Monday, August 21, 2017

Speech and Debate Team Kick off with Success

Debate team picture

After a 5 day competition, the Speech and Debate team as returned from the NSDA National Tournament in Birmingham. This was a momentous trip for our team in several ways. First, congratulations to all of those who won individual awards:
Ashwin Singh-octofinalist, Extemp
Andrew Binder -semifinalist, Congress
David Demarco/Nick Yang- Top 32, Policy Debate
Amit Pampati/Alex Wang- Top 64*, Public Forum
           *Amit and Alex were one of four teams (out of 269) who went undefeated in prelims!
There are over 1000 schools that participated in the tournament. This year, Unionville achieved the level of School of Honor in debate, which recognized the Top 40 schools at the tournament! This is truly an incredible accomplishment and speaks to the talent and dedication put in by our team. 
Congratulations on an outstanding job!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Homeland Security and Protective Services Academy UHS Cadets

Most recently our UHS cadets, Jordan Marzolf (Jr.) and Jacob Labonte (Sophomore) received an interior firefighting state certification.  This is a tremendous accomplishment and typically only adults are certified.  In addition to the tech school, these students are active members of the local firefighting company (PoMarLin Station 36). 

Below is a link to a Fox News Segment showcasing the cadets::  Fox 20 from a week or So Ago

Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Unionville Speech and Debate team had a PHENOMENAL showing!

UHS Speech Team Picture

The Unionville Speech and Debate team had a PHENOMENAL showing at the NCFL Grand National Tournament in Louisville this weekend. After 640 miles of driving, 10 hours of competition and 7 competition venues, team results were as followed:
Andrew Binder- Finalist; Student Congress
Ashwin Singh- Semifinalist; Extemp
Anna Li- Quarter-finalist; Declamation
Suchi Jain- Octofinalist; OI
Jack Odom- Octofinalist; Extemp
David DeMarco- Top 32; Policy Debate
Nick Yang- Top 32; Policy Debate
Richard Shin- Top 32; Lincoln Douglas Debate

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Congratulations to the UHS Boy's Tennis team as they head to States!

Boys Tennis Team picture

Congratulations to the UHS Boy's Tennis team as they head to States! 

The UHS Boys Varsity Tennis Team is going to State Quarter Final rounds.They will then play Strath Haven in Hershey on Friday and then on to another game on Saturday in Hershey if they win.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Technical College High School UHS Students of the Quarter

Chester County Technical College High School Picture
It is with great pleasure we announce to you the "Students of the Quarter" from UHS for the 4th marking period of the 2016-2017 school year:

Javier Garcia Hernandez - Criminal Justice & Police Science (a.m. class)
Maya Romanoli - Criminal Justice & Police Science (p.m. class)
Rachel McCloskey - Culinary Arts II
Alaina Darlington - Early Childhood Care and Education
These students have done an outstanding job at the Technical College High School and are demonstrating the leadership, attitude, skills and knowledge that we value so highly.

Two UHS Students will Participate in Prestigious Science and Business Programs.

UHS Student Picture
Two Unionville High School Juniors will spend this July at two prominent Pennsylvania universities after each was selected as one of approximately sixty other students to participate in prestigious science and business programs.  

Katelyn Tsai will spend four weeks with students from around the country and world attending the Pennsylvania School of Global Entrepreneurship hosted by the Iacocca Institute at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, and Michael Iacocca will spend five weeks in Pittsburgh with students from around the Commonwealth, having received a full scholarship to attend the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for Science at Carnegie Mellon University.  Both programs are designed to bring together highly motivated and talented high school students for the purpose of providing opportunities for academic and practical enrichment that is not available through the typical high school curriculum.  

Tsai will devote her time to learning about entrepreneurial business development and innovation by spending time in the classroom with Institute faculty and guest lecturers, and she will get to learn about the practical application of those classroom concepts by taking part in workshops and case studies with local business leaders and organizations.  The program is designed to provide insights and opportunities to those students who have demonstrated an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to share and develop that with other students around the country and around the globe. 

Iacocca will spend his five weeks attending science classes taught by Carnegie Mellon University faculty and staff, as well as instructors from neighboring universities like University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne, and Robert Morris Universities.    In addition to classroom lectures, participants get to attend a lab of their choice, where they have access to state of the art scientific equipment and the experienced, knowledgeable instructors of the host university.  The students must also complete a comprehensive group project in one of the science disciplines offered during the program. 

Tsai, whose top school is Brown University, became interested in entrepreneurship from her volunteering activities. Seeing such disparity between rich and poor, she chose to attend the summer program to learn about what it takes to start as business.  Tsai plans to use the skills she will learn to further her entrepreneurial spirit and intends to start a non-profit company in the near future, one that would help improve the lives of those in her community who are less fortunate.   She is an active student, who along with her rigorous academic courses finds time to be the current news editor and the Editor-in-Chief in waiting for the Indian Post, the UHS school newspaper; one of the captains of the Speech and Debate team; a Co-Founder and Board Member of the UHS Democratic Club; a Student Council Representative; a Co-Founder and Vice President of the UHS Red Cross, and a Teaching Assistant at Math Plus, a local math tutoring program.   

Iacocca, who hopes to attend Carnegie Mellon University, is looking forward to the extended visit to the university, as well as experiencing the intensive academic rigor for which the Governor’s School is renowned.  Iacocca has accelerated his science and math courses since Middle School, having completed several independent studies to do so, and is looking forward to the scientific challenges the program offers.  Iacocca is a member of the UHS Academic Team, the Math Team, and the Speech and Debate Team.  He is also a member of the Study of Exceptional Talent, a program run by the Johns Hopkins’ Center for Talented Youth.  In addition to his academic achievements, Iacocca is working on his Eagle Scout Project this summer so that he can earn his Eagle Scout badge with Boy Scout Troop 22.

Friday, May 5, 2017

UHS Student Wins Chester County Sports Hall of Fame High School Scholar-Athlete Award

Chester County Sports Hall of Fame Announces
Sophie Wilks and Kerry Tomasetti
As Inaugural Winners of
Richard B. Yoder High School Scholar-Athlete Award

Sophie Wilks (tennis, Unionville High School) and Kerry Tomasetti (football and basketball, Kennett High School) are the inaugural recipients of the Richard B. Yoder High School Scholar-Athlete Award. Each will receive a $1000.00 scholarship for post-secondary education, each will be listed on the Chester County Sports Hall of Fame (CCSHOF) website, and each will receive honorary CCSHOF membership.
The awards will be presented by former Eagles coach, Dick Vermeil, at the Yoder Awards ceremony on Saturday, June 3, 4:00-6:30 PM, at the West Chester Golf and Country Club.
The Chester County Sports Hall of Fame (CCSHOF) established the Yoder Award to recognize a graduating female and male Chester County scholar-athlete who demonstrated the traits that defined the life and legacy of Richard B. Yoder. Mr. Yoder was a lifelong resident of Chester County, and exemplified what it meant to be a scholar-athlete. He excelled in academics and athletics at West Chester High School and West Chester State College (West Chester University); served his country in the United States Marine Corps; became a professor and athletic director at his alma mater; was an active member in his church and numerous civic organizations; and, was a two-term mayor in the Borough of West Chester.
“My father would be humbled by having his name attached to recognizing Chester County’s outstanding scholar-athlete-leader,” commented Susan Yoder Schick, Richard Yoder’s daughter. “Both Sophie and Kerry are exceptional athletes and students, and both have exhibited leadership and community involvement impressive for their age. Dad would be bursting with pride.”
Student scholar athletes were nominated by their home school for the inaugural Yoder Award, which will now be presented annually by the CCSHOF.
Jerry Schneider, CCSHOF President, noted: “CCSHOF encourages excellence in academics, athletics and leadership. The Yoder Award is one way we can contribute to the community by recognizing and encouraging the best and the brightest among future generations of Chester County scholar-athletes. Dick would be very proud of these two young people.”
The award ceremony is open to the public. Tickets are $125.00 each and may be ordered at: Yoder Award Ceremony / CCSHOF / P.O. Box 30 / West Chester, PA 19381, or by contacting Michael Peich,

CONTACT: Michael Peich: