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HSE Senior Eli Quivey to Continue His Soccer Career at IUPUI


Hamilton Southeastern High School’s Boys Soccer program has been turning heads the past two years, winning their first sectional championship in nearly 20 years in 2015, only to repeat and win again in 2016. Many factors lead to these two astounding seasons for the guys, but at the heart of this team is captain and senior Eli Quivey. “[As team captain], I try to keep it positive on the field because a lot can go wrong in an 80-minute soccer game,” Eli said. “Before the game, I bring all the guys together, and I always have a new saying or ...

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Staying Fit at Geist: RUN XPT


Writer / Jimmy Girot III One drive around Geist Reservoir on a pristine Saturday morning, and you’re guaranteed to see countless runners, walkers and cyclists. Short-term inspiration will emerge from seeing our neighbors stay active outdoors, but such inspiration is often difficult to sustain. The monotony of fitness, especially running and walking, will decrease the likelihood of most Geist residents taking that morning stroll around the lake. The challenge for runners and walkers is to integrate a social component – unquestionably tough to achieve outside of a fitness center. Thankfully for Geist residents, RUN XPT has created an electric and ...

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Fishers Resident Receives Indy Public Library Foundation Service Award


A Fishers resident with a 27-year career in public service and management at The Indianapolis Public Library has received The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation’s prestigious Beth Tindel Award. Cheryl Wright was honored on October 10 during the Library’s annual Staff In-Service Day. As a librarian, branch manager, and now Manager of Organizational Learning and Development, Wright was cited as a true partner to the Library Foundation which provides support for IndyPL programs and services. Her ongoing support for the Foundation’s Staff Development Fund has provided learning opportunities for staff to further the Library’s service mission. “I am honored to receive ...

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Central Indiana Orthopedics Comes to Fishers


Writer / Demi Lawrence Central Indiana Orthopedics is a musculoskeletal specializing facility that treats people of all ages with all different types of bone, muscle and joint issues. Beginning in the 1940s in Muncie, CIO soon expanded to Anderson 19 years ago to accompany the growth that was happening in the North. That’s where Dr. Nimu Surtani came in. Dr. Surtani is the current President of CIO, and now with buildings in Muncie and Anderson, is planning to build a new facility in Fishers. “A number of our physicians live in Fishers, and we’ve seen the growth [in Fishers] over ...

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TheSnapLink: Helping Alzheimer’s Patients


HSE Sophomore Makes Strides for Alzheimer’s Patients and Caregivers Writer & Photographer  /  Demi Lawrence In high school, most kids take pride in making the honor roll or a sports team. However, Hamilton Southeastern High School sophomore Rahil Thanawala takes pride in something different, and he’s continuing to make strides. In 2014, Rahil developed games for dementia/Alzheimer’s patients and began to sell them on his nonprofit website, TheSnapLink.org. These games include personalized puzzles and flashcards made up of family photos for the patients to construct and hopefully to help them remember things more clearly. Seeing his grandmother suffer from Alzheimer’s ...

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Play for Peyton


Third Annual Softball Tournament Spreads Awareness of Mental Health Writer  /  Demi Lawrence On September 17, the Peyton Reikhof Foundation for Youth Hope held their third annual “Play for Peyton” softball tournament at Olio Fields. This tournament is held in honor of Peyton Reikhof who took her own life in 2013 at the age of 18. Dedicated to spreading awareness about mental health to athletes, coaches and parents alike, Peyton’s family and the foundation hold a one-day tournament every year with guest speakers and a free lunch. This year, the guest speaker was Dr. Rob Bell, who is well known ...

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Fishers Youth Mentoring Initiative A Worthwhile Investment


Writer  /  Janet C. Striebel Photgrapher  /  Demi Lawrence The Youth Mentoring Initiative (YMI) is partnering with the Hamilton Southeastern School Foundation to provide mentoring programs for students in order to encourage healthy development of personal values. According to the 2013 Gallup Survey, 8,872 HSE students (grades 7-12) were anonymously surveyed measuring hope for the future, engagement with school and wellbeing. The results indicate that 37 percent of these students feel stuck or hopeless, 35 percent are not engaged in school and 30 percent lack wellbeing. “Wealth doesn’t equal health,” says Darren Heil, Founder and Director of Community Engagement and ...

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The Creative Genius Behind Jumble


Writer  /  Kara Kavensky Photographer  /  Amy Unger Jeff Knurek and David L. Hoyt share a unique partnership. Over the past eight years, Jeff took over illustrating the Jumble puzzle and was joined by David in 2011, becoming the most syndicated puzzle team on the planet. With a distribution through more than 600 newspapers via the Tribune syndicate, they reach more than 70 million people each day. The popularity of the Jumble puzzle has led to several books and games celebrating their syndicated puzzles. Jeff and David headlined an event honoring the history of the Jumble to a sold-out crowd ...

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Fueling Change Lisa Kroshus Komen Ambassador


Writer / Jane VanOsdol Photography  /  Brian Brosmer The treatment room buzzed with energy as nurses took vitals, explained procedures and prepped for the first chemo treatment. In the midst of her stress and fear, patient Lisa Kroshus, vice president of corporate sponsorships at Indy Fuel, became aware of a persistent clicking sound. She turned, shocked and angry to see her husband taking pictures. “WHAT are you doing?” she asked. “I can’t believe you’re taking pictures of me right now. I don’t want to remember this.” Sixteen months and 18 rounds of chemo later, Kroshus is glad her husband trusted ...

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New Cathedral High School President Rob Bridges


Writer  /  Lynda Hedberg Thies Photography  /  Brian Brosmer Robert Bridges was chosen as the sixth president to lead Cathedral High School by the Cathedral Board of Directors in October 2015 and began the new role July 1. Bridges knew from a young age that he wanted to do something that would have an impact. Trusting the desire to make a difference, he put in motion several life experiences that impacted his life and made the opportunity to work at Cathedral his fate. Bridges made the decision at the age of 16 that he wanted to have an impact on ...

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