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#1StudentNWI: January Recap at Portage High School

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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.

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#1StudentNWI: Month of December at Portage High School

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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.

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#1StudentNWI: A Busy Month at Porter County Career & Technical Center

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What’s Happening?
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.

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#1StudentNWI: Politics and Pride at Portage High School

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What’s Happening
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.

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#1StudentNWI: PHS Athletics Steps Up Their Game


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These past few years, Portage Athletics has not been producing as many wins as they did in the past. But this year, all the teams are earning more W’s than before. These wins have been giving athletes a new attitude and giving surrounding towns something to talk about.

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#1StudentNWI: Portage Student Takes on Spain

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Back in February, Kai Watkins was given the chance to spend six weeks studying in Spain in the summer. After much anxiety and nerves, Watkins decided to make the trip. Although he has studied Spanish for his entire high school career, Watkins was still having nerves going to a country where that was the main language. The host family Watkins spent the summer with did not speak English at all and he was more often than not surrounded by people who spoke Spanish.

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#1StudentNWI: A Look at Cool Experiences for Portage High School Students

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What’s Coming Up
In preparation for the upcoming dance season, the dance team has been practicing nonstop, but six certain dancers are putting in an extra 15 hours a week preparing for something else.

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#1StudentNWI: Looking Back and Forward at Portage High School

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Student in the Spotlight
While most students have been spending their summer attending open houses or going to the beach, Senior Class President Ethan Davenport spent a week at Trine University for Hoosier Boys State.

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#1StudentNWI: Portage High School Students in the Spotlight

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Student in the Spotlight
From Marching Band to Student Publications and even Thespians, Senior Nick Blue is involved in numerous programs at Portage High School.

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#1StudentNWI: Shout Outs to Fantastic Students at the Porter County Career and Technical Center

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What is Going On:
We are proud to announce that once again our Video Productions Class was recognized as the top television broadcasting school in Indiana! Thirty-three other students were invited to the conference because of their entries. It is incredible to see every student succeed and our school as a whole to be recognized. The hard work of Mr. Phelps and his students have truly paid off will this reward. Thank you, Mr. Phelps, for all of your hard work and dedication.

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#1StudentNWI: The Future of Journalism is at Portage High School

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Student in the Spotlight
Senior Matt Rasnic has spent his last four years in school being involved in numerous clubs, athletics and being an honors student. This past week, Rasnic was notified that he is a finalist for Indiana High School Press Association Student Journalist of the Year.

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