Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Stevenson Ranked Among the Top High Schools in the Nation!
Exciting news, Patriots! Adlai E. Stevenson High School was recognized as one of the top high schools in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report‘s 2021 Best High Schools Rankings! Tens of thousands of high schools nationwide were evaluated by U.S. News and their report published school-specific information on enrollment, graduation rates, student body demographics, location, school type and results of state assessments as well as Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests.
While we are thrilled to rank in the top 40% of high schools in the nation, what makes us most proud is that Stevenson is the top ranked open enrollment public high school in our state. You can check out our entire U.S. News profile here.
This would not have been possible without our amazing students, teachers and staff, with whom we share this very special recognition. We are so grateful for everything you do to make Stevenson such a special place.

Don’t Miss Our One Act Plays!
Join us via Zoom as we celebrate our annual Patriot Theatre Company One Act Plays, produced virtually for the second year in a row! These plays are entirely student written, directed, acted, designed and produced. View the event program for more information.
The “Reading Series” will take place on April 29 at 7 p.m. and will include plays produced as staged readings.
The “One Act Plays” will be performed April 30 and May 1 at 7 p.m. as fully produced virtual productions, some pre-recorded and some live!

Travel Opportunities Return for 2022
PARENTS, GUARDIANS (and students)… you won’t want to miss this! Join your fellow Patriots on Thursday, April 29 from 5-7 p.m. via Zoom as we celebrate the measures that are allowing our world to slowly open back up and inviting us to explore it! The World Languages, Science and Fine Arts Divisions at Stevenson encourage you to come learn about both domestic and international travel opportunities for you or your Patriot in 2022! Please RSVP here. Come hear information about itineraries, safety, price and eligibility. Learn more on the Student Life web page.

Parents, Guardians and Family Members: Honor Your Seniors in the Statesman
As the year comes to a close, the Statesman, Stevenson’s student newspaper, has started to put together a special issue devoted to seniors: what they have done, where they are going and who they hope to become. Part of our efforts to honor the Class of 2021 include the parents of this accomplished class. For $20, the Statesman is offering parents and family members of current Stevenson seniors the opportunity to write a special message for their student to be published in the final issue of the newspaper. More details can be found in the email sent on April 12. Please send messages to the Statesman adviser, Dean Bradshaw, via email at dbradshaw@d125.org by Friday, April 30 at midnight.


Reveal the Masked Singer!
The Choir Board’s Masked Signer Contest Final Round will take place Sunday, May 2 at 3 p.m.! This competition consists of Stevenson staff as contest finalists who are disguised and singing various songs. Our judges will consist of Stevenson staff who will be providing feedback to the singers and trying to guess who each contestant is. Judges and audience members will be able to vote for a winner at the end of the competition. Anyone can join in viewing and participate in voting! We are so excited for this event and appreciate the support from the Stevenson community!

Final Call for NHS All-Community Blood Drive
Patriots, you still have time to participate in Stevenson NHS‘s blood drive! Community members can schedule an appointment online through the end of April using group code PV01 to donate at any of the 17 Vitalant Illinois Donation Centers. Donors will receive coupons for free Papa John’s pizza!
Help NHS reach their annual goal for donors, and Vitalant will donate $2,500-$3,000 to Stevenson to College (S2C) to help fund scholarships and mentorships for Stevenson students. This is the last week to participate in the blood drive. Schedule an appointment online today!


Athletic Results for April 26
Girls Water Polo
Stevenson defeated Conant, 12-5, behind six goals from Isabelle Cloeter. Elizabeth Matlin and Faith Ma contributed two goals each. Maggie Bauwens had nine blocked shots, while Catherine Delaney had six blocked shots. Their next game is against Warren on Thursday, April 29 at 6 p.m. in the Aquatic Center.

Boys Tennis
The boys tennis team defeated Warren Township, 8-0, bringing their overall season record to 4-0. Number 1 singles, Eric Perkwoski, Number 2 singles, Ashy Madhushankar, Number 3 singles, Nicholas Stec, and Number 4 singles, Thomas Gong, all defeated their opponents without dropping a game, all winning 6-0, 6-0. Number 2 doubles, Ervin Perkowksi and Gabe Visotsky, Number 3 doubles, Gautham Kappaganthula and Kevin Fei, and Number 4 doubles, Sam Cohan and Daniel Jaworski, also all defeated their opponents 6-0, 6-0.

Girls Lacrosse
The girls lacrosse team lost to Lyons Township 5-7. Lili Sorenson led the Patriots with three goals. Emma Sturgeon and Alicia Sharun each contributed one goal. Megan Randol made 15 saves in the game. Next up, the team will take on York, on Friday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Stevenson Stadium.

The Baseball team lost to Mundelein 7-12. The Patriots out hit Mundelein 8-7 with five runs in the second inning. Michael Belbot and Ethan Ge both had two hits to lead the Patriot hitters.

Stevenson (3-1) suffered its first loss of the season to Warren yesterday. Michaela Duffy was 2-2 with two singles. Next up, the Patriots travel to Zion today at 4:45 p.m.

Girls Track & Field
The Girls Track & Field program defeated Warren by a score of 67-61 in their opening meet of the 2020-21 season. Freshman Eileen Li and Senior Emma Potocki finished second and third in the High Jump, both with jumps of 4’8”. Sophomore Allison Wu placed third in the Long Jump at 14’9.5” and second in the triple jump at 30’5.5”. Also placing in the triple jump were Seniors Varsha Vinod (first) at 30’8” and Kaitlyn Chan (third) at 28’10.5”. Stevenson dominated the throws events with strong finishes from Seniors Camille Clay and Natali Freihammer and Junior Ella O’Neall. O’Neall was first in the shot put with a throw of 41’6” and second in the discus with 124’9”. Clay was first in the discus with 134’9” and second in the shot put with 38’10”. Freihammer was third in both events with 29’4” in the shotput and 107’9” in the discus. Freshman Adeline Gobble placed second in the 3200 meters with a time of 12:58.6, followed closely by Samantha Greaney in third with a time of 13:39. Senior Jade Cadichon won the 100 meter dash with a time of 12.70 and Sophomore Ava Mecir placed second in the 200 at 27.1. Juniors Eve Traficant and Olivia Berreca went 2-3 in the 400 meter dash at 1:07.1 and 1:11.3 respectively. Freshman Esther Choi placed second in the 100 hurdles with a time of 20.0, followed closely by Vinod at 20.6 for a third place finish. Li also placed third in the 800 meter run at 2:47.1. Three of the relays for the Patriots also took first place honors: 4×100, 4×200, and 4×800.

Boys Track & Field
Stevenson defeated Warren 80-67 behind strong performances from Senior Srijan Muralidharan, who finished second in the long jump at 18’4” and the first in the triple jump with a distance of 39’11.5”. Junior Mishra Shreyas finished second in the shot put and discus with throws of 33’3” and 93’7”, respectively. Junior Mark Hellwig finished first in the pole vault with a height of 10’. Stevenson went 1-2 in the 300 hurdles with finishes from Senior Shreyas Khati (first – 45.31) and Junior Braden Burns (second – 49.26). Junior Jimmy Davis finished first in the 200 meter dash with a time of 24.08, followed closely by Junior Jacob Kurek at 25.26. Shreyas and Burns also scored points for the Patriots in the 100 meter hurdles, placing first and second with times of 17.6 and 18.6. Davis and David Smolensky placed second and third in the 100 meter dash – Smolensky at 11.28 and Davis at 11.38. Stevenson also took top honors in the 4×100 and 4×200 relays.


Finding Students in Need
States are receiving hundreds of millions of dollars from the latest federal stimulus package to help homeless students, but schools are facing the challenge of finding those students, which has been difficult during remote learning.

Students – It’s Not Too Late to Apply to College
While many believe that May 1 is the cut off for deciding on a college, most schools accept applications far beyond that date. In fact, this year, many schools have extended their timelines even further based on pandemic-related disruptions.

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