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Hayden Kay
Crown Point High School students socialize and eat lunch in the newly expanded cafeteria

Crown Point High School has peaked at over 3,000 students this year. What does this mean for CPHS? Greater academic opportunities are on the way. 

Principal Russ Marcinek is excited about this new development. “I think it’s a piece of history and it shows the growth, not only in our school but also in our community,” Marcinek said. Since enrollment has peaked, there may be a few concerns going forward. 

Assistant Principal Mike Depta reminds us of the importance of safety and all of the little nuances that are involved with making a large school secure. “Safety is one of our top priorities. Without doubt, it’s one of our top priorities. We do have a comprehensive safety plan here in place – we do drills monthly and have meetings monthly so we review all our protocols. I think what we have in place has been working pretty well. I truly feel like this is a very safe place to be as we continue to strive to reach a community,” Depta said. 

Junior Sebastian Ayala appreciates having many different communities and backgrounds coming together at Crown Point. “The vast amount of students allows for easy connections and friendships to be possible,” Ayala said. 

Superintendent Dr. Terrill anticipated that CPHS would exceed 3,000 students this year. “We keep a close eye on enrollment data and trends, and of course, we knew the number of students from each grade last school year,” Terrill said. 

Junior Raquel Ruffin has a different take. “I think it is amazing that more students want to be here, however, I have concerns about overcrowded hallways and classrooms. Walking in the hallway can be quite cumbersome at different times during the day,” Ruffin said. 

As Crown Point continues to grow as a community, the high school will continue to reach numbers well above 3,000 in the years to come. 

Overcrowded hallways, safety procedures, and academic opportunities are the results of consistent student growth and building expansion.

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Rylin Sherron
Rylin Sherron, Multi-Media Chief Journalist
Rylin Sherron is a senior at Crown Point High School and is part of the Excalibur Yearbook and Inklings staff. Sherron has been involved in the school’s journalism program for four years, becoming copy editor and winning Writer of the Year in her sophomore and junior years. This year, Sherron took the title of Multi-Media Chief Journalist overseeing PR, Events, Social Media, and the Web. Outside of school, Sherron is involved in NHS and works for GreatNews.Life as a New Media Journalist. Sherron plans on majoring in journalism and forensic science, wanting to be an Investigative Journalist.
Maylani Velazquez
Maylani Velazquez is a junior at Crown Point High School. She decided to take the Beginning Journalism her sophomore year and accelerated to be part of the Inklings team. She realized that she wants to explore more in the social media field. She loves to meet new people and make connections. While she works in helping Inklings with Social Media platforms, she also works on working in different fields of media by doing film projects, photoshoots, and more for her portfolio. She loves to learn something new each day as she thinks if this is something she wants to pursue as a career.
Hayden Kay
Hayden Kay, Editor-in-Chief
Hayden Kay is a senior at Crown Point High School. Kay was on the Excalibur Yearbook staff for two years and served as the Website Manager her junior year. This is her first and last year on the Inklings staff and she is excited for the new challenge. When she's not in the J-Lab, Kay is the President of Key Club, President of Fashion Club, Vice President of NAHS, and a member of NHS. She plans to pursue Fashion Media at Indiana University.
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