Thursday, May 19, 2022

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” is steaming along with Theme Days each day leading up to tomorrow’s big finale. 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!

SPIRIT DAYS

Today: Beach Day

Tomorrow: Spring Fling Jersey Day Or Stevenson Spirit Wear Day

Sailing After Stevenson: Spencer Glickson, Class of 2022, Is Pursuing His Dreams

While most seniors at Stevenson are preparing for next weekend’s Commencement Ceremony, former classmate Spencer Glickson sailed off (literally) into the sunset months ago.

Glickson (pictured right) graduated early from Stevenson in December to pursue his sailing dreams. Since January, he has been living, working and training at Oakcliff Sailing in Oyster Bay, New York. Oakcliff is a training and coaching center that “Builds American Leaders Through Sailing.” Athletes at Oakcliff may have goals to race around the world on a sailboat or head to the Olympics or race in the ultimate competition in sailing, the America’s Cup.

While all of that may be the end game for Glickson, he, in the meantime, is gaining practical life skills at Oakcliff, while also learning to be a more competitive sailor by putting knowledge that he gained at Stevenson to good use.

Not only is active sailing a huge part of Oakcliff, so is the science behind it. Sailors regularly repair and work on the boats to either fix problems or improve performance. Glickson jammed his course load at Stevenson with multiple “Project Lead The Way” courses. These are courses that provide “pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science to engage students in hands-on activities, projects, and problems and to empower them to solve real-world challenges.”

To read more about Glickson’s post-Stevenson story and what he’s up to next, please click here.

Senior Lauren Guttman Recognized Nationally By U.S. Equestrian Federation

Since the age of 9, senior Lauren Guttman has been riding horses. And at age 12, that pastime became a competitive passion that has led to a career in horse-jumping.

Over the years, the hours at the barn and on the training courses have piled up. Sometimes, riders like Guttman are putting in more than 25 hours a week to perfect their craft.

The United States Equestrian Federation, the national governing body for equestrian sport in the United States, takes a special interest in recognizing young riders who are able to juggle this serious commitment while maintaining excellence in the classroom. Earlier this month, the USEF’s Interscholastic Athlete Program honored Guttman with a varsity patch, a pin and certificate for her equestrian achievements as well as academic excellence.

Student Announcements

Free Cupcakes Tomorrow During Lunch!

The Patriot Parent Association will host its last FREE TREAT DAY tomorrow to celebrate the end of the school year. Free cupcakes will be distributed (one per student) during all lunch periods in the Wood Commons and the Glass Commons.

Student-Made Films Showcased At SNN Film Fest On Friday After Spring Fling

Need a way to wind down after Spring Fling? Make your way to the SNN Film Fest in the West Auditorium, kick back and enjoy screenings of student-made films. The show starts at 7 p.m. tomorrow. Tickets are just $2 and will be on sale outside of the Sportscenter during the Pep Assembly and at the door of the West Auditorium prior to the show. All proceeds will go to the World Food Program. For more information, contact: SNN@d125.org.

Get Yearbooks At The Patriot Superstore

Starting today: Yearbooks are available for pickup in the Patriot Superstore (located in the Wood Commons).

These are yearbooks that have already been paid for (preorders) or yearbooks that are new purchases. First come, first serve on new purchases.

Patriot Sports News

O’Neall Vying For A Pair Of Championships At State Track Meet

It’s another trip to the State Finals for senior Ella O’Neall.

The Iowa State signee long ago made a name for herself in Lake County track and field. Last year, she took third place in shot put at the IHSA State Final Meet. Now, she’s looking to finish her career with a bang in both of her specialties: shot put and discus.

Over the weekend, O’Neall will be competing at the IHSA State Final Meet at Eastern Illinois University, entering the shot put and discus fields as a sectional champion in both.

Best of luck, Ella!

Boys Volleyball Rolls To North Suburban Conference Title!

It was a battle of longtime conference rivals for the North Suburban Conference boys volleyball crown on Wednesday night, and Stevenson came out on top. The Patriots hosted Libertyville and breezed to a 25-14, 25-16 sweep to become conference champions. Setter Daniel Nuudel racked up a team-high 10 digs while libero Murad Shahzadah finished with 8 digs. Karl Lutz and Sam Nuudel both had 7 kills, with 2 and 4 digs respectively. Eric Hartman had 4 kills and 1 solo block and Christian Headley chipped in with 2 aces. Next up for the Patriots is IHSA Regional action at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Sportscenter.

Come Out And Cheer On Our Water Polo Teams At State…Right Here At Stevenson!

Both the boys and girls water polo teams will be competing in the IHSA State Water Polo Finals this weekend…and they won’t even have to leave the comforts of home.

Stevenson is hosting the Boys State Finals and the Girls State Finals right here at the Stevenson Pool. Tickets are $9 and can be purchased at GoFan for individual games.

Boys water polo quarterfinals begin today with the Patriots playing their first game at 4:30 p.m. against Lincoln-Way East. Other teams competing at state are: Whitney Young, York, New Trier, Palatine, Naperville North and Lyons. The boys state championship game will be at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Girls water polo quarterfinals begin tomorrow with the Patriots playing their first game at 4:30 p.m. against Fenwick. Other teams competing at state are: Chicago Lane, New Trier, Hersey, Lyons, Lincoln-Way East and Naperville North. The girls state championship game will be at 8 p.m. on Saturday.

The third place and championship matches on Saturday will be streamed through the NFHS Network.

Plan Your Summer Sports Training Now!

Don’t forget that Stevenson offers Sports Functional Training on campus over the summer in conjunction with Rebound Fitness. The programming is twice a week in groups of 10 or less and students are grouped according to sport and skill level. There is no charge for group training but there is a charge for students seeking individual training. Please call Stephanie at (847) 714.7400 for more information or to get enrolled.

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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.

May 19-20: Spring Fling Spirit Week

May 19-21: IHSA Girls Track & Field State Meet

May 19&21: IHSA Boys Water Polo State Finals

May 20: Pep Assembly

May 20: Spring Fling

May 20: SNN Film Festival

May 20-21: IHSA Bass Fishing State Finals

May 20-21: IHSA Girls Water Polo State Finals

May 21: Allies For Allied Soccer Tournament

May 23: Concert Dance Performance

May 23: Spring Sports Awards

May 24-26: Final Experience

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