Banneker Achievement Center
GARY | Although 13 of 16 Gary schools have been graded D or F by the Indiana Department of Education, three elementary schools are shining stars.
Nine-year-old Assata Gaines received the chance of a young lifetime to polish her dance skills as a student of the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles, Calif.
GARY | Choreographer and renowned dancer Asia Dickens is bringing back Asia’s Dance Factory Summer Camp, an instructional dance movement for dancers who strive to succeed in the world of dance.
GARY | Lauren Poindexter is a role model with her eyes set on the fashion world.
HAMMOND | An acclaimed children's author told a group of Northwest Indiana students and teachers she always has loved to read and write, and she loves the very taste of words in her mouth.
Twenty-eight schools in Lake and Porter counties are among 188 in Indiana named 2009-10 Four Star Schools. Thirteen private schools earned the honor alongside about 10 percent of the state's 1,808 public schools.
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