By Leilani Silva.
Kamalani Santos, Chloe Tobin, McKenzie Laa, Caeden Kadarusman and Khyme Buan wowed the Medical Students, the Dean of JABSOM as well as the Doctor of Admissions with their knowledge of anatomy & physiology, ability to decipher a medical case determining an accurate diagnosis of a patient, as well as asking valuable questions. They interacted with everyone they encountered at JABSOM with utmost respect and impressive behaviors; it was an awesome sight to see and be apart of as they made Pahoa Proud!!
Z One of our students went head to head with the best and the brightest at the District Science Fair and performed extremely well in one of the toughest competitions to date. He was also the only KKP student to compete this year! Xavier Tablit, 11th Grade, received many awards – the Imiloa Outstanding Project in Space Science Award, the Sierra Club Moku Loa Dr. Don Worsencroft Award, the East Asian Observatory Research Project Award, the NASA Earth System Science Award, and incredibly the Yale Science and Engineering Association, Inc. Award! Additionally he placed the Best in Subject Senior Division for Physics and Astronomy, and 5th place overall in the Senior Division. This was a continuation project that Xavier completed discovering and researching star “anomalies” that have never been seen before! He garnered prizes of certificates, cash prizes, and even a year’s free membership for him and his family to Imiloa! Xavier will move on to the State Competitions.
by Nancy Iaukea
Congratulations to students Janelle Chang placed 2nd and Kealani Archuleta placed 3rd for the BIIF Championships. Both will represent Pahoa and the BIIF in Oahu at the HHSAA State Wrestling championships on Tuesday, Feb. 20 and Wednesday, Feb. 21.
Congratulations to Pahoa High & Intermediate School: U.S. News & World Report Best High School 2018 National Rank
Pahoa High & Intermediate has garnered it's fourth Bronze National Recognition.
You can visit U.S. News & World Report's website for more information on all schools in the state and the nation. It also provides information on how schools are ranked. Six schools received the silver and six the bronze out of 55 Hawaii high schools.
Pahoa High & intermediate School received Bronze National Recognition in 2012, 2013 and 2017.
Every ten days, we are doing drawings for Pahoa water bottles. To be eligible, students must have perfect attendance for those ten days. From each class, three winners will be drawn.
The winners for this round are:
Leighla Cruz, Paris Hayes, Kanalu Wilkins Kapaa, Isaiah Naehu, Vai-Vai Casem, Kawehileimaileohalani Tam-Porter, Alysha Dalija Airinios, Noah Suissa, Christian Quahano, Chloe Tobin, Dominic Pertubal, Mehana Toledo, Lexus Balinbin, Ilian Nais and April Gamponia.
This year, Pahoa High and Intermediate School is focusing on attendance and wish for everyone to "Strive for Less than 5". The Challenge 5 initiative is about keeping kids in school and we are asking for your help. Help your students be absent no more than five times in the school year. Students who are chronically absent (missing 9% or more of school) have difficulty keeping up with their classes. Studies also show that students who have fewer absences in school are more likely to finish college quicker. This can save thousands of dollars! So please help us to help your student.