School News
Keeping North Hawaii beautiful: HPA students help collect heavy load of beach trash

KOHALA COAST — Twenty-one Hawaii Preparatory Academy seniors, along with their teachers, Hapuna Beach State Park staff and Keep Puako Beautiful volunteers, participated in a...

HPA student Sidney Vermeulen named semifinalist in 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars Competition

WAIMEA — Sidney Vermeulen, a senior at Hawaii Preparatory Academy, was named one of 723 semifinalists to advance in the final round of the 2017...

Local resident graduates from Macalester College

Emily Johnson, the child of Scott and Zoe Johnson of Waimea, graduated cum laude from Macalester College on May 13. She received a liberal arts...

Waimea Country School hires new kindergarten/first-grade teacher

WAIMEA — Waimea Country School warmly welcomes Will Sanchez as the new kindergarten/first-grade multi-age teacher beginning in the 2017/2018 school year. He will replace Marcie...

HPA student achievers honored

WAIMEA — Hawaii Preparatory Academy honored dozens of Upper School students May 15 for their special achievements in academic studies, the arts, athletics and community...

Teachers encouraged to apply for outdoor science professional development program

WAIMEA — Hawaii teachers and their students will have opportunities this year to leave the classroom and study firsthand the island’s ahupuaa, or traditional Hawaiian...

Alicia Chow wins National Merit Scholarship

WAIMEA — Dana Petteys, Hawaii Preparatory Academy’s interim dean of academics, announced Thursday that HPA senior Alicia Chow has been named a National Merit $2,500...

Parker students earn ribbons at state science fair

WAIMEA — Five Parker middle school students participated in the 60th annual Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair April 10-12 on Oahu. They were among...

Kamuela resident wins Outstanding Student Achievement award

Sarah Willey received the Paul Fell Biological Research Award May 1 at the annual Honors & Awards ceremony at Connecticut College. It goes to the...

Kohala youth leadership program to nurture future leaders

NORTH KOHALA — A new leadership development program is launching exclusively for Hawaii Island high school juniors that features mentors, place-based learning and a capstone...

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