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Kapa‘a High School student honored

The United States Achievement Academy announced last month that Kapa‘a High School student Sonya Tupou was recognized by the United States Achievement Academy as a student of excellence in mathematics. This prestigious honor recognizes fewer than 10 percent of all American high school students.

Sonya Tupou was nominated by the United States Achievement Academy by her teacher Laurel Baldridge. Tupou will appear in the United States Achievement Academy’s yearbook.

Standards for selection include academic performance, interest and aptitude, leadership qualities, responsibility, motivation to learn and cooperative spirit.

Kaua‘i High School ninth grade orientation

Parents and guardians are invited to attend an orientation for their teens.

To help make a teen’s transition to high school easier, attend the ninth-grade orientation meeting, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, in the Kaua‘i High School music room M-47, located behind the campus swimming pool.

This will be an informal meeting and a perfect time to interact with members of the school community, ask questions and gather information to help your teen prepare for life at Kaua‘i High School before school begins.

PAIRS-PTSA will provide light refreshments and door prizes. For more information call the Parent-Community Networking Center on campus at 274-3176.

Kaua‘i High School alumni excells at university

2002 graduate of Kaua‘i High School Alana Eve Ignacio recently made the Dean’s List of the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.

She graduates in fall 2008 with a double major in studio art and inter-disciplinary studies: Academy of creative media in animation and gaming.

Ignacio will pursue a career in the animation field.

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