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Hobart High School student wins big at state swim conference


Student Spotlight: Emma Wright

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Bearcats move forward in February

Ending the Winter Seasonwheeler (3)

With the start of February comes the end of winter sports at Wheeler. Both boys’ and girls’ teams are wrapping up their seasons and working toward postseason. The girls swim team participated in the sectional prelims on February 1 at Chesterton High School, and swimmers advanced to the sectional championship on February 2. The team placed 7th overall.

Next up, the girls basketball team competed against the Hanover Central Wildcats in an intense game on February 2 in the first round of sectionals. Although the team came up short, they have a lot to be proud of. They improved their record from last year and hope to keep improving in years to come.

The boys wrestling team competed in sectionals on January 26 at Crown Point High School. Three wrestlers - Isaiah Mohmed, Gio Diaz, and Damian Ruoff - moved on to regionals....

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#1StudentNWI: Kouts High School, February 2019



As students scramble to meet deadlines to maintain their grades in the midst of the third quarter, many are daydreaming of summer break. For staff though, a break from school doesn’t mean the hard work can stop. Mrs. Dutko, a teacher of a few years at Kouts, has traded some of her work duties for other responsibilities, as she has taken some much-needed time off to tend to her family's’ new edition - a baby! Thankfully, Mr Gold, a teacher of around 15 years, has agreed to fill in. Mr. Gold is a fun, hardworking teacher who has taken responsibility for Mrs. Dutko’s classes, including social studies classes and sociology. Mr Gold has worked in a variety of different schools including Hammond High, George Rogers Clark, and Lake Ridge Middle School. As students, we are excited to experience Mr. Gold’s teaching and hope he feels...

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Skiing, Dancing, and More at La Lumiere


Ski Trip

In the midst of the crazy winter weather, La Lumiere students huddled up and hit the road for the annual ski trip. This year about 30 students and four faculty members hit the slopes at Granite Peak Ski Area in Wausau, Wisconsin. In past years, the ski trip had been a day trip to Bittersweet Ski Area, but Mr. Chad Perney, the organizer of the trip, decided that he wanted to give students a little more time skiing. He decided to extend the trip a day and move the location to Wisconsin.

On the morning of February 1, the skiers loaded up the buses and headed out. After a day of driving, the Lakers put on their gear and hit the slopes. Despite the frigid temperatures on Friday night, students skied and snowboarded the night away, making memories with peers. After getting a good night’s rest in a local hotel, they once again hit the...

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#1StudentNWI: River Forest Homecoming Week Recap and Indiana State Finals


Homecoming Week
The end of January brought the school's basketball homecoming week, starting on January 22 and running through January 26. This year's spirit week themes were: holiday day, meme day, and squad day, and Friday was completely devoted to cardinal and gold. The week ended with a basketball game against Chesterton on Saturday night.

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#1StudentNWI: Bishop Noll makes history and culturally versed students


BNI girls wrestling team makes history
Sophomore Natalie Ramirez and freshman Tsi-Tsi-Ki Rangel are the first-ever BNI girls to qualify for state. With it only being Ramirez’s second year and Rangel’s first year, they had a lot of work to do, but it all paid off in the end.

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#1Student NWI: A Month Full of Achievements at Lowell High


Student Spotlight: Chris Mantis

Sophomore Chris Mantis has grown up in an athletic, sports-loving family. His older brother Nick (class of 2017) was a well-known basketball player at Lowell, but Chris is by no means riding in his brother’s coat tail.

Mantis has been playing basketball since he was 4 years old, and at 9 he realized he was passionate about the sport and wanted to play it for a long time. Since then, he’s been a standout player on every team he’s played because of his court presence and skill.

Today, Mantis leads the Lowell team by averaging 19 points per game, and nearly 9 rebounds per game. He’s already proving to be a leader at the varsity level, despite only being a sophomore. At six fee, six inches tall, he’s a threat in the paint, and from the outside. This season, Mantis believes his biggest...

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#1StudentNWI: Griffith High School Honor Society, Drama, Art take the spotlight


What’s Happening

For the past couple of years, Griffith High School National Honor Society has enjoyed leadership training by Ted Wiese, one of America’s best youth leadership development speakers. At this training on January 11, NHS participants were immersed in team-building workshops.

Students worked in groups to write a short song, complete challenges with speed and accuracy, and step out of their comfort zones. Participants learned the characteristics of leadership, and how to use them to become the future leaders of our school, and the world. In the morning, middle school National Junior Honor Society joined the program, and high schoolers were given a more advanced program in the afternoon.

Some students, such as Drew Davenport, are not members of NHS but still were selected to participate in the program.

“Even though I’m...

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#1StudentNWI: Highland High School basketball player scores 1000th point


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#1StudentNWI: Pioneers Pass the Plate


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#1StudentNWI: Making a splash at Hobart High School, onstage and off


Theatre Competition

The best and brightest of Hobart High School Theatre Department traveled to Theatre State to try and bring home some winning scenes for Hobart.

This competition takes place over three days in Indianapolis. Students who go to State have the opportunity to compete in two different events that showcase their acting and singing skills in competition scenes, monologues, duets, and vocal solos.

During the event, workshops take place throughout the competitions. Professionals in their field run the workshops, and are helpful to attending actors and actresses. Workshops included improv, dance, acting, and audition work, plus a few that showcase how to become a director, writer, or backstage crew.

There is a competition that all backstage crew looks...

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