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PBS program to highlight four rural Hawaii schools

April 2, 2014 - 12:05am

Students from four schools representing rural Hawaii Island communities will join forces to host an episode of PBS Hawaii’s student news program, HIKI NO.

Students at Ka‘u High School in Pahala, Kanu O Ka Aina Learning Ohana in Waimea, Kua o ka La Public Charter School – Milolii Hipuu Virtual Academy in Milolii and Volcano School of Arts &Sciences in Volcano will present notable facts about their communities for the program. The episode will premiere at 7:30 p.m. April 24 on PBS Hawaii.

“One of the key goals of HIKI NO is to teach students the skills to tell visual stories about their communities, especially remote communities rarely covered by traditional media outlets,” said the show’s executive producer Robert Pennybacker “It’s important for the people of Hawaii to get a glimpse of unique communities across the state, and to give students in those communities a voice.”

HIKI NO is Hawaii’s first statewide student news network, made up of 86 public, private and charter schools. Through the production of video news stories about their schools and communities, students gain valuable workforce and life skills, while teachers engage their students in hands-on, collaborative learning.

For more information about HIKI NO, visit