Students Take a Stand
Students at WHS decided to make a statement to honor the victims of the recent shooting at Stoneman Douglas. Students had read about other schools across the nation who were walking out to bring awareness to the tragedy and decided to do the same.
For those who haven’t heard of it, DECA is an international association that holds business marketing competitions for high school students. It helps participants become familiar with the business and marketing world and even practice their pubic speaking.
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Following along the excitement that was the boys basketball season, our very own VHS Vikings won the sectional title earlier this month. It’s been a hard fought season, with its share of surprises and upsets, but all of the student fans are incredibly proud of the boys for going as far as they did and getting the Viking name out there.
Being a teacher is one of the hardest jobs in the world. Despite the challenging schedule and limited funding for teacher compensation, education is a passion for many. Samantha Ebert, teacher at Munster High School, is one of these educators.
Can you believe March is already nearing its end? This week moves us closer to Spring and Northwest Indiana is thawing out with some fun activities! Check out these fun events coming up this weekend as the Easter Bunny readies his basket of goodies!
Light into African culture
In recognition of Black History Month, student government decided to have a door competition involving every teacher’s 4th hour class. Each class was allowed to use extra space around their door if they had any and were given three weeks to achieve their final look.
In his 46-year career at West Side High School, Johnson has helped shape the lives of hundreds of young athletes as a teacher and coach in basketball, football, wrestling, and track.
Griffith High School’s Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) club is organizing their third annual Dancing With the Panthers event (DWTP), which will be held on March 24. This event will benefit Northwest Indiana Cancer Kids Foundation (N.I.C.K.). DWTP will be held in the GHS fieldhouse for the public from noon until three, and will feature a bounce house, carnival games, photo booth, face painting, raffle baskets and more. High schoolers will be able to attend that night from 6pm-10pm, and will be be able to dance to music from social studies teacher Jenna Berzy. The same attractions will be offered to high schoolers. Each team must raise $200, and can receive donations wither in person or online.
What’s Going On
This year, Chesterton High School’s annual winter play was meant for the whole family, which was a change from past productions such as “The Crucible.” Anne Sharp directed the theatre’s presentation of Della Tazel’s “The Tale of Cinderella,” and theatre held three performances as well as a children’s performance on Wednesday, Feb. 21.
Born and raised in Demotte, Indiana native Jessica Halliar currently works as a dental hygienist here in Northwest Indiana. When she’s not in the office though she is giving back to her community one step at a time.
We're settling into March now, and St Patty's Day shall soon be here! This weekend there is much to do from trivia nights to parades, movies, shows, bowling, and more! Check out all the fun things to do in Northwest Indiana this weekend!