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HIKI NŌ
Hosted by Kua o ka La Public Charter School

 

This episode of HIKI NŌ is being hosted by Kua o ka La Public Charter School — Milolii Hipuu Virtual Academy on Hawaii Island.

 

Top Story:
Students from Aliamanu Middle School on Oahu highlight a dialogue between Hawaii youth and global peace leaders Desmond Tutu, Gro Harlem Bruntland and Hina Jilani. The August 30, 2014, event, sponsored by Pillars of Peace Hawaii, an initiative of the Hawaii Community Foundation, gave students the opportunity to hear from and interact with three representatives from The Elders, a group that works collectively for peace and human rights. Aliamanu students also interviewed The Elders, inspiring reflections on what the middle schoolers learned and about their hopes for the future.

 

Also Featured:
Students at Moanalua High School on Oahu spotlight science whiz Dustin Paiea, who worked alongside University of Hawaii engineers to test graphene, a sustainable and highly conductive new material; students at Konawaena High School on Hawaii Island feature the friendships that blossomed when students from Kumejima Island in Okinawa attended Konawaena High School on Hawaii island for three weeks of cultural exchange; students at Saint Francis School on Oahu tell the story of Cathedral Catholic Academy principal Miguel Paekukui, who also shines as a veteran actor for Manoa Valley Theatre; students at Maui High School tell of a mother’s courageous battle with ALS and how her daughter’s school undertook the Ice Bucket Challenge in her honor; students at Wheeler Middle School on Oahu demonstrate how using Google docs can solve menu planning for any potluck; and students at Waianae High School on Oahu portray how a student struggling with diabetes has found strength through a new clinic’s peer support program.

 

HIKI NŌ
Hosted by Farrington High School

 

This episode of HIKI NŌ is hosted by students from Farrington High School on Oahu.

 
Top Story:
Students from Iolani School on Oahu tell the story of a young Iolani graduate who, despite becoming a quadruple amputee due to a devastating disease, continues to live life with grace and appreciation. She visits her alma mater, sharing her inspiring message of perseverance.

 
Also Featured:
Students at Maui Waena Intermediate School on Maui explore the controversy surrounding  the construction of a new Central Maui Sports Complex; students at Kainalu Elementary School on Oahu profile a Kailua woman who shares the art of ribbon-lei-making with people from around the world; students at Mid-Pacific Institute on Oahu show how science and spiritualism are coming to the aid of a historic Waikiki icon – the Moana Hotel’s majestic banyan tree; students at Lahainaluna High School on Maui share the story of a Lahaina woman who proudly maintains her Hawaiian heritage through pa’u riding; students at Waiakea High School on Hawaii Island spotlight a locally owned surf company in Kapaa, Kauai that gives back by supporting the community’s sports teams.

 

 

HIKI NŌ
Outstanding Stories from Winter Quarter

 

This look back at some of the outstanding HIKI NŌ stories from the winter quarter of the 2014/2015 school year is hosted by two former HIKI NŌ interns, Akane Kashiwazaki and Terrence Nahina, now students at the University of Hawaii Academy for Creative Media.

 

Featured in this compilation show are:
A story from H.P. Baldwin High School on Maui about McKayla Wandell, who grew up with a meth-addicted father and now uses what she has learned from that experience to help other teens cope with similar hardships through her talks at Maui TEDx conferences; a story from Wheeler Middle School on Oahu about eighth-grader Macy Walters’ quest to climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, despite (and because of) the fact that she suffers from a rare autoimmune disease; a report from Moanalua High School on Oahu about why Hawaii’s high school students consume so much caffeine; a personal profile from King Intermediate School on Oahu about Aisha Yamamoto, a King Intermediate seventh-grader who loves using her skills as a DJ to get kids moving on the dance floor; a point-of-view report from Hoku Subiono of Kua o ka La PCS Milolii Hipuu Virtual Academy on Hawaii Island in which turns the lens on the controversial Thirty Meter Telescope project on Mauna Kea and his own struggles to reconcile his love of science with his Hawaiian heritage; a profile from Waianae Intermediate School on Oahu about Shardenei Luning, a young woman who finds similarities between her lives as a beauty pageant contestant and Pop Warner football player; and from Campbell High School on Oahu, the story of dancer Christian Jacob Nguyen, who uses his art-form to cope with the trauma of his parents’ divorce.

 

This program encores Saturday, Aug. 8 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Aug. 9 at 3:00 pm.
You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.

 

2015 HIKI NŌ Award Nominees

Best Personal Profile – Middle School Division

Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School – “Papa Fu”  (Kauai)

Kapaa Middle School – “Fire Knife Dancer”  (Kauai)

King Intermediate School – “DJ Aisha”  (Oahu)

Lahaina Intermediate School – “Security Guard”  (Maui)

Seabury Hall Middle School – “Marching Band Director”  (Maui)

 

 

Best Personal Profile – High School Division

Campbell High School – “Dancing Teen”   (Oahu)

Hana K-12 School – “Songbird of Hana”  (Maui)

Iolani School – “Summer Kozai”   (Oahu)

Kealakehe High School – “Red Cross Volunteer”  (Hawaii Island)

Mid-Pacific Institute – “Mark Yamanaka”  (Oahu)

 

 

Best Home-Base School – Middle School Division

Kamehameha Schools Maui Middle  (Maui)

Kapaa Middle School  (Kauai)

Punahou Middle School  (Oahu)

 

 

Best Home-Base School – High School Division

Island School  (Kauai)

Kaiser High School  (Oahu)

Kua o ka La Public Charter School Milolii Hipuu Virtual Academy  (Hawaii Island)

Leilehua High School  (Oahu)

Mid-Pacific Institute (Oahu)

 

 

Best News Writing – Middle School Division

Aliamanu Middle School – “Ms. Lee Loy” (Oahu)

Ewa Makai Middle School – “Tech P.E.”  (Oahu)

Hongwanji Mission School – “Father Coach”  (Oahu)

Maui Waena Intermediate School – “Sports Complex”  (Maui)

 

 

Best News Writing – High School Division

Kalaheo High School – “Battery 405”  (Oahu)

Kamehameha Schools Kapalama – “Never Alone Video Game”  (Oahu)

Kua o ka La Public Charter School Milolii Hipuu Virtual Academy – “Mauna Kea TMT”  (Hawaii Island)

Maui High School – “All Pono Sports” (Maui)

Waimea High School – “Historic Waimea Theater” (Kauai)

 

 

Best Cinematography (High School and Middle School Combined)

Island School – “Champion Body Boarder”  (Kauai)

Hawaii Preparatory Academy – “Waipio Valley Taro” (Hawaii Island)

Kamehameha Schools Maui Middle – “Kula Farmer”  (Maui)

Kapaa High School – “Kauai Juice Company”  (Kauai)

Maui High School – “School Safety” (Maui)

Waiakea High School – “Two Ladies Kitchen”  (Hawaii Island)

Waianae High School – “Water Safety Heroes” (Oahu)

Waipahu High School – “Following Victoria Cuba” (Oahu)

 

 

Best Overall Story – Middle School Division

Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School – “Plantation Coffee Company”  (Kauai)

Ka Waihona o ka Naauao Public Charter School – “Kaahaaina’s Thanksgiving” (Oahu)

Maui Waena Intermediate School – “Community Service” (Maui)

Waianae Intermediate School – “Beauty and the Beast”  (Oahu)

Wheeler Middle School – “Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro”  (Oahu)

 

 

Best Overall Story – High School Division

H.P. Baldwin High School – “Anti-Meth Teen”  (Maui)

Konawaena High School – “Sticking With Lacrosse” (Hawaii Island)

Maui High School – “Avalon Angel of ALS”  (Maui)

Waiakea High School – “ACL Injuries”  (Hawaii Island)

Waianae High School – “Stressed Athlete”  (Oahu)

HIKI NŌ
Facing the Future

 

This half-hour documentary by filmmaker Stuart Yamane examines a new phase in the evolution of the nation’s first statewide student news network. Four years after the launch of HIKI NŌ, a new dream has transpired:  to develop HIKI NŌ as a sanctioned class within Hawaii’s statewide school system, and into a curriculum available to public, private and charter schools. Thanks to funding from the Stupski Family Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation, PBS Hawaii has the resources needed to realize this dream. Teachers, students, curriculum developers, education evaluators, media professionals and leaders from the Department of Education and PBS Hawaii share their vision for what this new curriculum will look like and how it will work – charting a course into a new education frontier.

 

HIKI NŌ
Hosted by Island School, Lihue

 

This episode of HIKI NŌ is hosted by Island School from Lihue, Kauai.

 

Top Story:
Kealakehe High School on Hawaii Island presents a story about students from their school and from Iolani School on Oahu who were selected to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime science project that will send NASA’s dust shield technology to the moon. These robotics students, called MoonRIDERS (Research Investigating Dust Expulsion & Removal Systems), will work with the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems in hands-on experiments testing the capabilities of NASA’s EDS (Electrodynamic Dust Shield). Students will build a mock up lunar lander spacecraft, fabricate the actual flight frame for the mission, mount the EDS on it, install a camera and design a lunar re-duster, then test the entire system on the lower slopes of Mauna Kea to see how well it will remove dust off of the camera lens.

 

Also Featured:
Students at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School on Kauai visit Hanapepe Nights, a popular art, music and food festival in Kauai’s biggest little town. Students from Kamehameha Schools Maui Middle tell the story of a husband and wife who left their careers as mechanical engineers to farm the very colorful, exotic dragon fruit on Maui. Students from McKinley High School on Oahu profile their school’s cross-country team captain, Hidemasa Vincent Mitsui, who was deemed ineligible to compete during his senior year because he had to repeat the 9th grade when he moved from Japan to Hawaii (OIA rules state that a 5th year student is ineligible to participate in high school sports). Even though he was not able to compete, Vincent inspired his teammates to do their very best and was eventually reinstated when his coach and athletic director appealed to the OIA.

 

Students at Iolani School on Oahu take us behind the scenes with the Iolani Hackers, a group of students and faculty members who create elaborate visual pranks meant to surprise and delight people on campus. Students at Saint Francis School on Oahu introduce us to Isabel Villanueva, the state air riflery champion who excels at the sport despite the fact that she lives with a rare medical condition – linear scleroderma – which causes her physical pain while participating in the sport. Students at Wheeler Middle School on Oahu show us how to stay safe on the internet by using proper social media etiquette and guidelines.

 

This program encores Saturday, May 2 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, May 3 at 3:00 pm. You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.

 

HIKI NŌ
Hosted by Lahaina Intermediate School

 

This episode of HIKI NŌ is hosted by Lahaina Intermediate School on Maui.

 

Top Story
Students from Damien Memorial School on Oahu tell the story of a high school senior from a military family who, despite his family’s move to another state, decided to stay in Hawaii to complete his final year at Damien.

 
Also Featured
Students at Kamehameha Schools Kapalama on Oahu show how they are using modern technology to perpetuate ancestral Hawaiian knowledge; students at Kalaheo High School on Oahu explore a World World II bunker in the Kalaheo hillside that now shelters a budding, new venture; students at Mid-Pacific Institute on Oahu share the story of Aloha Tofu Factory and the family that has owned and operated the Hawaii food company for three generations;  students at Ewa Makai Middle School on Oahu reveal the recipe for making nutrient-rich garden compost; and students at Maui High School examine Maui’s robust film industry and its impact on the island’s economy.

 

 

HIKI NŌ
Top 2014/2015 School Year Stories

 

This episode of HIKI NŌ features some of the top stories from the Fall Quarter of the 2014/2015 school year. It’s hosted by students Lara Sato from Castle High School and Christian Yasuoka from Roosevelt High School, who will introduce the following outstanding stories:

 

Kapaa Middle School’s profile of the youngest, and only female, fire knife dancer on Kauai; Maui High School’s story about a mother’s courageous battle with ALS and how her daughter’s school undertook the Ice Bucket Challenge in her honor; Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School’s look at a Kauai coffee shop that hires troubled teens to give them a chance to get their lives back on track; Wheeler Middle School’s primer on how to use Google to organize your potluck parties; Ka Waihona o Ka Naauao Public Charter School’s story of a second-generation Waianae farmer who brings people together with a traditional Hawaiian paina (party) that he hosts at his home each fall; and Iolani School’s inspiring portrait of Summer Kozai, an Iolani graduate whose positive outlook has helped her adapt to life as a quadruple amputee. Also featured will be glimpses of life in Milolii from Kua o ka La Public Charter School Milolii Hipuu Virtual Academy.

 

HIKI NŌ
Focus On Malama Honua

 

The theme of the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s worldwide voyage is malama honua, which means “to care for our island Earth.” Along with sharing stories about malama honua during its physical voyage around the world, the PVS is also sharing stories with the world virtually, through its Learning Journeys/Share Your Story program. Among these stories will be the following features from the HIKI NŌ archive: from Kamehameha Schools Maui Middle, a story on the restoration of an ancient Hawaiian fishpond; from Hana K-12 School on Maui, a look at the diversion of water from East Maui to West Maui, resulting in the depletion of taro growing and other native practices in Hana; from Halau Ku Mana on Oahu, a look at a non-profit organization that teaches young children the ways of the ocean; from Maui High School, a middle-aged woman learns valuable life lessons from caring for her Alzheimer’s Disease-stricken mother; from Kamehameha Schools Maui High, the story of a sanctuary for disabled animals; from Ka Waihona o ka Naauao on Oahu, a profile of Uncle George, Hawaii’s ambassador of stand-up paddling; and from Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School on Kauai, the story of a community coming together – despite language barriers – to build a replica of a traditional Japanese house of harmony.

 

This special collection of stories is hosted by HIKI NŌ graduate Shisa Kahaunaele.

 

This program encores Saturday, Sept. 20 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Sept. 21 at 3:00 pm. You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.

 

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