Students Explain the Impact Seminary Has on Their School Day

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Junior Taliloa Fano stands in front of her class to read and expound on a scripture.

Talia Mossman, Staff Reporter

Some Kamehameha high school students start their day off with early morning Seminary. Seminary is a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints four-year religious educational program consisting of youth ages 14-18. Seminary is usually an hour long class that is held in the mornings before school on weekdays. Jane Kamalani, a 10th grader (second year seminary student), was asked how she handled seminary on top of school. She said, “It kind of just works out and I have time for both school and seminary. Sure, I can be a little tired from waking up early, but it’s definitely worth it. It makes me feel good throughout my whole day because we learn a lot of good things about God and his word.” Freshman Joanna Ah Nee (first year seminary student) said, “I admit going to seminary and school and cheer is very tiring, but Heavenly Father only gives you things that he knows you can handle. Time management though is a big key in handing seminary and school. I utilize my time wisely by doing homework during study period, free period, and once I get home. Yes, seminary is worth it. Although it may be hard to wake up at 4:20 a.m. to get to Seminary at 5:30 a.m., it’s all worth it! My knowledge about the gospel has increased and helped me strengthen my testimony. Seminary starts off my day good. It’s my armor for every day. It helps me to stay strong.”