn’t allow an earned run. Benjamin hit a two-run double, then had an RBI groundout later in the first as SHS almost batted around twice. Brandon Ward hit a two-run home run for Stevenson’s final runs. Joey Little drove in two runs and scored twice, Chris Farina was 2-for-3 with two runs scored, and Jake Surane (2-for-2) and AJ Weine (1-for-1) each had an RBI double. –, Daily Herald

Boys Lacrosse

Libertyville 11, Stevenson 2: Ryan Hynes and Cole Okmin scored goals for the visiting Patriots (4-3, 0-1) in their North Suburban Conference opener. – @PatsLax

Cook Among Finalists for Wrestling Coach of the Year

Wrestling coach Shane Cook was one of 10 finalists for the Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association Class 3A Head Coach of the Year award, given last weekend at the association’s annual spring banquet. Cook guided his team to a second-place regional finish, and had three wrestlers qualify for the individual state finals. The winner was Sam Hiatt of DeKalb.

Today on NFHS Network

Today’s varsity girls soccer game against Lane Tech will be streamed live from the Stadium and can be seen on the NFHS Network. The game begins at 5:45. Watch the action on Stevenson’s NFHS Network page.


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Comfort Dogs Returning Next Week

The comfort dogs will be back on Thursday, April 18 during lunch periods in the CCC! If your parent or guardian completed the digital permission slip in December, you do not need another permission slip. If not, please bring this signed permission slip during your lunch period on April 18.

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