On April 9th, a select group of Westville’s Quizbowl team went to Lakeshore Public Media to compete on “Making the Grade,” a local game show where school teams from the area compete in an academic tournament for scholarship money. The show consists of four rounds including a question and answer round, a pop quiz round, a class project round, and a final exam round. Each round is timed and has different parameters such as how much each question is worth and whether or not contestants are able to confer with their teammates.
Glimpse of Hammond High
Hammond High has been semi-busy during the month of March. There was a series of mock exams for AP students to prepare for exams coming up in May.
What’s Happening - LPHS participates in National School Walkouts
Students at the La Porte High School participated in the nationwide walkout on March 14th. The walkout was mainly to remember the 17 victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas School Shooting in Parkland, Florida, but was also a protest against the lack of attention paid to school safety. The walkout lasted 17 minutes; one minute for each victim. Over 70 students stood in silence at the flagpole outside of the school while one student read out the names. One of the main students who led the protest was junior Delaney Bluhm.
National Honor Society Spring Pictures
River Forest has always been able to bring smiles to people in our small community and our honor society chapter brought many smiles to Evans Elementary School recenlty. Completely student led, with some help along the way from their advisor, Andy Ervin, honor society members put together a spring picture session complete with a visit from the Easter bunny.
With baseball season in full swing, there’s a new lineup of varsity players ready to step-up for their team. Since it’s early in the season, the players are still working to find their niche as a unit. Still, there’s already been a stand-out player, junior Logan Missal.
On April 12th, four students at Wheeler were invited to participate in the first round of Making the Grade. This is a trivia-type competition where two panels of students face each other. The announcer asks a questions about science, math, english, or history. Any student on the panel can ‘buzz-in’ to attempt an answer. Each correct answer is awarded with 5 points.
WHAT’S HAPPENING? — Fifty-Niners Shine at Hoosier State Relays
Andrean High School is well-known within the Region for having highly competitive athletic programs. In the past four years alone, the school has brought home state titles in three separate sports. This year, all eyes are on the track and field team after the Fifty-Niners brought home five medals from the Hoosier State Relays.
Visiting Our Nation’s Capital
The senior class took to the streets of Washington D.C. on the annual class trip from March 17 to 21. They departed Saturday evening on a charter bus, travelled through the night, and woke up at Mount Vernon. History buff or not, all students enjoyed the tour of George Washington’s home and the view of the Potomac. Next, the fast-paced trip took the seniors to Arlington National Cemetery. Here, Maggie Osterhout, Drew Saulsgiver, Emma Tharp, and Trenton VanVuren laid the wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
The year is winding down for Lacrosse students as May is quickly approaching. On the same note, a lot of important testing and events are being crammed into these last few months. It seems like every day now has an air of importance.
Once a Pirate, Always a Pirate
Basketball season has come to an end, and it was time to say goodbye to our senior class of basketball players. As they walked across the pirate head on the gym floor, emotions filled the gymnasium. The five seniors were honored as this chapter of their lives came to a close. Johnny Bernard, Braeden Stubbs, Jaylon Holmes, Robert Sanders and Nakia Chinn have all played a great game. With a win against Warsaw, it was a great way to end a great home season with the Pirate seniors at the forefront.
Geico Tournament Gains Enthusiasm
Many high schoolers dream of getting to compete for a state title. La Lumiere sets their sights slightly higher, looking for a national title. This year the Varsity White Boys Basketball team was blessed to be able to compete in the Geico High School Nationals on March 29. The team, seeded fifth in the tournament, were invited to participate in this tournament for the seventh consecutive year. They left at 5 AM with a police escort Wednesday the 28 and traveled to New York, anxious on the heels of last year’s victory. The Lakers had a taste of victory last year and they...