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‘Empowering Yourself by Empowering Others’

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For 15 years, juniors at Sacred Hearts Academy have coordinated an annual FAST for the high school. The theme for this year’s event, which happens this Friday, is “Empowering Yourself by Empowering Others.”

“We wanted to find a way to combine the topic of gaining confidence with our class’ community service into this theme,” said junior Kimi Tokunaga.

Participants are asked to donate canned goods, which are bagged and given to the Waikiki Youth Outreach organization. The nonprofit helps teens living on the streets.

More than 20 juniors have volunteered to plan this year’s event. They will also be receiving community service hours.

“I’m looking forward to seeing fellowship among a variety of students, especially my fellow juniors, as we lead the FAST this year,” junior Kimi Tokunaga said.

“The FAST (reminds us to) be aware of those that are less fortunate than ourselves,” theology teacher Sr. Irene Barboza said, who is one of the teachers overseeing the event.

Last year, the junior class raised about $1,050 and collected 200 canned goods.

This year’s FAST will be held in the auditorium on Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will include several guest speakers.

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