Ka Leo Nā 'Ōpio

How journalism and Ka Leo Na ‘Opio has helped me in college

How journalism and Ka Leo Na 'Opio has helped me in college

Jenna Nickl, Feature reporter

October 3, 2012

Life is a series of preparation. Primary school prepares us for high school, high school prepares us for college, college prepares us for employment, and ultimately, employment prepares us for retirement. And throughout each of these stages in life, we don't quite realize how prepared or unprepared we...

Opposing Viewpoint: Non-drinker population faltering as peer pressure increases

Jenna Nickl, Editor-in-Chief

May 3, 2012

It all starts with a choice. Do I take this drink from my friend or do I walk away? In a town as small and remote as Kohala, there isn't much to do. So what do students resort to? Drinking, smoking and partying. Partying is a drug itself. Students get hooked to drinking on the weekends like it's a...

Ms. Nietfeld finishes the Boston Marathon!

Kohala High counselor Melody Nietfeld

Jenna Nickl, Editor-in-chief

April 16, 2012

Kohala High faculty and staff sent off Ms. Nietfeld with good wishes for success in the Boston Marathon. Kohala High faculty and staff sent off Ms. Nietfeld with good wishes for success in the Boston Marathon. Kohala High Teacher Ms. Melody Nietfeld recently finished the Boston Marathon 46th in he...

Mrs. Snelling named finalist in award worth a combined $25,000

Janette Snelling, Principal

Jenna Nickl, Editor-in-chief

April 13, 2012

Eleven principals across the state will be attending a luncheon this weekend as finalists for the 2012 Masayuki Tokikoka Excellence in School Leadership Awards. The event is held to recognize public school principals who go above and beyond to make sure their schools provide high quality education. The...

KHS Students return from eye-opening East Coast excursion

KHS Students return from eye-opening East Coast excursion

Jenna Nickl, Editor-in-chief

April 4, 2012

After spending 9 action packed days in Washington DC, Gettysburg, Philadelphia and New York City, seniors Tristan Francisco, Kira Ledward and Jenna Nickl, sophomore Jocelynn Campollo and chaperone Brian Alejandro returned back to the islands with loads of new information and memories. Looking back though,...

School Electronics Ban controversial once again

Jenna Nickl, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2012

Almost 2 years after the original "no electronics" ban was implemented at Kohala High, teachers are now beginning to question exceptions in the policy. The ban as of today prohibits cell phones, cameras (unless in publications classes), iPods or mp3 players. The exceptions to the rule include personal...

KTA S’port Up promotion kicks off

KTA Sport-Up Banner

Jenna Nickl, Editor-in-Chief

February 28, 2012

The 6th Annual KTA S'Port Up! Promotion will be starting on February 29th and run until April 10th. Basically, KTA shoppers get to donate points to their chosen school after purchases.  The more points the school earns, the larger the share of $50,000 worth of Hawaiian Airlines travel credits and Sportlines...

Kohala High duo return from meeting President Obama

Kohala High duo return from meeting President Obama

Jenna Nickl, Editor-in-Chief

February 16, 2012

While attending Kohala Middle School, current freshmen Genevieve Boyle and Isabel Steinhoff were 2 of 4 members of the 6000 n 60 battery recycling project who won the national competition for their project. As reward for the project, the 4 team members (Boyle, Steinhoff, Kohala Middle School 8th grader...

Student Credit Union kept busy over Winter Break

Student Credit Union kept busy over Winter Break

January 9, 2012

Over Winter Break, members of the Kohala High School Student Credit Union kept busy by attending Financial Literacy workshops and christmas caroling at Kohala Hospital. Lots of new members as well as previously involved members came out for both events, providing a bonding for the entire branch of the...

Come out and support Ka Leo Na Opio and other school/community clubs at the KHS Christmas Craft Fair

Jenna Nickl, Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2011

Black Friday too much for you? Good! Just sleep in, enjoy a lazy Friday then wake up Saturday and come out to support Ka Leo Na Opio and other school/community clubs at the 2nd annual Kohala High School Christmas Craft Fair from 9am-1pm in the school cafeteria. Last year's craft fair was a great success...

STUCO and Class Officers bond over leadership workshop

STUCO and Class Officers bond over leadership workshop

Jenna Nickl, Editor-in-Chief

November 18, 2011

Taking some much needed time away from school, the Student Council and executive class officers took a trip to North Kohala Public Library to discuss topics on Homecoming, Winterball, spirit week, and other assorted events that STUCO puts on. The hard-working officers were treated to a speech by Mayor...

Kohala High Student Credit Union parades for Kona Coffee

Kohala High Student Credit Union parades for Kona Coffee

Jenna Nickl, Editor-In-Chief

November 15, 2011

  On a steamy Friday in Kona, Kohala Student Credit Union officers, tellers and one board member participated with Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union in the 41st annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Parade. The group was joined by student credit union branches from Konawaena and Kealakehe ...

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