Thursday, May 13, 2021

Stevenson Celebrates Strings Students in Live Performance
Tuesday’s Strings & Guitar Outdoor Concert was a huge success! Despite the chilly weather, students from Guitar I, Guitar II, Patriot Guitar Ensemble, Stevenson Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra, Concert Orchestra and Patriot Orchestra performed on the front lawn, and families joined in, bringing chairs and blankets to watch and support their students! 

Stevenson Students Establish Nonprofit to Advocate for Computer Science 
Inspired to give back to the community after participation in Stevenson’s Startups in Business and Technology club and FBLA, Freshmen Sachet Verma, Maurya Bonu, Sricharan Veeravalli, Srikar Kovvuri, Arjun Anand, and Senior Rushil Vora launched a volunteering initiative, Code2Connect (C2C), to promote digital literacy worldwide.
The organization presents community members with the opportunity to volunteer virtually by mentoring students in the field of computer programming. C2C has developed incentive-based events in which all proceeds go to underprivileged communities. To date, 90+ members and multiple countries have partaken in designated computer languages through the organization. If you would like to get involved, C2C is currently seeking willing students mentors.

Scholastic Bowl Buzzes in Victory
Kudos to the Stevenson Scholastic Bowl for achieving great success at the May 8 Illinois DART Quiz Bowl Tournament!
The Scholastic Bowl A Team, consisting of Arjun Nageswaran (12), David Lee (12), Anish Arora (11), Rishabh Wuppalapati (10) and Spandan Goel (11), took first place compiling a 7-1 record, defeating the University of Illinois Lab School A Team in the final.
The Scholastic Bowl B Team, consisting of Jonny Abraham (11), Srikar Venkatesan (10) and Andrey Vlasov (10), also performed well, highlighted by Abraham’s whopping 38.75 points per game.
Congratulations to both teams!


Be a Part of a Radically Inclusive Fall Play!
The Patriot Theatre Company is partnering with Stevenson’s Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) and Fostering Intercultural Respect & Empowerment (FIRE) to present a radically inclusive production of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream this fall. The Play Information Packet provides information on auditions and leadership opportunities for the production. This play is NO-CUT for anyone in an SHS theatre class during the 2021-22 school year. Meaning, if you are taking an acting or stagecraft class next year, you are guaranteed to be cast in the show!


Athletic Results for May 12
Boys Tennis

Stevenson did not drop a game as they cruised to victory at VHAC over Zion-Benton, 7-0. The win elevates their team record to 11-0 overall and 3-0 in North Suburban Conference play. The Patriots will travel to Hersey on Friday for the Pitchford Invitational.

Boys Lacrosse
The Patriots lost to the Lake Zurich Bears tonight 12-4. The Bears got up early and never looked back. Junior Monty Hashemi scored two for the Patriots. Senior Defensemen Darius Clemons added one goal, along with Junior Ryan Hynes adding the other. Junior Defensemen Cody Collins played stout defense with multiple caused turnovers. The Patriots will be back in action on Saturday when they take on another NSC foe in an away game against Libertyville.

Girls Lacrosse
Lili Sorenson led the Girls Lacrosse team with three goals in a 13-4 victory over Lake Zurich. Adeline Brady and Aliyah Omran each contributed two more, while Alex Varshavsky, Michelle Cabrera, Helena Ebeling, Maria Lukz, Lizzy Dublier and Alicia Sharun had a goal apiece. Goalie Megan Randol made six saves. Their next game is on Saturday, May 15 at 11:30 a.m. vs. Palatine in the SHS Stadium.

Girls Water Polo
A 19-9 effort resulted in another win for the Patriot Girls Water Polo team. Belle Cloeter led with four goals, followed by Anna Gates and Elizabeth White who both contributed three. Liz Matlin assisted on five of the team’s goals. Goalies Maggie Bauwens and Catherine Delaney each had five steals and seven blocked shots, respectively. The Patriots take on Fremd on Thursday, May 13.

Boys Volleyball
The boys varsity volleyball team took a road trip up north to the Illinois/Wisconsin border last night and secured their second conference win over the Zee-Bees, 25-23, 25-17, of Zion Benton High School. The Patriots currently hold a 10-2 overall record (2-1 NSC record). Leading the charge were Samuel Nuudel (six kills and two ace serves), Ryan Myers (five kills and two ace serves), and Akaash Tanjore (five kills). Daniel Nuudel recorded 14 assists. Murad Shahzadah’s 10 digs (two ace serves) and Chris Ehler’s four block assists bolstered the defensive effort. They welcome the Niles West Wolves to Lincolnshire this evening for an NSC/CSL showdown.


Several Suburban Chicago Schools Aim to be the Source for student COVID-19 Shots
Determined to get COVID-19 shots in young arms before the end of the school year, several suburban Chicago school districts hope to deliver vaccines to students 12 and older at school-based clinics as early as this week.

Summer Learning Programs To Emphasize Fun as Well as Academics
After more than a year of teaching remotely, some school districts have plans to bring kids back together in person to address academic stagnation due to COVID-19, and maybe more importantly, to focus on fun and engagement to help students feel good about themselves and learning again.


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