Friday, Dec. 2, 2022

Just The Right Number: Accounting Classes Get Schooled
On Field Trip To Big Firm In Chicago

For a real-life look into the accounting world, the Accounting 1 and Advanced Accounting Honors classes took a field trip to Chicago last month and visited KPMG, one of the largest accounting firms in the world.

KPMG firms operate in 144 countries and territories, and collectively employ more than 236,000 people, serving the needs of business, governments, public-sector agencies, not-for-profits and the capital markets. 

The students had the chance to learn about accounting careers, take a tour of the office, and hear from a speaker panel of Stevenson Alumni who are now working at KPMG, including Takura MatsudaBrett SokolRyan RosenbaumMark McGrady and Robbie Wieland. Stevenson Parents Jeff King and Scott Harper generously coordinated and hosted this field trip opportunity.

If students have questions about taking Accounting or other business courses in the future, they can e-mail teacher Beth Brilowski at

Stevenson’s Science Olympiad Team cleaned up at the Palatine Invitational last month, bringing home 25 medals, including five first-place finishes.

A total of 32 schools from the Midwest competed, including several of the top-ranked teams from the state of Illinois. This was the Patriots’ first competition of the season. The award-winners included:

First Place Awards
**Bridge:  Angela Guo and Rhubyn Letuchy; **Chemistry Lab: Iris Li and Kevin Qian; **Detector Building: Jonathan Tao and Srikar Venkatesan; **Environmental Chemistry: Srikar Venkatesan and Angela Wang; **Experimental Design: Twisha HegdeGrace Murray and Ashra Roshy

Second Place Awards
**Cell Biology: Timothy Bui and Helen Qian; **Code Busters: Eric LinAngela Wang and Ethan Zang; **Disease Detectives: Mark Yang and Qi Zhang; **Dynamic Planet: Tej Kosaraju and Ashra Roshy; **Forestry: Tej Kosaraju and Helen Qian; **Forensics: Eleana Liu and Kevin Yang; **WiFi Lab: Jack Chen and Jeffery Lu

Third Place Awards
**Anatomy and Physiology: Janardhan Vasireddy and Helen Qian; **Chemistry Lab: Srikar Venkatesan and Qi Zhang; **Environmental Chemistry: Iris Li and Kevin Qian; **Remote Sensing: Jeffrey Lu and Shourya Mehta; **Rocks and Minerals: Angela Gui and Ashra Roshy; **Write It, Do It: Noah Kang and Angela Wang

Fourth Place Awards
**Astronomy: Jack Chen and Jeffrey Lu; **Codebusters: Twisha HegdeEleana Liu and Kevin Yang; **Detector Building: Angela Guo and Siddhant Sen; **Dynamic Planet: Noah Kang and Aaroh Tak; **It’s About Time: Aaroh Tak and Ethan Zhang; Rocks and Minerals: Shourya Mehta and Noah Kang; Wifi Lab: Angela Guo and Caleb Song

Stevenson Alum Talks Business And Finance To FBLA Students

Less than 10 years ago, Daniel Noonan walked these same halls at Stevenson, wondering where his education here would take him.

Now Noonan, a 2013 graduate, is a successful associate portfolio manager at Antares Capital, and last month he spoke with the members of Stevenson’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club about his journey of navigating careers in the financial sector. Some of Noonan’s past work experience includes notable firms such as Ernst & Young and Delta Capital Partners.

This speech kicked off FBLA’s series of guest speakers for the year. 
Noonan spoke about how his business education at Stevenson and his participation in FBLA helped shape his career goals in college while pursuing a major in Accounting at Miami University in Ohio.

FBLA members were able to ask Noonan questions about majoring in a business-related field, the importance of internships and why students should take advantage of networking opportunities.

In January, FBLA members will take advantage of their first networking opportunity during the Northern Area Conference held at College of Lake County. They will compete against other area FBLA chapters and attend workshops led by community business professionals.

Have questions about business education or business clubs at Stevenson? Reach out to teacher Beth Brilowski at

Original Student Music To Be Showcased TONIGHT!

A vast array of musical talent will be on display TONIGHT in Stevenson’s popular Music Production Showcase.

The event, slated for a 7 p.m. start in the West Auditorium, Room 2104, the Patriot Lobby and the MIDI Lab (Room 2201), will feature the work that students have been doing in Music Production classes this semester. Students will be showcasing their original music through performances, artist talks, and live listening sessions.

The Music Production Showcase is free, and open to the public.

Sing It, Stevenson! 
S-Factor Singing Competition Looking For Contestants!

Kiva Club is planning its biggest fundraiser of the year: S-Factor!

S-Factor is the club’s annual singing competition fundraiser where Stevenson students will compete for prizes and help choose an entrepreneur from an emerging economy to give proceeds from the events.

Auditions for contestants and emcees (seniors only) are coming up. Applicants can click here for the application or scan the QR code and record their submissions to be judged.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, Dec. 9 at 11:59 p.m. 

S-Factor will take place on Jan. 27.

Planning For Your Summer Already? Research This…

Juniors are invited to apply for the Stony Brook University Simons Summer Research Program.

Simons Fellows are matched with Stony Brook faculty mentors, join a research group or team, and assume responsibility for a project. The Simons Fellows conclude their apprenticeship by producing a written research abstract and a research poster. In addition to learning valuable techniques and experiencing life at a major research university, Simons Fellows attend weekly faculty research talks and participate in special workshops, tours, and events. At the closing poster symposium, students are presented with a stipend award.

Stevenson may nominate up to two students for the program. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, must be high school juniors, and must be 16 by the start of the program to be eligible. The application will need to be completed and turned into the College Career Center by Tuesday, Jan. 10 by 3:30 pm.

For more information about the program, click here.

Athletic Results

Boys Bowling: Stevenson (6-1, 5-1) defeated conference opponent Waukegan 3032 to 2554. Ender Starr led the way with a series high 631 while Jude Snider was close behind with a 625. Jackson Sher posted a 622 and a team-high game of 246. Next up for the Patriots is the Vernon Hills Invite Saturday at the Bowlero starting at 9 a.m. 

Boys Ice Hockey: The Patriots (9-6) fell to New Trier 3-2 in a tightly contested match that went into overtime. The first period stayed scoreless as neither team could find the back of the net. Stevenson remained scoreless in the second period as well, however, New Trier scored two goals, going up 2-0. In the third, the Patriots came back to tie the game with Davis Jegers scoring the first goal, assisted by Brandon Schultz and Dylan Jette. With five minutes left in the game, Schultz scored to tie it up, assisted by Jette and Jegers. Next up for Stevenson is Glenbrook North at 8 p.m. on Saturday at Twin Rinks. See more in Sports Notes about the team’s partnership in that game with Heartland Animal Shelter.

Sports Notes

 Boys Hockey:
 The Patriots will be partnering with Heartland Animal Shelter to inform families about animal adoption at their game on SATURDAY against Glenbrook North at Twin Rinks in Buffalo Grove. The JV game begins at 6:30 p.m. and the Varsity game begins at 8 p.m. Dogs and kittens will be in the rink lobby and Heartland will provide information about their shelter and adoptable animals. The Patriots are asking fans and families to please consider bringing some items from Heartland’s wishlist (pictured right) to the game.

 Boys Lacrosse Information Meeting: Athletes who are interested in trying out for boys lacrosse this spring are invited to attend an informational meeting at 3:30 p.m. on MONDAY in Room 5132. The meeting will take approximately 30 minutes. E-mail Coach Hake at with questions. NOTE: If you are in a Winter Sport, you should NOT attend.

Mark Your Calendars: Just a reminder to all Student-Athletes ~ If you have not attended the mandatory Student-Athlete meeting, there is one coming up on THURSDAY, Dec. 8 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.

Girls Basketball: The 2022 State Champion Girls Basketball team will be playing Huntley on SATURDAY, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. at the NOW Arena. Tickets are $10 for general admission.

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

Dec. 2: Music Production Showcase
Dec. 6-7: Winter ArtFest
Dec. 6: Winter ArtFest Reception
Dec. 7: Band Fundraiser ~ Noodles & Company
Dec. 8: Late Arrival
Dec. 8: CCC Presents: College And Career Center Night For Junior Families
Dec. 9: 2022 Winter Dance Concert

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