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IPA Middle School Students Compete in MathCounts Chapter Competition

Five Middle school students recently participated in the MathCounts Competition Series, competing in the virtual O’ahu Chapter Competition on February 5, 2021. They competed individually in the Sprint and Target rounds, which focus on speed/accuracy and problem-solving/mathematical reasoning, respectively. IPA performed well and Jinghao Li ‘25 scored high enough in the Chapter Competition to advance to the Chapter Invitational Competition held February 25, 2021.
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Make a Difference Day Goes Virtual

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.
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IPA Students Participate in CHANGE Event Series to Discuss Community & Economy

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.
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Container garden hanging on fence

Elementary Students Create a Sustainable Container Garden Rainbow on Campus

What started as a Grade 5 design project in sustainability and gardening evolved to include all of the Elementary grades and resulted in the beautiful rainbow of container gardens hanging along the campus fence in… more w
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Kea Peahu and Jude Weng from Finding ʻOhana talk with IPA students on Zoom

Finding ‘Ohana – Kea Peahu Shares Her Story with IPA Students

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY middle school students had a special opportunity to reconnect with former classmate Kea Peahu, star of the new Netflix film Finding ʻOhana. She and the film’s director, Jude Weng, joined Grade 6-8 students, faculty, and special guests for a Zoom Q & A where they shared their insights and experiences in the film industry.
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Oma by Grace Gehrich

Three IPA Seniors Awarded Silver Key at Hawai’i Regional Scholastic Art Awards

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.
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