Homer High School

Announcements

The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies invites Alaskans to take part in the Wynn Nature Center 50-mile Challenge. The Kick-off for this challenge is at… Continue reading

Annououncements

An account has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank for the Afonasiev family, the family who lost their home in a fire in Nikolaevsk… Continue reading

Voznesenka wrestler scores medal at Homer meet

By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer Representing the Voznesenka Cougars, junior Gavril Kalugin was in the thick of the action at Saturday’s Best Western Bidarka’s Round… Continue reading

Homer High’s Mariners On the Move are (from left)  Tommy Sheldon, Tayler Gonzales,  Anfisa Yakunin, Les Crane, Jessica Bouman, Rae-Lynn Kennedy. Not pictured are Dakota Alward and Elsa Simmons.                               -Photo by Paul Story

Mariners On the Move

Each Homer High faculty member nominates one outstanding student per year based on scholarship and citizenship. Nominees and their families are invited to a celebration… Continue reading

Homer High’s Mariners On the Move are (from left)  Tommy Sheldon, Tayler Gonzales,  Anfisa Yakunin, Les Crane, Jessica Bouman, Rae-Lynn Kennedy. Not pictured are Dakota Alward and Elsa Simmons.                               -Photo by Paul Story

Homer High student chosen for school board

Homer High School junior Evan Boyer has been selected as the student representative for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board for the 2013-2014 school year.… Continue reading

Kari Dendurent

Huskies’ No. 1 cheerleader

Homer was once a place Kari Dendurent came for vacations. Now, as Homer Middle School’s principal, the southern peninsula has become her home. “Since I… Continue reading

Kari Dendurent
Mariner runners Megan Pitzman, 543, Aurora Waclawski, 544, and Ziza Shemet Pitcher, 546, cross the starting line at state competition in Anchorage on Saturday.

Area runners streak to impressive finish

Facing the best cross country runners from around the state, Homer High School athletes met the challenge one fast step at a time at the… Continue reading

Mariner runners Megan Pitzman, 543, Aurora Waclawski, 544, and Ziza Shemet Pitcher, 546, cross the starting line at state competition in Anchorage on Saturday.
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Quixotic

Five years ago when the Homer News checked in with Mica Thomas, the Homer-grown theater artist, he spoke of the work he’s been doing with… Continue reading

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Exchange students Maximiano Mangue, Yusra Sahi and Sebastian Talamas are learning about life at the end of the road.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Exchange students bring outside world to Homer

Meet Homer High School’s exchange students: Maximiano “Max” Mangue Jr. of Mozambique; Yusra Sahi of the Philippines and Sebastian Talamas Jr. of Bolivia. “Our current… Continue reading

Exchange students Maximiano Mangue, Yusra Sahi and Sebastian Talamas are learning about life at the end of the road.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Voters once again support term limits

By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer With 29 of 30 precincts reporting on Tuesday’s Municipal Election, Kenai Peninsula voters gave a loud “yes” on an increase… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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

Navarre visits Homer to explain Prop 2

It was a one-man show with a one-topic focus at Thursday’s meeting of the Rotary Club of Homer-Kachemak Bay. However, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike… Continue reading

School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Oct. 14: School board meeting, Soldotna, 7-9 p.m.   Chapman School Sept. 20: Soccer vs Nikiski at Nikiski, 3 p.m.,… Continue reading

Pedro Ochoa is the first Homer runner to cross the finish line and the third overall in the boys’ varsity race Tuesday during the borough-wide cross country meet at the Tsalteshi Trails in Soldotna. The Homer boys’ team took second place, while the Homer girls team finished in first place. Saturday, the action is closer to home with the Homer Relays on the Lookout Mountain sky trails.-Photo by Rashah McChesney, Morris News Service - Alaska

Mariner girls run to first place at Seward cross country meet

The girls on the Homer High School Mariners varsity cross country team conquered the Frank Dieckgraeff Invitational meet in Seward on Friday, charging into first… Continue reading

Pedro Ochoa is the first Homer runner to cross the finish line and the third overall in the boys’ varsity race Tuesday during the borough-wide cross country meet at the Tsalteshi Trails in Soldotna. The Homer boys’ team took second place, while the Homer girls team finished in first place. Saturday, the action is closer to home with the Homer Relays on the Lookout Mountain sky trails.-Photo by Rashah McChesney, Morris News Service - Alaska

School board spends day in Homer

The welcome mat was rolled out for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board’s annual visit to the southern peninsula on Monday. After a long day… Continue reading

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Four run for two city seats

Lower Kenai Peninsula voters won’t have national or state elections to worry about this fall. When we go to the polls on Oct. 1, this… Continue reading

Homer City Council candidates-Photos provided

School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Sept. 18: Classes released 90 minutes early for teacher and instructional support staff to collaborate. Bus schedules will be adjusted… Continue reading

Teen pleads to lesser charge in fake bomb incident

A Homer teen pleaded guilty last Wednesday to a reduced charge in a fake bomb incident that happened at Homer High School last May. Zachary… Continue reading

Will Oviatt of Anchorage approaches the top of East Hill. Oviatt went on to finish in fifth place overall     -Photo by Hal Spence, for the Homer News

Triathletes brave hills, rain for swim team fundraiser

Anchorage athletes competing in Saturday’s triathlon in Homer said the grueling climb up East Hill Road during the bike segment was what made the Homer… Continue reading

Will Oviatt of Anchorage approaches the top of East Hill. Oviatt went on to finish in fifth place overall     -Photo by Hal Spence, for the Homer News
Varsity boys tackle the uphill portion of Friday’s Homer Invite cross country course, with Nikolaevsk’s Greg Trail in the lead.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Mariner girls run to first-place finish

Under sunny skies and before a crowd of cheering fans, the Homer Mariner girls varsity cross country team raced into first place at the Homer… Continue reading

Varsity boys tackle the uphill portion of Friday’s Homer Invite cross country course, with Nikolaevsk’s Greg Trail in the lead.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News
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