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Homestead High School's student newspaper

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Homestead High School's student newspaper

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The PTSA Senior Essay Contest gives students a platform to share their opinions, promoting personal development and self-expression.

PTSA Senior Essay Contest offers winners more than money

By Alicia Liste February 24, 2024

Dollar, dollar bills may be the only thing on seniors’ minds if they consider participating in the PTSA Senior Essay Contest. Yet, the contest offers much more than just monetary benefits. Its thought-provoking...

A volunteer sorts donations at the Goodwill donation drive fundraiser on Jan. 27.

PTSA hosts Goodwill donation drive to fund Grad Night Party

By Alicia Liste February 3, 2024

The PTSA hosted a Goodwill donation drive to help fund the upcoming Grad Night Party from Jan. 27-28, GNP co-chair Nanette Jackson said. The drive raised a total of $2,228.90. The GNP is entirely funded...

Students can be tempted to both use and abuse AI, as there are not yet clear guidelines on the appropriate usage of it in schools, PTSA president Harita Menon said.

‘From threat to opportunity:’ PTSA hosts AI workshop

By Alicia Liste December 2, 2023

The PTSA partnered with the nonprofit organization Challenge Success to host a webinar workshop about AI’s influence on education on Nov. 29, PTSA president Harita Menon said. The workshop, entitled...

Art allows students to express themselves creatively and reduce stress.

PTA reflects students’ best interests

By Alicia Liste November 3, 2023

PTA’s Reflections Art Program offers a unique opportunity for all students to display their artistic talents. The contest, held annually, accepts themed entries from students from pre-K through grade...

Sophomore Arcus Foo guides a reading exercise during Job Shadow Day. (Photo courtesy of Katrina Watters)

A peek into future careers

By Mikha Pilar October 31, 2023

A lot of students have conceptual knowledge on what it is like to work in the different careers they aspire to have, but it is hard to see the job in action without a parent or relative with that occupation,...

FOOD DISTRIBUTION EFFORTS: PTSA parents, teachers, board members pack food food from the Nov. 10, 2021 food pantry.

Lack of PTSA student involvement is a missed opportunity

By Nicole Kim May 30, 2022

Homestead’s Parent Teacher Student Association, more commonly known as the PTSA, differs from traditional parent organizations for one thing – its inclusion of students. From the many conversations...

LOVE FOR MUSIC: Wurts said he has enjoyed music his whole life, and his talent of having perfect pitch has contributed to that love.

Q&A with Marcus Wurts

By Nicole Kim March 6, 2022

The Epitaph spoke with senior Marcus Wurts about his experience with the PTSA Reflections Program. Wurts submitted a musical composition piece called “Pandora” and won awards at the Homestead and District...

Sophomore Elisa Floyd participated in Job Shadow Day.

Looking back on Job Shadow Day

By Nicole Kim November 30, 2021

Students looking to immerse themselves in a profession of their interest were given the opportunity to do so in the PTSA Job Shadow Day Program that occured Nov. 11-14. Parent volunteers hosted virtual...

SATURDAY MORNING COLLECTION: members of the Homestead community drop off canned foods, peanut butter and other non-perishable food items.

PTSA, ASB organize food drive, distribution

By Nicole Kim November 13, 2021

Members of the PTSA and ASB partnered up to host a canned food and other necessities drive to give back to the community Nov. 1-5. This event brought students an opportunity to give back to the community...

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