Tuesday, Apr. 4, 2023

Pick The Next Stevenson T-Shirt Design Contest Winner! Vote NOW!

Hey Patriots! It’s time for the first round of voting in Stevenson’s annual T-Shirt Design Contest!

Voting runs for the next week. Please submit your vote for your favorite spirit wear design by 8 a.m. on MONDAY (April 10).

 On Point: Archery Team Headed To Nationals! 

The archery team competed recently at the 2023 Illinois NASP State Archery Tournament in Champaign and recorded a team score of 3220 to advance to the National Archery Tournament in Louisville.

Sophomore Joseph Jung shot a perfect round as did freshman Radwa Abho Ali. Leading the team in scoring was senior Evan Lin with a personal best record of 283 and 15 bullseyes. Senior Olivia Gancarz (ranked 13th in the state) had a 281 with 13 bullseyes. Sophomore Joseph Jung had a 276 with 14 bullseyes, sophomore Elizabeth Kim had a 276 with 13 bullseyes and junior Arshdeep Saini finished with a 274 and 11 bullseyes.

Both Lin and Gancarz received $1,000 scholarships from NASP (National Archery In The Schools Program) for their outstanding performances at the State Tournament.

Stevenson Hits The Mark AT S3DA Tournament

In more archery-related news, Stevenson put together a strong showing at the 3D Illinois Deer Classic Tournament in Peoria over the weekend.

Sophomore Nextanali Godoy Jr earned first place in the Female Olympic Recurve division and in the Male Barebow division, senior Evan Lin took first and junior Aarush Katta placed second place.

The Scholastic Archery Association and DBA Scholastic 3-D Archery programs aim to foster, educate and guide youth in the areas of 3-D, indoor target, and outdoor target archery as well as safe, ethical bowhunting practices. Scholastic 3-D Archery has exploded throughout the country and is now available in more than 40 states.

Pictured above are, from left to right: Nextanali Godoy Jr, Aarush Katta, Evan Lin.

Art Students Display Best Work In Show Starting TODAY

Check out all the cool stuff Stevenson’s top artists and creators have produced this school year!

The AP Art, AP and Advanced Photography & Digital Design Show exhibition will take place TODAY and TOMORROW in Room 2104 and the Upper Forum.

The show is open to all students and faculty and staff during Periods 1 through 8 TODAY and Periods 1 through 7 TOMORROW.

An evening reception will take place TONIGHT from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Here are the featured students by class:

AP Art: Drawing, 2D & 3D Design: Hundana Allepalli, Katharine Boardman, Amy Choi, Diana Delsooz, Lily Frobish, Julia Galyayeva, Gabriela Gil Gomez, Chloe Jeon, Alison Kim, Sadie Latragna, Jeanette Lee, James Li, Claire Lyman, Samuel Minin, Nijaa Nishanth, Ellen Niu, Daniella Oh, Angelina Pontano, Sydney Putera, Ananya Ramji, Preeti Rao, Evan Tian, Anna Trush, Tisha Vasudeva, Sherry Wang, Hana Wienckowski and Hannah You

AP Photography & Digital Design: Skylar Beegun, Siyaa Bhargava, Elan Gurevich, Zara Hashmi, Milo Jablonski, Vibha Joshi, Ria Karwande, Ellen Niu, Santosha Pochiraju, Hannah Smith, Rachel Stavola, Srika Sudheer, Samatha Syuhanova, Audrey Tutty and Lizzy Yuan

Advance Photography & Digital Design: Maxwell Ajazi, Ariana Aristodemo, Kayla Becker, Blesson Daniel, Taha Elmehdi, Carson Freund, Von Gigante, Sonika Jalem, Fiona Jin, Deborah Lee, Olivia Lee, Rachel Lee, Richard Lu, Shaan Majumdar, Kaavya Naresh, Mary Petrov, Shaila Pochiraju, Sivani Potnuru, Anneliese Rudloff, Yuka Sakurai, Aiden Shrode and Kellie Wu

Freshmen Families Invited To College/Career Night TODAY

The College Career Center will hold its annual night for freshmen families at 7 p.m. TODAY. The event will be in person in the Performing Arts Center but can also be streamed live via Zoom.

The slides and recording for this presentation will be available on the CCC website within one week of the event for families unable to attend.

Post Secondary Counselors Ms. Sara English and Mr. Dan Miller along with Counselor Mrs. Jorie Dwyer will discuss what students can expect during the next three years as they journey toward post-high school opportunities. Students are strongly encouraged to attend with their parent(s) or guardian(s).

Make Your PROM Table Reservations By THURSDAY

PROMis just 12 DAYS away, and if you have purchased tickets, you have until THURSDAY to make your Table Reservations. 

Stevenson students AND guests who purchased tickets were sent an e-mail to the e-mail address used during purchase that explains the Table Reservation process. The e-mail also includes a SignUpGenius link to a form so that you can fill in your Table Reservation request. You will have an opportunity to sit in a group of 10. Your Table Group will ride the bus together.

Prom will be held on APRIL 15 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Hotel. 


NOW THROUGH APRIL 28: Apply for these post-secondary scholarships with deadlines ranging from now through April 28.

MAY 15 ~ Odyssey App/Rec Forms Due: The Fine Arts Division is accepting applications and recommendations for Odyssey 2024 artists and workshop ideas. Students, faculty and staff may use the Odyssey Form to suggest artists and submit workshop ideas for Odyssey, which will run Feb. 13-14, 2024.


NOW THROUGH APRIL ~ Project Cutlery: Green Team is concerned about plastic utensil use at Stevenson. The club has organized a raffle running now through April for students who submit a photo of the reusable utensil they use at Stevenson through this form. Those submissions are entered for a chance to WIN a solar-powered portable charger! There will be THREE randomly selected winners who will be notified in April. Submitted photos MUST show use AT STEVENSON in order to be considered.

NOW THROUGH END OF SCHOOL YEAR ~ Shoe Donations: The Green Team and SWALCO (Solid Waste Agency of Lake County) have partnered to keep unwanted footwear out of landfills. The Green Team will take shoes in ANY condition, whether they are for athletics, formalwear, etc. Collection continues NOW through the END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR in the donation box at the Point, across from the Security Desk. Please e-mail the Green Team sponsor (psuntharanund@d125.org) with any questions.


NOW ~ Tickets Available NOW For TEDx: Mark your calendars, and buy your tickets…the power of TED is coming to Stevenson next month in the form of a student-led and student-run grassroots event called TEDxStevensonHighSchool. 
TEDxStevensonHighSchool will follow the theme “Passions and Perspectives” in the
upcoming event, slated for 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on APRIL 25 in the West Auditorium. There are only 100 spots available. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased here.


ONGOING ~ Apply To Work At Camp Patriot: Camp Patriot is looking for staff for the summer! Camp Patriot is open to kids who are entering kindergarten through eighth grade in the fall. Daily activities are led by Role Models and professional staff. These may include art, cooking, dance, drama, music, sports, STEM and so much more! If you are a current sophomore and older, please stop by Student Activities or visit the PREP Page for more information.

ONGOING ~ Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: Stevenson has a vast array of job postings that is continuously updated with new listings. From job shadows to internships and summer jobs, there is plenty to explore. Check out the Student Career Connection page on the Stevenson website to learn more.

 Seniors: Get out your calendars…you’re probably going to want to “save these dates” as these are the top “Senior Send-Off” events at Stevenson…and you won’t want to miss them! Also included are deadlines for permission slips, early-bird ticketing, etc. We will provide more detailed information here as it becomes available. Stay tuned! Note: The “Seniors: Class Of 2023” page on the Stevenson website will also be updated with all of this information as it becomes available. 


** Please note that Prom is for Seniors AND Juniors!
APRIL 28 ~ Senior Sunrise 
MAY 25 ~ Senior Class Party 
MAY 26 ~ Graduation 


THURSDAY ~ Table Reservation Deadline: Please check out the e-mail that was sent to you upon purchase of Prom Tickets. Click the provided link and fill out the form for your Table Reservation Request.

NOW THROUGH MAY 24 ~  Party Time, Seniors…Buy Cruise Tickets: Tickets for “The Senior Class Party,” which is a two-hour boat cruise on Lake Michigan May 25, are available. Tickets are now $45 apiece. To complete the transaction, put your Student ID in the Promo Code. More information: check out the Feb. 7 Daily Digest.

Important Cheerleading Dates; Starting Today With Open Gym

Want to be a cheerleader next school year?

The cheerleading program has a series of important dates coming up, beginning with the start of open gyms TODAY!

 TODAY ~ Open Gym: 3:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., Wood Commons ~ Open to all current Stevenson students
 April 11 ~ Open Gym: 3:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., Wood Commons ~ Open to all current Stevenson students
 April 17 ~ Parent/Athlete Meeting: 5:30 p.m., Room 5132
 April 19 ~ Tryout Clinic: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wood Commons. Register HERE.
 April 24, 25, 26 ~ Tryouts: 4 p.m., each day. Wood Commons.

Show Your Pride, Patriots!
Patriot Pride To Host “Week Of Healthy Living” NEXT WEEK!

Want some great tips and information about how to live a healthier life?

You’re in luck…Patriot Pride, Stevenson’s student-athlete leadership group, will be hosting its Patriot Pride “Week Of Healthy Living,” NEXT WEEK (Monday, April 10 through April 14).

Be sure to stop by the Patriot Pride tables in the West Commons next week to get advice and learn more about healthy sleeping habits, healthy eating habits, ways to destress and positive self-talk while also supporting LGTBQ+ during the April 14 Day of Silence

Patriot Pride represents the leadership body of student-athletes on campus. The mission of Patriot Pride is to teach student-athletes how to become leaders both on and off their fields of play while creating a safe place where athletes can congregate and discover new ways to make an impact in their communities and high school.

 Sports Results

Boys Track and Field: 
Congratulations to Marcus Caselberry and Dylan Zimmerman who participated in the Illinois Top Indoor Meet at Illinois Wesleyan over Spring Break. Caselberry placed fourth in the 60-meter hurdles and Zimmerman placed ninth in the 3200-meter run. 

Girls Soccer: The Patriots (2-2) defeated Nazareth Academy 2-1 in a tight match. In the first half neither team scored, however, Nazareth scored the first goal off of a free kick in the second half. Not long after Nazareth scored, the Patriots answered with a goal from Ellie Egeland, who buried the ball in the back of the net, assisted by Arria Chavez, to make the score 1-1. Stevenson then took the lead with a scrappy goal from Madi Kennedy. Goalkeeper Mandy Meliker had 7 saves. Next up is a 7 p.m. game tomorrow at Glenbrook South. 

Softball: The Patriots (3-0-1) traveled to Lake Zurich to take on the Bears and came out victorious, 7-5. Freshman Ava Potempa was the starting pitcher for Stevenson and struck out 3 batters before retiring in the third. Aubrey Jepson came in as the relief pitcher in the top of the fourth and finished the game, striking out 3 batters. Stevenson trailed the Bears 0-2 for four innings, unable to respond. However, in the top of the fifth inning, senior Haily Langer started off the rally for the Patriots. Stevenson scored 7 runs in the fifth to take the lead, with the offense led by Abbie Lewis, Jepson and Megan Orgler, each tallying 3 hits for the day. Next up is a home game at 4:45 p.m. today against conference opponent Warren.

Baseball: The Patriots (8-5) traveled to Lake Zurich for their first North Suburban Conference game of the season and took a 3-2 loss. Pitcher Brett Gaynor started the game for Stevenson, recording 12 outs in four innings, allowing 6 hits and 3 runs while striking out two. Carson Kaye threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen. Michael Belbot launched the only home run of the game, collecting 2 hits overall. Colin Schmitke also added 2 hits for the Patriots. Next up is a home game against Lake Zurich at 4:45 p.m. today on the varsity field.

 Sports Reminders

 ONGOING: Register for Summer Sports Camp: For freshmen through seniors. Summer Sports Camp brochure, which is also located on the athletics webpage. Register here for Summer Sports Camp. Register early to make sure you are cleared to participate on the first day of camp.

ONGOING ~Sports Boosters Signs: The Sports Boosters are running their annual lawn sign sale.  Customize your sign for graduation, school activities and special events. Check out all the fun options!

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

Apr. 4:  CCC Presents: Freshmen Family Night
Apr. 4:  The AP And Advanced Art Show And Reception
Apr. 4: Student Government Induction Ceremony
Apr. 5: The AP And Advanced Art Show
Apr. 7: Non-Attendance Day: NO SCHOOL
Apr. 10:
 Activity Period
Apr. 10: Small Ensemble Concert
Apr. 11: PPA Meeting


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