Veteran teacher Lynne Vitkus is best known for getting her students excited about space exploration.
Highland resident Courtney Raab completed her high school career to the sound of a cheering crowd.
Morgan Kaptur will trade a dance costume for a lab coat when she enters Purdue University at West Lafayette in August.
United Way of Porter County welcomes Kim Olesker to its team as regional director of United Way Early Childhood Education Initiatives serving all three United Ways (LaPorte, Porter and Lake counties) in Northwest Indiana.
A trip to Kenya in 2008 left such an impression on Amy Ahiga that she has returned nearly every year since.
An episode of CSI: Miami inspired Valparaiso resident Ashley Taylor to pursue a career in criminal justice.
A trip to Nicaragua solidified Hannah Shields’ desire to work in the public health field.
University of St. Francis Crown Point Dean Dr. Marsha King was a presenter last month for the Human Patient Simulator Network World 2014 in Sarasota, Fla.
Highland teen Kessa Deardorff recently accepted Valparaiso University’s Vivace Scholarship for Music.
A brother and sister with autism steered Dolton, Ill. teen Kenye` Askew toward a career in medicine.
Many young people dream of becoming a marine biologist, but Hammond resident Attia Gray is putting in the work to ensure her dream becomes a reality.
Kevin Higdon set a Boston Marathon world record with his father and nearly made the U.S. Olympic team. The near lifelong Michigan City resident also set Big Ten cross country records at Indiana University.
Abby Contreras felt she didn’t need any new toys for her 10th birthday, so she began to think how she could help others instead. She had to look no further than her dog, Leo.
Kelley Walsh’s career plans clicked into place when she witnessed a nurse in action, and as a result she will begin college studies this fall to become a nurse anesthetist or nurse practitioner.
Evan Jameyfield, 22, is the first Indiana resident chosen to attend the Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University in North Haven, Conn.
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Chesterton teen Carissa Fladeland is the first student in Porter County to receive a Child Development Associate credential while still in high school.
Kelly Vates works to heal the body, mind and spirit as co-founder and executive director of Fair Haven Center for Women, 2645 Ridge Road, Highland.
Kameron Marshbanks, a 2014 graduate of Seton Academy in South Holland, Ill., is the school’s newest Bill and Melinda Gates Scholar.
Dr. Andy Koultourides, of Munster, was a team member on the International Dental Implants Association’s recent mission to bring state of the art oral/dental health care to underserved people in the Dominican Republic.
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