Friday, Dec. 17, 2021

At the Northern Illinois History Bowl/Bee Regional tournament held at Stevenson last weekend, the Varsity History Bowl team won the bowl competition.

The varsity bowl team is made up of seniors Anish Arora and Max Kogan and juniors Aadit Juneja and Rishabh Wuppalapti. In the Varsity History Bee competition, Aadit Juneja was the champion while Rishabh Wuppalapti was the runner-up.

History Bowl and History Bee are part of International Academic Competitions. This regional tournament was held at Stevenson, although future tournaments will be held at other Chicago-area schools such as Loyola and Sandburg. There are two regional tournaments prior to the state tournament. This was the first in-person tournament the team has competed in since February of 2020. Everything was online last year. Winners (and finalists) at regional and state tournaments qualify for the National Tournament in Arlington, Virginia in late April.

Stevenson Makes A Strong Statement At Belvidere North Debate Tournament; Kirylau And Pollock Team Up For Win

Fifteen Stevenson students competed in Public Forum debate last weekend at the Belvidere North Blue Thunder Invitational Tournament. All debate levels (Novice, JV and Varsity) were represented. Stevenson’s varsity team of Michael Kirylau and Alex Pollock took first place, beating out 17 other teams from area schools.

Dancers Sparkled At Winter Dance Concert

A work in progress since the start of the school year, the 2021 Winter Dance Concert earlier this month featured a culmination of creations by students that included dance works, design lights and costumes for each piece.

The shows included student choreography from Mélange and Repertory Dance Companies and the Concert Dance Class. The concert also featured original work from guest choreographer Nicole De Matteo and faculty choreographer Janet Rothwell.

Student Choreographers were: Ashley CallenKamille CortezanoSophie EzrolAllie FairmanMaya FaustMaggie FeldsteinCaroline FengEmily HsiaoLauren LeeShreeya RyaliJennifer StevensNicolett TarnorutskayaAlexis Trojan and Ava VanLue.

Student Announcements

Best Wishes For a Wonderful Winter Break!

Stevenson wishes all faculty, staff, students and families a wonderful Winter Break! Enjoy your downtime and the chance to make memories with those you love. We will see faculty and staff back on campus on Monday, Jan. 3, and students back on campus on Tuesday, Jan. 4.

Need A Good Book For The Break? Check Out The Literacy Coaches’ Posters!

The Literacy Coaches’ literacy initiative includes posters around school with book recommendations in order to promote student interest and engagement in reading. Before you leave campus, check out the posters…you might just discover an amazing book that you can’t put down over the Winter Break!

Missing Your Stuff? Give A Quick Look In The Lost And Found

Before you take off for Winter Break…be sure you check the Lost And Found in the two Attendance Offices in the East Building in Room 6120 and in the West Building in Room 2416.

Patriot Sports News

Team And Individual Athletic Photo Reminder

Team and individual portraits from your winter sport picture day are now available to view and order online. Please use the link and instructions below to access your photos:

  1. Go to:
  2. Select “View now” on the green Sports Team & Individual tile
  3. Select your school year and team photo (individual images will appear in the gallery with your team photo)
  4. Follow the instructions to select your package or products and enter your information
  5. You will receive a confirmation email

If you can’t find your team, it may have been photographed at a later date, so please check back within 2 weeks of your picture date. If you have any questions, please contact: We’re happy to help!

Athletic Results

Boys Bowling: Stevenson took on Warren and came out victorious in a tight contest 3262 to 3128. Stevenson shook off a rough Tuesday to bowl its best series of the year to finish 8-2 in conference and improve to 11-2 overall. Ender Starr and Jackson Sher in game two fired massive games with both of them starting with the first 9 strikes. Ender threw 11 strikes in a row in game two to shoot an incredible 299 to narrowly outdo Sher, who started the same game with 9 strikes in a row and finished with his high game of 278. In the same game, Braden Kunik fired an impressive 247. Ender finished with a series of 727 followed by Jackson’s 671. Jacob Sroka fired a series of 624 and Michael Porteria shot 599. On Tuesday night, Stevenson took on conference rival Libertyville and lost in a tough match 2676 to 3095. It was a rough night on the lanes as the Patriots’ record fell to 7-2 in conference and 10-2 overall. The Patriots were led by Porteria with his career high of 630 and his high game of 250. Matthew McGowan, Starr, Sroka and Kunik also contributed to the Patriots efforts. Next up for the Patriots is Grant on Jan. 4th at Fairhaven Lanes.

Education News

Daily Herald Features Give-A-Thon, Which “Brings Students, Staff Together To Help Those In Need.”

Around 200 teachers and staff participated, and 500 student leaders oversaw the program. More than 55 bicycles were among the items purchased, and collections filled 350 boxes of food, 50 boxes of baby items and 80 boxes of diapers.

Colleges Back At Square One When Fighting COVID

Much is still unknown about the Omicron variant and how big of a threat it poses.

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.

Dec. 17: Finals Experience

Dec. 20-Jan. 3: Winter Break!

Jan. 4: School Resumes

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