April 11, 2022

Stevenson Honors Class Of 2020 And Class Of 2021 Athletic Hall Of Famers On Saturday

The Stevenson Athletic Department honored its Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 Hall of Fame Inductees on Saturday at an in-person event that was emceed by Social Studies teacher Andy Conneen.

The Class of 2020 inductees were: Pat AmbroseDr. Rick DuFourPatrick JoyceJohn Martin and Ashley Wanland while the Class of 2021 inductees were: Danielle MallStephanie MillerTodd SchmitkeBoomer Whipple and Sean Wimer.

The Athletic Department is already thinking about inductees for the Athletic Hall Of Fame Class of 2022 and is accepting nominations from now until May 15. Please click here to nominate.

Student Announcements

What Do You Love About Your Teachers? Tell Us…By Friday!

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2 through May 6 this year and Stevenson would like to show its deep appreciation and gratitude for everything our teachers do for us each and every day.

Students and families…this is where you come in! We are looking for you to send in your personal thank-you’s, which you can submit using this form. We would love to hear why our amazing teachers mean so much to our students and families. Given the sheer size of our teaching staff, we kindly ask our students and families to keep thank-you messages general (not specific to an individual teacher) so that our entire Stevenson community can enjoy these messages.

In addition to written messages, we would like to produce a “Thank You” video. As we receive submissions, we may reach out to you in a separate e-mail to schedule a video interview. If you would like to participate, please indicate your interest in the form. The deadline for submissions is Friday.

Tomorrow’s Tri-M Benefit Concert To Help Raise Funds For Childhood Cancer Patients

Great music for a great cause! The Tri-Music Honor Society Benefit Concert tomorrow is a feel-good, bi-annual event that showcases Stevenson’s Tri-M Honors Society, highlighting the musical talents of high-achieving music students through a variety of musical performances, including instrumental and vocal performances.

The concert will take place at 7 p.m. in the West Auditorium.

All of the proceeds raised from the Benefit Concert go to Super Joey Chicago, a California-based non-profit that supports the families of childhood cancer patients. Tri-M raised more than $300 from its first semester benefit concert. This time, the goal is to raise $500!

Featured students include: Jenna ChenSahiti KadariMaggie AtkinsonTvishi KrishnakumarRishabh WuppalapatiAriela CruzAshwin VazhayilArjun NairReese SurenJordan WinkelmanAria Shum, and Michael Cheung, along with Tri-M Eboard members Eileen KangAbby FroyshteterAshwini Narayanan, and Mahitha Chaturvedula.

Chaturvedula, Tri-M Honors Society President, says that “the Benefit Concert is a great way for music students to give back to the community with a personal touch and create a lasting impact on generations of music students to come.”

Go Green! Volunteer To Help During Next Week’s Earth Week!

Earth Week at Stevenson, which will run next week from April 18 through April 22, is an opportunity to celebrate our planet and help students become aware of what they can do individually and collectively to care for it. Throughout the week, there will be various service and educational opportunities that align with the sustainability campaigns of Earth Day 2022. These events will be hosted by the Green Team. If you are interested in volunteering during Earth Week, please sign-up using this form. There will be an informational meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday via Zoom.

Coalition For College: The College Search Made Easier

Juniors: are you working on your college search? Do you have questions about the process? Connect with the Coalition for College via fairs and panel discussions Learn more and register now!

Patriot Sports News

Athletic Results

Boys Water Polo: The Patriots (9-4, 2-0) hosted a triangular on Saturday with Naperville Central and St. Rita, winning both matches. Stevenson defeated Naperville Central,12-10. Goalie Mark Younan had 6 saves while Olin Kusevskis led the team with 5 goals. Angelos Koutsogeorgas had 3 goals, while Max Lapointe-St. GeorgesKunal Rajadhyax (2 assists), Sully Swanson and Jack Osmond each added 1 goal. In the second matchup, the Patriots defeated No. 14 St. Rita 15-8. Kusevskis led the team again with 5 goals while Koutsogeorgas had 3 goals and 3 assists. Lapointe-St. Georges had 4 goals and rounding out the scorers were Brian PovilusDylan Kreimer, and Swanson each with 1 goal. Stevenson is back in action at 6 p.m. tomorrow against visiting Mundelein.

Girls Water Polo: The Patriots (11-0, 2-0) hosted a quad invite on Saturday with Mother McCauley, Evanston, and New Trier, and went 3-0. In the first match, Stevenson defeated McAuley, 21-9. Elizabeth White had 6 goals while Camila Maya and Mary Fouani both had 3 goals each. Maya added 4 steals followed by Kylie Donovan and Becca Stone who each had 3. Katie Delaney was in goal for the Patriots and had 12 blocked shots. In the second match, Stevenson defeated Evanston, 10-1. Belle CloeterSophia Berger and White each had 3 goals, while White also contributed 4 assists and Berger added 4 steals. Delaney had 10 blocked shots. In the final match, Stevenson defeated New Trier, 9-5. Cloeter had 5 goals and 3 assists, while Stone added 3 steals of her own. Delaney continued to be strong in goal and added 7 blocked shots. Next up for the Patriots is Mundelein at 6 p.m. tomorrow.

Girls Lacrosse: Stevenson hosted Deerfield on Saturday and won 15-6, improving its season record to 6-1 overall. Next up for the Patriots is NSC opponent Lake Forest at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow.

Boys Lacrosse: The Patriots defeated Deerfield on Saturday, extending their record to 5-0 overall. Next up for Stevenson is Lake Forest at its West Campus at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday.

Boys Volleyball: The Patriots (12-2, 1-0) were in action this weekend at Warren’s 24-team Invite where they earned third place overall. Stevenson beat tough teams such as Whitney Young (25-20, 25-16) and Maine South (35-33, 25-18) on Friday night to head into the Gold Bracket on Saturday morning. The Patriots took on Oak Park-River Forest, winning 22-25, 25-18, 25-23 to get to the semifinals against Marist, which is ranked seventh in the nation. The Patriots dropped that match but extended it to three sets. The final match on the day to earn third place was a win against Glenbrook South, 26-24, 25-20. Notable players included libero Murad Shahzadah with 24 digs, Karl Lutz with 2 aces, 27 kills, 2 solo blocks, 6 block assists and 10 digs. Sam Nuudel had 2 block assists, 3 aces, 29 kills, and 18 digs. Brother Daniel Nuudel had 8 kills, 1 solo block, 3 block assists, 14 digs and 103 assists. Christian Headley finished with 7 kills, 1 block assist and 9 digs and Chris Ehler had 2 solo blocks, 3 block assists, and 1 kill. Next up for the Patriots is the Lake County Invite at Grant on Thursday. Game time is 5 p.m.

Girls Soccer: The Patriots (5-0) opened the Lou Malnati’s Deep Dish Classic with a 5-1 victory over Lane Tech. Bella Chavez started the five-goal effort off a corner kick from Ellie Egeland. Mimi Van Zanten added on a second goal, assisted by Lily Mahdavian. That made the halftime score 2-0 in favor of the Patriots. The first goal of the second half was scored by Egeland in the 51st minute, assisted by Brynn SteinKaitlyn Hong added the fourth goal soon after. The last goal of the contest was scored by Stein assisted by Egeland (2). Goalkeeper Mandy Meliker had 6 saves. The Patriots continue tournament play at 7 p.m. tonight against New Trier at the New Trier Northfield Stadium.

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Whether you believe the purpose of college is to foster intellectual curiosity or simply to land a job after graduation, emotional well-being is a prerequisite to both. Research links learning ability to social and emotional health, which will become increasingly important for workplace success in the coming decades. Yet, mental health is a growing crisis within both secondary schools and universities, where demand for counseling services is rapidly outstripping supply.

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

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

Apr. 11: Activity Period

Apr. 11: Choral Guild Meeting

Apr. 12: “Race To Be Human” In-Person Discussion

Apr. 12: Tri-M Benefit Concert

Apr. 13: PPA Meeting

Apr. 13: PSAT9 – Freshmen

Apr. 13: SAT – Juniors

Apr. 13: Sports Boosters Meeting

Apr. 14: Band Small Ensemble Concert

Apr. 14: Stevenson Styler Fashion Show

Apr. 15: Non-Attendance Day

Apr. 18: District 125 Board Of Education Meeting

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