School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District:

McNeil Canyon Elementary School

March 17-21: Swim lessons, grades 2-3.

March 18, 20: Learning lab.

March 19: Bus driver appreciation day.

March 20: Drama club begins.


Ninilchik School

March 20: Site council, 3:30 p.m.


Paul Banks Elementary School

March 18: PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m.

March 19: Site council, 3:30 p.m.

March 21: All-school pajama day.

March 21: PTA movie night.


West Homer Elementary School

March 17, 19: Sixth-grade band, 11:35 a.m.

March 18, 20: Fifth-grade band, 12:35 p.m.

March 18, 21: Volleyball, grades 5-6, 3:30 p.m.


Scholarships, contests, etc.

American Legion Scholarships: Richard D. Johnson, $1,000, due March 30; American Legion Auxiliary Unit 16, $500, due April 1; Merrilyn Stock Scholarship for continuing students (not high school students),  $500-$1,000, due March 30; pick up applications at high school counselor offices, Connections or American Legion Post 16 in Homer. For more information, contact Darlene at 235-6789 or the post at 235-8864.

Boys State and Girls State: Must be a high school junior to apply. The program educates in the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of American citizenship. Participants meet, learn and live with 30-40 other participants, make life-long friends, have hands-on experience setting up a city and state government using the existing constitution and laws as guidelines, write-debate “bills” containing changes they would like to see happen in their state. Girls State is June 1-7 at the Salvation Army Kings Lake Center in Wasilla. Interviews will be 2:30-3:30 p.m. April 10 at the Homer High School counselor’s office. Students not attending Homer High should call for for interview place and times. Boys State will be held June 7-14 at the Wilderness Lodge at St. Therese’s Camp near Wasilla. Interviews for Boys State also will be held mid–April. Camp scholarships are available, as well as on-line college course discounts. There is an opportunity to go to Boys Nation or Girls Nation in Washington, D.C. The program is sponsored by the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary and this organization will pay all travel expenses to and from camp and registration fees. Applications may be picked up at Homer High School, Connections, English Bay, Nikolaevsk, Razdolna, Kachemak Selo and at the American Legion Post in Homer. For more information, visit and or contact Bill or Darlene at 235-6789 or Post 16 at 235-8864.

Homer Electric Association is offering scholarships for the annual Youth Rally in Idaho. High school sophomores and juniors are eligible for an all-expense-paid week in Caldwell, Idaho, from July 7-12, to enhance leadership skills, learn about cooperatives and participate in trust and teambuilding exercises. Applications are available at Deadline is April 4.

Homer Electric Association also sponsors an electric safety poster contest for third- and fourth-graders Prizes include $50-$100 VISA gift cards Deadline is April 4. For rules, visit

Homer Marine Trades has applications available for its $1,000 scholarship for graduating seniors or prior year graduates wanting advanced vocational education and training. Applications have been sent to school counselors and are available online at 

Kenai Borough Employees Association scholarship committee is seeking applications for three scholarships, each $500. The scholarships are available to all 2014 graduates within the Kenai Peninsula Borough from any Kenai Peninsula Borough high school counselor or at The deadline is March 28. Applications can be mailed or dropped off at the Kenai Peninsula Borough, KBEA Scholarship Committee, 144 N. Binkley St., Soldotna, AK 99669.