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Taking steps toward a zero carbon footprint

Sacred Hearts Academy students and teachers helped plant 10,000 trees at Gunstock Ranch in Kahuku. The initiative is part of the Carbon Neutrality Challenge, which aims to make Hawaii the first carbon-neutral state. Photo courtesy of Camilo Mora.

Noe Nekotani, Opinions Editor, Webmaster, Reporter

February 25, 2020

For Sacred Hearts Academy sophomore Ella blu Pakele to offset her own carbon emissions, she’d need to plant 12 trees. And that’s exactly what she did at Gunstock Ranch, as part of an initiative to make Hawaii the first carbon-neutral state. “Taking an active approach to this climate change problem inst...

Masses raise glasses to pay for students’ classes

Guests enjoy live music and dishes prepared by Chef Marc Anthony Frieiberg of Landmarc Catering. All photos by Ella Pakele and Brianne Ishihara.

Ella blu Pakele and Brianne Ishihara

October 15, 2019

Laughter surrounded the Sacred Hearts Academy campus a few weeks ago, as the smell of food and wine wafted through the air. The third annual Academy Uncorked event offered gourmet food, wine and entertainment as a way to raise scholarship monies by raising glasses.  This year, the event raised more than $100,0...

Academy students take a trip to the State Capitol

Academy students take a trip to the State Capitol

Rebecca Meyer, Features and Sports Editor, Reporter

May 9, 2019

The Sacred Hearts Academy cheer team and Girls Got Grit program (GGG) visited the Hawaii State Capitol this weekend to be recognized by and meet Gov. David Ige. On Monday, the Academy cheer team, along with Saint Louis School members, met with the governor to be recognized for their win at th...

Academy welcomes new Head of School

Dr. Scott Schroeder made his official public appearance to Sacred Hearts Academy as the new Head of School following current Head of School, Betty White’s retirement in a special morning assembly on Feb. 28 2019. Photo by Rebecca Meyer.

Rebecca Meyer, Features and Sports Editor, Reporter

March 1, 2019

Sacred Hearts Academy students gathered yesterday for a special morning assembly announcing new Head of School Dr. Scott Schroeder. He replaces Betty White, who has been at the Academy for more than 40 years. Schroeder, a former Academy Board Member and chair, will start in July 2019. Following ...

Youth push for statewide ban on flavored tobacco products

(Left to right) Academy students Dilbul Floyd, Agnes Brown and Jessica Medrano advocated against flavored tobacco products with colorful signage and art at the Hawaii State Capitol. They are part of the Coalition for a Tobacco Free Hawaii (CTFH)’s youth council, which helped introduce bills proposing a ban on such products. Photo courtesy of Agnes Brown.

Shelby Mattos and Noe Nekotani

February 28, 2019

In an effort to end the sale of flavored tobacco products in Hawaii, Sacred Hearts Academy students helped decorate the Hawaii State Capitol lawn with art and the words, “Candy Flavored Tobacco Hooks Kids.” “Candy flavors mask the taste of tobacco, which I’ve been seeing become more popula...

Students show off their talent at SHA’s Got Talent

Students show off their talent at SHA’s Got Talent

Kirsten Aoyagi, Reporter

February 20, 2019

Sacred Hearts Academy held its first-ever talent show recently in an effort to add variety to the usual school assemblies. Instead of student and faculty games, the talent show showcased student-performed hula, singing and dancing. “I liked how everyone supported the acts, even if they wer...

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