NEWS & EVENTS

Students working in a taro patch

Make a Difference Day Gets Students Out into the Community

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY’s students give back to their community in many ways throughout the year, but IPA’s annual Make a Difference Day (MADD) provides an opportunity for the entire Secondary student body to contribute to the community in a meaningful way.

Girls holding up donation jars

Change for Change – IPA Helps Australia

Two IPA sophomores knew they wanted to help when they saw the devastating wildfires in Australia earlier this year. They came up with the idea for a fundraiser called “Change for Change” to support the Australian National Parks Service. With the help of the IPA student body, they raised a lot of money to help the affected wildlife.

Screen shot of the Quarantine Art Club website.

IPA Seniors Create “Quarantine Art Club – Color with Teens in Quarantine”

Three ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY seniors saw a need in the community and rose to the challenge in a creative and meaningful way. With the entire state of Hawai’i staying at home in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, they were inspired to help others spend their time creatively, so they created the Quarantine Art Club – a website with free, original coloring pages they create for anyone to download and enjoy.

Swimmer signing national letter of intent

IPA Swimmer Signs National Letter of Commitment

IPA senior Corbin Lofton ’20 is headed to UIndy in the Fall. The IPA swimmer, and 2020 ILH Champion in the 100 Butterfly, signed his National Letter of Commitment to the University of Indianapolis today in a special ceremony.

Lina Finley with her artwork

IPA Senior Awarded Gold Key at Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards

Lina Finley ’20 was awarded the Gold Key in Digital Art at the 57th Annual Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards for her digital illustration titled “The Power of Lighting.”