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, mpeich12@gmail.com

CONTACT: Michael Peich: mpeich12@gmail.com

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Congratulations to the Unionville Players for their 13 Cappies Nominations For Antigone

UHS Players Picture

UHS Players Picture
The Greater Philadelphia Cappies (Critics and Performers), an organization that promotes high school theater, voted last week, and The Unionville Players received 13 Cappies nominations for Antigone, the Fall Play. "This honor is a tribute to all the hard work and dedication of each actor and every member of UHS' outstanding tech and stage crew," said Daniel Lipowitz, the play director.  "I am very pleased that the range of nominations comprises every facet of our Fall production, both on-stage and behind the scenes."

The Cappies
Outstanding 10th-grade critics: Emily Lewis, Grace Willey
Marketing and Publicity: Jack Sweeney, Hannah Bailey, Lauren Hughes, Courtney Smith
Costumes: Marina Khazana
Sets: Megan Belgam, Victoria Vaughn
Choreography: Cameron Cofrancesco
Creativity: Eric Folmar, Harrison Bass 
Best Ensemble : Chorus A and B: Maxine Adams, Emily Lewis, Margaret Wu, Tessa Haldeman, Rachel Boorse, Haley Crawford, Kate d'Arcy, Hayden Prein, Adyson Moreno, Giselle Wagner, Soren Sheckells, Varshika Mandalupu, Mark Jankowski, Rachel Tierney, Alex Koran-Hogue, Sean Stewart
Featured Actor: Ashwin Akki
Featured Actress: Grace Willey
Supporting Actor: David DeMarco
Lead Actor: Alex Kallis
Best Play: Antigone

The Cappies Gala, a Tonys award event for high school theater, is May 21, 2017, at Unionville High School.


Monday, May 1, 2017

UHS Boys' Tennis Team - Ches-Mont’s Premier Tennis Program

Tennis Picture
The UHS boy’s tennis team has consistently been the Ches-Mont’s premier tennis program for many years. 

Unionville sure looks like it is head and shoulders above all of its league competition once again this season. With last Wednesday’s 7-0 victory over visiting Avon Grove, the Indians already secured the Ches-Mont American crown.  At 10-0 with three league matches to play, Unionville is on the way to its seventh overall Ches-Mont crown in the last eight seasons.

To read more about the boy's tennis team visit -  PA Prep Live

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UHS Speech and Debate Team Sweeps Up

Speech Debate Picture
 The Unionville Speech and Debate Team attended the PCFL End of the Season Banquet. This league is made up of approximately 30 schools from across the Philadelphia area. At this banquet, the league recognizes the top competitors in both JV and Varsity events. Individual awards were as followed:
Varsity Public Forum:
Alex Wang*^/Amit Pampati*^- 1st place 
David Kinane*^/ Noelle Lambert*- 2nd place 
JV Public Forum:
Evan Wang/Kevin Liao- 1st place
Jake Ryan/ Fred Rajasekaran- 3rd place
Varsity Policy Debate:
Jessica Liu*/Natalie Kelly*- 3rd place 
David DeMarco*^/ Nick Yang*^- 5th place 
JV Policy Debate:
Dimitrios Cotrotsios/Sid Panchanadam- 4th place
Varsity Lincoln Douglas Debate:
Richard Shin- 1st place *
Damian Hunt- 2nd place *^
JV Lincoln Douglas Debate:
Maxine Adams- 5th place
Varsity Congress:
Andrew Binder-3rd place *^
JV Congress:
Viraj Joshi- 10th place
Varsity Extemp:
Jack Odom- 1st place *
Ashwin Singh- 2nd place *^
JV Extemp:
Adarsh Gadagkar- 5th place
Zemar Qazi- 9th place
Varsity Oral Interpretation:
Suchi Jain- 2nd place *
Harini Peri- 4th place *
Varsity Original Oratory
Sophia Qureshi- 7th place^
Katelyn Tsai- 8th place
JV Dramatic Interpretation:
Andrew Huang-8th place
Varsity Declamation:
Anna Li- 3rd place *^
Parik Radhakrishnan-9th place
JV Declamation:
Faye Kolb- 9th place
Angie Shen- 10th place
Team awards were as followed:
JV Debate Sweepstakes- 2nd place
Varsity Debate Sweepstakes-1st place
Overall Debate Sweepstakes- 1st place
Varsity Speech Sweepstakes- 1st place
Congress Sweepstakes- 3rd place 
Unionville also won the title of Overall District Champions for the second year in a row.
Congratulations to these students on a truly outstanding job!
*- qualified to the Grand National Tournament in Louisville
^- qualified to the National Speech and Debate Association Championship in Birmingham