If you ordered shoes, tights or bloomers, they are in and ready to be picked up. Please see Pam
Monday August 25 – CC 6 – 9; Back Up Band 7:30 – 9; ALS Challange 8:45
Tuesday SS 6 – 9; Back Up Band 7:30 – 9; Skinny Bois 6 – 8
Friday August 29th – Dynamix 3:30 – 4; Football Concessions – Classic Connection
Saturday August 30th – Dynamix – 8:45 am rehearse; 10:00 am – show downtown; CC in parade – meet at 12:30 by the pool. Parade at 1:00.
CC- Costume deposits were due in July. Costumes will be ordered by the end of the week. Please make sure you have your deposits in – They will not order the costumes without it! Girls – $150 Boys – $100
SS – If you are a new member that has gotten a dress – Please pay for the costumes by August 31st. The girls that are selling them need the money for their deposits (or for college)
Show Choir State Finals is March 21st (1st Saturday of Spring Break). Please make travel arrangements accordingly.
Tuesday: SS 6-9— Skinny Bois: 6-8
Wednesday: Octet 7:30-9 —Back to School Night 6:30-8
Thursday: BUB 6:30-8:30
Friday- Concession stand- Girls’ Choir
- CC- Costume deposits were due in July. Costumes will be ordered by the end of next week (Aug 22). Please make sure you have your deposits in – They will not order the costumes without it! Girls – $150 Boys – $100
- SS – If you are a new member that has gotten a dress – Please pay for the costumes by August 31st. The girls that are selling them need the money for their deposits (or for college)
- Show Choirs – State Finals date is March 21st (1st Saturday of spring break – Please make travel arrangements accordingly.)
DeKalb HS starts classroom activity TODAY and is now using a balanced calendar. Classic Connection returns to their normal Monday 6-9 pm schedule and Sound Sensation will return to their normal Tuesday 6-9 pm schedule.
Classic Connection will have their annual retreat the weekend of August 8th at Camp Alexander Mack in Milford Indiana just east of Lake Wawasee. Classic will leave Friday evening and return Saturday evening.
It won’t be long before it’s Bluffton Street Fair time (I can’t believe I’m saying this). I hope you enjoy the remaining days of summer.
The 15th annual Garden Walk happened last Saturday July 12th. The weather cooperated and everyone had a great time. A BIG thank you to the garden owners and their beautiful properties.
Steve & Carol Foley 3134 CR 27 – Auburn/Ashley road
Petunia Patch 2772 CR 20 (just north of US 6 off of CR 27)
Ron & Toni Reynolds 352 West 15th Street
Helene Jacquay 820 Golden Hawk
Marvin & Nancy Carper 4852 CR 45
Dan & Monica Rabe 2302 LaForge Lane – Auburn Hills
The Classic Connection All Stars will perform their camp show this Saturday evening at 6:45 pm just prior to the Flag Day Celebration at the DeKalb Outdoor Theater at 301 Center Street. The All Stars have been practicing with Classic Connection all week in learning their show and are excited to be performing this Saturday. Classic Connection will also take part in the Flag Day Celebration which begins at 7:30 at the Outdoor Theater. The picture is from the 2011 All Stars Show.
Going into Saturday’s Academic Super Bowl state championship competition at Purdue University, the pressure was on for DeKalb High School’s science team.
“We expected a lot of ourselves. We’d done well at the area (competition) and were ranked No. 1,“ said team member Shayna Burrage.
The team of Burrage, Will Pierce and Christa Voirol lived up to expectations and came out on top as state champion in Class 1 for large schools. The team answered 24 questions correctly out of 25.
“It’s an extremely high score,” said team coach Jennifer Oberlin.
Oberlin does not recall another time when a team from DeKalb High School finished as Academic Super Bowl state champion, and she believes the science team’s achievement could be a first for the school.
Despite the pressure, DeKalb’s team members managed to keep things fun, dressing as pioneers to reflect this year’s Super Bowl theme of Western expansion.
“We were the only team that did that. We got mixed reactions,” Burrage said with a smile.
Burrage has been a member of the science team for two years and also was on the fine arts team for two years.
“I like the challenge. It lets me learn something new outside of what I do in school,” she said. “It’s a lot of fun.”
Burrage, a senior, plans to attend Trine University to study forensic science.
Voirol, a junior, was a first-year member of the science team but also has experience as a member of the social studies team.
“I really enjoy learning the extra stuff,” she said. Her competition specialty was biology, ecology and diseases of the frontier.
Pierce, a senior, has participated on Academic Super Bowl math and science teams since middle school. His specialty was electricity and magnetism and some chemistry, he said. Pierce plans to attend Purdue University and study chemical engineering.
“These students have a high level of science background, which makes my job very easy,” Oberlin said.
DeKalb High School’s social studies team of Voirol, Sean Mentzer, Shawn Pfefferkorn and Matt Irwin also competed in Saturday’s state finals and achieved a sixth-place finish.
DeKalb High School senior Grant Lockwood holds his certificate of appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. From left are his parents, Angie and Doug Lockwood, Grant Lockwood and Sallie Corbat, admissions representative for the academy.
WATERLOO — DeKalb High School senior Grant Lockwood, 18, has earned admission to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Lockwood received his certificate of appointment to the academy during the school’s senior awards program Monday night.
U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman nominated Lockwood for the academy, and he was appointed by the president and the academy’s admissions committee. The committee evaluated him for leadership and academic and physical abilities.
Lockwood reports to West Point on July 2.
“I’ve been striving for this since my freshman year. I started applying the beginning of my junior year,” Lockwood said.
As a freshman, Lockwood met current cadet Katie VanWye when both were members of DeKalb’s show choir. She graduated from DeKalb and was appointed to the academy in 2011, inspiring Lockwood to make his own bid for West Point.
Lockwood said he spoke this summer with VanWye, who is starting her fourth year at the academy.
“She loves it there. It was definitely the right decision for her, and she’s super-excited that someone else from Auburn is coming,” he said.
No one in his family has served in the military, Lockwood said.
“I’ve striven to be the best I can be at anything I can, and I’ve always been inclined to service,” he said about his motivation to qualify for the military academy. “It was always my goal to become part of the long, gray line.”
Lockwood said he is considering both infantry and medical specialties for his career in the U.S. Army.
The future cadet is the son of Doug and Angie Lockwood of Auburn.
During high school, he has been involved in student council, Student Leaders, FFA, Spanish Club, show choir, musicals and plays, soccer, swimming and the National Honor Society, while earning academic honors from Tri Kappa.
“I would have done more if I had more time,” he said.