Jack Thorne, a 2018 Valparaiso High School alum, graduated from Army Basic Combat Training on Oct. 5 from Fort Sill Oklahoma. He's now off too Fort Bragg for Advanced Individual Training (AIT). As a reservist he will attend Purdue University starting in January 2019.

Congratulations to Airman Paul F. Terry, of Cedar Lake, on his graduation from the United States Air Force Basic Military Training in Lackland, Texas on Sept. 7, 2018.

Students, staff and parents of Montessori Children's Schoolhouse in Hammond participated in the Jump Rope for Heart event earlier this month. MCS students have collected donations and participated in this great cause for many years. The students are very proud to help their community!

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Congratulations to PFC Barnes for graduating from boot camp at Camp Pendleton in San Diego, California on April 21. PFC Barnes will be entering the School of Infantry on May 2. PFC Barnes graduated from Merrillville High School in 2016 and completed four years of AFJROTC. Congratulations PFC…

Wyatt C. Coto, a 2016 graduate of Valparaiso High School and son of Frank and Maria Coto, of Valparaiso, graduated Marine training boot camp from MCRD in San Diego, California on Sept. 9, 2016.

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