The outpouring of Mariner pride burned bright with a bonfire following the parade, and continued through the Mariners’ game against the Lathrop Malemutes on Saturday, in spite of the 49-0 loss.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

The outpouring of Mariner pride burned bright with a bonfire following the parade, and continued through the Mariners’ game against the Lathrop Malemutes on Saturday, in spite of the 49-0 loss.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Homecoming a community event

There was definitely a buzz of community energy at Homer High School Mariner homecoming events Friday and Saturday.

“All that jazz” was the theme of Friday night’s parade. Judges Homer Mayor Beth Wythe, retired teacher Sharon Thompson, former mayor Jim Hornaday, community member Ken Castner and teacher Tim Daugherty gave the floats a critical eye as they traveled between Homer High School’s east and west entrances. Passing motorists honked, street-lining crowds cheered and youngsters filled their pockets with candy thrown by students on floats representing Paul Banks Elementary School, Homer Middle School and the high school’s freshman, sophomore, junior and senior class.

 

Judging results included:

Most enthusiastic: Homer Middle School;

Most colorful: senior class;

Jazziest: junior class;

Blue and gold award: sophomore class;

Mariner pride, i.e. best of show:
Paul Banks Elementary School Peanuts.

Crowned as the high school’s homecoming royalty were:

• King Quinn Daugharty and Queen Zoia Basargin, seniors 

• Prince Filip Reutov and Princess Tisha Lovett, juniors

• Prince Johann Kallelid and Erica Jones, sophomores 

• Prince Daniel Anderson and Princess Maryhanna Bowe, freshmen 

• The Paul Banks Peanuts sent royalty representatives as well, with Maddie Moore and Aiden Clark wearing sparkling crowns.

The Homer Middle School Huskies’ homecoming float was led by Principal Kari Dendurent, right, with Demon, and Jaime Sylva, left, with Lucien.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

The Homer Middle School Huskies’ homecoming float was led by Principal Kari Dendurent, right, with Demon, and Jaime Sylva, left, with Lucien.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Paul Banks Elementary School Peanuts’ entry in Friday’s homecoming parade included, back from left, kindergarten teacher Jeri McLean, first-grade teacher Dina Marion, kindergarten teachers Jennifer Reinhart and Seanna Gun. Principal Eric Pederson, holding daughter Ingrid, is seated. In the background is Bobby McKinney, the artist who created the wooden shape of the vintage automobile Pederson is “driving.”-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Paul Banks Elementary School Peanuts’ entry in Friday’s homecoming parade included, back from left, kindergarten teacher Jeri McLean, first-grade teacher Dina Marion, kindergarten teachers Jennifer Reinhart and Seanna Gun. Principal Eric Pederson, holding daughter Ingrid, is seated. In the background is Bobby McKinney, the artist who created the wooden shape of the vintage automobile Pederson is “driving.”-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

King Quinn Daugharty and Queen Zoia Basargin, seniors -Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

King Quinn Daugharty and Queen Zoia Basargin, seniors -Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Prince Daniel Anderson and Princess Maryhanna Bowe, freshmen -Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Prince Daniel Anderson and Princess Maryhanna Bowe, freshmen -Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Prince Filip Reutov and Princess Tisha Lovett, juniors-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Prince Filip Reutov and Princess Tisha Lovett, juniors-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Prince Johann Kallelid and Erica Jones, sophomores -Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Prince Johann Kallelid and Erica Jones, sophomores -Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

The Paul Banks Peanuts sent royalty representatives as well, with Maddie Moore and Aiden Clark wearing sparkling crowns. -Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

The Paul Banks Peanuts sent royalty representatives as well, with Maddie Moore and Aiden Clark wearing sparkling crowns. -Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

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