Friday, March 5, 2021

Orchestra Senior Solo Recital
The Stevenson community is invited to a Senior Solo Recital by four members of the Stevenson Patriot Orchestra who were selected for this performance after a highly competitive audition process. This online event will be held Wednesday, March 10 and will be streamed on Vimeo beginning at 6 p.m. Viewers will hear performances by:

  • Connor Friedman, french horn
  • Bella Kim, viola
  • Haoming Song, cello
  • Lana Zeller, violin

An online program and information about the performances is posted on the Fine Arts Events webpage. We congratulate these Patriots on their selection and look forward to their senior solo performances!

Math Team Wins League Title for the Sixth Time
Stevenson finished strong to stay ahead of the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools for its sixth North Suburban Math League championship. The Patriots finished ahead of the Maroons by a score of 1,538 to 1,527 over the course of the five league competitions.
On the final competition, perfect papers came from freshmen Angela Guo, Vedant Rathi, and Ethan Zhang; sophomore Collin Fan; juniors Jonathan Abraham, Spandan Goel, Andrew Liu, Greycen Ren, and Lillian You; and seniors Brandon Lu, Sai Merneedi and Praneet Rathi. Two Stevenson students submitted perfect papers in all five meets: juniors Andrew Liu and Greycen Ren.
The math team coaches are Maureen Albert, Eric Anderson, Anna Renken, LouAnn Tollefson and Paul Kim. Congratulations Patriots!


One Acts Audition Information
The Patriot Theatre Company is inviting students to be a part of one of its most beloved traditions, One Act Plays! Entirely student-written, directed, designed and produced, this unique experience presents a wonderful opportunity for students to take a stab at a new and possibly undiscovered talent and make some new friends within the ever inclusive community that is theatre. Please see the Cast & Crew Information Packet for more information including these deadlines:
Want to give acting a try? Audition!
Video audition submissions are due by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16.
Want to be a part of creating the visual worlds that make up these plays? Join crew!
Crew sign-ups are occurring online through March 19.
This year’s One Act Plays will be produced virtually, although crew members may have some opportunities to come into campus if they choose. While we understand that Zoom fatigue is very real, we want you to know that rehearsal/work time on these productions is minimal. Each show only rehearses on average two days a week, for a maximum of 1.5 hours at a time.


Athletic Results for Thursday, March 4
Girls Badminton
The girls badminton remains undefeated, bringing their overall season record to 10-0 with a 17-1 win over Lake Forest. The doubles team of seniors Emily Hu and Jyotsna Harikrishna had a big win, only dropping two points throughout their two sets, beating the Scouts 21-1/21-1. In singles, Hu won her match 21-2/21-1. The Patriots will be back in action on the court on Tuesday, March 9 at 4:45 p.m. at Warren High School.

Girls Basketball
The girls basketball team rebounded from a loss earlier in the week to defeat St. Viator 58-51 in overtime. Their overall season record is 12-1 and the team is 6-1 in the North Suburban Conference. Junior Ava Bardic had 26 points, with six of those being three-pointers. Next up, the team will be back on the court on Saturday, March 6 against Huntley at Trinity International at noon.

Boys Bowling
The boys bowling team had a big win over Libertyville tonight, beating the Wildcats 3424-2830, improving to 9-0 in the North Suburban Conference and 12-0 overall. The three-game series total pinfall is the fifth-highest in program history. Senior Josh Lerner had the highest total pinfall of the night, scoring a 761, followed closely behind by classmate Ryan Grabiner who had a total pinfall of 756. Grabiner also had a one-game series high of 299, which is the second 299 in program history, followed by four games of 300. Next up the Patriots will match up against Warren and this match will also host senior night. Daily Herald Article.

Girls Gymnastics
Senior night was a good night for the Patriots. Ainslee Cutler, the program’s lone senior, earned the meet’s all-around honors with an overall score of 36.10, with a third-place finish in the vault (9.00), a second-place finish in the uneven bars (9.20), a second-place finish in floor exercise (9.00), and a first-place finish on the beam (8.90). Other top finishes by the Patriots include junior Ally Gitler winning the vault, floor exercise and uneven bars events with scores of 9.35, 9.50, and 9.35. sophomore Ashley Schabes finished second in the vault at 9.20, balance beam with a score of 8.80 and tied for second on floor exercise (9.00), and classmate Emma Fang finished third in the beam (8.60) and tied for second in the uneven bars (9.20). Junior Lauren Jackson finished fourth in the uneven bars (9.10) and fourth on the balance beam (7.65). Stevenson took the top four spots in the all-around with Cutler, Gitler, Fang and JacksonCoach Harwood recognized Cutler and her family during the pre-meet senior night activities. The Patriots travel to Lake Forest on Saturday, March 13 for the NSC Championship.

Watch the Patriettes Compete in the IHSA Virtual State Championship
Watch live action of the Patriettes in the IHSA Virtual State Championship tomorrow, March 6 via the NFHS Network. Their performance is scheduled for 5:37 p.m., with the 3A Awards to follow at approx. 6:20 pm. The order of team performances is posted online.
The Patriettes are the reigning 2020 IHSA 3A State Champions and will also be virtually competing in the Dance Team Union National Championship later this month.


Rock the FAFSA: A Campaign to Raise Awareness of Financial Aid Application Process
Completion of the FAFSA or an opt-out form is now a graduation requirement in Illinois and an Illinois campaign to facilitate completion of this financial aid application is being held March 15-19.

Illinois High School Football Teams Ready for Unusual Spring Season
This year has had many firsts and football in the spring is one of them as high school football teams across the state began to practice this week for a modified season. Students welcome the start of the season, especially those eyeing college athletic scholarships.

Universities Look to Adult Learners to Bolster Enrollment
A decrease in enrollment in the fall and predictions of declining high school graduates has many higher education institutions are looking at non-traditional students to bolster admissions. Some institutions are shifting their focus to adults without college degrees especially as evidence mounts that workers will need postsecondary credentials to access jobs during the post-pandemic recovery.

College Board Cancels SAT Subject Test and Essay
As reported by student-journalists sophomore Gaurish Lakhanpal and senior Katie Lee, the College Board announced that SAT Subject Tests and the SAT Essay would be discontinued and students currently registered for an upcoming Subject Test will have their registration canceled and fees refunded.

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