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Macy Margherio, 12, is looking forward to building leadership and social advocacy skills when she travels to Washington, D.C., in August for the Junior National Young Leaders Conference.
Parents, myself included, will often complain about the distractions that fill their children’s lives, including Xbox, Wii, texting, the internet and television. All are a sort of electronic escape.
I have written extensively about the work of Tom Clark’s students at Lake Central High School and the Gold Star Memorial project. They were in the national spotlight with a segment on the CBS Evening News recently, and the feedback has been positive.
HIGHLAND | There's over a century of history at Highland Christian School, which dates back to 1909. Here Principal Deborah Benson and Librarian Judy Zandstra look at some of the historic photographs displayed in a school hallway.
Today's scheduled launch of SpaceX Dragon will feature student experiments designed by teams from two local schools.
J.P. Peerbolte, top, and Jack Barth, show the medals they earned for their documentary video about aviator Octave Chanute.
J.P. Peerbolte, left, and Jack Barth, both 13, of Highland, are aviation buffs and seventh grade students at Highland Christian School.
When Octave Chanute glided from the top of a dune on Miller Beach in 1896, he not only flew into aviation history, but also, in many ways, into oblivion as well.
CROWN POINT | The scientific minds at Avicenna Academy are looking up for an encore.
HIGHLAND | Highland Christian School students celebrated the goodness of God by collecting food and clothing donations in the weeks before Thanksgiving.
Five years ago, I was invited to attend a special Veteran's Day assembly at Highland Christian School. Often, when a day like this comes up, there is something else, seemingly more important, to do.
CROWN POINT | Avicenna Academy, a small, private school, is reaching for the stars again.
Pictured are Highland Christian School third-graders with their new dictionaries along with Rotary Club President Keith Bruxvoort and teacher Julie Sylvester.
HIGHLAND | The Highland Rotary Club has embarked on a new service project for students.
Getting to know Jeaneen Moore
Jeaneen Moore, of Crown Point, has closed the book marking 35 years in Christian education.
What an interesting school year this was.
According to a recent Gallup poll which looked at 130 countries in general, "adults in developed countries are much more likely to be engaged in civic society than those in the developing world."
If there is one thing I have learned in my lifetime it is that nothing should come as a surprise when it comes to the ability of students to take on a project and make it their own.
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