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James Hart honors 11 graduates, musicians for outstanding work

During the May 24 graduation ceremonies for Homewood's James Hart School, administrators announced special awards presented to 11 outstanding students.

Caleb Stamps, Jahnahn Webster, Taylor Alexander, Caylum Ganshirt and Quinn Hanna received the Betty Dillon Award honors students who achieved straight A grades in seventh and eighth grades in District 153’s most rigorous courses – high school level geometry, accelerated foreign language, accelerated English/language arts.

The Homewood PTA Service Award was presented to Sophie McManus and Treylan Webster; the Wally Burns VFW Post 8077 Award was presented to Julian Grisuis and Jahnahn Webster . . .

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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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