Just like every other school, prom season is a long-awaited time of the year. This year’s prom was held at Fiesta Palace on Friday, May 11, 2018 and was planned, as always, by the junior class prom committee and class sponsor, Heather Barkauskas. The juniors established a theme of old hollywood and held an elegant and extraordinary evening by incorporating the new with the old.
What’s Happening: Camp Tecumseh
From Thursday, May 3rd to Friday, May 4th, the sixth graders from Westville went on their annual trip to Camp Tecumseh. Camp Tecumseh is a YMCA camp in Brookston, Indiana where students have the opportunity to learn new things about their environment and bond with their fellow classmates.
What recently happened
Recently, six students from Marquette attended La Porte County Leadership classes.
GHS juniors and seniors celebrated prom on Friday, May 4, at the Halls of St. George in Schererville. The dance, with the theme of “A Night Under the Stars” included picture hour from 7-8 p.m., followed by dinner at 8:15 p.m., and then dancing until midnight. Halfway through the dance, prom king and queen were announced. This year’s court included junior girls: Christina Ahlquist, Aaryana Cano, Jessica Terzarial, Serena Duran, and Nina Cima de Villa, and boys: Andrew Davenport, AJ Wright, Diego Sanchez, Kyle Iwinski, and Josh Peterson. Seniors Ali Schoon and Alaa Mroueh, who won king and queen last year, crowned this year’s prom royalty: Aaryana Cano and Diego Sanchez.
Teacher Spotlight - Goers
Business and technology teacher Mr. Goers is hanging up his hat after 37 years of teaching.
Teacher Spotlight: Cindy Perkins
Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) teacher Cindy Perkins spent nine years in advertising but wanted to find a more fulfilling career. Her own love of learning and reading led her to be a kindergarten teacher, where she could help students have a strong foundation in school from the very beginning. During her time as a stay-at-home mom, she honed her cooking and sewing skills, which sparked her interest in becoming a FACS teacher.
What’s Going On:
Lowell competed well at the annual ISSMA competition this year. Concert band was one of the 5/12 teams to receive gold. Group and wind ensemble competed in group one, which plays the most difficult music. Out of that group, Lowell was the only one to receive gold, which is an extremely impressive accomplishment.
Mary Poppins is a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Success!
Intricate costume designs, impressive tap dance routines, and hours of time spent in rehearsal made Andrean’s spring musical, Mary Poppins, look like a walk in the park. The high-spirited story of the dysfunctional Banks family and their encounters with the magical nanny, Mary Poppins, was brought to life on stage during the first half of April.
What’s going on: Spring Play, Nationals
This past weekend, the Chesterton High School Theatre Dept. put on their performance of “The Somewhat True Tales of Robin Hood.” Opening night was Friday, April 20 and the show began at 7 pm. The auditorium was packed with young and old alike, ready to watch the show. There was a 7 pm performance on Saturday April 21 as well as a 2 pm matinee on Sunday April 22. The show was directed by instructional aide Dakota McCoy, assisted by student director senior Alexis Hoover, CMS math teacher Rob Yong with sound, and Kevin Murray on lighting. Attendees were treated to a delightful, dramatic, and humorous retelling of the Robin Hood story, full of physical comedy as well as a creative telling of a beloved classic.
Spring is nearly in full gear, now that April has come to a close. There are few better ways to appreciate a great day outside than to support all the spring athletes on their way to sectionals. So far, Whiting Baseball has a record of 2-10 and 0-7 for conference. There is much work the team has been putting in, however sharing the field with Calumet College and the Whiting Oilmen creates scheduling strains for field usage. This won’t halt the team for long, the boys will get momentum soon enough and sectionals is bound to be a home run.
Cashing it in at Casino Night
Students are generally encouraged not to gamble, but one night a year at La Lumiere, that is thrown out the window. That night is Casino Night, where students put on their finest clothes, or some sweatpants, and head up to the cafeteria for some fun and friendly games. The teachers become intimidating dealers at Blackjack tables, roulette, and Spicy Uno. The students all receive chips when they enter, which they can bet however they like. At the end of the evening, the kids return their chips to their Headmaster Cup house for valuable points.