Awarding Outstanding Work in the Stevenson Community
We are so excited to announce the nominees and winners of this year’s Prominent Patriot Award!! The Prominent Patriot Award recognizes students whose actions reflect someone with good character and who demonstrates what it means to be a good citizen of the Stevenson community. This semester, 40 students were nominated, and a ceremony was held last Friday in the West Auditorium to announce the four winners: Freshman Nawar Masood; Sophomore, Aminah Syed; Junior, Stella Tapia Lopez; and Senior, Emily Seburn for their outstanding work on Stevenson’s first Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week. Click here for a recap of the event!
Stevenson Celebrates Culture at 2021 World’s Fair
We truly appreciate all the students, staff and community members who joined this year’s World’s Fair celebration of cultures through the booths and performances! Unfortunately, there were some technical issues in which the last performance and conclusion cut off. To see all of the performances and presentations, check out the YouTube video.
Grab a Gourmet Dinner for a Great Cause!
The Stevenson String Parent’s Association (SPA) is partnering with Café Zupas, located at 887 N. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills IL, to host a fundraiser supporting Stevenson’s orchestra and guitar programs. Stop by tomorrow, April 27, from 4-9 p.m. for dine-in or take-out and let the cashier know you are with the fundraiser, or check out via the Café Zupas mobile app or online orders and enter FUNDRAISER25 at checkout.
Up to 25 percent of the proceeds will benefit SPA!
Attention AP Testers: Updated Technology Information
We know many of you have completed the technology survey we previously sent. Thank you! However, the College Board has updated their tech specifications to include Windows 10 Home being supported and some additional hard drive requirements since we last surveyed you. Please refer to the email sent for outlined specifications. If you want to change your survey response based on these updates, you may do so before Wednesday, April 28. If this does not change your response, you do not need to edit or resubmit your survey.
PATRIOT SPORTS NEWS
Senior Athletes Sign For College Commitments
Stevenson Athletics recognized the following seniors on their annual Signing Day event, held last week in the Sportscenter. Congratulations to all of the Patriot Athletes! Check out our recap video.
Baseball: Casey Kedzierski (College of Lake County), Benji Ries (Le Moyne College), John Wagner (Trinity International University)
Girls Basketball: Lydia Lueck (Lawrence University), Nikki Ware (Grinnell College)
Patriettes: Jocelyn Silk (Alma College)
Football: Liam Crawley (Augustana College), AJ Loch (Saint Johns University), Jayden McFadden (Roosevelt University), Danny Orgler (Butler University)
Girls Soccer: Erin Day (Northern State University), Dakota Leonard (Saint Mary’s University), Jenna McCullough (Fisher College), Abby Kalou (Lesley University)
Girls Water Polo: Elizabeth Matlin (Macalester College), Maria Mossakowski (Siena College)
Softball: Haley Barnes (Seton Hill)
Boys Tennis: Payton Adkisson (UW Whitewater), Eric Perkowski (Dayton University), Daniel Tulchinskiy (Lake Forest College)
Girls Track & Field: Camille Clay (Columbia University)
Boys Volleyball: Ryan Myers (Illinois Wesleyan University)
Wrestling: Sara Sulejmani (North Central College)
Girls Swimming: Elizabeth Cao (Case Western University), Alex Eastmond (Virginia Tech University), Jessica Nyborg (Brigham Young University)
Athletic Results for April 23-25
The Patriots defeated Hersey 6-2 after taking the lead late in the game. The game was tied at two with the Patriots batting in the top of the fifth when an error scored one run for the Patriots. Lawrence Han earned the win. The right-hander surrendered zero runs on one hit over two innings, striking out three. Michael Belbot and Joey Woods entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. Han led Stevenson Patriots Varsity with two hits in three at-bats.
Girls Water Polo
Stevenson defeated Libertyville 11-6. Elizabeth White led the scoring with three goals. Mary Fouani, Maggie Bauwens and Anna Gates all had three steals apiece and Maggie Bauwens had six blocked shots.
The Patriots (5-1, 2-0) defeated Buffalo Grove 10-0 on Saturday as two pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Joey Woods induced a fly-out to finish off the game. In the first inning, the Patriots got their offense started when Michael Belbot’s sacrifice fly scored the first run. They went on to put up three runs in the fifth inning behind the offensive firepower of Joey Little and Ethan Ge, all driving in runs in the inning. Joey Splansky took the win for the Patriots. He allowed two hits and zero runs over two and two-thirds innings, walking one. Woods threw three and a third innings in relief out of the bullpen. Two Patriots also had two home runs on the day from Benji Ries and Joey Little. They travel to Mundelein on Monday today for a pivotal NSC matchup.
Girls Water Polo
Stevenson hosted a quadrangular at the Aquatic Center.
- Game 1: Stevenson 2, Evanston 9: Liz Matlin and Elizabeth White had a goal a piece. Becca Stone led in steals with five. Maggie Bauwens had six blocked shots.
- Game 2: Stevenson 15, Fenwick 7: Elizabeth White had five goals. Faith Ma led the field of players with steals with three while Maggie Bauwens had six steals from the cage. Maggie also had four blocks.
- Game 3: Stevenson 9, Naperville Central 8: Belle Cloeter had three goals including the game winner with eight seconds left in the game. Maggie Bauwens had 12 blocked shots and four steals from goal. Becca Stone, Anna Gates and Elizabeth While all had three steals in the field.
The Patriots (9-1, 3-0) travel to Conant tonight at 6:00 p.m.
The boys tennis team defeated Barrington 12-6 on Saturday, bringing their overall season record to 3-0. In singles, the Patriots took seven of the matches and in doubles, the team clinched five matches. Number one singles, Eric Perkowski beat Pranav Gadriaju 6-3, 6-2 and Number five singles, Ervin Perkowski defeated Gabe Mills 6-4, 7-5. Number three doubles team of Eric Perkowski and Ashy Madhushankar won their match without dropping a single game, 6-0, 6-0. Number eight doubles team of Thomas Gong and Michael Kim also won 6-0, 6-0. The team will take on Warren tonight at 4:45 p.m. at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex (VHAC).
The girls lacrosse team beat Vernon Hills on Saturday, 18-11, bringing their overall season record to 2-1. Lili Sorenson led all scorers with five goals and four assists. Jordyn Ackerman scored three goals and one assists. Emma Sturgeon, Alex Varshavky and Michelle Cabrera each scored two goals. Teagan Hendricks, Keria Ferrigan, Mackenie Laughlin and Lizzy Dublier each contributed one goal a piece. The goaltender, Megan Randol, made 13 saves and had one assist. Next up, the Patriots will take on Lyons, today, at 4:45 p.m. on Game Field 14 turf.
Boys Water Polo
The varsity boys water polo team played in the Lyons Township tri-tournament this past weekend with Lyons and Whitney Young. Stevenson won boys games and the stats leaders and scores are below. Both teams are ranked in the top ten (Lyons at #3 and Whitney Young at #8) while Stevenson continues to be ranked at #1.
- Stevenson defeated #8 Whitney Young by a score of 12-6. Goalie Alex Mitchel had 12 saves
Dimitriy Kobets led the team with three goals and Jeffrey Mao and Nate Pedigo each had two goals in the victory.
- Stevenson defeated #3 Lyons Township by a score of 8-5. Nathan Mossman led the team with three goals, while Sammy Maya had two goals in the win.
The Patriots continue their undefeated season and stay ranked #1. They will be playing in a matchup between the top two ranked teams in the state on Wednesday when they take on #2 York Community High School at 7 p.m. at the Stevenson Aquatic Center.
Stevenson Student Published in New York Times
Our very own student journalist, junior Victoria Feng, was published in the Sunday print edition of the New York Times. Feng’s article featured her experience with pandemic racism. Check out her Tweet with an image of the article. Feng also recently won the Illinois Woman’s Press Association’s High School Communications Contest. Great job, Victoria!
Leveraging New Habits of the Pandemic
The pandemic has forced educators to think differently and utilize technology in ways never before seen in the classroom. As schools return to normal, teachers may want to embrace some of these new habits to enrich the classroom experience and make it more versatile.