Photos: UH Hilo student leaders attend Opening Day of 2020 Hawai‘i State Legislature

Serving as ambassadors of UH Hilo, the group of students spent Jan. 15 at the State Capitol in Honolulu attending Opening Day ceremonies and meeting with members of the Hawai‘i Island delegation to discuss topical issues.

Students on the upper level of the Chamber, with dais in the lower background.
Students gather for photo in the Hawai‘i State Senate Chamber on Opening Day of the 2020 State Legislature, Jan. 15. Left to right, Michael Taylor, Kevianna Adams, Kit Neikirk, Roanne Deabler, Kenneth “CJ” Sweezey, George Donev, Joshua Jacobs, Raiatea Arcuri, Althea Kamalii, Hannah Blue, Lehua Patnaude. Courtesy photos from the student delegation.

Student leaders from the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo attended the opening of the 2020 Hawai‘i State Legislature, Jan. 15. They met with several members of the Hawai‘i Island delegation including Sen. Lorraine Inouye and Representatives Nicole LowenMark Nakashima, David Tarnas, Joy San Buenaventura, and David Tarnas.

Most of these future leaders of the state of Hawai‘i are currently senators of the UH Hilo Student Association (UHHSA).

Group standing for photo in senator's office.
Students with Senator Lorraine Rodero Inouye.
Group of students in red sports shirts with UH Hilo logo.
UH Hilo Student Delegation stands for photo at the front of the Capitol, Jan 15, 2020. (Front row, left to right) Roanne Deabler (black jacket), Lehua Patnaude, Hannah Blue, Kevianna Adams, Raiatea Arcuri, Kenneth “CJ” Sweezey, and (back row) Althea Kamalii, George Donev, Joshua Jacobs, Michael Taylor, Kit Neikirk.