HIKI NŌ Episode #511
This episode of HIKI NŌ is being hosted by Saint Francis School in the Manoa district
From Waipahu High School in Central Oahu--WHY IS KENDAMA SO
POPULAR? Waipahu High's student journalists try to uncover the reasons why this
traditional Japanese game has taken Hawaii's youth by storm. What is behind the recent, widespread mania for Kendama? Some think that it provides an alternative to the screen-based activities that seem to dominate the lives of young people. Is it a sign that kids are hungering for physical, tactile activities that exist in the real world? Is Kendama a push-back against the digital age?
Plus, students from Island School on Kauai profile a science teacher who used
her training for the Kona Ironman Triathlon as a way to learn time management and goal-setting.
Students from Kamehameha Schools Maui Middle tell us how a world-
renowned scientist and inventor finds satisfaction as one of their substitute teachers;
students from Lokelani Intermediate School on Maui introduce us to an artist who
became hooked on drawing during an extended stay in the hospital; students from
Roosevelt High School in Honolulu talk to World War II veteran Ted Tsukiyama about
the values he learned as a member of the 442nd Regiment and how Roosevelt's ROTC
program is adopting those values; and students from Waimea Canyon Middle School on Kauai teach us how to make a rubber-band bracelet.