‘Excited to be back’: Students return to public schools for in-person learning

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald From left, Student Government Association Vice President Brynne Urasaki and President Matthew Labasan stand next to a poster Tuesday that displays Waiakea High School's theme for this school year.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Derick Mizuguchi greets Hilo Union School Vice Principal Tyson Tomono on Tuesday after arriving for the first day of school.

By STEPHANIE SALMONS and KELSEY WALLING