Forget the wrestling, this "Royal Rumble" was all about brains, teamwork and the ingenuity of elementary school robotics whizzes. More than 45 teams and 100 students from across Northwest Indiana and Wisconsin descended upon Bishop Noll Institute Jan. 27 for the MSLR Robotics' inaugural "Full Volume" VEX IQ robotics competition.
For her decades of service and dedication to Bishop Noll as a teacher and later as its volunteer historian, Terry McMahon Putz was inducted into the Bishop Noll Institute Hall of Honor during the annual donor reception and Hall of Honor ceremony held at Briar Ridge Country Club Nov 27.
Putz, a 1966 BNI graduate, was honored in the “Outstanding Alumna & Faculty Member” category for her service to Bishop Noll and the Diocese of Gary, for her passion in the classroom, her commitment to students and the school’s mission, and her labors of documenting the ancestral BNI family.
The renovation of Bishop Noll Institute’s outdoor athletic facilities continued moving forward November 1 with a special blessing and religious medal placement as the first concrete pouring took place.
Representatives of the school’s administration, the Diocese of Gary, the school’s Board of Limited Jurisdiction, the student body and Walsh Construction Co. – which is managing the project – were present as the first foundation footings were poured below where the new grandstand will be.
Just as the world impacted Bishop Noll Institute, see how Noll's students and faculty have impacted the world—in church, science, literature, government and more. See how students used the knowledge they gained at Noll to inspire others and to make their mark on the world—how the rich culture of Noll has developed through the years in mind, body, and soul and how that culture is still evolving into the second century.
For its 100th graduation ceremony, Bishop Noll Institute welcomed home a commencement speaker who lives as a BNI Warrior in mind, body and soul.
Damien Harmon, a 1996 graduate, serves as senior executive vice president of customer, channel experiences and enterprise services for Best Buy Co. Inc., the leading consumer electronics retailer in North America.
Bishop Noll Institute senior Maria Emilia Quiroga has been awarded the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. The award provides four years of full tuition, required fees and a yearly book stipend for any public or private Indiana college or university.
Bishop Noll junior Mariana G. has recently obtained her certified nurse aide license. At Bishop Noll, she currently takes Honors Chemistry and Principles of Biomedical Science – one of various electives available in Noll’s STEM program. The biomedical science class is designed for students with a special interest in science and the medical field.
Bishop Noll Mass Media students produce segments for the BNN student news broadcast and create content for the student JourNoll, an online student news publication. Students take coursework in journalism and attend field trips to learn more about the broadcast and journalism industries.
Bishop Noll’s yearbook staff is responsible for putting together The Marquette - the school’s student produced yearbook. This club meets throughout the year to develop, design and write content for the yearbook. In addition, student photographers contribute photos to be used in the book. In addition, staff members learn more about design trends and photography at annual yearbook workshops.
Bishop Noll Institute, a diverse, Catholic college preparatory school, partners with local faith communities to empower young adults to live their faith in Christ through ministry, scholarship, and leadership.