SHAwty it’s your birthday!


The intermediate cheer team, dressed in gold and white, listen to opening remarks at this year’s Founder’s Day Assembly. The Academy celebrates 110 years. During their performance, the cheer team shares the same routine from a recent Interscholastic League of Honolulu (ILH) competition. At this competition a few weeks ago, the intermediate team placed first. All photos by Rheamae Ibarra.

Cheerleaders wait on the sidelines before springing into action during the assembly. The squad has won countless state and national titles, proving to be one of the many accomplishments that color Sacred Hearts Academy’s 110-year history.
Even the lower school Lancers join in on the celebration, sporting gold paper crowns and bright smiles. They sing and dance along to each performance, including one by their very own student council. The lower school council shared an energetic number that received loud applause and cheer.
Lancers make noise! The band gets the crowd excited by performing Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk.” In addition to local parades, the Academy’s band has also participated in the Rose Bowl Parade and several other musical competitions. They have also traveled to places, such as Japan and Australia, where they not only explored the country but also worked with local high school bands.
Senior Brianne Ishihara walks into the gym with others dressed in the school’s colors. She has attended the Academy from 2013 to now. “After seeing many Sacred Hearts’ birthday celebrations, it was cool to reflect on how the school has changed since my first year,” Ishihara said.