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#1StudentNWI: Griffith Prepares to Give Back


What’s Happening:

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.

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#1StudentNWI: Highlighting Talent at Chesterton High School


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.

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A Northwest Indiana Life in the Spotlight: Jessica Halliar


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.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI for March 16th - 18th, 2018


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! 

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#1StudentNWI: La Porte Highlights Creativity and Positivity


Teacher Spotlight - Parker

English teacher Miss Parker is the epitome of positivity. She encourages courage, kindness, and emotional control within her classes due to that same inspiration throughout her childhood. She has made her mark not only on her students, but on the community of La Porte. The kind of positivity she radiates shines through her work as a teacher and a writer, and that is why she was named ‘Teacher of the Month’ for February.

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#1StudentNWI: Arts and Theater at Marquette Catholic


Student Spotlight

Abigailjane Morelli loves the arts. She is currently a freshman at Marquette and is very passionate about the arts. She takes painting class with the infamous Mr. Shelton and is also a member of Art in Action.

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#1StudentNWI: Spring has Sprung for the River Forest Ingots


Ingot Cheer in the Spotlight

River Forest cheerleaders competed at Hobart High School on March 4 at the annual Brickie Cheer and Dance Invitational, where they came in as the defending champions. The team competed a team routine in the co-ed division along with four stunt groups in the stunt-off division.

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#1StudentNWI: Parlor Games, The Bookstore is Open, and More at La Lumiere


Breaking Legs...and Everything Else

The La Lumiere High School Drama program recently put on their two-night production of the play “Parlor Games” by James Wall. This was a two-act play written by the director in the group of ten students. It was a comical farce centered on hijinks taking place in one of the most unusual places: a funeral parlor.

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#1StudentNWI: Whiting High School has a Month with Plenty to Love


An Eventful Month

February was a month of excitement, filled with tournaments, tests, challenges, lockdowns, and preparation for all the festivities that were and are soon to come. Most of the hype had to be Spirit Week and the pep rally before the first sectional game on March 2. During Spirit Week, students dressed up in camo, NBA attire, as well as dressed up like tourists, and in comfy and cozy clothes. It was Friday that students sported the school’s colors to show their spirit.

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#1StudentNWI: South Central Gets Ready for Spring


Teacher Spotlight: Rebecca Galloway

Rebecca Galloway is the Spanish teacher at South Central High School. She studied at Indiana University for a semester and finished college at Ball State University. Galloway’s biggest inspiration was her high school Spanish teacher.

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#1StudentNWI: Talents Shine at Lowell


Student Spotlight:

While some people are talented in one area, junior Jordan Harris is very talented in multiple aspects. Whether it’s with an instrument, using his voice, or on a golf course, Jordan’s talent shines.

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