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Seumalo Makes MHS Football History

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

Seumalo Makes MHS Football History

By Rick Schonely, Sports Reporter 

Molokai High School graduate Vaai “Uso” Seumalo is on a mission. Last week Seumalo verbally committed to Kansas State University, accepting a football scholarship to the school, where he plans to finish his associate degree in the spring. Since graduating from MHS in 2020, he’s been at Garden City Community College in Kansas. However, the 6-foot-4, 325-pound defensive lineman has been on the radar for Kansas State since he arrived in the state. 

He’ll be the first ever NCAA Division I scholarship football player from Molokai High’s football program.

Seumalo is very humbled by his trail-blazing journey and the road is just getting better and better. …

HI COVID Cases Slow, Regulations Ease

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

By Catherine Cluett Pactol

With COVID cases on the decline in Hawaii, Gov. David Ige announced changes to rules related to COVID-19 last week. While measures like the Safe Travels Program for entering the state and indoor mask mandates will continue, the governor said emergency orders of pandemic regulations will be transferred to the county level, and limits for social gatherings established in a Nov. 2 state order will end on Dec. 1.

“Hawaii residents have worn their masks and avoided large gatherings, even important family events,” said Ige. “Most of our residents are vaccinated. We worked together to keep our communities as safe as possible during this pandemic.…

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Get College Advice

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

UHMCM News Release

Interested in attending UHMC, Molokai in the spring? Get advising assistance by contacting one of our team members at the Molokai Education Center. For Early College High School, contact Ali Lucas at alikaina@hawaii.edu or call 553-4490 x 5. For Hawaiian Studies and Liberal Arts, contact John Villiarimo johnlv@hawaii.edu, 553-4490 x 7. For CTE, Health, and all other majors, please reach out to Olelo Schonely Spencer at amandaos@hawaii.edu, 553-4490 x 6 or Liliana Napoleon liliana@hawaii.edu, 553-4490 x 9. The application deadline for Spring 2022 is Dec. 15.…

All Runners, One Shooter Qualify for States

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

All Runners, One Shooter Qualify for States

By Rick Schonely, Sports Reporter

All Molokai runners of the MHS Cross Country team will advance to States after top results in last weekend’s Maui Interscholastic Championships at Baldwin High. Namakaokaaina Ross brought home third place at the championship run with a time of 18:52.7, while on the women’s side, Kailani Bicoy placed sixth with 24:20.1. Jericho Adolpho came in 13th followed by Johnson Harris in 32nd place, and Tenley Akutagawa came in 38th in the women’s race. 

“Wow, what a race, season just not over yet for the Girls XC team,” said Girls Cross Country Coach Kabbie Bicoy-Juario, adding sophomores Bicoy and Akutagawa both ran their fastest times of the season.…

The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

Community Contributed

Opinion by Father Pat Killilea, St. Francis Church, Kalaupapa

It came to me last week during our annual Sacred Hearts retreat at St. Anthony Retreat Center in Kalihi Valley. My next article would be entitled “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” after the movie of that title, starring Clint Eastwood. This “inspiration” came to me during one of Father David Reid’s dynamic conferences. Forgive me, David, for being momentarily side-tracked at such a solemn moment! When I shared this “inspiration” with Sister Dolores Pavao ss.cc., my longtime friend and coworker during our time in Massachusetts, she came back with, “Oh, I don’t like that.”…

Nonprofit Serving Homeless Gets Grant

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

Family Life Center News Release

Family Life Center, Inc., a nonprofit organization serving the homeless population on the islands of Maui, Molokai and Kauai, has been selected to receive a $2.5 million grant from the Bezos Day 1 Families Fund—the largest grant in Family Life Center’s history. This is the second consecutive year that the organization has received a donation from the Day 1 Families Fund. Launched in 2018 by Amazon founder and executive chair Jeff Bezos, the Day 1 Families Fund issues annual leadership awards to organizations and civic groups doing compassionate, needle-moving work to provide shelter and hunger support to address the immediate needs of young families.…

Teams Prep for Season Finals

Wednesday, November 24th, 2021

Teams Prep for Season Finals

By Rick Schonely, Sports Reporter

Molokai athletes had the weekend off last week but this weekend is going to be exciting.

The Lady Farmers Girls Volleyball team (5-3) will host Lanai (4-4) on Nov. 26-27 at The Barn to finish the Maui Interscholastic League  regular season. Friday night’s game will be aired live on Akaku Molokai at 7p.m. and will also be senior night for Molokai’s two seniors, Lia-Chae Meyer and Jordyn McCutcheon. Head Coach Mahea Rawlins has her team ready for a big weekend against the Pine Lasses with the MIL Division II Girls Volleyball tournament starting on Dec. 1 at Maui Prep.…

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