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Sacred Hearts Academy  |   Honolulu, Hawaii

Ka Leo

Sacred Hearts Academy  |   Honolulu, Hawaii

Ka Leo

Kristen Kate Tumacder

Kristen Kate Tumacder, Webmaster, Reporter

Kristen Kate Tumacder is a third-year member and webmaster of the Ka Leo staff and a senior at Sacred Hearts Academy. She has been at the Academy since freshman year. She enjoys playing the piano and listening to music in her free time. She plans to major in computer engineering in college.

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Students take top places in Hawaii SMS

Students take top places in Hawaii SMS

May 12, 2015

Academy AP Economics classes participated in the Hawaii Stock Market Simulation (SMS) from Feb. 16 to Apr. 24. The ten-week simulation is sponsored by...

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Junior wins big in design contest

Junior wins big in design contest

February 17, 2015

Junior Weiyi Huang took first place in the CyberHui Logo Design Contest for designing the community’s new logo. The contest was open to all Hawaii middle...

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CyberLancers end competition at regional round

CyberLancers end competition at regional round

January 26, 2015

The CyberLancers Gold team of seniors Leeyannah Santos, Angelyn Tabalba, Kristen Kate Tumacder and Xuyan Zhang completed the CyberPatriot Regional Round...

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VEX teams compete at state level

VEX teams compete at state level

January 15, 2015

Lancer Robotics teams 2437A and 2437B traveled to Maui for the VEX HECO Hawaii State Championships on Jan. 10. Team 2437A qualified for the competition...

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CyberPatriot team advances to Regional Round

CyberPatriot team advances to Regional Round

December 18, 2014

The CyberLancers and CyberLancers Gold teams competed in the CyberPatriot State Round, which included three “virtual machines,” a Windows Vista image,...

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Engineering students compete in West Oahu VRC

Engineering students compete in West Oahu VRC

November 24, 2014

Two teams from the Introduction to Engineering class participated in the West Oahu VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) at UH West Oahu on Nov. 15. Team 2437A...

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Update: CyberLancers teams complete Round 2

Update: CyberLancers teams complete Round 2

November 14, 2014

The CyberPatriot’s Round 2 featured three “virtual images,” Windows Vista, Windows 8, Ubuntu and a Cisco networking quiz. Contestants competed in...

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CyberLancers teams vie in Round 1

November 13, 2014

Two Academy CyberLancer teams, CyberLancers and CyberLancers Gold, vied in the first qualifying round for CyberPatriot’s National Youth Cyber Defense...

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VEX team qualifies for state championship

VEX team qualifies for state championship

October 2, 2014

Lancer Robotics VEX teams competed in the McKinley Vexposition achieving some success with many new members. Adviser Peter Park said, “On Sept. 9,...

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VEX team competes in robotics

VEX team competes in robotics

August 29, 2014

VEX team members competed in two VEX Robotics Competitions (VRCs) during the summer. The team includes senior Kristen Kate Tumacder, juniors Aimee Pak,...

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Robot Kekoa is on his way to Utah for the regional competition on Mar. 13 - 15. Eight students and two adviser coaches will participate in the tournament.

Lancer Robotics completes robot and build season and will travel to Utah

February 28, 2014

Lancer Robotics completed its 2014 robot, Kekoamekapuuwai or Kekoa, on Feb. 18. Kekoa's full name means “warrior with heart,” in hopes that the robot...

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Senior Lynse Chock and her father Brian, an electrical engineer, work on the FIRST robot for this years competition, Aerial Assist.

Lancer Robotics starts new FRC season

February 7, 2014

For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) released its new FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) game, Aerial Assist, to participating...

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Eighth graders, Mindy Thai and Paige Mattos, competed in the first round of the VEX IQ competition at Pearl City High School for the middle school.

Junior High VEX IQ team competes at Pearl City High School

November 21, 2013

The Junior High VEX IQ robotics team competed in their first VEX IQ competition at Pearl City High School on Nov. 16. Seventh graders, Aiyana Arnobit,...

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Lancer Robotics vies in VEX competition.

Lancer Robotics participates in Central Oahu VEX Robotics Competition

November 15, 2013

Lancer Robotics competed at Mililani High School in the Central Oahu VEX Robotics Competition on Nov. 1 and 2. This year’s game was Toss Up, the purpose...

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Junior Lauren Nagamine was cast in a film, Peace by Piece, which will be shown at the Hawaii International Film Festival in October.

Junior appears in ‘Peace by Piece’

September 19, 2013

Junior Lauren Nagamine has a role in the upcoming film, “Peace by Piece.” Nagamine said, “I have done many theater productions in the past, and...

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Music can provide soothing benefits and help improve concentration.

Listening to music can provide benefits

September 10, 2013

Listening to music is a daily habit for most teens who often listen to music doing homework or other activities. Listening to music provides proven benefits. A...

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Service learning impacts students lives

Service learning impacts students’ lives

May 9, 2013

Service learning enhances learning and strengthens community. Theology teacher Lynn Fonseca said, “Part of the service learning projects is to help...

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STEM jobs in demand for future

STEM jobs in demand for future

May 8, 2013

In the world today Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) jobs are in demand. Programs that prepare students for STEM jobs include summer...

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Good preparation begins early on road to college

April 15, 2013

Counselors suggest students start preparing for college as soon as possible. Because of colleges’ unpredictable changes and high tuition fees, students...

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One can learn how to be more focused

One can learn how to be more focused

March 20, 2013

From electronics to social media sites, students may find it difficult to stay focused. Fortunately, they can learn to do so. Sophomore Keighanna Verdadero...

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Blackboard Connect provides quick information to Academy families

Blackboard Connect provides quick information to Academy families

February 15, 2013

Sacred Hearts Academy will be using a new service called Blackboard Connect, which is directly tied to Edline accounts. The purpose of the service is to...

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Students apply robotics programs to daily life

Students apply robotics programs to daily life

February 7, 2013

Robotics programs at Sacred Hearts include FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), VEX and STEM (science, technology, engineering...

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Building strong bones is important during high school

January 25, 2013

The bones of the skeleton give the body shape and posture. Without bones, standing and doing other activities is impossible. Bones also protect the insides...

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VEX offers gateway to science, technology, engineering and math

VEX offers gateway to science, technology, engineering and math

November 2, 2012

VEX is the largest and fastest growing robotics program globally with over 3,500 teams from 20 countries playing in more than 250 tournaments worldwide....

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‘The Time Keeper’ portrays importance of time

‘The Time Keeper’ portrays importance of time

November 2, 2012

“The Time Keeper” by Mitch Albom is a young adult novel about a man named Dor who becomes Father Time since he is the first person to measure time. The...

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Zamzee encourages healthy choices for Junior High students and families

October 9, 2012

This year the Junior High is participating in Zamzee to improve students’ health. According to Junior High counselor, Chantal Seitz, the goal of Zamzee...

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Between the Lines provides modern twist to fairy tale

‘Between the Lines’ provides modern twist to fairy tale

September 19, 2012

"Between the Lines" is a young adult novel by Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer. In it, a high school girl teams up with a prince from a...

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