Carlett Rennalls was born in Jamaica and has made her mark on Northwest Indiana. She moved to Indiana in 1996. She has continuously helped others as a caregiver, assisting the elderly and the sick. She has been aiding others for more than 20 years and says she is proud to have built her life here.
Teacher Spotlight: Cindy Perkins
Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) teacher Cindy Perkins spent nine years in advertising but wanted to find a more fulfilling career. Her own love of learning and reading led her to be a kindergarten teacher, where she could help students have a strong foundation in school from the very beginning. During her time as a stay-at-home mom, she honed her cooking and sewing skills, which sparked her interest in becoming a FACS teacher.
The weather is warm and the Region is heating up! This weekend features a whole slew of fun and worthwhile activities including charity events, free community dinners with the kids, popcorn with King T'Challa, dancing, and more! Need something to do this weekend? Look no further than our 10 Fun Things to do in NWI!
What’s going on: Spring Play, Nationals
This past weekend, the Chesterton High School Theatre Dept. put on their performance of “The Somewhat True Tales of Robin Hood.” Opening night was Friday, April 20 and the show began at 7 pm. The auditorium was packed with young and old alike, ready to watch the show. There was a 7 pm performance on Saturday April 21 as well as a 2 pm matinee on Sunday April 22. The show was directed by instructional aide Dakota McCoy, assisted by student director senior Alexis Hoover, CMS math teacher Rob Yong with sound, and Kevin Murray on lighting. Attendees were treated to a delightful, dramatic, and humorous retelling of the Robin Hood story, full of physical comedy as well as a creative telling of a beloved classic.
As the new Exalted Ruler of Valparaiso’s Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge #500, Scott Holmen has his work cut out for him. Thankfully, he loves Valpo, golf, and helping people, so he seems to be a good man for the job.
Mother's Day weekend is here and as we celebrate all the mothers and grandmothers that have helped to raise and inspire us, check out all the events going on this weekend to honor them! From hospital tours for expectant mothers, brunches at the park, theater shows on motherhood, days at the zoo, and more, this weekend promises something fun for every type of mother in Northwest Indiana!
Mac Magiera is a senior at Boone Grove High School. He is involved in track, soccer, baseball and wrestling. His favorite sport is wrestling because it helps him control his temper and to be physically and mentally tough.
Terri Dickus works in a demanding field; adult day services. She is the Activity Director at St. Agnes Adult Day Services, which provides day care, socialization, and a variety of other services for adults with disabilities. Dickus plans out and participates in the day-to-day schedule, and despite its challenges, she is thankful for her role and sees it as a huge privilege.
The weather is warm and the Region is abuzz with activity as the realization that spring is truly here dawns on us! From the educational to the purely recreational, there is plenty to do this weekend all across Northwest Indiana! Check out our 10 Fun Things to do this weekend and get out there and soak up some sun!
What’s Going On?
For the students of VHS, the month of April has been a packed month. Amid all of the normal stressors that come with school, extracurriculars, and out of school responsibilities, the pressure of the end of the school year is coming down hard. You’d be hard pressed to find a senior not talking about their plans for the fall, and all of the planning and what if’s that come with them.
Students of Valparaiso High School have had coach and teacher Tracy Corneil as a force of constant support for over two decades now. With 25 years of experience as a teacher and 16 as a coach, many students who have passed through VHS over the years have had an experience with Corneil that has shaped them.