Boys Tennis Heading to State

The boys tennis team completed play in the class 1A Washington tennis sectional. U-High was the sectional team champion, scoring 32 points. Individually, sophomore Dorath Chamarthi won the sectional singles title, defeating UHigh sophomore teammate Thomas Moh in the final match. Junior Josh Friesen and sophomore Carter Burk were sectional doubles champions. Dorath Chamarthi, Thomas Moh, Josh Friesen, and Carter Burk qualified for the state tournament, which begins Thursday.

Girls Soccer Wins Sectional Championship

Congratulations to the girls soccer team on the 6-0 victory over Champaign St. Thomas More in the sectional championship game at IWU’s Neis Field. Sarah LaFayette led in scoring with four goals individually. The team now moves on to the super-sectional against Joliet Catholic on Tuesday in LaSalle. Good luck ladies!

Girls Track and Field at State

U-High is proud to congratulate Lauren Seaver and Katie Reeves of the U-High track and field team. Lauren finished in 3rd place and Katie finished in 4th place in the pole vault event at this year’s state meet in Charleston. Way to go ladies!

Study Sessions for Finals

As our semester is coming to an end, our final examinations are almost here! In order to support our students, we have decided to open the library on Tuesday, May 23 from 3:00 – 9:00 pm. The library will be a quiet place to study alone or with a group of classmates. Boosters has provided some snacks for our students, but we are always in need of more. If you are willing, please send snacks to the main office any time Monday or Tuesday. Click here for a listing of teachers available throughout the evening as well as study sessions offered.

2017 Awards Assembly

On Wednesday morning, the University High School community recognized a number of our students for scholarships, awards and significant accomplishments at the 2017 Awards Assembly held in Stroud Auditorium. These students were honored for their hard work, focus and dedication to excellence and academic achievement. We extend our sincere congratulations to our students and their families on these honors. We also appreciate our presenters who took the time to make the ceremony a meaningful experience. Please click here for the program that includes all award winners.

Fact of the Day

On this day in 1843, a massive wagon train, made up of 1,000 settlers and 1,000 head of cattle, sets off down the Oregon Trail from Independence, Missouri. Known as the “Great Emigration,” the expedition came two years after the first modest party of settlers made the long, overland journey to Oregon.