FALL 2022



The Mid-Pacific Magazine

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Fall 2022

An Education That Offers Opportunities and Perspective

BY CHAD PATAWHEN MIKE AND JOANNE Wood committed $1.5 million to Mid-Pacific earlier this year to serve as seed money for a new track and field complex, they hoped that alumni and other Mid-Pacfic ‘ohana would grab the baton and help the school get it to the finish line. “For…
Fall 2022

Guest Choreographer Kent Shinomae ’09 Returns Home To Mid-Pacific

BY AUTUMN WOODS MID-PACIFIC School of the Arts dance students carried on the tradition of starting the 2022-23 academic year with a guest choreographer. This year, Kent Shinomae ’09 returned to choreograph an 11-minute piece that explores the discovery of the senses—as both dancers and humans. “When Mr. Maley called…
Fall 2022

Mid-Pacific Athletes Compete at Elite Levels Across the Globe

MID-PACIFIC STUDENT-ATHLETES WORK tirelessly all year to keep their level of play competitive. Throughout the summer and fall, many Owls showcase their athletic prowess on local, national, and international levels, often with big wins. We celebrate all your efforts and successes! Way to go, Owls! Got a great sports story?…

Great Faculty

Fall 2022

Rebecca Hodge

Assistant Principal of Student Life BY SHAYNE FUJII ’89 FOR REBECCA Hodge, growing up in southeast Michigan, paradise was a long way away. Her dream had always been to make a difference in people’s lives. “Growing up in Michigan, I always dreamed of being in a warmer climate,” says Hodge,…
Fall 2022

Kate Dobson

Learning Specialist Preschool and Elementary School BY SHAYNE FUJII ’89 LEARNING THROUGH explora-tion and adapting to new ideas and cultures has always been a staple for Kate Dobson and her career. Dobson, Mid-Pacific’s current Learning Specialist for its pre-school and elementary school students, has really benefited from her experiences living…
Fall 2022

Chad Palmer ’94

8th Grade Dean BY SHAYNE FUJII ’89 CHAD PALMER ’94 knows a thing or two about life coming around full circle. As Mid-Pa-cific’s current 8th-Grade Dean, Palmer sees his job as his way of giving back to the school that gave so much to him. “As an alumnus of this…

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