This summer, one student from Kauai will join outstanding middle school students from across the nation to take part in a unique academic and career-oriented development experience. Rayven Orsatelli from Kalaheo has been selected to attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington D.C.
Alakai O Kauai Charter School is preparing to open this summer at the former Seventh-day Adventist School at Kahili Mountain Park.
Waimea Canyon Middle School students are really growing. The school’s agriculture program for grades six through eight is helping students gain an understanding of agriculture, learn about career opportunities, participate in project-based experiences and expand leadership skills.
Tuesday is a grand night for singing! That’s the day Island School’s three choral ensembles, together comprising the Island School Chorus, will take the stage in the Jasmine Ballroom at the Aqua Kauai Beach Resort to present their 10th annual spring concert. “It’s a Grand Night for Singing!” is the chorus’s most ambitious concert yet, showcasing 120 students in fourth- through 12th-grades.
Music makes a difference in people’s lives, and so do musicians. This weekend, there were at least two different benefit concerts on Kauai that raised funds for the island’s flood relief and recovery. Musicians like Jack Johnson of Oahu traveled from Oahu, and others traveled from as far as the Caribbean, such as members of legendary reggae band The Wailing Souls, to share their support.
Local musicians are putting on a concert with 100 percent of the net proceeds directed to the Kauai Relief and Recovery Fund at Hawaii Community Foundation, as well as other local organizations committed to the disaster relief. The benefit show, Kokua For Kauai, will take place Saturday, May 12 at the Poipu Beach Athletic Club and feature Jack Johnson, Donavon Frankenreiter, Paula Fuga, Makana and other special guests.
Kauai saw the largest decrease in homelessness in 2017 compared to the rest of the state, according to the annual Point in Time Count, which showed a nearly 10 percent overall decrease in the number of homeless individuals across the state compared with the same period last year.