Grads of 2017 honored for having heart

May 25th 6:57 pm By Carey Restino

Each graduating class to walk across the stage of Homer High School is distinctive, said school Principal Douglas Waclawski on Monday night, shortly before honoring the 69 graduates with diplomas. What makes the class of 2017 stand out is their heart, he said. "This class gives back," he said, noting the many volunteer awards, community involvement and the overwhelming support for classmate Hoxie Parks as he faced cancer mid-way through the year.


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