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ArcelorMittal Sponsored NWI Science and Engineering Fair at Valparaiso University Showcases Bright Young Minds


Valparaiso University hosted the Regional Northwest Indiana Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, where students from middle school to high school had the opportunity to present their research projects and put their school’s academic prowess on display.

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Large Number of Parents Line Up for Precious Spots at St. Mary's School

Large-Number-of-Parents-Line-Up-for-Precious-Spots-at-St-Marys-SchoolSt. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point’s OPEN APPLICATION period for new students began last week. More than forty families showed up to turn in applications for spots for next school year. The school advertised that it would begin accepting applications for new students at 8:00 AM. The first parents to arrive came at 5:33 AM and 5:35 AM. The school welcomed its largest number of families in years. “We’ve been around since 1872 and in this day and age, parents still want what they feel is the best education possible for their children. We provide a wonderful, nurturing learning environment and our staff is amazing. We’re blessed to be in a position to teach such awesome kids,” said principal, Tom Ruiz.

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Andrean High School Quiz Bowl Wins Conference Tournament

Andrean-High-School-Quiz-Bowl-Wins-Conference-Tournament_01The Andrean High School varsity and junior varsity Quiz Bowl teams captured the Duneland Academic Conference title on Feb. 20. The competition, featuring 10 teams, took place at Chesterton High School.

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Social Media Bootcamp Equips Attendees Digital Toolbox for Success


With the advent of the internet and, subsequently, the world wide web in the late 1990s, the landscape for how we communicate was forever changed. With that invention and the exponential growth of connectivity the internet afforded everyone, came also the increasing speed with which ideas can be exchanged and modified.

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Munster High School Produces 10 National Merit Scholarship Finalists

Munster High SchoolMunster High School is proud to announce that 10 students have recently qualified as finalists for the National Merit Scholarship program. The National Merit Scholarship program began in 1955 as an academic competition, awarding scholarships to the nation’s most promising students. In order to become a National Merit Scholarship Finalist, students must have an exemplary score on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Qualifying Test. Approximately 1.6 million students take the PSAT each year and finalists are whittled down to the top 15,000 students in the nation. Munster High School would like to congratulate the following students for their selection as National.

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Bishop Noll Musicians Earn ISSMA Medals

Bishop-Noll-Musicians-Earn-ISSMA-MedalsMusicians from the Bishop Noll band received 14 medals during ISSMA competition Feb. 3 at Munster High School. Students Sarah Chavez, Michael Fugger, Jacqueline Milkowski, Serena Waszkiewicz, Heather Hernandez, Andres Miranda, Carlos Guzman, Javier Miranda, Monica Magallanes, Chris Juarez, Kristopher Rodriguez, Whitney Piggott and Phillip Reyes-Brown competed in the ISSMA state solo and ensemble competition and earned gold, silver and bronze medals for their performances.

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One Book One University Author Talk featuring Ed Humes on Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash—And the Way Back


In this lecture, Ed Humes will expose how waste lies at the heart of all the big problems of the day–the economy, energy, national security, climate, diminishing natural resources–crises that would be much smaller, and might not exist at all, were we not the biggest wasters on the planet. Waste is the biggest thing America makes today, our greatest legacy, product, and export. But Humes will also share the good news: There is a way back. Families, businesses, and communities are finding inspiring and ingenious ways to offset this damaging legacy. Humes inspires audiences to get behind the one big environmental and social problem that just about anyone can do something meaningful to change. This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP: Read more

BNI Vocal Students Earn Perfect Scores at ISSMA

BNI-Vocal-Students-Earn-Perfect-Scores-at-ISSMABishop Noll students regularly use their voices to sing during Mass, but two seniors took their gifts of music to the next level and brought home ISSMA gold with an Acapella performance of the Latin Gregorian chant titled “O Magnum Mysterium.”

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Urban League Taking Online Applications for College Scholarships

Urban-League-NWI-LogoThe Urban League of Northwest Indiana, Inc. is currently accepting online applications for students seeking college scholarships. The deadline for applications is Monday, March 26, 2018. Students can apply at https://ulofnwi.communityforce.com.

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A Community’s Transition to Kindergarten

Mental-Health-America-Lake-CountyMental Health America of Lake County (MHALC) is partnering with the School City of East Chicago and its Carrie Gosch Early Learning Center to engage in the Ready to Soar program.

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St. Mary's Students Enjoy Week of Celebration: Catholic Schools Week 2018

St-Marys-Students-Enjoy-Week-of-Celebration-Catholic-Schools-Week-2018Students all over the country joined in celebrating National Catholic Schools Week from Sunday January 28th, to February 3rd. Students at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point enjoyed a week full of community service, prayer, and fun. Students put together and delivered cookies around the community as a “thank you” to those who support Catholic education. Students also made care packages for local nuns and priests. One highlight of the week was praying the rosary as a school, led by the first and second grade classes. Students also enjoyed Olympic themed games, a no homework day, dress down days, and a spirit wear day.

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