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07

UC National Honor Society Sponsors Home Makeover

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By Brad Hoggatt, RESC Correspondent

While most students and families packed up and headed south over the recent Fall Break at UCJSHS, students in the National Honor Society stuck around town to help make the home of one local woman a bit brighter by sponsoring their second Union City Home Makeover.

Two years ago, the organization sponsored their first home makeover for Terresa Bradburn. At the time, Terresa was pretty sick and unable to do some “outdoor upkeep” around her home. The group came together and weeded, grubbed, painted, and planted. It was a great experience for the students, providing them a first-hand experience of selfless giving.

This year, the members of NHS “took over” the home of Desiree Hardwick, a 1988 graduate of Union City. After some phone calls, emails, and Facebook chats with Desi and her mom, Janey Carrico, the National Honor Society created a to-do list for this event. Over the course of two days, their goals included spray washing the house, cleaning out the eaves/downspouts, weeding the flower beds and re-landscaping, preparing the back patio, and adding shutters to the windows. The group managed to check-off each item from the list, and then some!

Event chairperson, Reagan Hoggatt, said of the activity, “It’s great coming together for the good of another! We worked very hard and the outcome was very rewarding, for Desi and for us!” The organization worked earlier selling Butter Braids to help raise funds for this, and future, projects. But through the kindness of local businesses and community friends, the expenses were limited. Says Hoggatt, “Lowes, in Greenville, helps us out by giving us a 17% discount on our purchases, and when we purchased the plants, they sold them to us at 75% off! We got $400 worth of plants for a bit over $100.” Didier Hardware in Union City donated all the mulch needed to redo the flower beds, and community friends Sharon Hoggatt, Melissa Adelsperger, and Rhonda Fields provided lunch and treats on the group’s last work day. Recently, the organization received a donation from community friend Junellen Bradburn, to help with any of the group's future endeavors.

Though it was late into October when who knows what will happen weather-wise, the group was blessed with two beautiful days to work. And their work has blessed Ms. Hardwick immensely. “Everyone worked their tails off- what a great bunch of kids, to take time out of their Fall Break to do this...There really is no way to express thanks enough for all the hard work everyone put into this.”
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NOV
04

“Volley ‘til You Fall-ey” Returns to UC

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Teachers Assoc. Raising Money for Annual Scholarship
By Brad Hoggatt, RESC Correspondent

Bump! Set! Spike! And rest! At least that’s what guests may see when the staff at Randolph Eastern School Corporation takes to the floor on Wednesday, November 6 to help raise money for the Randolph Eastern Classroom Teachers Association (RECTA) annual senior scholarship. This annual event helps to supply funds for the $2000 scholarship the association gives to a graduating senior going into the field of education and has been welcomed with open arms and hearty laughs.


The games start Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the UCJSHS gymnasium. Admission is only $2.00 per person, which is money well spent for a great cause and a great time! Concessions will also be available for purchase for a minimal amount with all money going into the scholarship account. The teachers and staff have added a raffle this year- all paying guests will automatically be included in the drawing, no extra purchase necessary!

Ashley Gard, the event coordinator, says, “This event is near and dear to our hearts because it helps one of our own enter into a profession that truly changes lives. We’d love to fill the gym with guests- we’re hoping for a great turnout!”

There are four teams set to compete on Wednesday. Team Black includes- Jennifer Vincent, Cobie Wells, Brad Hoggatt, Justin Daniels, Philip Brewer, and Senior team member Britney Kniesley. Team Gray is made up of Natalie Morgan, Andy Stover, Kevin Lawrence, Tonya Harshman, Ashley Gard, and Holly Morris. Making up Team Red are Aaron Black, Tony Evans, Ashton Noggle, John Zakelj, Valerie Overleese, and Senior team member Alex Bragg. Finally, Team Blue consists of Nancy Whitted, Kayla Noggle, Mike Thompson, Kyle Whitesel, Brittani Webb, and Senior team member Sydney Ralston.


The weather is set to be a bit off-putting by Wednesday, but your presence is encouraged at this event. Grab your umbrella and put on your raincoat, make your way to UCJSHS and show your support for a fantastic event headed up by a group of fantastic people!
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NOV
01

UC NHS Hosting Event in UCJSHS Gym Foyer

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The National Honor Society at UCJSHS is sponsoring this year’s annual Fall Festival on Saturday, November 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the high school gym foyer. With over 30 vendors, crafters, and artisans sharing their talents and wares, there is certain to be something for everyone!

This is only the second year for the festival. Last year, NHS Adviser Brad Hoggatt used it as a chance for students to raise money for a learning trip to New York City. Since a trip wasn’t in the works for this year, his NHS students decided to take over the reigns and use it as a dual fundraising opportunity- for the organization and for The Randolph County Promise. The Randolph County Promise is a program that helps families start CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings accounts through their schools, seeding the accounts with an initial investment from a local or regional sponsor, and rallying the community to match deposits that families and champions contribute to the account. Senior member and event chairperson, Sydney Ralston, states, “We sold booth space for $15 this year. Half of the money will go back to the NHS for their service projects while the rest will go to the Promise Program.” At this time, over $200 will be donated by the NHS for this great cause.

Participating businesses and organizations include PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving), The Corner Cupboard, Team Image Apparel (a NEW UC spirit shirt will be available for ordering with $5 of each shirt purchased going back to The RC Promise), Posh!, LipSense by Senegence, doTerra International, Color Street Nails, Lula Roe, thirty-one, Pampered Chef, and the Randolph County 4-H Club. Linda Puccini will be there, hosting a raffle to benefit the Tony Puccini Memorial Scholarship Fund, as well.

Kim Knox will be present with her beautiful hand-made jewelry, Seth Fowler with his woodworking, and Jamie Matchett and The Artisan Loop merchants with their products. Delicious baked goods ranging from homemade pies to dumplings, from cookies to cakes, will be available for purchase from various groups and individuals. Visitors will also be able to dine in or carry-out yummy lunch items provided by Joe Wyant and his family (smoked pulled pork) and Laura Elliott and the Costa Rica Service Learning Trip participants (hot chicken salad sandwiches).


Crafters and sellers will be present, too. From wooden signs to hand-painted art; from embroidery to decorative wreaths and holiday decorations; from Christmas ornaments to garden art, and so much more, this will be an event one won’t want to miss. “This is a win-win-WIN situation”, says Hoggatt. “The community gets a chance to shop local and support their friends and families. The vendors are able to share their talents with those who may not know of them. And the students in our county win because of the donations being made to this awesome cause!”
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OCT
18

UCJSHS - First Nine Weeks Honor Roll

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ALL A HONOR ROLL:

SENIOR ALL A’S – Rachel New.

JUNIOR ALL A’S – Katie Reichard and Derick Williams.

SOPHOMORE ALL A’S – Ryan Armantrout, Kyle Buckingham, Madison Garrett, Ian Glunt, Collin Perry, Hunter Reagan, Tabius Reagan, Erik Terriquez, and Michael Vore.

FRESHMEN ALL A’s – Mariah Claywell, Camden Downey, Hannah Fischer, Braydon Hoggatt, Emily Livingston, Angie Osornio-Machuca, Carlee Rismiller, Andrea Sanders, and Christina Sowinski.

8th GRADE ALL A’s – Parker Abel, Kalam Denney, Sylaris Denney, Landen Dickmann, Emily Evans, Gabriela Gonzalez-Neels, Kaylee Hardwick, and Elly O’Connor.

7th GRADE All A’s – Owen Dowler, Camryn Fischer, Zackary Fulk, Rylan Glunt, Angel Nieto, and Sullivan Thomas.


A and B HONOR ROLL

SENIOR A’S & B’S – Emalee Bocanegra, Jacob Bradbury, Antonio Calderon, Maria Casillas-Romero, Abigail Crowder, Mason Good, Cameron Luster, Bryant Mote, Silvia Uribe, and Corey Whitesel.

JUNIOR A’S & B’S – Payne Abel, Ashley Cline, Grace Collins, Luzmaria Corona Lara, Evelyn Downey, Cole Hughes, Gavyn Livingston, Heidi Livingston, Mya Maloy, Ethan Mann, Kelby Purdin, Bryten Stewart, and Morgan Wymer

SOPHOMORE A’S & B’S – Savannah Brewer, Cristian Cardona, Mackenzie Charles, Hunter Clay, Alexandria Partin, Taylor Rains, and Chloe Wyatt.

FRESHMEN A’S & B’S – Mark Brown, Hunter Curry, Katherine Elliott, Cale Jefferis, Hailee Jones, Grace Lutz, Skylie Lutz, and Rylan Mote.

8th GRADE A’s & B’s – Madeline Burns, Jude Connor, Malea Dean, Payten Dye, Raquel Jasso, Parker Kerns, Heather Lawrence, Emeren Lopez-Mariscal, Evan Mann, Lilyana McCallister, Whitney Sells, Grace Shoemaker, and Mallory Wymer.

7th GRADE A’s & B’s – Josiah Bowers, Skylar Dye, Jesse Gonzalez, Andrew Osornio-Machuca, Kylie Raymond, Corbin Richards, Makenna Simmons, Shannen Smith, and Alec Spence.
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OCT
12

UCJSHS Perfect Attendance - 1st Nine Weeks

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Congratulations to the following students for earning perfect attendance for the first nine weeks!


Derick Williams
Emily Livingston
Tanner Mangas
Joaquin DeJesus Rodriguez
Nathan Ruiz
Christina Sowinski
Kali Strait
Katie Elliott
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OCT
10

UCJSHS: Bringing Business to the Forefront of Learning

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By Brad Hoggatt, RESC Correspondent

In a world where standardized tests and graduation rates weigh heavy on the hearts and minds of all high school employees, it is nice to know that there are programs that exist in our schools that allow our students to explore and experience real-world opportunities in order to create more well-rounded citizens. At UCJSHS, Miss Becky Kuehl has been leading this charge for over 25 years. Kuehl is the Business Teacher for students in grades 7-12, is the adviser for the corporation’s DECA program, and is the chief overseer for the corporation’s two school-based enterprises (SBE’s), the TeePee and Apache Design. These opportunities help to make a student’s experience at UCJSHS even more memorable and rewarding.

What is DECA?

DECA is an organization founded in 1946 that prepares students to become leaders and entrepreneurs in the areas of Finance, Marketing, Hospitality and Management. It is organized into two unique student divisions, each with programs designed to address the learning styles, interest, and focus of its members. The High School Division includes 200,000 members in 3,500 schools. The Collegiate Division includes over 15,000 members in 275 colleges and universities. DECA Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit student organization with more than 215,000 members in all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Canada, China, Germany, Guam, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Spain. The United States Congress, the United States Department of Education and state, district and international departments of education authorize DECA’s programs.

Randolph Eastern joined the DECA program during the 1968-1969 school year and was advised by Mr. Richard Clark. In 1971-72, Jerry Beeman took over. In 1972-1974, Pat Leighton was the teacher. In 1974-75, Tom Johnson became the teacher and was the driving force behind the TeePee, the county’s first student-run business. At Randolph Eastern, in order for students to participate in DECA, they must first be enrolled in the Principles of Marketing course. Once this happens, students become members of DECA and remain members until they graduate. Kuehl says, “The program focuses on providing our students with the tools they need to become better leaders, to make them more aware of their career path, and to help them focus on supporting their community. I think another thing that DECA does is to educate them on how one behaves and exists in the professional world.” Seemingly, this skill could benefit so many in today’s society.


SBEs at Randolph Eastern- The TeePee and Apache

A School-based Enterprise (SBE) is an entrepreneurial operation in a school setting that provides goods and services to meet the needs of the market. SBEs are managed and operated by students as hands-on learning laboratories that integrate National Curriculum Standards in Marketing, Finance, Hospitality or Management. SBEs provide realistic and practical learning experiences that reinforce classroom instruction. SBEs can sell to consumers through a permanent location, a mobile kiosk or through internet marketing. Products may include school spirit wear, food and beverage items, school supplies, signs and banners, and more, while other SBEs provide services such as creative design, advertising sales and more. At Randolph Eastern, the students operate two SBEs, the TeePee and Apache Design. Both business ventures are Gold Star rated, an honor earned only by four other Indiana schools- Carmel (student population 4,830), Brownsburg (2,436), Avon (2757), and Fort Wayne Northrop (2,179). Union City (student population of 279) has proven it can certainly hold its own against “the big boys.”

The TeePee was Randolph Eastern’s first SBE, being established in 1974 by then business teacher, Tom Johnson. First on a rolling cart in the gym foyer during the students’ lunch period, the TeePee found a permanent home in the mid-1980’s, complete with a front display window and checkout line. Students operate the school store on a daily basis. They order the items to be placed in the store, they figure the cost, they make the price tags, and they stock the shelves. The students operate a Point-of-Sale System. The manager hires classmates for certain positions like receiving clerk, warehouse manager, product buyers, assistant manager, and accountant. Students receive a daily participation grade. Each “hired” student receive two manager evaluations during a 9 week period. Also, the students are assigned weekly marketing assignments that they work on when not scheduled to work in the store. Up to 18 students can participate in the TeePee program. Currently, it is a class open only to Seniors as it serves as a capstone to the Marketing Pathway. UC Senior Sydney Ralston is the 2018-2019 TeePee Manager.

Apache Design came to fruition during the 1987-1988 school year. It started in the corner of the business classroom as a department of the TeePee. It broke away from the TeePee starting in 1992-1993. Apache Design received its own space during the renovation process when the new middle school was built; however, it was moved to its current location after a second renovation took place. Students are able to participate during their Senior year, but must have successfully completed Principles of Marketing first. Students receive credit each semester. They are given a participation grade and the manager and assistant manager perform an employee evaluation for each student involved. They also receive a profit/loss grade each month.

Apache has always done silk screening. The company is responsible for printing many of the school’s spirit shirts and Homecoming apparel. They’ve designed and printed shirts for the Jim Noffsinger Memorial 5K Run, the Arts Festival in Union City, and shirts for the GRIC PreSchool program. Most recently, Apache Design was commissioned to print over 300 shirts for every third grade student in Randolph County for The Randolph County Promise. They dabbled in dye sublimation early on, but did not have much success with it. By the end of this year, Apache Design is looking to add vinyl banner printing to their load. They also hope to gain a second heat press for their shirts, as well as a hat press. Reagan Hoggatt, UC Senior, is this year’s Apache Design manager.


Groups and organizations can contact Kuehl by calling her at (765) 964-4840 ext. 118, or they can reach her via email at bkuehl@resc.k12.in.us, if they are interested in having Apache Design create for them.

Students have accomplished great things through the business department at Union City Junior/ Senior High School. Through classwork, real-world experiences, and competitions, the students at UC are gaining invaluable knowledge and experience in the world of business and entrepreneurship.
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OCT
08

UC FFA Hog Raffle

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Thank you to all who supported the FFA Hog Raffle. The money raised helps pay for CDE Entries, Leadership Camps, National Convention, Community Service Projects, etc. Here is a list of the winners:

1st Place-Vicki Pole (Half Processed Hog & $10 Gift Certificate)
2nd Place-Erick Williams (Half Processed Hog)
3rd-5th Place-Audra Hufford, Shane Guillozet, Lisa Bergman ($10 Gift Certificates)

A big thank you to RESC Employee Rusty Oliver of Oliver's Butcher Shop for donating the processing of the hog.

The FFA will begin our Annual Fruit/Nut Sales later this week. It is a great opportunity to get fresh citrus and apples delivered for the Christmas Season.
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OCT
05

UCHS Student, Athlete and Staff of the Month for September

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Friday, the following students and teachers were recognized our September student, athlete, and staff members of the month. This program is in place to recognize individuals that go above and beyond to display great character and dedication to our school and community.

Students of the Month: Corey Whitesel and Katie Reichard

Athletes of the Month: Morgan Wymer and Michael Vore

Staff of the Month: Connie Sheppard and Gianna Pollitt

Congratulations!
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28

UCHS National Honor Society

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By Brad Hoggatt, RESC Correspondent

On Tuesday, September 25, Union City Junior/ Senior High School celebrated those students who regularly work to go above and beyond the academic standards set upon them by their teachers with a “Celebration of Academic Excellence” assembly. The entire student body, grades 7-12, were present to witness the return these students received from their hardwork and perseverance.

UCJSHS Seniors Jacob Curry, Sophia Spence, Reagan Hoggatt, and Courtney Whitesel all received an Academic chevron from building principal, Mr. Aaron Black, to put on their Academic Honors Jackets. The additional chevron represents the two semester’s worth of straight A’s they each received during their Junior year of school. Additionally, Juniors Derick Williams, Mya Maloy, Grace Collins, Evelyn Downey, Heidi Livingston, Morgan Wymer, and Katie Reichard each earned their Academic Honors Jacket. This honor is awarded to students who successfully complete 4 consecutive semesters of high school with straight A’s.

At this presentation, as well, the UCJSHS Chapter of National Honor Society held its annual Induction Ceremony. The ceremony was fully lead by NHS Senior members Maria Casillas-Romero, Courtney Whitesel, Brayden Davis, Sydney Ralston, Reagan Hoggatt, Sophia Spence, Jacob Curry, and Emalee Bocanegra. These current members gave speeches on the four pillars of the National Honor Society- Scholarship, Leadership, Character, and Service- and lead the NHS pledge for the new inductees. Those Juniors and Seniors earning membership this year included Madison Fischer, Shelby King, Emily O’Connor, Katie Reichard, Derick Williams, Evelyn Downey, Mya Maloy, Mogan Wymer, Braxton Wright, Mikayla Green, Mackenzie Green, Heidi Livingston, and Grace Collins.

At Union City Junior/ Senior High School, a student whose GPA is at, or above, a 3.3 is invited to start the membership process. Those wishing to be considered must then create a resume and cover letter, highlighting their service opportunities and leadership examples and potential. A Selection Committee is established at school, made up of varying staff members, who then reads and evaluates each letter and resume. Scores are earned for each pillar on a scale of 1 to 4, 4 being the highest score a student can earn. Students earning membership into National Honor Society have collected an average of 11 points or more through this process. Though membership into NHS must solely be based on the four guiding principles listed, each school can go about the selection process differently.

This year’s Selection Committee at Randolph Eastern was made up of staff members Kylee Hopkins, Becky Kuehl, Brittani Dickmann, Jennifer Vincent, Diane Sutter, Laura Elliott, Valerie Overleese, and Gianna Pollitt, as well as RESC Board Member Linda Puccini.
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Academic Honors Jackets

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Congratulations to the following students receiving Academic Honors Jackets at UCJSJS: (back row, L to R) Grace Collins, Derick Williams, Katie Reichard, Heidi Livingston, Evelyn Downey, Mya Maloy, and Morgan Wymer.

Students receiving Academic Honors Chevrons were (front row, L to R) Jacob Curry, Courtney Whitesel, Reagan Hoggatt, and Sophia Spence.
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