Our Graduates Anticipate Their Next Chapter With Excitement

Our students work hard to chart a course forward, whether in college, trade school, serving our country, or diving into their careers under the guidance of College and Career Counselor Farris James. Juniors and seniors work with Mrs. James and their families to determine the next steps after graduation. 

“I am very grateful for Mrs. James’ assistance in helping me get through college applications,” said Robert “Kanoa” Krekel ‘24. “I mostly have her to thank for making the experience move all the more smoothly and for setting me up for success as I enter my first year of university.”

Robert “Kanoa” Krekel ‘24 proudly shows his diploma.

Kanoa will study Cinematic Arts at the University of Hawaii (UH) at Manoa.

“Mrs. James was extremely helpful in preparing Kanoa for his transition to post-secondary education,” Kanoa’s parents, Bob and Debbi Krekel, said. “College applications seemed overwhelming and daunting for any high school senior, especially those with executive functioning challenges. Mrs. James assisted in making this endeavor doable. Her checklists and reminders were appreciated and helped keep us all organized, especially when applying to several colleges. Mrs. James scheduled check-ins with Kanoa to see what support he needed. Kanoa was awarded an academic scholarship. Mahalo nui loa, Mrs. James, for helping make the impossible seem possible and supporting Kanoa in his next steps and pursuing his dream!”

Mrs. James' support has clearly made a positive impact, and her assistance has been appreciated by all the other students who have benefitted from her help including Makani Hagiwara '24.

"Thanks to the assistance of Mrs.James, Makani was able to complete the applications without our assistance," said Makani's dad Mark Hagiwara. "The result was that Makani was accepted to most of the technology-focused colleges he applied to."

Here is a list of colleges our students were accepted into this school year.


Beacon College
California State Polytechnic University-Humboldt
California State University Maritime Academy
California State University-Fullerton
California State University-Los Angeles
California State University-Sacramento
Central Oregon Community College
Central Washington University
Chaminade University of Honolulu
Chapman University
Colorado Mesa University
Colorado State University-Fort Collins
Dominican University of California
Drexel University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott
Graceland University-Lamoni
Grand Canyon University
Green River College
Hawaii Pacific University
Honolulu Community College
Kapiolani Community College
Leeward Community College
Linfield University
Menlo College
New York Institute of Technology
Northern Arizona University
Oregon Institute of Technology
Oregon State University
Pacific Lutheran University
Pacific University
Portland State University
Saint Martin's University
Saint Mary's College of California
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle University
Sonoma State University
Southern Oregon University
St. Andrews University
Stevens Institute of Technology
Temple University-Japan
University of Arizona
University of California-Riverside
University of California-Santa Cruz
University of Colorado-Boulder
University of Denver
University of Hawaii at Hilo
University of Hawaii at Manoa
University of Hawaii-West Oahu
University of Lynchburg
University of Maine at Presque Isle
University of Nevada-Las Vegas
University of Northern Colorado
University of Oregon
University of Portland
University of Puget Sound
University of San Francisco
University of the Pacific
University of Utah
University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Utah State University
Washington State University
Weber State University
Western Michigan University
Western Oregon University
Whitman College
Windward Community College