9th Grade Honors Project - Union City Past and Present

By Emily Causey, Raelynn Mills, KyLee Noggle, and Brittani Dickens

For Union City: Past and Present; we did research and interviewed current and former students.   Each person in our group was assigned a different job. KyLee Noggle came up with the ten questions that we used to make our questionnaires. Emily Causey took these questions and turned them into the surveys we used in our interviews. Brittani Dickens and Raelynn Mills were in charge of handing out surveys. Emily and KyLee also did interviews and talked to former students and teachers at UCCHS. The surveys were given to past students and current students at UCCHS. Their answers were then compared to show the similarities and differences here at the high school. We interviewed an array of people whose graduation dates varied from 1957 to 2015. The information was then combined to form an article about UCCHS: Past and Present.

 

What did sports uniforms consist of?  How were they different?

“Now [uniforms] are more expensive, but better quality with up to date styles.” – Erin Jenkins- Causey, Class of 1992

“[The boys’ shorts] didn’t hang down to [their] ankles.” – Jeanette Grile- Beanblossom, Class of 1957

What is your opinion of the sports uniforms today?

“They are nice, and do their job well.” – Kyle Walters, Class of 2012

“I think the uniforms are fine, but people would like new ones because it’s hard to find a size that fits well.” – Sarah Davison, Class of 2014

What was school lunch like?

“Okay, but I usually packed my lunch.  Value was placed more on filing a student up (combating hunger) than on nutritional or health value.  We were also allowed to buy whatever snacks we wanted from the cafeteria or TeePee.” – Angela Brouse, Class of 2006

What is your opinion of our school lunches?

“They use[d] to be good until we had to have wheat bread.” – Kyle Walters, Class of 2012

“I HATE wheat bread!” – Natasha King, Class of 2013

Was there any type of technology?  If so, what kinds of technology did you have at school?

“We still used overhead projectors.  To use computers we went to the computer lab and teachers didn’t have laptops.” – Sarah Hines, Class of 2003

What kinds of technology do we have here at school?  How does this technology help you academically? Are there any downfalls to it?

“Laptops.  They distract me but are very convenient.” – Natasha King, Class of 2013

What kinds of classes were provided?

“All [of the] general classes, Spanish, French, IU Composition, and IU Literature.” – Stacie Cline- King, Class of 1991

What kinds of classes are provided?

“There are college classes offered and labs for people who need extra help in a certain subject.” – Sarah Davison, Class of 2014

How did the seniors act towards the freshmen?  Was there hazing?

“Some seniors were bullies, but most were nice.  Yes, there was “hazing”.  We called it Freshmen Initiation – this was generally only done by sports teams.  Nothing terrible was done.” – Staci Cline- King, Class of 1991

“No, we wasn’t like that.” – Jeanette Beanblossom, Class of 1957

How do the seniors act toward freshmen?  Is there hazing?

“Maybe a little hazing on sports teams.” – Kyle Walters, Class of 2012

What was your favorite part of high school?

“All of it!  I loved most of my teachers and got along with most other students.” – Erin Jenkins- Causey, Class of 1992

What is your favorite part of high school so far?

“My favorite part is being part of band and being there for anyone who needs me.  I’m not popular by any means, but I’m okay with that.” – Ashley McFerrin, Class of 2013 Special thanks to anyone who filled out a questionnaire.

By Emily Causey, Raelynn Mills, KyLee Noggle, and Brittani Dickens