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Happy Camper for Friday, January 19, 2018

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Menehune students get ready to enjoy the KIF boys basketball game, Wednesday at the Kauai High School gym.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Waimea High School students Brandie Aguinaldo, Isaiah Pascua-Balbin and Louisa Tanigawa enjoy themselves between games, Wednesday night at the Kauai High School gym.

Kudos to Pua Rossi, Josh Fukino, and all the kalo growers on a great Ku‘i At The County Wednesday! The event was a dramatic change to the more militant protests familiar throughout the world, and was nice to see the keiki from Punana Leo so engrossed in the activities which even had John Kaohelaulii come out of the Kapaa traffic with his konane, or Hawaiian checkers.

Louisa Tanigawa of Waimea High School has been like Aliana Ho (she was doing hula with Kumu Kehaulani Kekua at the IROK Martin Luther Day) of Island School — very visible on many fronts. Louisa (who was the chicken photo bomb?) and Aliana (she wasn’t wrestling along with Audrey Werner) were both at the 10th Annual Kauai Regional Science Olympiad, Saturday, and Louisa said the final results won’t be available until this weekend when St. Catherine School and Island School get to complete their events.

Jean Souza of the Hawaiian Island Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary said Friday is supposed to be the start of a multi-week ocean-themed festival, but what’s going to happen if the country gets shut down…stay tuned.

In the meantime, check out Belma Baris and the Lions in Sight used eyeglass collections taking place from Kapaa to Eleele, and this is the final weekend for the RSVP (where is Donna Olivas going to be?) school supplies collection at Times Supermarket and Kmart as part of the Martin Luther King Day initiative.

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