Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live someone else’s life for a day? In our “A day in the life” series, IN|Fort Wayne editor Bridgett Hernandez follows extraordinary residents, giving readers a glimpse into their everyday lives. Here’s a glimpse into four days in 2018:

A day in the life of a 15-year-old high school senior

Forrest Cunningham Jr. started his high school career at Bishop Dwenger when he was just 11 years old. In May, he became the youngest person to graduate from the school in recent memory. Here’s a glimpse into a day in his life on May 9, 2018, including what the whiz kid eats for breakfast.


Dance program brings students from across the country and from abroad

Each year, Fort Wayne Ballet holds auditions for its four-week summer intensive, brings more than 60 students to Fort Wayne to live in dorms, learn from master teachers and enjoy the city. Aura Vargas, 18, and Isabel Garrido, 16, traveled from Mexico City, to participate in the program. From dorm life to dance class, here’s a glimpse into a day in their life on July 3, 2018.


Not a day wasted

In 2018, Jodi Leamon, business technical coordinator for the Allen County Department of Environmental Management, helped launch a county-wide initiative to reduce the use of single-use plastic drinking straws. Here’s a glimpse into a day in her life on Sept. 12, 2018, as she strives to achieve a “zero-waste” lifestyle (and learn what she plans on tackling in 2019).


Lunch lady by day, football mom by night

Lakesha Green or, as students affectionately call her, “Miss Kesha” is the café manager at Lane Middle School. She’s in charge of preparing and serving more than 1,000 meals each school day. Here’s a glimpse into a day in her life on Oct. 5, 2018, including what school lunch recipe has been a hit in her home kitchen.


Is there someone in the community who you would like to see us feature in 2019? To suggest someone for our “A day in the life” series, contact IN|Fort Wayne editor Bridgett Hernandez at bhernandez@kpcmedia.com or call (260) 426-2640 ext. 3321.