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.…

New Zealand Study Tour for Educators

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

PAAC and DOE News Release
Nineteen educators participated in the Malama Honua New Zealand Study Tour coordinated by the Pacific & Asian Affairs Council (PAAC) and the Hawaii State Department of Education. The 10-day spring-recess tour allowed participants to meet up with the Polynesian Voyaging Society crew during the New Zealand leg of the Worldwide Voyage of the Hokule`a and Hikianalia, and to build networks and relationships with New Zealand educators around issues of global and local importance.

Two Molokai educators participated, Uluhani Wai`ale`ale from Kualapu`u School and `Iolani Kuoha from Molokai Middle School.

Participants shared teaching approaches based upon place, projects, and culture.…

Molokai Clean Energy Updates

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

I Aloha Molokai News Release

On Wednesday, May 27, I Aloha Molokai (IAM) reconvened a meeting of the partners that make-up the Molokai Clean Energy Initiative (MCEI).  This meeting was held at the request of those members of the MCEI that are involved in the Ikehu Molokai project being presented by Molokai Ranch and Princeton Energy.

The three-hour MCEI meeting included presentations by Cal Kobayashi and Tina Rasmussen from the County of Maui energy department, Steven Rymsha of MECO and Steve Tabor of Princeton Energy.  The presentations were followed by a lively discussion of all energy concepts offered for review.

The Princeton Energy presentation included its newest plan to construct a solar farm on Molokai Ranch property adjacent to the MECO power plant. …

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.…

Veterans Corner

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Community Contributed

By Jesse Church

Aloha all my fellow veterans and residents of Molokai, old Jesse here with all the veterans news and upcoming events. Sunday, June 14, is Flag Day, and I hope that everyone on the island will display their flag. I would love to see every building on Molokai displaying our flag.

The flag of the United States of America has 13 horizontal stripes, seven red and six white, alternating and a union which consists of 50 white five-point stars on a blue field placed in the upper quarter next to the staff and extending to the lower edge of the fourth red stripe from the top.…

Free Cancer Screening

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Community Contributed

By Charlene Naniuikoupua Preza

Dr.  Kalani Bradley shared his 20-minute health class with the women who attended a free cancer screening event at the end of last month.  The purpose was to inform and educate wahine of Molokai on health issues of cancer in women.  Through many hours of research, Bradley found that the earlier cancerous tissue is detected as benign or malignant, the more preventable it is.  Close treatment and care given e.g. physical examination to lung, breast, cervical, colon and mammogram, plus drastic change in diet, lifestyle regime and educating oneself about cancer, can help reduce the risk of cancer.…

Mokulele to Give Passengers Lei

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Mokulele Airlines News Release

Mokulele Airlines will celebrate King Kamehameha Day by lei’ing the first 500 passengers who island hop on June 11 from all nine airport stations.

“Mokulele was founded in 1994 by a Native Hawaiian, Rebecca “Kawehi” Inaba with the goal to share the beauty of the islands with passengers,” said Ron Hansen, president and CEO of Mokulele Airlines. “Our mission to honor that passion has only magnified. That’s why we provide daily service to Hawaii’s smallest communities including Hana, Waimea and Kapalua.”

Mokulele Airlines has the newest fleet of aircrafts in the state and operates over 120 daily flights from 9 airports including – Honolulu and Kalaeloa (Barbers Point) airports on Oahu, Kapalua, Kahului and Hana airports on Maui, Kona and Waimea airport on the Big Island, Ho`olehua and Kalaupapa airports and Mokokai.…

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.…

Community Plan Raises Issues on Land, Economy

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Molokai’s future is being weighed as a local committee reviews the island’s Community Plan update, a blueprint for the next 20 years. The plan spans 2015-2035 and establishes the goals and policies that residents envision for the island’s development. The 13-person Community Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC) is in the process of reviewing the chapters and is seeking input from fellow residents on issues like community design, water usage, natural resource management and infrastructure development.

Last week, the problems facing Molokai’s economy and issues of land use, were on the hot seat, with hours of education and discussion for committee members.

For CPAC member Lori Buchanan, the planning process offers an important opportunity for community problem-solving.…