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Heidelberg University freshman Christy Anzur was appointed in September to the Dean’s Student Advisory Board by Dean Haseeb Ahmed, recognizing her academic success.
Cori Reynolds, 17, will follow in her parents' footsteps when she begins studying education at Lewis University in Romeoville, Ill.
Lowell High School junior Joe Long was recently honored for his clarinet skills with the 2013 Regional Youth Arts Award presented by John Cain, executive director of South Shore Arts.
Adonis Holmes, 17, was recognized as a Student of the Month recently by the Lansing Rotary Club for his dedication to his school and his fellow students.
Lansing resident Ricky Ramirez hopes his compassion for others will lead to a successful career in psychology.
At only 26, Dayna Thompson’s hard work and interest in physics led to her working with a Nobel Prize-winning science team.
Crown Point resident Amanda Arceo is one of 40 volunteers working to find homes for animals as a part of rescue group All Breed Rescue Angels Inc.
Devan Martin’s hard work was showcased last month when she was chosen as the September Student of the Month by the Lansing Rotary Club.
Jaime Schoon is working to ensure that dogs housed at Gary Animal Control escape euthanasia with her group Northwest Indiana Death Row Dogs.
Mike Moore, 23, believes that striving to meet overwhelming challenges is what leads him to become a better person.
Eight-year-old Tyler Edwards describes his Type 1 Diabetes as an "unpleasant disease," and is doing anything he can to ease the suffering of others diagnosed with T1D.
Nine-year-old Assata Gaines received the chance of a young lifetime to polish her dance skills as a student of the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles, Calif.
Crown Point native Ron Thomas was honored last month for a lifetime of service at the National Barber Hall of Fame Conference held in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Griffith resident Jamie Rex strives to make her family proud through each of her accomplishments. A softball player since 5, Rex credits her sports success to her father.
When Alexis Knight broke her femur in March, 2012, doctors operating on the 9-year-old unexpectedly found a tumor on her hip.
Jasmine Suarez’s softball pitching talent took her to Italy last summer for the Tuscany Series Arezzo 2013 tournament.
Schererville resident Dhanfu Elston is reforming retention initiatives as director of Student Success and Transition at Purdue University Calumet.
Lowell native Vanessa Hughes is thrilled to see a childhood dream become reality with her recent film debut.
Katie Gerstner has proven that studying even the smallest of creatures can yield big results.
Joanna Witulski is working to bring resources and networking opportunities to region residents during the second annual Northwest Indiana Deaf and Hard of Hearing Festival.
Detective John Siple, 52, was honored last month for his investigation of real estate fraud in the town of Highland.
Lansing teen Shenell Randall is well on her way to a successful career in the entertainment field.
As a Salvation Army employee, Betsy Clark knows that beginning a simple conversation with a stranger can often reveal much about their needs.
Despite his hectic schedule, Valparaiso resident Robert Jennings is determined to make an impact as rector at The Anglican Church of St. Andrew the Evangelist, 8555 Grand Blvd., Merrillville.
Andrew Pieri’s academic career has enabled him to work in both the operating room and local pubs across the country.
Kennedy Pony’s persistence and determination recently earned the 15-year-old a summer internship usually reserved for college students.
After being told she was falling behind in her first-grade reading class, Mandy Pozen’s self-esteem took a dive.
When Alex Applegate arrived at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York in July, he did so with the full support of his family.
Christopher Gifford, 32, is excited to introduce a dozen local bands during the first annual Crooked Grind Music Festival, happening Sept. 21.
When Scott Cummings met the parents of slain teen Kelli O’Laughlin, he knew he wanted to find a way to honor her.
A sports injury helped Gary resident Alisha Hayes solidify her career choice as a physical therapist.
After 13 years as a Girl Scout, Rachel Corradin is working toward her Gold Award, the highest award available in the Girl Scouts of the USA program.
Crown Point's Adam Bero recently began studying Alzheimer’s disease on the molecular level as part of a two-year, $100,000 research fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Valparaiso resident Ross Bunchek is proving that he can pull his weight as Healthy Living Director at the Portage Township YMCA, 3100 Willowcreek Road.
Chemistry student Brooks Platt is excited to combine his interests in medicine and exercise to benefit Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis.
Cindy Stath is looking forward to motivating and inspiring members as the newest international leader of Sigma Phi Gamma sorority in Chicago.
Justin Makowski, 22, is excited to combine his love of music and people as the newest director of Worship and Connections at Munster Church, 214 Ridge Road.
Jessica McDowell’s commitment to the 4-H program has provided her with a scholarship for $1,250 from the Rabbit and Sheep Scholarship Committee.
Butler University student Nathan Ellingsen is looking forward to improving his Spanish language skills when he travels in September to Alcalá de Henares, Spain, just outside of Madrid.
Megan Fisher’s love of people has helped her settle into a rewarding career as an addiction therapist.
Valparaiso High School graduate Andrew Miles is the recipient of the Whitinger Scholarship, the signature scholarship of the Ball State University Honors College.
Leah Helpingstine, 17, recently spent two weeks improving her music efficiency at the Birch Creek Music Performance Center in Door County, Wisc.
Nina DeBoer, 14, is celebrating the state certification of her in-home bakery business, Nina's Belicious Bakery.
Chesterton resident Kevin Fekete, 18, recently received a corporate–sponsored National Merit Scholarship through the NiSource Charitable Foundation Employee Scholarship program.
Mason Markovich, 18, looks forward to treating diseases and finding cures as a biochemistry student at Indiana University, Bloomington.
Courtney Basile, 23, received a master's in architecture from Ball State University in May after completing an extensive three-month architectural world tour.
Lisa Floran, 26, recently returned from a two-year Peace Corps assignment in West Africa.
Crown Point resident Connie Klar enjoys helping unwanted guinea pigs find new homes by volunteering with The Critter Corral guinea pig rescue.
Anna Krygsheld, 18, is looking forward to using her high school drama experience when she attends Dordt College this fall.
Annika Johnson, 11, received a taste of college life last month when she attended the Ball State Institute for the Gifted in Mathematics at Ball State University.
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