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How One Dog Helped Make COVID-19 More Bearable

HIKI NŌ #1212

Thurs., March 4, 2021  7:30 pm  HIKI NŌ Student Reflections Winter 2021, Part Four

Evalani Keawekane, an eighth grader at Kamehameha Schools Maui Middle School, shows the steps her school has taken to transition students back to on-campus learning, including symptoms screenings upon entering school, keeping students in small-group cohorts throughout the entire school day, and lunch being provided in individualized take-out containers.

Amari Lino, an eighth grader at Āliamanu Middle School on Oʻahu, reaches out to a classmate at Āliamanu and a friend attending school in South Carolina to hear their thoughts on the pros and cons of distance learning. He then compares his feelings on the topic with theirs.

Sierra McElhannon, a freshman at Hawaiʻi Technology Academy on Oʻahu, reflects on how COVID-19 has impacted her life as a dedicated soccer player.

Madden Awaya, a fourth grader at Waiākea Elementary School on Hawaiʻi Island, talks about how his family decided to adopt a dog, since they are all spending a lot more time at home during the pandemic.

Jazen Moriguchi, a seventh grader at Hongwanji Mission School on Oʻahu, talks about how he, during the pandemic, has formed stronger bonds with friends through social media.