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NJ-SP Fine Arts and Social Studies Advance to State!

April 21, 2011 by Anonymous, 3 years 31 weeks ago
Comment: 13295

Two North Judson-San Pierre Academic Super Bowl squads have qualified for the State competition to be held at Purdue University in West Lafayette on Saturday, May 7. The Fine Arts and Social Studies squads placed third and second in their Class 3 division against six other schools, but their scores placed them in the top seven competitors in the State, thus earning them a berth at the State competition. The 2011 topic of study is Latin America.

Fine Arts squad members Jennifer Atkinson, Sarah Green, Jacob Kieszkwoski, Steven Miller, and Rebecca Mullens are coached by Sheila Akers. The Social Studies squad members, coached by Kim Miller, are Emma Allender, Maddie Allender, Katie Bejes, Matt Bejes, Cody Hendershott, Jon Hileman, and Chris Lippelt.

Other State qualifiers from the North Judson-San Pierre Area competition are Class 3 schools North Newton (Fine Arts), Rensselaer (Fine Arts and Mathematics), and Bremen (Social Studies). Class 4 qualifiers include Kouts (Mathematics), North White (Fine Arts, Social Studies, and English), Hebron (Social Studies and Interdisciplinary),and La Crosse (Science).

North Judson-San Pierre High School was one of twenty-one sites for the Area Academic Super Bowl on Tuesday, April 19. Sixteen schools in four classes competed for ribbons and for the chance to advance to the State Competition to be held at Purdue University on Saturday, May 7. An individual squad qualifies by achieving a score that places it in the top seven schools in Classes 1 and 3 or five schools in Classes 2 and 4. The place achieved at the Area competition does not determine State qualifiers. Over 5,800 students from 300 schools participate in Academic Super Bowl.

Results for area schools include Kankakee Valley: first place in Class 1 in Fine Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics, English, Science, and Interdisciplinary; Knox first place in Class 2 in Fine Arts and English, and second place in Science, Social Studies, Mathematics, and Interdisciplinary; North Judson-San Pierre with first place in Class 3 in Interdisciplinary, second place in English, Social Studies, and Science, and third place in Fine Arts and Mathematics; Winamac with second place in Class 3 English, fourth place in Science and Interdisciplinary, fifth place in Fine Arts and sixth place in Social Studies and Mathematics; Culver with second place in Class 4 Interdisciplinary, fourth place in Science, fifth place in English, Fine Arts, and Social Studies, and sixth place in Mathematics; Kouts with first place in Class 4 Mathematics and Interdisciplinary, second place in Fine Arts and English, and fifth place in Social Studies and Science; La Crosse with first place in Class 4 Science, third place in Fine Arts and Mathematics, fourth place in English, Social Studies and Interdisciplinary; and Oregon-Davis with a third place in Class 4 Social Studies and Science, fifth place in Mathematics, and sixth place in English, Fine Arts, and Interdisciplinary.

Dinner Dance Benefit

April 20, 2011 by Anonymous, 3 years 31 weeks ago
Comment: 13292

in Memory and Celebration of Linda Constant

Linda was a wonderful dance instructor in the Mishawaka area for the past 30 years. She lost her short battle with cancer on April 10th. I hope you will be able to join us April 30th to honor Linda’s memory and celebrate her life with us.
Please join us April 30th for
“An Elegant Affair for an Elegant Lady”
At Lifeplex - 2855 Miller Dr Suite 101 Plymouth IN

Scheduled format is:
5:00 to 6:00 Private lessons are available by prearranged appointment before 4-27-11 or with other questions please contact:
Cilla Dressen at or 574-361-2229
Peggy Rhoads at or 574-780-1886
6:00 to 7:00 Dinner
6:45 to 7:00 Announcements and then dance instructors will perform a dance – a Tribute to Linda
7:00 to 8:00 Dance lessons
Free group lessons
• Beginner lesson provided by Lifeplex instructors
• Line dance lesson with Sandy Floyd
• Cha Cha group lesson with Kathy Nate
• Country Two-step group lesson with Mike Anderson
Private lesson with Melissa Culbertson $20 for 20 minutes (dance of your choice)
Private lesson with Mark Bradburn $20 for 20 minutes (dance of your choice)
8:00 to 9:00 Open dancing on the main gym floor
Line dancing in the studio on the second floor
9:00 Showcase dance provided by Dancesport
Silent Auction closes - Table One about 8:30 and Table Two about 9:15.
9:30 to 10:00 “Dance with a Pro” 10 minutes for $10 (sign up at the dance for a time slot)
9:30 to 11:00 Open dancing

Toe to Toe Dancewear will be on site. They have awesome dance shoes.
50/50 Drawing
Silent Auction - Items to include: Two tickets to Notre Dame/Boston game, Linda’s designer gown, hotel rooms (some in Chicago), Mike Anderson paintings, jewelry, oak hall tree, gift baskets and so much more.

We hope you take this opportunity to “Dress Your Best” in semiformal/formal attire.

Buy your ticket early for $10 from Lifeplex or at the door for $12.

The work of this event is 100% volunteered and donated. All proceeds go directly to Linda’ family.


April 19, 2011 by Anonymous, 3 years 31 weeks ago
Comment: 13291

For: Immediate release:
By Scott Binkley (

After being closed for over two years, the South Bend motor Speedway will roar back to life after the Brown Family purchased the facility back late in 2010. An aggressive schedule is planned with over 23 events featuring Late Models, Sportsman, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks and 4 Cylinder Front Wheel Drive cars. Special events are also planned for both winged and non-winged Sprint Cars, Modifieds, and Great Lakes Super Trucks. The ever popular Demolition Derby will kick off the history making season with a $2.500 to win ‘Spring Crash” on Saturday, April 30.

There is a rich racing history at the speedway. Throughout its 60 years, the track has been host to some very famous drivers. Indy 500 veterans, Gordon Johncock and Mel Kenyon, former NASCAR champion, Darrell Waltrip have competed, and current Sprint Cup drivers, Ryan Newman, David Stremme and Tony Raines each got their start at the famous high banked oval. The speedway also holds claim to being home to the nations first female points champion in a headline division when Cindy Stremme won the title back in the mid 80’s.

Long time fans at the facility will note one major change from past years. That is the switch from Friday night to Saturday. “It’s a business decision,” promoter Steve Brown, says. “We all work full time jobs and it’s just not practical to try and run on Fridays. Besides, Saturday is race night.” While some veterans may question the logic of switching to Saturdays when there are other tracks that also run then, it’s actually a good thing. “In past years, before the switch to daylight savings time, South Bend was on the same time as Michigan City and LaPorte. With the switch to DST, that puts them an hour behind us all year. By the time fans and drivers get off work on Friday nights, it’s already too late to make the show. Now that makes it less of a problem.”

The Brown Family are no strangers to local race fans. As former promoters at the M40 Speedway in Jones, Michigan, they’ve earned the respect of the racing community. “This is a family operation,” Steve says, “And we want parents to bring their kids and enjoy a quality racing program in a family atmosphere.” And there will be plenty of special activities for the kids. From special autograph sessions to spectacular fireworks displays and bicycle races, there’s something planned for everyone.

The 2011 season kicks off this Saturday, April 23 with an open house and open practice session from 10 am to dusk. Any type of race car is welcome to practice and fans are invited to check out the facility and meet the staff. There is a $20 fee to get into the pits but grandstand admission is free. For more information, go to or call the Speedway Hotline at 574-234-0269.

State Academic Decathlon

February 18, 2011 by Anonymous, 3 years 39 weeks ago
Comment: 13203

The North Judson-San Pierre Academic Decathlon team earned three medals and finished in 10th place at the State Academic Decathlon held on Friday and Saturday, February 11 and 12 at Purdue University in West Lafayette.

On Friday evening, competitors wrote essays, underwent interviews, and presented prepared and impromptu speeches. Senior Jennifer Atkinson won a bronze medal in Speech and sophomore Steven Miller earned a silver.

Competitors spent Saturday taking tests in seven subject areas concerning The Great Depression. Rhiannon Millard received a silver medal in Art. Jennifer Atkinson led the team with 4, 772.3 points.

Photo available upon request.

Local Student Receives National Honor

February 3, 2011 by Anonymous, 3 years 42 weeks ago
Comment: 13164

Knox High School student
recognized for superior academic achievement
by The National Society of High School Scholars
ATLANTA,GA-January 31, 2011 - The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS)today
announced that Knox High School student Kirsten A. Deel from Knox, IN, has been selected for
membership. The Society recognizes top scholars and invites only those students who have
achieved academic excellence. The announcement was made by NSHSSFounder and Chairman
Claes Nobel, a senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes.
"On behalf of NSHSS,I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice, and commitment that
Kirsten has demonstrated to achieve this level of academic excellence," said Mr. Nobel. "Kirsten is
now a member of a unique community of scholars - a community that represents our very best
hope for the future."
"Our vision is to build a dynamic international organization that connects members with
meaningful content, resources, and opportunities," stated NSHSSPresident James Lewis. "We aim
to help students like Kirsten build on their academic successes and enhance the skills and desires
to have a positive impact on the global community."
Membership in NSHSSentitles qualified students to enjoy a wide variety of benefits, including
scholarship opportunities, academic competitions, free events, member-only resources,
publications, participation in programs offered by educational partners, online forums,
personalized recognition items, and publicity honors.
Formed in 2002, The National Society of High School Scholars recognizes academic excellence at
the high school level and encourages members of tbe organization to apply their unique talents,
vision, and potential for tbe betterment of themselves and tbe world. Currently, tbere are more
than 530,000 Society members in over 160 countries. NSHSSprovides scholarship opportunities
for deserving young people.
For more information about NSHSS, visit
Media Contact: Yun Mi Yi

NJ-SP Academic Decathlon Team

January 28, 2011 by Anonymous, 3 years 42 weeks ago
Comment: 13157

For the sixth time in seven years, the North Judson-San Pierre Academic Decathlon team has qualified for the State Finals in the Small School Division. The NJ-SP competitors scored 25, 314.9 points, earning the Blue Jays a 10th place finish in State rankings and the last qualifying spot. The team will compete in the State Finals on Friday and Saturday, February 11 and 12, at Purdue University in West Lafayette.

Answering questions about The Great Depression, the NJ-SP Academic Decathlon Team finished in fifth place in the Area Academic Conference Decathlon competition at Kankakee Valley High School on Saturday, January 22. The team placed third in the Oral Super Quiz.

Individual medalists were Jennifer Atkinson with a gold medal in Language & Literature, a silver in Speech and bronze in Essay and Art; Rhiannon Millard with a bronze in Art; Sarah Green with a bronze in Music; Jake Kieszkowski with a silver in Music and bronze in Social Science and Speech; Hope Harlamert with a silver in Speech; Steven Miller with a gold in Mathematics, a silver in Music, and bronze in Language & Literature and Social Science; and Lucas Howard with a gold in Language & Literature and a bronze in Art. Jennifer Atkinson achieved the top score for the team with 5,258 points.

Third place Overall Individual honors went to Jennifer Atkinson in the Honors Division as she led the team with 5, 258 points.

Deans list

January 25, 2011 by Anonymous, 3 years 43 weeks ago
Comment: 13154

Midway College Announces Fall 2010 Dean’s List

Midway, KY. - Midway College is pleased to announce the Fall 2010 Dean’s List recipients. In order to be named to the Dean’s List, a student must be classified as a full time student and must have achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.60 for the semester.

The following Midway college student(s) has been named to the fall 2010 Dean’s List. Please submit the students who live in the area into your newspaper.

Matthew Stone - Camden. AR
Brittany Jones - Granite Bay, CA
Heather Arnold - Hesperia, CA
Hillary Wolff - Golden, CO
Sarah Sykes - New Canaan, CT
Katherine Gill - Ridgefield, CT
Nicole Lesniewski - Stonington, CT
Laura Schwanebeck - Deland, FL
Kathleen Brown - Lithia, FL
Ashley Head - Cumming, GA
Kalena Richards - Elgin, IL
Erinn Born - Carmel, IN
Jessica Kutch - Culver, IN
Clondia Ray - Salem, IN
Danielle Vishaway - Northfield, MA
James McVicker - Dayton, MD
Holly King - Flat Rock, NC
Nichole Bailey - Hickory, NC
Catherine Haas - Eaton, OH
Andera Ward - Sandusky, OH
Jason Layhue - Coal Center, PA
Rayna Partin - Goose Creek, SC
Mary Buchner - Georgetown, TN
Sara Barton - Jellico, TN
Wanda Wright - Wise, VA
Lydia Wilhelm - Port Angeles, WA
Terry Lambert - Baisden, WV
Travis Gartin - Chapmanville, WV

Community Summit on Children

January 25, 2011 by Anonymous, 3 years 43 weeks ago
Comment: 13153


Over 200 individuals involved in assisting children in Elkhart County are expected to participate in the third annual Community Summit on Children. Sponsored by the Elkhart County Juvenile Court, this year’s event is entitled Every Child, Every Day. It will be held on February 10, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. at the Maple City Chapel in Goshen.

"We all need to be able to accomplish more with fewer resources," says Deborah Domine, Juvenile Magistrate. "This Summit will provide an opportunity to learn about low-cost and no-cost services that are available here in Elkhart County for our residents."

All Elkhart County youth care workers, youth care providers, educators, participants in the juvenile justice system, case managers, and any other participants in the work of bettering the health and welfare of children are encouraged to attend.

Topics to be addressed include collaboration training, the connection between education and involvement in the Juvenile Justice System, and a Service Fair, including informational activities hosted by local service providers.

A. Hasan Davis, Deputy Commissioner of Operations for the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice will be the featured lunchtime speaker. Mr. Davis had an early history of challenges, including learning disabilities, a pre-teen arrest and expulsion from alternative school and college. Beginning with a change in his own attitude, Davis has graduated from Berea College and University of Kentucky Law School.

The summit is being funded through an Indiana Supreme Court Improvement Grant, and organized with the help of community partners serving youth who come together through the Elkhart County Children’s Roundtable. Circuit Court Judge Terry Shewmaker founded the Children’s Roundtable in 1999. All juvenile cases in Elkhart County are assigned to the Circuit Court, and Juvenile Court Magistrate Deborah Domine. The Roundtable participants include representatives of area schools, Bashor Home, Oaklawn, the Department of Child and Family Services, CAPS, and involved members of the community.

Individuals interested in attending should contact the Juvenile Court at 523-2244. There is a $10 charge, which includes a box lunch.

For additional information contact: Magistrate Deborah Domine
Phone: 574-523-2244

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