Top 10 Photo Galleries on ValpoLife in 2016

Top 10 Photo Galleries on ValpoLife in 2016
By: Brett Fuller Last Updated: December 23, 2016

We published several hundred photos to ValpoLife.com this year. Photos of local schools, sporting events and more in Northwest Indiana were fair game for good news.

Have a good story to share? It is still as easy as ever to share your story with us! Just send an email to share@nwindianalife.com and we’ll be on it!

Without further ado (and in no particular order), here are your Top 10 Photo Galleries in Northwest Indiana from 2016!

VL-Top-10-Photos-2016_01This is Our Story 2016
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 Christmas never arrives quietly in Valpo. Hundreds of children, teens and instruments are heard as part of This is Our Story, an annual festival that celebrates art both with music and in a wide range of media from sculptures to photographs. Kindergarten through high school senior students work together to create an amazing event.

VL-Top-10-Photos-2016_02Graduation Station 2016
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 Of all the events we see throughout the year, graduations and commencements are the ones that most embody our good news mission. To see all the hard work put in and out of the classroom by students, parents, teachers, coaches, families and friends culminate in one event, with everyone across the school celebrating the same thing, it's just awesome.

Find photos of graduations including Purdue Calumet, Indiana University Northwest, Valparaiso University, Purdue Northwest - North Central and Calumet, Calumet College of Saint Joseph, Chesterton, Andrean, Boone Grove, Wheeler, Valparaiso, Morgan Township,  Kouts, Washington Township and more! 

VL-Top-10-Photos-2016_032016 Sectionals Championship in Boys Basketball: Valparaiso vs Crown Point
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 The 2016 boys basketball Sectional Championship came down to a barn-burner between Valpo and Crown Point! Although Crown Point came out with the title, we have some great photos from the game! 

VL-Top-10-Photos-2016_042016 Valpo Triathlon
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 The 14th annual Valpo Tri ran its last course this year, which marks the end to a celebrated Valparaiso tradition. Around 240 athletes took part in the triathlon to help make 2016’s race one of the best yet, with picture perfect conditions welcoming the athletes and their families.

VL-Top-10-Photos-2016_05Good Life Awards 2016
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 The annual event honors six awardees who go above and beyond to impact the mission of the Ideas in Motion Media good news networks in a positive and meaningful way. Each winner is honored with a custom solid-steel Good Life Award trophy, designed and crafted by Industrial Revolution owner Mike Leeson.

VL-Top-10-Photos-2016_062016 Northwest Indiana Heart Walk
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 Porter Health Care System cares for the community they serve, and their fundraising for the American Heart Association is a prime example. We caught up with the Porter team during the 2016 Heart Walk to go over why they love the event, and why they came together as one huge group to raise money for the health of others.

VL-Top-10-Photos-2016_072016 VHS Grand March
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 The pre-Prom Grand March is a wonderful tradition at Valparaiso High School, and we've been psyched to be a part of it the past seven years! This year may have been our best ever - check out the photos! 

VL-Top-10-Photos-2016_08Boys Basketball: East Chicago at Valparaiso
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 Want to see some great hoops action? The Valparaiso student section was rockin' and rollin' as Valpo beat East Chicago in December. 

VL-Top-10-Photos-2016_09Football: Portage at Valparaiso (Homecoming) 2016
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 Another great high school tradition: Homecoming! We got some great shots of the game, the court, the band, crowd, and everything else that makes the VHS Homecoming so special. 

VL-Top-10-Photos-2016_102016 Valpo Boy’s Basketball Senior Night
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 The Class of 2016 Boys' Basketball team was an awesome one for VHS, and we were there to catch their big game on Senior Night!