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News, Events and Announcements
God Bless you all and keep you safe.”
REMINDER: 2014-2015 Enrollment Contracts are DUE!
Call the school office (935-4936) for more information or help.
Fr. Samuel Loterte, SSS, pastor of St. Joseph Church, has announced the appointment of Dr. Llewellyn K. Young, Jr., to be principal of Hilo’s St. Joseph School. Dr. Young will succeed Deacon LeRoy Andrews who has served as Interim Principal for the past year. A native of Kauai, he did his undergraduate work at the University of Maryland and the University of Hawai’i at Hilo.
Dr. Young holds a Doctorate degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Educational administration from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Serving both here in Hawai’i and on the mainland, he has accumulated over sixteen years of experience in educational administration and leadership. Since 2010, he has been associated with Arizona Western College at Yuma as Dean of Enrollment Services, while also teaching in the Business and Liberal Arts Division. Prior to this, Young served as an Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and Campus Operations at Northern Arizona University as well as Project Director of the UH College of Education, Hawai’i Leadership Academy.
St. Joseph School is the Big Island’s only Catholic school. It has a diverse, multi-cultural student population with a long tradition of academic excellence. It is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the Western Catholic Education Association and the Hawai’i Association of Independent Schools.
“This St. Joseph School community extends a warm aloha to Dr. Llewellyn Young as he takes on his new duties as Principal of St. Joseph School. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience to lift St. Joseph to a higher level. He is committed to the school’s mission and shares our values. I am very happy that Dr. Young has taken on his responsibility. He is a perfect fit for our school and I pray that God will bless him in every way.” – Deacon Leroy Andrews
AWARDS & AFFIRMATIONS
Graduation and moving-up ceremonies 2014
written by Jaci Shinoda
St. Joseph School’s outstanding students have been studying, performing community service, and excelling at athletics all year, and our May 16th Awards Assembly acknowledged students’ commitment to excellence. Our program included scholarship awards for returning St. Joseph students, higher education awards for our graduating class, and scholarly accolades presented by Academic Dean Mrs. Susan Wehrsig.
Our Service Learning Awards recognized students’ generous volunteer contributions throughout the year. Coaches gave heartfelt speeches, and handed out numerous trophies and medals to state finalists and participants during our Athletic Awards segment. The traditional Candle and Rose ceremony signified the transfer of leadership to the upcoming classes, who presented gifts to our graduating seniors. Our St. Joseph School Community joined in to sing our alma mater at the program’s conclusion.
St. Joseph Church hosted joint Baccalaureate and graduation ceremonies on May 23rd, which carried positive aspirations and sage advice for the future, including heartfelt blessings from St. Joseph Church celebrants. The co-valedictorians expressed gratitude for their class, families, friends, St. Joseph School ‘ohana, and to God, who made this wonderful day possible. Family and friends proudly applauded as our seniors were granted multiple honors, including scholarships, special recognitions, and subject awards. Graduates marched down the aisle once more, family and friends demonstrating an outpouring of aloha by draping graduates with colorful lei.
Here at St. Joseph School, excellence is expected, encouraged, and always celebrated as a great achievement. We are a group of unique individuals who positively contribute to our society with methods characterized by the faith, values, and success of our achievements at St. Joseph School. Congratulations to our Class of 2014, and to the St. Joseph School Community, as we work toward a bright future!
SEE MAY/JUNE NEWSLETTER ISSUE FOR MORE: Cardinal Newsletter May/June 2014
Orientation meeting for
all registered and new registration scheduled for
Friday, April 25, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
in the St. Joseph High School Library.
This is a one credit course which requires on-line work and on-site fitness conditioning and assessment.
Online Course: April 28 to May 31, 2014
On-Site Course: June 2 to June 13, 2014
Click below to download registration information and documents:
For more information call the main office at St. Joseph School: 1-808-935-4936
Spring in Their Step written by Jaci Shinoda
Students from Tokiwagi Gakuen in Sendai, Japan visited our campus on March 13, 2014. This group won the first prize at a nation-wide high school hula competition in Japan last year. While visiting our campus, they attended the Japanese language and band classes and performed the hula for our students. “Hana wa Saku,” was one of the songs they danced in remembrance of the victims of the Tohoku Earthquake/Tsunami disaster. Their love for hula was emulated in their performance and the message they communicated. Our hearts were touched by their dignity and passion.