Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation News Release
Sarah Jenkins, center. Photo courtesy Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation.
A collection of Hawaii’s most talented scholar athletes gathered today at Outrigger Canoe Club to accept scholarship funds from the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation. The nonprofit awarded a total of $178,250 to 29 grantees and 44 scholarships to student athletes from 34 different high schools across six Hawaiian Islands.
Each year, the Foundation awards a $10,000 Ambassador of Aloha Scholarship to one individual that exemplifies outstanding skill and leadership in the classroom, in their chosen sport and in the community.
Sarah `Alohilani Jenkins was named the 2015 Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Ambassador of Aloha.…
By Laura Peterson
All of the sixth graders on the island converged in the Molokai Middle School (MMS) cafeteria for a fun day of activities created and led by the MMS student government on May 28. It was the second and last transition day for sixth graders, designed to introduce the students from different elementary schools to each other and to middle school life.
The student government of MMS showed true leadership skills and planned a day of fun activities, a tour of the school, and introductions to people such as Principal Dawn Mains and Aunty Tikka, the cafeteria manager, who provided everyone with ono cinnamon rolls! …
Kualapu`u School News Release
Kualapu`u Public Conversion Charter School second grader Keolamau Lawelawe won the Hawaii Agriculture Foundation’s (HAF) Localicious Hawaii Keiki Art and Essay Contest for the K-3 grade category. The contest theme was “My Favorite Local Dish and Where it Comes From.” Keolamau won an iPad Mini, and his classmates, parents and teacher, Kumu Loke Han, were treated to a special lunch and visit by Chef Alan Wong of Alan Wong’s restaurant. The gourmet lunch featured local ingredients and included ahi poke with sea asparagus, yellow and red tomatoes with li hing dressing, and a light “stew” of steamed kalua pork, shrimp, clams, spinach, in a buttered broth. …
Interval House Molokai News Release
Celebrate Summer Gardening and Reading with Interval House Molokai! Join us on Saturday, June 27, on the public library grounds from 10 a.m. through 1 p.m., to launch into fun and enriching summer activities.
Our AmeriCorps members have grown hundreds of veggie plants to give away to our community to start home gardens. Stop by and select from an assortment of herbs and green bean, sweet pea, cherry tomato, and mustard cabbage plants. We will be distributing children’s gardening books that highlight where food comes from, the importance of eating fruits and vegetables, and how to start gardens in your own backyards. …
Brayden Willing-McCutcheon, a 2014 graduate of Molokai High School, is attending the University of Northern Colorado where he is studying Physical Therapy as his major. He also made the UNC baseball team, NCAA Division I, however utilized his athletic Red Shirt year this year. He received honors with the Western Athletic Conference, being recognized for his academic achievements of maintaining a 3.3 or higher GPA during the baseball season.
Brayden is playing in a collegiate summer ball league with the Greeley Grays, where he is pitching as well as getting some split time in the outfield. He elected to play under the lights instead of in the ocean this summer.…
Youth showcased months of hard work at last weekend’s annual 4-H Expo, featuring showmanship and market competitions for hogs, steer and goats, small animal exhibits and a live auction.
Lindley Reyes. Photo by Catherine Cluett.
4-H stands for “head, heart, hands and health” and is a national educational organization. On Molokai, students ages five through high school seniors are involved in a livestock program that challenges them to learn responsibility through raising, showing and judging livestock, according to organizers.
Exhibitors in the hog showmanship competition guided their pigs in the ring so the judge could watch for good control over the animal, general health and ask students questions about their hogs.…
Molokai High Athletics Dept. News Release
The Molokai High School Athletic Department is currently creating a list of qualified applicants for coaching positions in a number of sports. If interested please pick up a coaching application at the front office or Athletic Directors office in the Gym. The deadline to turn in applications for the 2015-2016 season is August 3, 2015. Please contact Molokai High School 567-6950 (ext. 297) or the Athletic Dept. at 567- 6959.
1. National Federation High School Fundamentals in coaching certification (NFHSlearn.com)
2. Current First Aide/CPR certification and current NFHS concussion certification
3. The ability to organize and supervise a total sports program
UHMCM News Release
Na Pua No‘eau, Center for Gifted and Talented Hawaiian Children, is pleased to announce that their Molokai office has been reopened after a slight intermission. Na Pua No‘eau Molokai has an array of planned programs coming up for the students of Molokai, Kindergarten through 12th grade in the next couple of months.
One in particular is an exciting five-day `Ai Pono workshop where the students focus on kalo and learn how to make a pohaku ku`i `ai. This workshop is open to students in grades seven through 12 and will take place from July 14-24. If you are interested in this program or any other programs being offered by Na Pua No`eau, please call John Villiarimo at 553-9993 or stop by at the University of Hawaii Maui Community College Molokai (UHMCM) campus.…
Kualapuu School Press Release
Retirements at The Kualapu`u Public Conversion Charter School community would like to say a special mahalo to four retiring members of their staff: Henry Pali, teacher, 18 years; Mapuana Aquino, school custodian, 18 years; Earline Iaea, teacher, 42 years; and Opu`ulani Albino, teacher 10 years. All retirees plan to continue their work with children and with the school, of course after some needed rest and relaxation. Thank you Kumu Pali, Aunty Mapuana, Ms. Iaea, and Kumu Opu`ulani for a lifetime of work and dedication to the children of Kualapu`u.…
Competing in one of two Hawaii eight-player football leagues, Molokai rarely gets the chance to test itself against neighbor island teams in a sport without a state championship. However, at a football showcase on Oahu from June 5-7, the Farmers got to rub shoulder pads with scores of the state’s best athletes and take tips from some of the nation’s top college coaches.
Maximum Exposure Camp, put on by Hawaii’s Gridiron Performance Academy, helps players hone fundamentals while connecting with college coaches. In its second time at the camp, Molokai brought nine players, the most out of any Maui Interscholastic League school.…