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Parker debate team starts year with a win

| | Nov 6 2017 - 12:30am | Comments

WAIMEA — On Oct. 21, Parker School’s debate team won a first-place school trophy for the most ballots earned at Oahu’s Waialua High School Debate Tournament. It was the first 2017-2018 school year competition.

  1. | Posted: Sep 23 2016 - 12:06am

    WAIMEA — This year marks the centennial of Waimea Elementary School Building N, the town’s first public schoolhouse that served generations of Waimea children.

  2. | Posted: Sep 23 2016 - 12:06am

    WAIMEA — Alicia Chow, Tanner Riley and Thomas Yoo, seniors at Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA), are among six Big Island semifinalists in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

  3. | Posted: Sep 20 2016 - 12:06am

    KOHALA COAST — Parker School runners had a strong showing at the 20th Annual Run for Hope race in Hualalai on Sept. 11.

  4. | Posted: Sep 20 2016 - 12:06am

    WAIMEA — As Waimea Middle School (WMS) launches its year-long centennial celebration, officially themed “Celebrating 100 Years &‘STEAMING Forward!,” it’s the perfect time to honor past generations of students and teachers, while also looking forward to completion of the new $16 million, 9-classroom STEAM building.

  5. | Posted: Sep 16 2016 - 12:06am

    WAIMEA — The Kohala Center’s weeklong Ke Kumu Aina program, held during fall intersession, offers middle school students opportunities to learn about the Big Island’s native plants.

  6. | Posted: Sep 16 2016 - 12:05am

    HONOKAA — For nearly 40 years, Honokaa High School Jazz Band has performed for eager audiences across the Big Island and state. Earlier this month, the Grammy-winning school’s musical legacy, under the direction of Gary Washburn, released its 15th CD, “Off the Beatin’ Path,” as an annual fundraising project to support the band’s travel and other costs.

  7. | Posted: Sep 13 2016 - 12:06am

    WAIMEA — The 1.5-mile and 3-mile family-friendly event will be held at the school on Sept. 23. Now in its 4th year, proceeds from the fundraiser will help prepare the school’s new 9-classroom STEAM building.

  8. | Posted: Sep 13 2016 - 12:03am

    WAIMEA — Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA) alumnus Elliot Kastner will launch the series with his talk titled, “Mitigating Sub-Concussive Head Trauma in Contact Sports Through the Use of Improved Technology and Technique.” The event begins at 7 p.m. on Sept. 22 at the school’s Ko Kakou Student Union on the Upper Campus.

  9. | Posted: Sep 9 2016 - 12:02am

    WAIMEA — On Tuesday, fifth graders listened intently as Chief Caleen Sisk explained a part they will play in a two-week Run4Salmon Ceremonial trek she and her Winnemem Wintu tribe are leading in Northern California Sept. 17-Oct. 1.

  10. | Posted: Sep 2 2016 - 2:07pm

    The Big Island Retired Military Association presented the 2016-17 BIRMA-Mark Allen Traxler Memorial scholarship certificate of $2,000 to Hawaii Preparatory Academy graduate Dyllon Ching at their June meeting.

  11. | Posted: Sep 2 2016 - 2:05pm

    KAMUELA — Eight Parker students returned from a 10-day trip to Peru on June 19. It was an inaugural trip comprised of middle and upper school students that belong to the school’s newly reformed Travel Club.

  12. | Posted: Sep 2 2016 - 2:01pm

    NORTH HAWAII — Eight deserving high school seniors took their first important step towards future goals with a scholarship provided by Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union to a two-­ or four-­year institute of higher learning for the coming school year. The graduates were selected from a field of applicants from 15 high schools on the Big Island.

  13. | Posted: Sep 2 2016 - 2:01pm

    WAIMEA — Parker School recently was named the first Blue Zones Project Approved private school in Hawaii. The school attained the distinction earlier this month by embracing the organization’s Power 9 principles of health and wellness, particularly the “Move Naturally” and “Plant Slant” concepts.

  14. | Posted: Sep 2 2016 - 2:01pm

    WAIMEA — Students rated Waimea Middle School’s summer adventure as “fun,” doing everything from exploring a pre-contact Hawaiian agricultural field system below Puu Kehena in North Kohala and harvesting u ala (sweet potatoes) as native Hawaiians did centuries ago, to capturing and carefully scrutinizing the physical characteristics of bugs, researching their habits and habitat and learning to craft a biologically accurate drawing of the captured critter.

  15. | Posted: Sep 2 2016 - 2:01pm

    WAIMEA — Scott Bradley, an HPA alumnus, was appointed chairman of the Board of Trustees at Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA) effective earlier this month on July 1. He is serving a two-year term, succeeding Gregory R. Mooers, who will remain on the board as vice chair.