Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Three Stevenson Students To Showcase Their Science Skills On The International Stage

Of the four students selected from our region to qualify for the 2022 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), three of them are from Stevenson and are part of the Science REACH Club.

The students qualified recently through the Illinois Junior Academy of Science Region 6 Fair and will now compete against approximately 1,800 students from nearly every state in the United States as well as from 80 countries worldwide. The 2022 Fair will take place in Atlanta from May 7 to May 13 as a hybrid event with a judged competition and distribution of Grand and Special awards for in-person and virtual finalists.

Students from Stevenson have spent between six to 12 months completing independent research projects as part of Science REACH. The project of sophomore Shaurya Agrawal (pictured left) was “Multi-Task Learning Using Integrative Omics to Predict Cancer Drug Response.” Juniors Aditya Tiwari (pictured middle) and Gaurish Lakhanpal (pictured right) were partners in the project titled “A Novel Method For Tuberculosis Drug Identification Using Machine Learning.” Both of these novel projects combined computer science with molecular biology in order to help discover prospective drugs to treat cancer and multi-drug resistant tuberculosis.

Stevenson’s Science REACH Club helps students to complete individual or partner science research projects. Projects involve a student created and conducted experiment and analysis. Categories include physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics and behavioral and consumer sciences. Projects are presented at various competitions and symposia, including the IJAS Regional and state science fairs.

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.

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

Small Ensembles On Tap For Big Concert Tomorrow In West Auditorium

Expect a big-time performance out of tomorrow’s Small Ensemble Concert!

Stevenson’s Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute, and Brass Ensembles will perform starting at 7 p.m. in the West Auditorium.

Find Your Style For Spring At Stevenson Styler Fashion Show Tomorrow

Need a new look for Spring? Want to up your fashion game? The 9th Annual Stevenson Styler Fashion Show is coming to the Performing Arts Center tomorrow night with great ideas, new looks and some small sewn items for sale.

The show starts at 7 p.m. and admission is $5 with all proceeds benefiting Responsibility in Fashion, a nonprofit bringing together sustainable, conscious, ethical, circular and eco-fashion organizations and government programs toward the goal of energizing and bringing innovation to the growing movement of clean, safe and ethical fashion.

There is a sustainability focus on the more than 50 amazing fashions that will be on display that were made by students in the Clothing and Design classes. New looks from local retailers will also be highlighted. And small items such as scrunchies and lanyards will be sold before and after the show for $3 each, of which all proceeds will be donated as well.

The Fashion Show leadership team is working to make this event part of the Green Apple Day of Service Sustainability Challenge.

Join Stevenson Best Buddies On A Walk For Friendship On April 23

Home to one of the largest Best Buddies chapters in Illinois, Stevenson Best Buddies is participating in a Friendship Walk on April 23. The Best Buddies Friendship Walk is the leading walk in the country supporting inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is expected to draw more than 40,000 participants across the country this year.

Stevenson Best Buddies, divided into two sub-chapters (high School and transition), aims to create opportunities for one-to-one friendships and leadership development for Stevenson High School and SHS Transition Program students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This mission is upheld by hosting bi-weekly chapter programs on Monday afternoons that promote a positive environment that is full of engagement and fun.

Stevenson Best Buddies hopes to raise $6,000 from the upcoming Friendship Walk, which will kick off at 10 a.m. on April 23 at Soldier Field in Chicago. For more information or to register, click here.

Patriot Sports News

Nominate A Stevenson All-Time Great To The Athletic Hall Of Fame

The Athletic Department recently honored its Hall of Fame inductees for the Class of 2020 and 2021, but is already thinking about inductees for the Athletic Hall Of Fame Class of 2022. Nominations will be accepted until May 15. Please click here to nominate.

Athletic Results

Baseball: The Patriots (9-3, 2-2) fell to Mundelein 2-1 last night in the final play of the game. The contest was tied 1-1 going into the bottom of the 7th when Mundelein got a single on an 0-1 count scoring 1 run. Back in the top of the second, Stevenson forced the 1-1 tie when Bryan Park doubled to score 1 run. Jonas Salgado took the loss for Stevenson going 2 ⅔ innings, allowing 1 run on 2 hits while striking out 2 batters. Brady Rosenkranz started in the pitching spot going 4 innings allowing 1 run on 1 hit and striking out 4 batters. Park led Stevenson with 1 hit in three at bats. Next up for Stevenson is Highland Park at the Varsity Baseball field at 4:45 p.m. today (weather permitting).

Softball: Stevenson (3-3, 2-2) defeated Zion-Benton 7-4. Regan Koenigs had 2 runs, 1 hit, and 1 RBI in her three at bats. Michaela Duffy and Sophia Becker both had 2 hits, while Duffy scored 1 run. Lexi Gitler was 1-for-1 with 1 run, 1 hit, and 2 RBI. Olivia Ringham started on the mound for the Patriots, pitching 2 innings and striking out 1. Aubrey Jepson took over and completed the game, pitching 4 innings and striking out 4 batters. Next up for Stevenson is a road game at Conant at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Boys Lacrosse: The Patriots (5-1, 0-1) took on conference opponent Lake Forest in a back and forth match in which Lake Forest ultimately won, 13-8. Up 6-3 at the half, the Patriots could not hang on to pull out the win. Next up for the Patriots is a non-conference matchup against Glenbrook North in the Stadium at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Girls Lacrosse: The Patriots (6-2, 0-1) fought hard last night against Lake Forest in an 11-10 loss. Lili Sorenson and Teagan Hendricks each had 4 goals, while Sorenson also racked up 3 assists. Jordyn Ackerman and Alicia Sharun had 1 goal apiece and with her best performance thus far, Megan Randol had 13 saves in goal for Stevenson. The team is back in action at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at Oak Park-River Forest.

Boys Water Polo: The Patriots (10-4, 3-0) defeated conference rival Mundelein, 18-4. Goalies Mark Younan and Armaan Gill each had 6 saves, while Angelos Koutsogeorgas led the team with 3 goals. Olin KusevskisMax Lapointe-St. GeorgesJack Osmond, and Daniel Li each added 2 goals. Additional scorers on the game were Kunal RajadhyaxJosh MoreynoAndrew MossmanDylan KreimerJayden TsaiBrian Povilus, and David Badarch, all of whom added 1 goal each. Sully Swanson led Stevenson with 4 assists. Next up for the Patriots is St. Charles North at 6 p.m. Monday in the SHS Pool.

Girls Water Polo: Stevenson (12-0, 3-0) defeated Mundelein 14-7 in a conference matchup. Elizabeth White had 3 goals followed by Camila MayaCaitlyn Liu and Becca Stone with 2 each. Belle Cloeter had 4 assists while Delilah Ciezak had 3 steals and Em Barron had 8 blocked shots. The Patriots’ next game will be at Stevenson at 1 p.m. on Friday against Michigan team Hudsonville in a round-robin tournament.

Boys Tennis: The Patriots (3-1) suffered a nail-biting 5-4 loss to New Trier, despite every Patriot battled at his respective position. No. 1 singles Ashy Madhushankar lost 0-6, 1-6. No. 2 singles Nick Stec lost 2-6, 2-6 and No. 3 singles Caden Zhao lost 6-0, 4-6, 3-4(3). Stevenson’s No. 1 doubles team of Ervin Perkowski and Gabe Visotsky won 6-3, 7-5. The No. 2 doubles team of Sammy Cohan and Alex Jang lost 3-6, 5-7. The No. 3 doubles team of Gautham Kappaganthula and Dustin Zhao won 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-3. The No. 4 doubles team of Rithvik Mandumula and Owen Hayden won 7-5, 7-6(3). The No. 5 doubles team of Tejas Sheth and Jonathan Wang lost 5-7, 3-6. And the No. 6 doubles team of Tommy Guterson and Richard Xu won 6-7(4), 7-6(3), 10-6. The Patriots look to bounce back against Warren in a road match at 4:45 p.m. tomorrow.

Education News

It’s All In The Family For Stevenson Soccer Star Bella Chavez And Her Dad, Coach PepeJon Chavez

“My sister Arria is also on the team,” Bella said. “I have my dad and my sister to play with, and that’s an honor. I feel very blessed. People say it’s not fun to work with family, but I think it’s just the opposite.”

Displaced Ukrainian Children Continue Education During War

UNICEF says 4.5 million children have been displaced by the war in Ukraine. They are still learning over Google Meet and in classrooms as far away as Ireland.

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. 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

Apr. 20: Senior Awards

Apr. 20: PPA Bake Sale

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