The La Porte County Career and Technical Education program held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, May 22, to celebrate a renovated Manufacturing Lab at the A. K. Smith Career Center in Michigan City.
There was an excitement in the air, palpable enough to feel on your skin. The proud seniors of Michigan City High School donned their caps and gowns for their annual panoramic photo Thursday morning, to the delight of their peers, their teachers, and an admiring crowd of children at Joy Elementary School.
NPHS wraps up another great year!
Students at New Prairie High School always get creative when arriving to the last day of school in style! Students arrived by tractor, horse, keeps, mini bikes, you name it! They had some great tailgating full of bacon, steaks and chocolate chip pancakes to name a few!
When parents have a baby in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), their hearts may be heavy as their little ones fight to get healthy and stronger – some weighing only slightly more than a pound. At Porter Regional Hospital’s NICU, hope lives, in a stunning photography exhibit featuring NICU graduates who have grown to be happy, healthy, and strong. The display is an uplifting reminder for parents that there is hope for their tiniest bundles of joy.
Coolspring alumni, former teachers, current students and staff, and parents all came out to enjoy and reminisce. Activities included rock painting (rocks will be added to the school courtyard garden), face painting, a bounce house (always popular), a scavenger hunt based on school history and much more, including a display of historic documents and photos in the school library.
Attendees at the Stroke and Diabetes Awareness Fair, hosted by Community Hospital and St. Catherine Hospital, learned about the different ways that individuals can take charge of their health. The event boasted a full house of vendors and informational booths, as well as lectures on the advances made to treat stroke and diabetes.
Friday night, 8-year-old Rosalyn Baldwin visited the Hammond Police Department and did what she does best: offered hope, inspiration, and solidarity through hugs. Baldwin’s mission to visit each state in the U.S. landed her in Hammond after she saw the name on a map of Indiana, Lieutenant Steve Kellogg stated. He shared that Baldwin’s mother, Angie, told her to pick a city in Indiana to visit, and since Baldwin hails from a town with the same name in Louisiana, it was no contest.
Of all the events we see throughout the year, graduations and commencements are the ones that most embody our good news mission. To see all the hard work put in and out of the classroom by students, parents, teachers, coaches, families and friends culminate in one event, with everyone across the school celebrating the same thing; it's just awesome.
Paul Tobalt, a 2014 graduate of Michigan City High School (MCHS), and four year Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (MCJROTC) cadet, was sworn in as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps at Purdue University in West Lafayette on May 11, 2018. Tobalt attended Purdue on the Navy/Marine ROTC scholarship. That scholarship is worth $180,000 in educational benefits. The starting salary for a Second Lieutenant is $36,418, plus $254 per month for food. Additionally, housing, health, dental and eye care are provided at no cost.
NPHS Photography Fun
If you look weird while taking a photograph, you are probably doing something right. The students in Ms. Weston's class were taking this advice to heart this week when they were capturing abstract photographs for a project.
The LaPorte County Career and Technical Education (CTE) program at the A.K. Smith Career Center in Michigan City held its 2018 Awards Program on Thursday, May 3 at the Holdcraft Performing Arts Center in Michigan City. During the program, returning members of the Technical Honor Society received a tassel to be worn at their high school graduations, and new students were inducted. Several students were also honored with scholarships and awards.