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Union AFJROTC Receives Silver Star

The Union High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp has received a 2017-18 Silver Star Community Service with Excellence Award. Union’s AFJROTC was also selected as one of 276 units to receive the 2017-18 Air Force JROTC Distinguished Unit Award.

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SUPPORTING EDUCATION:

Union Teachers and supporters worked hard in April to draw attention to low teacher and classroom funding in Oklahoma. This photo was taken at the intersection of East 71st Street and South Mingo Road in Tulsa.

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Union Athletic Director Honored

Dan Newman, athletic trainer for Union High School, in March was recognized for his work and career dedication by the National Athletic Trainers Association.

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Union Boy’s Soccer Team Off to Impressive Start

By MIKE MOGUIN

When it comes to Union soccer, the girls have been the hot team, having won consecutive championships the past three seasons. However, the boys are rockin’ the pitch in the early going of the 2018 season.

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Josie Uerling Wins Swimming Championship

By MIKE MOGUIN

For the first time in five years, Union can boast of having a state champion swimmer.
Senior Josie Uerling achieved the honor when she won the girls 200-yard freestyle event at the Class 6A state meet on Feb. 17 in Edmond. She captured the first-place medal after finishing a time of 1:52.60, finishing ahead of runner-up Katie Callahan of Edmond Memorial (1:53.13).
“I am very excited to be a state champion,” Uerling says. “Especially since I’m the first to be a state champion from Union since 2013. I like being able to represent my school. It’s also great for me to see how all my hard work this season paid off.”

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Union High School Senior Spotlight

Jessica Allen and Keviyon Cooper have been named Union High School’s February Seniors of the Month.

Allen is the daughter of Jim and Denise Allen of Broken Arrow. She is active in varsity softball, the Pet Adoption League and the Route 66 Marathon event. She is among the top 10 percent of her class for academics, was named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll and for four years named to the Frontier Valley Academic All-Conference. She also received All-District Softball Honorable Mention. Allen hopes to study bio-engineering at Oklahoma State University.

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Seven Seniors Named Merit Finalists

Seven Union High School seniors have been named 2017-2018 National Merit Finalists:

• Grant Hizer, son of Lisa Guertin of Broken Arrow;
• Killian Kane, son of Kelly and Jennifer Kane of Tulsa;
• Alexander Labbane, son of Mondher and Cheryl Labbane of Broken Arrow;
• Ferdinand Mudjialim, son of Andy Mudjialim and Tan Fang Fang of Broken Arrow;
• Tony Nguyen, son of Henry and Tammy Nguyen of Tulsa;
• Hannah Rondthaler, daughter of Timothy Rondthaler and Joanne Call of Tulsa; and
• Josephine Uerling, daughter of Steve and Alicia Uerling of Broken Arrow. 

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TTCU Supports Education

SCHOOL PRIDE PROGRAM: Georgia Steele, relationship management director at TTCU-The Credit Union, presents Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler, left, and Assistant Superintendent for Support Services Charlie Bushyhead a $6,000 check for usage of the Union School Pride Visa check card. Each time patrons swipe their Union Public Schools debit card, TTCU-The Credit Union donates money to the school district. Union receives those donations twice a year.

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Union Leadership Class Celebrates Senior Citizens

KING AND QUEEN: In February, Union High School’s Leadership Class visited Senior Star at Woodland Terrace to celebrate the independent living community’s 20th year of its “Winter Dance.” Since 1998, Union High School’s Leadership Class has been attending the Winter Dance held for Woodland Terrace’s residents. Pictured above, Union students pose with Woodland Terrace’s 2018 prom king and queen. “The Winter Dance is really a highlight for the residents each year,” says Sabrina Davidson, executive director at Woodland Terrace. “It seems like there aren’t enough opportunities today for intergenerational contact, so it’s wonderful to see students and residents interact and create special memories.”

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