Science Club REACH(es) Great Success!
Kudos are in order for Science REACH members who have excelled recently in competition!
Members Meha Krishnareddigari and Riya Khandelwal’s project, “The Application of Fruit Peels in the Extraction of Nitrite from Water” was chosen to represent the Illinois Water Environmental Association at the Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition this year. This is the 2nd year in a row that Krishnareddigari and Khandelwal have earned this honor. Last year, their project entitled, “The Effects of Microplastics on Copepods” was also selected for this honor.
Additionally, at the Illinois Junior Academy of Science (IJAS) Regional Competition, the following Science REACH members won Best in Category awards. For Mathematics, Yash Gangavarapu won with his project entitled, “Constructing an Equal-Weighted Stock Portfolio Based on Systematic Risk.” Srusti Dondapati won the Materials Science category with her project, “Biodegradability of Various Cloth Face Mask Materials.” For Behavioral Science, Komal Talloo and Margaret Chen won for their project, “The Effect of Positive and Negative Audio Stimuli on the Ability to Reach Flow State.”
Several Science REACH club members have also qualified to compete in the virtual Illinois Junior Academy of Science State Competition this month. All qualifiers completed an original research project involving experiment or design and earned a Gold award at the regional level fair to qualify them at the state level: See individual qualifiers.
Bass Fishing Team Continues to Make Waves
Matthew Qualich and Charlie Grisamore clinched a trip to the IHSA Bass Fishing State Finals on Thursday with a second place finish in the tournament in the midst of persistent rain, wind, and temps hovering around 40. Their 8.3lbs five fish limit held first place until the final boat out of the 20 boat field weighed in and toppled them. This is the second state tournament that the duo have qualified for. Liam Plautz and John Wall took 5th in the Sectionals with a five fish bag weighing 7.1lbs. The State Finals will take place May 21-22 on Carlyle Lake just south of Effingham. Good luck, Patriots!
May Scholarship Opportunity
Kids Chance of Illinois is awarding academic college scholarships. To be eligible for a scholarship grant, applicants must have a parent who has passed away or has been seriously injured as a result of a work-related accident that meets the criteria of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act and that has resulted in demonstrated financial need. The deadline to apply is May 31. Learn more on the Kids Chance of Illinois website.
PATRIOT SPORTS NEWS
Athletic Results for May 7-9
The Patriots defeated the Libertyville Wildcats 11-6 on Friday with a great team win. The Patriots fired up the offense in the first inning when Jordan Skolmar hit a 3 run home run. A three run rally in the fourth inning was led by singles by Michael Belbot and Joey Little. Ethan Ge was credited with the victory. Ge allowed five hits and four runs over six innings, striking out three and walking one. Joey Woods threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.
Girls Water Polo
The girls water polo team defeated New Trier 8-3. Belle Cloeter had three goals while Maria Mossakowski had two goals. Liz Matlin led steals with five. Maggie Bauwens had eleven blocked shots from goal.
The Patriots lost 22-2 Friday to the top Boys Lacrosse team in the state of Illinois. Junior Ryan Hynes scored both goals for the Patriots.
Stevenson Defeated Mundelein 71-4. Lorenzo Frezza (126 lbs) and Shawn Tokmottsev (160 lbs) had pins, and Cole Rhemrev (138 lbs) won by major decision.
Girls Track & Field
The Stevenson girls track & field team competed at the Huntley Invitational this Friday and came home with some hardware and new personal best performances. Senior Camille Clay dominated in the throwing events coming in first in the shot put with a throw of 12.00 meters and first in the discus with a throw of 36.21 meters. Also scoring major points for Stevenson were junior Ella O’Neall, who earned second place in shot put with a throw of 11.88 meters, and senior Natali Freihammer, who secured third place in discus with a throw of 32.58 meters. Other top finishers for the Patriots were 4×800 relay team of Shannon Moser, Madelyn Lee, Ida Diab, and Sophia Sun who ran a 10:55.51 for a sixth place finish, Autumn Greaney with a time of 12:52.13 in the 3200 meter run scoring seventh place, and Alex Wu in the long jump with a 9.81 meter mark securing seventh place. Earning eighth place for the Patriots were junior Eve Traficanti in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:04.02 and senior Jade Cadichon in the 100 meter dash with a time of 13.07. The Stevenson girls track & field team will celebrate their seniors tonight at their last home meet at 4:45 p.m.
On Friday night, Stevenson earned their first conference win with a two-set victory over Lake Forest High School, 25-13, 25-9. Led by the attacking of seniors, Ryan Myers (9 kills), Akaash Tanjore (7 kills), and Ethan Holub (5 kills), the Patriots’ offense was on full display.
The girls softball team had a non-conference win against Evanston Friday in Lincolnshire 5-2. The Patriots scored 2 in the bottom of the 1st after a leadoff walk by Allie Stevens, a single by Elle Ruchim and a single by Michaela Duffy. Evanston Tied the game in the Top of the 3rd on a couple Stevenson miscues, but the Pats quickly rebounded with 3 runs in the bottom of the 4th. Hailey Langer and Phoebe Guercio started the inning with singles, Elle Ruchim walked and Michaela Duffy had a 2 out double clearing the bases to put the Patriots up 5-2. Stevenson never looked back as Haley Barnes pitched a complete game striking out 9 with only 2 walks. Next up, the Patriots play at Libertyville today at 4:45 p.m.
The Patriots (9-3-1, 3-2) defeated Prairie Ridge on Saturday with a score of 5-3. Daniel Cabrales was the winning pitcher for Stevenson. Cabrales surrendered three runs on three hits over five innings, striking out seven and walking zero. Joey Woods threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen. Woods recorded the last six outs to earn the save. The Patriots tallied six hits on the day. Michael Belbot and Colin Schmitke each collected multiple hits. Schmitke and Belbot each collected two hits to lead the charge.
Girls Water Polo
Stevenson defeated St Charles North 14-2 in the first match of the Stevenson Triangular. Belle Cloeter and Maria Mossakowski led in the scoring column with three goals apiece. Maggie Bauwens had seven blocked shots and Liz Matlin and Anna Gates both had three steals. In the second match, Stevenson notched a 12-7 victory over York. Elizabeth White led the charges with three goals. White and Maria Mossakowski also had three steals a piece and Maggie Bauwens had eleven blocked shots. They travel to Libertyville on Tuesday for the final NSC regular season match.
New Trier scored once in the first half and again during the second half, both off of corner kicks and that was enough for the 2-0 victory over the Patriots (6-2-1, 1-0). Keeper, Mandy Meliker recorded 8 saves. The Patriots play their next game today vs. Grayslake Central at 4:45 p.m. on SHS game Field 13. Check out the Daily Herald article!
Girls Lacrosse had an exciting 10-6 win over Conant behind four goals and one assist from Lili Sorenson. Adeline Brady had two goals, including one breakaway goal on a turnover caused by Tessie Primack. Other Stevenson goals were scored by: Jordyn Ackerman (2), Teagan Hendricks (1) and Alicia Sharun (1). The Patriots are home again on Wednesday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. against Lake Zurich in the SHS Stadium.
Payton Adkisson and Daniel Tulchinsky set the tone for Stevenson’s boys tennis team Saturday with an impressive effort at No. 1 doubles to lead the Patriots to the team title at the Buffalo Grove-Palatine Invite. The Patriots’ duo dominated the field, including a straight-set (6-2, 6-0) victory over Ben Alzenberg-Max Rosenfeld (Highland Park) to lead a complete sweep at doubles for coach Tom Stanhope’s team, which outscored runner-up Glenbrook North 44-32 and third-place Latin (29). Check out the Daily Herald article!
On Saturday, the Patriots opened the weekend quad tournament with a tough loss in a battle against their neighbor to the north, Vernon Hills High School, 23-25, 24-26. The Patriots bounced back with two wins over Niles West 25-21, 25-16, and Palatine 25-20, 25-23 High Schools. Offensive leaders on Saturday included Ethan Holub (21 kills), Akaash Tanjore (16 kills), and Samuel Nuudel (15 kills and 2 ace serves). Daniel Nuudel contributed 59 assists. Murad Shahzadeh’s 28 digs and Ethan Holub’s 16 block assists solidified the defense.
The Patriots face off against Hersey High School tonight as they look to build on this weekend’s success.
Stevenson missed some opportunities in two close losses to Glenbrook South 33-34 and Conant 33-35. Thomas Schoolman had 2 pins, and Shawn Tokmottsev, Lorenzo Frezza, Cole Rhemrev, Kei Yamato, and Arad Peregoudov won both of their individual bouts.
The Patriots beat Conant 18-6 on Saturday. Junior Ryan Hynes led the way, scoring 9 goals and adding 2 assists. Junior Joshua Neela got his second win in the cage as the Patriots Varsity goalie. The Patriots will take on Lake Zurich High School in an away game on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
New Research Finds Arts Education Increases School Engagement, Attendance
Boston schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius said in a statement that the new research provides evidence supporting “what we already know: arts education engages students, builds community, expresses our shared humanity and experience, and contributes to joyful learning environments.”
Do Kids Need to Catch Up in School or Take a Break This Summer?
The Daily Herald surveyed numerous parents on Facebook about what choices they would make for their children’s enrichment over the summer.