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UT students place in Moline library poetry contest

Posted by on April 22, 2016 with 0 Comments

Jordan Jackson and Kristianna Holtsclaw, both seniors at UTHS, placed second and third (respectively) in a teen poetry contest sponsored by the Moline Public library. The students were honored last night in a ceremony at the library where they read their original poems for the crowd of family members, friends, and teachers.  Of the 65 submissions […]

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Latest JD Award winners announced

Posted by on April 15, 2016 with 0 Comments

Last Tuesday parents, teachers, and students gathered in the UT library to celebrate the latest batch of John Deere Harvester Special Recognition Award winners.  The awards are presented to senior students each quarter who go above and beyond what the UTHS community expects of them, and is a feather in the cap of UT’s most […]

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Project Pride winners announced for third quarter

Posted by on February 11, 2016 with 0 Comments

Project Pride is a UTHS program that recognizes students for some of the “Little things” that often go unnoticed in a big school.  Whether it is additional effort, kind acts, going above and beyond, or lending a helping hand, teachers can nominate students to receive recognition for their extra efforts. Especially impressive was Shamar Grant, […]

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Best speech season ever

Posted by on February 10, 2016 with 0 Comments

The United Township High School speech team is taking their competition to a new level this year, taking the highest number of events to the sectional tournament in school history. After what appeared to be a banner year in 2014-15, this year’s team has taken it up another notch. “Last year we had seven events […]

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All-State musicians perform in Peoria

Posted by on February 5, 2016 with 0 Comments

Four instrumentalists, one vocalist, and two future music educators earned the trip to Peoria last week to take part in the All-State Music Festival, an event that brings the top musicians from throughout the state to perform together once a year.  Under the direction of Mr. David Maccabbe and Mrs. Juliet Minard, the students took […]

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Students honored with John Deere Award

Posted by on January 21, 2016 with 0 Comments

by Kennedy Hoke Every quarter the John Deere Award Committee selects a group of seniors and  a community member or staff member to receive the John Deere Harvester/UTHS Special Recognition award. The recipients are receiving this award for going above and beyond what is expected of them, whether that be inside the class room or […]

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Cocoa helps the cramming

Posted by on December 18, 2015 with 0 Comments

This past Tuesday afternoon after school, several hundred UTHS students crammed in the UT cafeteria–for their finals. Sponsored by the Link Crew under the direction of UTHS counselor Mrs. Stacey Drish, students were treated to free cocoa as they found some study buddies to help prepare for their final exams.  Many of the UT teachers […]

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Blaze donates $2500 for UT families

Posted by on December 18, 2015 with 0 Comments

The Christmas costume extravaganza sponsored by Blaze Restoration filled the UTHS auditorium with enough Whos to outnumber Whoville. Scores of participants donned holiday costumes n a Whoville-inspired theme to help raise money for UTHS families in need.  That money, totaling $2500, was donated by Mike and Danette Simons of Blaze Restoration, both UTHS graduates.  Blaze Restoration […]

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Veterans honored at UT assembly

Posted by on November 11, 2015 with 0 Comments

by Kennedy Hoke and Mr. Schou Historically a day off school, this Wednesday, November 11 all UTHS students and staff gathered to honor our local heroes in the gym. The Symphonic Band played “National Emblem” as local veterans were welcomed to the UT gym with a thunderous, lengthy standing ovation from the student body. An […]

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Hunger Drive assembly raises awareness

Posted by on November 11, 2015 with 0 Comments

by Kennedy Hoke UTHS’s student council sponsored an assembly for the student body on Tuesday, November 10 in the gymnasium at UT.  The food donated towards the hunger drive was collected and filled the floor of the gym for all to see before being loaded into the trucks that will eventually deposit it in the […]

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