See Amazing Student Work in The WIT!
The 2021 WIT has arrived online! This year’s digital magazine includes art, fiction, poetry, drama, and essays, as well as audio reflections and readings from SHS students. Read and listen to the interactive magazine filled with fantastic work!
Both The WIT and Half Wit showcase incredible student fiction, poetry, prose, drama, raps, musical scores and art. The WIT is Stevenson High School’s nationally award-winning literary magazine. The Half Wit is a literary magazine designed specifically for freshmen and sophomores.
Congratulations to all the students involved in the publication of this digital magazine!
History Bowl Excels in National Championship
Congratulations to Stevenson’s Varsity and Junior Varsity History Bowl teams for both earning fifth place in this year’s online National Championship!
The Varsity team, composed of seniors Aniket Dixit, Allen Guo, Arjun Nageswaran, Denis Selyuzhitsky and Ethan Soifer, capped off a remarkable year in which they won the 2020 National Championship (held in December) and earned a top-five finish in the 2021 Championship.
The JV team, composed of sophomores Christian Epure, Aadit Juneja, Dhruv Pendharkar, Rishabh Wuppalapati and freshman Maurya Bonu, earned their top-five finish this year after finishing seventh at the December National Championship.
Arjun Nageswaran will leave Stevenson as the most decorated History Bowl competitor in school history and one of the most accomplished in the history of the competition. In the past four years, teams on which he participated earned two National Championship titles (in 2018 at the JV level and 2020 at the Varsity level) and two fifth place finishes (in 2019 and 2021, both at the Varsity level).
The History Bowl/Bee team is coached by Peter Anderson. Congratulations on a job well done, Patriots!
Important End-of-Year Reminders and Deadlines
As the school year comes to a close this week, we wanted to remind families and students about a few important things:
Seniors only: Do not forget to send your final transcript to your intended college! All final transcript requests must go through Parchment. This is a “must” for the college you are attending in the fall. All transcript requests will be processed by late June. If you have not created an account, please create one with a non-shs email since that email will be deactivated over the summer. Instructions on how to create an account can be found here. Be sure to select the “Hold for Grades” option.
Tutoring: All tutoring for the week of May 24 will be offered both in-person and through Zoom. Students should check the ILC/ELC Tutoring Canvas pages for the exact availability of specific tutors. The hours for ILC/ELC tutoring for the last week of school are:Monday, May 24 – 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
- Monday, May 24 – 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, May 25 – 7:00 – 8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 26 – 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 1:00 – 5:30 p.m.
- Thursday, May 27 – 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Bussing: There will be a 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. bus available everyday throughout the month of May to accommodate students with on-campus activities.
Material drop-off: We are offering in-person and drive-through drop-off for school materials. Students with materials that need to be returned received a targeted email May 14 for more information about dates, times and locations for drop-off.
Yearbooks: Students attending school in-person can still pick up their yearbook in the lower Sports Center lobby on Wednesday, May 26, and Thursday, May 27. Students who primarily attend school virtually can pick up yearbooks curbside in Lot B during these times and dates:
- Tuesday, May 25: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 26: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Thursday, May 27: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m
- Seniors can drive through to pick up graduation tickets and yearbooks at the same in the Forum on Monday, May 24 – Tuesday, May 25 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
PATRIOT SPORTS NEWS
Athletic Results for May 19-23
Allied Soccer Green defeated Allied Soccer Gold 12-11 in a heated contest under temperatures of 85 degrees on May 22. The match started with a sensational rendition of the National Anthem, sung by Stevenson Junior Gile Pomponi. There were many goals scored during the afternoon, but Shephia Zhou, David Ha, and Mark Brady all chipped in three apiece, for hat tricks. Head Coaches Mark Schartner and Shannon Mauro recognized seniors David Ha and Jeremy Millman, along with partner Alex Eisen (pictured above).
The Patriots beat the Mundelein Mustangs on Wednesday, May 19, for their first NSC win. Juniors Ryan Hynes and Monty Hashemi led the way with five goals each, with Hynes adding two assists. Cody Collins anchored the defense while contributing one goal and one assist.
Girls Track & Field
The Stevenson Girls’ Track & Field team competed at the Lake County Invitational on Thursday night (May 20) at Antioch High School and came away with an 11th place finish out of 17 schools. Junior Ella O’Neall was the top scorer for the Patriots finishing second in both shot put (12.81 meters) and discus (41.56 meters). The 4×100 meter relay of Jade Cadichon, Eve Traficanti, Ava Mecir and Katelyn Robinson came in third place (50.65) and the 4×200 meter relay team of Cadichon, Carmen Biel, Mecir and Robinson ran away with a fifth place finish (1:50.59). In the 100 meter dash sophomore Mecir finished in sixth place (13.24) and senior Jade Cadichon finished right behind in seventh (13.26). Mecir also medaled in the 200 meter dash taking seventh (27.23). Senior Natali Freihammer took 8th place in the shot put with a personal best of 10.03 meters to take eighth place. Girls’ Track and Field will prepare for the North Suburban Conference Championships, taking place at Mundelein High School on Wednesday, May 26.
Several Patriots got into the scoring column in a 10-4 win over Carmel on Friday, May 21. Lili Sorenson led the team with three goals and Adeline Brady, Teagan Hendricks (two goals), Jordyn Ackerman, Tessie Primack, Lizzy Dublier and Keria Ferrigan also scored for Stevenson. Goalie Megan Randol made 14 saves. The next action for the 8-3 squad is a home contest on Wednesday, May 26 vs. Libertyville in the SHS Stadium at 6:30 p.m.
The 13-0 Patriots defeated Deerfield in a non-conference matchup on Friday, May 21 (8-1) powered by Singles victories by No. 1 – Eric Perkowski, 6-0 , 6-0 and No. 2 – Ashy Madhushankar, 6-1 , 6-1. In the doubles events, several Stevenson teams controlled play with big victories behind the play of No. 2 – Ervin Perkowski/Gabe Visotsky, (6-2 , 6-1). After the lineup was rearranged for college scoring Kevin Fei/Ervin Perkowski, posted an 8-1 win, Gautham Kappaganthula/Daniel Jaworski posted 8-4 win, Sam Cohan/Michael Kim, posted a 8-2 win, and Ben Luo/James Kim, posted a 8-3 win.
On Saturday, May 22, the Titans of Glenbrook South escaped with a close victory over the home Patriots, 17-12. Junior Ryan Hynes led the Patriot offensive barrage with four goals and six assists. Junior Colin Livesay and Sophomore Caleb Lee each added two goals, as well. Next up for the Patriots is a home contest vs. Barrington Broncos, this afternoon, on Stevenson’s Game Field 14.
The Patriots lost the lead late in a 2-1 defeat to Libertyville on Saturday, May 22. The game was tied at one with Libertyville batting in the top of the eighth when the Wildcats scored a run. The pitching was strong on both sides, as both teams struck out 8. Ethan Ge was on the pitcher’s mound for the Patriots and allowed only seven hits and one run over six innings, striking out six and walking zero. Daniel Cabrales threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen. The lone run by Stevenson was a solo home run by Joey Little. There’s no time to lament on lost opportunities as Stevenson travels to Lake Zurich today for a 4:30 p.m. first pitch and another pivotal game in the NSC.
Girls Water Polo
Two decisive victories this weekend over Lake Forest (20-11) and Libertyville (11-0) propelled Stevenson into the 2021 IHSA Girls Water Polo State Finals. This is the 15th Sectional Title for the program, after finishing 26-2 on the season. Stevenson will face Lincoln Way East in the Quarterfinal matchup on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Fenwick High School. The match can be seen on the NFHS Network. See full media coverage from the Daily Herald.
Boys Water Polo
A 24-4 sectional semifinal win over Deerfield, followed by a 16-6 final over Mundelein this weekend resulted in an undefeated season for the Patriots and another trip to the IHSA State Finals, hosted by Fenwick High School. Stevenson will play Conant on Thursday at 4:45 pm in the Quarterfinal match. Every match of the IHSA Finals is being streamed on the NFHS Network. See full media coverage from the Daily Herald.
The boys tennis team defeated Hersey 6-3, but lost to New Trier on Saturday, May 22, at the Deerfield Invitational to bring their overall record to 15-1. Number 1 singles, Eric Perkowski, beat his Hersey opponent 6-3, 6-1 while Number 2 doubles team of Ervin Perkowski and Gabe Visotsky only dropped two games, beating their Hersey opponents 6-0. 6-2. Next up, the Patriots are taking on Mundelein, on Tuesday, May 25 at 4:45 p.m.
Ebook Reading Surges Among Students During the Pandemic
Between March 2020 and Feb. 2021, ebook usage in schools increased dramatically. Convenience, accessibility and equity are major reasons why ebooks are likely to be a bigger part of school reading programs going forward.
Tech Solutions Help School Districts Shift Back to In-Person Learning
Technology played a major role in helping students learn from home, and districts will rely on tools such as technology carts, power management tools and modernized infrastructure solutions to help welcome students back to in-person learning.