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Welcome back, Union Redskin alumni! Union Public Schools invites you to reconnect with your alma mater, former classmates and old teachers. We also would love for you to visit, watch our games and shows, participate in activities and volunteer your talents. You are Redskins for Life, after all!
Union offer offers a number of ways for you to reconnect and we keep making improvements.
Union Alumni Center
In 2012, Union opened the Union Alumni Center, located in the main entry area for the High School. The center features memorabilia from throughout the district’s history as well as computer access to all the yearbooks as well as old photos. Union plans to keep updating the center, adding video from former alumni and staff members.
Class reunions are coordinated by alumni, who plan reunions, special functions and maintain contact information of former classmates. Union Public Schools provides a calendar to post events and may post additional information as it becomes aware of them. Union does not oversee or plan reunions. Union will work with alumni for special arrangements, such as providing tours of school buildings, for reunions, but it does not always know when reunions may be scheduled unless someone contacts the District or plans to hold reunion activities on Union property.
— Union Schools (@UnionSchools) July 17, 2013
If you are coordinating an alumni event and need information or wish to post something on Union’s alumni calendar, please contact us!
“Whether we are male, female, short or tall – we are Redskins. Whether we play sports, attempt to play sports, join a spirit squad, sing in the choir, act in productions, play in the band, produce artwork, do all or none of these things, we are Redskins. Whether we are first in our class or last in our class, we are Redskins. Whether we are staying close to home, attending college out of state, getting a job out of high school or enlisting in the armed force, we are Redskins.”
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Did you know this piece of history about the Union Alma Mater?
The original tune is from "Annie Lisle," an 1857 ballad by Boston, Mass., songwriter H. S. Thompson. The tune was later used as the Alma Mater for Cornell University, and has since been used by colleges and high schools all over the country including ours.
It took the work of a few people to rediscover the original lyrics and the tune for the Alma Mater used by Union High Schools in the early half of the 20th century.
Shortly after Denise Vaniadis, retired Director of Student Life, came to Union in 1992, she worked with then Principal Dave Stauffer and Kenille Elmore, then director of Union Choirs, to bring back the Alma Mater which had not been sung in decades.
“Denise and Dave were instrumental in wanting to bring back the Alma Mater,” explained Linda Blythe, an administrative assistant at the High School. “Kenille was the choir director at the time. I know we were singing the Alma Mater in 1994-95. We have sung the Alma Mater in all assemblies, retreats and graduations since then.”
Elmore found the lyrics.
“The words I found in an old Union yearbook,” Elmore recalled. “I think it was the 1921 yearbook. Then, I found the tune that was used. Doug Henderson arranged two tunes for my choir. One was too contemporary sounding, the other was more traditional. That is the one I started using and is still being used to this today. Hopefully, this history will never get "lost" again.”
UNION HIGH SCHOOL ALMA MATER
Union High stands proud forever!
Loyalty rides high.
Memories, forget them never
As the years go by.
Friends, we make from year to year.
Watch as goals are reached
Union High will always be dear
To our destiny.
Homecoming tickets on sale this week
Homecoming Game - Union vs. Southmoore - is this Friday, October 9. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Tickets on sale Thursday and Friday. ... Also, Union Public Schools will host A Taste of Union, in which the public will have a chance to try food from various sponsors and vendors, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, October 9, at the UMAC, 6836 S. Union.
Union alum wins 3rd golf tournament
2012 alum on Sooner TV
Alumni News: Tress Way among Redskins' captains
Former Union, OU punter Tress Way among Washington Redskins' team captains ... The undrafted rookie joined the team midway through the 2014 preseason after being cut by the Chicago Bears. Then, Way went on to averaged 47.5 yards per punt last season, which was tied for first in the NFL.
Union alum on OU rowing team
Alum Silmon on his 1st KSU touchdown
Proud of alum Jefferey Mead
Union alum joins OU Air Raids
Union alum Jeffery Mead comes of age, joins OU Air Raid ranks http://t.co/CprMMckf56— Union Schools (@UnionSchools) September 1, 2015
Union alum performs on Jimmy Fallon
2005 grad Rachael Cain Ferrera& Broadway cast of Amazing Grace, performed on Jimmy Fallon last night http://t.co/wnN0dDQtSv— Union Schools (@UnionSchools) August 18, 2015
Union alum works with Alabama Shakes
Great job to 2002 Union alum Joshua Goleman, director of photography, for the new Alabama Shakes video! The band is considered one of the best rock bands on the music scene.
Great job to 2002 Union alum Joshua Goleman, director of photography, for the new Alabama Shakes video!... http://t.co/aqgJypfDgN— Union Schools (@UnionSchools) June 9, 2015
Alumni News: Fuente ranked No. 15 best
NFL.com's Bryan Fischer ranked his top 15 college coaches and former Union & Sooners quarterback Justin Fuente came in at No. 15.
NFL.com's Bryan Fischer ranked his top 15 college coaches and former Union & Sooners quarterback Justin Fuente came in at No. 15. http://goo.gl/mtljDScontinue reading
Union alum launches NASA career
Union alum Lucas Kinion began preparing for his successful launch back in middle school, when his eighth grade class attended a presentation about careers in engineering. He still credits this presentation for his path to a desired position with NASA, or the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the United States government agency responsible for the space program as well as for aeronautics and aerospace research. continue reading
Alumni update on three rising stars
Boston Heath, along with a few other Union Alumni, released a music video on Wednesday for a song recorded and co-written by Union High School alum Zeke Duhon (Union Repertory Theater student; Class of 2013). The song, “Always is Now,” was co-written by Zeke with Nashville musician, Mathew Perryman Jones, who has had songs featured on Bones, Grey’s Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, and Vampire Diaries (to name a few). continue reading
Union alumni make their family proud
The Way family has two sons for whom they can be very proud. Born and raised in Tulsa, Cole and Tress Way both played youth soccer and were punters for Union High School. continue reading
Union alum breaks out in OU Red-White game
Union alums help with Hoosiers football
After two years of providing website and marketing services to many athletic programs in the Oklahoma area, Tulsa-based company AthleticOffice announced recently that they have officially entered the Big Ten Conference by signing a deal with Indiana University. continue reading
Union alum makes goofy start for the day
Alum Tress Way on path to NFL
Jarman alum interning at Jefferson
Marine Eli Sylvester, Union (Jarman) graduate, is now doing his internship at Jefferson Elementary. Eli is a student at Oral Roberts University. He is standing with Barbara Smith, enrichment specialist at Jefferson, also a former teacher from Jarman. continue reading