Thursday, April 21, 2022

More Than 300 Seniors Honored Last Night For Academic Accomplishments

More than 300 seniors were recognized last night in the Performing Arts Center at the Adlai E. Stevenson Senior Awards Program, which honors outstanding academic accomplishments and performances at Stevenson.

Prior to the event, Fine Arts students provided music. Then there were speeches by teachers, administrators and students as well as a slide show that showed every honoree.

Congratulations Senior Award Winners!

Let’s Go Green! It’s Earth Week, Day 4!

Earth Week is an opportunity to celebrate our planet and increase awareness of what we can do individually and collectively to care for it.

The Earth Week events at Stevenson this week are being hosted by the Green Team and include today’s fashion quiz, up-cycling and chalk art. Today is also Thrifty Thursday. Tomorrow there is tree planting, green trivia and a film screening on “The Story Of Plastic.”

And don’t forget, there will continue to be expanded vegan and vegetarian options as part of Earth Week at Jazzman’s.

On Saturday, there are several fun off-campus Earth Week-related activities. Please see the Earth Week page on the Stevenson website for more details.Restoration Workday; Hosted by Lake County Forest Preserves

  • 9 a.m. at Middlefork Savanna Forest Preserve, Lake Forest

Chicago Climate Summit; Hosted by Sunrise Chicago

  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Benito Juarez Community Academy, Chicago

Lake County Climate Solutions Summit; Hosted by College of Lake County

  • 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at CLC – Grayslake Conference Center, Rooms A013, A011 & A010

3rd Annual Earth Day at The Adler Arts Center; Hosted by Adler Arts Center

  • 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Adler Arts Center, Libertyville
Student Announcements

Mark Your Calendars: Next Tuesday Is A Different Kind Of Day At Stevenson

Next Tuesday (April 26) is Testing Day for Sophomores, who will be taking the PSAT on campus.

Juniors and Seniors will be off next Tuesday. No School!

Meanwhile, all Freshmen next Tuesday will participate in a Freshman Wellness Day on campus rather than attending their regularly-scheduled classes.

Through a keynote speaker, followed by two breakout sessions, freshmen will explore the theme “Living Portraits” in which they focus on the three components of the SHS Portrait of a Graduate – commitment to self, commitment to others and commitment to learning. For more details about Freshman Wellness Day, please refer to the letter sent to parents and guardians by Sarah Bowen, Director of Student Services.

What’s Your Why? M&M Edition

Catalyst has come up with a sweet and tasty lunchtime activity tomorrow using…M&Ms! M&Ms will be sorted into different colors to represent important areas in students’ lives, such as academics or athletics or family or friends. Students can then determine what their “Whys” are for being drug- and alcolhol-free and drop the different colored M&Ms into the different corresponding bowls. Catalyst will then give students their own M&Ms to enjoy.

Good Luck Statesman…At State!

Fresh off its first sectional title in school history, the Statesman is now ready to compete in the IHSA State Finals, which get underway tomorrow in person at Heartland Community College in Normal. Statesman writers, editors and photographers will be competing in 12 categories, including: advertising, broadcast news, copy editing, news writing, newspaper design, photo storytelling, sports writing, video news, yearbook caption writing, yearbook copy writing, yearbook layout double-page spread and yearbook theme development.

EPIC Club Hosting Speaker Tomorrow After School In The Recital Hall

EPIC Club’s Bold Claims Outreach Week caps off tomorrow with a visit from Michael Phillips, who will speak on “Apologetics: Defending Christianity.” For any students or staff interested, this final event will be held in the Recital Hall from 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Note: This is not a Stevenson-sponsored event.

Patriot Sports News

Athletic Results

Gymnastics: The Patriots hosted 12 teams in the Independent Conference Championships and took fourth overall with a score of 137.40. Thor Mace and Finlay Oyston started off with an 8.7 on the floor exercise, tying for fifth place. On the vault, Mace and Oyston both placed with an 8.6 (tie-fifth) and an 8.5 (tie-seventh), respectively. Mace continued his winning ways by placing eighth on the pommel horse with a 7.8 and sixth on the still rings with an 8.3. He then tied for sixth on the parallel bars with an 8.4, and placed first on the horizontal bar with a high score of 9.0. In the all around, Mace placed fifth with a 50.80. Next up for the Patriots is the sectional finals on May 3 at Lake Park High School starting at 6:30 p.m.

Badminton: Stevenson (12-0, 5-0) took on visiting Naperville North and won, 14-1. The No. 1 doubles team of Ema Akutsu and Katherine Li got a 21-6, 21-7 victory and the No. 3 doubles team of Ruhi Sachar and Meghana Dixit got a 21-9, 21-8 win. On the singles side, Ema Akutsu (21-8, 21-6), Katherine Li (21-7, 21-6) and Veronica Liu (21-4, 21-7) all got wins. Next up for the Patriots is visiting Evanston at 4:45 p.m. tomorrow.

Boys Lacrosse: The Patriots (8-2, 1-1) defeated NSC rival Lake Zurich, 7-4. Ryan Hynes scored 4 goals putting the first goal in the net at minute 1:04. Caleb LeeMichael Kominsky, and Colin Livesay all scored 1 goal each. Next up for the Stevenson is another conference matchup against Mundelein at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27.

Girls Lacrosse: The Patriots (8-2, 1-1) won their game against Lake Zurich, 15-2. Lili Sorenson (2 assists), Teagan Hendricks (1 assist), and Jordyn Ackerman each had 3 goals. Ria Sharma tallied 2 goals and Michelle Cabrera (1 assist), Aliyah OmranLizzy Dubilirer (1 assist) and Jackie Wynne each scored 1 goal. Goalie Megan Randol saved 6 of the 8 shots on goal. Next up for Stevenson will be under the lights in the Stadium against St. Viator at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow.

Softball: The Patriots (5-4, 4-2) traveled to Waukegan and through a lot of rain, slipping, and sliding, they prevailed 13-10. Stevenson was down 7-6 in the top of the fourth inning when Michaela Duffy tripled on a 1-0 count, scoring two runs. Lexi Gitler led the Patriots by driving in 5 runs and going 3-for-4. She drove in runs on a double in the second, a single in the third, and a triple in the sixth. Stevenson scored again when Gitler tripled on a 1-0 count, scoring 2 runs. Allie Stevens singled on a 1-0 count scoring 1 run. In the fourth inning Reagan Koenigs singled on a 2-1 count, scoring 1 run. Olivia Ringham led things off in the pitcher’s circle for Stevenson allowing 5 hits and 7 runs over four innings, striking out five batters. The Patriots totaled 12 hits as Hailey Langer (3), Gitler (3), and Stevens each managed multiple hits.

Girls Track: Stevenson (5-1, 4-1) headed to Libertyville for a conference meet against both Libertyville and Waukegan. The Patriots had mixed results, losing to Libertyville, 89-57 and defeating Waukegan, 114-22. The Patriots dominated the 100 meter run with five runners placing: Hadley Thomas and Alex Wu tied for first with a time of 13.1, Tiffany Washington had a time of 13.3 and finished third. And with a time of 13.5, Shannon Moser and Katelyn Robinson tied for fourth. In the 200 meter race, Thomas came in first with a time of 27.5 and Ava Wilson came in second with a time of 27.6. Allie Wasserman came in first in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 17.7. In the 4×100 meter relay, the team of Wu, Eve Traficanti, Wilson, and Ava Mecir came in first with a time of 51.8. Traficanti, Katelyn Robinson, Mecir and Wilson came in first again in the 4×200 meter relay with a time of 1:52.7. Finally in the 4×400 meter relay, Traficanit, Ida DiabOlivia Barreca, and Moser came in first with a time of 4:33.3. Rounding out the scoring with the field events was Ella O’Neall who came in first with a distance of 13 meters. Next up for the Patriots is the Titan Invite tomorrow at Glenbrook South, starting at 4:30 p.m.

Boys Track: The Patriots (9-1, 4-1) hosted Libertyville and Waukegan in the Stadium and beat the Wildcats, 80-56 and the Bulldogs, 121-9, taking the conference wins. Jimmy Davis and Zach Goldman started off in the 100 meter run finishing first and second respectively, with times of 11.1 and 11.6. Following that race, Davis and Goldman placed first and second again in the 200 meter run with times of 23.6 and 24.3. Anthony Hanes took first in the 400 meter run with a time of 1:05.9. Taking the hurdles by storm, Marcus Caselberry came in first in both the 110 meter and 300 meter hurdles with times of 17.1 and 45.1. In the relays, Stevenson continued to place in the top with the relay team of Goldman, Caselberry, Keegan Latulippe, and Jimmy Davis taking first place with a time of 44.2 in the 4×100 meter. Goldman, Caselberry, Ssuuna McKitty, and Davis also took home first place in the 4×200 meter relay with a time of 1:33.6. In the field events, Mark Hellwig Jr got first place in the high jump with a height of 1.91 meters followed by Stephen Friehammer with a height of 1.63 meters. Finally, McKitty placed first in the long jump with a distance of 6.22 meters. Next up for Stevenson is the Downers Grove Invite tomorrow starting at 5 p.m.

Boys Volleyball: The Patriots (19-2, 2-0) traveled to Gurnee to take on Warren and got a 25-12, 25-14 sweep. Libero Murad Shahzadah had 2 aces and 13 digs, while Karl Lutz had 1 ace, 3 kills, and 2 digs. Sam Nuudel had 8 kills, 1 block assist, and 11 digs and setter Daniel Nuudel had 1 ace, 2 kills, 21 assists and 4 digs. Rounding out the Patriots was Christian Headley with 4 kills and 7 digs. Next up for Stevenson is a triangular tomorrow against Harlem and Notre Dame starting at 5 p.m. in the Sportscenter.

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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. 21-22: Earth Week

Apr. 21: Late Arrival

Apr. 21: NHS Induction

Apr. 23: Prom 2022

Apr. 25: Making A Healthy Transition To Stevenson

Apr. 26: PSAT 10 ~ Sophomores

Apr. 27: Baroque Concert

Apr. 28: Free The Children Fundraiser

Apr. 28: Local Scholarship Reception

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