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Parker School debate team wins state championship

First time in 30 years trophy travels home with a neighbor island school

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Parker’s Gregg named U.S. Presidential Scholar semifinalist

MEDIA RELEASE Parker School announces senior Paul Gregg has been named a semifinalist in the 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. He is one of 550 students in the nation selected from more than 3,900 who scored exceptionally well on the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) or the ACT (American College Testing) test — out of the [...]

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More Parker debaters qualify for state tourney

MEDIA RELEASE The Big Island District Debate Qualifying Tournament was held March 5 at Parker School. The following Parker School students earned first place: * Paul Gregg in Championship Lincoln-Douglas Debate * Carrie Hiller in Novice Lincoln-Douglas Debate * Maia Tarnas and Elliott Jacobson in Advanced Public Forum Debate * Kyley Nishimura and Nya Phillips [...]

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Richard Smart Scholars grants awarded

MEDIA RELEASE Parker School has announced four students have been awarded Richard Smart Scholars grants for the 2013-2014 school year. The four recipients are: Eve Anderson and Athena Coley from Waikoloa Middle School; Coco Romano Giordano from Paauilo School; and Kyra Matsuda from Parker School. Each recipient has earned her $8,500 grant on the basis [...]

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Navy Seal speaks at Parker School

MEDIA RELEASE In February, Bill White, a retired Navy Seal and owner of Hale Kea Farms in Waimea, visited the Parker School campus as part of the school’s Speaker Series. He spoke to a group of juniors and seniors about his experience as a Navy Seal. The Speaker Series, the brainchild of school supporter Rea [...]

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Parker students sell books, raise money for Smile Train

MEDIA RELEASE Parker fourth grade students hosted a book sale last week on campus to raise money for Smile Train. Smile Train is an organization that funds cleft surgeries for children in developing nations. The students were moved to hold this fundraiser after as a class they read the novel “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio. The [...]

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Parker School raises $200,000 for financial aid

MEDIA RELEASE Parker School held its eighth annual Kahiau dinner/auction gala for financial aid March 2 at the Fairmont Orchid on the Kohala Coast. More than 290 people attended and helped the school raise more than $200,000, which is a record so far for this event. More than 50 percent of the 250 kindergarten through [...]

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Parker fifth graders’ vocabulary parade

MEDIA RELEASE In February, Parker School fifth graders dressed in outfits representing words they had previously secretly chosen from a list of all the vocabulary they had learned so far this year in their language arts program. Their fellow students had to guess what word their costumes stood for. Later, they paraded in front of [...]

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Parker School hosts annual auction gala (March 2)

MEDIA RELEASE Parker School will host Kahiau, its 8th annual auction gala on March 2 at the Fairmont Orchid. All proceeds from the event go to financial aid at the school. The Hawaiian word kahiau means “to give generously from the heart,” and every year Parker puts on the gala so people can come together [...]

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Parker students raise money for Hurricane Sandy relief

MEDIA RELEASE On Feb. 13, Parker students held LoveFest, a benefit concert, art show and silent auction in the Parker School Theatre to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, focusing specifically on the Jersey Shore. The evening event featured showcase performances by the school’s songwriting, dance and drama classes. In addition to the performance, [...]

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Gregg, Wharton advance as National Merit Scholarship finalists

MEDIA RELEASE Parker School announces seniors Paul Gregg and Aidan Wharton have advanced as finalists for a National Merit Scholarship Award. In September, Gregg and Wharton were notified each was one of about 16,000 national semi-finalists out of the 50,000 highest scorers of approximately 1.5 million high school students who took the PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic [...]

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Gregg, Wharton named National Merit Scholarship finalists

MEDIA RELEASE Parker School has announceed seniors Paul Gregg and Aidan Wharton have advanced as finalists for a National Merit Scholarship Award. In September, Gregg and Wharton were notified that each was one of about 16,000 national semi-finalists out of the 50,000 highest scorers of approximately 1.5 million high school students who took the PSAT [...]

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