Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Stevenson’s Anti-Racism And Inclusivity Week Held Last Week Was Highlighted By Guest Speakers

Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week wrapped up on Friday and included activities from movie screenings to food sampling to quilt-making to discussions. Highlighting the week were two guest speakers: Dr. Laura Minero, who earned her PhD in Counseling Psychology and has dedicated her life-affirming work to revolutionizing systems that adversely impact undocumented, queer, trans, and communities of color, and Mr. Israel Starck, a Holocaust survivor.

FIRE, in collaboration with many other equity-minded clubs, hosted the events and focused on spreading the message of the importance of “Allyship” within our school community. Thank you to our entire school community for your engagement through this important week!

Big Numbers: Stevenson’s Math Teams Competing Nationally For Prizes Totaling $75,000!

The numbers for Stevenson’s two Math Teams have certainly added up to big results this year. In fact, both teams were recently named finalists in two separate national competitions, which will take place over the coming weeks.
The Senior Team is comprised of Andrew LiuGreycen RenJoy Qu, and Gabriel Visotsky and is captained by Spandan Goel. The Junior Team is comprised of Aadit JunejaAayush KashyapNathan Ma, and Jack Chen is captained by Collin Fan.

In the MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge, (M3C), which drew 612 submitted papers, Stevenson’s two teams worked for 14 consecutive hours to create a mathematical model predicting the future of remote work. They both finished among the top six finalists, which also includes New Trier as well as schools from three other states: New Jersey, Wisconsin and Florida. Each of the six final teams will fly to New York and defend their work before a panel of professors and professionals who will conduct a final round of judging on April 25 that will determine prizes ranging from $5,000 to $20,000. Each Stevenson team has already earned a guaranteed minimum prize of $5,000.

Meanwhile in a separate competition, the Modeling the Future Challenge, Stevenson’s Senior Team wrote a 20-page report modeling the water usage and risks associated with the rapidly depleting water levels of the Ogallala Aquifer. The Junior Team wrote its 20-page report modeling the costs associated with homicides in Chicago and made recommendations to decrease the homicide rate. These teams will defend their work May 3-5 before a virtual symposium paneled by the Actuarial Foundation, in hopes of capturing a portion of the $55,000 in scholarship money awarded to the top four teams.

Student Announcements

Testing Tomorrow For Freshmen And Juniors; No School Tomorrow For Seniors And Sophomores

Just a reminder: Stevenson is conducting SAT and PSAT testing tomorrow for Freshmen and Juniors. Please refer to the e-mail sent from the Testing Team earlier this morning for more details.

Seniors and Sophomores: You have NO SCHOOL tomorrow.

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.

As a friendly reminder, we are still taking messages of gratitude for Teacher Appreciation Week until Friday! Please submit your messages using this form.

Interested In Becoming A Nurse? Check Out Stevenson’s New Club!

The Future Public Health Leaders Club will get a new name for the 2022-23 school year: Future Nurses of America Club. FNAC will provide opportunities to students interested in the field to learn about the nursing professions as well as nursing skills. The club would like to gauge interest and provide information to potential future members through an interest form.

Summer 2023 Enrichment Travel Recap

Stevenson recently presented information via Zoom about three travel-based learning programs available for the Summer of 2023: Service Learning in Peru’s Mountain Villages; Germany and the Alps; and a Global Leadership Summit in Amsterdam and Berlin! Space is limited, but there is still time to enroll. And the enrollment discount is available until Friday. All current freshmen and sophomore students qualify for these trips. Please take a few minutes to review the materials that were presented and be sure to share with your parents. If you have any questions, please contact Mandy Johnson.

Patriot Sports News

Starting To Plan Your Summer? Check Out Stevenson’s Summer Sports Camps

The Athletic Department is proud to offer a variety of sports camps for 9th through 12th graders. The programming exists to help student-athletes reach their athletic goals through affordable, high-quality sports programs for high school students during the summer season.

Click here for Stevenson’s “SHS Summer Sports Camps Guide,” which includes information about each program, schedules, locations, fees and registration. Registration can be completed up to the day before camp starts.

Athletic Results

Boys Tennis: Stevenson (3-0) left Jacobs with two tough wins against gritty opponents and daylight slowly fading. The Patriots defeated Maine South 4-1 and Jacobs 3-1. Notable performances against Maine South: No. 1 singles Ashy Madhushankar won 6-4, 6-4 and No. 2 singles Nick Stec won 6-0, 6-4. The No. 2 doubles team of Ervin Perkowski and Daniel Jaworski won 6-1 6-1 while the No. 3 doubles team of Sammy Cohan and Alex Jang won 6-0, 6-1. Against Jacobs, No. 2 singles Caden Zhao won 8-0, the No. 1 doubles team of Gabe Visotsky and Perkowski won 8-6 and the No. 2 doubles team of Jaworski and Gautham Kappaganthula won 8-0. Next up for the Patriots is a match against New Trier at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex starting at 4:45 p.m. tonight.

Girls Badminton: The Patriots (8-0, 4-0) hosted Deerfield and rolled to an 18-0 shutout. The doubles team of Ema Akutsu and Katherine Li won its match convincingly, 21-4, 21-4. Stevenson dominated the singles matches and big winners included: Meha Krishnareddigari (21-0, 21-9), Riddhi Mallela (21-0, 21-9), Nancy Zhang (21-4, 21-2) Ruhi Sachar (21-5, 21-3), Meghana Dixit (21-2, 21-4) and Ellie Ouyang (21-0, 21-3). Next up for the Patriots is Thornton Fractional South at 4:45 p.m. tomorrow in the Fieldhouse.

Baseball: Stevenson (9-2, 2-1) was defeated by visiting Mundelein for its first North Suburban Conference loss of the season, 6-2. The Patriots opened up scoring in the second inning when Joe Richardson singled on a 1-0 count, scoring 1 run. Daniel Cabrales took the loss for Stevenson, surrendering 4 runs on 5 hits over five innings, striking out 2 batters. Colin Schmitke and Richardson had multiple hits for the Patriots, collecting 2 hits apiece to lead the team. Next up for the Patriots is a rematch against Mundelein today. The action starts at 4:45 p.m. today at Mundelein.

Softball: The Patriots (2-3, 1-2) lost to Warren in a conference matchup, 10-0. Stevenson watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover after Warren took the lead in the first inning. Allie Stevens put up a single in the first inning, but the Patriots couldn’t convert. Olivia Ringham was in the pitcher’s circle going 2 ⅓ innings, allowing 7 runs on 6 hits. Then, Aubrey Jepson took over, throwing 1 ⅔ innings in relief out of the bullpen. Stevens, Reagan Koenigs, and Hailey Langer each had 1 hit to lead the bats. Next up for the Patriots is another conference matchup against Zion-Benton. Game time is at 4:45pm today on the Varsity Softball Field.

Boys Track And Field: Stevenson headed to Lake Forest to take on NSC opponents Lake Forest and Zion-Benton. Top finishers included: the 4×100 relay team of Zach GoldmanMarcus CasselberryKeegan Latulippe, and Jimmy Davis in second place and a time of 44.05. Richard Klein won the 3200 meter race at 11:06.38. Casselberry dominated the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 16.29. The 4×200 meter relay team of Ssuuna McKittyAlex Wilson, Goldman and Casselberry took first with a time of 1:36.37. In the 400 meter, Davis led the way with a time of 50.92. Casselberry struck again in the 300 meter hurdles, winning with a time of 49.29. Finishing up the track portion of the meet was the 4×400 relay team of Casselberry, Davis, Latulippe, and Trevor Abbott with a first-place time of 3:38.78. Rounding out the meet in the field events was Mark Hellwig Jr. with a height of 6-foot-6 in the high jump and Lawerence Han with a distance of 114’1” in the discus. Next up for Stevenson is the Patriot Relays which will take place in the Stadium on Thursday, beginning at 5 p.m.

Girls Track And Field: The Patriots traveled to Zion-Benton last night to take on conference opponents Lake Forest and Zion-Benton. Stevenson (4-0, 3-0) prevailed over Lake Forest 79.5-57.5 and Zion-Benton 82.5-53.5. Top finishers included: Ava WilsonShanon MoserAlex Wu, and Hadley Thomas, who finished first in the 4×100 meter relay with a time of 51.4. Wilson, Ida Diab, Wu, and Moser finished first in the 4×200 meter relay with a time of 1:52.5. Ella O’Neall continued to dominate in the shot put and discus with a 13.83 meters and a 37.30 meters, respectively. Wilson took first in the 100 meter dash with a time of 12.9. Allie Wasserman won the long jump with a distance of 4.54 meters. Adeline Gobble took first in the 1600 meter run with a time of 5:59.56. Wu won the triple jump with a distance of 10.48 meters. Next up for the Patriots is another conference matchup with Waukegan at 4:45 p.m. on Monday.

Girls Soccer: The Patriots (6-0) defeated host New Trier 1-0 during their second game in the Lou Malnati’s Classic. The match remained scoreless into halftime. However, during the 73rd minute, Ellie Egeland scored off a dish from Mimi Van Zanten. The Patriots’ impeccable defense and goalkeeping sealed the victory. Goalkeeper Mandy Meliker had 12 saves. The Patriots will suit up for game three of tournament match play tomorrow against Carmel Catholic. The action starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Stadium.

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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. 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

Apr. 19. Percussion Ensemble Concert

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