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Na Mea Hou The latest news from Parker School

June-July 2015 Our Mission At Parker School, every student is known, valued and nurtured. Our small-school setting and dynamic program foster confident, compassionate individuals who are thoroughly prepared for college, who enthusiastically engage in life and who positively contribute to an ever-changing global community.

Stay informed by checking the Parker School website regularly at www.parkerschoolhawaii.org. Na Mea Hou is published August through June by the Advancement Office of Parker School. Advancement Director: Jennifer Richardson Advancement Associate: Renee Brighter Publications Associate: Krista Anderson Graphic Design/Web Specialist: Jessica Young Please e-mail articles, photos, class notes or event notices to to advancement@ parkerschoolhawaii.org. News about students and submissions from students are especially welcome. Help Parker School Go Green! If you receive a hard copy of the newsletter, ask to receive Na Mea Hou by e-mail only. Notify us at advancement@ parkerschoolhawaii.org.

Congratulations Class of 2015!


12th Grade Graduation Class of 2015 ••

Maia Céline Tarnas

Kosuke Kume

Luke Musashi Potter

Jasmine Tyler Almoguera Allanis Adelheit Anderson Salina Andreas Jaren Nicholas Ashcraft Bryan Joseph Bollinger Jamie Hayes Nadja Burns Pono Andrew Christianson

Sean Matthew Dunnington Madyson Rae Harper Anna Logan McFarland Leakai Meneses Michael Shannon Note Christian Michael Joseph Patton Aolani Lenea Peiper Kathryn Rose Leilani Perry

Nya Rose Phillips Devon Richmond Mia Angela Scibelli Christina Lilinoe Sharpe Avery Grace Williams Joshua Tracy Yost Zoe Zivalic

Valedictorian

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Salutatorian

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Senior ‘Ohana Night

•SENIOR AWARDS• Parker School Trustees’ Award Headmaster’s Award Richard Smart Award for Academic Excellence Personal Achievement Award Culff Leadership Award Longevity Award Career Achievement in Debate Outstanding Career Achievement in Performing Arts Award Outstanding Career Achievement in Visual Arts Award Female Scholar Athlete Award Male Scholar Athlete Award Female Career Athlete Male Career Athlete Female Athlete of the Year Male Athlete of the Year

Sean Dunnington Kosuke Kume Maia Tarnas Luke Potter Aolani Peiper Maia Tarnas | Jamie Burns Maia Tarnas Sean Dunnington Mia Scibelli Anna McFarland Michael Shannon Note Maia Tarnas Kosuke Kume Aolani Peiper Luke Potter June–July 2015


8th Grade Graduation •Class of 2019•

Macey Note

Audrey Louise Nixon

Gavin Cairns Lyle Coffee Shea Ervin Emily Fetsch Anna Gaglione Luke Harper

Gregory Kim Colin Klimt Lily Krueger Craig McFarland Jacob Mead Jackson Dale Morris

Valedictorian

Jadyn Ashcraft Trevor Bastien Tage Boyette Dayton Jay Brighter Conner Brown Hunter Bugado

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Salutatorian

Sara Mundon Justin Murray Marina Stancill William Touchet Zoe Vann


5th Grade Graduation •Class of 2022•

Dominick J. DiDonato Lukas Dommer Anuhea M. Elliott Violet Freeney Speaker

Kai Nathaniel Griley Lucy R. Hernandez Kai D. Higgins Maxwell Johnson Sophia Johnson

Benjamin A. Kubo Speaker

Noelani Mitchell Makana M. Oye Julia Padron

Kendall Spitz Emily N. Thompson Maxwell E. Tramontin Madeline C . Weigle Sophia J. Weigle

June–July 2015


From Advancement Director Jennifer Richardson

Aloha, Parker School ‘Ohana!

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am humbled by the support Parker continues to receive from the members of our community. Over the past couple of years I have enjoyed getting to know so many of you— parents, grandparents, alumni, faculty, staff, board members, and volunteers — as we work together to strengthen Parker’s brand and increase participation in our Annual Fund. You make it possible. In just two short weeks we have received 3 new alumni donations, 12 new ‘ohana donations, and 14 new parent donations. Please help us to continue increasing our Annual Fund participation percentages before the end of the fiscal year.

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All gifts received by June 30, 2015 count and help us increase our participation percentages! To donate, simply visit our new website at www.parkerschoolhawaii.org or contact me at 808-885-8709 or jrichardson@parkerschoolhawaii.org. I can’t thank you enough for your stewardship of our school and for your continued support in our mission. Mahalo nui loa,

P.S. I hope many of you have had time to take a look at Parker School’s fully redesigned website www.parkerschoolhawaii.org. Since the launch, we have received great feedback including nine alumni updates (more updates than we typically receive in an entire year), proving that the website provides our ‘ohana with greater access to important resources easily, across all devices. If you haven’t had a chance to take a peek, please take a moment to do so now!

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Make your donation to the

Parker School 2014-2015 Annual Fund by June 30, 2015 via our website:

www.parkerschoolhawaii.org (click on the “Support” tab)

For more information call 808-885-8709 or email advancement@parkerschoolhawaii.org

Thank you for supporting Parker School!

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10th Annual

May Day Hō‘ike

Dedicated to Kumu Pua Garmon

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ower school students prepared all year for their enlightening May Day performance, held on Friday, May 1, which incorporated traditional Hawaiian musical instruments. Under the direction and tutelage of kumu hula Liana Aveiro, who taught Hawaiian language, storytelling, dance and culture to lower school students, this year’s themes were “Ho'olike ka mana'o I Wailohia” (Make your minds alike at Wailohia) and “He lei po'ina 'ole” (A lei never forgotten is the beloved child). Kumu Liana explained, “Words of wisdom from our ancestors can help us lead our keiki towards a bright future. In our Hawaiian culture, it is the responsibility of the whole village to help raise each child, to grow up striving for success and thriving in his or her own way. Together let us turn our minds onto the same channel with clear, bright thoughts always remembering the well being of our beloved children, so the outcome of this powerful 'olelo no'eau will have a positive ripple effect that will surely benefit all of our keiki.” This year’s incredible ceremony was dedicated to Kumu Pua Garmon, whose teachings will live on in Parker’s keiki for generations to come. Following the memorable program, middle and upper school students participated in preparing and serving a traditional Hawaiian meal as well as hosting makahihi games, which included Hawaiian arm and leg wrestling, rock-bowling, spear-throwing, and the time-honored tug-o-war. Additional stations included poi pounding, lei-making, slack key guitar lessons, face-painting, fake tattooing and petroglyph tracing, plus, Hawaiian navigation and knot-making.

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Parker School Happenings Dancing in the Aisles Honoka’a High School’s award-winning jazz ensemble, led by esteemed composer Gary Washburn, had Parker students dancing in the aisles during their April 7th performance in Parker’s theatre.

Lower School Art & Chorus Showcase

Interim Days ‘Wow’ Students, Faculty, and Community Students enjoyed two days of adventure and learning during this year’s Interim days held on April 2 and 3. Activities included: undersea explorations, theatre set construction, stop-motion animation, martial arts/Kempo and Hawaiian shell jewelry making.

PTSO Volunteer Luncheon

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Robotic Olympic Challenge

Parker Speaker Series Goes Tech Savvy

Middle School Tech Club

Computer engineers and Parker parents, David Kirk and Caroline Landry, participated in Parker’s ongoing guest “Speaker Series” in April. Students interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers engaged in an informative Q&A session with the speakers.

Middle school students, as part of PTSO’s new Tech Club, held their first robotic Olympic Challenge this April. Student teams brainstormed, practiced and competed to see which robot could ambulate and push objects for the highest score.

WINNERS: Antonio Coffee and Helena Goto 2nd prize: Teo Ippolito and Ethan Tawater

SPECIAL AWARDS Most original design: Halia Buchal Cutest and funniest Robot: Jayden Bosque and Aiden Tsuji

Parker Yearbook Wins Three State-Wide Awards Congratulations to Parker’s 2015 yearbook team for winning three Herff Jones Hawai’i yearbook awards for Parker’s Ho’oikaika Vol. 39. Parker received the following three state-wide awards: honorable mention for overall book, second place in layout design and third place in photoshop. This year’s theme “Sudden Impact” was exemplified on every page to show how each part of the Parker ‘ohana impacts the greater Parker community.

Lower School Field Day

Lions of Hawaii Poster Contest Winner Kindergarten to First Grade – Class of 2027!

Congratulations to 10-year old Kahea Gaglione for her second place win in the District 50 Lions of Hawaii “Sight Is Beautiful” poster contest. Kahea chose to capture what catches her eye – flowers. She shared, “I enjoy creating art. My passion for art inspires me.”

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Athletics News from Athletic Director Nicole Vedelli

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t has been an incredible year for Parker School Athletics. As Parker’s new athletic director, I have had the opportunity to work with most of the athletes this year and feel privileged to have had the chance to get to know them. I am inspired by their talents and ambitions and am excited to see what they do in athletics next year. This year the cross country team set their goals high and succeeded in making their personal best times. Our varsity girls’ volleyball team worked endlessly on the courts and competed around the island. Parker School’s co-ed soccer team came in 5th seed at the BIIF championships. Our mixed paddling crew went to states again this year and in tennis, Timm Schnorr represented Parker at the state tournament on Oahu. Words cannot describe how proud I am of all of all our Parker athletes! I consider all of our athletes winners, not because they won every single game, or how they handled themselves during the wins, but because of how they handled themselves during the losses. Parker School Athletes – you have the character and values of integrity, excellence and compassion that I admire and that I am so incredibly grateful to be a part of.

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This is the first year since 2009 that Parker School has taken FIRST PLACE out of all the small schools on the Big Island to win an HMSA Kaimana Award. The Kaimana Awards is a program that began in 2005 to highlight schools and their student athletes for success on and off the field by recognizing their achievements in academics, athletics, community service, healthy activities and sportsmanship. You did it, Parker School Athletes — we won the award proving your abilities in all of these categories!


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Parker Bulls Soccer Club Report

from Student Council

by Nicole Vedelli

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his has been another remarkable season for PBSC. With over 80 kids in the club, they are not stopping now. Many of the PBSC teams finished their season in the playoffs. It was amazing to see the skills that were learned and the techniques that were developed throughout the year. By the end of the season, all of the parents (myself included) were frantically screaming and jumping for joy because the games our children played were so incredibly competitive. Thank you to all of the coaches – Cari Kapuniai, Tiffany Freitas, Billy Pleuss, Jared Chapman, Jon Vedelli, Jonah Yardley, Blaze Waiau, Sue Kwok, Stephen Pagano, Nik Ward, and Gabriella Mahiai for an incredible year. Thank you to all of the parents for a season of positive sup-

port and to our children, our players, for all of your hard work and efforts. Looking ahead, we will be accepting registration for the fall 2015 season beginning June 15. We expect to fill teams in the U8, U10, U12 and U14 age groups this season and we hope to see as many of you back from last season as possible. Information is available on our website, which can be found under Athletics in the Parker Bulls Soccer Club section at www.parkerschoolhawaii.org. Registration packets can be turned into the Parker School Business Office. If you have any questions please contact me at nvedelli@parkerschoolhawaii.org.

If you are around this summer, we welcome current and prospective players (and parents) to come and join us on the Parker School soccer field for our BRITISH

SOCCER SUMMER CAMPS –

Camp dates are JULY 20-24 AND AUGUST 3-7. Camp registration is OPEN. To sign up please visit www.parkerschoolhawaii.org and click on Athletics and then Parker Bulls Soccer Club. There are camps for all ages! 9:00-10:00 a.m. - First Kicks, ages 3-4, $75 10:30-12:00 p.m. - Mini Soccer, ages 4-5, $90 9:00-12:00 p.m. - Half Day, ages 6-14, $125 9:00-4:00 p.m. - Full Day, ages 8-14, $195

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s election season comes to a close, Student Council once again assembles a team of animated and diligent students as your 2015-16 Student Council officers. Rising Junior Susie Krall joins Student Council for her first year as Student Body Treasurer. In the coming year, Susie hopes to extend the Student Council budget and explore new charitable causes, especially those based in our community. Student Council also welcomes Senior Kathleen Smith, who will serve as Student Body Secretary. Kathleen intends to encourage communication between the faculty, students, and Student Council, as well as integrate new technology into student life. Senior Hiwa Thompson returns to Student Council as the Student Body Vice President; Hiwa's comprehensive experience and incredible enthusiasm has made her an integral part of Student Council for the past three years. Senior Savannah Harriman-Pote will lead next year's Student Council as Student Body President, and she is especially excited to work with such talented fellow officers, as well as the wonderful and dedicated Student Council Advisor, Ms. Marshall. June–July 2015


4th and 5th Graders Shine at Science Fair A fter two months of research and experiments, students from grades 4 and 5 unveiled their bright, accomplished and highly intelligent science projects to their peers, parents and community this past May. Winners were determined by highly esteemed scientists based on how accurately they followed the scientific method process. Congratulations to the following winners for their thought-provoking research and findings: 5th Grade 1st Place: Ben Kubo - “The Science of Keeping Your Cool” determined which material is best at keeping a juice pouch the coldest in a lunch box without using ice, by testing Styrofoam, cotton batting, wool, aluminum foil, neoprene and bubble wrap. 2nd Place: Maxwell Tramotin - “Slinky on a Slope” determined if the angle and surface type of an inclined plane matters when using a slinky.

A Day Just for Middle Schoolers Middle School Unity Day, held on April 17, was a day for middle school students to connect and bond with one another outside the classroom. The informative and memorable day began with a trip to Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park in Kailua-Kona, where the group learned about ancient Hawaiian petroglyphs, explored tide pools, studied Hawaiian sea turtles and enjoyed a picnic lunch. In the afternoon students headed back to campus for more teambuilding adventures and games (including a superb water-gun fight) on the school soccer field. Mahalo to everyone who helped make this day special.

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3rd Place: Lukas Dommer - “Perpetual Motion” created energy in an area with limited resources through the use of a perpetual wheel with rubber bands and heat.

4th Grade 1st Place: Ellie Acosta - “Gummy Bear Soak” determined if gummy bears will change in size or shape when placed in acidic or non-acidic liquids. 2nd Place: Kouske Soler - “Recording the Growth of Basil Plants Under Different Watering Schedules” researched under which watering conditions basil plant seeds will grow largest, in order to determine if seed manufacturer recommendations are the best way of growing seeds. 3rd Place: Andrew Choi - “Does Music Affect Heart Rate” determined if a person’s heart rate changes when listening to different types of music. Factors were based on the increase or decrease in heart beats per minute while listening to hip hop, progressive house music and electric rock music.


FINE ART AND DRAMATIQUES AWARDS

Footloose

On May 14, students from grades 6-12 were dressed to impress for a special “Night at the Oscars” themed award gala. The following awards were presented, honoring students for achievements in both fine arts and dramatiques:

Dramatiques Winners: MEDEA (Fall Production)

Francis Bacon Existentialism Art Award: Kawe Lincoln (Grade 10)

Best Actor: Keli`i Crawford Best Actress: Seraphim Benoist Best Male Chorus: Max Paas Best Female Chorus: Athena Coley Best Production Supervisor: Erika Kasberg Best Technician: Matthew Bal M.V.P. Middle School: Hiroki Soler M.V.P. High School: Seraphim Benoist Director’s Award: Sophie Dommer Heart of the Show Award: Maia Tarnas

Salvador Dali Surrealism Award: Leakai Meneses (Grade 12)

FOOTLOOSE (Spring musical)

Film Maker Award: Parker Hale (Grade 10)

Best Actor: Sean Dunnington Best Actress: Sarah Bellatti Best Supporting Actor: Garrett Davis Best Supporting Actress: Mady Harper Best Male Ensemble Singer: Taiga Okada Best Female Ensemble Singer: Stacee Firestone Best Male Ensemble Dancer: Conner Brown Best Female Ensemble Dancer: Eve Anderson Best Technician: Marlo Mundon M.V.P. Middle School: Craig McFarland M.V.P. High School: Sean Dunnington Director’s Award: Kirk Hubbard Heart of the Show Award: Simon Dunlap

Fine Art Awards

Judy Chicago Award for the best use of art for social change: Annalina Lozano (Grade 10) Kandinsky Award for best in imaginative work: Hunter Weigle (Grade 10) Magdalena Abakanowics Award for best animal portrait: Coco Romano Giordano (Grade 10) Maria Montoya Martinez Award for best ceramic vessel: Sivan Najita (Grade 11) Michaleangelo Award for best in figurative sculpture: Eric Fetsch (Grade 10) Vincent Van Gogh Award for best use of color to express emotions: Kathryn Perry (Grade12) Frida Kahlo Award for best use of “self story” in art: Athena Coley (Grade 10) Andy Warhol Graphic Design Award: Zoe Zivalic (Grade 12) Aurora Robson Environmentalism Art Award: Bliss Loratta (Grade 11) Senior Rising Star Award: Allanis Anderson (Grade 12)

Website Transformation Honors Parkers’ Roots

The Annie Leibowitz Award for best in portrait photography: Aolani Peiper (Grade 12)

Have you perused the new Parker website yet?

The Ansel Adams Award for best in landscape photography: Christina Sharpe (Grade 12)

Visit and check out the new clean, modern look, easy-to-navigate functionality and content-rich experience. As part of the rebranding effort to better engage and empower Parker families, the redesigned website offers visitors access to relevant information and resources. Built with ‘search’ in mind, visitors can quickly find what they are looking for by using the “search” function found on all pages after the homepage. Most importantly, the new website and branding collectively honors the history and roots of Parker school, the Waimea community and our ‘aina.

David Hockney Award for best in drawing: Avery Williams (Grade 12) Diego Rivera Award for painting: Allanis Anderson (Grade 12) Creative Visionary Award for best in macrophotography: Salina Andreas (Grade 12)

www.parkerschoolhawaii.org

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PTSO News

by PTSO President Jude McAnesby

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or the past three years, while I’ve served as president and vicepresident, the goals of PTSO have been to increase connections between families, expand engagement with students, and strengthen channels of communication with the school. We have made significant strides in each of these areas that I’d like to share with you. We have brought parents and students together through activities such as reaching out to new families over the summer, facilitating grade level get-togethers, hosting the new parent reception, and providing movie nights, coffees luncheons, parent forums and parent/family nights out. We hope that you have been able to enjoy at least some of these activities with us.

In the past few years, PTSO has accomplished all the above in addition to our “regular” activities- of which there is a bounty. Many people provided their assistance in making these initiatives happen and I want to express my sincere appreciation. Though I cannot name everyone here, I would like to particularly acknowledge the executive team- Gena McFarland, VP; Mike Buchal, Treasurer; and Pam Adams, Secretary. Thanks to our other board members: Kendall DiDonato, Tiffany Frietas, Kelly Herendeen, Dore Centeio, Geoffrey Mundon, Kim Dalton, Maile Wong, and Valerie Cerezo. And, an additional mahalo to Caroline Landry and Marie Fellenstein-Hale. You have been an amazing team and made all of what we were able to accomplish possible!

To increase the benefit that we bring to students, PTSO members have attended student council meetings and helped out with activities. We have created a grant program specifically aimed at supporting studentled initiatives. Our hope is that this “seed money” will provide clubs and programs with the ability to develop on-going income generation. We initiated three new after school clubs- tech, art, and film; provided science fair support; and put together an intern e-manual. Other new activities have also included guest speakers, sports concessions, fall festival, and a fund-raising contest in the lower school.

My term as officer has now come to a close. Looking back over the experience, it has, indeed, been rich and rewarding. Though I will not hold an official role with PTSO next year, I do plan to stay involved as I value the work and goodwill of this organization and those who serve on it. I enthusiastically welcome our new president Pam Adams and her team. I know that they will continue the forward movement with new initiatives and further exciting ideas. I invite you to consider joining with them as well. There’s always much to be done and many hands does make the load lighter and lots more fun! Being a part of PTSO is a great way to get to know the school and other parents. And, it actually does feel good! Having your kids see you involved in our community and assisting them with their learning experience, sends an important message to them as well. Even if you can just contribute one thing- do it! PTSO is always open to your suggestions and trying new things. If you have input or ideas that you would like to share, you can contact us at: PTSO@parkerschoolhawaii.org.

Saturday, August 1, 2015 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

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In addition to our monthly meetings that include administration, we also initiated meeting with the Headmaster on a regular basis to discuss ideas, make suggestions, and voice concerns within the community. This has been a fruitful exchange and we feel that it has strengthened the parent-school partnership. Initiating committees such as iPad and Communications has also allowed us to engage parent members to help solve issues collectively. We look forward to continuing these kinds of activities.

Wishing everyone a safe, fun, enjoyable, and rejuvenating summer!

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ALUMNI REUNION

Parker School front porch Beverages and pupus will be served

Bring your families and enjoy an afternoon of catching up with old friends, faculty and staff. Look through old yearbooks and reminisce.

RSVP to: advancement@parkerschoolhawaii.org • (808) 885-8709

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Alumni Notes Brieanah Gouveia ‘13 a junior studying art history at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, has been selected into the prestigious Fulbright Summer Institute at Nottingham Trent University in England. Brieanah will spend July in Nottingham England studying art and culture, visiting museums and historic sites as well as a final art exhibition project. Brieanah’s summer program is funded by the U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission’s Summer Institute, which annually grants a selected 60 U.S. and U.K. students to study and research opportunities at accredited universities in the United States and the United Kingdom. Kimo Hon ‘11 earned a bachelor’s of science degree in computer science and electrical engineering from Yale University during their May 18, 2015 commencement ceremony in New Haven, Connecticut. At Yale, Kimo was involved in club soccer and The Future Project, a program which provides mentors to New Haven high school students. Kimo completed an internship at Amazon in Seattle, Washington and has accepted a full-time position as a software development engineer with the company. Zen Michael Kuriyama ‘11 earned a bachelor’s of arts degree in music from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Zen graduated summa cum laude and has been awarded full-funding to continue his education at The State University of New York at Stony Brook University in the master’s of music in voice performance program, followed by provisional acceptance into their doctor of musical arts program. Anna Sturges ‘11 graduated in May from UC-Berkeley with majors in legal studies and English, and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Air Force on May 17, having been in the ROTC program at UCBerkeley. She has been granted an educational leave from the Air Force’s Judge Advocate General’s office for the next three years to study at Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law on a full-ride academic scholarship prior to beginning her military service. She was one of only two cadets in the country to be selected by the Air Force Judge Advocate General’s office for an education leave this year. She was sworn into the Air Force by her cousin, Air Force Major Andrew Pence, who traveled from his base in Mississippi for the ceremony.

Aloha, Parker School Alumni! If you have any news and/or photos to share in an upcoming issue of Na Mea Hou, please email us at advancement@ parkerschoolhawaii.org or simply message us on Facebook. We love to hear what you’re up to! Mahalo!

Elliott Warkus ‘11 received a bachelor’s of arts degree in computer science from Sarah Lawrence College this May. While at Sarah Lawrence, Elliott was a member of the varsity soccer, swimming and tennis teams, and was named as a 2014 Alice Stone Ilchman Scholar Athlete for his achievements in athletics and academics. He has accepted a fulltime position as a software engineer at Amazon in Seattle, Washington. Edward Norman ‘09 stopped by Parker with his fiancé Alyssa. The happy couple was married in Kona on May 9, 2015. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Norman! Eric Cho ‘07 was married on Hawaii Island this May. Eric and his new bride, a pre-school teacher, will move to Seattle where he will begin research on tuberculosis for a disease center in Seattle. Jonathan Quayle, also ‘07, attended Eric’s wedding and is currently a software security team leader for Amazon. Clockwise from bottom left, are Kiri Claussen ‘07, Lani Morris (Registrar), Jonathan Quayle ‘07, Gillian Culff (former teacher), Laura Inaba (teacher), Eric Cho ‘07 and Aukai Spielman‘07.

Delcie Barr ‘05 received her bachelor’s of arts in English education from Adelphia University in Garden City, NY and a master’s of arts in English at Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, NY. Today, Delcie teaches global literature and jounalism classes, incorporating theory and analysis to help students gain insight on the world, at the High School for Community Leadership in Jamaica, NY. Tiana Falk ‘04 recently welcomed her second child. Lori Sirovy ‘94 lives in Washington and recently stopped by Parker School to reminisce while visiting family on Hawaii Island. Erin O‘Leary ‘88 visited Parker School this past May with her husband and boys, ages 8 and 11. It was her first visit back to the island in 20 years. Erin was valedictorian of Parker class of 1988. Sandy Cameli EdD ‘81 a Doctor of education in Instructional Leadership, is currently serving as an Educational Specialist for Teacher Leadership and Professional Development with the Hawaii Department of Education in Honolulu.

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DATES TO REMEMBER

June 11: King Kamehameha Day OFFICES CLOSED July 2 & 3: Special Celebration OFFICES CLOSED

August 1:

August 6: Lower School Parent Event Upper/Middle School New Student Orientation & Social

Alumni Reunion

August 10: All School Begins

August 19 & 20: Upper/Middle School Camp Out

August 21: Statehood Day NO SCHOOL/ OFFICES CLOSED

September 4: Fall Barbeque & Potluck September 7: Labor Day NO SCHOOL/ OFFICES CLOSED September 9: Lower School Back to School Night September 16: Upper/Middle Back to School Night For details check the Parker School calendar and announcements at

www.parkerschoolhawaii.org Note: In preparing this publication we diligently try to avoid errors and omissions. Please accept our apologies and notify the Advancement Office if any are discovered.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Faculty & Staff! JUNE 5 - Kiyoshi Najita 9 - Matthew Hamilton 13 - Krista Anderson 18 - Emily Pagliaro 21 - Jessica Young

JULY 4 - Carl Sturges

SUMMER FUN AT PARKER! There’s Still Time To Sign Up!

Parker is happy to offer two summer opportunities:

Summer Camp

(ages 5 to 12) offers fun adventures, experiments and amusing weekly themes (sign up for a week or more)

and

Summer Enrichment Programs

(ages 8 – 18) designed to enthuse and educate students on non-traditional school topics.

Visit www.parkerschoolhawaii.org (click on Enrichment & Community Program’s on the homepage)

for more information or to sign-up today!

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