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Five years ago, the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education made history by becoming the first in the nation to sanction high school surfing. So far, Maui Interscholastic League is the only league in the state that has implemented the program. I spent a week with the Lahainaluna surf team as they geared up for the big contest at Kōkī beach in Hāna, Hawaiʻi. The video organically generated over 12k views and 1.2k reactions from 1k shares on Facebook.

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Non-profit organization Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke (In Working One Learns) and Hāna High & Elementary collaborate to offer their students hands-on, cultural-based programs. The video organically generated over 22k views and 1.7k reactions from 1.4k shares on Facebook. It was also an official selection of the 2018 Maui Film Festival.

Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke teaches academic subjects through real-life, hands-on application. Whether they're building a new classroom for their peers, a new home for Hāna kūpuna, or a new cultural center at Kahanu Garden, students not only learn valuable vocational skills, but also what it means to be leaders in the community. The video organically generated over 27k views and 3k engagements on Facebook.

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Mahele Farm, Hāna High & Elementary School, and Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke collaborate to offer students hands-on learning experiences through their innovative agriculture program. The video organically generated over 12k views and 1.2k reactions from 1k shares on Facebook. Governor David Ige of Hawaiʻi shared it on his official Facebook page, and The Office of Hawaiian Affairs shared it on their official Facebook page.

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Hā Community Day at Pāʻia Elementary is an opportunity for the community to experience and celebrate the integration of Hawaiian language and culture in Hawaiʻi’s public schools. The video organically generated over 4k views and 300 reactions from 260 shares on Facebook.

The principal of Kalama Intermediate shares his vision for the school and calls to action members of the communities that make up the school’s diverse geographic boundary. The video organically generated over 4k views and 300 reactions from 200 shares on Facebook.

The ability to think creatively, bring expressive ideas to life, and communicate imaginatively are skills that help students succeed far beyond art class. For the past 22 years, art & media teacher Perry Buchalter has been empowering students at Molokaʻi High School to discover and express their voices by establishing foundational techniques, and then giving students freedom to explore. The video was published in Hawaii Business Magazine and organically generated over 8k views and 700 reactions from 500 shares on Facebook.

ʻAha ʻŌpio o Molokaʻi is an opportunity for keiki and kūpuna to exchange moʻolelo about Molokaʻi's wahi pana in order to strengthen students' sense of HĀ - BREATH (Belonging, Responsibility, Excellence, Aloha, Total well-being, and Hawaiʻi), a department-wide framework to develop the skills, behaviors and dispositions that are reminiscent of Hawaiʻi’s unique context, and to honor the qualities and values of the indigenous language and culture of Hawaiʻi. The video organically generated over 5k views and 300 reactions from 200 shares on Facebook.

In an effort to engage and inspire the community, I profiled a senior and her senior project for the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education. The video organically generated over 1k views and 50 reactions from 10 shares on Facebook.

In an effort to engage and inspire the community, I profiled a senior and her senior project for the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education. The video organically generated over 1k views and 170 reactions from 120 shares on Facebook.

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With the support of the Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations, teachers and administrators at Kīhei Elementary School are implementing strategies to inspire students to use their voices to create positive change in their school community. The video was published in Hawaii Business Magazine and organically generated over 4k views and 200 reactions from 40 shares on Facebook.

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STEMworks’ Summer Adventures in Healthcare Camp is an opportunity for middle and high school students to explore careers in healthcare. The video organically generated over 1k views, 10 shares, and 50 reactions.

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The Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership provided Maui students interested in STEM careers the opportunity to network with local professionals, practice design thinking, talk to experts about personal finance, and learn how to effectively advocate for change. The video organically generated over 1k views and 50 reactions from 25 shares on Facebook.

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Maui School Garden Network collaborates with 38 schools on Maui and Lānaʻi to offer students outdoor classroom experiences and hands-on learning opportunities. Recently, students at Kahului Elementary celebrated their hard work and dedication with a Harvest Fest. The video organically generated over 5k views and 400 engagements on Facebook.

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Pōmaikaʻi Elementary School teams up with Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning through the Arts to develop their arts integration initiatives for kindergarteners, thanks to their partnership with Maui Arts & Cultural Center and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The video organically generated over 1k views and 50 engagements on Facebook.

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Blue Zones Project is a community well-being initiative founded by National Geographic Fellow & New York Times Best-selling author Dan Buettner. The purpose of this video was to show how Blue Zones Project is working with Central Maui Schools to help make their community a healthier & happier place. The video organically generated over 5k views and 360 reactions from 250 shares on Facebook.

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Sydney Youth Orchestras is one of the most prominent youth orchestras in Australia. The mission of this video was to encourage youth to apply to the program. The video organically generated over 10 shares and 95 reactions on Facebook.