Uni financial update
Fiscal Year 2017 was a good year for Uni finances; the school finished in the black for the third year in a row. The most important factor contributing to this positive news was strong parent and alumni giving. In addition, General State Aid (the state money we receive for per-pupil daily attendance) was fully funded in 2016-17 instead of being reduced as it has in other recent years. The school also benefitted from capable financial management by Business Manager Mike Adams and by faculty and staff. The positive balance this year can be devoted to address significant deferred maintenance needs, such as new windows throughout the building.
Melinda Taub wins Emmy Award
In her time at Uni, Melinda Taub, from the Class of 2001, participated in theater, Russian club, and Interact for a Better World. Two weeks ago, she won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special.
Taub, along with her fellow writers at Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, won for their work on “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner”, a response to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, an annual event for the media hosted by the President. The episode, which aired April 29, was marketed as an event honoring journalism, a clear reaction to President Trump’s criticism of journalists.
Read the full interview by senior Umar Hanif on The Gargoyle.
Rahi Miraftab-Salo breaks soccer scoring record
As the 2017 boys soccer season starts to come to a close, Senior Rahi Miraftab-Salo has one more victory– breaking the boys soccer career goal scoring record. The previous record was held by Patrick Wong (Class of 2012) at 99 goals.
Read the whole story by Uni Senior Mallika Luthar in The Gargoyle.
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Uni alumni meet in Boston
About 50 East Coast alumni gathered on Sept. 17 in Boston to relive old memories and hear about the future of Uni. The event included graduates from the years 1954 to 2017, and it followed a meeting of the new Uni High Alumni Association Board.
The event was hosted in the historic home of Ted Kurland ('68) and Ann Kurland in Newton, Mass.
Please visit the Uni Alumni Association's site to learn more about the organization, connect with old friends, purchase merchandise and learn about events!
Nominations accepted for Uni honors
We are accepting nominations for two alumni awards, the Max Beberman Distinguished Alumni award and the Rising Star Award.
The Max Beberman Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor bestowed on an alum. The award was founded in 1985 to recognize alumni who have enhanced the reputation of the school by distinguishing themselves in their careers and have made significant contributions to their community, state and nation through professional service, public service and civic activities, or in their service to Uni High. The nomination form and more information is available online.
The inaugural Rising Star Award was awarded to NPR reporter Jeremy Hobson in 2017. The award recognizes Uni High alumni who have demonstrated leadership in their field, in service to the school or the community. The nomination form and more information is available online.