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LHES Student Helping Keiki Learn at Home

Keiki on Lanai will find it a little easier to learn from home, thanks to LHES tenth grader Jacob Janikowski’s project to build free desks out of recycled materials. The project, “Home Learning Desks,” won him second place in the high school division of the Imi Pono Challenge. The competition for middle and high schoolers […]

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Where Are They Now – Kim Oyama

Since graduating from LHES, class of 2008 valedictorian Kim Oyama has built a career in computer science and engineering. She started her college years at the University of Hawaii in Hilo and went on exchange to Northern Arizona University (NAU) during her junior year. She ended up transferring to NAU and completed her computer science […]

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Taking a stand against DV: The Lanai Domestic Violence Taskforce

The United Nations has reported an increase in domestic violence worldwide, with cases believed to have increased by 20% during the lockdown. The Lanai Domestic Violence Taskforce are doing what they can to ensure Lanai doesn’t follow that trend. “In a small community, domestic violence is not necessarily talked about, but it exists,” explained Kelli Gima, […]

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Around the Square: Mike Carroll Gallery

Nearly 20 years ago, Mike and Kathy Carroll moved to Lanai from Chicago. Mike, a trained medical illustrator, found art and inspiration everywhere he turned and decided to transition into creating paintings that captured the island’s beauty and its extraordinary sense of place. He started the Mike Carroll Gallery, which features works from Lanai artists […]

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Where Are They Now – Marc Pader

Marc Pader, who graduated from LHES in 2015, intended to study culinary arts in college. However, during his junior year of high school, he took a drafting class which caused him to shift course. Drafting is the foundation of architecture, and Mr. Gaylien Kahoohalahala Sr. inspired Marc to consider it as a career. When he […]

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COVID-19: Lanai Reopening Updates

Last updated: March 2021 Office of the Governor’s 18th Proclamation Travel Information from the Department of Health   Conditions around the world and especially in the United States are changing rapidly. We are doing our best to keep up with the pace of change and have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. We are focused […]

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Keep Yourself Healthy, Keep Lanai Healthy

COVID-19: How It Spreads Get the facts about COVID-19 and how it spreads. Learn more. What You Can Do: How to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 Following simple steps can prevent the spread of COVID-19 and reduce its impact on our communities. Learn more. What You Can Do: If you Become Sick Find out what […]

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Where Are They Now – James Ishizaki

Growing up, James Ishizaki could often be found drawing. He followed his creative and artistic passions and majored in film animation at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He now lives and works in Honolulu as a graphic designer for Snack Addicted, a snack shop known for local flavors and handmade crispy beef jerky chips. […]

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Highlighting Women Hunters on Lanai

“I remember the first time I shot a deer,” recalled 14-year-old Talia Agliam. “While we were cleaning it, Uncle Macky told me, ‘Here then, eat the liver.’ I thought he was joking until my dad repeated it.” For Talia’s family of hunters, eating the liver of the first deer you shoot is tradition, so she […]

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