Homer High students win AP awards
Five of the 10 students who earned a 2010 Advanced Placement Scholar Awards were Homer High School Students, a release from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District announced Tuesday morning.
Jason Baird, son of Steve and Marie Baird, won a AP Scholar with Distinction Award for earning an average 3.5 on all his AP exams. Mark Walsworth, son of Charles and Naomi Walsworth, and Tyler Wentz, son of P. Scott and Laureen Wentz, qualified for AP Scholar with Honor Awards for their scores of at least 3.2.
Homer student places as Merit semi-finalist
Alder Fletcher, a senior at Homer High and the son of Barrett and Tamara Fletcher, was named as a semifinalist in the 56th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The nationwide pool of semifinalists represents one percent of all high school seniors and the highest scoring entrants in each state. Two other semifinalists are Ari Bennett of Nikiski High and Angela Ramponi of Soldotna High School.
Benjamin Blue, son of Jim and Kellie Blue, and Corinne Ogle, daughter of John and Denise Ogle, also won, for scores of 3 points or higher per exam, called the AP Scholar Award.
The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program allows students the opportunity to take college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn credit, advanced placement or both for success on the exams.
Center holds annual meeting
2010 Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, Oct. 28 at 708 Smokey Bay Way. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a community potluck and a presentation by Daniel Zatz of ZatzWorks and a a talk on the highlights of the 2010 Programs and Volunteer recognition awards, including Volunteer of the Year and Business Partner of the Year.
Firewise mural to be dedicated
The public is invited at 1 p.m. Oct. 27 to the Homer Volunteer Fire Department for a dedication of the
Firewise mural, “Keep Fire in the Forest,” to the City of Homer.
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