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14 | February 16, 2017 | The Homer Horizon school Voting Open February 2-28 Vote: vote and you can WIN A Vacation for 2 to CanCun! Complete at least 50 - categories and be eligible for 22nd Century Media’s Southwest Choice Awards prize—one three-night trip for two (2) adults to Riu Caribe in Cancun, Mexico, courtesy of Apple Vacations. Tell us your favorites in categories such as: Beauty ★ Health ★ Dining ★ Education ★ Fitness & Recreation ★ Pets Services ★ Shopping ★ Vehicles Look for the ballot in the center of this newspaper or vote online at starting Feb. 2. Visit us online at “Our mission is to positively impact a child’s potential in life through play-based education.” Visit us at the homer horizon’s Standout Student Sponsored by Marquette Bank Emma Mackin, Homer Jr. High seventh-grader Emma Mackin was chosen as Standout Student for her academic excellence. What is one essential you must have when studying and why? One essential that I must have when studying is a quiet place so I can focus on what I’m trying to learn. What do you like to do when not in school or studying? Photo Submitted When I am not in school or studying, I like to practice my flute, practice tumbling, cook and bake. What is your dream job? My dream job would be an actuary because I really enjoy math. What are some of the mostplayed songs on your iPod? Some of the most-played songs on my iPod are “Don’t Let Me Down” by The Chainsmokers featuring Daya and “Ain’t My Fault” by Zara Larsson. What is one thing people do not know about you? One thing people don’t know about me is that I was born a premature baby. School News Carthage College Homer Glen native named to dean’s list Danielle Targosz, of Homer Glen, was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester at Carthage College. Dean’s list honors are accorded to Carthage students who achieve a 3.5 GPA while carrying at least 14 credit hours a semester. A Whom do you look up to and why? I look up to my older sister, Kiera, because she is really nice to her friends and the people around her. What do you keep under your bed? I keep arts and crafts and toys from when I was younger that I’m not ready to get rid of under my bed. Who is your favorite teacher and why? I really like all my teachers, but my favorite ones have to be the band teachers Mr. Skube and Mr. Thompson because they help students achieve their musical goals and make us love playing and creating music. What is your favorite class and why? My favorite class is math because in that class my teacher teaches at a good pace and challenges my classmates and me to be better students. What is one thing that stands out about your school? One thing that stands out to me about school is the teachers because they really care about helping kids understand what they are trying to teach. What extracurricular(s) do you wish your school had? total of 992 students were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester. The extracurricular that I wish my school had is a sign language club. What is your morning routine? First, I wake up to the sound of my alarm and decide to go back to bed until my parents wake me up. Then, I force myself out of bed to walk down the stairs to make either an egg white with toast, cereal or oatmeal. After I’m finished with eating, I get dressed, brush my teeth, occasionally put on some mascara and head out the door. If you could change one thing about school, what would it be? If I could change one thing about my school, it would be to make band an everyday class. What is your favorite thing to eat in the cafeteria? My favorite thing to eat in the cafeteria is definitely the cheese pizza and the salad. What is your best memory from school? My best memory from school is in fifth grade when my friends and I made a Shakespeare play based on the Disney princess movie “The Little Mermaid.” Standout Student is a weekly feature for The Homer Horizon. Nominations come from Homer Glen area schools. South Dakota State University One from Homer Glen makes dean’s list Mitch Vejvoda, of Homer Glen, was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester at South Dakota State University. To earn dean’s list distinctions in SDSU’s colleges, students must have completed a minimum of 12 credits and must have earned at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Vejvoda is in the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering. School News is compiled by Editor Thomas Czaja, tom@ community the Homer Horizon | February 16, 2017 | 15 Announcements Photo Op Turning 3! Happy 3rd birthday, Charleen!! We hope all your wishes come true! Make a FREE announcement in The Homer Horizon. We will publish birth, birthday, military, engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements free of charge. Announcements are due the Thursday before publication. To make an announcement, email Homer Glen resident Bob Renkor shared this photo of a female Eastern black swallowtail butterfly that emerged from its chrysalis the first week of January. Renkor said it must have been on one of the herb plants he brought inside for the winter. He added the butterfly is perched on a rosemary bush in the photo. Have you captured something unique, interesting, beautiful or just plain fun on camera? Submit a photo for “Photo Op” by emailing it to, or mailing it to 11516 W. 183rd St., Office Condo 3 Unit SW, Orland Park, IL, 60467. Ted E. Bear TLC Animal Shelter 13016 W. 151st St. Homer Glen, IL 60491 Ted E. Bear is a handsome mixed husky and German shepherd. He is good with children and other dogs. He is also housebroken. Ted E. Bear will make a good companion who would like to go for walks and be someone’s best buddy. To see more of him, visit or go to the Tender Loving Care Facebook page. You can stop by the shelter to see him. You may also call for more information at (708) 301-1594. Do you want to see your pet pictured as The Homer Horizon’s Pet of the Week? Send your pet’s photo and a few sentences explaining why your pet is outstanding to Tom at or 11516 W. 183rd St., Office Condo 3, Suite SW, Orland Park, IL 60467. Do you think leaking when you laugh, cough or sneeze is normal? You are not alone. Many women suffer and are too embarrassed to discuss it. It’s time you understand your pelvic health. You have options and you can take back control. For over 20 years Dr. Kenneth Finkelstein has been specializing in Urogynecology and treating women with pelvic floor issues. Contact Dr. Finkelstein today and learn more about improving and regaining your quality of life. 10260 West 191st Street, Suite 100 / Mokena, IL / 708.425.1907 /