Schools

Wilderness Explorers helps kids make connections

Backpack-wearing, coat-dragging, loud-voiced youngsters excitedly emptied classrooms on May 2, happy the school day had ended. For 31 kindergarten through sixth-grade students from Paul Banks and West Homer Elementary schools, Fireweed Academy and Connections (the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s homeschool program) hours of learning still remained, but they seemed equally excited.

KBC English professor earns PhD

After years of dedication and hard work, Lia Calhoun, assistant professor of English and communications at Kachemak Bay Campus, earned her doctorate on March 23 when she successfully defended her dissertation in front of a committee from the Boston University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in Boston, Massachusetts.

Students explore careers at KBC Job and Career Fair

Local businesses, agencies, nonprofit groups and trade associations offered advice — and even some new jobs — at the annual Kachemak Bay Campus College, Career and Job Fair held at the college last Friday. About 400 students from 11 area schools as well as community members visited the annual event, said Kim Frost, KBC student and enrollment services coordinator.

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