You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Local

  • Coats staffer in Geneva on Friday
    A member of the staff for Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., will visit Geneva in Adams County on Friday to meet with res­idents and help people ex­per­iencing problems with federal agencies.
  • Residents urged to follow burn rules
    With fall setting in, the Al­len County Safety and En­vi­ron­mental Management De­part­ment wants to remind res­i­dents of the county's open-burning rules.
  • County Night Out Thursday in Grabill
    The first of three County Night Out events will be Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Grabill Park, 13131 Indiana St., Grabill.
Advertisement
By Sam Hoffman
Diana Overman, 11, a fifth grader at Harris Elementary School won a Riley Champion award on Monday.

FWCS honors Riley Champion Diana Overman

Fort Wayne Community Schools celebrated its 2014 Riley Champion, Diana Overman, on Monday at the kickoff to its annual fundraiser for the Riley Hospital for Children, according to a statement from FWCS.

Diana, 11, is a fifth-grader at Harris Elementary School who was treated in the neonatal intensive care unit as a baby at Riley, battled a stomach illness and is now facing her second battle with thyroid cancer, the statement said. She will serve as an ambassador for Riley throughout the year.

Each year, Riley Champions honors patients at Riley Hospital for Children who inspire communities with their bravery and their commitment to helping others. The 2014 Class of Riley Champions honors seven Riley patients throughout Indiana, the statement said.

Along with celebrating Overman’s accomplishments Monday, the school district kicked off its seventh annual fundraiser for the Riley Kids Caring & Sharing program, which raised $35,562 for the Riley Children’s Foundation last year, the statement said. To qualify as a Miracle Corporation, the district must raise $1 for every student.

Advertisement