Lew Wallace High School
As our children head back to school, they might be walking into buildings that bear the names of some pretty important folks in our history — and some who might be a bit more obscure but worth knowing.
It was once believed Jerome Harmon could fly.
Many students at Lew Wallace High School had tears in their eyes on Wednesday and heavy hearts at the Glen Park school. Thomas Powell, a math teacher and former football coach for the Hornets, died.
WEST LAFAYETTE | Michigan State sophomore Branden Dawson will be playing in the NBA one day. He knows it.
GARY | Two Lew Wallace High School students allegedly stole a laptop computer, a projector and speakers from a class at their school, police said.
Students gather outside the venue to get a glimpse and possible photo of Gabrielle Douglas as the Olympic gold medalist visits the Indiana University Northwest campus on Monday.
Peter Smith of Foundations of East Chicago and Natalie Hawkins, mother of gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas, look on as she shows off one of her gold medals as the Olympian visits the Indiana University Northwest campus.
Gabrielle Douglas and her mother Natalie Hawkins listen to speakers at a luncheon as the Olympic gold medalist visits the Indiana University Northwest campus on Monday.
Gabrielle Douglas has a laugh as Robert Brown, a Calumet High School senior and event MC, straightens his tie for a photo with the Olympic gold medalist.
GARY | Olympic gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas greeted Gary high schoolers Monday with words of advice.
GARY | At the H.E.I.G.H.T. Football and Basketball Camp, it was nearly a case of too many captains and not enough grunts.
MERRILLVILLE | If you have two able hands, you ought to use them.
CROWN POINT | A Lake Criminal Court judge has scheduled a trial next spring for a Merrillville teenager charged with killing an 80-year-old Gary high school teacher.
GARY | Students at Lew Wallace STEM Academy were on lockdown for a couple of hours Tuesday after a shooting nearby.
I love that I learn so much on this job. Most of what I learn probably is useless stuff, but it's interesting and could come in handy if I'm ever on "Jeopardy" or something.
GARY | With a pledge Monday to "challenge the community to support this cause," coach Tony Branch of ABC's "Secret Millionaire" fame donated seed money for the Lew Wallace High School cheerleaders' fundraising campaign to buy new uniforms and shoes.
MERRILLVILLE | Police arrested a Merrillville teenager believed to be responsible for the slaying of an 80-year-old Gary special education teacher, police said.
Lew Wallace High School Principal Lucille Upshaw talks about teacher Anna Schulz, who was found dead in her Merrillville home late Wednesday.
GARY | A 17-year-old girl was stabbed on a school bus Monday outside Lew Wallace High School after she started hitting another student, according to police reports.
Lew Wallace senior Branden Dawson became the sixth region prep star to be named a McDonald's All-American.
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