Waianae Small Boat Harbor Chainlink Fencing Project

  
From: Yuasa, Eric T 

Sent: Monday, April 25, 2016 10:47 AM

Subject: Waianae SBH Chainlink Fencing

Senator Shimabukuro and Representative Jordan:

Based on the site visit conducted on April 21, 2016, we have determined that approximately 760 feet of chain link fencing and a 14’ drive gate is needed to mitigate access to the Waianae High School. The fence will begin at the end of the fencing at the baseball field and end at the vegetation line on the beach. The estimated cost is $50,000. The funding will come from Act 122, SLH 2014, Item H-16, which lapse on June 30, 2016. The balance of the appropriation will be used for paving and water system improvements.

We are planning to solicit bids for the fencing and gate this week or early next week. Bids will be due on May 12, 2016. The paving and water system improvements will be bid out in late May or Early June. 

Please advise me if and what type of public outreach should be done for the fencing project. 

Sincerely,

Eric Yuasa, Boating

Wai’anae High School Seeks Storefront to Showcase Students’ Products 

   
   
On 04/29/16, I attended an exciting meeting regarding Wai’anae High School’s (WHS) hopes to build a storefront to sell various products produced by the students, through the school’s culinary, aquaculture, electronics, Searider Productions, and other programs. The Storefront would be located on DOE’s lands, located in the area between the harbor and the school, off Farrington Hwy near the entrance to the baseball field.
“The school wants to support the economic health of the community by teaching students how to run a small business and be financially responsible. The storefront will provide a safe environment where students can learn from their mistakes,” said WHS principal Disa Hauge.

Special mahalo nui loa to Senate President Ronald Kouchi for organizing the meeting and recruiting Pacific Architects to donate their time to assist with preparing drawings and offering other planning assistance.

Photo caption: 

Standing, L-R: Ryan Oshita, WHS VP; Lei Aken, WHS; Senate President Ronald Kouchi; Candy Suiso, WHS Searider Productions; Edmund Ibarra, Pacific Architects Intern (Note: Edmund Ibarra is from the Wai’anae Coast).

Sitting, L-R: Disa Hauge, WHS Principal; 

Dennis Kimura, Pacific Architects; Sen. Shimabukuro; Duane Kashiwara (DOE).

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Star-Adv: Wai’anae Schools Win 2016 Video Competition

Waianae schools victorious in student video competition
By Jayna Omaye
Star-Advertiser, April 29, 2016

A young man tears in half a large white sign on which “criminal record” is written in bold black letters.

A young woman smiles as she rips up a similar sign that reads “I will never graduate,” and throws it on the ground. Others with signs emblazoned with “bully,” “thief” and “alcoholic” follow suit as the camera zooms in on the words: “I Am Waianae Strong.”

The awards ceremony for the annual ‘Olelo Youth Xchange statewide student video competition was held Wednesday at the Sheraton Waikiki. Waianae High School winners areRachmaninoff Yeazus, left, Gena Martin, Aimee Nitta, Kamalu Alensonorin, Nakili Cachola and Giovanni Magofna. Photo by DENNIS ODA DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

The awards ceremony for the annual ‘Olelo Youth Xchange statewide student video competition was held Wednesday at the Sheraton Waikiki. Waianae High School winners areRachmaninoff Yeazus, left, Gena Martin, Aimee Nitta, Kamalu Alensonorin, Nakili Cachola and Giovanni Magofna. Photo by DENNIS ODA DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

The video project sought to “bring the community closer together,” says Waianae High School senior Nakili Cachola. “The message was just really powerful.”

Cachola, 17, and his classmates were among the top winners recognized Wednesday at this year’s ‘Olelo Youth Xchange student video competition. The Waianae High team was named the competition’s Expert Winner, a category for previous high school and college winners with professional experience. Their video, which took two days to film and about one week to edit, was part of a class project that sought to break down stereotypes.

The Junior Expert winners from Waianae Intermediate School are Jordan Gerard Watkins-Oka, left, Fabryanna Manumaleuna, Amee Neves and Samantha Caldwell. Photo by DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

The Junior Expert winners from Waianae Intermediate School are Jordan Gerard Watkins-Oka, left, Fabryanna Manumaleuna, Amee Neves and Samantha Caldwell. Photo by DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

“We just took what everybody was saying (about stereotypes) and what you’ve heard the most,” said Waianae High senior Jiovanni Magofna, 17, who along with Cachola plans to attend the University of Hawaii at West Oahu to pursue film studies. “You hear it everywhere. It’s not directed to you but you feel it. Everybody can relate to it.”  Continue reading

Congratulations to the Finalists and Winners of the 2016 ‘Ōlelo Youth XChange Video Competition

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Congratulations to all the finalists and winners of the ‘Ōlelo Youth Xchange video competition on 04/27/16, especially the students from the Wai‘anae Coast!  The ‘Ōlelo Youth Xchange provides students with the opportunity to let their voices be heard on important issues. It is amazing to see what our keiki are capable doing. A big mahalo to all the teachers, parents and sponsors who worked hard to help make these students’ dreams a reality!

 

Wai`anae Coast Winners of the 2016 ‘Ōlelo Youth Xchange Video Competition

 Be A Jerk Category – Elementary

“Be A Jerk”-Nānāikapono Elementary School

Meth Not Even Once category

Middle School- “Meth Roulette”-Ka Waihona O Ka Na‘auao

High School –“Don’t do it” -Wai‘anae High School

Public Service Announcement –Middle School

The Avoidance-Ma‘ili Elementary School

Junior Expert Category- Middle School

“A home for Larenzo”-Wai‘anae Intermediate

Expert Category –High School

“Wai‘anae Strong”-Wai‘anae High School

Here is a link to the Star-Advertiser article which focused on the outstanding winners from the Wai`anae Coast: https://21maile.com/2016/04/29/waianae-schools-win-2016-video-competition/