Math Team Finishes Second in League
Stevenson concluded its North Suburban Math League season on Thursday, finishing second out of 53 schools. The Patriots were runner-up to Naperville North after the five-meet season, with a final team score of 1,537-1,491. Stevenson captured the freshman division, was third in the senior and sophomore categories, and placed sixth in juniors and 11th in orals.
Seven Patriots had perfect papers at the final meet on Thursday: seniors Philena Liu, Richard Liu and Josh Tsai, junior Ram Potham, sophomore Andrew Liu, and freshmen Ben Chen and Jack Chen. Philena also won the John Benson Award, named in honor of one of the league’s founders and its president from 1977-2008. The award is given to the student in each division who “best exemplifies (his) love of mathematics and his passion to share his enthusiasm and knowledge with others.” She had the fourth-highest point total among all seniors this season. Collin Fan was fourth among all freshmen, Lillian You placed seventh in the sophomore division, junior Gyeongwon (James) Kim was eighth in orals, and Ram finished 10th among juniors.
The SHS math faculty members serving as freshman coaches are Eric Anderson, Anna Renken, Megan Trant, Terie daPonte and Mary Smaga.
St. Baldrick’s “Brave the Shave” Fundraiser March 14
The National Honor Society will hold its biannual St. Baldrick’s fundraiser from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 14 in the Wood Commons. St. Baldrick’s seeks to increase awareness for various forms of childhood cancer and raise funds for related research efforts. Two years ago, 26 people at SHS raised more than $30,000 by having their heads shaved (or dyed). If you would like to make a donation, click here.
Alumna’s Group Expands Prevention Efforts
Stevenson alumna Chelsea Laliberte Barnes (Class of 2003), co-founder and executive director of the substance abuse prevention group Live4Lali, unveiled its new mobile outreach program recently. The group’s first vehicle, the Stigma Crusher, will provide support and harm reduction services in high-needs areas within the northern and western collar counties. The vehicle will carry supplies such as the overdose reversal drug naloxone, clean needles, Benadryl and other basic medicines, plus clothing and food. Live4Lali is named for her brother, Alex Laliberte (Class of 2007), who died from a heroin overdose in 2008.
Junior Writes Fashionable Look at “E-Girls”
“Why are teens suddenly walking around with black hearts under their eyes and dressed like modern-day Jane Lanes?” That’s the provocative lead sentence in a piece sophomore Victoria Feng wrote recently for New York magazine, which has gained additional traction after being shared by Apple News. Victoria talked to several online influencers to find out their latest fashion favorites.
Boys Basketball Team Seeks Regional Title Tonight
The varsity boys basketball team takes on Highland Park for the Illinois High School Association Class 4A Stevenson Regional championship at 7 p.m. tonight in the Sports Center. The winner of tonight’s game advances to the Prospect Sectional semifinals at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The Patriots are the No. 1 seed in the sectional, and carry a 26-4 record into tonight’s contest. SHS is seeking its second straight regional title and sixth in the last eight seasons. A victory tonight would mark the 10th straight for the Patriots, and the 450th of head coach Pat Ambrose’s career.
The ninth-seeded Giants are 19-10, winners of four in a row, and going for their first regional crown since 2014. The two teams have not met this season. Last year, Stevenson defeated Highland Park, 49-37, in the Lake Forest Regional semifinals during its run to the Class 4A supersectional. A livestream of tonight’s game can be seen at Stevenson’s NFHS Network page.
Three girls basketball players were named to the Daily Herald Lake County All-Area Team today: Senior Avery King and sophomores Ava Bardic and Simone Sawyer. Junior Nikki Ware received honorable mention. Avery and Simone earned the honor for the second time. … Senior RJ Holmes is poised to reach the final round of the American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk Championship, but his quest for the title will be delayed. Contest organizers announced that the website went down for around 90 minutes on Thursday, the final day of voting in the third round. The voting window will re-open for the third round from 10:30 a.m. to noon Monday at http://www.highschoolslam.com/. Voting for the fourth and final round will start at noon Tuesday, and conclude at noon Tuesday, March 17.