Photo courtesy of HMSA.
Molokai High School graduate Xrystina Bicoy was selected by HMSA as one of 21 students in the state to receive the company’s Kaimana Scholarship, as well as one of five recipients of their Distinguished Scholarship.
“This is for students who do well academically, as well as show great sportsmanship in athletics and service to their community,” said Molokai High Vice Principal Daniel Espaniola. “We’re very proud of Xristina’s accomplishments.”
The Kaimana program started in 2005 and recognizes all-around accomplishments of high schools, and offers scholarships to individual student athletes, administered by the Hawaii High School Athletic Association.…
Photo by Catherine Cluett.
If you visited Ali`i Fishpond last week, you would have found a group of students twisting ti leaf lei using their toes as anchors, speaking to each other quietly in `Olelo Hawaii under the branches of a hala tree. Meanwhile, another group of students learned lomi massage techniques, while seated beneath the shade of the hale overlooking the fishpond, giving each other treatments.
This was the third annual Kula Kaiapuni Kauwela summer school, a Hawaiian immersion program for one month in June and July. This year, for the first time, students spent one week at Ali`i Fishpond as part of the program.…
UHMCM News Release
The Early Childhood Education program at University of Hawaii Maui College, Molokai (UHMCM) is designed to prepare students to work with young children from birth to age 5 and their families. The curriculum is organized around a core of courses that provide skills and knowledge needed by early childhood educators.
Students can earn an Associate in Science (AS) degree in Early Childhood Education that articulates into the UH West Oahu’s Bachelor in Social Science degree, Early Childhood Education concentration. Come to the college for full details or call us at (808) 553-4490 option 5.…
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. Two weeks ago, Aka`ula school put on its third annual USO-tribute show, with a full cast of characters performed entirely by Aka`ula students. Below, reprinted with permission from Aka`ula’s newsletter, are what students had to say about the experience.
USO Dress Rehearsal
By Dillon DeCoite, 8th Grade
Even though it was a dress rehearsal, I think we did great. The audience was mostly our parents and family members, and they sold food and drinks on the side. …
Editor’s note: Aka`ula High School celebrated the graduation of four seniors last Friday. Aka`ula School’s Class of 2014 is Lance Dudoit-Doo, Kalehiwa Dudoit,
Kalahikiola Helm, and Rydge Pawn. Below are articles from Kala and Kalehiwa reprinted with permission from the Aka`ula newsletter reflecting on their graduation and time at the school.
Our Time Has Come
By Kalahikiola Helm, Senior
High school graduation is a day of monumental accomplishment and an achievement that will be ours forever. We wouldn’t be here without a tremendous amount of hard work and the support of our loved ones. On the days when we felt that we could not continue, our family, friends, and teachers encouraged us, and we persevered.…
At Sust`ainable Molokai’s permaculture farm in Ho`olehua, there’s a time to sow and there’s a time to reap the harvest.
There’s also a time to craft and eat homemade, baked and garden-fresh pizza fresh out of a traditional pizza oven.
“This is really how to get kids and others to enjoy eating what they grow,” said Emillia Noordhoek, executive director of Sust`ainable Molokai, a local nonprofit that works with the community to find modern strategies for sustainability while respecting cultural traditions.
Last Saturday morning, smoke billowed from the Forno Bravo pizza oven’s opening for the first time ever. The oven was stuffed with delicious handmade pizzas with ingredients straight from the farm.…
With dwindling state budgets for athletics and the arts, and after-school programs often focusing on elementary and high school levels, a program called REACH initiated by the Lieutenant Governor has given Molokai Middle School (MMS) a boost. REACH, which stands for Resources for Enrichment, Athletics, Culture and Health, was launched in early 2014 and provided more than $260,000 to selected middle schools statewide.
MMS was selected as one of five pilot schools for the program and received $45,000 in funding for academic enrichment, athletics and the arts.
“[Students] need an experience to relate new learning to… otherwise it is difficult for them to remember and put into context,” said MMS Principal Gary Davidson.…
Molokai Keiki O Ke Kai News Release
Molokai Keiki O Ke Kai and Friendly Isle United Fund present the 25th Annual drug and alcohol-free Keiki Surf Meet Series this summer. Held at Waialua Beach, Mana`e, the meets will be held on Saturdays, June 14, June 28 and July 12.
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., with heats starting at 10 a.m. Participation is $5 per meet per keiki, plus a one-time insurance fee of $5.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations are being accepted on behalf of the Molokai Keiki O Ke Kai.…
Sust`ainable Molokai News Release
The Molokai Middle School and Sust`ainable Molokai is excited to announce seventh grader Keren Poole as the winner of the “Name Your Program” contest. Close to 50 contest submission forms were received. All submissions were tremendously creative and fun, which made it difficult for the contest committee to choose just one program name. Nevertheless, Keren’s Money Time entry for the Middle School financial literacy program was a fantastic fit.
Mahalo to all the students that participated in the contest and a big congratulations to Keren. As the winner, Keren will receive a $50 savings account provided by the Molokai Community Federal Credit Union.…
The MOM Hui News Release
Congratulations to this year’s 2014-2015 Ho`ola Hou Community-Based Scholarship recipients at Molokai High School (MHS): Paul Parker, Bernadette Aragon, Xrystina Bicoy, Lahela Tamanaha, William Casil-Dudoit, Kiloaulani Ka`awa-Gonzales and Rizpah Torres-Umi. Each student will receive an annual scholarship of $1,215 and will be awarded at the Second Annual Grassroots Benefit Concert on Saturday, July 5.
The MOM Hui established this scholarship fund to support MHS senior students who demonstrate a commitment to furthering their education and earn a college degree that focuses on protecting and restoring the health of the environment and human life. We are very excited that several of the students will be entering the medical field including nursing, midwifery and pediatric neurosurgeon and majoring in agriculture and natural resources and ecosystem science and sustainability.…