The Homer Alumni Association would like to thank you for your interest in visiting our page. Our goal is to keep our school memories at Homer Community Schools as fresh as when they happened and to share them with others at our annual gathering. Along the way we try to keep track of our alumnus and offer the graduating seniors and alumnus who are planning to attend or continue to attend college, an opportunity to apply for the Dewayne Ballentine Alumni Scholarship and the Kathy Hickerson Mills Scholarship. May your memories of attending HHS always bring a smile and make you feel that "Homer is Home". Ronald H. Burris, Alumni President Class of 1969.

THIS YEARS HONORED CLASSES FOR 2015 ARE: 1940, 1945, 1950, 1955, 1950, 1965, 1970, 1975, 2015

The “Dewayne Ballentine” and “Kathy Hickerson Mills” Scholarship Funds

The Dewayne Ballentine Alumni Scholarship Fund was established in May of 1985 after the sudden death of Mr. Ballentine. Dewayne as one of the founding fathers of the First Alumni Banquet and never missed a year of working on the banquet. In honor and in memory of Dewayne for his many years of service, The Scholarship is in his honor and named after him. A total of over 100 seniors and alumni have been awarded scholarships in his honor.

The Kathy Hickerson Mills Scholarship is new this year. Kathy was a beloved employee at the school for many years as business manager and became an important part of the schools personality. The scholarship was set up in her memory and is for seniors who will be attending Kellogg Community College and not in the top 10 of graduating seniors.

Many fundraisers, gifts in kind and remembrances of loved ones, have helped our scholarships to grow and continue to aid in the education of Homer graduates. The board of directors thanks you for your gifts and assure you that they are going to a great cause and very grateful recipients. Should you like to gift monies to the Dewayne Ballentine or Kathy Hickerson Mills Scholarship Funds, in "Memory Of" an individual or just as a gift, mail a check in any amount to: HOMER Community Schools /Alumni Association with the appropriate scholarship mentioned in the Memo of the check to 403 S. Hillsdale St. / Homer Michigan 490245


Our 66th Homer Alumni Association Afternoon Social will be held on May 9th 2015. This year like last, will be held in the afternoon and called the Homer Alumni Association Afternoon Social. This years social hour will be begin at 1:30 with a tour of the new school at 2:00 followed by a light meal at 3:00 p.m in the new Middle School/High School cafeteria. A short business meeting will start at 3:30 then the ABC's "Honored Alumnus of the Year" awards, honored class introductions. The Senior Class recipients of the Ballentine and Hickerson Scholarships will be announced at the annual Honors Assembly. Applications for these two scholarships may be found on the left side of this page under Alumni Forms, or on the HHS website www.homerschools.net under the alumni" tab. We end with all attendees standing, singing the "Orange and Black".

We found out from past years that our attending members were grateful of the earlier starting time. Many of the honored classes gathered on their own afterwards to reminisce, without a worry of making it too long of a day. The cost? $14.00 per person. Graduating seniors will be $7.00 per person. Dinner Reservations must be paid in advance.

To attend this annual event, Reservations and payment in advance is required. Reservations can not be accepted by E-Mail. Mail reservations and payment to: Beverly Klinkel, 5084 22 Mile Rd. Homer, Michigan 49245. Reservations must be received by May 4th, 2015. NO WALK-IN PLEASE. For more information contact us by clicking on our link above or by calling 517-568-4277 Hope to see you there. Our attendance at last years gathering was 158.

“This and That”

The Homer Alumni Association has been chosen to be the exclusive contact and beneficiary of a limited number of bricks from the old school. If you are interested in a piece of Homer High history please contact us via phone by calling: La Donna Stuart 517-568-7116 or Martha Robinson 517-568-4463. The cost is $5.00 each and does not include any shipping cost. (limits may be applied.) Or by contacting us via the link on this page.

“Old Year Books”

If you are in need of an old HHS year book drop us a note. We have a limited supply of older yearbooks that could replace the one you lost in the move. Just send us a note, via the link on this page, on what year you are looking for and if we have it we will contact you with the cost.

“Legacy Program”

The Homer Alumni Association announces a new award called the Legacy Pin. The Legacy Pin is awarded to any graduating Senior who's parents or grandparents also graduated from Homer Community Schools. For more information and an application, please see Mr. Shank. The award will be presented at the annual Awards Night held in May and recognized in the program at graduation. Also during the awards night the Senior could be introduced as a third generation, fourth generation etc.

"The Orange and the Black song"

Through the four long years of high school, midst the scenes we love so well, and the mystic charms to knowledge, we vainly seek to spell. When we win athletic victories, on the football field and track, then we’ll win for dear old Homer High and the Orange and the Black.

Written by: Mrs. Higlund and Mrs. Wagoner

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Homer Alumni

Ron Burris
Nancy Putnam
Dottie Web
Vice President:Mary Bates
Beverly Klinlel

Kathy Hickerson Mills Scholarship

2014 Recipient

Dewayne Ballentine Scholarship

2014 Recipient


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