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Central Lutheran School Congratulates Michael Mackin

Central Lutheran School is proud to congratulate 6th grader Michael Mackin on being named one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2017 Indiana National Geographic State Bee. The contest will be held at Indiana University, Purdue University in Indianapolis on Friday, March 31, 2017.

This is the second level of the National Geographic Bee competition, which is now in its 29th year. School Bees were held in schools with 4th through 8th grade students throughout the state to determine each school champion. School champions then took a qualifying test, which they submitted to the National Geographic Society. The National Geographic Society has invited up to 100 of the top-scoring students in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Department of Defense Dependents Schools and U.S. territories to compete in the State Bees.  With his invitation to the state competition, this places Michael in the top 1% in geographic literacy among the nation’s 4th through 8th graders!

Each state champion will receive $100, the National Geographic Concise Atlas of the World, 4th Edition and a trip to Washington, D.C., to represent their state in the National Geographic Bee Championship to be held at National Geographic Society headquarters, May 14-17, 2017. The national champion will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the Society, including a subscription to National Geographic magazine, and an all expenses paid expedition to the Galápagos Islands aboard the new National Geographic Endeavour ll.

Congratulations to Michael, and best of luck at the state competition.  We are so proud of you!

Michael is one of 400 students attending Central Lutheran School. Central Lutheran has been a part of the New Haven community since 1952 and offers classes for students in 3-year-old preschool through 8th grade. For additional information about enrolling your child, go to or call us at 260-493-2502.

POSTED: 03/22/17 at 9:55 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

POSTED: 03/15/17 at 1:15 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

University of Indianapolis senior Miranda Braun, a New Haven graduate, will participate in the NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships on March 11 in Birmingham, Alabama.  Braun qualified by placing first in shot put during the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championships.  She was also named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association NCAA Division II All-Region Team and awarded the GLVC Indoor Track and Field Sportsmanship Award.

POSTED: 03/08/17 at 9:51 am. FILED UNDER: Schools, Sports

POSTED: 03/06/17 at 9:32 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

School Board Recognizes Academic All-State Student Athletes

Athletes being honored

The EACS Board of School Trustees recognized the fall sports Academic All-State student athletes.  The Academic All-State Award has been around more than two decades and honors student-athletes who are the best students in their sport, as well as key contributors on their varsity team. The following student athletes have been named as the 2016 Indiana Fall Academic All-State Athletes:

Leo Jr. Sr. High

Madi Detmers, Kate Setser, Palmer Stapler, Luke SanGiacomo, Matt Heck, Will Lengacher, Alijandro Flores, Tommy West, Dane Ousley, Lexi Baron, Alexa Allen, Logan Sagstetter, Raeanne Genth, Laurel Zwick,  and Erik Fowerbaugh.

Heritage Jr. Sr. High:

Alex Feipel, Terry Lockwood, Rylie Schane, Jerome Lechleitner, Connor Simmons, Laura Franz

Renee Hare, Veronica Hare, Sara Strahm, Kaylie Till, Zach White, and Evan Knapke

New Haven High

Erica Miller, Jacob Birch, and Cameron Mason


Josh Gerig, Samantha Voors, Cassidy Wiedenhoeft, and Samantha Houser



POSTED: 02/28/17 at 9:29 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

On February 26th, the fans of New Haven High School and Heritage High School came together to support their communities… Caring for OUR Community. A total of over 850 socks, hats and gloves were “tossed” onto the floor, collected up and will soon be distributed to people in need throughout both communities.

A very special thank you to event sponsor Parkview Sports Medicine and also to WHNH 101.3fm.

It was an amazing night of sharing, giving and caring. Thank you to the many fans that brought items, the staff at each school and the New Haven Cheerleaders.

Because of YOU… our community is a better place today.


POSTED: 02/24/17 at 12:07 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

Photos by Don Springer:

POSTED: 02/20/17 at 1:40 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

Listen to Ashley Luginbill’s story Saturday at 11 am and Sunday at 12 noon on the “Who Is Show” on WHNH 101.3fm.

Fourteen high school caddies from the state of Indiana have been awarded the Evans Scholarship, a full, four-year housing and tuition college grant offered to golf caddies, following a final selection meeting held at Long Beach Country Club in Long Beach on Feb. 1.

Each caddie (listed below) has a unique story to tell, reflecting the scholarship’s four selection criteria: a strong caddie record; excellent academics; demonstrated financial need; and outstanding character. They will begin college in the fall of 2017, with recipients awarded to Indiana University in Bloomington and Purdue University in West Lafayette. The scholarship is valued at more than $100,000 over four years.

“Each of these deserving Evans Scholars epitomizes what our Program has been about since its creation in 1930,” said WGA Chairman David Robinson. “Their dedication, hard work and sacrifice is humbling, and we are honored to be able to help them pursue their dreams.”

The Indiana selection meeting was the tenth of more than a dozen such meetings the Evans Scholars Foundation will hold across the country through the spring. When the 2016-17 selection meeting process is completed by April, an estimated 270 caddies are expected to be awarded the Evans Scholarship.

The Western Golf Association, headquartered in Golf, Illinois, has supported the Chick Evans Scholarship Program through the Evans Scholars Foundation since 1930. One of golf’s favorite charities, it is the nation’s largest scholarship program for caddies.

Currently, a record 935 caddies are enrolled in 20 universities across the nation as Evans Scholars, and more than 10,400 caddies have graduated as Evans Scholars since the program was founded by famed Chicago amateur golfer Charles “Chick” Evans Jr.

“Based on their excellence in the classroom and their service to their schools and communities, there is little doubt that these young men and women have worked hard to earn this life-changing opportunity,” said John Kaczkowski, WGA President and CEO. “We welcome them to the Evans Scholars family.”

Scholarship funds come mostly from contributions by 30,000 golfers across the country, who are members of the Evans Scholars Par Club program. Evans Scholars Alumni donate more than $10 million annually, and all proceeds from the BMW Championship, the third of four PGA TOUR Playoff events in the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup competition, are donated to the Evans Scholars Foundation.

To learn more about the WGA and ESF, visit

The recipients include:

Student Name Hometown Golf/Country Club High School Awarded University
Isabella Kaplan Michigan City Long Beach CC La Lumiere School Purdue
John Ruszkowski Michigan City Long Beach CC La Lumiere School Indiana
Kathleen Doolittle Dyer Briar Ridge CC Highland HS Purdue
Jordan Lykowski Schererville Briar Ridge CC Lake Central HS Purdue
Zachary Stewart South Bend South Bend CC Riley HS Purdue
Matthew Hope Fort Wayne Orchard Ridge CC Homestead HS Purdue
Kaylen Ohlwine Zanesville Orchard Ridge CC Norwell S Indiana
Samuel Mailand Hoagland Fort Wayne CC Home school Purdue
Joseph Hunnicutt Fort Wayne Sycamore Hills GC Carroll HS Purdue
Ashley Luginbill New Haven Sycamore Hills GC Heritage Junior/Senior HS Indiana
Hannah Vanderbosch Fishers Prairie View GC Cathedral HS Purdue
Elliott Shide Indianapolis Prairie View GC Lawrence North HS Indiana
Jeffery Schwind Indianapolis Meridian Hills CC Home school Purdue
Llogan Russell French Lick French Lick Resort Springs Valley HS Indiana

About Western Golf Association:

Founded in 1899 to serve golfing interests in the growing Midwest, the WGA now has nearly 400 member clubs. The WGA conducts championships for professionals and amateur golfers, promotes the use of caddies and oversees the Evans Scholars Foundation (ESF), which awards college scholarships to caddies with limited financial means. The WGA is a driving force in the game, a respected charitable cause for thousands of supporters and a distinguished leader in the nation’s golf community. Its premier golf event is the BMW Championship, the second oldest tournament on the PGA TOUR. For more information about the WGA and ESF, please visit

About Evans Scholars Foundation:

Established by famed amateur golfer Charles Chick Evans Jr., the Evans Scholars Foundation provides full housing and tuition scholarships to high-achieving caddies across the country. The Program, which is supported by the Western Golf Association, is funded by contributions from more than 30,000 Evans Scholars Par Club members, including Evans Scholars Alumni, as well as proceeds from the BMW Championship. Since the Program’s inception in 1930, more than 10,400 caddies nationwide have graduated as Evans Scholars.

POSTED: 02/14/17 at 9:00 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

POSTED: 02/13/17 at 8:32 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

School Resource Officer Honored for Hard Work and Positive Attitude

Officer Peterson














The O’Daniel Excellence Award was presented to Officer Darren Peterson for providing excellent customer service to the students and staff at New Haven High School and in the New Haven community.  Officer Peterson was recognized for his hard work, positive attitude and willingness to go the extra mile. The O’Daniel staff stated, “It’s our way to recognize those in our community who enrich the lives they touch.”

Thank you and congratulations Officer Darren Peterson!

POSTED: 01/31/17 at 4:33 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools