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Convention inspires senior

Convention inspires senior

Aileen Jornacion, Reporter

August 27, 2015


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Senior Sonja Barba was selected to be an Official Youth Presence (OYP) member for the 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church in Salt Lake City, Utah, from June 25 - July 3. Barba had the opportunity to discuss a variety of controversial topics, ranging from class differences and feminism t...

Medical career beckons through real-life exposure

Medical career beckons through real-life exposure

Aileen Jornacion, Reporter

August 27, 2015


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Senior Elizabeth Fischer participated in the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF) for Medicine, a summer program that gives high school students the opportunity to learn about various medical careers. The program took place in 11 cities, but Fischer’s interest in East Coast possibilities led...

JROTC emphasizes values of citizenship, leadership and self-discipline

JROTC emphasizes values of citizenship, leadership and self-discipline

Mariko Galton, Reporter

August 27, 2015


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The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps  (JROTC) emphasizes the values of citizenship, leadership, personal responsibility and genuine accomplishment while increasing self-esteem and self-discipline and creating a sense of teamwork. The JROTC program teaches young men and women cadets life skills while prepar...

Band introduces dinner concert fundraiser

Zoierae Hill, Reporter

August 27, 2015


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The band is introducing a dinner concert fundraiser to raise funds for larger instruments such as timpanis and sousaphones, and food for events such as Marching Band Camp and the Carb Dinner. The Intermediate Band, Concert Band I-IV and Wind Ensemble will each put on a short program in the Clarenc...

Marching band changes requirements

Marching band changes requirements

Zoierae Hill, Reporter

August 27, 2015


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Beginning this year, marching band is no longer a requirement for Academy band students. Near the end of the last school year, a survey asked students if they would join the marching band if it was optional. It also asked if students were  interested in having a pep band instead of the marching band. ...

Students gain college experience during summer

Janelle Medrano, Reporter

August 27, 2015


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Six Academy students earned college credits for their participation in the Summer Scholar Program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Students attended classes daily from 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. during the six-week period. Seniors Janette Bow-Keola, Mabel Cheng, Risa Hayashida and Malia Libby enrolle...

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