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Uni alum Paul Debevec wins second Academy Award

1988 Uni graduate Paul Debevec recently won his second Academy Award at the Scientific and Technical Awards ceremony. The News-Gazette has more on Debevec's Technical Achievement Certificate for his work on the invention of the Polarized Spherical Gradient Illumination facial appearance capture method.


Uni Alumni reception at Fog City, San Francisco

Uni will be holding an alumni reception in San Francisco Saturday April 6, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.  Alumni can visit with Uni Biology teacher Dave Stone, Director Jeff Walkington and Advancement Director Marianne Downey at Fog City, 1300 Battery St., San Francisco. 

RSVP by March 30 to Josh Hall at or 217-244-1368.



Agora Days 2019

Uni students enjoyed the annual Agora Days classes Feb. 19-22, having selected from 106 classes taught by students, parents, faculty, U of I students and faculty, and community members. Some students even elected "Podcasts and Painting," which allowed them to freshen up the Kenney Gym weight room with a new coat of paint.

More than half of the classes were taught by Uni students, joined by a dozen parents and a handful of alumni.  

Upper left: Students in the Braiding Bonanza class learn to braid hair on mannequins and each other;

Upper right: A student uses a hula hoop in the Circus Arts class;

Bottom: Vietnamese food takes center stage in the Vietnamese Culture class.


Nominations accepted for Beberman Award

The Max Beberman Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor bestowed on an alum. The award was founded in 1985 to recognize alumni who have enhanced the reputation of the school by distinguishing themselves in their careers and have made significant contributions to their community, state and nation through professional service, public service and civic activities, or in their service to Uni High.  The nomination form and more information is available online.



Campaign Update

We have set a campaign goal of $10,000,000 to ensure we are able to impact the lives of students and move education forward for the next 100 years. We are thrilled to have already received nearly 84% of our goal and to have the opportunity to not only meet, but exceed that goal.



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