Student Life

Junior Ambassador Program

Hyuga City students visit Pearl City

Students from Hyuga City, Japan visit Momilani

A total of eight Momilani students were selected to participate in this program. On August 16, 2017, eight Japanese exchange students and their chaperones came to Momilani Elementary School from Hyuga City. They were paired up with six, 5th grade students, and two 6th grade students at Momilani.

Junior Ambassadors with visitors go to Moanalua Gardens

These eight students from Japan stayed at the homes of the Momilani students for 5 days. On October 7, 2017, the selected Junior Ambassadors went to Japan to homestay at their partners' homes and visit the schools in Hyuga City.

Momilani Junior Ambassador boys with their Hyuga partners
Junior Ambassadors at the airport for their return trip to Japan
Junior Ambassador girls with their partners

Momilani Students visit Hyuga City

Momilani Junior Ambassadors at the airport ready for their departure

On October 7, 2017 the Junior Ambassadors from Momilani visited Japan. The eight selected ambassadors went to Japan to homestay at their partners' homes and visit the schools in Hyuga City. Each of the students stayed with their host families for a week and were able to experience the lifestyle as a student in Japan.

"This is a good learning experience for kids who haven't traveled before." - Jenci M. 5th Grade Ambassador

Momilani Junior Ambassadors at the Hyuga train station with their partners
Momilani Junior Ambassadors at the Asakusa Temple in Japan

Several of the cultural activities that the students participated in were, tofu making, soba making, and performing Japanese Calligraphy. All of these activities help the Junior Ambassadors form strong friendships that will last a long time.

"The memories from this experience will last a lifetime." - Hailey H. 5th Grade Ambassador

Momilani Junior Ambassadors at the Ramen Museum
Momilani Junior Ambassadors visit a school in Japan
Junior Ambassadors group picture in Japan with the families

Staff Advisors

Mr. Garrett Arakawa

Mr. Garrett

Arakawa

Mr. Masaru Uchino

Mr. Masaru

Uchino