Sixth graders celebrate at the Sixth Grade Aloha Celebration on May 30. From left to right: Trent Mitchell, Jordon Qin, and Kaeden Miyoi.
The Class of 2023 said "aloha" to the Richard Bento Elementary Campus on May 30 at the Sixth Grade Aloha Celebration.
Forty students were recognized as Sons and Daughters of HBA, which means they have attended the school since kindergarten.
Twelve students received the President's Awards for Academic Excellence. These students had an A- average or better in fourth and fifth grade, during the first two quarters of sixth grade and scored at least 85 percentile on standardized testing in reading and math. Four students were recognized for scoring the highest in their class on a national language arts, math, and science competition. They are: Cameron Pien, language arts; Kira Baker and Megan Lee, math; and Ashlee Cole, science.
Six students were elected by their peers for the following awards: Cameron Pien and Kyle Kumasaka, Citizenship Award; Jolie Wong and Marcus Garces, J.O.Y. (Jesus, Others, than Yourself) Award; and Sera Gavin and Jak Kim, All Around Awards.
Congratulations to all 83 members of the Class of 2023!