What has happened?
CHS Volleyball started its season with a bang. The first game was held Tuesday, August 14 with Varsity and Junior Varsity winning against the opposing team. The varsity team won with scores of 25-11, 25-10, and 25-10 earning them their first victory of the season! Leading scorers were Taylor Bowser, Sammy Deveraux, Lorna Lombardini, and Maggie Vrahoretis.
As a high school student, having experiences that shape who you are and truly speak to you are vastly important. For Madison Fielder, a Chesterton High School senior, that experience came during a mission trip over this past summer.
For years, Shorewood Forest has marked the end of summer with fireworks that are lit from a barge on Lake Louise. Community members gather to get the best view of the fireworks display. Some board their boats and anchor far from the barge to watch the fireworks from the water. Others congregate on Shorewood Beach, setting up chairs and laying out blankets. It is a great way for the community to come together and celebrate not only the summer, but also what the upcoming months will bring.
Summer is almost over but there is still great fun to be had this weekend! There are several events to enjoy like the enduring Tour de La Porte, fruity Raspberry Festival, classic 2001: A Space Odyssey at the Portage IMAX + GDX, educational Discover Uruguay at The Valparaiso International Center's "Fourth Friday" and more. Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for August 24th - 26th!
What’s going to happen?
Summer is coming to an end and students are starting to get ready to get back to school. That includes the usual shopping spree for new school clothes and school supplies. What’s going to happen?
At the August 7, 2018 School Board meeting, Mr. John Daugherty from the Calumet Region Sportsmanship Committee honored Merrillville High School with the 2018 Annual Sportsmanship Award. The award is given at each of the Northwest Indiana Boys’ Basketball Sectional Sites to the participating school whose cheering section shows the best sportsmanship throughout the tournament.
Even with school starting, there is still some great summer fun to be had this weekend. Fun for all can be found this weekend with things like the colorful Lubeznik Arts Festival or enjoyable Hobart Lakefront Festival, relaxing Indoor Family Movie Night, funny double feature of The Actor’s Nightmare/Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You, and more. Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for August 17th - 19th!
Good Luck Seniors
As summer comes to a close, many students have begun to realize that their time in high school will soon end, too. College, jobs, and other stress-inducing topics will soon plague our seniors as they wrap up their time at Kouts High School. As many know, senior year is an infamous section of someone’s life, and I briefly spoke with Becca Herr and Tong Mei Anweiler about their thoughts on being in the limelight.
On May 17, 2018, Kelly Asbell of Valparaiso was nearing her final breaths. Today, she is making the most of every day by living her life to the fullest and spreading kindness wherever she goes.
Fall is just around the corner so now is the best time to make the remaining summer weekends memorable. Where to begin, there are great events to enjoy like United Way's Day of Caring or Last Call for Summer, plays like Charlotte's Web or Wizard of Oz, jet ski racing at the AquaX Whiting Grand Prix, and so much more. Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for August 10th - 12th!