Friday, Apr. 28, 2023


Seniors celebrated new beginnings this morning at the Senior Sunrise!  

While focusing on the next phase of their lives ~ college, career or whatever adventures they have in mind ~ seniors also reminisced about their time at Stevenson while munching on snacks, taking photos and signing each other’s plush stuffed dogs that served as a more cuddly version of a yearbook.

What a fun morning for the
Class of 2023!

eSports Team Heading To State TOMORROW!

The Stevenson eSports team recently hosted the second-ever IHSA Sectionals eSports Tournament for the Northern Region, and there were 23 schools represented with more than 200 participants.

Now, Stevenson is ready to head off to the IHSA eSports State FinalsTOMORROW at Evergreen Park High School.

Students at the Sectional competed in FIFA, Super Smash Brothers Individuals, Super Smash Brothers Crew Battle, Rocket League and Mario Kart.

In Super Smash Brothers Crew Battle, Stevenson took first place. The team includes:  Yuito TaoAdrian VolfsonEthan CloonanMichael ChenOjas DahalkarMajid AbdelkareemDave King and Nick Waz.

In Super Smash Brothers Individuals, Angelo Abano took first place and Santiago Morales took third place.

In Rocket League, Stevenson took second place. Players included: Marc GeigerTucker EtezelTony Hwang and Caden Pingel.

In other eSports news, Stevenson flexed its muscles at two other tournaments:

The Stevenson eSports CSGO team won in the Grand Finals 2-0, making the team currently the No. 1 CSGO high school team in the nation on the High School eSports platform, which includes 37 high schools in a Midwest tournament. Dalton Wren led the team with 70 frags! Miles Klein had 45 frags, and an average damage rating of 105.9. Owen Potempa had 40 frags and averaged 100.7 damage. Neil Rayu had 35 frags, and had the most clutches on the team! Nik Waz had 28 frags and 19 assists. Wren’s play has ranked him nationally with an HLTV rating of 2.70. Potempa had a national ranking of 1.83. Next up for the Patriots is NATIONALS on May 11. Pictured at left above, from left to right are: Miles Kline, Nik Waz, Dalton Wren, Owen Potempa and Neil Rayu.

The Stevenson League of Legends Gold Team took first place in the second inaugural Play vs. Illinois state competition. Stevenson’s team beat the Charleston High School Trojans in a Best-of-3 Finals. The team consists of Minseob ShinKevin DiggsCharlie KehrbergJustin LauingerKevin Liu and Zijian Gao. Pictured at right are the starters, from left to right: Justin Lauinger, Kevin Diggs, Minseob Shin, Kevin Liu and Charlie Kehrberg.

Stevenson Foundation Awards $87,000 In Scholarships To Class Of 2023!

Dozens of graduating seniors were awarded $87,000 in scholarships last night at the Stevenson Foundation’sSue Biemeret Scholars Reception.

This time-honored celebration is the culminating event of the Foundation’s Scholarship Program. Forty-two Patriots and their families gathered in the Glass Commons, along with generous alumni, individuals and community organizations to recognize the accomplishments of this year’s recipients.

In addition to celebrating student winners and scholarship donors, the newly-renamed event honored longtime Stevenson post-secondary counselor Sue Biemeret.  In recognition of the 27-plus years Sue supported the post-secondary planning efforts of thousands of Patriots, Andrew Klaber ’00 and the Klaber Family Foundation made a generous gift to honor Sue’s legacy and impact through the naming of this annual event. 

Congratulations to all of the 2023 winners!

To view a complete list of recipients and this year’s reception program book, visit:

For a full gallery of photos from the event, please click here.

Photos: Joel Lerner.

Stevenson Fights Elements For Strong Showing At S3DA Regional 

Neither snow nor hail could derail Stevenson’s S3DA team last weekend.

In chilly conditions, Stevenson competed at the Select Stinger’s Regional Tournament in downstate Hudson, near Bloomington, and earned several top places.

Sophomore Nextanali Godoy took first place for the female Olympic Recurve category. In the female Barebow category, sophomore Mary (MJ) Petrov took first place, sophomore Juby Woo placed second and junior Dulguun (Diana) Baasantseren placed third.

In the male Barebow category, junior Aaron Gan took second place while senior Evan Lin and junior Harshit Badjatia tied for third place.

Members of the team are pictured above. Back row, left to right: Evan Lin, Zion LiJoseph Jung, Aaron Gan, Aarush Katta. Front row, left to right: Juby Woo, Dulguun (Diana) Baasantseren, Mary (MJ) Petrov, Nextanali Godoy, Harshit Badjatia.

Stevenson Shines At North Suburban Conference Art Festival

Lake Zurich High School hosted the North Suburban Conference Art Festival last week and 11 Stevenson students were awarded medals in this juried exhibition.

Winners included:
Judges Choice Award: Senior Sherry Wang, oil painting, pictured right
Senior Amy Choi, 3D Mixed Media
Senior Melisa Demir, Painting
Junior Alison Kim, Metal
Junior Joey Dolenga, Photography
Junior Ida Diab, Sculpture
Junior Fiona Sirais, Drawing
Sophomore Alina Qian, Oil Painting
Freshman Singyee Liu, Animation
Freshman Moyu Watanabe, Digital Painting
Freshman Olivia Sawyer, Ceramics

APIDA Week Wraps Today!
HANA Center Q&A After School

It’s been a big week for the Asian Pacific Islander & Desi American Student Council, which has hosted APIDA activites each day.

The goal of Asian Pacific Islander & Desi-American Week has been to help the Stevenson community better understand and appreciate Asian cultures through education and fun celebrations.

APIDA Council will be inviting guest speakers from the HANA Center for a keynote presentation and Q&A from 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. TODAY in Room 5120. These guests will be speaking about their experience as members of the APIDA community and sharing how it’s affected them in different aspects of their lives, such as their education and their career.

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

Spring Dance Concert To Feature Student Choreography

Student choreography will be on display this weekend in the Spring Dance Concert, which features the Mélange and Repertory Dance Companies and the Concert Dance Class.

There are concerts both TODAY and TOMORROW, starting at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $7 apiece and available via GoFan.

Each dance was chosen via an audition process. Choreographers developed the concept and cast the dancers for their pieces under the mentorship of their directors.

The Student Choreographers are: Marielle Angeles, Maya Faust, Joy Fei, Zoe Fledderman, Fran Gao, Rowan Hite, Emily Hsiao, Elaina Kravchenko, Kacper Kurek, Nicolette Lagen, Erin Liu, Victoria Nenadovic, Sophia Perlin, Meredith Polonsky, Dowon Shim, April Tan, Nicolett Tarnorutskaya, Alyssa Weber and Gloria Xing.

There is also Guest Artist Choreography from Hot Crowd Dance. A fundraiser is part of these concerts as well. A Bake Sale will be take place at the concert to raise funds for the Stevenson Dance Connection which sponsors dance events for the company members.

“One Act” Shows Are All About The Students ~ From Start To Finish!

The adults stepped aside. And the students took over.

“One Act” is all students…and the final product that has been months in the making will be on display this weekend with two shows, one TODAY and one TOMORROW in the West Auditorium, starting at 7 p.m. each night.

Student acted, directed, and produced, “One Act” is evidence of what students are capable of doing when “adults get out of their way.”

The One Acts were born from a spark of creativity that led to an actual script, months of writing and rewriting, a series of workshops ~ and then rewrites. A total of 35 plays were submitted in December, and the six that were chosen are musicals, comedies, dramas…and highlight what is best in Stevenson students.

Tickets are $7 and are available on GoFan.

There will be fundraisers at the shows featuring concessions and T-shirts.

TODAY: Frosty Friday!!

Support the Girls Water Polo team and buy a Wendy’s Chocolate or Vanilla Frosty TODAY in the Glass Commons outside of the Performing Arts Center from the beginning of eighth period until 4 p.m.

Frostys are $3 each.


Student Council Apps Due: 
Want to be a general member of Student Council next year? Applications for 2023-2024 Student Council general membership are due on MONDAY! 
The application is how all students become members of Student Council.

SNN Film Fest Submissions Due: The SNN Film Fest will be held on May 19, and submissions are being accepted…UNTIL MONDAY. Student filmmakers must upload their films to the SNN website or by using this link. All filmmakers whose movies are accepted get free admission to this year’s Film Fest! Films should be under 20 minutes and school appropriate. For more information, contact

AP Exams Start: Advanced Placement Exams begin on MONDAY and run all week, through Friday, May 5 and then continue the following week through May 12. For more Advanced Placement information, click here. For the 2023 Advanced Placement Exam Schedule, click here.

Start Of Patriot School Store Sale: To close out the school year, the Patriot School Store is having a 25 percent off sale, starting MONDAY and running through May 12. Shop the store’s biggest sale of the year and help clear out stock before the store closes for summer renovations and the addition of new inventory! The Patriot School Store is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sale prices apply in store only and exclude letterman jackets, Jalen Brunson gear, 2023 contest T-shirts and school supplies.
Questions: Megan Shahinian at 847.415.4126 or

TODAY ~ Last Call To Pick Up AP ID Labels: If you missed picking up your AP ID Labels, do not worry! You can come to the Teaching & Leaning Department (Room 7096) and pick them up anytime through TODAY. Please do not forget to bring your School ID.

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.

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

TODAY ~ 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 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.

MAY 10 AND MAY 11 ~ General Dance Auditions: Mélange and Repertory Dance Company general auditions will be held on Wednesday, May 10 and Thursday, May 11 from 3:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Room 2112. To sign up for the auditions, please click here. General auditions assure placement within the companies as a whole. This is an AUDITION for current company members and any new students interested in joining the companies. In the beginning of the new school year, there will be placement auditions with these students to place them specifically into Mélange or Repertory. These placements will be Tuesday, Aug. 22 and Wednesday, Aug. 23For more details, please click here.

MAY 3 ~ Deadline To Register A Team For Spring Fling: 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! 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.

MAY 4 ~ Deadline To Order Spirit Wear T-Shirt: The Spirit Wear T-Shirts, designed by junior Raiqa Ullah, 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.

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. 

MAY 25 ~ Senior Class Party
MAY 26 ~ Graduation

NOW THROUGH MAY 4 ~  Party Time, Seniors…Buy Cruise Tickets: ATTENTION: NEW DEADLINE DATE IS MAY 4!! 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 News

Carmichael Takes Over As New Varsity Girls Basketball Coach

The Athletic Department is happy to announce that Regan Carmichael has been named the new Head Girls Basketball Coach.
Carmichael most recently served as an assistant girls basketball coach for New Trier High School from 2019 to 2023 and for one year at Resurrection High School.

A native of Park Ridge and a four-year member of the Maine South basketball squad, Carmichael lettered during three seasons and served as the Hawks’ team captain during the 2012-13 season.

Carmichael started her college basketball career at St. Louis University, where she played in 14 games. After her freshman year at St. Louis, Carmichael transferred to St. Norbert College, where she continued her decorated basketball career earning Midwest Conference first-team all-conference honors her junior year while helping lead St. Norbert to a 21-5 record and a trip to the NCAA Division III Tournament. 

Upcoming Sports Events

MAY 11 ~ Future Patriot Athletic Night: Mark your calendars, Future Patriots Athletic Night is rapidly approaching and the Athletic Department is encouraging all current sixth, seventh and eighth graders to participate. The event is from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on MAY 11. Register now via the Prep Catalog.

MAY 22 ~ Spring Sports Awards: Mark your calendars, Spring Sports Awards Night will be here before you know it! Dress to impress for the event, which is at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 22 in the Sportscenter.


Sports Results

Girls Soccer: The Patriots (8-4-1, 3-0-1) defeated Lake Forest, 4-0. Ellie Egeland scored three minutes into the game off a long through-ball from Haylie Popkey. Egeland scored her second goal, assisted by Nicole TchorzLeah Stodola added a third goal off a flip throw by Sammie Meliker, making the score 3-0 at halftime. In the second half, Tchorz added her own goal, assisted by Ellie Egeland, to round out the scoring. The Patriots host Hononegah at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Stadium.

Girls Water Polo: 
The Patriots (25-1, 4-0) hosted York and despite a slow start, defeated the Dukes, 10-3. Katie Delaney had 13 blocked shots and 2 steals. Camila Maya flipped the first goal, which traveled just over the goal line, ultimately scoring 6 goals and adding 2 steals. Sophia Berger had 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 field blocks and 2 steals. Olivia Spieth contributed 1 goal, 4 assists and 3 steals. Elise Regalado generated 2 steals and Belle Cloeter had 1 goal and 3 assists. Emily Headly added 1 goal. Becca Stone was the defensive player of the game shutting out York’s top player and forcing 5 York errors. The next game is Senior night at 5 p.m. on Wednesday against Naperville North in the Stevenson Pool.

Boys Tennis: 
Stevenson (13-1, 5-0) hosted Lake Forest and won 6-1. All three singles matches were won with tough play and skill. Ashy Madhushankar won, 6-2, 6-2, Jade Dai won 6-0, 6-2 and Ian Williams won6-2, 6-3. On the doubles side, Alex Jang/Dustin Zhao lost, 2-6, 6-3, 5-7. Doubles teams that won their matches were: Guatham Kappaganthula/Jonathan Wang, 6-0, 6-1, Richard Wu/Tejas Sheth 6-2, 6-4, and Akshay Maram/Nathan Ma, 6-2, 7-5. Next up for the Patriots is the Pitchford Invite starting at 3 p.m. today at various District 214 schools.

Girls Track and Field:
 The Patriots traveled to Lake Zurich for the Lake County Championships and tied for ninth with 38 points. Nenge Fon-Ndikum took the only first place for Stevenson. She threw a 10.75 meters in the shot put, again achieving a new PR. Fon-Ndikum also finished sixth in the discus at 30.46 meters. Ava Wilson performed in dominate fashion placing seventh in the 100 meter dash (13.14), sixth in the 200 meter dash (26.62), and fifth in the 400 meter dash (1:01.24), establishing a new PR. Adeline Gobble earned fifth place in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:25.13. Allie Wassermann finished fifth in the 100 meter hurdles, also establishing a new PR with 17.86. Alex Inman placed sixth with 51.06 in the 300 meter hurdles and a new PR as well. Next up for the Patriots is a conference meet at Lake Zurich on Monday, starting at 4:45 p.m.

Sports Reminders

MAY 10 ~ Sports Boosters FLASH SALE: The Sports Boosters is hosting a Flash Sale on WEDNESDAY, May 10 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in front of the Hall of Fame Garden. Grab your Stevenson Gear! 

MAY 12 ~ Deadline For ESPPA Award Nominations: Spring Sports Awards Season is almost here, and the Athletic Department needs your nominations for the ESPPAs. Click HERE to enter your nominations for each ESPPA category. 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. 28:Asian Pacific Islander & Desi-American Week
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
May 4:Stevenson Family Engagement Presents: What To Expect Junior Year
May 5:Music Production Showcase
May 5:Girls Water Polo Fundraiser ~ Frosty Friday

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