Thursday, Apr. 6, 2023

Statesman Named A “Best In Show Paper” For Second Year In Row

Once again, the Statesman rolled up major awards from the Northern Illinois Scholastic Press Association.

At the NISPA’s recent Spring Conference, the Statesman received a gold certificate for the second year in a row and was named a “Best In Show Paper,” giving the paper its first Gold Eagle Trophy.

By the way, keep an eye out for fresh copies of the April issue of the Statesman. It’s being passed out around school TODAY!! For the Statesman’s custom website (to read past issues), click here.

Stevenson Students Who Received Blue Ribbons
Junior Jenny Huang for Editorial, sophomore Ansh Aggarawal for Photo Gallery, senior Lance Locker for Photo, senior Collin Fan and sophomore Tej Kosaraju for Breaking News, junior Nicole Yao for Graphics, sophomores Eshaam Bhattad and Aaroh Tak and seniors Anika KrishnaswamyKelly Liu, and Shannon Moser for Feature Writing, juniors Vivian Zhu and Jacob Silverman and sophomore Tej Kosaraju for Profile Writing, and juniors Angela Guo and Rachel Bui and seniors Collin Fan and Shannon Moser for In-Depth.

Stevenson Students Who Received Honorable Mention
Sophomore Kashvi Nagpal and junior Camden Wright for Review Writing, senior Nick Corso for Sports Story, seniors Shannon Moser and Gaurish Lakhanpal and sophomore Eshaam Bhattad for Sports Feature, and junior Elizabeth Yuan and senior Lance Locker for Opinion Writing.

Small Ensemble Concert On Tap For MONDAY

From traditional classical music to pop, the upcoming Small Ensemble Concert will have it covered.

Stevenson’s Small Ensembles, a collection of like-instrument groups, have been working together throughout the year and will perform in a concert at 7 p.m. on MONDAY in the Recital Hall.

Students in these ensembles have also performed at other Stevenson concerts and as soloists.

The ensemble coaches are: Nanci Karlin (Flute Choir), Claire Werling (Clarinet Ensemble) Mark Hiebert (Saxophone Ensemble), Jen Speer (Double Reed Ensemble), Emma Sepmeier (Brass Choir).

Student Government Officers For 2023-24 Recognized Tuesday Night

Drum roll, please!

The votes are in and your elected student government officers for the 2023-2024 school year have been decided. They were honored Tuesday night in the West Auditorium.

Senior Class Board
President: Mark Gingiss; Vice President: Darius Anta and Eden Plotsky; Secretary: Devin Singh; Public Relations Officer: Jacob Shapiro.

Junior Class Board
President: Ansh Aggarwal; Vice President: Jennifer Johnson and Shourya Mehta; Secretary: Soheni Dutta; Public Relations Officer: Rahul Piramanayagam

Sophomore Class Board
President: Yeonwoo Ko; Vice President: Jaden Rhim and Soomin Cho; Public Relations Officer: Suji Kim

Student Council Executive Board
President: Farid Sofiyev; Vice President: Gabriella Ostrand and Reese Racelis; Secretary: Eshaam Bhattad; Treasurer: Joseph Leptich; Historian: Sowmika Mannava; Public Relations Officer: Kathryn Hales

For a full list of election results, please click here.

Photos by student photographer David Simmons. Follow Simmons on Instagram for more Stevenson photography:

Make Your PROM Table Reservations By TODAY!!

PROM is just 9 DAYS away, and if you have purchased tickets, you have until TODAY 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. 

Reminder: Activity Period On Monday!

There will be an Activity Period on MONDAY that will run from 10:06 a.m. to 10:49 a.m.

Please click here for the club meetings during the Activity Period and their locations.

Breakfast To Be Served At Family Engagement Event Monday!

Join Stevenson for a Family Engagement Breakfast on MONDAY morning to talk about how families can help build up their teens’ resilience so that they can bounce back when faced with unexpected events.

The event is slated for a 7:30 a.m. start in Room 5132 of the Patriot Wellness Center.


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 ( 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.

MONDAY ~ Deadline To Vote In Annual T-Shirt Contest: It’s time for the first round of voting in Stevenson’s annual T-Shirt Design Contest! Please submit your vote for your favorite spirit wear design by 8 a.m. on MONDAY (April 10).


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


TODAY ~ 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.

Sports Notes

Today Is A Day To Celebrate Student-Athletes!

On National Student-Athlete Day, the Athletic Department congratulates all student-athletes at Stevenson for their outstanding accomplishments both in the classroom and on the field.

Approximately 8 million students participate in athletics around the country and about 500,000 carry on to the collegiate level. Not only do these athletes excel academically and athletically, they also provide a positive impact on their community. 

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 Wood 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 Gymnastics: The Patriots competed against Lake Park and Lake Zurich on Tuesday and finished with a score of 149.00, 10 points behind Lake Park. Freshman Elliott Haskell placed third on the floor exercise with a 9.3 and first on the vault with an 8.8. Eli Haskell placed third on the pommel horse with a 7.9 and tied for third on the still rings with a 7.9. Thor Mace finished second on the horizontal bar with a 9.10. Next up is a meet at Naperville Central at 6 p.m. on Wednesday (April 12). We were at Tuesday’s meet and got some great pics. Click here for a full gallery of photos. Photos: Brian O’Mahoney.

Girls Soccer: The Patriots (3-2) defeated Glenbrook South 4-2. Ellie Egeland scored early, assisted by Hailey Livesay. GBS scored 2 goals to go up 2-1 before the half. In the second half, Ellie Egeland tied up the game with her second goal, assisted by Arria Chavez. The Patriots were fouled in the box, leading to a penalty kick goal by Nicole Tchorz. The final goal was added by Anabelle Egeland, who scored off a free kick. Next game will take place at New Trier in the Lou Malnatti’s Classic against Lane Tech at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Baseball: Stevenson (7-4, 0-1) hosted Prospect and ended up losing a tight game, 2-1. Pitching was the key to this game and the combination of Michael Belbot and Joe Richardson on the mound struck out nine collectively. Brandon Schultz helped tie up the game with a double, driving in one run. Richardson led the Patriots with 3 hits in four at-bats. Next up for the Patriots is a non-conference matchup at Buffalo Grove at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Boys Volleyball: Stevenson (5-3, 1-0) left Lake Zurich victorious, defeating the host Bears, 25-16, 23-25, 25-16 in its first conference match of the season. Next up is the Warren Invitational, starting tonight at 5 p.m. in Gurnee.

Girls Lacrosse: The Patriots (6-1) traveled to Mundelein to take on Carmel and won 10-2. Megan Randol continued to dominate in the goal with 12 saves on the night. Lili Sorenson led the scoring for Stevenson with 4 goals and Teagan Hendricks and Jess Youkahanna both contributed 2 goals apiece. Margie Finnegan and Kiera Ferrigan each added 1 goal. Defensive player Bella Wisneiwski caused 2 turnovers with strong play throughout the game. Next up for the Patriots is Deerfield at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

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!

APRIL 11- APRIL 26 ~ Important Cheer Dates: Want to be a cheerleader next school year? The cheerleading program has a series of important dates coming up.
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.

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

Apr. 7:Non-Attendance Day: NO SCHOOL
Apr. 10:
Activity Period
Apr. 10:Small Ensemble Concert
Apr. 11:PPA Meeting
Apr. 12:PSAT 8/9 Testing Day
Apr. 12:SAT With Essay Testing Day
Apr. 12:Sports Boosters Meeting
Apr. 12:FAN ~ “Poverty, By America”
Apr. 13:FAN ~ Weathering: The Extraordinary Stress Of Ordinary Life In An Unjust Society

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