Community group helps youth
“Dreams are not something to wait for,
they are something to work for,” is written on a poster
in a classroom on Castle High School, and some of the students
there fight hard to attain their dreams. Kalamalama visited
a Work Place Readiness class at Castle High School in which
the students were engaged in a project with Breakthroughs for
Youth at Risk, a worldwide non-profit organization that helps
teens to face their obstacles, change their attitudes, and
make good decisions. [More]
Castle High School teacher Donna Okita,
l., and Breakthroughs for Youth at risk Director Clinton
Terril, r., help students
attain their dreams.
Halloween Hoop-la: Free
event offers trick-or-treating, games, and performances
for all ages
by Kalamalama staff
Students are invited to take part in Halloween
festivities a few days early at HPU’s Fifth Annual Halloween
Hoop-La on October 26, from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the
Neal Blaisdell Arena.
The event will feature decorative booths for keiki to do their
trick-or-treating until 6 p.m., and other activities for youngsters
to enjoy, including games and inflatable bouncers. There will
also be costume contests, food, giveaways, music, a faculty
and staff scrimmage, and performances by the national champion
HPU cheerleaders and dance team, as well as the Sea Warrior
The highlight of Halloween Hoop-La is the introduction of the
2006-07 men’s and women’s basketball teams, who
will take part in an intra-squad scrimmage and free throw contests.
Also, come visit with HPU’s athletic director Jill Ward,
new head men’s basketball coach, Darren Vorderbruegge,
and new head women’s basketball coach, Liz O’Brien,
as well as their coaching staffs.
The event is free, parking is free, and Halloween dress-up
is encouraged. For more information, contact the HPU Athletics
Department at 544-0221.