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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.
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Stan Vincent

15 Years of Service: Stan Vincent

When Stan Vincent attended that first organizational meeting in 2003 for a new school in Kapolei, he probably couldn’t have imagined that he would be celebrating 15 years of service in 2020. Vincent joined IPA as the Middle school science teacher on July 20, 2005, and is one of seven current IPA faculty and staff members who are celebrating their 15th year of service.
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Zac Tocher

IPA Alumnus Helps Make Class of 2020 Commencement Memorable

Zachary Tocher ‘18 wanted to help give IPA's class of 2020 something that was meaningful for their graduation, so he jumped at the opportunity to help create their virtual commencement video.
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Australian wildlife buttons

IPA Design Technology Students Help Community

This year, the Grade 6 students used the design thinking process to create useful and creative solutions that addressed real-world problems for several organizations in the local and international community, including Wahiawa Botanical Garden, the Australian National Park Service, and Puʻuhonua O Waiʻanae.
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Sabine Yamamura.

15 Years of Service: Sabine Yamamura

It’s been a big year for IPA faculty member Sabine Yamamura. This year she celebrates her son Aston’s graduation from IPA and her own 15-year anniversary with the school. Yamamura joined IPA on May 13, 2005 and is one of seven current IPA faculty and staff members who are celebrating their 15th year of service.
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Graduates throwing caps

IPA Seniors Receive Diplomas in Special Ceremony

On Saturday, May 30, the ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY Class of 2020 received their diplomas at a special drive-in, family-only ceremony on campus. Although this was not a traditional commencement ceremony, it was a memorable, unique, and heartfelt celebration of the Class of 2020.
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