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Passing of a classmate

April 8, 2016 by Ronald Manning (Register to contact)

Just found out a close classmate of mine passed away. Gonna miss John Emory Kobashigawa.

Class of '73 Reunion

September 23, 2013 by Ernest Tanaka (Register to contact)

To protect privacy, contact info has been removed from this post. Register to see the original with contact info.

Waipahu High Class of ’73 Reunion
Nov. 2, 2013
Pearl Country Club
For more info contact:
(213) 925-XXXX

Waipahu High School News From Around The Web

At Waipahu High, students are writing books to inspire younger kids in their communities to read  Hawaii News Now

Senior students at Waipahu High School are putting their creative energy to work as authors and illustrators.

Waipahu High School Early College students inducted into Leeward CC honor society  UH System Current News

Waipahu High School students are bucking financial barriers and taking control of their future with college-level achievements that put them among the ranks of ...

UH West Oʻahu student rose from struggling immigrant to Academic Olympian  UH System Current News

University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu junior Leanne Aira Villanueva remembers feeling forlorn as a fifth-grader, having gone from being one of the top five ...

Despite adversity, Waipahu student earns dual diplomas through early college program  Hawaii News Now

Rovy Anne Dipsaya is the first student in Hawaii to complete the Early College program that allows a high school student to earn dual credits for courses.

Innovative high school program helping to fill demand for medical assistants  Hawaii News Now

"I feel like starting as a medical assistant is a good opportunity for me to gain experience working in the health care field."

Waipahu High School celebrates new football, track field  KHON2

Good news on the Waipahu High School campus as the Marauders are dedicating a new football field and track Wednesday morning. It's a milestone for one of ...

Waipahu High senior earned a college degree before graduating high school  KITV Honolulu

She just earned her associate of arts degree from Leeward Community College.

Waipahu High principal elevated to deputy superintendent  Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Keith Hayashi, the award-winning principal of Waipahu High School, is being tapped to serve as deputy superintendent of Hawaii's public schools, the ...

Local Student Observes 'Star Wars-Like' Planetary System  Big Island Now

An artist's rendition of the Kepler-35 planetary system, in which a Saturn-size planet orbits a pair of stars. PC: Lynette Cook/ In a galaxy ...

Record number of Hawaiʻi high school students earn college degrees from UH  UH System Current News

Sixteen public high school students from across the state earned college degrees from University of Hawaii campuses in spring 2018, before their high school ...

Fire hits concession stand at Waipahu High  Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Firefighters responded to a suspicious fire early Friday that damaged a concession stand near the football field at Waipahu High School. Firefighters responded ...

Police investigating $20K theft from Waipahu High football team  Hawaii News Now

Some $20000 has been stolen from Waipahu High School's football team.

Power Ranger pays special visit to Waipahu High School  KHON2

Actor Ludi Lin spoke to students about his acting career and what it's like to pursue his dreams in the entertainment industry.

Meet Hawaii’s 2019 Teacher of the Year  Hawaii News Now

He'll represent Hawaii in the National Teacher of the Year program.

Maunakea Scholars Expands to Every Major Island  Big Island Now

Maunakea Observatories reports that its signature Maunakea Scholars program will, for the first time, be available to schools on every major Hawaiian island.

Ex-Waipahu High School business manager sentenced  Hawaii News Now

At his sentencing for theft and money laundering, the prosecutor called Warren Harada's crime a "case of greed."

Tuberculosis testing for Waipahu High School starts  KHON2

The state will start testing certain students and faculty for tuberculosis at Waipahu High School on Friday.

Hawaii chef competes on Food Network's 'Chopped'  KHON2

Waipahu native Thomas Tapat made his on-camera debut Tuesday night on Food Network's competition show "Chopped."

Waipahu High principal will serve as interim superintendent  Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Keith Hayashi, Waipahu High School's principal who has been serving as interim deputy superintendent since March, has been tapped to lead the public school ...

Students shine at Leeward science and engineering fair  UH System Current News

It was standing room only at the March 14 awards ceremony for the 33rd Annual Leeward District Science and Engineering Fair held at Leeward Community ...

'Dance' delivers a message to stay away from drugs and alcohol  KITV Honolulu

During National Prevention Week some people dance. Students from Waipahu Intermediate and High School use dance to deliver a message to stay away from ...

She gave childhood homelessness a face. Now she's graduating from college  Hawaii News Now

Much about Victoria Cuba's life has changed for the better in the past four years..

Hurricane Lane Red Cross Evacuation Center Update - Honolulu, Hawaii news, sports & weather  KITV Honolulu

Hawaii Red Cross volunteers are supporting the following County evacuation centers across the State in response to Hurricane Lane. As of Thursday night, ...

Lawyer says Waipahu HS coach is '100% innocent' of sex assault charges  Hawaii News Now

The attorneys for a Waipahu High track coach accused of molesting one of his athletes are maintaining his innocence. They claim an initial...

UH West Oʻahu partners with Waiʻanae and Waipahu High Schools in creative media  UH System Current News

A partnership between the University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu Academy for Creative Media and Waiʻanae High School Searider Productions and Waipahu ...

Waipahu Marauders devastated following fundraiser theft - Honolulu, Hawaii news, sports & weather  KITV Honolulu

It was a devastating blow for the football teams at Waipahu High School. Thousands of dollars were stolen following an athletics fundraiser.

Maunakea scholar studies Star Wars planet – University of Hawaiʻi System News  UH System Current News

The Star Wars universe turned from science fiction to science fact for a Waipahu High School student, who observed a real-life “Tatooine” using one of the ...

Remember My Name: Kaesha Yanes  KHON2

Kaesha Yanes is an 18-year-old singing talent and winner of the 2018 Brown Bags to Stardom Statewide Finals.

State notifies Waipahu students, parents, staff of possible tuberculosis exposure  KHON2

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Education are notifying students, parents, and staff members of Waipahu High School of ...

Future Focus 2018 Conference  KHON2

HONOLULU (KHON2) - It's all about having a vision and bringing it to reality. The Future Focus conference is happening this week and we have a sneak peak at ...

Happy Camper for Friday, February 9, 2018

Joe McEvoy got help from Tom Gross in unveiling the German flag in honor of Kauai High School player Finn Haake during the KIF playoff basketball game ...

Record $8000 in prizes awarded at fifth annual UH-AT&T Hackathon  UH System Current News

The event drew a record 200 participants and prizes totaling $8000 were distributed in eight categories to teams who had just 24 hours to build an app.

YWCA Oahu honoree: Julie Arigo  Hawaii News Now

YWCA Oahu will be recognizing four outstanding women at the 41st Leader Luncheon in Waikiki. Julie Arigo, the general manager of Waikiki Parc Hotel, is one ...

Teachers to hold protests today

Educators around the state say they will organize a walk-in protest from 7 to 8 a.m. today because they are “frustrated by the lack of funding in Hawaii's schools ...

Brandon Arakawa Named Maui District Teacher of the Year  Maui Now

Maui's Brandon Arakawa was named Maui District Teacher of the Year as part of the annual recognition and awards issued by the state Department of ...

Thousands in fundraising money stolen from Waipahu football team  KHON2

The money raised was going toward an end-of-season banquet for players.

Future automotive technicians complete the Hawaiʻi High School Auto Academy  UH System Current News

For 12 years, the Hawaiʻi High School Summer Auto Academy at Honolulu Community College has been giving high school students interested in the ...

Big Island Teacher Named 'State Teacher of the Year'  Big Island Now

Kealakehe Intermediate School Teacher Mathieu Williams has been named the 2019 Hawai'i State Teacher of the Year.

Suspects sought after fires intentionally set at two schools within hours  KHON2

Police say both fires are still being investigated, but right now they don't believe the two cases are connected.

Early College is a growing success  UH System Current News

University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner shared a message on Early College efforts at UH . One of the very highest priorities for the entire University of ...

Report shows Hawaii high school students increasingly ready for college  KHON2

Research shows the more quickly students enter and complete college-level courses, the more likely they are to attain their higher education goals.

Homeless highschooler overwhelmed by reaction  Hawaii News Now

Victoria Cuba's story of homelessness touched a nerve with people. Perhaps it's because she wasn't after sympathy. "The reason I told my story wasn't to get the ...

Waipahu 'Haunted Manor': bringing life into a neighborhood by scaring it to death  Hawaii News Now

In a little neighborhood in Waipahu, everybody knows there a house they have to go to, because it's the place where they can visit the "Haunted Mansion."

Hospitality Industry Awards $52000 in Scholarships to Public School Seniors  Maui Now

Emily N. Mitra of Maui High School earned an additional $2500 scholarship from the Hawai'i Lodging & Tourism Association for being the top student from Maui.

A Lesson in Hope: Homeless student works to inspire others  Hawaii News Now

Jim Mendoza's Special Report about an inspiring young woman who excels in both her community and at Waipahu High School despite the challenges she ...

Graduation ceremonies to snarl traffic around Blaisdell Center this week  Honolulu Star-Advertiser

City officials advise the public to plan for increased traffic surrounding the Neal S. Blaisdell Center due to upcoming graduation ceremonies scheduled ...

Diamond Head Market and Grill's Kelvin Ro pledges $1M for Culinary Institute of the Pacific  UH System Current News

In recognition of this pledge the Open Kitchen in the Signature Restaurant will be named the "Kelvin Ro and Diamond Head Market and Grill Open Kitchen."

Mayor signs bill that makes looking at devices in crosswalks illegal  Hawaii News Now

Using an electronic device while crossing the street in a marked crosswalk on Oahu will soon be illegal.

More students earning college credit in high school  UH System Current News

More than 1000 Hawaii high school students participated in dual credit courses in 2015.

Leeward selected for national Pell grant pilot project for low-income students  UH System Current News

Leeward Community College to be 1 of only 44 postsecondary institutions nationwide to participate in an experiment that allows high school students taking ...

Business helps youth football group devastated by Island Air's shutdown  KHON2

Kauai Youth Football spent roughly $24000 to fly to Oahu for an upcoming tournament.

Election blog: Hirono, Ige, Case and Gabbard cruising to easy victories  Honolulu Star-Advertiser

UPDATE: 8:30 p.m.. The second printout of election results show all the major front-runners retaining their substantial leads. They include Gov. David Ige, U.S. ...

HHSAA State Track and Field Championships Results  Maui Now

Maui's Seabury Hall girls and Baldwin's boys teams placed second behind Punahou in the 2018 HHSAA State Track and Field Championships held on Friday ...

13 players with ties to Hawaii taken in 2017 MLB Draft  Hawaii News Now

Over the course of three days, after 40 rounds and 1205 players were selected, 13 players with Hawaii ties got the call at the 2017 MLB Draft.

Sen. Schatz Nominates Two Big Island Students to U.S Service Academies  Big Island Now

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz announced the names of 44 Hawai'i students nominated to attend one of our nation's *service* academies.

Hurricane Lane: What Dog Owners Should Know  American Kennel Club

As Hurricane Lane threatens Hawaii, the AKC is committed to providing dog owners with the resources needed to keep their pets and families safe.

Relatives, friends remember woman killed in fireworks accident  Hawaii News Now

Family members have identified the woman who was killed in a West Oahu fireworks explosion on New Year's Day as 38-year-old Liona Spencer, a Waipahu ...

Leeward: Early College Initiative Continues Expansive Growth  UH System Current News

The strong partnership between Waipahu High School and Leeward Community College was recognized by U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne ...

C-SPAN Bus visits Hawaii as part of nationwide tour  KHON2

C-SPAN, the Washington, D.C.-based public affairs network, in coordination with Spectrum, brought a 45-foot bus to Hawaii as part of the network's 50 Capitals ...

It's Academic Hawaii - KFVE  K5

It's Academic Hawaii is KFVE's new high school quiz program. It aires in prime time and has been approved by the Hawaii State Department of Education ...

Thousands Celebrate Achievements at 9th Annual Hawai'i STEM Conference  Maui Now

More than 1000 students, educators and industry partners throughout the state and the nation gathered for this year's 9th Annual Hawaiʻi STEM Conference.

Garyn Tsuru named to Pacific Business News' 40 Under 40  UH System Current News

Pacific Business News selected Tsuru to the diverse group of exceptional young Hawaii businessmen and businesswomen.

No. 2 Kapaa falls to Hawaii Prep in D2 semifinals

Kapaa High School's varsity girls soccer team lost to Hawaii Preparatory Academy in the semifinals of the 2018 The Queen's Medical Center Girls Soccer ...

5 years after Kunia woman mysteriously disappears, children wait for her return  KHON2

It's supposed to be a happy time, but for the Wideman brothers, Mother's Day will always be the day their mother disappeared.

HHSAA girls soccer: Hawaii Prep, Kamehamehe will face off one more time in state title game  West Hawaii Today

HONOLULU — After Kamehameha-Hawaii's shootout victory over Hawaii Preparatory Academy in the BIIF Division II title game, players on both teams left the ...

Driver sentenced in drunken-driving death  Hawaii News Now

Kyer Valeros cried in the courtroom as he apologized for a fatal accident in February 2011.

Rail car tested along elevated guideway  Honolulu Star-Advertiser

The public got its first glimpse of a train car moving along Oahu's partly built elevated guideway Tuesday, as testing began on the vehicle in Leeward Oahu.

Training the future workforce of automotive technicians  UH System Current News

Eleven high school graduates and students were honored in a special recognition ceremony on July 23, 2015 for completing the annual Hawaiʻi High School ...

Nearly 70 from Hawaii sign on National Letter of Intent Signing Day, 7 sign with 'Bows  KHON2

HONOLULU (KHON2) - The 2019 Hawaii State National Letter of Intent Signing Day organized by Education-1st was held Wednesday morning at the Hawaii ...

Big Island Student Honored for Healthier Hawai'i Essay  Big Island Now

The fifth annual contest focuses on health and wellness in the next 50 years.

Some of Hawaii's top athletes sign with top-notch colleges  Hawaii News Now

On Wednesday morning more than 60 students from around the island of Oahu signed their names on the dotted line and started a new chapter in their story, ...

$100K from Kalaeloa Partners funds scholarships at Leeward CC  UH System Current News

Leeward Community College students will soon benefit from more scholarships thanks to a $100,000 gift from Kalaeloa Partners, LP . The Kalaeloa Partners ...

Summer interns conduct cancer research in Hawaiʻi  UH System Current News

Nineteen high school and undergraduate students conducted cancer research at the University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center during the 2017 summer.

Returning to nature invigorates biological science teachers  UH System Current News

The Kauai Community College STEP program has given teachers an opportunity to become students again, engaging in hands-on learning using native and ...

How to report potholes in Hawaii, especially during rainy season  Hawaii News Now

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Is the rainy weather causing more potholes in your neighborhood and during your commute? Want to get them fixed?

King Kekaulike Student Awarded Employee Scholarship from McDonald's  Maui Now

King Kekaulike High School student, Alona Sabugo, who works in Pukalani, was among a list of 10 McDonald's employees who were awarded employee ...

Kapaa beats Kauai in 3rd place match

Kapaa High School's varsity girls soccer team defeated Kauai High School on Saturday afternoon in the third-place match of the 2018 The Queen's Medical ...

Malama Learning Center aims to revitalize Waianae Mountains  KITV Honolulu

Malama Learning Center, a local nonprofit dedicated to conserving the culture and sustainability of Hawai`i through education, recently announced a new ...

UH Press awarded $100K to publish open-access books  UH System Current News

University of Hawaiʻi has received a $100,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the digitization and open-access distribution of 22 ...

Armed robbery suspect caught in high-speed pursuit  Hawaii News Now

An armed robbery suspect is in police custody following a high-speed pursuit that ended in central Oahu.

Students seek to restore Makakilo mountainside, one sapling at a time  Hawaii News Now

A pilot reforestation project with big hopes is taking place in Leeward Oahu.

HHSAA roundup: HPA beats Iolani, becomes first BIIF boys soccer team in D-I semis since '13  Hawaii Tribune Herald

So far, Hawaii Prep is making this Division I thing look easy. Ka Makani ended Iolani's 11 game unbeaten streak in the quarterfinal round of the HHSAA state ...

Honolulu: Celebrating 11 Years of the Hawai'i High School Auto Academy  UH System Current News

(Honolulu) – This Friday, eight high school students will be recognized in a special ceremony celebrating the completion of the 11th Hawai'i High School ...

Former Maui Student Does Cancer Research on O'ahu  Maui Now

Former Maui High School student Phyllis Raquinio is among a group of 19 students conducting cancer research at the UH Cancer Center this summer.

Five Maui Students Awarded Part of $52K Scholarship from Hospitality Industry  Maui Now

The Hawai'i Lodging & Tourism Association awarded 42 seniors from public high schools across the state $1000 in scholarships for their post-graduate ...

GPA College Football Showcase Registration open for June camp  KHON2

Just less than two weeks after the NCAA lifted the ban on satellite camps, the GPA college football showcase is set and registration opened today.

UH Pep Band and the 37th Annual Rainbow Invitational Marching Band Festival  KHON2

The 37th Annual Meadow Gold Rainbow Invitational Marching Band Festival is this Thursday November 10, at 5:30 pm at Aloha Stadium.

DOE tries to crack down on employee theft  Hawaii News Now

A day after news broke of one more Department of Education employee charged with stealing thousands of dollars from another public school, the DOE said it's ...

Honolulu's Phi Theta Kappa Chapter recognized for outstanding service  UH System Current News

Students were recognized at the Pacific Region Convention receiving various awards for leadership, writing, and project managing.

New Online Data Tools Changing the Way Hawaii's Public School Students Learn

New tech tools are allowing Hawaii teachers to tailor their lesson plans to individual students more than ever.

Football seniors show their stuff

LIHUE — The White team defeated the Black team, 21-14, in the fourth annual Life Champion Senior Bowl on Saturday at Vidinha Stadium. It was the second ...

Kapiʻolani CC culinary teams win at Hawaiʻi American Culinary Federation competition  UH System Current News

Culinary teams from Hawaiʻi Community College placed first and second in the biennial Hawaiʻi Culinary Competition Expo and Salon. The event, sanctioned ...

Maui Students Receive Citizen-Scholar Awards  Maui Now

Several Maui students were among a list of public school seniors honored with scholarships by the Hawaiʻi visitor industry. A total of seven students on Maui ...

Hawaii man living in Vegas murdered, stepson arrested  Hawaii News Now

Las Vegas police say Blackie Pele-Poti, a former Waipahu resident, was shot and killed by his step son in a Las Vegas neighborhood on Wednesday.

Hilo Intermediate Students Win Statewide Video Competition  Big Island Now

The winners of the 14th Annual 'Ōlelo Youth Xchange Statewide Student Video Competition were recently announced from 904 submissions.

Final Results: 2017 HHSAA Track & Field State Tournament  Maui Now

Complete results for the second and final day of the HHSAA State Track & Field Championships are now posted. The event ran from May 12-13, 2017 at Kea'au ...

Day 1 Results: 2017 HHSAA Track & Field State Tournament  Maui Now

Complete results for Day 1 of the Island Movers HHSAA State Track and Field Championships are now posted. The event runs from May 12-13, 2017 at Kea'au ...

Rolovich hires Jacob Yoro as Rainbow Warriors safeties coach  Hawaii News Now

University of Hawai'i head football coach Nick Rolovich announced the hiring of Jacob Yoro as a defensive assistant coach. Yoro will take over the Rainbow ...

Worker accused of stealing $37,000 in school lunch money  Honolulu Star-Advertiser

An Oahu grand jury indicted a school assistant at Aliamanu Elementary School for allegedly stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the school's lunch ...

College ʻpromise' bill clears first hurdle at Legislature  The Kala

A bill that would guarantee that every student in Hawaii enough money to pay for college has cleared its first hurdle at the state Legislature. House Bill Number ...

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