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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.

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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
Dancer and golfer heads to Purdue for engineering studies

Dancer and golfer heads to Purdue for engineering studies

Morgan Kaptur will trade a dance costume for a lab coat when she enters Purdue University at West Lafayette in August.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am
Art teacher has designs on improving life for Kenyans

Art teacher has designs on improving life for Kenyans

A trip to Kenya in 2008 left such an impression on Amy Ahiga that she has returned nearly every year since.

July 04, 2014 12:00 am
Kiwanis honoree has sights set on criminal justice career

Kiwanis honoree has sights set on criminal justice career

An episode of CSI: Miami inspired Valparaiso resident Ashley Taylor to pursue a career in criminal justice.

July 03, 2014 12:00 am
New college grad aims at career in public health field

New college grad aims at career in public health field

A trip to Nicaragua solidified Hannah Shields’ desire to work in the public health field.

July 02, 2014 12:00 am
Vocalist headed to VU to train for Disney World career

Vocalist headed to VU to train for Disney World career

Highland teen Kessa Deardorff recently accepted Valparaiso University’s Vivace Scholarship for Music.

June 27, 2014 12:00 am
Teen headed from the stage to career in medicine

Teen headed from the stage to career in medicine

A brother and sister with autism steered Dolton, Ill. teen Kenye` Askew toward a career in medicine.

June 26, 2014 12:00 am
Sea lab study trip brings teen closer to her career goal

Sea lab study trip brings teen closer to her career goal

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.

June 25, 2014 12:00 am
Birthday girl asks guests to bring gifts for shelter, not her

Birthday girl asks guests to bring gifts for shelter, not her

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.

June 20, 2014 12:00 am
Nursing career ahead for teen who counts her blessings

Nursing career ahead for teen who counts her blessings

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.

June 19, 2014 12:00 am
Honors grad headed to medical school with plenty of experience

Honors grad headed to medical school with plenty of experience

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.

June 18, 2014 12:00 am
New grad is first high schooler to earn child development credential

New grad is first high schooler to earn child development credential

Chesterton teen Carissa Fladeland is the first student in Porter County to receive a Child Development Associate credential while still in high school.

June 13, 2014 12:00 am
Women's center co-founder offers safe place for healing

Women's center co-founder offers safe place for healing

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.

June 12, 2014 12:00 am
Gates Scholar earns full scholarship and boost in confidence

Gates Scholar earns full scholarship and boost in confidence

Kameron Marshbanks, a 2014 graduate of Seton Academy in South Holland, Ill., is the school’s newest Bill and Melinda Gates Scholar.

June 11, 2014 12:00 am
Job shadowing points salutatorian toward career as nurse practitioner

Job shadowing points salutatorian toward career as nurse practitioner

Leah Ipema, 18, was recently recognized by the Lansing Rotary Club for her excellent grades and extracurricular involvement as a senior at Illiana Christian High School in Lansing, where she was named this year’s salutatorian.

June 06, 2014 12:00 am
Teen headed to Hoosier Boys State for government studies

Teen headed to Hoosier Boys State for government studies

Dominic Snemis, 17, will represent Valparaiso High School this month at Hoosier Boys State, held at Trine University.

June 05, 2014 12:00 am
Tech center opens doors for teen interested in computer career

Tech center opens doors for teen interested in computer career

When Tate Kwiecinski learned of the Porter County Career and Technical Center, he jumped at the chance to attend.

June 04, 2014 12:00 am
Curtain coming down on orchestra director's 41-year career

Curtain coming down on orchestra director's 41-year career

After 41 years as Crown Point High School’s orchestra director, Jim Deal will conduct his final concert Thursday.

May 30, 2014 12:00 am
Portage native hailed for lifesaving efforts as Argos firefighter

Portage native hailed for lifesaving efforts as Argos firefighter

Firefighter Paul Stearns was awarded the prestigious Medal of Valor from the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s office for his quick action that saved a life.

May 29, 2014 12:00 am
IUN police chief followed her father's footsteps into law enforcement

IUN police chief followed her father's footsteps into law enforcement

Patricia Nowak, chief of police at Indiana University Northwest, recently attended 10 weeks of training at the FBI National Academy Program in Quantico, Va.

May 28, 2014 12:00 am
Youngster gets a taste of legistative process as page

Youngster gets a taste of legistative process as page

Alyssa Kennedy experienced the Indiana legislative process first-hand when she served as a student page this Spring for the Indiana House of Representatives in Indianapolis.

May 23, 2014 12:00 am
Versatile De La Salle teacher honored as Educator of the Year

Versatile De La Salle teacher honored as Educator of the Year

Longtime De La Salle Institute faculty member Linda Matonich was recognized recently as an Educator of the Year by the McKinley Park Civic Association.

May 22, 2014 12:00 am
Collegian chosen for prestigious drill team at The Citadel

Collegian chosen for prestigious drill team at The Citadel

Clinton Sulek, 21, was recently chosen for the prestigious Summerall Guards drill team at The Citadel, the military college of South Carolina.

May 21, 2014 12:00 am
Grad student earns state honors as Intern of the Year

Grad student earns state honors as Intern of the Year

Munster native Sarah Mihich was recently recognized with the Intern of the Year award from Indiana INTERNnet, a statewide resource for college internship opportunities managed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

May 16, 2014 12:00 am
Medical explorers program helps teen get a jump on career

Medical explorers program helps teen get a jump on career

Brett Detmar, 18, is getting a leg up on a career in the medical field as a member of the Northwestern Medical Explorers Program.

May 15, 2014 12:00 am
Math and science lead valedictorian to engineering studies

Math and science lead valedictorian to engineering studies

Before heading to college this fall, Andrew Clark has been recognized as an outstanding high school student by the Lansing Rotary Club, which named him a Student of the Month for March.

May 14, 2014 12:00 am
Artistc director leaving children's choir for more family time

Artistc director leaving children's choir for more family time

After nearly a decade at the helm, Aaron Riegle is stepping down as artistic director of the Southlake Children’s Choir.

May 09, 2014 12:00 am
Young ballerina aims for the heights in dance world

Young ballerina aims for the heights in dance world

Connor Hamilton’s dedication to her art has garnered her an impressive dance resume at 11.

May 08, 2014 12:00 am
Young musician met the challenge with honor band

Young musician met the challenge with honor band

Lowell High School junior Nicholas Schrombeck was recently selected to participate in the prestigious Indiana All-State Honor Band during the 53rd annual Indiana All-State High School Band Festival.

May 07, 2014 12:00 am
Young scientist excels at solving real world problems

Young scientist excels at solving real world problems

For the fourth consecutive year, 11-year-old Annie Ostojic has taken the coveted first prize in the Hoosier Science and Engineering Fair.

May 02, 2014 12:00 am
Computing award winner paves the way for female techies

Computing award winner paves the way for female techies

Alyssa Portela, 18, was recently recognized for her skill in computing and technology by the National Center for Women and Information Technology.

May 01, 2014 12:00 am
Director happy to lead the way for Hobart Area Concert Band

Director happy to lead the way for Hobart Area Concert Band

Hobart resident Susan Williams leads a diverse group of musicians as director/conductor of the Hobart Area Concert Band, formerly known as The Rusty Pipes.

April 30, 2014 12:00 am
SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Lady's Gourmet Popcorn, Griffith

SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Lady's Gourmet Popcorn, Griffith

In 1958, Delores “Lady” Textor began popping homemade caramel corn that was cherished by her family. More than 50 years later, her family is sharing that recipe with the public for the first time at Lady’s Gourmet Popcorn in Griffith.

April 26, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Portage teen learns votes matter

Portage teen learns votes matter

Portage teen Brogan Houpt sampled a career in politics during his recent stint as an Indiana Senate page.

April 25, 2014 12:00 am
Active teen planning career as a physical therapist

Active teen planning career as a physical therapist

Olivia Velasquez, 18, is excited to begin a career in health care and assist patients in achieving their physical goals.

April 24, 2014 12:00 am
BNI grad picks the music for college radio station

BNI grad picks the music for college radio station

Calumet City native Aaron Clark was recently chosen the newest music director for Illinois State University’s student radio station, WZND Fuzed Radio.

April 23, 2014 12:00 am
Public speaking success has teen eying political career

Public speaking success has teen eying political career

Aspiring politician Marko Mavrovic is on his way to a successful public speaking career with his recent third-place finish at the Indiana High School Forensic Association State Speech Tournament for Discussion in Indianapolis.

April 18, 2014 12:00 am
Labor liaison serves United Way in Lake and Porter counties

Labor liaison serves United Way in Lake and Porter counties

Debra Townsend, of Portage, was recently named as a shared AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison by Lake Area United Way and United Way of Porter County.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am
Teen takes action to add recycling and subtract hunger

Teen takes action to add recycling and subtract hunger

Alaina Patterson’s concern for the environment has blossomed into a successful recycling program and earned her the Girl Scout Silver Award.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am
Public speaking and comedy lead teen into the spotlight

Public speaking and comedy lead teen into the spotlight

While most adults fear public speaking, Lansing teen Cooper Packard believes that effective communication is the key to thriving.

April 11, 2014 12:00 am
Honored teen is serious about pursuing a nursing career

Honored teen is serious about pursuing a nursing career

Paige Smith, 18, was recognized in February as a Junior Kiwanian by the Valparaiso Noon Kiwanis Club.

April 10, 2014 12:00 am
Woman rescues small animal rescue to keep saving "piggies and bunnies"

Woman rescues small animal rescue to keep saving "piggies and bunnies"

When Portage resident Desiree Christian began volunteering with a small animal rescue that was soon closing its doors, she hopped into action and took over as owner.

April 09, 2014 12:00 am
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