Homer High School

Ithaca Ivy Sorensen

Sorensen graduates cum laude

Ithaca Ivy Sorensen, a 2010 graduate of Homer High School, has completed her studies at Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Ore. At May 10 ceremonies,… Continue reading

Ithaca Ivy Sorensen
Homer’s first school included teachers quarters.-Photos from 1964 Mariners Log

Homer High class of ’64 continues to have impact

Editor’s note: With 2014 marking the Homer News’ 50th anniversary, it’s the perfect time to look at Homer’s past.   If it’s May, it’s graduation… Continue reading

Homer’s first school included teachers quarters.-Photos from 1964 Mariners Log

Funds help provide new equipment

Homer High School Mariner Theatre would like to thank The Cottonwood Fund, The Homer Foundation and its donors for providing funds to help purchase and… Continue reading

Peter E. Larson

Peter Ellsworth Larson, 73, of Homer, died surrounded by his family on Jan. 20, 2014.  A celebration of life will be held at 1:30 p.m.… Continue reading

John A. Hollis

John A. Hollis

John A. Hollis, age 67, a resident of Homer for the past 63 years, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at South Peninsula Hospital following an… Continue reading

John A. Hollis
Mariner Riley Wall is blocked from home plate by the SoHi Stars’ catcher during the May 7 game in Homer.-McKibben Jackinsky

Homer Mariners shut down SoHi Stars

It was a 12-0, four inning victory for the Homer High School Mariners softball team in a May 7 game against SoHi.“I’m really pleased they… Continue reading

Mariner Riley Wall is blocked from home plate by the SoHi Stars’ catcher during the May 7 game in Homer.-McKibben Jackinsky

KBC commencement May 7

The Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College-University of Alaska Anchorage, has announced the 2014 commencement will be at Homer High School’s Mariner Theatre at 7… Continue reading

Hayden Chase’s “Snowmachine”-Photo provided

Homer High students win at state art contest

Four Homer High School students won for works entered in the Alaska Student Activities Association All-state Art Competition, with sophomore Hayden Chase winning first place… Continue reading

Hayden Chase’s “Snowmachine”-Photo provided

Homer girls take second, boys take sixth at Kenai Invite

Setting 10 new personal records for individual performances, the Homer High School Mariners track and field team left their calling card at the Kenai Invite… Continue reading

School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District May 21: School closes.   Chapman School May 5: Kindergarten to Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. May 5-16: Swimming… Continue reading

Special Olympic local games scheduled

Special Olympics local games, including competition in swimming and basketball, will be at the Homer High School on May 10: • Swimming: Doors of Kate… Continue reading

Homer’s Pedro Ochoa, center, is a close third to Kenai runners Jonah and Jordan Theisen in the boys 1600 meter event.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Kenai boys, Soldotna girls take first in Homer Invite

The Homer Invite attracted athletes from 15 schools on and off the Kenai Peninsula Friday and Saturday. In the boys’ competition, Kenai Central took first… Continue reading

Homer’s Pedro Ochoa, center, is a close third to Kenai runners Jonah and Jordan Theisen in the boys 1600 meter event.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough School DistrictApril 18: Vacation day. Chapman SchoolApril 17: Kindergarten to Pratt Museum.April 18: Vacation day.April 21-22: HoWL visits grades 4-8.April 22: Mass… Continue reading

Willie Hensley, right-Homer News file photos

‘Lifelong learners’ honored Saturday

Kyra Wagner is the recipient of the Friends of the Homer Library’s 2014 Lifelong Learner Award. Also being honored at the Celebration of Lifelong Learning… Continue reading

Willie Hensley, right-Homer News file photos

Schools superintendent: Student test scores high, graduation rate too low

It was “school” day at the Homer Chamber of Commerce’s weekly luncheon on Tuesday.  Dr. Steve Atwater, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District superintendent, gave an… Continue reading

Randy Wiest, third from left, sets Kachemak Bay Running Club’s new timing clock at the start of a fun walk-run March 28.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Running club times start-up of season

The Kachemak Bay Running Club unveiled its new timing clock Friday at the club’s annual membership meeting held at Beluga Lake Lodge. The clock was… Continue reading

Randy Wiest, third from left, sets Kachemak Bay Running Club’s new timing clock at the start of a fun walk-run March 28.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Rotary helps new students

This is a heartfelt thank you to Rotary Club of Homer Downtown from Homer High School. Recently, we have had an influx of new students… Continue reading

‘Darwin Sings’ concert explores choral music

The Alaska Chamber Singers, with musical director David Hagen, present “Darwin Sings: The Evolution of Choral Music” at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Mariner Theatre.… Continue reading

Nelda C Wythe

Nelda C Wythe

Nelda C. Wythe passed away March 27, 2014, in Port Townsend, Wash. She was born March 25, 1936, in Terre Haute, Ind., and moved to… Continue reading

Nelda C Wythe

School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District: Chapman School Through today: Student testing.   Homer High School One hundred eighty-three students qualified for the third-quarter Mariner Pride… Continue reading

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