ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY News
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There was a very special announcement in the Grade 6 Design Tech class last week. Students Boedy Tapia ‘27, Eliseo Hayes ‘27, and Ethan Juarez ‘27 learned that they won second place out of more… more w
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ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY’s theatre students delivered a socially-distanced, fist-pumping, foot-stomping rendition of We Will Rock You in the school’s first ever virtual musical last week. Featuring the songs of Queen, and telling the story of two young rebels trying to restore rock ‘n’ roll in a post-apocalyptic world, the performance rocked audiences from as far away as Finland, Italy, Honolulu, and Kapolei.
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ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY Grade 7 students, Savitri Dube and William Meyermann, were recognized for scientific excellence at the 2021 Hawai’i State Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, April 17. Meyermann ‘26 was a Grand Award winner, taking 2nd Place overall in the Junior Division. The Grand Awards recognize the top three overall winners in the state of Hawai’i.
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ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY seventh grader, Logan Pinard ‘26, was recently named one of five finalists from across the nation in the 2021 Minoru Yasui Student Contest for his essay, “Refugee and Immigrant Experiences – Hamdi Ulukaya”, about the story of the founder of Chobani, the top-selling Greek yogurt brand in the US.
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Seven ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY middle school students were recognized for their outstanding science fair projects at the annual, and first ever virtual, ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY Middle School Science Fair in February.
Blue Zones Project Kapolei-’Ewa, ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY’s partners in health and wellness, joined IPA parents at Coffee with the Principals this week to talk about “Keeping Your Center in Changing Times.” Everyone left the discussion with much valuable information and many new tools to use in coping with the stress and challenges of this unprecedented year.
When he’s not training hard for a triathlon or capturing impressive aerial photos with his drone, Carson Lofton ‘16 is busy assisting with business acquisitions as a Business Development Executive for The Islander Group. Problem solving, project management, data analytics, navigating new tasks – every day is different for Lofton, and that’s what he finds most challenging and enjoyable about his position.
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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.
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Grade 3 students have been working on their Democracy, Presidents, and Media units of inquiry, and are practicing what theyʻve learned by organizing an election to determine the theme for one day of Spirit Week.… more w
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Whether they’re listening to a journalist discuss the devastating effects of drought on the Moloka’i deer population, or participating as panelists alongside filmmakers in a national discussion about the power of place-based storytelling, IPA’s Grade 6 Design Tech students are earnestly exploring ideas around environmental justice.