Monday, Nov. 22, 2021

Facebook Users Vote For Favorite Architectural Design Class Beach House; Results Are In!

And the winner is…

Ten students from Mrs. Rossi’s Advanced Architectural Design class recently designed Florida beach homes and put their designs to the ultimate test: A Facebook Vote. The beach homes were posted on the Stevenson Facebook page as part of a contest for best design and Facebook users voted for their favorite (one vote per person) over a 10-day period earlier this month.

The winning design, a creation by Brandon Mushailov, is pictured above and got 23.9 percent of the vote out of 280 responses. Simone Sawyer (bottom left) got second place with 17.9 percent of the vote and Patrick Rzeznik (bottom middle) and Nivedha Vasanth (bottom right) tied for third place with approximately 11 percent of the vote.

Mushailov and his classmates were assigned to design beach homes in Marco Island, Florida, considering location, prevailing winds, sunpaths, viewports and other design elements. Students used Autodesk Revit to create their designs and then rendered their final design using a new software called Enscape.

Student Announcements

Course Selection Begins Today for Freshmen

Following the advisory discussions that have happened over the last two weeks about the course selection process, freshmen and their families can now look toward officially beginning the process of selecting next year’s courses starting today. Course selection with students’ individual counselors will take place during lunch, study halls and before school today through Dec. 14. For more detailed information about the course selection timeline and the worksheets needed to guide this process, visit this webpage.

Don’t Forget: Early Thanksgiving Dismissal; Adjusted ILC Hours

We want to make Stevenson families aware of an important change to our school calendar. Typically, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is an early dismissal day in which the school day ends one hour early at 2:35 p.m. This year, we will be altering the schedule on Wednesday so that school starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 1:25 p.m. PLEASE NOTE: The Information and Learning Centers (ILC) and the East Learning Center (ELC) will be open for tutoring at 7 a.m. and close at 1:30 pm on Wednesday due to the early dismissal. The Quiet Learning Center (QLC) will also close at 1:30 p.m.

Patriot Sports News

Stevenson Athletics would like to congratulate the following fall athletes on their North Suburban Conference postseason honors:


  • Girls Field Hockey – Senior Marissa Dicker
  • Football – Senior Jason Hicks, Senior Jordan Skolmar, Senior Jacob Whiting, Senior Alex Zhekov
  • Boys Golf – Senior Eli Goldes, Senior Madhav Muralidharan, Sophomore Richard Wang
  • Girls Golf – Senior Emily Duan, Sophomore Megan Lee, Junior Allie Santos, Sophomore Chelsea She
  • Boys Soccer – Senior Ryan Harper, Junior Steven Nyc, Senior Daniel Saltzman, Senior Christian Yen
  • Girls Tennis – Junior Ashley Adkisson, Junio Kate Herlihy, Junior Ainika Hou, Senior Sophia Lagen, Freshman Abby Ma, Junior Sonia Mehta, Senior Thea Surya, Junior Anna Trush, Sophomore Sarah Wang, Senior Sabrina Xue
  • Girls Volleyball – Senior Michelle Gonchar, Senior Amanda Holsen

All-Conference Honorable Mention

  • Football – Senior Jimmy Daivs, Senior Ryan Hynes
  • Boys Golf – Senior Dylan Kaplan
  • Girls Golf – Junior Jessica Velent
  • Boys Soccer – Junior Bhargav Devabhaktuni, Senior Adam Hamad
  • Girls Volleyball – Sophomore Mija Jegers

Boys Lacrosse Meeting Tomorrow

Interested in trying out for Boys Lacrosse this upcoming spring? Please attend an informational meeting after school tomorrow in Room 2004/2006 to discuss the off-season schedule for the lacrosse program, which will begin after Thanksgiving break. If you are currently in a sport, you are not expected to attend. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Coach Hake at

Athletic Results

Girls Basketball: The Patriots have rolled to a 3-0 start on the season with wins over the weekend against New Trier (64-46) and Fenwick (58-48) as part of the New Trier Girls Invitational. Sophomore Emory Klatt was a big force on the boards against New Trier on Friday night as she pulled down 17, nearly half of them on the offensive end. She also racked up 22 points and 5 blocked shots. Penn recruit Simone Sawyer poured in a game-high 27 points and had 9 steals. To read more in the Daily Herald, please click here. On Saturday against Fenwick, Klatt again had a big game with a team-high 19 points. Senior Ava Bardic had 18 points and Sawyer finished with 17 points. Stevenson hosts Loyola Academy at 7 p.m. tonight in the Sportscenter.

Boys Bowling: The Patriots rolled their best series so far this season, finishing with a total of 5895 and second place in the Inaugural Mustang Invite. Ender Starr led the team with a 1319, finishing 3rd. He was followed closely by Jacob Sroka at sixth place with 1309 pins. Braden Kunik, Eric Vondrak, Matthew McGowan, and Jacob Heald all helped the Patriots amass their most pins of the season. Next up for the Patriots is Grayslake North on Tuesday.

Boys Ice Hockey: Stevenson extended its win streak to seven games with convincing wins over Barrington and Oak Park-River Forest over the weekend. On Saturday, the Patriots defeated Barrington 6-1 with a balanced scoring attack that included goals from Davis Jegers, Zack Kulick, Nolan Jones, Spencer Harman, Brandon Schultz and Will Harlow. The game against Oak Park-River Forest on Sunday was tight at first, starting off tied 2-2 in the first period. But then Stevenson’s offense exploded for six straight goals en route to an 8-2 victory. Max Poretto and Davis Jegers had 2 goals apiece and Nolan Jones, Spencer Harman, Ethan O’Gradney and Rafi Biedron also scored for the Patriots. Stevenson will be back on the ice at 7:35 p.m. on Wednesday at Twin Rinks versus St. Viator. This is Rivalry Night and Stevenson and St. Viator will be competing to see which team will bring home the STV Cup this season.

Fencing: Stevenson rolled up 10 Top Five finishes at the Waukesha Catholic Memorial Invitational on Saturday. They were: Brian Yoon (Epee; 1st place out of 50 competitors); Philip Villano (Epee; Tied for 3rd place); Greycen Ren (Epee; 5th place); Daron Sun (Saber; Tied for 3rd place out of 44); Albert Cheng (Saber; Tied for 3rd place); Stephen Yi (Foil; 1st place); Suhas Palwai (Foil; Tied for 3rd place); Molly Hayden (Epee; 2nd place); Abby Cabrera (Epee, 5th place); Sahana Bawa (Foil; 1st place).

Education News

National Fight Is Creeping Into Illinois Schools Over What Is Read, Taught And Who Belongs

A push to ban a book about coming out as non-binary erupts in the suburbs amid reports of a spike in harassment against Illinois LGBTQ students.

Year-Round School In New York? De Blasio Makes Pitch As He Hints At Gubernatorial Run

As he eyes a possible political future in Albany, Mayor Bill de Blasio pitched his next big education ideas: year-round school and extended school days across New York. “The school day, the school year doesn’t fit the realities for families, and therefore, middle class people, working class people struggle to find a way,” de Blasio said. “How do you have a school day that ends at 2:30 or 3 o’clock when parents don’t get out of work ‘til 5? How do you have a school year that ends in June when, in fact, kids need options all summer long.”

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. 22: Last Day of BPO Flower Fundraiser

Nov. 24: Early Dismissal

Nov. 25: Thanksgiving Day! No School!

Nov. 26: Non-Attendance Day

Nov. 29: Activity Period

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