HIKI NŌ

HIKI NŌ
Hosted by Leilehua High School on Oahu

 

This episode of HIKI NŌ is hosted by Leilehua High School on Oahu.

Top Story:
Students from Waianae Intermediate School on Oahu tell the story of Shardenei Luning, who has been competing in beauty pageants since the age of four and now shines as the only female member of the Waianae Tigers Junior Midgets Pop Warner football team. When confronted by a bully on the team, Shardenei learns to hold her own with both grace and grit.

Also Featured:
Students from H.P. Baldwin High School on Maui profile senior McKayla Wandell, who uses her story of growing up with a methamphetamine-addicted father to teach others about the dangers of the drug; students from King Intermediate School on Oahu feature how seventh-grader Aisha Yamamoto fell in love with being a disc jockey and now spins at all the school dances; students from Punahou School on Oahu highlight how freshman Kahi Bisho is combining his love of the ocean and photography into an artistic venture; students from Kealakehe High School in Kona profile Cathy Lewis, who is the longest active Red Cross volunteer in Hawaii County and was recognized as Volunteer of the Year in Hawaii County; and students from Waimea High School on Kauai turn the spotlight on the reopening of historic Waimea Theater, which has found new life as a community gathering place.

Connecting Across the State

On Kauai, Leslie and colleague Nikki Miyamoto give pointers on video "voice-vers" to HIKI NŌ students.

On Kauai, Leslie and colleague Nikki Miyamoto give pointers on “voice-overs” to HIKI NŌ students.

 

Leslie Wilcox, President and CEO of PBS Hawaii

The firehose of information flooding the web is available to all users. How much of this web free-flow is reliable?

 

More and more, students are learning the skills used in journalism to vet information for accuracy and fairness. Media literacy is an increasingly valued 21st-century skill.

 

And despite having that web world at our fingertips, there’s still nothing like “being there” and seeing for oneself.

 

So, in our tech-heavy digital and broadcast field, PBS Hawaii opens our doors to students and teachers for in-person sharing, and we go where they are, too.

 

(Top left-right) Chief Engineer John Nakahira gives College of Education students a tour of the station’s master control. (Bottom right-left) The students in the studio wave to their classmates in the control room through the video feed of a studio camera operated by VP of Creative Services Roy Kimura.

 

This summer, we hosted young students from a summer program at the College of Education program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Professor Christina Torres’ students from 12 public schools, five charter schools and six private schools toured the TV station and learned the elements of factual storytelling with a creative flair. (We look forward to holding many more gatherings next year in our new building, under construction.)

 

Our HIKI NŌ team heads across the state for teacher/student workshops in digital media and quality storytelling, in collaboration with some of Hawaii’s top digital media teachers. Last month, at Kauai’s Chiefess Kamakahelei School in Lihue, HIKI NŌ Assembly Editor Nikki Miyamoto and I coached students on video “voice-overs” or narration. Beginners (and I was there once) tend to adopt a robotic or singsong delivery in an effort to sound neutral and objective, but real people speaking of new developments don’t speak that way.

 

Would you like to see our HIKI NŌ students’ completed work on the big screen? We invite you to join us in celebrating students’ media literacy and other 21st-century skills at these free screenings of outstanding hyperlocal stories:

HIKI NŌ

MAUI: Sun., Aug. 16, Historic Iao Theater, Wailuku,
3:00 pm reception, 4:00 pm screening

HILO: Sat. Aug. 22, Palace Theater,
3:00 pm reception, 4:00 pm screening

KONA: Sun., Aug. 23, Aloha Theater,
3:00 pm reception, 4:00 pm screening

KAUAI: Sat., Aug. 29, outdoors at Island School, Lihue,
6:00 pm reception, 7:00 pm screening

OAHU: Wed., Sept. 2, Ward Consolidated Theaters,
Honolulu, 4:00 pm reception, 6:00 pm screening

 

A hui hou (until next time),

Leslie signature

 

 

HIKI NŌ
Hosted by Punahou School

 

This episode of HIKI NŌ is hosted by Punahou School on Oahu.

 

Top Story:
Students from Ka Waihona o ka Naauao Public Charter School on Oahu tell the story of a second-generation Waianae farmer who brings people together with a traditional Hawaiian paina (party) that he hosts at his home each fall. Family, friends and community members gather to prepare the meal and to share in giving thanks.

 

Also Featured:
Students at Waipahu Intermediate School on Oahu show how children at the oldest elementary school in Waipahu complex are benefitting from the addition of new classrooms; students at Kealakehe High School on Hawaii Island spotlight the school’s Triathlon Club, which trains students in the multi-discipline sport and inspires others to get active; Students at Kalani High School on Oahu demonstrate a simple way to get started on Instagram students at Waialua High & Intermediate School on Oahu showcase how local artisans have transformed a North Shore art gallery into a work of art; students at Mililani Middle School on Oahu follow the trail of invasive little fire ants in their community; and students at Waianae High School on Oahu tell the story of a City and County lifeguard and his quest to save a program that teaches young people how to become lifesavers in the ocean.

 

 

HIKI NŌ
Can Do Festival 2015


This special presentation of all stories nominated for the 2015 HIKI NŌ Awards represents the best of the best from the 2014-2015 school year. The 34 nominees include middle and high schools from Oahu, Maui, Hawaii Island and Kauai. The award categories include: Best Personal Profile, Best News Writing, Best Home- Base School, Best Cinematography and Best Overall Story. This presentation was screened for live audiences at theaters on Maui, Hawaii Island (Hilo and Kona), Kauai and Oahu. The winners will be announced by PBS Hawaii President and CEO Leslie Wilcox and Bank of Hawaii Foundation President Donna Tanoue in a livestream presentation on Thursday, September 24 at 3:00 pm on PBSHawaii.org.

 

HIKI NŌ
Hosted by Farrington High School

 

This episode of HIKI NŌ is hosted by students from Farrington High School on Oahu.

 
Top Story:
Students from Iolani School on Oahu tell the story of a young Iolani graduate who, despite becoming a quadruple amputee due to a devastating disease, continues to live life with grace and appreciation. She visits her alma mater, sharing her inspiring message of perseverance.

 
Also Featured:
Students at Maui Waena Intermediate School on Maui explore the controversy surrounding  the construction of a new Central Maui Sports Complex; students at Kainalu Elementary School on Oahu profile a Kailua woman who shares the art of ribbon-lei-making with people from around the world; students at Mid-Pacific Institute on Oahu show how science and spiritualism are coming to the aid of a historic Waikiki icon – the Moana Hotel’s majestic banyan tree; students at Lahainaluna High School on Maui share the story of a Lahaina woman who proudly maintains her Hawaiian heritage through pa’u riding; students at Waiakea High School on Hawaii Island spotlight a locally owned surf company in Kapaa, Kauai that gives back by supporting the community’s sports teams.

 

 

HIKI NŌ
Outstanding Stories from Winter Quarter

 

This look back at some of the outstanding HIKI NŌ stories from the winter quarter of the 2014/2015 school year is hosted by two former HIKI NŌ interns, Akane Kashiwazaki and Terrence Nahina, now students at the University of Hawaii Academy for Creative Media.

 

Featured in this compilation show are:
A story from H.P. Baldwin High School on Maui about McKayla Wandell, who grew up with a meth-addicted father and now uses what she has learned from that experience to help other teens cope with similar hardships through her talks at Maui TEDx conferences; a story from Wheeler Middle School on Oahu about eighth-grader Macy Walters’ quest to climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, despite (and because of) the fact that she suffers from a rare autoimmune disease; a report from Moanalua High School on Oahu about why Hawaii’s high school students consume so much caffeine; a personal profile from King Intermediate School on Oahu about Aisha Yamamoto, a King Intermediate seventh-grader who loves using her skills as a DJ to get kids moving on the dance floor; a point-of-view report from Hoku Subiono of Kua o ka La PCS Milolii Hipuu Virtual Academy on Hawaii Island in which turns the lens on the controversial Thirty Meter Telescope project on Mauna Kea and his own struggles to reconcile his love of science with his Hawaiian heritage; a profile from Waianae Intermediate School on Oahu about Shardenei Luning, a young woman who finds similarities between her lives as a beauty pageant contestant and Pop Warner football player; and from Campbell High School on Oahu, the story of dancer Christian Jacob Nguyen, who uses his art-form to cope with the trauma of his parents’ divorce.

 

This program encores Saturday, Aug. 8 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Aug. 9 at 3:00 pm.
You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.

 

HIKI NŌ
All Kauai Schools

 

This is a special, first ever all-Kauai edition of HIKI NŌ, hosted by Island School in Lihue, Kapaa Middle School in Kapaa, Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School in Lihue, Kapaa High School in Kapaa, Kauai High School in Lihue and Waimea High School in Waimea.

 

Top Story:
Students from Island School on Kauai tell the story of Josh Miller, a junior who recovered from a traumatic trail-bike injury to become captain of his cross-country team.

 

Also Featured:
Students at Kapaa Middle School on Kauai profile the island’s youngest and only female fireknife dancer; students at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School on Kauai share the story of Gail Mande, who overcame her drug addiction and now counsels troubled youth; students from Kapaa High School on Kauai show how a local juice shop is finding fresh ways to support local farmers; students at Kauai High School turn the spotlight on a teen mentor who is motivated by personal tragedy to help others; students at Waimea High School on Kauai share how an alumni foundation is providing vital support to their school; and students at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School on Kauai speak with the firefighters who rescued more than 100 stranded hikers last April from a popular but treacherous hiking trail.

 

Free Public Screenings of Top Student Video Stories at Local HIKI NŌ Festivals

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HONOLULU, HI – Top stories from the past season of HIKI NŌ, PBS Hawaii’s statewide student news network, will be shown at free public screenings on Maui, the Big Island, Kauai and Oahu as part of the 2015 HIKI NŌ Festival. All of the stories in the festival have been nominated for the 2015 HIKI NŌ Awards.

 

“While all stories that air on HIKI NŌ meet our standards, these nominated stories represent the best of the best and the HIKI NŌ Festival is a great way for these young storytellers to show the state what they can do. We invite the public to come and celebrate the great work of these students,”  says HIKI NŌ Executive Producer Robert Pennybacker.

 

The festival honors student-created video stories that aired last school year on HIKI NŌ, PBS Hawaii’s student news program. Click here for a complete list of nominated schools.

 

The HIKI NŌ Festival screening events are free of charge and will be at these locations:

 



MAUI

RSVP for 2015 HIKI NŌ Festival

 

 



HILO (Big Island)

RSVP for 2015 HIKI NŌ Festival

 

 



KONA (Big Island)

RSVP for 2015 HIKI NŌ Festival

 

 



KAUAI

RSVP for 2015 HIKI NŌ Festival

 

 



OAHU

RSVP for 2015 HIKI NŌ Festival

 

HIKI NŌ award winners will be determined through numeric scoring by a panel of veteran industry professionals and will be announced via live stream on Thursday, September 24 at PBSHawaii.org. Leslie Wilcox, President and CEO of PBS Hawaii, will present the winners with Donna Tanoue, President of Bank of Hawaii Foundation, HIKI NŌ’s founding broadcast sponsor. The winning school in each category will receive $1,000 in equipment from B&H Photo, plus the HIKI NŌ Shooting Star Award trophy.

 

HIKI NŌ (which means “can do” in the Hawaiian language) is PBS Hawaii’s groundbreaking statewide student news network. Students use 21st-century skills to produce hyperlocal stories that meet PBS national adult journalism standards. A half-hour weekly program airs Thursdays at 7:30 pm on public television. View past episodes or learn more about HIKI NŌ online at PBSHawaii.org/hikino.

 

PBS Hawaii is Hawaii’s sole member of the trusted Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). We advance learning and discovery through storytelling that profoundly touches people’s lives. We bring the world to Hawaii and Hawaii to the world.

 

PBSHawaii.org | facebook.com/pbshawaii | @pbshawaii on Twitter

 

HIKI NŌ is Hawaii’s first statewide student news network, made up of 86 public, private and charter schools from across the islands. Through the production of video news stories about their schools and communities, students gain valuable workforce and life skills, while teachers engage their students in hands-on, collaborative learning.

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2015 HIKI NŌ AWARD—NOMINEES

 

BEST PERSONAL PROFILE—MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION

Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School – “Papa Fu” (Kauai)

Kapaa Middle School – “Fire Knife Dancer” (Kauai)

King Intermediate School – “DJ Aisha” (Oahu)

Lahaina Intermediate School – “Security Guard” (Maui)

Seabury Hall Middle School – “Marching Band Director” (Maui)

 

BEST PERSONAL PROFILE—HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

Campbell High School – “Dancing Teen”   (Oahu)

Hana K-12 School – “Songbird of Hana” (Maui)

Iolani School – “Summer Kozai”   (Oahu)

Kealakehe High School – “Red Cross Volunteer” (Hawaii Island)

Mid-Pacific Institute – “Mark Yamanaka” (Oahu)

 

BEST HOME-BASE SCHOOL—MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION

Kamehameha Schools Maui Middle (Maui)

Kapaa Middle School (Kauai)

Punahou Middle School (Oahu)

 

BEST HOME-BASE SCHOOL—HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

Island School (Kauai)

Kaiser High School (Oahu)

Kua o ka La Public Charter School Milolii Hipuu Virtual Academy (Hawaii Island)

Leilehua High School (Oahu)

Mid-Pacific Institute (Oahu)

 

BEST NEWS WRITING—MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION

Aliamanu Middle School – “Ms. Lee Loy” (Oahu)

Ewa Makai Middle School – “Tech P.E.” (Oahu)

Hongwanji Mission School – “Father Coach” (Oahu)

Maui Waena Intermediate School – “Sports Complex” (Maui)

 

BEST NEWS WRITING—HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

Kalaheo High School – “Battery 405” (Oahu)

Kamehameha Schools Kapalama – “Never Alone Video Game” (Oahu)

Kua o ka La Public Charter School Milolii Hipuu Virtual Academy – “Mauna Kea TMT” (Hawaii Island)

Maui High School – “All Pono Sports” (Maui)

Waimea High School – “Historic Waimea Theater” (Kauai)

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (HIGH SCHOOL & MIDDLE SCHOOL COMBINED)

Island School – “Champion Body Boarder” (Kauai)

Hawaii Preparatory Academy – “Waipio Valley Taro” (Hawaii Island)

Kamehameha Schools Maui Middle – “Kula Farmer” (Maui)

Kapaa High School – “Kauai Juice Company” (Kauai)

Maui High School – “School Safety” (Maui)

Waiakea High School – “Two Ladies Kitchen” (Hawaii Island)

Waianae High School – “Water Safety Heroes” (Oahu)

Waipahu High School – “Following Victoria Cuba” (Oahu)

 

BEST OVERALL STORY—MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION

Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School – “Plantation Coffee Company” (Kauai)

Ka Waihona o ka Naauao Public Charter School – “Kaahaaina’s Thanksgiving” (Oahu)

Maui Waena Intermediate School – “Community Service” (Maui)

Waianae Intermediate School – “Beauty and the Beast” (Oahu)

Wheeler Middle School – “Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro” (Oahu)

 

BEST OVERALL STORY—HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

H.P. Baldwin High School – “Anti-Meth Teen” (Maui)

Konawaena High School – “Sticking With Lacrosse” (Hawaii Island)

Maui High School – “Avalon Angel of ALS” (Maui)

Waiakea High School – “ACL Injuries” (Hawaii Island)

Waianae High School – “Stressed Athlete” (Oahu)

 

2015 HIKI NŌ Award Nominees

Best Personal Profile – Middle School Division

Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School – “Papa Fu”  (Kauai)

Kapaa Middle School – “Fire Knife Dancer”  (Kauai)

King Intermediate School – “DJ Aisha”  (Oahu)

Lahaina Intermediate School – “Security Guard”  (Maui)

Seabury Hall Middle School – “Marching Band Director”  (Maui)

 

 

Best Personal Profile – High School Division

Campbell High School – “Dancing Teen”   (Oahu)

Hana K-12 School – “Songbird of Hana”  (Maui)

Iolani School – “Summer Kozai”   (Oahu)

Kealakehe High School – “Red Cross Volunteer”  (Hawaii Island)

Mid-Pacific Institute – “Mark Yamanaka”  (Oahu)

 

 

Best Home-Base School – Middle School Division

Kamehameha Schools Maui Middle  (Maui)

Kapaa Middle School  (Kauai)

Punahou Middle School  (Oahu)

 

 

Best Home-Base School – High School Division

Island School  (Kauai)

Kaiser High School  (Oahu)

Kua o ka La Public Charter School Milolii Hipuu Virtual Academy  (Hawaii Island)

Leilehua High School  (Oahu)

Mid-Pacific Institute (Oahu)

 

 

Best News Writing – Middle School Division

Aliamanu Middle School – “Ms. Lee Loy” (Oahu)

Ewa Makai Middle School – “Tech P.E.”  (Oahu)

Hongwanji Mission School – “Father Coach”  (Oahu)

Maui Waena Intermediate School – “Sports Complex”  (Maui)

 

 

Best News Writing – High School Division

Kalaheo High School – “Battery 405”  (Oahu)

Kamehameha Schools Kapalama – “Never Alone Video Game”  (Oahu)

Kua o ka La Public Charter School Milolii Hipuu Virtual Academy – “Mauna Kea TMT”  (Hawaii Island)

Maui High School – “All Pono Sports” (Maui)

Waimea High School – “Historic Waimea Theater” (Kauai)

 

 

Best Cinematography (High School and Middle School Combined)

Island School – “Champion Body Boarder”  (Kauai)

Hawaii Preparatory Academy – “Waipio Valley Taro” (Hawaii Island)

Kamehameha Schools Maui Middle – “Kula Farmer”  (Maui)

Kapaa High School – “Kauai Juice Company”  (Kauai)

Maui High School – “School Safety” (Maui)

Waiakea High School – “Two Ladies Kitchen”  (Hawaii Island)

Waianae High School – “Water Safety Heroes” (Oahu)

Waipahu High School – “Following Victoria Cuba” (Oahu)

 

 

Best Overall Story – Middle School Division

Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School – “Plantation Coffee Company”  (Kauai)

Ka Waihona o ka Naauao Public Charter School – “Kaahaaina’s Thanksgiving” (Oahu)

Maui Waena Intermediate School – “Community Service” (Maui)

Waianae Intermediate School – “Beauty and the Beast”  (Oahu)

Wheeler Middle School – “Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro”  (Oahu)

 

 

Best Overall Story – High School Division

H.P. Baldwin High School – “Anti-Meth Teen”  (Maui)

Konawaena High School – “Sticking With Lacrosse” (Hawaii Island)

Maui High School – “Avalon Angel of ALS”  (Maui)

Waiakea High School – “ACL Injuries”  (Hawaii Island)

Waianae High School – “Stressed Athlete”  (Oahu)

Announcing the 2015 HIKI NŌ Festival

2015 HIKI NŌ Festival

 

Please join PBS Hawaii and the HIKI NŌ schools as we celebrate the 2015 HIKI NŌ Awards statewide. Top stories from the past season of HIKI NŌ, PBS Hawaii’s statewide student news network, will be shown at a free public screenings on Maui, the Big Island, Kauai and Oahu.

 

 

MAUI

  • Historic Iao Theatre
  • Sunday, August 16
  • 3:00 pm reception, 4:00 pm screening

RSVP for 2015 HIKI NŌ Festival

 

HILO (Big Island)

  • Palace Theater
  • Saturday, August 22
  • 3:00 pm reception, 4:00 pm screening

RSVP for 2015 HIKI NŌ Festival

 

KONA (Big Island)

  • Aloha Theatre
  • Sunday, August 23
  • 3:00 pm reception, 4:00 pm screening

RSVP for 2015 HIKI NŌ Festival

 

KAUAI

  • Island School (outdoor screening)
  • Saturday, August 29
  • 6:00 pm reception, 7:00 pm screening

RSVP for 2015 HIKI NŌ Festival

 

OAHU

  • Ward Consolidated Theatres
  • Wednesday, September 2
  • 4:00 pm reception, 6:00 pm screening

RSVP for 2015 HIKI NŌ Festival

 

While all stories that air on HIKI NŌ meet PBS Hawaii standards, these nominated stories represent the best of the best and the HIKI NŌ Festival is a great way for these local, young storytellers to show the state what they can do.

HIKI NŌ award winners will be determined through numeric scoring by a panel of veteran industry professionals and will be announced via live stream on Thursday, September 24 at PBSHawaii.org. Leslie Wilcox, President and CEO of PBS Hawaii, will present the winners with Donna Tanoue, President of Bank of Hawaii Foundation, HIKI NŌ’s founding broadcast sponsor. The winning school in each category will receive $1,000 in equipment from B&H Photo, plus the HIKI NŌ Shooting Star trophy.

HIKI NŌ (which means “can do” in the Hawaiian language) is PBS Hawaii’s groundbreaking statewide student news network. Students use 21st-century skills to produce hyperlocal stories that meet PBS national adult journalism standards. A half-hour weekly program airs Thursdays at 7:30 pm on public television. View past episodes or learn more about HIKI NŌ online at PBSHawaii.org/hikino.

 

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