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Matsunobu selected as U.S. Presidential Scholars Program semifinalist

MEDIA RELEASE Parker School senior Lysha Matsunobu has been selected as a 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program semifinalist. Out of close to 3.2 million graduating high school seniors from across the U.S., more than 4,000 were identified as candidates for the program. Matsunobu is one of 565 semifinalists selected from this group and the only [...]

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Waimea Middle School receives $266,500 grant

MEDIA RELEASE Waimea Middle School has received a $266,500 school improvement grant from Tom and Gail Gimbel’s Neilen Foundation to help the public conversion charter school become financially sustainable to better support academic improvement for all students. The Gimbels, who are becoming Hawaii Island homeowners after having visited frequently for decades from California, made what [...]

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Board of Education community meeting in Kona (April 24)

BOARD OF EDUCATION COMMUNITY MEETING Thursday, April 24, 2014 6 – 7:30 p.m. Hawaii District Kealakehe High School Cafeteria You are invited to join the Board of Education and the Honokaa-Kealakehe-Kohala-Konawaena Complex Area Superintendent to get to know each other, share views on public education and discuss the community’s role in supporting student achievement and [...]

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First Nations’ Futures Program accepting applications

MEDIA RELEASE Applications are now being accepted for the First Nations’ Futures Program (FNFP) 2014-2015 Hawaii cohort. FNFP was initiated in 2006 by Kamehameha Schools, working in partnership with another First Nations Institution in Te Runanga o Ngaī Tahu (Aotearoa – New Zealand) to establish a world-class fellowship program focused on building indigenous capacity through [...]

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UHPA honors Stemmermann through endowed fellowship

MEDIA RELEASE The University of Hawaii Professional Assembly of Honolulu is honoring UH alumna, innovative researcher and UH educator Dr. Lani Stemmermann through a $204,000 pledge to create the Dr. Lani Stemmermann Endowed Fellowship. This endowment will support graduate students pursuing their Ph.D. degree in Botany, in the Department of Botany University of Hawaii at [...]

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The Honokaa Jazz Band performs at the 2010 Peace Day Parade & Festival in Honokaa

Honokaa High School Jazz Band to tour Oahu

State Representative Mark Nakashima (Hamakua, North Hilo, South Hilo) announced that the Honoka’a Jazz Band from Honoka’a High School will be on its annual concert tour of Oahu from April 24-27. This year, the award winning band devotes its talents to the service of others. Hunger, homelessness, domestic violence and senior comfort remain a part of our community.

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Volcano School of Arts & Sciences receives $618K Grant in Aid Funds for new campus

The Office of the Governor has announced the release of $618,000 to the Volcano School of Arts and Sciences for the planning and design of their new campus in Volcano Village, Hawaii.

Volcano School of Arts and Sciences, a public charter school, was created by community members to educate and nurture the individual strengths and interests of each student.

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Dr. Paul Nakayama

Nakayama is appointed to board of trustees at HPA

Dr. Paul Nakayama has been appointed to the board of trustees at Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA). Gregory R. Mooers, chairman, announced the appointment after the board’s recent meeting in Waimea.

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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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