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    Michigan City Area Schools is proud to feature some of our recent alumni and current students in a series called "Success Stories." Watch the News Dispatch and social media for many more profiles, coming soon! (Advertisers interested in sponsoring this series should contact Kate McGowan at the News Dispatch.)
     
    2015-17 Success Stories
     
    Success Story #44 - Theresa Saenz - Academic and Engineering Success 
     
    Success Story #43 - Alexis Biggers - Academic and CTE Success 
     
    Success Story #42 - Jake Miller - Art & Business Success
     
    Success Story #41 - Jean'Cyr McCully - Welding Technology Success
     
    Success Story #40 - Darci Pedzinski - Physical Therapy (and Dual Credit!) Success
     
    Success Story #39 - Jaden Lane - Engineering and Entrepreneurship Success
     
    Success Story #38 - Gerald Randle - High School Success
     
    Success Story #37 - Alexis Meriweather - Medical School Success
     
    Success Story #36 -  Kaitlyn Steinhiser - Leadership Success
     
    Success Story #35 - Pauline Lutton - Energy Academy Success
     
    Success Story #34 - Azayah Hunter - Fire Science Success
     
    Success Story #33 - Nicole Pomeroy - Science and Engineering Success
     
    Success Story #32 - Betsy Carpenter - U.S. Strongwoman Success
     
    Success Story #31 - Chris Peckat  - Nuclear Engineering Success
     
    Success Story #30 - Jayme McCormick - Dentistry Success
     
    Success Story #29 - Marcus Lester - Performing Arts Success
     
    Success Story #28 - Jordan Williams- Health Education Success 
     
    Success Story #27 - Deborah Kintzele  - Welding Success
     
    Success Story #26 - Noah Scherf - All-American Athletics Success
     
    Success Story #25 - Rishi Verma - Robotics and Engineering Success 
     
    Success Story #24 - Bridget Callaghan - Finance Success 
     
    Success Story #23 - Jaelyn Nowatzke - In-School Bank Employee Success 
     
    Success Story #22 - Mike Timm - Foreign Language Success 
     
    Success Story #21 - Rykiah Rogers - Early College Success
     
    Success Story #20 - Ryan Kellogg - Culinary Success 
     
    Success Story #19 - Abby Schoonaert - Career/Tech Success
     
    Success Story #18 - Dustin Rivich  - U.S. Air Force honor grad, aerobatic pilot
     

    Special thanks to MCAS Guidance Counselor Aaron Garrett (MCHS Class of 2005) for compiling the following "City You Got This!" video, with words of wisdom for current students from successful MCHS alumni: 
     
     
    And check out this news story about MCHS cheerleader Libby Heath, another MCAS Success story!
     
     
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    2010 Success Stories (The original "Success Story Series")
     
    Success Story #17 -  Marc Wajsgras - inspirational honor student
     
    Success Story #16 - Jada Anderson - pharmacist
     
    Success Story #15 - Erik Bernethy - business owner
     
    Success Story #14 - Darius Johnson - graphic artist
     
    Success Story #13 - Alajandra Ramos - ENL success story
     
    Success Story #12 - John Faith - welder
     
    Success Story #11 - Erik Troske - spelling and geography wiz
     
    Success Story #10 - Julianna Rivich - stellar student
     
    Success Story #9 - Austin Simms - merit scholar
     
    Success Story #8 - Heather Colvin - welder
     
    Success Story #7 - Samantha Babb - teacher
     
    Success Story #6 - Michael Mellen - engineering student
     
    Success Story #5 - Dan Meisner - actor, producer
     
    Success Story #4 - Andy Losiniecki  - neurosurgeon
     
    Success Story #3 -  Luke Mehmeti - from refugee to med school
     
    Success Story #2 - William Walker - pro basketball player
     
    Success Story #1 - Teresa Kempfer - health care professional
     
     
     
    And WAIT there's more! Here are links to more outstanding students and alumni! (Know another outstanding alum? E-mail us at communications@mcas.k12.in.us
     
    Brian Keith Allen - actor, stuntman 
     
    Tom Alevizos - LaPorte County Circuit Court Judge 
     
    Jim Arnold - Indiana State Senator 
     
    Susan Butcher - swam the English Channel
     
    Aaron Covington - screenwriter and sound designer
     
    Craig Dwight - Chairman, President & CEO, Horizon Bancorp 
     
    Doug Elenz - nationally known orthopaedic surgeon 
      
    Dag Kittlaus - creator of Siri
     
    Thomas Lawrence - Senior Chief Petty Officer, USS John S. McCain 
     
    Douglas Lute - U.S. Ambassador to NATO  
     
    Carter Manny - prominent architect
     
    Ron Meer- Mayor of Michigan City 
     
    Liz Niemiec - philanthropist, college student
     
    Tom Nowatkze - pro football player (Superbowl V), business owner
     
    Mary Jo Orlowski - President, Michigan City Area Chamber of Commerce 
     
    John Parry and Dave Parry - NFL officials
     
    Scott Pelath - Minority Leader, Indiana House of Representatives
     
    Dan Palombizio - Indiana's Mr. Basketball 1981... Business Owner
     
    Maggi Spartz - Executive Director, Unity Foundation of LaPorte County 
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