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LA PIETRA DAYS WWW.LAPIETRA.EDU | VOLUME 1, NUMBER 2 | WINTER 2012

MAGAZINE

Prepared to Realize Her Dream…

She can. She will. Alumnae stories about determination and success.

Alumnae pictured above (L-R): Maile Moody Rogers ’00 Kelly Banks Hoen ’75 Mari Cobbs ’12

ALSO INSIDE: 1:1 IPAD PROGRAM : : NEW FACULTY : : HOOPLA 2012 : : GIRLS VOLLEYBALL : : CLASS NOTES


LA PIETRA DAYS MAGAZINE

70-6.& /6.#&3t8*/5&3 2012 – 2013 BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Alice F. Guild, Chair Herbert N. Conley, 1st Vice Chair Lauran Bromley ’76, 2nd Vice Chair Dawn MacNaughton, Secretary Ernest Cary Moore III, Treasurer Mahina Eleneki Hugo, Head of School Frank C. Atherton Jessica Cole Randi Silleck Conway ’69 Wendy B. Crabb Sara Dudgeon Linda Fernandez Russell M. Gifford

Francis R. Heath, IV Kelly Banks Hoen ’75 Jennifer Kelley, M.D. Blair Kennedy Parry-Okeden ’68 Sharon Twigg-Smith Dr. Daniel E. White Noelle Lippman Wolf ’88

Founded by Lorraine Day Cooke and Barbara Cox Anthony, and under the leadership of Joseph H. Pynchon, the school opened in 1964 at Central Union Church. After five years, Hawaii School for Girls moved to its own campus, La Pietra, the former Dillingham estate on the slopes of Diamond Head. La Pietra - Hawaii School for Girls is now an independent school for students in grades six through twelve. The program is college preparatory, and the overall student-teacher ratio is ten to one, assuring full attention to every girl’s needs and aims. La Pietra - Hawaii School for Girls is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The school is a charter member of the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools and a member of the National Association of Independent Schools. OUR VISION, COMMITMENT & BELIEFS

OUR VISION – We prepare young women for a life of fulfillment.

ADMINISTRATION

Mahina Eleneki Hugo, Head of School Gay Chinen, Dean of Students Sumoha Jani, Director of Admissions Shelley Lane, Director of Curriculum and College Counseling Mike Moses, Director of Institutional Advancement Sterling Yee, Chief Operations Officer

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ON THE COVER (R-L): Mari Cobb ’12 attends Reed College in Portland, Oregon. On location with alumnae, Kelly Hoen ’75 at The Royal Hawaiian Hotel and Maile Moody Rogers ’00 at Walker-Moody Construction. CREDITS

Editor: Mike Moses Managing Editor: Jodi-Anne Yoshida Contributing Editors: Brittany Lieu ’15, Tiana Miyamoto, Karen Sebastian, Shelley Simpson ’90 Photographers: Annie Rogers, Kelli Bullock Photography, Derwin Tom Photography, Klaus Sattler Design and Layout: Bonnie Taam Design La Pietra Days is published twice a year by the Institutional Advancement Office for alumnae, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends. We welcome letters regarding the content of the magazine. Letters must be signed, and we ask that you include your name, address and phone number for verification purposes. We retain the right to edit at our discretion.

LA PIETRA’S HISTORY

Please mail correspondence to: La Pietra - Hawaii School for Girls Editor, La Pietra Days 2933 Poni Moi Road Honolulu, Hawaii 96815 www.lapietra.edu

“LA PIETRA DAYS� Music by Nancy Hunt / Lyrics by Helene Scatcherd ’92. (This song was composed as Helene’s Independent Project.)

Near to the heart of Honolulu And close to the azure sea, Stands a lady of great beauty, history, and integrity. She nurtures harmony and wisdom; She shares her love and grace. La Pietra, we will always cherish our La Pietra Days, 0VSQSFDJPVT-B1JFUSB%BZT Memories that will last a lifetime; The friendships we hold dear. Timeless lessons that we learned here, Will sustain us through the years. To our beloved alma mater, our voices now we raise. La Pietra, we will always cherish our La Pietra Days, 0VSQSFDJPVT-B1JFUSB%BZT


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ABOVE LEFT: Alice F. Guild, Board Chair; Sterling Yee, COO; Ed Keyes and Dr. Daniel E. White, Trustee. ABOVE: Alicia Arnott ’03, Varsity Volleyball Head Coach. LEFT: Sheila Taylor with her daughter, Jessica ’17.

Features 1:1 iPad Program Launches

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Students receive brand new iPad 3 devices for use during the year. An evolution in teaching and learning.

She Can. She Will.

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Preparing young women for lives of fulfillment. Read the stories of graduates who have followed similar paths and achieved their own success.

HOOPLA 2012 A Campaign for La Pietra – Hawaii School for Girls was a smashing success! Guests dressed in their finest red, white and blue and enjoyed an evening of great food, live and silent auction, and entertainment.

Bidding Farewell to Retiring Edward Keyes Edward Keyes retires after an impressive service record of 5 decades at La Pietra.

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Other Features 14

New Faculty

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Mother/Daughter Event

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8th Grade Project

Departments 2

Head of School Letter

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Editor’s Notes

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Parent Faculty Association News

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Student News

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Student Athletics

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Philanthropy

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Alumnae Association Report

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Reunion News

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Class Notes


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loha and welcome to our second edition of La Pietra Days! This year, we have embarked on some new programs to further guide our girls toward a life of fulfillment. In August, an iPad 3 was issued to each student, making La Pietra the first girls’ school in Hawai‘i to do so. These new tools allow students to easily connect to online resources and educational applications to enhance delivery and understanding of course content. All of this was provided at no additional cost to parents, because we believe strongly in the iPad’s significant positive impact on learning. Teachers have received and will continue professional development training on integrating these powerful tools in their classrooms. Their collaborative teaching styles enhance depth of understanding and appreciation of varied perspectives; and La Pietra’s unique learning environment helps generate excitement about learning and passion for knowledge. Additionally, our small class sizes maximize personal attention and build self-confidence in our students.

We are also planning the renovation of classroom spaces, with construction to begin in the summer of 2013. Our goal is to create true 21st century learning environments. Rooms will allow for more collaboration, maximum flexibility and versatility, technology and power upgrades. We will shape the rooms guided by the most recent research on the ways girls learn best and what skills and competencies the global marketplace demands. We believe these projects will create learning opportunities that directly connect with our vision. With tools and classrooms that will cultivate confidence, competence, curiosity, creativity and critical thinking, our students will successfully navigate their unique path. To see how a life of fulfillment can unfold for La Pietra girls, read the wonderful stories of our most recent graduates and alumnae who have followed similar paths. We hope you enjoy them. Mahalo!

ABOVE: Katrina Kintscher ’16 enjoyed using a power drill. LEFT: Salote Lopes-Liutolo ’13, Coach Arnott, Ariana Sattler ’14. BELOW: Gillian Kelly ’16, Nai‘a Broad ’16 and Tina Matias ’16

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Student Life { Academics }

1:1 iPad Program Launches at La Pietra This year, the excitement on the first day of school was even greater than usual, as each student received a brand new iPad3 for their use during the year. La Pietra is among the first schools in Hawai‘i to launch a 1:1 iPad3 program, a move that represents an evolution in teaching and learning.

For example, Folker’s Psychology class took on “The iPad Projectâ€? in the first term. Students wrote a proposal for a research project using the iPad as a primary tool. They conducted the project, did a writeup, and presented experiment results or generated a quiz based upon the results. “Some of them used apps, but several developed their own project by manipulating the tools and abilities of the iPad,â€? Folker said. According to Director of Curriculum and College Counseling, Shelley Lane, the use of iPads can be especially valuable in an allgirls environment. “Mobile technologies like the iPad allow young women to work more efficiently and effectively in the ways girls learn best – through social connectedness, spatial ability and collaborative mentorships,â€? she said. She expects the program to result in meaningful interaction, connection and collaboration both within and outside of classroom walls. Through the first few months of the year, teachers and students alike have already realized how the powerful tool can enhance learning and teaching. “We use our iPads daily‌the uses are limited only by imagination. It’s not be-allend-all replacement for traditional learning, but it’s an amazingly effective tool when used in the right way in the right doses,â€? said social studies teacher Randall Folker, who uses them in each subject he teaches.

Chief Operations Officer. Yee oversees technology on campus. In addition to infrastructure upgrades, teachers will engage in ongoing professional development and form professional learning communities to share best practices and collaborate on projects using the iPads.

Why an iPad?

In Carole Ota’s Math 8 class, students use the ShowMe app to create an audio-visual presentation on the application of the Pythagorean theorem. It’s a new approach to a method Ota has used for years.

There are a number of reasons for the shift to iPad technology. iPads:

“I’ve always expected my students to be able to articulate their math thinking and processes. The app allows them to prepare their presentations outside of class time, self-critique to polish their performances, and easily share their presentation with me. The students seem more motivated to be clear in their explanations and to produce quality work,� said Ota.

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To prepare for the program’s launch, La Pietra upgraded wireless access throughout the campus, including running a fiber optic cable directly to the campus. “If we wanted them to be used to their full capability, we needed to make sure our infrastructure could support it and that teachers and students could have unfettered access to the Internet,� said Sterling Yee,

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Editor’s Note She Can. She Will. At La Pietra – Hawaii School for Girls, they are four simple words with immense meaning. They represent a belief in a girl. They represent confidence that no challenge is too great, no dream too big. They also demonstrate — through the stories of alumnae who have come before them — how her dreams can become reality. Those four words reflect a spirit that is La Pietra — a spirit that develops in an all-girls school, on a campus of limitless beauty, within small classes taught by extraordinary educators. When you read in this issue of La Pietra Days about Kanani Titchen ’92, the actress turned humanitarian doctor, you can imagine how Mari Cobb ’12 will take her love of arts and science to build a career in cancer research. Mari’s quiet confidence tells you She Can. Kanani’s story makes you believe She Will. When we speak of La Pietra’s vision to prepare young women for a life of fulfillment, we can find countless examples of a girl — a student like Mari — with a dream, and a woman like Kanani who is living it. The parallel elicits excitement for the future of a La Pietra girl and pride in the achievement of a La Pietra woman. There are countless other parallel stories, some of which are chronicled in these pages. As we weave the aspirations of our students with the accomplishments of our graduates, it becomes clear that a life of passion and persistence is not only possible, it is happening all around us. These stories speak volumes about the quality of the young women who attend La Pietra, and also about four simple words that are often unspoken, but are always at the heart of what we do. Sincerely,

Mike Moses Director of Institutional Advancement

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n May 23rd, La Pietra – Hawaii School for Girls bid farewell to the Class of 2012. In a beautiful ceremony on the Great Lawn, 38 young women transitioned from students to alumnae, ending one chapter of their lives, excited and nervous to begin another. We share their excitement about where they are going, who they will become and what they will do. Indeed, this is when La Pietra’s vision — to prepare young women for lives of fulfillment — takes shape. Equipped with tools like the 5C’s ~ confidence, competence, curiosity, creativity, curiosity, and critical thinking — imbued with an understanding of kahiau ~ giving of oneself with no expectation of return — these young women will seek out their paths to success. In a place like La Pietra where ideas and passions are born, it is important to instill a belief that our students can achieve whatever they set out to do. It’s equally important that they see examples of women with similar passions who have built a fulfilled life. When a girl at La Pietra imagines a future as a biomedical engineer or an artist, she envisions a future that is challenging, exhilarating and — most importantly — fulfilling. In the following pages, read how her future can be foreseen in the stories of graduates who have followed similar paths and achieved their own success. We are prepared to help her realize that dream. We know that SHE CAN. SHE WILL.

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he words “artist” and “entrepreneur” are rarely synonymous. Many artists struggle to market themselves and their art, and as a result, are never discovered. Abbie Domingo Kozik’s early decision to follow a “practical” career

Kozik’s work was recently selected from a group of online submissions to be displayed on the giant LED screens in New York’s Times Square. Artists’ work will be streamed on the billboards on Broadway and 43rd Street, giving Kozik further exposure to a new audience.

After college, Kozik moved to Denver, where she did graphic design work for the Rocky Mountain News. Several years later, she purchased an Apple computer and started her own design firm. It wasn’t until recently that she rekindled her interest in painting, putting brush to canvas in the basement of her home.

Her graphic design business has also allowed her the freedom to pursue her passion for painting.

path has aided her ascension as an artist. She was recently named one of the Top 50 Emerging Artists by Art Business News, and credits her background in business and marketing for getting her work noticed.

Her business-owner savvy, networking skills and technology knowhow helped take her from her basement studio to shows in New York City, where she was “discovered” by Art Business News. “In 2009, I began entering contests, photographing my art and putting it online. I tried to find every opportunity possible to get my work out there. Soon, arts organizations were contacting me. The internet has been a great tool,” said Kozik, who was recently invited to participate in the prestigious Italian contemporary art show, Florence Biennale.

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“My experience as an artist is, you still have to find a way to pay the bills and eat. I’m glad I have training in graphic design so I can support my art,” she said. Growing up, she recalls being surrounded by color and fashion, which inspires her abstract work today. She counts artists like Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollack as her biggest inspirations and loves studying color theory. She believes La Pietra – Hawaii School for Girls gave her a great start in nurturing her talent. “HSG nurtured a free spirit to try something new,” she says. “It opened up my creative thinking and allowed me to look at a project and think outside the box.”


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s a college student, Kelly Banks Hoen dreamed of owning her own dinner theatre in Honolulu. Many years later, Hoen has her dinner theatre, and a hotel to go along with it. As the first female general manager of The Royal Hawaiian Hotel, she oversees the iconic property and its equally legendary showroom, the Monarch Room. It’s the third hotel Hoen has managed, but it is by far the most famous, known worldwide as “The Pink Palace” and renowned for its worldclass service. It has also been one of her most challenging posts. She guided the hotel and its staff through an extensive renovation and rebranding, as well as the 2009 reopening of the hotel at the height of the economic downturn. She was also a key figure in planning for the APEC event in November. For her efforts, Hoen was recently named Pacific Business News 2012 Businesswomen of the Year. In her typically humble manner, Hoen was surprised to win the award. “I was shocked, partly because it was an award for women across all businesses. I was so honored, especially when you consider all the accomplishments of the other women who were nominated,” she says.

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Faced with the daunting challenge of bringing a historic hotel back to a new level of service and luxury, Hoen relied on leadership skills honed at Princeville Resort on Kaua‘i and Kapalua Bay Hotel on Maui, where she also served as general manager. “Aligning and engaging people is one of the key areas of leadership for me. Ensuring that people know the vision and know where we’re going is something I work very hard at. It comes in all forms of communication. Constant optimism and positive communication are important,” she says. She believes La Pietra’s supportive environment contributed to her success. Hoen especially appreciated the small class sizes, in which she learned to “peel the onion.” “Because the classes were small, I could ask more questions and continue down a path until I got it. I got more focused attention, and could shore up my weaknesses and build on my strengths.” She fondly recalls Joe Pynchon, the founding Headmaster, and his influence on her, as well as the friendships she built. “I really felt that I made deeper and richer relationships in an allgirls school,” said Hoen, who graduated from Stephens College, a women’s college in Missouri. As for the future, Hoen is excited to continue in her leadership role at The Royal. “I love it. I love the people and I love what we represent. I can’t see myself doing anything else.”


onique Geoghegan thrives under pressure. That’s one of the reasons she is drawn to a career in the hospitality and event industry. “Yes, it’s quite a stressful career, but I feel more motivated and on top of things when I am under a bit of pressure,” she says, adding that she enjoys the organizational and creative aspects of the field. She plans to use time management skills learned at La Pietra to succeed. One of four sisters to attend La Pietra, Geoghegan is studying hospitality management at the University of Western Sydney in Australia. Being so far away from family in Hawai‘i is a challenge, but she is excited about studying in the Australian higher education system. “I liked this idea because I knew exactly what I wanted to do,” she said. Geoghegan is taking courses such as Business Law, Statistics of Business and Management Dynamics in her first year. Her goal is to own an event management company, a role she hopes will allow her to travel throughout the world. Geoghegan realized quickly that La Pietra was the place for her. As a sixth grader, she instantly bonded with new friends, and considers Sandy Robinson and Marylee Ingram her most influential teachers. She especially appreciated the small class sizes. “The class sizes allow classmates to really get to know each other and make lifelong friends. My advice to younger students is to enjoy every minute at La Pietra because it really does go by fast,” she said. Monique feels well prepared to tackle the challenges of college and career.

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“La Pietra prepares us to stand up for ourselves, be the best we can be, and strive for goals we never thought we could reach. La Pietra did just that for me. Attending La Pietra was one of the best decisions I ever made. La Pietra has prepared me for college, my career and for life by encouraging me to strive for everything I want to do.”

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Kanani Titchen’s path to medical school has taken her from the slopes of Diamond Head to earthquake-ravaged Haiti. Sprinkled in between were performances on theatre stages in Los Angeles and New York, work in primate research labs, and interactions with teenage gang members in tough inner city environments.

“It’s a challenging population,” she says. “There’s something beautiful about young people who are vulnerable and trying so hard to find themselves.”

Through it all, she’s been able to bring what she calls “disparate” experiences together to propel her into an exciting career in medicine and child advocacy.

“I started to become less interested in acting, and more interested in research,” Titchen explains. “The time I had working in theatre helped to close the door on acting in a very healthy way without any regrets.”

Titchen always had a love for performance and a strong interest in science. She worked closely with La Pietra’s former music teacher, Nancy Hunt, while also becoming increasingly fascinated with animal behavior and the work of scientists like Jane Goodall and Diane Fossey.

It was also during this period that she met her husband while working together on a production of Shakespeare’s Richard III. The couple moved to New York, where she continued to dabble in theatre, but rekindled her interest in science.

She soon entered a post-baccalaureate program at Columbia University with the intention of becoming a veterinarian. But after working in the emergency room as part of the program, she fell in love with medicine.

She double-majored in music and psychology in college and decided to, “get a job in science because that was practical,” she says. She worked in a primate lab through college performing behavioral assessments.

“It was a perfect blend of my skills with people and my interest in science,” she said. She is pursuing pediatric medicine, and currently doing a residency with Jefferson Children’s Hospital in Delaware.

Soon after relocating to Southern California, she realized that the performance bug was still in her. So, despite doubts about whether a career in theatre was possible, she took the leap and spent the next four years performing.

While her path to medicine has been unconventional and circuitous, Titchen believes her arts background helps her medical practice.

During this time she began to teach theatre to inner city children, many of whom were gang members. Her work with them was the catalyst for her passion for helping adolescents.

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“Having come from an artistic world, my approach to medicine is less conventional than my classmates. I come at problems from different and creative angles. I also feel like my time experiencing life before entering medical school helps me to relate to people and helps make patients more at ease,” Titchen said.

Titchen recently went on a medical mission to Haiti, where she helped care for a population devastated by earthquakes. The population was in complete poverty, had few basic resources, and no concept of how hygiene relates to health. She helped to set up pediatric clinics and administered vaccines, introduced nutrition programs, and tried to establish preventive medicine procedures. The experience cultivated an interest in international health, and Titchen hopes to use medicine as a platform for education on some of the dangers adolescents face in developing countries, especially sex trafficking. Titchen credits La Pietra with encouraging her to be an independent thinker and leader, and with giving her a broad-based understanding of the humanities that has helped her in her medical career. She also thinks it’s important for La Pietra graduates to find other interests and to explore areas like history, philosophy and the arts so that they can be more wellrounded. She is a strong advocate for travel and experiences after college before settling into a career. “I have more focus now because I allowed myself freedom early on.”

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intent of following in the footsteps of previous Moody generations. As a member of one of Hawai‘i’s most prominent construction families, Rogers didn’t want to pursue the same path. However, at the urging of her father, the undeclared freshman at Brigham Young University took a construction course and fell in love with the industry. She eventually earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in construction management. While pursuing her master’s degree, she was approached about becoming a professor. Intrigued by the prospect of teaching, she became the first female professor in the history of the engineering department. She later started working on her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, and will defend her dissertation this fall. Being a woman in a male-dominated industry has posed challenges, both in the field and in academia. “People don’t think a woman would have a job in construction and if she does, they assume she isn’t as capable of performing the work,” she said, adding while there were some who looked upon her negatively, there were many others who saw the potential of what women could do in the industry and helped her along the way.

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She credits La Pietra with giving her the ability to deal with the naysayers. “I have always told everyone that going to La Pietra gave me the strength to have my own voice and own opinion. I knew that I was going to do whatever I wanted to do because I knew I was capable of it.” While construction is in her blood and she has obvious talent for it, Roger’s number one focus has always been on building her family. As the mother of a two year-old boy, she looks forward to more children and has fashioned her career plan around her family plan. “My mission in life has always been to become a mom. When I set out in school I wanted to choose a career where I could work in that field and be a mom at the same time,” she says. Her path in academia will help her to achieve that goal. Rogers plans to work as a consultant or teach classes around her family schedule so she can devote the bulk of her time to “raising happy, healthy kids.” “Everything with my career was aiming in this direction and I am so happy to be where I am today.”


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ttending an internationally ranked university and majoring in a program dominated by men would be intimidating for most incoming college freshmen. Not so for Tiffany Gassmann who is enrolled in the University of California San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering. Her goal is to become a tissue engineer. Gassmann will major in the relatively new scientific field of bioinformatics, which lies at the intersection of biology, computer science, engineering, and math. The bioinformatics program at Jacobs School is ranked in the top 15 nationally and the top 10 internationally, according to the 2011 Academic Rankings of World Universities. Gassmann is confident in her abilities to succeed in such a competitive environment. She has already spent a summer studying bioengineering at Columbia University, where she was exposed to college level lab work including encapsulation of cells from a cow joint.

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“I loved it, because I realized that there is no limit to science and math. There’s always something new you can discover,” she said, adding that the experience helped her prepare for the workload and expectations she faces at UCSD.

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“I’ll miss the friends I have made. I feel prepared, not only as a student, but as a member of a community. I’ve really learned how everyone’s part is so important to the whole.”

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Faculty { New Faces }

Meet the New Faces of La Pietra JULIE DINIUS > Social Studies University of San Diego, B.A. Mrs. Dinius has more than 10 years of experience educating students from diverse and multicultural backgrounds. The course subjects and classrooms span topics and locations. Most recently, she spent four years teaching humanities at the International School of Myanmar.

“Pre-motherhood” she spent her free time exploring many parts of the world and working as a dive instructor in Thailand, Egypt, and Maui. Today, she spends her free time with her husband and energetic three-year-old daughter. “La Pietra’s block scheduling allows me to provide a variety of project-based activities for the girls. The use of technology, especially the iPads for conducting research, viewing historical documentaries and assisting with presentations enables the learning process to be fun and exciting. Together we are discovering a variety of apps to use for maps, news, and quizzes,” said Mrs. Dinius.

RANDALL FOLKER > Social Studies Indiana University, B.S. | University of Hawai‘i at M¯anoa, M.A. Mr. Folker enjoys the extraordinary learning environment of La Pietra. Before joining our faculty, he was teaching in local high schools. His teaching career spans the continental United States from Indiana to California.

During his afternoons and weekends, he took the role of “coach” for various swim clubs at Golden West College (Huntington Beach, California), University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and now in La Pietra’s afterschool swim program. When asked what attracted him to La Pietra, Mr. Folker responded, “The high expectations of a college-prep atmosphere fostered by the collegial and team-oriented outlook of the faculty. The small class sizes allow for me to differentiate my teaching to accommodate students’ best learning styles. Not to mention the best location and campus.”

SARAH MAN > Social Studies Saint Mary's College, B.A. | Banks Street College, M.S. Mrs. Man joined the faculty in Fall 2011. Her teaching career started in the Bronx and East Village neighborhoods of New York, where she stayed for more than 10 years. She put teaching on pause while she raised her three children.

After moving to Hawai‘i with her family, she yearned to get back into the classroom. Her humor and broad outlook on life help in teaching her students about the relevance of history in life today. “La Pietra is a gem, literally and figuratively! The small classes, gorgeous campus and the sense of ‘ohana make teaching a joyful experience every day.” 14 t LA PIETRA - HAWAII SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

JENNIFER WURTHNER English University of Hawai‘i at M¯anoa, B.A. Mrs. Wurthner started her teaching

career at Northeast High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Upon returning home to Hawai‘i, Mrs. Wurthner enjoyed time as a stayat-home mom. She taught for several years at a private school on ‘Oahu before joining the faculty at La Pietra. Mrs. Wurthner enjoys staying active, usually in the form of running or hiking. She spends time with family going to the beach and body boarding. “The first thing I noticed was the campus, which is gorgeous and in such an amazing location. Teaching at La Pietra is a great opportunity to be a part of a wonderful community of people, where they make you feel welcomed and a part of the family,” said Mrs. Wurthner.


Faculty News

Mahina Eleneki Hugo

HONORED FOR HER CONTRIB TO WAHINE ATHLETICS

GRETCHEN YAMAGUCHI Spanish Franklin and Marshall College, B.A. University of Hawai‘i at MÂŻanoa, M.P. Mrs. Yamaguchi’s very first teaching

assignment was as a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa more than 25 years ago. She taught 10th and 11th grade General Science and Biology in difficult conditions. Through many career paths, she embarked into yet another area — teaching Spanish. “My husband and I have a beautiful nine-year-old daughter who is very involved in making the most out of life. For myself, I love being outdoors and active, especially on the trail. Last summer, we played Eco tourist and Spanish student in Panama and Costa Rica,� Mrs. Yamaguchi shared. “At La Pietra, there are wonderful people who are active and proactive with collaboration, small class sizes, the great resources, the beautiful campus — making all of it a winning combination,� says Mrs. Yamaguchi.

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In 1972, Patsy Mink, US representa tive from Hawai‘i, was the driving forc e in passing legislation to require gen der equity in education. Title IX, as it is known, helped open educati onal and professional doors to mill ions of women. As a result, women tod ay have more opportunities to pur sue their educational and professiona l dreams. The University of Hawai‘i’s Wom en’s Athletic program observe d the 40th anniversary of Title IX with a ban quet celebrating the past, presen t and the future of women’s collegiate sports at the University. La Pietra’s Head of Sch ool, Mahina Eleneki Hugo was honored for the part she played in paving the way for women in collegiate athletics. Hugo started for the Wahine volleyball team, leading them to a national cha mpionship in 1987 while earning All-Confere nce accolades and winning the NCAA’s Mos t Inspirational Player Award. More importantly , they honored her for being an example of wha t women can do if given the opportunity to compete, to lead and to achieve. They laud ed the manner in which Hugo translated her suc cess on the volleyball court to success as an educational leader at La Pietra – Hawaii School for Girls. University of Hawai‘i’s hea d women’s volleyball coach, Dave Shoji, paid tribute to Hugo during the event, recounting the many stories and memories shared over the yea rs. He fondly reminisced about the team’s ten acity as they fought their way to the title. La Pietra students later surprised Hugo with their own recognition event, thanking her for being an inspirational role model.

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Parent Faculty Association

Sponsored by the Parent Faculty As sociation

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Hats Off Celebration!

ANNUAL MOTHER/DAUGHTER EVENT

The annual Mother/Daughter event was a “Hats Off!â€? salute to the generosity of the many moms and dads who give so much time to La Pietra, as well as to the talent and enthusiasm of the students. Held in the courtyard at sunset in February, the event featured moms in hats, students in party dresses and dads serving pĹŤpĹŤ prepared by Michel’s Executive Chef, Eberhard “Hardyâ€? Kintscher (father to Annaliese ’12 and Katrina ’16). Squeals of laughter echoed in the breezeway as guests complimented each other on their headwear. The “Hats Offâ€? theme brought out a variety of styles, including feather fascinators, fur-lined straw hats and even two crafted from brown paper bags. The menu featured ‘ahi poke crunch, carved prime rib on rolls, hÄ mÄ kua mushroom

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pouch and dessert from a staffed gelato cart. Guests explored the Tech Center to see the gallery of student artwork, including photography, ceramics, paintings, a Shibori project, and Gold Key video. As guests made their way to the flagpole side of the main building, the Green Kitchen on Wheels treated them to a diligent Chef Hardy cooking up the delectable dishes. As if the evening wasn’t complete with the fresh French cuisine, hats and plethora of art, students wowed the crowd with live performances. Sapna Kumar ’14 rocked a modern version of Journey’s, “Don’t Stop Believing,� while Gabrielle Mark ’15 performed hula, and Alyssa Kuwamoto ’16 played ‘ukulele. Rounding out the evening was a senior trio singing Amy Winehouse’s “Valerie,� that had the crowd cheering and the parents beaming.

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PFA / Faculty News

LETTER FROM THE PFA PRESIDENT

“ Sensei, Omedetou Gozaimasu! ” SENSEI, CONGRATULATIONS!

Aloha La Pietra Families,

2012 YEARBOOK IS DEDICATED TO SENSEI

It is my pleasure to serve in the Parent Faculty Association (PFA) with the amazing and dedicated parents of La Pietra. Through each event we host, talent surfaces and adds to the richness we offer to the school and our daughters. We welcome and appreciate participation from all families.

In a spirited ceremony the 2012 Ke Ana, La Pietra’s yearbook, was dedicated to Japanese language teacher, Nobuko Loncar.

Hats Off! to the fabulous mothers and daughters of La Pietra. Handmade hats, modern hats, and antique hats awed us at the Annual Mother/Daughter Event. It was a celebration of the arts and talents of our daughters. On display were the many forms of art to which our daughters are exposed through their classes — ceramics, jewelry, photography, drawing, painting and fiber arts. We also had the opportunity to view short films and technology creations. Our daughters sang for us, danced hula and played ‘ukulele. A wonderful evening indeed - a tradition continues! The graduation reception for the Class of 2012 was hosted by the PFA in honor of the graduates and their families. It was a time for hugs, lei and well wishing before families set off to their next destination. Good luck to the Class of 2012 and special thanks to the parents of the Class of 2013 for the preparations... you’re next! I would like to extend my appreciation to the many PFA parents who volunteered to assist La Pietra with athletic awards events, Sunset Jazz and promotion of the Annual Fund, among others. We are off to a great start in the 2012-13 school year and look forward to working with you during upcoming PFA events. Mahalo,

Lovingly referred to as Sensei (teacher), Loncar has taught Japanese at La Pietra since 1997, but her students will tell you they have gained much more from her. “When you take a class with Sensei, you don’t just learn the Japanese language and culture; sometimes you even learn English grammar and US History,” said one of her students. Originally from the Shibuya area of Tokyo, Japan, Sensei learned English at a young age and continued to study it in college. After volunteering in the 1964 Olympics, Sensei moved to Hawai‘i, where she met her husband at the University of Hawai‘i and started a family. With a theme of “Cerebral Cortex,” the yearbook pays homage to the part of our brain responsible for storing memories. As a passage in the yearbook explains, “Unlike our own memories that can fade and be forgotten over time, these memories printed in ink serve as a constant reminder of the fun moments you’ve experienced this year.” Filled with images of neurons, brain cells and photos from a year of memories, this yearbook is surely one for the coffee table. Congratulations Sensei and to the Yearbook staff for all the effort, late nights and talent put into this year’s edition.

Karen Sebastian 2012-2013 PFA President

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Event Recap { Special Events }

HOOPLA 2012: A SMASHING SUCCESS

A CAMPAIGN FOR LA PIETRA – HAWAII SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

HOOPLA 2012 was a record-breaking success, with more than $300,000 raised for La Pietra’s financial aid program. The annual event has always been known as a great party, and this year was no different. Held on March 10 at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel’s Monarch Room, this year’s HOOPLA had a campaign theme that had guests dressed in their finest red, white and blue. Some even came impersonating national and local political figures, such as JFK — escorted by both Jackie O and Marilyn Monroe Sarah Palin, and Dan Akaka. Even colonial hero Nathan Hale made an appearance. Upon check-in, guests were given a specialty drink created just for the event, and proceeded to bid in a silent auction that featured more than 100 items. Highlights of the auction included fabulous trips to faraway destinations and an exquisite, rare collection of antique Hawaiiana. Dinner and the evening’s program were held in the Monarch Room, decorated by master designer Steven Boyle, whose spectacular flower arrangements greeted guests and whose table design garnered oohs and ahhs all night. Emcee Michael Troy entertained with his irreverent humor while Paradise & Company provided the Boogie Woogie music reminiscent of a USO show. Tia Inoue ’16 wowed the crowd with her musical performance.

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The live auction featured exciting trips and experiences, including a cruise to Europe with Chef Bev Gannon, koa furniture, fine jewelry, and parties at private estates. To end the night, Board of Trustee Chair Alice Guild, inspired guests to make gifts directly to the financial aid program as she endured a grueling workout on stage. The Big Reach alone raised about $180,000 for the financial aid program. Special thanks for this spectacular event go to co-chairs Kelly Hoen

’75 and Debbie Weil-Manuma ’75.

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PREMIUM TABLE PATRONS Piia Aarma and Mike Curtis Lauran ’76 and Myrna Bromley Cadinha and Co. Karen Chang Herb and Nancy Conley John and Randi Silleck ’69 Conway Peter and Sara Dudgeon First Hawaiian Bank Rab and Alice Guild Francis and Carolyn Heath IV Randy and Jackie Karns Elliot Loden Dawn and Duncan MacNaughton Frank Manuma and Debbie Weil-Manuma ’75 Ernest Cary Moore III Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Kelly Hoen ’75 Thurston and Sharon Twigg-Smith Dan and Judy White

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Bidding a Fond Farewell to Retiring Edward Keyes Ed Keyes’ relationship with La Pietra – Hawaii School For Girls started with a hammer in his hand. In the 60s, he was among a group of parents tasked with transforming the former Dillingham Estate into a new school for girls. Or as Keyes puts it, “We were converting bedrooms to classrooms.� The father of alumna Shirlee Keyes Albrecht ’75, Keyes served at La Pietra for five decades, including stints as a parent, trustee, and, for the last 22 years, Director of Finance. It is an impressive record of service now coming to a close with his retirement. “His love of the school and providing excellent educational opportunities to each girl was always a top priority,� says Mahina Eleneki Hugo. Born in Bellingham, Washington, to Edward Sr. and Etta Keyes and raised during the Great Depression, growing up impoverished taught Keyes that it is “tough to be poor.� When he was a child, free time was family time, and this left Keyes with a strong sense of loyalty to his family. World War II began when he was in high school, and as soon as he graduated he entered active duty and was sent to study at the University of California at Berkeley for

28 months. By the time he earned his degree the war in the west was over, and he was sent to China to fight the occupying Japanese forces as a Second Lieutenant Midshipman. “I went where they told me,� he said simply. And because he went where they told him, he moved to Hawai‘i in 1963, and eventually retired as a Lieutenant Colonel after 25 years of service. When Shirlee reached middle school, she enrolled as one of Hawaii School for Girls’ first students. Keyes remembers that the transformation from house to school was “evolutionary, everything was done in stages,� and recalls turning the Dillingham’s dining room into the library. Keyes was part of the team that brought the Internet to La Pietra, making it one of the first schools to have access. Always one to roll up his sleeves to work, Keyes was often seen crawling through the attics and crawlspaces of the building, bringing wires from one room to the next so that each classroom could connect to the Web.

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In his free time he golfs, reads, and plays poker once a week. He doesn’t know exactly what he’s going to do in retirement, but thinks it will probably be something in community service. After a life of service as a Marine, a career in banking and working for La Pietra, Keyes feels very satisfied with his life, stating that his is “pretty hard to beat.â€? He says that the most important lesson to share with the next generation is that you should “share what you have‌ to use [what you] have for the betterment of life is probably the best thing you can do.â€? It can be agreed that Ed Keyes has definitely contributed to the betterment of lives during his work at La Pietra.

LA PIETRA WELCOMES STERLING YEE AS COO Sterling Yee has served La Pietra in several capacities — parent, board member, donor — and now has a new title to add to the list, Chief Operations Officer. Yee assumed his position in June and is excited to take on a new role within the La Pietra ‘ohana. He will oversee finance, facilities, and technology. “I really want to make a difference for the school and do whatever is necessary to move the school forward,� Yee said.

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Yee most recently worked with the State of Hawai‘i as a broadband specialist on Governor Abercrombie’s Hawaii Broadband Initiative. Prior to that, he was an independent management consultant with a local technology company, assisting management with strategic planning and business development. He has also spent time as an auditor with the State of Hawai‘i and Hawaiian Electric Industries. He is a graduate of the University of Denver with a BSBA in Marketing and an MBA in Finance. He and his wife, Joy, have two daughters, including Lauren ’06.


Student Life { 8th Grade Project }

What do a few drops of water, some PVC pipe and power tools have to do with teamwork? Last spring, La Pietra’s eighth graders discovered the power of collaboration while learning how to create electricity with water. For two days groups of students worked in Windward Community College’s laboratories to build a Kelvin Water Drop Generator (KWDG). Their goal was to create an electrical spark. Armed with little more than a basic demonstration of how the KWDG worked and a bundle of supplies, each group went to work, experimenting with different designs and collaborating on strategy. The groups discussed their plan and assigned roles and responsibilities to each teammate. The work also required the use of tools such as a handsaw and power drill. To that point, many of the girls’ exposure to such tools was limited to seeing them in their own garages. “To our surprise, many of the girls could handle the tools safely. They put their safety glasses on and alerted their fellow classmates about their next steps,� noted former teacher, Ashlee Macduff. As the project progressed, so did the group’s collaboration. It was important for each of them to communicate effectively and efficiently to achieve the final goal. There

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was some trial and error, and critical evaluation throughout the whole process. As day one came to a close, all groups had completed their structures. Over the weekend, the girls continued to research and refine their ideas. By the end of day two, all the groups had successfully completed their KWDG and produced an electrical spark! “The project was more than just building of a KWDG, it was an amazing opportunity for teamwork. The girls learned how to be effective communicators. The immediate feedback and problem solving of each eighth grader was amazing. The leadership skills, collaboration and generosity shown during the project provided each girl with a greater learning opportunity about themselves, their classmates and science,� says Macduff.

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Student Life { New Experiences }

Summer Journey to Ecuador AN ECUADORIAN AMAZON EXPEDITION

For two weeks of her summer vacation, Mika Sebastian ’15 participated in The Biodiversity Group 2012 Payamino Expedition in Ecuador. She served as a research assistant for The Biodiversity Group, a nonprofit organization that specializes in the preservation of smaller and lesser-known species, especially reptiles. The 11 participants in the expedition came from the U.S., Australia, India and England. Sebastian was the only high school student selected to go on this expedition; most of the other participants were doctoral candidates. Each day, the group worked from a base camp, referred to as a “biological station� in search of a new species. The group would hike for two to three hours daily in the lush forest to identify new species, while preserving the current ecosystem. Sebastian also learned about the native people and the culture of Kichwa. Through daily activities, she discovered they have their own dialect and how the introduction of rifles has changed their hunting routines. Prior to modernization, the people of Kichwa used blow darts to hunt.

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“My journey was filled with explorations of the native country of Kichwa, handling wild reptiles including snakes, lizards, and frogs and experiencing the threat of a flash flood. The fieldwork and handson learning experience allowed me to make connections beyond the classroom walls. Being surrounded by college students, I was forced to push myself beyond my comfort level and speak with confidence and passion,� shared Sebastian.

Exploration. Adventure. Education.

Girls Summer Leadership Camp 2012 We know that each girl can lead in her own way. We encourage young women to take risks, find their strengths, and discover their voices. The La Pietra Summer Leadership Program provided a special setting for girls to work with faculty and high school mentors to gain valuable skills and resources they can take with them as they entered the new school year. Sumoha Jani, Director of Admissions and Melissa Kim ’09 led the program with the assistance of La Pietra summer interns: Joy Ogasawara ’13, Chonsa Schmidt ’14, Kierdre Howard ’14, Ariana Ebesu ’14, Sachi EnsekiTom ’15, Gabrielle Mark ’15, Mika Sebastian ’15, and Brittany Lieu ’15.

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The program was specially designed with workshops and activities for girls to build leadership skills and focus on communi-

cation, decision-making, collaboration, problem solving and understanding differences. Each day of the session was filled with hands-on interactive workshops, projects, games and activities. The girls were able to discuss their thoughts in a safe and comfortable environment. “In each group, the students also had the opportunity to discover new things about themselves through activities and reflections,� said Ogasawara. Some of these girls may have already seen themselves as leaders and wanted to learn how to be a better leader. The students arrived on the first day eager to learn, have fun and contribute. By the end of the session, each student and mentor walked away with their very own vision board – a glimpse into what their future path looks like.


Student Life { Performances } A LA PIETRA PRODUCTION

Living in the Modern World Living in the Modern World is an original, and rather unique project — a compilation of scenes from well-known writers as well as La Pietra students. The structure for the play was a new and different format from any previous productions hosted by La Pietra. “It was a different kind of play, but different is also fun and exciting,� said Rachel Taketa ’14. The production had a large cast and crew of middle school and high school students. The opportunity for students from different groups and grade levels to take on various roles and responsibilities to achieve one goal — a school production — was a demonstration of true collaboration. The relationships and friendship developed over the two-month production will last beyond the years at La Pietra. The play was directed by theatre teacher Gail Harter and included 29 cast members and 37 stage and house crewmembers. TOP LEFT: Dead Guy in the Closeto5FIJOB,BIJLJOBBOE)PMMZ#FSXJDL FAR LEFT: When Twi-Hards Attack!o3FCFLBI,BNFNPUP (BCSJFMMF.BSL BOE4BDIJ&OTFLJ5PN LEFT: The Three Million Dollar Luncho#PCCJKP,BUBHJSJBOE+PIBOOB8BSE

Spring Sing HANDPRINT ON MY HEART‌CHANGED FOR GOOD! The annual Spring Sing was filled with songs, melodies and dance moves. The girls from Select Choir and Middle School Choir graced the stage with classics from the fifties and sixties and concluded with a modern song and dance performance. When the senior women presented their final performance, emotions ran high as their final chapter was coming to a close. As families, friends and faculty gazed at the senior women, one thing was certain — these girls had been changed for good with the experiences and opportunities at La Pietra. Congratulations to the members of the Select Choir, Middle School Choir and music teacher Shari Lynn for another memorable performance. 5013*()51FSGPSNJOHi*UTUIF)BSE,OPDL-JGFw from Annie were the Middle School Choir members. RIGHT: Select Choir Members performed “Pure *NBHJOBUJPOwGSPNWilly Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.

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Student Life { Kahiau }

La Pietra LEOs Reach Out to Afghanistan Throughout the year, members of La Pietra’s LEO Club collected school supplies and socks for students in Afghanistan. During the summer, they had an opportunity to understand the impact of their work. In a conversation via Skype, members of the LEO Club spoke with recipients of their donations and learned more about daily life and education in Afghanistan. The conversation was organized by the Kamehameha Lions Club, which advises the LEOs on their activities. Sacred Hearts Academy’s LEO Club was also on hand (their LEO Club sent eyeglasses to Afghanistan). Though the internet connection with the Afghan compound was spotty at times, La Pietra students were able to ask questions like, “What is education in Afghanistan like?� and “What more can we do to help?� In the process, they put a face to the project they had worked so hard on. “It was nice to know that our work really helped them and that we could see them and better understand who they are,� said Taeler Akana ’12. La Pietra’s LEOs, under the leadership of faculty advisor, Beth McLachlin, had undertaken two projects for Afghanistan: a sock drive and a school supply drive. These are basic needs for Afghan schoolchildren. Members of the Lions Club filled backpacks with notebooks, pencils, pens, rulers and other supplies. More donations are on the way. The Skype call helped to put things into perspective for the La Pietra students.

Food Drive LA PIETRA JOINS THE FIGHT AGAINST HUNGER La Pietra donated 400 pounds of canned goods. These donations helped to provide 315 meals to those in need in our community. “We truly appreciate the generosity of the La Pietra ‘ohana,� said Kim Bartenstein, Food Drive Manager of Hawaii Foodbank. There are more than 183,000 islanders struggling with hunger. The Hawaii Foodbank needs both food and monetary donations to provide one million pounds of food every month to people in need through 250 member agencies.

“It makes you realize that there are things in everyday life that other people don’t have access to, simple things that can help a lot. The things we overlook and take for granted are so important and needed for others,� remarked Sonyah Seiden ’12. The Kamehameha Lions Club has been taking school supplies to Afghanistan for the past six years. The Skype phone call was part of a documentary that Lions Club International will be producing on the project. TOP: Jamie Matsuura ’12, Beth McLachlin, Sonyah Seiden ’12 and Jim Bryan. BOTTOM LEFT: Sophia Klein ’12, Keili Trahan-McCarthy ’13 and Veronica Thomas ’12. #0550.3*()5$MBTTPGNFNCFSTo"MFYBOESB4JEVO  Jennifer Lum and Monique Smith.

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ABOVE: Megumi Shimizu ’18, Katrina Kintscher ’16 and Tehina Kahikina ’18.


Student Life { Athletics }

NEW VOLLEYBALL COACHES ON THE BLOCK ALUMNAE COACHES GIVE BACK TO OUR YOUNG ATHLETES Ushering in a successful fall season for La Pietra volleyball, alumnae coaches Alicia Arnott ’03, Cami Iwata ’01 and Kalena Frank ’08 brought energy and expertise to our young athletes, culminating with a berth in the Division II state volleyball tournament. Arnott, the new La Pietra varsity head coach, had been a successful player at La Pietra and the University of Hawai‘i (UH) at MÄ noa, when she began her coaching career with the UH Rainbow Wahine Summer Volleyball Camp, coaching girls and boys in grades 4-12. She moved to Eugene, Oregon in 2008, and became the assistant women’s coach for Northwest Christian University. Her love of coaching grew there as she watched a young struggling team demonstrate hard work toward improvement. “My favorite coaching experience was just getting to teach coachable, eager learners, and seeing improvements in their game.â€?

This tradition continued when Arnott returned to Hawai‘i in 2011, reconnecting with Iwata, who held the junior varsity coaching position. Known for pushing her players to improve every day, Iwata brings a good deal of coaching experience to the game, both at the Interscholastic League of Honolulu (ILH) and club levels. Frank hit the ground running as a late addition to the Intermediate team, referred by Physical Education teacher Beth McLachlin. “Frank brings a positive attitude and a solid volleyball background to her practice with the intermediate players,� says Arnott. “Overall, it has been great working with the La Pietra girls. They have been receptive to the changes I have been implementing and are very respectful and willing to come in and do their personal best,� said Arnott between practice sessions. “The main thing I ask the girls each day is to demonstrate a positive attitude and give 100% effort. I have been pleasantly surprised with what they are capable of when encouraged to do so.�

Alumnae coaches are not new to the athletic program. “Alumnae coaches have been a part of our tradition and have shared experiences as La Pietra student-athletes themselves. Now they are giving back their time, energy, and knowledge to coach the next generation of Lady Panthers. That’s pretty awesome,� added Athletic Director, Ross Kinsler.

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“I really want to give back. They were really there for me when I thought I wasn’t going to be able to continue. I want to help girls as I was helped.�

Philanthropy { Donor Profile }

Why I Give

Noelle Lippman Wolf ’88 (pictured with husband, DIck Wolf )

NOELLE LIPPMAN WOLF ’88 When Noelle Lippman Wolf’s family fell on difficult financial times, Headmaster Joe Pynchon told them he would find a way for her to graduate from Hawaii School for Girls. Wolf has never forgotten that, and her gratitude toward the school is a primary motivator for her ongoing support. Noelle and her husband, Dick, have been longtime donors to the school, contributing generously to the annual fund. This year, they made a significant pledge to support professional development for faculty. “I really want to give back,� said Wolf, who recently joined the La Pietra – Hawaii School for Girls Board of Trustees. “They were really there for me when I thought I wasn’t going to be able to continue. I want to help girls as I was helped.�

After graduating from La Pietra, Wolf went on to USC, where she studied theatre. Following a short stint working with a screenwriter at Warner Bros., she became a publicist in the fashion business. She met and married her husband Dick, a television producer, in 2006 and they have two young children.

home,� said Wolf, adding that when she and Dick select which organizations to support, they consider impact and results.

The pair makes quite a philanthropic team. Noelle sits on several charitable boards, including Mount Desert Island Hospital, the Alliance for Children’s Rights, the Joyful Heart Foundation, and the Children’s Museum of Santa Barbara. Dick’s board involvement includes the University of Pennsylvania and the Friends of Acadia.

She also has some words of advice for the young women of La Pietra.

“I try to choose things that affect my community. I pick things that I’m passionate about and they are usually in places I consider

Annual Fund MAKE YOUR GIFT TODAY If you believe strongly in the power of what La Pietra can do for a young woman and believe in the power of an all-girls environment, you have an opportunity to ensure that others benefit from it. A gift to the Annual Fund provides the school with the sustained strength it requires to give girls the freedom to dream and the confidence to make those dreams come true.

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As one of the newest members of La Pietra’s board, Wolf is looking forward to having a positive impact on La Pietra’s reputation in the community as a premier all-girls school.

“Visualize your future because you can make it happen if you can see it. Don’t give up. There’s no reason you can’t get there.� There are many ways to give. To learn more about giving to La Pietra, please visit www.lapietra.edu/giving, email Mike Moses at mmoses@lapietra.edu or call (808) 9222744, ext. 231.

YOUR PARTICIPATION: t )FMQT-B1JFUSBTFDVSFMBSHFHJGUTGSPNDPSQPSBUJPOTBOEGPVOEBUJPOT t #SJEHFTUIFHBQCFUXFFOXIBUUVJUJPOQSPWJEFTBOEUIFBDUVBMDPTUPG operating the school. t 4VQQPSUTRVBMJUZUFBDIJOH UFDIOPMPHZJODMBTTSPPNT GBDJMJUZVQHSBEFT  extracurricular programs and much more. 1MFBTFDPOTJEFSBHJGUUPEBZ5PNBLFZPVSHJGU WJTJU XXXMBQJFUSBFEVHJWJOHPSNBJMBDIFDLQBZBCMFUP -B1JFUSBo)BXBJJ4DIPPMGPS(JSMTUP -B1JFUSBo)BXBJJ4DIPPMGPS(JSMT Attn: Annual Fund 1POJ.PJ3PBEt)POPMVMV )*

Mahalo in advance for your support!


Alumnae Association ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION REPORT:

688DBEA>H=B:CIH6C9<D6AH #FUXFFO+VOFBOE4FQUFNCFSPG UIFBTTPDJBUJPO accomplished several goals and is working toward several more. Overall, we’ve had an excellent response from alumnae volunteers and lots of energy and ideas. As a small group of women working hard to keep our community connected, engaged and thriving, we love new members! GOALS ACCOMPLISHED: Planning Committee Formed and Three Meetings Held After a very organic process of putting the word out to class reps and alumnae alike, a small group of dedicated women has stepped forward to become members of the Alumnae Association Planning Committee. This multi-generational group includes: Paige Altonn ’80, Jennifer Corrales ’98, Lisa Cohen ’79, Phyllis Muraoka ’75, Michelle Slentz ’92, Nina Horioka ’03, Tiani Veltri ’00, Jeannie Robinson ’10 and Janelle Murakawa ’03. These women are taking an active role in volunteering for events, planning alumnae reunions, gathering information for Class Notes and asking alumnae to contribute to the Annual Fund. Meetings are held every six weeks. Alumnae Archives and Alumnae Merchandise Updated Thanks to Laura, daughter of Randy Silleck Conway ’69, our archives and merchandise are now in ship-shape! Laura volunteered for several hours a week during the summer of 2012, sweeping, organizing and documenting our archives. We now have a bookshelf filled with every yearbook since 1967, bins piled high with alumnae t-shirts and beach towels and a file cabinet with almost every newspaper clipping of La Pietra – Hawaii School for Girls’ history. We should all thank Randi & Laura for keeping our history intact. Regional Alumnae Events Planning Begins In an effort to reach out and connect with our alumnae, discussion of holding regional events in a variety of urban centers began in late 2011. After much planning and transition, a regional event was held in October in San Francisco. Alumnae from the classes of 1980-2000 attended, with much enthusiasm for the future and a desire to reconnect. Mike Moses, Director of Institutional Advancement and Shelley Simpson ’90, Director of Alumnae Relations & Annual Giving shared with the intimate group an exciting exploration of the changes at LP/HSG as well as the enduring standards. Many folks left feeling connected to each other in a new way.

ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION MISSION STATEMENT

KEEP THE PANTHER PR IDE ALIVE!

The La Pietra Alumnae Association’s mission is to support the school’s standing as a premier educational institution in Hawai‘i. The association’s activity focuses on maintaining school ties, advancing continuing education and promoting visibility and awareness of the school in the community.

GOALS TO BE ACCOMPLISHED: Annual Meeting Planning: The association’s annual meeting still needs to be scheduled, along with how the membership body will vote at the meeting. As of press time, a date has not been set. Class Reps’ Roles & Responsibilities: Class reps’ roles and responsibilities are still being planned. While many class reps cherish their roles as the connection between the school and their classmates, several have indicated their class rep duties are too demanding. LP/HSG wishes to accommodate everyone’s concerns and as such, is still working on an adequate solution to class rep roles. A tentative design is scheduled to be released this winter. Please contact the Director of Alumnae Relations & Annual Giving, Shelley Simpson ’90 at (808) 922-2744, ext. 232 or ssimpson@lapietra.edu for more information. You may also visit www.lapietra.edu/alumnae.

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Alumnae { Special Events }

40-Year Reunion

Alumnae Reunions

The summer of 2012 was overflowing with La Pietra â&#x20AC;&#x201C; HSG nostalgia. Women from the classes of 1972, 1987, 1992 and 1994 gathered to reconnect and reminisce about the campus, the faculty and their fellow classmates for their 40, 25, 20 and 18-year reunions.

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CLASS OF 1972

Hosted at the Maunalani Heights home of Caroline Bond Davis, the class of 1972 gathered on an evening in June to mark their 40-year reunion.

25-Year Reunion

CLASS OF 1987

A classic island-style picnic at Kaimana Beach in June inspired the women of the class of 1987 to come out for their 25-year reunion. Hosted by Lori Maretzki, classmates brought their families, beach gear, mac salad and even unfurled the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Welcome Home LP-HSG â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Ohanaâ&#x20AC;? banner.

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CLASS OF 1992

In classic style, the women of the class of 1992 kicked it up a notch by gathering at the Yardhouse in WaikÄŤkÄŤ for pĹŤpĹŤ with their families. They gathered on the Beachwalk to take a jumping photo, while many tourists watched. CLASS OF 1994

Under the stars and the fountain courtyard, members from the class of 1994 gathered for a potluck party. Marking their 18-year reunion, the class boasted an interesting statistic â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 25% of their classmates are either pregnant or recently had a baby!

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ALUMN MERCHA AE NDISE!

Show your affection fo r La Pietra - HS G with a b each towel or tshirt, exclu sively for alumna e and frien ds. Items deb uted durin g the 2010 All-S chool Reu nion Sales from these item . s go directly to the Alumn ae Associatio n.

DARK BLUE SHIRT ($10):

V-neck, Hanes pre-shrunk cotton, with pink & blue lily pads and â&#x20AC;&#x153;La Pietraâ&#x20AC;? on the left sleeve.

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TURQUOISE SHIRT ($10):

V-neck, Hanes preshrunk cotton, with â&#x20AC;&#x153;La Pietra - Hawaii School for Girls, est.1964â&#x20AC;? on the front.

WHITE SHIRT ($10):

Crew neck, Anvil pre-shrunk cotton with the famous painting of the Great Lawn by artist Hiroshi Tagami, printed on the back.

BEACH TOWEL ($20):

58" x 32" - thick, soft, thirsty cotton.

Contact Shelley Simpson â&#x20AC;&#x2122;90 at (808) 922-2744, ext. 232 or email: ssimpson@lapietra.edu.


CLASS NOTES â&#x20AC;&#x2122;67 Class Representatives:

LUCY HORNER

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â&#x20AC;&#x2122;68 Class Representatives:

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the summer. She unearthed several vintage uniforms â&#x20AC;&#x201C; back buttons, organized every yearbook since 1967, as well as dusted off several binders full of press clippings dating back to the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inception.

â&#x20AC;&#x2122;70 Class Representatives:

LORI KOMER MPSJ!MFBIJTXJNTDIPPMDPN ANNIE LANDRUM MBOESVNB!IBXBJJSSDPN

KAREN KLAWITTER ,BSFO,BZ!WFSJ[POOFU

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â&#x20AC;&#x2122;71 Class Representatives:

KIM HANSON

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JEANNE HARTE KFBIBSUF!ZBIPPDPN

Class Representative:

RANDI SILLECK CONWAY

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â&#x20AC;&#x2122;72 Class Representatives:

CAROLINE DAVIS DCPOE!IBXBJJBOUFMOFU NANCY ISSERLIS OMJ!XJOTUPODBTIBUUDPN

SUSAN MORGAN BTTJTUV!MBWBOFU RANDI SILLECK CONWAY, Honolulu, HI

Randiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daughter, Laura (pictured above), interned at La Pietra organizing and documenting our archives during

Above: Richard Sammons and Anne Fairfax â&#x20AC;&#x2122;72 receiving the Hyland Award for Excellence in Design.

ANNE FAIRFAX, New York, NY

Half of the award-winning architectural duo of Fairfax & Sammons, Anne Fairfax â&#x20AC;&#x2122;72, was recently recognized

with two awards: The Addison Mizner Medal for Excellence in Classical & Traditional Architecture and the Hyland Award for Excellence in Design. Partners in business as well as in marriage, Anne Fairfax and Richard Sammons are founding partners of the firm. Specializing in residential architectural design, Fairfax & Sammonsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; work has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Country Life, Architectural Digest, Southern Accents, Old House Journal, Period Homes, Traditional Building, and New Old House. Anne has designed many new buildings in traditional styles and restored numerous historic houses in diverse locations including New York, Barbados, Virginia and Honolulu. She serves on the Board of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America, the Royal Oak Foundation and the Merchantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s House Museum. She has taught at the Princeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Foundation American Summer School and was the Harrison Visiting Scholar at Georgia Institute of Technology in 2004.

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Class Notes

SUSIE MORGAN, Honolulu, HI

Photos on right are courtesy of Susie.

â&#x20AC;&#x2122;73 Class Representative:

ADRIENNE MURODA

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Suzi is in the final week of rehearsal for KDENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual summer musical, Rodgers and Hammersteinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cinderella which she is producing and directing. KDEN is the Kilauea Drama & Entertainment Network, a community theatre company she helped found 10 years ago. Her 21-year-old son, Stephen, appears in the show as the Steward and is one of the lead dancers. She enlisted the help of Ann Whittemore Kalber â&#x20AC;&#x2122;75 to help dye wedding dresses used for the ball scene. Starting this school year, Suzi will be teaching Theater Arts to grades 5 through 8 at Volcano School of Arts and Sciences. She has been doing this as a volunteer for 7 years and now they are making it part of the curriculum. The program is mostly about self-esteem and confidence, but reading, history, and art are all part of the experience as well.

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When not doing theater, she serves as the Chairperson of the East Hawaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i VOAD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters and writes a column called the Big Island Broadway Beat, as well as other feature articles, for the Big Island Weekly.

â&#x20AC;&#x2122;74 Class Representatives:

NANCY CIACCI

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CESELI LEE DFTFMJMFF!HNBJMDPN GAIL CARPENTER ALGER, Springdale, UT

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Gail Carpenter Alger and husband enjoyed the sights of London before the Olympics began. After the high school graduation of her son Duncan and college graduation of her daughter, Lani, Gail took a well-deserved trip. After retiring from teaching and moving from

Park City to Springdale (Zion National Park) Utah, Gail is working hard at a second career, watercolor painting. Check out her website at gailalger. fineartstudioonline.com NANCY CIACCI, Wailuku, HI

Our condolences to Nancy whose father passed away in January 2012. CESELI LEE, Honolulu, HI

Ces Hong Lee celebrated the high school graduation of her third child. Her son Cody graduated from Punahou and will be attending Santa Clara University in the fall. Ces retired in December from Maâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;emaâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;e Elementary after teaching for almost 30 years! SHEILA POWERS DUNAGAN, Seattle, WA

Sheila is with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, as the Executive Administrator for the Medical Director of the Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Division. So, all those years sitting in Biology, Chemistry and Language


Class Notes Arts â&#x20AC;&#x201D; have finally paid off. She is still hoping to come home for the 2013 AllSchool Reunion.

â&#x20AC;&#x2122;75 Class Representatives:

KATHY MLINARICH

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CAROLYN ROACHE EFTFSUNPPO!DPYOFU MARY GEER, Manassas, VA

After five wonderful years on the Big Island, Mary has just relocated to Manassas, Virginia to be near her beautiful moâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;opuna. She is doing consulting work, and loves working from home. She looks forward to catching up with the East Coast HSG alumnae, and seeing everyone at the AllSchool Reunion.

KATHY MLINARCH, Los Gatos, CA

Kathy lives in Los Gatos, California and has been married for 26 years. She was a stay-at-home mom, and is now adjusting to being an empty-nester with two boys. The oldest graduated from Santa Clara University and is in the process of accepting a new job in Boston. The youngest is a Second Lieutenant on the Deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s list at Northeastern in Boston. Kathy says that her role model for being a mom came from Mrs. Nakasone (Phyllisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; mom). Kathy survived lifethreatening surgery in 2010 and is getting back into the swing of things. She has the All-School Reunion on her calendar and hopes that the class of â&#x20AC;&#x2122;75 has the highest turnout.

Class Representatives:

CYNDY MAKINI

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â&#x20AC;&#x2122;77 Class Representative:

DIANA CARTY EFDBSUZ!HFOFYUOFU

Jane Potter James â&#x20AC;&#x2122;76 and Carol Lee-Arnold â&#x20AC;&#x2122;77.

CYNTHIA COWELL, Antelope, CA

Cynthia is still a Public Information Officer for a federal disaster assistance agency. She hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been home to Kona this year, but has spent a lot of time in the Redwoods of Humboldt County. Last year she spent a lot of time on the road with work, hitting Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. She is amazed at how great the people are, even when dealing with the after effects of floods, fires and other bad things in general. She urges any of our HSGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ers who havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t chosen a path to look seriously at communications and journalism. Although she took 50 years to find her place, she is glad she did and wishes sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d discovered this job sooner.

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CAROL LEE-ARNOLD, Honolulu, HI

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Carol is happily living in Palolo Valley with her husband and two college-age children. With her ceramics business sold, she works at the University of Hawaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i with the Center on Disabilities Studies as an educational coach. She also has her own business as an in-home certified personal trainer. She specializes in working with people with back, joint or muscle issues and mature populations, especially women in mid-life. She is passionate about helping others feel good in their bodies and understand that mind, body, stress and what you eat are all connected. She focuses on Pilates techniques, alignment awareness and restorative exercises for strength, mobility and flexibility. Among her clientele, she is enjoying working with some La Pietra alumnae.

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Class Notes

â&#x20AC;&#x2122;78 Class Representatives:

DI GUILD

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have known each other for this long and are lucky enough to get together once a year,â&#x20AC;? shared Betsy. Any class of â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80 alumnae are welcome to the next gathering which will probably occur in conjunction with the 2013 All-School Reunion.

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â&#x20AC;&#x2122;79 Class Representatives:

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MARY-MICHAEL SIMPSON NBSZNJDIBFM!NTODPN

â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80 Class Representative:

JENNIFER WARTON

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Members of the class of â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80 held their annual get together at Lake Tahoe in June. Love, laughter and even an earthquake were highlights of the long weekend. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We gather and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like no time has passed. As we get older, we all marvel at how special it is that we 32tLA PIETRA - HAWAII SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

RENEE KRAFT, Kailua-Kona, HI

The fabulous class of 1981. A HUGE congrats and â&#x20AC;&#x153;hats offâ&#x20AC;? to our fellow classmate, Erin Chisholm who graduated from the University of Hawaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i Richardson School of Law in June! Erin was chosen by her class to speak about the four years they all endured as the inaugural â&#x20AC;&#x153;part-timeâ&#x20AC;? law school students. Rene promises to have a much more in-depth report for the next issue with more news to share. She reminds everyone of the 2013 AllSchool Reunion in the summer. Plan on attending if you can and give yourself an excuse to get back to Hawaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i. In the meantime, visit the HSG Class of 1981 Facebook page to connect!

â&#x20AC;&#x2122;81 Class Representative:

RENEE KRAFT

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Joanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daughter was married a few weeks ago in Texas but it was a Hawaiian wedding, complete with haku lei and bare feet for all! Tutu Shirley Nordyke traveled all the way from Hawaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i, bringing beautiful maile for the groom and orchid lei for the ladies. She has two kids married with three to go!

Erin Chisholm â&#x20AC;&#x2122;81 graduating from the University of Hawaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i Richardson School of Law in June 2012.

Some sad news to share: Reneeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dad, William â&#x20AC;&#x153;Billâ&#x20AC;? Kraft passed away in Kona in July at his home surrounded by his â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ohana. He lived a very blessed life and what a great legacy he has left behind. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Always be kind,â&#x20AC;? he said and â&#x20AC;&#x153;never turn down an opportunity to smile.â&#x20AC;? He managed Honolulu International Airport for many years, so if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ever in the main terminal stop by the beautiful showcase and tribute to all the previous managers. His family will miss him more than words can say.


Class Notes

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Class Representative:

BELOW: Alessandro, Lawrence and Tiare Giardina â&#x20AC;&#x2122;88.

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â&#x20AC;&#x2122;83 Class Representative:

MICHELLE PERREIRA

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â&#x20AC;&#x2122;84 Class Representative:

SUZANNE AMES .JUEVD!BPMDPN

LISA JOHNSON, Placentia, CA

Lisaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sweetheart surprised her with a personalized license plate!

â&#x20AC;&#x2122;87 Class Representatives:

LYNN GERMAIN

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DAWN PITRE EBXO!QJUSFBSUDPN

â&#x20AC;&#x2122;88 SONDRA ALLEN-EDWARDS

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CARRIE HONEYCUTT

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Class Representatives:

Tiare lives in San Francisco with her husband, Lawrence, and their six-yearold son, Alessandro. Tiare still rides a motorcycle (occasionally) and regularly visits with class alumnae Stacy Jager Schaffner and Chris Ball.

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TIARE GIARDINA, San Francisco, CA

â&#x20AC;&#x2122;86

â&#x20AC;&#x2122;89

Class Representative:

Class Representative:

BRIDGET NIELSEN CSJEHFUO!HNBJMDPN

Class Representative:

SHELLEY SIMPSON

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Class Representatives:

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NICOLLE LUBMAN

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Julie is currently living in Brooklyn, New York with her partner, Susan and their three and a half-year-old daughter Maya. She is the co-owner and beverage director at Clover Club, Flatiron Lounge and Lani Kai in NYC where she has lived for the past 14 years. While she loves the fast pace of the city, she really misses the quality of life that Hawaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i offers. She is currently planning her escape route out of city life and back into island life. Next year, she will be installing a beverage program for a resort on Maui, which will bring her back for nearly four months. SHELLEY SIMPSON, Honolulu, HI

By the time this issue hits your mailboxes, Shelley will have completed both the Na Wahine Sprint Triathlon in September and the Nike Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Half Marathon in October. Other than swimming, biking and running, she is attempting to be more acrobatic by practicing aerial silk dancing (with Chandra Miars â&#x20AC;&#x2122;92)

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Class Notes and loving her job. Everyday she meets LP/HSG alumnae and laughs out loud at all the crazy stories told. They are a truly funny, talented and expressive group of women and she is (still) so grateful to be counted as one of them.

â&#x20AC;&#x2122;91 Class Representative:

ASTRIDA PESENTHEINER

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Naomi is still in Ann Arbor, Michigan at home with her boys, and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re growing like beanstalks. Nathan is three and Lucas is one already; time flies quickly when it is being measured by children. She is savoring this sweet time in her life, trying to be mindful and practice gratitude. RACHEL WHITE, Gilbert, AZ

Rachel and Brian Ellerbrock were married in October in a lovely ceremony in San Diego, California. Several alumnae from the classes of 1990 and 1991 were in attendance.

ABOVE LEFT: Shelley Simpson â&#x20AC;&#x2122;90. "#07&3*()5"FSJBMTJMLQFSGPSNBODF by Chandra Miars â&#x20AC;&#x2122;92. FAR RIGHT: Capone and Dani Salice â&#x20AC;&#x2122;93.

Class Representative:

â&#x20AC;&#x2122;92 Class Representatives:

DANI SALICE, San Diego, CA

MICHELLE LODEN SLENTZ NJDIFMMF@TMFOU[!ZBIPPDPN JEANNIE JARNOT

CHANDRA MIARS, Honolulu, HI

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DANIELLE SALICE

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Chandra is an artist, performer and educator, created her own visual and performing arts company, NOE, this year and is currently directing and training the NOE Aerial Dance ensemble for upcoming performances and commercial and event services. The mission of the company is to share and give back to the world through art and dance. The company will also reach out to communities with art, aerial yoga and dance education. Stay tuned for the NOE website coming soon, Noenoehawaii.com

Dani is still living in San Diego, working in the advertising industry. She travels to Las Vegas, Bay Area and Hawaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i often and would love to meet up with La Pietra alumnae! You can email her at dsalice@yahoo.com and hopes the ladies of 1993 will help with the 20-year reunion planning.

â&#x20AC;&#x2122;94 Class Representative:

EMMA BAKER

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Honolulu Zoo Concert at Sunset in early August.


Class Notes

â&#x20AC;&#x2122;99 Class Representative:

MAILE NEFF

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Lia Mahoney â&#x20AC;&#x2122;94, Shelley Simpson â&#x20AC;&#x2122;90, Robyn Waters â&#x20AC;&#x2122;94.

â&#x20AC;&#x2122;95 Class Representative:

CHELSEA DELMONTE TOWN

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â&#x20AC;&#x2122;96 Class Representatives:

LANI FINK

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MAILE SCHULBACH NBJMFTDIVMCBDI!HNBJMDPN

â&#x20AC;&#x2122;97 Class Representatives:

BRITTON BLACKWOOD

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SUMMER Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ANNA

â&#x20AC;&#x2122;00 Class Representatives:

KRISTIE GRIMES

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TIANI VELTRI TPUPTPUJ!IPUNBJMDPN SHAARONI WONG SPOJMFJ!HNBJMDPN

Maile Moody Rogers â&#x20AC;&#x2122;00 with her son, Jaxon and husband, Tyler.

MAILE MOODY ROGERS Waialua, HI

Fargo and luckily her office building survived. Now, Colorado Springs is rebuilding bigger and better. She has been busy with work at Wells Fargo in the accounting department and taking care of her five fur babies.

Maile and husband, Tyler bought a home in Waialua last April and spent months updating, painting, landscaping and settling in. They love their neighborhood, their home, and living so close to family. Their son, Jaxon has had quite a year as well! He started crawling at 6 months, walking at 8 months, and now at 20 months he is saying new words every day and talking in fairly complete sentences. He has brought so much joy to their home. They love being parents! Maile is almost done with her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, and hopes to graduate this December.

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Class Representative:

HEATHER MCGRADY

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Class Representatives:

JENNIFER CORRALES

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ALICIA DIEDERICH BMJDJBEJFEFS!HNBJMDPN

LAUREN FOYTICH, Colorado Springs, CO

Lauren and her pets have survived the Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado Springs. She was evacuated from work at Wells

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Class Notes CAMI IWATA, Ewa Beach, HI Cami Iwata joined Alicia Arnott â&#x20AC;&#x2122;03 and Kalena Frank â&#x20AC;&#x2122;08 as volleyball coaches at

LEFT: Cami Iwata â&#x20AC;&#x2122;01, Alicia Arnott â&#x20AC;&#x2122;03, ,BMFOB'SBOL

LP. Already a junior varsity coach, Cami came back to the school with much experience, both at the ILH and club volleyball level. One of Aliciaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s varsity volleyball teammates, Camiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s players have a great deal of respect for her and she pushes them to improve everyday.

BOTTOM: Heather McGrady â&#x20AC;&#x2122;01 and her daughter, Malia.

HEATHER ARNOTT MCGRADY, Gig Harbor, WA

Heather is a stay-at-home mom and enjoys all the time that she gets to spend with her one and a half-year- old daughter, Malia. She and her family live in Gig Harbor, Washington.

â&#x20AC;&#x2122;02 Class Representatives:

PORTLAND LAW

CHANDRA SHIH, Honolulu, HI

Chandra earned her JD from Santa Clara School of Law. JAIME SATO, Kilauea, HI

Jaime received her masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in education and is Curriculum Coordinator at Kapaâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;a Middle School on Kauaâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i.

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KATRINA PIZZINO QJ[[JOP!IBXBJJFEV

JACEY MURAMOTO, Honolulu, HI

Jacey got engaged to Michael Chow. NICOLE NADALIN, Maui, HI

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Nicole married Kawika Siciak at La Pietra in July. They currently reside on the island of Maui.

Class Representative:

JENNIFER GIRE

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â&#x20AC;&#x2122;04 Class Representative:

ERIN OGLESBY FDMPHMFTCZ!ZBIPPDPN ERIN LEONI, Dallas, TX

Erin earned her masters degree in counseling from Southern Methodist University.

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â&#x20AC;&#x2122;05 Class Representative:

MOLLIE NORCROSS NPMMJFOPSDSPTT!HNBJMDPN AMANDA EL-DAKHAKHNI New Haven, CT

Amanda is now a second year student at Yale Law School. She chairs Yale Law Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Top Ten Family Friendly Firms, an initiative that raises awareness of gender disparities in the legal profession and advocates for more family friendly

work practices. She also helps provide legal representation to refugees hoping to resettle in the U.S. through the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project. This past summer, she interned in the U.S. Attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office for the Eastern District of New York in its Public Integrity section, which prosecutes government officials for criminal misconduct, where she had the opportunity to participate in a trial. Before going to law school, Amanda spent two years in Washington, D.C. where she interned at the White House in the Office of the Vice President-National Security Affairs, before joining Senator John Kerryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s staff with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. She feels very blessed to be able to travel to Egypt regularly to spend time with her family there and to witness its transition to democracy. Life on the East Coast has been good, but she misses the islands â&#x20AC;&#x201C; especially the food and the weather! She hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been back in almost four years, but is looking forward to making a trip home with a visit to La Pietra in January 2013!


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â&#x20AC;&#x2122;09

â&#x20AC;&#x2122;11

Class Representatives:

Class Representative:

Class Representative:

ALICIA HUANG aliciah808@gmail.com

CECILIA CHUNG ceciliachung257@gmail.com

CAROLINE HARRIS

alohacarrot@gmail.com

LAUREN YEE lauren604@mac.com

â&#x20AC;&#x2122;07 Class Representatives:

â&#x20AC;&#x2122;10

â&#x20AC;&#x2122;12

Class Representative:

Class Representative Needed.

JEANNIE ROBINSON jeahirobi@hotmail.com

Please contact Shelley Simpson at ssimpson@lapietra.edu to volunteer.

CHARITY CARACOL

caracol@hawaii.edu

AMANDA CHANG amandac07@gmail.com

â&#x20AC;&#x2122;08

Submit Your News & Photos for Class Notes La Pietra Days magazine publishes news about alumnae, including events such as career changes, graduations, marriages, births, travels, class gatherings and other occasions. We appreciate pictures for the alumnae Class Notes! To achieve the best results, here are some tips for sending in photos that will look great in print.

Class Representative Needed.

Please contact Shelley Simpson at ssimpson@lapietra.edu to volunteer. YANA ALLIATA, Honolulu, HI

Yana spoke during a Co-Curr at La Pietra in October about her short film, Requiem for Emily, which was selected for the Honolulu International Film Festival. Not only did her film make the festival, but she was also asked to create the trailer for Eurocinema Hawaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i.

FOR DIGITAL PHOTOS t Set your camera to the best photo setting. t The photo size should be 4 x 6 inches or greater and at 300 dpi. t Save your files as a JPEG or TIFF. t &NBJMZPVSQIPUPTBTBUUBDINFOUT%0/05JODMVEFUIFNJOUIFCPEZPG your message. t Please identify everyone in your photo and provide a caption. t Camera phone photos will not be accepted. It is important to know that we do not reproduce photos from photocopies, paper printouts, magazines or newsprint. We must have the digital photo file. We cannot guarantee use of photos that do not meet these guidelines. For further assistance with Alumnae Happenings / Class Notes, please contact Shelley Simpson â&#x20AC;&#x2122;90 at (808) 922-2744, ext. 232 or ssimpson@lapietra.edu

Contribute to the Future of La Pietra and Stay Connected

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HOOPLA 2013 SAVE THE DATE MARCH 9, 2013

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Benefiting the Financial Aid Program, HOOPLA is your evening to celebrate our extraordinary girls school by mingling with your fellow supporters under a tent on the Great Lawn. HOOPLA is traditionally brought back onto campus every three years. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss out on another great party on the beautiful Great Lawn!

To learn more call Jodi Yoshida (808) 922-2744, ext. 228, email jyoshida@lapietra.edu or visit www.lapietra.edu/HOOPLA

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