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Parker School's debate team heads to Oahu for Global Tourism Summit

September 19, 2017 by West Hawaii Today

West Hawaii TodayHawaii teams include three from Parker School, one from Hilo High School and two teams each from Oahu's Kamehameha and Home School League schools. Dr. Carl Sturges, Parker School's headmaster and debate coach, was especially proud that four of ...

Big Island schools to state their cases at debate tournament

September 16, 2017 by Hawaii Tribune Herald

Hawaii Tribune HeraldHilo High School's 2-year-old debate program is heading to an international debate tournament on Oahu next week that organizers hope will help give the small team some visibility. The debate tournament is part of the 2017 Global Tourism Summit, ...

Big Isle briefs, Sept. 7: Hilo Little League holding fall-ball sign-ups

September 7, 2017 by Hawaii Tribune Herald

Jason Fijie of Lanai beat Hilo's Ronald Nakamura in a shootoff last month to become the Hawaii High All Around Trap Champion. Top Big Island winners at the Hawaii Pacific International Trapshooting Championship at the county trap and skeet range were ...

Basketball: Good old time at Labor Day tourney

September 5, 2017 by Hawaii Tribune Herald

Hawaii Tribune HeraldTo the outside world, it looks like pickup basketball games, men on this court, women on that court, makeshift uniforms for the most part, but there's an unmistakably solemn approach to the annual Labor Day Alumni Basketball Tournament at Panaewa that ...

Kahele wants enrollment at UH-Hilo to exceed 5000 students within a decade

September 1, 2017 by Hawaii Tribune Herald

Hawaii Tribune HeraldState Sen. Kai Kahele of Hilo wants the University of Hawaii at Hilo's enrollment to exceed 5,000 students in 10 years. Kahele, who chairs the Senate's higher education committee, announced his enrollment goal Wednesday during a two-hour, town hall ...

Kim appointed Circuit Court judge

August 30, 2017 by West Hawaii Today

West Hawaii TodayIge also appointed District Family Court Judge Henry Taro Nakamoto to the court in Hilo, filling the vacancy created by the retirement of Glenn S. Hara last December. Kim, a graduate of Hilo High School, received his law degree from the University of ...

An inclusive campus: Hilo High among Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools

August 30, 2017 by Hawaii Tribune Herald

Hawaii Tribune HeraldSpecial Olympics Hawaii announced that Hilo High School is among three schools statewide to receive national banner recognition for its efforts to provide inclusive sports and activities for students with and without disabilities. Hilo High, Farrington ...

The heart of UOG Women's Soccer team returns

August 30, 2017 by Pacific Daily News

Pacific Daily NewsKoholali'i Maertens attended Hilo High School in Hawaii all of her high school years. She was captain of her team as a senior. Maertens was named second Team All-Island as a freshman through her junior season and was First Team All-Island as a senior.

Hilo High School Earns Special Olympics Recognition

August 29, 2017 by Big Island Now

Big Island NowHilo High School on Hawai'i Island is one of three schools in the state recognized for their efforts to provide inclusive sports and activities for students with and without disabilities. The other schools presented with a national banner are ...

Hilo native appointed Kamehameha Schools trustee

August 22, 2017 by Hawaii Tribune Herald

Hawaii Tribune HeraldA Hilo native and St. Joseph's High School alum has been tabbed to be a Kamehameha Schools trustee. Elliot Mills, vice president for hotel operations for Disneyland Resorts and Aulani Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, was chosen by a court-appointed ...

BIIF football: There is no secret to the Vikings' success; they put in the time

August 22, 2017 by West Hawaii Today

West Hawaii TodayContrary to what some may believe, Hilo High is not located on easy street, home to that delightful state where football programs never have to rebuild because they simply reload. In actuality, BIIF dynasties take a lot work to maintain. That the ...

Students get first-hand exposure to medical jobs

August 21, 2017 by West Hawaii Today

West Hawaii TodayDespite short notice, 10 students from Hilo High Health Services Pathway courses showed up for the after-class opportunity, demonstrating how enticing such health-related careers have become for school students throughout East Hawaii. The hospital's ...

A dose of medical practice: Programs expose students to health-related careers

August 19, 2017 by Hawaii Tribune Herald

Hawaii Tribune HeraldA real-life stroke alert from an incoming patient's ambulance triggered a group of touring high school students to hustle out of Hilo Medical Center's ER this week. “That's how we run here — we gotta just go, go, go,” said ER nurse Angela Kanae ...

Bowling: Hilo resurrects preseason tournament, though there is a twist

August 19, 2017 by Hawaii Tribune Herald

Hawaii Tribune HeraldThe bowling scene in Hilo remains dormant, but that's not stopping coach Damien Chow from reviving Hilo High's preseason tournament. The Vikings will just have to put in some driving time to get there. It's been four years in the waiting, but better ...

Basketball: Vulcans grad Wong joins men's staff, spurning offer from Hammerheads

August 15, 2017 by West Hawaii Today

West Hawaii TodayWong regularly scored 40 points or more as a senior at Hilo High School, but regrets not considering college more seriously at the time. ... Not being a traditional cradle of basketball superstars, Hawaii players are often lightly regarded on mainland ...

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