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Student Activities

Students from Union High School recently participated in the American Legion Oratorical Contest where they delivered a memorized eight minute speech and a three minute impromptu speech on various topics related to the Constitution. The American Legion Oratorical Contest exists to develop deeper knowledge and appreciation for the U.S. Constitution among high school students. Since 1938, the program has presented participants with an academic speaking challenge that teaches important leadership qualities, the history of our nation’s laws, the ability to think and speak clearly, and an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, rights and privileges of American citizenship.

Ms. Moran, Supervisor of Language Arts Literacy, announced that Zoe Neal and Kaanita Iyer both participated and placed 1st and 2nd, respectively.  The students will have the opportunity to move on to the county level and may ultimately have the chance to compete at the National level for a $14,000 scholarship.
  
Photo (l-r) English teacher Sandra Mangarella, Zoe Neal, Mayor Manuel Figueiredo, Kaanita Iyer, and Michael Yesenko

The Student Ambassadors Program for 2015-2016

 
 
 
                                                                                                                                                                               
 
Robotics Team
 
 
 Nicholas Moreno, Michael Zmuda, Noah Dobson, John Arkerson, Hansen-Lee Harjono and Luther Joseph
 
The Robotics team coached by Michael Atzbi, engineering teacher, with their Design Award from the VEX Nothing But Net competition. The students will be competing in February in the State competition.
 
 

 Twirlers

 

Photo (left to right)  Daniela Arieta, Kayla Nunez, Alyssa Squillante, Coach, Nicole Marie Placca-Schultz,

Christiana Selby, Anastasia Ristova, Maria Asitimbay)

 

In late November 2015  members of the Union High School Baton Twirling Competition Team, coached by Nicole Marie Placca-Schultz, performed at Sage Eldercare in Summit, NJ to bring joy to those less fortunate during the holiday season.  The twirlers are very proud to showcase their unique skills and represent their school as Union is one of the few schools in the state that still offers a full baton twirling team.  The girls currently hold many awards as team members and as soloists. This is their second visit to Sage Eldercare and the girls enjoyed entertaining there and hope to be able to do it again.

Sage Eldercare serves a medically frail and elderly population who were happy to be visited and entertained by the twirlers.

 
 Twirler Competition Team
Daniela Arrieta, Christiana Selby, Tiahna Selby, Alyssa Squillante, Kayla Nunez, Maria Asitimbay, Nicole Marie Placca (coach)

 Individual Soloists: Daniela Arrieta, Anastastia Ristova, Kayla Nunez, Alyssa Squillante, Tiahna Selby, Christiana Selby

 
The Union High School Baton Twirling Competition Team, coached by Nicole Marie Placca, kicked off their first competition of the season this past weekend with a total of seventeen awards as a team and as soloists.  The Union High School twirlers, who have two years or less experience, competed in the New Jersey State Organization against twirlers who have nearly quadruple their experience and who also are able to attend private studios.  The girls’ success this year and in past years in these competitions speaks volumes about the training they are receiving, their talent and their work ethic.