Wednesday, May 24, 2017

UHS Interact Club earns Rotary Presidential Citation for an outstanding year

Bob Listerman, left, and Paul Merluzzi, right in the above photo, presented the Presidential Citation the club earned this year to the cub's leadership team: Alex RizaldiElla MaloneyJulia McDonnell and Jenna Meyerson, left to right above. 

The Interact Club was highly organized this year with two seniors leading, Jenna Meyerson, President, and Alex Rizaldi, Vice President. They were supported by a group of project managers, one each for every project undertaken this year. The two project leaders participating in their presentation were sophomores Ella Maloney and Julia McDonnell. Among the projects and activities this year were: 
  • Participating in the Route 1 clean ups. 
  • Project Linus where the club made blankets for abused kids.
  • The Pulsera Project in which the club sold Pulsera bracelets made in Central America to students to earn $1,000 for investment in other projects and support low income people in Central America. 
  • The Interact club joined with the National Honor Society to provide a Stop Hunger Now project to pack thousands of for Middle Eastern families impacted by war. This event has already been funded for a repeat performance next year. 
  • With Operation Gratitude the club made para-cord bracelets for veterans and first responders. The bracelets are a way to thank these people for their valuable service to all of us. This project was how the club celebrated Global Youth Service Day. 
  • After learning about Alex's Lemonade Stand from attending RYLA this year, the club will be operating a lemonade stand at school on May 1 and June 2 to raise funds for Alex's Lemonade Stand. This project is already off to a great start with a $200 contribution from Happy Dollars. 
  • Since merging with the Tick Tock Early Learning Center Club, Interact students have been going to Tick Tock Friday afternoons to work with the students there on science experiments, and being pen pals with the students. 
In addition to these projects the club participated in several fundraising activities - providing the coat check service for the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce dinner at Longwood Gardens. They supported our Gala with the same service plus taking pictures of the participants as they entered the Conservatory. 

All of this has been done throughout the year with 20 regularly participating students and the support of an additional 30 students who participated less frequently. 

Cappies a huge success


Watch the red carpet video hosted by none other than our own beloved Tornado Tom

Monday, May 22, 2017

Chester County native and Unionville HS graduate interviewed to replace James Comey at FBI

Richard McFeely Picture

1980 Unionville High School Graduate, Richard McFeely has interviewed to replace James Comey as the FBI Director. Richard was a standout scholar/athlete at Unionville, playing football and track and field.



Thursday, May 18, 2017

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

UHS 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

Patton Student Runs 50th State Marathon To Save the Eyesight of Kids in Need

Toocheck Picture
When he crosses the finish line in Springfield, Vermont on Tuesday, 14-year-old Nikolas Toocheck will be completing a three-year quest to run a marathon in each of the 50 U.S. states – and he’s running for a cause. He is raising money for the Seva Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides critical vision care to people in need around the world.

From the Bearfest Marathon in Alaska and the Kona in Hawaii, through races in the heartland states including Iowa  and Missouri, to the high-altitude Silverton race in Colorado (9,300 feet above sea level), to the Icarus Florida Ultrafest and the Maine Trust Trail Fest: Nikolas has run them all. As a bonus, he even ran in Washington, D.C.’s Marine Corps Marathon last October, the youngest runner to complete that high-profile race.

Nikolas is also the youngest person to have completed marathons on all seven continents – including two marathons in Antarctica.   

Through his Running the World for Children: Stateside campaign, Nikolas’ goal is to help children in need receive the gift of sight. Funds raised will support Seva’s pediatric programs to prevent blindness and preserve eyesight. For 39 years Seva has been a leading innovator in the delivery of vital sight-saving eye care services. Seva’s programs have a special effort to reach children. www.seva.org

Nikolas’s father is an eye doctor who has volunteered all over the world, providing eye care to people in need. Nikolas learned about this critical need while growing up.

“I can’t imagine not being able to see,” says Nikolas, “and I really hope that I can help change that for a lot of kids.”

An estimated 500,000 children become blind each year. Most live in developing countries. By providing access to proper eye care, 80% of blindness and low-vision can be prevented or cured.

Seva’s Director of Development, Julie Nestingen, notes, “It is wonderful to see the focus and commitment Nikolas has for making a difference in the world and he sets a beautiful example for other young people to realize that they ‘don't have to be big to make a difference.’ Seva is honored to have his level of commitment from our supporters,  regardless of age. Nikolas is breaking records at many levels.”

The Vermont race will be the third of Mainly Marathon’s seven-day New England Series. Most marathon runners finish their race and go home to collapse, nurse their blisters, and congratulate themselves on a race well run. But not Nikolas: he will have just run Day 2 of this series in New Hampshire the day before, and this will be his sixth marathon in six weeks.

The idea of running to help others is not new to Toocheck. Already the youngest person to complete a marathon on each continent (at age 11), Toocheck started a philanthropic campaign to help children in need called Running the World for Children when he was just 9 years old. To date, he has raised over $42,000 for children in need. The Vermont Mainly Marathon will be the 57th marathon that he has participated in. To help kids receive the gift of sight, please go to www.nikrunstheworld.com and donate today.

Story written by - Severn Williams - Public Good PR

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Please Visit FLOGA in Kennett Square for LUNCH or DINNER 
May 15- 20, 2017
Mention UHS AFTER PROM and they will generously donate 20% of sales to our event!
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