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HOMER-CENTER: Senior class to present multi-act comedy tonight

by JULIA BUGGEY, Gazette Student News Reporter on April 05, 2013 11:00 AM

HOMER CITY — Homer-Center High School’s play production, “You Can’t Take It with You,” comes to the stage today at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $5 for all of those hoping to attend.

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This comedy, performed by the class of 2013, is one that contains several acts telling a story about the Sycamore family, which seems to be crazy except for one member, introduced as Alice Sycamore.

She falls in love with a man she works with, Tony Kirby, and becomes disheartened because she doesn’t feel that marriage is anything but doubtful; her family is too odd to get along with.

The Kirby family is then invited by Alice to join her family for dinner one night, desperately trying to make her family act normal.

From here, much chaos occurs between the families and the government becomes involved with the families’ doings.

Alice and Tony are determined to make their relationship work, but a lot of problems stand in their way and their families show to be completely opposite.

We hope you come and watch our students showcase their talents with their interpretation of the story under the direction of Lou Stepanik, one of Homer-Center’s English teachers. Leading the cast are seniors Kaitlyn Deptola, Dominick Cloud, Evan Bertig and Tory Dellafiora. A special senior citizen matinee was also held at noon.

In addition to the school play, also today 15 sophomores from the school district are attending the 13th annual Regional Youth Leadership Workshop from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus. The event is sponsored by the Kiwanis Clubs of Blairsville, Homer City and Indiana.

The purpose of the workshop is to give the students leadership skills and ideal qualities of a leader so that they may take what they have learned back to the high school and integrate it into the lives of other students, making the skills and qualities expand throughout the district.

There has been quite a bit that has happened in the past couple of weeks at Homer-Center. The PSSA Writing Test was taken during the third week of March by all the eighth-graders, marking the start of the other PSSA tests to come.

In addition, 11 juniors and seniors departed the school on the March 16 and returned on March 23, making their famous Europe trip last about a week.

Every one of them came back with smiles and stories to tell relating to the fun time they had while seeing the diversity and famous structures of Europe.

As spring rolls around the corner, outside sports are under way even though the weather hasn’t cooperated with the game schedule.

The first games of many of Homer’s spring sports within the past week have been canceled and rescheduled, but the softball and baseball teams plan to play the first few games of their seasons within the coming week.

Also, all students at Homer turned in their last pieces of work as the end of the third nine weeks concluded this past Wednesday, bringing us to the final grading period of the school year.

As for upcoming news within the school, this coming week the seventh- and eighth-grade students will begin their PSSA tests in the categories math and reading on Tuesday.

That just about wraps up all of the main news here at Homer over the past few weeks. Look for more upcoming news and events for Homer-Center next week, on April 12, as we enter the final nine weeks of school.

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