Archives - April 2014

Walkathon Recap

April 28, 2014
By KCS Staff
Thank you for supporting our 2014 scholarship walkathon!

Students got their day’s exercise as they participated in the 34th annual Kyle-Lenn-Joey Walkathon to help raise money for the Scholarship Fund. Thanks to the students’ efforts and your generosity, we raised over $20,300 today!

Prior to the walk, Pastor Jerry Hubbard addressed the entire school in chapel. His message, drawing from I Corinthians 9:24, challenged students to be victorious today’s event (and in life) by aiming high, being ready, and finishing well. He also spoke a word of encouragement to finish the school year strong, both academically and spiritually.

Bright, safety green Walkathon shirts colored the campus, as 138 students earned shirts by raising at least $80. Preschoolers and Kindergartners made their way around the basketball court and playgrounds while Grades 1 to 10 had a longer route around the block. Though the walk/run can be tiring, students enjoyed the time with friends and the larger KCS ‘ohana. Many tried to beat their personal best (lap totals) from previous years.

Reflecting on the day, K2 teacher Lynn Yokomizo said, "It was an awesome day, and I’m sure the Lord was blessed. This money that we get from our pledges will help so many families... I'm sure the three boys, who are in heaven, are just smiling down at us."

Upcoming Kyle-Lenn-Joey Walkathon

April 11, 2014
By KCS Staff
These are the faces of Kyle, Lenn, and Joey. Our annual scholarship walkathon is named in their honor.

During an all-school assembly this morning, we shared the purpose and history of the annual Kyle-Lenn-Joey Walkathon, to be held on Friday, April 25. This is the 34th year KCS will continue to preserve the loving memories of these boys through the Walkathon. Kyle Schumacher, Lenn Kawamura, and Joey Yoshikawa each died of cancer while attending KCS. Since the boys loved their time at KCS, their families wanted to preserve their memory through a Scholarship Fund for students who would not be able to attend KCS without financial assistance. Each year, thousands of dollars are added to the Scholarship Fund through the Walkathon. Last year, students raised over $22,000.

Students raising $80 - 99 will receive a limited edition Walkathon shirt, while those who raise $100 - 149 will also receive a KCS uniform shirt. Students who raise over $150 will be awarded a Walkathon shirt as well as a KCS monogrammed polo shirt. The top 3 fund-raisers will be entered into a drawing for a KCS monogrammed jacket.

On the day of the Walkathon, the younger students will walk around the KCS playground and McKenzie House while the older students will run/jog/walk around the KCS block.

Students were sent home with an envelope today to collect funds. It includes information about each of the boys and the history of the Scholarship Fund that can be shared as students seek pledges.  To support our Scholarship Fund, click here to make a donation.

KCS Graduates Receive Prestigious Honor

April 04, 2014
By KCS Staff

The future looks bright for 2010 graduates Christina Rivers and Cindy Vuong. Christina and Cindy are both admitted to the Doctor of Medicine Early Acceptance Program, and if they enroll, they will receive a scholarship covering the cost of undergraduate tuition at UH Manoa and early acceptance into the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSoM), as well as other benefits.

Christina decided to apply for the program after taking a Medical Problem Solving class at UH, as she plans to study science in college. Similarly, Cindy attended a problem-based learning demonstration at JABSoM and was impressed by the structure of their curriculum. She eventually hopes to pursue a career in the medical field as a physician.

These exceptional young women attended KCS from kindergarten to 8th grade and continued to succeed at their respective high schools. They attribute their time at KCS with giving them the confidence to take risks and be open to new challenges. Christina says her teachers at KCS "set the bar high" and helped her develop a strong work ethic. Cindy feels blessed by the teachers who "nurtured and helped shape [her] into the person [she is] today." Christina and Cindy are shining examples of KCS graduates achieving their God-intended potential!

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