Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022

Chess Team Eyes Number One Seed For State Tournament

The Stevenson Chess Team won two major tournaments in preparation for the IHSA State Tournament that will be held in Peoria Feb. 10 through Feb. 12. The Patriots won both the NSCL Conference Championship and the Palatine Sectional Tournament. Stevenson is now well-positioned to be the No. 1 seed for the State Tournament.


At the Conference Championship, Stevenson defeated Evanston (B team), Niles North, Evanston (A team), and Glenbrook South. Participating team members were: Rohit GuhaEduard DanilyanFred YuanAshley YanSaanvi AdusmalliMaanav AgrawaalAaron GanStella PashyanSofia PashyanRay Sun, and Anish Deshpande. Danilyan, Yuan, Yan and Agrawaal all finished with perfect 4-0 scores.

At the Sectional, Stevenson was the No. 1 seed and held serve the entire tournament defeating Glenbrook North, Glenbrook South, Fremd and Barrington. Team members participating at Sectionals were: Guha, Danilyan, Yuan, Yan, Adusmalli, Agrawaal, Gan, Srihas Rao, Pashyan, Pashyan, Sun, and Kurinji Shivakumar. Yuan, Yan, and Rao all finished with 4-0 records.

Student Announcements

Looking For Scholarship Money For College? Check Out These Opportunities!

Seniors: The College Career Center is sharing three scholarship opportunities. If you are looking for financial assistance for college, please consider applying:

  • The Jean Paul Ohadi Foundation, through the Deerfield Chapter of Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) will offer a $1000 scholarship to recognize outstanding gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth from the community. To be eligible, you must be an LGBTQ youth 17 years or older; applying to attend a post-secondary educational institution; must be a resident of the state of Illinois at the time of application; must submit an application with required supporting materials; recipients must be present at the awards event to accept the scholarship in person. The letter of recommendation should be mailed in a sealed envelope marked “confidential” and the transcript sent through Parchment. The deadline to apply is April 1.
  • The Dean Ritter Trust is an organization specifically focused on awarding scholarships to college-bound students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Eligible applicants must have significant hearing loss in one or both ears, must be a resident of the state of Illinois, and currently a high school senior in good standing. Financial need will be considered. The letters of recommendation should be mailed in a sealed envelope marked “confidential”. The deadline to apply is April 1.
  • The Lake County Chapter of the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers awards the Melvin E. Luke Scholarship to a senior high school student, graduating from a Lake County or McHenry County High School, who will be entering an engineering program at an ABET-EAC accredited college or university. The deadline to apply is April 15.

Patriot Sports News

Cheer Team Headed To State Finals In Bloomington!

The Stevenson Cheer Team will be competing at the IHSA State Cheer Finals at Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington beginning with preliminary rounds tomorrow. The Patriots are slated to make their debut at 4:10 p.m. Since 2006, the first year for IHSA Cheer State Finals, Stevenson has placed at state four times — three third-place finishes (2006, 2018, 2019) and a second place in 2020.

More Spring Sports Meetings Next Week: Girls Lacrosse, Boys Tennis And Baseball

Information Meetings for girls lacrosse, boys tennis and baseball are coming up next week. For more information on tryouts and practices for all Spring Sports, please refer to the Athletic Department’s Spring Sports Google Document.

Girls Lacrosse: If you are interested in trying out for the girls lacrosse team, please attend the information meeting on Monday (Feb. 7) from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room 2004/06. Tryouts start on Feb. 28.

Boys Tennis: If you are interested in trying out for the boys tennis team, please attend the information meeting on Monday (Feb. 7) at 3:45 p.m. in Room 2004/06. Tryouts start on Feb. 28.

Baseball: If you are interested in trying out for the baseball team, please participate in the Zoom information meeting on Wednesday (Feb. 9) at 3:45 p.m. Tryouts start on Feb. 28.

Education News

When A Sudden, Small Expense Threatens An Entire College Career

Some schools and nonprofits target the surprise hurdles — dorm deposits, rides to campus — that cause low-income students to drop out.

Supreme Court Shouldn’t Be Ivy League-Heavy, Two Lawmakers Say

Enough already with the Supreme Court justices with Harvard and Yale degrees. That’s the message from one of Congress’ top Democrats to President Joe Biden, and a prominent Republican senator agrees. Eight of the nine members of the current court went to law school at either Harvard or Yale. But it would be good if the person named to replace retiring Justice Stephen Breyer doesn’t have an Ivy League degree, according to Rep. Jim Clyburn, a Democrat, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican. The bipartisan message from the two South Carolina lawmakers neatly aligns with the background of the South Carolina judge they’ve praised as a good candidate to fill the seat.

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

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

Feb. 3-28: Black History Month

Feb. 5: Practice SAT: Juniors

Feb. 7-11: Odyssey Week

Feb. 7: SPA Meeting

Feb. 7: Choral Guild Meeting

Feb. 10: SPA Fundraiser

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