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. 

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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.

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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


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.

Journalism & Yearbook

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