What’s Recently Happened?
On Wednesday, August 15th, summer vacation came to an end and students arrived back at Westville High School for the new school year. Everyone has been adjusting to new classes, and for some, new teachers as well. This school year brings many new changes. For one Monday a month, students will get to experience a scheduled two-hour delay day. Last year, it was a fifteen minute late start every Wednesday, but this year, this time was combined into one longer delay for teachers to get more beneficial work time.
Not many people can say that they were both a chef and a teacher at the same school, but Mrs. Angie Williams is the exception. Mrs. Williams started, and managed, La Terrazza Deli, the school’s cafeteria, last year.
Sara Farlie is one of La Porte High School’s multi-sport athletes, but her talent does not stop there; Sara has been selected to represent LPHS not only through her athletic abilities, but also in ways which showcase her intelligence and outgoing personality.
One of the things La Lumiere prides itself on is the diversity of the community. For many students, like senior Natalia Trejo Bax, that diversity is what drew them to La Lumiere and what makes La Lumiere feel like home. Natalia is originally from Mexico City, Mexico. She moved to the United States when she was 5 and spent the majority of her childhood in North Carolina. She now lives in South Bend, Indiana with her parents, Anne Bax and Guillermo Trejo, and her twin brother, who is also a student at La Lu, Julian Trejo Bax.
If you have any questions about volleyball, Isabela Pacheco is the girl to ask. Pacheco has played volleyball for nine years. She plays the back row positions of libero and defensive specialist.
What’s been happening?
Members of the LaPorte First Church of God (FCOG) recently traveled to Belize to provide a helping hand to the needy in those communities.
Paxson Wojcik: A Dreamer from the Start
Imagine this, you are 15 and have just decided to transfer to a school 900 miles away from home that is in the middle of the woods in Northwest Indiana. You left your family and all your friends behind for one reason: basketball. To most people that sounds crazy, but to Paxson Wojcik that was his life just two years ago when he decided to transfer to La Lumiere School in La Porte.
Old Time Country Market
In May, it was announced that the there would be a new grocery store opening in the Westville community. After months of anticipation, the time is here! Old Time Country Market is open and in business.
Recently happened: Hoosier Girls State
From June 24-30 at Trine University, around 500 girls from all over the state of Indiana gathered for the 77th annual Hoosier Girls State. Hoosier Girls State is run by the American Legion Auxiliary. While at Hoosier Girls State (HGS), delegates took part in creating a mock government within their fictional political party, the Nationalists and Federalists, and also within their cities, counties, and state. Girls could run for a number of offices including county sheriff and governor of HGS. They could also be a part of their party’s platform committee which chose the issues their party wanted to help change.
What’s been happening?
Through the sound of asking customers if they would like to support their local group, the people of La Porte county may have found their new favorite Saturday lunch. Kabelin Ace Hardware (West) in La Porte has recently partnered with many different groups looking to raise money, the fundraising technique commonly being referred to as “Dollars for Dogs.”
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.