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Where Are They Now – Brett Elan

Born and raised on Lānaʻi, 2006 Lānaʻi High & Elementary School (LHES) graduate Brett Elan always had dreams of moving away. With support from his parents, who moved to Lānaʻi in the 1980s, that dream became reality. His dad always believed Brett could go to college to become a doctor or a lawyer, but said […]

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Where Are They Now – Drevan Barfield

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” This quote by Danish philosopher Sören Kierkegaard is something Drevan Barfield has lived by since graduating Lanai High & Elementary School in 2013. From a young age, Barfield and his siblings were encouraged by their parents to dream big and to be fearless […]

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Where Are They Now – Foster Rabaca

After Foster Rabaca graduated from LHES in 2017, his love of sports and storytelling propelled him to continue his education at Honolulu Community College on Oahu. After a year, Foster left Hawaii for California State University, Sacramento (CSU). Initially focused on journalism, he later shifted to a field that combined movement and healing. Switching Paths […]

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Where Are They Now – Greg Suguitan

Greg Suguitan graduated at the top of his class from LHES in 1993. Soon after, he started his college journey at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Greg’s academic and career exploration was driven by a deep-rooted desire for a career in public service, which ultimately led him to find his calling in the U.S […]

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Hawaii International Film Festival

  The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) is back at Hale Keaka! Award-winning films will be playing from October 30-November 1 to showcase creative talent from Hawaii and abroad. Join us for a three-day movie marathon you don’t want to miss.   Tickets Tickets can be purchased at 6pm same-day only at the Hale Keaka […]

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Where Are They Now – Niel Cabico

Niel Cabico’s journey since graduating from LHES in 2006 is nothing short of a hole-in-one. After high school, he attended Maui Community College for one year before returning to Lanai. There, he continued his studies through distance learning while securing a job at the Koele Golf Course. Niel worked at the course for two years, […]

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Spread holiday joy through the Kahiau Project

The holiday season is approaching, and 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 gifts of clothing, new toys and […]

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Where Are They Now – Fred Camero

After Fred Camero graduated from LHES in 1984, he continued his education at the University of Redlands, earning a degree in electrical engineering. This academic journey not only lit up his intellect but also electrified his career in both the military and the civilian sector. From Officer to Lieutenant During college, Fred enlisted in the […]

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Farmer stand launches at Dole Park on July 29

This Saturday, July 29, will mark the soft launch of a farm stand conceptualized by the Lanai Chamber of Commerce. “[We] were motivated by one thing, and that’s access to high-quality, locally produced food for the entire community,” says David Leon, member of Lanai Chamber of Commerce. “The farm stand is a community-centered representation of models that support food sovereignty. And […]

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Student makes history as first Lanai graduate of UH Maui College ACM

Arabela Llamelo has made history by becoming the first Lanai graduate of the University of Hawaii Maui College Academy for Creative Media (ACM). Overcoming financial challenges and embracing her passion for graphic design and illustration, Llamelo has achieved an impressive milestone by earning her associate degree entirely online. Llamelo’s family, originally from the Philippines, moved […]

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