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Tammy Muranaka, Makela Bruno-Kidani and Lehua Peters prepare for Friday’s Waimea Middle School assembly to share ways students can overcome depression and suicidal tendencies. (LANDRY FULLER/SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY)

Waimea Middle School sixth-graders have a tough time not laughing while playing the compliment game led by comedians Russell Satele and Bronson Varde. (LANDRY FULLER/SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY)

WAIMEA — A lot of giggles could be heard inside Kahilu Town Hall Friday afternoon as 60 or so Waimea Middle School (WMS) sixth graders listened intently while eight of their classmates played “the compliment game.”