Thursday, May 27, 2021

Science Olympiad Places Top 10 in Nation!
The Patriot Science Olympiad Team excelled in the 37th annual Science Olympiad National Tournament this past weekend, finishing 10th in the nation! This is the twelfth consecutive year that SHS has earned a bid to the national competition and the sixth time that the Stevenson team has finished in the top 10. Highlights from the competition include:
First-place, National Championships:

  • Krishna Patel (senior) and Greycen Ren (junior) in Designer Genes
  • Emily Liu (senior) competing by herself in Boomilever

Third-place finishes:

  • Greycen Ren (junior) and Joshua Song (sophomore) in Anatomy & Physiology
  • Seniors Phyllis Wang and Richard Bi in Sounds of Music

Fourth-place finishes:

  • Jared Machtinger (senior) and Felix Lu (junior) in Dynamic Planet
  • Seniors Jared Machtinger and Richard Bi in Machines

Fifth-place finish:

  • Juniors Greycen Ren and Jonathan Abraham in Forensics

Patel, Ren and Liu all received $1,000.00 scholarships to the school of their choice as part of their award for being National Champions in their events. Additionally, senior Sneha Mohan was awarded one of five $10,000 college scholarships for seniors in Science Olympiad across the nation. This award was presented to select competitors who embody the passion and values that the founders of Science Olympiad intended to foster by creating the organization. Great job, Patriots!

Student-Reporters Earn Honors in International Journalism Contest
Congratulations are in order for all the Statesman students honored at the 2021 Youth in Journalism International journalism contest! The annual competition showcases some of the best teen journalism in the world, and is a great opportunity to compete with students across the globe in a wide variety of categories, from news to cartoons.

  • Junior Victoria Feng was named one of just two finalists for the 2021 Student Journalist of the Year.
  • Juniors Vaasu Kakuturu and Humza Qazi were awarded second place in Team Feature Reporting for their piece, “Same Room, Different Zoom.”
  • Senior Serena Mehta and junior Dwija Ramesh received second place in Team Profile Reporting with their profile of Dr. LeViis Haney “(E)liminating (D)isparities in (I)nclusivity.”
  • Junior Bayarmaa Bat-erdene and senior Madeline Schmitke won first place in Team Sports News Reporting with their article about sports seasons ending “Putting the Season Away.”
  • Senior Bradley Locker and sophomore Advay Voleti received second place in the same category for their article “(Stay at) Home Run” about changes to high school sports due to covid.

Additionally, many more student-reporters received honorable mentions for articles ranging from the impact of COVID on athletics, advice to seniors, Stevenson’s reopening, Illinois’s legal battle about sports and Stevenson’s student support teams:

  • Junior Bayarmaa Bat-erdene, Sophomore Shannon Moser, Senior Sailaja Nallacheruvu, Junior Ally Flynn, Senior Bradley Locker, Senior Melissa Liu, Junior Myles Woodman, Junior Natalie King, Junior Sophia Ismail, Sophomore Anika Krishnaswamy, Sophomore Lance Locker and Junior Thea Surya.

The Statesman staff also received an honorable mention for their Editorial on the social justice protests this summer, “Long Road Ahead.” As the judges noted, “the team brought the national Black Lives Matter issue home to the school with a plea to keep it in mind.”


Don’t Forget to Send In Your AP Score Report!
As a reminder to all students who took an AP exam – especially graduating seniors – June 20 is the deadline to set the recipient of your free score report through My AP.
Students may indicate one college, university or scholarship program to receive a free copy of their AP score report. Students can also request a report be sent to additional recipients for a fee. Details about sending additional score reports are in the Scores section on the AP Students website.

What You Need to Know For Summer School
Each summer, Stevenson offers a two-semester academic program as an extension of the school’s regular academic program. It is designed to provide students with opportunities to gain academic credit, receive enrichment or remediation, and explore new interests.
This year, summer school’s first semester will run from June 8-July 1 and second semester from July 6-29.
During these times, students can enter the building starting at 7:10 a.m.
Stevenson will also offer Zoom tutoring in CommArts, Math, Science, Social Studies and ELL each day of summer school. More information about the exact times, Zoom links, and accessing these resources will be posted on the tutoring programs web page. To find out more about summer school safety protocols, daily schedule, supplies and technology, and grade reporting, please see the email from Summer School Principal Anthony Reibel.

Senior Edition of the Statesman Now Available!
The Senior Edition of Statesman, “Through the Final Lens,” is now available digitally on the Statesman website and at school exits. The publication will also be distributed tonight at Senior Sunset!
Check out a recap of the past four years, see notes from parents/guardians to our graduating students, read advice from teachers and so much more!


Milestone Night for Two Patriot Coaches
Girls Water Polo Coach, Jeff Wimer, reached the 700 career win pinnacle last night, as his team defeated Lincoln-Way East in the IHSA Girls Water Polo State Quarterfinal match. Wimer’s record of 700-167-1 ranks as No. 1 in Career Wins in the state of Illinois. Girls Lacrosse Coach, Sarah Gutierrez (Walker) reached the 100-win plateau when her team defeated Libertyville. After nine years at the helm, her teams have amassed a record of 100-63-0.

Athletic Results for May 26
Girls Water Polo

In IHSA State Quarterfinal action, the defending state champion girls water polo team defeated Lincoln-Way East, behind a balanced attack. Belle Cloeter led the Patriots with three goals, followed by Elizabeth White with two. Several others pitched in a goal, including Becca Stone, Liz Matlin and Faith Ma. Maggie Bauwens had 10 saves in the goal. Stevenson moves on to the Semifinal game against Hersey on Friday night at 5:30 p.m. at Fenwick High School.

Girls Lacrosse
Stevenson Girls Lacrosse won in exciting fashion against Libertyville, 11-9. Lili Sorenson and Jordyn Ackerman led the Patriots with three goals each, while Naomi Miller added two goals. Adeline Brady, Teagan Hendricks, and Tessie Primack rounded out the scoring with one goal each. Head Coach Sarah Gutierrez recognized the Class of 2021 Seniors Lauren Alcazar, Adeline Brady, Helena Ebeleing, Janna Krvavac, Mackenzie Laughlin and Teressa Primack (team pictured with coach on the top-right of the Sports section). Stevenson will host the IHSA Sectional Quarterfinal game on Thursday, June 3 against Warren at 4:30 p.m. in the Stevenson Stadium.

Boys Volleyball
The boys varsity volleyball team (13-3, 4-1) earned a two-set victory over conference foe, Lake Zurich, 25-11, 25-17. Seniors Ryan Myers (11 kills with a .846 hitting percentage), Ethan Holub (nine kills), and Akaash Tanjore (seven kills) lead the offensive charge. Daniel Nuudel dished out 28 setting assists and went 22 for 22 from the service line with one ace serve. Murad Shahzadah’s four digs and Ethan Holub’s six block assists contributed to the defensive effort. The Patriots head to Maine South on Friday night for two matches against Grant and Maine South High Schools.

Girls Track & Field NSC
The Stevenson Girls Track & Field team competed at the North Suburban Conference Championship Wednesday night at Mundelein High School, taking 5th place out of eight schools. Junior Ella O’Neall impressed once again by winning both the shot put (12.28 meters) and discus (38.00 meters). The 4×100 meter relay team of Jade Cadichon, Eve Traficanti, Ava Mecir and Katelyn Robinson were also conference champions with a time of 50.20 seconds. Earning silver for the Patriots were 4×200 meter relay team of Cadichon, Carmen Biel, Mecir and Robinson (1:50.08) and sophomore Alex Wu in the triple jump (9.90 meters). In fourth place was senior Natali Freihammer in both the shot put (9.52 meters) and discus (28.89 meters) and the 4×800 meter relay team of Eileen Li, Isabel Edgcomb, Ida Diab and Shannon Mosser (11:03.22). Taking fifth place was senior Jade Cadichon in the 100 meter dash (13.07), junior Eve Traficanti in the 400 meter dash (1:02.79), and senior Emma Potocki in the high jump (4’7”). Rounding out the varsity scorers, Ava Mecir took sixth place in the 200-meter dash with a time of 27.13 seconds. See full media coverage in the Daily Herald.


Strategies for Schools To Help Students Bounce Back From a Disrupted Year
As students return to in-person learning after more than a year of pandemic related disruptions, educators will need to provide more than academic interventions. They also will need to help students reconnect and get back into the schooling mindset.

Increasing Tech Accessibility in the Classroom
With the return to in-person learning on the horizon, school districts should work to ensure continuing tech availability to help bridge the gap between technology and accessibility to meet student needs.


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