Original air date: October 17, 2013.

TOP STORIES: Students from Kamehameha Schools Maui Middle report on a group of volunteers who are reconstructing an ancient Hawaiian fish pond sea wall in Kihei. The volunteers are using the same process used by the thousands of ancient Hawaiians who built the original - using stones from the area and hand stacking them one stone at a time. The fishpond was originally built for Hawaiian alii (royalty). Once completed, the restored fishpond will be used as a model for the sustainable use of natural resources. Students from Kalaheo High School in Kailua on Oahu tell the story of a young teacher at their school who feels that her childhood dream of becoming a teacher was fulfilled because she attended the college of her choice and because she and her parents had a plan for how to finance her college tuition. Although she is still considerably in debt with outstanding student loans, she has no regrets and feels she and her parents made the right choices.

ALSO FEATURED: Students from Waimea High School on Kauai tell the story of a woman who is carrying on her father's legacy by continuing to operate his ice cream parlor in Waimea under the same name (Super Duper Ice Cream) and at the same location; Mililani Middle School on Oahu reports on a Hawaii organization that helps women filmmakers get established; Molokai High School students present a profile of a teacher at their school who was told early on in life that he would never amount to anything and went to college to prove his naysayers wrong; students from Sacred Hearts Academy on Oahu show us how to hike safely; students from Ka Waihona o ka Naauao in Nanakuli on Oahu paint a portrait of local chef Mark Kaahaaina, owner/operator of Kaahaaina Cafe in Waianae; and students from Waiakea High School in Hilo tell the story of a Thai immigrant whose success with her restaurant business has enabled her to move her children to Hilo to life with her

HIKI NŌ #503

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