Kihei Charter School sophomore Lexi Justus, 15, delivers a high-flying kick toward a drone being flown by teacher John Fitzpatrick during physical education class Thursday morning at Kalama Park in Kihei. Fitzpatrick was videotaping his class as part of a project to capture the first month of school. Looking on is classmate Skylynn Pagdilao. “It was just a dance move,” Justus said.
Second photo: Lexi Justus carries the football in a game of Capture the Flag on Thursday. Attempting to grab her flag is classmate John Deinhardt.
The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos
At 102, Cornelia Spanier (center) credits her longevity to living a vibrant life filled with love, laughter and friendship. She got her sea legs in the late 1950s, and in the years that followed, sailed all over the world. “I’ve had so many wonderful adventures,” she said.
Taylor Kalmer, shown during last year’s Maui Classic, is among the returnees for Oregon State, an NCAA tournament regional semifinalist in 2017. The Maui News / CHRIS SUGIDONO photo
The Braves’ Kurt Suzuki throws to first base to retire the Cubs’ Ben Zobrist during the fourth inning of Chicago’s 6-2 win over Atlanta on Thursday. AP photo
Na Alii’s Nina Macphetridge tries to get a shot past the Lunas’ Alana Koa (center) and Aulani Casco-DeLeon. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
King Kekaulike’s Shaina Rapanot-Uyechi sets a ball in front of Lahainaluna’s Shay-Lea Samiu. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
King Kekaulike High School’s Daniella Wittenberg (left) and Nina Macphetridge try to block a shot by Lahainaluna’s Shay-Lea Samiu during the second set of Na Alii’s 14-25, 25-17, 25-20, 26-24 win over the Lunas on Thursday. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
A Ground Transport school bus makes its way Thursday afternoon to the intersection of Piilani Highway and Ohukai Road in Kihei. Public school bus routes temporarily suspended last month because of a lack of qualified drivers are coming online with full service expected to return in a couple of weeks, an official said. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
The Trilogy VI sails under an afternoon sun Thursday afternoon off of Lahaina Harbor. Visitor arrivals to Maui increased 2.6 percent to 261,964 in July, compared with the same month last year. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo