Thursday, June 8, 2017

2017 International Microwave Science Conference

2017 International Microwave Science Conference
On June 8th the Academy's Jr. HS Vex IQ Robotics Team consisting of Kammiee Ardo, Ayla Hakikawa, and Nanami Mehring, accompanied by Miss Robertson, participated in the 2017 International Microwave Symposium’s Student and Teacher STEM Experience at the Convention Center.

Their day was packed with exciting activities. First, the students presented their STEM Poster and research to others, including Mrs. Dawn Amano-Ige, the governor’s wife; with their poster showcase winning 1st Place for Outstanding Achievement in the Middle School Division!

Students toured different exhibits featuring an Augmented Reality Sandbox, Analog Devices, Autonomous Car Track and Virtual Reality; each showcasing how microwaves, part of the electromagnetic spectrum, are used in everyday life now and could possibly be used in the future. 
To end the day, students attended a Women in Microwaves Panel, where successful women such as Dr. Olga Boric Lubecke shared their insights and inspiration as engineers and microwave specialists.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Lancer Athletics Senior Breakfast 2017

The Academy bids a fond farewell to its Lancer Athletics Senior Athletes at the Athletics Department Annual Senior Breakfast attended by coaches, families, & administrators. 

We wish each of you the best of luck as you head off to your respective colleges in the fall! We hope you will remain in touch and let us know how your collegiate athletic and academic careers are going! #GoLancers!
  • Brandi Surell, ’17 – Varsity Cheerleading (4yrs)
  • Brianne Agcoaili, ’17 – Varsity Soccer – Pacific University, Exercise Science
  • Chloe Camello, ’17 – Varsity Track & Field – US Air Force Academy, NCAA Division I Gymnastics
  • Joanne Nicole Villanueva, ’17 – Varsity Sporter Riflery (2yrs) – University of Florida, Biology & Business
  • Jordan Kwok, ’17 – Varsity Sporter Riflery, Varsity Track & Field (2yrs) – Point Loma Nazarene University, Environmental Science
  • Katherine Hennion, ’17 – Varsity Soccer (4yrs) – Virginia Tech, Biology
  • Kaycee Bridget Selga, ’17 – Varsity Sporter Riflery (2yrs), Varsity Soccer (4yrs), Varsity Track & Field (4yrs) – Saint Martins University, Biology/Pre-Optometry & Business Management
  • Kaysey Siobal, ’17 – Varsity Soccer – DePaul University, Film & Television
  • Kiarah Gomard, ’17 – Varsity Bowling, Varsity Sailing - California Polytechnic State University, Animal Science
  • Kyla Nascimento, ’17 – Varsity Basketball (2yrs) – University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nursing
  • Lainey Sanborn, ’17 – Varsity Cross Country, Varsity Wrestling (3yrs), Varsity Judo (3yrs) – Dixie State University, Theatre
  • Lauren “Kalei” Ka’aiali’i – Varsity Volleyball (4yrs) – Willamette University, Business
  • Lauryn Ohai, ’17 – Varsity Soccer (4yrs) – Brigham Young University, Exercise & Wellness
  • Lindsey Young, '17 - Varsity Precision Riflery (2yrs) – Gonzaga University, Mechanical Engineering
  • Marissa Okamoto, ’17 – Varsity Bowling (2yrs) – California Baptist University, Political Science & Secondary Education
  • Morgan Louis-Soares, ’17 – Varsity Canoe Paddling (2yrs) – Oregon State University, Wildlife & Fisheries
  • Rin Kusaka, ’17 – Varsity Canoe Paddling – University of Hawaii at Manoa, Business
  • Saki Shimada, ’17 – Varsity Golf
  • Shayla-Ann Santos, ’17 – Varsity Volleyball (4yrs) – De Paul University, Communications & Acting
  • Taryn Sagapolu, ’17 – Varsity Volleyball (2yrs)
  • Taylor Ann Yee, ’17 – Varsity Cheerleading (2yrs) – University of Portland
  • Trinity Morgado, ’17 – Varsity Canoe Paddling – New York Film Academy, Photography

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Academy Students Acknowledged at 2017 Olelo Youth Xchange

The Olelo Youth Xchange is Hawai'i's largest student video competition, this year boasting over 900 entries in 16 different general and sponsored categories. Sacred Hearts Academy's Jenelle Ho, '18, won the "Mini Documentary" category for her video "Taste the Waste" on how local businesses recycle food waste.

Meanwhile, Celine Arnobit, '18, and Academy seniors Ashley Lardizabal, '17, and Kailani Ablog, '17, were finalists in the "News" category for their story "Encouraging Conservation Among Hawai'i's Youth," on the IUCN News Congress.

Mahalo nui loa to Olelo, we are so grateful for the Youth Xchange competition which provides our students and students around the state the opportunity to share their voice through media!

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Girls On The Run 5K Fun Run

On Saturday, April 22nd, the inaugural Sacred Hearts Academy Girls on the Run team and their “running buddy” parents successfully completed a 5K fun run, held at Wet ‘N Wild

The event involved over 500 participants from around Oahu and included fun activities such as a dance party, yoga, Zumba and the chance to cool off at Wet 'N Wild with free admission to the park after the run.
Eleven Academy girls from grades 3-5, alongside their coaches Carrie Knebel (JK Teacher), Fiona Hayashi (Lower School Counselor) and Riki Wong (Counseling Intern) spent the past 10 weeks training for the run, while also taking part in lessons that inspired the girls to become independent thinkers by teaching problem solving skills and healthy decision making.

Girls on the Run is an international non-profit organization, with over 200 locations across the USA and Canada. Its mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. 

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Academy Big Book Swap 2017

Wow! What an amazing way to promote reading! A grand total of 109 Academy students participated in the annual Big Book Swap in the Lower School Library. 

During the month of March students' families and Academy community members brought in an impressive amount of more than a thousand books to swap! 

The girls then spent two days with their classmates swapping their gently used books. The Academy's Big Book Swap helps to give a second life to books and generates excitement for reading.  

All extra donations were given to the Lower School Library and classroom teachers. Mahalo to the countless families and parent volunteers who helped make this year's Big Book Swap an outstanding success! 

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Visit to School of Medicine Provides Inside View of Health

Twenty-five members of the Science Club and Elizabeth Sutter’s Anatomy and Physiology class visited the University of Hawai’i’s John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) on February 15, touring the facility’s Anatomy Lab and Native Hawaiian Garden.

In the Lab, students received a first-hand look at the cadavers used by JABSOM’s students in their study of the human body. They also examined – and even got to hold – healthy and diseased hearts, lungs, livers and brains. In addition to the resources of the Lab, the students viewed JABSOM’s collection of medicinal plants. Science Club Co- Advisors Chelsea Zaniboni and Sutter concur that viewing the resources at the facility was an invaluable and awesome experience for the group, fitting with the Club’s mission of fostering student interest and excitement in pursuing a healthcare-related career.

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Friday, February 10, 2017

All About Dr. Helen Turner

Interested in learning a bit more about Dr. Helen Turner, special guest speaker and #STEM panelist moderator at the upcoming Science Symposium hosted by Sacred Hearts Academy

Dr. Helen Turner is Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and a tenured biology Professor at Chaminade University. She is a respected immunologist, and holds affiliate professorship and graduate faculty appointments at the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii.  She received her PhD in 1998 from the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, University of London, and was a Wellcome Trust International Prize post-doctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School from 1998-2000. From 2000-2007 she was Associate Director of Research at The Queen’s Medical Center in Hawaii, receiving her first major NIH research grant at within 4 years of her PhD.  

Dr. Turner has published over 30 research papers on the molecular logic of cellular communication in the immune system, and secured over $30M in grants and program awards during her tenure in Hawaii. Her research is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Air Force. She engages in research, capacity building, and grant review for diverse state and Federal agencies and is a thought leader in Hawaii’s statewide science capacity building efforts and in efforts to broaden participation in #STEM careers.

She was honored as a member of the Pacific Business News 40 Under 40 class of 2009 and is a founding fellow of the academic Executive Leadership Academy at UC Berkeley. Dr. Turner is also a majority owner of TwoFox Concepts, LLC, a science and education consulting company.

Tune in to Hawaii Public Radio's The Conversation on Friday, February 17th at 11:30AM to learn more! 

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