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#1StudentNWI: Spring Celebrations and the Final Steps at Marquette

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Teacher Spotlight

Mrs. Amanda Boyd is the government guru at Marquette. Mrs. Boyd has taught for seven years, though she is finishing out her first year at Marquette. She teaches World Geography and History, Dual Credit Government, Honors Political Science, and will be adding AP World History to her repertoire for next year.

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#1StudentNWI: Summer Plans for Westville

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Student Spotlight

Emma Ray is an upcoming senior at Westville High School. Ray has attended Westville since third grade, and she is an extremely fun, energetic, and bright student. Ray loves the school and community atmosphere at Westville and has enjoyed growing up in such a tight knit town.

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A La Porte County Life In The Spotlight: Kaitlyn Steinhiser

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Kaitlyn Steinhiser, a sophomore at Valparaiso University, knows the importance of being involved with her community. Balancing internships, college classes, and part-time jobs, she personally demonstrates the ability of an individual to speak up and have a role in active government despite how busy they might be. She finds passion in encouraging women to take an active role in local government, whether it be running for office or maintaining active citizenship through voting and staying informed.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI for June 15 - 17, 2018

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How are we already midway through June? Well, here we are all the same. Think back to those long winter days and nights in January and February and the disappointing spring days of March and April that teased us with pleasant weather only to snatch it away again. Think about that and relish that summer is here and get outside and have some fun! Here's 10 fun things to do this weekend! 

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI for June 8 - 10, 2018

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It's June and what better way to glide into Summer than with some fun-filled events in Northwest Indiana? This weekend will feature a Chalk Walk, concerts, art, markets, hikes, bikes, and much more! 

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A La Porte County Life in the Spotlight: Alyssa Foster

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La Porte High School senior, Alyssa Foster, is joining La Porte County Life as one of our #1Students! Foster’s passion for bowling and journalism was almost tangible as she spoke on her love for her extracurriculars of choice.

“I was inducted into National Honor Society this year. I’m also in German Club, and I’m on the Spell Bowl team,” Foster said. “I’m also on the bowling team…I’ve been on the high school team since 7th grade. I just had to be junior varsity because I couldn’t be on varsity yet. That’s my number one thing. I’ve been all about bowling since I was four years old.”

When she was younger, Foster would bowl with her friends every Saturday. One day, one of her friends had asked if she’d be interested in bowling on the high school team.

“I didn’t even tell my mom for a few...

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A La Porte County Life In The Spotlight: Jay Williams

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Jay Williams is a PGA Professional in La Porte who got into the golf business right after college. After finishing school in Missouri, he moved to Chicago in 1989 to broaden his horizons. The PGA of America is comprised of 27,000 men and women with one common goal - to make golf enjoyable for everyone. Now, he is the general manager of Briar Leaf Golf Club.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI for June 1 - 3, 2018

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We're moving into June! Inconceivable! This warm-weather-weekend brings a whole host of fun things for you and the family to partake in including: Flashback Cinema featuring The Princess Bride, Plays, Fundraisers (with and without exercise involved), a cruise night, musical performances, donuts at the park, and much, much more! Check out our 10 Fun Things to do in Northwest Indiana! 

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A La Porte County Life In The Spotlight: Mike and Doreen King

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When one thinks of a garden, it’s easy to automatically focus on the array of beautiful colors and overlook the health benefits that our leafy friends offer on a day-to-day basis. Mike and Doreen King of Lakeside Lavender and Herbs, provide an array of plants and products that profits one’s holistic being.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI for May 25 - 27, 2018

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Believe it or not, Memorial Day is already upon us and June is just around the corner! With warm weather finally here to stay, this weekend is the perfect opportunity to get outside and enjoy the beautiful temperatures with the people you love! Take a look at all the awesome things happening this weekend, including markets, cruise nights, Star Wars, and more, with our 10 Fun Things to do in Northwest Indiana! 

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#1StudentNWI: Camp Tecumseh, NHS, and Moving Forward at Westville

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What’s Happening: Camp Tecumseh

From Thursday, May 3rd to Friday, May 4th, the sixth graders from Westville went on their annual trip to Camp Tecumseh. Camp Tecumseh is a YMCA camp in Brookston, Indiana where students have the opportunity to learn new things about their environment and bond with their fellow classmates.

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