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Kapolei High School Diligently Serves Community

by: Marvin Buenconsejo

KAPOLEI (KHNL) - Our tour of "Hawaii's Cool Schools" takes us to the Second City of Kapolei.

Opening its doors in the year 2000, Kapolei High School is the academic home to more than 2,300 students.

Donning the school colors of teal, silver and black, the Hurricanes not only excel on campus, but in the surrounding community, as well.

All student clubs at Kapolei High School, regardless of their designation, are required to participate in community service.

KHNL News 8's Marvin Buenconsejo catches up with these fine students.

MARVIN: Here we are now with the Poly Club and joining me now is senior, Eddie Bernard, and let's talk about your Club.

EDDIE BERNARD: The Poly Club, we want to represent our culture around the island. We always want to keep it home to the islands. Not more of the mainland stuff. Basically, our theme is One Team and we always like to keep it like that and it's great representing Kapolei, it's all we can do."

MARVIN THE MEETS WITH KAPOLEI SENIOR, MATT VALMOJA:

MARVIN: All of you are here in leadership roles. Let's talk about the leadership qualities found here in the students of Kapolei.

MATT: That's the good thing about Kapolei. It's one team. So, it's not one person who does the one show. So, it's good that we have a lot people here who do a lot of different things. So, it's all broken up and everybody has their one thing. But, it makes for the big role in the end.

MARVIN: And one of the unique programs, here at Kapolei High School is the Peer Education Program. Joining me now is Alyssa Jasso, and what is the Peer Education Program? ALYSSA: The Peer Education Program is a program where we learn to educate our fellow peers with their daily dilemnas.

MARVIN: What kind of dilemnas are you talking about? ALYSSA: Such as teen pregnancy, suicide, and sexual abuse, assault. We learn those things, and we try to help our fellow students so that they know about it, too.

MARVIN: On this night, we visit Kapolei High School and if there's one things this schools got, it's lots of talent.

This final note, Kapolei High School's Polynesian Club is getting ready to take on other island schools in the annual "Samoa Arts Festival", at the Polynesian Cultural Center.

That state-wide competition is set for May 19th, in Laie.

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