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John Walsworth, a Homer High School senior, has been nominated by U.S. Rep. Don Young for the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. This is the first step in acceptance. Walsworth must now go through the acceptance process. 


Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

Feb. 6-7: Parent-teacher conferences.


Fireweed Academy (all grades)

Feb. 6-7: Student-led parent-teacher conferences.


Fireweed Academy (grades 2-6)

Note: The Jan. 10 Soup Fundraiser was a success, raising $480 in soup and bowl donations.


Homer High School

Today: Poetry Out Loud competition, 2:30 p.m.

Jan. 24: Boys and girls JV and varsity basketball vs. Seward.

Jan. 24-25: Cross country ski at Colony.

Jan. 25: Hockey at SoHi.


Homer Middle School

Jan. 24: Nordic Skiing Kenai Invitational, 3-5 p.m.

Jan. 25: Wrestling Nikiski Invitational, 10 a.m.-noon.


Kachemak Selo School

Jan. 24: Parent-teacher conferences.


McNeil Canyon Elementary School

Through Jan. 29: Artist in the Schools with Johnny B and Sharon Bushell. Final performance Jan. 29.

Today: Learning lab.


Nikolaevsk School

Jan. 23-25: Basketball Nikolaevsk Warrior Rumble.


Ninilchik School

Jan. 30: Site council, 3:30 p.m.


Paul Banks Elementary School

Jan. 24: Paul Banks Shirt Day and Crazy Hat Day.



Jan. 24: Parent-teacher conferences.


Susan B. English School

Jan. 23-25: Basketball at Cordova Tournament.

Jan. 31: Basketball at Wasilla.


Voznesenka School

Jan. 24: Parent-teacher conferences.


West Homer Elementary School

Today: Fifth-grade band, 2:40 p.m.

Today: Skiing, students will have ski gear checked by coaches and need to be picked up by 4 p.m.


Contests, Scholarships, Exchange

4H summer exchange program: Alaska youths ages 13-18 may apply for the 4H summer exchange program to Japan which will be July 11-Aug. 9. Participants are hosted by a Japanese youth of the same gender and similar age and share in their daily activities. Participants do not need to speak Japanese. Outbound exchange coordinator Jill Holmgren said they just need a curiosity about other cultures and an interest and willingness to try new things and make new friends. Youth not currently in 4H may apply. The exchange between 4H and Japan has been ongoing for more than 40 years. For more information visit or email

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