The Portage High School dance team is starting the new school year off with a new coach, a smaller team, and high hopes. This school year the PHS dance team in now under new coach Ryan O’Dell. O’Dell is an english teacher and color/flag guard coach for the high school.
“One, two, three strikes you’re out!”: this has been the saying for the past couple of weekends for Hannah Kraynak and Breanna Devine. Devine and Kraynak are incoming juniors at Portage High School where they both play on the softball team.
Local businesses are part of what makes Chesterton such a great place to live. Chesterton and Porter are two communities that thrive on small, local businesses. One such business, that is new to the area, is The IN Coast. The IN Coast has been in business for less than a year and is owned by Mrs. Jenny Soffin.
The Spring Dance
Discovery Charter School’s Spring Dance was held May fifth from 6:00 - 8:30 PM. It was the first dance the new cafeteria, and it was also the first time that the students from the fifth grade were invited to a dance.
The five electronics students at PCCTC wrapped up their robotic competition after six months of hard work. Originally, when the competition started, there were 52 teams working on robots. The team started in October at Purdue when they came up with their original robot and placed in the top three, allowing them to move on to nationals. The contest was called the “National Nanoline Technology Contest” and was hosted by Phoenix Contact. This contest has been put on for nine years now. At the national level, only eight teams remained. The project that the career center team had was a “souped up” go-kart. They bought a cheap go-kart intended for children and took it to the next level.
Student in the Spotlight
Although Senior Jonathan Moran is new to Portage High School, he has received some of Portage High School’s greatest awards and has made some great accomplishments himself. Moran and his younger brother Jacob made this move last fall from Crown Point High School.
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Student Spotlight: Hannah Christie Named 2017 'Drive Safe Chicago' PSA Contest Winner
Hannah is a first year student in video productions and a junior at Boone Grove High School.
At the beginning of the month, Hannah was one of three finalists from the Career Center for the Drive Safe Chicago PSA contest. Her thirty second video was titled “Too Tired To Drive”. It warned viewers about the danger of driving while tired.
For years, football homecoming has been an important event in high schools across the country, including Portage High School. Within the past two years, Portage has installed some new traditions and started a winter homecoming. The week of Jan. 9 kicked off this winter homecoming week for high school students.
Student in the Spotlight
When thinking of the most popular student at Portage High School, most students agree that they think of Senior Emma Havrilla. Havrilla is a leader within the school and on the court.
On October 25th the Train Depot was rechristened and open for the public to view. The health occupations class and a few “Living Mannequins” greeted everyone who walked through the door. There were also a group of girls who were dressed in the attire of women from the 1940s era. It provided guests with a historic feeling. Many of the other classes participated in this event too.
With the Presidential Election just a few days away, students are both excited and nervous to see what the country decides. Portage High School will be conducted its annual mock election to see who Portage students want in office.