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Hilo High School grad profiles: Kazmyrr Neichelle Alcon and Langston Hamilton

May 14, 2017 by Hawaii Tribune Herald

Hawaii Tribune HeraldLast year, he moved to East Hawaii. He started his senior year at Pahoa High School (his family was renting in Puna while their Hilo home was being built) and is finishing at Hilo High, where he'll graduate Friday at age 16 — at least a year younger ...

Top of their class: Hilo High School graduation to feature 21 valedictorians

May 14, 2017 by Hawaii Tribune Herald

Hawaii Tribune HeraldEditor's note: This story has been updated to include names of the 21 student valedictorians. Names are posted at the bottom, along with the college each student is planning to attend. Hilo High School will feature 21 valedictorians at its commencement ...

On scholarship: Hilo High's Pinner gets last laugh

May 11, 2017 by West Hawaii Today

West Hawaii TodayThe laughter stopped a long time ago, but even if it hadn't, Moana Pinner wouldn't hear it. When the soon-to-be Hilo High graduate steps into the batter's box, she blocks out everything and everyone. That includes the words of encouragement from her ...

High school golf: No medal, but progress made on Maui

May 9, 2017 by Hawaii Tribune Herald

Hawaii Tribune HeraldHilo sophomore Riley Kaneshiro didn't spend a lot of time reflecting on missed shots at the HHSAA golf tournament on Maui, where a conversion or two would have won him medal. His mindset was to move on and enjoy the experience at the Ka'anapali ...

DOE letter warns parents about Netflix show

May 3, 2017 by West Hawaii Today

West Hawaii TodayHILOHawaii's public schools chief told parents in a letter Tuesday the state has “serious concerns” about a popular new Netflix series called “13 Reasons Why.” Kathryn Matayoshi, superintendent of the state Department of Education, said the show ...

Strong arguments: Upstart Hilo High debate club fares well in statewide competition

April 22, 2017 by Hawaii Tribune Herald

Hawaii Tribune HeraldThat was just a few months ago, shortly after Emma, 15, joined Hilo High's debate club. The club formed this school year and organizers say it's the only speech or debate program offered at a public school on Hawaii Island. Despite its greenness and ...

For Hilo's Kuipers, fast times at Keaau High

April 19, 2017 by West Hawaii Today

West Hawaii TodayLukas Kuipers' time of 10.97 seconds in the 100-meter dash Saturday deserves at least two asterisks next to it. One to designate that the Hilo High senior's school-record finish matched a Keaau High stadium record – and another to illustrate how big of ...

From parade veteran to grand marshal: Former longtime county band member to lead royal procession

April 16, 2017 by Hawaii Tribune Herald

Hawaii Tribune HeraldThe former Hawaii County Band trombonist, who marched in every Merrie Monarch parade until his retirement from the band in October 2015, is the parade's grand marshal this year, his reward for 70 years of service. “He was in high school when he started ...

Hilo Students Take First Place in State Forensic Championships

April 12, 2017 by Big Island Now

Big Island Now“We have a lot of talent at Hilo High,” he said. “We are going to build on this momentum.” Organized by the Hawaii Speech League, this year's championship tournament hosted 18 schools competing in 16 speech and debate events over a three-day period.

Health Department says Hilo Bay waters are safe

April 6, 2017 by Hawaii Tribune Herald

Hawaii Tribune HeraldThe state Department of Health cleared all remaining Hilo Bay beaches still affected by a sewage spill Monday to reopen Wednesday afternoon after tests showed the water to be safe to enter. An estimated 41,000 gallons of untreated sewage spilled into ...

Barbara Kawakami To Speak On “Picture Bride Stories” at Hawai'i Japanese Center in Hilo

March 27, 2017 by The Hawaii Herald

The Hawaii Herald“Picture Bride Stories” author Barbara F. Kawakami and Masaharu Saito with the family of picture bride Tei Saito. From left: Tei Saito's grandson, Dr. David Saito; great-granddaughter Trisha Okamoto; granddaughters Kay Okamoto and Diane Saito (of Hilo ...

Hilo High School Students Taking More AP, College Courses

March 20, 2017 by Big Island Now

Big Island NowHilo High School students who enrolled in college-level courses during high school increased 24% from 7% since 2014. The class of 2016 report, released today by Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education, shows that the state's public school graduates have ...

Aloha Spirit Alive And Well In Hilo

March 16, 2017 by Honolulu Civil Beat

Honolulu Civil BeatTwo years ago, I moved back to Hilo, back to my parents' home, where I had lived from childhood through my graduation from Hilo High School as the salutatorian in a class of 730 students. The wise, young woman I was then, all of 17, never expected to ...

Alleged threat causes lockdown at Hilo High

March 10, 2017 by Hawaii Tribune Herald

Police are investigating an alleged threat Thursday morning that caused Hilo High School to go into lockdown for roughly 30 minutes. At 9:48 a.m., the campus went into lockdown after becoming “aware of a threat to our school,” said Principal Robert ...

Wise beyond their years: 35 Hawaii District students advance to state science, engineering fair

March 3, 2017 by Hawaii Tribune Herald

Research by Hilo High School's Jared Goodwin about the movement of arsenic-contaminated soil around Hilo's Wailoa Pond was among the top winners Feb. 18 during the Hawaii District Science and Engineering Fair at the 'Imiloa Astronomy Center.

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