This episode of HIKI NŌ features some of the top stories from the Fall Quarter of the 2014/2015 school year. It’s hosted by students Lara Sato from Castle High School and Christian Yasuoka from Roosevelt High School, who will introduce the following outstanding stories:
Kapaa Middle School’s profile of the youngest, and only female, fire knife dancer on Kauai; Maui High School’s story about a mother’s courageous battle with ALS and how her daughter’s school undertook the Ice Bucket Challenge in her honor; Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School’s look at a Kauai coffee shop that hires troubled teens to give them a chance to get their lives back on track; Wheeler Middle School’s primer on how to use Google to organize your potluck parties; Ka Waihona o Ka Naauao Public Charter School’s 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; and Iolani School’s inspiring portrait of Summer Kozai, an Iolani graduate whose positive outlook has helped her adapt to life as a quadruple amputee. Also featured will be glimpses of life in Milolii from Kua o ka La Public Charter School Milolii Hipuu Virtual Academy.
The theme of the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s worldwide voyage is malama honua, which means “to care for our island Earth.” Along with sharing stories about malama honua during its physical voyage around the world, the PVS is also sharing stories with the world virtually, through its Learning Journeys/Share Your Story program. Among these stories will be the following features from the HIKI NŌ archive: from Kamehameha Schools Maui Middle, a story on the restoration of an ancient Hawaiian fishpond; from Hana K-12 School on Maui, a look at the diversion of water from East Maui to West Maui, resulting in the depletion of taro growing and other native practices in Hana; from Halau Ku Mana on Oahu, a look at a non-profit organization that teaches young children the ways of the ocean; from Maui High School, a middle-aged woman learns valuable life lessons from caring for her Alzheimer’s Disease-stricken mother; from Kamehameha Schools Maui High, the story of a sanctuary for disabled animals; from Ka Waihona o ka Naauao on Oahu, a profile of Uncle George, Hawaii’s ambassador of stand-up paddling; and from Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School on Kauai, the story of a community coming together – despite language barriers – to build a replica of a traditional Japanese house of harmony.
This special collection of stories is hosted by HIKI NŌ graduate Shisa Kahaunaele.
This program encores Saturday, Sept. 20 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Sept. 21 at 3:00 pm. You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.