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History teacher honored for making it interesting and fun

History teacher honored for making it interesting and fun

Highland Christian School teacher Rick Vander Woude is one of two Indiana teachers to receive the Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award.

August 29, 2014 12:00 am
Expo win has teen planning on PU engineering degree

Expo win has teen planning on PU engineering degree

Patrick Rose, of Crown Point, is looking forward to a hands-on career in engineering.

August 28, 2014 12:00 am
Recreation director to reach out with added park programs

Recreation director to reach out with added park programs

As recreation director for the Calumet Memorial Park District, Thom Miller is excited to continue improving the lives of residents who use the facilities.

August 27, 2014 12:00 am
Environmentalist earns service award by reaching out to youth

Environmentalist earns service award by reaching out to youth

Abe Paluch, 62, enjoys sharing his knowledge of environmental protection as a volunteer with the Boys & Girls clubs in Valparaiso and South Haven.

August 21, 2014 12:00 am
Scholarship winner to match hairstyling with business degree

Scholarship winner to match hairstyling with business degree

Morgan Howard, of Crown Point, was recently awarded a Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship through the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation, with funding from Wella Professional’s Hairdressers at Heart program.              

August 20, 2014 12:00 am
Speech skills earn teen a national title and a scholarship

Speech skills earn teen a national title and a scholarship

Munster High School’s Nia Clark was recently named a national champion at the 2014 National Speech and Debate Association Tournament, held in Overland Park, Kan.

August 15, 2014 12:00 am
Former car hop designs new Blue Top Drive-In uniforms

Former car hop designs new Blue Top Drive-In uniforms

Jennifer Paswinski’s new uniform design is bringing the flair of the 1950s back to Highland's Blue Top Drive-In.

August 07, 2014 12:00 am
Nursing student received scholarships as she reinvents herself

Nursing student received scholarships as she reinvents herself

At 49, Crown Point resident Nancy Smith continues to reinvent herself and is the recipient of two scholarships as a student at the University of St. Francis.

August 06, 2014 12:00 am
Teen has ambitious plans to combine business and medicine

Teen has ambitious plans to combine business and medicine

Tony Dous has mapped out detailed plans for his future, and his determination has earned him the prestigious Fry Scholarship from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

August 01, 2014 12:00 am
Teacher enjoys traveling and studying around the world

Teacher enjoys traveling and studying around the world

Valparaiso native Katie Cierniak has found her passion in studying foreign places and people.

July 31, 2014 12:00 am
Teen headed from dance honors to medical studies at IU

Teen headed from dance honors to medical studies at IU

Decorated dancer and Munster High School graduate Aleksandra Gasich looks forward to beginning a career as a doctor of naturopathic medicine, an alternative medicine with a holistic approach.

July 30, 2014 12:00 am
Essay on respecting different cultures earns coed a scholarship

Essay on respecting different cultures earns coed a scholarship

Nevena Djurdjevic, 22, was recently awarded third place in the WyzAnt College Scholarship essay competition, earning her $2,000.

July 25, 2014 12:00 am
Dance and academic honors earn scholarships for PU-bound teen

Dance and academic honors earn scholarships for PU-bound teen

Gina Catania, 18, graduated this year from Munster High School with Highest Honors and will leave behind a very successful dancing career when she enters Purdue University in August.

July 24, 2014 12:00 am
Volunteering is a way of life for Hammond retiree

Volunteering is a way of life for Hammond retiree

On any given day, Anne Herbert is working behind the scenes to improve the lives of those in her community and across the country.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am
Music opens the world for Valpo teen on China trip

Music opens the world for Valpo teen on China trip

For Michael Pupillo, it’s all about communication – whether through spoken word or musical notes.

July 18, 2014 12:00 am
Teen is "sharpe" at academics and dance competition

Teen is "sharpe" at academics and dance competition

Munster High School graduate Sarah Sharpe is looking forward to a challenging career in the medical field.

July 17, 2014 12:00 am
Grand marshal serves Hobart, his 'heaven on earth'

Grand marshal serves Hobart, his 'heaven on earth'

Paul Throne, 87, was honored for his decades of community involvement, along with his wife, Ruth Throne, as grand marshals of Hobart’s Fourth of July Parade.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am
Engineering professor at VU receives prestigious national award

Engineering professor at VU receives prestigious national award

For computer and electrical engineering department chair and professor Jeff Will, his dedication has been acknowledged on a national level through an American Society of Engineering Education National Outstanding Teaching Medal.

July 14, 2014 12:00 am
Veteran teacher shares her passion for space exploration

Veteran teacher shares her passion for space exploration

Veteran teacher Lynne Vitkus is best known for getting her students excited about space exploration.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am
Salutatorian earns standing ovation and college honors

Salutatorian earns standing ovation and college honors

Highland resident Courtney Raab completed her high school career to the sound of a cheering crowd.

July 10, 2014 12:00 am
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