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Jeremy Hobson visits Uni

NPR's Jeremy Hobson ('99) stopped by Uni for an afternoon March 1. Hobson, a previous recipient of Uni's Rising Star Award, spoke with students during Uni period, and visited one of the school's journalism classes. The informal visits gave students the chance to ask questions and find out more about life after Uni.

Hobson co-hosts NPR’s “Here and Now.” Before joining Here & Now, he hosted the Marketplace Morning Report. He also was a reporter for Marketplace based in Washington, D.C., and later New York City

As always, Uni students love the opportunity for these types of interactions with alumni, and we appreciate Jeremy's willingness to share his experiences with journalism and life. 

 

 
 
 

Uni history teacher experiments with virtual reality lessons

Freshman history teacher Andrew Wilson has been introducing virtual reality experiences to help students engage with the world history curriculum. 

The project, funded by generous donors to the Innovations in Learning Initiative, allows students to experience interacting with places and artifacts that they would not normally be able to access.  Wilson also incorporates hands-on activities to bring history alive for his students.

 
 
 

Two Uni teams advance to Exploravision second round

For the first time in Uni's 24 years of Exploravision participation, we have two teams advancing to the second round: one team in the grade 7-9 category, and one in the grade 10-12 category. Both teams won first place in our region, which consists of ten states and Canada.

Sophomores May Yang and Maher Adoni’s technology prototype, HydroSuppORT, earned first place in the grade 10-12 regional portion of the competition. 

Subfreshmen Benjamin Chang, Shoorsen Gandhi, Nate Jones and Ryan Wang are this year’s regional champions in the 7-9 grade category with their project, NewFerro Roads.

Both teams are now in the second round of their respective competitions, competing against five other North American teams. The top two teams in each division, determined after the end of the second round, will go to Washington in June.

Uni has the best record of any school in this international technology competition, with students winning $200,000 in scholarship bonds during that time. 

You can learn more about the competition at https://thingsbiological.wordpress.com/exploravision/ or www.exploravision.org.

 
 
 
 
 

Uni Alumni reception at Fog City, San Francisco

The Uni High Alumni Association will be hosting 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 hall48@illinois.edu or 217-244-1368.

 
 
 
 
 

 

Campaign Update

We have set a campaign goal of $10,000,000 to ensure we are able to have an impact on the lives of students and move education at Uni forward for the next 100 years. We are thrilled to have already received more than 84% of our goal as of March 11, 2019.