Homer High School

Ben Blue, a graduate of Homer High School and a doctoral student at University of Washington, shows Homer High biology students the results of a research project they helped him with during their second quarter. (Image courtesy Vicki Lowe)

Homer High students help alum with research remotely

With Kenai Peninsula Borough School District students learning remotely until January, teachers have had to get creative. Biology students at Homer High School recently proved… Continue reading

 

This compilation image shows the first quarter winners of the Mariners on the Move awards from Homer High School. (Image courtesy Paul Story)

Mariners on the Move announced

Celebration of student achievement continues, virtually

 

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Valedictorian stories wanted

Retired school counselor seeks to compile tales from former top students

 

They’re done: Homer High School graduates walk outdoor stage

They’re done: Homer High School graduates walk outdoor stage

Balloons everywhere, the creaking of gymnasium bleachers or auditorium seats, and the unmistakable first notes of Pomp and Circumstance — the usual trappings of a… Continue reading

They’re done: Homer High School graduates walk outdoor stage
From left to right: Homer High School students Joel Manwiller, Sameah McGhee, Zach Condon, Olivia Etzwiler, Chris Landess, Mya Betts and Skyler Rodirguez hold their Mariners on the Move awards in this undated photo at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. Not pictured: Lilly Smith. (Photo courtesy Paul Story)

Mariners on the Move announced

The recipients of the Mariners on the Move award for the third quarter of the school year have been announced. Each quarter, a Homer High… Continue reading

From left to right: Homer High School students Joel Manwiller, Sameah McGhee, Zach Condon, Olivia Etzwiler, Chris Landess, Mya Betts and Skyler Rodirguez hold their Mariners on the Move awards in this undated photo at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. Not pictured: Lilly Smith. (Photo courtesy Paul Story)
From left to right: Karl Wickstrom, Eddie Robinett, Daisy Kettle, Sam Cary, Maddox Berg, Catherine Conner and Kelli Bishop pose for a photo after being awarded this quarter’s Mariners on the Move in this undated photo at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. Not pictured: Skyler Rodriguez. (Photo courtesy Paul Story)

Mariners on the Move

The most recent recipients of the Mariners on the Move award have been announced. Each Homer High faculty member selects one outstanding student per year… Continue reading

From left to right: Karl Wickstrom, Eddie Robinett, Daisy Kettle, Sam Cary, Maddox Berg, Catherine Conner and Kelli Bishop pose for a photo after being awarded this quarter’s Mariners on the Move in this undated photo at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. Not pictured: Skyler Rodriguez. (Photo courtesy Paul Story)
Homer students rally for climate change action

Homer students rally for climate change action

Advocating for action and raising their young voices over concerns about the growing climate change crisis, students from Homer High School walked out of their… Continue reading

Homer students rally for climate change action
Emma Sulczynski, a sophomore at Homer High School, stands outside the school on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Student Spotlight: Emma Sulczynski

Depending on the size of the high school one attended, the memory of challenging Advanced Placement courses and final exams may still linger. For most,… Continue reading

Emma Sulczynski, a sophomore at Homer High School, stands outside the school on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Students get hands on experience in natural resources class

Students get hands on experience in natural resources class

People know exactly how to get to Homer High School’s football field and the Alice Witte Gymnasium. The Commons is often used for community events.… Continue reading

Students get hands on experience in natural resources class
Mariner volleyball takes second at Homer Jamboree

Mariner volleyball takes second at Homer Jamboree

Homer team off to strong start under direction of former assistant coach

Mariner volleyball takes second at Homer Jamboree
Kenai Central High School senior Zach Burnett breaks away from the Homer defense to make a 62-yard run and touchdown for the Kardinals during a Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 football game at the Mariner field in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer football falls to Kenai in season opener

The Kenai Central football team has once again established itself as one of the teams to beat on the Kenai Peninsula, though the Kards are… Continue reading

Kenai Central High School senior Zach Burnett breaks away from the Homer defense to make a 62-yard run and touchdown for the Kardinals during a Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 football game at the Mariner field in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Homer wrestlers shine at national tourney

Homer wrestlers shine at national tourney

McKenzie Cook earns first place national wrestling title

Homer wrestlers shine at national tourney
Justin Zank, former head coach of the Heat of the Bay Cougars, pictured here on Sept. 1, 2017 at McNeil Canyon Elementary School in Fritz Creek, Alaska, is the new head coach for the Homer High School football team. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Former Head of the Bay football coach will lead the Mariners

The Homer High School football team has a new leader starting this season, but it’s a face many in the community will recognize. Justin Zank… Continue reading

Justin Zank, former head coach of the Heat of the Bay Cougars, pictured here on Sept. 1, 2017 at McNeil Canyon Elementary School in Fritz Creek, Alaska, is the new head coach for the Homer High School football team. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Homer High graduates reflect on community, look forward to future

Homer High graduates reflect on community, look forward to future

The ceremony for Homer High School’s 84 graduates last Wednesday reflected two things local students are good at: appreciating their small, tight-knit community, and thinking… Continue reading

Homer High graduates reflect on community, look forward to future
Homer athletes get recognition, plan futures

Homer athletes get recognition, plan futures

Homer High School isn’t known for winning a lot of state championships in sports, but that doesn’t mean the student athletes the school produces are… Continue reading

Homer athletes get recognition, plan futures
Senior Brianna Hetrick, left, and foreign exchange student Claudia Fernandez, right, were honored prior to the Mariners’ softball game against Kenai at the Jack Gist field on Saturday. (Photo by McKIbben Jackinsky )

Homer clips Kenai’s wings, heads to regions

Less than a week after claiming a 19-0 softball victory over the Kenai Central Kardinals in Kenai on May 14, the Homer Mariners racked up… Continue reading

Senior Brianna Hetrick, left, and foreign exchange student Claudia Fernandez, right, were honored prior to the Mariners’ softball game against Kenai at the Jack Gist field on Saturday. (Photo by McKIbben Jackinsky )
Homer boys, Soldotna girls win conference soccer championship

Homer boys, Soldotna girls win conference soccer championship

For the very first time, the Homer boys soccer team won a conference tournament championship, topping Kenai Central on Saturday on the turf at Homer… Continue reading

Homer boys, Soldotna girls win conference soccer championship
Nikiski soccer sweeps Seward on first day of conference championships

Nikiski soccer sweeps Seward on first day of conference championships

The Nikiski girls and boys soccer teams both defeated Seward on the first day of the Peninsula Conference soccer tournament in Homer. The No. 4… Continue reading

Nikiski soccer sweeps Seward on first day of conference championships
Weekend soccer: SoHi girls force 3-way region tie, Homer boys clinch 2nd seed

Weekend soccer: SoHi girls force 3-way region tie, Homer boys clinch 2nd seed

Scenes of chaos punctuated the late stages of Saturday afternoon’s Peninsula Conference girls clash between Soldotna and Homer at Justin Maile Field in Soldotna, and… Continue reading

Weekend soccer: SoHi girls force 3-way region tie, Homer boys clinch 2nd seed
Pitcher Annalynn Brown winds up to send a ball over the plate during the Homer Mariner’s Saturday, April 27, 2019, game against the Kodiak Bears at Jack Gist Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by McKibben Jackinsky)

Mariners cruise to 13-4 victory over SoHi after loss to Kodiak Bears

In Homer High School Mariners softball, the girls redeemed themselves in a 9-6 loss last Saturday against the Kodiak Bears to a double-digit victory of… Continue reading

Pitcher Annalynn Brown winds up to send a ball over the plate during the Homer Mariner’s Saturday, April 27, 2019, game against the Kodiak Bears at Jack Gist Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by McKibben Jackinsky)
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