Bob Jones University
Phoebe Alger, a senior pursuing a Bachelors degree in History from Bob Jones University, was hired before graduation as a first grade teacher at First Baptist Christian School in Danville, Illinois. Alger is a resident of Valparaiso.
Trine cheer team places 2nd at competition
Trine University cheerleading traveled to Florida to compete in this year's Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) College Cheerleading Nationals in the Open Small Coed division and returned home with a runner-up finish.
Team members included Jasmine Cuadrado of Portage, majoring in Exercise Science at Trine, and Autumn Timm of LaPorte, majoring in Criminal Justice-BS at Trine
The event was a two-day process with a preliminary round held on April 27 and finals held on April 28. The overall winner was determined by averaging the two performance scores for a final event score.
The Thunder turned in a performance score of 83.1 in the final round making their event score 81.45 just 1.5 points behind the first-place team.
"It was our goal return from Orlando with a hit-zero performance in the finals and a championship," said head coach Shea Sims, "While we missed out on the second, I am still extremely proud of what these 18 competitors have accomplished this season despite the adversity they have been presented with."
Trine was the only institution from the state of Indiana that was able to compete in the championship in person rather than virtually.
Connie Nelson of Cedar Lake has been inducted into the Manchester University chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honors Society.
Nelson is majoring in English/language arts education.