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Budding artists volunteer at NICU families reunion

Budding artists volunteer at NICU families reunion

Crown Point High School students, from left, juniors Alex Baloski and Hannah Earl, and senior Gaby Richmond, volunteered their time to paint faces at a reunion party held for families of babies born in 2013 who spent time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Franciscan St. Anthony Health C…

October 22, 2014 12:00 am
CPHS athletes making the grade

CPHS athletes making the grade

Crown Point High School athletes have big shoes to fill this fall, after spring athletes broke records in academic achievement as well as on the field, courts and courses. Of 278 athletes, 159, or 57 percent, earned a 3.5 or higher grade point average on a scale of 4.0. For the school year, …

August 13, 2014 12:00 am
Foundation partners with high school clubs to support charities

Foundation partners with high school clubs to support charities

Partnering this past school year to help local charities were, front row from left, Susie Szymanski, Amanda Burge, Athena Train, Katie Dillon, Lily Kapitan, Thano Liodos, second row National Honor Society sponsor Amanda Campos, Morgan Stepnoski, Lynn Kholoki, Emily Wirick, April Przyborski, …

July 06, 2014 12:00 am
Student staff wins state title for Best News Broadcast

Student staff wins state title for Best News Broadcast

Crown Point High School's CPTV staff brings home a state championship from the Indiana Association of Student Broadcasters Conference, front row from left, Megan Fernandez, Ashlyn Stiener, Raquelle Majors, middle row, Shelby Kiger, Rachel Bukowski, Valerie Jones, Maggie Robinson, Tobey Schmi…

May 23, 2014 12:00 am
Sign up for summer theater camp and hit the stage

Sign up for summer theater camp and hit the stage

Aspiring actors and actresses and camp counselors share an exercise on stage at last summer's Crown Point High School Theatre Camp.

May 16, 2014 12:00 am
CPHS duo capture journalism awards

CPHS duo capture journalism awards

Inklings sports editor Alaa Abdeldaiem, adviser Julie Elston, and co-editor-in-chief Maggie Gelon celebrate being honored at the State Capitol during the Indiana High School Press Association’s First Amendment Symposium. Abdeldaiem earned first place in the sports writing competition and Gel…

May 11, 2014 12:00 am
CPHS VEX Robotics reaches quarterfinals at world championship

CPHS VEX Robotics reaches quarterfinals at world championship

The Crown Point High School VEX Robotics Team 1233E Underdogs scored the school's highest finish in five years of competition at the VEX Robotics World Championship, from left, Robert Ponziano, Zack Otano, Josh Kelly, Michael Shields and Nathan McNally.

May 08, 2014 12:00 am
Crown Point dance team repeats as state champs in two events

Crown Point dance team repeats as state champs in two events

The Crown Point High School dance team repeated as double state champions at the Indiana High School Dance Team Association State Championships on March 15. The varsity team competed and placed first in both Division 1 Varsity Pom and Kick categories. Division 1 is the Elite category in the …

April 02, 2014 12:00 am
UnderDogs headed to world championships for fifth straight year

UnderDogs headed to world championships for fifth straight year

Headed to the VEX Robotics World Championships is Crown Point High School's Team 1233E, from left, Nathan McNally, Michael Shields, Zachary Otano and Robert Panziano.

March 26, 2014 12:00 am
UnderDogs headed to world championships for fifth straight year

UnderDogs headed to world championships for fifth straight year

Members of the Crown Point High School VEX 1233 UnderDogs robotics team watches as its robot competes at its own VEX Robotics State Qualifying Tournament in January, the first the school has hosted.

March 26, 2014 12:00 am
Awards pile up for Crown Point student newspaper

Awards pile up for Crown Point student newspaper

Crown Point High School newspapers staffers tour the Tea Party Museum while at the National Scholastic Press Association/Journalism Education Association Convention in Boston, Mass., front, Jack Snedden, middle row, Evi Lovin, Amy Schuch, Alaa Abdeldaiem, Yazzmyne Lopez, Katie Sherman, Tina …

March 23, 2014 12:00 am
Carnival held for a cause

Carnival held for a cause

The Crown Point High School National Honor Society hosted a Mardi Gras-themed carnival in the school cafeteria last month to benefit St. Jude House in Crown Point. More than 100 elementary school children participated in games to win prizes, and close to $500 was raised for the shelter for v…

March 19, 2014 12:00 am
Crown Point students bring "Bye Bye Birdie" to the stage

Crown Point students bring "Bye Bye Birdie" to the stage

The cast of "Bye, Bye Birdie" rehearses the song "Healthy, Normal, American Boy" for their upcoming production at Crown Point High School, opening Friday.

March 12, 2014 12:00 am
Crown Point Bulldogs headed to BPA state contest

Crown Point Bulldogs headed to BPA state contest

Crown Point High School Business Professionals of America chapter members headed to BPA State Leadership Conference competition next week are, front row from left, Madison McKendry, Shelby Kiger, Bayan Fares, Rhythm Dhillon, Nick Grothaus, Freddie Nino, Zachary Gordon, and Claire Olah, back …

March 09, 2014 12:00 am
Excalibur staff honored at state journalism convention

Excalibur staff honored at state journalism convention

The Excalibur yearbook staff from Crown Point High School earned the Division III Harvey Award at the Indiana High School Press Association convention, front row from left, Janelle Brumfield, Olivia Pillar, Nick Mahaffey, Collin Smith, Alexis Wilson, Evi Lovin, Lisa Keene, Alyssa Setlak, Jac…

March 02, 2014 12:00 am
Crown Point students meet the challenge by collecting peanut butter

Crown Point students meet the challenge by collecting peanut butter

Crown Point High School students from Student Union, National Honor Art Society and Helping Hands display the traveling trophy they received as winners of the Spread the Love Peanut Butter Food Drive sponsored by the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am
Grant Gelon, Crown Point

Grant Gelon, Crown Point

Crown Point sophomore Grant Gelon has hit 34-of-70 3-pointers so far this season for a remarkable 48.6 shooting percentage from beyond the arc. He is averaging 12 points a game for the charging Bulldogs, who have won three straight heading into tonight's game at LaPorte.

January 30, 2014 11:54 am
Grant Gelon, Crown Point

Grant Gelon, Crown Point

Crown Point sophomore Grant Gelon is on a hot streak for the Bulldogs who are on the same kind of streak. Gelon is shooting 34-of-70 from beyond the arc and has a 12 points a game average. 

January 30, 2014 11:56 am
Grant Gelon, Crown Point

Grant Gelon, Crown Point

Crown Point sophomore Grant Gelon has hit 34-of-70 3-pointers so far this season and is averaging 12 points a game. The Bulldogs take a three-game winning streak into tonight's game at LaPorte.

January 30, 2014 11:51 am
Grant Gelon, Crown Point

Grant Gelon, Crown Point

Crown Point sophomore Grant Gelon shoots a 3 against Chesterton on Saturday. He is averaging 12 points a game and has helped open up C.P.'s offense with the perimeter threat.

January 30, 2014 11:48 am
Grant Gelon, Crown Point

Grant Gelon, Crown Point

Crown Point sophomore Grant Gelon drives to the basket against Chesterton on Saturday. The long-range shooter is heating up. He is averaging 12 points a game for C.P., winners of three straight.

January 30, 2014 11:46 am
Cheers lead to state honors

Cheers lead to state honors

The Crown Point High School cheerleaders traveled to Southport High School in Indianapolis last month to compete in the State Cheerleading Competition. They won awards in two divisions. In the Varsity A Division, the squad was a state finalist, and in the Time-Out Division, they placed third…

December 22, 2013 12:00 am
School drives donations to food pantries

School drives donations to food pantries

Crown Point High School senior Hannah Maxwell packs groceries following a Thanksgiving food drive at the school last month. The Crown Point High School FCCLA and Word of Life Clubs collected 1,337 food items, plus cash donations, from students and teachers for three local food pantries. Stud…

December 13, 2013 12:00 am
Crown Point production introduces "Twelve Angry Men"

Crown Point production introduces "Twelve Angry Men"

Jurors deliberate, and tempers flare, in a scene from the Crown Point High School production of "Twelve Angry Men," opening at 7 p.m. Friday.

November 13, 2013 12:00 am
Soph's poster wins Red Ribbon Week contest

Soph's poster wins Red Ribbon Week contest

This is the artwork submitted by Crown Point High School sophomore Alexandra Baloski that won the Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest sponsored by the Lake County Substance Abuse Council.

November 01, 2013 12:00 am
Foundation and clubs team up to support charities

Foundation and clubs team up to support charities

The National Honor Society at Crown Point High School sponsored St. Jude House for its share of philanthropy funds, from left, Crown Point Community Foundation board member Ben Ballou, CPCF Executive Director Pat Huber, students Megan Henry, Rebecca Kazdoy, Madison DeGoey and Melissa Davis, …

June 30, 2013 12:00 am
Foundation and clubs team up to support charities

Foundation and clubs team up to support charities

Crown Point High School Interact Club members chose to use its share of funds raised to benefit the Northwest Indiana Cancer Kids Foundation, front row from left, Drew Perschon and his brother, Ben Perschon, middle row, Crown Point Community Foundation board member Ben Ballou, CPCF Executive…

June 30, 2013 12:00 am
Foundation and clubs team up to support charities

Foundation and clubs team up to support charities

Riley Children's Hospital was the choice of the Crown Point High School Student Council to receive philanthropy funds this year, from left, students Trinity Klein, Rhythm Dhillon, Hannah Maxwell and Madi McGuckin, Student Council sponsor Chloe Pugh, students Alexis Hesser, Tiffany Dewes, Cou…

June 30, 2013 12:00 am
Foundation and clubs team up to support charities

Foundation and clubs team up to support charities

The Key Club at Crown Point High School designated its share of philanthropy earnings to Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana, from left, Key Club sponsor Andrew Shih, students April Przyborski, Paige Buelow, Rebekah Embry, Rhythm Dhillon, Athena Tran, Athanasios Liodos, Brianna Oliver, Lily…

June 30, 2013 12:00 am
Academic elite choose their Most Influential Teachers

Academic elite choose their Most Influential Teachers

Crown Point High School senior Rayne Kim reads her speech identifying her Most Influential Teacher at the annual Roots and Wings reception.

June 09, 2013 12:00 am
Academic elite choose their Most Influential Teachers

Academic elite choose their Most Influential Teachers

Valedictorian Brandi Marie Collins receives congratulations from Crown Point High School administrators during the recent Roots and Wings reception for this year's top academic graduates.

June 09, 2013 12:00 am
Comedy improv returns to CPHS stage

Comedy improv returns to CPHS stage

The Stray Dogs Improv Comedy Club features Crown Point High School Improv Adviser Don Bernacky, front row left, with Shannon Rostin, second row, Julia Abbott, third row, Nick Honeycutt, Stephen Jeffirs, Jesse Fawley, Graeme Thompson, and Paige Loredo, fourth row, Kyle Thompson and Jackie Ret…

May 19, 2013 12:00 am
Crown Point cooking and creating

Crown Point cooking and creating

The ProStart Culinary Team from Crown Point High School stirred thing up, winning multiple awards at recent American Culinary Federation competition. Teacher Jan Rattazzi, front row from left, won the Presidential Award, while students Lindsey Unger, Lindsey Krowiarz, Dakota Hamilton, Alicia…

April 26, 2013 12:00 am
Crown Point cooking and creating

Crown Point cooking and creating

Crown Point High School fashion designers Justin Vandergriff, from left, Grace Wylie and Sara Utterback competed at the Purdue Fashion Show, returning with two awards.

April 26, 2013 12:00 am
Crown Point's Latin Club crowned state champions

Crown Point's Latin Club crowned state champions

Kristina Mihajlovic, left, CPHS senior, received the Indiana Junior Classical League's Elizabeth Love Scholarship, while Caroline Tucker, a Park Tudor senior from Indianapolis and national president, earned the Eileen Johnson Scholarship.

April 03, 2013 12:00 am
Crown Point's Latin Club crowned state champions

Crown Point's Latin Club crowned state champions

Crown Point High School Latin Club convention attendees with 2013 trophies, ribbons, and plaques, front row from left, Megan Henry, Brandi Collins, Ahmed Shaaban, Sam Konicki, Kathryn Szymanski and Kristina Mihajlovic, middle row, Becka Burke, Amber Moon, Susie Szymanski, Brennan Chaussey, E…

April 03, 2013 12:00 am
'Guys and Dolls' opens Friday at Crown Point High

'Guys and Dolls' opens Friday at Crown Point High

Sky Masterson (senior Casey Kitchen) works on a deal with Nathan Detroit (junior Ryan Kelleher) in Crown Point High School’s production of the musical "Guys and Dolls," opening Friday.

March 13, 2013 12:00 am
'Guys and Dolls' opens Friday at Crown Point High

'Guys and Dolls' opens Friday at Crown Point High

Nathan Detroit (junior Ryan Kelleher) tries to convince his long-suffering fiance, Miss Adelaide (sophomore Julia Thorn) that he really does love her during the musical number "Sue Me" in the upcoming production of "Guys & Dolls" at Crown Point High School.

March 13, 2013 12:00 am
Crown Point BPA students headed to Indy

Crown Point BPA students headed to Indy

Among Crown Point High School Business Professionals of America chapter members qualifying for state competition are, from left, Alicia Perez, Shelby Kiger, Joe Ising, Zoie Matthews, Vanessa Haro, Mike Hillyard, Steven Medina, Hayley Bordui, Sam Beishuizen, Andre Hatami, George Mirabella, Ni…

March 03, 2013 12:00 am
Crown Point robotics team qualifies for national and world tournaments

Crown Point robotics team qualifies for national and world tournaments

Crown Point High School's VEX Robotics Team 1233A concentrates during a qualifying match, from left, assistant driver's coach Eddie Biggart, driver Ben Haczynski, and driver's coach Aaron John.

February 21, 2013 12:00 am
Bulldog Workshop students sell greeting cards

Bulldog Workshop students sell greeting cards

Super sellers’ Caitlin Szymborski, left, and Gloria Denhartog of Crown Point High School offer handmade cards from their booth at Col. Wheeler Middle School’s craft fair. The Bulldog workshop creations will be sold Tuesday during lunch hours at CPHS.

February 10, 2013 12:00 am
CP robotics team dominates tournament

CP robotics team dominates tournament

Crown Point High School Teams 1233A and 1233C, left, and Teams 1233B and 1233D, right compete in the championship match at the Grandville, Mich. VEX Robotics Tournament. Teams 1233A and 1233C won by a single point.

February 03, 2013 12:00 am
CPHS musicians perform in All-State Orchestra

CPHS musicians perform in All-State Orchestra

Indiana's All-State Orchestra, including Crown Point High School musicians Rayne Kim and Abigail Eineman, performs Jan. 19 in the Embassy Theatre at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in Fort Wayne.

February 01, 2013 12:00 am
Excellence in print rewarded

Excellence in print rewarded

Student journalists from both the Inklings and Excalibur staffs at Crown Point High School go western during their attendance at the National Scholastic Press Association convention in San Antonio, Texas. Both the newspaper and yearbook won honors at the recent gathering.

December 07, 2012 12:00 am
Excellence in print rewarded

Excellence in print rewarded

Sophomore Olivia Elston, adviser Julie Elston and senior Abigail Elston of Crown Point High School made it a family affair at the National Scholastic Press Association convention in San Antonio, Texas. Julie Elston was recognized as state newspaper adviser of the year and led a staff that ea…

December 06, 2012 12:00 am
Classic comedy set for CPHS stage

Classic comedy set for CPHS stage

Cast members Emily Papamihalikis, Kim Kovacik, Casey Kitchens, and Molly Grace rehearse for the upcoming production of "Arsenic & Old Lace” at Crown Point High School.

November 04, 2012 12:00 am
Purdue Varsity Glee Club and Purduettes in concert

Purdue Varsity Glee Club and Purduettes in concert

The Purduettes, a choir of female voices, will be featured along with the Purdue University Glee Club in a concert at Crown Point High School.

September 28, 2012 12:00 am
Purdue Varsity Glee Club and Purduettes in concert

Purdue Varsity Glee Club and Purduettes in concert

The renowned Purdue University Glee Club will perform in concert Oct. 18 at Crown Point High School as a scholarship fundraiser for the CPHS Performing Arts Department.

September 28, 2012 12:00 am
Crown Poiint High begins yearbook distribution today

Crown Poiint High begins yearbook distribution today

Excalibur copy editor Kayla McKinnon, a 2012 graduate, helps the staff distribute almost 1,200 Crown Point High School yearbooks at last year's distribution.

August 23, 2012 12:00 am
Seniors show Spirit of Optimism

Seniors show Spirit of Optimism

Optimist Club of Crown Point introduced the “Spirit of Optimism” program in 2003 to annually recognize 10 outstanding Crown Point High School seniors. Selected students must demonstrate outstanding citizenship at CPHS and the traits of: positive attitude, responsibility, honesty, initiative,…

June 24, 2012 12:00 am
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