Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2023

Science Olympiad Team Scores Most Points Ever To Win STATE TITLE!

For the seventh time in its 20-year history, Stevenson’s Science Olympiad Team won a state championship! And, in doing so over the weekend at the University of Illinois, the team rolled to its BEST SCORE EVER!

Fifty teams from across the state battled it out, and in the end, the Patriots were standing tall, earning medals in all 29 events, including 10 first-place finishes.

Now, it’s on to the next level. The team, coached by Ryan KorahKim Lubecke and Dr. Ann Maine, will be traveling to Wichita State next month to compete in the national tournament.

Award-winners include:

First Place
Agricultural Science: Twisha Hedge and Grace Murray
Anatomy And Physiology: Joshua Song and Helen Qian
Botany: Twisha Hedge and Grace Murray
Bridge: Angela Guo and Srikar Venkatesan
Cell Biology: Joshua Song and Helen Qian
Environmental Chemistry: Kevin Qian and Angela Wang
Experimental Design: Trisha MondalSiddhant Sen and Caleb Song
Flight: Eleana Liu and Caleb Song
Rocks and Minerals: Angela Guo and Noah Kang
Scrambler: Trisha Mondal and Jonathan Tao
Trajectory: Noah Kang and Joshua Song
Wifi Lab: Jack Chen and Angela Guo

Second Place

Disease Detectives: Siddhant Sen and Mark Yang
Dynamic Planet: Noah Kang and Tej Kosaraju
Forestry: Tej Kosaraju and Helen Qian
Write It, Do It: Trisha Mondal and Angela Wang

Third Place

Astronomy: Jack Chen and Mark Yang
Code Busters: Eleana LiuSrikar Venkatesan and Angela Wang
Fermi Questions: Jack Chen and Siddhant Sen
Forensics: Eleana Liu and Mark Yang
Green Generation: Joshua Song and Angela Wang

Fourth Place

Chemistry Lab: Kevin Qian and Trisha Mondal
Detector Building: Srikar Venkatesan and Jonathan Tao
Remote Sensing: Tej Kosaraju and Jack Chen

Fifth Place

It’s About Time: Caleb Song and Kevin Qian
Write It, Cad It: Twisha Hedge and Grace Murray

Congratulations, Patriots!!

“India Night” Showcased Best Of Indian Culture!

“India Night” was the final event of the year for the Indian Student Association, and it did not disappoint.

Those in attendance on Friday got to immerse themselves in the vibrant culture of the Indian subcontinent through music, traditional games, lively performances, trivia and an array of mouth-watering food!

Please enjoy this full gallery of photos from the event!

Photos: Joel Lerner

Baroque Concert Featured Music Of The Legendary Bach!

It was a tribute to an all-time great!

The Baroque Ensemble and Viol Consort on Friday in the Recital Hall featured the music of Johan Sebastian Bach, performed on period instruments. 

Please enjoy this full gallery of photos from the concert.

Photos: Joel Lerner.

Celebrate Asian Culture: APIDA Week Continues TOMORROW!

It’s a big week for the Asian Pacific Islander & Desi American Student Council.

APIDA will be hosting Asian Pacific Islander & Desi-American Week with after-school activities all week with the goal of helping the Stevenson community better understand and appreciate Asian cultures through education and fun celebrations.

TOMORROW’S APIDA Activity: The APIDA Student Council will be hosting an after-school panel in Room 6110 from 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. TOMORROW. The panel will be comprised of Stevenson faculty members and students who will share their experiences as members of the APIDA community and how that reflects at Stevenson.
NOTE: There is no event today, due to testing.

For more information about APIDA and this special week, check out the APIDA Student Council’s custom website.

Stevenson Dancers Perform Classmate’s Piece At Dance Festival

Mélange dancer, Lilly Zanardo’s student choreography “Wistful Moment” was one of 11 dances selected to be performed recently at the Illinois High School Dance Festival Showcase at Evanston Township High School.

Dancers who performed this piece were: Marielle Angeles, Caroline Feng, Alexis Trojan, and Gloria Xing.

Junior Raiqa Ullah Named Winner
Of 2023 Spirit Wear T-Shirt Design Competition 

The winner of the 2023 Spirit Wear T-Shirt Design Contest is junior Raiqa Ullah, pictured left.

T-Shirts can be pre-ordered via the webstore for $15.75 through MAY 4. After that time, there will be a limited supply available for purchase in the Patriot School Store.

Seniors: Celebrate At Senior Sunrise FRIDAY!

SENIORS: Celebrate new beginnings on FRIDAY at the Senior Sunrise! 

The event will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 8:25 a.m. in the Stadium to celebrate the next phase of your lives: college, career or whatever adventures you have in mind!

There will be hot chocolate, orange juice, fruit, donuts, bagels and cream cheese, and music! If you’d like to wear gear from the college you will be attending, feel free!

There will also be the opportunity for you to get your own autograph toy and have all of your friends sign it!

This is a great chance for you to hang out with your friends and remember good times during your careers at Stevenson High School!

CAP AND GOWN NOTE: You can also pick up your cap and gown for graduation during Senior Sunrise! Bring your ID to be able to pick up your cap and gown.

Time To Sign Up For Spring Fling! 
Check Out STUCO’s Spring Fling TikTok Promo (Linked Below)

Do you like playing recreational games? Want to commemorate the end of the school year with friends?

Sign up for Spring Fling, an end-of-the-school-year celebration where students can socialize and build teams to go head-to-head in kickball, ultimate frisbee, volleyball and cricket!

This year, Spring Fling will be held after school on FRIDAY, MAY 19. Team registration has begun, and Captains forms need to be submitted by the new extended deadline of WEDNESDAY, MAY 3 at 11:59 p.m.

Anyone can form a team with 10 to 14 total players. Teams must be co-ed.

Students who are interested should visit @stucostevenson on Instagram for more information.

STUCO TIKTOK: Check Out This Spring Fling TikTok From Student Council!

Butterfly Boutique Pop-Up Sale On Wednesday!

Looking for the perfect gift with a unique, handmade touch?!

Check out the Butterfly Boutique Pop-Up Sale in front of the Performing Arts Center on WEDNESDAY, during all lunch periods. The Butterfly Boutique Pop-Up will accept cash, check or Venmo.

Stevenson students from the ELS program along with ELC West Transition Students have been working hard making handmade creations to sell to students and staff.

These creations include:
Hand-poured scented candles
Hand-painted blocks, featuring inclusive messages of “LOVE”
Handmade clay creations
Personalized, custom magnets and buttons

Last Call: Pick Up Your AP ID Labels

If you missed picking up your AP ID Labels, do not worry! You can come to the Teaching & Learning Department (Room 7096) and pick them up anytime through FRIDAY.

Please do not forget to bring your School ID.

Remember that these are the only copies that you will receive, please put them in a safe place and take care of them, since you will need them on the day of your AP Exam.

TOMORROW ~ First-Generation Virtual College Fair: GoToCollegeFairs will be hosting a first-generation college fair on TOMORROW as an extension of its missional goal to help students and colleges find a fit. There are two times for the Fair: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Check out the Illinois Student Assistance Commission’s First Generation Scholars Network for more resources.

NOW THROUGH JUNE 30: Apply for these post-secondary scholarships with deadlines ranging from now through June 30.

MAY 15 ~ Odyssey App/Rec Forms Due:  Applications and recommendations for Odyssey 2024. Students, faculty and staff may use the Odyssey Form to suggest artists and submit workshop ideas for Odyssey.

FRIDAY ~ Deadline To Order The Wit 2023: To order: Use This Link!

NOW THROUGH APRIL ~ Project Cutlery: Submit a photo of the reusable utensil you use at Stevenson through this form and be entered for a chance to WIN a solar-powered portable charger! 

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. A donation box is at the Point.

NOW ~ Tickets Available For TODAY’S TEDx:  TEDxStevensonHighSchool will follow the theme “Passions and Perspectives” in the upcoming event, slated for 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. TODAY in the West Auditorium. There are a total of 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! 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. 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. 


FRIDAY ~ Senior Sunrise
MAY 25 ~ Senior Class Party
MAY 26 ~ Graduation


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.

Sports Results

Girls Track And Field: The Patriots traveled to Mundelein to take on both Mundelein and Lake Forest, going 1-1. In the 100 meter dash, Meg Arne placed second with a 13.73 and Katelyn Robinson took third with a 13.92. In the 200 meters, Hadley Thomas finished out the top three with a 28.81. In the 1600 meter run, Adeline Gobble (5:40.47) and Allie Castro (5:56.48) finished in first and second respectively. Stella Plendl earned second place in the 3200 meter run at 13:06.75. Allie Wassermann continued her solid performances by placing second in the 100 meter hurdles. In the 300 meter hurdles, Alex Inman stole the show, taking first place with a 51.87. In the shot put, Nenge Fon-Ndikum (9.48m) and Alison Nazaruk (8.84m) placed second and third, respectively. Fon-Ndikum followed up that performance with a second-place finish in the discus at 95 ’10. Next up for Stevenson is the Lake County Invite on Thursday at Lake Zurich, starting at 4:45 p.m. 

NOTE: We were out at a recent Girls Track And Field Meet and got some great photos. Please enjoy this full gallery of Girls Track And Field photos! Photos: Joel Lerner.

Baseball: Stevenson (14-6, 4-2) rolled to a big 11-1 victory over Lake Forest as Michael Belbot drove in 4 runs. Belbot drove in runs on a double in the third and a triple in the sixth. In the first inning, JR Nelson started off the bats when he drove in two runs on a single. Joe Richardson took the win for the Patriots lasting five innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run while striking out 10 batters. Matthew Bressler, Belbot, Nelson, Richardson, Colin SchmitkeBen Wegrzyn each managed multiple hits for the Patriots. Next up for Stevenson is an road game against Lake Forest at Lake Forest’s West Campus starting at 4:45 p.m. today. 

Boys Lacrosse: Stevenson (2-10, 0-2) hosted Grayslake North, battling back-and-forth in a tough match, taking the win, 13-7. Zaine Clemons led the way for Stevenson with 4 goals and 1 assist. Cam Crew added3 goals and 3 assists. Caleb Lee put up 2 goals and led the way in assists with 6. Aarav Patel finished the game with 2 goals and 1 assist. Andrew Kaplan and Josh Lee both scored 1 goal each. Goalie Shash Singh played an incredible game making 6 saves, allowing 7 goals, most notably, ONLY 1 in the second half. Singh also added a late-game assist. As the faceoff mid, Ryan Loch was excellent at the faceoff X, posting a 61 percent win percentage on the day. Next up for Stevenson is Lake Forest at home at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow.

Boys Track and Field: The Patriots traveled to Lake Forest to take on conference opponents Lake Forest and Mundelein, winning against both teams. Jeffery Danison placed first for Stevenson in the 400 meter run with a 55.04. Dylan Zimmerman placed first in the 800 meter run. In the 3200 meter run, Ricky Klein finished on top with a 10:27.66. Once again Marcus Caselberry placed first in the 110 meter and 300 meter hurdles. Next up for Stevenson is the Glenbrook North Invite on Friday, starting at 2 p.m.

Softball: Stevenson (6-4, 3-3) hosted conference rival Libertyville and lost in a hart-fought battle, 12-8. Aubrey Jepson started on the mound and struck out 6 batters over five innings. Ava Potempa finished the game, striking out 1 batter. Jepson led the team at the plate going 3-for-4 with 2 singles and 1 home run. Alyssa ShimanskiHailey Langer and Amanda Turofsky each tallied 1 hit for the day. Next up for the softball team is a home conference game against Lake Zurich. First pitch is at 4:45 p.m. today on the Varsity Softball Field. 

Sports Reminders

NEW! ~ ESPPA Award Nominations: Spring Sports Awards Season is almost here, which means, the Athletic Department needs your nominations for the ESPPAs. Click HERE to enter your nominations for each ESPPA category. The DEADLINE is FRIDAY, MAY 12!

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.

JULY 17 ~ Baseball Golf Outing: The Stevenson Baseball Team is hosting a Golf Outing on Monday, July 17 at the Buffalo Grove Golf Course, starting at 9 a.m. Tickets can be purchased HERE to play in a foursome or to sponsor a hole. All proceeds will go to the Stevenson Baseball Program. 

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

Apr. 25-28:Asian Pacific Islander & Desi-American Week
Apr. 25:PSAT 10 Testing Day
Apr. 25: Freshmen Wellness Day
Apr. 25: TEDx: “Passions And Perspectives”
Apr. 26:First Generation Virtual College Fair
Apr. 26: National Honor Society Induction Ceremony
Apr. 27: FAN ~ Soul Shift: The Weary Human’s Guide To Getting Unstuck And Reclaiming Your Path To Joy
Apr. 28:Girls Water Polo Fundraiser ~ Frosty Friday
Apr. 28:Senior Sunrise
Apr. 28-29:One Act Plays
Apr. 28-29:Spring Dance Concert
May 1-5:AP Exams
May 2:Stevenson Styler Fashion Show

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