HIKI NŌ, Hawai`i’s New Wave of Storytellers, teaches elementary, middle and high school students how to create PBS-quality news features that reach a statewide audience on PBS Hawai`i and a worldwide audience on pbshawaii.org. In the process, students acquire the life skills needed to succeed in college and career.
HIKI NŌ students from across the island chain present their reflections on how COVID-19 has changed their lives as they shelter-in-place from their homes.
This special edition follows HIKI NŌ school groups that traveled to Washington D.C., in the second week of March to compete in the annual Student Television Network (STN) convention, only to find the convention cancelled the day before it was to commence due to restrictions on gatherings of over 1,000 people put into place by the city of Washington, D.C.
HIKI NŌ continues its series of reflections on how COVID-19 has changed students’ lives as they shelter-in-place from their homes. Jimmy Liu, a junior and international student at Hawaiʻi Preparatory Academy on Hawaiʻi Island, recorded his reflection while sheltering in his home in Shanghai, China.
TOP STORY “John Rao” Students from Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School on the island of Kauaʻi tell the story of a man who slowly turned his life around as the result of a spiritual awakening.
TOP STORY “A Sonʻs Love” Students from Maui High School in Kahului, Maui, tell the story of a single mother who hits rock bottom after suffering from a series of emotional and physical ailments.
TOP STORY “Mele Murals” Students from Hawaiʻi Preparatory Academy in the Waimea district of Hawaiʻi Island tell the story of volunteers from an arts organization known as Mele Murals who taught Waimea area students how to use meditation to guide them through the painting of a mural at the Waimea Community Center.
TOP STORY “Online Bullying” Students from Kapaʻa High School on Kauaʻi tell the story of a fellow student who had been bullied online at school and then sought the help of campus counselors to resolve the problem.
This special edition features stories created by HIKI NŌ students that were submitted to the national Student Television Network (STN) competition in the News Feature category.
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