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  • They might not have been born when it happened, but ask the fifth- and sixth-grade students at Fireweed Academy about the Exxon Valdez oil spill and related topics and they can give you answers. Better yet, on Wednesday, Feb. 5, from 3-5 p.m., visit the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center where ...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 5:44pm
  • Student News 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.    ...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 3:28pm
  • Micah Mershon has won West Homer Elementary School’s National Geographic Geography Bee contest, and Josiah Raymond is the runner-up in the school event. Mike Hawfield, history professor at Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula college-University of Alaska Anchorage, volunteered as the questioner. T...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 3:26pm
  • Since her birth seven and a half years ago, Brooke Shafer has been steadfast in keeping her dark brown hair long. Really long. Past-your-waist long. “She used her hair like a powerful whip,” said Gibby Bachiochi, Brooke’s Brownie Girl Scout leader and the librarian at Chapman School, where Bro...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 3:25pm
  • From Chapman School preschoolers noted for behaving responsibly and kindergarteners recognized for being caring to the school’s basketball team and straight-A students, Chapman’s K-8 student body received certificates and loud applause Tuesday.  Undaunted when the lights temporarily went ou...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 4:50pm
  • Student News: Dana Olesch of Homer has been named to the Beloit College dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester. To be eligible for the dean’s list a student must carry a semester grade point average of 3.4 or higher and take a minimum of three letter-graded cour...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 4:50pm
  • With the biggest team they’ve ever had — 33 going to tournaments — the Homer High School’s Drama, Debate and Forensics team is headed to Anchorage’s East High School for a two-day tournament on Friday and Saturday. “We’ve been very successful, not just in competition, but also in funct...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 4:48pm
  • Student News John Walsworth, a senior at Homer High School, has been nominated by U.S. Sen. Mark Begich for admission to the U.S. Naval Academy, according to a press release issued by Begich Dec. 27. Walsworth is one of 37 “outstanding Alaskans” nominated by Beg...

    Wed, 01/08/2014 - 3:32pm
  • Student News John Walsworth, a senior at Homer High School, has been nominated by U.S. Sen. Mark Begich for admission to the U.S. Naval Academy, according to a press release issued by Begich Dec. 27. Walsworth is one of 37 “outstanding Alaskans” nominated by Beg...

    Wed, 01/08/2014 - 3:31pm
  • Field trips are a fun way to take learning from the classroom and into the real world. Those opportunities don’t come cheap, however. The biggest cost: transportation. At Fireweed Academy, students in grades two through six are raising funds to help pay their own way for those opportunities. On Ja...

    Wed, 01/08/2014 - 3:27pm

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