Honor a Senior With a Yearbook Ad
Parents, family and friends of graduating seniors are invited to commemorate the student’s achievements and milestones at Stevenson through a recognition ad in the Ambassador yearbook. Ad orders must be placed by Dec. 6.
Sports Team Fundraisers Tuesday
Two sports teams will hold fundraisers Tuesday. The boys cross country squad has a fundraiser from 5-8 p.m. at Portillo’s in Vernon Hills. (Show this flyer when ordering.) The baseball team has a fundraiser from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Culver’s in Lincolnshire.
Homecoming Toolkit for Parents
Parents and guardians have a chance to win free gift cards from Sunset Foods when they download the Stand Strong Coalition’s new Homecoming Party Parent Toolkit. The toolkit includes advice on throwing safe Homecoming parties and more. Download at standstrongcoalition.org.
Saturday’s Varsity Results
Stevenson at Viking Invitational: The Patriots won the team title at Fremd High School, capturing four of seven brackets and finishing second in the other three. The Kolli sisters, senior Athena and sophomore Alaina, won the No. 1 doubles crown with a trio of straight-set victories, including a 6-2, 6-3 triumph over Fremd in the final. Seniors Ellen Ma and Maggie Gong went 3-0 in winning the No. 2 doubles flight. Stevenson also won the Nos. 2 and 3 singles brackets behind freshman Ainika Hou and sophomore Thea Surya, respectively. Freshman Sonia Mehta was second at No. 1 singles, senior Alexis Lee and freshman Angela Ran were runners-up at No. 3 doubles, and seniors Priya Rao and Sneha Yellapantula were second at No. 4 doubles.
Boys Ice Hockey
Stevenson 6, Glenbrook South 5 (OT): Freshman Davis Jaegers scored his third goal of the game at the 1:10 mark in overtime to lift the host Patriots (4-2) past the Titans in the Scholastic Hockey League opener for both teams. Trailing 5-2 in the third period, SHS rallied for three goals to send the contest into OT. Junior Brett Stokes and sophomore Rafael Biedron scored to cut the deficit to one goal, and junior Liam Jones tied the contest with 1:47 remaining in regulation. Freshman Dylan Jette tallied three assists, while Davis, Brett and senior Josh Wright recorded two apiece. Senior Jeremy Riback earned the victory between the pipes, making 22 saves. – Boxscore
Girls Cross Country
Stevenson at Royal Cadet Invitational: At Marmion Academy in Aurora, the Patriots placed fifth out of 11 teams. Leading the way for SHS were sophomore Alivia Alton (19:53.90) and junior Emily Fejes (19:54.53), who finished 21st and 22nd, respectively, in the 124-runner field. Senior Caimin Xi was 29th (20:21.12) and junior Emma Finnegan was 32nd (20:39.68). Stevenson’s other competitors included freshman Lia Nowak (39th, 21:09.96), senior Michelle Yu (41st, 21:17.33) and junior Helena Ebeling (47th, 21:39.58). – Official Results
Boys Cross Country
Stevenson at First to the Finish Invitational: The Patriots finished 15th out of 47 teams at Peoria’s Detweiler Park, site of the IHSA state meet. Seniors Anthony Rodriguez (15:13.9) and Corey Pacernick (15:13.9) placed 12th and 13th, respectively, among 426 runners. Also running for SHS were sophomore Tyler Roberts (16:14.9), senior Cameron Sprague (16:31.9), junior Tarun Kalyana Sundaram (16:34.3), junior Wesley Park (16:55.6), senior Cameron Coffey (17:00.3), sophomore Aidan Plautz (17:57.6) and junior Matthew Brueckert (17:58.4). – Official Results
Stevenson at Niles West Invitational: The Patriots (7-5) split a pair of matches in Skokie to finish sixth in the two-day tournament, moving head coach Tim Crow within three victories of 500 in his career. SHS breezed by Evanston in its first match, 25-5, 25-20, before falling to Glenbrook South, 25-16, 25-16. Senior Abby Keevins served seven aces in the Evanston match. Sophomore Amanda Holsen led the Patriots with seven kills in each match, while junior Emma Potocki had nine on the day. Senior setter Grace Tully was perfect on all 71 attempts, dishing out 27 assists. Junior Emerson Kouri posted a team-high 14 digs.
Friday’s Varsity Results
Stevenson 24, Libertyville 6: The host Patriots (1-2) won their first game under head coach Brent Becker behind a stalwart defensive effort and offensive contributions from familiar and unfamiliar faces. The SHS defense held the Wildcats (1-2) to 47 yards rushing and had three interceptions. Senior linebacker Michael Youkhanna picked off two passes, and junior defensive back Jaden Mojica had the third. Senior running back Jean-Marc Etienne had 23 carries for 157 yards, including an 85-yard touchdown run that opened the scoring. Classmate Jordan Vincent scored two TDs. He caught an 18-yard pass from junior backup quarterback Liam Crawley to make the score 13-0 in the second quarter, then added a 32-yard TD run in the fourth quarter. Liam, playing in his first varsity game, came off the bench when senior Justin Hiller was injured, and completed 13-of-17 passes for 122 yards. Jordan had seven receptions for 82 yards, while Jean-Marc added six catches for 36 yards. Junior Tristan Moskovic caught three passes for 33 yards. Junior Matthew Spilotro kicked a 26-yard field goal and added three point-after kicks for the Patriots in their North Suburban Conference opener. – Daily Herald, Pioneer Press | SHSTV replay (subscription required)
Stevenson at Niles West Invitational: The Patriots (5-4) rebounded from an opening loss to Prospect (21-25, 25-23, 15-9) to defeat Resurrection (25-18, 25-14) and Maine West (25-21, 25-12) in pool play. Sophomore Amanda Holsen led SHS with 36 kills, while senior Grace Tully recorded 64 assists on 163-of-165 setting. Senior Lily Cozzi served 14 aces, including eight against Resurrection. Junior Emerson Kouri made 15 digs against Prospect, while senior Abby Keevins had 10 to go along with three aces.
Tonight’s varsity girls field hockey game against Homewood-Flossmoor is scheduled to be streamed live on Stevenson’s NFHS Network page beginning at 6:15. Click here to watch (subscription required).
Student Volunteers Needed for Odyssey
Odyssey is just around the corner, and lots of student volunteers are needed. If you are creative, have organizational skills, work well in teams or leading them, and are responsible, reliable and respectful, Odyssey could use your help. Check out this link for details and to sign up.
ILLINOIS EDUCATION NEWS
An Illinois State University graduate from South Korea who now is an internationally-known artist, and her husband, have donated $12 million to the school’s College of Fine Arts.
A Barrington Area Unit District 220 survey shows positive trends such as more sleep for students and reduced unscheduled nurse visits since later start times were enacted for its high school and middle schools in 2017-18.
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale is launching a search for a new chancellor, even while the Board of Trustees is searching for a new president of the SIU system. The board hopes to complete the presidential search by the end of this year.
The Maine West and Highland Park boys golf teams played under the lights Friday, a first in Illinois High School Association history. The two schools played at the Des Plaines Golf Center, a par-3 course.
NATIONAL EDUCATION NEWS
Actress Felicity Huffman received a 14-day jail sentence on Friday for paying thousands of dollars to have one of her daughter’s SAT scores inflated. She is the first parent to be sentenced in the massive “Varsity Blues” college cheating scandal that has rocked the U.S. higher education system.
Should students be allowed “mental health days” during the school year? A new Oregon law in allows students to take up to five mental health days in a three-month period. State lawmakers in New York are considering a similar measure.
Las Vegas-area teachers have a new two-year contract. The contract includes a 3% pay increase, 2% step increase for each of the two years and a 4% increase in monthly health care contributions. Educators also can receive a $5,400 salary increase for completing three years of professional development activities.