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HPA accepting registrations for Summer 2014 programs

Looking for an exciting way to spend the summer? Experience summer at HPA! Summer programs are open to all—from toddlers to students entering grade 12.

For registration and information about these and other summer programs, contact the Auxiliary Programs Office

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Hannah Twigg-Smith

Twigg-Smith receives 2014 Hawaii NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

Hannah Twigg-Smith, a senior at Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA), has received the 2014 Hawaii NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. The award, sponsored by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and the University of Hawaii at Manoa, recognizes young high school women for their computing-related achievements and interests as part of an effort to encourage more young women to choose careers in technology.

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HPA to host Earth Day Family Celebration Saturday (April 19)

Hawaii Preparatory Academy will host its Third Annual Earth Day Family Celebration and Environmental Science Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, at the school’s Ulu Malama Terrace Farm, located at the Upper Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

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Hawaii, Mexico students explore volcano in virtual field trip

Public able to join in trip, partly recorded from students’-eye view via ‘Grab & Go Glassroom’

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Hawaii schools joins Mexico City school for virtual field trip

MEDIA RELEASE On Monday, April 14, Keaau Elementary fourth and fifth graders will visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park for a hike into Kilauea Iki. Students from three Oahu schools – Nanakuli Elementary, Hale Kula Elementary and University Laboratory – and students from Peterson Schools in Mexico City will be virtually joining Keaau students via Google [...]

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Parker School lauds Matsunobu, Dunnington

PRESS RELEASE MATSUNOBU ADVANCES AS A NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP FINALIST Senior Lysha Matsunobu has advanced as a National Merit Scholarship Program finalist. She was notified in September that she was one of approximately 16,000 national semi-finalists out of the 50,000 highest scorers of the approximately 1.5 million high school students who took the Preliminary Scholastic [...]

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Scanning Electron Microscope images, collected at UH Hilo, showing a fragment of lava collected from the Puʻu ʻŌʻō lava pond in November 2013. The bar scale at the right is 300 microns (0.012 in). The mostly uniform light gray is basalt glass and darker gray crystals are olivine (left) and pyroxene (right). Both crystals contain melt inclusions comprised of light gray glass. The polished, 1-inch-round acrylic disk (upper-right) contains fragments of Puʻu ʻŌʻō lava (top row ) and Pele’s tears and hairs from Halema`uma`u (bottom rows) ready for analysis.

Volcano Watch: UHH is part of the HVO team monitoring Kīlauea eruptions

Under the direction of Dr. Cheryl Gansecki, students and staff at UHH have been trained in HVO’s protocol for the processing and preparation of lava samples.

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Alika Tejada, pūkaua (war leader) for the High Chief at Pu`ukoholā Heiau.

‘Hawaiian Weapons of War’ at Lyman Museum Monday (April 7)

On Monday, April 7, from 7-8:30 p.m., Alika Tejada, pūkaua (war leader) for the High Chief at Pu`ukoholā Heiau near Kohala, presents a riveting program at the Lyman Museum on the manufacture and use of nā mea kaua, the traditional Hawaiian weapons of war.

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Duncan praises state’s education leadership

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii’s public schools can be a model for the nation, according to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who visited two schools Tuesday before returning to Washington, D.C. Duncan, Gov. Neil Abercrombie and Schools Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi spoke with media in reflecting on the progress made during the last three years based on [...]

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Palm Trail loop, NPS Photo

Explore the Kahuku area of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Everyone is invited to participate in the upcoming Kahuku programs, offered April through June 2014, in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Free! Palm Trail, People and Land of Kahuku and ‘Ōhi‘a Lehua are three of the hikes scheduled.

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SHYLI students to attend Oahu leadership conference

MEDIA RELEASE Big Island students are heading to Oahu this week to attend the 2014 forum for Sustainable Hawaii Youth Leadership Initiative. The conference is Friday, April 4, at Windward Community College in Kaneohe. Students from the Hawaii Island and Lanai will present their sustainability projects to a diverse audience of leaders from business, government [...]

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Alternate Energy offering $1,000 scholarship

MEDIA RELEASE For 20 years, Alternate Energy Inc. has been a frontrunner in Hawaii’s solar energy movement, helping educate residents on the environmental and financial benefits to alternate energy sources. This year, it is offering a scholarship to Hawaii students (Hawaii residents and out-of-state students studying in Hawaii are eligible). * Scholarship Amount: $1000 * [...]

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