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Living History: Kite Day 2017

On Kite Day April 28, 2017, hundreds of students gathered on the football field to fly their colorful creations.

Posted on May 9, 2017 by Scot Allen

Mid-Pacific Kite Day and the Office of the President of the United States share a history dating back to President Calvin Coolidge in 1924. In 2016, students created a kite for President Barack Obama. They sent the kite to the White House and received a letter in return that concluded "... Dream big, stay curious and know I'm rooting for you!"

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The letter that President Obama wrote to Mid-Pacific students in 2016.

On Kite Day April 28, 2017, hundreds of students gathered on the football field to fly their colorful creations. Middle school students met their elementary school kite buddies on the field and guided them safely through the flying process. Though the winds were mild, enthusiastic students compensated by running at full speed; the kites flew high, lifted by the winds and their high spirits of the students.

Kite Day 2017 will be archived at #midpacifickiteday on Instagram. Mid-Pacific social media sites overflowed with great photos taken by staff as well as middle school student "tagarazzi." Folks could watch the morning unfold via social media, the school website and LED kiosks throughout campus that featured a real-time photo display using the new school's new Tagboard social media aggregator technology.

Click here to view a photo gallery.

Kite day was featured by KHON, KITV and the Star-Advertiser. Click on the "view" link to watch the KITV story. The kite day section can be found about 20 seconds into the video clip.

Watch a 2016 Kite Day documentary created by our middle school students:

Watch a 2017 Kite Day video below, also created by our middle school students: