Pantagraph All-Area Volleyball Picks

The Pantagraph released their all-area volleyball picks and U-High had several players selected. Amber Juarez was selected for the first team. Isabel Schaefbauer was selected for the second team. Receiving honorable mentions were Jessica McDowell, Illyana Lin and Addy Loeffler. Congratulations ladies!

Boys Swim and Dive Scores Another Victory

Congratulations to the U-High boys swim and dive team on their 129-to victory over Urbana High School on Tuesday! The team captured numerous first place wins at the meet, including : Andy Ritsema (100 freestyle and 200 freestyle); Anthony Williamson (200 IM and 100 backstroke); Josh Nepomuceno (50 freestyle); Matt Hansel (1 meter diving); Colton Stogner (100 butterfly); and Harrison Fudge (500 freestyle). The Pioneers also had victories in three relays. The 200 medley relay (Harrison Fudge, Josh Nepomuceno, Colton Stogner and Anthony Williamson), 200 freestyle relay (Colton Stogner, Andy Ritsema, Josh Nepomuceno and Alex Hess) and the 400 freestyle relay (Harrison Fudge, Andy Ritsema, Anthony Williamson and Alex Hess).

Finals Schedule, December 20 & 21

Finals are scheduled for Wednesday, December 20 and Thursday, December 21. Even hour finals (2nd, 4th, 6th & 8th periods) will be on Wednesday and odd hour finals (1st, 3rd, 5th & 7th periods) will be on Thursday. A complete finale schedule is available here. If you student needs to miss a final for any reason, please contact Mr. Evans, Assistant Principal.

Senate Badminton Tournament a Success

On Saturday, U-High Student Senate held an inaugural Badminton Tournament. They had a total of 20 teams sign up for the event with all proceeds going towards Toys for Tots. At the end of the tournament, Team Neopolitan was the winner! Congratulations to Student Senate on a successful event!

Pioneer Speech and Debate Update

The Pioneer Speech and Debate Teams had a successful weekend across three separate tournaments this Saturday! Tournament Champions included James Han in Impromptu Speaking at the Santaburg Oaklaus Tournament at Carl Sandburg High School, Jonathan Boudreaux in Radio Speaking at Illinois Central College, and, with an undefeated record, Shaurya Taxali and Tyler Livingston in Novice Public Forum Debate at Fenwick High School. Well done Pioneers! Full results are listed below.

Team Sweepstakes

2nd: University High School

Extemporaneous Speaking
2nd – Nick King (ICC)
3rd – James Han (CSHS)

Extemporaneous Speaking – JV
3rd – Orion Berardi

Humorous Duet Acting
3rd – Jonathan Boudreaux & Adam Schofield

Humorous Interpretation – JV
3rd – Katelyn DeKeersgieter

Impromptu Speaking
1st – James Han (CSHS)
5th – Nick King (ICC)
6th – Joseph Dubravec (ICC)

Impromptu Speaking – JV
3rd – Zane Zaitzeff
4th – Orion Berardi

Informative Speaking
2nd – Allie Beam
3rd – Lillian Wilkin

Informative Speaking – JV
4th – Kenzie Bray

Oratorical Declamation
3rd – Allie Beam

Oratorical Declamation – JV
5th – Zane Zaitzeff

Original Comedy
2nd – Gabe Pfister
6th – Cole Zimmerman

Original Oratory
6th – Allie Beam

Original Oratory – JV
3rd – Nick King

Poetry Reading
6th – Jonathan Boudreaux

Poetry Reading – JV
5th – Rylee Camp

Prose Reading
2nd – Lillian Wilkin
5th – Shaun Taxali

Public Forum Debate – Novice
1st – Shaurya Taxali & Tyler Livingston

Radio Speaking
1st – Jonathan Boudreaux

Special Occasion Speaking
2nd – Emma Noraian (CSHS)
3rd – Joseph Dubravec (ICC)

Special Occasion Speaking – JV
2nd – Yvin Shin