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UCHS National Honor Society

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By Brad Hoggatt, RESC Correspondent

On Tuesday, September 25, Union City Junior/ Senior High School celebrated those students who regularly work to go above and beyond the academic standards set upon them by their teachers with a “Celebration of Academic Excellence” assembly. The entire student body, grades 7-12, were present to witness the return these students received from their hardwork and perseverance.

UCJSHS Seniors Jacob Curry, Sophia Spence, Reagan Hoggatt, and Courtney Whitesel all received an Academic chevron from building principal, Mr. Aaron Black, to put on their Academic Honors Jackets. The additional chevron represents the two semester’s worth of straight A’s they each received during their Junior year of school. Additionally, Juniors Derick Williams, Mya Maloy, Grace Collins, Evelyn Downey, Heidi Livingston, Morgan Wymer, and Katie Reichard each earned their Academic Honors Jacket. This honor is awarded to students who successfully complete 4 consecutive semesters of high school with straight A’s.

At this presentation, as well, the UCJSHS Chapter of National Honor Society held its annual Induction Ceremony. The ceremony was fully lead by NHS Senior members Maria Casillas-Romero, Courtney Whitesel, Brayden Davis, Sydney Ralston, Reagan Hoggatt, Sophia Spence, Jacob Curry, and Emalee Bocanegra. These current members gave speeches on the four pillars of the National Honor Society- Scholarship, Leadership, Character, and Service- and lead the NHS pledge for the new inductees. Those Juniors and Seniors earning membership this year included Madison Fischer, Shelby King, Emily O’Connor, Katie Reichard, Derick Williams, Evelyn Downey, Mya Maloy, Mogan Wymer, Braxton Wright, Mikayla Green, Mackenzie Green, Heidi Livingston, and Grace Collins.

At Union City Junior/ Senior High School, a student whose GPA is at, or above, a 3.3 is invited to start the membership process. Those wishing to be considered must then create a resume and cover letter, highlighting their service opportunities and leadership examples and potential. A Selection Committee is established at school, made up of varying staff members, who then reads and evaluates each letter and resume. Scores are earned for each pillar on a scale of 1 to 4, 4 being the highest score a student can earn. Students earning membership into National Honor Society have collected an average of 11 points or more through this process. Though membership into NHS must solely be based on the four guiding principles listed, each school can go about the selection process differently.

This year’s Selection Committee at Randolph Eastern was made up of staff members Kylee Hopkins, Becky Kuehl, Brittani Dickmann, Jennifer Vincent, Diane Sutter, Laura Elliott, Valerie Overleese, and Gianna Pollitt, as well as RESC Board Member Linda Puccini.
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NS - Iron Sharpens Iron Sept. 28

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Congratulations to the following students for earning Iron Sharpens Iron t-shirts. Thank you, Chief Shoemaker and the UCFD for helping to recognize students who work hard to be great students. K - Mykal B.; 2 - Adrian E.; 3 - Alanna E.; 4 - Mia R.; 5 - Nikolai L.; 6 - Keegan L.
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Academic Honors Jackets

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Congratulations to the following students receiving Academic Honors Jackets at UCJSJS: (back row, L to R) Grace Collins, Derick Williams, Katie Reichard, Heidi Livingston, Evelyn Downey, Mya Maloy, and Morgan Wymer.

Students receiving Academic Honors Chevrons were (front row, L to R) Jacob Curry, Courtney Whitesel, Reagan Hoggatt, and Sophia Spence.
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FFA Soil Judging Contest

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The Union City FFA competed in the Area 7 Soil Judging Contest in Fayette County on Tuesday. The team of Katie Reichard, Ian Glunt, Derick Williams, and Ben Bagozzi placed first in Randolph County, and 9th out of 40 teams in the Area Contest. Individually, Katie placed first in Randolph County, and 14th out of the 139 participants in the Area Contest. Ian placed 4th in the County. This is the fifth straight year that Union City has won the Randolph County contest, and second straight year that Katie has been the top individual in the county. The team will be recognized at the annual Randolph County Soil and Water Conservation Banquet

Rylan Glunt competed in the Jr. Contest and placed 1st in Randolph County and 2nd in the Area out of 13 participants. Great job by all.
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UC Jr. High Drama Club to Present School Play

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“Dr. Evil and the Basket of Kittens” takes the stage on Oct. 3
By Brad Hoggatt, RESC Correspondent

The Union City Junior High Drama Club, made up of students in grades 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th, will present a two act comedy on Wednesday, October 3 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Randolph Eastern Performing Arts Center. Brian Taylor’s “Dr. Evil and the Basket of Kittens” is sure to delight audiences of all ages.

This darkly funny farce pits the eternal battle of pure evil against innocent fuzzy goodness. Dr. Evil wants to destroy the world, but when a basket of kittens arrives on his doorstep, it’s his own world that gets turned upside down. The Council of Evil is set to arrive any minute for the unveiling of the thermal ray — Dr. Evil’s latest weapon of world domination — and he must impress them at all costs. If the Council finds him with this basketful of precious kittens, they may never offer the financial backing he needs to complete his dastardly project. Being truly evil, there is only one solution that Dr. Evil can think of- total kitten annihilation! But with several identical baskets going in and out of his lab and the crazy antics of his assistant’s mummified mother, his own vampire mother and the practical-joke-loving family of hybrid hyena werewolves who live next door, the kittens just may make it out alive. Audience members will likely be rooting for the precious little fur balls the whole way. Or will they be as evil as Dr. Evil himself? One thing is for certain, being bad has never been this much fun!

Staring in this year’s production are Becca Overleese, Keegan Livingston, Brennan Hoggatt, Kalam Denney, Sylaris Denney, Anthony Wyant, Brianna Williams, and Sullivan Thomas. Also, Ena Durbin, Madi Cotter, Abby Stapleton, Grant Elliott, Campbell Kerns, Gavin Elmore, Reina Farias, and Luis Velasco. Special cameo appearances will be made by former participants Braydon Hoggatt, Mariah Claywell, Lyndsee Mills, and Emily Livingston.

Admission for this production is $2 for Adults and $1 for Students, grades K-12. Doors will open for admission at 6:30 p.m.
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Lilly Top 10

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Congratulations to Reagan Hoggatt and Sophia Spence being nominated as finalists for the Randolph County Lilly Scholarship. Sophia and Reagan will represent UC at the Lilly Top 10 Banquet.
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NS - Iron Sharpens Iron Sept. 14

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Congratulations to the following students for earning Iron Sharpens Iron t-shirts. Thank you, Chief Shoemaker and the UCFD for helping to recognize students who work hard to be great students. K - Owen J.; 1 - Quintin E.; 2 - Emmanuel A.; 3 - Ava R.; 4 - Michael A.; 5 - Campbell K.; 6 - Coltin E.
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Scholastic Book Fair Takes Over North Side

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By Brad Hoggatt

The students at North Side Elementary school are benefitting from books, more so than ever! This week, the Scholastic Book Fair has set up shop in the school’s gymnasium, giving the kids an easy opportunity to add to their own home collections. Wendy Smith, RESC Board member, and Book Fair coordinator is thrilled to help create this event each year for the students. “I started this project when my own daughters were at North Side. I fell in love so much with the event, that now the school can’t get rid of me!” But everyone at North Side agrees- Smith is why the Book Fair is such a great draw for the students and they hope she continues this for years to come.

Where most schools are lucky enough to host one book fair each year, Smith has made it a biannual event, creating two memorable book fairs each school year. With themes, decorations, and costumes, each Scholastic Book Fair that Smith chairs is enjoyed by all! This year’s theme, “The Enchanted Forest” features fanciful wall murals and trees, complete with woodland critters and gnome doors!

The Scholastic Book Fair is open every day of the week during the school day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., but will have extended hours this Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., in order to coordinate with North Side’s Family Cookout. Book prices start as low as $2 for a new, paperback chapter book, and can run up to $20 for the newest, hardback book. Community friends are encouraged to visit, as well. Please note, though, that all guests to North Side must first register in the office.
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UC Athlete, Student, and Teachers of the Month - August

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Congratulations to our athlete, student, and teacher of the month winners for the month of August!  These individuals were selected by their peers for showing great leadership and character throughout the month of August! They have earned a special parking spot, as well as a gift certificate for the Athletic Booster Club concession stands.

Female Athlete: Reagan Hoggatt
Male Athlete: Akili Roberts
Female Student: Emma Brewer
Male Student: Alex Vazquez
Female Teacher: Mrs. Debbie Williams
Male Teacher: Mr. Matt Carroll
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NS - Iron Sharpens Iron September 7

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Congratulations to the following students for earning Iron Sharpens Iron t-shirts. Thank you, Chief Shoemaker and the UCFD for helping to recognize students who work hard to be great students. K - Emma C.; 1 - Leiny B.; 2 - Alexandra P.; 3 - Lane M.; 4 - Trace G.; 5 - Jasmine B.; 6 - Meagan D.
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    • Central Office

      Randolph Eastern School Corp
      731 N. Plum Street
      Union City, IN 47390

      Aaron Black, Superintendent
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      Union City Jr.-Sr. HS
      603 N. Walnut Street
      Union City, IN 47390

      Neal Adams, Principal
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      Union City, IN 47390

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