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#1StudentNWI: Starting a New Chapter at River Forest


The Beginning of Senior Year for the Class of 2019

Senior year means many lasts are quickly approaching for the class of 2019: last first day of school, last homecoming, last time wearing a uniform as an Ingot, and much more. For many seniors the realization that this will be their final year in the halls of River Forest has become incredibly apparent as the first day of school gets closer. August 14, 2018, will be the first day of school for River Forest students, a day that will be filled with a lot of emotions and excitement for students, teachers, and families.

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#1StudentNWI: Summer Events for Lowell


Student Spotlight: Madison Jusevitch

From the dates of June 30 to July 9, a group of people from Suncrest Church traveled to Haiti on a mission trip. Among this group was Lowell senior Madison Jusevitch, who gained a valuable perspective of the world around us.

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A Northwest Indiana Life in the Spotlight: Kyle Belec


“There’s an unfortunate disconnect between the police and the public,” said Hebron Police Department Detective Sergeant Kyle Belec, “I think if people understood what we deal with on a daily basis and the fact that things can change in a heartbeat, there’d be more understanding. We really need to improve communication.”

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI August 10 - August 12, 2018


Fall is just around the corner so now is the best time to make the remaining summer weekends memorable. Where to begin, there are great events to enjoy like United Way's Day of Caring or Last Call for Summer, plays like Charlotte's Web or Wizard of Oz, jet ski racing at the AquaX Whiting Grand Prix, and so much more. Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for August 10th - 12th!

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#1StudentNWI: La Lu Gears Up for an Exciting Year


Paxson Wojcik: A Dreamer from the Start

Imagine this, you are 15 and have just decided to transfer to a school 900 miles away from home that is in the middle of the woods in Northwest Indiana. You left your family and all your friends behind for one reason: basketball. To most people that sounds crazy, but to Paxson Wojcik that was his life just two years ago when he decided to transfer to La Lumiere School in La Porte.

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A Northwest Indiana Life in the Spotlight: Mark Siminski


The day Mark Siminski found his purpose, he was killing time at ValPlayso Park with his daughters, waiting for his wife to join them on her lunch hour. Siminski noticed a boy of about eight years old walking around the park; he had holes in his clothing. A member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Council #7473, Siminski is always on the lookout for unordinary circumstances that might require his attention. He decided to approach the child and see if he needed help.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI August 3 - August 5, 2018


This is the weekend to rock away those summer days! With great musical options like Rock the Block, Dixie Crush at Founders Square Park, and Babapaloosa; it definitely makes this weekend a good one for music. Course why stop there, there is the delicious Taste of Michigan City, fun Valpo Kiwanis Club Annual Corn Roast Festival, exhilarating 10th Annual Great Lake Grand Prix and more to enjoy! Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for August 3rd - 5th!

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#1StudentNWI: Chesterton Celebrates Summer with Art


What’s Going On: WPL Events

Westchester Public Libraries hosted their annual summer reading program for both kids and adults this year. The theme for the kids up to age 11 was “Ready to Rock!” Kids who were enrolled in the program got a bingo card to fill out during the program which ran from May 25 to July 15.

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#1StudentNWI: Chesterton's Harry Potter Summer, Travel, and More!


Teacher Spotlight:

Charles Smith, a teacher at Chesterton High School, has taught and inspired many students with a love of journalism and the english language. He has led the school’s yearbook (Singing Sands) staff for two years and is planning on taking over the school’s newspaper (Sandscript) after fellow English teacher and newspaper advisor John Hayduk retired.

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A Northwest Indiana Life in the Spotlight: George Letz


Our education system would not be what it is today without the dedicated teachers and administrators who work hard to make sure our children are given the foundation to explore the world around them. They work long hours, developing a ciriculum with the goal of shaping and encouraging a child’s mind, all the while navigating the politics of education. But for life long educators like George Letz, this did not deter him from dedicating his career to rural Northwest Indiana school systems.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI July 27 - July 29, 2018


Going out to enjoy summer could not be more fun this weekend! It can be so hard to choose what to do with great choices like eating pierogis at Pierogi Fest, having family fun time at Opportunities Enterprises Summer Celebration, enjoying softball at the NSA Girls Fast pitch Softball North/Central "B" & "C" World Series, shopping at the Portage Market on the Square or any of the other many options this weekend! Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for July 27th - 29th!

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