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.
Emma Ray is an upcoming senior at Westville High School. Ray has attended Westville since third grade, and she is an extremely fun, energetic, and bright student. Ray loves the school and community atmosphere at Westville and has enjoyed growing up in such a tight knit town.
What’s Happening: Camp Tecumseh
From Thursday, May 3rd to Friday, May 4th, the sixth graders from Westville went on their annual trip to Camp Tecumseh. Camp Tecumseh is a YMCA camp in Brookston, Indiana where students have the opportunity to learn new things about their environment and bond with their fellow classmates.
What recently happened
Recently, six students from Marquette attended La Porte County Leadership classes.
Teacher Spotlight - Goers
Business and technology teacher Mr. Goers is hanging up his hat after 37 years of teaching.
Cashing it in at Casino Night
Students are generally encouraged not to gamble, but one night a year at La Lumiere, that is thrown out the window. That night is Casino Night, where students put on their finest clothes, or some sweatpants, and head up to the cafeteria for some fun and friendly games. The teachers become intimidating dealers at Blackjack tables, roulette, and Spicy Uno. The students all receive chips when they enter, which they can bet however they like. At the end of the evening, the kids return their chips to their Headmaster Cup house for valuable points.
The Michigan City Color Run, hosted by the sophomore class of 2020, occurred the morning of Saturday, April 21st, and was a blast for all involved. The weather was fairly nice, maybe a little cold for the viewers, but just the right temperature for a run.
Jake Ciesielski is only a freshman in high school, but already making a difference on the planet. Ciesielski is the “founder” of the inaugural environmental club at Marquette.
On April 9th, a select group of Westville’s Quizbowl team went to Lakeshore Public Media to compete on “Making the Grade,” a local game show where school teams from the area compete in an academic tournament for scholarship money. The show consists of four rounds including a question and answer round, a pop quiz round, a class project round, and a final exam round. Each round is timed and has different parameters such as how much each question is worth and whether or not contestants are able to confer with their teammates.