President Obama visited the tomb of Archbishop Oscar Romero in El Salvador to pay his respects
Monseñor Romero, a champion of the poor and an advocate of peace, was shot to death on March 24, 1980 while celebrating Mass at a small chapel near his cathedral in San Salvador the day after giving a sermon in which he called for Salvadoran soldiers to stop the repression and to end the killing of their own people.
Adam Krahn (second from left) is the new Elkhart County chess champion. Runner-up is Tim Cartmel (second from right). Both scored 4 wins and 1 draw Saturday in the 25th annual Elkhart County Scholastic Chess Championships at Elkhart Central High School. Adam, 14, of Mishawaka is in ninth grade at Bethany Christian High School, Goshen; Tim, 11, of Goshen is in fifth grade at Cornerstone Christian Montessori School, Elkhart. Ben Hathaway (right) won the reserve section, and Josh Haimes (left) won the booster section. Ben, 12, is in sixth grade at Goshen Middle School. Josh, 9, is in fourth grade at Chandler Elementary School, Goshen. Not pictured is Trevor Burns, 14, an eighth-grader at Goshen Middle School. He is co-champ with Josh Haimes in the booster section. (Photo supplied)
Both Northrop Show Choirs, Charisma and the all girls Allure, from Fort Wayne, have qualified for the ISSMA State Show Choir Competition for the first time. The competition took place Saturday, March 19, at North Central High School in Indianapolis. While Charisma has previously competed at the state level, this is the first time for Allure. The top nine Show Choirs in each division are selected to participate at State based on scores at qualifying competitions. Northrop’s Show Choirs are the only Fort Wayne area Show Choirs competing.