July 2016 Inspire

22-Jul-2016

Inspirational stories from Hawaii's public schools. In this edition: Aiea High student's senior capstone project is an energy efficiency boon, Supt. Matayoshi shares Malama Honua gifts with Hokulea in New York, first cohort of Maunakea Scholars give thanks to their research mentors, a teacher grows a passion for percussion, and — ICYMI — Class of 2016 celebration posts from around the Islands.

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JULY 2016


Aiea senior's capstone project a boon for school
Class of 2016 graduate Perry Arrasmith focused on photovoltaic panels on the roofs of Aiea High for his senior capstone project. His project has inspired change that HIDOE's Office of School Facilities and Support Services helped to make a reality. STORY  

SUPERINTENDENT SHARES STUDENT VOICE WITH HOKULE'A 
Kathryn Matayoshi and apprentice navigator Jenna Ishii met with students and educators who presented messages of Malama Honua, which she took to New York City for World Oceans Day. STORY  

HEARTFELT 'MAHALO' FROM MAUNAKEA SCHOLARS
Students in the first cohort of Maunakea Scholars offer thanks to the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope staff and University of Hawaii mentors for assisting with their research of interstellar phenomena. STORY  

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: ALOHA, CLASS OF 2016!
Is there anything better than a Hawaii graduation? About 10,800 students got piled head high with lei and more at ceremonies across the Islands. We've collected posts that show the love and aloha of families and communities around the state. STORY  

PASSION FOR PERCUSSION TAKEN TO NATIONAL LEVEL
Niu Valley Middle band director Zachary Morita's love for music and teaching his students inspired him to start a percussion performance group that would span multiple grade levels — the Hawaii Youth Percussion Ensemble, or HYPE. STORY  

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