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A Northwest Indiana Life In The Spotlight: Gary and Lauren Ludwig

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Lauren and Gary Ludwig’s hearts ache for children in need which is why they give back to their community by fostering children in need of loving homes. While they provide a safe environment for these children, they also work with the foster children’s parents and support them on their path to self-improvement.

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#1StudentNWI: Griffith Embraces Change

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What’s Happening:

Griffith High School’s 94th annual commencement ceremony was held on Sunday, June 10 in the GHS main gym at 2 p.m. Seniors walked through the gym for one last time with their caps and gowns on and received their diplomas. Speeches were given by students such as Valedictorian, Thomas Perez; Salutatorian, Sam Stassin; and Senior Class President Ali Schoon.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI for June 22 - 24, 2018

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Summer is officially here this weekend and we've got some great summer activities from a strawberry festival, adventuring with dinosaurs in the new Jurassic Park, Naturepalooza, and much more! Check out our 10 fun things to do in Northwest Indiana this weekend! 

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#1StudentNWI: Graduation and Summertime Plans for Wheeler

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Graduation

On June 3rd, Wheeler graduated one of the most successful classes it has ever seen. The class of 2018 made achievements across the board. Success was seen within academics, athletics, fine arts, and extra curriculars. The senior class was highly involved in various clubs and activities at the school.

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#1StudentNWI: Spring Celebrations and the Final Steps at Marquette

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Teacher Spotlight

Mrs. Amanda Boyd is the government guru at Marquette. Mrs. Boyd has taught for seven years, though she is finishing out her first year at Marquette. She teaches World Geography and History, Dual Credit Government, Honors Political Science, and will be adding AP World History to her repertoire for next year.

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#1StudentNWI: Summer Plans for Westville

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Student Spotlight

Emma Ray is an upcoming senior at Westville High School. Ray has attended Westville since third grade, and she is an extremely fun, energetic, and bright student. Ray loves the school and community atmosphere at Westville and has enjoyed growing up in such a tight knit town.

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A Northwest Indiana Life in the Spotlight: Stacey Whitten

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To volunteer and serve others is to be humble. Those who give their time to help people in need look at their actions and see something that they have to be doing, not something they want to be praised for doing. Because behind every volunteer and selfless act is an innate desire to make the world a better place. Stacey Whitten, Owner and Attorney at Whitten and Whitten Law Firm in Porter County, is no exception.

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#1StudentNWI: Niners Finish Out the School year

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WHAT’S HAPPENING? — Armageddon and Other End of the Year Activities

The school year at Andrean cannot end without the celebration of the insane field day known as Armageddon. Every year, the classes battle for the Armageddon title and bragging rights for the next year. This year, the Class of 2018 was victorious. The seniors also won Armageddon last year.

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#1StudentNWI: Setting the Stage for a New Year at Highland High School

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What’s happened recently: Graduation

Congratulations to the the class of 2018! This year over 200 students received their Highland High School diploma on June 3rd. Some students sang and played their last songs on the Highland High School auditorium stage during the graduation, creating an air of achievement and nostalgia. The seniors in varsity choir sang “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey as the senior song before their final piece. The band and orchestra played three songs including “September” by Earth Wind and Fire.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI for June 15 - 17, 2018

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How are we already midway through June? Well, here we are all the same. Think back to those long winter days and nights in January and February and the disappointing spring days of March and April that teased us with pleasant weather only to snatch it away again. Think about that and relish that summer is here and get outside and have some fun! Here's 10 fun things to do this weekend! 

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#1StudentNWI: Starting Up Summer

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Community Member Spotlight:

Throughout life, many people strive to leave a lasting impact on the world around them. While this isn’t always an easy task, Lowell resident Kerri Midkiff did so in many ways.

In March of 2009, Kerri was diagnosed with breast cancer. Because of her strong faith and passion for others, four years later she decided to help others going through the same thing. She did this through the creation of The Hope Center, based out of Lowell Church of Christ. The Hope Center was founded in order to provide emotional support and informational resources to families battling cancer in Northwest Indiana.

The Hope Center organizes many events and fundraisers in order to better the organization and its members. Through this, they have impacted...

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