Apply for Bayer Science Education Fund

Wednesday, January 25th, 2023

Bayer Fund News Release

Applications for the 2023 Bayer Hawaii Science Education Fund are now available to eligible public schools interested in obtaining a grant to support their science curricula.

 Since 2005, this Bayer Fund grant program has awarded over $348,000 to public schools in Hawaii for programs, tools, supplies and equipment to enhance their students’ science education. All public schools serving students at the intermediate, high school and college grade levels on the islands of Oahu, Maui and Molokai are eligible to apply.

 There will be two grant periods in 2023. To be considered for the next grant period, completed applications plus supporting documentation must be received by Wednesday, March 1.…

Kupu Internships Open

Wednesday, January 25th, 2023

Kupu News Release 

Kupu, Hawaii’s leading conservation and youth education nonprofit, is hosting the Hawaii Youth Conservation Corps Summer Program (HYCC-Summer), which offers an intensive hands-on experience into the world of conservation. The deadline is quickly approaching and Kupu is inviting applicants to apply on Molokai, Kauai, Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Island. Application deadline is Feb. 17. 

The program runs for seven weeks from June 5 to July 23. If selected, participants are partnered within a team of like-minded individuals and each week they will get to explore and serve within a different partner site, which holds new adventures, challenges, teachings and opportunities for personal growth.…

HMSA Kaimana Scholarships

Wednesday, January 25th, 2023

HMSA News Release

The Hawaii Medical Service Association is celebrating the 18th year of its Kaimana Awards and Scholarship Program, which honors Hawaii high school seniors and their schools for excellence in academics, athletics, community service, healthy activities and sportsmanship. Applications are now available online and are open to graduating high school seniors, including those on Molokai. 

HMSA will award up to 15 students $5,000 scholarships each. To be eligible, applicants must graduate from a Hawaii high school in 2023 with a 2.75 or higher GPA, which is verified by a school transcript that is submitted by a school faculty member. Participation in at least one Hawaii High School Athletic Association league-sanctioned sport during one or more of their high school years and involvement in community service projects in addition to school activities is required.…

Making a Difference with the Climate Crew

Wednesday, January 18th, 2023

By Sage Yamashita, Intern Reporter

From September to December 2022, three of Molokai’s young women strived to make an impact and create awareness for Hawaii’s climate policy and clean energy. Kirakai Yamazaki-Gray, Kayla Holm and myself, Sage Yamashita, were picked to join Blue Planet’s Cohort called Climate Crew with eight other Maui County high school students. Through the cohort, the students completed multiple climate actions, meetings, and workshops, helping the Climate Crew’s work to reach more than 1500 people. 

“I was really impressed with the Molokai girls that joined the Maui County Climate Crew,” said Griff Jurgens, Blue Planet’s education director.…

Sports Roundup

Wednesday, January 18th, 2023

By Sage Yamashita, Intern Reporter

The Barn had a double header last week for Farmers Basketball, with the boy’s team competing against Maui Preparatory Academy and the girl’s team taking on Seabury Hall. On Maui, Farmer paddling, swimming and wrestling teams competed. 

Molokai High’s basketball teams showed great sportsmanship during their games this week. The games were back to back starting with the boy’s first game Friday evening which closed with a score of Molokai 62, Maui Prep 39. Following the boy’s victory, the girls won Seabury with a score of Molokai 40, Seabury 11. The next morning, each of the four teams faced on in rematches.…

Imua Family Services Opens at New Molokai Location

Wednesday, January 18th, 2023

Imua Family Services News Release 

Imua Family Services invites you to join them in celebrating their newly relocated office location in Kaunakakai! In celebration of this new move, Imua Family Services has planned two free programs on Saturday, Jan. 28. The first is a special activity called Play Imua for preschool-age children and their families at the Molokai Public Library starting at 11:30 a.m. The parent-child program will include an interactive arts activity and story time.

That same day, Imua Family Services will also be offering free developmental screenings and evaluations for keiki between 2 months old and 5 ½ years of age at their new office location at 130 Kamehameha V Hwy in Kaunakakai.…

MEO Head Start Applications

Wednesday, January 18th, 2023

MEO News Release

Maui Economic Opportunity’s Head Start, a 100 percent subsidized preschool program for low income families, will begin accepting applications for the 2023-24 school year beginning Wednesday, Feb, 1.

Children who will be 3 or 4 years old by July 31, 2023, and whose families meet income and other requirements are eligible for the program. There are a limited number of spaces.

MEO Early Childhood Services runs programs in Kahului, Wailuku, Kihei, Lahaina, Makawao and Kaunakakai. The school year runs from mid-August to the end of May 2024.

Parents/legal guardians are required to provide the child’s birth certificate and income verification (preferably 2022 income tax returns or 2022 W-2 forms) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) printouts.  …

MHS Principal’s Honors List & Honor Roll

Wednesday, January 18th, 2023

The Principal’s Honors List are students who have earned Mark Point Averages of 4.000* or above while enrolled in four or more courses, two or more of which are solid courses.  For the second quarter of the 2022-23 school year, they are:

Grade: 12 Augustiro Dion 4.000Grade: 12 Bumatay Joanne Nicole 4.000Grade: 12 Bumatay Quedin Clever 4.000Grade: 12 Duffy Danica 4.000Grade: 12 Duvauchelle Olapaholunape 4.000Grade: 12 Kahue-Cabanting Reina 4.000Grade: 12 Lima-Villa Kairee 4.000Grade: 12 Mamuad Jaslyn 4.000Grade: 12 Morris Raven 4.000Grade: 11 Adolpho Jericho 4.000Grade: 11 Agcaoili Sheniah Halle 4.000Grade: 11 Bush Chevy 4.000Grade: 11 Chong Kalima Kailiah 4.000Grade: 11 Davis Miliopuna 4.000Grade: 11 Duvauchelle Kauahekiliohu 4.000Grade: 11 Han Sonni 4.000Grade: 11 Kanemitsu Aiko 4.000Grade: 11 Kaupu Tollefsen Ella-Janee 4.000Grade: 11 Pali-Pahupu Kamauwai’ihi 4.000Grade: 11 Pu-Puaa Soulriah 4.000Grade: 11 Tanabe Clarence 4.000Grade: 10 Arinoki Te Waitemata 4.000Grade: 10 Braxton Mahealani 4.000Grade: 10 Cockett Rose Marie 4.000Grade: 10 Dunaevskaya Elizaveta 4.000Grade: 10 Manaba Anjolie 4.000Grade: 10 Pua’a Ara Meiliah 4.000Grade: 09 McLaurin Timika 4.000Grade: 09 Oamil Jr.…

Weekend in Sports

Wednesday, January 11th, 2023

Weekend in Sports

By Sage Yamashita, Intern Reporter

It was a busy weekend for Molokai High athletes, with many teams kicking off the new year with competition. Boys Basketball had two home games last weekend against Waldorf. The final score on Friday came out to Waldorf 45, Molokai 41. The rematch on Saturday took the score to Waldorf 41, Molokai 33. 

On Maui, Farmers paddling, swimming and soccer competed. For paddling, the girls took fourth, the boys took fourth and the mixed team also placed fourth. Six swimmers swam great times, and Mauli Pupuhi came in first overall in the 100 and 50 freestyle.…

Kilohana School Finalist in STEM Competition

Wednesday, January 11th, 2023

Samsung News Release 

Molokai’s Kilohana School is among 300 public schools across America have been named State Finalists in the 13th annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow national competition, announced Samsung Electronics America. Representing the cream of more than 1000 competition entrants, each state finalist has won a package of $2,500 in technology and school supplies. Kilohana was one of five schools in Hawaii that became finalists. These finalists advance to additional stages of the competition that will culminate in three schools being selected in May as national winners, and receive $100,000 prize packages. 

The annual Solve for Tomorrow competition challenges public school students in grades 6-12 to explore the role science, technology, engineering, and math (the core STEM subjects) can play in addressing some of the biggest issues in their local communities.…