Education

Molokai Holokai Day 2

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Molokai Holokai Day 2

Youth in Motion News Release

Day two of the Molokai Holokai Ho’olaule’a exceeded all expectations with 116 registered participants in the combined long from Kamalo to the Molokai Community Health Center. The main course was 10 miles, with a short course of five miles and keiki and makua course of 3/4 mile. Winds were easterly, a little on the lighter side but still perfect for the racers. The fleet was well rounded with 39 in the OC/ski division, 21 in the SUP, a youth OC 6 team and most impressive, 50 in the keiki division.

The day prior, while the racers were racing from Maui, about 50 kids showed up to clean up the harbor pulling out all kinds of rubbish from both sides of the pier.…

Baseball Shows ‘Heart’ at States

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Baseball Shows ‘Heart’ at States

 

After winning their seventh straight league championship, the Farmers Baseball Team made it to states last week, where they finished their season with a 9-4 record after losing games Thursday and Friday.

 

“This was definitely a learning experience for both players and coaches.  Our youth and inexperience really played its roll this week and at this level of baseball, it hurt us,” said first year Head Coach Keahi Rawlins. “On the other hand we held our own and had a chance to show the state our potential for the future. We got closer as a team and didn’t give up although we had every excuse to shut down and give up.”

 

On Thursday, Molokai lost to Waimea 20-5, and ended their games at states with a loss to Waipahu on Friday, 9-5.…

‘Miracle’ Takes MHS Robotics to Worlds

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

‘Miracle’ Takes MHS Robotics to Worlds

The Molokai High School robotics team never expected to be able to attend the World Championship in Texas, let alone come home with an award, but they did both last month, in what coach Edwin Mendija has dubbed a “miracle.”

Last month, the seven-member team secured a spot at the Worlds with their performance at the FIRST Robotics Competition Hawaii Regional, as well as earned the Rookie All-Star award. But they knew they didn’t have the funds to make the trip to the event, where registration alone comes with a $5,000 price tag.

“Traveling to the championship itself was seemingly impossible, since the program historically has a low budget — especially for a high school level team,” said Mendija.…

Student Tackles Ocean Pollution

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Student Tackles Ocean Pollution

By Dyson Chee

Aloha! My name is Dyson Chee and I am a 17-year-old high-schooler living on Oahu who is passionate about protecting our beaches. In October, 2018, I started a project, Project O.C.E.A.N., to tackle this issue of plastic pollution. As a part of Project O.C.E.A.N., I do presentations as schools and community events about plastic pollution and the solutions, but all of my presentations had been on Oahu Island until recently. On April 26, I headed over to Molokai to do presentations here, including presentations at Molokai High School, for the first time ever. I really did not know what to expect when I touched down on Molokai, but I know that I could not have asked for more than what I got.…

Spreading Holiday Cheer

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

Spreading Holiday Cheer

Young and old shared joy and Christmas spirit with fellow residents before the holidays. Kaunanakai School students caroled around town for various businesses and groups on Dec. 21, pictured here with Home Pumehana’s oldest 101-year-old resident. Kale Marcone, who has been playing clarinet since he was a child and had just turned 84, played for Bank of Hawaii staff and customers over the holidays.…

Busy Weekend for Local Youth

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Busy Weekend for Local Youth

Before Kaunakakai School’s movie night on the lawn last Friday, keiki played under a rainbow before dusk fell, pictured at top. At left, Molokai High’s robotics team 1037, led by coach Edwin Mendija, defended their Maui VEX Robotics Championship for the third year in a row, also winning the Robotics Skills, Judges and Sportsmanship awards and qualifying them for the state and national championships. Pictured at right, Kualapu’u School held their annual Ohana Fun Fair last Saturday, bringing families together and featuring free activities such as horseback rides, water slides, costume fun run, a keiki pageant and a helicopter landing.…

GET Local Youth Cooking Contest

Sunday, September 9th, 2018

UHCES News Release

The University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension Service (UHCES) is launching a campaign to promote local growers in the community and encourage healthy eating by holding a GET Local Video Cooking Competition. GET local stands for Grow, Eat, Think Local. All students who are 12 to 18 years old are invited to submit a cooking video that highlights their cooking abilities, uses a local ingredient for their recipe, and includes information on the local farmer.

Prizes for winners include the chance for one recipe to be added to the menu of a top restaurant on Maui, an opportunity to film a live cooking show with a celebrity chef for a local television station, and $100 gift cards for video recording equipment.…

Funds for Student-Led Environmental Solutions

Sunday, September 9th, 2018

Kupu News Release

Molokai students who want to help their schools or communities go green now have a chance to earn funding to back their big ideas. Conservation and education nonprofit Kupu, in partnership with Kokua Hawaii Foundation, is launching its third annual Hawaii Youth Sustainability Challenge mini-grant program, which supports student-led environmental initiatives.

Applications are now open and due Oct. 19. Students in grades 6-12 from public, private, and charter schools statewide are encouraged to apply.

“We are so excited to host another Hawaii Youth Sustainability Challenge mini-grant opportunity,” says Kupu CEO John Leong. “Not only is this a great experience for Hawaii’s next generation of eco-preneurs and eco-engineers, but it’s also a win for the community at large.…

MHS Robotics Takes Lead as Champs

Sunday, September 9th, 2018

MHS Robotics Takes Lead as Champs

Community Contributed

By Coach Edwin Mendija

Molokai High School Robotics competed at and won the 2018 East Oahu VEX Robotics Tournament on Aug. 18. The tournament was hosted by Sacred Hearts Academy and featured the top robotics teams in the State of Hawaii, including this past season’s State Champions.

Team 1037A (Randall Cabreros and Maria Angst) went undefeated throughout the qualification rounds and ended up also sweeping the quarter, semi, and finals rounds with their partners from Pearl City High School to take the first State and National Championship qualifying tournament of the 2018-2019 VEX Robotics season. With their strong performance, they were also given the “Amaze Award,” an award given to a team with an amazing, well-rounded and top-performing robot.…

Pine Lads Football Beat Farmers for 1st Time

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Pine Lads Football Beat Farmers for 1st Time

 

The Molokai High School 8-Man Football team had won 15 straight MIL league games and the last three MIL championships going into last Saturday’s game against Lanai at Lanai City. The Pine Lads stopped that streak with a 44-16 win over the Farmers, showing that they will be competitive this year again. Lanai was in the championship game against Molokai last year and this was the first time they have beat Molokai’s football team.

Molokai Head Coach Mike Kahale knew it would be a competitive game.

“We knew going in that Lanai would be a tough match up,” he said.…