To volunteer and serve others is to be humble. Those who give their time to help people in need look at their actions and see something that they have to be doing, not something they want to be praised for doing. Because behind every volunteer and selfless act is an innate desire to make the world a better place. Stacey Whitten, Owner and Attorney at Whitten and Whitten Law Firm in Porter County, is no exception.
WHAT’S HAPPENING? — Armageddon and Other End of the Year Activities
The school year at Andrean cannot end without the celebration of the insane field day known as Armageddon. Every year, the classes battle for the Armageddon title and bragging rights for the next year. This year, the Class of 2018 was victorious. The seniors also won Armageddon last year.
What’s happened recently: Graduation
Congratulations to the the class of 2018! This year over 200 students received their Highland High School diploma on June 3rd. Some students sang and played their last songs on the Highland High School auditorium stage during the graduation, creating an air of achievement and nostalgia. The seniors in varsity choir sang “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey as the senior song before their final piece. The band and orchestra played three songs including “September” by Earth Wind and Fire.
How are we already midway through June? Well, here we are all the same. Think back to those long winter days and nights in January and February and the disappointing spring days of March and April that teased us with pleasant weather only to snatch it away again. Think about that and relish that summer is here and get outside and have some fun! Here's 10 fun things to do this weekend!
Community Member Spotlight:
Throughout life, many people strive to leave a lasting impact on the world around them. While this isn’t always an easy task, Lowell resident Kerri Midkiff did so in many ways.
In March of 2009, Kerri was diagnosed with breast cancer. Because of her strong faith and passion for others, four years later she decided to help others going through the same thing. She did this through the creation of The Hope Center, based out of Lowell Church of Christ. The Hope Center was founded in order to provide emotional support and informational resources to families battling cancer in Northwest Indiana.
The Hope Center organizes many events and fundraisers in order to better the organization and its members. Through this, they have impacted...
Farewell, Class of 2018
Graduation ceremonies were held on June 1. The festivities began with the baccalaureate service at 6:30. Pastor Kevin Birky of Mulberry Tree Ministries stepped away from the microphone to intimately address the graduates. The theme of his message was about going the distance. He mentioned that the strength of your foundation determines how fow you can go, much like a house. Pastor Birky cautioned graduates to keep their identity and where they came from in mind when making choices in the future.
The last day for River Forest students was May 31, 2018. A day filled with final exams and excitement for summer vacation, but for the class of 2018, it was their last day walking the halls as an Ingot. The seniors last days consisted of graduation rehearsal, the senior potluck, the elementary walk, senior ditch day, and their senior trip to Chicago.
What’s Going On?
The most obvious highlight of the last few weeks at VHS was the 2018 prom, with this year’s theme being Midnight Rendezvous. With the Porter County Expo Center decked out in masquerade decor and the typical features of a high school prom, students were treated to a delight of a time on May 18th.
When it comes to conducting, Kirk Muspratt’s presence is electric. Watching him command performances of the Northwest Indiana Symphony makes the experience of watching music come to life that much more magical. Once the curtain closes, though, Muspratt’s magic lies in his interactions with audience members.
It's June and what better way to glide into Summer than with some fun-filled events in Northwest Indiana? This weekend will feature a Chalk Walk, concerts, art, markets, hikes, bikes, and much more!
The year is at a close once again. Quickly these 180 days have passed full of fun, friends, family, and feelings for our future. Throughout the month of May, many of these themes played their strongest at each of the championships and field trips as the year winded down to a close.