PORTAGE | A story in Tuesday's edition about Niko Melendez should have said that efforts to raise $24,000 to purchase a lift for his disability van are ongoing. Family, friends and members of the Portage High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps are teaming together to help the famil…
PORTAGE | Niko Melendez was all smiles when he entered the Portage High School Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps classroom.
Niko Melendez, 20, shares a laugh with students in a JROTC class Friday at Portage High School. Melendez is a 2010 graduate of Portage High school. He visited PHS Friday to thank JROTC kids who are helping with two upcoming fundraisers for him to help him buy a lift for his van.
Portage High School JROTC members Josh McClellan and Jennifer Leary hold an applause sign above Niko Melendez, 20, a 2010 graduate of Portage High School. He visited the class Friday to thank them for helping him raise money to buy a lift for his van so he can get to school.
Niko Melendez, 20, talks to a JROTC class at Portage High School Friday during a return visit. Melendez is a 2010 graduate of Portage High school, spent three years in the JROTC program, and now attends Ivy Tech Community College in Valparaiso.
Niko Melendez, 20, gathers for a group portrait with a JROTC class Friday at Portage High School. He's is a 2010 graduate of Portage High school, spent three years in the JROTC program, and now attends Ivy Tech Community College in Valparaiso. He has cerebral palsy and is need of a lift for …
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