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Munster High Earns High Honors at 66th Annual Northwest Indiana Science and Engineering Fair


Munster-High-Earns-High-Honors-at-66th-Annual-Northwest-Indiana-Science-and-Engineering-FairMunster High Senior, Shreyas Iyer, was selected to receive the President’s Award (First Place) at the 66th Annual Northwest Indiana Science and Engineering Fair held at Valparaiso University for his project titled, Impact of Targeted Defect Introduction in Metal-Organic Frameworks on Catalytic Behavior. His project involved the creation of computational models to study catalysts used in hydrogen fuel cells. His first place finish qualified him to attend the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, AZ this coming May.

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Shedd Expands Conservation Research Team to Preserve Freshwater, Marine Biodiversity


Shedd-Expands-Conservation-Research-Team-to-Preserve-Freshwater-Marine-BiodiversityThree new research biologists joined the conservation research team at Shedd Aquarium, bringing new areas of expertise in freshwater and marine ecosystems to the aquarium’s Daniel P. Haerther Center for Conservation and Research. The biologists – Dr. Austin Happel, Dr. Kentaro Inoue, and Dr. Lynn Waterhouse – are set to study aquatic wildlife in urban settings, freshwater mussels in the Great Lakes region and fishes in The Bahamas, respectively. With the continued expansion of the Haerther Center, Shedd aims to study and protect more aquatic animals and their ecosystems.

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Munster High School Speech Team Qualifies 9 Students for National Tournament in Dallas, Texas


Munster High SchoolThe Munster High School Speech and Debate team competed at the Northwest Indiana NSDA Speech Qualifier on March 2nd at Plymouth High School in Plymouth, IN. Munster qualified 9 students to the 2019 NSDA National Tournament in Dallas, Texas set for June 17th to June 21st.

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IU Northwest gallery features Black Creativity exhibit though March 22, 2019


rot1The Indiana University Northwest campus and the greater Northwest Indiana community are invited to view a multidisciplinary group exhibition celebrating contemporary African American artists in the Gallery for Contemporary Art, located in the Savannah Center. The exhibit runs through March 22.

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Visclosky Announces 2019 Congressional Art Competition


Congressman-Visclosky-HeadshotOn Friday, March 1, Congressman Pete Visclosky announced the details of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition for high school students from Indiana’s First Congressional District.

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Jackson Elementary School Receives National Recognition for Commitment to Empowering Students


Duneland-School-CorporationJackson Elementary School announced today that it has been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW LaunchTM. It is one of just 214 elementary schools across the U.S. to receive this honor. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of PreK-12 students and teachers in schools across the U.S.

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Chesterton Middle School Receives National Recognition for Commitment to Empowering Students


Chesterton-Middle-SchoolChesterton Middle School announced today that it has been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW GatewayTM. It is one of just 148 middle schools across the U.S. to receive this honor. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of PreK-12 students and teachers in schools across the U.S.

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Chesterton High School State ISSMA Solo & Ensemble results for Winds, Percussion and Strings


Chesterton-High-SchoolA total of 23 students from Chesterton High School represented the Duneland School Corporation on February 23, 2019 at the State ISSMA Solo & Ensemble Event for Winds, Percussion and Strings that was held in Indianapolis. The students under the direction of Adam Bess and Brian Grenier earned a total of 24 medals. Three (3) gold medals with distinction and perfect score, five (5) gold medals with distinction, 14 gold medals, and two (2) silver medals were awarded.

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Duneland Club Offers Kidstop during Spring Break


Duneland-Club-Offers-Kidstop-during-Spring-Break-2019Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s Duneland Club is offering our Kidstop program for parents/guardians who need childcare support during Spring Break. Kidstop will be offered from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm. The cost is $110 for the week; $90 for a second child; or $26 per day; $22 per day for a second child. All youth participating in Kidstop during Spring Break will receive breakfast, an a.m and p.m. snack, and lunch.

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Journey Senior Living hosts educational estate planning event

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“One in four people are going to need memory care at some point,” said Florian Steciuch, Certified Senior Advisor, who offered the opening remarks at Journey Senior Living’s Estate Planning Event for Realtors this Thursday evening.

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North Township Trustee hosts Narcan Training Series

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Thursday evening community members gathered at the Wicker Park Social Center in Highland to take part in a Narcan Training event. Coordinated by the North Township Trustee’s Office, the event focused on teaching attendees how to properly administer Narcan, a substance that can revive someone from an opioid overdose by restoring breathing.

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