Robotics Team Wins NEIU Championship
Stevenson’s four robotics teams all qualified for the elimination round at Saturday’s Tower Takeover VEX Event at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. One of them, “Steel Team 7,” won the tournament title. In addition, the team won its second Design Award of the season. Steel Team 7 will represent Stevenson at next month’s state finals at Illinois State University. The Steel Team 7 roster featured an all-sophomore lineup: Joshua Neela, Johnny Burrer, Tanmay Panchpor, Neil Thakker, Andrei Nistor, Iyad Hamid and Adam Taylor.
Senior to Sing Anthem at State Tournament
Three-time all-state vocalist Samhita Madduru has been selected to sing the national anthem at the Illinois High School Association Class 1A and 2A boys basketball state tournament on Friday, March 13. The senior will perform before the start of the first semifinal games in Class 1A and Class 2A. Samhita, an alto, recently sang at the Illinois Music Education Association all-state music festival in Peoria. She earned all-state honors in each of her final three years at Stevenson. Earlier this school year, Samhita sang the national anthem before the start of the Students Helping Soldiers club’s annual 9-11 remembrance ceremony.
WIT Earns Honor From NCTE
The 2019 edition of The WIT, Stevenson’s literary arts journal, earned a superior rating in the National Council of Teachers of English’s annual Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines (REALM) program. Click here to see all Illinois schools honored.
Thursday’s Varsity Results
Boys Ice Hockey
Barrington 2, Stevenson 0: The Broncos claimed the first game in the best-of-three Scholastic Hockey League playoff series. Senior Jeremy Riback made 27 saves for the Patriots. The two teams will square off again at 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the Orbit Ice Arena in Palatine.
Eight Student-Athletes Announce College Choices
Eight senior student-athletes announced their college choices during a National Letter of Intent Day ceremony Thursday afternoon in the Wood Commons. The honored athletes were:
- Paige Copeland, girls soccer (Florida Southern College)
- Michael and Noah Jankelovitz, football (Rockford University)
- Avery King, girls basketball (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)
- Lucy Stevens, girls swimming (New York University)
- Kha’nari Williams, football (Quincy University)
- Miles Williams, football (Butler University)
- Brandon Youkhanna, football (North Park University)
The cheerleading team competes in the Illinois High School Association state tournament preliminary round in Bloomington at 4:10 p.m. today. Stevenson is one of 25 schools in the Large Team Division. The Patriots, who have placed third the last two years, are making their fifth consecutive trip to state. The top 10 teams will advance to Saturday’s finals. Click here for results. The IHSA will stream the preliminaries and finals live (for a fee) at its NFHS Network page. … The wrestling and girls bowling teams will compete in IHSA regionals on Saturday. The wrestlers serve as host to an individual regional in the Sports Center starting at 9 a.m., while the bowlers will travel to Hoffman Estates for the Schaumburg Regional. … The girls basketball team has received the No. 4 seed in the IHSA Class 4A Palatine Sectional. Hersey is No. 1, followed by Libertyville and Fremd. Pairings are scheduled to be posted later today at the IHSA website.