Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Celebration of Life for Pua Palakiko Coen, '89

Lauleipuaokalani “Pua” Coen, '89
July 6, 1971 - March 11, 2018
The Coen & Palakiko 'ohana wish to share with their greater Sacred Hearts Academy 'ohana the following news of the passing of Lauleipuaokalani “Pua” Coen, '89, please share with family and friends.

Lauleipuaokalani “Pua” Coen, '89, died peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Sunday March 11, 2018. She was born on July 6, 1971, to Benjamin Hale Palakiko and Aletheia Kahalamapuwana Asimoe (Lau) Palakiko. She is survived by spouse Jonathan Lee Coen, daughter Rachel MLK Coen, brother Francis Moreira, sisters Lauleiliilehua “Leilii” Palakiko and Donna-Marie Palakiko.
She attended Star of the Sea Elementary, graduated from Sacred Hearts Academy, class of 1989, and received her Bachelors degree from Chaminade University.
Pua worked tirelessly to raise her people. Always an advocate, she started her professional career as a paralegal, then applied her investigative skills to work with Veterans before moving into leadership roles in non-profit and with the State. She was an accomplished hula dancer and graduated as an ‘olapa from Halau Hula o Maiki. She enjoyed learning and sharing her knowledge on all things Hawai’i. 
To honor her, we will celebrate her life on Tuesday March 27 2018 at Borthwick Mortuary Maunakea Chapel. Visitation begins at 5pm services at 6pm fellowship to follow. Aloha attire.

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Sixth Grade Geological Adventure on Garden Isle

Culminating their study of the geography, geology, flora and fauna of Hawaii, Sacred Hearts Academy Class of 2024 spent the three days leading up to Spring Break exploring the Island of Kauai. The group of ladies have a busy itinerary including stops at the National Tropical Botanical Gardens, Waimea Canyon, Haraguchi Rice Mill, Waioli Museum, Kauai Museum, and a trip to Hanalei Town.

Academy students will return to 'Oahu 
from Kauai Island to 'Oahu this Friday filled with not only the rich
experiences of what nature has to offer but also with memories of a lifetime sharing them with their friends, teachers and chaperones.

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Emma Pavich Counsels Counselors

Emma Pavich, a Domestic Violence Action Center contracted trainer and

licensed clinical social worker in the States of California and Hawaii, presented a half day workshop to 10 counselors and administrators from various private schools on Thursday, March 8th.

This workshop on "Intimate Partner Violence" helped give perspective on working with children and families suffering the harm of abuse. Participants learned to understand the complex issues impacting families and explore strategies for addressing this sensitive topic in confidential ways.

Mahalo nui loa to Emma Pavich for an insightful session!

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Saturday, March 3, 2018

E Mele Kakou 23rd Annual Festival a Huge Success

After working hours preparing for the E Mele Kakou Festival hosted by the Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus and Coro and Cantilena Ensembles, our Sacred Hearts Academy choir beautifully rendered, "Imagine a World" by David Waggoner to a standing room only audience at the majestic Kawaiaha'o Church on Saturday, March 3

The Academy's young vocalists also joined all festival participants in singing "All Things Bright and Beautiful" by John Rutter and "E Mele Aku ia lehova" by Herb Mahelona. What a wonderful experience for our young vocalists singing with such talented youth!
Mrs. Deb OkadaSacred Hearts Academy Lower School Choral Director, led the Academy's choir in these efforts and was assisted by parent chaperones - Danielle Taketa, Marian Redd.

A group of Select Choir singers will be traveling to the ACDA (American Choral Directors' Association) Youth Treble Honor Choir Festival in Pasadena, California from March 14 - 17, 2018 accompanied by Mrs. Okada and Mrs. Hayashi. We wish the ladies the best in their upcoming performances and safe travels to all!

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