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HIKI NŌ #1317

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On this episode of HIKI NŌ — Hawaiʻi’s New Wave of Storytellers, students from across the islands share stories, profiles and reflections about their teachers, classmates and their lives.

The students of Hawaii Baptist Academy on Oʻahu share a profile of their classmate who seized extra time during the pandemic to grow fruits and vegetables in her backyard.

The students of Pacific Buddhist Academy on Oʻahu share a profile story that shines the spotlight on a teacher who teaches his students about sustainable agriculture at his kalo loʻi, or farm.

Sacred Hearts Academy students on Oʻahu offer a deep dive into the world of eSports and how their new all-girl team is faring.

The episode also includes a special interview with Amy Wada, a teacher at Waikiki Elementary School on Oʻahu, who embraced HIKI NŌ projects in her English Language Arts class.

Her students, Rae Sugimoto and Olive Santos, share unique Student Reflections. Santos shares how she stayed positive when faced with a broken toe that kept her from dancing. Sugimoto recounts the joy of finding a lost pet after a severe rainstorm that damaged her home.