Monday, Feb. 22, 2021

Patriot Hybrid Learning Will Resume Tomorrow Tuesday, Feb. 23
Earlier today, Stevenson experienced a weather-related power issue that affected our network connection and, as a result, necessitated remote learning for all students this afternoon. We want to notify all students and families that the power issue has been resolved, and after-school co-curriculars and athletics will continue as planned this afternoon and the Patriot Hybrid Learning schedule will resume as planned tomorrow morning. You may visit our COVID-19 Updates webpage for more information about the schedule.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, and thank you for your flexibility, understanding and grace as we worked through this utility issue.

Chess Team: Third in State!
The Stevenson chess team continued their winning moves by recording a third-place finish at this year’s virtual Illinois High School Association state championship.
The Patriots, who won the state title in 2020 and 2008, were the top-seed going into the tournament. The field included 113 teams and the team finished the tournament with a final score of six wins and one very close loss.
We congratulate seniors David Wallach, Ricky Wang, Ryan Yao and Joseph Silberman; juniors Maanav Agrawal, Ashley Yan and Fred Yuan; sophomores Rohit Guha, Stella Pashyan and Srihas Rao; and freshmen Anish Deshpande and Aaron Gan.
Eight members of this year’s team were part of the 2020 state title team including Guha, Pashyan, Rao, Wallach, Wang, Yan, Yuan and Yao.
Since 2008, the team has placed in the top five in the state 12 times including 10 top-three finishes. The team is coached by Vincent Springer, Scott Oliver and Ken Wallach.

Stevenson Foundation Raffle & Auction Closes Tomorrow
There’s only one day left in the 2021 Online Raffle & Auction and you can set up auto-bids for your favorite packages including vacation packages and convenient parking spaces at Stevenson.
Click here to view the full catalog, purchase raffle tickets, and place your bids. Bidding and raffle sales are only open until tomorrow, Feb. 23, at 3:00 p.m. CT.
This year’s virtual event, generously sponsored by Laura George Consulting, benefits vital Foundation programs like Stevenson to College (S2C), Kids in Need (KIN), and Stevenson: One Family.


B.A.S.S. and Film Club Host Viewing of ‘Selma’
The co-curricular Black Association of Stevenson Students is partnering with the Film Club for a virtual screening on Zoom of the movie ‘Selma’ on Wednesday at 4 p.m. This movie highlights Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march in 1965 from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. A discussion segment following the movie will provide an opportunity for students to examine the parallels of current and historical events.

Mind Your Mind Club Hosts Viewing of ‘Angst’
The Mind Your Mind co-curricular club is hosting a virtual viewing of the documentary ‘Angst’ on Feb. 26-27. This film aims to spread awareness about teen anxiety and mental health with an appearance by Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps. When you register online, you will receive a ticket that will allow you to watch the movie at your convenience on either day. The club’s next meeting will be held on March 8 at 7 p.m. when anxiety will be discussed. All students are welcome to attend.

Upcoming Career Spotlight Event
Students can learn about careers in Data Analytics at the third-installment of the Career Exploration’s Career Spotlight Talks series on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. on Zoom.
Please see the Career Spotlight Talks document on the Career Exploration webpage for more information about this and future events!


Weekend Athletic Results
Girls Basketball vs. Zion-Benton
The girls basketball team defeated Zion Benton 74-13 on Friday to bring their season record to 6-0 overall and 3-0 in the North Suburban Conference. Junior Simone Sawyer surpassed a milestone of 1,000 career points and now has a total of 1,007. Sawyer also led all scorers with 18 points. Freshman Kendall Williams contributed 10 points to help lead the team to victory. Overall, 10 players scored throughout the game. Full Daily Herald article

Girls Basketball vs. Dundee-Crown
The girls basketball team followed up Friday night’s victory with a win over Dundee- Crown 70-48, bringing their overall season record to 7-0. After surpassing 1,000 career points on Friday, junior Simone Sawyer scored 14 points. Junior Ava Bardic contributed 17 points and freshman Emory Klatt helped the team win by scoring 15 points. The team had a very balanced attack with seven players scoring to lead the team to victory. The Patriots are back in action tonight, Feb. 22, and will take on Lake Forest at Twin Groves Middle School at 7:30 p.m.

Boys Basketball vs. Zion-Benton
The boys basketball team secured another North Suburban Conference victory against Zion-Benton on Friday, winning 48-43 to bring their overall season record to 5-2, 3-2. Seniors Darius Clemens and Evan Ambrose both contributed 14 points to the game to help lead the Patriots to victory. Clemens also had seven rebounds and two blocks. Next up, the team will take on Waukegan at home on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 5:30 p.m.

Girls Bowling vs. Mundelein
The girls bowling team came up short against Mundelein on Friday with an overall score of 2181. Senior Kelly Radelet had the highest pinfall of the game, with a series total of 507 and a game-high of 194. Junior Diana Kwizera followed with a three series pinfall total of 469.

Boys Swimming & Diving
Junior Jack White and sophomore Daniel Silverstein placed second and third at the Lake County Swimming & Diving meet hosted by Stevenson on Saturday at the Aquatic Center. White finished with a score of 511.70 and Silverstein was close behind at 467.50. The Patriots are back in the pool on Saturday when they travel to Mundelein for a North Suburban Conference matchup. Full Daily Herald article.

The varsity cheerleading team finished second out of 32 teams with a score of 95.56 at the Buffalo Grove Invite on Saturday. They also submitted a routine to the Johnsburg virtual competition. It will be streamed live at 5 p.m. tonight, Feb. 22. Click here to view the performance.

Competitive Dance
The Varsity Patriettes submitted their virtual routine to two invitationals this weekend and took home two second-place finishes. At the Huntley Invite, the performance earned a score of 90.4, followed by a score of 92.58 at their own invite at Stevenson.

Fencing at Marion Central Catholic
This weekend, the boys and girls fencing teams both defeated Marion-Central Catholic and Evanston Township. The boys team won 24-4/22-5 to bring their season record to 4-0 while the girls won 19-8/18-9 to bring their overall record to 3-1. Senior Illia Svirinovskyi, sophomore Nicole Kim, junior Stephan Yi, sophomores Shreya Sharma and Kavya Jhangiani, and freshman Vincent Oriatti-Bruns all went undefeated in the meets.

Boys Hockey
The boys varsity hockey team had a busy weekend with four conference games. They lost a tough one on Friday night to Glenbrook North 7-1. Senior Daniel Kabakov scored the lone Stevenson goal. They then followed with two convincing wins versus Barrington High School, 8-2 and 7-3. Sophomore Dylan Jette led the scoring with five goals and two assists with a hat trick in the second game. Other notable scorers were sophomore Davis Jegers with three goals, two assists; senior Andrew Chambers with three goals; and senior Chance Bottcher with four assists. Varsity ended the four-game weekend with a tight game versus Saint Viator losing in overtime 4-3. Bottcher had two goals in the game and senior Christopher Lermer added his second goal of the weekend. The Patriots will be back in action on Tuesday night versus Glenbrook South.


Cold Weather Causes More Interruptions to Classes
Students in the south and midwest experienced additional learning disruptions in the aftermath of recent powerful storms. In some areas of Texas, students lost three to five days of class time due to power outages and water damage during extreme weather.

The University of Minnesota System Offers Free Tuition for Low-Income Students
Students whose families earn $50,000 or less per year may be eligible for free tuition under a new program launched by the University of Minnesota System. This is part of a five-year plan to reduce the average debt of undergraduates.

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