Monday, May 9, 2022

Stevenson Foundation Awards Nearly $67,000 In Scholarships At Scholars Reception!

Thanks to generous families and organizations in the Stevenson community, 34 graduating seniors last month were awarded $66,500 in scholarships at the Stevenson Foundation’s 15th Annual Scholars Reception.

Student recipients and their families celebrated with scholarship donors and representatives in the Glass Commons. To view a complete list of this year’s scholarships and recipients, visit:

Student Announcements

Interested In Color Guard For Fall Of 2022? Clinics Coming Up; Sign Up Now!

Like the pomp and circumstance of Friday Night Football Games? Want to be a part of the action, without having to lace up cleats, wear a helmet or lay a tackle on someone? Then consider joining Stevenson’s Color Guard for the upcoming Fall 2022 Season. The Color Guard focuses on performing alongside the Marching Patriots and is open to anyone. Color Guard performs at halftime of home football games, home basketball games and in parades. Color Guard will be conducting two clinics later this month for students interested in joining for next year: Tuesday, May 17 and Thursday, May 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Wood Commons (enter from Lot B). Wear athletic clothing, gym shoes and bring a water bottle. No prior experience is necessary but please fill out this form if you are interested. Filling out the form is not a commitment, it simply helps the staff gauge interest. Color Guard typically practices two evenings a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays in the summer, varies when school starts) from June through October.

Get Your Allied Soccer Swag And Join The Celebration!

Show your support for the Allied Soccer Team with its newest swag!! Orders are due by midnight on Wednesday. Then…wear your swag on May 21 to the “Allies for Allied Celebration” in the Stadium with games starting at 9 a.m. and festivities to start in the early afternoon, after the games end.

Registration Deadline To Audition For Next Year’s Dance Companies Is Tomorrow

Just a reminder, open auditions for the Mélange and Repertory Dance Companies for current students and incoming freshmen will be held on Wednesday and Thursday from 3:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Room 2010. Interested students should register by tomorrow. They will then be sent (via e-mail) a video phrase to learn. At the auditions, students will review and perform the video phrase. They should also come prepared to perform a 45- to 60-second solo of their own choreography.

Patriot Sports News

Athletic Results

Baseball: The Patriots (20-6, 6-3) played a doubleheader against Antioch and took both wins. In game one, with the score tied 4-4, Bryan Park’s sacrifice fly scored 1 run, creating a 5-4 walk-off victory for Stevenson. Brett Gaynor started on the mound for the Patriots, allowing 3 hits and 1 run over five innings while striking out 7 batters. Daniel Cabrales earned the win, allowing 1 hit and no runs over 2/3 of an inning. He struck out 1 batter and walked one. Jordan Skolmar and Joe Richardson had 2 hits each to lead the Patriots. In game two, Stevenson blanked Antioch 12-0 with Chris Iannunzzi throwing a gem by allowing no runs. Owen Housinger, Park, Iannunzzi and Richardson all managed multiple hits for the Patriots with Housinger going 3-for-3 at the plate. Next up for the Patriots is Lake Zurich at home on the Varsity Baseball Field at 4:45 p.m. today.

Softball: The Patriots (7-8, 4-4) fell to Elk Grove, 8-0 on Saturday. Elle Ruchim singled in the first inning and Lexi Gitler went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Stevenson in hits. Next up for the Patriots is a road game at Zion-Benton at 4:45 p.m. today.

Volleyball: The Patriots (28-4, 5-0) traveled to Glenbrook North for their annual Invite, going 3-2 on the weekend. Libero Murad Shahzadah combined for 34 digs over the tournament. Karl Lutz had a total of 24 kills, 11 digs, 2 block assists and one solo block. Sam Nuudel combined for 34 kills.

Boys Lacrosse: The Patriots (12-3, 3-1) defeated Fremd, 14-9. Ryan Hynes had 6 goals and 2 assists, while Colin Livesay contributed 4 goals and 3 assists and Caleb Lee added 3 goals and 1 assist. Rounding out the scorers for Stevenson was Ethan O’Gradney with 1 goal. Justin Lucas boosted the Patriots with 2 assists and was 80 percent at the Faceoff X. Monty Hashemi and Andrew Kim both added 1 assist each. Finally, Jonathan Adler got his third start in goal, playing his second full game in the net, and picked up his second win. Next up for the Patriots is Warren at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday.

Girls Soccer: On Friday night, the Patriots (13-1-1, 5-0-1) honored their 6 seniors ~ Ella HongKaitlyn HongJohanna JakobsonLily MahdahvianBrynn Stein and Elli Pease for their hard work and dedication to the Stevenson soccer program. In addition to the senior festivities, the team defeated NSC opponent Lake Zurich, 4-1. Ellie Egeland led off the scoring in the fourth minute, assisted by Mimi Van Zanten. During the second half, Bella Chavez found the back of the net, assisted by Stein. Then, Van Zanten scored, assisted by Hailey Livesay. Ella Hong closed the match with a goal, assisted by her sister, Kaitlyn Hong. The Patriots play for the North Suburban Conference title against Libertyville at 6:30 p.m. today in the Stadium.

Girls Water Polo: The Patriots won their home Quad Tournament Saturday, finishing the regular season 28-1-1. Stevenson defeated Hersey,14-5. Becca Stone (3 steals) and Elizabeth White (4 assists) both had 3 goals apiece. Sophia Berger had 3 steals. Goalie Katie Delaney had 9 blocked shots. Stevenson went on to defeat Whitney Young, 13-6. Again, White was dominant at the wing with 3 goals. Caroline Rutcosky had 3 steals and Delaney had 2 blocked shots. In the final match on the day, Stevenson defeated Naperville Central, 15-7. White had 4 goals. Belle Cloeter had 4 assists and 5 forced errors. Delaney had control over the goal all day with a total of 20 blocked shots. The Patriots enter the state playoffs on Thursday at Buffalo Grove High School at 5 p.m. They will play the winner of Highland Park and Warren in the Sectional Quarterfinal.

Boys Tennis: The Patriots propelled themselves to a third-place finish in the Deerfield Invite against some of the top teams in the State. Stevenson’s No. 1 and No. 2 singles were in the same draw as were the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles and No. 3 and No. 4 doubles in a combined draw. In No. 1/2 Singles, Nick Stec placed 11th/12th. Dustin Zhao placed 9th/10th. At No. 1/2 doubles, Gabe Visotsky and Gautham Kappaganthula placed fourth and Ervin Perkowski and Daniel Jaworski placed 9th/10th. In No. 3/4 doubles Sammy Cohan and Alex Jang came in third place, while Rithvik Mandumula and Owen Hayden received fourth place. Next up for the tennis team is Glenbrook North at 4:45 p.m. today at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex.

Education News

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Courses on Harry Potter, ice cream and serial killer Ted Bundy are among the ‘unique’ offerings

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

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

May 9-13: AP Exams

May 9: Choral Guild Meeting

May 11-12: Spring Band Concert

May 11: PPA Bake Sale

May 11: Sports Boosters Meeting

May 13: Improv Performance

May 13: Patriot Theatre Company Awards

May 16: Activity Period: Counselor Visits

May 16: District 125 Board Of Education Meeting

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