Scholastic Bowl Team Wins IHSA Regional
Stevenson’s Scholastic Bowl team won the Illinois High School Association Class 2A Fremd Regional championship in Palatine on Monday, its 14th consecutive regional title. SHS defeated Conant (790-70) and Rolling Meadows (840-40) before defeating Fremd (670-280) in the championship match.
The team roster included seniors Govind Prabhakar and Akash Kumar, juniors Arjun Nageswaran, David Lee and Daniel Ding, sophomore Spandan Goel, and freshmen Aadit Juneja, Rishabh Wuppalapati, Dhruv Pendharkar and Srikar Venkatesan.
The Patriots advance to Saturday’s sectional tournament, which also is being held at Fremd. Stevenson, the top seed, will face Hersey, Palatine and Barrington. The winner of Saturday’s sectional advances to the state finals Friday, March 20 in Peoria.
Pair Excels at Deaf Academic Competition
Two Stevenson students helped Hersey High School take first place at last weekend’s Midwest Regional Deaf Academic Bowl at the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf in Faribault, Minn. Senior Yael Lenga was named Most Outstanding Player for the second consecutive year, while sophomore Surabhi Gangadkar was one of six chosen as All-Star Players. Yael, Surabhi and their teammates qualified for the National Deaf Academic Bowl April 16-20 at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. This will be Yael’s third straight trip to nationals with Hersey.
Two Win Awards at State Art Exhibition
Two students won awards at the Illinois High School Art Exhibition on Sunday at Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago. Senior Ari Zaritsky earned a Silver Award in the Senior Scholarship Exhibition for his digital artwork. Junior Emma Potocki received honorable mention in the General Exhibition for her Time Arts animation.
Cause of Alumna‘s Death in Dispute
A legal battle is underway over whether the death of a Stevenson alumna should be ruled as an accidental overdose or as a drug-induced homicide. Valerie Teper (Class of 2003) was found dead in her Chicago apartment in late 2016. She died of poisoning from fentanyl.
Late Arrival on Thursday
Stevenson will operate on a late arrival schedule Thursday to allow for teacher planning time. Classes will start at 10:30 a.m., and bus routes will begin at 9:20. Click here to see the bell schedule for a late arrival day.
“White Fragility” Author to Speak Monday
Stevenson is one of the newest sponsors of the Family Action Network, which organizes a free speaker series each academic year. The next FAN event will feature Robin DiAngelo, author of the 2018 New York Times best-selling book White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism. Her talk takes place at 7 p.m. Monday in the Evanston Township High School Auditorium, 1600 Dodge Ave., in Evanston. Admission is free. A live stream of the talk will be available on YouTube. DiAngelo is an associate professor of education at the University of Washington. She also has written What Does It Mean to Be White? Developing White Racial Literacy, and is co-author of Is Everybody Really Equal?
Tuesday’s Varsity Results
Stevenson 61, Zion-Benton 52: Senior Matthew Ambrose scored a career-high 31 points and pulled down nine rebounds to lead the top-seeded Patriots (28-4) past the fifth-seeded Zee-Bees (21-11), and into the sectional championship game against No. 2 seed Mundelein (30-4) at 7 p.m. Friday. Matthew (pictured above) scored 21 points in the first half, including eight during a 14-0 SHS run that erased an early 11-2 deficit. On the night, he hit nine of 12 shots from the floor, including five of six from 3-point range for SHS, which won its 11th game in a row. Senior RJ Holmes had 12 points and nine rebounds, and classmate Matt Kaznikov also scored 12 points. – Pioneer Press, Daily Herald
Sectional Championship Game Tickets: Tickets are available at the Patriot Superstore before school and during lunch periods Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Tickets are $6.
Four Patriots were named to the All-North Suburban Conference Wrestling Team: Senior Randy Lu, junior Keegan Houlihan, sophomore Cole Rhemrev, and freshman Lorenzo Frezza. Honorable mention went to juniors Arad Peregoudov, Alex Swidler and Kei Yamato. … The SHS baseball team is holding a fundraiser from 11:15 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at The Claim Company, 506 Hawthorn Center, in Vernon Hills. Mention “Stevenson Baseball” when ordering and 15% of the bill will come back to the baseball program.