Friday, May 10, 2019

Lower School Students Read 1,800+ Minutes

Congratulations to the 91 Sacred Hearts Academy Lower School students who read more than 1,800 minutes each this school year! 

Students diligently tracked their reading time and turned in a reading log for six months showing that they read at least 300 minutes each month. 

Each student received a reading medal, certificate signed by their teacher and librarian, and Pizza Hut personal pan pizza coupons.  

Keep up the great work! So proud of your efforts.

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Monday, May 6, 2019

Academy Band Honors Senior Students at Aloha Concert

Following an outstanding Aloha Concert presented by the Sacred Hearts Academy Band at Mamiya Theatre on Monday, May 6th, 2019, Band Director, Keith Higaki, offered his congratulations to the Class of 2019 Sacred Hearts Academy Band Seniors! We wish them the best as they continue their academic endeavors. 
  • Olivia Bruce - Spelman College (Physics & Music)
  • Lauren Chun - Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo (Electrical Engineering)
  • Sally Do - University of Hawaii at Manoa (Biochemistry)
  • Shelby Mattos - Creighton (Journalism)
  • Minami Nagahama - Gonzaga University (Nursing)
  • Tiffany Ng - University of Hawaii at Manoa (Molecular Cell Biology)
  • Amy Ngo - Chaminade University of Honolulu (Forensic Science)
  • Martha Nicholas - University of Hawaii at Manoa (Creative Media)


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Sunday, May 5, 2019

Alumnae Present at Annual Head of School Reception

Dr. Lisa Fong, '07
Lisa graduated from Santa Clara University with a degree in Biology. At Creighton University, she earned her Doctorate in Pharmacy. Currently works as a pharmacist at Times Supermarket. You may have seen her in a commercial for Times Pharmacy where she has been working since 2015. Lisa recently partnered with the Hawaii Department of Health to provide a Hepatitis B class that educated both at-risk members of the public and health care professionals.


Brittany Viloria, '12
Brittany graduated from Chaminade in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Criminology and a minor in Psychology. She currently works as an Operational Support Technician for the FBI, Honolulu Office. She is now pursuing her Master’s degree in Criminal Justice also at Chaminade.

Jaclyn Sakamoto, '15
Jaclyn will be graduating this May from the University of Hawaii Manoa with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, American Studies and Economics. She is a member of several UH organizations such as the Campus Climate Committee and the Pre Law Association, was a senator and now secretary with the Associated Students of the University of Hawaii. She has been accepted into the Seattle University School of Law this fall.


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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Video Production PSA by Ka Leo Staffer Qualifies for Youth Finals

Reagan RamirezLeilani Ostrowski,
Kirsten Aoyagi
 and Aubree Davis
Bruised,” a video public service announcement (PSA) developed by Kirsten Aoyagi, was one of over 1,500 pieces submitted in this year’s ‘Olelo Youth Xchange Student Video Competition.
Aoyagi’s well-crafted script and proficient filming and editing qualities earned her anti-bullying production one of three PSA finalists spots in the Xchange contest. The junior’s quality piece, which also earned finalist honors in the “Inspired in Hawai’i” contest, was recognized at the Xchange Competition Awards Banquet on April 24. Aoyagi (second from right) was joined at the Banquet by the “talent” in the PSA, (left) Reagan Ramirez, Leilani Ostrowski and Aubree Davis.


Watch "Bruised": https://vimeo.com/297220234


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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Ka Leo Named 2nd Best Newspaper In State (Again!)

The Sacred Hearts Academy Ka Leo editorial team was named 2nd Best Newspaper in the State (again!) at the 2019 Hawaii High School Journalism Awards (HHSJA) luncheon, held April 17 at the Pagoda Hotel.

In addition, our students brought home numerous First in State Awards including: News, Features, Profile, Column, Blog, Infographic and Multimedia. Special congratulations to Martha Nicholas, '19, on being named Most Valuable Staffer!

Sacred Hearts Academy Ka Leo Staff
  • Kristen Aoyagi
  • Mercedes Anacleto
  • Monica Kenny
  • Ragelle Lumapas
  • Shelby Mattos
  • Rebecca Meyer
  • Noe Nekotani
  • Martha Nicholas 
  • Milena Ordonez
  • Tyra Tabayoyong

To participate in this award-winning publication, Academy students should speak to their counselor or Mrs. Alyssa Myers to join the Ka Leo team!
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Monday, April 8, 2019

Lancer of the Month: Ashli Sordillia, '19

Congratulations to Lancer of the Month Ashli Sordillia, ‘19, a member of the Lancer Athletics Varsity Softball Team and the Academy's Trimble Scholars!
"She is a great representation of what a student-athlete should be. On the field she is a great leader, teammate, competitor, and big sister. She leads by remaining positive, working hard, being respectful, picking up her teammates, and always putting the team before herself." -Softball Coach 

"She is a wonderful personality, bright, hardworking, diligent, positive, humble, and respected by all." -Academy Teachers
Ashli is a joy to be around and tends to be the “mother hen” looking after the emotional needs of her classmates.  She is quick to share humor and welcome people into her friend group. Congratulations Ashli on being named April's Lancer of the Month!

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Academy 'Ohana Supports St. Baldrick's Foundation

Sacred Hearts Academy invites you to show your support of Academy Alumnae, Dr. Desiree Medeiros Glaser, '82, Alana Glaser, '18, and current sophomore, Alyse Glaser, '21, in their family effort to raise awareness and funds for the St. Baldrick's Foundation

Both Desiree and her husband, Dr. Darryl Glaser are Pediatric Oncologists at the Kapiolani Children’s Blood and Cancer Center. Their children, Alana and Alyse, have grown up knowing children with cancer and the devastating effects cancer can have, and are excited to join their mom and dad in support of these brave warriors and show their support toward Conquering Childhood Cancers. This year, the entire Glaser 'ohana has volunteered to shave their heads to raise money for Childhood Cancer Research and to show solidarity with children with cancer.


“The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer and donor powered charity committed to supporting the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.” Since 2005, St. Baldrick’s has funded over $258,000,000 in research grants for Childhood Cancer Research with Honolulu events contributing to over $680,000 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. 


Join them at the 9th Annual Honolulu St Baldrick’s Event on April 28, 2019 at Mai Tai Bar at Ala Moana Shopping Center at 12 noon to 4 pm.


Ways to support:
1. Become a shavee.
2. Donate to one of the following links:


3. Attend the event and cheer the Glasers on!
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