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Seventh-grader Stone Jessee, left, Rod “Mr. Rod” Maghsoudlou, and seventh-graders Micah Kaonohi-Kaihenui and JR Earnell pose on the Kailua Intermediate School campus, above. Mr. Rod stands in a hallway of the school and reaches out to students as they hurry to afternoon classes, at right.