Phi Theta Kappa helps keep island clean

Group photo of Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa members from Hawai’i Community College participated in an Adopt-a-Highway clean up in February. In the top row, from left to right, are co-advisor Karen Crowell, Gin Tezuka, Chasity Hatori, Kela Pease, Marie Epping and James Ayin. In the bottom row, from left to right, are Beth Luiz, Marcy Martinez and co-advisor Kenoa Dela Cruz.

Hawai‘i Community College’s Alpha Psi Epsilon chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society participated in an Adopt-A-Highway clean up event on Saturday, February 9.

The organization cleans a three-mile stretch of highway across from Kalaniana’ole Elementary School in Pāpa’ikou about three to four times a year. The group mainly picked up discarded food wrappers, paper cups, plastic bags, tire parts and cigarette butts. The most interesting item they picked up February 9 was a truck tailgate.

If you would like to join the group the next time they go out to clean the highway, feel free to contact co-advisors Kenoa Dela Cruz (, Karen Crowell ( or Donala Kawa’auhau (

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