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Where Are They Now – Justine Ige

The summer after graduating from LHES in 2004, Justine Ige decided to move to Oahu to pursue an education at Kapiolani Community College (KCC). She attended KCC for a few years while working at the computer lab with her two cousins before taking a short break from school. Justine then […]

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Where Are They Now – Lorenz Valdez

After graduating from LHES in 2010, Lorenz Valdez could not have imagined where he would be today. His current online brand as “The Hawaii Mentor,” has given Lorenz the opportunity to help improve people’s mental and physical health around the world. As a digital/social media marketer and part-time Certified Personal […]

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L is for Learning at Lanai’s New Preschool

Written by Nelinia Cabiles, Managing Editor, Lanai Today. Photography by Ron Gingrich and Nelinia Cabiles. Originally published in the October 2022 issue of Lanai Today. We recognize the proper use of the Hawaiian language including the ‘okina [‘], a glottal stop, and the kahakō [ō] or macron (e.g., in place […]

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What Are You Thankful For?

With Thanksgiving almost here, we asked residents around town what they’re thankful for. Here’s what your neighbors and friends said: Chelsa Clarabel : I am thankful for LIFE because of the grateful experiences and opportunities that have been gifted to me throughout my life. Edita Tajiri: I love Lanai because […]

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Why Do You Vote?

With the general election coming up on November 8, we asked residents around town why they vote. Here’s what your neighbors and friends said: Alice Granito: I vote because I feel that voting allows me to be a contributing member of society. Anita Etrata: I vote so the future of […]

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Where Are They Now – Desmond Ige

Ever since Desmond Ige witnessed a Marine Boot Camp graduation when he was 12, he was determined to join the Marine Corps. Upon graduating from LHES in 2018, he immediately contacted his local recruiter, completed the paperwork and is now a radio operator stationed at the Marine Corps Base located […]

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The Kahiau Project Returns this Holiday Season

The holiday season is approaching, which means the Kahiau Project is seeking applicants and donations to make this year’s holidays merry and bright for all families on Lanai. Kahiau means to give generously and lavishly without the expectation of reward. True to its name, the Kahiau Project has been distributing […]

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Not Your Average Sports Club

In 2018, three Lanai High & Elementary School (LHES) coaches recognized the need for more opportunities for high school basketball players on Lanai to improve their skills outside of the regular school day through training, drills and competing against teams off-island. Christian Yumol, who was coaching a Maui Club team […]

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