Seniors head for their seats prior to the H-F graduation ceremony on May 29. (EC)
Education

H-F class of 2022 urged to ‘do something’ in response to society’s challenges

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School class of 2022 was showered with congratulations and several episodes of thunderous applause during the graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 29, but they also received some straight talk from student government leaders and from District 233 Board of Education President Gerald Pauling.

First, Pauling applauded the seniors for overcoming an obstacle no other class has had to face: a global pandemic.

"You didn't let anything stop you -- not COVID, not Delta, not Omicron," he said, referring to variants of the virus that fueled successive waves of infections. "You made . . .

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Summer events

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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