The topics of mental health and the COVID-19 vaccine were foremost on the minds of the student participants in Hawai’i Business Magazine’s CHANGE Event Series on Health and Wellness on Thursday, March 18, 2021, with students wondering about whether mental health during the pandemic has been prioritized as much as it should be, and how the vaccine will affect teenagers.
Celebrating your 102nd birthday is already a very special occasion. But Grade 10 student Ian Rife ‘23 was able to make it even a little more special for ‘Ilima at Leihano resident, and retired Air Force Colonel, Bruce Hunt. Rife created a thoughtful birthday board displaying the well-wishes of more than 20 Island Pacific Academy students and faculty and presented it in person to Col. Hunt.
IPA’s annual interactive, hands-on Make a Difference Day was converted to an engaging, meaningful, and impactful virtual experience this year with students participating in the Students Rebuild Change Maker Challenge, helping to raise funds for a number of organizations.
Seven ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY students had an opportunity to participate in Hawaiʻi Business Magazine’s CHANGE Event Series on February 25, 2021 and listen to community leaders and changemakers from across the islands discuss problems and solutions centered around six issues that make up the CHANGE framework put forth by the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation.
Three DP Art seniors were recognized for excellence at the 2021 Hawai’i Regional Scholastic Art Awards on January 28, 2021. Awarded the Silver Key were Grace Gehrich, Sophia Holmen, and Laney Tapia. Gehrich and Holmen were also recognized with Honorable Mentions along with seniors Amara Kennedy, Breana Alexander-Higa, and Kaitlyn Taaca.