Friday, April 30, 2021

Patriots Shine on National Latin Exam
Veni, vidi, vici! For the 20th year in a row, the Latin students at Stevenson excelled on the National Latin Exam (NLE), a test given annually to measure students’ knowledge of Latin grammar, comprehension, Roman culture and mythology, and much more. Depending on how students score, they may earn recognition in the form of certificates, medals and scholarships.
We are excited to announce that seven students from all levels of Latin received perfect scores on their exams: Freshman Bill Guo; Sophomores Gautham Kappaganthula, Vaishnavi Sankar, Ainika Hou, Anika Krishnaswamy; and Seniors Daichi Kobayashi and David Lee! This was Daichi’s second perfect score — an unbelievable accomplishment. For the Beginning Latin Exam alone, nine more students missed perfect scores by just one question.
In addition, Seniors Aniket Dixit, Allen Guo, and David Lee are being honored for earning gold medals for all four years of their high school career. The three are also eligible for the prestigious NLE scholarships honoring top Latin students throughout the country. Congratulations to all of our Latin students!

Stevenson’s Bass Fishing Team Reels in Big Wins
Earlier this week, Stevenson’s Bass Fishing team won its third straight Monday night tournament! The series, hosted by Grant High School and Musky Tales bait shop and boat launch, pits local teams against each other on the Chain of Lakes.
Freshman Matthew Qualich and Sophomore Charlie Grisamore took first place this past week with 12.5 lbs on five bass and the Big Bass for the night, a 3.7-lb hog. Matthew and Charlie have a combined 33 lbs over the course of the three tournaments. Freshman John Wall and Liam Plautz took second place with 8.76 lbs. The pair are also in the running for All-State honors through the Illinois Bass Fishing Coaches Association, currently leading the Northeast Region with 19 points. The team competes in two tournaments this weekend on Bangs Lake and the Chain of Lakes. Good luck, Patriots!

Students Excel in Regional History Competition
Stevenson’s history buffs recently competed in the National History Bee & Bowl Spring Regional Tournament, and their performances made all of us proud.
In the Varsity Division, Senior Arjun Nageswaran placed second in BOTH the US History and World History Bees. Seniors Aniket Dixit and Ethan Soifer as well as Junior Max Kogan were semi-finalists in the US History Bee.
In the Junior Varsity Division, Sophomore Rishabh Wuppalapati earned fourth place in the US History Bowl while fellow Sophomore Christian Epure was a finalist and freshman Maurya Bonu was a semi-finalist. In the World History Bee, sophomore Dhruv Penhharkar was a semi-finalist. Kudos, Patriots, for this outstanding performance!

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Donate While You Dine!
Support the Stevenson Girls Water Polo Team when you drive thru or carry out from Culver’s of Buffalo Grove or Lincolnshire on Monday, May 3! Please mention this all day fundraiser when placing your order, and Culver’s will donate 25% of group sales back to our athletes. Thank you for your support, Patriots!

PATRIOT SPORTS NEWS

Athletic Results for April 29
Girls Water Polo

Stevenson defeated Warren 16-1 behind three goals from Yachi Patel. Yachi and Elizabeth Matlin also led the team with four steals a piece. Maggie Bauwens had three blocked shots and scored a goal from the goal. They are back in action today vs. Hersey at Prospect High School.
Head Coach Jeff Wimer also recognized his seven seniors in the program: Margaret Bauwens, Anna Gates, Elizabeth Matlin, Eunsol Moon, Maria Mossakowski, Yachi Patel, and Kayla Wadsworth. Kudos to these athletes for their contribution to the sport!

Baseball
The Stevenson Patriots and Glenbrook South played to a 5-5 tie on Thursday afternoon. Glenbrook South tied the game on a single in the fifth inning and the score remained the same until the game was called by the umpire after the seventh inning. The Patriots fired up the offense in the first inning. Benji Ries doubled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run. Stevenson racked up six hits. Michael Belbot and Trent Henderson all had multiple hits on the night. The Patriots travel to Highland Park tomorrow to take on the Giants. First pitch is scheduled for 4:45 p.m.

Softball
The girls softball team beat Taft 17-5, bringing their overall season record to 5-1. The Patriots scored 3 runs in the first on a triple from Allie Stevens, double by Michaela Duffy, single by Lexi Gitler and a single by Megan Orgler. In the game, Stevenson had 17 hits along with 6 walks, and Haley Barnes pitched 6 1/3 innings, and Reagan Koenigs closed out the game pitching the final 2/3. Next up, the team will take on Waukegan Monday, May 3.

Girls Soccer
The Patriots (4-1, 0-0) defeated Lakes High School 2-1. In the first half, Dakota Leonard found the back of the net off an assist from Kaitlyn Hong. During the second half, Ellie Egeland scored an additional goal assisted by Nicole Schmidt. The Patriots next game is Saturday, May 1, at Maine South High School.

Boys Volleyball
After a two-year hiatus, the varsity boys volleyball team returned to action Thursday night against Grayslake North. Led by Samuel Nuudel’s 10 kills and Murad Shahzadah’s 16 digs, the Patriots earned a thrilling two-set victory, 25-19, 25-23. Daniel Nuudel led the offense with 23 assists on 56 attempts. The Patriots travel Libertyville on Saturday for a Triangular, starting at 1:30 p.m.

EDUCATION NEWS

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