October, 2003 | January, 2004

On Tuesday, Dec. 9th, Kohala High School will be holding an informational meeting on proposed changes to the public school graduation requirements. Mr. Alvin Rho will be our guest speaker for the evening. Meeting will be held in the High School Library and will start at 6:00 pm. All who are interested are welcome to attend.

Kaulana Leialoha, Jared Pasalo, Chardelle Yamamoto, Precious Arraujo, Sheryl Cubangbang, Sherry Fujii, Colleen Moriarty, Olivia Steinhoff, Shelly Williams, Christopher Anjo, Marissa Yanos, Luana Akamu, Vergil Bruno, Mai Fujii, Lela Liebmann, Shannon Smith, Rena Veloria

Harmony Hoopai, Christopher Ansel, Nicole Caravalho, Chelsi Hood, Kristen Kaneshiro, Ashly Pang, Rudolph Roquemore, Roger Ventura, Shaylyn Coito, Judelyn Duldulao, Devin Javillo, Sheldon Marquiz, Kimberly Mulanix, Tamara Adams, Monica Alvarez, Randall Carpio, Kara Kapeliela, Mari Nickl, Zemira Robitaille, Alexander Svendsen, Jaymee Beverly Buen, Raymond Kanehailua, Andrea Leitner, Cheryl Perez, Sarah Sullivan, Xi Zhi Wong, Jason Batino, Jowen Coito, Nicole Davis Lim, Geraldine Gilboy, Adam Lundberg, Brittany Ann Rocha, Helena Santos, Tyler Alcoran, Renee Bautista, Shanda Caravalho, Sharon Ketchum, Charles Nery, Shelli-Ann Rocha, Leinani Yamamoto

Amy Baskett, Michael Burley, Keoniana Flavin-Sylva, Cameron Kawai, Krissy Luga, Bethany Moreno, Alanna Souza, Elaine Valdez, Wesley Brum, Jose Dan Jethro Buen, Edhelrose Duldulao, Tina Galan, Myles Ignacio, Ron Nakahara, Nicole Pasalo, Koa Perez, Chelsey Yamamoto, Applelynne Campollo, Nicholas Derasin, Tricia Gorman, Tia Kalaau-Catrett, Justin Macalma, Chiya Mock Chew, Ravyn Poliahu, Raynard Torres, Tiffany Arakaki, Russell Cabingas, Blake Gutierres, Timothy Holschuh, Malia Lajala, Andrew Sheehan-Rivera, Ryan Brannigan, Stephanie Diaz, Kystal Kapuras, John Kuhaiki, Shaun Matsuo, Ezra Santos, Sarah Uehara, Savannah Kahoopii, Arlene Bruno, Leianna DeSilva, Drew Fernandez, Joey Giltner, Robert Manoske, Joseph Osborne, Harold Perez, Enjoli Perry, Bruce Ventura, Jed Brown, Casey Cornillez, Renee Gironella, Melynie Ii, Landry Matsu, Kanoe Paio, Jade Stevens, Jokhrishner Arellano, Dillon Fernandez, Zerin Gambill, Chelsea Hasegawa, Anita Hunt, Scott Marquez, Melany Ventura

Gillian Fallau, Glenn Federizo, Mai Fujii, Chelsi Hood, Cheyenne Maldonado, Mari Nickl, Joshua Penner, Julie Mae Rabi, Brittany Rocha, Shelli-Ann Rocha, Sarah Sullivan, Brensen Viernes

Thank you to the community, KHS staff, students, P.A.V.E. students, and KHS student council officers for contributing all your efforts for this important life-giving event on November 11th.

KHS Close Up and Electric Car Team would like to thank all who have made their craft fair on November 15th a huge success. Between the two groups, we had generated over $3500. To the community, parents, students, entertainers, and silent auction donors a big Mahalo Nui Loa for all your efforts.

This year's Winterball will be held on December 20th from 5:00 - 10:00 pm at the Hapuna Prince Aapana Ballroom. Permission forms along with Guidelines available at SAC office November 24th. Permission forms must be turned in before tickets can be purchased. Tickets are $40 per person. Bus transportation also available for first 42 students who sign up. The Winterball Queen, Arlene Bruno & King Blaine Hoopai will be presented along with their attendants: Seniors-Kanoe Paio & Jared Pasalo, Juniors-Zerin Gambill & Kepono Marquez, Sophomores-Shannon Smith & Mailani Davis, Freshmen-Hoku Rocha & Ryan Bautista.

On November 25th, the Aloha Performing Arts Co. presented a production, "Domestic Violence" for students grades 9-12. The production examined the issue of domestic violence and child abuse, its causes and possible methods of breaking the cycle. The performance included statistics and facts about domestic violence mixed into personal stories.

"Dream it, Do it, Achieve it!" This is the theme selected to inspire delegates from public and private schools in grades 7 -12 from across the state to have their voices heard on issues concerning the youth of Hawaii. This years conference will be held on December 3 - 5th at the state capitol and UH Manoa. Attending students will be Applelynne Campollo, Chelsi Hood and Raymond Kanehailua.

This year's Big Island Association of Student Councils retreat was held Nov. 13 & 14th at KMC in Volcano. The retreats theme was "The Invisible Student" and guest speaker was Tyler Durham, who shared a variety of personal accounts regarding "deciphering the truth between the false lies in your life". Marissa Yanos led a team building activity where participants built bridges while communicating with their teammates using only the stereotypes they were given. These activities were to demonstrate to the students how important it is to involve all students. Students also participated in two service projects: they made cards for the soldiers in Iran and toiletry bags for the homeless shelters. On Nov. 14th the district's first BIASC meeting was held by Marissa Yanos (BIASC Chair), Raymond Kanehailua (Historian) and Alain Takane (Secretary). Also representing Kohala was Chardelle Yaamamoto, Chelsi Hood, Keoniana Flavin-Sylva, Tia Kalaau-Catrett, Arlene Bruno, Rena Veloria, Kristen Kaneshiro, Jared Pasalo, and advisor Donna Smith.

On March 20, 2004, the 9th Annual Electron Marathon will be held on Oahu. Our goal is to complete our car by Dec. 18th so as to increase testing time compared to last year. Students work on the vehicle Mon thru Fri from 5:30-7:30 pm. Usually, not all students can make it each night and many trickle in for a part of the time. Progress has also been detained because the motor that should have arrived in early Oct. was received just last week. Despite obstacles, the team, continues to hold to its goal to have the car up and running before winter break. We hope for continued support from the school and community towards success in this project. This years team consist of: Capt. Sharon Ketchum. Returnees: Wes Brum, Jowen Coito, & Brandon Matsu. New Members: Nick Derasin, Eddie Duldulao, Kimo Ku, Jared Pasalo, Chris Usman, Jay Vega, Melany Ventura, & Josh Whinery. Mentors: Eric Dela Cruz & Fern White. There are a few 2004 Electric car t-shirts still for sale. If you are interested or would like to know more about the electric vehicle, call 889-0926.

Several members already have selected and begun work on interpretation pieces: Lila Liebemann & Shannon Smith, Kim Mulanix & Xi Zhi Wong intend to compete in Duo Interpretation and have taken out selections. There is an interest in debate and teams are forming. This year's Neighbor Island Tournament will be held in Maui Feb. 13 & 14, 2004. Parents and adults interested in traveling with the group to assist as judges and/or chaperones may contact Ms. White. This years teams consist of 35 members. Officers are: Pres-Jay Vega, VP Colleen Moriarty, Tres-Randy Carpio, Sec-Zemira Robitaille. The Mock Trial team is also a part of KHSSC. These students: Chris Anjo, Jason Batino, Applelynne Campollo, Jeff Cerminar, Leianna DeSilva, Leilani Fallau, Daisy Garcia, Robbie Manoske, Beth Moreno, Colleen Moriarty, Tyler Morris, Rudy Ruquemore, & Shannon Smith attended an Orientation with volunteer attorney coachers Robert and Tuve Rodrigues who travel from Waimea to work with students. Next meeting is Thur. Dec. 4th during 7th, Lunch and 5th periods. KHSSC is planning a Pizza Night for Sat. Dec. 13 at the Kona Pizza Hut. More info call 889-0926.

Washington, D. C. becomes a classroom, and some of its leading experts serve as educators when students participate in the Close Up Foundation government studies program in Spring 2004. Signed up are: Monika Alvarez, Kallan Angelo, Chrystal Balser, Leilani Fallau, Tina Galan, Cameron Kawai, Ui Kahoopii, Kaulana Leialoha, Adam Lundberg, Kepono Marquez, Amy Pany, Samantha Pine, Shannon Smith, Sachi Uehara, & Leinani Yamamoto. During their week, they will attend seminars on capitol hill, meet government officials, political experts, lobbyists, and a rep of the Wash. Press corps to learn more about the federal process. They will also visit with Hawaii's Congressional representatives. They will meet with other students for daily debates, discussions, and activities focusing on current issues and the governing process. They will tour the city, visit universities, and attend cultural events. Participants will be working their way to Washington D. C. as a group and independently. Each student needs about $2000. A Super Bowl breakfast will take place on Sun. Feb. 1, 2004 at the school cafeteria. For more info or to make merit donations to the group or individual student, call 889-0926.


   Dec. 2 Boy's &    Girl's Soccer vs. Kealakehe
   Dec. 6 Boy's & Girl's Soccer @ Kau
               Girl's Softball @ Kealakehe
                Boy's & Girl's Wrestling @ Hilo
   Dec. 9 Graduation Requirements Meeting @ HS Library
   Dec. 10 Boy's & Girl's Soccer vs. Konawaena
   Dec. 12 Boy's & Girl's Wrestling @ Waiakea
   Dec. 13 Boy's & Girl's Wrestling @ Waiakea
                  Boy's & Girl's Soccer vs. Christian Liberty
                  Girl's Softball vs. Waiakea
   Dec. 15 Financial Aid Night @ HS Library 6:30 pm
   Dec. 16 Boy's & Girl's Soccer @ St. Joseph
   Dec. 19 Waiver Day-No School
   Dec. 20 Boy's & Girl's Soccer vs. Hilo
                  Girl's Softball vs. Hilo
   Dec.22-Jan.2 CHRISTMAS BREAK-No School
   Dec. 27 Girl's Softball @ Kamehameha 
   Jan. 5 First day back to school




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