St. John the Baptist Students to Attend Leadership Conference in DC

by Julie Crouch

Matthew Schenkel, Max Hall and Joseph Crouch, seventh graders at St. John the Baptist School of Fort Wayne have been selected to attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference from April 12 to April 17 in Washington D.C. JrNYLC is a unique leadership development program for middle school students.

Themed “The Legacy of America Leadership, ” JrNYLC introduces young people to the rich tradition of leadership throughout American history, while helping them to develop their own leadership skills. The leadership exercises developed by the JrNYCL will challenge students to think and act strategically when it comes to teamwork, problem solving, and goal setting.

CYLC is a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization. Founded in 1985, it is committed to fostering and inspiring young people to achieve their full leadership potential.



KMS Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences

Parents and students are invited to come to Kekionga on Thursday, April 10, 2003 from 12:00 to 4:00pm and from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Report cards will be issued. Grade level and Related Arts teachers will be in their classrooms. A first-come, first-served format will be used. There is no need to make an appointment. Mark your calendar today to stop in and pick up your child’s report card and quarterly report!

NOTE: Students will not attend school in the afternoons on April 10, 2003 and April 11, 2003. They will be dismissed at 10:45am on both days. Lunch will not be served.



Recognizing Alumni In The Military

Wayne High School wishes to recognize WHS alumni, which are presently serving in the military. WHS request that readers send a short letter to Air Force Junior ROTC at WHS if they are aware of anyone who is presently serving in the military, any branch, and at any location. The letter should provide as much information as possible about the service person’s full name and address. A picture and short biography would be very helpful. Please send the information to: Wayne High School\AFJROTC, 9100 Winchester Road, Fort Wayne IN 46819. Call 425-7630, extension 132 if you have questions. We thank you for your concern and support for our troops. Edward L. Bennett, Maj, USAF (ret) – Senior Aerospace Science Instructor



TUFWC Announces Book Sale

The S.A. Lehman Memorial Library, TUFWC will hold a book sale, April 23-25 from 11am to 9pm daily at the library, located at 919 West Rudisill Blvd. Books for many subject areas and interests will be offered for sale to benefit the library. Prices are $2.00 for hardcover books and $1.00 for paperback books. For more information, contact the S.A. Lehman Memorial Library at 744-8625.

TUFWC Hosts A Community Literacy Fair

TUFWC hosts a Community Literacy Fair, Saturday, April 12, 2003 from 11am to 1pm at the Euell A. Wilson Center, 1512 Oxford Street. This exciting event, sponsored by Indiana Reading Corps and Taylor University, will feature a wide range of activities designed to encourage students in grades K-6 to seek a broader world through reading. A complimentary lunch will be provided. For more information contact Sarah Steup at 744-8799.



Travel to Mexico With USF

Dan Strayer, Spanish Professor at USF, is planning a two-week trip to Cuenavaca, Mexico for students and the general public. The group will depart Friday, May 9, 2003 from Fort Wayne and return on Friday, May 23. The cost of the trip is approximately $1,200 and includes airfare, two weeks of Spanish language training, meals, and lodging with a host family. Several side trips are planned, including travel to Mexico City. Participants also have the chance to earn college credit in Spanish equivalent to an entire semester of instruction. For further information, contact Dan Strayer at 260-434-7775 or dstrayer@sf.edu.



National Merit Scholarship Finalists

BLHS is proud to announce that Kara R. O’Shaughnessey and Sarah L. Wladecki are finalists in the 2003 competition for the National Merit Scholarship Program.

BLHS Dance Team Tryouts

BLHS will be having Dance Team tryouts for the 2003-2004 school year on April 21st, 22nd, and 23rd. If you are interested in trying out, please meet in the Bishop Luers Cafeteria from 3:30pm to 5:30pm. Instructions will be given on April 21st and 22nd, with tryouts on the 23rd. Please wear shorts, T-Shirt, and Gym or Dance shoes. If you have a conflict or any questions, please call Brenda Price at Bishop Luers High School at 456-1261.

BLHS To Present their 2003 Annual Auction Fund Raiser “HIGHLAND KNIGHT”

HIGHLAND KNIGHT will be presented on Saturday, April 26, 2003 at BLHS. The evening features cocktails and hors d’oeuvres beginning at 5:30pm and followed by a dinner served at 6:30pm. Dinner will be prepared by Mr. Jeff Price of Hall’s Catering. A silent auction will be held throughout the evening with many exciting items including getaway weekends, Christmas collectibles, gardening items, camping gear, artwork, religious items, sports memorabilia, furniture, Vera Bradley items, gold and diamond jewelry, golf outings, Komet and Chicago Cub tickets and much more! Honored guest Bishop John D’Arcy will host his own “Bishop’s Auction” to raise funds for student tuition. A cash raffle will be drawn that evening with prizes totaling $10,000. Raffle tickets are sold for $100. For reservations and information call the BLHS Development Office at 456-1261.


Watch for the biggest show ever!

Where: Embassy Theatre Center

When: Sunday, May 11, 2003 at 2:00pm

Who: Bishop Luers Show Choir & “Some of the best talent in Fort Wayne”


LuersKnight will be held on Saturday, April 26th – The preview party on Friday, April 25th.