Thursday, April 28, 2022

Senior Sunrise: TOMORROW…Graduation: FOUR WEEKS!

The school year is flying by and there are some big events coming up for SENIORS!

SENIOR SUNRISE, Tomorrow, 7:30 a.m. to 8:25 a.m., Stadium

  • Celebrate new beginnings at Senior Sunrise! Wear gear from the college you will be attending. There will be food, hot chocolate, and music and you can pick up your cap and gown for graduation! There will also be the opportunity for you to get your own autograph toy and have all of your friends sign it! Ultimately, it will be a great time to hang out with your friends and remember good times from high school at Stevenson!

GRADUATION, Friday, May 27, 5 p.m., NOW Arena ~ Hoffman Estates

Spring Dance Concert Is Slated For Tomorrow And Saturday

This weekend’s dynamic Spring Dance Concert showcases dances that are composed of student choreography from the Mélange and Repertory Dance Companies and the Concert Dance Class.

Each dance for the concert, which runs at 7 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday was chosen via an audition process. Choreographers developed the concept and cast the dancers for their pieces under the mentorship of their directors. There are also two guest artist pieces by Danielle Izzo and MaryAnn McGovern.

Tickets are $6. To purchase tickets for Friday’s concert, click here. To purchase tickets for Saturday’s concert, click here.

Participants from the Mélange Dance Company include: Grace CatlinAshley DoteCaroline FengJulia GobermanEmily HsiaoJoyce KangSammi MeyersKathryn PetkieAngelia PulosKhushi RaoShreeya RyaliHannah Stewart and Abigail Szwejbka.

Participants from the Repertory Dance Company include: Sophie EzrolJoy FeiElaina KravchenkoAlice PozharskaiaAlexis Trojan and Ava VanLue.

Participants from the Concert Dance Class include: Ella BrodyAshley CallenMaggie FeldsteinZoe FleddermanElli FreemanJulia GobermanJessica GoldvehktShayna JannEllie JayneTaylor JensenJuliette KoskelaLauren LeeAlyssa Marie MagsinoSophia PerlinJocelyn SilkZoey SilverElla van GervenKatie Wu and Angelina Yan.

One Acts To Dive Into How We’ve Changed Since COVID Began

In a world that changed overnight due to COVID, many people are rediscovering who they are to their friends and to their communities and how they communicate that.

The Patriot Theatre Company proudly presents its annual evening of student-written and student-produced One Acts that explore those ideas in comedic and dramatic ways. These shows, held at 7 p.m. on both tomorrow and Saturday in the West Auditorium, demonstrate all of the ways Stevenson’s student body is grappling with what seems to be the one constant in our lives: change.

Tickets are $6. To buy tickets for tomorrow’s show, click here. To buy tickets for Saturday’s show, click here.

Student Announcements

Stevenson Students Got A Backstage Pass To Condell’s Trauma Unit Last Week

Plenty of television shows give us a glimpse, but a group of Stevenson students recently got a hands-on, very behind-the-scenes look at what goes into the day-to-day workings of a hospital’s trauma unit.

Advocate Condell Medical Center hosted “Trauma Day” last week, giving students who may be interested in health careers an opportunity to experience the many professions involved in the care of trauma patients.

Students rotated through 12 practical stations and also learned about a variety of health disciplines and the education needed to enter each field. The disciplines included were: respiratory therapy, medical/nursing assistants, radiology, rehab services (physical/occupational/speech therapies), trauma services, operating room, ER and ICU, nursing, police/fire departments.

It’s Time For AP Exams: Here’s What You Need To Know

Advanced Placement Exams start on Monday and run through Friday, May 13. On Wednesday night, Stevenson sent out an e-mail to all students registered to take AP Exams with information about test-day protocol as well as the schedule of exams. Please refer to that e-mail for all of the details.

Some important points:

Arrival Time

  • Students scheduled to take a morning exam should arrive at their testing location promptly at 8:30 a.m., and students scheduled to take an afternoon exam should arrive at their testing location promptly at 11:30 a.m.

Attendance Policy

  • Students scheduled to take one exam will be expected to follow their regular class schedule for the other half of the day in which they are not testing: Morning testers will take lunch and return to their afternoon classes; afternoon testers will go to their morning classes, have lunch during fourth period and then proceed to their testing location.

Room Assignments

Please check with your teachers about expectations for makeup work. If you have any questions, please stop by Room 7096 or e-mail

Patriot School Store Announces End-Of-Year Sale Is Running All Next Week!

Don’t miss your chance to save some green…and stock up on all of your favorite green and gold Stevenson gear before the school year comes to a close! The Patriot School Store is having its End-of-Year Sale next week, Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6. All merchandise will be 20 PERCENT OFF storewide and clearance items will be an additional 50 PERCENT OFF! This is an in-person only sale. Sale does not apply to online items. Please contact the Patriot School Store with questions at (847) 415-4126 or via e-mail at: or

I Scream For Ice Cream: Water Polo Teams Make Tomorrow A Frosty Friday!

The Girls and Boys Water Polo teams will be selling Chocolate and Vanilla Frosty Desserts tomorrow. Sales will begin after sixth period and run through the end of day in both the Glass Commons and the Wood Commons. Desserts are $3 each or two for $5. Cash and Patriot Dollars will be accepted.

Stevenson English Students Recognized By IATE For Poetry And Prose

The Illinois Association of Teachers of English recently held its annual IATE Poetry and Prose writing contest, which draws submissions from across the state, and many Stevenson students were recognized. Several students will even be published in the 2022 issue of the IATE newsletter.

Here are the students who were recognized:

Junior Shiloah Gomatam, “Glimpses of You” (Teacher – Martha Keller), Senior Sarah Sorrentino, “The Calabrian Way” (Teacher – Martha Keller)


Senior Sela Grant, “Sensory Adaptation” (Teacher – Martha Keller), Senior Delilah Kapinos, “My grandmother” (Teacher – Martha Keller), Senior Rubab Sadiq, “The air” (Teacher – Martha Keller)

Junior Jenna Balaban, “The Art Within All of Us” (Teacher – Martha Keller), Junior Caroline Hail, “The Power of a Book and a Moon” (Teacher – Martha Keller), Junior Wenjing (Megan) Han, “Me” (Teacher – Jacqueline Cullen), Junior Kelly Liu, “Knowing my ABCs” (Teacher – Jacqueline Cullen), Junior Srika Sudheer, “Fair and Lovely” (Teacher – Martha Keller), Junior Annie Thomas, “The Worth of a Knockout” (Teacher – Christina Kim)

Junior Julia Levenshteyn, “Fluid Family Dynamics,” (Teacher – Elisa Galvan Alba), Junior Hanna Yu, “When You Can’t Find Jesus at Church (Teacher – Martha Keller), Junior Sarah Zhang, “A Man Tou for Her and Me,” (Teacher – Christina Kim)

Junior Katherine Arne, “Perspective” (Teacher – Christina Kim), Junior Alexa Collins, “Untitled (Teacher – Jacqueline Cullen), Junior Anika Krishnaswamy, “Adulting” (Teacher – Elisa Galvan Alba), Junior Julia Li, ” Bitter Melon” (Teacher – Jacqueline Cullen), Junior Lance Locker, “Ruling Rest” (Teacher – Jacqueline Cullen), Junior Alex (Allison) Wu, “Programmed to Lose” (Teacher – Martha Keller)

Patriot Sports News

Athletic Department Needs Your ESPPA Nominations For Spring Sports

The Athletic Department is asking that you please take the time to nominate a Stevenson team or individual for the “Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Award” (ESPPA’s) for spring sports. Spring sports awards will be at 7 p.m. on May 23. Nominations are needed to decide the winners. Check out the nomination form and recommend your favorite event/individual for each award. The deadline to nominate is May 13.

Athletic Results

Baseball: After a long afternoon in the cold and a steady back-and-forth battle, the Patriots (15-5, 4-3) prevailed 8-5 against visiting New Trier. The game was tied at 5 runs apiece with Stevenson batting in the bottom of the sixth when Bryan Park singled on a 1-0 count, scoring 1 run. Michael Belbot was on the mound for the Patriots and lasted 2⅓ innings, allowing 3 hits and 2 runs while striking out 4 batters. Daniel Cabrales started the game for the Patriots, surrendering 3 runs on 7 hits over 4⅓ innings while striking out 3 batters. Dylan Katz, Park and Jordan Skolmar each collected 2 hits. Next up for the Patriots is Vernon Hills at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Varsity Baseball Field.

Boys Volleyball: The Patriots (22-2, 3-0) hosted Zion-Benton and won convincingly in two sets, 25-20, 25-6. Libero Murad Shahzadah had a team-high 8 digs, while defensive specialist Leo Kleban had 1 assist and 3 digs. Outside hitter Sam Nuudel had 4 kills, 1 block assist and 5 digs on the night and brother Daniel Nuudel had 1 ace, 1 kill, 1 block assist, 29 assists and 5 digs. Karl Lutz finished with 5 kills, 2 block assists and 2 digs, Ramsey Engel had 6 kills and 3 digs, Eric Hartman had 5 kills and 2 block assists, and Chris Ehler had 3 kills and 3 block assists. Sophomore Jason DeZutter was able to see some floor time and made good use of the opportunity, getting 2 key kills for the Patriots. Next up for Stevenson is conference opponent Mundelein tonight at 6 p.m. in the Sportscenter.

Badminton: Stevenson (14-0, 5-0) battled with New Trier, sweeping the match, 18-0. On a special night honoring Seniors, the No. 2 doubles team of Nancy Zhang and Ellie Ouyang defeated their opponents, 21-5, 21-8. The Senior doubles team of Veronica Liu and Sruja Konada also won their match, 21-2, 21-18. On the singles side, Seniors Ema Akutsu (21-8, 21-5), Meha Krishnareddigari (21-3, 21-7), and Gulnaaz Sayyad (21-9, 21-7) all won their matches. Next up for the Patriots is the NSC Championship at Warren’s O’Plaine Campus at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow.

Boys Lacrosse: The Patriots (9-2, 2-1) knocked off Mundelein in a conference matchup, 19-4. Ryan Hynes had a productive night with 10 goals (4 assists). Caleb Lee contributed 4 goals, while Justin Lucas added 2 goals with 1 assist and was 80 percent at the Faceoff X for Stevenson. Ethan O’GradneyIan Harman, and Colin Livesay all supplied the Patriots with 1 goal each. Jack Myers and Ian McKelvey anchored the defense, along with goalie Jonathan Adler. Adler made his second start at any level and played the whole game for the first time in his career. He was stellar in the net making 6 saves for the Patriots. Next up for the Patriots is Vernon Hills at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Stadium.

Boys Tennis: Stevenson (11-1, 4-0) endured the cold and a couple marathon matches to get a great team victory against Glenbrook South, 9-0. Ashy Madhushankar came back from being down a set in the No. 1 singles spot and Ervin Perkowski and Daniel Jaworski followed suit as the No. 1 doubles team. This was a huge turning point in the tennis season as the Patriots are starting to play more confidently and for each other. The scores were: No. 1 singles: Madhushankar won 3-6, 7-6, 10-4 and the No. 1 doubles team of Perkowski/Jaworski won 3-6, 6-1, 10-4. Next up for the Patriots is Lake Forest at 4:45 p.m. today at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex. This is a big match with North Suburban Conference and Sectional seeding implications.

Education News

Why One University Is Moving Toward A Subscription Model

One college in St. Louis, Maryville University, is revamping its curriculum and even changing its business model to include options like a subscription model—with the goal of helping its students get good jobs after graduation. The college’s president, Mark Lombardi said: “By the end of this decade or before, students should pay for higher ed the way they pay for Netflix or their cell phone bill.”

How Much Does College Really Cost?

The opacity of pricing hurts students — and institutions.

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. 28: Free The Children Fundraiser

Apr. 28: Local Scholarship Reception

Apr. 29: Senior Sunrise

Apr. 29-30: One Act Plays

Apr. 29-30: Spring Dance Concert

May 2: String Parents Association Meeting

May 2-13: AP Exams

May 3: Choral Concert

May 3: BPO Meeting

May 4: Music Production Showcase

May 5: Strings Awards Concert

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