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Summary Daily Bulletin for Wednesday, April 16, 2014

AM Activity Schedule

The Honolulu Rotary Club is announcing its annual Four-Way Test Essay Competition among the public and private high school students on Oahu. The competition is open to students from grades 9-12 and participants are asked to write about the four ethical questions that Rotarians around the world use in their professional and personal lives. Essays are judged on the quality of writing, understanding of the concepts involved in the Four-Way Test, and the student's sincerity in expression of his or her thoughts. Participation is on a voluntary basis, and the contest deadline is May 30, 2014. The winner will be presented with a check for $1000, and the runner-up will be presented a check for $500. The winner and runner-up, their teacher, school principal and parents will be invited to a Rotary meeting in June 2014 for the award presentation. An information flyer can be picked up at the ‘Akahi Student Center. If you have any questions, please contact Robert Borek at 533-1928 or robert.borek@lpl.com

Come and support our indoor winter guard and indoor drumline on Saturday, 4/19/14 at 3:00 pm in Kekūhaupi‘o Gym for an afternoon of music and artistry in motion at the 1st Annual Kamehameha Indoor Xchange! Farrington, Radford, and Mililani High Schools will be performing in addition to our own winter guard who will be performing their show entitled "Poisoned" and our winter drumline who will be performing their show entitled "Once Were Warriors". Admission is FREE. Please contact Matt Urabe at maurabe@ksbe.edu or 842-8386 for more information.

Check out our Concrete Poetry Exhibit dedicated to Ms. Dawn Marie Woolsey (1956-2013). This is the largest exhibit of concrete poetry featured in Hawaii and the Pacific. Artists and poets include three KS alumni; four KSK teachers, a total of 25 pieces by 14 artists. Kumu Kawika Mahelona has also curated a related exhibit that features the work by several of Ms. Woolsey's students.

Congratulations to seniors REID AKANA (3rd place Grand Award), ASHLEY KEKONA, ANUHEA DELUDE, AND KYLE YOSHIDA for excelling at the Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair (HSSEF) and receiving trips to compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair (May 11-16) in Los Angeles. Kamehameha students won 4 out of the 5 trips awarded at the State Science Fair! 300 projects competed for awards at the State Science Fair. Congratulations to HSSEF Best of Category winners: REID AKANA (Cell and Molecular Biology), LILIA CHAN (Materials and Bio-engineering), SIERRA HIRAYAMA (Medicine and Health), and ASHLEY KEKONA (Plant Science). Congratulations to MAKANA SILVA for winning the one-year University of Hawaii Foundation scholarship. Numerous agency awards were awarded to MAVERIC ABELLA, NALANI KAKU, NATHAN LEE, MAILANI NEAL, and HOPE USHIRODA-GARMA. Congratulations to Kalehua Ah Soon, Makana Castillo-Martin, Nakoa Farrant, Tatiana Hoapili, Andrew Nakatsuka, Alex Simafranca, and Cherise Spotkaeff for also representing our school so well. Mahalo to Miss Ishimoto and Kumu Mahelona at the Student Production Center for their support!

Congratulations to sophomore HOPE USHIRODA-GARMA for being selected to participate in the Joint Science Education Project (JSEP) in Greenland this summer. She was one of only 5 students in the nation (out of over 500 applicants) selected for this prestigious internship. She will receive an all expenses paid trip. Hope will be spending 2 weeks at Kangerlussuaq Science Field School with students from Denmark and Greenland and will work with polar scientists. She will also conduct research experiments during the U.S.–led Arctic Science Education Week at the top of the Greenlandic ice sheet. Congratulations to Hope for being awarded this incredible opportunity!

We are looking for students in Grades 9-11 to work as volunteers to assist the director and leaders of the 2014 Parent Orientation Program for Grades 9-12. These students will conduct tours, answer questions, and engage in one-to-one contact with parents. Volunteers must attend MANDATORY preplanning workshops on July 17 and 18. Orientation dates are July 28, 30, August 1 and 5 for all Grade 9 day parents, August 6, 2014 for all Grade 9 and new Grades 10-12 boarding parents and August 7, 2014 for new Grades 10, 11 and 12 day parents. Volunteers earn school service credit IF THEY MEET ALL THE CRITERIA. Applications can be picked up at the ‘Akahi Student Center, and must be submitted no later than 3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 2, 2014.

The Surf Team's Car Wash fundraiser will be held on Saturday, April 26 at KS Bus Terminal from 9-4p.m. Compact cars are $10 and vans/trucks/SUVs are $15. We are also selling T-shirts ($10-$15 and Team Hoodies ($30-$35). Pre-sale tickets are available from surf team members or via Lea Arce. Fundraiser will be used to help support team's travel to NSSA Nationals in California and also for team banquet. Questions e-mail Lea Arce at learce@ksbe.edu

​Aloha e Nā Koa o Kamehameha! For our May Day Social celebration "Island Hopping" on May 2nd, ASKS will be selling kulolo from Pomai Kulolo. To ensure we are ordering enough, as we are selling the kulolo at cost, we would like to offer the ability to pre-order. Therefore, pre-order forms are available at the ‘Akahi Student Center. The kulolo will be sold for $6.00 each, checks only, and can be made out to Kamehameha Schools. The form and payment is due by Thursday April 17, 2014 by 3:00 pm at the ‘Akahi Student Center. Kulolo will be available for pick up on the day of the May Day Social, which is Friday, May 2, 2014 in the tent that will be labeled "Kulolo Pick Up". There is a limited supply so get your order in while supplies last.

​Hey all you treasure seekers and adventurers out there! Sign ups for the "Amazing Island Race" for the May Day Social on May 2, 2014 will begin on Thursday April 10, 2014. We are looking for 5 people per team and there are only 8 teams total. The objective of this race is to collect all clues and objects before the time is over. There will be prizes for the 1st place and 2nd place teams. So if you are interested, please sign up during homeroom and lunch block schedules at the ‘Akahi Student Center. Sign ups will be on a first-come first-serve basis, but we are looking for participants from each grade level. So get your group together and sign up quick. More information and a meeting will be forthcoming once all the groups are formed. Thank you and good luck on your endeavors!

Maemae Elementary School is having a Family Fair night on Friday, May 2nd from 2 to 8 pm. They are looking for volunteers of all talents and from all parts of the surrounding community. Please consider helping, even if just for one 2-hour shift for an activity. They will take walk-in volunteers on the day of the event, but it helps to organize better when volunteers sign up as early as possible. Volunteers can register at http://goo.gl/LZdOoe. After you sign up, your activity/booth chair will contact you with a reminder email and any further details. If you have any questions, please contact Will Lee at 772-1991 or email koolauwill@gmail.com.

E ho‘olohe pono e Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen. It is time to vote. It is time to decide who will lead you for the next school year. From your computers, using your typical login and pswrd, please log on to https://apps.ksbe.edu/elections and vote for who you think is qualified to lead your class and to lead ASKS. You can log on only from campus, and you can only vote once. Some of the candidates have written a short blurb about themselves, please feel free to click the link on the voting site. It's fast, it's easy, and it will determine your destiny. Voting is from Monday, April 14 - Thursday, April 17. Git er done!

Student Drivers: One-day parking passes are sold out for 4/15 & 4/17. Please plan ahead when purchasing one-day parking passes. If possible, do not wait until the day the pass is needed to purchase a pass because availability is not guaranteed. If passes are sold out for the day, you will need to park off-campus.

Looking for an opportunity to be a global citizen and practice servant leadership? If so, come check out the PERU Service Learning Trip meeting at 6pm, Monday, April 28 in Pākī 205. This meeting is for both interested students and parents. If you have any questions, please see or email Mr. Ai or Mrs. Glassco.

Join the TED Talks club for our first TEDxYouth event! The event will be held this Saturday, April 19 from 8 am to 11 am at our Auditorium. Check-in begins at 7:30 am. The event will feature high school students from around the island speaking about their passions. Tickets are free and light refreshments will be provided. Register for the event at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/tedxyouthkamehameha-tickets-11225968173. For more information check out TEDxYouth@Kamehameha on Facebook or e-mail emily.broganfreitas@imua.ksbe.edu.

The Central Intelligence Agency, National Association of Asian American Professionals and Girl Scouts of Hawai`i will be sponsoring a free career symposium for high-school girls on Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Garden Lanai Ballroom at the Ala Moana Hotel. The event will feature Heather Schwarm, EVP and CFO of American Savings Bank, as a Keynote Speaker and include roundtable career discussions with various Hawaii professionals in different fields and industries. The symposium will also include information about scholarships, internships and career opportunities with the CIA. The event is free but seating is limited, so please RSVP at Eventbrite today at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/preparing-for-your-bright-future-tickets-11163934629. For more information, please email naaaphawaii@gmail.com