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Black-tie affair for seniors

Posted by on May 14, 2018 with 0 Comments

The annual senior prom was “A Black-Tie Affair” at the River Center in Davenport, Iowa, this past Saturday night.  In some black ties, and many ties in other hues, seniors danced the night away (or at least from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.) to a DJ before crowning the prom royalty.  The 2018 prom royalty […]

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Seniors given food, props, checks

Posted by on May 10, 2018 with 0 Comments

Senior Awards Night was held Wednesday in the UTHS cafeteria, and scores of UT seniors collected awards, applause, and scholarship money throughout the three-hour fest of food and recognition. Scores of awards were handed out in the crowded cafeteria (see the full list below) recognizing seniors’ hard work .  Many scholarships were presented by the […]

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Amoussou, Bush win poetry prizes

Posted by on April 24, 2018 with 0 Comments

Ayele Amoussou and Crysania Bush were recognized during the creative writing class’s field trip to the Quad City campus of Western Illinois University.  The class attended WIU’s “Honor Student for a Day” event and the first annual “Get Lit. Luncheon.” As part of the day, WIU sponsored a poetry and short story writing contest for the […]

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Morrow wins Optimist speech contest

Posted by on April 5, 2018 with 0 Comments

Junior Maddy Morrow was the winner of a speech contest sponsored by the East Moline Optimist Club last week.  On Wednesday, March 28,  the competition took place in the United Township High School library where six students delivered original speeches describing where their optimism comes from. In addition to Morrow, juniors Joey Dryoel and Ashley […]

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Third quarter John Deere awards presented

Posted by on April 3, 2018 with 0 Comments

In an ongoing partnership with Deere Harvester works, ten seniors and one staff member were recognized for going above and beyond what is expected of them at United Township High School. UT superintendent Dr. Jay Morrow and the Deere Harvester Works public relations department’s Morgan Norberg handed out the awards at the quarterly ceremony hosted […]

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Free SAT prep for juniors

Posted by on March 5, 2018 with 0 Comments

On Monday, March 12, the first weekday of spring break, UTHS juniors have the opportunity to attend a one-day SAT test-prep workshop for free.  From 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., The Doorway to College Foundation will present ZAPS test-preparation training here in the building.  This seminar is typically offered for $89 per person, but UTHS […]

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Senator Durbin talks guns, immigration, voting

Posted by on February 20, 2018 with 0 Comments

United States Senator Dick Durbin, Democrat from Illinois, visited United Township High School today and talked to the government class of Ms. Julie Eisenband and Mr. Bob Feller, telling the students about his path to the Senate, discussing guns and immigration, and answering their questions. Foremost on Senator Durbin’s and the students’ minds was the […]

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UTHS offers “safest environment possible” during threat

Posted by on February 6, 2018 with 0 Comments

by Mr. Schou Last Wednesday in the halls of UTHS there were fewer students present than usual, but the adult population was far more visible due to an anonymous threat.  After UT generated e-mails and phone calls on Tuesday night to all the families of students in the district to relay the story of a […]

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Three band students head to All-State

Posted by on January 26, 2018 with 0 Comments

Three band students from United Township are being honored with selections to the All-State concert band and orchestra.  Gage Tittle on trombone, Jacob Sommer on tuba, and Jacy Betzel on trumpet will be in Peoria this weekend to rehearse and perform as part of this prestigious ensemble.  They were honored with a “walk-through” the halls, […]

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Student written and directed one-act plays premiere

Posted by on January 18, 2018 with 0 Comments

by Ashley Preston The premiere showing of this year’s ten minute plays occurred Tuesday night, and it was quite the success. This year there are seven plays, each written by a UT student and ranging from comedic to dramatic. For those who did not attend the first showing, there will be two more opportunities to […]

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