Wednesday, Apr. 5, 2023

Great Catch! Bass Fishing Finds Success Over Spring Break

The Bass Fishing Team had a banner showing over Spring Break.

Stevenson competed in two events downstate, one on Lake Kinkaid and the other on Lake Decatur in the Illinois B.A.S.S. Nation High School Series.

At Lake Kinkaid earlier in the Break, John Wall and Liam Plautz captured fourth place, with Wall landing the Big Bass for the event weighing 5.82 pounds.

Then, at Lake Decatur over the weekend, Wall and Plautz came up big again, weighing in an impressive 15.9 pounds on 5 fish with Wall also catching the Big Bass for the event at exactly the same weight as his earlier Big Bass, 5.82 pounds!

Matthew Qualich and Charlie Grisamore finished third at the event, and both teams of two qualified for the upcoming IBN State Finals.

Students Get Work Displayed At Art Center In Chicago

Six Stevenson artists currently have their work displayed at the Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago as part of ArtConnected’s Northern Regional Exhibition.

The show is currently open and will culminate on Sunday, April 23 with a Reception from 12 noon to 4 p.m. During the reception, winners will be announced for Best in Show, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Honorable Mention for each category.

The students that were selected for the show include: Ellen Niu (Design), Samuel Minin (Sculpture), Sherry Wang (Mixed Media), Elizabeth Yuan (Painting), Milo Jablonski (Photography) and Singyee Liu (Time Arts).

The Bridgeport Art Center is located at 1200 W. 35th Street in Chicago.

As Prom Season Approaches, Catalyst Shares
Top Tips For Staying Safe

When events like PROM approach, Catalyst encourages students to make safe and thoughtful choices regarding their health before the big night. 

For teenagers with developing brains, substance use can have serious negative effects on physical and mental health, relationships, education and future prospects. It can also lead to addiction, which is a difficult and painful cycle to break, especially as the brain doesn’t finish developing until age 25. 

Catalyst encourages students to make the choice to prioritize their well-being and to stay substance-free during Prom, and every day.

Here are some pro tips from Stevenson students for navigating social situations:
BE AN INFLUENCER FOR CHANGE: Set a healthy example for your friends and those around you.
VIBE WITH YOUR TRIBE: Attend events with friends who share your values, decide to not use substances, and hold each other accountable.
KNOW THE FACTS: Using drugs and alcohol can jeopardize your ability to be in Stevenson sports and clubs. It can also be dangerous to your health and derail your future.

Parents, here are some things you can do during Prom season:
PARTY SAFELY: Offer to host a small gathering for your teen so they can have fun with friends without sacrificing safety. If your teen attends a friend’s party, ask who will be supervising and if they’ll be present the whole time.
SHARE DRIVING EXPECTATIONS: Discuss who’s driving. If your teen is driving, discuss your expectations and what to do if they’re concerned about their passengers.
USE CODE WORDS: Establish a code word that means, “Come ASAP” and that you will pick them up from anywhere if they ever feel unsafe and need help leaving. 

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).

Last Day For Art Show!

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

The AP Art, AP and Advanced Photography & Digital Design Show wraps up TODAY in Room 2104 and the Upper Forum.

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

For a full gallery of photos from the show that were taken yesterday, please click here.

Photos: Brian O’Mahoney

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

Scholarships, Scholarships, Scholarships! New Opportunities Added! 

Need Money For College? Here’s Your One-Stop Shop, with new opportunities added!

Apply for these post-secondary scholarships, with deadlines ranging to May 1.

HORTICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE ~ The Long Grove Garden Club’s purpose is to further horticultural education, conservation and landscape design through scholarships and internships. This club is offering a scholarship in the amount of $750. An essay is required on why you are interested in pursuing a career in horticulture and/or environmental sciences. The deadline to apply is May 1.
SERVICE/PUBLIC SAFETY ~ The Rotary Club Of Buffalo Grove is offering two scholarships: 

  • The Service Above Self Scholarship grants a one-time amount of up to $2,000 to support educational programs preparing students for careers with a four-year undergraduate degree. Grants require acceptance into a Bachelor Degree college program. An essay of up to 500 words is required explaining how you have demonstrated the Rotary Motto of “Service Above Self.” Contact for a copy of the application. Two letters of reference, including one academic and one describing service to school or community should be submitted directly to the scholarship committee. Deadline to apply is May 1.
  • The Public Safety Scholarship grants a one time amount of up to $2000 which will be awarded to support educational programs preparing students for careers in a public safety field ~ law enforcement, fire, or emergency medical services. The grants will be awarded for students choosing to attend a college/degree program in a public safety field (law enforcement, fire science or emergency medical services), a technical/trade school for Emergency Medical Technician (Basic or Paramedic), or a fire academy. An essay of up to 500 words is required explaining why you would pursue a career in public safety and how you would apply the Rotary Motto of “Service Above Self” in your chosen public safety career. Contact for a copy of the application. Two letters of reference, including one academic and one describing service to school or community should be submitted directly to the scholarship committee. Deadline to apply is May 1.

EARLY EDUCATION ~ If you are seeking a degree in Early Childhood Education, you may be eligible for the Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity (ECACE) Scholarship Program. For students attending community colleges and public universities, the scholarship will cover the applicant’s total cost of attendance for an academic year. Recipients of the scholarship are expected to continue teaching or provide services in the early childhood care and education field in Illinois after they complete their program of study. To be eligible, you must be accepted for enrollment on a full- or part-time (at least 3 credit hours) basis at a public or non-profit private 2- or 4-year Gateways-entitled and Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity member institution, as an undergraduate student, pursuing an early childhood education major. Application and details here.

SLAS-NOBCCHE SCHOLARSHIP ~ Deadline has been extended to Monday, April 10: This is the last chance to apply for this $50,000 opportunity for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors of color who will pursue an undergraduate STEM degree after high school. For more information about the scholarship, please contact SLAS Program Coordinator Stephanie Salerno, Ph.D., or apply online at the submission site.

Make Your PROM Table Reservations By TOMORROW

PROM is just 10 DAYS away, and if you have purchased tickets, you have until TOMORROW 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 ( 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


TOMORROW ~ 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.

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

Badminton: The Patriots (5-0) hosted Zion-Benton and won convincingly, 18-0. The No. 1 doubles team of Katherine Li and Anvi Harish won its match, 21-0, 21-0. In addition, each of these players went on to play on the singles side at No. 3 and No. 4, winning those matches as well. The No. 5 doubles team of Riddhi Mallela and Michelle Zhang also won its match in dominating fashion, 21-1, 21-2. On the singles side, the No. 2 singles player Veronica Ornatsky won her match 21-2, 21-0. Next up for Stevenson is a conference matchup at Libertyville at 4:45 p.m. tomorrow.

Girls Water Polo: Stevenson (10-0, 1-0) defeated Libertyville, 18-6. Katie Delaney had 12 blocked shots and 5 assists. Olivia Spieth led the team with 8 steals, while adding 4 goals. Camila Maya had 5 steals, 2 assists and 4 goals. Elise Regalado had 3 steals and 3 goals on the night. Emily Headley contributed 3 steals, Sophia Brown added 2 assists and Sophia Berger added 3 goals. Next up is a home game against Lake Forest at 5 p.m. tomorrow.

Boys Water Polo: The Patriots (12-0, 1-0) traveled to Libertyville to take on their conference opponent and won 15-8. Next up for Stevenson is another conference match at Lake Forest at 5 p.m. tomorrow.

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. 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
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”


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