2024 Spring Compilation Show

In this episode of HIKI NŌ on PBS Hawai‘i, watch some of the most memorable stories from HIKI NŌʻs most recent Spring round of shows, with host Ka‘olino DeKneef, a senior at ʻO Hina I Ka Malama, the Hawaiian Language Immersion Program based at Moloka‘i High School.

DeKneef, who is fluent in ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i as well as English, is uniquely poised to introduce an unforgettable HIKI NŌ story that was produced entirely in Hawaiian this Spring: a special HIKI NŌ Commentary piece by Charlotte Pang, a student at Roosevelt High School on O‘ahu, who grew up speaking ʻŌlelo Hawai‘i and interviews her father, a Hawaiian language teacher.

Students at H.P. Baldwin High School on Maui share two pieces: their profile story that follows the journey of an auto mechanics teacher who defies gender stereotypes, and another HIKI NŌ Personal Narrative that plays as a letter read out loud to a father gone too soon.

On Hawai‘i Island, Lehua Norris, a senior at Konawaena High School, examines her life in student government and what she’s learned about making friends with people who have different opinions.

From two of HIKI NŌ’s younger contributors at Waikīkī Elementary School on O‘ahu, you’ll watch a Student Reflection that explores the ups and downs of friendship and another HIKI NŌ Did You Know? video that prepares viewers for a visit to the Hawaiian Humane Society.

On Hawai‘i Island, students at Kea‘au High School investigate the origins of their school’s uniform policy.

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 Ka‘olino DeKneef, senior, ʻO Hina I Ka Malama: 

“E hoʻomau ana mākou i ka haʻi ʻana i nā moʻolelo mai ko mākou mau kaiāulu a puni ka pae ʻāina ʻo Hawaiʻi nei. We’ll continue to tell stories from our communities across the islands of Hawaiʻi.”