Math Team Opens NSML Schedule With Strong Showing
Stevenson opened its North Suburban Math League season with a strong showing Thursday at Naperville North. Five of the top seven first-round team scores were posted by the Naperville North competitors. Whitney Young led the way with a 299, ahead of defending state champion Naperville North (295), Stevenson (294), Neuqua Valley (294) and Glenbrook North (276). SHS sits in a third-place tie overall heading into the second round on Oct. 30. Stevenson finished second in the state last spring.
The Patriots had perfect papers from 10 students: Freshmen Collin Fan, Ainika Hou, Aayush Kashyap, Siddhant Sen, Brian Shen and Andrey Vlasov; sophomore Fred Yuan; junior Praneet Rathi; and seniors Eric Gan and Philena Liu.
Saturday’s Varsity Results
Girls Swimming and Diving
Stevenson at Lake County Invitational: At Libertyville, the Patriots finished second in the 10-team field. SHS trailed only Barrington in the team standings, 332-296. Vernon Hills was third at 209. Junior Alex Eastmond won the 100-yard freestyle (53.64), was third in the 200-yard IM (2:12.34), and swam on a pair of second-place relays. Alex was part of the 200 medley relay (1:48.87, only .08 from first) with juniors Elizabeth Cao and Jessica Nyborg, and freshman Milena Busma. She also had a leg in the 400 free relay (3:38.91) with seniors Maddy O’Donnell and Lucy Stevens, and sophomore Claudia Rzeznik. Jessica was runner-up in the 50 free (24.80) and 100 breaststroke (1:07.55), and took part in the second-place 200 free relay (1:40.71) with Maddy, Claudia and sophomore Katie Makarska. Elizabeth placed second in the 200 IM (2:12.13) and third in the 100 backstroke (59.33). Claudia was third in the 50 free (25.11) and senior Ellen Maloney finished third in 1-meter diving (357.60). – Daily Herald
Boys Ice Hockey
Stevenson 5, York 2: Junior Andrew Chambers scored a pair of goals, and senior Brett Stokes had a goal and three assists for the Patriots at Twin Rinks. Seniors Emmett Baker and Josh Wright also scored for SHS (5-2-1), which extended its unbeaten streak to four games. Emmett’s score broke a 2-2 tie. Senior goalie Jeremy Riback made 20 saves for Stevenson, which outshot the Dukes, 29-22. – Boxscore
Stevenson 1, Libertyville 1: The Patriots (4-6-3, 1-2-2) locked in a defensive struggle with the Wildcats, who are ranked seventh nationally. Senior Camron Mahdavian scored in the first half off an assist from junior Anthony Skordilis. Senior keeper Itay Gozalzani made 10 saves in the Stadium. – NFHS Network replay (subscription required)
Girls Cross Country
Stevenson at Palatine Invitational: The Patriots placed 25th among 29 teams at Deer Grove East Forest Preserve. Senior Caimin Xi (20:20) led SHS, followed by junior Emma Finnegan (20:26), sophomore Alivia Alton (20:29), junior Emily Fejes (20:30), freshman Lia Novak (20:58), senior Michelle Yu (20:59) and freshman Alexa Collins (21:50). – Official Results
Boys Cross Country
Stevenson at Palatine Invitational: Seniors Corey Pacernick (15:46) and Anthony Rodriguez (15:53) finished 11th and 22nd, respectively, for the Patriots at the Deer Grove East Forest Preserve. Also running for Stevenson were sophomore Tyler Roberts (16:40), junior Tarun Kalyana Sundaram (17:25), seniors Cameron Coffey (17:32) and Cameron Sprague (17:50), and junior Stephen Moy (18:19). SHS finished 17th out of 30 teams. – Official Results | Daily Herald
Friday’s Varsity Results
Lake Zurich 28, Stevenson 20: A late rally by the Patriots (2-3, 2-1) fell just short in Lake Zurich. The Bears (3-2, 3-0) led 28-7 with 1:44 remaining in the third quarter, but SHS came back with a 43-yard touchdown pass from junior Liam Crawley to classmate Jayden McFadden. Then followed a 75-yard scoring drive highlighted by a 30-yard TD run from senior Jean-Marc Etienne, who had a 5-yard run for Stevenson’s opening score. Jean-Marc had 19 carries for 166 yards, including a 64-yard burst that set up the Pats’ first TD. Senior Jordan Vincent had three receptions for 44 yards. The game’s kickoff time was moved up from 7:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. due to threatening weather. – NFHS Network Replay (subscription required) | Daily Herald, Pioneer Press
The boys lacrosse coaches will hold a parent meeting from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday in the Recital Hall portion of the Performing Arts Center. Team equipment and Spring Break information will be addressed, as well as other important details in preparation for the spring 2020 season.
California STEM Tour During Spring Break
Stevenson is sponsoring a STEM tour to California during Spring Break. The six-day trip will hit Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Los Angeles, and include visits to Google headquarters and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Read this flyer for details. An information meeting about the trip will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday in the West Auditorium. If you have questions, contact Ms. Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ever wonder what it takes to become an engineer? Curious as to what the profession entails? Come to Engineering Night at the College of Lake County on Thursday to learn about careers in engineering and computer science, and meet with representatives from area engineering schools. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. outside the Willow Cafe on the CLC Grayslake Campus, 19351 W. Washington St. The event is free and open to high school students and their parents. Click here to pre-register.
ILLINOIS EDUCATION NEWS
The idea that it’s harder to get admitted to a selective enrollment high school in Chicago than to get into a good college is an urban legend. That’s the conclusion of research conducted by economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
A 20-year-old man accused of opening fire last year at Dixon High School has been deemed fit to stand trial. Matthew A. Milby Jr. had been found unfit for trial in March, but underwent months of mental health treatment afterward.
Evanston elementary schools are ending Halloween parties in order to be inclusive of all students within the community, particularly those who do not celebrate the holiday. Some parents are upset by the decision.
NATIONAL EDUCATION NEWS
The California Institute of Technology received a $750 million pledge from the owners of The Wonderful Company, a food and beverage firm. The money will be used to support climate research. The gift is one of the largest private donations to a U.S. academic institution in history, second only to former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s $1.8 billion pledge last year to Johns Hopkins University, his alma mater.
Researchers at Marquette University will work to promote computer science education among Wisconsin public school teachers after receiving a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation, the university announced last week.
An Arizona district recently banned chocolate milk while a New York school system may enact its own flavored milk ban in hopes of improving student nutrition. The moves follow other schools that have already stopped serving these beverages, fueling the ongoing chocolate milk debate.
83% of mortuary college graduates in 2018 had no family in the industry, according to the American Board of Funeral Service Education. They represent a major change in an industry that for decades was dominated by family businesses passed down through generations.