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“Every sunrise is an invitation for us to arise and brighten someone’s day.” – Richelle E. Goodrich Happiness is meant to be shared. Luckily, it doesn’t take much to spread joy to brighten someone’s day. Each and everyday, there is a beautiful sunrise that meets Maryknoll School. From a scientific viewpoint, the colors of the sunrise result from a phenomenon called scattering. Molecules and small particles in the atmosphere change the direction of light rays, causing them to scatter. Scattering affects the color of light coming from the sky. Each and every morning, more than 1,200 Maryknoll students scatter in their classrooms creating an exceptional “sunrise” of learning and happiness. This scattering leads to exceptional learning, development, and leadership. I’m always amazed at the daily excitement (and energy) that our students display. I recently met with a group of kids and said, if you want to live a happy life and achieve all your goals, there’s one essential trait you can’t go without: kindness. Over the past 80 years at Maryknoll School, literally thousands of kids have been the recipient of kindness, in one way or another - from alumni, parents, community members, teachers, grandparents, or friends. Without these ongoing acts of kindness the world would seem very uninteresting and dull. Kindness has the ability, more than anything else, to improve everyone’s life instantly. What’s even more impressive is the nature of Maryknoll kids showing kindness to other Maryknoll kids. There is a special culture at Maryknoll School that continues to evolve after all these years! Noblesse Oblige is stronger than ever and will be the driving factor for supporting the kindness necessary to deliver the next generation of Maryknoll students to be 21st century learners, leaders, and global citizens of character. Giving goes beyond formal gifts of money and time, of course. Much of the way we serve others is less formal, or with other resources of value in our lives. Each day there are hundreds of small things you can do to brighten someone’s day, just by taking a few minutes to let them know you care. As Maryknoll School continues to spread its mission to the children on O‘ahu and beyond, God continually blesses us with a daily sunrise. Each and every day, many acts of kindness scatter across the campus atmosphere affecting the beautiful minds of all of us. With Aloha,

Perry Martin President instagram @maryknollpresident

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