It was like Christmas all over again on Tuesday, January 22 when members from the Randolph Economic Development Corporation visited Union City Junior/ Senior High School to present Business Teacher/ SBE Coordinator Becky Kuehl and SBE student leaders with a check for $31,182. Representing the REDC were Gabe Winkle, David Lenkensdofer, and former State Representative Greg Beumer.
Originally, Kuehl and student representative Sydney Ralston presented to the members of the REDC a request totaling over $45,000. The organization willingly covered ⅔ of this request. Future RESC Superintendent Aaron Black shared that because of this donation, the school will be working to fund the rest so the full amount requested is met. “It is something that we all want to see happen, something that will truly benefit our students and our community,” stated Black.
Several items will be purchased for use at Apache Design and The TeePee, the two SBEs at Union City. The students are most excited about the arrival of a brand new Epson Poster Maker. Apache Design Manager, Reagan Hoggatt, shared “that with this machine, we should be able to print the vinyl banners that many schools use to honor their Senior athletes. Also, if we get it in time, we might be able to start printing celebratory banners for graduation parties.” TeePee Manager Sydney Ralston reiterates, “Yes, we are very excited about this particular machine, but many more items are coming that will only enhance what we can do here at UC. Heat presses are being purchased that will allow us to print on ceramic mugs and caps.”
A new display case, two new heat presses, and a sublimation printer complete the order. Great things are already happening at UCJSHS, but with additions like those made possible because of the Randolph Economic Development Corporation, things will be getting better!
Entrepreneurship, 1st Place, Piter Sicolela
Sports and Entertainment Marketing, 1st Place, Gabe Addington
Business Law and Ethics, 1st Place, Jacob Curry and Mason Good
Buying and Merchandising, 1st Place, Hunter Reagan and Kyle Buckingham
Marketing Management, 1st Place, Emalee Bocanegra and Sydney Ralston
Sports and Entertainment Team, 2nd Place, Sophia Spence and Reagan Hoggatt
Travel & Tourism Team, 1st Place, Heidi Livingston and Morgan Wymer
The State Career Development Conference will be held March 3rd-5th at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown.
Union City DECA would like to thank the following people for their assistance in making this year’s District Competition a success. They are: Kathy Thompson, Aaron Black, Linda Puccini, Leslie Isenbarger, Taylor Koon, Josh Spence, Ted Leahey, Bob Gentry, Russ Reichard, Jr., Linda Wilcox, Destiny Shafer, Brad Hoggatt, and Nathan Conklin
Ms. Becky Kuehl would like to thank the administration, faculty and staff along with the custodial staff for all of their assistance prior to and during the competition.
SENIOR ALL A’s – Abigail Crowder and Courtney Whitesel.
JUNIOR ALL A’s – Grace Collins, Evelyn Downey, Heidi Livingston, Mya Maloy, Katie Reichard, Derick Williams, and Morgan Wymer.
SOPHOMORE ALL A’s – Ryan Armantrout, Kyle Buckingham, Ian Glunt, Collin Perry, Hunter Reagan, Tabius Reagan, Erik Terriquez, Michael Vore, and Chloe Wyatt.
FRESHMEN ALL A’s – Mariah Claywell, Camden Downey, Katherine Elliott, Hannah Fischer, Braydon Hoggatt, Emily Livingston, Carlee Rismiller, Andrea Sanders, and Christina Sowinski.
8th GRADE ALL A’s – Parker Abel, Madeline Burns, Jude Connor, Kalam Denney, Sylaris Denney, Emily Evans, Gabriela Gonzalez-Neels, Parker Kerns, and Elly O’Connor.
7th GRADE All A’s – Owen Dowler, Camryn Fischer, Zackary Fulk, Rylan Glunt, Jesse Gonzalez, Angel Nieto, and Sullivan Thomas.
SENIOR A’s & B’s – Emalee Bocanegra, Success Brodie, Maria Casillas-Romero, Jacob Curry, Brayden Davis, Madison Fischer, Mason Good, Reagan Hoggatt, Britney Kniesly, Cameron Luster, Bryant Mote, Rachel New, Graci Price, Carmen Sigler, Sophia Spence, and Corey Whitesel.
JUNIOR A’s & B’s – Payne Abel, Quinton Adkins, Allen Gonzalez, Mackenzie Green, Shelby King, Ethan Mann, Emily O’Connor, Bryten Stewart, Spencer Thomas, and Braxton Wright.
SOPHOMORE A’s & B’s – Gabriel Addington, Areli Banda, Cristian Cardona, Mackenzie Charles, Hanna Denney, Madison Garrett, ShyAnne Mays, Alexandria Partin, and Taylor Rains.
FRESHMEN A’s & B’s – Peyton Bogue, Mark Brown, Hunter Curry, Cale Jefferis, Hailee Jones, Grace Lutz, Skylie Lutz, Rylan Mote, Angie Osornio-Machuca, Kali Strait, and Brenden Wright.
8th GRADE A’s & B’s – Brandon Courtney, Malea Dean, Landen Dickmann, Erika Grimes, Kaylee Hardwick, Raquel Jasso, Heather Lawrence, Emeren Lopez-Mariscal, Evan Mann, Lilyana McCallister, Whitney Sells, and Grace Shoemaker.
7th GRADE A’s & B’s – Annalise Banda, Skylar Dye, Andrew Osornio-Machuca, Kylie Raymond, Corbin Richards, Makenna Simmons, Alec Spence, and Kaybree Ward.
All A’s- Michael Durbin, Mylo Jasso, Jackson Liss, Wesley Miller, Ava Reichard, Treyton Spence, and Aaliyah Jones.
All A’s and B’s- Domanick Auske, Gavin Dunlap, Alanna Escobar, Victoria Floreano, Evan Forrester, Tre Gellinger, Justin Gonzalez, Kolby Hinkle, Caleb Holder, Cael Holt, Ivan Osornio-Machuca, Braydon Pratt, Kayleigh Prescott, and Kasian Shelby.
All A’s- Kara Allen, Valeria Avila, Logan Besser, Allyson Carter, Gabriella Huston, Novah Mote, and Mia Reichard.
All A’s and B’s- Charles Beam, Mylie Bocanegra, Quenton Charles, Levi Clark, London Cotter, Sofia Emrick, Ryleigh Jones, Emmi Kreiner, Cameron Miller, Dawson Overleese, Kaitlan Ramirez Crawford, and Asa Vaughn.
All A’s- Andrew Bowers, Lindsey Evans, Campbell Kerns, and Brianna Williams.
All A’s and B’s- Arleth Banda, Jasmin Buggs, Zuriel Burkett, Jayson Connor, Kya Davis, Carter Dupuis, Gavin Elmore, Chloe Fox, Nikolai Leedom, Eliza Lewis, Aaden Linder, Ezequiel Mayorga, Sophia Noggle, Nathaniel Partin, Khyira Randall, Maxwell Retter, and Oscar Reyna Ochoa.
All A’s- Shelby Arnold, Elianna Banda, Emma Blankley, Vanderlei Burkett, Luke Collins, Ena Durbin, Colton Emrick, Ava Jefferis, Gracie Jones, Keegan Livingston, Quincy Middaugh, Evelynn Miller, Jace O’Connor, Gabrielle Ordonez, Marisol Osornio, Becca Overleese, Elizabeth Prinkey, Oaklee Reichard, Addison Thornburg, Jacob Thornburg, and Kiernan Watson.
All A’s and B’s- Isabella Bahena, Raquel Carmona, Lee Charles, Jayden Chavez, Miranda Clark, Madilynne Cotter, Blake Curry, Maegan Dickmann, Rachel Eley, Andrew Gahret, Mikaylee Hoffman, Brennan Hoggatt, Mya LaFuze, Zachary Ordonez, Landon Ramirez Crawford, Auston Roth, Kamran Shelby, Carter Sickels, Rodney Sickels, Bailey Sites, Trendon Spence,and Sydney Welch.