Rep. Tulsi Gabbard News Release
High school students through Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District competed in an arts competition sponsored by the district’s congresswoman, Tulsi Gabbard. All three Molokai High School students who were among 16 finalists received honors in the contest, Gabbard announced last week. MHS’ Kierstyn Esteron earned third place, while she and fellow MHS students Rizpah Torres-Umi and Eliana Kalilikane-Garces won the “People’s Choice” contest on Gabbard’s Facebook page.
Eighty contest entries were received from high school students throughout the district. Each spring, a nationwide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives.…
Molokai Southside Boxing News Release
The 2013 Hawaii State Regional Junior Olympic Boxing Championships were March 16 and 17 at Palolo Gym. On the first day of the competition, Molokai Southside Boxing Club’s 13 year-old Kekaiomalu Adachi weighed in at 110 pounds and fought hard in three one-minute rounds, coming up short in points against 14-year-old Matthew Perez of BoxFit808. Later, 16-year-old Hunter Manaba weighed in at 141 pounds, defeating 15 year-old Charles Naone of Pearlside Boxing Club in a non-tournament but sanctioned match. Hunter advanced to the finals and will represent Team Hawaii in the upcoming National Junior Olympics.
On day two, 15-year-old Michaiah Soares weighed in at 154 pounds and fought three tough two-minute rounds against Waipahu’s seasoned15-year-old Kekoa Balasi; with only a few seconds left in round three, the contest was stopped.…
Moms on a Mission – Molokai News Release
Every Saturday during the month of March, thousands of individuals across Hawaii, have been marching to express their love for the land, the ocean, and their desire to protect them from genetically modified organisms (GMO) chemical testing and farming. Participants have included families with their children, local farmers, and advocates for food safety. Marches have already been held in Hale`iwa, Oahu (March 2), Kauai (March 9), Hawaii Island (March 16), and Maui (March 23) and the final march will take place here on Molokai on Saturday, March 30.
Supported by Hawaii SEED, Moms on a Mission – Molokai, Hawaii GMO Justice Coalition, and Aloha `Aina, the Molokai march will focus on moving forward for a safer and healthier today and tomorrow for our keiki.…
Molokai Chamber of Commerce News Release
Molokai Chamber of Commerce will award two scholarships of $500 each to Molokai High School and University of Hawaii Maui College Molokai Campus students who are in good standing this year and will attend an accredited college or University to pursue a post-secondary education in business or related studies.
The deadline to submit completed applications is April 15.
Applications are available at Molokai High School through counselor Alanna Kahoohanohano (808-567-6950 ext 281), at MCMC through Molokai advisor Nahiwa Naki (808-553-4490 ext. 23) and online at http://molokaichamber.org/scholarship.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Mahalo and best of luck!…
Molokai Middle and Kualapu`u Charter schools news release
Rain clouds parted this weekend for the second race in the Kualapu’u Charter and Molokai Middle schools 5K series. Racing under cool, wet road conditions, MHS basketball standout Kaimana Kahale pulled away from MMS honor student Kaina Adolpho shortly after the mid-point turnaround. The two runners finished first in their respective divisions with times of 21:25 and 22:18. Winning first in the elementary school division was first-time contender Bucky James Torres who had an impressive debut, running 26:16 for the 3.1 mile course.
For the women, the duel continued between Jessie Ford and Sue Forbes, with Sue attributing her win to foregoing libations and an early night’s sleep.…
Office of Mele Carroll News Release
Rep. Mele Carroll (13th District) voiced many Molokai residents’ concerns in Honolulu today, urging the Governor and the public utilities commission to find alternatives to proposed wind turbines and undersea cables on the island. Carroll introduced House Concurrent Resolution 189, which urges that island-specific alternatives be considered in order to reduce negative impacts on Molokai and Lana`i.
“The message from both Lana`i and Molokai residents is very clear – no wind turbines, no undersea cables,” Carroll said. “I have been meeting with both islands’ community leaders, and as far as they are concerned, the potential risks that turbines and undersea cables pose outweigh the possible benefits.”
Act 165 of Hawaii Session Laws in 2013 authorizes the development and construction of an interisland high-voltage undersea cable to connect the wind turbines, providing energy to residents of Oahu from other islands.…
Liko A`e News Release
Liko A`e Native Hawaiian Leadership Program is accepting applications for those of Hawaiian ancestry wanting to pursue college degrees from accredited schools throughout Hawai`i and the U.S. With funding made possible by the U.S. Department of Education, Title VII(B) Native Hawaiian Education Act and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Native Hawaiian students pursuing vocational and higher education degrees from associates to doctorates are eligible to apply for these funds.
Since 2003, Liko A`e has successfully supported more than 2,000 college students pursuing a diverse range of degree programs. This year, in addition to providing financial scholarships, Liko A`e’s Leadership Program will require students to participate in mentoring programs, focused community service projects and online community building.…
MCHC news release
A Talking Circle for Molokai practitioners, mediators, family members and anyone else interested will be March 19 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Molokai Community Health Center. The Talking Circle will allow everyone to share and compare different ideas related to the broad spectrum of problem-solving methods available in our multi-cultural community.
Molokai’s community is blessed with many mea Ho’ala – practitioners of ho’oponopono, lomilomi, massage, la’au lapaau, behavioral health, counseling and other healing arts – who understand that disputes and painful emotions are often barriers to good health and healing. People who helps problem-solve in their family, church or community could benefit from learning more about the different ways available on Molokai to help with conflict resolution.…
MAC News Release
Molokai Arts Center (MAC) invites everyone to the third annual Soup R’ Bowl fundraiser March 16 at Coffees of Hawaii in Kualapu`u. MAC is helping Coffees of Hawaii celebrate the 200th anniversary of coffee in the Hawaiian islands. With hundreds of beautiful bowls, this Soup R’ Bowl promises to be the best yet.
Soup will be served from 5 until 7 p.m. The public can sip on soup and enjoy the tunes of jazz pianist David Henderson, followed by the U.S. Air Force Band.
The soup choices include: vegetarian pumpkin, tortilla, chicken with wild rice, Portuguese bean and chili.…
Molokai Middle and Kualapu`u Charter schools news release
The first 5K in the Kualapu’u Charter and Molokai Middle School series of five 5K’s went off without a hitch this Saturday with over 40 participants – racers, runners and walkers – taking on the three-mile challenge from Coffees of Hawai`i to Ala Ekahi and back.
Taking first place overall was Molokai High School track standout Akona Adolpho, winning in a time of 20:07. Second and third places went to fellow MHS teammates: Hunter Manaba with a time of 21:50 and Grayson Aldridge with a time of 22:08. In the women’s open division, Sue Forbes and Jesse Ford continued their three-year duel with Sue managing to outlast her longtime rival and friend. Their times were 22:28 and 24:04, respectively. Third place in the women’s division went to high school sophomore Kristin Tancayo who finished in 30:58.…