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Munster High School Produces 10 National Merit Scholarship Finalists


Munster High SchoolMunster High School is proud to announce that 10 students have recently qualified as finalists for the National Merit Scholarship program. The National Merit Scholarship program began in 1955 as an academic competition, awarding scholarships to the nation’s most promising students. In order to become a National Merit Scholarship Finalist, students must have an exemplary score on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Qualifying Test. Approximately 1.6 million students take the PSAT each year and finalists are whittled down to the top 15,000 students in the nation. Munster High School would like to congratulate the following students for their selection as National.

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Bishop Noll Musicians Earn ISSMA Medals


Bishop-Noll-Musicians-Earn-ISSMA-MedalsMusicians from the Bishop Noll band received 14 medals during ISSMA competition Feb. 3 at Munster High School. Students Sarah Chavez, Michael Fugger, Jacqueline Milkowski, Serena Waszkiewicz, Heather Hernandez, Andres Miranda, Carlos Guzman, Javier Miranda, Monica Magallanes, Chris Juarez, Kristopher Rodriguez, Whitney Piggott and Phillip Reyes-Brown competed in the ISSMA state solo and ensemble competition and earned gold, silver and bronze medals for their performances.

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One Book One University Author Talk featuring Ed Humes on Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash—And the Way Back


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In this lecture, Ed Humes will expose how waste lies at the heart of all the big problems of the day–the economy, energy, national security, climate, diminishing natural resources–crises that would be much smaller, and might not exist at all, were we not the biggest wasters on the planet. Waste is the biggest thing America makes today, our greatest legacy, product, and export. But Humes will also share the good news: There is a way back. Families, businesses, and communities are finding inspiring and ingenious ways to offset this damaging legacy. Humes inspires audiences to get behind the one big environmental and social problem that just about anyone can do something meaningful to change. This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP: Read more



BNI Vocal Students Earn Perfect Scores at ISSMA


BNI-Vocal-Students-Earn-Perfect-Scores-at-ISSMABishop Noll students regularly use their voices to sing during Mass, but two seniors took their gifts of music to the next level and brought home ISSMA gold with an Acapella performance of the Latin Gregorian chant titled “O Magnum Mysterium.”

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Urban League Taking Online Applications for College Scholarships


Urban-League-NWI-LogoThe Urban League of Northwest Indiana, Inc. is currently accepting online applications for students seeking college scholarships. The deadline for applications is Monday, March 26, 2018. Students can apply at https://ulofnwi.communityforce.com.

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A Community’s Transition to Kindergarten


Mental-Health-America-Lake-CountyMental Health America of Lake County (MHALC) is partnering with the School City of East Chicago and its Carrie Gosch Early Learning Center to engage in the Ready to Soar program.

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St. Mary's Students Enjoy Week of Celebration: Catholic Schools Week 2018


St-Marys-Students-Enjoy-Week-of-Celebration-Catholic-Schools-Week-2018Students all over the country joined in celebrating National Catholic Schools Week from Sunday January 28th, to February 3rd. Students at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point enjoyed a week full of community service, prayer, and fun. Students put together and delivered cookies around the community as a “thank you” to those who support Catholic education. Students also made care packages for local nuns and priests. One highlight of the week was praying the rosary as a school, led by the first and second grade classes. Students also enjoyed Olympic themed games, a no homework day, dress down days, and a spirit wear day.

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author to Speak at Purdue Northwest


Purdue-Northwest-colorWhat is America’s largest export, most prodigious product and greatest legacy – the biggest thing we make? Our trash.

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IU Northwest Observes Women’s History Month with ‘A female executive’s journey’ on March 6, 2018


Violet-SistovarisIndiana University Northwest will celebrate Women’s History Month with an inspirational talk from Violet Sistovaris, a successful female executive and Indiana University Northwest alumna, who will share her personal and professional reflections of climbing the corporate ladder over her 30-year career.

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IU Northwest Offers Lean Six Sigma Certification for Business Students, Local Professionals


rot1Indiana University Northwest ‘s Lean Six Sigma (LSS) intermediate- and expert–level certifications, known as the green and black belt designations, respectively, are available to business professionals in Northwest Indiana. Enrollees need not be IU Northwest students to take advantage of this certification program.

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University of Chicago Professor Explores Censorship and Information Control


University-of-Chicago-Professor-Explores-Censorship-and-Information-ControlAs part of the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences lecture series, Purdue Northwest welcomes University of Chicago professor Ada Palmer who will discuss, “Censorship and Information Control from the Inquisition to the Present.”

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