Middle school students give us a well-rounded story about firefighters' many rescues of hurt or stranded hikers along the popular but treacherous trail to Kalalau Valley along Kauai's Na Pali Coast. Last April, more than 120 hikers were stranded due to flooding.
Here's a sneak peek from tonight's (Thurs., Oct. 23, 2014) HIKI NO student newscast on PBS Hawaii. The story is by teacher Kevin Masunaga's award-winning students at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School.
Usually, we see short TV or newspaper items about a particular rescue here and there. This HIKI NO story is more comprehensive and underscores the sheer number of rescues, and looks at the risk to firefighters. Great job, Chiefess students!