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The Fruition of Fundraising photo

The Fruition of Fundraising

Our new principal, Mr. Conner, brought fresh ideas to UCEC upon arriving on campus, especially in the area of fundraising. According to him, “When I arrived at the school, I was told that the students played basketball, volleyball, and soccer at lunch every day. I thought it was very interesting for high school students to be active during lunch. However, when I looked at the facilities, I realized that we needed to upgrade areas used. The Ghost Ball Drop helped us accomplish that goal. The district maintenance department is completing the project, so hats off of to them, the kids, faculty, and everyone who participated in the fundraiser.” Students were delighted and surprised to return from winter break and discover construction has begun. They will have a new cement court and goals for basketball, a regulation size, sand volleyball court, and new goals for the soccer field.

 

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Annual Angel Tree Event photo

Annual Angel Tree Event

On December 5th 2014, 160 Pre-Kindergarten students were taken on a trip all around the world. These little ones, from the nine Title-1 schools from all over Union County, were brought in to the South Piedmont Community campus to attend the annual Angel Tree event, organized by the Leadership class of Union County Early College. The class selected “A Teddy Bear Christmas” theme for this year’s extravaganza. Preparations for the event had long been in the works and a custom-made Teddy Bear Christmas book had been written, illustrated, and bound in order to be read to the children. The day of the event, the children took in the sights of a room full of holiday decorations and cheer. Students from the leadership class were clothed in garments representing elves, reindeer, and international teddy bears. In a play presented to the pre-kindergarten students, a lost teddy bear got to travel with Santa Claus all around the world. Teddy and Santa stopped in various places including Jerusalem, Russia, Beijing, and Brazil.

 

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