Kate Brown

The United FFA hosted the Section 4 Land Use CDE on October 3, 2017.  Approximately 100 students from 9 schools competed at this career development event.  The Varsity team received First place with a score of 1390.  The Novice team won the Novice Division with a score of 1380.  Lora was top Varsity individual with a score of 466.  Carly was 2nd with a 464.  Jess was third and Avery 4th.  Blake also did a great job. In the Novice Division we had three individuals tie at 460.  The tie breakers ended up with Alec 1st with a 460. Shalyn was 2nd and Natalie was third. Dylan was 4th with a 458 and Cassiwas 5th with a 456.
Other members competing as alternates were Kaylee (464), Jerzi (456), Gabby, Courtney, Tara and Owen!  Congratulations to all!!  Great Job!

A huge thank you to the Brian Yung Family for hosting this wonderful event and for digging the pits for us.  Also thank you to Steve Higgins for serving as the Official Judge for this event.

Congratulations boys golf on their victory over Elmwood and Farmington. They shot a 179. Top scores for United were 49 from Dyhlan, 47 from Drew, 43 from Evan, and 40 from Zach. Zach was the meet medalist
Great job United girls golf team on breaking the school record again this season. They shot a 188. Top scores were from Emily 49, Alex 47, Erin 46, and Paige 46. Erin and Paige were meet medalists.

 The United Red Storm Boys Golf Team greatly improved this season.  They won many more matches than they lost and continued to improve their individual scores as well as their team score.  Individual highlights include Zach earning 8th in conference and at the United Open and Evan scoring 10th at the United Open. 

Picture by Kate Brown

The United Red Storm Girls Golf Team had an incredible season.  Highlights included winning Conference and the United Open for the second year in a row, breaking the school record for both 9 and 18-hole scores, and having three golfers advance to sectionals.

Picture by Kate Brown

As written by Baylee McKeown from the November issue of the Storm Tracker, for the third year in a row, the United volleyball team advanced to the regional championship game. United played in the West Central Regional. On Tuesday, October 24, they beat Mercer County which would place them in the championship. The championship game was played on Thursday, October 26 against Farmington. United won the first set, but Farmington went on to win the next two sets to earn the regional title.
Coach Carrie Clayton was very pleased with how this volleyball season went. and is proud of her team and how well they handled everything this year. United finished their season with a 28-8 record.

Kate Brown

Boys Basketball

Girls Basketball


Business Simulation Contest
United was among five schools represented at the 3rd Annual Carl Sandburg College Business Simulation Competition.  Our United team, Steamin' Beans, was made up of Claire, Adam, and Zac.  They placed in the top half among a field of twelve teams.  
Way to go!
Donna Abel
Vocational Coordinator
Galesburg Area Vocational Center

On  February 5,  2018,  we presented Kenny B. with our GAVC CTE Student of the Month Award.  The Law Enforcement instructor described Kenny as an exceptional student that is respectful, honest and a true classroom leader.  Kenny arrives well prepared for class and always strives to do his best.   We are fortunate to have him represent our program.  Kenny will also eligible for our Student of of Year award at the end of the year.

Congratulations to the ICTM team on their awesome performance on Saturday. They took home first place in regionals. Congrats to Quinton and Alec for placing first and Cade placing second in Geometry. Carly placed second in Algebra 2, and Zac placed first in Pre-Calculus. Both Zac and Vada took first in the oral competition, congratulations to all mathletes!
Illinois State Scholars

Congratulations from left to right,
Claire, Sara, Janelle, Vada, Zac, and Olivia.

All State
Congratulations to  D.J., Mary, and Darrin on being selected for the All State music festival. They are among the top musicians in the entire state.

Junior Varsity

  • Nov. 18, 2017:  second straight 1st place finish at the United Invite
    • Individual Awards
      • 1st place-Olivia M., Catherine F., Joey J., Ivy R., Alex K.
      • 2nd place-Erin G., Makaila H., Catherine F., Jeff A.
      • 3rd place-Tyler B., Bailey S., Elli V., Paige S.
  • Dec. 9, 2017:   1st place finish at the Monmouth-Roseville Invite, outscoring 11 other teams
    • 1st place Individual Awards Alex K, Makaila H. Riley H
  • Dec. 16, 2017:  3rd place in large schools division at the Kewanee Invite
    • Individual Awards
      • 1st place Alex K
      • 2nd place Emma S. Olivia M. Ellie V.
  • Jan. 13, 2019:  1st place victory at the Elmwood Invite
    • Individual Awards
      • 1st place-Alex K, Nolan R.
      • 2nd place-Joey J., Erin G., Olivia M. Alex K.
      • 3rd place-Erin G., Catherine F., Tyler B.
      • Other finalists Tylar G., Riley H., Makaila H, Jeff A., Ivy R., Ellie V.
  • Jan. 20, 2018:  1st place at the AlWood Invite
    • Individuals Awards
      • 1st place  
        • Alyssa S. in Radio 
        • Catherine F & Olivia M. in Dramatic Duet Acting 
        • Joey J. in Original Comedy
        • Alex K. in Poetry & Original Oratory
    • back-to-back conference Champions
      • Individual Awards
        • 1st Place
          • Olivia M. in Special Occasion Speaking
          • Alex K. in Poetry & Original Oratory
          • Joey J. in Original Comedy
          • Alyssa S. in Radio
  • Jan. 28, 2018:  Spoon River Valley
    • 1st place-Joey J., Original Comedy
  • Feb. 3, 2018:   Regionals
    • 10 events advanced to finals
      • Joey J., Tyler B.(2), Erin G., Alex K.(2), Catherine(2), Olivia M., Nolan R.
    • 4 events advanced to sectionals
      • Alex K., Poetry & Prose
      • Olivia M. in SOS
      • Catherine F. in Oratorical Declamation

Worldwide Youth in Science & Engineering Team placed 2nd (missing 1st by only TWO points) at Thursday's regional competition!  Team members are Zac, Claire, Vada, Darrin, Alyssa, Olivia, Janelle, Emma, Alena, Brannock, Carly, Andrew, Alec, and Cade.  Carly received an Honorable Mention in Computer Programming.  The team would like to thank all of their teachers! Also, congratulations to the following WYSE team members that have qualified as individuals to compete at sectionals on March 13:  Claire in Biology, Cade in Chemistry, Carly in Computers, Olivia in English, and Zac in Math & Physics!  The entire team has qualified to compete at Sectionals as well. Fantastic job!
WYSE team placed 2nd in the 300 division at Sectionals today and will be advancing to State competition at the   U of Illinois in April!

Individual winners were:
Claire  - 1st Biology
Olivia  - 2nd English
Alec  - 2nd Chemistry
Zac - 3rd Math
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