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United Education Foundation Awards over $6,000 in Teacher Mini-Grants

The United Education Foundation (UEF) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of the Foundation's annual Mini-Grant Awards. The Mini-Grant program is designed to give teachers supplemental funding for specific classroom projects that enrich their students' classroom experiences. Read more...

2020 Academic Achievement Awards Ceremony

2020 Principal's Choice Award:

Carbon Cliff-Barstow: Ciara Pender
Colona - Joe Foley
East Moline - Morgan Quaranta
Hampton - Jasmine Jernigan
Silvis - Miguel Figuoroa-Matrinez

2020 UTHS Perfect Attendance Award - all four years of high school

Dede Barrigah
Nicole Boodhoo
Nolan Filby
Alexander Guapi
Brendan Webster

Eigth Grade Recognition Awards presented by the mUnited Education Foundation

School Year Student Recipient School District
2018-2019 Mackenzie Horn Colona 190
Lakera Hitzler Hampton 29
Emmanuel Perez East Moline 37
Cayden Munson Silvis 34
Elizabeth Adote Carbon Cliff-Barstow 36

United Education Foundation Awards over $10,000 in Teacher Mini-Grants


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United Education Foundation Awards $13,400 in Scholarships


My Favorite Teacher featuring Tiffani Smith at Colona

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UTHS Class of 1954 Donates Legacy to United Education Foundation

The United Education Foundation or UEF is pleased to announce a generous donation of $700 from the United Township High School Class of 1954. The Class of 1954 decided to provide their legacy gift that will serve many students in our community.

With this donation, the UEF will be able to continue support outstanding initiatives that include:

  • Teacher mini-grant awards program.  This past fall, the UEF awarded a record $10,000 in teacher mini-grants.  The mini-grants are used to support teacher initiated programs that enhance their students’ educational experience.
  • Academic Achievement Awards.    Since 2010, the UEF has provided over $60,000 in scholarships for UTHS seniors.
  • Eight Grade recognition program.  Recognizes annually an eight grade graduate from each partner school who has demonstrated excellence, as chosen by the school principal.

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Class of 1954 member Judy Carmichael (left), UTHS Superintendent Jay Morrow (center), Jessie Boyd Class of 1954 (right).

ACC Director Presenting Business Education Award
ACC Director Larry Shimmin presenting Sky Stoutt with Business Education Award.

Teacher Presenting Award
Spanish Teacher Ms. Cantu-Torres presenting the Modern Language Award to Jules Materne Kokou Amegnran

Teacher at podium speaking
Teacher Mr. Andy Round presenting Verenice Lachino with English Department Award.

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Mr. Paul Lambrecht presenting the Social Studies Department award to Clarice Brown.

Teacher speaking at podium
ACC Director Mr. Shimmin presenting Calie Walker with the Vocational/Career Department Award.

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Mr. Shimmin presenting the Business Department Award to Garrett Massa.

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The UEF Sponsored the Perfect Attendance Award. 5 students - 723 straight days without an absence in high school Mr. Ragona presenting Heather Hartsvigsen, Christian Kincaid, Devin Reynolds, Hope Wells and Mei Lin Zheng with their perfect attendance award.

8th Annual academic Achievement Awards on May 3, 2017

This event was a great success. See the evening's program.