Our Stories Matter IG: @crowdofktown


Sherman Alexie once stated, “I firmly believe in the power of stories to change the world, and I firmly believe in the power of one story to change one life at a time. I see it all the time with my work.”

Using this bold statement as an impetus, our class went on a journey to discover why we tell stories and why we share them publicly. We concluded that we tell stories: to carry culture, to relate to and connect with others, to avoid repeating history, to remember our ancestors, to change perspectives, to comfort and help those that are struggling, to celebrate our origins, to entertain, and to heal ourselves.

With many of the above purposes in mind, we extracted oral stories from our caretakers and other family members through interviews and crafted them in the style of those on the blog Humans of New York.

Because we believe that our stories matter and that they have power, we are sharing them publicly for you to enjoy on our Instagram site: crowdofktown.

We hope that you will enjoy these stories about cherished members of the Kalihi community and that our stories will inspire you to tell your own.

Thanks for visiting and enjoy!

–Ms. Ritti’s 2017 9th Grade English classes

Feb 23, 2017 FHS FEATURED IN THE NEWS! Edward Skippa’ Diaz Stadium at Kusunoki Field COMMUNITY EVENT

Opening of Edward Skippa’ Diaz Stadium at Kusunoki Field
“Celebrating 80 Years of Governor Pride”
Thursday, February 23, 2017

KITV Feature (Links to External Site)

KHON2 Feature (Links to External Site)

Hawaii News Now Feature (Links to External Site)

Hawaii News Now Sunrise Feature Series! (Links to External Site)

Interview with Student Activities Coordinator

Interview with Principal Carganilla

T-Shirt Theatre

FHS Cheerleaders

Interview with Mary Diaz

Interview with Lady Govs Basketball Team

Interview with Ben Cayetano

Interview with Al Torco

Interview with Randall Okimoto

Interview with JROTC

Interview with Mazie Hirono

Interview with Joey Manahan

Interview with Dann Carlson

Interview with Scott Higashi

Opening of Edward Skippa’ Diaz Stadium at Kusunoki Field
“Celebrating 80 Years of Governor Pride”
Thursday, February 23, 2017

5:00 – 7:00pm
Joseph Rider Auditorium opens for public viewing of informational event video
All guests will receive an event wristband for admission into the stadium
5:00 – 6:00pm
Video presentation every 20 minutes
Goal: Promote education & awareness for max of 3,000 attendees
6:00 – 7:00pm
Gates to stadium open
Official program:
● Opening‘Oli by Hawaiian Language Class
● Presentation of Colors by JROTC Color Guard
○ FHS Band: National Anthem
○ FHS Band: Hawaii Pono I
● Emcee Welcome & Overview
● Sing Happy 80th Birthday to Farrington High School
● FHS Band & FHS Cheerleader performances
● Banner Parade
● JROTC Armed Drill Team performance
● Dancer’s Delite performance
● JROTC Unarmed Drill Team performance
● Closing:
Singing of Alma Mater (FHS cheerleaders & alumni songleaders)
Event Notes:
● (2) ATM’s will be on site (Mahalo ATM’s Unlimited!)
● (2) Food vendors: Ono’ Kine’ Grindz (pastele stew bowls, BBQ chicken
plates) & 808 Steak & Shrimp (Steak & Shrimp played + Filipino food)
● Drink vendor will be posted in Concession Stand: Tea Girls (Vaifala,
Lemonade & Tea)

● (3) Dessert Vendors: Sammy’s Sweets HI (baked goods), Uncle Lani’s Poi
Mochi & Orange Leaf (gelato)
● Free Maroon & White balloons for keiki & keiki at heart (student led)
● Free Face painting for keiki (student led)

Farrington High School “Cool the School Campaign”

Aloha!  “Cool the School Campaign” fundraising campaign aims to create optimal learning experience by raising  funds to install air conditioning units in our portable classrooms and other capital improvement projects at Farrington High School campus.  “Cool the School Campaign” will start in the Fall of 2016.  By contributing to our campaign, you become a part of the development of our future. We need you and our community to join together and make the changes we want to see. Please share our cause by inviting your friends, neighbors, and family to play a part in our growing future.

You can support us in three ways:

1.  Donate cash

2.  Purchase Discount Membership & save money nationwide

3.  Purchase Farrington High School Apparel

Mahalo in advance for your generous support!  (Please scroll down)