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2021 Hurricane Season is Upon Us

Prepare now It’s time to evaluate if you and your family are ready for the season with the appropriate supplies. Early preparation allows Lanai residents to avoid a last-minute rush for supplies when a hurricane or tropical storm approaches the island. Having ample provisions ensures your family will weather the aftermath of a destructive storm, […]

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Henry D. Costales: Lanai’s First Deacon

Henry Costales just completed a transformative journey that was years in the making. He is not only Lanai’s newest deacon, but also the island’s first and only one since the Hawaii Catholic Church started to ordain deacons in December 1981. Every second week of each month for the past five years, Henry and his wife […]

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Where Are They Now – Udella Myers Auyoung

Udella Myers Auyoung continues to support youth and their families on Oahu through her work at Kamehameha Schools. She previously served as an outreach counselor for the school, and her title has since changed to behavioral health specialist. She has also completed the clinical licensure requirements in social work. The pandemic has pushed education onto […]

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Where Are They Now – Allena Kaiaokamalie Richardson

Allena Kaiaokamalie Richardson grew up on Lanai but graduated from Kamehameha Kapalama in 2009. Driven to help people receive quality health care, she started her career at CVS Caremark, the prescription benefit manager for HMSA. For the past four years, she has been working with HMSA and is now a QUEST project specialist, where she […]

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LHES Students Recognized for ‘Agroforest Project’

Planting the Seeds for Problem Solving On the Big Island, the Hawaii Ulu Cooperative is working to revive a traditional Hawaiian growing system, known as an agroforest, which uses canopy, understory and groundcover layers to yield crops, like ulu, mamaki and awapuhi. Now, LHES Career and Technical Education (CTE) students are engaging in a similar […]

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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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