MHS students collected the most awards of any school at the fair. Photo courtesy of Momi Afelin.
At Molokai High, young scientists are doing groundbreaking studies to solve problems in their own backyards.
One group of students is turning invasive seaweed on the island into a profitable resource. Another is researching the destructive effect mangroves will have on Molokai’s coastline, finding that the trees have invaded over 60 percent of the island’s fishponds. These two projects won top honors at the Maui County Science Fair, and were chosen to represent Molokai and Maui County at the international level competition this spring.…
By Father Pat Killilea, St. Francis Church, Kalaupapa
They were waiting for me in the clearing at the foot of the Kalaupapa trail when I drove up in my Paddy Wagon. It had taken these young people and their adult adviser a casual hour and a half to hike from topside Molokai to Kalaupapa. It was obvious that this quintet of teens and their adviser, Mr. Edgar Alvarez, from St. Damien Parish in Kaunakakai were excited about their visit to our unique settlement, the land of Saints Damien and Marianne.
Shortly thereafter back at the parish house, I learned that a couple of the girls were members of the Farmers’ Basketball team who represented Molokai High School so honorably on the court in recent weeks.…
By Clare Seeger Mawae
The opening of the Stand Up World Tour for 2015 was the Turtle Bay Women’s Pro along with the Na Kama Kai Youth Challenge leading to the main event, the Sunset Pro at Sunset Beach. Alex Mawae from Molokai had the experience of his young life with challenging conditions, big surf and being around kids who just ripped in the surf. The World Tour has always had the Na Kama Kai events added in for young and upcoming paddlers to attend. This year at Turtle Bay, the youth outnumbered the women with 20 youth competitors.…
Consuelo Foundation Molokai News Release
One out of four girls, and one out of five boys are sexually abused. Research suggests primary prevention education can increase your child’s ability to self-protect, report, and seek help..
In partnership with the Hawaii Sexual Abuse Treatment Center (SATC), Consuelo Foundation’s Molokai Child Abuse Prevention Pathway (MCAPP) currently offers a series of lessons at a few Molokai schools on personal safety, respecting boundaries, recognizing unsafe situations and getting help.
Call us at 660-2619 for more information about primary prevention education for your child.…
For the first time in school history, Molokai hosted the boys’ Division II basketball Maui Interscholastic League Championships from Feb. 18-20, and with it, came the Farmers’ final shot at the state championships. Five teams competed in The Barn, with Seabury Hall claiming the league title and a berth at states.
In the opening game on Feb. 18, Molokai kicked off the tournament with a resounding 58-48 win over Hana.
Tani Falealii eyes the basket against Seabury. Photo by Colleen Uechi.
After being down for most of the first quarter against the Dragons, Molokai pulled ahead on sophomore guard Michael Sterner’s three three-pointers.…
Seabury’s title-winning team poses with their medals after the championship game last Friday. Photo by Rick Schonely.
Seabury Hall won a sixth consecutive Maui Interscholastic League Division-II Boys Basketball championship last Friday, defeating Lanai 59-49 in the MIL tournament final at The Barn.
The Spartans (10-0) clinched the league’s lone berth to the D-II state tournament and won their 32nd straight MIL game.
Jaxson Stinger scored 27 points for Seabury, and Jordan Haylor added 10.
The Spartans led by just one point at halftime, 26-25. They outscored the Pine Lads 24-15 in the fourth quarter.
Kerl Manuel scored 16 points for Lanai (7-3), sinking four three-pointers.…
Despite not qualifying for the final round of the state championships, Molokai swimmers recorded their best relay times of the season in the state preliminaries, said Head Coach Jess Ford. Two weeks after medal-winning performances in the MIL championships, five Molokai swimmers competed in two team events at states last week Friday.
Sophomore Kahale Ramos, junior Keao Ross and seniors Luke Kikukawa and Michaiah Soares swam as a team in the 200-yard medley relay and came in 18th with a time of one minute and 54.64 seconds. Ross, Kikukawa, Soares and senior Tanner Mosher raced in the team 200-yard freestyle relay and came in 17th at 1:39.99.…
In the MIL’s regular season finale last weekend, Molokai won three different divisions. Kui Han beat out Lahainaluna’s Connor Mowat for the 285-pound title, while Saydee Makaiwi (127) and Cendall Manley (145) emerged as Molokai’s girls’ champions.
The battle between Han and Mowat has raged all season. The two have traded titles in the four meets they’ve competed, and each has come out with two victories against the other.
This weekend the Farmers will compete in the MIL championships. While Molokai has performed comparatively well in the field this season, with the third most titles out of the nine competing schools, Head Coach Randy Manley said that many wrestlers are still young and gaining experience.…
UH College of Education, Special Education Dept. News Release
Ever thought about becoming a teacher? There are wonderful opportunities available for you to impact the lives of your keiki here on Molokai. Programs from the University of Hawaii at Manoa are now available that would allow you to stay at home, get your teaching license, and then work as a teacher in your own community!
We have a new Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education for those interested in working with keiki in preschool through third grade. This program leads to a dual license and requires online coursework with field placements in a local school. …
By SPAM Youth
A person who is thinking of suicide may not ask for help, but that doesn’t mean they don’t want it. Most people don’t want to die, harm themselves or others, they just want to stop hurting! Remember the hardest step to take is to ask for help. If you or someone you know is hurting themselves, go get help.
The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
This message is brought to you by the Youth of Suicide Preventers Around Molokai (SPAM). We are a youth led group sponsored by Hawaii’s Caring Community Initiative under the Molokai Community Health Center.…