The end of the school year brings in a lot of things; excitement, fear, uncertainty, and most of all, change. For the 2017 graduating class of Valparaiso High School, all of these things are applicable. Their whole lives up to this point have been spent working their way to the end goal of graduating high school.
Washington Township’s Graduation Class are turning their tassels from right to left as they accomplish their biggest milestone to date. The Class of 2017 started their academic careers thirteen years ago and the time has finally come for them to say goodbye to Washington Township and hello to the new opportunities awaiting them.
Memorial Day Weekend Festivities
The Pleasant Township pool kicked off its 46th season on May 27. Opening day was a bit cloudy and cool for swimmers, but there was plenty of sun the next day. Kids were having a blast swimming, while teenagers were getting a tan when I arrived at the pool. Lifeguards on duty included Nate Anweiler, Grace Birmingham, Serena Birmingham, and Austin Bushore. The lifeguards enjoy the opportunity to get to know the kids on a one-to-one level.
While hosting the Kouts Invite, the Fillies finished in second place.
What's Happening: Softball
Softball is at Boone Grove's top five favorite sports, and is finally here for the season. For years past, the team has done exceptionally well. The team made it to state last year, unfortunately losing 1 - 0. If everything goes well, we may win state this year. All of the women on the team are incredibly efficient when it comes to any job on the field, and they all have the will to win.
The National Honor Society is created from a rock-solid foundation of service and leadership. This is shown throughout the year through Food Drives, Blood Drives, a Senior Citizen Social, and Bake Sales.
The flowers are blooming, the courts are dry; it is tennis season at Boone Grove.
Another End & Beginning of Sports Seasons:
The Kouts Fillies went up against Hebron in their first game on February 25 in the semi-finals of the PCC tournament.
The second trimester has officially come to a close, and students and teachers alike are looking forward to beginning the final trimester at Wheeler High School! As we begin our third trimester of the 2016-2017 school year, we wish everyone a strong and positive finish in both academics and athletics. Here is a quick look back at some of the highlights that occurred during the month of March at Wheeler High School.
The five electronics students at PCCTC wrapped up their robotic competition after six months of hard work. Originally, when the competition started, there were 52 teams working on robots. The team started in October at Purdue when they came up with their original robot and placed in the top three, allowing them to move on to nationals. The contest was called the “National Nanoline Technology Contest” and was hosted by Phoenix Contact. This contest has been put on for nine years now. At the national level, only eight teams remained. The project that the career center team had was a “souped up” go-kart. They bought a cheap go-kart intended for children and took it to the next level.
While Kouts is filled with amazing athletes that deserve credit for all their amazing dedication, some specific individuals deserve recognition.