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#1 Student NWI: Lowell Closes Out Fall Sports Season with a Bang


Student Spotlight: Gabe Sanchez

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La Lumiere School Celebrates Culture and Basketball


Teacher Spotlight: Señora McDonnell

Mrs. Andrea McDonnell, or Señora as her students know her, has worked at La Lumiere for 15 years. She teaches Spanish 1, Spanish 4, Spanish Literature, and AP Spanish Language & Culture. Mrs. McDonnell is originally from Michigan City still lives there now, married with two kids. McDonnell attended the University of Dayton and has been teaching for 20 years in total.

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A Northwest Indiana Life in the Spotlight: Norris Frederick


“I’m going to win the state champ in high jump,” Norris Frederick told his high school track team. And then…he did. In fact, Norris went on to become the most decorated athlete in Washington State history, all before he even started college.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI November 2 - November 4, 2018


The holiday season is just around the corner so start it off right with some fun events this weekend! Here are some fun things across Northwest Indiana to enjoy this weekend like the colorful Holiday Craft Show, energetic Liberty Bible Church Women's Fitness Class, delicious 25th Annual Wind, Spirits & Beer Tasting, entertaining International Film Festival at Valparaiso University, and more. Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for November 2nd - 4th!

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#1StudentNWI: Washington Township Spreads the Spirit of Halloween


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Spooktacular Festivities
Dinosaurs, princesses, and superheroes filed excitedly into the Washington Township Elementary Dold Gym this past weekend to celebrate the season of Halloween.

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#1StudentNWI: Bishop Noll Prepares for Fall Play, Wraps Up Fall Sports


Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Jones
As a first-year teacher, Ms. Kayla Jones has submersed herself in the Bishop Noll community. Jones teaches theatre, advanced theatre, speech, and film study. She also runs the drama club and is the director of the school productions. Jones loves theatre and is excited to share her passion with her students. She says her favorite part is being able to witness her students grow and explore theatre in different aspects.

“My favorite part about teaching here at BNI is honestly the students,” said Jones. “This building is full of so many different types of energies, personalities, cultures, and backgrounds that make every single student here so unique. It is wonderful to be able to teach and thrive in such a diverse environment with students sincerely passionate...

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#1StudentNWI: October at Boone Grove


Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Russell
The Boone Grove High School staff create a space where students can be the best versions of themselves. English teacher, Mr. Josh Russell, works endlessly to promote his student’s success.

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#1StudentNWI: Munster Gears Up for the Holiday Season


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As the fall sports season comes to an end, Munster athletes have been soaking in their final moments on the field and courts. There have been multiple notable moments in sports this year so far, some of the fall accomplishments including Seniors Zack Schmidt and Frank Wolf making the final four in Tennis State Doubles, Munster Volleyball being sectional champs and making regional semi-finals, and girls Cross Country ending their season 2nd place conference champs. Students now gear up for the off season as outside temperatures begin to fall, but that will not cease their ambition to strive for next years success.

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#1StudentNWI: Michigan City High School Celebrates Homecoming, Class Olympics, and More


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(Winning seniors celebrate after the class olympics - Photo Credit: Jeremy Lugbill)

Earlier this month, Michigan City High School showed its spirit during the week of Homecoming. From spirit week to the class olympics to game night itself, the students represented their school through fun activities that everyone could be involved in.

Student council mapped out most of the week, especially the spirit days and assembly. The goal of the week was not only to feature the homecoming candidates, but to have the four classes compete for the Spirit Stick through various events.

Spirit week consisted of a new theme each day: pajama day, decades day, half and half day, celebrity day, and class color day. Each day, all students in spirit wear were...

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#1StudentNWI: Chesterton Brings Safe Options for Halloween


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English teacher Penny-Jo Morris recently dyed her hair bright pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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A Northwest Indiana Life in the Spotlight: Adra Young


“A lot of people will think ‘You were my social worker!’ I think I was your teacher, your friend, kind of like...everything,” Adra Young said.

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