Checking up on career options
First photo: Kamehameha Schools Maui 4th-grader Amaya Genovia, 9, listens to the beating heart of classmate Kelton Tom, 9, during a Health Career Day presentation in the school cafeteria Wednesday afternoon. The event, organized by the high school’s Health Occupations Students of America Club, featured Maui professionals from various health care disciplines, including nursing, optometry, athletic training, pharmacy and dental hygiene. There also was a la’au lapa’au practitioner. One of the event goals was to expose youths to the range of possibilities in the health care profession.
Second photo: Kamehameha Schools Maui high school registered nurse Sue Hardesty shows 4th-grader Leimana Purdy, 9, how to check the throat of classmate Kolea Suehiro, 9.