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Frampton, Karlen earn art scholarship By KELSIE CHONG, features co-editor

Seniors Kara Frampton and Pi‘ikea Karlen received $2,500 scholarships from the Art Maui Portfolio Competition on April 14, 2012, at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Both visual art endorsees submitted about ten of their best art works created within the 2011-2012 school year, as required in the scholarship criteria. Submissions were open to paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, small sculptures, ceramics and any other small work in three-dimensions. “I would like to commend Kamehameha School for seeing beyond themselves and our shores. When I looked at their work, I saw hope for the future,” said juror Tom Klobe. Frampton and Karlen were two of the three awardees selected. “I was very excited when I heard that my portfolio was chosen,” Karlen said. “I knew this was a prestigious award, and I didn’t really think I had a chance.” Two major conflicts in Karlen’s life helped spark the ideas for her portfolio theme. One was society’s negative perception of others, and the second


Seniors Piʻikea Karlen and Kara Frampton receive the $2,500 scholarship from the Art Maui Portfolio Competition on Saturday, April 14, 2012, in the Schaefer International Gallery at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center.

was two of her worlds clashing together – island versus city girl. She entitled her themes Perception and Two Worlds

Collide. “They’re [the themes are] prevalent in my life, and it’s what I’m going through now,” she said.

Frampton also had a common theme throughout her portfolio. Entitled Regrown, her works were based on two of her interests: environmental awareness and art. Through her pieces, Frampton conveyed the message that as one’s old

self dies off, a new part is born. In keeping with her theme, as Frampton’s high school career and life in Hawai‘i are coming to a close she said, “I am ready to leave my old path and create a new one.” Her art

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Kubota saves skin from sun’s rays By MEHANA LEE, staff writer

Junior Kaleiho¯ku Kubota spread awareness of skin protection through an interactive booth about sun damage and ways to protect your skin at Ho‘olaule‘a on April 14, 2012, at Kamehameha Schools Maui. “I thought it would be a great way to educate the community, especially native Hawaiians, about how important it is to protect our skin while out in the sun,” Kubota said. She hosted a booth entitled “Sun Kills.” The booth was provided by Mrs. Dancine Takahashi, chairperson for the Ho‘olaule‘a. Kubota worked with Hawaiian Tropic and passed out free samples of sunscreen for the hot and sunny day at the Ho‘olaule‘a. She also drew tickets every hour for people to win $30 worth of Hawaiian Tropic products, like sunblock and lip balm. In Hawai‘i, many people are


Junior Kaleihoku Kubota displays her senior project booth, “Sun Kills”, to visitors during the 8th Annual Ho‘olaule‘a at Kamehameha Schools Maui.

unaware of how harmful the sun is if the skin is not protected properly according to Kubota. Sun protection is vital in the Hawaiian Islands since the weather consists of sunshine

for most of the year. “I was mainly inspired by my grandpa who had all three types of skin cancer. He never wore sunblock while growing up and went to the beach eve-

ry day to surf. So, now he pays the price by visiting the dermatologist at least once every six months,” Kubota said. Kubota spent about 40 hours on her project over a span of six weeks. This included emailing those in charge of the Ho‘olaule‘a to schedule the booth, talking to the Hawaiian Tropic representative to understand the products, making brochures and working at the booth. Kubota interned with dermatologist Dr. Patti Endo and was inspired by her work, and she knew that she wanted to be a dermatologist too. Visitors enjoyed what Kubota’s booth had to offer. “It was awesome, the booth was very well organized. She was very informative and enthusiastic about her project,” said junior Kailee Tabaco, who visited the booth numerous times throughout the day.

Watson directs Keaka Kamali’i, brings senior product to close By KELSIE CHONG, features co-editor


During one of the skits, the drama club students that helped with Watson’s senior project used a blanket to throw Invisible Jack up in the air.

Kamehameha Schools Maui junior Lindsay Watson completed her senior project at the 8th annual Ho‘olaule‘a by directing Keaka Kamali‘i, a short 30-minute children’s show, on April 14, 2012. The play consisted of two songs, jokes, riddles, and about 12-15 short, silly skits. It was shown three times that day in the band room. Admission was two scrips. “I got a lot of good feedback from the audience, so that was good,” Watson said. She said she decided to direct Keaka Kamali‘i because of her strong interest in acting. She dreams of becoming an actress. “I thought she did great,” said Ms. Camille Romero, Watson’s Ho¯’ike Nui adviser. Ms. Romero guided Watson through the project but says that most of the responsibilities and decisions made for the children’s play were on the

student director. Five other KSM students helped with Watson’s senior project. They were seniors Rachel Bega, Ho¯ku¯ Krueger and Kalani Ruidas and juniors Amber Kama and Kaili Mossman. Keaka Kamali’i takes place every year at Ho‘olaule‘a. Ms. Romero said that she has worked with three other juniors in the past who also chose to direct the show for their senior projects. The students rehearsed every day after school in Ms. Romero’s room for two weeks leading up to Ho‘olaule‘a. According to Watson, the hardest part of the project was being flexible to everyone’s schedule. “It was hard to get everyone together – just having to depend on other people,” she said. The play was a success, according to the cast and au(KEAKA Continued on page A3)

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dience. “Lindsay did a great job at directing. She is a focused director and is good at giving directions in a way we can understand,” Krueger said.

“It’s perfect for her interest, and that’s what senior projects should be about.” — Business and Leadership academy team leader Mr. Kealiʻi Mossman on Keaka Kamaliʻi

Photo courtesy of CAROLYNN KRUEGER

King Kekaulike High School Junior Ray Tengan and Kamehameha Schools Maui Junior James Krueger perform with Going Global at the 2012 Hoʻolauleʻa on Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Kamehameha Schools Maui.

Krueger brings the brass By KALANI RUIDAS, features co-editor

Junior James Krueger assembled a brass band for this year’s Hoʻolauleʻa for his senior project. They played from the start of Hoʻolauleʻa until just before noon. The set list consisted of a mix of old school, contemporary and jazz standards. Krueger said that he was conscious of the audience while choosing the songs that the band performed. “I wanted songs that weren’t

too hard to play, but would still be interesting enough for the audience to respond to,” he said. The band was comprised of students from both KS Maui and King Kekaulike. Krueger estimates that the average years of musical experience among his bandmates to be about five years. One of the major challenges of the project was the actual performance. “Not all of the band mem-

bers were used to playing with other people. A lot of them are more accustomed to playing instruments by themselves, so it was a little nerve wracking for them onstage,” Krueger said. Overall, Krueger was pleased with the outcome of his band’s effort at Hoʻolauleʻa. He concluded by saying that he learned a lot and had fun while doing it.

Business and leadership academy team leader Mr. Keali’i Mossman, along with his family, stopped in to watch the children’s play. “It was silly, but really funny. Lindsay did a fun and interesting project. It’s perfect for her interest, and that’s what senior projects should be about,” he said. With her Ho¯‘ike Nui product and research paper completed, she said that she will focus on her internship next. “It feels so great to be finished with my product. It’s a big weight lifted,” Watson said. She plans to complete her internship by working backstage this summer with the Maui Academy of Performing Arts or with Maui OnStage.

Q&A with valedictorian Christian Fernandez By HOKU KRUEGER, news co-editor


Senior Christian Fernandez will be Kamehameha Schools Maui’s first valedictorian at this year’s commencement ceremony.

How did you feel when you found out that there would be a valedictorian this year? “I felt excited because I knew that I was in the running. I knew that KSM has never had a valedictorian in the past, and it was exciting to know that I would even have a chance at getting the title.” How did you feel when you were named valedictorian? “I was almost shocked. I was speechless. I was honored because I knew that the other students I was up against were just as good or better.” Why do you feel schools should have valedictorians?

“I think it’s important because it instills a sense of pride in students who work hard academically. It also inspires students to fulfill the standards that are expected of us, ‘to strive to meet our responsibilities, to progress to the best of our abilities,’ and bring honor to ourselves, the school and Pauahi.” Do you have some ideas yet about what you would like to include in your speech? “I do have some ideas of what I’m going to talk about. I assure you that it’ll be a good one. I will recap all of the things we’ve been through as a class and leave everyone

with a strong message about what is to come.” Why have you made education/good grades a priority in your life? “I guess I always try to challenge myself to do the best I can do. I like doing hard work, and I know that it’ll all pay off in the future.” What are your post-high school plans? “I’m attending Columbia University in New York, and I will be doing a 3-2 program there, which means that upon graduation I will have a Bachelor of Science in engineering and a liberal arts degree.”

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Flexible phone on the horizon By NICOLE KA’AUAMO, sports co-editor

There was a time when a cell phone was only used to call your mom from the bus stop or to challenge your brother at who can last the longest in Snake. Now, you can touch the screen and the phone

comes to life: walkie-talkies, sending drawings to your friend in Bulgaria, or having your own dragon farm. Phones are rapidly developing and now the latest type of phone is not only touch screen

and high-tech, but also transparent and flexible. James Tour, a chemist at Rice University in Houston, and his lab have developed a new type of memory chip using silicon oxide. This chip allows your phone to be so flexible that instead of worrying about it getting scratched in your purse, you can wear it as a watch. This new flexible phone still doesn’t have all the required parts – a speaker or a microphone – and it is set to cost $7,500 by the time it’s released, but it may relegate today’s handheld phones to the junk pile next to the flashing-battery Nokia phones and walkie talkie Nextels

Flying car hits the airwaves Photo courtesy of GOOGLE

Google made advancements in the technology field by creating these glasses that act as an augmented reality headset. These glasses make information available to everyone at any time without the use of hands.

Google gets glasses By AMANDA LEE, news co-editor

Google has been making impressive headway in the race to create faster and better technology. Google X, Google’s secret lab, has been working on what they’ve dubbed “Project Glass.” The project is focused on building a small chip that will attach to a pair of glasses allowing people to view technology through the lens.

The glasses are Androidbased and include a small screen that sits a few inches from the user’s eye. People will see a number of features projected onto the glasses by the small computer chip that covers part of the eye piece. Features include 3G or 4G data connection, video and still cameras, Global Positioning System, phone calling, and voice-activated text mes-

saging. So, when people walk down the street wearing the glasses, they will be able to do things like look at the window and see the temperature, navigate with a see-through map, and get visual alerts from their calendar. Google released a video on YouTube on April 4 to give viewers a feel for the up-coming Google Glasses. “We think technology should work for you—to be there when you need it and get out of your way when you don’t. A group of us from Google[x] started Project Glass to build this kind of technology, one that helps you explore and share your world, putting you back in the moment,” said Google’s Project Glass press release page. The purpose of the project is to make information available without the use hands and keep people connected 24/7 even if they aren’t on the computer or their phone. The New York Times estimates that the glasses will be priced at around $250–$600.

Photo courtesy of TERRAfUGIA

Terrafugia Inc.’s Transition Street-Legal Airplane prototype takes flight. By HOKU KRUEGER, news co-editor

It’s a car! It’s a plane! Actually, it’s both. The Transition Street-Legal Airplane soared into action as Terrafugia Inc. successfully completed the first test flight of its production prototype on March 23, 2012, at Plattsburg International Airport in Plattsburg, NY. This “flying car” is a two-seat personal aircraft that runs on unleaded automotive fuel and can operate both on roads and in the air. The Transition reached an altitude of 1,400 feet during its first flight in Plattsburg, 33,600 feet below the altitude at which commercial jets fly. The Transition operates on a 23-gallon tank. It burns 5 gallons of fuel per hour while flying and can reach speeds of up to 115 miles per hour. It needs at least 2,500 feet of runway to take off. While on the ground, the aircraft gets 35 miles to the

gallon and can reach speeds of up to 70 miles per hour. It is small enough to fit in a car garage.

Potential Transition pilots must have a sport pilot’s license to fly the aircraft, which requires 20 hours of flight time and passing a written test. They also need a regular automobile driver’s license to operate the vehicle on the road. Terrafugia expects to release the Transition at the end of this year. Potential owners have already made their refundable $10,000 deposit to reserve a vehicle, which will cost a total of $279,000. Reservations are still being accepted.

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2012 wins ʻihe at ʻAha Mele Below: Senior Keala Kama accepts the spear from Viceprincipal Mr. Leo Delatori on behalf of the class of 2012. Kama was the senior song director. They sang an “ʻO¯iwi Medley.”


The senior women of the class of 2012 celebrate with their classmates on April 27 as the results were read that they had won the 2012 ‘Aha Mele competition with a score of 38.5 points out of a possible 40 points. The classes were judged on their Hawaiian Language, music, and Spirit throughout their rehearsals and performances. At right: Senior Tiasha Akre dances to “He Hawaiʻi Au.” This mele described the love the Hawaiian people had for Hawaiʻi .

Ka Papa Hula performs “He Aloha No, He Aloha.

The Hawaiian Ensemble provide musical accompaniment to the Ho¯ʻike.

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Graduating KSM seniors Daniel Mendiola, Kainoa Santos, Matt Spenser, Michael Gorman, Ryder Pahukoa, and Christian Fernandez parody working on college applications, researching their schools for fall, filling out forms for acceptance, and other requirements for college in the Counseling Center.

Statistics show that students who receive higher education receive better pay

Why should I go to college? By AMANDA LEE, news co-editor

Choosing between pursuing a degree and heading straight for the work force is a decision that many wrestle over. Which is really more valuable in the long run? Is it the framed degree in your office? Or, is it the paychecks that roll in every other Friday to build a steady nest egg? Education pays Some people carry with them the belief that a degree is not a reflection of a person’s ability to work; however, a 2010 report from the National Bureau of Labor Statistics said, “Education pays in higher earnings and lower unemployment rates.” This means that as a person’s education increases, so does the amount of earnings a person will receive statistically. In today’s uncertain economy, companies are less likely to hire someone without a degree because few companies can afford to invest heavily in employee development. This means that having a degree will give a prospective employee an advantage while job hunting. Education really does pay. “With the exception of professional and doctorate degrees, annual earnings increase with each successive

degree. Annual earnings ranged from around $11,000 a year or less for full-time, year round workers without a high school degree to around $100,000 for full-time, yearround workers with a professional degree. This demonstrates there is a strong relationship between education

she will have earned approximately $3.5 million more than the person without a degree. Education opening the door More often than not, education also opens the door for students’ first jobs. Internships, volunteer work, workstudy programs, co-operative

work placements, and apprenticeships are all programs offered by colleges and universities. While students are pursuing their degrees, these programs are designed to help students land their first jobs. Business academy teacher Mr. Kealiʻi Mossman believes

“Most employers expect that a graduate will come into a job with a basic set of technical skills in their area of study.” – Mr. Kealiʻi Mossman on education in the work place

and earnings,” according to the U.S. Census Bureau in their article ‘Education and Synthetic Work-Life Earnings Estimates.’ This means that a person with a bachelor’s degree or higher will make $89,000 more than a person without a high school degree annually if they work full-time and year round. If a person with a bachelor’s degree spends 40 years working and retires at age 65, he or


Source: U.S. Census Bureau Education and Synthetic Work-Life Earnings Estimates: American Community Survey Reports.”

This graph shows that over the past 68 years, more than 80% of Americans have achieved a high school degree, and the number of Americans who have earned a Bachelor’s degree or more has more than doubled from 1940 to 2008.

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Continued from page A8... that a good education is essential to getting the first job. “For people still in school without much work experience, you will probably lead with your education as you construct your resume. Employers who are looking at recent college graduates don’t expect much experience on their résumé. However, they

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do expect to see strong academic performance.” Colleges and universities help prepare students for the work world. They provide them with the knowledge and the skills to make it in the economy. “Most employers expect that a graduate will come into a job with a basic set of technical skills in their area of study.

What really sets a person apart from the crowd is their ability to use the ‘soft skills’ – customer interaction, leadership, teamwork, time management, writing, speaking, etc.– in a way that complements the technical skills. College will teach you the technical skills. You need to work to develop the soft skills. The best doctors and lawyers and engi-

A7 neers are the ones who have strong technical skills, and strong ‘soft skills’,” he said. Success in school = Success in work Education leads to paychecks on payday, and it helps land you your first job. The U.S. Census Bureau said, “People with higher levels of education are more likely to be employed full-time.”

Source: U.S. Census Bureau Education and Synthetic Work-Life Earnings Estimates: American Community Survey Reports.”

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portrays the two aspects of, “a new beginning and the dying of my old self.” Both seniors encountered a few obstacles along the way. For Frampton, selecting the materials for her pieces was the biggest challenge. Art teacher Ms. Angie Abe helped Frampton brainstorm possible ideas. Karlen struggled with time. Managing a part-time job and school work left her feeling “rushed,” she said. The time left to compose her art portfolio did not seem long enough and posed as her biggest obstacle. In order to submit her works by March 15, Karlen said she “took one issue at a time.” Ms. Abe said she is proud of both of them.

“For Pi‘ikea, her portfolio reflected her strengths. She was able to take photography and take it outside of the box. I see this work at college level,” she said. As for Frampton, Ms. Abe said she excels in art, and her strength lies in drawing and painting. “Kara is an overall strong artist. She brought her inner self out, and she is very intel-

The letters of recommendation submitted for the scholarship by Ms. Abe and former KSM art teacher Ms. Levi Mason, impressed Klobe. “The fact that the teachers took the time to write the letters of recommendation was important. It showed that the teachers cared,” he said. “Kamehameha has it over and above everyone else. I have such a great respect for the

“ I was super excited and stoked to get free money,” – Mrs. Kara Frampton on winning the Art Maui Scholarship

lectual in conversation with her viewer.” Judges considered entrants’ seriousness and interest in art as a profession, originality, creativity, quality and range, and technical achievement.

students and teachers. Go, Kamehameha!” The scholarship money will help the two seniors who both plan to attend college this fall. “I was super excited and stoked to get free money,”

Frampton said. She will be heading off to study environmental science with a minor in art at Humboldt State University. Karlen plans to take classes from Parsons The New School for Design in New York. The scholarship will help her pay for her classes. The scholarship program was open to any senior from Maui County. There were11 applicants and the top three portfolios were selected for the awards. Kela Stickland from H.P Baldwin High School was the third awardee. The non-profit organization will be offering the scholarship again next year for seniors with an interest in art. For more information, refer to

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California College of the Arts: Marcus Ferreira Humboldt State University: Kara Frampton San Diego State University: Naomi Holokai Westmont College: Jessie Hozaki Concordia University Irvine: Kaiʻolu Kahoʻohalahala University of California, Los Angeles: Aaron Kunitomo



14 University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa: Lilinoe Bal Wyatt Bartlett Rachel Bega Christen Chin Kelsie Chong Angelique Fontaine Dylan Godsey Greg Juan Ciara Kahahane Heather Kahalehili Keala Kama Kapiolani Community College: Shane Clark Palani Hassett Lane Kahanaoi-Nichols Philip Nishioka Chaminade University: Tiasha Akre Jaycee Rae Almeida Shiloh Haia Mahealani Kekuewa Kahea Wojcieski Hawaiʻi Pacific University: Kehau Chong

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University of La Verne: Jordan Nauka Pepperdine University: Makamae Palos San Francisco State University: Kalani Ruidas Grossmont College: Alika Sanchez Feather River College: Nazareth Thibodeaux Azusa Pacific University: Kamalani Uehara Chapman University: Amanda Lee Daylan Machado


University of Washington: Janessa Rae Cordiero Sasha Souza-Stant Jared Toba Gonzaga University: Corey Tanaka

Nevada University of Nevada, Las Vegas: Kailey Cabos Bronson Camanse Nikki Davis Kailee Dudoit Nicole Kaʻauamo Andrew Park-Murray College of Southern Nevada: Demilynn Carvalho

Colorado Colorado State University: Jarred Pulido


Texas University of Texas, San Antonio: Kalena Kaeo


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University of Hawaiʻi, Maui College: JoeAnthony Aguilar Tzarina Akahi Sadee Albiar Kūnihi Antonio Kealani Castro Riese Deponte Sonya Donohue BrittnieMarie Gouveia Maika Kaikaka Colton Loque Kamalani Makua Tuʻimana Mateaki Daniel Mendiola Chase Nomura Jasmine Pagaduan Tyler Aulii Pokini Ashlyn Ross Kainoa Santos Palani Santos Keliane Shinyama Matthew Spenser Shaunte Uwekoolani

1 Hawaiʻi University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo: Shannon Abarra Keapo Bissen Alexander Guerrero Kyeton Littel Koa Rodrigues Nalei Sampson Dillon Tacdol

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Senior spirit can’t be doused, graduates spread like wildfire New York Oregon University of Portland: Trey Fernandez Western Oregon University: Kūpono Cabanas Kalei Haake Melia Mattos Makana Pundyke Oregon State University: Kelley Kokubun Ashley Wendt Pacific University Oregon: Kylie Yamada

Missouri Washington University, St. Louis: Makai Mann

Cazenovia College: Keila Alboro-Bandalan Columbia University: Christian Fernandez Christopher Kim St. John’s University: Travis Haas Marist College: Taylor Harris Syracuse University: Michael Gorman Parsons The New School for Design: Piikea Karlen New York University: Hoku Krueger




School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Noah Harders

West Virginia West Virginia University: Ryder Pahukoa

Universal Technical Institute, Arizona: Rance Souza Kalani Tanouye Northern Arizona University: Michael Nelson



Yale University: Abby Okazaki

14 Different States

50 Staying in Hawai`i


Southern Utah University: Kiana Kamalu Birgham Young University, Provo: Kauluwehi Rindlisbacher


102 Seniors planning to attend college in 2012




Arielle Aina Laura Albert Jonah Aruda Kamahoe Bal Chalee Batungbacal Kamuela Borge Ken Kanemitsu Erika Kekiwi Mason-Mahoe Pellazar Alika Ribao Uluwehi Young

Work Force Nick Naluʻai

52 Traveling out of state 165,024 miles Approximate miles seniors will fly to college 15 Original kindergarten students graduating Information accurate as of April 28, 2012.

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Class of 2012 By TUʻI MANA MATEAKI senior class president

The senior class can feel the anticipation building up and can hear the band’s rendition of the graduation song Pomp and Circumstance as the last days of their high school career year close in. With the school days dwindling, the seniors are making a list and checking it twice to ensure that all graduation requirements and obligations have been taken care of. The “mail” has become a best friend for many as students receive college acceptances that determine their lives for the next four years or so. We celebrated the results of the last event for Kamehameha students of Maui, ʻAha Mele. The ‘ihe called to the young men and women of the Class of 2012, and we recaptured its spirit once again. Now, we need to Hu¯liamahi, come together as a class to make sure that color of the 2012 class leaves a lasting impression. Baccalaureate, a memorable chapel service, will bring together this class for the last time on Maui before they meet up with other KS seniors at Mauna ‘Ala to be united as legacies of Pauahi. The mere fact of becoming alumni of Kamehameha is exciting and with that comes kuleana. Seniors, as you approach the end of your high school career, do not forget all that Pauahi has taught you. Good luck, and we will meet again soon.

Class of 2013 By HULALI BROWN, junior class president

Time is flying by. The next time I write to you, I will address you as seniors! You will soon become na¯ alaka’i o Kamehameha. This comes with great responsibility. Remember that and learn from our alumni. They have exem-

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plified what it takes to be a Warrior in and out of school. To the Class of 2012, we wish you the best. You will be missed. Juniors, it has been a great, memorable year for us. Homecoming was a success, prom was fun and we made an impression at ‘Aha Mele. This summer, do not forget about your PAL. Even though you will be on vacation, you need to log every minute you spend on your product. It is vital that you keep in touch with your advisor and mentor and keep them updated on the progress of your product as well. If you have any questions, concerns or cannot reach your advisor, email or call Mr. Delatori as soon as possible. You can also make use of the group page on Facebook. I wish you all a fabulous summer. Be safe and return to school ready to win Homecoming next school year!

Class of 2014 By AAREN-JOSHUA K . SORIANO sophomore class president

Sophomores should all feel great because they are nearly through with half of their high school career. They are just one step away from becoming juniors. The kids who wanted to throw the clock out of the window are now just watching time fly. It is only a matter of time before they will be graduating, and time will not slow down for anyone, especially for the beloved seniors, who are loved and will be missed so much once they leave. We should not be saddened by their disappearance, for they all have left their legacies and a part of their hearts here on Kamehameha Maui campus. Besides the sadness, we are only three weeks away from a long and enjoyable break, and during the break Mrs. Laepaʻa would like sophomores (soonto-be juniors) to take pictures of their fabulous journeys with their friends and send them to Kyana Yamada, class historian, by whatever method

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(email, or hard copies). Also, please thank all past officers as well as your new officers for their hard efforts in making successful events for all of you over the years. It was a pleasure serving you. But before I sign off, I want you to remember Albert Pine’s quote: “What we do for ourselves dies with us; what we do for the world and others remains and is immortal.” I MUA KAMEHAMEHA!

Class of 2015 By SHAI IBARA freshman class president

The school year is almost over, but we are not there just yet. Even though we are heading towards summer, we must keep up with our schoolwork until the very end. Let’s make these fourth quarter grades better than the last when they show up on this year’s report card. Keep in mind that homecoming will come quickly next year. Your class officers will be attending meetings over the summer as they start working on next year’s homecoming plans. The break is a good time to start thinking of ideas and even start practicing for events. Now that we know what to expect, we know that we need lots of practice in order to achieve success! Also, don’t forget to put in some community service hours this summer. In the beginning of the year we were new to this campus, it was like re-living our first day of kindergarten. Despite the challenges, we stuck together and helped each other through it all, and grew closer each day. The freshmen would like to wish the Senior Class of 2012 the best of luck and a huge mahalo for taking us under your wings and helping us through our first year of high school. Have a fun and safe summer and come back charged and ready to roll, as the Sophomores of 2015!



ASKSM News, the last message By CHRISTOPHER KIM, ASKSM president

Aloha e Na¯ Haumana, We are leading into a time of transition, a time of “goodbyes.” For my last message to the student body, I simply want to say that I am extremely proud. I’m proud of your continuous perseverance in academics, your dedication in extracurricular activities, the unity within the school, and I’m proud to be a part of this amazing KSM family. As the year comes to an end, I want to encourage you to finish stronger than you started. To the senior class, it has been a pleasure to be a part of your class and good luck next year wherever life takes you. To the junior class, it’s your time now. Make a name for yourself and leave a legacy. To the sophomores, you guys have spunk. I see such potential in your class, make sure it isn’t wasted. Lastly, to the freshmen, your first year of high school is over. I told you guys at the beginning of the year not to wait till you’re a senior to make a change. First year is up, three years are left. Don’t wait. Thank you everyone for making this year special. It’s because of you that it was a memorable year. I love you all and can’t wait to see you again someday soon. Mahalo Nui Loa, Christopher Kim

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Pa‘i ‘ia kēia mau ki‘i e KAHU KALANI WONG

Hula na¯ ka¯ne o Ha¯lau Kekuaokala¯ʻauʻalaʻiliahi ma Merrie Monarch ma ka la¯ 12 o ʻApelila i Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium i Hilo, Hawaiʻi.

Ua lanakila o Ha¯lau Kekuaokala¯ʻauʻalaʻiliahi me ke ku¯lana ʻeha¯ By HOKU KRUEGER, news co-editor

Pa‘i ‘ia kēia mau ki‘i e KAHU KALANI WONG

Hula ʻo Chalyis Min o ke kula w a e n a m e H a¯ l a u Kekuaokala¯ʻauʻalaʻiliahi ma Merrie Monarch ma ka la¯ 12 o ʻApelila.

Ua lanakila na¯ ka¯ne o Ha¯lau Kekuaokala¯ʻauʻalaʻiliahi ma ke ku¯lana ʻeha¯ ma Merrie Monarch ma ka la¯ 14 o ʻApelila i Hilo, Hawaiʻi. Hula la¯kou i ke mele “He Mele no Kala¯kaua,” no ka ma¯hele Kahiko, a ʻo ke mele “E Hoʻi ke Aloha i Maunawili,” no ka ma¯hele ʻAuana. Alakaʻi na¯ Kumu Hula ʻo ʻIliahi a me Haunani Peredes o Ha¯lau Kekuaokala¯ʻau‘ala‘iliahi. ʻO la¯kou wale no¯ ka ha¯lau no Maui i hoʻoku¯ku¯ ma Merrie Monarch i ke¯ia makahiki. ʻO na¯ ha¯lau ʻe¯ aʻe no Maui, ua hoʻomaha l a¯ k o u e hoʻoma¯kaukau no ka hoʻoku¯ku¯ i ke¯ia makahiki aʻe, ʻo ia no¯ ka makahiki kanalima o Merrie Monarch. ʻO ke¯ia ko la¯kou manawa mua loa ma Merrie Monarch. “Hula au me he mea ala, ʻaʻole au i loko o koʻu kino. Ma

hope o ka hula, poina au i kaʻu i hana ai,” wahi a Kaʻala Foster, he hauma¯na hula o ka papa ʻeiwa. He hauma¯na ʻo Kaʻala Foster ma ke kula ʻo Kamehameha, Maui. Pe¯la¯ pu¯ me ʻelua ka¯ne ʻe¯ aʻe, ʻo Wade Choda-Kowalski o ka papa ʻumi a me Chalyis Min o ke kula waena. Hoʻomaʻamaʻa ka ha¯lau ʻekolu manawa o ka pule ma ke kula waena ʻo ʻI¯ao i Wailuku. “Aʻo ma¯kou i ka hula a hoʻi i ka hale a hoʻomaʻamaʻa, hoʻomaʻamaʻa, hoʻomaʻamaʻa,” wahi a Foster. Hoʻoma¯kaukau ka ha¯lau me ʻumiku¯ma¯ha¯ mea hula, aka¯ ua hula ʻe¯iwa wale no¯ mea hula ma Merrie Monarch. ʻO ka hapanui o na¯ ka¯ne i hula ʻole, he mau ʻa¯lapa la¯kou no na¯ kime o ko la¯kou kula a i ʻole pilikia paha kekahi ma¯hele kino. ʻO na¯ makahiki o na¯

ka¯ne, mai ka makahiki ʻumiku¯ma¯kolu a ʻumiku¯ma¯hiku. Haʻalele aku ka ha¯lau i Maui ma ke kakahiaka o ka Po¯ʻakolu a hoʻi mai ka ha¯lau i Maui ma ke kakahiaka o ka La¯pule. Hoʻomaha la¯kou ma na¯ wa¯ hula ʻole. “Hoʻomanaʻo ma¯kou e pili ana no ka¯ ma¯kou mele i ko ma¯kou poʻo e hoʻoma¯kaukau,” wahi a Foster. Kono aku ke komike Merrie Monarch i a¯ H a¯ l a u Kekuaokala¯ʻauʻalaʻiliahi e hula ma Merrie Monarch i ke¯ia makahiki aʻe. “Pi¯hoihoi nui loa ma¯kou,” wahi a Foster. ʻO Tiana Nalani Manuel ka wahine hoʻokahi no Maui i hula ma Merrie Monarch i ke¯ia makahiki no ka hoʻoku¯ku¯ Miss Aloha Hula. ʻUmiku¯ma¯walu ona makahiki a ua loaʻa ia¯ ia ke k u¯lana ʻelima mai ʻumiku¯ma¯lua mau wa¯hine.

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Mossman receives White House recognition By HOKU KRUEGER news co-editor

Members of the Kamehameha Schools Maui High School administration team honored junior Kaili Mossman for her exemplary volunteer service with The President’s Volunteer Service Award on Thursday, April 5, 2012, in the high school office. Mossman’s dedication to volunteering came to the attention of the White House as a result of her application for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country. Mossman has racked up a total of 400 community service hours over her high school car eer by tutor ing at the elementary school. She originally began tutoring every day after school in order to build her resume`. “After a while, I started going up because I wanted to,” Mossman said. On top of her volunteering at school, she has also volunteered in the community. The hours that she spends at the elementary school do not count toward the fulfillment of the KSM graduation requirement that says students must complete at least 60 hours of community service. “I wasn’t expecting any recognition. I was pleasantly surprised,” Mossman said. Academies Principal Jay-R Kaawa, Grades 9 and 10 Principal Lance Cagasan and Vice Principal Leo Delatori presented Mossman with the a letter of recognition from President Barack Obama, a presidential Certificate of Excellence on behalf of the Prudential pro-


Academies Principal Jay-R Kaawa, Grades 9 and 10 Principal Lance Cagasan and Vice Principal Leo Delatori (not pictured) present Kaili Mossman with the President’s Volunteer Service Award on August 5.

“I wasn’t expecting any recognition. I was pleasantly surprised.” — Kaili Mossman on award

gram, and a lei on behalf of the school in a personal ceremony before lunch on Thursday. “Your volunteer service demonstrates the kind of commitment to your community that moves America a step closer to its great promise,” President Obama said in his letter issued through The President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. Ms. Kaawa chose Mossman as the single KS Maui representative from among the three students who applied for the Prudential Spirit of Community program at the beginning of the school year. “There are a couple of students at the elementary who I know that enjoy her. She connects with them, and she’s

really helpful,” Ms. Kaawa said. To apply for the Prudential award, Mossman wrote an essay about her community service activity and requested a recommendation and approval from Ms. Kaawa. Her application made it all the way to the semifinal rounds of the state selection and earned her the certificate of excellence, but it was 16-year-old Candonino Agusen of Kealakehe High School who was chosen as the top high school level

“She connects with them, and she’s really helpful.” — Principal Jay-R Kaawa on Mossman

state honoree for 2012. Agusen helped raise more than $64,000 to buy temporary Housing kits for displaced victims of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake. America’s 102 most outstanding youth volunteers – two from each state and the

District of Columbia – were named State Honorees. Each of the 102 State Honorees will receive $1,000, an engraved silver medallion and an allexpense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., May 5-8 for several days of national recognition events. Ten of them will be named America’s top youth volunteers for 2012 at that time. In addition to the State Honorees, the program’s judges recognized 234 students nationwide as Distinguished Finalists for their impressive community service activities. Each will receive an engraved bronze medallion. More than 500 other applicants, including Mossman, were awarded Certificates of Excellence for their volunteer work. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals. More than 345,000 young people across America have been considered for these awards since the program began in 1995. “The recipients of these awards vividly demonstrate that young people across America are making remarkable contributions to the health and vitality of their communities. In recognizing these students and placing a spotlight on their volunteer service activities, we hope to motivate others to consider how they can also contribute to their community,” chairman and CEO of Prudential Financial John R. Strangfeld said in a company press release. “Demonstrating civic responsibility through community (MOSSMAN Continued on page C4)

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Students return from spring break trip around Europe By MEHANA LEE, staff writer

Kamehameha Schools Maui students departed for ten days in Europe, on Monday, March 12. Their schedule was full of sightseeing and experiencing what traveling abroad has to offer. Observing different cultures, trying new foods and learning about historical monuments were on the students’ agendas as they traveled through Switzerland and Italy. “My favorite part of the trip was seeing all of the historical monuments we learned about in World History class, the gondola rides and bus rides. It was definitely something I will remember for the rest of my life,” junior Alyssa McAlinden said. Students arrived in Los Angeles, California, on the morning of March 13. They took a tour through Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and Venice Beach during their sixhour layover in California. Then, after a ten-hour flight to Amsterdam, a six-hour layover, and a two-hour flight, they finally arrived at their destination – Zurich, Switzerland. The students stayed in Switzerland for two days while visiting the town of Lucerne. Some students took an optional tour up to Mount Pilatus to view the town of Lucerne and more of Switzerland. On March 16, the group traveled to Italy by bus. They took a lake cruise in the Italian Lakes region and enjoyed their first Italian meal near Como Lake. The next day, students traveled to Venice, Italy, and took a guided tour. They visited St. Mark’s Square, the Grand Canal and the Doge’s Palace and watched a glass-blowing demonstration on a nearby island. The group also took gondola rides through the canals of Venice. On the sixth and seventh days of their trip, students toured Florence. They took tours to the Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio and the Duomo. They also got to watch a leather-making demonstration, shop for sou-

Photos by MEHANA LEE

(Top) Students gather for a group picture in front of the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, Italy during their Europe trip through Switzerland and Italy March 12-22, 2012. (Bottom left) Principal Jay-R Kaawa interacts with a few swans in Italy. (Bottom Right) One of the sights the students visited in Switzerland.

“Learning the history about it [the monuments] was incredible!” — Jacilyn Lum Lung on the trip

venirs and enjoy gelato. On March 20, they continued their travels to their last destination in Europe. Students traveled by bus from the city of Florence to a quick stop in Assisi to visit the Basilica of St. Francis and eat lunch. At the end of the day, the group reached Rome.

Their last day was nonstop and full of sightseeing in the city of Rome. Students visited historical monuments such as the Colosseum, the Arch of Constantine and the Pantheon. They took a guided tour of Vatican City and visited the S i s t i n e C h a p e l (where Michelangelo’s greates t works are) and St. Peter’s Basilica (the largest church in the world). They ate their last meal at a small restaurant in the city. The group enjoyed their last night in Europe by taking a guided tour through the city of Rome at night as the street

lights illuminated the cobblestone roads. They visited the Trevi Fountain and made wishes by throwing coins over their shoulders into the water. “My favorite part was the food…it was different from the foods we have here on Maui. Also, the historical monuments we went to were very beautiful, and learning the history about it was incredible!” junior Jacilyn Lum Lung said. The journey back to Maui took almost 24 hours and the students, along with the chaperones, had many stories to bring home from a country far away.

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Seabury Hall band director Mr. Richie Franco conducts the mass band at the Inaugural Upcountry Music Festival on Friday, March 30, 2012.

KSM unites with schools for Inaugural Music Festival By HOKU KRUEGER, news co-editor

King Kekaulike High School hosted the Inaugural Upcountry Music Festival on Friday, March 20, 2012, in the King Kekaulike Gymnasium. The concert featured bands from Kamehameha Schools Maui High School, Seabury Hall, King Kekaulike High School and Kalama Intermediate School. “The concert was pretty good, but the fellowship was the most important part,” said Mr. Ed Queja, Kalama Intermediate School band director. Seabury Hall opened the concert with selections from The Rolling Stones and “Play That Funky Music” by Robert Parissi. The KSM Pop Rock Band followed with jazzy arrangements of “Call Me,” written by Debbie Harry and originally performed by Blondie, and “Pick Up the Pieces,” by Roger Ball. Na¯ Aliʻi Big Band then performed “Stro’s Place,” by Carl Strommen, and to the crowd’s delight, “Theme from Family Guy,” by David Zuckerman,

Seth MacFarlane and Walter Murphy. The S.E. Kalama Band, the largest band at the concert, played next, opening with “Battlestar,” by Chris Bernotas. They finished with “Apparitions,” by Brian Balmages, and “Crazy Cartoons,” by Robert Sheldon. The KSM Concert Band took the stage with “Chimera,” by Vince Grass, and “Selections from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1,” composed by Alexandre Desplat and arranged by Michael Story. The KKHS Wind Ensemble closed the individual band portion of the concert with “Journey Through the Camphor Tree,” a selection of songs from the popular animated films of Hayao Miyazaki, by Joe Hisaishi and arranged by Mr. Casey Nagata, the band director. The students then took a break from performing to rearrange their seats and become a single band. Together, the students performed six songs, including “Just Dance,” by Stefani Germanova, and


The band students of Kamehameha Schools Maui and their band instructor Mr. Siuai Laufou play with the other school bands.

“Wipe Out” by The Surfaris. Featured performer, Richard Tadaki, former band director for ʻIao Intermediate School, played the bass for the KSM Pop Rock Band and Na¯ Aliʻi Big Band. “Mr. Nagata didn’t have a bass player so he asked me if I’d fill in,” Mr. Tadaki said. Kalama Intermediate School was the only middle school that performed in the music

festival. “I felt kind of nervous at first playing with all of the high schoolers, but as the concert went on, I just kind of flowed,” said Elizabeth Konohia, Kalama 7th grade flute player. This first ever upcountry band concert was put together by the band directors from each of the upcountry schools. “Mr. [Siuai] Laufou and I (BAND Continued on page C4)

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(Above) Band teacher Mr. Siuai Laufou speaks at the Inaugural Upcountry Music Festival on March 30, 2012, at King Kekaulike High School. (BAND Continued from page C3)

have spoken a few times, so we were very excited to be able to do this, like four little school kids,” said Mr. Richie Franco, Seabury Hall Band Director. “It was a joint effort. I wanted to do a concert with Kalama and since Kamehameha and Seabury Hall don’t really get to perform with the other schools, I thought it would be great to include them as well,” Mr. Nagata said. Every year, the King Kekaulike band participates in the Maui District High School Band Festival, a concert in which bands representing high schools from around the island perform together. Kamehameha Maui and Seabury Hall do not participate in this concert because of MOSSMAN ( Continued from page C1)

volunteerism is an important part of life. Their [Prudential's] Honorees practice a lesson we hope all young people, as well as adults, will emulate,” NASSP Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti said in the

(Top) Band members from King Kekaulike playing the saxophone. (Bottom left) Kalena Tamashiro enjoying the Music Festival. (Bottom right) Shane Borge playing the keyboard in the gymnasium.

the small size of their bands. “It was really great performing with the other schools. I finally felt accepted,” said Maya Okamura, Seabury Hall freshman French horn player. Already friends, the band directors found it easy to work together. “It’s like a fraternity. I ran into Mr. Laufou at Foodland, and we stayed there for two hours talking about the concert,” Mr. Queja said. Each school practiced their individual songs during class time. The mass band performed together for the first time about an hour before the concert. For the KSM students, it was the first time they had seen the sheet music for the mass numbers. While the concert itself went smoothly, arriving at the final

date was not. The band directors met up several times to select the music and set the date, a task that was difficult because many of the students in the bands also play sports. “One of our biggest obstacles was sports. I was missing 12 students because of conflicting events. I know Kamehameha was missing five or six people. King Kekaulike’s tenor saxophone player walked in during the middle of the concert,” Mr. Franco said. A track meet, a baseball game and golf matches were several of the events that also occurred that night. Because KS Maui’s next performance will be at their high school graduation on May 28, this was the seniors’ last time performing at the high

school level. “I’m pretty excited that I’m pau with band,” said Kalani Tanouye, KSM senior percussionist. This was his 7thyear playing with the band. Other Kamehameha seniors who performed in the concert were ʻukulele player Palani Santos and percussionist Shane Clark. Bass player Kamahoe Bal is also a senior, but was absent from the concert Friday. Overall, each of the band directors was happy with the way the concert turned out during its inaugural occurrence, and look forward to ridding it of the little glitches before next year’s concert. “For next year, we want to have a theme or an idea to go about,” KSM band director Mr. Laufou said.

same release. The program distributed applications in September 2011 through all public and private middle level and high schools, and select civic organizations. After each school’s principal named the Local Honorees, state-level

judges selected State Honorees, Distinguished Finalists and Certificate of Excellence recipients. Judges based their decisions on criteria such as personal initiative, creativity, effort, impact and personal growth. As another success-

ful Red Friday came to a close, the students came away being reminded of the life of their ancestors and the importance of keeping their culture alive.

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News co-editor Amanda Lee listens to The Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Michael Rovner talk about the process of layout at the Oʻahu daily.

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in state for Web site By KIANA KAMALU, op-ed editor


The senior editors of Ka Leo O Na¯ Koa (from top to bottom, left to right) Nicole Ka‘auamo, Dylan Godsey, Kiana Kamalu, Kelsie Chong, Amanda Lee, Kalani Ruidas, and Ho¯ku¯ Krueger.


News co-editor Ho¯Ku¯ Krueger enjoys the fish bowls at the C-Mui Center. She and her fellow editors made a quick trip to Chinatown when they went to Oʻahu for the Hawaiʻi Publishers Association awards.

HONOLULU—Ka Leo O Na¯ Koa’s Web site was officially awarded as the best student -produced news site in the state at the Hawai‘i Publishers Association High School Journalism Awards on April 25, 2012, at the Pagoda Hotel. “The site is top notch. One of the best I have seen for a high school,” wrote one of the judges on the category judging sheet. Ka Leo O Na¯ Koa took home the awards for Best News Writing in the private school division and overall in the state, Best Online Video in the private school division, Best Multimedia Reporting for the private school division and overall for the state, and Best Web site in the private school division and overall in the state. Hawai‘i Baptist Academy won first in the state for their print edition. Ka Leo o Na Koa’s news coeditor Amanda Lee was also recognized as the paper’s Most Valuable Staffer, as voted on by her own newspaper’s staff. “It was a group effort,” said adviser Ms. Kye Haina on their Best Web Site win. “Everyone had a hand in creating what the Web site is today, from writing articles, to taking pho-

tos, creating videos, and submitting ideas for the weekly poll.” Twenty-three private and public schools from all over the state attended the awards banquet, including the school’s sister campuses, Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i and Kapa¯lama. The editors, Ho¯ku¯ Krueger, Amanda Lee, Kalani Ruidas, Kelsie Chong, Nicole Ka‘auamo, Dylan Godsey and myself, attended the event with our adviser Ms. Haina. “The overall experience was great,” said features co-editor Kelsie Chong. “It was something that I was looking forward to since the beginning of the year.” Chong and co-editor Kalani Ruidas’ video about how the food services department makes lunch was the division award-winning entry for online video. She was happy to leave with the awards they received, she said. Last year the bar was set really high when the journalism staff won first place overall in the state for the print newspaper, and she felt that the editors tried their best to meet it. “I tried going into the awards ceremony neutral, hoping for the best, but preparing for the AWARDS (Continued on page D3)

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Reviving girls, it’s cool to be smart There are plenty of reasons to like someone: luscious hair, a big and cheeky smile, or punch lines that make you laugh for hours. Nowadays, not many people care if you have the IQ of a squirrel as long as you have a pleasing face. Girls, especially, of this generation are stuck in this battle of intelligence and appearance. At a young age, children are told that as a long as they get a good education their lives will be okay. In high school, however, being smart is sometimes a downside for girls. These “smart kids” are often seen as stuck up know-it-all’s and sometimes even feel forced to suppress their intelligence in order to fit in. Teenage girls often feel the need to dumb themselves down in order to make their male counterparts feel better about themselves. Every teenage girl’s nightmare is to be shunned by her classmates, and to avoid that, girls will sometimes hide their true

selves. In the classroom, nobody likes the kid who is the first to raise her hand to every question and who proves the rest of the class wrong in every discussion. Teachers are constantly telling their students that it’s important to learn as much as they can, yet other students are bashing them for knowing too much. However, there are organizations working to change that. Right here at KSM, the National Honor Society has a large enrollment of 36 students and lives by the motto that “smart is cool.” Girls have so many forces they need to balance in order to be happy: family, school, appearance, boys, and sports are a few. The important thing is to never dumb yourself down. No matter how much you think you like the person, no matter how much you want that job, no matter how many laughs you get when you act like you don’t get it, do not

dumb yourself down. Teachers are spending hours on end giving students attention and the knowledge they need and students are throwing it away so they can be “cool” and not a know-it-all. While it may seem funny now, a day will come when you will want to be taken seriously. That can only happen when you prove yourself knowledgeable enough. Society wants girls to be a lot of things, and unfortunately “smart” isn’t necessarily one of them, so it’s important that girls of the next generation and beyond do not live according to the old standards. Girls need to realize that there are so many more important things in life than having the nicest shoes in her class or making the most jokes in class. One day, all you girls will find that people will like you for for your mind, not your face. Don’t be afraid of being a brainiac, be afraid of being an imbecile.

Ka Leo O Nä Koa Staff Faculty Advisor: Ms. Kye Haina News Co-Editors: Hoku Krueger Amanda Lee Life Co-Editors: Kelsie Chong Kalani Ruidas Sports Co-Editors: Dylan Godsey Nicole Kaÿauamo Op-ed Editor: Kiana Kamalu Staff: Reid Cairme Sheridan Kailiehu Mehana Lee Wire Services: Some material courtesy of American Society of Newspaper Editors /MCT Campus High School Newspaper Services Editorial Policy: The staff of Ka Leo O Nä Koa is dedicated to objective and balanced coverage of campus and community news. We welcome comments, corrections, suggestions and letters. To have your letter considered for publication, limit the text to 100 words or less, include full name and grade, and email to: Letters may be edited for length and propriety. Disclaimer:

Living up to expectations Many times when you think about what you wanted to be or what you aspired to do when you grew up, you thought about being just like your parents. When you are young you have a deep personal connection to your mom, dad, or others in your life because that is who you sought guidance and wisdom from. Looking at the future and what it holds is scary, but the future is inevitable. After high school a person has to figure out what the next big step in life is, getting a job or going to college. When making these

choices it’s difficult. “Am I making the right choice?” you may wonder. In this, you’re not only thinking about your own wellbeing and success, but you also think about living up to the expectations of your family. There are a few things to consider when it comes to your family’s expectations. The negative things are that, first, it is hard to become your own person if you are constantly worrying about the thoughts of others. It is also difficult if you think that your own thoughts and dreams are

inferior or not good enough for their standards. However, keeping your family’s thoughts in mind creates and maintains rule or order in your life. You feel that you must perform to the best of your ability. Now you recognize that not only are you working to make yourself look good, but by doing that, you also make your family proud. Making any kind of transition from one major part of life to another is never going to be easy. Life is not easy though, and it never will be. Understanding what you have and knowing that you have family that loves you, is what’s important.

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does and keeps in mind that some problems cannot be fixed immediately but will be eventually.

I love lunch

Impressive wins in HOSA

I enjoyed reading “How lunch is made” [March 2, 2012] about how the food is made, where all the supplies for the food are bought and how their overall process of lunch goes. This article has given me a little insight on the way our food service staff runs things. Kalani Tanouye, senior

Food Services greatly appreciated Regarding the article “How lunch is made” [March 2, 2012], I would just like to say that the changes in the Food Services division have been greatly appreciated by the students. The addition of Mr. John Cadman really brings a nostalgic feel to the school, as he was the head chef at my elementary. It is really nice to know that someone I have known for so long is once again in my life after such a long time. I hope everyone appreciates the

hard work that the kitchen

Editorial cartoon

Michael Nelson, senior

I was impressed with the article “HOSA students qualify for national spots” [March 2, 2012]. I liked seeing how many people from our school made it into the final round. I especially enjoyed the story about Philip Nishioka’s success in the Extemporaneous Speaking category. The comments made by the other students interviewed about his success made me very proud and excited. Laura Albert, senior

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prosper with all this positive publicity. Michael Gorman, senior

Witnessing history I thought the article “The changing face of Makawao Town business” [March 2, 2012] was very interesting. I pass through Historic Makawao every day on the way to school and have seen the changes happening. I even remember Maui Child Toys and books before it grew into what it is now. It’s sad to hear about closing family stores, but I like to see places like Komoda Bakery and Aloha Cowboy keeping with tradition. Makai Mann, senior

One man, alone Nationals Bound I loved the article “HOSA students qualify for national spots” [March 2, 2012]. The way the heat of the competition and the glory of victory was captured, gives me hope that more students will join HOSA next year. The John A. Burns School of Medicine section gave a sneak peek into the real medical world. HOSA will continue to

By Hōkū Krueger

I really enjoyed reading the article “DVP II student flies solo” [March 2, 2012] about the brave and valiant Matthew Spenser: Matt is just one man, alone, betrayed by the classmates he loved. Facing the dangers of the DVP II world, I admire Matthew and his courageous efforts, for he has accomplished many things alone in DVP II.


Students become staff That was a great idea for students to see the amount of change or to be able to recognize a few of the staff members from the article “Staff as students in the 70’s” [March 2, 2012]. Many of them have the same facial features, so I personally was able to recognize them without looking at the name. I like how the newspaper includes fun facts and information that would keep an interest. Jasmine Pagaduan, senior

Kahalewai inspires hard work and determination I enjoyed the article “KSM wrestlers pin down successful season” [March 2, 2012]. This article inspired me to work hard for something I want. Andrew Kahalewai showed me how hard work and determination pays off. Hopefully one day I will be a beast like him. Andrew Park-Murray, senior

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Corey Tanaka, senior

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By Mehana Lee

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Creative prom dresses rising trend Regarding “Stuck at prom not so bad” [March 2, 2012]. Duct tape is shown in a different way by creating trendy prom dresses and tuxedos. I admired the creativity of this article. Teenagers are taking the trend to another level. Tzarina Akahi, senior

Duct tape dress cool in theory I think it’s pretty neat that people have made their whole prom attire out of duct tape (“Stuck at prom not so bad” [March 2, 2012]), and they got scholarship money out of it. It’s cool, but I would never want a dress like that because it would be really hot, uncomfortable, and too much work to make.

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By Kelsie Chong

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By Kalani Ruidas

Kylie Yamada, senior

Healthy for the earth, not for me Regarding the article “Reusable water bottles: safe or not?” [March 2, 2012]. I was really surprised that what seems like something that is good for the earth is actually not as healthy as it appears. Keliane Shinyama, senior

Ka Leo O Na¯ Koa wants to hear from you!

We would like to invite you to write to the editor. Respond about any topic in this issue by emailing your letters to Ms. Haina at Please keep your reaction brief, under 100 words, and your letter may be featured in our next issue!

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worst,” Chong said. “But I guess you could say that I was not expecting to win so many categories pertaining to the online category, considering we put a lot of our heart and time into the print [product].” Ms. Haina said that she was especially surprised since this was the first full year for the news site, and since the award category was new this year, no one knew what to expect. “It’s really special that we won the first award ever given in this category in our first year of having an online program,” Ms. Haina said. Lee was proud to accept the awards on behalf of the newspaper, including certificates, plaques and a $200 check. Her print article on cheating and Web report on the Kamehameha Maui reaccreditation visit were the pieces that won the state awards for best news writing and best multimedia reporting “The staff puts their all into everything they do for the paper, whether it is online or print, and these awards show us that we are producing material that meets and exceeds not only our standards, but the standards that the Hawai’i Publishers Association set for journalism in the state,” she said. “It is a great honor to be on the receiving end of these awards, and I am humbled and inspired by this experience.” News co-editor Ho¯ku¯ Krueger does not think next year’s staff should be underestimated. “My advice to future editors is just to work hard and focus on the journalistic principles and everything else like awards and recognition will fall into place,” Krueger said. Before the ceremony, the group of editors took a quick trip around Honolulu. They visited the streets of Chinatown and toured The Honolulu Star-Advertiser newsroom to get a little insight into reallife journalism.

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125th anniversary of Kamehameha Schools

Kamehameha Schools today By KALANI RUIDAS, features co-editor Photos obtained from KSBE ARCHIVES

Dec. 19, 2011, marked the kickoff of the 125-year anniversary of the founding of Kamehameha Schools. This is Ka Leo O Na¯ Koa’s final installment in its four-part commemoration series. In this issue, we will see the current logistics of the Kamehameha School’s campuses and the students it serves. Q: When was Kamehameha Schools expanded to three campuses? A: The Hawaiʻi campus serving students in kindergarten through twelfth grade was built in 2001, and the Maui campus, also a K-12 campus, was built in 1996. Senior Nikki Davis, a student of KS Maui since 2003, said she is pleased with her schooling experience. “The educators here are topnotch. The food is definitely worth my tuition,” Davis said. Q: How many acres does the Kamehameha Schools’ three campuses occupy? A: The Kapa¯lama campus is 600 acres, the Keaʻau campus is 300 acres and the Maui campus is 180 acres, for a total of 1,080 acres. Q: How many students are served at each campus? A: The Kapa¯lama campus educates 3,196 students, Keaʻau educates 1,118 students and the Maui campus has 1,084 students. Q: What are the names of the schools’ newspapers? A: Kapa¯lama’s newspaper is called Ka Moʻi, Keaʻau’s newspaper is Na¯ ʻOiwi o Hawaiʻi and the Maui campus’ newspaper is Ka Leo O Na¯


Aerial view of KS Kapa¯lama, the original Kamehameha Schools campus. From the number of buildings to students educated to numbers of classes available and teachers employed, Kamehameha Ka¯palama has grown. Today, the Kamehameha has gained two sister schools , educating 5,398 students K-12 throughout the state.

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Paiʻea building at KS Maui elementary campus. The left side of this building houses the elementary’s learning center, fifth grade classrooms, computer lab and Hawaiian studies class. The right side houses the elementary’s office downstairs and an art classroom and science classroom upstairs.

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Keaʻau Campus students perpetuate tradition at their May Day 2007.

Q: What traditions continue to exist throughout Kamehameha Schools? A: All campuses participate in Founder’s Day, song contests or ʻAha Mele, May Day and Hoʻolauleʻa, though the specifics of these events vary from island to island. Laʻamea Paulino, a sophomore at Kamehameha Hawaiʻi, believes that Kamehameha Schools’ foundation in tradition is a vital factor in students’ success. “Kamehameha Schools revolves its curriculum around Hawaiian culture, Western culture, as well as excelling in academics. They teach us core foundations which will benefit us in the future. A main portion of our curriculum encompasses the Hawaiian culture, the history, and cultivating Hawaiian practices,” Paulino said.

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The senior class of 2007 at Kapa¯lama’s song contest

Students at Keaʻau’s elementary campus enjoy recess. This photo was taken in 2004 when the campus was just three years old. Today, KS Hawaiʻi serves 1,118 students from kindergarten through twelfth grade.

Q: How has Kapa¯lama’s campus grown to today? A: From its humble beginnings, the campus has grown to consist of 70 buildings including a performing arts center, three learning centers, a chapel, heritage center, 12 dormitories accommodating a total of 550 boarders, four gymnasiums and a football stadium. Kapa¯lama junior, Ashlyn Pierceall is proud of her campus and school as a whole. “Kamehameha Kapa¯lamais an amazing school to attend. You’re able to get a day’s worth of a workout in between classes, eat the famous ʻAkahi food, and be taught about your culture by some of the greatest teachers in Hawaiʻi. The school spirit here is just as great as the curriculum. We are all so fortunate to be able to attend such a prestigious school all while fulfilling Princess Pauahi’s legacy,” Pierceall said. Pictured at left are picnickers at the 2005 Hoʻolauleʻa at Kapa¯lama campus on Konia field. Hoʻolauleʻa has been an annual KS event since 1966.

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Student survey:

Seniors, what’s one thing that you know now that you wish you knew when you first entered high school? Feature and photos by KELSIE CHONG, features co-editor

By AMANDA LEE, news co-editor

Dear Amanda, Should I stay with my high school sweetheart when I leave for college? Sincerely, Hopelessly Devoted Dear Devoted, College is a big step. When you go to college, you’re going to be living on your own, meeting new people, and getting to try all sorts of new experiences. It is possible that one of those experiences could be love. Oh, love. So many people say that love is a fickle thing, especially in high school. However, psychologist Carin Rubenstein, said in Family Circle magazine that 25% of the women they surveyed said they married their first love. So, if your high school sweetheart is your real “first love,” there’s a statistic that tells you that you could get married someday! If you do decide to stay together and go to different schools, chances are you’re going to be entering a longdistance relationship. Longdistance relationships are the opposite of the phrase, “Love shouldn’t equal work.” If you are considering a longdistance relationship, you need to be prepared to juggle your loved one, college, and a social life. Thankfully, today’s longdistance relationships are not like the old days. Distance doesn’t have to end a relationship. It can be defied. The idea with long distance relationships is to make them count when you can see each other in person and still be connected when you can’t. Technology makes it possible: texting, video chatting, e-mail, and online chatting. The only problem with technology is

that it limits you to one space: your college dorm room. College is full of life changing experiences. Branching out and learning who you really are without your parents hovering over you or without your high school peers judging you are an opportunities of self-discovery that many colleges encourage you to experience as a single. You don’t have to worry about what your sweetheart thinks of everything you say or do. There are people out there who have success stories, and there are people who have fail stories. The important thing to take away, though, is that each person, each relationship is different. Just because someone else’s failed, doesn’t mean yours will. But, the truth of the matter is this: you can Google whether or not you should stay with your high school love and find sites that will tell you about long distance relationships, take quizzes on how much you really love your sweetie– but that shouldn’t be what you base your decision on. The real answer you need is inside you. All I can do is educate you on the facts of the matter. Since this is a time for self-discovery, my advice to you is that you start a little early and ask yourself if breaking up is what you want to do. You have the power to make the decision. I wish you the best of luck during your time of reflection.

Sonya Donohue “Don’t get a Facebook, it destroys your studying habits.”

Arielle Aina “To not worry about what people think about you, because that will make you hesitant in using your talents and showing your true self.”

Kalani Tanouye

Tiffany Hilsabeck

“To do my community service hours early.”

“I wish I wasn’t in a rush to grow up because time flies.”


level: super tough

Fill in the blank squares so that each row, column and each 3-by-3 block contains all of the digits 1 thru 9.

Be strong and honest!

Amanda Lee Sources:, Family Circle magazine, Carin Rubenstein, Puzzles used courtesy of All rights reserved.

Answers on page E5

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Quiz: How prepared are you for finals week? In school, are you a daring procrastinator, or a clever book worm? Take this quiz to find out just how you will do during finals week based on your current study habits and set priorities. By KELSIE CHONG, features co-editor 1. Your English teacher tells you that you will have a test two weeks from today. When do you begin studying? a. From now until the night before the test. b. Definitely about 2-3 days before the test. c. In the morning, before school starts. 2. You have a huge exam tomorrow morning, but the newest hour-long episode of your favorite show finally airs at 10 p.m. What do you do? a. Catch the re-run of it next time. You try to get the recommended minimum of eight hours of sleep each night. b. Stay up a little longer to watch at least the first half. c. Stay awake and watch it. You’ll know what happened if anyone asks. 3. If given a textbook and lecture notes, how do you utilize these tools to study? a. You read over the notes and review

any of the important points, charts and graphs given in the textbook. b. You re-read the en tire chapter in the textbook and disregard any notes. c. You leave them in your locker figuring you can “wing it.” 4. You realize that you have forgotten about an important test tomorrow. What do you do? a. Select important parts of the lesson and use word association, rhymes, and repetition to help memorize all that you can. b. Don’t study and just face the consequence of a bad grade the next day. c. Prepare cheat sheets to use during the test. 5. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? a. Fresh fruits, whole grain toast, low-fat yogurt, oatmeal or Cheerios with non-fat soy milk b. Bacon, pastries, sugary

cereals or all three c. You skip this meal. 6.When you don’t understand the material taught in class, what do you do? a. Stay in for lunch or after school to get help. b. Ask for clarification from a trusted classmate. c. Nothing. Guessing will at least show that you tried. 7. Describe the grades you strive for in school? a. A’s or B’s, nothing less. b. C’s and D’s are not too bad. b. Any grade is fine, as long as you don’t get on academic probation. 8. How do you react when taking a heavily-weighted test? a. You make sure to keep calm throughout the test. b. You sometimes blank out and begin to panic. c. Your heart races because you don’t want to get caught cheating.

Scoring: Now add up all of your points according to the scale below. For every A, give yourself 3 points, 2 points for every B and 1 point for each C. What it means: 18-24: You are definitely on the right track to doing well on your finals. Keep up the good work, and good luck! 12-17: You have your priorities straight, but often get sidetracked and lose focus of the importance of your studies. There is still time to fix your bad habits. 8-11: The chances of you acing your finals this year is looking bleak. Procrastination is not the ideal way to study. Reviewing your notes a little each day will help you to perform better.

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Horoscopes Horoscopes are for entertainment purposes only! If you need answers, you’ll find them in your Bible. By Nancy Black and Stephanie Clement, Tribune Media Services Graphics by KELSIE CHONG

AQUARIUS: Jan. 20-Feb. 18 Friends mean well but don't understand the situation. You can't be two places at once. Your discipline is admirable. Wrap up old business. You're entering a social phase.

PISCES: Feb. 19-March 20 Now you can choose love as well as money by finding the right balance and by remembering your priorities. Old ideas can be useful now. Stay calm.

ARIES: March 21-April 19 Make romance a priority. Put extra effort into clear communication. New possibilities come with teamwork. Express your deepest feelings, and discover that others share them.

TARUS: April 20-May 20 Move quickly to get what you need for your home. Research and save a bundle. You'll be more patient with finances for the next two days. Practice makes perfect.

GEMINI: May 21-June 21 Find the secret intrigue in doing the accounting. Locate something you've always wanted, and set your course in that direction. The vibe these days keeps you hopping.

CANCER: June 22-July 22 You can do well financially. Adjust the budget. Love's the motivation. Constant communication keeps it all working. You have more time for leisure.

LEO: July 23-Aug.22 Your well-developed conscience keeps you on the right path. There may be a change in the plans, though. Stay practical, and price out materials. Home is a great place to be.

VIRGO: Aug.23-Sept.22 Consider all the income-making possibilities. Join the competition. Friends can make great partners. Let go of preconceptions and allow love to shine through.

LIBRA: Sept. 23-Oct.22 You have the power to open blocked channels of communication. Your balanced view creates peace and understanding in your community and inspires others.

SCORPIO: Oct.23-Nov.21 Organization helps you to accomplish even more. You don't need to give away your plan. Don't forget what you've learned. Clear up misunderstandings. Don't wait.

SAGITTARIUS : Nov. 22-Dec.21 You may win the argument, but is it worth it? Nourish relationships with your friends. Keep your eye on the ball and fulfill a fantasy. It's within reach.

CAPRICORN: Dec. 22-Jan. 19 You're entitled to disagree. Go for the stars by setting small goals and achieving them, even if you're only taking baby steps. You're especially smart for the next two days.

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Greek: What’s your score? By REID CAIRME, staff writer

Let’s take a quiz! Answer each question; then score yourself accordingly at the bottom. Let’s see how much you know about Greek history and culture. Freshman 1. Who is the supreme Greek God? 2. What was the “gift” the Greeks used to infiltrate Troy during the Trojan War? 3. According to Greek Mythology, what is a person’s weak spot known as? Sophomore 4. Who wrote the Iliad? 5. What is the name of the “High City”? 6. What type of religion did the Greeks practice? Junior 7. What does “arête” mean? 8. What was the symbol Spartans carried on their shields? 9. Who were the three most notable Greek philosophers? Senior 10. In what century were the first Olympics held? 11. Who were the patricians in the Greek government? 12. What was the Peloponnesian War?

Guess that editor answer key: 1. Kiana Kamalu: op-ed editor 2. Dylan: sports co-editor 3. Nicole: sports co-editor 4. Kelsie Chong: feautres co-editor 5. Amanda: news co-editor 5. Kalani: features co-editor 7. Ho¯ku¯: features co-editor

Sudoku answers:

Answers: 1. Zeus 2. the Trojan Horse 3. his Achilles’ heel 4. Homer 5. Acropolis 6. polytheistic 7. perfection 8. lambda 9. Socrates, Plato & Aristotle 10. The eighth century B.C. 11. Wealthy land owners who were part of the senate 12. A war between Athens and Sparta Scoring: Score 1 point for each correct answer on the freshman level, 2 points on the sophomore level, 3 points on the junior level, and 4 points on the senior level. 30 points – The next Greek philosopher; 29 to 19 points – THIS IS SPARTAAAAA!!; 18 to 10 points – School of Athens dropout; 9 to 0 points – Banished to the Underworld.


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Then and now: Class of 2012 Introduction by KALANI RUIDAS features co-editor

Guess that editor By KELSIE CHONG, features co-editor

At the start of their school year, seven seniors embarked on an academic journey to provide you, the readers of Ka Leo O Na¯ Koa, with honest news, exciting sports and a little entertainment through the school’s newspaper. They’ve come a long way, not just in the year, but since the early ‘90s.

Using the pictures and name bank below, can you identify and match up the editors to their baby pictures? Word Bank: Ho¯ku¯ Krueger Amanda Lee Kalani Ruidas Kelsie Chong Kiana Kamalu Nicole Ka’auamo Dylan Godsey Answers on page E5

4. 1. 5.

2. 6.



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When they were toddlers with their wide eyes and cherubic cheeks, the seniors of the class of 2012 might have said they wanted to be a ballerina or a pirate. But after filling out college applications and sitting in on Mrs. Correa’s and Mr. Mossman’s lectures, they’ve realized that neither of those options will secure them retirement options or help them pay their bills. Their time at KSM has given them the tools to face the future. Recently Ka Leo O Na¯ Koa has asked the seniors what they want to be when they grow up and what they wanted to be when they were children. Look how they’ve grown!

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With increasing technology, inventors are furiously releasing the newest, latest and greatest gizmos and gadgets. These devices often come in brightly colored boxes, practically jumping up and down and promising consumers a better, easier, more comfortable life if you “pick one up today.” But do they really work? This year, I have valiantly taken on the task of testing these crazy contraptions and providing you with an honest, unbiased review in our new regular feature, Reviews by Ruidas. Product: JB Singing Toothbrush


JB Singing Toothbrush Price: $11.99 The claim: The JB Singing Toothbrush makes for entertaining brushing while maintaining proper oral hygiene. Specifics : The brush of the JB Singing Toothbrush is made from soft DuPont bristles, ergonomically designed to eliminate plaque from hard to reach places. The toothbrush comes with a replaceable brush head and batteries. It features two two-minute hit single recordings by Justin Bieber, one for morning and one for night brushing.

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The good: The songs the manufacturer’s recommended for day and night fit well. “Baby” is more upbeat and appropriate for waking up, whereas “U Smile” has a slower, lulling tempo. The bristles are soft and pliable, making for easy brushing. The JB Singing Toothbrush encourages good brushing habits by timing each song to reinforce the twominute, dentist-recommended brushing time. The songs are two of Bieber’s most successful tracks, making them most recognizable to the product’s target audience. “Baby” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number five and is certified as triple platinum. “U Smile” sold 83,000 download’s in its first week available as a digitalonly single. The JB Singing Toothbrush is also available in red featuring the songs “Somebody to Love” and “Love Me.” The bad: If you accidentally block the speaker while maneuvering the brush, the music is inaudible. The music quality also leaves something to be desired. Bieber’s voice sounds tinny, which does not do him justice. One key to remember when using the toothbrush is to avoid at all costs exposing the base of the toothbrush to water. It will ruin the mechanism completely. To rinse the bristles, remove the head of the brush, run them under water, and then make sure they’re dry before reattaching to the base. The final analysis: You get what you pay for. Overall, it’s decent as far as toothbrushes go. It follows the claim in the sense that it is quite entertaining. I was especially impressed with how conducive the toothbrush’s features are with dentist-recommended tips for oral hygiene. Available at:,, Walgreens Rating: 4 beamed notes Toe tapping Humming along

Doing a dance Rocking out

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Must-haves for dorm rooms For those of you who plan to go to college off-island, dorm rooms will likely be your living arrangements. But how do you prepare for such an environment? Do not fret, for I have found five items that will surely make your college life smooth and simple.

Duct tape: Duct tape is the universal tool to fix everything. Trashed textbook? Duct tape. Broken pencil? Duct tape. Broken laptop? Use duct tape. This adhesive tape is magical and will save you from multiple disasters.

3-in-1 breakfast maker: (Yes, this exists!) This nifty machine serves as a coffeeemaker, a griddle, and a toaster oven. All your needs are wrapped into one for a quick and easy breakfast. This may come in handy for those early morning classes when there isn’t any time to drop by the cafeteria. Rules vary from college to college, so check your dorm guidelines to make sure cooking appliances are allowed.

E7 Printer: Take a moment to appreciate the amazing printers Princess Pauahi has so generously given to us because the procedure for printing is not the same in college. Every page you print will cost you a small fee, and that adds up with those 15-page essays. Buying yourself a printer will save you money and a long walk to the library.

Desk lamp: Crazy as it may seem, there is a chance you might not have a light in your room. Because of this, remember to buy a desk lamp when you get to college! You will need it in the wee hours of the night when you have to pull an all-nighter for that one butt-busting term paper.

Shower slippers: You are welcome to risk the college dorm showers barefooted, but I strongly suggest against it. More often than not, you will be sharing the shower with at least one person, and you have no idea where their body has been, especially their feet. Shower floors are one of the favorite places for fungi and other germs hide, which makes it easy for them to spread. Buy some rubber slippers that you will use specifically for the shower, and wear them if you want to keep your feet healthy.

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By KELSIE CHONG, features co-editor

In less than a month, some seniors will leave Hawai’i and travel overseas to attend college on the mainland. We asked four 2011 alumni to answer six questions about making the transition.

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KSM ‘11 alumni share tips for easy college transition Photos courtesy of NAGAMINE PHOTO

Tyler Akaka

Danielle Aruda

Kelly Luis

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Creighton University

Columbia University

Vincent Soberano Western Oregon University

Q: What has been the hardest part of the transition from Hawai’i to the mainland? “The weather and buying my own food, pretty much budgeting.”

“The five-hour time difference. It makes it hard for me to talk to my family.”

“The hardest part was adapting to the New York environment, it’s just a faster-paced life style.”

“The cold.”

“During the winter, it gets cold. Get a lot of jeans and winter coats. The summer is really hot, so shorts and tank tops are good. Buy most of your stuff up here, you’ll save shipping.”

“It’s super bi-polar. I suggest buying every form of winter clothing up here. The quality is better, and it’s cheaper.”

“Some days are really beautiful. 20% of the time it is sunny. It reminds me of home. The other 80% is usually overcast and raining. I would say to be sure to pack a rain jacket.”

“The city life in general. It’s so different.”

“Being able to swim in 30 -60 degree water.”

“Nuyorican Poets Café. They have the best poetry slam.”

“The Health and Wellness Center to play basketball and work out.”

“There’s so many, but I would say, Halal Cart. They have the really good Middle Eastern rice with chicken there.”

“Yang’s Teriyaki because it’s the closest to local food.”

Q: Describe the weather. “The winters are not so pretty and range from 15 to 20 degrees. Summer is so hot; it’s around the 90’s. Spring is rainy and 55 on average.”

Q: What is one unique aspect of the mainland? “You’re able to actually experience the different seasons.”

“I would say having a real winter, with snow.”

Q: Where is a popular and safe hangout spot? “They have games like the Major League Baseball playoffs between the L.A Dodgers and Clubs. They have all kinds of stuffs.”

“A place called Old Market. There’s a bunch of restaurants, stores to shop at and museums.”

Q: Where is the best off-campus eating spot? “Chicago’s famous deep dish pizza at Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria.”

“Spaghetti Works. They have good Italian food.”

Q: What advice would you give to upcoming freshmen? “You shouldn’t procrastinate; I don’t care how generic it is, just don’t.”

“I would say don’t be afraid to take risks.”

“To be open to new experiences, college is the best experience.”

“Be prepared to meet people who are different in culture. Be openminded to new things.”

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To my friend, Raymond, I leave my best wishes so that you may succeed in school. –Shane Clark To Raymond May, I lave all my detention hours. To Rusty, I leave the nose guard position. To Josh Bal, I leave my good grades. Yup. –Kama¯hoe Bal I leave the weight room to my brother, Ryan. To my cousins Lopaka, Tati and Chris, I love you guys. Don’t get in trouble. To all, mahalo for a great year. –Ken Kanemitsu I leave my spot at lunch to Nolan. And to Kapa, I leave my jokes so you can corrupt our enterprising youths. –Mason Pellazar To my brother, Colton, I leave you the bloodline. Run ‘em haaaaad! To the football team, WE GOING SUPAH BOWL!!! YEEEEE!! –Ku¯pono Cabanas To the underclassmen, I leave you long-lasting memories to continue to grow and a challenge to learn who you really are. –Tzarina Akahi To my water polo girls, especially the juniors, I leave my shower head and game ball – all you need to be successful. Remain calm and STAY FOCUSED. Love you girls! –Makamae Palos To my younger Warrior brothers and sisters, I bequeath our c/o ’07 bench. –Philip Nishioka

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To Kawai, I leave my heart for your love and my football pads for protection. I also leave my jersey and nickname “Dirty Thirty” to Jonah (Logotala). Stay up at varsity, bro. –Jonah Aruda To my baseball bro, Cal, I leave my centerfield position and jersey number, twenty two! Run it HARD! –Nazareth Thibodeaux To Lindsay and Tory, I leave my kitchen, just walk in as usual. To my sister, Kyana, I leave you my car. Drive safely, and don’t fight with Brody. –Kylie Yamada To my younger sister, Jaclyn, I give you my intellectual curiosity. May it improve your amazing artwork even more than it already is. –Michael Gorman To the students of Kamehameha Schools, I have only some advice for you that helped me through everything – CHARGE ‘EM ONE SPEED! –Michael Nelson To journalism one, I leave you my spot as editor. – Dylan Godsey To my future “little” sister, Athena, I leave my knowledge and learned lessons of high school drama so that your last three years will be the best of your life. –Kamalani Makua To the class of 2013, I leave you the damaging “senioritis” disease. –Jasmine Pagaduan

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I, Keliane Shinyama, leave to my little cousin, Kodi Joyo, all the ups and downs high school has to offer, and remember to cherish each day. I love you! Muah! –Keliane Shinyama I leave my heart to my cheer sisters. Own it next year, girls, you are invincible! I believe in my team! –Ashlyn Ross To the baseball boys, I leave my talent so that next year you guys can go states and be MIL champs! Chee! –Andrew Park-Murray To the loser that stole my calculator with my name scratched on the back, I leave you my $120 calculator. Thanks for nothing. –Jessie Hozaki To my brother, Anson, I leave you height and my selfconfidence. –Rance Souza Dear Taylor, I leave you my “reliable” lock to end your tugof-war days, my nerdy brain so you can be SMART and cute. Take care of Melinda! I love you! –Amanda Lee To my tennis girls, (and Noʻeau and Devonte), I leave you the skills to win MILs next year. Good luck! Love you all! –Abby Okazaki I will my detention to Raymond May. I will my growth spurt to all the short people. –Lane Kahanaʻoi-Nichols


To my cross country and swim teams, I leave my dedication. To next year’s HOSA Biomedical Debate teams, I leave my aptitude for arguing and lastminute preparation. –Makai Mann To the students of Kamehameha Schools Maui, I have hidden a large amount of money somewhere on this campus. Good luck finding it! –Kiana Kamalu To Colton Cabanas, I leave you my awesomeness! To the soccer team; DO WORK! –Makana Pundyke To Victoria Alakai, I leave you all of my tofu-finding skills. –Laura Albert To Reid, I leave the cupboard under the stairs and endless amounts of autocorrect fails. And to Dane, I leave the high score on Bejewled. I give up. –Rachel Bega To all my haters, I leave my love. And to Russel, Siosi and Aydan, I leave the back row to run it. Kiana, I leave my parking stall. –Kalei Haake To my little sister, Jayden, I leave you my gray sweater and all the power it holds. You’re welcome. –Jaycee-Rae Almeida E na¯ pua a Pauahi: E ma¯lama aku ke¯ia kula, na¯ kumu, a me na¯ ʻike no na¯ kumu. –Gregory Juan To my dearest Mahina, I leave you with my heart, wait, I need that. You can have my taiko

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sticks so you can be as Asian as me. I love you. –Jared Toba To my brother, Justin, I leave my knowledge, pride, determination, passion and perseverance so that you may always strive to fulfill your dreams and never give up fighting for them. –Christian Fernandez I leave behind my golf skills and determination for the Kamehameha Schools golf team so they can continue to bring in MIL champ banners. – Aaron Kunitomo I hereby bequeath to the lovely Leeana Batungbacal my trusty black Chucks. Enjoy my worn-in swag – as if you need any more. –Ciara Kahahane To my underclassman cheer sisters, I leave you my strength and willpower, for you will very much need it next season. Defend that title! BAB!!! –Shaunte Uwekoolani To my “little” brother, Aaron, I leave you my truck. Don’t hit any parked cars, drive at night with your lights off, or go 36 in a 20 mph zone. –Kelley Kokobun To my ceramics buddies, Anu and Kamaile, I leave you the many smiles and laughs we had in Kumu’s class. I also leave my ceramics skills. Love you both! –Tiffany Hilsabeck To Lindsay Watson, I leave you Ryan Foree. Take care of him and sniff him often. To Ciana, I think you’ll be okay. But, like, you can have Ryan too. –Kalani Ruidas To all, I leave the essence of a quirky senior with you. Stay happy, good luck your senior year, and best wishes for life! –Naomi Holokai To baby Christian, I leave my pectoral muscles. Use them well. –Wyatt Bartlett To Kyle Cadiz, I leave my track shoes. Keep working hard and never give up on and off the track. –Alex Guerrero

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To my best friends, I leave to all of you our memories and fun times. I appreciate each of you, you all have meant something special to me. –Kailey Cabos To my little sistren, Jessica, I leave my high school knowledge so you can do better than I did. And to Tevin Tam, I leave my wonder twin powers. –Daniel Mendiola To my little brother, Buddy, I leave you Kalea’s truck. Take care of it, oh, and all the teachers, make sure you give ‘um hard time like papa Chawn! Shoots! –Kainoa Santos To my younger sister, Taylor, I leave my good grades so you won’t get grounded every grade check. Love you! –Sadee Albiar To all the underclassmen, keep Pauahi’s legacy going strong. –Kalani Tanouye

“To the students of Kamehameha Schools, I have only some advice for you that helped me through everything – CHARGE ‘EM ONE SPEED!” — Michael Nelson c/o 2012

Sheyshey, I leave my unique laugh and everything else you love about me. Ruhnaay, my awesome rhyming skills! Chayce, my amazingness I know you’ll never forget. My wrestling team, TSUUUUH! –Kahea Wojcieski Receivers: Hold it down. I leave behind the middle row and #11. Basketball: Swag. Underclassmen: Thanks for an enjoyable year. I love all you guys. –Daylan Machado To all of the lefties on the baseball team, kill it next year’s season and have fun with Coach B. –Trey Fernandez

May 4, 2012 To my minions, good luck next year! You better kill it, Kalia. Have fun in Hawaiian Four without me. Walter, I leave you my last name 2014, I love you! –Kalena Kaʻeo I leave my love to all haters, I leave the LBC my athletic skills; Billy, the fourth row; Stephen, my truck dents; Bball boyz, ball hard; #14 to someone special. –Alika Sanchez I leave my golf bag to Kodi Joyo! #4. –Shannon Abarra To Jason, I leave my filmmaking prowess and ability in the art of framing and lighting. –Matthew Spencer To Haliʻa, I leave you my lunch table. Good luck, bro. To my sophomores, Madi and Mayo, I leave you all the straws to SUCK IT UP! Love you guys. –Mahea Kekuewa To Makoa and Pono, I leave the DB legacy. To Tyler, Billy, Sayge, Jamal and Stephen, I leave our CHAMPION relays. 2013 will win states. 2014, you’re unforgettable. Love you all. –Jordan Nauka To my little sister, Jayden, I leave you my gray sweater and all the power it holds. You’re welcome. –Jaycee-Rae Almeida I will my detention to Raymond May. I will my growth spurt to all the short people. –Lane Kahanaʻoi-Nichols To the O-Line boys, good luck next year. To Bobbi Kalama and Pono Kaʻeo, “Keep it classy” and spread it with pride. To James Krueger, I wish you the best! –Ikaika Camanse To my dearest cousin, Mia, I leave my fun, worthwhile high school memories. To my baby brother, Anu, I leave my wild stories so that you can survive high school. –Kehau Chong


Campus Smartie By HOKU KRUEGER, news co-editor



Academy: Science & Natural Resources, Natural Resources Endorsee Number of times on the Principal’s or Headmaster’s List: 15 Post-high school plans: “I’m probably going to go to Yale University and major in Environmental Engineering.” Why she makes academics a priority in her life: “Because I think it’s important to do your best.” How she lets her hair down: “Over the weekends I do activities with my friends.” A tip for succeeding in the classroom: “Do your work. Procrastination is okay as long as you get everything done.” SAT score: 2130 GPA: 3.99 Other academic honors: Commended student in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program for outstanding performance on the PSAT; Accepted to University of Pennsylvania, Boston and Dartmouth College and Yale, Cornell, Princeton , and Stanford University Leadership positions/Clubs/ Extra-curricular activities ASKM Treasurer, NHS, President, HOSA Vice President, 4-year Varsity tennis player, Girl Scouts (Gold Award) Senior Project: “I built a solar-powered hydroponic system.” A solarpowered hydroponic system is a system in which plants are not grown using soil. Instead, the farmer applies the nutrients directly to the roots of the plant to avoid wasting water and allow for the plants to grow faster.”

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Boys golf takes MIL championship By KALANI RUIDAS, features co-editor

This past golf season, the boys KS Maui golf team claimed their first Maui Interscholastic League championship title. For two consecutive years, the Warriors have placed second in the MIL. Senior Kyeton Littel believes that the win was thanks to a combined team effort. “For the first time, we worked hard to play as a team. We were focused at practice, and we pushed each other to do better,” Littel said. The season began with a streak of consecutive wins u until the team lost in a match against Baldwin High School, March 22, 2012. The Bears won with the lowest score of the Maui Interscholastic League season at 147 against KSM’s 166. The Warriors stepped up their game to beat Baldwin in their next faceoff, tying with the Bears at one loss for the season, 9-1. At the championship, April 6, 2012, at the Royal Kaʻanapali Course, the Warriors scored 320 strokes against Baldwin’s

329 to earn the title. Senior Aaron Kunitomo said he was ecstatic with this long-awaited win. “It feels amazing. We made it to the MIL playoffs every other year, and we were so close to the title. This year we were able to pull everything together and finish first,” Kunitomo said. In the individual championships April 21-22, Kunitomo placed second overall after Seabury Hall’s, Alex Chiarella. Littel placed fourth with 377 strokes total in the five-round event. With three graduating seniors on the team of five, the future of the boys golf team is unclear. Littel is hopeful that next year, more students will be interested in playing, and KS will maintain their place at number one.

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Tournament Photo by KALANI RUIDAS

Senior Aaron Kunitomo takes a swing on March 22 against Baldwin.

2011 alumnus judoka Kuaana returns to coach By DYLAN GODSEY, sports co-editor

PUKALANI-2011 graduate of Kamehameha Schools Maui Joshua Kuaana came back to KSM as a volunteer judo coach for this season. Last year, Kuaana qualified for and competed in the state championships held in Honolulu. Kuaana is coaching not only previous peers, but also his sister, freshman Joelene Kuaana. “It’s interesting, and it’s nice seeing friends, family, and new faces come out to judo,” said Coach Kuaana.

Members of the team like Pololu Nakanelua and Sean Segundo have played the sport alongside Kuaana. “It’s a lot easier having Josh a part of the coaching program because he has been through the program and knows how everything works,” Nakanelua said. Since last year, there have been several changes to the team in size, age, and success. “Personally this season is really good because I’m placing consistently first and second

which is better than last year. Also our team has more than tripled in size, and, overall for wins, we are doing better,” Nakanelua said. “There a lot of potential in this team. Skillwise, I think this is one of the best teams I’ve seen,” Kuaana sad. Today’s meet at the King Kekaulike High School gymnasium was played bracket tournament style. Many of the young faces of the team were

Place: Kauaʻi May 8-9 there to compete. “I think we’re doing pretty good. For a lot of us it’s our first year, so it’s a learning experience,” freshman Lilia Lorenzo said. Ken Kanemitsu, senior on the team, experienced his first loss of the season today to a Baldwin Judoka. Up to this point, he had been undefeated with 12 wins. He finished second in the 178 lb. weight bracket today. Also placing in their weight classes for Kamehameha were Ne’ula Aarona, who came in first, and Segundo and Kuaana who placed second.

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Freshman Imaikalani DeVault shreds on a wave at the 18th Annual Rusty’s Maui Interscholastic League Surfing Competition on April 21 at Hoʻokipa Beach Park. DeVault placed first place in the longboarding division. Kamehameha Maui placed fourth overall.

DeVault takes first at Hoʻokipa surf competition By DYLAN GODSEY, sports co- editor

HOʻOKIPA-Freshman Imaikalani Devault took first in the longboarding event at the Rusty’s Maui Interscholastic Surf Championship on April 21, which drew schools from all over Maui to compete. Contestants competed in both the girls and boys divisions in longboarding, shortboarding, and bodyboarding. The school with the most points at the end of the competition received a first-place trophy, and the second-place school was presented with a runner-up trophy. Baldwin High School took first with a combined score of 184 points. Taking second was La¯hainaluna High School with 150 points. Kamehameha Maui came in fourth with 88 points. The Warriors were in the

competition with a small, but skilled 12-member team. Sophmore Keanu Gregory came in second and sophmore Koa Takeo came in fourth in the bodyboarding event, and Devault also placed sixth in the shortboard competition. “I was surprised to win longboarding because I’m a shortboarder, and my main goal was to win the shortboarding. This event was fun though, and I will continue to do it,” Devault said. Devault recently competed in the Hawaiʻi Amateur Surfing Association (HASA) state finals held at Ala Moana Bowls in Honolulu, April 2629. Results for that competition were not available for this issue.

Juniors coach, inspire sports By MEHANA LEE, staff writer

Juniors Dane Ventura and Ka‘imi Kapaku started coaching a basketball team of third, fourth and fifth graders from Makawao, Pukalani and Kula Elementary Schools for their senior project on March 19, 2012. They decided to do this for their product because they thought it would be a great way to teach kids about the sport that they love. Kapaku and Ventura hoped that they could learn something from their team as well. “It was actually a cool process. There is a league called NJB [National Junior Basketball], and they had a clinic at King Kekaulike High School. It served two purposes; to help the kids with their skills and me, Ka‘imi and the other coaches to grade and assess the players. After we were all done grading

we turned in our grading and selected the players just like a draft,” Ventura said. He said that coaching will help improve the players’ self -esteem “because [of the] lessons we are teaching them like how to be a better person on and off the court.” “We try to do fun, yet challenging things at practice that will make the kids want to continue the sport,” Kapaku said. Ventura and Kapaku coach the Rockets basketball team every Monday and Thursday from 4:00-5:30 at the Waiakoa Gymnasium in Kula. They have been coaching the team for about eight weeks. “I learned that it really helps to get to know the people who you are working with because it helps build a bond between you and everyone else,” Kapaku said. The team’s first game will be tomorrow, May 5, games and continue throughout the summer.

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Pololū Nakanelua Feature and photos by KIANA KAMALU, op-ed editor

Name: Pololu¯ Nakanelua Sport: Judo, MIL champion Weight Class: 132 lbs. Rank: Blue belt Height: 5’4-½ ” Age and Grade: 17, junior Workout: Cardio, cardio, cardio (3 miles every day) Hobbies: Hunting and traditional Hawaiian Ka¯kau Uhi (Hawaiian tattooing) Something others (KSM students) do not know about him: I’ve never done any type of fishing in my life. Other Sports: Jiu jitsiu, boxing, wrestling, MMA, lua What he adds to the team: Spirit, motivation, and adrenaline Challenges the team has faced so far this year: Having the confidence to win. How he has conquered “the hurdles”: Strong mind = strong body = strong spirit How long he has been playing: 3 years

Janessa Cordeiro Name: Janessa Cordeiro Sport: Water Polo Cap Number: 17 Position: Driver/wing Height: 5’6” Age and Grade: 18, senior Workout: Swimming, passing drills, and running plays Hobbies: Swimming and dirt bike ridding Something others (KSM students) do not know about her: I’m the most talkative person in my family. Other Sports: Swimming, cross country What she adds to the team: I bring a smile and a positive attitude to practice every day. Challenges the team has faced so far this year: Losing a lot of seniors last year and trying to build up the underclassmen. How she has conquered “the hurdles”: Learning from mistakes and moving past them. How long she has been playing: 3 years


Name: Sensei Ronald Hiyakumoto What I do: I am a retired Maui County police officer Sports I’ve played: judo Rank: Third-degree black belt Where I’ve played: Wailuku Hongwanji Judo Club for 25 years Accomplishments: Wailuku Hongwanji Judo Club 1990 “Best Judoka” award, Judo Black Belt Association of Hawai‘I 1994-1995 “Outstanding Judoka” award Hobbies: exercising, listening to music Biggest challenge as a coach: Most of the students on the judo team have no prior judo experience, so we have to start from the basics, but they are quick learners. From learning the basics to competing in less than two months takes a lot of courage. Best advice to players: Make a commitment to the sport you are doing. Something we may not know about you: I’m color blind, so I have a hard time with some colors. Please don’t test me!

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By NICOLE KA’AUAMO, sports co-editor

Many students consider their high school years as their “glory days” and usually in connection to athletics. They may be right. Playing high school sports is a good way to make lifelong friends, stay in shape, and bring excitement to weekends. It is also beneficial to an athlete’s future. In 2005, The Education Statistics Service Institute did a study on high school athletes eight years after their graduation. High school athletes were more likely to have post-high education and to have received a Bachelor’s degree within those eight years. High school athletes were also more likely to participate in physical activities after finishing college and were less likely to be daily smokers. In high school, sports require that students have a minimum grade point average to play, so it helps athletes to stay on top of their grades. It serves as a motivation for students to stay off the Academic Probation list and do their homework every now and then. High school sports often lead to scholarships, thus helping finance college educations. When students know that their parents are in a financial struggle, and that they may not be able to pay for college, they are more likely to work harder in sports to get noticed by a college. Also, the schools’ teams get better because there is an element of competition for that college money. Playing sports takes a little stress off the student athlete when it comes time to decide on what school to go to. Getting offered a scholarship or selecting a school by sport makes it easier for a student athlete to narrow down his or her choices on where to spend the next four years. While maintaining good grades and all that jazz is great, relying too heavily on

Volume VII sports to go to college can be a mistake. Senior Ku¯pono Cabanas planned on going to college on athletic scholarships. After getting injured during football season, he now must re-think his options for school. But those opportunities are out there. Fellow senior Kalena Kaʻeo, is going to the University of Texas, San Antonio, on a full athletic scholarship for soccer. Kaʻeo had a plan from the start. “I always knew I wanted to play for a college soccer team, and my parents always told me that I should find a school that would pay me to do it,” she said. With college just around the corner, some students are looking forward to four years of being on a college team and possibly oing to the NCAA finals or becoming a WAC champion while paying nothing to do it all. Students have spent the past four years hitting the books and the field, and now it’s paying off for them. Not to mention sports’ other benefits in health, character, and teamwork. High school sports is the way to go when wanting to conquer the future in more ways than one.

Corrections By NICOLE KA’AUAMO, sports co-editor

On page E8, the article featuring Sean Segundo incorrectly focused on the team rather than on the athlete. On page E9, the Warriors with Game highlighting Sai Furukawa was mistakenly printed with a re-run of Raven Poepoe’s feature. On page E10, a story from our second issue about cheerleading was printed instead of Mehana Lee’s water polo story. The correct stories were immediately posted at and PDF versions are available at Ka Leo O Na¯ Koa strives to maintain journalistic integrity and accuracy. The staff of the newspaper apologizes for any inconvenience or confusion that may have been caused by these oversights.

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Freshman Tiana Sakamoto pitches during the Warriors’ April 11 match against Baldwin High School. The Warriors were defeated by the Bears.

Softball closes tough season By SHERIDAN KAILIEHU, staff writer

The varsity softball team has ended a challenging season with 2 wins and 10 losses. They started their season with a delay and a tournament on Kauaʻi. “Although we didn’t get all the wins I wanted, it made me realize that it’s all about the love of the game,” senior center fielder Uluwehi Young said. This year the team had a total of fourteen girls, however, it was the first year they had so many injuries and athletes on AP. It was difficult to have a steady defensive and offensive line up because of the inconsistency of the girls playing in and out, according to Young. “We have worked on everything from fielding to conditioning and have been in the weight room throughout the season,” senior rightfielder Melia Mattos said. “Our strengths were that we were really good at supporting one another, and we also had good fielding,” she said. The girls will lose three seniors: Melia Mattos, Auliʻi Pokini, and Uluwehi Young. Young, said she is hoping to continue playing softball in college. The seniors were

good supporters of their team and each other. “You just have to have the passion to play,” Young said. “This was a challenging season, but we learned a lot about each other and we are looking forward to the next season and building on what we learned this season,” Coach Tony Arrieta said. Despite their losses, all the returning players are excited to start the 2013 season. “Kamehameha girls’ softball has great potential. It’s just a matter of executing it, and I expect great things from these girls,” Young said.


Sophomore Aleʻa Johnson runs to first base during a game against the Baldwin Bears.

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SCOREBOARD Boys Golf 2/29 vs. SBH 3/2 vs. SBH 3/6 vs. KKHS 3/9 vs. KKHS 3/14 vs. LLHS 3/16 vs. LLHS 1 3/22 vs. BHS 1 3/23 vs. BHS 1 3/28 vs. MHS 1 3/30 vs. MHS 1 4/7 MIL Championships Round 1 4/14 MIL Championships Round 2 4/20 MIL Championships Round 3 4/21 MIL Championships Round 4

162-155 W 178-154 W 194-167 W 188-160 W 188-160 W 52-151 W 66-147 W 64-159 W 88-159 W 90-156 W 304 combined 309 combined 334 combined 335 combined

Girls Golf 2/28 vs. BHS 3/1 vs. BHS 3/6 vs. LLHS 3/13 vs. MHS 3/15 vs. MHS 3/27 vs. KKHS 3/29 vs. KKHS 4/7 MIL Championships Round 1

135-112 L 125-117 L 132-164 W W 185-137 L W due to forfeit W due to forfeit Shannon Abarra 6th place Kodi Joyo 13th place



Senior Koa Rodrigues attempts to block a Seabury hit in the Warriors’ match against the Spartans March 29.

Volleyball juniors prepare legacy By REID CAIRME, staff writer

The boys volleyball team ended their season with a winloss record of 1-10. The season ended after facing defeat during the MIL tournament at the hands of La¯hainaluna on Tuesday, March 24, at the La¯haina Civic Center. “We haven’t peaked to our potential,” Coach Robert Brede said. “We need confidence in ourselves, it’s our weakness.” One reason for the poor record was the age of the team. With only two seniors, the team was young and led by seven juniors, and included one sophomore and three freshmen. “We needed to build up our team after losing some players from previous years,” Coach Brede said. “We needed to convert a couple basketball players into volleyball players.” The Warriors proved that they could play with heart on March 5, pulling out an extra set against La¯hainaluna and losing by only a few points at

the end of each set. “We started to use better strategies,” junior Kekoa Uyechi said. “We really started to gain our confidence and believed we could do whatever we put our minds to.” The volleyball team suffered a few setbacks with some students out on academic probation and others sustaining injuries. Junior Jason Fukushima was out most for rehab after only their third game of the season, which was against the La¯na`i Pine Lads. “I’ve been preparing for this all year, and it went to waste,” Fukushima said. Junior Christian Martin Chu was also out for two and a half weeks halfway through the season. The Warriors are also saying goodbye to their two seniors: Christopher Kim and Koa Rodrigues. Neither plan on playing in college, but say they will continue to play club volleyball. The volleyball boys hope that people who didn’t return

to this year’s team will return next year. “We will better our abilities and skills as a team [next year], while also encouraging our players to better themselves,” Coach Brede said.


Freshman Tana Tua reaches for a pass in a game against King Kekaulike on March 17 at Kaʻulaheanuiokamoku Gymnasium. The Warriors were defeated by Na¯ Aliʻi 16-25, 16-25, 17-25.

3/24 at MHS 1st Erika Kekiwi (103) Ashley Watson (115) Haliʻa Kekuewa (154) Ken Kanemitsu (178) 2nd Kamanukea Gomes (121) Pololū Nakanelua (132) 3rd Avinash Singh (132) 3/31 at BHS 1st Sai Furukawa (114) Ken Kanemitsu (178) Sean Segundo (198) Erika Kekiwi (103) 2nd Pololū Nakanelua (132) Daisy Draper (129) 3rd Lilia Lorenzo (109) Elizabeth Okazaki (122) Haliʻa Kekuewa (154) 4/7 at Hāna 1st Elizabeth Okazaki (122) Neʻula Aarona (154) Ken Kanemitsu (178) 2nd Ashley Watson (115) Haliʻa Kekuewa (154) Jolene Kuaʻana (154) Kiaku Naeʻole (132) 3rd Josh Bal (132) 4/14 at KKHS 1st Neʻula Aarona (154) 2nd Ken Kanemitsu (178) Sean Segundo (198) Joelene Kuaʻana (154) 4/21 at KSM 1st Sai Furukawa (114) Sean Segundo (198) Jolene Kuaʻana (154) Ashley Watson (115) 2nd Pololū Nakanelua (132) Kamanukea Gomes (132) Kiana Soloria (103) Neʻula Aarona (139) Haliʻa Kekuewa (154) 3rd Erika Kekiwi (103) Hiʻilei Casco (139) 4/28 MIL Championship 1st Lilia Lorenzo (109) Neʻula Aarona (154) Joelene Kuaʻana (154) Elizabeth Okazaki (122) Sai Furukawa (114) Pololū Nakanelua (132) 2nd Ken Kanemitsu (178) Erika Kekiwi (109) Haliʻa Kekuewa (154) Ashley Watson (115)

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Tennis goes to state tournament By SHERIDAN KAILIEHU, staff writer

The tennis team ended their season with two qualifications for the state tournament that was held on Oʻahu yesterday and today, May 3 and 4. Freshman Jaye Orikasa qualified in the singles division and doubles partners senior Abby Okazaki and senior Chalee Batungbacal also qualified in their division. Results were not available at the time of this print. “I’m super excited!” Batungbacal said after the qualifying match that was held Apr.19-21 at the Wailea Tennis Club. The tennis team also ended their season as second place in the MIL east division at their final match hosted at King Kekaulike High School on Apr. 11, 2012. The team won one out of the five matches they played, however they needed to win three to take first place. The east division consists of Baldwin High School, Seabury Hall, La¯naʻi High School, and

SCOREBOARD Track and Field Yamamoto 3/17/2012 Girls: 400 relay: Team A 3rd 1600 relay: Team A 2nd Triple Jump: Ashley Wendt 3rd Shotput: Neʻula Aarona 3rd Discus: Kylie Yamada 3rd Boys: 800: Tyler MacArthur 2nd 400 relay: Team A 3rd Upcountry Tri-Meet 3/31/2012 Girls: 100 : Makana Pundyke 2nd 400 : Kiana Sniffen 3rd 300 hurdles: Raven Poepoe 3rd 400 relay: Team A 3rd 1600 relay: Team A 2nd 800 medley: Team A1st High Jump: Raven Poepoe1st Long Jump: Ashley Wendt 2nd, Shalia Kamakaokalani 3rd Triple Jump: Shalia Kamakaokalani 2nd Shotput: Kylie Yamada 1st Discus: Kylie Yamada 3rd Boys: 400: Billy Ayakawa 1st 400 relay: Team A 2nd 1600 relay: Team A 3rd Long Jump: Sayge Edrada 3rd Triple Jump: Iain Armitage 3rd Kamakea 4/5/2012 Girls: Triple Jump: Shalia Kamakaokalani 2nd Long Jump: Makana Pundyke 2nd High Jump: Ashley Wendt 3rd Discus: Kylie Yamada 1st Boys: 200:Jamal Jones 3rd 400: Billy Ayakawa 3rd 300 hurdles: Kalaʻi Yap 2nd 400 relay: Team A 2nd 1600 relay: Team A1st

King Kekaulike High School. The tennis team was leading in first place the whole season until the final match, where they ended up in second place after their loss to King

“I’m super excited,” —Senior Chalee Batungbacal on qualifying for HHSAA tournament

Kekaulike High School. “We came in with only one coach, but halfway through the season, Coach Emily Smith came in, and I think that [having an additional coach] had a big impact on us,” junior singles player Shanise Kaʻaikala said. The team next year will have lost the two seniors, Batungbacal and Okazaki; however, “There are a few eighth graders coming up, and I’m excited for next season. The team will begin practicing for the next season as soon as Victorino ʻOhana Invitational Girls: 300 hurdles: Raven Poepoe1st Long Jump: Kiana Antonio 3rd High Jump: Raven Poepoe1st Shotput: Kylie Yamada 3rd Boys: 100: Jordan Nauka 2nd, Sayge Edrada 3rd 200: Jordan Nauka 1st Sayge Edrada 3rd 400: Billy Ayakawa 2nd 800: Tyler MacArthur 2nd 110 hurdles: Kalaʻi Yap 1st 300 hurdles: Kalaʻi Yap 1st 400 & 1600 relay: Team A 2nd Shotput: Kauanoeaehiʻi Vanderpoel 2nd JV Champions 4/18 Girls: Triple Jump: Shalia Kamakokalani 1st Long Jump: Shalia Kamakokalani 1st Shotput: Neʻula Aarona 1st Boys: 110 Hurdles: Iain Armitage 1st Discus: Kauanoeaehiʻi Vanderpoel 1st Tennis 2/28 vs. SBH 4/5 W 3/9 vs. BHS 2/5 L 3/16 vs. LHS 3/5 W 3/20 vs. SBH 4/5 W 4/4 vs. BHS 3/5 W 4/11 vs. KKHS 1/4 L 4/14 vs. LLHS 2/3 L 4/21 MIL Playoffs 4th place Jaye-Lyn Orikasa (singles) 5th place Abby Okazaki & Chalee Batungbacal (doubles) 4/18 vs. MHS 10-13

Varsity Baseball 3/22 vs. BHS 3/23 vs. BHS 3/24 vs. BHS 3/29 vs. MHS 3/30 vs. MHS 3/31 vs. MHS 4/4 vs. KKHS

4-5 L 3-10 L 1-3 L 2-4 L 0-10 L 4-6 L 6-4 W


Senior Chalee Batungbacal runs for a hit in a match against Nā Aliʻi.

possible,” Coach Cagasan said. “I think that this season went really well. We made it to the playoffs [on Apr. 19-21 at the 4/7 vs. KKHS 4/11 vs. LLHS 4/12 vs. LLHS 4/13 vs. LLHS 4/18 vs. LLHS 4/19 vs. BHS

8-6 W 1-2 L 1-2 L 6-2 W 6-2 W 7-9 L

Softball 2/28 vs. MHS 2/29 vs. KKHS 3/3 vs. BHS 3/10 vs. LLHS 3/14 vs. KKHS 3/17 vs. MHS 3/21 vs. BHS 3/24 vs. MHS 3/30 vs. KKHS 4/4 vs. LLHS 4/11 vs. BHS 4/14 vs. LLHS

5-6 L 5-9 L 6-7 L 0-10 L 8-9 L 10-6 W 3-7 L 17-5 W 7-12 L 2-11 L 1-14 L 2-11 L


Wailea Tennis Club] for the first time [in KSM history], and I think we got closer as a team in general,” junior Kelcey Lorenzo said. Boys Volleyball 3/7 vs. LLHS 3/17 vs. LHS 3/24 vs. Molokaʻi 3/29 vs. SBH 4/3 vs. KKHS 4/5 vs. BHS 4/10 vs. LLHS 4/17 vs. KKHS 4/18 vs. BHS 4/23 vs. LLHS


Water Polo 3/23 vs. LLHS 3/27 vs. BHS 3/29 vs. KKHS 4/4 vs. MHS 4/5 vs. LLHS 4/10 vs. BHS 4/11 vs. KKHS 4/17 vs. MHS 4/25 vs. LLHS 4/27 vs. BHS 4/28 vs. LLHS

10-14 L 2-10 L 8-12 W not avail. not avail. 5-6 L 7-3 W 11-6 W 10-8 W 4-10 L 8-4 W

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Senior Jared Pulido slides in for a single run in the seventh inning against King Kekaulike High School on April 7. The Warriors defeated Nā Aliʻi 8-6.

Varsity baseball turns season around at end By NICOLE KA’AUAMO and staff

The varsity boys baseball team finished fourth in the MIL with a record of 3 wins and 8 losses after beating Lahainaluna, 6-2, in a game that started with a grand slam in the first

inning. It was their final game of the regular season April 13. The win took the Warriors into the Maui Interscholastic League tournament, where they again defeated the Lunas on the first day, 6-2, on the

strength of junior Kevin Goo’s pitching and spot-on fielding by seniors Jared Pulido and Nazareth Thibodeaux. Things were looking up for the Warriors, but a 7-9 loss to the Baldwin Bears the next day, April 19, took them out of contention for the state tourney. The season seemed promising after the Warriors won against Moloka’i in the preseason, but the regular season started with a six-game losing streak, broken when the Warriors bested King Kekaulike, 6-4 on April 4. Senior Ikaika Camanse was Senior Trey Fernandez positions himself for a steal at Maehara Field in a game against King Kekaulike High School.


Senior Nazareth Thibodeaux pitches against King Kekaulike High School at the Maui High Field on April 7.


one of the leaders. Camanse said that their mental game was partly to blame for the losing record. “We couldn’t play a full game of 7 innings and 21 outs,” he said. “When we were down, we would stop playing before the game was even over, and we couldn’t get out of it.” “A lot of our success would depend on how we interacted with each other,” senior Nazareth Thibodeaux said. “We seniors had to show the younger ones how serious we were and how much harder we had to work.”

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Freshman Chanel Browne swims for the ball during the water polo game against King Kekaulike on April 5, 2012 at the Pi‘ilani Pool.

Water polo dives into state tournament berth Photo by MEHANA LEE

By MEHANA LEE, staff writer

The Kamehameha Schools Maui water polo team met the expectations of their supporters, earning a spot at the state tournament, which ends tomorrow. “I’m proud of the improvement that we’ve made from the beginning of the season to now. I feel that we’re at a point where we can beat any school in the MIL,” said head Coach Leo Delatori. At the start of the season, La¯hainaluna’s water polo team

lost their head coach, Will Hutchinson. Under his leadership, the Lunas had dominated the high school water polo scene on Maui since 2006, remaining undefeated for six seasons with an unbroken string of 52 wins until this season. The field was wide open with the MIL title up for grabs. It eventually went to the Baldwin Bears who had a perfect 2012 spring season. The Warriors lost their first game against La¯hainaluna, but

Sophomore Leimana Hassett blocks the ball from opponent during their game against Maui High School on April 17, 2012 at the Pi‘ilani Pool.

won the next two times they played. Wins against King Kekaulike and Maui High pushed the Warriors ahead, and they ended their regular season with four wins and four losses in third place. On Wednesday, April 25, the Warriors defeated La¯hainaluna High School with a 108 win in overtime during the Maui Interscholastic League tournament in Ki¯hei,taking

them to a finals match-up against Baldwin High School on Friday, April 27. The Bears won 10-4 and became tournament champions as well as regular season champions. The Warrior’s loss put them in a tournament tie with the Lunas, and forced a playoff on Saturday. On Saturday, April 28, the Warriors won, 8-4, over La¯hai(POLO Continued on page F10)

Abarra leads team, girls golf has winning season By HOKU KRUEGER, news co-editor

Senior golfer Shannon Abarra led the girls golf team this season, scoring the lowest of her team members in every match. “I think this year was my best season. I posted a lot of lower rounds,” Abarra said. The girls golf team got a shaky start to the season, losing their first two matches against Baldwin High School. Things picked up after that when they won their next match against La¯hainaluna High School. Every season match since then was a win. The team placed second overall behind Baldwin High School in the Maui Interscholastic League team championship.

“Baldwin was the toughest team to play. They have really good and experienced players,” Abarra. Abarra came in fourth place in the MIL individual championship, with a score of 405. Teammates sophomores Kodi Joyo (11th place), Nicole Nagamine (12th place) and Shaina Hipolito (13th place) also qualified for the state competition, which took place on Kauaʻi from April 30-May 2. The results were not known at the time of this writing. Abarra plans to attend the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo on a golf scholarship in the fall. “I think it’s terrific. She’s worked hard for it since she was ten years old. Her grades are pretty decent, so I’m really


Senior Shannon Abarra watches as her opponent lines up to putt at Kaʻanapali Kai Golf Course on April 20, 2012.

proud about that,” Shannon’s father Mr. Kalani Abarra said. She has high hopes for next year’s golf team.

“I think they’ll do good next year. They just have to keep practicing and stay positive,” Abarra said.

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Junior Maleko Lorenzo paddles in the 32-mile 2012 Steinlager Kaʻiwi Channel OC1 Solo Molokaʻi World Championship race on April 15, 2012. He came in first place in the male 15-17 age division. He said it was good practice for the 26-mile Pailolo Challenge that he also won 2 weeks later.

Fontaine, Lorenzo take on open ocean By MEHANA LEE, staff writer

Junior Maleko Lorenzo and senior Angelique Fontaine paddled into first place in each of their divisions in the Pailolo Challenge, a 26-mile open water paddling race beginning at D.T. Fleming Beach Park in Kapalua and ending at Kaunakakai Pier, Moloka‘i, on April 28. Lorenzo won first in the oneman Outrigger Canoe (OC-1) Junior Male Iron division with a time of 2:54:29. His nearest competitor, J.R. Rios, came in a little over twenty minutes later. Lorenzo also came in 38th of the176 competitors registered in all divisions. No other junior division racers placed above him or between him and Rios. Fontaine placed first in the OC-1 Juniors Relay with a time of 3:35:11, with no other competitors registered in her division. In the weeks prior to the race, Fontaine was already planning her strategy, “The biggest challenge will be switching back and forth without losing time,” she said. Fontaine did the Pailolo


Lorenzo carries his custom oneman outrigger canoe into the ocean for its first official race, the Pailolo Challenge.


Challenge with a partner, Kaulu Lu‘uwai of Seabury Hall. In the relay, the two partners switch out every 45 minutes on the ocean. This was Fontaine’s fifth year paddling and third time participating in the race. “I decided to do this race again because I love paddling. The Maui to Moloka‘i race is one of the most fun channels because it’s windy and you can surf the whole time,” Fontaine said. This was Lorenzo’s fourth time participating in the Pailolo

Challenge, but his first time doing it “iron,” meaning that he paddled the entire 26 miles of the race course solo. Lorenzo has been paddling for six years. “I wanted to do this race again because the run is fun, and the wind is always at your back,” Lorenzo said. Lorenzo’s training consists of both water and land workouts for two hours every day. For water workouts he paddles canoe by practicing distance and sprints and land workouts consist of running,

sit-ups and push-ups. Fontaine trains every day by lifting weights and doing Maliko runs with Lorenzo, a 9.5mile course starting at Maliko Gulch and ending at Kahului Harbor. “Training is the most important part. Maleko and I pretty much train all year ‘round,” she said. Lorenzo was fully sponsored with a brand new one-man canoe donated to him by Kai Bartlett, owner of Kai Wa‘a canoes. The canoe was partly designed by Lorenzo and was built specifically for him. Just two weeks prior to Saturday’s race, Lorenzo won first place in the male 15-17 age division for the 2012 Steinlager Kai’wi Channel OC1 Solo Moloka’i World Championship on April 15. “I had a good start because of my position [near the front of the pack]. I took it nice and slow for about a quarter mile,” he said. Lorenzo said that after about four miles he let the three other junior paddlers pass him, but kept them in sight. PAILOLO (Continued on page F10)

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Pole vault brought to halt By KALANI RUIDAS, staff writer

Although pole vaulting was anticipated for the 2011-2012 track season, certain circumstances have postponed the start of this event until next year’s season. KSM has ordered several poles are available for training; however, specialized poles need to be ordered specifically for the height and weight of the athletes competing in the event. Former track coach, Coach Bala Spencer, emphasized that safety is an extremely important issue in pole vaulting. “Pole vaulting isn’t one of those sports where you can show up and expect to compete. It takes a lot of practice. You have to know how to maneuver your body properly because mistakes in pole vaulting can mean serious injury,” Coach Spencer said. Coach Kellie Suttle, who will be heading pole vault training, is unavailable to fill the coaching position at this time. However, she plans to hold a pole vault clinic for athletes who are interested in participating in the event in either the summer or fall prior to the 2012-2013 track season. WATER POLO (Continued from page F8)

naluna and secured the second seed at the HHSAA state tournament May 3-5, now in process on O‘ahu. Sophomore Leimana Hassett was especially strong making save after save in her position as goalie. She had the Warrior fans roaring with a dramatic save on a Luna penalty shot. The four seniors on the team are Makamae Palos, Lilinoe Bal, Kara Frampton and Janessa Cordeiro. “My take-away from this season is what it means to be a leader on a team,” said senior Makamae Palos.


The girls judo team after the MIL championships. The group incudes four underclassman MIL champions.

Girls MIL judo champs, 10 judokas on Oʻahu By DYLAN GODSEY, sports co- editor

Ten KSM judokas qualified for the state championships, and the girls team came in first place at the MIL Judo Championships meet, April 28, at the King Kekaulike Gymnasium. The finals determined who will compete at the state judo meet at the Neil S. Blaisdell Center on Oʻahu on May 5. Qualified students include MIL champions freshmen Lilia Lorenzo, Elizabeth Okazaki and Joelene Kuaana, sophomore Neula Aarona, and juniors Sai Furukawa and Pololu¯ Nakanelua. “It feels good to go back. I just want to do better than last year. My goal is to win at least one match,” Furukawa said. In the team divisions KSM girls took first place, and the boys took fourth place overall for the MIL. PAILOLO (Continued from page F9)

“I gave each of them a 10yard lead and watched as they all fought for position. I waited, ate, and drank till they got tired. Then I made my move at 3 hours and 18 minutes to pass all three. After I passed them they all hit the wall and I was able to gain a 2-mile gap from the next junior paddler,” he said.

Second-place winners include freshman Hali’a Kekuewa, junior Ashley Watson, and seniors Erika Kekiwi and Ken Kanemitsu. These students will also be representing the team at the state tournament. Kanemitsu has had a good season in this, his last year on the team, winning every match he has been in except for two, In practices, his training encompassed technical aspects, such as throws and technique, and endurance training with running and rolling. “We bow in, warm up, then it’s repetition, repetition, repetition of all of our tours. We have practice matches, and then we’re done,” said Kanemitsu. Along with judo Kanemitsu also trains in the martial art of kajukenbo, a mixed martial art founded on Oʻahu in 1947.

“I consider Ken as a role model,” Nakanelua said. The team is large this year with 25 judokas from freshmen to seniors. “Our team has more than tripled in size since last year, and overall for wins we did well,” Nakanelua said. “We have a young team, however each individual did very well throughout the season,” senior judoka Greg Juan said. The team has a goal to try to have everyone place in their bracket and to get better each day according to Juan. “Overall, I think our judo team is one big happy family, and that everyone will try their best at states no matter what. I think that the success will carry pride for Pauahi and our school. All we can do is our best,” Furukawa said.

The lead held all the way to Oʻahu and his first-place finish. Lorenzo was supported by his coach and his family, who worked together when he hit the wall, “My coach did not tell me I was winning and the gap I had created until the race was finished. There were so many time I just wanted to give up.” His coach had another se-

cret weapon, a promise of dinner if Lorenzo could pass all the other junior paddlers. He feels that this race has prepared him well for the upcoming Pailolo Challenge. “I feel prepared because I can surf better, and I’m in top shape now. So all I have to do is maintain that level of fitness,” Lorenzo said before the race.

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F11 na Pundyke said. The Warriors are quick to compliment their teammates on their strengths. Senior thrower Kylie Yamada said, “Ashley Wendt really has the drive. She is committed, and is like the leader of the team.” “I think that Iain Armitage is pretty outstanding. He’s out there giving 100% every practice,” Pundyke said. “This season gave all of the athletes the skill sets needed to become the best in their event. We were very privileged to have an excellent coaching staff. With states on the way, we will be able to represent Kamehameha Maui and Pauahi to the best of our ability,” Wendt said.


Junior Stephen Barut runs the100-meter sprint at the 2012 Kamehameha relays hosted by KS Maui.

Young track team earns state spots By DYLAN GODSEY, sports co- editor

Nearly 20 KSM track athletes have qualified as competitors or alternates for the HHSAA 2012 Island Movers Track and Field State Championships at Keaʻau High School on the Big Island. The Maui Interscholastic League championships took place April 27-28 at War Memorial Stadium. Two KSM champion s emerged. Junior high jumper Raven Poepoe and the boys 4x400-meter relay, which is comprised of senior Jordan Nauka and juniors Billy Ayakawa, Jamal Jones, and Tyler MacArthur. The Kamehameha Maui girls team placed third overall with 47 points, and the boys placed fourth with 66 points. “We have all set our goals for the season and I think that helps us to be better on track for states,” Kylie Yamada said. The Warriors have two major changes from the season they had a year ago. “There are way less seniors, so there is a lot less experience. There are also a lot of new coaches. Having new coaches takes getting used to, but the fact that we are winning shows that they are good coaches, “ Ashley Wendt said.

Left: Junior Raven Poepoe attempts a fivefoot high jump at the 2012 Victorino ʻOhana Invitational. She placed first overall. She went on to become the 2012 MIL champ in this event. Right: Senior Makana Pundyke runs the 100meter dash and places first during the 2012 Kamehameha Relays.

HHSAA Track Qualifiers: Long Jump: Ashley Wendt Makana Pundyke 4x400 Boys Relay Team A: Jordan Nauka, Billy Ayakawa, Jamal Jones, Tyler MacArthur, Luke Batoon (alt.) 4x100 Boys Relay Team A: Sayge Edrada, Kalaʻi Yap, Jamal Jones, Jordan Nauka, Stephen Barut (alt.) 100- and 200-meter Dash: Jamal Jones 400-meter Dash: Billy Ayakawa 110 and 300 High Hurdles: Kalaʻi Yap Girls 4 x 100 Relay: Kiana Antonio, Makana Pundyke, Shalia Kamakaokalani, Marley Duncan High Jump and 300 Hurdles: Raven Poepoe Shotput: Kylie Yamada Neula Aarona Triple Jump: Iain Armitage


The athletes’ daily regimen consisted of of meeting at the track at 3:45 p.m., having a team meeting and warm-ups. Then, the team would split up into runners and field athletes, practice their specified events,

and finish with weight training. With the excitement of competing the team is becoming more united. “We are good at cheering each other on and encouraging one another,” senior Maka-

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