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E Ike Hou ia Lanai’s First Hybrid Program a Success

Contributed by Shelly Preza, Executive Director, Lanai Culture & Heritage Center Originally published in the August 2021 issue of Lanai Today. The ninth-annual E Ike Hou ia Lanai summer cultural literacy program took place in July. Run by the Lanai Culture and Heritage Center (Lanai CHC), E Ike Hou 2021 was the organization’s first hybrid […]

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Where Are They Going – LHES Class of 2021

We caught up with a few members of the LHES class of 2021 before they embarked on this new chapter in their lives. Here’s what the graduates plan to do now that they’re finished with high school: Zhenya David What are you most looking forward to now that you’re a high school graduate? I am […]

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LHES Students Get a Jumpstart on College

Dual credit program provides graduates with educational, financial benefits When Lanai High and Elementary School seniors Amaya Hoopii-Baptista, Ryllah Rodrigues and Tower Vergara graduated this past May, they walked away with more than just high school diplomas. Thanks to a dual credit program, these ambitious students also earned associate degrees in liberal arts through the […]

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New Lanai-based Guided Reading Books for Keiki

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 names of Hawai‘i such as Lāna‘i). However, these have been omitted from this website for the best online experience for our visitors. We realize the importance and continue to use […]

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Where Are They Now – Joy (Calilao) Buchanan

Joy (Calilao) Buchanan left Lanai in 2013 to attend Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri. She selected the school because of its affiliation with the Assemblies of God Christian denomination and its graphic design program. After meeting some elementary education students and trying teaching practicums, she decided to switch her major to education. She also credits […]

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Seeing Lanai as a Classroom: E Ike Hou Ia Lanai 2021

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 names of Hawai‘i such as Lāna‘i). However, these have been omitted from this website for the best online experience for our visitors. We realize the importance and continue to use […]

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Where Are They Now – Megan Onuma

Megan Onuma, who graduated from LHES in 2005, attended Scripps College, a liberal arts women’s college part of the prestigious Claremont Colleges in Southern California. At Scripps, Megan was a foreign language major, and studied Japanese and Spanish. Upon graduating, she returned to Lanai and discovered a whole new calling. During her time at home, […]

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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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