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The Struggle is Real for One of HIKI NŌ’s Youngest Correspondents

#1308, 1/18/22

On this episode of HIKI NŌ — Hawaiʻi’s New Wave of Storytellers, students from Moanalua High School Arista Arii, Haley Akana and Tiare Reincke visit the PBS Hawai‘i studio to host.

The show begins with a story from students at Waiākea High School on Hawaiʻi Island about the importance of pronouns and why students and teachers there say we should take time and care to use them.

Also on Hawai‘i Island, Jamielyn Margheim from Honokaʻa High and Intermediate School shares how she remembers to stay strong and motivated at school even as her family reckons with her father’s serious health diagnosis.

Students at Kamehameha Schools Maui Middle profile a local Maui teacher with a fascinating hobby: taxidermy.

Students from Keaʻau High School on Hawai‘i Island share how to prepare boba tea at home, and students from Pacific Buddhist Academy teach viewers the sentiment and thought behind a special Japanese cultural tradition: the art of enjoying tea in Sado ceremony.

A new HIKI NŌ school – Ernest Bowen de Silva Elementary in Hilo on Hawai‘i Island – shares a Student Reflection from one of HIKI NŌ’s youngest correspondents, 2nd grader Ivory Chun-Hoon, who discusses the yearning she feels to be with family again during the COVID-19 pandemic and how she’s coping with going back to school in person.

The episode includes a special interview with Ivory’s HIKI NŌ mentor and professional filmmaker, David Rosen, who shares his experience of guiding Ivory and how they ended up with an unforgettable Student Reflection.