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Lisa Ford Eager to Represent Union in B.A.

By EMILY RAMSEY

In February, Tulsa native and Broken Arrow resident Lisa Ford unseated incumbent Patrick Coyle to become Union Public Schools’ Zone 2 board of education member.

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Josh Spears Balances Books, Mound Duties

By MIKE MOGUIN

Josh Spears fits the mold of a role model baseball player.

A team captain, the Union senior is an ace on the mound, excels in the classroom and inspires young players.

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Seniors Crowned Mr., Miss Union

Union High School seniors Peter Wetherbee and Te’a Williams were named Mr. and Miss Union – the highest honor a student may receive at Union High School. Wetherbee is the son of Angela Davis and Brian Wetherbee, and Williams is the daughter of Natosha Williams and Tyrone Stewart.

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High-Performing Union Juniors

TOP PERCENTILE: Juniors Lucy Duran Camacho, left, and Kimberly Garcia have been named in the top 2.5 percent on the PSAT/NMSQT among all Hispanic and Latino test-takers in the region and have been invited to participate in the National Hispanic Recognition Program. To be eligible for the program, students must have ancestors from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay, or Venezuela.

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Literacy Specialist Awarded

DISTRICT RECOGNITION: In February, Susan Henderson, digital literacy specialist at Roy Clark Elementary School, was named the 2016-2017 Union Public Schools Teacher of the Year. With her are Union Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler and Dr. Kathy Dodd, right, associate superintendent of teaching and learning. Henderson came to the Union school district in 2009. Henderson uses a makerspace in the media center that allows students to experiment with STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) concepts and grow their creativity. “I firmly believe that the library needs to be so much more than just checking out books. My goal is to lead others to see that the library needs to have a space to collaborate with others to use technology to create, invent, tinker, as well as a place to access great books.”

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Mo Garcia Keeping Family Legacy Alive at Union

By MIKE MOGUIN

Rudy Garcia has been coaching the Union Redskins on the hardwood for a long time. But there has never been a time as special as now as he gets to coach his son, Mo Garcia, now in his junior season.

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Union 8th Grader an International Taekwondo Champ

Union eighth grade student Ethan Sen is making a name for himself in national and international taekwondo competition. Sen recently won three medals at the 2017 U.S. Open Taekwondo Championships in Las Vegas, held Jan. 31 through Feb 3. He is the son of Kenneth Sen and Linda Ting of Tulsa.

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District Teacher Named

Susan Henderson, digital literacy specialist at Roy Clark Elementary School, is Union Public Schools’ 2016-2017 District Teacher of the Year.

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Ethan Chargois Continues Amazing Career at Union

By MIKE MOGUIN
Sports Writer

Union had a scare in mid-January when one of its top players, senior Ethan Chargois, incurred what was thought to be a hand injury in practice on the eve of a game.

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