North Hawaii students participate in nationwide walkout

Dozens of Honokaa High students stand on the football field Wednesday as part of the nationwide walkout. Seniors Ryan Hooley and Maliea Culp, along with freshman Journey Ragpala, hold up a sign voicing their opinion. (COURTESY PHOTO/HHS)

Students from Honokaa High, Kohala High, Waimea Middle and Waimea Elementary Schools joined tens of thousands of students across the country in a national walkout event at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning.