2020 Alumni

Class of 2020 Alumni

Cheyenne Asuncion-Adams

Class of 2020

Joined SY 18-19

Cheyenne, “Chey”, began her KVIKS TV career in Broadcasting. Beginning as a camera operator and broadcast tech, her capabilities now include producing, technical directing, and serving as an anchor for the KVIKS TV Morning Bulletin. Cheyenne is very involved in KVIKS TV and aside from her club duties as treasurer, she serves as an Associate Producer, a title second to Advisor. Cheyenne takes care of logistical and personnel concerns and is critical to the organization of the program. She is also the epitome of happiness and can’t help but smile at life and the opportunities laid out in front of her. Cheyenne is also a member of the Hilo High Viking Band.

Isaiah Babas

Class of 2020

Joined SY 19-20

Isaiah was originally interested in the Hilo High School School Design App project, but after being forced into working on a KVIKS TV Morning Bulletin, he decided to stay. Looks like dreams do come true.

Madison Bartolome

Class of 2020

Joined SY 18-19

Madison, “Mama Madi”, was inspired to join KVIKS TV by one of her friends. At the time, she participated in multiple different clubs and programs including Leo Club and Future Health Professionals. During the 18-19 Basketball Season, Madi got super involved in Broadcasting and has worked up from a Camera Operator to Commentator, then Producer. Madi is part of the KVIKS TV Studios production team that writes and produces the KVIKS TV Morning Bulletin.

Roseayn Dalere

Class of 2020

Joined SY 19-20

Leilani Guerrero

Class of 2020

Joined SY 18-19

Leilani, “Wrestling Girl”, was always around during the 18-19 School Year, but her participation in KVIKS TV began as she served as a commentator for Boys Volleyball. Leilani stays busy and splits her time between school, and serving as a manager for the Hilo High Football and Wrestling team. Dearly beloved by many at Hilo High School, KVIKS TV sincerely appreciates every bit of time she spends with us.

Sonja Giardina

Class of 2020

Joined SY 17-18

Founding Member

Sonja, “the one-take wonder” is the exact polar opposite of the ‘Nam twins. We were always happy to see Sonja anchor for KVIKS because we knew we would be out of there in less than 10 minutes!

Julia Hirai

Class of 2020

Joined SY 17-18

Founding Member

Julia is, “technically” the longest-standing member of KVIKS TV. Joining in the first semester of school year 17-18, Julia has been around for the many iterations and organizations of KVIKS TV. Julia is part of the Hilo High Viking Band and serves as our commentator for Wrestling.

Jennifer Kamimura

Class of 2020

Joined SY 17-18

Student Associations President

Hilo High School Communications

Jenny never really joined KVIKS, but she contributed so much to us that she doesn’t really qualify to be classified as an honorary member! Jenny loved doing her accents, but she hated when we got it on camera. Jenny also loved rushing into C-117 shouting, “LUKE! I HAVE AN EMERGENCY” when in actuality, she literally wanted to design a t-shirt. This post is dedicated to all the times Luke’s computer was shut off by accident.

John Kenny

Class of 2020

Founding Member

John “It’s Ya Boi” Kenny, served as an anchor on the KVIKS TV Morning Bulletin, but also observed the program from its humble beginnings until now. Staying #blessed for the remainder of his High School career, John will forever be known as, “the boi with the AirPods” and as an inaugural state champion for Rocket League eSports.

Thomas Kobayashi

Class of 2020

Joined SY 18-19

Founding Member

Thomas is the Hilo High School A/V Head as part of KVIKS TV. Thomas also serves as a studio operator, helping produce the KVIKS TV Morning Bulletin, and helps out at live streams as a camera operator or broadcast tech. Thomas is also interested in photography and has played for the Hilo High Tennis team and Hilo High Viking Band.

Dao Le

Class of 2020

Joined SY 19-20

Dao was introduced to KVIKS TV by a teacher at Hilo High School. As a studio operator, Dao is proficient in most areas of producing the KVIKS TV Morning Bulletin. Dao helps out at Broadcasts typically on school days before he goes home. Dao is now an online editor and publishes articles to the Hilo High School website.

Kamakana Liwai

Class of 2020

Joined SY 17-18

Founding Member

Kamakana, “Makana”, joined as a sophomore. I wouldn’t necessarily say he, “joined” more like, he played alot of Overwatch with Hinano and eventually started hanging out with him in the lab. Eventually, Makana got up and said: “Boi, u need help?” and we answered with a desperate, “YES”. Makana has proven himself to be a talented memer and editor and has mastered the art of making creative and entertaining videos.

Jade Tredinnick

Class of 2020

Joined SY 18-19

Jade was introduced to Digital Media by her father while attending another school. She received PBS Hawaii HIKI NO training and has since then had a passion for editing. When joining KVIKS TV in the 18-19 School Year, the advisors were impressed with the amount of knowledge and talent she possessed and were very happy and excited to have her aboard. Jade stays very busy now while interning with Na Leo TV and other digital media production companies in Hilo. Jade also performs with the Hilo High Ambassadors.

Auie Joe Madiam

Class of 2020

Honorary KVIKS TV Member

2020 Commencement Committee Chair

Kyla Rae Pacheco-Paglinawan

Class of 2020

Honorary KVIKS TV Member

Co-Host for Virtual May Day 2020

Jyson Breitbarth

Class of 2020

Honorary KVIKS TV Member

Senior Class of 2020 President

Logan Mizuba

Class of 2020

Honorary KVIKS TV Member

Student Associations Corresponding “Secretary”

Kaitlyn O’Dell Lambeth

Class of 2020

Honorary KVIKS TV Member

Kassie O’Dell Lambeth

Class of 2020

Honorary KVIKS TV Member