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#1StudentNWI: Hobart Kicks Off the School Year with Football Success and Leadership

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What's Happening

Hobart’s Fall Sports are making great comebacks in the start of the 2017 school year.

One of the biggest perks of going back to school for high school students is the kick off of Football Season. This means Friday Night Lights, themes to dress in part with, class cheers and much more.

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#1StudentNWI: Kouts Has Got it Going On

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Welcome New Teachers

Kouts said goodbye to three teachers at the end of last school year, but this year welcomed three new teachers to fill their positions. Mrs. Beth Birky has taken over the business department. Birky has been substitute teaching at Kouts for over ten years, so she was familiar with the school. Birky worked as a Certified Public Accountant in South Bend and then as an accountant for a manufacturer in Valparaiso. She also spent time staying home with her three children when they were young. When her youngest son graduated in 2016, Birky went back to school to get her teaching license. She’s looking forward to teaching students practical skills, whether they go into a business career or not.

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#1StudentNWI: Crossing the Finish Line at Lake Central High School

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What's Going on?

The boys cross country team competed in the New Prairie invitational this past Saturday at New Prairie High School. The team has been participating in meets every Saturday since August 19th. With the regular season coming to a quick end and the DAC only two weeks away, coach Rhody and the team are quickly trying to prepare themselves mentally and physically.

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#1StudentNWI: Thomas Edison Showcases Student Pride

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A Week to Remember

Thomas Edison Jr. Sr. High School’s homecoming week started the week of the Sunday the 3rd. The halls were full of students who were bursting with Eagle pride, eagerly participating in class dress up days and sporting their class colors. Wednesday fulfilled the annual tradition of wearing class colors, which encourages each high school class to wear a pre-determined color to showcase their class pride. The students, eager to participate, marched out of the school and ran onto the football field that had been lit up. The Anything Goes Games were on! The Anything Goes Games are a giant game that includes points put together based on smaller games, such as: Tug of War, Egg and Spoon, Over and Under, Centipede, Dizzy Bat, and so forth. The...

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#1StudentNWI: Michigan City Preps for Success

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What’s Happened?

Homecoming week at MCHS included quite a few changes that resulted in participation being higher than ever before.

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#1StudentNWI: La Porte Slicers, Back in Their Prime

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What's Going on

La Porte High School is known for many things: academics, sports, and especially its wide variety of clubs. Stemming from Coloring Club to Anime Club, there is undoubtedly something for everyone. One club, in particular, has gone out of its way to not only better the school, but the community also: Girls Reserves (GR).

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#1StudentNWI: Soccer Success at Marquette Catholic High School

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It’s almost Fall, which means one thing at Marquette Catholic High School: soccer season.

Marquette’s girls’ soccer team is starting out this season with a new coach, Wil Cogdill. He’s not new to coaching since he started in 2003 as an assistant coach for a United Soccer Club.

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#1StudentNWI: Westville Wears Pink

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Student Spotlight

The start of the new school year is always exciting, but the start of senior year is even more extraordinary than most. After all, it is the last year of high school for all seniors alike.

Lacey Nichols provided some insight into what it’s like to start your last first day of school and jump into your senior year.

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#1StudentNWI: Wheeler With Senior Excellence, New Faces, and Homecoming Prep

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A Successful Start to Senior Year

Lillian Burton is only two weeks into her senior year but has already accomplished a lot.

Lillian has her hands full with clubs and organizations. She is the president of National Honor Society, vice president of Key Club, vice president of advocacy for Project Green, social media coordinator for Student Council, and a member of SCORE. Burton has also been a member of the cross country team all four years of high school.

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#1StudentNWI: Crown Point Crowds the Stadium and Stands

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What’s Happening: The Student Section

White numbers against red, cheering fans, and an enthusiastic student section makes Friday nights under the lights the place to be. Although the Bulldogs beat the Highland Trojans on August 25 with a 35-6 win, they lost to Merrillville 34-26 on Friday, September 1.

Despite the recent loss, all games are accompanied by an abundance of school spirit. The student section (@CP_Fanz on Twitter) is the main way CPHS students communicate game details and themes for the evening. The account is run by seniors Jake McCallister and Noah Gidemann.

“(The account) was started a couple years ago,” McCallister said. “I know it was around my sophomore year and Logan Pitts ran it, and then he gave it to a couple guys...

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#1StudentNWI: Valparaiso Vikings Break the Monotony

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What’s Happening

The start of the school year is an exciting, but ultimately uneventful time for high schoolers. Once the glamour of the first day has worn off, the first few weeks of the new year are fairly barren, awaiting clubs and activities to kick into gear.

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