Kilauea Drama & Entertainment Network opens The Pirates of the Penzance musical this weekend
with an offer from KMC of dinners before the show. See more below. Photo from KDEN
|Laci AhYee and Kaʻū Global Learning Lab|
Director 'Aina Akamu. Photo/ Global Learning Lab
However, there was one standout student. Laci AhYee has not yet begun high school and will officially start her 9th grade year on Aug. 4. AhYee was enrolled in both Early College courses, and passed both courses, earning six college credits and two high school credits.
Students took Early College classes online with the other Kaʻū students as well as students from Waiākea High School. It was a unique opportunity for Kaʻū students to learn together with other high school students, as they were both in the same college course section. Typically, Early College students take the class with others from just their high school. As part of the college courses, students had to give presentations, complete a career interview, and recite stories from each district of the Big Island.
"I really liked learning the stories from all around the island," says AhYee when asked about her favorite part of the summer. When asked about the hardest challenge she had, she replies, "nothing, except knowing my cousins went beach and I was at school." If students and parents are interested in the Early College program at KHPES, contact Jennifer.Makuakane@k12.hi.us for more information.
HAWAI'I ISLAND POSTED 64 NEW COVID CASES TODAY, WITH 21 PERSONS HOSPITALIZED, up from 16 the day before. The trend over the last two weeks is following statewide numbers which rose from 365 Monday to 389 on Tuesday, with one new death. According to the state Department of Health, there are 789 known active cases of Covid on this island, which has the highest positivity rate in the islands, with 7.7 percent over the last two weeks.
The next scheduled community vaccination clinic in the Kaʻū area will be this Saturday, Gug. 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Robert N. Herkes Gymnasim MultiPurpose room at 96-3150 Pikake St.
Alameda declared, "We have to do more to encourage Hawai'i Island residents to get the vaccine and perhaps a monetary incentive through the use of gift cards might do it for some."
|Dr. Kimo Alameda and Bay Clinic will give out $100 gift|
cards to those who take the Covid vaccines.
Photo from Bay Clinic
GOLF & MEMBERSHIPS for Discovery Harbour Golf Course and its Clubhouse: The Club offers Social Memberships, with future use of the clubhouse and current use of the pickleball courts as well as walking and running on specified areas of the golf course before 8 a.m. and after 3 p.m. to enjoy the panoramic
VOLCANO FARMERS MARKET, Cooper Center, Volcano Village on Sundays. 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., with much local produce, baked goods, food to go, island beef and Hawai‘i Coffee. Cooper Center's EBT Machine, used at the Farmer's Market, is out of service until further notice. EBT is used for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly Food Stamps. Call 808-967-7800.