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  • The heart-shaped glass vials worn around the necks of sixth-graders at West Homer Elementary School weren't just for decoration. Each one contained something uniquely special: the DNA of the student it was worn by. Even better, the students in Shirlie Gribble's classroom extracted it themselves with...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 1:59pm
  • Southern peninsula students are lining up for the 2013 state spelling bee to be held in Anchorage March 1. Competition at area schools has identified the following spellers who will participate in the state event that takes place at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts in Anchorage:* Chapman Sc...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 1:32pm
  • American Legion Auxiliary scholarships $500 award for high school seniors, Auxiliary Unit 16 scholarship, deadline is April 1.American Legion Western District, $1,000, for seniors who may not be able to get a scholarship and are ready to make a commitment to post-secondary education, deadline is Feb...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 1:04pm
  • Homer students head to state in Battle of the Books...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 1:03pm
  • The Drama, Debate and Forensics Team of Homer High School competed in the state tournament on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus Feb. 14-16. UAA debate coach Steve Johnson was the tournament director."It was one of the most competitive teams we've ever had, while being one of the most fun as ...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:58pm
  • The University of Wyoming lists Tracy L. Quance of Ninilchik on the 2012 fall semester provost's honor roll. The provost's honor roll consists of undergraduates who have completed at least six but fewer than 12 hours with a minimum 3.5 grade-point average for the semester.Kenai Peninsula Borough Sch...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:48pm
  • New members of Kenai Peninsula Youth Court were sworn in at the Homer courthouse Feb. 13, in the presence of Judge Margaret Murphy, KPYC director Ginny Espinshade, parents and teachers.Among those raising their right hand were 14 students from West Homer Elementary School, the only elementary school...

    Fri, 02/22/2013 - 12:51pm
  • After 11 years as principal of Paul Banks Elementary School, Benny Abraham is hanging up his hat. Abraham has announced his plans to retire at the end of this school year.Interviews will be held Feb. 28 with candidates for the principal position of the pre-kindergarten through second-grade school wi...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 3:51pm
  • State lawmakers have introduced a bill that would expand the rules of school-related bullying. House Bill 45 changes the wording of two existing state laws, the second of which adds "electronic communication" to the definition of harassment, intimidation or bullying.Rep. Kurt Olson of Soldotna is co...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 2:05pm
  • Once asked by an interviewer for the most important piece of advice she had for caregivers, Kate Mulgrew, the actress who played the part of Capt. Kathryn Janeway in the TV series “Star Trek” and is a member of the National Advisory Committee of the Alzheimer’s Association, offered the followi...

    Fri, 02/15/2013 - 3:06pm

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