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Kealakehe Project Grad celebration coming up  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — A week from Saturday, seniors at Kealakehe High School will celebrate their graduation and the close of their time in high school. But before ...



Teachers Who Stay In Hawaii Find Ways To Close The Culture Gap  Honolulu Civil Beat

Editor's Note: This is part of an ongoing series looking at the challenges of recruiting and retaining teachers in Hawaii. WAIKOLOA, HAWAII ISLAND — As a ...



Ahupua'a o Kealakehe mural unveiled at Kealakehe High School  West Hawaii Today

KEALAKEHE — As Kumu Keala Ching and students chanted “Ahupua'a o Kealakehe,” a special oli written for the area, a mural honoring the traditional ...



Cycling: Barville continues to put pedal to the metal  West Hawaii Today

Caleb Barville (center) stands in the center of the podium after placing first in the Malaekahana State Time Trial Championship on Oahu earlier this month.



Runnin' with Rani: A story of Peaman perseverance  West Hawaii Today

The sound itself would've sent a chill down anyone's spine within earshot. Duke Becker heard it and quickly looked back to see what might have caused such a ...



Future 'Rocket Scientists' at Kealakehe High School to Compete at National Level  Big Island Now

Two teams from Kealakehe High School in Kailua-Kona are among the 101 national finalists in the Team America Rocketry Challenge.



15-year-old arrested after lockdown of Kealakehe High School  Hawaii Tribune Herald

KAILUA-KONA — Police arrested a 15-year-old boy following a lockdown at Kealakehe High School Friday morning. Hawaii Police Department Maj. Robert ...



Kealakehe High School students create mural honoring ahupuaa  West Hawaii Today

Mural to be unveiled Monday. The community is invited to attend the unveiling of a mural honoring the Kealakehe ahupuaa Monday morning at Kealakehe High ...



Hawaiian high school team makes 2800-mile journey for game against Desert Hills  St George News

ST. GEORGE — It was not your typical road trip for a high school football team. Kealakehe High School, from Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii some ...



Super American Circus Set for March 22–24 in Kailua-Kona  Big Island Now

Showmakers Inc. will present The Super American Circus 2019 Hawaii Tour in Kailua-Kona on Hawai'i Island on March 22, 23 and 24, 2019.



New Kealakehe High School principal named  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — Glenn Gray, principal of Holualoa Elementary School, will take over as principal of Kealakehe High School on July 2, the Department of ...



New principal to lead Kealakehe High School  Hawaii Tribune Herald

KAILUA-KONA — Glenn Gray, principal of Holualoa Elementary School, will take over as principal of Kealakehe High School on July 2, the state Department of ...



Make way for Gray: Kealakehe's new principal prepares for first year  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — For Kealakehe High School principal Glenn Gray, building better opportunities for students of the island's largest campus isn't a one-man job.



Kealakehe High students promote Healthy Eating Living Purposefully to beachgoers  West Hawaii Today

MANINIOWALI — Students from Kealakehe High School found a different kind of classroom Monday morning at Kua Bay. Instead of their usual digs off ...



Kealakehe High special ed students get real-life experience, lend a helping hand  Hawaii Tribune-Herald (subscription)

KAILUA-KONA — It was sweaty, hot and messy Thursday afternoon in the Lowe's parking lot in Kailua-Kona. But the heat couldn't keep seven special students ...



Kealakehe High School Graduation  West Hawaii Today

Kealakehe High School held graduation Saturday night at Waverider Stadium. If you would like to purchase any of these photos, please contact Norma ...



West Hawaii schools join 20 others across state in creation of esports league  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — Player Big Island has entered the game. Schools across the state of Hawaii are throwing their headsets into the esports arena, and the Big ...



County Council approves funding request for Kealakehe Regional Park  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — County Council members Tuesday put their seal of approval on a request to transfer $162,000 to fund the next steps in bringing to fruition the ...



Softball: UH-Hilo sweeps another doubleheader at Kealakehe  Hawaii Tribune-Herald (subscription)

MICHELLE BLUNCK/UH-Hilo UH-Hilo's Isabelle Mejia - pictured earlier this season in Kailua-Kona – got the job done with her bat and glove Friday as the ...



Hawaii County receives $243.1M for capital improvement projects  Hawaii 24/7

MEDIA RELEASE. Funding to benefit schools, hospitals, infrastructure, conservation projects. Honolulu, Hawaiʻi – The House of Representatives adjourned ...



$243 Million For Big Island Projects, Region-By-Region  Big Island Video News

HAWAIʻI ISLAND - The lion's share of Capital Improvement Project funds are going towards Hilo-based projects, but tens of millions have been allocated for ...



New man in town: Powerman Hawaii Duathlon coming this weekend  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — For athletes looking to stay out of the water, Powerman is bringing their kind of endurance race to the Big Island. “The motto that we kind of use ...



BIIF D-I softball championship: Kealakehe finally solves Waiakea in opener  Hawaii Tribune-Herald (subscription)

KAILUA-KONA — It is safe to say that Waiakea has been a thorn in the side of most of its Division I opponents over the last few years, none more so than ...



BIIF soccer: Kealakehe's Rubenstein signs on to play for the University of Redlands  West Hawaii Today

Kealakehe's Teddy Rubenstein will attend the University of Redlands next fall to play soccer. At his signing day on Wednesday, the senior is flanked by his ...



Easy 'Riders: Kealakehe dethrones Waiakea to claim first BIIF softball title  Hawaii Tribune Herald

KAILUA-KONA — As the ball rolled slowly down the first base line it felt like every man, woman and child in the vicinity of Kealakehe High School was holding ...



More students taking, passing Advanced Placement exams  West Hawaii Today

HILO — The number of Hawaii students taking and passing Advanced Placement exams continues to increase throughout the state. The state Department of ...



NOH Place Like Home: Kealakehe High School  KHON2

The school in Kailua-Kona first opened its doors in August 1997 and graduated its first senior class in 2001.



BIIF softball: Kamehameha clinches 8th straight league title  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — Kamehameha-Hawaii could be given a pass for its lack of celebration after claiming another BIIF Division II softball title. It wasn't from apathy, ...



Hawai'i County Receives $243.1M for CIP  Big Island Now

The House of Representatives adjourned their 2019 session last week, passing $243.1 million in Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funding for Fiscal Years ...



Developers, county host community brainstorming session for Village 9  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — An accelerated path to alleviating some of the homeless pressure in Kailua Village began Tuesday at the West Hawaii Civic Center. Village 9 ...



Kealakehe clinches 1st BIIF title  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — As the ball rolled slowly down the first base line it felt like every man, woman and child in the vicinity of Kealakehe High School was holding ...



Big Island Chocolate Festival Winners Named  Big Island Video News

KOHALA COAST, Hawaiʻi - Creations by chefs, chocolatiers and culinary students were critiqued during the benefit gala held at the Westin Hapuna Beach ...



Kona pool down 6 to 7 months  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — After almost being shut down for a full week, Hawaii County officials expect Kona Community Aquatics Center to remain closed for six to seven ...



Torch Run raises funds for Special Olympics  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — With a torch held high, Special Olympics West Hawaii athlete Byron Pabre, joined by state law enforcement Torch Run director Tom Billins, led ...



Reported pot brownies send 2 Kealakehe students to hospital  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Island police responded to Kealakehe High School at 12:15 p.m. Thursday to a report of a female juvenile being transported to the ...



DOE seeks public input on new rules on bullying and harassment at Hawaii schools  Hawaii News Now

The state Department of Education would like your help crafting new rules for bullying and sexual harassment at public schools across Hawaii.



Threat sparks quick response  West Hawaii Today

HILO — It was largely business as usual Friday at Big Island schools despite a threat posted to social media Thursday aimed at Hilo Intermediate School.



No fireworks for Kealakehe grads  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — Fireworks have lit up the sky for years to celebrate Kealakehe High School's graduating seniors, but changes made more than a year ago to ...



Here's a list of Hurricane Lane emergency shelters  Honolulu Star-Advertiser

The following are shelters that have opened or are scheduled to open in preparation for Hurricane Lane: BIG ISLAND. Hawaii County has opened five ...



DOBOR convenes hearing on harbor fee hikes  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii is asking boaters to pay more money for the right to use its harbors. The Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of ...



Runnin' with Rani: A look back at the top 2018 performances in swim, bike and run  West Hawaii Today

Another year of Big Island swim-bike-run is just about in the books. As we are just a few days away from ringing in the 2019 New Year, now presents the perfect ...



2 Hawaii Island students, Taggart Nakamoto and Hope Kudo, earn prestigious Gates Scholarship  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — On April 20, Taggart Nakamoto, a Konawaena High School senior at the time, was writing an essay in his advanced-placement English class ...



VIDEO: Civil Defense Issues 6 pm Hurricane Lane Update  Big Island Video News

HAWAII ISLAND - All non-emergency County operations are suspended tomorrow, and all schools and the University of Hawaii campuses are closed until ...



Some Big Island Businesses Accepting Used Oil  Big Island Now

The County of Hawai'i wants to remind people that it's important that used motor oil is recycled so it doesn't contaminate the land and water.



2 Hawaii Island students earn prestigious Gates Scholarship  Hawaii Tribune Herald

CHELSEA JENSEN/West Hawaii Today Kealakehe High School graduate Hope Kudo and Konawaena High School graduate Taggart Nakamoto were among ...



Mahalo Uncle Bo: Remembering the man who powered paddling to new heights  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — Over the past few decades, when it came to paddling in Hawaii, Lawrence “Uncle Bo” Campos was hard to miss. Campos — a mountain of a ...



Centennial celebration: Veterans to honor history, local philanthropist on 100th anniversary  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — This year marks a special anniversary for Veterans Day. The modern celebration of America's military heroes began as Armistice Day a ...



Big grabs help Waveriders pull away from Pearl City  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — When Kealakehe needed a jolt against Pearl City, Kalani Piltz found some space. While completions were few and far between for the ...



Runnin' with Rani: Inaugural Big Island Hill Climb Racing Series a hit among local cyclists  West Hawaii Today

What began as a whimsical idea of creating a fun and competitive hill climb race series in West Hawaii finally turned into reality. On Saturday, riders competed in ...



Kealakehe student to represent Hawaii in Washington  West Hawaii Today

Kealakehe High School senior Maya Gee is one of two students in the state chosen to represent Hawaii at the U.S. Senate Youth Program in Washington, D.C. ...



Kealakehe High to resume classes with heightened security, longer hours  Hawaii News Now

Classes at Kealaheke High School will resume on Monday, Dec. 10, with increased security on campus and extended instructional hours.



17-year-old Kealakehe High School graduate starts Big Island Princess Parties  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Piper Pearson who loved to pretend to be Snow White. Today, the 17-year-old Kealakehe High ...



Kealakehe High student returns from US Senate Youth Program  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — When the U.S. Senate Youth Program's Washington Week kicked off at the beginning of March, Kealakehe High School senior Maya Kiana ...



Kealakehe Student Recognized as Top Big Island Scholar by HLTA  Big Island Now

One senior from each of Hawai'i's 42 public high schools received a $1000 scholarship for his or her post-graduate education from HLTA.



National champion wrestler Macchiavello shares skills, story with Big Islanders  West Hawaii Today

Kealakehe head coach Ivan Louis and NC State national champion wrestler Michael Macchiavello combined forces to put on the LAVA Clinic. (J.R. De ...



BIIF D-II softball championship: Bustamante's walk-off heroics help Kamehameha survive Kohala  Hawaii Tribune-Herald (subscription)

KAILUA-KONA — Kamehameha's Leiloa Bustamante only had one thought as she sent a fly ball to center field during Game 1 of the BIIF Division II ...



BIIF D-I softball semifinals: Kealakehe beats Hilo, sets up another final against Waiakea  Hawaii Tribune-Herald (subscription)

KAILUA-KONA — All the wind, all the rain, none of it seemed to matter in the end as Waiakea and Kealakehe will meet for the fourth consecutive year in the BIIF ...



Students charged for pot brownie bust  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — Two boys were charged in connection with selling suspected pot brownies at a Kailua-Kona school. A 14-year-old juvenile is facing three ...



Inaugural Powerman Hawaii off to modest, 'fun' start  Hawaii Tribune-Herald (subscription)

KAILUA-KONA — Every race has to start somewhere. When the Ironman World Championships first came to Oahu in 1978 only 15 people competed in the event ...



Football: Steelers surging into Pop Warner championships  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — Looking around the field at Old Kona Airport Park on Friday afternoon, Leeward Steelers head coach Hezekiah Anahu-Ambrosio is hit with a ...



Runnin' with Rani: Big Island cycling phenom Caleb Barville targets National Championships  West Hawaii Today

To say that Kailua-Kona's Caleb Barville has been on a roll would be a gross understatement. The 17-year-old Kealakehe High School senior has been on fire, ...



Aloha MAP summer enrichment program teaches kids STEM, culture and life lessons  West Hawaii Today

WAIKOLOA — The ballroom at the Hilton Waikoloa Village came alive Friday morning with chants and hula as nearly 300 keiki performed for friends and family ...



Rape victim sues county, DOE  West Hawaii Today

KEALAKEKUA — The victim of a violent 2016 rape that occurred in a Kailua-Kona park has taken civil action against her alleged attackers, their parents, the ...



Students witness high court in action  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — More than 400 students sitting in the bleachers at the Kealakehe High School gymnasium stood instantly at the sound of a gavel. Hawaii ...



Hamakua defeats Leeward in Unlimited championship  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — For the Hamakua Cougars, a win in the Pop Warner Unlimited championship game was the culmination of years of hard work and dedication ...



'No greater lesson': Centennial Veterans Day and Armistice celebration points to soldiers' heroic example  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — A century since the close of World War I, veterans and leaders marked the centennial celebration of Armistice Day Sunday reflecting on how ...



Annual event inspires passions for science, math in young women  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — From excavating artifacts to cooking up a stir fry to moving like a polymer, the Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel was a flurry of ...



Runnin' with Rani: Q&A with new Kealakehe cross country coach Patrick Bradley  West Hawaii Today

Elite endurance runners around the world will swear by it. Train your body at altitude – that is preferably 6,000 to 10,000 feet above sea level, and almost ...



Scoreboard  Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Today BASEBALL OIA East: Farrington vs. Roosevelt at. Stevenson Intermediate; Kaiser at Castle; Moanalua vs. Kailua at Kaiser. Games start at 3 p.m.



Boating fees to rise: Public hearings to be held in Kealakehe, Hilo  West Hawaii Today

HILO — Big Island residents will have the opportunity next week to weigh in on double-digit increases in fees at small boat harbors and other facilities.



Football coach resigns after confrontation  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — An incident during a Kealakehe High School football game last week led to the resignation of one of the team's coaches, officials confirmed ...



Big Island Chocolate Festival event April 26-27, 2019  Hawaii 24/7

MEDIA RELEASE. KOHALA COAST, HAWAI'I ISLAND—With the theme, “Black & White,” the eighth annual Big Island Chocolate Festival is April 26-27 with ...



About Town: 06-12-18  West Hawaii Today

Sarah Rosenberg Memorial Foundation Scholarship awardees announced. The Kealakehe High School SCC Sarah Rosenburg Memorial Foundation ...



Teacher earns MIT award  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — Justin Brown, Kealakehe High School's career and technical education coordinator, was named a recipient of a Lemelson-MIT Excite Award.



'The possibilities are limitless'  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — During her senior year at Kealakehe High School, Turfa Zaman came to the Big Island Teen Health Camp already knowing she wanted to be ...



Big Island Chocolate Festival gives high-schoolers a chance to show their skills  West Hawaii Today

KOHALA COAST — Scores of chocolate lovers descended upon the Hapuna Beach Resort on Saturday to get their fill of sweet and savory creations. Now in its ...



Culinary Arts Under the Stars returns, with Hilo students, to benefit dry forest nonprofit  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — The professional and potential chefs of the Big Island are back together to create culinary magic. The annual event Culinary Arts Under the ...



Kona College Fair at Kealakehe HS  Big Island Now

The Hawai`i Association for College Admission Counseling will sponsor the spring Kona College Fair on Thursday, April 6, at Kealakehe High School.



Hearings Set for Proposed Fee & Rule Amendments at Small Boat Harbors  Big Island Now

People will have a chance to comment on new proposed fees and rules at a series of five public hearings to be held around the state in early March.



Arts and Entertainment Wrap Up: 03-21-19  West Hawaii Today

The Super American Circus comes to Kona. Showmakers, Inc. presents The Super American Circus 2019 Hawaii Tour. This modern one-ring circus will ...



Hundreds work to make annual Kona Brewers Festival a success  Hawaii Tribune Herald

KAILUA-KONA — Hours before the first sample was poured at the 24th annual Kona Brewers Festival, scores of volunteers spread throughout the luau grounds ...



Food trucks teach students business, life skills  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — Kealakehe High School students are connecting the dots between the classroom and real-life thanks to a public-private partnership at Kua ...



Police to increase presence at Konawaena, Pahoa high schools following school shooting threat  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — Pahoa and Konawaena high schools will see increased police presence today (Wednesday) after postings on social media threatened school ...



About Town: 05-15-19  West Hawaii Today

Kealakehe High's Annalise Nolder (center) with Hawaii Loa Chapter NSDAR's Mary Ellen Smith (left) and Denise Heger (right). (NSDAR/Courtesy Photo).



Alika's journey  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — Alika Ho'omana has a story as unique as his tattoos. Versed in Hawaiian culture, those distinct designs tell a part of his tale. Not all, but a ...



Chef shares dessert-making expertise with students  Hawaii Tribune-Herald (subscription)

Students in the Culinary Arts program at Hawaii Community College-Palamanui in Kailua-Kona received a special treat Oct. 3, when a guest chef joined the ...



9 am Updates – Flash Flood Warning Persists For East Hawaii  Big Island Video News

HAWAII ISLAND - Tropical Storm Lane's outer rain bands will still produce excessive rainfall this weekend. Rain accumulations of 5 to 10 inches can still be ...



Hearings Scheduled on Statewide Water Resource Protection Plan  Big Island Now

The Commission on Water Resource Management (CWRM) is having open hearings to solicit input on its update to the statewide Water Resource Protection ...



Kilauea eruption, management dominate gubernatorial forum in Kona  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii's next governor will face a host of challenges but where the Big Island is concerned, one issue stands a literal mountain above the rest.



VIDEO: Lieutenant Governor Forum In Kona  Big Island Video News

KEALAKEHE, Hawaii - A moderated Gubernatorial and Lieutenant Governor Candidate Forum was held on Friday at the Kealakehe High School Cafeteria, ...



National Girls High School Wrestling Rankings For February 6, 2019  FloWrestling

USA Wrestling, FloWrestling and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum have published its third National Girls High School rankings for the 2018-19 ...



UPDATE: Mass Fighting at Kealakehe High Leads to 8 Arrests  Big Island Now

Fights among students at Kealakehe High School the past two days have resulted in eight arrests and the cancellation of all classes Friday. A parent of a student ...



BIIF girls basketball: Hawaii Prep snaps winless streak, beats Kealakehe 42-13  Hawaii Tribune Herald

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Prep pulled away late in a defensive battle on the hardcourt at Kealakehe High School on Monday to snap a regular season winless ...



Big Ideas: “AR ads that are able to address and interact with people like in Blade Runner 2049” with ARwall advisor Gato Scatena  Thrive Global

As a part of my series about “Big Ideas That Might Change The World In The Next Few Years” I had the pleasure of interviewing Gato Scatena. Scatena was ...



Sarah Rosenberg Memorial Foundation Scholarship award winners announced  West Hawaii Today

In 2000, the Kealakehe High School Community Council established four scholarships supporting Kealakehe's vision and mission of providing students not only ...



Hundreds come out to support local artists at Festival of 1000 Bowls  West Hawaii Today

KEAUHOU — After Waimea resident Juliana Kasberg saw the email from Donkey Mill Art Center promoting the 12th annual Cool Fusion: Festival of 1,000 Bowls ...



Hawaii Flooding: Map of Evacuations & Shelters [August 24]  Heavy.com

Hawaii is experiencing a range of inclement weather, from flooding from Hurricane Lane to a brush fire that's spread to over 300 acres. Here are the evacuation ...



VOLCANO WATCH: Recent Kilauea Eruption Focus Of January Speaker Series  Big Island Video News

HAWAIʻI ISLAND - January 2019 marks the 10th annual “Volcano Awareness Month” on the Island of Hawaiʻi, and the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory ...



Shutdown Cuts Into Volcano Awareness Month Talks  Big Island Video News

HAWAI'I ISLAND - Due to the lapse in appropriations, USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists are unable to present lectures as planned. Other talks ...



Calendar for January 5  Hawaii Tribune Herald

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