Island Youth

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Molokai Student Among 3 Scholarship Recipients

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Josh Jerman Foundation News Release

The Josh Jerman Maui Nui Scholarship program recently awarded three Maui County high school graduates scholarships of $1,000 each. This year’s recipients are Sarah Jenkins from Molokai High School, Marc Pader from Lanai High School and Ja`ie Victorine-Dyment from Hana High and Elementary School. In the fall, Jenkins will be attending Duke University, where she plans to study environmental engineering. Pader will be attending the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, with plans to major in architecture. Victorine-Dyment will be attending the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, where she will pursue a degree in psychology.

“It is always an honor to get any type of recognition for hard work and dedication in accomplishing my personal and academic goals; however, I believe getting a scholarship is an investment in me as a person,” said Jenkins.…

School Receives Peace Grant

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Kualapu`u School News Release

Kualapu`u Public Conversion Charter School has received a $50,000 grant from the “Pillars of Peace Hawaii” fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation.  The grant will sustain and improve Kualapu`u School’s implementation of “Getting Along Together,” a school-wide social and emotional learning program that helps children develop empathy and compassion, manage their behavior, focus their thinking, build positive social relationships, and understand and cope with their feelings in ways that support learning and life success.  The funding will support training for the entire school staff including EAs and custodians, four parent workshops, and a one-year part-time administrative position to support the Student Services Team.…

Youth in Motion Takes on Ka`iwi Channel

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Youth in Motion Takes on Ka`iwi Channel

Community Contributed

By Clare Seeger Mawae

Photo courtesy Clare Mawae.

The Maui Jim 40th Annual Molokai Challenge was held on Saturday, May 30 with an international fleet of paddlers racing Surf Ski’s OC1, Prone and SUP (Stand Up Paddle) from Kaluakoi, Molokai to Hawaii Kai, Oahu in this 32 mile race. Youth in Motion put a three-person SUP team together so that the kids could experience the channel as they lead up to their main event in July 2015.  The team consisted of 13-year-old Alex Mawae from Molokai, 15-year-old Lara Claydon from Maui, whose Dad works with the Molokai Baptist Church, and Youth in Motion founder Clare Mawae.…

Little League Plays in All-Star Tournament

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Little League Plays in All-Star Tournament

Photo by Kabbie Bicoy-Juario.

Molokai played in the Hawaii Little League District III ages 9 and 10 All-Star Tournament last weekend in Kihei. Central Maui beat Molokai 5-3 in the opening game tournament Friday. But they came back strong against West Maui on Sunday in the consolidation bracket, winning 8-7. They were scheduled to play Central Maui on Monday.

The double-elimination event ran through Wednesday, with the winner advancing to the state tournament, scheduled for June 18-22 on Oahu.

The Molokai team is pictured here. Bottom row left to right: Kailani Bicoy, Sairus Tancayo, Kamalino Mollena, Angelo Duvauchelle, Heath Schonely, Jayden Pico, Kahiwa Augustiro.…

Free Summer Program Starts Soon

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Molokai CORAL News Release

For those who have applied to the Molokai CORAL Program as a student or as staff, welcome and get ready for an exciting summer of learning! For those who are seeking a FREE educational opportunity for their child(ren) this summer, it’s not too late to register at alohaproductions.org.

As a reminder, students begin on Tuesday, June 9. The program will run through Friday, July 10. There will be an Orientation on Monday, June 8 at the Molokai High School Cafeteria at 5 p.m. where families can meet the staff and other partners of this year’s program. Program hours are 7:30 a.m.…

4-H Expo

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Molokai 4-H Livestock Club News Release

The Molokai 4-H Livestock Club is proud to present the Annual Molokai 4-H Expo on Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20. 4-H is a program for youth ages 5 to 19 that promotes development of life skills, leadership, personal economics, and teaches pride in workmanship and accomplishments.

Participants in the Molokai 4-H Livestock club have been working with some of their projects for over seven months. Projects include steers, swine, goats, chickens and rabbits. Friday members will be weighing-in their projects and judging animals during the day, but you can still come and check out the exhibits.…

Thanks for the Memory

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Community Contributed

Editor’s note: For decades, Bob Hope brought entertainment and smiles to millions of U.S. troops through United Service Organizations (USO), making 57 tours for the USO between 1941 and 1991. For the past four years, Aka`ula School students have hosted a USO tribute show to honor those who have served in the American Armed Services.  Students select singers, musicians, comedians or actors they would like to impersonate and spend the fourth quarter of school perfecting their acts. Below, reprinted with permission from Aka`ula, are what students had to say about the experience.

Fourth Annual USO Show

By Ramie DeVera-Kuahuia, Grade 8

On May 16, my school held its fourth USO tribute show. …

Molokai Robotics Tournament a Success

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Molokai Robotics Tournament a Success

Molokai Robotics Tournament a Success

MMS News Release

Elementary Division Finals Championship Match 2 featuring 334B “Beast from the East” and 334S “Mana’e Style” of Kilohana Elementary.

The 2015 STEM Day at Molokai Middle School (MMS) featured Molokai’s first ever island-wide Robotics tournament.   VEX IQ teams from Maunaloa Elementary, Kualapu`u Elementary and Kilohana Elementary were pitted against each other in the Elementary Division, while MMS teams were matched for the Middle School Division.

Coming out on top for the Elementary Division were teamwork champions and brother-teams Mana`e Style and Beast from the East from Kilohana Elementary, followed by teamwork finalists R0adrunn3rs from Maunaloa Elementary and Comets from Kualapu`u Elementary.…

Graduates Ready to ‘Rise Above’

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Graduates Ready to ‘Rise Above’

 

Photo by Colleen Uechi.

Seated just past the scoreboard that ticked down the closing seconds at hundreds of home games, Molokai High School’s graduating class counted down their final moments as seniors at last Saturday’s graduation ceremony.

“Isn’t it crazy how fast time has flown by?” said Kristin Tancayo in her valedictory speech. “We entered those gym doors almost four years ago for our welcome assembly as freshmen, and here we are now, just about an hour away from walking out those same doors with our high school diplomas.”

With a crowd of supporters packed into The Barn proudly looking on, MHS administrators awarded diplomas to 75 students.…

Bully Free Unity Pledge

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Bully Free Unity Pledge

Photo courtesy FAB.

FAB News Release

Our Families Against Bullying (FAB) Project Bully Free youth classes that took place March 25 through May 27 at the Molokai Youth Center (MYC) is asking support from our youths and community. We have a large unity pledge banner available at the MYC for everyone to come out and sign, to pledge their support against bullying. The goal is to get 100 signatures by Aug. 31 to untie together as a community to end bullying in our schools.

We are very excited and hope that you all will take the time to come out and support our children of Molokai.…