Sophomore Hikari Inaoka is experienced in origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. His handiwork can be seen in both the EHS cafeteria and the library during this holiday season.
Hikari is selling his origami creations—including icosahedrons, octahedrons, transforming ninja stars and traditional Japanese cranes—during all lunch periods from December 17-20. The proceeds of this cafeteria fundraiser go directly to the high school’s Angel Network organization.
The talented sophomore also donated an especially elaborate piece of origami, a Christmas tree, as the prize in a silent auction conducted in the EHS Library (Funds from the highest bid will again benefit the Angel Network) from December 10-21. The tree and auction are meant to highlight December as “origami month” in the library’s Maker Zone.
But Hikari went beyond simply selling his finished products; he even offered lessons in origami to EHS students during the FLEX block on Wednesday, December 12. Sixteen boys and girls attended this session and received personalized instruction in the high school library’s Maker Zone.