This episode of HIKI NŌ is being hosted by Kua o ka La Public Charter School — Milolii Hipuu Virtual Academy on Hawaii Island.
Students from Aliamanu Middle School on Oahu highlight a dialogue between Hawaii youth and global peace leaders Desmond Tutu, Gro Harlem Bruntland and Hina Jilani. The August 30, 2014, event, sponsored by Pillars of Peace Hawaii, an initiative of the Hawaii Community Foundation, gave students the opportunity to hear from and interact with three representatives from The Elders, a group that works collectively for peace and human rights. Aliamanu students also interviewed The Elders, inspiring reflections on what the middle schoolers learned and about their hopes for the future.
Students at Moanalua High School on Oahu spotlight science whiz Dustin Paiea, who worked alongside University of Hawaii engineers to test graphene, a sustainable and highly conductive new material; students at Konawaena High School on Hawaii Island feature the friendships that blossomed when students from Kumejima Island in Okinawa attended Konawaena High School on Hawaii island for three weeks of cultural exchange; students at Saint Francis School on Oahu tell the story of Cathedral Catholic Academy principal Miguel Paekukui, who also shines as a veteran actor for Manoa Valley Theatre; students at Maui High School tell of a mother’s courageous battle with ALS and how her daughter’s school undertook the Ice Bucket Challenge in her honor; students at Wheeler Middle School on Oahu demonstrate how using Google docs can solve menu planning for any potluck; and students at Waianae High School on Oahu portray how a student struggling with diabetes has found strength through a new clinic’s peer support program.