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2016 Senior Spotlight – Mitchell Wilson

Parents’ Name: Mark and Penny Wilson
Hometown: La Porte City
Birthday: October 10, 1997
Favorite color: Blue
Favorite TV show: Archer
Favorite movie: Rubber
Favorite restaurant: Tokyo
Favorite class: Psychology
Hobbies/Activities: Wasting time procrastinating
What is your favorite memory from high school? Bonfires with friends
My biggest pet peeve is: Those that invite themselves to
private activities.
Who are the most influential people in your life? My parents and grandparents
What will you miss most about high school? Being able to see my friends every day.
Where do you see yourself in 20 years? Working as a marriage counselor.
What is the best thing about being a senior? More time for fun classes.
What are your post-high school plans? Attending Iowa State University
Your best advice to underclassmen? Keep up your homework; do not let it pile up.

2016 Senior Spotlight – Samantha Krug

Parents’ Name: Dan and Colleen Krug
Hometown: La Porte City
Birthday: March 20, 1998
Favorite color: Purple
Favorite TV show: Nashville
Favorite movie: 8 Seconds
Favorite restaurant: Texas Roadhouse
Favorite class: Art or Ag
Hobbies/Activities: Showing cattle and goats, Basketball (4 years), Soccer (2 years), 4-H, FFA
What is your favorite memory from high school? Seeing friends
My biggest pet peeve is: Short shorts and crop tops.
Who are the most influential people in your life? My parents, grandparents, and Macy.
What will you miss most about high school? Playing basketball
Where do you see yourself in 20 years? Out of college and raising livestock and farming.
What is the best thing about being a senior? Early releases
What are your post-high school plans? Go to Hawkeye Community College for Ag Business
Your best advice to underclassmen? Wear more fabric.

2016 Senior Spotlight – Tate Renaud

Parents’ Name: Troy and Theresa Renaud
Hometown: La Porte City
Birthday: February 1, 1998
Favorite color: Red
Favorite TV show: The King of Queens
Favorite movie: The Ringer
Favorite restaurant: Tokyo
Favorite class: Lit and Media
Hobbies/Activities: Checkers
What is your most embarrassing moment at Union High School? Rolling my ankle playing Ping-Pong.
What is your favorite memory from high school? Going nuts in the locker room after we shut out AP junior year.
My biggest pet peeve is: People that double park.
Who are the most influential people in your life? My Grandpa Bob & Scott Denner
What will you miss most about high school? Seeing the people I like every day.
Where do you see yourself in 20 years? As an attorney in Des Moines or a college coach.
What is the best thing about being a senior? Knowing everyone and waking up late.
What are your post-high school plans? Ellsworth Community College then transferring to a bigger school to play football. Law school after I get my Bachelor’s degree.

Future Problem Solvers’ Competition Addresses “The Global Workplace”

  Last month, two teams from Union High School, along with two students competing as individuals, participated in the State Future Problem Solving (FPS) competition held in Ames. With the topic identified as “The Global Workplace,” the competing teams and individual students were given two hours to use the six steps of problem solving to complete a 12-page written packet. Teams also performed a skit based on the packet’s content.
Two 9th grade teams competed on behalf of Union High School. Kody Crawford, Olivia Sash, Zeke Seuser, Hunter Stwalley and Alanna Hines (alternate) comprised one team, with Emma Alpers, Megan Carty, Tori Hadachek, Anna Smith and Jenna Steinlage (alternate) were the members of the second team.
Individual competitors included freshman Madison DeWitt and senior Keiara Faiferlick, who both placed second at the contest. Only the teams and individual students who placed first qualified to compete at the international contest which will be held on the campus of the University of Michigan in June.
Mrs. Vada Elliott coaches the middle school and high school students who participate in the Future Problem Solving program.

Absentee Ballots Available for June Primary Election

  The Primary Election will be held on June 7, 2016. Here’s some of the vital information for the election held in Black Hawk County:
The polls will be open from 7 AM until 9 PM on Election Day, June 7.
Absentee Ballots are now available at the Election Office, Room 210 of the Courthouse at 316 E. 5th St., Waterloo, IA 50703. Ballots may be voted there 8 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday, through Monday, June 6. (The office will be closed Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day, and will be open Saturday, June 4 from 8 AM to 4 PM.) To vote by mail, send an absentee ballot request form (found at www.sos.state.ia.us or www.co.black-hawk.ia.us) to the Election Office at the above address and a ballot will be mailed to you. Absentee ballot request forms must be received in the Election Office by the deadline of 5:00 PM, Friday, June 3, or no ballot will be mailed.
Pre-paid return postage is provided for all ballots returned by mail to the Election Office. A mailed ballot received after June 7 must be postmarked on or before June 6, or it WILL NOT be counted. Postmarks are not always affixed by the Post Office, so mail your absentee ballot early enough so that it arrives by Election Day. Even if the ballot is postmarked on time, mailed ballots must also be received in the Election Office by the deadline of noon on Monday, June 13, or they will not be counted.
Persons who are admitted to hospitals and Health Care Facilities (HCFs) within three days of the election (Saturday June 4 through Election Day, June 7) may make a request by telephone to the Election Office (319-833-3007) and an absentee ballot will be delivered to them. On Election Day the telephone request must be made at least four hours prior to the 9 PM close of the polls. These ballots will be personally delivered to the voter at the hospital or HCF by two election officials who will assist the voter in voting (if requested) and return the sealed, voted ballot to the Election Office to be counted on Election Day.
Absentee ballots MAY NOT be turned in at a polling place except to be surrendered and voided, in which case the voter would vote in person at the polling place. Hand-delivered ballots need to be taken to the Election Office by 9 PM on Election Day, June 7. Persons who did not receive or have lost their absentee ballots will be provided the option of voting provisional ballots at the polls.
Voter Pre-Registration Deadline. The last day to pre-register at the Election Office for this election is Friday, May 27 before 5 PM. Any new or moved voter who registers before the deadline will not be required to show proof of residence and identity at the polls. Following the deadline and on Election Day, new and moved voters will be processed using the requirements of Election Day Registration and must provide proof of residence and identity. Voter registration forms may be found at www.sos.state.ia.us or www.co.black-hawk.ia.us. Regular Election Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM. (The office will be closed Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day.)
Election Day Registration. A person who is eligible to register to vote may do so on Election Day at the polling place for the precinct in which the person lives. The person must complete a voter registration form, sign an oath, and provide acceptable proof of both identity and residence. The most common example of an acceptable form of identity and residence is an Iowa driver’s license that is not expired and shows the person’s address on Election Day. Other acceptable forms of identity may be found at www.sos.state.ia.us or www.co.black-hawk.ia.us.
If you are unsure where you are supposed to vote, go to the Elections Page of the county website at www.co.black-hawk.ia.us, or use the Iowa Secretary of State’s website at www.sos.state.ia.us, where users may select “Find Your Precinct/Polling Place” and/or “Am I Registered to Vote?”
For questions, contact the Election Office at 319-833-3007 or election@co.black-hawk.ia.us. The Election Office is Room 210 of the Black Hawk County Courthouse, 316 E. 5th St, Waterloo, 50703.

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