IN THIS ISSUE: JH/HS honor rolls p. 6 & 8 All-star selection for Drew p. 9 No change in FB playoffs p. 11 Storm Tracker THE United High School Newspaper Volume 11, Issue 5 STORM ALERTS Calendar Notes There will be no school on Monday, February 16, in observance of Presidents’ Day. School Board Those looking for a school board story on page 2 won’t find one. That’s because there was no school board meeting in January. The inclement weather that forced the cancellation of the first four school days of the month also forced the cancellation of the January 8 meeting of the Board of Education. The next school board meeting will be held on Thursday, February 12, at the high school. IHSA’s Hickman to retire Illinois High School Association Executive Director Marty Hickman, a former Westmer High School principal, has announced his plans to retire next January. Hickman’s tenure has included unprecedented growth in participation opportunities for students, as the IHSA added State Series tournaments in Boys Bowling, Competitive Cheerleading, Competitive Dance, Journalism, Boys & Girls Water Polo and Bass Fishing. alongwith programs for Athletes with Disabilities in several sports in 2012. Opening week of January lost to cold weather By Jacob Dunn United has cancelled many times due to snow, but has recently faced tough decisions involving subzero temperatures. “Generally, I will cancel school if it’s at least 20-below, but it’s very hard to judge and base off a forecast,” superintendent Jeff Whitsitt said. The district, which was to resume on January 7 after Christmas break, was forced to cancel school four days in a row, with only one of the days being cancelled due to snow. Although the district does have a snow policy, it does not have a policy on canceling due to cold weather. “It’s hard to judge the night before whether or not we should cancel because of temperatures, especially without a policy. If it’s 18-below out, we might have school, only to have it get colder later in the day, causing fuel in the buses to gel. In the long run, it’s a very difficult decision to make,” Whitsitt said. Another judgement call to be made is the delay of school by one or two hours, which also has no set policy. With unsafe road conditions, transportation difficulties, and worrying about the safety of the students, cold weather will continue to play a factor in the cancellation of school and may end up resulting in a new policy for the district. And, the weekend forecast call for up to 8” of snow on Sunday. Falling gas prices welcomed by all By Arleen Michael In the last few months, the decrease in gas prices has affected everyone. The price for a gallon of gas in Monmouth, for example, is $1.85, the lowest in the area. Students are definitely happy about the price of gas. “It saves me more money so I can buy clothes,” senior Kyle Dew said. ”It saves me money to spend other things than gas. I will also have more money leftover,” fellow senior Abby Feltmeyer said. Senior Shane Sharer, also an employee of Pepperoni’s Pizza, says gas prices don’t impact his job when he delivers pizzas. “I get paid $15 for gas each time I work,” Sharer said. He also stated he receives $15 when the gas prices were almost at the $4 range. Physical education teacher Jim Noonan is also happy about gas prices, saying, “It’s like a pay raise.” Last spring, Superintendent Jeff Whitsitt accepted a fuel bid at $3.20 per gallon. Luckily for him, the price can’t go any higher than that, but it can go lower. “We get the best of both worlds,” Whitsitt said. The decrease in gas prices helped United High For high school students who have never seen prices this low, there are many benefits to plunging gas rates. School save around $200. Last year, two companies submitted bids for fuel and Whitsitt said while he would like more companies to bid, he doesn’t think many companies would like to deliver to us. The school board is expected to put the contract for next year on the bidding block in a little more than a month. While gas prices don’t affect buses which run on diesel fuel, Whitsitt sees the district seeking out more fuel efficient buses in the future. The State of Illinois owes the United School District... $229,702.33! Source: Illinois State Board of Education (01/29/2015) page 2 STORM TRACKER 1905 100th Street Monmouth, IL 61462 (309) 734-9411 The Storm Tracker is published monthly, wth additional issues as warranted, by the journalism students of United High School, and is distributed online via the World Wide Web. 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The Storm Tracker only edits letters in cases of timeliness and obscenity and does not guarantee publication of all letters. STORM TRACKER Cass Singleton, Editor Reporters: Carena Choate, Taydem Devlin, Jacob Dunn, Arleen Michael, Bridgit Perkins, Becca Rutledge, Maggie Simkins, Chelsea Stombaugh, Antonyio Villarreal “Some material courtesy of American Society of Newspaper Editors/MCT Campus High School Newspaper Service.” WEBPAGE ADDRESS www.united.k12.il.us The webpage contains links to each district building and office, as well as access to the online grading system and calendar. UNITED CUSD #304 contact numbers FCA breakfast features West Central speaker By Chelsea Stombaugh A Fellowship of Christian Athletes member at United High School is currently performing mission work in Cambodia. For two weeks, Christy Johnson is helping women and young girls who were sex trafficked. Johnson attends the First Christian Church in Monmouth. The FCA also held its monthly breakfast on Friday, January 23. The breakfast was provided by Jackie Burnett, Shanda Brownlee, Connie Frakes and Donna Stratiff. 60th Annual Pancake Day Gerlaw Christian Church Wednesday February 4 Tickets $6.00 adults 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. $4.00 kids Carry outs available All you care to eat 2 lb. packages of Whole Hog Sausage--$6.00 For tickets or to order fresh sausage, contact: Sam & Vicki Parrish 309-343-3874 Marvin Carson 309-482-3278 Bob & Diana Stinemates 309-337-5778 By Antonyio Villarreal United’s pop choir has been singing new songs for four years now, but this year has proven to be the biggest group with 26 people. “With a group this large hopefully we can do more than we have in the previous years,” choir director Katie Hall said. Hall changed the original “swing choir” group and started “pop choir” her first year here in 2011. The pop choir group meets in the mornings on Monday, Wednesday, and every other Friday to practice modern pop songs at 7am. This year’s songs include “I’m Not the Only One” by Sam Smith and “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran, and a third song that has yet to be decided upon. “It’s definitely worth waking up an hour earlier for,” junior Brody Frieden said. Not only does the choir Superintendent’s Office 734-9413 FAX 734-0223 United High School 734-9411 FAX 734-6090 Type Storm Tracker in Search Box United Elementary North 482-3332 FAX 482-3341 United Elementary West 734-8513 FAX 734-8515 year as a FCA leader. He is also the youth minister at Rozetta Baptist Church and is a farmer in the Rozetta area. “What if the Christian you currently are, met the Christian you could be?”Allaman asked. Also during Allaman’s speech four important ideas were discussed: 1.) Get to know Jesus; 2.) Be secretly incredible; 3.) Rethink your approach; and, 4.) Live up to your maximum. United pop choir prepares for spring performance Follow the Storm Tracker on Facebook United Junior High 734-8511 FAX 734-6094 Donations were given by other member’s mothers, as well. “When FCA has our breakfast in the mornings, I think it’s a nice way for everyone to get together and have a guest speaker come in and put his input on how he looks at life and look on God.”sophomore Summer Cole said. This month’s speaker was Justin Allaman (pictired above), the FCA leader at West Central High School, where he has 15 students and is in his first have volunteering students to sing, but also a beatboxer to produce different vocals and sounds. The heavily numbered choir intends on practicing to perfection and should be ready to perform in a concert sometime in the spring. February college visits The following colleges will be making recruiting stops at United High School: February 10 U.S. Army February 11 Carl Sandburg College February 23 Truman State University See Mrs. Shaver if interested. 210 N. Main Monmouth 734-5100 page 3 United graduate back to help local athletes By Cass Singleton In 2009 when Stasha (Giese) Padgett (pictured right) graduated from United High School, she saw herself becoming a journalist and moved to Iowa to pursue her career but now she is back in town helping run a new sports equipment store called Replay Sports, located at the 1st Street Armory with a goal to help students who don’t want to or can’t afford to pay for new sports gear to be able to overcome those obstacles. “We hate to have parents not allow their kids to play sports because they choose to put food on the table. This is also a way to teach hard work ethic and hard work is important for sports,” Padgett said. The store is hoping to be open in February and will be set up so that students can come inside and pick out any equipment they need and instead of paying for the equipment the students will have the opportunity to volunteer their time until the value is paid off. FFA prepares for big month A stack of used sporting equipment awaits sorting at the new Replay Sports store in Monmouth. The store is operated by former 2008-2009 Storm Tracker editor Stasha (Giese) Padgett. FFA is one of United High School’s largest organizations. A full month of activites in scheduled in February, including national FFA Week during the final week of the month. For a listing of activities, see the school calendar in page 7. “If we don’t have what a student needs, please don’t get discouraged. Just let us know and we can see what we can do to get those things for you,” Padgett said. The store is looking for people who would like to donate their gently used sporting equipment and those who are interested can drop the items off at the 1st Street Armory any time Monday through Thursday from 9:00-3:00 pm or you can call ahead at 712-2670386 to speak to Padgett and arrange a time. There are drop off locations at the United West campus and at the high school. ALEXIS Public Library 3317 Agency St Burlington, IA (319) 754-7975 102 N. Broadway (309) 482-6109 M-W-Th-F 2:00-5:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m.-Noon (closed Tue & Sun) Large Print Books, Interlibrary Loan, Children’s Stories, Programs, Copy Machine, Magazines, Monmouth Review Atlas, Computer Use Items that are needed are baseballs, shoes, practice clothing, protective gear, pads for any sports and cleats. “It has been fun to get back to the community I grew up in and address community members to participate in a cause that makes people who go without not have to. “I have really appreciated the support of the United School District, Jeremy Sharp for all of his help and for the school secretaries for being so welcoming and for them doing their part,” Padgett said. The 1st Street Armory is located at 215 South 1st Street in Monmouth. page 4 SCENES FROM THE SOUTH SIDE Speech team takes five firsts at LTC; Valley up next By Maggie Simkins On January 24, the United high school speech team went to Alwood for the Lincoln Trail Conference tournament. Brody Frieden and Alex Davis are the co-captains of the team. “We do what most people fear more than death for fun,” Davis, a senior, said. Bella Ewalt, Dante Hemphill, Frieden and Davis all double entered (two event participants) in this competition. Hemphill performed a humorous duet with Noah Harshbarger (pictured right) but those two did not make it through the pre- liminaries onto finals. Frieden, Ewalt and Davis were three of the participants who had made the break. Frieden entered the competition with a oratorical declamation speaking piece, which he had to memorize eight minutes of to perform. He captured first place. Also placing first was Ewalt.. She entered in SOS, which means special occasion speaking, as well as verse reading. Davis placed first in radio speaking. It was his first time competing in the event. “When I broke for finals a gave me a new confidence because I thought I wasn’t going to break and having Mrs. (Madeline) Wood (United’s speech coach) there saying, ‘You did it. You broke for finals’ was just unbelievable,” Davis said. Also placing first at conference was sophomore Maddie Gavin. Cass Singleton and Sheila Bowling took second and Riley Davin placed third. The United speech team will compete at Spoon River Valley tomorrow, with regionals set for next Saturday at MonmouthRoseville High School. Scholastic season at mid-point By Carena Choate With 14 total members, this year’s scholastic team is a strong, united front. The varsity team consists of Caitlen Bishop, Marshall McDorman and Cole Froelich (pictured right) along with Jeremy Olson, Brody Frieden, Alayna Costner and Bailee Evans. The junior varsity team is made up of Rachel Straitiff, Maddy Gavin, Victoria Taylor, Adam Burnett, Andrew Burnett, Sara Purlee and Vada Gregory. On January 15, the varsity team won both of their matches, 330-10 against ROWVA and 280-230 over Cambridge. Sophomores Dante Hemphill (left) and Noah Harshbarger (right) practice their humorous duet ahead of the LTC tournament last Saturday. Old gym utilized for academic purposes On January 22, the varsity won over Galva, 290 to 200, but dropped the second match to Annawan, while. the junior varsity scholastic lost to both Annawan and Galva in two very competitive matches. “Now that we know what we are going up against, we will hopefully do better in the next tri-meet,” Sara Purlee said. “Both of the junior varsity matches were competitive, so I’m not overly worried” said scholastic bowl coach Mr. Joel Zink. Tori Powell (left) and Aaron Cortez test out speed and velocity using a wooden car, textbooks and a ramp as part of Miss Danielle Sprout’s physical science class. PIERCE TRUCKING FOR ALL YOUR GRAIN AND ROCK HAULING NEEDS WAYNE PIERCE and DENNIS HIGGINS 2076 U.S. Hwy 67 Monmouth, IL Phone 309-734-2218 Cell 309-221-6171 page 5 CSC Presents THE COLLEGIATE CONNECTION Stories, clues and hints to help you prepare for life after high school Stumbling blocks ahead as Obama pitches tuition proposal By Christi Parsons and Kathleen Hennessey Tribune Washington Bureau (TNS) President Barack Obama continues to sell his proposal for making community college as widely available as high school. In unveiling the proposal, Obama promised to “bring down to zero” the cost of tuition at community colleges and technical schools around the country. “Two years of college will become as free and universal as high school is today,” Obama pledged. The community college plan has a template in Chicago that basically cover the cost of tuition for any eligible student who wants to attend a two-year college or technical school. However, republican lawmakers offered no hope that they would back the plan. “Oh, no, no, no,” Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said when asked whether he would support the creation of a new federal program like the one Obama wants. “You’re always better off letting states mimic each other,” he said. Aides to Obama say he will propose a way to pay for the program when he unveils it in his budget later this year. Republican lawmakers say publicly they want to see a better trained and educated American workforce, but with control over both chambers of Congress, are unlikely to give the president a policy victory as he begins his final two years in office. ©2015 Tribune Co. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC CSC to offer FAFSA workshop GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College Financial Aid Office and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission will host a completion workshop for the 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) from 1-3 p.m. February 8 in the Student Center on Sandburg’s Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd. This free workshop is available for anyone who plans to enroll at any college or university for the 2015-2016 academic year. Staff will be on hand to answer questions about financial aid and give personalized, confidential assistance. Representatives from the Carl Sandburg College Foundation also will be on hand to assist with scholarship applications. Participants should bring the following: • 2014 tax information (W2 forms for student and parents, 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ form if completed). If not available, bring the 2013 forms. • Records of untaxed income, social security benefits and child support received or paid. • Personal Identifica- tion Number (PIN) for the FAFSA. If you do not have a PIN, you can apply at www.pin.ed.gov. The student and (if a dependent) one parent will need a PIN. For additional assistance with the FAFSA, the Sandburg Financial Aid Office has extended hours from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays through February 7 in Room E101, and staff will be available to assist with completing the form. Students are encouraged to file their FAFSA by February 15 to be considered for the Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP grant), and eligible students could receive an additional $1,900 in state aid. Students can apply for financial aid after this date, but typically only federal financial aid is available after that time. For questions or more information, contact the Carl Sandburg College Financial Aid Office at 309.341.5283. The importance of filing FAFSA early By Becca Rutledge Many high school students have a very tough time paying for college. That’s why many of them apply for financial aid, grants, scholarships from the college they choose and local scholarships Some also apply for low cost loans for the parent or the students United High School held its annual financial aid meeting on January 21, after being postponed from January 6 due to extremely cold weather. It is extremely difficult to pay back the high cost of education, so all the scholarships and financial aid is very helpful. The meeting was set up to all the information one would need for this process. “I would encourage students to apply for the scholarships that require an essay. Many times the scholarships that require an essay have few applicants, thus it is easier to receive an award from this type of scholarship,” Kay Shaver, United High Schools coun- selor said.. The first step in applying for the financial aid is filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Filing early in important as funding is limited, especially at the state level. You can find more information and fill it out at www.fafsa.gov. The second step is filling out the application for scholarships through the school you plan to attend. The final step is completing scholarship applications for local money. Those applications are available through Mrs. Shaver “The meeting was really helpful. They said step by step how to apply for financial aid. It’s made this process a little easier than it has been,” senior Chris Hennefent said. CSC Scholarship opportunities for United students listed on pages 12 & 13 of this issue. Deadline to apply is February 15! page 6 NORTH CAMPUS MENU WEST CAMPUS MENU MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY 2 Ham & AuGratin Green Beans Peach Cranberry Sauce 3 Pork BBQ Sand. 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Biscuit Cereal/Yogurt Muffin/Sausage Waffles Storm Bread Blueberry Muffin Cereal Variety 23 Chicken Nuggets Mashed Potatoes Tropical Fruit Cookie 24 Hot Dog Baked Beans Applesauce Cherry Cake 25 Chicken Fajita Lettuce/Tomato Peach Pudding Cup 26 Cheeseburger Chips and Salsa Corn Mand. Oranges 27 Fun Fish AuGratin Potato Peas Cherry Freeze 23 Hamburger Fritos Baked Beans Pears 24 Taco in a Bag Lettuce/Tomato Steamed Carrots Strawberries 25 Popcorn Chicken Mashed Potatoes Broccoli/Cheese Grapes 26 BBQ Rib Sand. 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Main Monmouth 734-6701 February High School Lunch Menu & District Calendar 2 Hot Dog French Fries Peas Fruit Cocktail 3 Taco Lettuce/Tomato Refried Beans Orange 4 Chicken Nuggets Mashed Potatoes/Gravy Green Beans Grapes 5 Tenderloin Fritos Steamed Carrots Banana 6 Quesadilla Romaine Salad Peaches Ice Cream 9 Storm Burger Baked Beans Tator Tots Mandarin Oranges 10 Chicken Soup/Chili Peanut Butter Sandwich String Cheese Applesauce Sweetie 11 Chicken Strips Mashed Potatoes/Gravy Carrots Grapes 12 Pizza Romaine Salad Peaches Jello Cake 13 NO LUNCH 16 NO SCHOOL Presidents’ Day 17 Crispito Refried Beans Fruit Cocktail Pudding in a Cloud 18 Chicken Fried Steak Mashed Potatoes/Gravy Corn Mandarin Oranges 19 Meatball Sub Sun Chips Green Beans Grapes 20 Fiestada Romaine Salad Apple Crisp Ice Cream 23 Hamburger Fritos Baked Beans Pears 24 Taco in a Bag Lettuce/Tomato Steamed Carrots Strrawberries 25 Popcorn Chicken Mashed Potatoes/Gravy Broccoli & Cheese Grapes 26 BBQ Rib Sandwich Au Gratin Potatoes Green Beans Banana 27 Grilled Chicken Romaine Salad Bosco Stick Pineapple Member FDIC Alpha 629-4361 New Windsor 667-2735 • • page 7 Equal Housing Lender Aledo 582-3150 • Viola 596-2189 • Alexis 482-5511 Woodhull 334-2802 Visit our website at www.fsbwil.comd SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 2 JHGBB @ Mon.Roseville GBB @ Wethersfield 3 BBB vs. ROWVA, here in LTC Tournament UWE PTO Meeting 4 F/JV BBB @ Knoxville GBB @ Princeville 5 BBB @ LTC Tourney TBA HS Scholastic Bowl @ West Central JHGBB vs ICS 6 BBB @ LTC Tourney in \ Woodhull 7 FFA Job Interview @ WIU BBB @ LTC Tourney in Woodhull FS GBB @ Stark County Speech Regional @ M-R 8 9 GBB @ Regional TBA 10 BBB @ Mercer County United North PTO Mtg FFA Chapter SAE Inter views @ UHS Ag Room 11 Music Booster meeting @ High School 12 WYSE @ Galesburg FFA State Degree CheckIn @ Knoxville HS Scholastic Bowl @ Alwood JHGBB vs COSTA 13 11:30 Dismissal BBB @ Stark County 14 FS GBB @ Stark County FFA Section 4 SAE/De gree Interviews @ Mercer County JHGBB vs Orion 15 16 No School President’s Day 17 FFA Section 4 Ag Olym pics @ West Central JHGBB @ ICS BBB vs Wethersfield 18 Progress Reports FFA Section 4 Public/ Creed Speaking @ ROWVA JHGBB @ Cambridge 19 HS Scholastic Bowl @ Mercer County 20 BBB vs Princeville 21 Masonic Academic Bowl @ Bushnell 22 23 FFA Week BBB @ Regional TBA JHGBB vs ROWVA 24 FFA Week 25 FFA Week JHGBB @ Wethersfield 26 FFA Week HS Scholastic Bowl @ Stark County 27 FFA Week 28 FS BBB @ Elmwood Tourney 1 2 FS BBB @ Elmwood Tourney JHGBB @ Alwood 3 ACT test date HS Winter Sports Awards UWE PTO Meeting 4 FFA Section 4 Ag Bus Mgt CDE @ Williamsfield JHGBB vs Galva 5 6 7 FFA BHE Livestock CDE @ BlackHawk East page 8 High school semester and quarter honors rolls named United High School is pleased to announce the following students have attained honor roll status for the first semester of the 2014-2015 school year: Elijah Olin, Nicholas Penn, Randi Shimmin, Cassandra Singleton, Lauren Sperry, Brett Welch. topher Hennenfent, Mason Love, Austin Marshall, Riley Painter, Austin Rutledge, Antonyio Villarreal. Sophomores: Ian Allaman, Samuel Brownlee, HIGH HONORS: 3.67 Brittany Chapman, Ellie GPA and higher Cheline, Trystan Dell, Tristin Eckert, Mallory Flynn, Seniors: Andrew Allaman, Loren Fox, Nicolette FredMadison Ballard, Caitlen rickson, Madeline Gavin, Bishop, Ethan Bitar, Presslie Gillen, Bailey Dalton Brentise, Ashleigh Johnston, William Kane, Brown, Christian Christy, Emma Marshall, Marshall Nathaniel Coates, Alayna McDorman, Bailee Olson, Costner-Withee, Alexander Sydney Orth, Sarah Purlee, Davis, Kennedy Dunker, Kaily Scott, Alyssa Shea, Jacob Dunn, Jordan EdJoelle Shea, Kodiak Shimwin, Baylee Evans, Abby min, Chloe Stewart, Kayla Feltmeyer, Emily Forget, Stull, Victoria Taylor, RaAbbey French, Dalton Frie- chel Watson, Claire Wynne, den, Cole Froelich, Christy Kal Youngquist. Johnson, Jason Kilgore, Tanya Klein, Shelbie Lair, Freshmen: Kenneth BerBrianna Link, Kelsie Lugren, Olivia Bishop, Haycas, Kaylee McLaughlin, ley Corbin, Riley Davin, Job Runge, Emma Allison Feltmeyer, Zachary Schnerre, Jared Smith, Jack Frieden, Claire Gregory, Whitsitt, Andrea Wooters, Vada Gregory, Jessica Hall, Gary Wynne. Janelle King, Samantha Leichty, Noah Northrup, Juniors: Lance AnderClaire Oetting, Emma son, John Campbell, Poole, Nicole Poole, Darrin Wyatt Chandler, Caitlyn Ross, Sara Simonson, AlexCostner-Withee, Alexanander Tharp. der Esp, Isabella Ewalt, Brody Frieden, Kaitlin HONORS: 3.34–3.66 GPA Grace, Kaylyn Hall, Natalie Johnson, Kathryn Lee, Seniors: Johnathan Cook, Addison McKee, Cole James Damewood, Thomas McKee, Greyson McKee, Davis, Blake Dehle, Chris- Juniors: Michael Brown, McKenzie Campbell, Jay Cassiday, Dalton Chenault, Carena Choate, Shelby Davin, Kyle Flicek, Baylee Gillette, Lauren Hale, Tiffany Hart, Meghan Medhurst, Billy Monroe, Jeremy Oleson, Katie Peel, Madison Perry, Ashley Raes, Margaret Simkins, Madeleine Wells. Sophomores: Sheila Bowling, Adam Burnett, Andrew Burnett, Hunter Butler, John Dunn, Liza Garcia, Cylie Gorden, Noah Harshbarger, Jacelyn Marshall, Aubrey McMillen, Michael Moore, Kaitlyn Pleshko, Olivia Roden, Brooke Ryner, Kealy Simkins, Jesse Struble, Cynthia West. Freshmen: Alison Barrington, Caitlin Bennett, Cheyenne Brownlee, Ashton Chandler, Sarah Colbrese, Jordian Cook, Carolina Cruz-Ramirez, Tanner Gorden, Laura Hart, Madalyn McKee, Nady Nguembou, Regan Raymond, Alyssa Schneider, Matthew Simonson, Allie Smith, Mary Smith, Jenna Tippett, Elias Van Norman, Alyssa Vicker, Toby Whitsitt. United High School is pleased to announce the following students have attained honor roll status for the second quarter of the 2014-2015 school year: Steven Armstrong, Mgr. Box 185 Cameron, IL 309-563-9612 FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT FOR HEALTHY LIVING FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY HIGH HONORS: 3.67 GPA and higher Seniors: Andrew Allaman, Madison Ballard, Caitlen Bishop, Ethan Bitar, Ashleigh Brown, Christian Christy, Alayna CostnerWithee, Alexander Davis, Kennedy Dunker, Jacob Dunn, Jordan Edwin, Baylee Evans, Abby Feltmeyer, Emily Forget, Abbey French, Dalton Frieden, Cole Froelich, Emily Hull, Christy Johnson, Tanya Klein, Brianna Link, Kelsie Lucas, Job Runge, Emma Schnerre, Jack Whitsitt, Andrea Wooters, Gary Wynne. Juniors: Lance Anderson, John Campbell, Wyatt Chandler, Dalton Chenault, Caitlyn Costner-Withee, Alexander Esp, Isabella Ewalt, Kyle Flicek, Brody Frieden, Kaitlin Grace, Tiffany Hart, Natalie Johnson, Kathryn Lee, Adriana Martin, Addison McKee, Cole McKee, Greyson McKee, Elijah Olin, Nicholas Penn, Randi Shimmin, Cassandra Singleton, Lauren Sperry, Madeleine Wells. Sophomores: Ian Allaman, Samuel Brownlee, Brittany Chapman, Ellie Cheline, Trystan Dell, Tristin Eckert, Mallory Flynn, Loren Fox, Nicolette Fredrickson, Madeline Gavin, Presslie Gillen, Bailey Johnston, William Kane, Emma Marshall, Marshall McDorman, Bailee Olson, Sydney Orth, Sarah Purlee, Olivia Roden, Brooke Ryner, Kaily Scott, Alyssa Shea, Joelle Shea, Kodiak Shimmin, Kealy Simkins, Chloe Stewart, Kayla Stull, Victoria Taylor, Rachel Watson, Claire Wynne, Kal Youngquist. Freshmen: Olivia Bishop, Cheyenne Brownlee, Sarah Colbrese, Jordian Cook, Hayley Corbin, Carolina Cruz-Ramirez, Riley Davin, Allison Feltmeyer, Zachary Frieden, Claire Gregory, Vada Gregory, Jessica Hall, Janelle King, Samantha Leichty, Madalyn McKee, Noah Northrup, Emma Poole, Nicole Poole, Darrin Ross, Sara Simonson, Alexander Tharp, Elias Van Norman. 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We have been very competitive and are working hard this year,” said senior Jack Whitsitt. Shirts and sweatshirts were sold throughout the district to commemorate the “Pink Out” theme, and will be seen tonight in the crowd. Action gets underway with the frosh/soph game at 6:00 with the varsity scheduled to play at approximately 7:30. The Red Storm open the conference tournmanet at 6:00 on Tuesday when they host ROWVA, a team that handed United a disappointing 43-28 loss this past Tuesday, in a game which saw UHS take a halftime lead then go cold shooting in the second half. If the fourth seeded Red Storm wins on Tuesday, they’ll face top seed Ridgewood on Thursday. If the lose, their fall into the lower bracket and play either Wethersfield of West Central on Thursday. Senior Gary Wynne has been a solid scorer all season, but spectacular in the last week. Here, he drives for a pair in last Friday’s game against Galva, a 48-34 Red Storm victory. United has four more conference games during the regular season after next week’s conference tournament. Allaman named an all-star Sophomore Kal Youngquist drives the lane early in the game against Galva. The Red Storm are scheduled to play Tuesday against ROWVA in the Lincoln Trail Conference tournament. Senior offensive tackle Drew Allaman has been selected to play in the 2015 Illinois Shriners Senior All Star Football Game. Over the past 40 years the goal has been to have 88 all-star football players play in this annual event to represent the Illinois Coaches Association and to help support the mission Shriners Hospitals for Children. Sports boosters hear cheerleaders’ request By Maggie Simkins The United High School Sports Boosters meeting was held on January 24. New bags for the high school cheerleaders was the only big topic discussed. Sixteen bags were requested, each costing $19.95 for a total or $319.20. “The bags are really not in good shape at all. The zippers are falling apart, not zipping, and are becoming unattached from the bag itself. If they are ordered now or soon,the girls will have them for the 2015 football season,” Amanda Grace, Sports Boosters member and high school cheer coach, said. The meetings are open to anyone in the United 304 district and anyone who would like to join. The next meeting will be held on February 24, at 5:30p.m. Thanks to the following advertisers who’ve supported us for the past ten years... Here’s to another decade: Bob John Angus Breadeaux Pizza Cameron Grain Cole’s Photography County Market David Reid Clark Farmers State Bank Flatt’s Electric/Pump Haase Embroidery McDonald’s Midwest Bank Olson Bros. Tiling Penn’s Furniture Pierce Trucking YMCA The 41st Annual Illinois High School Shrine Game is scheduled for June 20, 2015 at Tucci Stadium on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University. Allaman is yet undecided on which college to attend, but says he is considered Augustana University in Rock Island, Wartburg College in Iowa and the University of WisconsinPlatteville. page 10 Girls’ basketball celebrates senior night By Bridget Perkins This year’s senior night was held on January 28 against the Stark County Rebels. It was a close game at halftime, United with 16 points and Stark County with 17, but the Red Storm went on to lose the game, 43-27. This year there were four seniors: Ashleigh Brown, Abbey French, Kelsie Lucas and MyKelti Mann. “This group of seniors is a special group to me for sure. We have been together for seven seasons, since they were in 6th grade. We started junior high basketball with 13 kids and these are the four kids that were dedicated and loyal enough to stick it out through their senior season,” said head coach Fred Lucas. “I am certainly thankful for that of them. It hasn’t been an easy journey, to say the least, but I’m glad they stuck with it and hope the overall experience has been a positive one and will serve them in some way in their future endeavors.” “Growing up with my seniors and Coach Lucas has created memories I will never forget,” Brown said. Brown will be attending Truman State University, majoring in speech pathology. “There was a lot of laughter directed at me, but it was fun nonetheless. I had a great senior basketball season and I loved spending it with the people I did,” said French, who will be attending Carl Sandburg College, majoring in radiology. “It’s been a blast. I love my other seniors and teammates,” said Kelsie Lucas, who will attend. St. Ambrose University double majoring in radio/television and theater. “It’s been the most amazing time to play with my fellow seniors. We’ve all grown up together and being able to go out and have such great chemistry. Not a lot of teams have seniors who work so well together,” said Mann, who will attend Kirkwood Community College majoring in microbiology. “Having a good season and record is fun and all but it really is just great to have formed such a great friendship.” Cheerleaders prep for the future By Taydem Devlin On January 17, the United High School cheerleaders hosted their annual youth cheer camp. The camp is for everyone kindergarten through fifth grade. A total of 45 girls from both the north and south campuses showed up to learn three different cheers and a dance. The girls performed what they learned at halftime of the varsity boys’ basketball game January 23. “I think all the girls had a great time,” cheerleading coach Amanda Grace said. “They learned a lot, but I think their favorite part was stunting with the older girls at the end SPORTSCARDS BUY - SELL- TRADE CA$H PAID for wood bats, old gloves, programs, scorecards, books, statues, pennants, cards, etc. for personal collection 335-7480 SPECIALIZING IN CHICAGO SPORTS ITEMS 87 Public Square Monmouth, IL Phone 309-734-7483 FAX 309-734-7972 HaaseEmbroidery.com of camp.” Cheer camp is a great experience for the little girls. It shows them the basics of what they will have to know when they get into junior high. “I always loved cheer camp when I was younger. Cheer camp is what made me fall in love with it,” varsity cheerleader Maggie Simkins said. “It was always so much fun. I used to think it was the coolest thing ever.” page 11 Proposal to change football playoff structure shot down By Bridget Perkins The Illinois High School Association announced three proposed amendments on the annual referendum would be passed by the majority vote. One of the proposals, Proposal 10, would’ve eliminated football conferences in favor of a regional district system that groups schools by size and loca- tion. That proposal, the most controversial on the ballot, was handily defeated. The proposal would call for teams to play regular season games against others in their own division and have very little control over scheduling. “I supported the proposal for the reason that it puts all teams on an FCA breakfast draws large crowd even playing field for post season qualification based on regular season competition versus teams of similar enrollments,” United head football coach Fred Lucas said. “We currently play in a mixed 1A/2A conference and many of our toughest games are against the schools at the bigger end. We rightfully would have played in a 2A district for the first few years if the proposal had passed, but then as our enrollment dropped we would have been back to a 1A district. “I think it’s a way to level the playing field for schools in terms of enrollment which I believe is fair,” Lucas said. Schools who liked the idea of Proposal 10 said A 24-member task force, composed of athletic trainers, high school coaches and key national leaders have developed nine fundamentals for minimizing head impact exposure and concussion risk in football. The National Federation of High School’s (of which the Illinois High School Association is a member) Board of Directors informed state associations of the findings earlier this month. The overriding theme of the recommendations is reducing the amount of full contact, including the amount of full contact in practices during the season. The task force recommends full contact in no more than two to three practices per week and not on consecutive days if possible. The group also suggested limiting full contract to no more than 30 minutes per day and no more than 60 to 90 minutes per week. During the pre-season, the task force noted that practices may require more full contact time than practices during the regular season; however, during two-a-day pre-season practices, it was recommended it would force schools to qualify for the state playoffs by beating schools of similar sizes. Senior Jacob Dunn said, “I think the Proposal 10 idea would have been useful to all schools in this area, especially ours, because of how small of a school we are.” Schools that opposed Proposal 10 said it would eliminate rivalry games and keep schools from scheduling their own games. Member schools shot down Proposal 10 395-212, which is by far the biggest margin of defeat of any issue. Concussion task force suggests reducation in contact United students listen intently while speaker of addresses the group at the monthly Fellowship of Christian Athletes breakfast on January . One FCA member, senior Christy Johnson, is completing a mission trip to Cambodia and is set to return home next week. 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Visit http://stars.sandburg.edu/stars to complete scholarship applications. The following scholarships may be available to United High School graduates: The College Preparation Center Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time or part-time student (preferably from the northern portion of Sandburg Illinois Community College District 518) who is enrolled in an Academic Skills Center class, with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Financial need is not a factor. The Dan Adair Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student who is majoring in music, agriculture or education. Financial need is not a factor, but applicants must have a 2.0 GPA. The AKVO Energy America Endowment will be awarded to a full-time student with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Financial need is not a factor. Preference will be given to veterans who have been honorably discharged from military service or to employees of any of the Seminary Village facilities in Galesburg. The American Legion (Galesburg)/Ralph M. Noble Post #285 Endowment provides scholarship funds to a child of a veteran. The Myrle Bates Scholarship, established in 2008 in honor of the Chapter AN PEO, will be awarded annually to a deserving female student. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.0. The Marie & Lloyd H. Bodinus Endowment was established in 2000 to provide scholarships for nursing students. Applicants may be full-or part-time students, but must have maintained a 3.0 GPA. Financial need will be considered only if the candidates are equally qualified. The Joe Brechbiel Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to a student from Warren County. (If no one from Warren County applies, then the award will be open to any Sandburg student.) Applicant must be a full-time student in the Industrial or Business programs. The Centel Endowment, established in 1982, provides an academic scholarship for a graduating area high school senior, in the upper third of his/her class, wishing to attend Sandburg. The Carl Sandburg College Faculty Scholarship is offered to a student who will be a full-time sophomore with financial need and a 3.5 GPA or higher. The Crist Endowment, established in 2001 by Carl Sandburg College, honors the College´s fourth president, Dr. Don Crist, and his wife, Mary Fran, for their commitment to education. The endowment provides scholarships for education majors. The CSC Annuitants Association Scholarship is available to students who are from within the Sandburg district, minimum 2.0 GPA, no specific area of study required, and open to full-time and part-time students. The CSC SIFE Scholarship established in 2007, in memory of James W. Peelle, is available to CSC SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) members with a 3.0 grade point average. The Sara Merkel Deal Scholarship was established by Pete and Judy Boynton in memory of Judy’s grandmother. This scholarship will be awarded to a Sandburg student with demonstrated financial need. The Dell Incorporated Endowment will provide scholarships for Computer Information Systems students. The DerbyTech Endowment will be awarded to a full- or part-time Sandburg student. The D.I.G.I.T. Scholarship, established in 2002 by the board of Disabled Individuals Getting in Touch (D.I.G.I.T.), will be awarded to a second-year nursing student with a 3.0 GPA. The Ethel M. Donaldson Trust provides nursing scholarships. Applicants are interviewed by nursing program instructors and are required to work for two years in the profession upon graduation. The Elks Lodge of Galesburg/Clem Root Memorial Endowment Scholarship will be awarded to a student from the northern portion of the Sandburg district, preferably a relative of an Elk member. The Robert Finch Memorial Endowment Scholarship will be awarded to a student, with financial need, who is participating in a Sandburg athletic program and has at least a 3.0 GPA. The First Bank Endowment provides an academic scholarship for a graduating senior, from the Sandburg district, in the upper 15 percent of his/her class. The Founders Scholarship is available to indistrict Sandburg students who have completed 15 credit hours, have demonstrated community service and leadership abilities, and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA. The general Sandburg application along with a letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, or business leader is due by February 15. The Merlyn D. Freeze Memorial Endowment Scholarship was estab- lished in 1999 to provide assistance to students taking classes directly related to the field of tool and die maker. Applicants may be part-time students, but must have a GPA of 3.0 or above. The Friends of Education Endowment will be awarded to a full-time student from the Sandburg district. The Galesburg Business Network (GBN) Scholarship, established in 1996, will provide funds to assist a female student, over the age of 25, who will be enrolling in a program within Sandburg’s Business Division. The Galesburg Police Benevolent & Protective Association Unit 19/ Bill Herrin Memorial Criminal Justice Scholarship, established in 2002, is available to a full-time Criminal Justice student with a minimum 2.5 GPA. The Galesburg Women’s Club will award two scholarships to students enrolled at CSC. One scholarship will be given to a single parent, non-traditional student; the other scholarship will be given to a graduating high school senior. The Lou & Wilma Gamage Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a Practical Nursing student with demonstrated financial need. Donald H. Gibb Educational Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student who is an education major. A 3.0 GPA is required. Donald H. Gibb Memorial Scholarship is available to a full-time, 2nd year Mortuary Science student with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students must demonstrate community service and leadership abilities. The Glass Favorites Corvette Club Scholarship will be awarded to a fulltime Automotive Technology student who has maintained a 2.5 GPA. Student must reside in Knox or Warren County. The Dr. Paul Good Dental Hygiene Scholarship, established in 2004, will be awarded to a full-time, first year Dental Hygiene student with financial need. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.2 or above and preference will be given to Henderson or Mercer County students. (The general CSC scholarship application form is due by July 15 to the CSC Foundation.) The Gladys Grossman Memorial Endowment will provide a scholarship to the accounting student with the highest GPA in his/her accounting courses. Applicants must be fulltime students enrolled in their fourth semester of the Accounting program. The Hayden Creek Ranch Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student with a 2.5 GPA or higher. Preference will be given to 2nd year students with demonstrated financial need, who plan to transfer to a 4-year institution. The Ruth E. Huseman Endowment was established in 1999. Funds from the Huseman estate will provide scholarships for CSC nursing students. The Huston-Reeves Scholarship will be awarded to a full- or part-time CSC student. The Jagannathan Charitable Trust Endowment was established in memory of Subbia Goundar Jagannathan, Sr. Funds from this endowment will provide scholarships for students enrolled in a diagnostic imaging program. Applicants must be full-time students and have a GPA of 3.0 or above. The M. Brad Johnson Memorial Scholarship recipient must be a resident of Fulton, Henderson, Knox, or Warren County; must maintain a 2.5 GPA; Continued on page 13 page 13 Carl Sandburg College announces ’14-15 scholarships Continued from page 12 and must be enrolled in an Associate in Applied Science program. The Alvin Kalin Scholarship was established from his estate to provide assistance to a student from Mercer, Knox, or Henry County, enrolled in a vocational program. (Preference is given to an individual who is a member of the Lutheran Church.) The Knox County Voitures / Forty & Eight Nursing Scholarship, established by the Knox County Voitures, will provide financial assistance to second-year nursing students. The A. Lewis Long Academic Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1990 to provide assistance for tuition and fee expenses. Interest from this endowment provides scholarships to the two United High School graduating seniors with the highest GPA who will be attending Carl Sandburg College. The Lucille McBride Endowment will be awarded to a CSC student who is enrolled full-time. Student must have a minimum 2.0 GPA. The Berniece Edwards McMillan Memorial Scholarship, established in 2003, will be awarded to a second semester LPN student. The student must be at least 30 years-of-age The Knox-Warren Speand have demonstrated cial Education District dedication to his/her educaScholarship, is available tion. Applicants must have to a full-time, second-year student enrolled in the Edu- a GPA of 3.0 or higher and cation field with a 3.0 GPA. financial need. Financial need is a facThe Muriel & Harry tor, and the recipient must Neave Memorial Music reside in Knox or Warren County. Preference is given Endowment will provide scholarships for CSC music to a student expressing an majors. Applicants must interest in working with complete an on-campus special needs children. audition and are required to participate in a CSC musiThe Irene B. Donaldson cal ensemble. Landis Nursing Scholarship, established in 2004, will provide scholarships to The Office Specialist Scholarship will be full-time, first-year or second-year Associate Degree awarded to a student in the Computer Information nursing students. AppliSystems and/ or Computer cants must have at least a 2.5 GPA and financial need Networking programs. The will be considered if candi- recipient must live in Knox dates are equally qualified. or Warren County and have a minimum 2.0 GPA. This scholarship has been established in memory The Office Specialist Acof Lola A. Bowman and counting/Business ScholGeorge E. Bowman. arship will be awarded to a student enrolled in 2 or The Brian Lauerman more Accounting/Business Memorial Endowment courses. The recipient must provides scholarship aid to students from Knox and live in Knox or Warren County and have a miniWarren Counties who are mum 2.0 GPA. enrolled in one or more music classes. The OSF St. Mary Medical Center provides a The John M. Lewis Mefull one-year scholarship morial Endowment will (tuition and fees) to a fullbe used to provide scholtime, second year ADN arships to Carl Sandburg College students who have student who has a GPA of maintained a GPA of 3.0 or 3.0 or higher. Recipients will receive a full-time poabove and are enrolled in sition upon graduation and CSC’s Business Division. sign an agreement to work at OSF St. Mary Medical Center for two years. The Prairieland Hospice Foundation in honor of Dr. John W. McClean Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student in an Allied health field, with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference will be given to a student with demonstrated community service. The PSADewberry Endowment will be awarded to a full- or part-time CSC student. The Raritan State Bank Scholarship is available to seniors in the upper one-third of their graduating class. Applicants or the applicant´s family must be a customer of the Raritan State Bank or Abingdon Banking Center. The Donald G. & Roberta J. Reeder Endowment will be awarded to a fulltime student with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Financial need is a factor. This award is open to any course of study and scholarship funds can be used for tuition, fees, and books. (A special application form is required and must be submitted to the CSC Foundation by March 1.) The Dorothea E. Richardson Endowment, established in 2003, provides scholarships to students majoring in education. The Mary A. Robson Teacher Scholarship will be awarded to a second year student in the field of teacher education. Scholarship applicants must demonstrate involvement in community service activities and have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Scholarship funds can be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies, as well as other related education expenses. The Rotary Club (Sunrise) of Galesburg awards a scholarship to a Knox or Warren County student, over 25 years of age, returning to school full-time. Applicants must have completed at least 12 semester hours, maintained a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and be pursuing an educational goal. The Ann Rowe Nursing Endowment Scholarship will be awarded to a second-year nursing student who has family responsibilities and who has proven financial need. The Security Savings Bank Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student from Henderson or Warren County who has maintained a 2.5 grade point average. The Teacher Education Scholarship will be awarded to a second-year student with a 3.0 GPA. Student must demonstrate a commitment to teacher education program and plan to transfer to a four-year institution. The Thompson Family Child Development Endowment will be awarded to a part-time or full-time student enrolled in the Child Development Program or in the educational field. Student must have maintained a 2.0 GPA. Financial need is a factor. The Grace & Ray Thompson Nursing Scholarship, established in 2003, is available to nursing students who have maintained a 2.5 GPA. Financial need is a factor. The Twomey Company Endowment Scholarship, established in 1993, will be awarded to students from Warren or Henderson County majoring in an agriculture-related field. The Marguerite A. Vitale Memorial Endowment was established by Guy Vitale of G & M Distributors in honor of his mother, one of the founders of G & M Distributors, Inc. of Galesburg. The interest from the endowment will be awarded to a female student with a 2.0 GPA or better. The Alta M. Weir Memorial Endowment was established in 1983. The interest from this endowment is used to assist a student enrolled at CSC. The Wells Fargo Bank Endowment established in 1979, provides an academic scholarship for a student in the CSC district. The Jim & Joe Wiegand Memorial Endowment was established in 1992. Interest from this endowment is used to assist a married individual, with financial need, who is enrolled in marketing/business courses. The Dean Wolbers Scholarship, established in 2004 by the Warren County/ Monmouth Auxiliary Police Corps, will be awarded to a full-time Criminal Justice student from Warren County who has maintained a 2.5 G.P.A. Financial need is a factor.
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