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Girl Scouts of Hawaii gets NOAA grant for “Wonders of Water”

Girl Scouts of Hawaii gets NOAA grant for “Wonders of Water”

Girl Scouts of Hawaii (GSH) has received a $92,500 grant from NOAA Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) grant for its Wonders of Water STEAM leadership program. Beginning in early November, this program will help girls understand how water, the world’s most precious resource, and the environment impact each other.

The goals of Wonders of Water (WOW)  is for young girls to draw on this knowledge and experience and lead others to adopt responsible stewardship practices resulting in healthier watersheds and a more abundant supply of clean water in Hawai‘i.

“We are very excited to receive funding support from such a prestigious organization as NOAA,” said Reyna Kaneko, interim chief executive officer for Girl Scouts of Hawaii. “This  pilot program, at He‘eia Elementary School, in partnership with the Department of Education’s Castle Complex, is a first step to providing a Girl Scout Leadership Experience to more girls statewide.”

Hokulani and Lunalilo Elementary Schools Awarded Grants for Renewable Energy Projects

Hokulani and Lunalilo Elementary Schools Awarded Grants for Renewable Energy Projects

Hawaii Pacific Solar (HPS), a Maui-based solar PV design and installation company, has awarded two education grants totaling $2,718 for solar energy-related projects at Hokulani Elementary School and King William C. Lunalilo Elementary School, both Kaimuki Complex schools.

 

Hokulani Elementary School received the entire amount requested, $1,402.15, to explore the application of PV systems and their use in powering LEGO® robotic projects at the school. Teachers Marcus Pottenger, Naomi Oshiro and Laurie Yoshinaga submitted the grant with Hokulani’s principal, Holly Kiyonaga.

 

King William C. Lunalilo Elementary School received $1,316.60 to participate statewide, with the Hokulea and Hikianalia, in the first science project on hydroponics. Lunalilo has focused on sustainability for the past three years and was adopted by the Hokulea as it travels on its three-year worldwide voyage. Principal Amy Kantrowitz submitted the proposal.

Sacred Hearts Academy student Travels to Russia

Sacred Hearts Academy student  Travels to Russia

Sacred Hearts Academy senior Zoe Sprott spent seven weeks over the summer learning the Russian language in Kirov Russia.   

Zoe was awarded a merit-based scholarship by the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y), in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, to study language and culture through immersion in a host country. 

Sprott, one of fifteen students from the United States, lived in a dormitory among Russian peers for three weeks and spent the rest of the summer living with a host family.  For five hours a day, Zoe and her American peers, who entered the country knowing very little of the language, attended classes taught by Russian teachers.  During the last week of their stay, the students traveled from Kirov to Moscow (a thirteen-hour train ride) and toured Russia’s capital city.

Student Artists Receive Mayoral Awards/Returns from Japan's World Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

Student Artists Receive Mayoral Awards/Returns from Japan's World Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

HONOLULUToyotaHawaii.com – The last week of August this year, Toyota Hawaii flew 13-year-old Teah Laupapa, from Kapolei, and 12-year-old Emma Thain, from Koloa, Kauai, to Japan for an all-expenses paid trip to compete in the World Dream Car Art Contest. The two girls, along with each set of parents, toured the city of Nagoya, visited a Buddhist temple, and painted a lantern. Laupapa recalls, “I liked the fact that I got to bond with my parents through the experience and that we were able to learn so much about the Japanese culture. Both Laupapa and Thain received an award of “Best Finalist” for their respective creations at the World Art Contest in Japan. (All winners’ artwork can be seen “here.”)

Hawai‘i Pacific University Nursing Program to Hold First White Coat Ceremony

Hawai‘i Pacific University Nursing Program to Hold First White Coat Ceremony

Hawai‘i Pacific University (HPU) will hold its first White Coat Ceremony for its nursing program on Sept. 29, as part of a national pilot program. This ceremony, which will be held at the Hawaii Loa Campus, is designed to instill a commitment to providing compassionate care among future health professionals.

“Schools of medicine have been conducting White Coat Ceremonies for over 20 years. By participating in this pilot, nurse educators will gain valuable information about the impact of the ceremony on role development in nursing students,” said Dr. Lynette Landry, dean of HPU’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Kaimuki High School class of 1969 to hold 45th class reunion

Kaimuki High School’s graduating class of 1969 will be holding its 45th class reunion on September 20, 2014 at the Ala Moana Hotel Hibiscus Ballroom from 5:30 – 11 pm.

The reunion week, will begin on Saturday, September 13, with a tennis and volleyball get together on campus along with a potluck lunch.