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FEBRUARY 17, 2021
   Last week, Island Pacific Academy students caught up with former classmate and now Netflix star Kea Pea- hu via Zoom to hear about her journey from Kapolei to Hollywood. “As a student at Island Pacific Academy, Kea was enthusiastic and always striving to do her best. We are so proud of her and what she has ac- complished,” states head of school Gerald Teramae. “She is an inspiration to our students to discover their passion and potential. We are grateful to her and the director of the film, Jude Weng, for spending time with our ‘ohana today.” Find Peahu’s movie, Finding ʻO- hana, on Netflix ... Content creator and Campbell High grad Bretman Rock stars in MTV’s Following: Bret- man Rock, which premiered Feb. 8 on YouTube. Filmed on O‘ahu, the free-to-watch six-episode series follows the lives of the ʻEwa Beach native, his sister Prin- cess Mae, assistant (and cousin) Keiffer and long- time friend Larry. Search MTV’s channel on You-
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Tube to check it out ... Mj Galicha has been named to University of Utah’s dean’s list. The Kapolei resident is currently working on a bachelor’s in game pro- graming ... Robert Kayser Jr. serves as treasurer on Hawaiʻi Lumber Products Association’s board of di- rectors. The Makakilo resi- dent is also vice president of Gentry Builders ... Univer- sity of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻa- hu alum and former staffer Natalie Perez was named on the 2020 Learning Guild Thirty Under 30 list. To- day, she is a Ph.D. student at UH Mānoa, though Perez earned her bachelor’s from the Kapolei college, where she also served as an online learning and support coor- dinator ... Waiʻanae High’s Dallas De Le Cruz is off to Washington state after sign- ing with Wenatchee Valley College to play baseball ... Three cheers for three ʻEwa Beach residents who earned spots on University of Al- abama’s dean’s list: Julia Danielson, Hope Toomer and Marisa Woods. They earned this feat by maintain- ing a 3.5 GPA or higher ...
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Good work, Reece Richard- son (ʻEwa Beach) and Chel- sea Ann Baxa (Waipahu). The Weber State University students were honored with academic excellence for garnering at least a 3.5 GPA throughout the recent fall semester ... Kayli Makiya, a Waipahu High student, is set to play softball at Iowa’s Waldorf University. Noah “Bubba” Takayama, an- other Marauder, commits to California’s William Jessup University for baseball ...
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Netflix star and Island Pacific Academy alum Kea Peahu (bottom), along with director Jude Went (top left), meet with IPA students and staff via Zoom. Peahu plays Pili in new film Finding ‘Ohana. IMAGE COURTESY ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY
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