Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Lower School Book Club Makes SHA Nene History

For one hour on February 13th, 2018, Sacred Hearts Academy's Grades 4-6 Nene Book Club members found themselves in the Lower School Library competing in a match up against Maemae Elementary students playing Nene Jeopardy via Google Hangout.

Nene Jeopardy
is a book trivia contest that tests students' knowledge on 30 chapter books.

Not only did the girls win the trivia competition, they did not miss a single question - a first in Sacred Hearts Academy Nene History! Way to go ladies! Job well done!

Sacred Hearts Academy Nene Book Club
  • Madison Iwashita (Team Captain)
  • Abegail Aguirre
  • Llana Lee
  • Keira Iwamoto
  • Madeleine Villamil
  • Bailey Leong
  • Ellen Ha (Alternate)
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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Mahealani Sims Tulba Named 2018 Hawaii's Top Youth Volunteer

B.R.A.V.E. Hawaii: https://www.bravehawaii.org/
Congratulations Mahealani Sims Tulba, ’18, on being named one of Hawaii’s top two youth volunteers of 2018 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism! As a Hawaii State Honoree Mahea will receive $1,000, an engraved silver medallion and an all-expense-paid trip in April to Washington, DC, where she will join the top two honorees from each of the other states and the District of Columbia for four days of national recognition events.

Mahea created a nonprofit foundation, B.R.A.V.E. Hawaii, to communicate about the problem of bullying of students throughout Hawaii. After Mahealani experienced firsthand the destructive power of bullying in the fifth grade, she wrote a book about it and began using the book as a tool to reach out to other young people. 



"I realized that there are many others in the same situation as me. I wanted to spread my message of positivity, encouragement, kindness and respect for others." -Mahealani Sims Tulba, '18
Mahea formed her foundation and then started asking schools and libraries if she could come and read to their kids and talk about bullying. On these visits, she distributes copies of her book, "It's Okay to Be Different," along with silicon bracelets, and sometimes brings along her mascot Buddy the Bulldog.

Mahealani has spoken in front of thousands of elementary, middle level and high school students statewide, and participated in numerous community events to make both youngsters and parents aware of bullying issues. She has also created a music video on the subject, appeared on a weekly television program, and conducted an annual toy drive for children in need. By her count, Mahea's "B.R.A.V.E." campaign (which stands for "Be Respectful and Value Everyone") has so far reached more than 40,000 students across Hawaii.

Way to go Mahea! We look forward to supporting you as you compete to be recognized at the National level of the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards in Washington, DC, this April!


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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Science Symposium 4 Girls: Keynote

Learn More about the SCIENCE Symposium & STEM Symposium
https://www.sacredhearts.org/stem-and-science-symposiums
Ever aspire to explore the "HI-SEAS" of the Red Planet of Mars? Those attending the Sacred Hearts Academy 2018 Science Symposium on February 17th can do just that - with the assistance from Dr. Kim Binsted, the keynote speaker and principal investigator of the University of Hawai'i at Manoa's Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) project.

Nestled on the slopes of Mauna Loa on the Island of Hawai'i, this ground-breaking, international project focuses on tearing down barriers to human journey to the planet Mars.

University of Hawai'i at Manoa's (HI-SEASHawaii Space Exploration
Analog and Simulation Project
Specifically, this site simulates life on the Red Planet, with "crew members" on an eight-month "trip" under the watchful eye of research scientists. Far from being on "Earth, the experience aims to mimic the gravity and habitats on Mars.

Science Symposium attendees will learn about common daily tasks conducted during this HI-SEAS journey, including preparing food using only shelf-stable ingredients, exercising to stay healthy in differing planetary environments and conducting in-depth, NASA-driven research experiments.

And, since an actual stay on the planet would lack common, everyday Earth "perks," Binsted will discuss individual and group behavioral dynamics of those on a quest to conquer the "final frontier!"

To learn more and register visit:
https://www.sacredhearts.org/stem-and-science-symposiums

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Phenomenal Weekend at VEX State Championships

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Lancer Robotics had a phenomenal weekend at the VEX and VEX IQ Hawaii State Championships held at Kamehameha School! 
As a result, Sacred Hearts Academy will be sending multiple teams to the world championship in Louisville, Kentucky this April! 
Way to go ladies! We are so proud of you!

Here are the results:
  • Jr. HS Team A 
    • Robot Skills Champions 
      • (#1 rank in the US, Middle School Division)
    • 2nd place Middle School Teamwork Award
    • Middle school Design Award
  • Jr. HS Team B 
    • Middle School Teamwork Champions 
    • Middle School Think Award
  • LS Team A 
    • Create Award
  • LS Team B 
    • Elementary Robot Skills Champion 
      • (#1 rank in the US, Elementary Division)
  • LS Team E 
    • 2nd place Robot Skills Award


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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Celebration of Life for Gwen Marino Aiwohi, '53

Today, the Sacred Hearts Academy faculty, staff, alumnae, family and friends mourn the loss of Gwen Marino Aiwohi, '53, who peacefully went home to God on the evening of Saturday, January 13th. She was 82 years old and was a familiar face on the Sacred Hearts Academy campus for many years having worked in the Admissions office alongside Karen Muramoto, Admissions Director. Once a date and time for a Memorial Service celebrating her life have been finalized we will share the information on this blog with our extended Academy 'ohana.

Many will recall fond memories volunteering with her at iconic Academy fundraisers and events including SHABoom, SuperFair, the Scholarship Gala, Alumnae Luau and countless Athletics functions. She will be missed dearly by both the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts and her Academy 'ohana. May she and all the departed rest in peace. #InLovingMemory #SacredHeartsAcademy
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