Friday, Nov. 11, 2022

Stevenson Hosts Huge Debate Tournament; Team Takes Third Place

More than 500 students and staff members descended on Stevenson last month for the Illinois Debate Association Tournament. 

As a group, Stevenson’s Debate Team took third place in the large-school sweepstake. In addition, Stevenson students also won “Best Legislation” at the tournament. Since this tournament (Oct. 29) was around Halloween, many students changed into costumes at the end of the tournament.

Here are Stevenson’s Individual award winners for members of both the Varsity and Junior Varsity teams:

Varsity Chambers
Best Presiding Officer ~ Eshaam Bhatttad and Natalie Garayeva
First Place ~ Wenjing HanBen BrodkinRia Agrawal
Second Place ~ Eshaam BhatttadKashyap RajeshSahana Harini Raja
Third Place ~ Alexander XieSherry WangSrikar KovvuriNatalie GarayevaGarv Bakshe

Junior Varsity 
Second Place ~ Vibha Muppidi
Third Place ~ Harshitha Ezhilarasan

Photos: Courtesy of Ansh Aggarwal. For the full photo gallery, please click here.

Military Week At Stevenson Concludes Today

Stevenson’s annual Military Week wraps up today! During this week, representatives from many branches of the military have been available to speak with students. 

Here is the schedule for today:

 A member of the U.S. Army (fourth period), Army National Guard (fifth period) and U.S. Marine Corps (sixth period)

All Business: Investment Management Students Visit Financial District

Everyone loves a good field trip and last week 34 students from Mr. Carlson’s Investment Management classes were treated to a really good one: a behind-the-scenes look at the Chicago Board of Trade in the Financial District.

The students not only toured the Chicago Board of Trade, they also spoke with multiple traders and got see what really happens in the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) trading pits. As a bonus, they heard from a former Stevenson student who now is Vice President of Advisor Strategy at a venture capital firm.

Free Babysitting? Fun And Food? NCHS Serves Up The Perfect Night For Kids…And Parents!

Major points were scored by the National Chinese Honor Society (NCHS) last Friday with both parents and kids as they hosted a “Dumpling/Babysitting Night” for Stevenson faculty, staff and some community members.

The babysitting was free for about 30 kids, who were taught how to fold dumplings while also playing games and doing many other activities that highlighted Chinese culture. Dinner, snacks, and drinks were provided as eight parent volunteers helped in the kitchen to make fresh dumplings for all the kids and volunteers.

Click here to see a full gallery of playroom photos and a full gallery of kitchen photos.

Mark Your Calendars For A Busy Monday Activity Period: Mandatory Counselor Meetings For Juniors; Club Meetings Also Scheduled

There is an Activity Period on Monday in which juniors will meet with their counselorsLocations can be found here. This is a mandatory meeting, and juniors must attend this meeting with their counselors, even if they have a club meeting.

There are club meetings as well for all other students. To check whether or not your club is meeting and the location of the meeting, please click here. 

New during next week’s Activity Period is an informational meeting about TEDx. Stevenson will be hosting a TEDx event in April and is opening the event to student speakers who are interested in sharing their stories. The theme of the TEDx event is: “Passions And Perspectives.” The informational meeting will be during the Activity Period on Court 1 in the Fieldhouse.

Also new during next week’s Activity Period is the debut of the Ski & Snowboarding Club. The new Ski & Snowboarding Club will have an informational meeting during the Activity Period in the Sportscenter. If you are interested in the Ski & Snowboarding Club but can’t attend the meeting, please e-mail Mr. Wellington at:

All other students who are not juniors, who do not have a club meeting or who do not attend the TEDx meeting need to remain with their second-period classes during the Activity Period on Monday.

The Activity Period starts right after second period and runs from 10:06 a.m. to 10:49 a.m.

Be Our Guest: Get Your Tickets Now For “Beauty And The Beast!”

You don’t want to miss the beloved story of Belle and Beast in Stevenson’s Fall Musical, “Beauty And The Beast,” so don’t forget to get your tickets for the production now.

Tickets are available online for all three shows, which will be held next weekend at the Performing Arts Center:

  • Friday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m.

Bundle Up: Patriot Superstore Has Just What You Need For The Cold!

Gear up for winter by shopping the Patriot Superstore’s “Knitwear Sale,” featuring 20 percent off pom pom hats, scarves, headbands, and mittens.

The sale, which runs Monday (Nov. 14) through Friday (Nov. 18), is IN STORE ONLY and while supplies last.

The Patriot Superstore is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For any questions regarding the sale, contact the Patriot Superstore at (847) 415-4126 or e-mail Megan Shahinian at

No Debating It! Debate Team Needs You To Eat At Culver’s Tomorrow

The Debate Team encourages the entire Stevenson community to support its Culver’s Fundraiser which will run all day tomorrow at the Culver’s in Lincolnshire.

Want To Be A Badger? Wisconsin Has Virtual Visit Next Week

The University of Wisconsin-Madison will be visiting Stevenson through a virtual visit on Tuesday (Nov. 15) during FIRST PERIOD in Room 2104.

Please remember to sign up in Naviance and ask your teacher if you may attend the rep visit. Ideally, please make these arrangements two school days in advance, which, in this case, means by today (or over the weekend via e-mail.)

Sophomores: Get Your Class Swag Now!

The Sophomore Class Board is selling some new “Class Of 2025” swag.

Click on this link to check it out and place your order.

There are T-shirts, sweatshirts and joggers priced between $15 and $28.

All orders are due by Tuesday.

Wear Your Green And Gold To Support Girls Swim/Dive At State

Stevenson’s girls swim and dive team is competing in the IHSA State Finals today and tomorrow at the FMC Natatorium in Westmont.

Preliminary rounds begin at 3:30 p.m. today while the final rounds start at 11 a.m. tomorrow. Fans, wear your Green and Gold!

Tickets can be purchased via GoFan. Diving tickets are $15 per day. Swimming tickets must be purchased as a set (Friday/Saturday ticket) for $30 per child, student or adult.

Good Luck Patriots!!

Athletic Results

Boys Hockey: Stevenson (18-4) defeated Glenbrook South, 4-2. The Patriots Power Play continued to be productive and Tristan Caridei opened up scoring in the first period with assists by Davis Jegers and Will Harlow. Glenbrook South tied the score at 1-1 later in the first period but the Patriots then dominated the second period with 3 goals, the first from Bryan Wojdelko assisted by Dylan Jette, the second by Caridei assisted by Harlow and the final goal scored by David Etingen assisted by Jegers and Harlow. Stevenson will be back on the ice at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at Twin Rinks against rival Carmel Catholic. 

Boys Bowling: The Patriots improved to 2-0 after defeating Warren, 2965 to 2441. Shalimar Jacobs led the way for Stevenson with a 673 series and a high game of 239. Jude Snider followed that up with a series of 626 and a game-high of 232. Veteran bowler Ender Starr had a 582 series and a game-high of 222. Jackson Sher bowled a 559 series with a game-high of 199, followed by Michael Porteria with a 508 series and a game-high of 191. Jacob Heald had a 502 series with a game-high of 192. Next up for the Patriots is the Lake Park Invite on Saturday, starting at 10 a.m. at Stardust Bowl.

Sports Notes

Mandatory Student-Athlete Meeting: If you are a student-athlete and you have not attended the mandatory student-athlete meeting, there is one Thursday, Nov. 17 from 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in the West Auditorium. Please be on time as the auditorium fills up quickly and the meeting will start promptly at 9:45 a.m.

Fall Sports Awards: The Sneaker Ball Awards are coming soon, so get your favorite sneakers ready and attend the Fall Sports Awards at 7 p.m. on Monday. Dress to impress and win the best program award for the most fun sneakers. Attire: No sweats or pajama pants. 

Boys Ice Hockey Allstate Arena Game: On Sunday, Nov. 20, the Patriots will be taking on rival St. Viator at Allstate Arena right after the Chicago Wolves host the Iowa Wild. The puck will drop approximately 45 minutes after the Wolves game ends. Tickets can be purchased here. Seats will be assigned for the Wolves game and then become general admission seating in the south end between Sections 105 and 116 for the Scholastic Hockey League game between Stevenson and St. Viator.

Amid Economic Woes, NBC News Reports Most Student Loan Handout Recipients Spending Money On ‘Travel,’ ‘Dining’
The report advised that recipients not save all their money otherwise they might ‘give up on planning ahead altogether.’

Discussing Politics In Classrooms Is An Opportunity For Growth, Not Division
Students are eager for honest exchanges about these important issues; even if they can’t vote, they know that many of the issues on the ballot impact their lives.

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

Nov. 11: CCC Military Week
Nov. 11-12: IHSA Girls Swimming And Diving State Meet
Nov. 14: Fall Sports Awards
Nov. 14: Activity Period 
Nov. 16: PPA Bake Sale
Nov. 17: Late Arrival
Nov. 18-20: Fall Musical ~ “Beauty And The Beast”

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