Monday, May 17, 2021

The 41st Annual Consortium ArtFest
We won’t let the pandemic stop us from celebrating the artistic and creative work of our students and K-8 Consortium! So this year, we bring the 41st annual Consortium ArtFest to you virtually! See the talent of our students in paintings, drawings, digital art & design, photography, 3D artwork and 2D animation. The exhibit will be available online from today, May 17, through May 31. We hope you and your family will attend! Visit the Arts Event Schedule page to learn more.

Announcing This Year’s National Merit Scholarship Finalists
The National Merit Scholarship Program has determined which of the 16,000 semifinalists named in the fall have met all requirements to advance to finalist standing in the competition. We are so excited to announce that the National Merit Scholarship Program announced 66 SHS Finalists! Of these students, some will go on to be National Merit Scholarship winners, which will be announced later this summer!
Congratulations to our students who have advanced this far, and keep your eyes peeled for the winners! Check out the full list of our finalists here.

SHS Junior Makes Headlines in High School Journalism
Kudos are in order to Junior Victoria Feng, who was recently named a member of the 2021 All-State Journalism team! Team members were chosen by judges for the Illinois Journalism Education Association (IJEA) based on adviser nominating letters, essays and work samples.
The entire team will be honored on Saturday, June 5 in Springfield at a luncheon co-hosted by IJEA and the Illinois Press Foundation.
This fabulous accomplishment names Feng as one of the state’s top high school journalists. Congratulations, Victoria!


Reminders for Digital AP Testers
Digital AP Testers – have you completed your exam set up? Students need to complete all four steps to confirm that their testing device/computer is ready for the exam. Allow yourself no less than 1-3 days prior to your first digital exam to do this. Additionally, on the day of the test, students must login to the test 30 minutes before test time to complete some pre-test information. For more information refer to the email sent April 27.


Get Your Stevenson Gear!
Patriot Fans – The Sports Boosters will be holding their annual spring Flash Sale on Saturday, May 22 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the tent near the Stadium. Come get your Stevenson gear! Cash, check or credit cards will be accepted. We hope to see you there!

Athletic Results for May 13-16
Stevenson defeated conference rival Warren 66-9 on Friday, May 14. Lorenzo Frezza won by pin, and senior captains Kei Yamato and Arad Peregoudov each had wins. Head Coach Shane Cook recognized the Class of 2021 Seniors: Jair Diaz, Aerie Guzman, Keegan Houlihan, Julian Lopez, Arad Peregoudov, Jonathan Sanchez, Zachary Shanks, Sara Sulejmani, Richard Wade and Kei Yamato (see photo on right).

Boys Track & Field
The Patriots hosted the 49th Annual Patriot Relays Invitational in the Stadium. In the overall team standings, the Patriots finished 3rd out of the nine participating teams. The relay team of Jacob Kurek, David Smolensky, Marcus Casselberry and Shrijan Muraldliharan finish in 4th place in the 4 x 100 Meter relay and the team of Smolensky and Kurek were joined by Trevor Abbott and Shreyas Khati for another 4th place finish in the 4×400 Meter Relay. The High Hurdle Shuttley Relay and the Intermediate Hurdle Shuttle relays comprised of Khati, Braden Burns, Darsh Hedge and Noah Kim took 3rd place in both events. The distance runners of Tyler Roberts, Willem Jo, Tarun Kalyana-Sundarum and Stephen Moy took 4th place in the 4×800 Meter Relay. In the field events, Mark Helwig led the way placing 1st in the High Jump with a jump of 6’0″ and finishing 3rd in the pole vault clearing a height of 11’0″ – a new PR! For this Varsity invitational there are four Frosh/Soph events that also are included in the Varsity Scoring of the meet. The F/S 4×800 team of Allen Dragunsky, Matthew Chan, Siddarth Paleati and Sharan Satish took 2nd place honors. The Relay team of Zach Goldman, Keegan Latulippe, Joey Kalou and John Zachara took 2nd place in both the F/S 4×100 and 4×200 meter relays. Dragunsky and Satish joined Latulippe and Kalou to place 4th in the F/S 4×400 Meter Relay.
As Thursday, May 13, was the last home meet of the season, Coach Andy Farrissey and his staff honored our 2021 Seniors: Josh Chu, Tyler Goetting, Adarsh Hedge, Willem Jo, Tarun Kalyana Sundarum, Alex kalis, Shreyas Khati, Robert Martin, Stephen Moy, Shrijan Muralidharan, David Smolensky and Ivan Tzuoo.

Girls Lacrosse
Michelle Cabrera and Lili Sorenson led the Patriots (5-3, 1-1), on Saturday, with four and three goals, respectively, as the Girls Lacrosse team defeated Palatine 14-5. Helena Ebeling (two assists) and Lizzy Dublier also had two goals each. Goalie Megan Randol made 12 saves in the win.

Girls Water Polo
The girls water team had two final regular season contests heading into the IHSA State Series. They hosted St. Charles North and Naperville North on Saturday, posting a 15-2 victory over SCN and losing 10-4 to the Huskies from Naperville North. Maggie Bauwens had 14 blocks on the day, with nine of them coming in the second game. Elizabeth White had six combined goals in both games, while Belle Cloeter, Maria Mossakowski, Yachi Patel and Anna Gates got on the board, as well. They host the winner of the Deerfield/Vernon Hills game on Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. in the Stevenson Aquatic Center. Tickets are $6 and will go on sale tonight (Monday) at 8 p.m. to the general public at

The Patriot’s effort to come back from down five runs in the fifth inning came up short, as they fell 10-8 to Antioch on Saturday, May 15. Stevenson scored five runs in the failed comeback on a double by JR Nelson, a single by Benji Ries, a double by Joey Little, and a single by Jordan Skolmar. Ethan Ge took the loss for The Patriots. The right-hander surrendered six runs on nine hits over three innings, striking out two and walking zero. Daniel Cabrales started the game for Stevenson. The pitcher surrendered four runs on six hits over three innings, striking out two and walking one. The Patriots totaled 13 hits. Jonas Salgado, Little, Chris Iannuzzi, Nelson and Skolmar all managed multiple hits for Stevenson. Tonight’s senior night will take place prior to the 4:45 p.m. first pitch against Waukegan.

Boys Tennis
Reigning North Suburban Conference champion Stevenson lifted the team trophy with 42 points, two points clear of runners-up Fremd and New Trier at the Pitchford Tournament, hosted by Hersey on May 14-15. Complete Daily Herald article.

The Patriots lost to Wauconda 10-4 Saturday at Stevenson. Wauconda opened the 1st inning by scoring three runs. Allie Stevens and Elle Ruchim scored in the bottom of the inning to cut the deficit to 3-2. Stevenson tied the game in the bottom of the 3rd on a solo home run by Haley Barnes. Wauconda extended the lead to 6-3 by the 6th inning. Stevenson scored one run in the bottom of the 6th on a RBI from Hailey Langer scoring Lexi Gitler cutting the lead to 6-4. The top of the seventh was a big one for the Bulldogs, as they put four more runs on the board. Next up for Stevenson is a tribute to the Class of 2021, as they host Mundelein at home today at 4:45 p.m.

The Patriots defeated defending Lake County Invite champion Antioch, 48-26, on the road Saturday. Lorenzo Frezza won by major decision over a returning All-State wrestler, and Cole Rhemrev defeated a returning state qualifier by pin.

Boys Lacrosse
The Patriots lost to the Libertyville 14-8 on Saturday. Juniors Ryan Hynes and Colin Livesay led the way in scoring with three goals each, while Livesay added two assists. Junior Cody Collins led the team in groundballs picking up five of them, and Junior Joshua Neela made eight saves in the cage. The Patriots are back in action on tonight when they travel to Fremd for a 7 p.m. start.


Former Stevenson Women’s Basketball Star Headed to the Hall of Fame
Tamika Catchings, a 10-time W.N.B.A. All-Star, who helped lead Stevenson to a state title in her Sophomore year, will become the first University of Tennessee women’s basketball player to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

New Outdoor Learning Spaces May Help Increase STEM Engagement
A new sustainable outdoor learning space is giving students in California an engaging opportunity for STEM learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. The space provides a safe alternative to traditional classrooms while providing a custom and dynamic learning experience for students.


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