Academic Recognition

KIWANIS CLUB SENIOR OF THE MONTH

HOMER CITY WOMEN'S CLUB GIRL OF THE MONTH 

 
H-C FINISHES AS NATIONAL SEMI-FINALIST AT HISTORY BOWL 
The H-C team competed in the middle school competition and finished as national semi-finalist. 

Team members include Jacob Hurd, Ben Wolford, Nick SilveriStephen Novak, Alex Arone and Rick Orr.
 




H-C COMPETES AT IU28 COMPUTER FAIR 
H-C students competed at the recent IU 28 Computer Fair.
Jamie Rura was awarded 1st place in the Computer Fair Logo competition
Maggie McLoughlin, Jamie Rura and Kristen Morrow earned 2nd place in Desktop Publishing.
Jamie will be competing at the state computer fair in the near future 

Picture:  Maggie McLoughlin and Jamie Rura with their project (missing Kristen Morrow)






KATELYN SMITH PLACES AT FASHION DESIGN COMPETITION
Katelyn Smith, a freshman, tied for 3rd place in a recent fashion design competition.  The event was sponsored by Immaculata University and clothing was judged by the Barbizon School of Design. Clothing was judged on style, construction and quality of work.  Katelyn is a student in Mrs. Trish Zimmer’s textiles class and Mrs. Zimmer was Katelyn’s advisor for the project and competition.

Picture:  Katelyn with Mrs. Zimmer wearing the dress Katelyn designed






FBLA COMPETES AT STATE COMPETITION 
Members of FBLA that qualified for the state competition recently competed in Harrisburg
Homer-Center representatives included: Grade 12 Kayla Silvasy and Katie Lee (Accounting 1), Cody Stewart (Help Desk) Grade 10 Mariah Bowser (Business Math) Grade 9 Julia Buggey (Principles & Procedures) Madison Smith (Parliamentary Procedures) 
 
Picture: 
Row 1:  Mariah Bowser, Julia Buggey, Katie Lee, Kayla Silvasy
Row 2:  Madison Smith, Cody Stewart




JH NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTS NEW MEMBERS 
JH National Honor Society members were inducted on April 16 during a ceremony for JH students and parents. To be eligible for induction students must maintain a 94% GPA or higher. Congratulations to the inductees. 



HERITAGE CONFERENCE HOLDS ANNUAL ACADEMIC CONTESTS
IMPROMPTU SPEECH TEAM
Homer-Center's Impromptu Speech team captured their third consecutive championship 
 
Team Members include:
Mrs. Magolis (advisor), Justin Smyers, Logan Dellafiora (co-mvp), Tory Dellafiora (co-mvp), Cody Stewart, Ms. McEvoy (advisor) missing from photo is Mrs. Parfitt (advisor) 

 

 

CURRENT EVENTS TEAM
Team members include:
Logan Smyers, Stephanie Ruffner, Kayla Silvasy, Anthony Fancella (missing from photo Mr. Tobin advisor) 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FAMILY CONSUMER SCIENCE TEAM
Team members include:
Ms. Spence (advisor), Stephen McLoughlin, Julia Buggey, Stephanie Myer, Courtney Kundla, Tyler Aaron
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SCIENCE TEAM 
Team Members include:
Mrs. Viazanko (advisor), Mike Newhouse, Chrissy Mumau, Michael Sweeny, and Jordan Pohley






MATH TEAM
Team members include:
Jim Orr, Maggie McLoughlin, Angel Piccirillo, Anthony Caruso, Kristen Morrow (missing from photo Mrs. Smith advisor)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HISTORY BOWL TEAM QUALIFIES FOR NATIONALS 
The Homer-Center National History Bowl team qualified for the National Competition with a 2nd place finish at the regional event held March 17.  The team lost to Wilmington Charter School the defending JV National History Bowl Champions.  The National History Bowl will be held April 28 in Washington DC.
Team members include Jacob Hurd, Ben Wolford, Nick SilveriStephen Novak, Alex Arone and Rick Orr.




EVAN BELLAS ADVANCES TO REGIONAL CHORUS
Evan Bellas advanced to Regional Chorus after a recent audition at the District Chorus Festival. Evan earned 6th chair Tenor I for the Regional Chorus Festival. Evan was also selected to be the PMEA District 3 representative as piano accompanist. Regional chorus will be held in March at Ridgway High School. 








EVAN BELLAS & TORY DELLAFIORA ADVANCE TO REGIONAL BAND 
Senior Evan Bellas earned 4th-chair alto sax and Junior Tory Dellafiora earned 3rd chair in the 2nd clarinet section, placing 6th out of the 30 clarinets at the recent District Band Festival. Evan and Tory will be auditioning for a spot in State band while at the Regional Band Festival at West Shamokin High School February 23-25.







NICK SILVERI WINS REGIONAL/STATE NATIONAL HISTORY BEE COMPETITION
Nick Silveri (left), an eighth-grader from the Homer Center Jr Sr High School will go on to compete in the first ever National History Middle School Competition in Washington D.C., this April. 
The national competition will be featured on the History Channel.

Congratulations also to Ben Wolford (right) for his 10th place finish at the regional/state contest.
To learn more about the contest go to http://www.ydr.com/local/ci_19872575
For a list of other Regional winners go to http://ms.historybee.com/regional-bee-results/





HOMER-CENTER STUDENTS EARN DISTRICT CHORUS HONORS
Students at Homer-Center High School that been selected to participate in the PMEA District Chorus festival include:

Row 1 (L-R):  Evan Bellas, Krystle Williams, Tory Dellafiora
Row 2 (L-R):  Patrick Clark, Dominick Cloud, Emily Topeka 






HOMER-CENTER STUDENTS EARN DISTRICT BAND HONORS
Amanda McCaulley., Evan Bellas, Tory Dellafiora, and Emily Topeka have earned selections to the PMEA District Band







NICK SILVERI & BEN WOLFORD ADVANCE TO REGIONAL HISTORY BEE COMPETITION
8th Graders competed in the local National History Bee contest.
Finalists included Nick Silveri, Ben Wolford, Jacob Hurd, Alex Arone, Rick Orr, Lane Potts, Stephen Novak and Dalton Kirkwood.     


Photo: 8th graders competing in the local History Bee



HOMER-CENTER FBLA MEMBERS ADVANCE TO STATE COMPETITION
Based on performance at the Regional FBLA competition the following students are eligible to compete at the state FBLA competition in April 2012

(L-R) Row 1 Mariah Bowser (Business Math), Julia Buggey (Principles & Procedures)
Madison Smith (Parliamentary Procedures) Row 2 Kayla Silvasy (Accounting I), 
Cody Stewart (Help Desk) and Katie Lee (Accounting I)

  



HOMER-CENTER STUDENTS HONORED AT ANNUAL ACADEMIC LUNCHEON
On December 13, students in grades 8-12 were honored at the Academic Luncheon
To qualify students need to earn honor roll status three times in the previous school year at H-C
Special thanks to Mrs. Lisa Adams and Mrs. Erin Collins for coordinating the luncheon  
 
 Picture:  A few senior scholars enjoy their time at their final Academic Luncheon
 
 
 
 
 
 
EVAN BELLAS EARNS 1ST ALTO IN DISTRICT JAZZ BLUE BAND
Evan Bellas auditioned for PMEA District Jazz on November 30th at Rocky Grove High School.  
Evan placed 3rd overall and earned 1st Alto in the Blue Band.    
The District Jazz concert is Feb. 3rd, 2012.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HOMER-CENTER COMPETES IN ANNUAL QUIZ BOWL COMPETITION

JV Team (Row 1)
Tory Dellafiora, Logan Smyers, Chris Boyer, Evan Bertig, Ryan Minniti 
Varsity (Row 2) Chrissy Mumau, Evan Bellas, Cody Stewart, Jim Orr, Amanda McCaulley 





TORY DELLAFIORA EARNS HONORS AT INDIANA OPEN ARTS EXHIBIT
Junior Tory Dellafiora earned 1st place in the flower-related work student division for her piece, Dandelion Summer, and 2nd place in the overall student division for her piece,Violet Spring, at the 8th Annual Indiana Open Arts Exhibit. The exhibit was open to professionals, non-professionals, and students of Indiana County. 

Picture: 
Tory Dellafiora with her works Dandelion Summer (bottom left) and Violet Spring (top right)




 
HOMER-CENTER EDUCATORS NAMED DISTINGUISHED EDUCATORS 
The Pennsylvania Geographical Society recognized Social Studies Teachers Christina Bruno, Christine Yurky, Principal Jody Rainey and retired Social Studies teacher Jim Pettenati as distinguished educators

The educators were recognized at the PGS luncheon November 4, 2011 at the KCAC at IUP

Picture: (L-R) Christina Bruno, Jody Rainey, Chris Yurky, Jim Pettenati
 





HOMER-CENTER KDKA HOMETOWN HIGH-Q TEAM WINS 1ST ROUND MATCH 
Homer-Center defeated Redbank Valley and Apollo Ridge in their first round match
The 2011 team consists of (L-R) Logan Dellaforia, Logan Smyers, Tory Dellaforia, Chris Boyer, and Jordan Pohley. 
Advisers are Mrs. Sarah DeVivo and Mr. Josh Tobin 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HOMER-CENTER HIGH SCHOOL MEETS AYP TARGETS 
For the 8th consecutive year Homer-Center High School has met all AYP targets
Congratulations to our students and staff!
 
HOMER-CENTER HIGH SCHOOL EARNS BRONZE RECOGNITION IN U.S NEWS & WORLD REPORT FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SCIENCE & MATH
For more about the selection process methodology-best-high-schools-for-math-and-science