Wally Burns VFW members, local bands help honor the fallen

Veterans marching and riding in the Homewood Memorial Day on Monday, May 28, received applause and shouted expressions of gratitude for their service from the crowds lining Dixie Highway and Olive Road.

The veterans of Wally Burns VFW Post 8077, the sponsoring organization of the annual event to honor those who gave their lives for the nation, followed the police and fire escort and the color guard in the annual parade. They, in turn, were follwed by Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld and Trustee Jay Heiferman, representing the village.

H-F Steppers Club takes national title

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School Steppers Club’s synchronized dance routine was judged the best in the country at the Youth Step USA National Championships co-ed division on May 26 in Newark, New Jersey. Catherine Cook, the team coach, won Coach of the Year honors.

21 H-F High students awarded scholarships

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School Foundation has announced the 2018 scholarship winners.
 
The foundation manages these scholarship accounts and makes the awards to seniors at the end of the school year. This year, 21 students received awards.
 
Elizabeth F. Barry Memorial Scholarship — Lauren Parker, $2,500.
 
Elyse Bell Girls Golf Scholarship — LaMeah Brownlee, $1,000.
 

Joy Goff shared her love of exercise for 35 years at H-F Racquet & Fitness Club

Instructor Joy Goff has been on the move sharing her enthusiasm for stepping, swimming and stretching for 35 years with guests at the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District’s Racquet & Fitness Club. Dozens of her students came to wish her well at a farewell party May 23

Two H-F sophomores to represent Illinois at national track meet

Kaylah McCall and Asanti Denton, two sophomore members of the Homewood-Flossmoor High School girls track and field team, will be representing Illinois at a national track meet June 1 and 2 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
 
They will travel by bus with the rest of the team to the Great Southwest Track and Field Classic. They will have a few days of practice before the meet begins.
 

H-F grads return to their grade school at James Hart celebration

“Be true to your school …” and more than 50 members of the James Hart School Class of 2014, awaiting their graduation from Homewood-Flossmoor High School on June 3, returned to Hart for a celebratory visit on Friday, May 25.
 
“I remember dancing. We had a conga line in the lunch room,” said Opeymi Fatuki, who will be attending Illinois State University in the fall.

H-F board hears strategic planning proposal

The District 233 school board is considering a proposal for a long-range plan for Homewood-Flossmoor High School.
 
Dr. Robert Mandonia made a presentation to the board at the May 15 meeting outlining the benefits of a five-year strategic plan. He suggested using a TEAM 233 logo for the project with TEAM standing for Together Expecting and Achieving More adding, “It really says a lot.”
 

Science center helps launch Farmers Market season with lessons on bees, chess

What do chess and bees have in common? 

Both were subjects of activities at the Homewood Science Center on Saturday, May 26, in conjunction with the first summer season Farmers Market. 

Homewood bee enthusiast Christina Lindstrom offered a mini-Pop Up Science activity.

H-F girls track brings home 2nd place state title

The girls track and field team at Homewood-Flossmoor High School brought home the second place trophy and three first place honors from the Illinois High School Association’s Class 3A meet May 17 and 18.
 

Flossmoor Country Club caddie selected for Chick Evans Scholarship

Michaela Reid, a graduating senior at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, is the recipient of the Chick Evans Scholarship for golf caddies. The Evans Scholars Foundation selects students based on their strong caddie record, excellent grades, outstanding character and financial need.

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