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#1StudentNWI: French and Community Focus at Marquette


Teacher Spotlight

Not many people can say that they were both a chef and a teacher at the same school, but Mrs. Angie Williams is the exception. Mrs. Williams started, and managed, La Terrazza Deli, the school’s cafeteria, last year.

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#1StudentNWI: Safety, Homecoming, and Athletics at La Porte


Student Spotlight

Sara Farlie is one of La Porte High School’s multi-sport athletes, but her talent does not stop there; Sara has been selected to represent LPHS not only through her athletic abilities, but also in ways which showcase her intelligence and outgoing personality.

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#1StudentNWI: Sports get Fired Up at River Forest


A New Winning Culture for the Ingots

Athletes from all over the state have been starting competition for the 2018 fall sports season and, at River Forest, a particular team has been standing out in regards of the improvement that has been made in such a short time. A known thing that River Forest High School has been able to prove in the last few years is how strong of an athletic program a small school can really have. The athletes from the small town have given some of the best a run for their money and even taken them down. You can never count River Forest out of the running because their athletes are known to battle until the end.

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A Northwest Indiana Life in the Spotlight: Sarah Ellman


Sarah Ellman, owner and instructor at Sarah Ladybug YOGA, has always believed improving one person’s life improves others’ lives, eventually creating a healthy and loving community. Ellman has done so much for the Northwest Indiana community through her work and activism, which has been influenced by nature and the idea that everything and everyone serves another.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI September 14 - September 16, 2018


Be it the lingering warmth of summer or incoming cool breeze of fall, the weather is just right to enjoy great events this weekend! Lets see what kinds of fun can be had this weekend, there is the exotic World Cultural Festival, healthy LifeWorks Family Fun Day, energetic Falling Waters 5K Classic Run/Walk, heartwarming Packathon, and more. Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for September 14th - 16th!

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#1StudentNWI: Kouts Welcomes New Business, New Faces, and a New School Year


Teacher Appreciation

While there were many new students that have decided to attend East Porter County schools, there are also several new teachers that have joined. Katie Goldbranson, an eager teacher that is elated to begin her career at Kouts, is one amongst the many that have migrated to the small town.

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#1StudentNWI: Kicking Off the School Year With Lowell


What’s Going On:

The 2018-2019 school year is officially in session as of August 15! The school has some brand new teachers, as well as a brand new trades building to expand the vocational program.

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#1StudentNWI: West Side Welcomes Emerson Students


What’s Recently Happened

West Side Leadership Academy happily started the 2018-2019 school year on August 13th. Over the summer some changes were underway at West Side; such as a new principal and an uprise in student enrollment. Terrance Little, previously the school principal, has been upgraded to higher status as the CAO. This school year, West Side welcomed Marcus Muhammad as the new principal. Also, occurring over the summer, West Side remodeled its cafeteria. Lively bright orange and blue replaced what was once dull.

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#1StudentNWI: La Lumiere Opens the Year with Shakespeare, Golf, and More!


Valuing Diversity

One of the things La Lumiere prides itself on is the diversity of the community. For many students, like senior Natalia Trejo Bax, that diversity is what drew them to La Lumiere and what makes La Lumiere feel like home. Natalia is originally from Mexico City, Mexico. She moved to the United States when she was 5 and spent the majority of her childhood in North Carolina. She now lives in South Bend, Indiana with her parents, Anne Bax and Guillermo Trejo, and her twin brother, who is also a student at La Lu, Julian Trejo Bax.

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A Northwest Indiana Life in the Spotlight: Patty Stovall


Patty Stovall is a baker, and that makes her familiar with making something from basically nothing. She is a master at putting ingredients together to create a final product that blows people away – and that’s not just her cakes.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI September 7 - September 9, 2018


Fall time is still fun time! Where to begin, this weekend has several fun things to do like the popping Valparaiso Popcorn Festival, stylish Lubeznik Center for the Arts: Friday Night Fever, tasteful Wine Down Summer, watery Dunebrook's 5th Annual Dragon Boat Races and more. Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for September 7th - 9th!

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