Teaching can be a thankless job. The position comes with long hours and often little appreciation for the amount of work good education requires.
Mrs. Kristen Edson can say she has a gratifying job: teaching math to high school students. Edson is finishing off her first year at Marquette, but has eight years of experience behind her. Her teaching philosophy is simple:
#1StudentNWI: Molly Caplice reflects on finding the extraordinary in the ordinary at La Lumiere High School
Over the course of this school year, I have had the incredible honor and privilege to write articles as part of the Good News Nation and #1StudentNWI program. When I started the program, I honestly didn’t think much of it. But looking back and reflecting on my experience this year, I realize just how much I’ve learned about writing, about myself, and about those around me. While I love writing about what’s going on in my community, I think my favorite thing to write about is the people who surround me.
Having the opportunity to write as the #1NWIStudent for La Porte High School has been an incredible learning experience for me. I have enjoyed writing for as long as I can remember, but getting to write for a larger audience has taught me many things about my writing, and myself. Being selected to fill this position seemed overwhelming at first, but as I completed articles and saw them published, I was able to see how important the news I put out was. I realized I wanted to base my career around writing. Writing for this position helped me grow, and has given me the responsibility of gathering and sharing information about my school. It has given me a look into what a career as a journalist is like.
What recently happened
Over spring break, a group of MQTT students grabbed their passports and headed for O’Hare International Airport. The group consisted of mostly seniors headed on their “senior class trip”. Senior McKena Moore decided to go on the trip because it was such a unique opportunity.
What’s Recently Happened
With the end of the school year rolling up, exciting events are taking place at Westville High School. Last month, the Westville High School DECA team traveled to Indianapolis for their State Competition. They had outstanding performances, presenting their various business skills.
Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Susie Yemc
While some members of the La Lumiere community are often put on the front lines, many others do hard work every day behind the scenes to make the La Lu community what it is. Mrs. Susie Yemc works tirelessly to improve the lives of all those connected to La Lumiere.
Braydon Flores is a member of MQTT’s Science Olympiad team and believes it has been the best choice ever.
Dedications and Olympiads
Last month, the whole community of Westville came together to make one special basketball game happen. This game was dedicated to Rhyann Sikora, a Blackhawk student who lost her life last summer in a car accident. Many students, adults, and community members of Westville put lots of hard work into making sure the event was perfect.
Lakers Go To NYC
It’s no secret—Lakers love their basketball. This year, the Varsity Boys team completed their regular season ranked number 1 in the nation and with a record of 28–0. But their work is not finished. The Team will travel to Geico’s National Tournament April 4-6 in New York to battle top-ranked teams in the country for the national title.
The Lakers have had a long history in this tournament (previously known as ESPN Rise and Dick’s Nationals), having been invited several times, placing second in 2016, and winning the national title in 2017. Last year, they competed and lost in the quarter finals. The Lakers have been preparing for this year’s tournament all year. Having already played many other top ranked teams and still holding a perfect record,...