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Honokaa students work at Puuwaawaa

On Aug. 28, Honokaa High and Intermediate School eighth-graders of Cindy Navarro-Bowman’s AVID and Manuel Jadulang’s agriculture classes spent the day at Puuwaawaa. Students helped plant native plants. They also used GPS units to mark waypoints for all the items planted for future data collection.

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Hokulea stories shared with Honokaa students

On Sept. 19 Hokulea navigator Chad Paishon and crew member Leiohu Santos-Colburn came to Honokaa High and Intermediate Agriculture and Culinary classes grades 8-12, to share their experiences on the recent trip to Samoa aboard the Hokulea. Students were also given a glimpse of the proposed World Wide Voyage to take place in the next couple of years and its mission to Malama Honua (Earth).

Students hit the books and the beach

About 130 Hawaii Preparatory Academy students in grades 6 through 8 and their teachers spent part of a recent afternoon reading a book at Hapuna Beach State Park. David Giff, the school’s kindergarten through eight-grade librarian, organized the fifth annual event.

The politics of pears

Pears are politicians of the food world: they aim to please everyone. They can be eaten hard and crisp, with a slightly tart flavor, or allowed to age into a soft, creamy texture with super-sweetness. Pears can be found in shades of orange-yellow-brown-green-red blushed skins, to match any décor. I cast my vote for their versatility and promise of good things to come.