Homer Alaska - Schools

Story last updated at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, August 17, 2011

School / Student news

Homer students win International Young Eco-Hero Award</p>

Adi Davis, 16, and Katherine Dolma, 15, have been named winners of Action For Nature's 2011 International Young Eco-Hero Award. Davis was honored for advocating for landfill waste reduction, recycling and composting; Dolma was honored for educating her community about recycling and advocating for school and government policy changes, according to a press release from Action for Nature. Action or Nature, a U.S.-based nonprofit, has recognized more than 100 young people between the ages of 8-16 since 2003 for taking important steps to solve environmental problems.

Two local students make dean's list

Aranda K. Koch of Anchor Point and Alivia j. Erickson of Homer made the academic dean's list at Azusa Pacific University for the 2011 spring semester. To receive the honor, a student must have a 3.5 or better grade point average. A total of 1,575 students received the honor.

Koch is majoring in business administration; Erickson is a nursing major.

Azusa Pacific University is an evangelical, Christian university with more than 9,200 students and seven regional centers throughout southern California.

Middle school offers orientation

Students and parents are invited to a seventh and eighth-grade orientation from 4-7 p.m. Friday. The first event is an assembly in the school gym, followed by students and parents separating into grade-level groups.

Eighth grade students and parents will finish first, with a closing assembly designed to help seventh grade students transition into middle school.

WHES to have orientation night

West Homer Elementary School parents and students are invited to the school's orientation night from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Aug. 22. A brief address will be delivered by Principal Ray Marshall and parents and students will have an opportunity to meet teachers in their classrooms.

Boys, Girls Club programs resume

The Homer Boys & Girls Club will be open for after-school program on Aug. 23 at 2:45 p.m. Buses from schools will run as scheduled. For more information, call 235-2772.

College Council seeks new members

Kenai Peninsula College is looking for interested community members to serve on the College Council.

People interested in serving should submit a letter of interest and resume by Aug. 26 to College Director, Kenai Peninsula College, 156 College Road, Soldotna, AK 99669.

Those selected will be seated at the council meeting, Kenai River Campus, 6 p.m. Sept. 8. For information, call (907) 262-0318.