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Mack Wilberg Of The Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Kuha'o Kawaauhau, Reporter

November 30, 2016


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In 2008, Mack Wilberg was appointed the director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on Temple Square. He served his LDS mission in South Korea and became part of the "New Horizons," a member of the Missionary mens choir. After his mission, he attended BYU Provo in Utah to study composition, arranging, and...

Happy Halloween!!

Jaycie Lewis, Reporter

November 1, 2016


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BOO!  It's finally Halloween of 2016 and what could make it any more scary than it being on a Monday.  During this week, students of Kohala high school will be seen around campus participating by taking part in activities to compete for class points or even dressing up for spirit week.  The best thing...

Waimea Community Christmas Concert

Kuhao Kawaauhau, Reporter

October 20, 2016


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On Friday, October 7th, I had the opportunity to go to the Mormon LDS Church to do voice practice and singing. My grandpa, who was my voice coach would have me do 6 warm-ups before I rehearse for the Waimea Community Christmas Concert. That's right! The community Christmas Concert will be held inside...

2016 White Cane Safety Awareness Day

Kuha'o Kawaauhau, Reporter

October 20, 2016


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This Friday, October 21st, a very special celebration known as White Cane Safety Awareness Day will be observed.  Many blind school students in Kona and  Hilo will participate  in the 24th annual white cane march. It will take place at Queen Liliuokalani Park in Hilo at 9:00 A.M. White Cane Day...

41st Annual Waimea Paniolo Day Parade 2016

Kuha'o Kawaauhau, Reporter

September 22, 2016


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The 41st annual Waimea Paniolo Day Parade was held at Waimea Park on the Big Island of Hawaii on Saturday morning, September 17. Paniolo took to the streets, which began at church row, winding down by the Waimea Baseball Park accompanied by the sights and sounds of the Pa'u units representing the different...

Registration for the SAT

Jaycie Lewis, Reporter

September 15, 2016


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It's September 15th, and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is coming up very, very soon.  Tomorrow is going to be the final deadline for registration for the test and any information regarding how to register can be found at collegeboard.com. So you didn't sign up and you don't think you can register...

The Apple Empire continues with iPhone 7

Destiny Souze, Reporter

September 7, 2016


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With a release date set for September 16 the new iPhone 7 is promised to be the best iPhone yet. According to the Apple website, the aluminum, splash resistant phone is to be offered in two new colors (black and jet black), in addition to the colors already offered. An advance new camera system is...

The First First Friday of the year is still coming up!

Keiko Yamura

September 6, 2016


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Aloha Students and the Kohala community! First Friday is almost here! It was to be held September 2nd from 4-7pm in the school’s hallway by the front office, but was cancelled due to Hurricanes Madeline and Lester. There will be a number of vendors there selling products to raise money for various...

Pu’uhonua Cultural Festival was held in June

Kuha'o Kawaauhau, Reporter

August 30, 2016


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Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau was considered as a sacred place of refuge where all people can feel the spirit of peace and forgiveness. In ancient times, Kapu restrictions or laws were placed upon sacred Temple sights, or Heiau where no one was ever allowed to walk. Anyone who breaks the sacred Kapu, death...

Standards Based Grading comes to Kohala High

Destiny Souze, Reporter

August 18, 2016


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Kohala High School has officially switched over to Standards Based Grading. Standards Based Grading is comprised of 4 grades, A - exceeds state standards, B - meets state standards, C - approaching towards state standards, and F - does not meet state standards. With this in place students are encour...

He Ho’ailona Ke Kapu Ka Pahu

Kuha'o Kawaauhau, Reporter

August 16, 2016


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"The sacred sign is the sacred drum" Sacred drums, or Pahu, were in use for Hula entertainment by the Kumu Hula. It is the heartbeat of the Hawaiian culture that has been handed down from one generation to the next. Drums were also in use within religious ceremonies in Heiau, and are still in use...

SPED/ AVID Teacher Debbie Okubo Retiring After 20+ Years

SPED/ AVID Teacher Debbie Okubo Retiring After 20+ Years

Kaid Nickl, Reporter

May 17, 2016


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Kohala High School teacher Debbie Okubo (Or Mrs. Okubo) is retiring after more than 20 years of service to our school. Ask anyone, Mrs. Okubo is a loving, kind-hearted, hard working, professional teacher. She isn't afraid to chastise either; several students know of her "Excuse me!" scolding. She's...

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