Saturday, January 12, 2019

Lancer Robotics Headed to World Championship

Saturday, January 12, 2019
University of Hawaii at Manoa
VEX Robotics Hawaii State Championship
Congratulations to Lancer Robotics freshman girls, Ayla Hakikawa, '22, Kammiee Ardo, '22, and Nanami Mehring, '22, on an outstanding performance at the #VEXRobotics State Championship! The trio comprise the first ever Academy  #VEX team to qualify for the World Championship! 

This year's game, #TurningPoint, is played on a 12’x12’ square field with two Alliances composed of two Teams each. Teams compete in matches consisting of a fifteen second Autonomous Period, followed by a one minute and forty-five second Driver Controlled Period.

The object of the game is to attain a higher score than the opposing Alliance by High Scoring or Low Scoring Caps, Toggling Flags, and by Alliance Parking or Center Parking Robots on the Platforms.

The VEX Robotics World Championship will take place in Louisville, Kentucky, starting with the VEX Robotics Competition and VEX U portion of the event from April 24-27, followed immediately by VEX IQ Challenge portion held April 28-30.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Alumnae Forum 2019

On Tuesday, January 8, Sacred Hearts Academy held its annual Alumnae Forum. This was a great opportunity for recent graduates to come back to the Academy and share their college experiences with our current students in grades seven thru 12. 

The 2019 Alumnae Forum boasted a record number, 33, of participating graduates representing nearly 20 different colleges and universities. Colleges such as St. Martins University, Boston University, Creighton University (NE), Fordham University (NY), George Washington University (DC), St. Bonaventure University (NY), Waynesburg University (PA), George Mason University (VA) and the University of Hawaii were represented.

Special guest speaker, Roxanne Solidum Bruhn, Sacred Hearts Academy alumna from the Class of 1973, shared her educational journey while providing
good insights to the senior and junior divisions during the forum.
“I felt in my heart that I had a message to share with them about college, about life, and about the education given at the Academy. It is an honor to be allowed to participate!” -Roxanne Solidum Bruhn, '73
Following the formal portion of the Forum, alumnae gathered in the Academy's gymnasium to host a mini
college fair with opportunities for students to ask questions of the alumnae directly and gather information on their respective colleges.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Digital Media Club Visits Eggs N Things Waikiki


Sacred Hearts Academy Digital Media Club
Eggs N Things, Waikiki
Sacred Hearts Academy grades five and six Digital Media Club students were mentored by photographer and Academy parent, Harold Watanabe, during a live photo shoot for Eggs N Things in Waikiki on December 12th, 2018.

During the photo shoot chefs brought out about eight onolicious breakfast dishes such as the All Fresh Fruit Rainbow Pancakes (Hawaiian Macadamia Nut Pancakes with Fresh Bananas, Strawberries, Kiwi, Blueberries, Pineapple, and Papaya) and the Plantation Pineapple Pork Chops with island fresh eggs and sweet potato medley.



Sacred Hearts Academy Digital Media Club
Mr. Watanabe taught the students about set design concepts and how to use different props to help with lighting. By using a powerful photo editing app, Snapseed, students were able to bring their photos to the next level. We encourage you to check some of their work out on the Eggs N Things Instagram and Hawaii's Best Kitchens

Sacred Hearts Academy extends a heartfelt mahalo to Mr. Watanabe and the friendly and supportive staff at Eggs N Things for opening their doors to our girls for this hands-on experience!

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Message from Mr. Randy Fong to all Alumnae

Aloha Academy Graduates!

I hope you are enjoying your Fall semester in college. We are getting ready for our annual Alumnae Forum, which will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. This is a great opportunity for recent graduates like yourself to come back to the Academy and share your college experiences with our current students. The Forum will be open to students in grades 7-12, and the format will be the same as last year.

The tentative schedule is for the Alumnae Forum to start after homeroom at 7:55 a.m – 9:15 a.m which includes a mini college fair, followed by a breakfast meal and fellowship for all of you.
More information will follow, but if you are able to attend, please email me back by next week with the following information:

  • Name/Sacred Hearts Graduation Year
  • College Attending
  • Major
  • Cell Phone NumberImportant!
If you are able to, please bring brochures, viewbooks, etc., from your college—you can check with the Admissions Office at your college; they will be more than happy to give you materials to distribute to students.


Aloha,
Mr. Fong

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Academy Students Network With Nobel Laureates

Academy Science Dept. Chair Mrs. Erin Flynn
Autumn Garlutzo (9), Tiadii Lum (11), Briann Silva (12),
Samantha Seto (12), and Olivia Yoshida (12)
Five Sacred Hearts Academy students attended in the University of Hawaii Cancer Center's Weinman Symposium on Friday, November 30, 2018. A special treat at the symposium included a keynote lecture given by Dr. Bruce Beutler, an American immunologist and geneticist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2011.

Following the symposium, the girls gathered with students from other schools for a special networking luncheon with numerous cancer researchers and Nobel Laureates hosted by the Cancer Center

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

A Thanksgiving Prayer

Psalm 9:2-3 tells us "I will praise you, LORD, with all my heart;
I will declare all your wonderous deeds. I will delight and rejoice in you;
I will sing hymns to your name, Most High."
As we celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends and enter the Advent and Christmas liturgical seasons, let’s remember and thank God for all He has provided us.

We give thanks to God for grace He gives each one of us.

We give thanks to God for loving families, caring friends, and welcoming homes in a country that values gratitude, generosity, and service to one another.

We give thanks to God for the gift of Catholic education, especially for Sacred Hearts Academy and the mission of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

We give thanks to God for our vocation of teaching God’s children alongside all of our colleagues, an amazing team of dedicated educators and administrators who work together to help our students grow closer to Him.

We wish safe travels for all who are going to see loved ones near and far over the long weekend. And we leave our Academy 'ohana with this prayer of Thanksgiving. Have a truly blessed weekend.
Father, all powerful,Your gifts of love are countlessAnd your goodness infinite;As we we come before you on Thanksgiving DayWith gratitude for your kindness,Open our hearts to have concernFor every man, woman, and child,So that we may share your gifts in loving service.Through our Lord Jesus Christ your Son,Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,One God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Academy Robotics Shines Over Veterans' Day Weekend

Sacred Hearts Academy High School VEX Team 2437A won the Build Award at North Shore VEX EDR Tournament at Waialua HS. This team also won the Design Award at UH Manoa a week earlier and got a berth to the state championship on 1/22/19 at UH Manoa. Congratulations Ayla Hakikawa, Kammiee-Marie Ardo, and Nanami Mehring!

Sacred Hearts Academy Jr. High School VEX IQ Team 2437A won the Excellence Award and Robot Skills Champion Award with a berth to the state championship on 2/23/19 at Saint Louis School. Congratulations Hyatt Yoshioka, Mei Wai Lee, Vanessa Laub, and Anna Takegawa!

Sacred Hearts Academy Jr. High School VEX IQ Team 2437B won the Design Award and got a berth to the state championship on 2/23/19 at Saint Louis School. Congratulations Abegail Aguirre, Madison Iwashita, and Reese Machida!

Sacred Hearts Academy Lower School VEX IQ Team 2436A won the Tournament Champion Award and got a berth to the state championship on 3/2/19 at SHA. Congratulations Gabrielle Castro, Lindsey Dimaya, Sadie Takaki, and Sara Inao!

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