PNN Alums Making Waves!

November was a BIG month for PNN alumni and staff!

Take a look below and see how these former PNN staffers and their teacher are making waves in the world!


- Mr. Brian Past (longtime PNN instructor) was recently inducted into the Indiana Soccer Coaches Association Hall of Fame!

- Sydney Simone Tucker (Class of 2015) has joined the NBC Local 33 and FOX 44 news team as the new weekend anchor and reporter in Baton Rouge, LA.

- Alivia Ash (Class of 2016) was recently featured as one of the up and coming pro wrestling stars of NXT on the WWE YouTube channel!

- KJ Sadural (Class of 2013) recently completed a tv pilot in
Los Angeles for a show called “Carpool Lane,” which he
wrote and directed!

 Countdown to
Holiday Break

Holiday Break Begins:
Friday, Dec. 23, 2022

School Resumes:
Monday, January 9, 2023

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The Pirate News Network is a student run television station, broadcast at Merrillville High School in Merrillville, Indiana and on the web. Established in 1994, "PNN" trains high school students in basic skills of television production, such as writing, editing, shooting and reporting. 

About Us...

PNN Senior Producer Speaks To
Governor Holcomb at Luncheon

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MHS students at the IGNITE luncheon

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PNN's Taylor O'Hara

Several Merrillville High School students were invited to attend the annual IGNITE Luncheon, sponsored by the Northwest Indiana Forum.

Senior students from various Career & Technical Education programs were selected to attend the event, which was held at the Dean and Barbara White Community Center. They interacted and networked with business and industry leaders, non-profit representatives, and elected officials, including Governor Holcomb and Congressman Mrvan.

PNN Senior Producer Taylor O'Hara asked a question of the governor and congressman on the topic of student social and emotional needs and being prepared for successful careers after high school.

IGNITE is a regional strategy for economic transformation in NWI that includes five pillars - Business Development and Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Infrastructure, Quality of Place and Talent Development.