NATIONAL SIGNING DAY – Union High School has one of the largest group of student athletes taking their talents to the next level in 2017-18, as nine more Union seniors signed national letters of intent on February 1 to compete in their respective sports at the college level next year. Front from left: John Boisen (Football, University of Sioux Falls), Courtney Powell (Soccer, Iowa State), Brock Hadachek (Football, UNI) and Derek Holschlag (Wrestling, UNI). Back: Isaiah Vaughan (Football, Ellsworth Community College), Dylan Stech (Football, Simpson), Keaton Newgren (Football, University of Nebraska – Kearney), Michael Ahrendsen (Football, NW Missouri State) and Bri Harvey (Volleyball, Des Moines Area Community College). They joined classmates Peyton Parker (Volleyball and Softball, Des Moines Area Community College) and Kaeli Block (Basketball, Waldorf College), who had previously declared their intentions last year. Photo by Mike Whittlesey.