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KPBSD Inspiration: Dexter Lowe, Homer High School #ClassOf2019

Published on July 19, 2019 By Pegge

Homer High School Dexter Lowe, Class of 2019 When you ask any of his teachers at Homer High School (HHS) to describe Dexter Lowe, their first comment is that that he is one of the most internally motivated students they have known. His many successful family members have provided powerful role models but he forged […]

Homer High and Homer Middle schools: community meeting and survey

Published on April 10, 2019 By Pegge

Homer High School Principal Doug Waclawski, Homer Middle School Principal Kari Dendurent, district administration, and the school board request your thoughts and input about potentially consolidating Homer Middle School and Homer High School. No decisions have been made, and your thoughts are valuable. Exploring the difficult concept of school consolidations or closures is a challenging […]

KPBSD Graduate Inspiration: Dr. Matthew Pyhala, Homer High School #Classof1993

Published on April 4, 2019 By Pegge

KPBSD Inspiration, Matthew Pyhala, D.C., Homer High School, Class of 1993 “Through Rotary I have opportunities to improve this community and touch lives around the world. I am also on the board of directors of the Kenai Watershed Forum (KWF). Growing up on my grandparents homestead on the Anchor River makes the KWF mission of […]

KPBSD Inspiration, Katie Koester, Homer High School #ClassOf1998

Published on January 22, 2019 By Pegge

KPBSD Inspiration, Katie Koester, Homer High School Class of 1998 “There are people in our lives who will believe in us more than we believe in ourselves. By listening to their words and trusting their encouragement, we can be pushed out of our comfort zone to accomplish more than we ever thought possible.” –Katie Koester, […]

Three cities, three decades, three leaders: KPSBD graduate #inspirations

Published on January 16, 2019 By Pegge

Good things come in threes, and on the Kenai Peninsula, this week the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District celebrates and introduces you to three graduates who now manage three of the largest cities in the Borough spanning 25,600 square miles. Meet Katie Koester [Homer High School Class of 1998] Homer City Manager Paul Ostrander [Soldotna […]

KPBSD Inspiration, Homer High School Salmon Sisters

Published on December 19, 2018 By Pegge

KPBSD Graduate Inspiration Homer High School | Claire (Laukitis) Neaton (2008) and Emma Teal Laukitis (2009) #SalmonSisters   “Growing up in a small town in Alaska, it is sometimes difficult to know how different life can be outside the state. We both ended up going to college on the East Coast because people in our […]

Alexandrea Moseley, Homer High School #ClassOf2018

Published on June 26, 2018 By Pegge

Alexandrea “Alex” Moseley Homer High School, Class of 2018 Alexandrea Moseley, or Alex to her teammates, is continuing the Homer High School legacy of female wrestling. She started wrestling on a whim her sophomore year and liked it so much she stuck with it through adversity. Although she did not win many matches the first […]

Amelia and Stella video convo #TaylorSwift

Published on April 11, 2018 By Pegge

Dear Taylor Swift, kindly meet Amelia and Stella, two very special teens from Homer High School, in Homer, Alaska. You inspire Stella to be herself, and you brighten her life everyday.   My name is Amelia Springer and I compiled this video for my friend Stella, who says she is the #1 Taylor Swift fan! I love […]

Hockey players assist wounded man #KindnessCounts

Published on November 7, 2017 By Pegge

“I witnessed an amazing act on Friday, November 3, 2017.” -Steve Nevak, assistant coach, Homer High Mariner hockey “When Homer High School students, Charlie Menke, Douglas Dean, Tucker, and little brother Phinny Weston walked over to Qdoba for dinner after our hockey game against Bartlett they found an inebriated homeless man bleeding profusely on the sidewalk. […]

Juan Sarmiento | Homer High School #Classof2017

Published on July 12, 2017 By Pegge

Class of 2017 Juan Sarmiento Homer High School As a very limited-English speaker newly in the United States, Juan Sarmiento wasn’t sure of the question when he was asked if he wanted to take algebra or geometry. Someone told him that geometry was more advanced, so that’s what he requested. That night he went home […]