Junior Ambassador Program
Hyuga City Kids come to Pearl City
Before the Japanese kids came, our representative students decorated the library. Also, they waved signs in front of our library to welcome the Japanese. When they came to our school straight from the airport, the 8 pairs crafted fun activities in the library. There were activities like brush bots (which they could bring back to Japan), teaching them some Hawaiian instruments, and more! They left on the 21st of August to go back to Japan. We were all heartbroken that they left, but were excited to see them again in Hyuga! This was a great experience for us to bond and make new friends with these selected boys and girls.
On August 16th, we had 8 Japanese Exchange students and their chaperones come to Momilani from different schools in Hyuga City. They were paired up with 6 of our 5th graders and 2 of our 6th grade students. Our 8 Momilani students were selected for this program. These 8 students from Japan were homestayed at some of our homes for 5 days. On October 7th, us 8 selected ambassadors will go to Japan to homestay at our partners homes and visit the schools in Hyuga City.
Thank you to Mrs. Higa, Mr. Arakawa, Mr. Uchino, and Mr. Nieva for supporting this awesome program. We appreciate all of your hard work in making this school a better place for kids to get educated and learn new skills.
Momilani Students go to Hygua City
Then October 7th, we had 8 Momilani Exchange students and our chaperones go to Hyuga City, Japan. We were paired up with fifth and sixth grade students. Our 8 Momilani students were selected for this program. The families homestayed us for 5 days.
On October 7th, the Junior Ambassadors visited Japan. The 8 selected ambassadors went to Japan to homestay at our partners homes and visit the schools in Hyuga City. Along with the 8 Junior Ambassadors three Momilani Chaperones travelled to Japan. While in Japan, the 8 Momilani Representatives were able to see various sights. Also they were able to experience the Japanese culture in Japan.
5th grader, Jenci Matsui- "This is a good learning experience for kids who haven't traveled before."
Each of the students stayed with their host families for a week and were able to experience the life style as a student 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.
5th grader, Hailey Harimoto- "The memories from this experience will last a lifetime."