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STEM Academy hosts Fall Exhibition


STEM Academy hosts Fall Exhibition

Kealakehe STEM Academy hosts its 2017 Fall Exhibition, showcasing innovative and problem-solving designs as envisioned and created by ambitious high school students, on Wednesday. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Join the future leaders of America in this open-house setting hosted at Kealakehe High School’s cafeteria and U Building from 5-7 p.m. Families and community supporters — including those who do not have youth who attend KHS — are invited to experience this educational and fun-filled evening joined with a “Tacos Tuesday” fiesta.

The event is free; donations will be accepted.

Workshop offered for caregivers of adults

Elizabeth Kent presents “Communicating More Effectively in Challenging Situations: A Workshop for Caregivers of Adults (age 60-plus)” on Thursday in Hilo and Friday in Kailua-Kona. The workshop runs from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Registration is required.

During the interactive workshop, participants will learn useful communication tools to enable them to share concerns so people will hear them.

This four-part process includes how to: ready yourself to have a productive conversation; explore the other person’s readiness and willingness to listen; plan your logistics and approach; and have the conversation using powerful and effective “I” statements.

Kent, J.D., has helped people and institutions find solutions to sticky problems for more than 25 years. A trained facilitator and mediator, she teaches graduate classes in conflict system design and negotiation at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a variety of conflict resolution skills classes around the state.


The suggested contribution for the caregiver workshop is $20, however, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

To register for the Hilo workshop, contact Al-Qawi Majidah at Kuikahi Mediation Center by calling 935-7844, ext. 3, or majidah@hawaiimediation.org. To register for the Kailua-Kona workshop, contact Gina Tumasone at West Hawaii Mediation Center at 885-5525, ext. 3, or gtumasone@whmediation.org.