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.…
UHMC Molokai News Release
The Human Services program at University of Hawaii Maui College (UHMC), Molokai is designed to prepare students to work with people of all ages. The curriculum is organized around a core of courses that provide skills and knowledge needed by human service workers.
Career opportunities for graduates range from case management to substance abuse counseling. Courses will be offered this fall for the case management and youth development practitioner certificates. Come to the college for full details or call us at (808) 553-4490 option 5.…
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.…
Interval House Molokai News Release
Celebrate Summer Reading and Gardening with Interval House Molokai and the Molokai Public Library! Join us on Saturday morning, May 31,on the public library grounds from 9:00 a.m. through noon, to launch into fun and enriching summer activities.
Our Molokai High School AmeriCorps members have grown thousands of papaya and veggie seedlings to give away to our community to start home gardens. Stop by and select from an assortment of papaya, green bean, mustard cabbage, parsley, lettuce, cherry tomato and mint starters, along with flowers to enhance your gardens. 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.…
Photo by Laura Pilz.
Richard Otsuji clenched a black-and-white photo of 24 Molokai High School (MHS) seniors, the entire graduating class of 1942, in his hands early last Saturday morning. After waiting 25 years to uproot the time capsule buried during MHS’ 50th anniversary in 1989, Otsuji and many alumni found digging up the past brought a rush of emotion.
“I can remember every detail that happened here. I even shock myself sometimes,” said Otsuji, a former South Pacific WWII war crime investigator, with a wholehearted laugh while pointing his class photo. “I can name you every person in [this picture], their first name and where they live.”
Otsuji, who now resides on Oahu, is one of the oldest MHS alumni and has never missed a school occasion to fellowship with his former classmates.…
Photo by Laura Pilz.
The challenging classes have finished. Studying late into the night for tests has ended. Senior projects have all been presented and graded. And nothing, not even the intermittent rain showers, could stop 77 Molokai High School (MHS) seniors from turning their graduation tassels from the right side to the left and taking home their hard-earned diplomas last Friday.
“I encourage you, as someone said before me, to ‘dream on and dream big’ and follow your dream,” said MHS alumnus and commencement address speaker James “Jimmy” Duvauchelle. “Never settle for second best. Be the best you can be because that’s who you are.”
As anticipation grew and excitement filled the air, the Class of 2014 stood together on the stage to bid farewell to MHS and celebrate four years together.…
Photo by Catherine Cluett.
When Rep. Tulsi Gabbard visited Molokai two weeks ago, she talked story with an assembly of Molokai Middle School students and answered their questions, both probing and fun. The congresswoman told students that she works in Washington, D.C. about three weeks every month, and comes home to Hawaii to travel around her districts for about a week. Here are some of the questions students from the Middle School seventh and eighth grade Social Studies classes prepared.
Question: How has being in the military influenced the decisions you made?
Answer: The time I served in the Middle East on two deployments really changed me a lot and informed some of my policy positions.…
The Harlem Ambassadors pose with the Molokai All-Stars after a basketball show full of fun, laughs and slam dunks. Photo by Bianca Moragne.
The Harlem Ambassadors Basketball Team brought its positive message of pursuing an education, staying drug free and of course, basketball, to the Barn last Monday night for a spectacle of slam dunks and laughs.
Taking to the court in a charity game, the Harlem Ambassadors played the Molokai All-Stars, a team of volunteers from the fire department, police department and Friendly Market, in a game full of music, dancing and fun.
“Please stay in school, stay focused, be obedient, listen to your parents or guardians, the leadership that is before you,” said Lade Majic, coach of the Harlem Ambassadors.…
By Alison Place, School Renewal Specialist
Ho`olauna defined is to “give an introduction to; to be friendly.” This year’s sixth grade Ho`olauna was held on Monday, May 12 at the Duke Maliu Regional Park. The purpose of the annual Ho`olauna is to transition the outgoing sixth graders to middle school. One hundred fifteen sixth graders from Kilohana, Kaunakakai, Kualapu`u and Maunaloa joined together to get to know one another and to learn more about what it means to be a Molokai Middle School (MMS) student.
Referred to as the Class of 2020, these students were told they are the visionaries who have 20-20 vision to create the world of the future while remembering the past.…