Prominent Patriots And BASS Honored This Morning In West Auditorium
With a dozen red roses cradled in one arm and a huge smile beaming across her face, junior Kerrieann Brown was ready to start her day.
She and six of her classmates, Ngendzang FonNidkum, Shura FonNdikum, Angelique Holmes, Ella O’Neall, Janice Quainoo and Deven SainteRose, who are members of Stevenson’s Black Association Of Stevenson Students (BASS), had just won the Prominent Patriot Award for the Spring Semester, in recognition of their work on Black History Month in February. Brown’s mother and sister, among the many family members in attendance in the West Auditorium before school this morning, made her feel even more special with the roses.
“This is really nice of my wonderful Mom and sister,” Brown said, gazing happily at her bouquet. “And I feel so honored right now. I never expected to get an award like this. But we worked so hard. We were planning for Black History Month since September and it’s so nice to know that is being seen. To be a part of such an amazing community in a way like this is just so great.”
To read more about Brown, the BASS winners and the Prominent Patriot Award, please click here.
2022 Spring Semester Prominent Patriot Award Nominees
Arshad Alam, Tejasri Arambakam Madhu, Tejas Aravind, Lucas Arora, Olivia Baczek, Ayush Bajaj, Aditi Bhatia, Kerrieann Brown, Timothy Bui, Grace Catlin, Kaitlyn Ciaccio, Chad Crone, Ella Davanzo, Shura Fon-Ndikum, Ngendzang Fon-Ndikum, Jane George, Aania Gill, Jade Gipson, Nethmi Hewawitharana, Bella Hill, Angelique Holmes, Aleksandra Ilic, Surya Kambhampati, Smriti Kumar, Karthikeya Lanka, James Mendelson, Jared Meyers, Justin Meyers, Eden Mondschain, Michael Movmyga, Ella O Neall, Rahul Piramanayagam, Janice Quainoo, Amogha Ravishankar, Deven Sainte-Rose, Tanusri Samanthapudi, Nahomy Silva, Nathan Spohnholtz, Tejas Sukhatme, Ray Sun, Alexis Trojan, Vanshi Vempati, Andrew Wang, Alan Wu, Joshua Zimring, and Hailee Zuber.
Get Your Spirit On, Stevenson! It’s “Spring Fling Spirit Week”
The school year is winding down, but not without plenty of fun activities that will put on just the right kind of exclamation point!
“Spring Fling Spirit Week” kicks off today with five straight Theme Days. The week concludes with a jam-packed Friday that includes a PPA Treat Day with free cupcakes, a Pep Assembly in the Stadium and, the topper, Spring Fling, an end-of-the-school-year celebration where students can socialize and build teams to go head-to-head in kickball, ultimate frisbee, volleyball and cricket!
Today: Groutfit (Grey Outfit) Day
Tomorrow: Celebrity Merch Day
Wednesday: Jersey Day
Thursday: Beach Day
Friday: Spring Fling Jersey Day Or Stevenson Spirit Wear Day
Long-Running Consortium Artfest Ready For Annual Event
A decades old tradition, 42 years to be exact, continues tomorrow night with The 42nd Annual Consortium 125 Artfest.
This art show, always a favorite among Stevenson students, district schools, teachers and the entire community, will run all day tomorrow in the Fieldhouse and showcases the artwork of current Stevenson art students, as well as the talented, young up-and-comers from the consortium schools in the district who will someday be student on campus. There will be an evening reception as well tomorrow night, running from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. And Empty Bowls Project and Butterfly Boutique Candles (formerly Bright Lights) will be on hand selling goods.
Here’s The Yearbook Pick-Up Schedule For This Week
It’s here…the 2021-22 Yearbook! Yearbooks will be available for pick-up starting today and running through Wednesday during the three lunch periods in the Glass Commons and the College Career Center Lobby.
To make yearbook distribution easier and more orderly, here is the pick-up schedule for next week:
- Today: Seniors and Juniors
- Tomorrow: Sophomores and Freshmen
- Wednesday: Anyone Who Still Needs To Pick Up
Students must have their ID with them to receive their yearbook if they purchased one. If they did not purchase a yearbook, they will be able to at a later date (TBD) at the Patriot School Store.
Tuesday Morning Drop-Off Change: Parents, Use LOT B ONLY
IMPORTANT: All parents who drive their students to school, please note that tomorrow morning (Tuesday) ONLY, please drop your student off in Lot B by the Point/Main Entrance. You may access this drop-off area from Route 22. For this one morning only, please do not drop your student off in Lot E as we will be directing all school buses to this lot. We will return to our normal pattern for pick-up areas tomorrow afternoon.
Computer Science Club Elections Are Today After School
Members of the Computer Science Club will be participating in their elections at 3:45 p.m. today in the Recital Hall (Room 4100).
Zoom Meeting Scheduled For Driver Ed Students Tomorrow
Driver Education Students: For those who are taking Driver Ed during the first semester of next school year (2022-23), please check your e-mail for information about a Zoom Meeting that will take place at 7 p.m. tomorrow.
Badminton Team Wins Fourth State Title In Program History!
For the fourth time in program history, the badminton team finished a season as the top team in the state of Illinois. Over the weekend, the Patriots won the IHSA State Badminton Championship, edging out runner-up Fremd in an exciting final day of competition by just one-half point. Stevenson also won state championships in 2012, 2017 and 2018.
Putting Stevenson over the top was the doubles team of Ema Akutsu and Katherine Li (pictured right), who won the doubles state championship, also with a victory over Fremd.
Boys Gymnastics: The Patriots had three gymnasts ~ Thor Mace, Santi Gonzalez and Finlay Oyston (pictured right) ~ qualify for the IHSA State Gymnastics Finals at Hoffman Estates High School over the weekend. Mace competed in all six events with his best score coming on the floor exercise with an 8.7. Oyston competed on both the still rings and the vault, earning a 7.45 and 8.7 respectively. Gonzalez qualified for the still rings and earned a score of 7.35.
Boys Water Polo: Stevenson (19-7, 4-0) won the sectional championship (pictured above left) at Buffalo Grove, defeating Deerfield and Libertyville, 21-6 and 13-4, respectively. Right wing Kunal Rajadhyax had a team-high 5 goals against Libertyville. Sully Swanson, Angelos Koutsogeorgas (penalty shot), Jacob Whiting and Jack Curtin also put the ball in the back of the net against the Wildcats. Next up for the Patriots is the Elite 8, starting at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday against Lincoln-Way East in the Stevenson Pool. Stevenson is hosting the IHSA Boys Water Polo State Finals this weekend.
Girls Water Polo: The Patriots (32-1-1, 4-0) won the Buffalo Grove Sectional over the weekend (pictured above center), dominating their opponents by a combined score of 56-5. In the first matchup against Highland Park, Stevenson won 16-2. In game two, Stevenson defeated Buffalo Grove 20-1, and in the championship game, the Patriots defeated Libertyville 20-2. Among the high scorers for the Patriots were Becca Stone with 9 goals, Emily Headley with 7 goals, Elizabeth White with 7 goals, and Mary Fouani with 6 goals. Stevenson also racked up the steals with Stone contributing a team-high 15 steals and White adding 11 steals. The Patriots are now heading to the IHSA Girls Water Polo State Finals, which will be hosted here at Stevenson. Stevenson opens against Fenwick at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.
Boys Tennis: Over the weekend, the tennis team (14-3, 6-0) lifted its 21st North Suburban Conference trophy in program history (pictured above right). The Patriots outscored runner-up Lake Forest, 38-28. No. 1 singles player Nick Stec took second place, while Dustin Zhao and Caden Zhao both took first place on the singles side. In doubles, the No. 1 team of Gabe Visotsky and Gautham Kappaganthula placed second, while the No. 2 team of Ervin Perkowski and Daniel Jaworski placed first. The No. 3 team of Sammy Cohan and Alex Jang took first place and the No. 4 team of Rithvik Mandumula and Owen Hayden also placed first. Next up for the Patriots is the sectional at Warren’s Almond Campus starting at 2 p.m. on Friday.
Girls Lacrosse: Stevenson (12-4, 4-1) hosted Lincoln-Way Central and came away with a loss, 16-11. It was a physical game, and the Patriots managed to put some goals in the net. Lili Sorenson had 5 goals and 4 assists, while Emma Sturgeon and Teagan Hendricks each contributed 2 goals apiece. Jordyn Ackerman and Michelle Cabrera (+1 assist) scored 1 goal each. Goalie Megan Randol made 17 saves on the day with a lot of action in the net. The Patriots head to Fremd tonight for a non-conference matchup, starting at 7 p.m.
Baseball: The Patriots (23-7, 8-3) had a busy weekend, hosting Palatine on Friday and getting an 8-2 win and then traveling to St. Viator Saturday for a double-header, losing both games, 7-6 and 12-11 respectively. On Friday, Joe Richardson, JR Nelson, Bryan Park, and Chris Iannunzzi all sent runners across the plate with big RBI in the second inning. While Brett Gaynor earned the win for the Patriots, he had help from Max Rosenkranz, Carson Kaye, and Robert Seltzer all contributing to the win. On Saturday, Stevenson committed an error in the seventh, which scored the winning run for the Lions. Park singled in the first inning, scoring one run and then the Patriots scored six runs in the sixth inning as Kaye, Gaynor, Colin Schmitke, Park, and Nelson all drove in runs. Despite out-hitting the Lions 11 to 10, the Patriots lost in the bottom of the seventh when St. Viator scored two runs. Next up for the Patriots is a conference match-up at 4:45 p.m. today against Libertyville on the Varsity Baseball Field.
Softball: The Patriots (8-13, 5-6) had a tough weekend against a couple of strong opponents. Stevenson fell to Warren 14-4 on Friday with Aubrey Jepson starting the game for the Patriots. She went five innings, allowing 12 runs on 10 hits while striking out two batters. Allie Stevens, Lexi Gitler, Hailey Langer, Reagan Koenigs, Elle Ruchim, Michaela Duffy and Sophia Becker each managed 1 hit against the Blue Devils. On Saturday, the Patriots traveled to Wauconda losing both games in a doubleheader, 12-7 and 12-2 respectively. In the first game, tied at 6 with Wauconda batting in the bottom of the fifth, a Stevenson error scored 1 run for the Bulldogs. Jepson pitched for the Patriots, lasting 6 innings, allowing 13 hits and 12 runs while striking out two batters. In game two, the Patriots fell behind early and couldn’t catch up. Olivia Ringham was in the circle for the Patriots, allowing 11 hits and 12 runs over four innings, striking out two batters. Hailey Langer went 3-for-3 at the plate, leading Stevenson in hits. Next up for the Patriots is conference opponent Lake Zurich today at the Varsity Softball Field, starting at 4:45 p.m.
It Will Soon Cost More To Borrow Money For College
Interest rates for new federal student loans will rise in July.
Internet On School Buses: FCC Eyes E-Rate Change To Expand Access
FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel announced a proposal that would allow the use of federal E-rate funding for Wi-Fi in school buses.
The Week Ahead
Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.
May 16-20: Spring Fling Spirit Week
May 16: Activity Period: Counselor Visits
May 16: District 125 Board Of Education Meeting
May 17: Consortium Art Festival And Reception
May 20: Pep Assembly
May 20: Spring Fling
May 20: SNN Film Festival
May 21: Allies For Allied Soccer Tournament
May 23: Concert Dance Performance
May 23: Spring Sports Awards