Thursday, May 4, 2023

Stevenson Heading To TEAMS National Competition

Stevenson hosted the Illinois TEAMS (Tests Of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics And Science) state competition in February for 29 teams.

There were 11 teams of Stevenson students competing, and the results recently were returned awarding five teams from Stevenson qualification to the national competition in Louisville this summer.

The competition consisted of a group essay, a group multiple choice exam and a group “build” where teams designed and built a solution to an engineering challenge.

These Stevenson teams placed in the Top 10 in the State of Illinois and are now advancing to the nationals:
First Place In State: Jaden ChenAaron TakBrian HuLillian Wang
Second Place In State: Andrey VlasovMaurya BonuLuke BarberEvan Tian
Sixth Place In State: Ameya RadeHarshit BadjatiaAkshat SinghKrish Chatterjee
Seventh Place In State: Rikin ThakkarJames TanAaron GanKatherine Yin
Tenth Place In State: Priya ThakkarPari ThakkarCailyn Yan

SWEET! Landau Takes The Cake…And First Place In STATE!

Senior Jenna Landau recently took first place in the state-wide SKILLS USA Baking And Pastry Arts Competition and will now be representing the State of Illinois in the national competition in Atlanta in June.

She is the first Stevenson student to ever win state in this competition! Landau, who scored a 95.83 percent and swept her state-wide competitors, is a student in the culinary arts program through LCATC.

Music Production Showcase Features Student Work Of All Kinds

Music Production students from Music Production 1, Music Production 2 and Advanced Music Production will showcase their work from this semester in a variety of ways, including performances, artist talks, and casual sharing in TOMORROW’sMusic Production Showcase.

The showcase is slated for a 7 p.m. start in the West Auditorium, Room 2104, the Patriot Lobby, the Music Lobby and the MIDI Lab (Room 2201).

Here is the program for the event, which is not ticketed and is also available to be viewed
via Vimeo.

Check Out Polish Fest TOMORROW!

Yesterday was Polish Constitution Day, and to celebrate, Stevenson’s Polish Club will be hosting Polish Community Night, also known as Polish FestTOMORROW!

The event is slated for a 6 p.m. start in Room 5120 of the Patriot Wellness Center and it is open to all Stevenson students, faculty, staff and members of the community. There is a $5 entry fee for the event!

Polish Constitution Day marks the day Poland became the second country in the world after the United States to make a constitution. At this event, everyone of all backgrounds is welcome to dance to authentic Disco Polo music, delight in varieties of Polish foods and desserts, and enjoy fun activities such as face painting, Polish trivia, musical chairs, and more!

Follow @shspolishclub on Instagram for more information.

Stevenson Continues To Build Its Bass Fishing Lead

Thanks to a great showing on Braidwood Lake last weekend, the Bass Fishing Team has widened its lead to 244 points in the Team-Of-The-Year race and has ensured that its four individual competitors will remain among the Top 20 anglers statewide.

John Wall, Liam Plautz, Charlie Grisamore and Matthew Qualich fished against 82 teams and Plautz and Wall put up an impressive 13 pounds, 3 ounces for fifth place while Grisamore and Qualich netted 11 pounds, 7 ounces for ninth place.

The team now competes in the IHSA Sectionals on the Chain of Lakes and two Illinois Bass Nation events on the Des Plaines River.

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week At Stevenson!

Today, students made cards for their teachers and personally delivered them.

TOMORROW’S TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK ACTIVITY: An SNN video montage will include students thanking teachers for everything they do!

Seven For Stevenson: Clarification Of FBLA State Championships

Stevenson’s chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) attended the annual State Leadership Conference last month in Springfield at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. A total of 69 chapters from around the State of Illinois had members competing and Stevenson won the award for largest chapter membership.

Junior Darius Anta was inducted as the State Vice President of the Northern Area and was also named a state champion in International Business.

It was announced in Wednesday’s Daily Digest that six other Stevenson students were named state champions as well. But some of the students were part of larger groups from Stevenson, making for a total of seven state championships altogether. Stevenson’s other state champions/championships included:

Yuliia Kornilova (Advertising), Smriti Kumar (Business Calculations), Surya Chandrakasan (Introduction To Information Technology), Brian Hu, Tony Liu and Jaden Chen (Business Ethics), Audrey Yin, Allyson Duan and Luna Bian (Hospitality And Event Management), Karan Bhargave (Computer Applications) and Saryu Ravuri and Lilie Shlyak (International Business with Darius Anta).

Click here for a full list of results.

Check Out TODAY’s Public Speaking/Improv Workshop!

Want to make friends, play games and get more comfortable speaking in front of people?

Come to the Failed Presidential Candidates Improv Workshop from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. TODAY in Room 5128.

No experience is necessary! In the workshop, you will learn classic improv games and warm-ups that will help you develop as a public speaker, actor, comedian and friend!

Tomorrow Is Friday…FROSTY Friday!

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

Frostys are $3 each.

Checklist For Juniors: Things To Do For College Prep
(And Check Out A Full Scholarship Opportunity From UNC-Chapel Hill!)

Juniors: Just a reminder that your counselors recently sent you a e-mail that includes a checklist of things to do starting now and through the summer as the idea of college and applications becomes more of a reality.

Also, there’s a great scholarship opportunity for juniors that includes four years of tuition and expenses to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Check it out below!!

To-Do List:
1) LETTERS: Work on securing letters of recommendation from teachers and counselors. Check out this short video on tips for letters of recommendation:
2) VISITS: Learn about colleges by visiting schools.
3) LISTS: Create “the list.” By the time you get back to school in August, have a defined, reasonable number of schools you are targeting that range in selectivity and affordability.
4) ESSAYS: Start working on college essays, but wait to send transcripts until after Labor Day. Take a look at registering for the summer College Essay Workshop course. Registration is available by contacting the Stevenson Summer School Office by calling 847.415.4520 or via e-mail:

UNC-Chapel Hill Scholarship:
Considering the University of North Carolina? The Morehead-Cain Award, the oldest and one of the most prestigious scholarship programs in the country, recognizes well-rounded student leaders who demonstrate outstanding potential for leadership in high school, in college and beyond.

The Morehead-Cain Scholar is expected to be, in conduct and achievement, a superior citizen. This merit-based award includes four years of tuition and expenses at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as fully funded summer enrichment programs that supplement academic study with off-campus travel and experience.

Stevenson is allowed to nominate two students from the Class of 2024. Interested rising seniors may utilize the nomination materials (applicants can make a copy of this document to fill it out electronically).

NOTE: The deadline to return nomination forms is Thursday, May 25. If selected, the nominee will need to complete and submit the Morehead-Cain application by Oct. 1.


TODAY THROUGH MAY 12 ~ AP Exams: Advanced Placement Exams run all week, through Friday and then continue next week through May 12. For more Advanced Placement information, click here. For the 2023 Advanced Placement Exam Schedule, click here.

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.


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.


NOW THROUGH MAY 12 ~ Patriot School Store Sale: To close out the school year, the Patriot School Store is having a 25 percent off sale, running through May 12. 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

MAY 13 ~ Allies For Allied Celebration (Sign Up To Donate Food): The Sophomore Class Board will be hosting its “Allies For Allied Celebration” next Saturday (May 13) in the Stadium with an after-party in the Sportscenter following the team’s tournament that begins at 9 a.m. There will be free food, music, games, and LOTS OF FUN!!!! To donate food items for the celebration, please click here. For questions, contact Jane Caballero at


TODAY ~ 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 TODAY. After today, there will be a limited supply available for purchase in the Patriot School Store.

TOMORROW ~ Deadline To Order 2022-23 Yearbook: Click here to place your order.

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


TODAY!!! ~ 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 through TODAY. Tickets are $45 apiece. To complete the transaction, put your Student ID in the Promo Code.

Hey Blue! Become A Baseball/Softball Ump!

Want to make some extra money? Have an interest in being involved in baseball or softball as a game official?

Check out this Level 1 Beginning Umpire Clinic with information for those with little or no experience about becoming a baseball or softball umpire. Umpires of any experience level needing Level 1 Credit may register as well. The clinic runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on May 13 via Zoom. The cost is $10 while students (both high school and college) are FREE.

The clinic is being presented by the Inter-Athletic Council of Officials and if you are interested, contact Don Collins by phone at 847.875.0514 or via e-mail at

To register, visit the IACO Website at, go to Beginning Umpire Clinic and follow the prompt.

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

Boys Volleyball: Stevenson (21-6, 5-0) traveled to Zion-Benton to take on the Zee-Bees and won, 25-13, 25-18. Ramsey Engel led the way in digs for Stevenson with 7 and added 4 kills and 2 block assists. Libero Onon Bayasakh tallied 4 digs. Setters David Wang and Logan Kim combined for 50 attempts, 23 assists, and 7 digs. Tony Hwang added 4 kills and 1 solo block while Sam Nuudel added 8 kills and 4 digs on the night. The following Patriots contributed a total of 5 kills, 2 block assists and 1 more solo block: Ryan DongYugank AroraVince ConcialdiRamiz IssatovKian Odongo and Jason DeZutter. Next up for the Patriots is a varsity invite at Glenbrook North starting at 5 p.m. on Friday. 

NOTE: We were out at a couple of boys volleyball games recently. Please enjoy this full gallery of boys volleyball photosPhotos: Joel Lerner.

 The Patriots (20-6, 8-2) shut out conference foe Zion-Benton, winning 11-0. Pitchers Will Kersick and Bobby Seltzer combined for 12 strikeouts and allowed 1 hit. A Zion-Benton error in the first inning allowed Stevenson to score 1 run. Then in the sixth, the Patriots tallied 4 runs led by Colin SchmitkeSam Pak and Frank Costabile. Racking up 12 hits for Stevenson, Costabile, Michael Belbot and Schmitke had multiple hits with Schmitke stealing two bases on the day. Next up for the Patriots is a home game against McHenry at 4:45 p.m. today.

Boys Lacrosse: Stevenson (4-12, 1-3) defeated Libertyville in a thriller, 10-9. The Patriots stormed out to a 9-2 lead at halftime and hung on. Shash Singh made the game-winning save with four seconds left in the game to seal the victory. Singh starred in the game making a total of 14 saves and keeping the Wildcats below double-digit goals. The Patriots were led on offense by Cameron Crew with 4 goals and 2 assists. Caleb Lee added 2 goals and 3 assists along with Zaine Clemons who also added 2 goals. Josh Lee and Aarav Patel each added 1 goal apiece with 1 assist from Lee. Andrew Kaplan also had 1 assist on the day. The Patriots are back in action on Saturday at Glenbrook North with the faceoff starting at noon.

Girls Lacrosse: Stevenson (11-4, 3-1) hosted conference rival Libertyville and won in dominant fashion, 17-1. Goalie Megan Randol had 9 saves with twelve different Patriots scoring. Bella Wisneiwski and Jessie Youkhanna both scored 3 goals each, followed by Teagan Hendricks with 2 goals and 5 assists. The remaining scorers all put in 1 goal apiece: Jessica RodriguezRachel KeerVanessa MagnisoOlivia Hurysz (also 1 assist), Natalie MartinLili Sorenson (3 assists), Julia Martin (1 assist), Maria Lukz (1 assist) and Keira Ferrigan. And the defense was mighty on the field! Next up for the Patriots is a small quad at home involving Cor Jesu, York, and Rockwood Summit at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Softball: The Patriots (9-5-1, 5-4) defeated conference opponent Zion-Benton 8-7 in a nail-biter. Ava Potempa started the game pitching, going four innings. Potempa struck out 5 batters and gave up 2 hits. Aubrey Jepson went in to close out the game, pitching the final three innings. Jepson struck out 4 batters and gave up 4 hits. Hailey Langer led the way for the Patriots at the plate going 3-for-4 with 3 singles and 1 walk. Jepson followed close behind with 2 singles. Next up is a road game against Warren at 4:45 p.m. on Friday at Warren’s Almond Campus. 

Boys Water Polo: Stevenson (29-1, 4-0) celebrated its Seniors and followed that up with a 13-10 win against Naperville North, which entered the game ranked No. 4 on the season. Goalie Armaan Gill had 8 saves. Goals were scored by Max LaPointe (3 goals, 3 steals), Filip Wal (3 goals), Olin Kusevskis (2 goals) and Andrew Mossman (2 goals). Kusevskis also added 2 assists. Kunal Rajadhyax led the team with 6 assists. The Patriots have finished their regular season and will start their quest for a state championship next Wednesday when they begin sectional play at Buffalo Grove High School, starting at 5 p.m.

Girls Water Polo:
 Stevenson (26-1, 4-0), celebrating Senior Night, defeated Naperville North, 9-3. The Patriots jumped out to a 4-1 first-quarter lead and never looked back. Goalie Katie Delaney had 11 blocked shots and 2 steals. Becca Stone had 3 goals, 1 assist, 2 drawn exclusions and 2 steals. Belle Cloeter had 2 goals, 2 assists and 1 steal. Elise Regalado had 2 goals and 2 steals. Olivia Spieth had 1 goal, 1 drawn exclusion and 2 steals. Camila Maya had 1 goal, 1 assist, 1 drawn exclusion and 6 steals. Sophia Berger had 3 assists and 4 steals. The next games will be at Stevenson on Saturday against Barrington, Hersey and Naperville Central, starting at 8 a.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.

May 4-5: AP Exams
May 4:  Stevenson Family Engagement Presents: What To Expect Junior Year
May 5: Music Production Showcase
May 5: Girls Water Polo Fundraiser ~ Frosty Friday
May 5: Polish Fest
May 8-12: AP Exams
May 9: Choir Concert
May 10-11: Band Concert
May 10: Sports Boosters Meeting
May 10:  Stevenson Family Engagement ~ I Can’t Believe I Have A SENIOR!

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