Archive for May, 2012

Boys track on way to state meet

Posted by on May 24, 2012 with 0 Comments

UTHS held their traditional walk through the halls at the beginning of second hour on Thursday, May 24, to honor our boys track program as they prepared to compete at the state meet at Eastern Illinois University this coming weekend. Eight members of the track team were headed to the meet, including: Jordan Atwater (4X200) Todd Flamer (4X200) Ben Jackson (4X200) […]

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Ask the principal – #2

Posted by on May 23, 2012 with 0 Comments

by Mr. Carl Johnson, principal   (Editor’s Note:  A new feature here on is “Ask the principal,” where students can submit questions to be answered by UTHS principal, Mr. Carl Johnson.  Please submit questions to Mr. Schou, the student news advisor, at   Why don’t seniors get out earlier than other grades, like […]

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Prom attendees Rendezvous in Paris

Posted by on May 21, 2012 with 0 Comments

The River Center substituted as Paris for a night as UTHS students celebrated Prom 2012.  The centerpiece of the decorations was a 17-foot Eiffel Tower that was the backdrop for hundreds of photographs throughout the evening. Hundreds of UT juniors and seniors and their dates danced the night away at the Davenport location as chaperones enjoyed the […]

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Opinion: Take Operation Prom lessons seriously

Posted by on May 17, 2012 with 0 Comments

by Alex Meeske To all seniors who attended Operation Prom on Tuesday, I hope you take the message to heart!  For those who don’t know me, I played the dead girl on the hood of the car.  Brandon Cox played the driver, and Erin Walker and Jay Edwards played the passengers in the backseat.  Mrs. […]

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Gates heads to state

Posted by on May 17, 2012 with 0 Comments

UTHS senior Danielle Gates is heading to the girls’ state track meet in Charleston, Illinois, this weekend to compete in the shotput event.  Danielle is UT’s lone female state qualifier to the state competition, following last weekend’s sectionals. The boys’ team competes this weekend in their sectional competition to see who will advance to next […]

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Operation Prom 2012 offers dose of reality

Posted by on May 16, 2012 with 0 Comments

        by Shelby McKay There is no doubt that the class that is looking forward most to the end of the year right now is the seniors. Graduation is coming up as well as their senior prom.  With all of the end-of the year hype, the seniors got an eye opener this […]

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2012 Prom court announced

Posted by on May 15, 2012 with 0 Comments

Prom court was announced yesterday, and voting is open for seniors on  The prom court nominees are: Front Row (left to right): Ashley Gomez, Eric Rico, Bri Nevarez, Sidney Simon, Molly Johnson, Kyler Thornborough, Mikayla Fallon, Josh Porter, Ariel Beverly, and Amanda Stone. Back Row (left to right): Darnell Bennett, Kiara Gay, Matt Dassow, […]

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Senior Awards Night recognizes UT’s top seniors

Posted by on May 14, 2012 with 0 Comments

by Alex Meeske Senior Awards Night was held Wednesday, May 9, 2012.  The cafeteria was overflowing with students and proud parents.  After a dinner provided by the UTHS cafeteria staff, the program began.  Each award or scholarship was presented to the deserving students by speakers that had a part in selecting the recipients. This night was dedicated to […]

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Ask the principal – #1

Posted by on May 11, 2012 with 0 Comments

by Mr. Carl Johnson, Principal (Editor’s Note:  A new feature here on is “Ask the Principal,” where students can submit questions to be answered by UTHS principal, Mr. Carl Johnson.) Q:  How long did it take you to become principal, and how much education do you need to become a principal? A:  I started my […]

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Panther Players go to The Birds

Posted by on May 9, 2012 with 0 Comments

Aristophanes’ The Birds will be presented by the Panther Players starting tomorrow in the UTHS Auditorium.  Shows are Thursday and Friday evenings, May 10 and 11, at 7:00 p.m., as well as Saturday, May 12, at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets are $5.00 for adults, with students and children paying the reduced rate of $3.00. This critically […]

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