Apache and TeePee Earn Gold-Level Certification

Congratulations our two School-Based Enterprises, Apache and TeePee for earning Gold-Level Certification again this year. Reagan Hoggatt and Emalee Bocanegra worked on the Apache Certification. Sydney Ralston and Sophia Spence worked on the TeePee Certification. This is the 7th year in a row for TeePee. Apache started 2 years later with the certification process so this is their 5th year in a row.

There were over 483 in the country that received certification. There were 6 schools in Indiana that received certification.

Carmel High School-2 School-Based Enterprises
Ft. Wayne Snider
Ft. Wayne North Side
Union City Jr./Sr. High School
Washington High School

These young ladies now have the opportunity to compete in Orlando, Florida at the International Career Development Conference in April.
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Choir Students Compete at Indiana State School Music Association Solo and Ensemble Contest

Congratulations to the following Choir Students for earning gold and silver ratings at the Indiana State School Music Association Solo and Ensemble Contest this past Saturday at Yorktown High School.

Christina Sowinski - Gold for her piano solo
Kalam Denney - Gold for her piano solo and vocal solo
Kaley Adkins - Silver for her vocal solo
Kaybree Ward - Gold for her vocal solo
Shannen Smith - Gold for her vocal solo
Sullivan Thomas - Gold for his vocal solo
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UCJSHS Students, Athletes and Staffulty of the Month - January

Congratulations to UCJSHS students of the month Megan Clemons & Mariah Claywell, athletes of the Month Nic Wells & Emma Hall and staffulty of the Month Mrs. Lehman & Mrs. Neargarder. 
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Upgrades Coming to Student Based Enterprises at UC

UC DECA program receives a donation
By Brad Hoggatt

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!
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UC DECA Competes at District 9 DECA

Union City Jr./Sr. High School DECA Chapter competed in the District 9 Career Development Conference on January 15th. The following individuals placed and earned the right to compete at state competition. They are:

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.
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UCJSHS Students Earn Perfect Attendance

Congratulations to the following students for earning perfect attendance for the first semester of school.

Jude Connor
Camryn Fischer
Corey Whitesel
Michael Vore
Emma Brewer
Savannah Brewer
Cristian Cardona
Evelyn Downey
Katherine Elliott
Reagan Hoggatt
Alexandria Partin
Emily Livingston
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UCJSHS Honor Roll

Congratulations to the following students for earning Honor Roll for the first semester of this year.

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.
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KISS-TV Receives Funding for Equipment and Studio Updates From the Randolph Economic Development Corp.

The Randolph Economic Development Corporation donated funds to KISS-TV. Teacher, Brian Merrill, said that the KISS-TV program will use the funds to purchase additional cameras and a video switcher for offsite shoots, as well as upgrades the studio. KISS-TV is excited to be collaborating with Randolph County and the Randolph County schools to share content that highlights our communities. The KISS-TV program started in 1972 and has offered thousands of students an opportunity to gain academic and technical skills needed to succeed in today’s economy.
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“There’s More Than Corn…” in Union City’s FFA Program

By Brad Hoggatt, RESC Correspondent

In 1928, in a meeting room in the Baltimore Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri, 33 young farm-boys charted a course for their future, affecting the lives of millions of students thereafter. At this initial meeting, the FFA Chapter (Future Farmers of America) began. At the time of its inception, the FFA was created for those living and working on farms across the United States, and for those who wished to study agriculture. Today, with its name changed to represent the diverse and changing interests of members and reflect the expanded agricultural opportunities encompassing science, business and technology, in addition to production farming, the National FFA Organization is 650,000 members strong.

At Union City Junior/ Senior High School, FFA is one of the largest co-curricular clubs in which students can participate. It is a part of a 3-step model that includes Classroom Instruction, FFA Activities, and Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs that allow students to gain career skills in Agriculture. Union City is blessed to have two FFA Advisers, Ron Smith and Cindy (Mote) Nunez, who oversee all classes and organizational meetings. With two advisers, students at UCJSHS have the opportunity to enroll in more agriculturally based classes while having greater chances to participate in the numerous FFA activities that are planned locally, regionally, and nationally.

According to Nunez, “FFA offers a wide variety of Career Development Events (CDE’s) and Leadership Development Events. These events are offered at the county, district, state, and national levels. Students can compete in contests ranging from livestock, soils, crops, forestry, dairy judging, to leadership contests such as demonstrations, public speaking, and creed speaking.” Adds Smith, “Our students are also able to participate in hands-on CDE’s like Small Engines and Welding because of us having two advisers and a strong, parental support team.” Recently, the UCJSHS FFA Chapter has seen great success at these events and competitions. The Dairy Foods, Dairy, and Crops teams have qualified for the state, and Meats teams placed 4th and 5th at the state level. The Soils and Dairy Teams placed first in Randolph County, and the Small Engines and Soils teams placed very high in the District. As individuals, Derick Williams placed first in the District and top-6 in the state in the Extemporaneous Public Speaking contest, and Rylan Glunt qualified for the State Soils CDE as a Jr. Individual. Katie Reichard placed first in the Soils CDE for the second straight year, and Ian Glunt and Braydon Hoggatt placed 6th in the very competitive District 9 Small Engines CDE.

In order to support the organization’s activities, the 28 members selflessly raise the funds needed for a successful Chapter. In the fall, the UC members host a hog raffle, in the winter they sell fruits and nuts, and in the spring they sponsor a chicken dinner. Money earned from the group’s fundraisers go toward covering the costs of judging fees, conventions, leadership camps, and community service activities. The UC FFA Alumni also financially support many of the Chapter’s activities, namely the End of Year Banquet.

What started out as a simple group for farmers has grown into one of the nation’s largest organizations. Today, the National FFA Organization remains committed to the individual student, providing a path to achievement in premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Now, the organization is expanding the nation's view of "traditional" agriculture and finding new ways to infuse agriculture into the classroom. And at Union City Junior/ Senior High School, FFA opportunities are definitely taking root.
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October Students and Staff of the Month

Congratulations to the following students and teachers for being recognized as our October students, athletes, and staffs members of the month. This program is in place to recognize individuals who go above and beyond to display great character and dedication to our school and community.

Landen Dickmann
Maria Casillas-Romero
Mikayla Green
Heidi Livingston
Braxton Wright
James Lewis
Shelley Wambo
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