Monday, Nov. 15, 2021

Girls Swim Team Finishes Top 10 In State With Multiple Medalists

In front of a large contingent of Stevenson fans, the girls swimming and diving team put together another Top 10 finish over the weekend at the IHSA State Finals in Westmont.

With its eighth-place team finish, the program earned its third Top 10 finish in school history. The Patriots also emerged as Lake County’s top team finisher, totaling 51 points.

Junior Milena Busma led the way with a fifth-place finish in the 100 butterfly (55.08) while the 400 free relay team of senior Claudia Rzeznik, sophomore Hana Wienckowski, Busma and junior anchor Abby Collins also finished with a fifth place (3:28.88).

Wienckowski, Collins, Busma and Rzeznik also sped to eighth place in the 200 free relay (1:35.66). And Busma and Wienckowski swam the second half of the ninth-place 200 medley relay (1:45.75), after legs from sophomore Jennifer Chen and senior Katie Makarska. Rzeznik also took tenth in the 100 butterfly (56.13). To read more about the swim state finals in the Daily Herald, click here.

SpongeBob Musical Takes Center Stage Starting On Friday

“Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?” Of course…it’s “SpongeBob SquarePants!”

And SpongeBob is going to be visiting Stevenson this weekend! Please join the Fine Arts Department for this year’s fall musical, “The SpongeBob Musical,” as students make their return to the stage in our Performing Arts Center! Stevenson High School is one of the first high schools in the greater Chicagoland area to produce this fun and visually stunning musical.

This all-ages show will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Performing Arts Center. All attendees will be asked to follow our masking policy to ensure the safety of our community. Families who prefer to enjoy the show from home can watch the streamed recording on Dec. 5 as well. You can purchase tickets to the live or pre-recorded show by clicking here.

Pre-packaged concessions and “company member shout-outs” will be available for purchase at the shows. Proceeds from these purchases go back to our Thespian organization to support theatre students, including meals during tech week or theatre-related travel.

Student Announcements

See The World…Study Abroad!

If you’re interested in traveling and seeing the world, you may want to consider studying abroad and earning your college degree outside the United States. You can learn more about your international college options from more than 70 universities from around the world in an international college fair being held virtually from 6-8 p.m on Tuesday and Wednesday. Click here for more information or to pre-register. This event is open to students and parents/guardians.

Trades/Direct to Career Week Starting Tomorrow!

Are you interested in the trades, or exploring other post-graduation paths besides college? Students are invited to join the College Career Center for its annual Trades/Direct to Career Week. The event will take place Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday during all lunch periods and on Thursday from 9-10:30 a.m. before first period (Late Arrival Day). Students can stop by the CCC to learn about trades schools, career programs and other post-secondary options. This event is open to students only.

Seniors: Join An Information Session About How To Complete The CSS Profile

As part of the financial aid process, some colleges require students to complete the CSS Profile in addition to the FAFSA in order for them to better understand your family’s finances. Families with seniors who need to fill out the CSS Profile can register to attend (or watch a recording later) a session highlighting this financial aid form. At this panel discussion, which takes place at 7 p.m. tomorrow and features representatives from Boston University, Colby College, Reed College and Wellesley College, admissions and financial aid officers will share tips to help you complete the form. They will also list common mistakes to avoid and answer your questions. For details and to register, click here.

Patriot Sports News

Holsen Earns Player Of The Year; Leads Multiple Fall Sports Athletes On Daily Herald All-Area Teams

Several Patriots were recognized on the Daily Herald’s Lake County All-Area Volleyball and All-Area Soccer teams.

Amanda Holsen (above right) was chosen captain (player of the year) of the all-area volleyball team. Teammate Michelle Gonchar joined her on the all-area first team while Mia Jegers received honorable mention honors. For the entire all-area volleyball team, click here.

In boy’s soccer, Steven Nyc, Kohei Mori, Daniel Saltzman, Christian Yen and Ryan Harper were all chosen to the all-area team. For the entire all-area soccer team, click here.

Fall Sports Awards Tonight At The Sportscenter

Fall Athletes: Don’t forget that Fall Sports Awards Night is at 7 p.m. tonight in the Sportscenter. All fall athletes and their parents are invited and encouraged to attend.

Athletic Results

Fencing: The Patriots hosted several teams in the area on Saturday. Top five finishers for Stevenson on the boys’ side included: Stephen Yi, 3rd place (Foil); Albert Cheng, 3rd place (Saber); Michael Cui, 5th place (Saber); Phillip Ivanov, 2nd place (Epee). Top five finishers on the girls’ side included: Abigail Cabrera, 5th place (Epee); Sahana Bawa, 5th place (Foil). The teams travel to Waukesha Catholic Memorial next Saturday for an invitational.

Competitive Dance: It’s been 628 days since the Patriettes competed live for an audience and this weekend they wowed the crowd with their 2021 debut. Their lyrical routine “Too Good At Goodbyes” by Sam Smith took home a first-place trophy among the nine other Class 3A teams with a score of 85.9.

Boys Bowling: Junior Ender Starr finished sixth out of a field of nearly 300 bowlers to pace the Patriots at the Lake Park Invitational. He bowled a 1320 series, with a 285 second game. The team finished 28th out of 48 teams. Next up, the Patriots are hosting Evanston on Monday and then hosting back-to-back conference matches on Tuesday and Thursday against Mundelein and Libertyville.

Education News

Thousands Of Afghan Children And Teenage Refugees Will Soon Be Enrolled In America’s Public Schools

School systems are preparing for the influx with programs and care packages to welcome the new students.

In A Major Ruling On School Masks, Federal Judge Sides With Vulnerable Students

The ruling that a Texas ban on mask mandates discriminated against students with disabilities could reverberate elsewhere.

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

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

Nov. 15: Fall Sports Awards

Nov. 15: Activity Period

Nov. 15: SPA Fundraiser/Lou Malnati’s

Nov. 15: District 125 Board Of Education Meeting

Nov. 15-22: BPO Flower Fundraiser

Nov. 16: International College Fair

Nov. 16-19: Trades/Direct To Career Week

Nov. 17: PPA Bake Sale

Nov. 18: Late Arrival

Nov. 19-21: Fall Musical: SpongeBob

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