U-High Speech Enjoys Success at Richwoods Camelot Classic

The Pioneer Speech Team had a successful weekend at the Richwoods Camelot Classic, bringing home the first place trophy! Individually, the team had six individual champions with Lauren Dubravec taking first in Informative Speaking, Nick King taking first in Junior Varsity Original Oratory, Caroline Pickering taking first in Original Oratory, Lillian Wilkin taking first in Prose Reading, Brode Wall taking first in Junior Varsity Special Occasion Speaking, and Shaun Taxali taking first in Radio Speaking! A special congratulations to Shaun Taxali who was the highest scoring speaker of the day! Way to go, Pioneers!

Dramatic Duet Acting – Varsity
3rd: Eva Clay & Ian Guthrie

Extemporaneous Speaking – Varsity
6th: Nick King

Extemporaneous Speaking – Junior Varsity
4th: Orion Berardi

Humorous Duet ActingVarsity
4th: Emma Noraian & Caroline Pickering

Impromptu – Varsity
2nd: Shaun Taxali
3rd: Nick King

Impromptu – Junior Varsity
3rd: Owen Keene
6th: Orion Berardi

Informative Speaking – Varsity
1st: Lauren Dubravec

Oratorical Declamation – Varsity
3rd: Natalie Thomison

Original Comedy – Junior Varsity
5th: Cole Zimmerman

Original Oratory – Varsity
1st: Caroline Pickering

Original Oratory – Junior Varsity
1st: Nick King

Poetry Reading – Varsity
3rd: Eva Clay
4th: Caroline Pickering

Prose Reading – Varsity
1st: Lillian Wilkin
2nd: Natalie Thomison
3rd: Shaun Taxali

Prose Reading – Junior Varsity
2nd: Brode Wall

Radio Speaking – Varsity
1st: Shaun Taxali
5th: Riley Gillibrand 

Radio Speaking – Junior Varsity
3rd: Brode Wall

Special Occasion Speaking – Varsity
6th: Isabel Cutting

Special Occasion Speaking – Junior Varsity
1st: Brode Wall

Dana Siverly Places at State Swim Meet

This past weekend was the girls swim and dive state meet. U-High’s Dana Siverly finished in fourth place in diving with 418.25 points! She placed the highest ever by an area diver. Overall, the team tied for 26th place out of 42 teams participating. Congratulations Dana!

All-State Honors

Nathan Clay of the U-High boys soccer team was selected for All-State Honors by the Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association! Receiving all-sectional recognition were U-High’s JD Kelley, Christian Lopez and Cayden Redd. The student athletes were honored at a banquet last week in Elmhurst. Congratulations guys!

Another Successful Mr. U-High

Congratulations to Kee Randolph for being crowned the 2017 Mr. U-High. He and the other 11 contestants helped members of the Student Senate and U-Build Club bring in over $4200 for the construction of a home in Haiti. If anyone is still interested in donating please contact Mr. McDowell or Dr. Fitz.

Central State Eight All-Conference Athletes

This past week, a number of U-High student athletes were recognized for being named all-conference athletes for the fall sports. Congratulations to our students on their hard work at dedication! Boys cross country: Dane Alexander, Jared Schuckman, Sean Supan and Matthew Zacharias. Girls Cross Country: Mackie Madix, Emmy Mussey and Lyndsey Wolters. Football: Doug Holmes, Cole Tandy, Mark Widdel and Ty Ziebarth. Boys Golf: Ben Bazan, Ethan Huynh, Brevin Knight, Alex Kullman, Dallas Koth and Tony Palumbo. Girls Golf: Abby Klein, Maddison Murphy, Lexi Onsrud and Jadyn Spinks. Girls Swim and Dive: Lilly Culp, Jade Fung, Sidney Kennedy, Poleena Kovalaske, Sammy Lighty and Dana Siverly. Boys Soccer: Nathan Clay, JD Kelley, Christian Lopez and Cayden Redd. Girls Tennis: Stephanie Chow, Katie Feely, Amaya Fernandes, Anna Huber, Grace Matheis and Abby Totten. Volleyball: Amber Juarez, Jessica McDowell and Isabel Schaefbauer.