Diane Lewis Scholarship Dinner

Diane Lewis Scholarship Dinner

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Chateau Banquets

530 West 61st Avenue

Merrillville, IN 46410

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The legacy of Diane Lewis will be honored to commemorate breast cancer awareness month at the 2nd Annual Diane Lewis Scholarship Dinner.

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Diane Lewis was the mother of eleven (11) children. She earned a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Education with an endorsement in Special Education from Purdue Calumet (now Purdue University Northwest). She attended college after being a full-time mother for decades. However, she always had a passion for teaching. She filled her home with educational aids to encourage, motivate, and increase her children's knowledge. Objects in the home were spelled on index cards and every task ended with an educational objective or outcome. Before Mrs. Lewis entered the post-secondary learning arena, she had already grasped the tool of a practitioner and was an expert in learning techniques. If she were in the kitchen baking, she would teach mathematical concepts such as fractions. If she was entertaining her children's teenage friends, she taught about sex education. Mrs. Lewis never failed to use life as its own teaching laboratory.

Mrs. Lewis was raised in foster care and knew the hardships of feeling abandoned and alone. Her dream was to have children and provide the love and care that she never experienced as a child. Her successful parenting techniques were examined and even questioned. Yet, she patiently and lovingly gave of herself, not just to her own children, but to anyone in need. As a former pastor's wife and teacher of religious instruction, Mrs. Lewis worked fervently in education in both secular and sacred arenas even while battling stage-4 breast cancer. After a long, courageous battle, she succumbed on December 29, 2011.

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All proceeds will go towards the Diane Lewis Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded annually to two students in Lake County, Indiana who best communicate the most effective(s) ways for spreading awareness of breast cancer.

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