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#1StudentNWI: A Year's End for the School on the Lake

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What just happened?

The first semester of the year is finally complete and students are relaxing at home or on a special vacation away from home. After finals, every student was happy to get their break. All students, excluding the winter athletes, of course.

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#1StudentNWI: Senators Go To Homecoming

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The Winter months at Washington Township are easily some of the most anticipated of year - basketball season is in full swing, winter break is just close enough, and most of all, high school students have homecoming to look forward to.

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#1StudentNWI: Boone Grove's Drama Club Gears Up for a New Season

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Future Events

There are a few things to look forward to this year at Boone Grove. First off the GSA club, run by Emily Walker, is planning a movie night. The movie night will be held in Ms. Welbourne’s room after school. There will be a steady entrance fee and guests will be given snacks and popcorn. All the proceeds made from this event will go to an LGBTQ charity of the club’s choice. The movie played still has not been decided, but it has been said that it will be some kind of LGBT movie. All are welcome to come and spend the afternoon with us for a good cause. The club will also have a temporary new advisor, the art teacher at Boone Grove, Mr. Willis. He has kindly given his classroom over to the GSA as a place to hold their meetings.

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#1StudentNWI: Teamwork and Winter Break for the Wolves

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What’s Happened

Recently at MCHS, standardized testing filled the gymnasium and classrooms. One afternoon after a full day of testing, the girls basketball team walked in for practice only to find the entire basketball court filled with tables and chairs still set up in preparation for the next day of testing.

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#1StudentNWI: Creativity and Hard Work Make an Impact at Lake Station

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Passion and Competition

Rival week is an extremely exciting week in any sport. Thomas Edison Jr. Sr. High School and River Forest High School are rivals schools, and they have been since either school can remember. December 21st and 22nd hosted both the girls and boys rival basketball games, which energized the school to support their team.

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#1StudentNWI: Chesterton's New Year Brings Attention to Sports, Volunteers, and New Experiences

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What’s Coming Up

For most of the student body, coming back to school after Christmas vacation is an expected, albeit dreaded, part of the year. For some, however, the school year ended before that. The 2017-18 school year is over for some of the class of 2018 who prepare to leave their high school days. On Jan. 20, some seniors will graduate mid-term. This year, those who graduated mid-term will be crossing the auditorium stage at 4 pm.

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A Northwest Indiana Life In the Spotlight: Mark Waywood

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Mark Waywood says that what he enjoyed most about teaching was the student-teacher interaction, and he should know, since he spent most of his life in the classroom.

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10 Fun things to Do in NWI for January 5th - 7th, 2018

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Christmas and New Year’s Eve is now behind us, its time to start looking forward. Most of us are setting resolutions and planning for the years first few month and the rest of us are just waiting for the day our children go back to school. But this weekend there’s still a lot going on in the Region. Take a look!

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Top 10 Overall Stories on NWIndianaLife from 2017

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2017 is over, and what a year it was! We were so amazed with everything that happened in the last year and privileged to have been able to cover all of these stories and events. As we sit at the top end of 2018 and look forward to a fresh new year to grow and build new memories, take a look back at our list of the very best stories that came out of Northwest Indiana this year in Entertainment, Community, Health, Business, Sports, Photo Galleries, and Videos. These stories highlighted some of the finest moments from communities all across the Region with everything from social gatherings, parades, new business developments, charitable work, sports games, and so much more.

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#1StudentNWI: South Central Wraps Up 2017

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Graduate of South Central: Hannah Howell

Hannah Howell, a graduate from South Central high school, now attends Purdue University. She has already completed two years of pre-pharmacy and is now a first-year professional student in the College of Pharmacy at the West Lafayette campus.

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#1StudentNWI: PCCTC's Career Cafe and Building Trades Bring Experience to Students

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What’s Happening

With the opening of the Porter County Career Center’s new store, run by the Entrepreneurship Sports and Entertainment Marketing class, the class and teacher responsible for the store have found themselves with additional obligations. A certain level of innovation is required to maintain the variety of goods they sell as well as to keep students and staff content with the consumables they provide.

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