Ka Leo O Ke Koa


The voice of the Warrior

The online student news source of Waiakea High School

November 29 , 2023

3-0 Victory against Konaweana This Tuesday

People who scored,

Kira- 1 point

Lana- 2 points

WHS Boys JV Soccer Team getting ready for the 2023-24 BIIF Season

Warrior Sports Schedule:

Tuesday, Nov. 28

Girls Soccer-  3:00 Kona 

Wednesday, Nov. 29

Boys Basketball versus Ka'u at the Ken Yamase Memorial Stadium

Thursday, Nov. 30

The Girls Basketball team will be on Oahu for the Kamehameha-Kapalama Tournament

Thursday to Saturday 

Warrior Boys Basketball team will be participating in the Hilo tournament

Saturday, Dec. 2

Girls and Boys Soccer versus Kea'au at 2pm and 4pm.

Swimming and Diving at HPA, Swimming starts at 9am and Diving starts at noon.

Paddling at Hilo bay at 10am.

Senior Thanksgiving Poll

Warrior Gratitude 🙌

By: Serenity Oda & Sa-Tya T-Yamai Caravalho

This week, we interviewed a few freshman students to express their gratitude this November. 

The big question....What are YOU thankful for?

Kiele Crivello:

Starbucks & friends

Noah Takamine:

My family.

Bryia Carenio:

Family, Earth

Tycen Baruela:

I'm thankful for my family.

Oiwi Enos:

I am thankful for my friends and family.

Alaeyna Vallente:

I'm thankful for my very supportive cheer team.

Kaya Jouppi:

I'm thankful for God.

Black Friday on the Big Island!

By: Mercyann Abraham & Serenity Oda

Black Friday is coming up and there is a multitude of places on the Big Island to shop for that perfect gift.  Remember, you have about 3 good weeks to do your shopping, but donʻt wait till the last minute!

If you are traveling to the west side of the island, you can find great gifts in Waimea at the Parker Ranch Shopping Center and they have a great food court as well. If you get the opportunity to travel to Waikoloa or Kona, there are even better places to shop.  A wonderful place to find quality gifts are the Kings and Queens Shops at Waikoloa.  These might be a little pricey but they do have a variety of places to choose from and their food court is one of the best on the island. 

 In Kona, there a variety of small malls to choose from but if you have a Costco Membership, you can find great bargains and cool small gifts at the Kona Costco.  Also, they are serving samples again so a walk around the Costco could fill you up for lunch!

If you donʻt get to travel to the west side, you could always shop at our local Prince Kuhio Plaza, where you could always get something nice from Macyʻs, Bath and Body, and a good variety of stylish attire for that special someone.  If you want to get electronics, you can shop at our local Walmart and Target early morning Black Friday.  Just be ready to fight the crowds.

Online, you canʻt go wrong by going to Amazon, but always check with your parents first.  Donʻt take their credit card without their permission.  Shop responsibly!  So now that you have ideas on where to shop, get ready for Black Friday, November. 24. 2023. 

Warrior Francis Dela Cruz wins the State Girls Air Riflery Championship!

Waiakea Warrior Junior Francis Anne Dela Cruz captured  the 2023 Hawaii State Girls Champion for Air Riflery on Oahu today, as 9 Warriors  competed in the State Championships today, Oct. 31.

Francis scored 640.3 points, 6 points higher than the next competitor from Kamehameha Schools.  This is Waiakea Highʻs 1st ever girls state championship.

The 5 Warrior girls also competing were Karly Chang, Keanie Imaizumi, Kaitlyn Miura, and Raelyn Quinajon.  The 4 boys are Dylan Simeon, Cadyn Corpuz, Cole Kihara, and Brennan Tagawa.  Congratulations Francis and congratulations to all the Warriors!

Tennis Video.m4v

Waiakea High Senior featured on PBS Hiki No

On November 14, Waiakea High School senior and tennis player Mari Iwata was featured on the Hawaii Public Television's student video segment Hiki No. The video was produced by Mari, Kaylee Brewer, and Dari Nekoba who are all part of Mr. Yamamoto's film and media production class.   Kaylee and Dari were the videographers. 

 The project, entitled "Taking a Swing," was brainstormed and produced for a Hawaii Creative Media workshop they attended a few months ago.  Mari said it was great seeing the reaction from people in the community.  "One of the Big Island school superintendents ran into me at the crafts fair this weekend and told me she loved the video,"  Mari said.

Hiki No video website (PBS Hawaii)