Lessons of the heart

Photos by Bill Buley / The Garden Island

Kilauea School first graders display their copies of “Aloha: What It Means To My ’Ohana And Yours.” Front row from left, Hayden Flores, Ka’onohi Armitage, Dalton Rose, Kyan Young, Emma Hadley and Siani Olanolan. Second row from left, Blue Fleming, Massey Ritchie, Audrey Jones and Ari Dumayas. Third row, Emma Virag, Na’e Vaughan, Isla Amador, Kadence Saenz, Nakoa Kelekoma and Lopaka Chandler. Back row, teacher Heather Cornell, co-author Ann Hettinger, Principal Sherry Gonsalves, co-author Lahela Chandler Correa and Title I coordinator Barbara Baker.

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Ann Hettinger visits with Kilauea School first-grader Blue Fleming.

Bill Buley/The Garden Island Kadence Saenz works on his aloha picture.

Audrey Jones reads her definition of aloha.

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Lahela Chandler Correa spends time with Kilauea School first-grader Siani Olanolan during a lesson on aloha.

KILAUEA — Kilauea School first-grader Hayden Flores smiled as he pulled out the sheet of paper with the word, “Aloha” at the top.

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