FALL 2023



The Mid-Pacific Magazine

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Fall 2023

Aloha Mid-Pacific ‘Ohana

For me, there is joy in being part of the Mid-Pacific ‘ohana. That joy partly comes from the myriad connections we cultivate with one another each year. Whether in the classroom, on stage, during athletic competitions, or at school-wide celebrations, our opportunities for connection abound. Consider the photo above: The…
Fall 2023

Raising the Curtain On Excellence

Theatre Teacher Linda Johnson By: Kelly Baker From the moment you see Linda Johnson’s car with its lei-decorated antenna and MPSA personalized license plate drive onto campus, her heart and lifelong dedication to the Mid-Pacific School of the Arts is on display. For the last 35 years, Linda, affectionately known…
Fall 2023

Celebrating 20 Years of Innovation at the Mike and Sandy Hartley Math, Science & Technology Complex

A Legacy of Technological Innovation The Mike and Sandy Hartley Math, Science & Technology Complex officially opened on August 23, 2003 with a celebration that featured demonstrations of the school’s immersive technology program, such as 3D scanning, augmented reality, and motion capture. When the center opened, it was ranked as…

Alumni News

Alumni News Fall 2023

A Journey from Mid-Pacific to Big 12 Co-Freshman of the Year

Kodey Shojinaga ’22, a rising star in collegiate baseball, is making waves as the Big 12 Co-Freshman of the Year for the Kansas Jayhawks. His journey from Mid-Pacific to the Big 12 is a testament to his talent, the power of perseverance, and self-belief. His baseball journey began at the…
Alumni News Fall 2023

From Mid-Pacific Graduate to Campus Architect

In the heart of Mānoa, nestled among lush greenery, sits Mid-Pacific, a school with a unique setting and a rich history. For Kevin Loo-Chan, a proud alumnus of the class of 2009, this school holds a special place in his heart. Today, he serves as a project architect and manager…
Alumni News Fall 2023

2023 Mid-Pacific Alumni Pā‘ina

On July 22, the campus was alive with jubilation and mirth during the Mid-Pacific Alumni Pā‘ina, marking the most significant alumni gathering of the year. This cherished occasion brought together alumni, past and present faculty, family, and dear friends for a day of reconnection, forging new bonds, and commemorating class…
Alumni News Fall 2023

42nd Annual MPIAA Scholarship Golf Tournament

By Heidi (Fujii) Bow ’91 The Mid-Pacific Institute Alumni Association (MPIAA) Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament took place on June 30 at the Hawai‘i Prince Golf Course in ‘Ewa Beach. The weather couldn’t have been better, setting the stage for an enjoyable day for the 219 eager golfers in attendance. With…

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