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College Scholarships

Wondering how to pay for College? Come to A-1 to check out some scholarships!

Senior Scholarships.

Seniors! if you are planning to attend UH Manoa or UH Hilo, The family of G and M Nishiyama and N and J Haraguchi would like to award two $5,000 scholarships to qualified students. Come to A-1 for applications and their are due on April 1st.

Early College Applications

Students, Are you still interested in Early College? You can still get a packet In A-1, Mrs. Frias room this week. The Applications are due by March 9th.

Final week to apply to participate in the 2020 Hawai'i Youth Conservation Corps!

It's the final week for you to apply to the Hawai‘i Youth Conservation Corps Summer Program, and Kupu is looking for individuals 17 years and older to take part. We are looking for individuals that are interested in learning about the environment and have a desire to assist their community through hands-on service.

Vikings place at the 2020 HHSAA Diving Finals!

Sydney Patterson took 2nd and Taryn Oda took 7th in the state for the Girls Finals, while Tayden Kaapuni took 4th in the state for the Boys Finals. Congratulations and well done Vikings!

Looking for Head Football Coach for SY 20-21

Hilo High School is accepting applications for Head Football Coach for the 2020-21 school year. All interested applicants can pick up an application packet at Hilo High School's main office or gym office.
Deadline to apply is Friday March 27th. Please contact Hilo High School Athletic Director at 313-5600 with any questions.

Japan Club Meeting

Japan Club members will be having a club meeting this Friday, 2/28/20.

Banyan Drive Cleanup

On April 4th we will have a cleanup at Banyan Drive. The deadline to signup is March 1st, 2020. Sign up in Ms. Switzers or Mr. Finleys.

2020 Royal May Day Court Announced

Congratulations to the students who were elected on to this yearʻs Royal May Day court. Here are their names and islands that they are representing:

2/21/2020 Hawaii Community College Application Session

Seniors! Don't Know what you might do after high school? If you plan to go to college, Hawaii Community College is coming to help with another application session. They will be coming at February 21st, during the second period. Go to Mrs. Frias room to pick up a pass.

Looking for Apple or Android Coders!

Click for application. Are you interested in Coding? Perhaps you want to learn how to code? Hilo High School is looking for students who are interested in joining our School Design App Development Team. The app will be made using Android Studio and Apple XCODE. This app that is being developed has the potential to be used by many people, outside of Hilo High! Anyone who wants to learn is available to join this project as well!

College & Career Visitations

Hey Vikings! There will be a few College and Career Visitations. Here is a list of the college's that will be coming.

AVID Valentines Day Cards (2/10 - 2/14, 2020)

The AVID class of 2022 has extended its time to make Valentine's Day cards. Come to A-02B, Mrs. Blair's room at lunch from Feb.10-Feb.14 to customize your own card/letter for a Valentine. Each card will only be $1 but come with a bonus. For every card you make, you get a free lollipop!! The last day to make cards will be at the end of Lunch on Friday, February 14, 2020.

Boys Volleyball Conditioning (02/04 - 02/06)

Boys Volleyball voluntary conditioning at HHS Gym on
February 4 - 6, 2020 from 6:30 PM - 8PM

Official Boys Volleyball Tryouts (for those not participating in a winter sport)
on February 10 - 12, 2020 from 6:30PM - 8:30 PM at HHS Gym
You must have a current physical and signed acknowledgement form to participate.

2020 Senior Hall of Fame

Seniors! It is time to select your class Hall Of Fame! Election will be held February 3-7 so make sure you vote! Click on this post to go directly to the Google Form! You must be logged in with your Viking email in order for it to count.

Black History Month 2020

February is Black History Month. This is the time to honor and celebrate the contributions of African Americans and African descent in the world. Please visit our library to see the display of books for Black History Month.

AP Fee Collection due on January 31st, 2020

Friday is the last day to pay for AP tests. See Ms. Taniguchi in B-35 to pay for your tests.

AP fees is as follows:
Non-free/reduced eligible: $44 per test
Free/reduced eligible (with a turned in waiver form): $12 per test

*Non-refundable

Hawaii Saddle Club, KEM Scholarship, and more Scholarships Now Available!

There are several new scholarships available in A-1. Come by to check them out and apply!

Hawaii Saddle Club - several scholarships available to seniors from Hawaii Island with ranching or rodeo experience.

KEM Scholarship - $1,000 scholarship open to Hilo High School Seniors planning to pursue a degree in Science beginning Fall 2020.

Mufi Hannemann Leadership Scholarship - open to students of Samoan ancestry with academic and leadership potential.

The Better Business Bureau Students of Integrity Scholarships - Open to Juniors and Seniors. $5,000 award for the winning video submission, and several $2,000 awards for winning essay submissions. Detailed application information can be found online.

Come check these scholarships and many more in A-1 today!

Hilo High Golf (02/10/2020)

The 2020 Boys and Girls Golf Team will be having tryouts starting February 10, 2020 at the Hilo Muni Golf Course. Meet at 3:00 PM.
You must have a current physical, golf equipment and green fees. Please call Coach Randy Pak at 934-0049 if you are are planning to tryout.

Boys and Girls Tennis (02/10 - 02/12)

All Boys & Girls planning to tryout for tennis, you can still sign up with coach Leanne in F-Bldg.
Remember, physicals need to be done in order to tryout. Forms can be picked up at the front office if needed.
Tryouts will be February 10 -12. Boys start at 3pm and girls at 4pm at the Hilo Intermediate courts. Those currently in another sport that can't make the tryout dates, please let coach Leanne know.

Hawaii Pacific University Visitation!

HAWAII PACIFIC UNIVERSITY VISITATION:
Hawaii Pacific University (HPU) will be visiting here with us on Monday, February 3, 2020.
Please come to Room A-1 to pick up your pass to attend this presentation which is coming up soon!

ASVAB test SIGNUPS

ASVAB Testing sign ups have started. See Ms. Taniguchi in B35 to sign up for the February 6th ASVAB.

Selling Roses!

Valentines day Roses! Valentine’s Day is in less than a month and the student association will be selling roses. Preorders will happen in front of A16 from Monday, January 27th to Friday, January 31st during recess and lunch.

2020 School Quality Survey

The School Quality Survey (SQS) Parent Letters were sent home with your child on Monday, 01/13/2020. Please complete and mail in the enclosed pre-paid envelope at any time, no later than March 13, 2020.

If your child would like to earn 10 HERO points, please have your child bring their COMPLETED (and sealed) SQS envelopes to Ms. Julie Ann Lawrence in A01-B by February 14, 2020.

Congratulations to Scholastic Arts Award Winners

Congrats: Josephine Mischon in winning a Scholastic Arts Gold Key Award for her oil painting "Concurrent"
Emilia Wagner-Prekaski for winning a Gold key for her oil painting "Cute Friend"
and three Silver keys for her oil paintings, "Sleep Paralysis" "Bloody Oranges" and "Future Food"
Julia Scharf for winning an Honorable mention for her Photograph "Self Made"
Both Gold Key Paintings will be submitted in the national scholastic arts competition!

Water Polo

water polo preseason practices have started
-Monday through Friday from 5:30 to 7:00
-Saturdays from 8:00-11:00
@ the hilo high pool
attire :
-one piece (fitted) bathing suit (game suit provided depending on size needed)
-latex swimming cap (will be provided)
-goggles (optional)

Class of 2020 Senior Luau (February 29th, 2020)

Class of 2020 senior luau will be on Saturday February 29th, 2020 at the Hilo High first patio, the cost will be $20.00 and forms are available for pick up at A12B from January 13-17 and payment will be on Jan 20-24.

Performance Arts Learning Center-PALC

The Performing Arts Learning Center, PALC, will hold 2 registration meetings for semester 2. You only need to attend one of the two meetings. The first is meeting is Tuesday, January 14, from 3-4:30 pm. The second meeting is Wednesday, January 15, from 3-4:30 pm.

6th Annual Hilo Complex Band Hot Dog Jam (February 15, 2020)

Hey Vikings! The 6th Annual, Hilo Complex Bands, Hot Dog Jam Fundraising Event is happening on February 15 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM at our own Hilo High Gym. Tickets are $7.00 (pre-sold) or $10.00 at the door. Please see any band member or Mrs. Yokoe to purchase yours by Jan 23. Mahalo for your support!

Hilo High Special Olympic UNIFIED Program (January 15, 2020)

Anyone still interested in volunteering, or becoming a UNIFIED Partner for Hilo High School Special Olympic UNIFIED Program, please come to room N105 to complete forms. First practice will start on Wednesday, January 15th during lunch recess at the track.

2020 May Day Court Applications (1/8 - 1/16, 2020)

Do you love to dance? Do you love the Hawaiian culture? Do you think you have what it takes to represent your class and ʻohana in this yearʻs May Day Hōʻike? Come to P-3 (Mr. Fernandez rm) and K101 (Kumu ʻAwaʻs rm) to pick up a May Day Court application. Applications will be available from Wednesday, 1/8, to Thursday, 1-16. If you have any questions, please go see Mr. Fernandez or Kumu ʻAwa.

2020 Senior Song Practices Begin

Seniors! Your commencement song practices are starting on January 13th. Every Monday beginning January 13th, please report directly to the Pool when pd 2 ends. Song practice begins at the start of 1st recess. Anyone who reports more than 5 minutes late will be considered absent for that day's practice and will lose that ticket. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Arbles.

HIDOE Letter: Chapter 19 Revised

"The Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE) is committed to create and sustain positive and supportive learning environments where our students feel safe, secure, and welcomed."

2019 HHSAA Division 1 Football CHAMPIONS

Once again, history was made! With a breathtaking, unbelievable final field goal, Vikings take home the HHSAA Division 1 Football trophy! 20-17
'Iolani

Viking Band Strawberry Mochi Fundraiser

Attention all Vikings! The Hilo High Viking Band will be launching a Strawberry Mochi fundraiser! Tickets will be sold the first two weeks of December and pick up will be January 29th - February 1st and February 5th - February 8th at Two Ladies Kitchen from 11am-3pm. If you would like to purchase any tickets please see any band member or Mrs. Yokoe in the band room. We appreciate your support!

Vikings Mourn The Loss of One of Their Own

"It saddens me to inform you of the recent passing of one of our staff members, Mr. Vincent Pereira.  He was a dedicated employee at Hilo High for the past seven years, and showed a deep commitment and care for all of our students, each and every day."    - Principal Robert Dircks

Fukunaga Scholarship (19-20)

The Fukunaga Scholarship is open to any graduating senior planning to attend a 4-year college or university next Fall and major in an area of Business. This scholarship could be worth $5,000 every year of college for a total of $20,000! Come to A-1 for more information.

Bezos Scholars Program (19-20)

Listen up, Juniors! This Leadership/Scholarship program is just for you! The Bezos Scholars Program is a year-long leadership program that amplifies youth voice and action. Accepted scholars are invited to attend an all-expenses paid trip to the Aspen Ideas Festival during the summer after Junior Year.

Scholars App

Scholars app offers information on tons of Hawaii-based scholarships (see attached flyer). Create an account on scholarsapp.com today!

AVID Christmas Tree Sale (November 30, 2019)

Hilo Y’s Men Club Christmas Tree Sale. Nov. 30 at Ben Franklin Parking lot. Come and support our local service club by donating dollars to determine the winner of our ugly sweater contest. Ugly sweater contest will be presented by our Hilo High 11th grade AVID class.

Deadline for Donating Blood (December 6, 2019)

Hey Juniors and Seniors Do you want to be a hero and save lives right here in Hawaii? On January 22nd we will be having our annual blood drive . By donating blood you can help save up to 3 lives! Sign Up to get a form today until December 6th,2019 in BB102, or if you have the teachers you can also sign up with Mrs. Kalawe, Mr. Sato, and Mrs. Blair. Sign Up before its to late because remember, YOU ARE SOMEONES TYPE! Thank you!

Hilo High PTSA Craft Faire

Come and enjoy the PTSA Christmas Craft Faire on December 7 at the Hilo High School Cafeteria.

NHS General Meeting (December 3, 2019)

Attention all National Honor Society members. Our next general meeting will be on Tuesday, December 3rd during FIRST Recess. Please meet at the Pool, and remember to wear your club t-shirts! See you there!

JV and Varsity Softball Conditioning (December 2nd, 2019)

Voluntary conditioning will begin on Monday Dec. 2nd at Kapiolani Elem. School Ball Field from 3:30 - 5:30PM Must have current physical on file prior to conditioning. Please contact the athletic dept with any questions.

Scholarship Live!

Need help with financial aid and the scholarship process?

Thanksgiving Rally (11/27/2019)

The Thanksgiving Rally is an event that will send off our students on their very much anticipated Thanksgiving break.

"Shy Girl" PBS Hawaii HIKI NŌ Story

Students from Hilo High School on Hawaiʻi Island tell the story of a severely shy female Hilo High student who came out of her shell after she found her niche in her schoolʻs media club.

Student Booths Available: Christmas Craft Fair 2019

Need to fundraise for a club, school project or trip? ALL students groups get FREE space at the Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, December 7th, Hilo High Staff pay only $35.00 for a half booth.

ASVAB Test (November 22, 2019)

Hey Vikings! There are still spaces available for the ASVAB test on December 4th. See Ms. Taniguchi in A-16 to sign up.

Class of 2023 - Christmas Parade Community Service

Attention class of 2023, with Christmas fast approaching, we are coming together with Grand Naniloa to help with the Christmas Parade in Hilo on November 30th. To sign up, please see Ms. Switzer or Mr. Finley at BB-302 or B-45. Thank you!

Class of 2021 Punaluu Fundraiser (November 2019)

Attention all Juniors! The Punaluu Fundraiser has started! We hope you all are having fun trying to raise as much money as you can for our class. Don’t forget, the STARS class that raises the most money will win an ice cream/pizza party.

2019 KHON Cover2 Award Voting!

Congratulations to the HHS Viking Football BIIF Championship Team and the five players who were nominated as finalists for the prestigious KHON Cover2 Award.

Temporary Telecom Outage (11/5/2019)

Aloha Hilo High Community. Today, November 5, 2019, around 10 AM, Hilo High experienced a network outage that disrupted bells, paging, internet and phone communications. Service was restored at 10:45 AM. We apologize for any inconvenience it may have caused to those trying to reach us.

Career Fair (11/14/2019)

We will be attending the Career Fair on Thursday, November 14th. You'll have the chance to speak directly with professionals in different careers, who represent all 6 career pathways. We will need to miss all of pd 1 and 1st recess on November 14th. We will return to school a few minutes tardy to pd 3. Forms can be picked up from Ms. Lawrence or Ms. Frias in A-1. Signed forms are due back to A-1 by Nov 12th. Space is limited to 2 buses - return your forms ASAP.

Hilo High Paddling Conditioning (11/4 - 11/7, 2019)

Hilo High School Canoe Paddling conditioning will be from Monday, November 4, 2019 to Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM at the Hilo High pool. You must have a current physical on file to participate.

Harriet Bouslog Labor and Hilo Women's Club Scholarships

The Harriet Bouslog Labor Scholarship - $2,000 - open to students who are related to a current, retired, or deceased member of ILWU Local 142, planning to enroll in one of the UH System schools.

The Hilo Women's Club Scholarship - $1,000 - open to students graduating from an East Hawaii High School, with a GPA of 3.0 and higher, planning to attend UH Hilo or Hawaii Community College next year.

Yokoe Takes Girls HHSAA Air Rifle Championship!

A great big VIKING Congratulations to Junior GIANNA YOKOE! Yokoe rallied in the championship round to 631.9 for the girls title at the Sporter Air Rifle/HHSAA State Championships! Way to go, Gianna!

Project Vision Hawaii Conducts Free Screening

On October 28, 29,& 30 Project Vision Hawaii offered FREE vision screening for all students at Hilo High School! The screening took about 15-20 minutes per student as they underwent various preliminary vision checks. Students from our Clinical Health Pathway classes assisted with the screening process, along with members of our local Lions Clubs. Students identified for further testing may also be eligible for free glasses!!

Mahalo to Project Vision Hawaii!

ASVAB Test (December 4th, 2019)

To all Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, we will be having our second ASVAB test of the year on Wednesday, December 4th, 2019. The ASVAB test is a must take for anyone interested in joining the military. To sign up or to get more information, see Ms. Taniguchi in A-16 during morning or lunch recess. Spots are limited.

Halloween Rally on Thursday 10/31/2019

Hey Vikings! It's spooky season! Dress up on Halloween to get hero points during recess and lunch in front of the auditorium. There will be a lunch time rally with fun games and a costume contest! Hope to see you there!

Hilo High Dive Team Meeting (10/31/2019)

If you are interested in trying out for the Hilo High Dive Team, please stop by N101 on October 31 during lunch to sign up. Diving tryouts will be held on October 31, 2019 to November 1, 2019 from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM at the Hilo High Pool. You must have a current physical to participate.

Student's Learn Importance of a Balanced Budget at Reality Fair

On Thursday, October 24, Hilo High Seniors were handed a budget which included their job, and family size. They then had a chance to speak with financial advisors to plan an appropriate budget for their circumstances. Were many successful?

Vikings Take A Stand On Unity

Although the roadway separates them, the Vikings and the Spartans of Hilo Intermediate stood together in solidarity to promote Unity for National Unity Day.

Hawaii Community College Application Session (11/05/2019)

Good morning, Seniors! Do you still need to apply to college? Did you miss the first Hawaii Community College application session last month? Well, you're in luck! Hawaii Community College will be back to conduct another application session with us on Tuesday, November 5th. Please see Mrs. Frias in A-1 to sign up for the session and pick up a pass. Remember, the application is FREE, and non-binding! Hope to see you there!

Debate Club Meetings

Debate club meeting on Thursday afternoons from 2:45-4pm. Come to R13, Mrs. Laliberte's room after school.

Reality Fair Schedule (10/24/2019)

There will be 3 sessions. Each senior will attend 1 session, depending on the period they have 12th grade English. Each of you will receive a pass indicating the session and time. Please head straight down to the New Gym at the indicated time.

University of Hawaii at Manoa Scholarship Workshop (10/30/2019)

Hey, Seniors! Planning to attend the University of Hawaii at Manoa? Interested in learning about some scholarships specific to us in Hawaii? Need some time to work on scholarship applications? Come sign up for a scholarship workshop scheduled for Wednesday, October 30th during pd 4. Representatives from UH Manoa will be here to share some scholarship information, as well as give you some time to work on scholarship apps online. See Mrs. Frias in A-1 to pick up a pass.

College Fair Field Trip Reminders (10/25/2019)

Students attending the College Fair on Friday, 10/25 - you will be missing lunch on Friday. Please plan accordingly by eating Wiki, or by bringing a home lunch with you that day. You will all report to your pd 4 classes as usual. An announcement will be made to excuse you at 10:30am. Buses will leave Hilo High at 10:45am. We will return to pd 6 around 12:15pm.

Free Hawaiian Studies 100 College Class (SY 19-20 2nd Semester)

Attention ALL Vikings! Are you interested in starting to earn College Credits while you are still in high school? Want to earn those college credits FOR FREE?
You're in luck! Hilo High School and Hawaii Community College are offering an AFTER SCHOOL Hawaiian Studies 100 Class during 2nd semester of this school year. Space is limited, so please see Mrs. Frias in A-1 as soon as possible if you are interested.
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