The winter isn't stopping Regioners! With all the fun things coming up this weekend, its clear that a little snow won't bother us. Check out what's going on!
On Saturday, Feb. 17, lifetime Valparaiso resident Alice Flitter will be surrounded by five generations of family coming together to celebrate a century of life, mere days before her 100th birthday.
The Senators are halfway through the school year, and the Washington Township Yearbook Staff is keeping up with recording the year’s events.
Teacher Spotlight: Chris Lowery
For the past 15 years, social studies teacher and debate coach Chris Lowery has been working at Chesterton High School. He began working with the debate program, of which he used to be a member, when he began working at CHS.
According to the US Census Bureau, nearly 1 in 5 people in the US have some kind of disability. There are all kinds with varying degrees of severity. Some impact hearing or vision, others limit or prohibit motion in various ways. In order to minimize the impact that their particular disability has on daily life, many opt to undergo physical therapy, and that’s where people like Diane Stevens step in.
Valentine's day is inching closer, and for those that like to celebrate it early, we have a few ideas that you can try out! Check out what we found!
What’s Going On?
It’s the beginning of the end for seniors. The final semester at VHS has begun, and while it might not feel like it, the future is fast approaching. At this time of the year, there isn’t much happening around VHS. Most clubs are still winding back up from the lack of activity over winter break. Preparations are beginning for spring sports and productions. From Varsity Singers to the upcoming April Antics improv show, students are discovering what to do in the final days they have at VHS.
Jonathan Ray, an Air Force veteran, likes to say that he was born in Atlanta but raised in Indiana. He’s not shy about admitting to being a bit of a nerd, with a prized Batman tattoo. He’s also a husband, just recently married, and he has something of a humanitarian spirit.
This past Sunday, January 21st, our church treasurer was anxious to meet with the our Leadership Team prior to our worship services. Typically, we might expect this request to be related to a technical or operational decision needing to be made. This Sunday was different. We had no idea the surprise our church was about to experience. There had been an unexpected capital gift made to BridgePoint Church of $100K!!! This was just what was needed to completely finish paying off the mortgage for our building. (which most in town would remember as the old YMCA down town.)
At the Porter County Career and Technical Center, students come with some awesome attributes. Some students even come in and already have experience with the class they’re taking.
Adversity is a lifelong companion to Jessie Casas. Born in the South Side of Chicago, he’s lived in the Windy City, Hammond, Whiting, and now Valparaiso. As a kid, teen, and young adult, Casas struggled to get by, every day posed a new challenge. Today, he’s a successful personal trainer and hard worker with a beautiful family, but that doesn’t mean there’s no room for challenge in his life – after all, adversity helped shape him into the person he is now.