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on Thursday, 15 September 2016

In 2005, we were invited to Gary, Indiana by hometown leaders to start a public charter school. Residents wanted to do something to help improve the educational outcomes in the city. They witnessed annual high school graduation rates hovering around 50%, and college Associate and Bachelor degrees were and still are almost non-existent (only 5% and 6% of households in Gary have one of these degrees respectively). We believed we could create a school that produces on-time high school graduates AND students who experienced and earned a serious number of college credits, indeed earn their Associate Degree, while enrolled with us. Additionally, we believed if we did our job right, our students would graduate and go on to complete a four-year college degree, too.

BLOOMINGTON Allen Iverson was known as The Answer during his NBA career. Eugene German sharessome Iversonlikequalities with his ability to shake defenders and score around the rim. Tremell Murphy has a different nickname ready for German, his IndyStar Indiana AllStarsteammate.

Cassandra Govert, Times Correspondent

Gary's 21st Century High School graduates listen as Salutatorian Diamond Brown delivers her speechduring Monday night's commencement ceremony.

21st Century Charter School recently hosted "Learning At Home," an elementary school event for families to share tips on educational activities we can do at home to prevent the "summer slide," when students forget some of what they learned at school the previous year.

IndyStar Indiana All-Star games director Charlie Hall had a pretty good idea of how the All-Star roster would shake out before Sundays Top 60 Senior Workout at Marian University.

If Hall had any doubt about Eugene German, a 6-foot guard from Gary 21st Century, he was convinced otherwise after the workout.

I dont want to go overboard because the Top 60 isnt necessarily a tryout for the team, Hall said. But German probably had the best performance Ive ever seen at a Top 60. He validated his spot on the team.

German, a Northern Illinois recruit, is one of 13 players on the Indiana All-Star roster announced today. The Indiana All-Stars will play the Kentucky All-Stars on June 11 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse and June 12 at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky. There will be two exhibition games against the Junior All-Stars on June 7 and 9 at sites still to be announced.

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BOURBON Top of the key? Yes.

From the left wing? No doubt.

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