Ka Leo Nā 'Ōpio

School at Risk of Losing Bus Services

Kiana Reyes, Reporter

May 7, 2012

The State Department of Education released a list of the schools at risk of losing their bus service. There was a proposal that Oahu middle schools would be the first to have their bus service taken away. Middle schools in city areas of the neighbor islands would be next, then the elementary schools...

Why is alcohol so bad for teens?

Why is alcohol so bad for teens?

CJ Yamamoto, Reporter

April 24, 2012

Teen drinking is very bad for young brains. It has been proven  that teenagers die from a lot of alcohol consumption. What is alcohol? It is grains, fruits, or even vegetables that are fermented create a liquid. In that process the maker uses yeast or bacteria to change the sugars in the food into...

Remembering Kumu Raylene Ha’alelea Kawaiae‘a

Kumu Raylene Kawaiaea tells stories to the crowd at the Volcano Art Center in May 1997

CJ Yamamoto, Reporter

March 21, 2012

Kumu Raylene Ha’alelea Kawaiae‘a was a revered kumu hula and Hawaiian cultural consultant. She was also a wonderful daughter, mom, sister,  and a great Tutu living in North Kohala. Kohala High School students shared their memories and thoughts of their Kumu. Junior Amber Souza stated, "The thi...

2012 May Day Court

CJ Yamamoto, Reporter

March 7, 2012

This year's May Day court is filled with so many happy seniors who are all eager to learn the hula. The types of songs that were chosen are just right for the seniors because they describe them in many ways. The main thing is having fun with the dances.   Queen: Breann Kapeliela King:...

School Days Flying By

School Days Flying By

CJ Yamamoto, Reporter

February 28, 2012

It has been a busy school year not only for the seniors but the whole school with everyone trying their best to keep their grades up. With this 2011-2012 school year coming to an end, it seems like we have no time to spare with seniors finishing up their senior projects, AP classes and waiting for...

“Blow Away HPA” a Success

“Blow Away HPA” a Success

CJ Yamamoto

February 16, 2012

Class spirit was incredible this year, with the freshman class of 2015 coming in last place with a total of 426.1 points. The Freshman had more spirit than ever.  They won the messy Marshmallow race game and the Na Ali'i not only won the mattress race, they also placed second in the Tug-of-War. They ...

Senior Class hard at work with fundraisers

Senior Class hard at work with fundraisers

CJ Yamamoto, Reporter

February 6, 2012

The Senior Class of 2012 is having a donation car wash this Sunday at Kohala Kapaau Town Center from 10 am-2 pm. They will also be having a Korean Chicken Plate sale for $8, along with a Bake sale. So if you have nothing planned on Sunday, come on down and support the seniors. All the donations and moneys...

Homecoming Parade On Its Way!

Homecoming Parade On Its Way!

CJ Yamamoto, Reporter

January 23, 2012

Kohala High School will be having their annual Homecoming parade on Saturday, January 28th, 2012.  If you are planning to head out of town on that day, please leave early because the roads will be closed from 10-11 am and will be reopened shortly after. Mahalo for your support of the high school. If...

Kohala High Students Eager for Christmas Break

The Ka Leo Na 'Opio staff wishes everyone a happy holiday.

December 7, 2011

By: CJ Yamamoto   For many students and teachers at Kohala High school, Christmas break is the most anticipated vacation of the year. Although the holidays can be stressful for many, it is also an exciting and joyful. The time has flown by over the years where we count down the days until...

Class of 2012 on the right path to Graduation

CJ Yamamoto, Reporter

November 3, 2011

It's the moment of truth for all of us with only 6 1/2 months left in our school year, and it is quite sad too for the majority of us. There have been a lot of things going on for our class, such as fundraising for our exciting Project Grad Night that's happening in May. We have a Project Grad car wash...

Honoka’a Ensemble gives Kohala High a treat!

Honoka'a Ensemble gives Kohala High a treat!

CJ Yamamoto, Reporter

November 1, 2011

Kohala High School students were very lucky to be treated to a concert by the Honoka'a ensemble, which we were all glad about because it gave us the opportunity to dance and have a fun assembly. It was very nice having a school band come and perform for us. We haven't had anything like this in a long...

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