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High School Day of Service & Class of 2022 Day of Recollection

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Today, each grade level at our high school dedicated themselves to service, reflection and the ideals of Noblesse Oblige. While the Class of 2022 freshmen participated in their Day of Recollection, our Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors participated and engaged in various community service projects across the island. 
Seniors - Class of 2019 - Keawawa Wetlands is the habitat for the critically endangered ‘alae’ula or Hawaiian Gallinule (mud hen).  The wetland is a small remnant of what it once was and very important for the survival of the ‘alae ‘ula. It sits along Hawaii Kai Drive on two properties. The seniors worked with the Livable Hawaii Kai Hui, a non-profit organization, to help restore the wetland.
 
Juniors – Class of 2020 - Working with and supporting the Ala Wai Watershed Association, half of the junior class helped to clean up and restore the upstream watershed.  The watershed is in Manoa Valley and our work will help to eliminate topsoil and contaminants from ending up in the Ala Wai Canal.
 
Papahana Kuaola on the Windward side of O’ahu is a non-profit organization located in Waipao, Heʻeia, Koʻolaupoko, Oʻahu. Half of the junior class helped foster the organization's mission of environmental restoration and economic sustainability of the Waipao area. They also learned about Hawaiian culture and practices.
 
Sophomores – Class of 2021 - Located in the Windward side of O’ahu, Paepae O He’eia is an ancient Hawaiian fishpond used to herd, trap, and cultivate fish for sustenance.  In joining Paepae O He’eia, the sophomores helped to restore a 600-800-year-old functional structure (one of the largest in our islands) and the area around it.
 
Freshmen – Class of 2022 - The freshmen spent today participating in their Day of Recollection as a class. Their day began with a Mass, celebrated by our associate pastor, Fr. RJ Resinto. The class then transitioned to the Maryknoll Community Center for activities that helped to foster spiritual and social reflection with one another.
 
Throughout the school year, each grade level will participate in three community service projects, providing each of our high school students opportunities to engage and live out our school motto of Noblesse Oblige. Each grade level will also participate in a Day of Recollection and have an opportunity to reflect and grow in faith and grow closer with one another and their faith.
 
Mahalo to all those that made today’s community service projects and Day of Recollection possible. Our entire school ‘ohana looks forward to serving our community in many other ways throughout the year!
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