Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Trimble China Scholars Learn About Chinese Opera

During the upcoming Fall Break a select group of Sacred Hearts Academy Trimble China Scholars will be participating in a cultural exchange trip to Fujian, China, where they will partner with girls at Fujian Hwa Nan Women's College
Fujian Hwa Nan Women's College & Fuqing Middle School professors Nell Wu and Linda Chen traveled to Hawaii to orient Academy students ahead of the exchange to provide an orientation to the girls on various topics of Chinese culture including the Chinese Opera.
“Masks have been used in Chinese opera for a thousand years. The colors on the masks stirs up specific emotions that allows the audience to feel and understand the story being told. 
For example, red symbolizes intelligence, heroism and integrity; purple conveys nobleness and justice; black represents neutralness and altruism; and yellow portrays treachery and ferociousness. 
In a Peking opera, even you don’t understand it, let the color be your translator.”
-Professor Linda Chen, Fuqing Middle School

Following the presentation the Trimble China Scholars picked their own colors and painted their own masks to represent what they feel.
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Monday, August 12, 2019

P'ookela Awards 2019

Hawaii State Theatre Council
2019 Po‘okela Awards
Ko'olau Ballrooms
Mahalo to Sacred Hearts Academy alumna and current parent, Dr. Desiree Medeiros Glaser, '82, for sharing this photo!

Congratulations to Kira Stone, '19, Caris Leong, '26, Rache Sapla, '16, and Alyse Glaser, '21, on being recognized at the Hawaii State Theatre Council 2019 Po‘okela Awards! The Po'okela Awards honors excellence in island theatre.



  • Alyse Glaser, '21, and Kira Stone, '19, received Po'okelas for ensemble performance in a play (The Wolves)
  • Caris Leong, '26, received a Po'okela award for lead actress in a musical (Matilda)
  • Rache Sapla, '16, received a Po'okela award for featured actress in a musical (Matilda) and ensemble performance in a musical (Beehive)


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Fujian Hwa Nan Women's College & Fuquing Middle School Professors Visit Sacred Hearts Academy

Aloha and welcome to Sacred Hearts Academy Fujian Hwa Nan Women's College & Fuqing Middle School professors Nell Wu and Linda Chen!

Following a dinner at Fook Yuen Seafood Restaurant, the ladies spent some time on the Sacred Hearts Academy campus orienting our 2019 Trimble China Scholars who will be participating in an exchange in Fujian, China during fall break.

Special thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Trimble for this opportunity, we look forward to following along on your adventures this fall!
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