Monday, May 3, 2021

Thank you, Teachers!
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week, and we would like to thank each and every one of our amazing teachers for their dedication to ensuring success for every student! We are so grateful for everything they do to make Stevenson such a special place.
Check out the video and the banners around the school with “Thank You” quotes from parents and students, and make sure to thank your teachers for all the great things they do each and every day for us!

Breaking News! Statesman Competitors Earn Second in State
Statesman’s state qualifiers placed second as a team at the IHSA journalism state finals on April 24, falling short by only five points to Huntley.
Several SHS competitors also won individual awards:

  • Junior Victoria Feng is state champion for News Writing
  • Senior Bradley Locker is state champion for Sports Writing
  • Juniors Thea Surya and Malini Pillai are state champions for Yearbook Theme Development
  • Senior Melissa Liu placed 2nd in Newspaper Design
  • Junior Raghav Khosla placed 2nd in Broadcast News
  • Senior Katie Lee placed 4th in Copy Editing

The Statesman’s other state competitors were:

  • Juniors Humza Qazi, Matt McGowan, and Myles Woodman in Video News
  • Junior Dwija Ramesh in Advertising
  • Senior Sailaja Nallacheruvu in Yearbook Copy Writing
  • Senior Elyssa Gavenda in Photo StoryTelling
  • Junior Natalie King in Yearbook Caption Writing
  • Senior Melissa Liu in Yearbook Layout

Congratulations to our Statesman students!

The Masked Singer Is Revealed!
The Choir Board’s Masked Singer Contest was a huge success! Thank you to all who participated in the final round voting, which took place over this past weekend.
Congratulations to all of our contestants and watch the full final round to reveal the winner!


Last Call for Cap and Gown Pickup!
Seniors! The final cap and gown pick-up time will be on Wednesday, May 12 from 3-5 p.m. Stop by Parking Lot E for Curbside pick-up. An ID or Driver’s license will be required. If you did not order your cap and gown, orders must be placed no later than Friday, May 9 on

Advanced Placement Examinations Begin
As a reminder to all Stevenson students, AP exams begin tomorrow, May 4. If you are registered to take either a digital exam at home or an in-person paper exam at school, you should have received an email on April 27 with detailed instructions to ensure you are prepared. Good luck on your exams, Patriots!


Athletic Results April 30 – May 2

April 30
The Stevenson wrestling program suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of Libertyville, 46-30. Five Patriots won by fall; 106 pound Freshman Yash Jagtap, 126 pound Sophomore Lorenzo Frezza, 132 pound Senior Kei Yamato, 138 pound Junior Cole Rhemrev, and 145 pound Senior Arad Peregoudov.

Girls Lacrosse
The Patriots suffered a loss at the hands of the York Dukes. Lili Sorenson scored a goal and controlled the ball five times off the draw, while Teagan Hendricks caused three turnovers. They travel to Lake Forest on Wednesday for a 6:30 p.m. start.

The Patriots coasted to an easy victory over Highland Park, 14-4, on Friday. Benji Ries opened up scoring in the first inning with a solo home run and the team put up six runs in the fifth inning. Joey Woods earned the victory on the pitcher’s mound. The right-hander allowed one hit and zero runs over three innings, striking out six. Max Rosenkranz and Joey Little entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. Stevenson racked up 12 hits. Han, Rosenkranz, Nelson and Ryan Tumpowsky each managed multiple hits. Han went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the Patriots in hits.

Girls Water Polo
Stevenson (12-1, 4-0) defeated Hersey, 7- 5, behind Maggie Bauwens’ six blocked shots. Anna Gates and Elizabeth White both led scoring with two a piece. Belle Cloeter added four steals.

Boys Lacrosse
The Patriots fell to the Golden Knights of Grayslake North, 12-3, on Friday night in their season opener. Junior Ryan Hynes scored twice, both unassisted, while Senior Owen Hancock scored once on an assist from Senior Darius Clemons.

Boys Tennis
The Patriots defeated Deerfield 9-0. Ashy Madhushankar won 6-0, 7-5 at #1 singles; Thomas Gong won 6-2, 6-3 at #2 singles, and Nicholas Stec won 6-1, 6-2 at #3 singles. The following doubles teams all garnered wins for the Patriots:

  • #1 Doubles: Payton Adkisson/Daniel Tulchinskiy 4-6, 6-1, 10-5
  • #2 Doubles: Ervin Perkowski/Gabe Visotsky 6-1, 6-0
  • #3 Doubles: Kevin Fei/Gautham Kappaganthula 6-0, 6-2
  • #4 Doubles: Sam Cohan/Daniel Jaworski 6-3, 6-2
  • #5 Doubles: Ben Luo/James Kim 6-4, 6-3
  • #6 Doubles: Raj Sachar/Michael Kim 6-2, 6-1

May 1
Girls Water Polo
Stevenson defeated Lyons 13-12 with strong play from Elizabeth Matlin, Anna Gates and Elizabeth White, who each had three goals a piece. Maria Mossakowski led the assist category with four and Maggie Bauwens had 12 blocked shots in the goal. Later in the day, Stevenson notched another win against Lincoln Way East 14-7. Maggie Bauwens had nine blocked shots while Catherine Delaney had eight blocked shots. Elizabeth White had five goals and Belle Cloeter contributed four. Elizabeth White also led steals with seven. The Patriots are now 14-1 overall and 4-0 in the NSC. Their next game is Tuesday at Mundelein at 6:00 p.m.

Boys Tennis
Stevenson (7-0, 1-0) remained undefeated with a win over Fremd, 4-3. Nicholas Stec, at #3 singles, won his match 6-0, 6-0 and the Doubles teams of Payton Adkisson and Daniel Tulchinskiy defeated Fremd’s #1 Doubles team 6-3, 6-4. The #3 Doubles team of Gautham Kappaganthula and Kevin Fei won 6-0, 6-4, while #4 Doubles partners Daniel Jaworski and Raj Sachar garnered a win in two sets, 6-2, 6-4. Later in the afternoon, the Patriots defeated Lake Forest 7-2, behind victories from Stec (6-2, 6-2), Jaworski (6-1, 6-2), and Michael Kim (6-2, 6-4). Doubles victories were from Adkisson/Tulchinskiy (6-2, 6-3), Fei/Visotsky (6-1, 6-4), Sachar and Sam Cohan (4-6, 6-2, 10-5), and Ben Luo/James Kim (6-2, 6-3). Their next action is on Tuesday when they host New Trier at 4:45 p.m. at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex (VHAC) tennis courts.

The Patriots (7-3-1, 2-2) took their game in dramatic fashion, thanks to a walk-off single at the end of the game to topple Dundee-Crown. The game was tied at 11 with the Patriots batting in the bottom of the seventh when Benji Ries singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run. Ryan Tumpowsky was credited with the victory. Tumpowsky allowed zero hits and zero runs over one and one-third innings, striking out three and walking zero. Michael Belbot and Joey Splansky entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. Daniel Cabrales started the game for the Patriots. The lefty allowed one hit and one run over one and one-third innings, striking out two and walking zero.

Girls Soccer
Girls soccer (5-1, 0-0) defeated Maine South High School on a windy Saturday afternoon. Against the wind during the first half, the Patriots defended well and denied Maine South of any scoring opportunities, making it 0-0 at half time. The Patriots scored three goals in the second half. First, Bella Chavez found the back of the net off a free kick. Second, Ellie Egeland scored, assisted by Gabi Nyc. Lastly, Elli Pease scored off a throw in by Hailey Livesay. The Patriots next game is vs. Wauconda on Tuesday, May 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the SHS Stadium.

Boys Gymnastics
Boys gymnastics competed in their Independent Conference meet Saturday at Lake Park. Even with some key gymnasts inactive, Stevenson still managed to score 115.85, beating Conference rival Andrew by 1.8 points. Stevenson boys gymnastics has their Sectional meet this Wednesday at Palatine High School, hoping to be back to full strength to reach a score of 125.

Boys Lacrosse
The Patriots bounced back on a Saturday morning game versus Vernon Hills winning the high scoring game 15-12. Senior Owen Hancock led the way with five goals. Junior Ryan Hynes scored four times, while Junior Colin Livesay had three goals and four assists. Patriot Defensemen got in on the scoring action with Junior Michael Kaminsky scoring a goal and Junior Cody Collins adding an assist. The Patriots are back in action Wednesday, when they host NSC opponent, Lake Forest, at 6:30 p.m. in the Stadium.

Boys Volleyball
Boys volleyball team went undefeated as they claimed victories over Loyola Academy, St. Viator and Libertyville High Schools. The successful weekend brings their overall record to 4-0. Senior Middle Ethan Holub had 11 kills with four total blocks, while Junior Setter Daniel Nuudel contributed 51 total assists. Junior Outside Hitter Christian Headley contributed 14 digs and 15 kills. Junior Libero Murad Shahzadah notched 10 kills and two ace serves (30 for 30 serving) and Sophomore Rightside Hitter Samuel Nuudel garnered 11 kills. They travel to Lakes Community High School tonight for a 6 p.m. start.

Boys Water Polo
The Boys Water Polo Team hosted a quad with another pair of top 10 teams this weekend. #1 Stevenson hosted #3 Lyons Township, #4 Naperville Center, and St. Rita. The team went 3-0 improving their undefeated record entering the last month of the season and playoffs sectionals only a few weeks away. Below are results and stats leaders:

  • SHS 17, Naperville Central 9: Drew Wangard led the team with seven goals, which is the highest by a player this season. Olin Kusevskis, Dimitry Kobets and Jeffrey Mao all had two goals and Sammy Maya, Grant Huey, Evan Engel and Bhavin Patel each added one.
  • SHS 14, St. Rita 4: Goalie Alex Mitchell had 14 saves. Dimitriy Kobets led the team with four goals. Olin Kusevskis, Jeffrey Mao and Drew Wangard added two goals each, while Sammy Maya, Evan Engel, Nate Pedigo and David Gorin each had one.
  • SHS 11, Lyons Township 9: Goalie Alex Mitchell again had 11 Saves in the victory. Goals were scored by Dimitriy Kobets (3), Sammy Maya (2), Nathan Mossman (1), Jacob Whiting (1), Evan Engel (1), Angelos Koutsogeorgas (1), Drew Wangard (1), and David Gorin(1)

The team is now 21-0 and still ranked #1 entering the last month. They return to NSC matchups against Mundelein and Lake Forest this week.

The grapplers hit the road for a Triangular at New Trier and beat Loyola, but lost a close one to New Trier, 39-37. Lorenzo Frezza, Cole Rhemrev, Kei Yamato and Arad Peregoudov all went 2-0 on the day.


Suburban High School Districts Start Efforts to Vaccinate Students
As the school year winds down, several suburban school districts, including Stevenson High School District 125, are ramping up efforts to get older students vaccinated against COVID-19 before summer break.

Schools Make Adjustments for an Unconventional Prom Season
For many area high schools, prom will move outdoors this year alongside other adjustments to account for pandemic restrictions/recommendations. At Stevenson, seniors will be treated to a red carpet experience, dinner, photo ops and music, but there will not be dancing.

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