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Trojan Guard earns honors, qualifies for state contest

The Chesterton High School Trojan Guard received a gold rating with visual distinction for their performance at the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) Scholastic Class Prelims competition hosted at Plymouth High School. With a gold rating, the Trojan Guard qualifies for ISSMA Scholastic State Finals and will perform on Oct. 20 at Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis.

Olivencia honored by Nat'l Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists

Munster High School sophomore Juan Olivencia has been honored by the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists following his appearance at the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders 2018, which took place near Boston. The honor of being invited to attend the congress is limited to students with at least a 3.25 GPA who have received an academic nomination by a teacher or guidance counselor. In addition to participation in the congress, students are given the opportunity to compete for scholarships.

MCHS senior earns perfect ACT score

Michigan City High School senior Julia Miller has achieved a perfect score of 36 on the ACT. Miller, daughter of Nancy and Michael Miller, has taken 12 AP courses at Michigan City High School and is currently president of the MCHS Student Council and the International Thespian Society. She has appeared in plays and musicals throughout her high school career, and she will be the student director of the high school’s musical, "Urinetown," in November. She has been performing with Michigan City’s Young People’s Theatre company since middle school. She is a member of the National Honor Society, the Foreign Language Honor Society, and French Club. In college, she plans to study chemical engineering.

Blue Ribbon honors for Valparaiso school 

VALPARAISO — Thomas Jefferson Elementary is 1 of 7 schools designated as a Blue Ribbon School in the state of Indiana. TJE also recently received the National Title 1 School of the Year award in Indiana as well.

C.P. teacher participates in NOAA Research Cruise

Crown Point High School biology teacher Ashley Cosme was one of the 35 teachers chosen to participate in this year’s NOAA research cruise in the Gulf of Mexico. NOAA received applications from nearly 300 teachers to assist scientists on a 15-day Shark/Red Snapper Longline Survey in the Gulf. Cosme participated in this cruise as part of NOAA’s Teacher at Sea program, which bridges science and education through real-world research experiences. NOAA’s mission is to understand and predict changes in the Earth's environment, from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun, and to conserve and manage our coastal and marine resources.

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Annette is Community Coordinator for The Times. She has been with the paper for two decades. A resident of Hobart, she graduated from Purdue University with degrees in English and German.