[ HAWAII'S SCHOOLS: LEJARDIN ]
Have any experiences in your life given you more of an international perspective?
Jaime Ellison: "When I moved from Singapore, I noticed a lot more racism and discrimination here."
Emily Wong: "In China I learned to appreciate my ancestors for moving and giving me a better life."
Josh Blau: "I got kicked out of the noodle house in Okinawa for putting my chopsticks in my rice. It's a ritual for dead people."
Neil Sauvage: "In Europe, I learned how wasteful Americans are and how to live a simpler life."
Jenny Draime: "My time in Mexico made me more open minded to the way people look at life."
David Siemann: "In the Philippines I saw poor people and realized how lucky we are in America."
Hans Lyberth: "I am more at peace here than in Greenland, because I have lots of homework to do."
Each week, Hawaii's teenage reporters and photographers tell us about their high school. This week, it's LeJardin Academy.