In Brief | Schoolos 1-22-14


Pasamonte named to CSU dean’s list

Chelsey A. Pasamonte of Kailua-Kona was one of 901 students named to the fall semester 2013 dean’s list at Colorado State University at Pueblo. The list recognizes undergraduate degree-seeking students who have completed 12 or more credit hours with a minimum grade point average of 3.5.

Kealakehe campus tour slated Monday

Parents of incoming ninth-graders or new students to Kealakehe High School are invited to participate in a campus visit from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday. A campus tour and information about the programs available at the school will be offered.

Contact Linda Jeffrey of the Kealakehe Parent-Community Center at 327-4300, ext. 2432, or khparentcenter@yahoo.com to register by Friday.

HPA village campus visit planned Jan. 29

Hawaii Preparatory Academy is hosting an admission event for prospective first- through third-graders and their families.

“Experience Grades 1-3” will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 29 at the village campus. Students and their families will visit classrooms, meet teachers and learn about the school’s college-preparatory learning environment and its financial aid program.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact the HPA Admission Office at 881-4321 or aloha@hpa.edu, or visit hpa.edu.

Makua Lani announces student honor roll

Makua Lani Christian Academy upper campus has announced the names of students on its honor roll for the second quarter of the 2013-2014 school year.

12th grade: Jesse Carlsteen, Joy Choe, Laura Dowsett, Karissa Komo, Amanda Madigan, Genesis Marks, Savannah Pitts, Bailey Wanner, James Whalen, Levi Aguilera, Andrew Creitz, Kanoe Nitta.

11th grade: Amanda Jensen, John Kathe, Kylie Keliiaa, Spencer Todd, Rachel Won, Aidan Alcos, Chase Onaka, Bryce Suderow.

10th grade: Kalani Alapai, Alyssa Carrillo, Maleya Creitz, Amelia Gray, Chasen Jakob, Hannah Shimizu, Timothy St. Clair, Abby Stratton, Sophia Whalen, BrandyAn Amafala-Marquard, Destiny Jarrett-Stroud, Levi Whitehead.

Ninth grade: Neena Charles, Kayley Jakob, Gregory Kathe, Brianne Lauro, Taylor Mabuni, Hailey Onaka, Riley Pries, Sean Vidana, James Won, William Bertsch, Keilah Harrison, DJ Madigan, Jonah Marks, Reid Murphy, Loa Ng, Maya Richert, Christina Silvio, Kahanu Villafania.

Eighth grade: Esai Easley, Halle Nottage, Elisabeth St. Clair, Kawena Villafania, Katrina Whalen, Katelyn Broberg, Michelle Brunner, Jeriah Cacal, Kenneth Keliiaa, Malaea Marks, Katie McCormick, Zion Nicholson, Hani Nguyen, Lenae Nygaard.

Makua Lani’s upper campus is a fully accredited member of the Association of Christian Schools International, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and member of the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools. The lower campus serves students in prekindergarten through seventh grade. For more information, call the lower campus office at 329-3093 or the upper campus at 329-4898.

Culinary scholarships available to students

Merriman’s Culinary Scholarships is giving $1,050 to up to three full-time students at Hawaii Community College or graduating high school seniors who are in need of financial aid.

The students must enroll as a full-time student with the Food Service Program at either the Hilo campus or the University of Hawaii Center at West Hawaii.

Anyone interested in applying for a scholarship should see his or her school counselor. For more information, call Leny Andrade at 885-6822 or email leny@merrimanshawaii.com. The deadline for applications is Feb. 28.

Academy lists its honor students

West Hawaii Explorations Academy, a public charter school located at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority, announces the following honor roll students from first semester.

The high school honor roll students are: Cassie Acoba-Lee, Tyler Alani, Evan Alterman, Riley Arroyo, Mia Atsumi, Aleia Bailey, Kaia Bondera, Spruce Bondera, Joseph Boyle, Emily Campbell, Rachel Carrier, Lokelani Case, Tyler Dorn, Brittany Echavez, Jon Gabriel Ehrenberg, Haley Ellison, Sammi Goldberg, Skyla Graig-Murray, Hayden Grant, Maisie Grossart, Kari Grow, Cezanne Guidry, Daniel Hagan, Gabriella Haines, Graecin Haines, Kristina Hamilton, Shannon Hamilton, Gabrielle Hathaway, Danielle Hathaway, Elissa Hussey, Summer Johnson, Sarah Kirk, Joshua Kuanoni-Banagan, Jory Leech, Catherine Lundy, Daniel Manzo, Breianna McLeod, Lina Mochizuki, Alexandra Nisenoff, Naia North, Lukkas Ordway, Tristin Kainoa Pulicci, Benedict Purell, Sullivan Schuster, Ivana Shackelford, Koa Simon, Kailii Smith, Megan Stone, Michael Tauchert, Justin Texeira, Gavin Ulman, Michaela Watson, Kyler Weaver, Hannah Willis.

The middle school honor roll students are: Cody Acoba-Lee, Kyra Alcoran, Sirena Altamirano, Milo Chambers, Gideon Clark, Kenichi Furuto, Karl Gacayan, River Goldberg, Elijah Kamuela Guieb, Ileana Hinchcliff, Ashlyn Holbein, Sachi Isobe, Harley Kell, Odessa Kutsch, Lola Mandell, Jenna Muraoka, Alysia Nakakura, Jacod Quanan, Olivia Rhodes, Madison Schuster, Samantha Sundberg, Koen Tauchert, Joscelyn Wettstein, Aidan Willis, Emma Willis, Luka Wohl.

WHEA accepting student applications

West Hawaii Explorations Academy is accepting applications for the upcoming school year, beginning Feb. 1. Applications are collected each month and a random selection is done on the first school day of each month for all applications turned in the previous month.

Independent, self-directed learners thrive in the WHEA public charter school environment. WHEA is a nationally recognized laboratory school serving as a magnet for science-focused, outdoor, hands-on education. It features large-scale, long-term projects that meet or exceed performance demands of traditional standards-based education.

The program works best for students seeking to challenge themselves in a self-directed, science-focused learning environment. The curriculum is writing intensive and college preparatory.

All applicants are accepted on a space available basis. If no space is available, applicants are placed on a wait list. Visit whea.net to complete the online application or contact the school at 327-4751 for more information.

21st Hawaii Science Bowl is Saturday

Scholarly trivia will be posed to some of the state’s brightest young minds during the 21st annual Hawaii Science Bowl from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Honolulu Community College. During the event, 20 teams from 18 high schools statewide will vie for the championship title and an opportunity to represent their school and Hawaii in the National Science Bowl competition from April 24 to 28 in Washington. Teams will face-off in a fast-paced question and answer format similar to the TV game show “Jeopardy,” being tested on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, energy and math.

The round-robin competition is represented by four students and one alternate. The team is coached by an advisor, usually a high school science or math teacher, who volunteers time and expertise to the development of the students and the team as a whole. Four schools will advance to the quarterfinal rounds and ultimately, one school will be awarded the top spot.

The winning team and its coach will travel to Washington to represent Hawaii in the National Science Bowl. More than 14,000 students compete at the various regional events which lead up to the National Science Bowl each year. The second-place Hawaii Science Bowl team will win an educational trip to study science-based sites within the state, and past trips have included visits to astronomical and volcanic observatories and other high-tech installations. The top eight teams in the Hawaii Science Bowl will also garner cash awards ranging in $100 to $500 for their school’s math or science department.

The National Science Bowl is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Hawaii Science Bowl is co-sponsored by Hawaii Gas, Hawaii Electric Light Co., Hawaiian Electric Co., Hawaiian Telcom, Honolulu Community College, Maui Electric Co., Pacific Center for Advanced Technology Training, Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, Hawaii Department of Education, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Department of Energy and Hawaii Alpha Delta Kappa.