Completes His Term
H A‘ U L E L A U ( F A L L ) 2 0 1 0 PUBLISHED FOR THE KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS ‘OHANA
Along the Hana Highway
Kamehameha’s Extension Education Enrichment Program
Külia I Ka Pono Comes to Häna, Maui
They travel to the eastern side of Maui
They come from far and wide to see the sights
Not knowing where they’re going
On that long and lonesome highway
Away from all that night life city light
“Going to Hana, Maui”
KS in the News 2
hey’re certainly coming Documentary Follows
from far and wide to Song Leaders 7
Külia I Ka Pono Häna program, CommerCial real
which celebrated its second year
in existence this past summer. A Better Haute Dog 8
“We’ve had students from lanD assets Division
Kaua‘i, Moloka‘i, from Hilo, Kona
Farm Fair Highlights
and Kohala on Hawai‘i island,
and from all over O‘ahu – Kähala,
Above, Kulia I Ka Pono Hana student Emilio Harp, instructor Moani Aiona and student Logan Kamalii
join Uncle John Lind of Kapahu Farm as they clear a lo‘i as part of a program activity. Located in
Kı¯pahulu in the Haleakala National Park, Kapahu Farm features an ancient terraced lo‘i system. Left,
cooked kalo is ready to be pounded into poi.
Ho‘omäka‘ika‘i program (formerly known as Explorations) which is
open to non-KS students entering sixth grade; then comes the Ho‘olauna
everywhere,” programs – place-based educational experiences for those entering
Aiona added. grades seven and eight; and finally the Külia I Ka Pono programs, where
Aiona wel- students hone their skills in specific cultural schools, participate in ser-
comed roughly 25 vice learning projects and practice leadership through responsibility.
students to each of his Ho‘omäka‘ika‘i is held at KS Kapälama, while Kamehameha’s
six one-week Külia sessions, Ho‘olauna programs are currently held in Puna and Kona on Hawai‘i
or about 150 students in total. island; on Maui, Moloka‘i and Kaua‘i; and on
Open to non-Kamehameha O‘ahu at Ko‘olaupoko, Ko‘olauloa, Kona
‘Ewa, ‘Aiea, Hau‘ula and Schools campus students enter- (or Honolulu) and Wai‘anae.
Kahuku,” said Kamaui Aiona ing grades eight and nine, the continued on page 12
KSK’93, director of Kahanu Külia I Ka Pono programs are the
Garden, whose staff coordinates third chapter in Kamehameha’s
the Häna program. Extension Education division’s ¯
The Kulia I Ka Pono
“Of course we have students “Explorations Series,” which fea-
from Maui as well – from Kula, ture week-long summer boarding programs are the third
Wailuku and obviously from programs. chapter in Kamehameha’s
Häna. We’ve even had a student The Explorations Series
from Läna‘i. I mean, really, they begins with the popular
Extension Education divi-
sion’s “Explorations Series,”
which feature week-long
summer boarding programs.
KS in the News
Aloha ‘oe Nainoa
by Dee Jay Beatty Mailer KSK’70
Board of trustees
Corbett A.K. Kalama
Chair Nainoa Thompson’s philosophy on sailing is
simple yet profound: you only know where
J. Douglas Ing KSK’62
Vice Chair you are on the ocean by memorizing where
Micah A. Ka KSK’87
you came from and having a clear vision in
Secretary/Treasurer your mind about where you want to go.
Diane J. Plotts
This philosophy that has guided him well
at sea has guided him equally well in life.
During his 10 years with us as a
Chief executive officer Kamehameha Schools trustee, Nainoa has
Dee Jay Mailer KSK’70 helped us through both calm and stormy seas – ¯
Former Kamehameha Schools Kapalama instructor Dr. Charles Burrows addresses
ones which challenged our commitment to move forward under all the crowd at the Hawai‘i Conservation Conference.
vice Presidents conditions.
Whether facing threats to Ke Ali‘i Pauahi’s legacy or join-
ing passionate minds to create our vision for education for all
Ann Botticelli Hawaiians, Nainoa has been a guiding hökü for us all, keeping his
Community Relations and
Communications eyes firmly focused on the future, while anchored in the values, Alliance Honors
traditions and wisdom of our past.
D. Rodney Chamberlain, D.Ed.
& Academic Affairs
Nainoa is a very gentle and strong man who feels as deeply as Dr. Chuck Burrows KSK’51
he thinks. He is a dedicated and selfless servant leader, who despite
Sylvia M. Hussey all that he’s done and continues to do, feels it is just not enough. hahui Mälama I ka As a board member of the
I remember a story he told about one of his many huaka‘i on Lökahi co-president Dr. Kawai Nui Heritage Foundation
Chris J. Pating the voyaging canoe Höküle‘a, when he was taking some young Charles “Chuck” Burrows and ‘Ahahui Mälama I ka Lökahi,
and Implementation students out to sea. He marveled at their inquisitiveness, joy and KSK’51 accepted the Hawai‘i he collaborated with others to
confidence as they learned about navigating by the stars and cur- Conservation Alliance’s (HCA) designate the O‘ahu Kawai Nui-
Colleen I. Wong KSK’75
Legal Services rents of the ocean. Distinguished Service Award Hämäkua marsh as a Ramsar
At the same time, he worried that the experience of Höküle‘a in August for decades of work “Wetlands of International
education would be short lived once the realities of their hard lives returned as educating others throughout the Importance,” one of only 29 in
Michael J. Chun, Ph.D. KSK’61 their feet touched shore. How could he assure that the inquisitive- state and beyond about the link the United States. He now serves
President & Headmaster
¯ ness, joy and confidence lasted a lifetime and changed lives? between the cultural and
Indeed, this is the question we ask ourselves at Kamehameha living environments.
Lee Ann DeLima KSK’77
Headmaster KS Maui each day. How can we assure that Pauahi’s legacy of education is The award was “ I can think of no other individual
Stan Fortuna Jr., Ed.D.
not fleeting, and rather becomes the foundation that builds strong presented during the who better demonstrates through his
Headmaster KS Hawai‘i and responsible lives into perpetuity? Thanks to leaders such as HCA’s annual Hawai‘i own action the close relationship
Nainoa, we’re getting better and better at knowing how. Conservation Conference
Ke ali‘i Pauahi
Nainoa has filled many hearts with his aloha and they will at the Hawai‘i Convention between the Native Hawaiian culture
never be the same. This peace and hope that he has given is truly Center. and the islands’ ecosystem.”
Kalei Stern KSK’89
Vice President and the wind that fills many sails. “Doc Burrows prac-
– Ron Walker
Executive Director Nainoa has been yearning to return to the sea and to spend tices what he preaches Hawai‘i Conservation Alliance
more time with his loving wife Kathy and their keiki, Na‘inoa and and can often be found
i mua staff
Puana. swinging a sickle in
Ed Kalama KSK’76
Editor I join the Kamehameha ‘ohana in wishing him well in the next Windward O‘ahu’s wetlands, on the Ramsar U.S. National
leg of his life’s journey, knowing full well that we are always side by fighting invasive species and the Committee.
Nadine Lagaso like,” said Ron Walker of HCA. In addition, Burrows served
side in the journey toward Hawaiian vibrancy.
He has served our ali‘i and all of us well, and now we make a “I can think of no other indi- on the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve
Gerry Johansen KSK’60
Alumni Editor space for him to attend to his dreams for his family and the rest of vidual who better demonstrates Commission and now serves
the world. through his own action the close on the boards of the Kawai Nui
Laurielei Van Gieson Waracka
KSK’81 Ke Akua pü a hui hou käkou. relationship between the Native Heritage Foundation, the Kailua
Assistant Alumni Editor Hawaiian culture and the islands’ Hawaiian Civic Club, the Kailua
Michael Young ecosystem.” Historic Society, the OHA/Native
Photography Burrows is a respected au- Hawaiian Historic Preservation
thority on Hawaiian culture and Council, the UH EPSCoR
Hawai‘i’s native ecosystems. Over Community Advisory Council
Elizabeth Freeman Ahana KSK’93
many decades, his background in and Ho‘olaulima iä Kawai Nui,
Kiele Akana-Gooch KSK‘98 science has allowed him to bridge a multiple agency conservation
Wendy Lee Cook KSK’84 culture and the living environ- consortium.
Donna Delmoora ment in practical, applicable Burrows has been honored
ways. by the Hawai‘i Audubon Society,
Burrows is best known for Hawai‘i’s Thousand Friends,
Andrea Fukushima co-founding ‘Ahahui Mälama I the American Red Cross, the
Piilani Akana Hanohano KSK‘75 ka Lökahi, which was formed to Conservation Council for Hawai‘i,
RaeDeen Keahiolalo develop, promote and practice a National Wildlife Federation,
Karasuda KSK’81 Native Hawaiian conservation Honolulu City Council and
ethic relevant to modern times the Hawai‘i State House of
through research, education and Representatives.
Kaikea Lee KSK’07
active stewardship. In 2001, The Association of
Myron Mitsuyasu His continuing work with the Hawaiian Civic Clubs honored
Dawn Farm Ramsey KSK‘71 nonprofit organization includes him with the Ka Po‘okela o Kühiö
delivering educational tours and Award for service to the Hawaiian
Relaying for Life providing conservation service community.
Chad Takatsugi KSK‘95
Cancer survivors Paulyne anakalea KsK’63 and Kehau Matsumoto projects in and around Kailua’s In 2008, Burrows was named
of the American Cancer Society hold a portrait of Ke Ali‘i Bernice Kawai Nui Marsh. a Hawai‘i Living Treasure by
Brand-Dee Torres KSK’93 Pauahi Bishop – herself a victim of breast cancer – as they circle Konia For 35 years, Burrows was a the Honpa Hongwanji Buddist
science teacher at Kamehameha Temple, and he will be receiving
i mua Design Field as part of the 2010 Kamehameha Schools Relay for Life, a benefit
Schools Kapälama. He created the Royal Order of Kamehameha I
O Communications for ACS. Chaired by robin Williams Makapagal KsK’68, more than
the Hui Lama Environmental and 2010 Kalani Ali‘i Award for
600 people participated in the August event, including more than Hiking Club for students and is lifetime achievement and contri-
100 cancer survivors and 63 teams. More than $112,000 was raised. one of the founders of the Sierra bution to Hawaiian culture.
Club High School Hikers group.
Four Kamehameha Schools Alumni Named
Vol. 2010, Issue 4
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and endowment programs,
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Ka Pua Team helps DOE win
$75M in Educational Funding
he Hawai‘i State legacy to children, families and
Department of Education communities in the region.”
(DOE) was recently For over a year, Pating’s presents
awarded a $75 million education Ka Pua team provided research,
reform grant as part of President strategic planning and facilita- Romantic Waikïkï
Barack Obama’s “Race to the Top” tion support to the DOE to ensure
initiative. More than 35 states a successful grant application. November 23 and 30
applied for $3.4 billion in funds – In August, Pating accompanied Royal Hawaiian Hotel
only 10 received grants. Hawai‘i education leaders to
Much of the money will Washington D.C. to clarify the Tickets on sale by phone,
go toward raising the academic language in the application before online or at the hotel
performance of public school a grant selection committee. concierge desk
students in Leeward O‘ahu, from “One of the most exciting
Nänäkuli to Mäkaha. The DOE and encouraging things about For more information, visit Save $8 when you show
www.malamacard.com. your Mälama Card!
has deemed this region one of its the grant application process
five Zones for School Innovation was having the DOE and state
made up of the state’s lowest- leaders commit to supporting
achieving schools. Native Hawaiian learners and
The zone is a key component communities in very specific and
of Kamehameha Schools’ Ka meaningful ways, and to hear
Pua initiative, a community col- them verbalize this in very public
laboration of education and keiki forums,” Pating said.
support organizations focused on Program specifics for Ka Pua
educational reform in Leeward are being developed, and com-
O‘ahu. munity input is essential to this
“The highest concentration process. If you are interested in
of Native Hawaiians anywhere sharing your mana‘o about the
in the world is in Leeward O‘ahu kinds of activities and programs
between Wai‘anae and Kapolei,” that should be considered, please
said Chris Pating, KS vice presi- e-mail your thoughts and contact
dent of Strategic Planning and information to email@example.com
Implementation. “Ka Pua is a so your ideas can be included in
long-range initiative that will the conversation. To read more
deepen the support and inter- about KS’ Ka Pua initiative, visit
generational impact of Pauahi’s www.ksbe.edu/kapua.
As his 10-year term comes to an end, Nainoa Thompson reflects on
his life as a Kamehameha Schools trustee
n Nov. 3, 2000, Deeply humble and equally
Probate Court passionate, Thompson is a gifted
judge Kevin Chang speaker, articulate and eloquent
appointed Nainoa as he has inspired a generation of
Thompson a Kamehameha young Hawaiians to learn more
Schools trustee. about their culture and to take
Among his fellow trustees much pride in who they are and
named that day: attorney where they come from.
J. Douglas Ing KSK’62; Admiral Nainoa Thompson is all that,
Robert Kihune KSK’55; banker yet he is also the local brother
Constance Lau; and business- who still considers himself a
woman Diane J. Plotts – all fisherman. Ask him to do a photo
highly respected in their fields – shoot, and the first question he
Thompson was undoubtedly the has for you is “What, no need
most well known in the Hawaiian wear socks, huh?”
community. It is Thompson’s humility
As the Polynesian Voyaging and personality as much as his
Society navigator aboard the big-picture intelligence that has
double-hulled canoe Höküle‘a, endeared him not only to the
Thompson has helped lead a Kamehameha Schools ‘ohana,
Hawaiian cultural renaissance as but to all of Hawai‘i as well. This
the first Hawaiian to practice the fall, Kamehameha Schools will
art of wayfinding – non-instru- be forced to once again share
ment navigation using only the Thompson with the rest of the
stars, the sea and the wind – on world, as his 10-year term as
long distance ocean voyages since trustee comes to an end.
such voyaging ended in Hawai‘i But before he leaves,
around the 14th century. Thompson – who would go on
Thompson was once chosen to serve as trustee alongside
in a The Honolulu Advertiser banker Corbett Kalama and
poll as the most respected of all business administrator
Hawaiian leaders. Sen. Daniel Micah Käne KSK’87
Akaka KSK’42 finished second. – agreed to share his
He has been named an thoughts on the past
Unsung Hero of Compassion by 10 years of his life
the Dalai Lama for the Wisdom in So, here is an
Action Organization; Educator of interview with
the Year by the Native Hawaiian Nainoa Thompson,
Education Association; and on a variety of
presented the Fellow of the subjects, in his own
Pacific Award by Hawai‘i Pacific words.
University, the highest accolade Aloha Nainoa.
presented by HPU.
Photo courtesy of
“Being with the students is where you
can see the real work of Kamehameha
Schools. You can see that they are the
hope and the future. Being with them
has, as much as anything, inspired
and enriched my journey here as a
On being named a Kamehameha Schools trustee: On his opinion of the trustees he has served with:
“Kamehameha Schools is without a doubt the most powerful tool that “They are high quality individuals, very competent in their areas of
Native Hawaiians have for rediscovering themselves and for creating expertise, they love this institution, and they are mission driven. They
their own sense of well being. Well being doesn’t come from the outside, are people who have tremendous caring for what was trying to be
it comes from the inside. Kamehameha Schools is the institution of accomplished and that was the only reason why they were here. My
legacy, the institution of history and it’s an institution of hope. When colleagues put their intellect, their experience and their heart and soul
asked to serve, that’s a privilege. ” into the job.
“They were all such an extraordinary part of my learning possibili-
On the biggest challenge the Board of Trustees faced ties and potential. Every single one of those trustees was a mentor to me.
during his tenure: Everyone brought this common sense of commitment to mission and this
sense of compassion to the needs of our people.
“The job of trustee is about honoring and protecting the wishes and
“To have been around such competence, to have been around such
dreams of Pauahi and her will. It’s about strengthening and growing
expertise, to have been around people with such compassion, how would
the assets of the Endowment, protecting the sacredness of our lands and
you not learn? When I look at the whole journey of learning that I had at
fulfilling the mission of Kamehameha Schools – and as a perpetual trust
Kamehameha Schools, they would be top of the list as teachers. I’ve been
that’s protecting children today and children not yet born.
fundamentally privileged to be with every single one of them.
“As to our greatest challenge, it wasn’t a single issue, but really it was
“In many ways – and I would say this primarily because I’m leav-
how was the board going to be? Was it going to be united, or was it going
ing – because the nature of the board is so humble, Kamehameha Schools
to be divided? It was clear to us from the very beginning that this was a
and the community really does not know how much my colleagues
diverse board. When I came on board, I didn’t know anybody, and I had
have accomplished. How much my colleagues – not me – have done for
never worked a single day in my life with the other four trustees.
Kamehameha Schools over the last 10 years. You’re not going to hear it
“With this enormous amount of kuleana, it became absolutely clear
from them, but they have done just extraordinary work to turn the course
that we had to come together and find some way to be unified. This job
is so big that if anybody says that they are qualified and prepared to deal
with all the issues that come to them as trustees of Kamehameha Schools,
fundamentally either they don’t know what the job is, or they’re not tell- On what makes Kamehameha Schools unique:
ing the truth. “There’s no other school like Kamehameha Schools in the world. No
“So the diversity of the board was either going to be our strength, or other school has a mission with such compassion and caring for both its
it was going to destroy us. Looking back, even if we didn’t agree with one ancestors as well as for children not yet born. There’s no other school that
another’s position, we always dealt with that disagreement with great re- has the breadth and strength of this institution.
spect. Our greatest challenge was coming together and becoming a board “So when you’re a trustee, you sense that, you understand that, you
that could listen to each other and try its best to understand each other.” know that and it makes the job sometimes scary because of what you are
entrusted with. Our job has been to bring back the trust to this institution
On what makes a good trustee: and from that position, it has been an ultimate privilege to serve here with
“To be a good trustee, you need to be both willing to – and really want to
– learn. I cannot say with any honesty that I completely understand the
breadth of being a trustee at Kamehameha Schools, even after ten years. On what he thinks his father, the late former
“That issue of wanting to learn is foundational. I found myself the Kamehameha Schools trustee Myron “Pinky”
student, in many ways like one of the 5,400 students we have on our Thompson, would say about his term on the Board
three campuses. I looked at myself as being one of them, but in a differ- of Trustees:
ent way. What our students have to go through, our trustees need to go “I think if my dad were here and had been alive during the entire
through too.” 10 years I’ve been on the board, I would have been a different and better
trustee. I’m the luckiest person in the world because of my teachers, and
On how being a trustee has changed him: he was the very best. My relationship to him was deeply special and he
was everything to me – father, mentor and teacher. He was my source of
“Being a trustee was an extraordinary personal journey of both growth
strength and values and he was the most compassionate human being
and learning. My work prior to coming to Kamehameha Schools could be
I have known.
characterized as being much more isolated. It didn’t require the kind of
“I know my dad would have been proud of the entire Board of
leadership requirements that you have to have as a trustee.
Trustees and how we’ve focused on early childhood education, valued
“Being in this institution, it forces you to lead; it really was just chal-
the sacredness of the lands and honored and respected our ancestors, our
lenge after challenge, day in and day out. I learned from having to handle
history and our culture and traditions.”
these kinds of challenges. I’m just grateful and thankful that I had 10
“I don’t know whether he would pass judgment on how I’ve per-
years of intense schooling, fundamentally, in leadership.
formed as a trustee. But I do know if he were here today he would be
“I don’t know how to describe it; all I would say is that the 10 years at
comforting, he would be caring, and he would be thankful. He’d be thank-
Kamehameha Schools has clearly shifted who I am and how I see myself,
ful the most not so much for what I did, but for the fact that I was willing
and how I see the world. It allowed me to see from the lens of an institu-
to take the risk and take this job.”
tion this large, what it takes to govern something extraordinarily complex
and big. From that process clearly I’ve grown, and I’ve matured in a way continued on page 6
that I don’t think I could have without having had this experience.”
Navigating The Trust
continued from page 5
“My departure from Kamehameha Schools
is one of great gratitude to thousands of
people. I will always cherish the beauty
of this history and the legacy of this
On his thoughts about being with the students of “This is an obligation from my teachers, to make sure their legacy
Kamehameha Schools: counts. We need to make sure that their investment in my generation
means something for the next generation.
“Hanging out with the students was important to me because I think it
was a way for me as a trustee to stay close to those I was supposed to
serve. For me, those times with those young people were just constantly
On his personal plans for the future:
inspiring. Not just to see and be next to them and to know how intelligent “My most important job after I leave Kamehameha Schools will be
they are, but to feel how hopeful they are and how excited they are caring for my family – my two extraordinarily beautiful children and my
about life. beautiful wife. I want to make sure that they grow up in a world that’s
“These past years with some of the seniors, when I talk to them, going to be special and meaningful to them.
they’re so prepared to do what we need them to do. That’s finish school, “So my future is really looking at those two journeys – the worldwide
get their education and then come back and really assume leadership voyaging and my family – and I think that the learning opportunities for
roles. You can see it in them already. me at Kamehameha have been valuable to both those journeys.
“Being with the students is where you can see the real work of “As we look at succession leadership into the future both with voyag-
Kamehameha Schools. You can see that they are the hope and the future. ing and with Kamehameha, you need to be able to evolve with the evolu-
Being with them has, as much as anything, inspired and enriched my tion of the world of those you serve. You need to see that vision down the
journey here as a trustee.” road and make sure your institutions are in the front and on the cutting
edge – in the front edge, not behind and not reactive.
On his thoughts about the faculty of Kamehameha “At the same time, you do not ever have the ability to forget where
Schools: you come from. That is the foundation of Kamehameha, wherever we go,
whatever it evolves to – we need to remember where we’ve come from.
“Every class counts, every student counts and those teachers are
“My departure from Kamehameha Schools is one of great gratitude to
extraordinary. You look at our teachers; the amount of preparation time,
thousands of people. I will always cherish the beauty of this history and
just the exhaustion they go through to make sure that they’re doing
the legacy of this institution.”
their job well is amazing. And it’s because the quality of education at
Kamehameha Schools depends on how well those teachers perform.
On how he characterizes the last decade of his life:
“When you add up those millions of hours of preparation and
instruction, then you get this kind of much larger, extraordinary sense “These last 10 years have certainly challenged me professionally and per-
of what it takes to do what Kamehameha Schools is supposed to do that sonally, more than any other 10 years of my life. It’s been the hardest. It’s
you’ll never see or feel in the board room. You’ll see the numbers, but been a decade of the most sorrow in my life because of the things I’ve lost.
you’ll never feel the experience. You’ll never sense what it takes.” “We lost my father, and not just Mau Piailug, but many of our older
küpuna from the voyaging community are gone. It’s that time that has
On why Kamehameha Schools is focused on early come. And my home, I mean, when it burned down. Everything that was
special in that house was given to me, so that the memory is not so much
about the object, but it’s about the memory of the person who gave it to me.
“When you look at the clear and concise 35 years of medical research “My dad’s passing was the most difficult time in my life. He was
on brain development and the whole human development of a child, everything to me and he was always there. That was the deepest that
the vast majority of what defines a child comes in the first three years. I went into being afraid about living life without him. But you know, you
So what defines a child is determined in the first three years, but our look at love and I think that the amount you hurt is equal to the amount
education system doesn’t even catch them for two more years. you love.
“There’s a real disconnect here, so the movement and commitment of “So if you love so much and your life is so rich, that’s because you’ve
Kamehameha Schools to bring education back to the home is absolutely had such beautiful experiences. But over time, what happens is that those
correct. The challenge is going to be ‘how do you catch all those kids?’ experiences and memories never go away. They are with you, they direct
Fundamentally the most important schools are these kids’ homes, and the you and they guide you.
most important teachers are their caregivers. “When I had my two children – you know, my dad is my two chil-
“Kamehameha Schools is going to have to be the advocate, catalyst dren, and my two children are him. So my children are where I come
and the visionary to move childhood education, statewide, back to age 0. from, and they are my future.”
And we’re working on it. Those people in those trenches in the areas of
early childhood education and literacy are doing pioneering work.
On his parting message for the Kamehameha Schools
“We’ve got our challenges in that we have to provide high quality
programs, but the question is trying to catch all the Hawaiian children.
I think that’s what we’re supposed to do – every single cell in my body “Because this last decade was one of the most challenging, it was the one
tells me that and I think that was ultimately in the heart and mind of the when I learned the most. And because it was so hard, in many ways
princess.” I leave much strengthened. If I look back on my life and I look back at the
legacy of Kamehameha Schools, there’s no other 10 years that I would
On his future plans with the Polynesian Voyaging have wanted to be at Kamehameha Schools more than these last 10 years.
“It was a hard time, it was a difficult time, and it was a time when this
job made you raw and naked. There was a real thin edge between success
“We’re embarking on a voyage around the earth – 41,000 miles and and failure, and as the time went on we could have lost everything.
49 months of time. There are many goals for that, but one of the relevant “In this adversity came the great opportunity to grow and learn and
goals to Kamehameha Schools is really about succession leadership. it’s been a privilege these last 10 years. Yes, it was difficult. In it was the
We’re calling it the worldwide voyage but it really has nothing to do with learning process of birth, life and death. I lost my mentors, but at the same
sailing around the world. time it was the time for new children, it was a time for new life and a time
“It’s about creating a platform and creating an environment and an for building new homes.
opportunity to bring in younger people and have enough breadth of dis- “It was a time to deal with adversity and from that opportunity – that
tance and time – primarily time – to train our future in voyaging. When blessing of adversity – again you just get to grow. I guess my point is that
this voyage is finished I’ll be in my mid-60s, so we need to have these I’m infinitely grateful to what Kamehameha Schools has given me in these
young people take away leadership from us and find their own way and last 10 years.”
navigate their own future.
“One Voice” Documentary Follows
Song Leaders as They Prepare for the
Kamehameha Schools 2008 Song Contest
documentary that captures “This is not a just a story
the angst and elation of
the annual Kamehameha
about a high school song con-
test,” Giugni said. “It’s a weaving m any hands helped make
“One Voice” a reality.
The producers extend a heartfelt
Schools Song Contest recently together of stories that embodies
mahalo to the following
made its debut at the Hawai‘i making choices, having courage,
members of the Kamehameha
International Film Festival. persevering, dealing with failure
The feature length film “One and living with hope. This is a
Voice” follows 10 Kamehameha story about a people who were on
student song leaders on a year- the verge of losing their language song Contest leaDers
long journey to prepare for the and fought to save it and did. truman Chun KsK’08
March 2008 competition. “This is a story of what the
Kahala rowe KsK’08
Song Contest has been a trea- legacy of Princess Pauahi cre-
sured Kamehameha tradition for ated, and we get to see it, hear it Baba tavares KsK’08
more than 90 years. In the course and experience it all through the sienna achong KsK’09
of a few hours, students share a hearts, minds and voices of young
love for their homeland, passion Hawaiians.” Kawewehi KsK’09
for Hawaiian music, and the story Giugni’s company Juniroa
nadia le‘i KsK’09
of a people who were once in Productions is dedicated to shar-
danger of losing their language, ing Native Hawaiian stories with Zachary lum KsK’10
culture and spirit. the world. For the past five years, C. Ka‘ai mcafee-torco KsK’10
C. max mukai KsK’10
“ This is not a just a story about a high school song Isaiah Pamatigan KSK‘11
contest. It’s a weaving together of stories that embodies
making choices, having courage, persevering, dealing
Julian ako KsK‘61
with failure and living with hope.”
Dr. michael Chun KsK‘61
– Heather Giugni KSK’72
liz makuaka Hansen
The 2008 Song Contest at the Juniroa has produced the live randie Fong KsK‘78
Neil Blaisdell Center celebrated broadcast of the Kamehameha
Kalua leong Tataipu KsK’85
the revitalization of the Hawaiian Song Contest.
language with the theme “Ola Giugni partnered with Pacific hailama Farden KsK‘89
Ka ‘Ölelo ‘Öiwi O Ka ‘Äina – The Islanders in Communications Kaleo trinidad KsK‘93
Native Language of the Land (PIC) executive director Ruth
aaron sala KsK‘94
Lives.” Bolan to produce “One Voice.”
That night marked the The documentary was directed by Les Ceballos
The movie poster for “One Voice” features song leader C. Ka‘ai McAfee-Torco
culmination of countless hours of award-winning filmmaker Lisette More than 2,000 KS Kapa ¯lama
KSK‘10, who traveled to Moloka‘i to pay homage to her family home and to
rehearsal for the students which Flanary. learn the story of her class song “Aloha Ko‘olau.”
students from the classes of
was evident the moment their “Hawaiians are remarkable 2008–2011
nahenahe voices united as one, people,” Giugni said. “We are tal-
filling the arena with song. ented, tenacious, inspired and in- with PIC and the support of In addition to following the ComPosers anD
The film’s co-producer spirational. We are educators and Kamehameha Schools president student song leaders in their song Writers
Heather Giugni KSK’72 has learners. And we love our history and headmaster Dr. Michael preparation for the competition, robert Cazimero KsK‘67
unique insight into the patience and culture. The Kamehameha Chun KSK’61 and high school the film also tells the story of their
aaron mahi KsK‘71
and endurance necessary to make Schools Song contest embodies all principal Julian Ako KSK’61, our lives outside the classroom, visit-
it to that special night, and con- of this. voices can be heard around the ing the students in their homes Dennis Kamakahi KsK‘71
veys it in the film. “Thanks to my partnership globe.” and revealing their hopes and
dreams for the future. The film Film ProDuCtion CreW
resonated with principal Ako. na‘alehu anthony KsK‘93
“There are so many valuable
messages that are shared in this
documentary,” Ako said. “It is the
story of our people’s struggle to
restore the vibrancy of our culture
and language to the nation and
the world. Maika‘i loa! We can all
be proud of this work.”
Hawaiian Airlines pas-
sengers recently had a sneak
peak at “One Voice” as part of
their in-flight entertainment. To
view the 15-minute clip, visit the
Hawaiian Airlines blog site at
The film will soon be avail-
able on DVD. To pre-order a copy,
For more information, contact
PIC community engagement coor-
The “One Voice” crew – front, from left: Isaiah Pamatigan KSK’11, Brolin Kawewehi KSK’09, Ka‘ai‘ohelo McAfee-Torco KSK’10, dinator Micky Huihui KSK’91 at
Kahala Rowe KSK’08, Renea Stewart (assistant producer). Back: Liz Makuakane Hansen KSK’67, Baba Tavares KSK’08, Heather 591-0059 extension 12 or
Giugni KSK’72 (co-producer), John McFadden (audio), Lisette Flanary (director), Brian Wilcox (cinematographer), Zachary Lum
KSK’10, Na‘alehu Anthony KSK’93 (camera operator), Max Mukai KSK’10, Jennifer Tracey (production manager).
A Better An artist’s rendering of
the new beer garden.
Kaka‘ako’s Hank’s Haute Dogs to get more seating now, beer garden in the future
ank’s Haute Dogs is a outdoor addition at Hank’s Haute
hidden gem in Kaka‘ako. Dogs is one of Kamehameha’s
Foodies know the first improvement projects in
hole-in-the wall for its gourmet Kaka‘ako.
Chicago dogs, bratwurst and “Change starts small,” says
specialty sausages. But Hank’s Adaniya. “If we can be a magnet
profile in Kaka‘ako is about to get that attracts other businesses
a lot larger. to the area, then we can start to
Kamehameha Schools’ develop a new community.”
Commercial Real Estate “It’s our vision to populate
Division is working with owner Kaka‘ako with residents who will
Hank Adaniya to construct an live, work, play and eat there.
800-square foot outdoor seating Hank’s Haute Dogs is the perfect
area and beer garden adjacent to fit for our new, 21st century com-
the restaurant’s existing Coral munity,” said KS Kaka‘ako area
Street location. manager Christian O’Connor.
Right now, diners can eat “Hank is a great marketer, Hank’s Haute Dogs on Coral Street in Kaka’ako.
their lunches on a few picnic he’s charismatic, and he’s got
tables out in the parking lot. In fantastic hot dogs. He’s also “It’s exciting to see it become But hot dog fans and adven-
comparison, the new outdoor worked hard to contribute to the reality,” said Adaniya. “Our busi- turous eaters will be in “haute
seating area will be an oasis. True community.” ness has grown rapidly in the last dog heaven” as they grind their
to Hank’s style, the renovation The project brings Hank year, and we think the new seat- alligator andouille and Kobe beef
will go beyond just seats and will Adaniya and Kamehameha ing will absorb the extra business hot dogs in the cool shade of the
include an unexpected, artistic Schools full-circle. In 2009, and be a big draw.” expanded eating area.
element. Adaniya and KS commercial as- Hank’s is taking the expan-
“We’ve given the designers set managers collaborated with sion slowly.
Below: Keala Chang KsK’95,
three guidelines. First, the new University of Hawai‘i architecture For now, the larger outdoor
Kanealii Ng-osorio KsK’94,
seating area should make a visual students on a studio project to seating area will be open dur-
melehina groves KsK’95 and
impact, but it should also be func- design a theoretical beer garden. ing daytime hours only. There ryan gonzalez KsK’96 enjoy some
tional and use some of the same That original thinking was also won’t be any beer in the tasty treats from Hank’s Haute Dogs
materials as the existing industrial the driver for the final design, and beer garden until residents of in Kaka‘ako.
neighborhood,” Adaniya said. there will be continued opportu- Kamehameha’s new community
Old shipping containers will nities for architecture students to begin to move in, hopefully some-
be re-purposed as part of the be involved in the project. time in 2012.
structural design. The modular
structure will initially add seats
for 50 people when it is completed
next spring, but will be flexible to
allow for additional growth.
A second phase – to be com-
pleted later – will include space
for an outdoor beer garden as well
as restrooms and kitchen space.
Coral Street is part of the 29
acres that Kamehameha Schools
owns in Kaka‘ako ma uka. The
school has a 15-year master plan
for adding rental and fee simple
residential units and commercial
space and improving landscaping
and pedestrian walkways. The
Hawai‘i Farm Fair Highlights
Hawai‘i Island Produce
Kamehameha Schools sponsors “Ag-Tastic Expo,” showcasing Hawai‘i’s premier growers
hese were a few of the
delighted responses shared
by visitors to Kamehameha
Schools’ exhibit at this year’s
Hawai‘i State Farm Fair, held July
24-25 at the Bishop Museum.
“I remember my grandma
making this!” “I haven’t had this
in years!” “So delicious!”
They were enthusing over the
kö‘ele pälau (a delicious concoc-
tion of sweet potato and coconut
milk) created by Kamehameha
Land Assets Division manager
Les Apoliona KSK’78 and his
wife Tracey Dela Cruz Apoliona
Apoliona and fellow land
manager Marissa Furfaro
Harman KSK’96 were on hand
to help raise awareness of the
wide variety of produce grown by
farmers on Kamehameha Schools
agriculture lands on Hawai‘i
The range of produce
Kamehameha Land Assets Division manager Les Apoliona KSK’92 welcomes visitor to the Kamehameha Schools exhibit at
includes avocados, mangos,
the 2010 Hawai‘i State Farm Fair.
bananas, dragon fruit, taro, sweet
potatoes, cacao, coffee, macada-
mia nuts and grass-fed beef. Agricultural Plan. of industry and community entrepreneurs.
Thousands visited the Apoliona and Harman shared activities that facilitate farmers, “Today’s typical farmer is
“Ag-Tastic Expo” sponsored by their mana‘o about the KS com- ranchers and agricultural vendors probably more than 60 years old.
KS and were invited to sample mitment to agriculture with the promotion of products, and raise We need to promote the nobil-
produce from farmers in many many who stayed to ask questions awareness of the need to support ity of this career choice and also
forms: in addition to kö‘ele pälau, and share comments. Apoliona local agriculture and food sustain- provide the mentors and training
ability. These activities include that will prepare our stakehold-
Taste of the Range, Ag Conference ers to seize the opportunities
The Hawai‘i State Farm Fair is just one of many events 2010, Hawai‘i County Fair, and overcome the challenges of
supported by the KS Land Assets Division to connect the Hämäkua Alive!, The Chocolate resurrecting Hawai‘i’s agricultural
Festival, and the Kona Coffee industry and operating successful
hard work of its tenants, farmer lessees and producers Festival. farms.”
to the local consumers they serve. KS stewards more than Helping to forge that new
188,000 acres of agriculture-zoned path will be newly hired Land
land and has identified nearly Legacy director Dr. Kamana
Okinawan sweet potatoes were sliced avocados for visitors who 90,000 acres as having good culti- Beamer KSK’96, who will be
served steamed and as chips. were surprised by the creamy, vation potential. developing programs to engage
Avocados, ranging from the smooth taste and texture of the “Kamehameha is committed ‘öpio in both public and pri-
huge Ohatas variety to the small, local varieties. to sustainability and support- vate high schools, colleges and
buttery Sharwill, disappeared by The Hawai‘i State Farm Fair ing the future of agriculture by universities.
the tray-load; macadamia nuts is just one of many events sup- promoting food sovereignty,” said Be on the lookout for devel-
and chocolate were also in high ported by the KS Land Assets Neil Hannahs KSK’69, director oping news about LAD’s agricul-
demand. Division (LAD) to connect the of LAD. tural plan by checking in at
Most promising were the hard work of its tenants, farmer “This will necessitate not only www.ksbe.edu/land.
number of visitors truly inter- lessees and producers to the local allocating lands and investing And don’t forget: support
ested in hearing the story of consumers they serve. in infrastructure, but also grow- your local farmer by buying
agriculture in Hawai‘i and about Throughout the year, KS- ing a new generation of farmers, Hawai‘i-grown produce!
Kamehameha’s new Strategic LAD will collaborate in a series or more accurately, agribusiness
Ke Kupu Malamalama Well Underway
amehameha Schools Kapälama’s athletic facility (below left) and Construction Asset Management in partnership with Bowers and
middle school classroom building (below right) bit the dust as Kubota; Josh Martin KSK’00, an electrical engineer with InSynergy
construction began this summer on Ke Kupu Mälamalama, the Engineering; Justin Kauwale KSK’02, a mechanical engineer with
master plan to transform the campus. InSynergy; Chad McDonald KSK’90, a civil engineer with Mitsunaga
A new middle school, athletic building, parking structure, middle and Associates; Keith Kalani KSK’79, structural engineer with
school dormitories and a Hawaiian cultural center are all included as Mitsunaga; Ken Santana KSK’86, civil engineer with Mitsunaga;
part of the project. Martina Wirtl KSK’97, a landscape architect with PBR Hawai‘i; and
A number of Kamehameha Schools graduates are involved with the Mariano Ponciano KSK’95, a construction project engineer with Nordic/
construction, led by Kamehameha’s Facilities Development and Support PCL Construction.
director Walter Thoemmes KSK’84 and project manager Wendy Lee Ke Kupu Mälamalama is expected to be completed in the next two to
Cook KSK’84. three years.
They include Carl Akai KSK’84, a construction manager with
News from the Kamehameha Schools Research & Evaluation Division
Internship Program Monitors Program Effectiveness
he Käpili ‘Oihana Internship Program (KOIP) launched accomplishing its medium- and long-term goals.”
by Kamehameha School’s Financial Aid and Scholarship To see the full report, go to: http://apps.ksbe.edu/cphc/
Services (FASS) department transitioned in 2009 to the KS kapili-oihana-internship-program-2009-10-progress-report.
Career and Post-High Counseling (CPHC) department.
Käpili ‘Oihana, which means “to build a career or profession,”
is a 12-week program offered during summer and winter and is
focused on: 1) providing opportunities to develop 21st century
skills and competencies; 2) building professional networks, and 3)
increasing employment opportunities with the end goal of gaining a
CPHC director Stacy Clayton explains, “A primary objective of
KOIP is to provide students the tools they need to become competi-
tive and earn a livable wage. According to our survey results, most
students feel this program has accomplished this goal.”
To monitor program effectiveness, Käpili ‘Oihana administers
surveys to both interns and servicing sites at the end of each intern-
ship period. First year evaluations indicate that KOIP accomplished
short-term objectives in alignment with the Kamehameha Schools
Education Strategic Plan (ESP).
Overall, participant responses were positive: 1) the vast major-
ity of participants would recommend the program to others, indi-
cating that they valued the program; 2) the majority of respondents
strongly agree that the experience increased their knowledge and
helped them to develop new skills, and 3) most internship provid-
ers are committed to continuing as a KOIP site.
Jewel Henderson KSK’97, CPHC program specialist, further
notes, “While our program monitoring reveals that we obtained
a 100 percent satisfaction rate, we also know the value of continu-
ing these monitoring efforts in order to ensure quality service and
impact for our interns and servicing sites.”
RaeDeen Keahiolalo Karasuda KSK’81, senior research associ- CPHC program specialist Jewel Henderson KSK’97 (left) and program
ate in Kamehameha’s Research & Evaluation division, said “The coordinator/counselor Heidi Dangaran (far right) share a moment with Kai
fact that KOIP implemented monitoring in its infancy while devel- Morrell, a Brown University graduate student studying urban education.
oping operationally is exemplary. This program is well on its way to Morrell interned with the Bishop Museum as an education alaka‘i.
KS Supports New Tech High School
As Part of Ka Pua Initiative
Nänäkuli High School ninth-graders were born in the age of technology,
but have been learning in very traditional ways… until now
n July 19, 2010, the among several community
students set aside partners to help make the New
their textbooks and Tech schools a reality. KS donated
powered up new personal laptop about $480,000 per school to
computers, as their campus help fund teacher training and
became one of Hawai‘i’s first two support.
“New Tech” high schools. Kamehameha staffers also
The laptops were a sign of helped shepherd the New Tech
positive change at a campus that teams at Nänäkuli and Wai‘anae
has consistently been among as they developed strategic
Hawai‘i’s lowest-performing plans for how to implement the
schools. initiative and how to measure its
Nänäkuli High and success.
Intermediate and nearby Wai‘anae Roughly 350 freshmen from
High School were selected by the both schools entered the program
state Department of Education to this year. By 2013, more than
become part of the national New 1,000 Wai‘anae Coast high school
Technology Network (NTN). students will be part of the nation-
The goal of the network is to wide network of 62 New Tech
give students the knowledge and schools.
21st-century skills they need to KS Public Education Support
succeed in life, college and the Division director Dr. Shawn
careers of tomorrow. Kana‘iaupuni KSK’83 said ¯ ¯
Nanakuli High School students Celeste Kahue, left, and Keanani Chai explore their new Toshiba
Kamehameha Schools was New Tech is about empowering laptop computers with the assistance of Dr. Shawn Kana‘iaupuni KSK’83, left, and Llewelyn Yee of
continued on page 16 Kamehameha Schools.
Nanakuli High Students Build
Playhouses for KS Preschool
by Anuhea Akamine KSK’08
Special to I Mua
he excitement of giving back hung in the air at the July dedication
ceremony of two student-built playhouses from Nänäkuli High
and Intermediate School (NHIS) to Kamehameha Schools’
Nänäkuli Preschool II playground.
“The playhouses are the result of the cooperation and aloha of the
students and the community,” said Naleisha Pelekai-Wai KSK’03, the
woodshop teacher at NHIS.
That spirit of aloha was received warmly by the KS preschool ‘ohana
and, according to preschool faculty, the playhouses are a wonderful addi-
tion to their playground which underwent renovations this summer.
“We are so very grateful that the school thought of us,” said Kaila
Lui-Kwan, assistant regional manager for the Kamehameha Wai‘anae
Coast preschools. “I know that our students will love them and I know
their imaginations will run wild as they play on them.”
Though excited about the donation, Lui-Kwan was even more im-
pressed by the aloha of the students from NHIS.
“They could have made anything and the fact that they chose to
Woodshop teacher Naleisha Pelekai-Wai KSK’03 (third from left, front row) and her students donate
two playhouses to the Nanakuli Preschool II.
make playhouses for the kids at the Nänäkuli preschool is very precious.
One of the young men told us that it took a year to make it so we were
just astounded by the work they put in.”
The students who participated in the playhouse construction
expressed their appreciation for the opportunity to give back to the com-
munity as well as their desire to continue to do so in the future.
“It feels pretty good, giving back,” said NHIS junior Ikena Anakalea.
Anakalea is a two-year veteran of the school’s annual service project,
done out of a desire to give back to the community.
“I want to keep giving,” Anakalea added.
Along the Ha na Highway
continued from page 1
Külia I Ka Pono programs “This program is definitely a huge plus, having people of a specific place
are held in East Hawai‘i, in Kona with incredible ‘ike of that area
on Hawai‘i island, in Ko‘olauloa a win-win situation both for Kamehameha, educate students in a rich learn-
on O‘ahu, and in Häna. our Extension Education students, and for ing environment, while Kahanu
The KS Enrichment Garden is able to serve its mission
Department employs a staff of 22 ¯
the Hana community.” of cultivating and preserving the
full-time employees and 130 tem- – Hokuao Pellegrino,
¯ ¯ ‘äina through the education of our
porary staff to run the 14 culture- Maui program coordinator keiki.”
based residential programs. The Humble, soft spoken and well
Enrichment budget for this fiscal versed, Aiona carries a bachelor’s
year is set at more than $6.35 mil- year, the number of students community partners in the expan- in Hawaiian studies and natural
lion, and the cost to students ($125 served is projected at nearly 3,600. sion of our programs. With our sciences from UH Hilo and a mas-
for the week) includes air fare, “There’s been a significant staff of 22, we understood early in ter’s in botany from UH Mänoa.
lodging and meals and is heav- increase in our enrollment,” said our plan that we couldn’t deliver “One of the main functions
ily subsidized by Kamehameha Robert Medeiros, director of all of the programs outlined in of our program is to bring these
Schools. Kamehameha’s Enrichment de- the expansion ourselves, so we students into our small rural
Under a tactical plan adopted partment. “I think that’s attributed decided to establish collaborations community and provide them an
in 2007, students are encouraged to the expansion of our program with community organizations to experience of what it’s like to be
to experience all three outreach options, easier re-enrollment with help with the planning and imple- in a tight-knit Hawaiian commu-
programs along an educational our registration process and due to mentation of our programs. nity that has many legends and
continuum. In 2007, KS served the quality of our programs. “Kahanu Garden is an significant wahi pana, places and
roughly 2,100 students in the “For me, one of the high- excellent example of the success sites,” Aiona said.
Explorations Series. This fiscal lights has been the engagement of of this strategy. KS benefits by “We want them to do hands
Kulia I Ka Pono Ha students Jayna Hoopai (left) and Noelani Spencer pound Loke Milare, Landen Brede and Krystin Garcia proudly display the fruits of their
‘ulu in a cultural lesson at Kapahu Farm. ¯
work as they harvest sweet potato in Kahanu Garden in Hana.
The Builder of Youth
Rick Rutiz of Ma Ka Hana Ka ‘Ike, a Kamehameha Schools
collaborator, might have the most popular program in all of Häna
a Ka Hana Ka ‘Ike, or its funding from a variety of money is designated mostly
“in working one learns,” sources, including federal grants toward helping with the stipends
is the name of the and from organizations like the that the students receive for work-
Häna School Building Program, Office of Hawaiian Affairs and ing. Any work they do on time
which celebrated its tenth year in Kamehameha Schools. other than school time, they get
existence in 2010. “In any given year I’ve got paid stipends.”
The program is run by contrac- roughly 50 kids on the books, And what work they do.
tor and Häna High School teacher including about 10 who have In the last school year
Rick Rutiz, who has earned local already graduated and are serving alone, Rutiz and his students
and national acclaim for his as apprentices and teaching the constructed four hale küpuna
approach to working with at-risk younger students,” said Rutiz, and handicap-access projects for
students and for the marvelous who teaches building and con- community members in need,
structures and artistic pieces his struction and a woodshop class at put in four solar hot water system
students produce. the school. installations, completed four ad-
Ma Ka Hana Ka ‘Ike gets “The Kamehameha Schools ditional building projects in the
continued on page 14
on work and take care of kuleana
like helping with food prepara-
tion. We want them to learn that
entire process, from planting to
harvesting to eating. It’s about
sustaining themselves and de-
pending on each other, just like
we do in this small community.”
Students arrive on Sunday
afternoon, and stay in classrooms
set up as dormitories at Häna
High School. During the week,
they’ll plant and harvest sweet
potato, work in a lo‘i and pound
poi, practice Native Hawaiian
crafts and visit cultural sites.
They also do classroom work,
studying the history of the area
including its past leaders.
“Some of the stories we tell
are about the special chiefs of the
Hana’s Infamous King
Häna region,” Aiona said. “And
how we have examples of good
leaders and bad leaders – and
everything in between. We want
the kids to use those examples
and apply those lessons to them-
ahanu Garden is home to the Pi‘ilanihale Heiau, constructed in 1200 A.D. and
selves in their own households
– or in their community – and believed to be the largest heiau in all of Hawai‘i. Pi‘ilani was a 16th century chief of
learn how they can exhibit some Maui who was beloved by many for his peaceful and productive reign.
of those good qualities, and know As part of the Külia I Ka Pono Häna curriculum, students study Hawaiian mele (music),
what qualities are not acceptable
oli (chant), pule (prayer), loina (values) and hana no‘eau (arts and crafts). They also learn of the
in good leaders.”
Höküao Pellegrino is history of Häna, which includes the legend of Hua, Häna’s infamous king.
Kamehameha’s program coordi-
The legend of Hua, a 12th century king of Häna, is a powerful lesson in royal
nator/trainer on Maui, overseeing
the island’s Ho‘olauna program,
the Külia I Ka Pono program Hua is described as reckless, independent, warlike and a lover of revelries. Since he
and Ipukukui, which are spring had access to the largest and finest timber in the area, his war canoes were abundant and
and fall intersession programs formidable. When not harassing his frontiers, which stretched from Ke‘anae to Kaupö, he
where students are re-invited
made raids on the Big Island and Moloka‘i.
back to their regions or islands to
reinforce their cultural learning Hua’s high priest was Luaho‘omoe, who claimed to be an iku pau, a direct
experiences from the summer. descendant of Käne, one of the prinicipal gods in the Hawaiian pantheon. Luaho‘omoe
“The most rewarding part didn’t think much of Hua’s warlike ways and counseled him to pursue more peaceful
about this program is giving
ventures, a move which, in a realm of absolute rulers, nettled this particular king.
Hawaiian students from all dif-
ferent parts of Hawai‘i and the The sovereign of the Häna Coast fell to blaming his occasional failures on the battle-
mainland the opportunity to field to Luaho‘omoe. It is said that following an unsuccessful raid on Moloka‘i, Hua
experience the rural and predomi- forbade the use of a spring that had been set aside for Luaho‘omoe’s heiau and speared a
nantly Hawaiian community of
black kapu hog being raised for a sacrifice.
Häna,” Pellegrino said.
“Incorporating Pi‘ilanihale When Luaho‘omoe objected, the king threatened the high priest with the hog’s fate.
Heiau of the Honomä‘ele Later, when Hua raised taxes in the kingdom and Luaho‘omoe and his followers sided
ahupua‘a, built by the revered continued on page 14
Maui leader Pi‘ilani, sets a
powerful tone when implement-
ing the leadership component of
this program. Külia I Ka Pono
Häna is unique in the sense that
it’s completely sustained by the program’s parameters and affects LeBron KSK’71 has seen Külia alongside him in the Kulia Häna
Häna community members and the community in a very posi- I Ka Pono grow from its origins program, is all for Kamehameha
staff who have genealogical ties tive way, especially during these back in the early 1980s. continuing to extend its educa-
to this place. It humbles me to see tough economic times,” he said. “Külia I Ka Pono actually tional reach.
the wealth of knowledge shared “It’s been great to give Häna started off as a six-week program “Kamehameha should be
and their vested interest in this community members and staff where they invited students from reaching out beyond the cam-
program.” from the high school a chance the Department of Education who puses and that’s really where the
Pellegrino said community to work and teach throughout showed the potential to become need is. It should be our pri-
reaction to the program has been the school year, so I think this leaders,” LeBron said. “Because of mary goal. When I think of this
encouraging. program is definitely a huge our desire to serve more students, Extension Education program and
“Reaction has definitely plus, a win-win situation for the program evolved into two how it’s grown, it’s just tremen-
been positive, especially on the Kamehameha, our Extension three-week sessions and then dous,” he said.
financial end where Kamehameha Education students, and for the three two-week sessions. “Without this program a lot
Schools has supported a program Häna community.” “Today we have programs in of these kids wouldn’t get these
such as this in a rural community. Kamehameha’s Extension four regions and have come from opportunities, we wouldn’t as
The benefits go well beyond the Education director Anthony serving about 40 to 50 students for Kahanu Garden have the op-
a summer to where we’re serving portunity to reach out to kids
as many as 40 students a week for throughout the state to show
“One of the main functions of our program is to bring these six weeks – at just one site. There’s them these special places here in
students into our small rural community and provide them an also a much stronger cultural Häna and the important work
component today utilizing the that we do.
experience of what it’s like to be in a tight-knit Hawaiian regional resources on each island “This program means every-
community.” to reinforce and teach leadership.” thing to us, and I hope it does to
Aiona, who is married to a the kids too.”
– Kamaui Aiona KSK’93
Häna girl (Moani) who teaches
The Builder of Youth
continued from page 12
community including work at the
Häna dialysis center, and reno-
vated several areas on the Häna
School campus needing safety im-
provements – projects that were
previously on hold due to DOE
In the small rural Häna
community, Rutiz has become
much loved over the years by the
parents whose children he works
with, by the community members
he and his students assist, and of
course by the students who come
to work and learn as part of his
“It’s unbelievable the
amount of support we get from
our community – from the
parents, from the trades people
here who constantly come by and
mentor us, from the material sup-
pliers on this island and by people
like Kamehameha Schools, the
Hawai‘i Community Foundation,
OHA, just everyone,” Rutiz said.
“Year in and year out, everyone
believes in us and it’s great.”
Ma Ka Hana Ka ‘Ike has
been featured on the Discovery Hana’s Littlest Learners
Channel and has earned accolades
at the community, county and ¯
Opened in 1992, Kamehameha’s Hana Preschool is open to students ages 3- and 4-years old. With a
state level. Rutiz has been present- staff of five, the school offers an enrollment of 40 seats in two mixed age classes of 20 students each.
ed Governor Lingle’s Innovation ¯
The preschool is located just below the Hotel Hana-Maui.
Award, has been honored with
multiple resolutions by the Maui
County Council and has been
honored with the prestigious Tiny couldn’t do the sitting in a chair
Malaikini Mea Kökua Award pre- “Year in and year out, everyone for six hours a day and focus.
sented by the Häna community. “So as a contractor, I em-
The program has also been believes in us and it’s great.” ployed a lot of these kids after-
named the “Native Nonprofit – Rick Rutiz, founder, Ma Ka Hana Ka ‘Ike wards and I was able to see how
of the Year” by the Council for once they started using their
Native Hawaiian Advancement. hands – and the hand-to-brain
“We get a lot of publicity, and community supports us.” “My kids grew up here in connection – they just flew, they
that publicity helps us keep going Rutiz enjoys a great rapport Häna, and they figured out the excelled. So I wanted to try that in
because every year we have to with his students, and in the last game of school,” Rutiz said. “But the school, come in, get them out
start over again with our bud- 10 years has seen some 80 of his I saw many of their friends who of a classroom situation and let
get,” Rutiz said. “But having our former students now working in did not figure out how to play that them try to learn while doing and
program exist for 10 years now the fields of carpentry or electric- game. They were smart kids, they creating. And, it worked.”
really shows how much the whole ity or trades work. were clever and creative but they
Hua, Ha na’s Infamous King
continued from page 13
with the protesting population, the king looked for a way he Hua tried to make amends but the new high priest, a son of the
could be rid of the meddlesome priest. slain Luaho‘omoe, refused to cooperate and disappeared. Another
Hua eventually layed a trap, which ended with Hua high priest was named. Sacrifices were made, including the baking
savagely driving a javelin into the breast of Luaho‘omoe, killing of humans in an imu kälua loa.
him on the spot. The drought continued. Hua fled to Kona and the drought
What happened next stands as one of the most vivid followed him. He moved from place to place for more than three
examples of what the gods in the Hawaiian pantheon could do years, afflicting almost half of the Big Island with the drought before
when the social structure was threatened by the breaking of one dying of thirst and starvation.
of Hawai‘i’s greatest kapu – violence against a priest. Kaläkaua quoted an old Hawaiian saying – “rattling are the
As translated by King Kaläkaua in 1888 in his book “The bones of Hua in the sun,” or “dry are the bones of Hua in the sun”
Myths and Legend of Hawai‘i: The Fables and Folk-lore of a – which refers to the fate of one high in power who defies the gods
Strange People,” the mele says: and persecutes the priesthood.
“The earth was affected with a slight but continuous tremor; That Hua’s sacrilege also afflicted the other islands when
a hot and almost suffocating wind had set in from the southward; his followers tried to escape the scourge was seen as evidence
strange murmurs were heard in the air; the skies were crimson throughout the land that everyone was punished by the
and drops of blood fell from the clouds; and finally reports came transgressions of an ali‘i.
from all parts of Häna that the streams, wells and springs were
From Ron Youngblood, “On the Hana Coast,” 1997. Reprinted from the
no longer yielding water, and a general flight of the people to the ¯ ¯
Kulia I Ka Pono Hana Summer 2010 Program Handbook and Lesson Guide.
mountains had commenced.”
Mahalo Nui Loa to the following Kamehameha Schools employees for their years of dedicated service
toward fulﬁlling the vision of Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Bishop
Gladys Loo Janice Wakamatsu
35 Years 30 Years
E. Nu‘ulani Atkins Narciso Locquiao Wanda Fountain Julian Ako KSK’61 Ninia Aldrich Healani Beirne Gary Gray
Francis Ching Charlene Kahuanui Jacqueline Eppling Lu Ann Fujimoto Karen Hamasaki Michel Kadota Mary Jane Markoskie Richard Mills
Michael Racoma Keahonui Geri Iaea Anna Sumida Vanessa Tolentino Herb Wilson Naomi Yamagata
Rosehill KSK’69 Schwab KSK’67 KSK’61
45 Years Clare Ho
Kuulei Bender Ho
10 Years Kimberly Kunitomo
Allen Vinta KSK’88
(not pictured) Janine Aiwohi
KSK’72 Samantha Landry Smith Allison Yue Chad Ferreira Emma Kealoha Erica Pahinui
Wilma Thompson Patricia Ikeda Roy Alameida KSK’63 Christine Ellertson Christie Zimmer Peter Fuchs Jon Kimo Phillip Pale
Francis Kahale Gabriel Alisna Laumauna KSK’85 Charnelle Gary Ernell Kinilau Kathy Park
35 Years Mary Lynn Kalei Jill Andres
5 Years Kathy Gibson-Kekiwi Lokelani Kipilii Barbie Parkin
(not pictured) Chi Hang Lee Cindi Lewis Christopher Gilding Terry Kobayashi Christopher Pating
Ingrid Akeo Lee KSK’74 KSK’91 Mahea Lincoln Angie Abe Leland Gomes Kaimanaonalani Punahele Pico
Leonida Aromin Faith Bode Keniala Abilla
Pamela McShane Donna Lubong Richard Gomoto Kong KSK’96 Heidi Pihana
Healani Huch KSK’66 Lori Carlson Elizabeth Freeman
Florence Mukai Paul Lucas KSK’77 George Haia Kamala Kramer Carol Pohina
Pamela Llanos Whitney Cobb Ahana KSK’93
Jarena Pacarro Jerelyn Makanui-Yoshida Kye Haina KSK’78 Marty Lacio Paula Purdy
Lawrence Park KSK’87 Susan Collins Jerilyn Mallon Rosealine Aina Elaine Hara Winnie Lam Florence Respicio
30 Years Sheila Sanford Marla Corpuz Wendy Marks Bernardette Akiona Deidre Harris Solveig Lamberg Kaholo Rickard
(not pictured) Joyce Soo Justin Culley Bailey Matsuda Kuuleialoha Alcomindras- Manasey Hatori Richard Leano Moses Riveira
Deborah Tokuhara Robert Decano Aaron Mersberg KSK’86 Palakiko Nohea Hew Len Catherine Lederer Diane Robello
KSK’80 Lee Ann Johansen M’liss Moore KSK’78 Brandy Allen Tiana Higa Cynthia Lee Minnie Roberts
Josie Torricer DeLima KSK’77 Warren Nahooikaika Naomi Ashman Elizabeth Hokada Emma Lenton Jason Saiki
25 Years Gail Vannatta Christine Ishizu Farias Jesse Nakanishi KSK’95 Amy Au Todd Honnaka Keith Lewis Benjamin Salazar
(not pictured) Healani McAnally KSK’91 Felicitas Negrete Terrilyn Badua Calvin Hoohuli Nicole Linke Michelle Ortiz Sasaoka
Jodi Hopkins Waiau KSK’72 Jaime Merseberg Shair Nielsen Angela Baptista Michael Hooper Ann Daguay Love KSK’84
Dawne Kaapana KSK’71 Keith Yanagihara Fong KSK’78 Cheryl Nishida Eleanor Bello Dayle Hoopii KSK’82 Kristy Sharrer
Ashlyn Kim Seu Elaine Yoshida Diana Fontaine Nathan Nishimura Roberta Bishaw Kaua Hudgens KSK’94 Darla Lovell Amelia Sterling
Amy Kimura Norma Freitas Julee Komomua Valerie Bland Melissa Imperial Mahina Lui-Kwan Verna Takakura
Patrick Fujioka Ann Botticelli
Bernard Silva KSK’64
15 Years Vanda Hampp
Mamo Fukino Nitta Brandon Bunag KSK’98
Chad Takatsugi KSK’95
Melissa Agena KSK’81 Kim Hayashida KSK’78 Brandy Cajudoy Nalani Kaaa Napua Nakasone Cheryl Takushi
Efren Cordero Hirum Heu KSK’74 Giorgio Caldarone
20 Years Glenn Gueco Carol Ho
Cori Anne Oishi
Carl Pao KSK’89 Shari Chan
Lindy Maluo KSK’98
Ivy Andrade Malcolm Helm Violet Hoohuli Ofa Peloso Michael Chandler Amy Kaawaloa Levi Mason Ruth Teanio
James Bassett Babe Jones Eugene Huebler Erin Regua Kalei Chang Earl Kaeka Kato Mataele Nicole Telles
Rowena Peroff Marian Kapuaala Kyle Kaaa Claudette Reis-Moniz Malia Chong-Gossert Val Kaili Gomes Jared Mateaki Dana Anne Tomonari
Blaisdell KSK’62 Terry Knabusch Rachelle Kaaihili Angela Rice Greg Chun Nichole Kaiwi Priscilla Mikell Edwin Torres
Lynell Bright Tricia Matsuda Coleen Akiona Judith Roach Andrew Chung Kathryn Kajioka Michele Miranda Jannie Umeda
Les Ceballos James McClure KSK’87 Kaanehe KSK’78 Liane Robinson David Crisostomo Lucille Kahele Elliot Moniz Renee Roldan Villanueva
Mahealani Chang KSK’82 Lawrence Mordan Peggy Kalalau Craig Sakamoto Joe Cruz Kalauokaaea-Kahele Stacey Montalbo KSK’91
Mike Ching KSK’76 Carrie Osedo Ed Kalama Jr. KSK’76 Jason Sato Kamakani Dancil KSK’66 Wanda Moratin Liana Vossen
Kenneth Curry Adrienne Renaud- Nani Kalawe Darrin Sato KSK’93 Renade Hofrichter Owen Murai Chentell Watanabe KSK’99
Shantell De Silva Cashman KSK’85 Ivalee Kamalu KSK’84 Reid Shigezawa Heidi Dangaran Kaneakua KSK’76 Robby Nagata Deborah-Jean Kauha
James Dong Oscar Silva Jason Kane KSK’80 Colleen Shishido Stephanie Darrow Leane Kaneko Aaron Nakano Wentzel KSK’85
Evelyn Duque Wendy Tatsuno Margarette Kanealii Reid Silva Thomas Duarte Annell Kanekoa Keith Nunes Ruta White
Charlene Hara Dean Tomita Kalena Kawahakui- Eric Sonnenberg Zeny Eakins Gina Fernandez Karas Lance Ogata Amber Whitehead KSK’97
Richard Heyd Chun KSK’94 Oma Tanigawa Mary Lynn Earle KSK’79 Diane Okazawa Thomas Yoshida
Geri Kimoto Tricia Bell Tom KSK’87 Kurtis Kataoka Cheryl Ann Young
Jocelin Uyehara Earl Kawaa
Ha‘i‘olelo A Ke Kahu
by Kahu Kalani Wong KSK’74,
Chaplain, KS Maui
I love the start of a new school
year. Don’t get me wrong,
I also love summer, but school is
eager to start their freshmen
Fast forward to the first
when the campus comes alive. day of school, and the steadi- KS Maui students ascend a pu‘u
This year started off no ness of heart and valiant look is overlooking the campus as part of
different than any other. Two replaced with a sense of being freshmen orientation.
weeks before the official start of overwhelmed.
school, we held our freshmen I spot a new ninth grader
orientation. with a “deer in the headlights” that very same situation – going tell you great and unsearchable
A full week was commit- look and attempt to comfort her from confident to being sorely things you do not know.’ ”
ted to preparing these students by saying “Don’t be afraid.” She afraid. Though they faced a great
to face the challenge of high responds “It’s too late!” They were God’s chosen calamity, God is revealing to
school. As I make my way around people and God’s hand had them a greater power. He gives
They are introduced to one campus, this same scene takes guided them through the desert them evidence of his omnipo-
another, the campus, their teach- place a few more times, by a into the Promised Land, where tence – “he who made the earth,
ers and the expectations that former elementary student now they settled and established the LORD who formed it and
they will be held accountable a middle schooler or a brand themselves. established it – the LORD is his
They even built a great name.”
I spot a new ninth grader with a “deer in the temple in which they worshiped This all-powerful God is
the Lord Almighty. the one who set this world into
headlights” look and attempt to comfort her But a time came when its place, yet this is also a loving
by saying “Don’t be afraid.” She responds enemies came and conquered and compassionate God who
them, destroying their mighty has an open ear and is ready
“It’s too late!” city and temple. Some were cap- to respond to the cries of his
tured while others were sent out people.
for – whether it’s their behavior, new teacher facing his class for to wander the land again. When confidence is re-
appearance or academics. the first time. They were defeated and placed by fear and trepidation,
As the week draws to a What would cause formerly struck down. call upon the one who is ready
close, the students ascend a confident individuals to become The prophet Jeremiah was to help us.
pu‘u which overlooks the high wary and afraid? sent to them and brought hope Call upon the Lord and he
school campus and they chant I would say it’s a fear of through the word of God. will answer you. With the Lord
their oli kähea, asking permis- being vulnerable, of being left Jeremiah 33: 2-3 says, “This by your side, there can be no
sion to enter the school, and alone without a support system. is what the LORD says, he who fear.
announcing their readiness to be I know the feeling, for I made the earth, the LORD who As Philippians 4:13 tells us,
receptive students. have been there myself. I’m sure formed it and established it – “I can do everything through
I then give them a blessing many of us have. the LORD is his name: Call to him who gives me strength.”
and they head off confident and The nation of Israel faced me and I will answer you and
Kamehameha Schools supports New Tech High Schools
as part of Ka Pua Initiative
continued from page 11
students to take part in their own Ka Pua is a multi-community collaboration
learning process. The innovation zone is also a
“The New Tech High model of education and keiki-support organizations key component of Kamehameha
brings rigorous project-based working toward education reform on the Schools’ Ka Pua Initiative, which
learning and teaching to the stretches from Kapolei to Ka‘ena
school with a very teacher and
Leeward Coast. Point.
student centered model, empow- Ka Pua is a multi-community
ering both teachers and students,” projects to meet the interests and named 21st Century Nänäkuli collaboration of education and
she said. needs of their students. Students High School Golden Hawks New keiki-support organizations work-
Unlike traditional high can interact with their teams and Tech Academy. ing toward education reform on
schools, where most teachers lec- their teachers and make global “We are building a culture of the Leeward Coast. The hope is to
ture and use textbooks as teaching connections online. empowerment, trust, respect and create long-term, intergeneration-
tools, New Tech schools immerse As a result, students become responsibility among our students al improvements in well-being
students in a technology-rich deeply engaged in learning who will someday change the and prosperity on the Wai‘anae
environment. and develop important skills world!” Coast.
Students work in collabora- such as critical thinking and The New Tech initiative will Students are thrilled with the
tive teams to acquire and apply collaboration. become a catalyst for the area’s gift of technology.
subject-matter knowledge and “It’s exciting to see our stu- Department of Education Zone “It’s an honor,” said Nänäkuli
critical thinking skills to identify dents engaging in an approach of School Innovation. The zone High freshman Branielle Young-
and solve problems. to learning that will significantly provides a structure for commu- Velarde. “It’s an opportunity to go
Teachers become the fa- change their futures,” said Diana nity collaborations to support and beyond what we have here.”
cilitators, and design real-world Agor, director of the newly strengthen the Wai‘anae Coast
Alumni Class News
Retired Judge William “Bill” Fernandez
KSK’49 returns to his roots on Kaua‘i
and publishes “Rainbows Over Kapa‘a”
ill Fernandez still
remembers arriving at
Kamehameha Schools as a Bill Fernandez with
barefoot boy and being handed a a copy of his book
military uniform and shoes. “Rainbows over
Forced to wear them every Kapa‘a.”
day, he recalls how uncomfortable
the shoes made his feet feel – feet
calloused from almost 14 years
of running bare on the reefs and
beaches of Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i. Kamehameha Schools prepared “As a lawyer, you need to see
A boy who just wanted to him well for his outstanding how to win your case by finding
be a fisherman arrived, and an career in law. the ambiguities. Pay attention to
honor student with self-discipline “Law, as well as so many learning how people think and
departed Kamehameha in 1949, other fields, requires attention to behave.”
heading to Stanford University. detail, being organized, following Since his retirement from
Fernandez would earn both strict routines and a sense of self- the bench, the former judge has
his bachelor’s and law degree discipline,” he said. “Not only did become quite the writer, recently
from Stanford, and began practic- my teachers instill this in me, so releasing his memoir “Rainbows
ing law in the sleepy farm town of did the JROTC experience. Over Kapa‘a,” which describes
Sunnyvale, Calif., in 1956. “Because I had to pay close the history of Kapa‘a, land owner-
He would go on to serve on attention to the condition of my ship in the islands and the history
the city council and later as mayor uniform and shoes, I learned to of his family, who built the largest
of Sunnyvale. In 1969, Fernandez be very disciplined and focused movie theater in the islands in
was appointed to the Municipal in on details like the shine on my 1939.
Court of Santa Clara County by shoes, and the cleanliness of my He’s also working on two
Governor Ronald Reagan and room. All of this is important so additional novels, “Splintered
later to the Superior Court of the you can be organized and that Paddle,” about a warrior for
same county. carries over into just about every Kamehameha the Great, and
In 1989, Fernandez retired career path.” “Islands of Woe.” Both tell of the Bill Fernandez KSK’49
from the bench and served as As a Santa Clara judge, impact of the West on Native
a settlement master, applying Fernandez heard every possible Hawaiians, from a Native
ho‘oponopono methods to settle type of case. Hawaiian perspective.
difficult cases. His patient listen- One case involving a child (Visit www.fernandez.com
ing, questioning, respect and named Phillip Becker became for more information.)
empathy for all involved created nationally famous. Fernandez As Fernandez looks back
an atmosphere of trust so people held that a volunteer couple could on his career – he’s been named
could resolve disputes. legally adopt a Down Syndrome Judge of the Year in Santa Clara,
Looking back on his child because the natural parents Sunnyvale Citizen of the Year
Kamehameha Schools days, had abandoned him, rarely visit- and has been honored with the
Fernandez recalled teachers who ing him in the facility where he Külia I Ka Nu‘u (Strive to Reach
demanded excellence, and who was placed shortly after birth. the Summit) award from the
recognized the intelligence inside. As the ranks of Kamehameha Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce
In between, Fernandez remem- Schools alumni attorneys continue of Northern California – he still Bill Fernandez today.
bered that, despite having Don to increase each year, Fernandez remembers where he’s come from.
Ho KSK’49 as a classmate, the had some advice for those looking “My Kamehameha teachers
class of ’49 boys never to follow his footsteps into the encouraged me a lot. I learned
won Song Contest. career of law. that ‘I mua!’ is a good approach to
Bill Fernandez They may “Law requires the ability to life: go forward, don’t look back,”
with wife Judie. not have been the analyze facts, to be flexible in your Fernandez said.
finest singers, but thinking,” he said. “The legal field Oh, and he still can’t run on
Fernandez said is not a rigid discipline. Develop the reefs near his family home in
the skills of logic, how to analyze Kapa‘a. The shoes ruined his feet.
a situation, how to find ambiguity
“ I learned that ‘I mua!’ is
a good approach to life:
go forward, don’t look back.”
Alumni Class News
of William and Mary’s Mason n Keith Chang
School of Business majoring in KSK’89 was
finance with a concentration recently hired
in entrepreneurship. She is as a land assets
currently the director and manager/
instructor at ‘Ohana Arts Studio, financial
Polynesian Dance Studio, and analyst with the
Kinderhula where she teaches Kamehameha
sewing, Hawaiian quilting and Schools O‘ahu/
Polynesian dancing. Neighbor Island Agricultural
n The doctoral dissertation Operations group in the Land
of University of Hawai‘i at Assets Division. Keith earned
Mänoa scholar Sydney Iaukea a bachelor of arts degree in
KSK’87, entitled “E Pa‘a ‘Oukou: communications from Lewis and
Holding and Remembering Clark College and a master’s
Hawaiian Understanding of of business administration
Gerry Johansen KSK’60 ¯
Kahea Chock KSK’76 as King Place and Politics,” will soon from the University of Hawai‘i
Kamehameha be published by University of at Mänoa. He has 19 years
California Press. The manuscript of banking experience and is
examines land laws and issues active on the board for Friends
1960s n Colin “Kähea” Chock KSK’76
portrayed King Kamehameha in
of the Hawai‘i Territorial era.
Sydney’s references range from
of the Leeward Coast Charter
School, Breakthroughs (formerly
n Geraldine Vinta Johansen this year’s King Kamehameha the Hawai‘i State Archives to Breakthroughs for Youth) and Pä
KSK’60 was inducted into the Celebration Floral Parade. Kähea’s unpublished writings by her Ka‘aikanahä ‘Elua. Keith resides
Kamehameha Schools Alumni father, Colin Chock KSK’53, great-great-grandfather, Curtis in Käne‘ohe with wife Lee and
Gallery by KS Kapälama depicted the king in the parade in Piehu Iaukea who held more children Kahiau and ‘Auli‘i.
headmaster Dr. Michael Chun the 1980s. Kähea easily fulfilled than 40 political positions in
KSK’61, Rowena Peroff Blaisdell
KSK’62 and Kamani Kualaau
the application requirements,
however, the area where he was
both the Hawaiian Kingdom and
the Territorial Government of
KSK’97. The surprise presentation a standout was his ability to Hawai‘i from 1885-1940. n Lesley “Micky” Huihui
was made during the Alumni respectfully portray and honor the KSK’91 has joined the Pacific
Week 2010 Talent Night event in n Frances “Makanani” Cobb- Islanders in Communications
memory of King Kamehameha.
front of a crowd of more than 600 Adams KSK’88 has joined (PIC) ‘ohana, a local 501c3 that
alumni and ‘ohana. The award Kamehameha Schools as the
recognizes Gerry’s many years of 1980s coordinator for the Neighbor
supports, advances and develops
Pacific island media content and
dedication, devotion and aloha Island Regional Resource talent. As community engagement
n Eric Martinson KSK’80 has
shown to Kamehameha Schools Center (NIIRRC) Moloka‘i. coordinator, Micky is responsible
been named The Queen’s Health
and its alumni. Makanani previously served as for maintaining existing partner-
Systems’ executive vice president
the Ho‘omau Site Coordinator ships within the Pacific commu-
of endowment and president
for the Moloka‘i Pathways
1970s of the Queen Emma Land Co.
Eric previously was managing
and Nä Pua No‘eau (Center
nity, as well as creating new net-
works, with the goal of increasing
n Jeffrey Akaka for Gifted and Talented Native the pool of filmmakers who focus
director and vice president of
KSK’71, working Hawaiian Children) program. their works telling the stories of
Tradewind Capital Group, a
with the American She is currently an instructor Oceania, primarily for public tele-
subsidiary of Island Holdings. He
Psychiatric in Hawaiian Language and vision. Mickey previously served
was a co-founder of MN Capital
Association (APA) Hawaiian Studies at the as the ‘ohana & community devel-
Partners, an investment, asset
and elected Hawai‘i Jeffrey Akaka University of Hawai‘i Maui opment/site director at Hälau Kü
management and consulting
officials, helped College and Moloka‘i Education Mäna Public Charter School and
KSK’71 firm specializing in real estate
secure Honolulu Center. She holds a bachelor’s joins PIC with more than 10 years
and private equity assets and
as the site for the annual meeting degree in Hawaiian studies from of experience in community out-
transactions. And, he worked
of the APA slated for May 2011. the University of Hawai‘i at reach in Hawai‘i.
for 13 years at Kamehameha
The event is expected to attract Mänoa.
Schools, where he was director
as many as 18,000 people which of the financial assets division.
translates into an anticipated Eric earned his bachelor of arts
$50 million in visitor spending. degree in business administration
Jeffrey earned his bachelor of from the University of Hawai‘i
arts degree in biology from Case and his master’s of business
Western Reserve University and administration from Duke
his medical degree from the University. He is a member of the
University of Hawai‘i John A. UH Board of Regents.
Burns School of Medicine.
n Scott Seu KSK’83 has been
n Bruce Oliveira KSK’72 has been named vice president of energy
promoted to assistant adjutant resources at
general, U.S. Army, and serves Hawaiian
as assistant to Major Gen. Robert Electric
Lee, head of the National Guard in Company. He
Hawai‘i. Bruce earned bachelor’s is responsible
and master’s degrees in education for resource
as well as a second master’s degree acquisition
in strategic studies from the Army functions such
War College in Carlisle, Penn. In as purchase
2005, he was deployed to Iraq, power, as well
Scott Seu KSK’83
with the 29th Brigade Combat as demand-
Team and in 2008 was the
brigade’s commander during their
programs, pricing and customer
HPU Softball Team Wins
second deployment to Kuwait. technologies such as electric National Championship
He and wife Jeanne Miyamoto vehicle charging and distributed
KSK’78 have three children: Cean Hawai‘i Pacific University women’s softball team won its first
generation. Scott earned his
Oliveira KSK’08, a junior at Wake NCAA National Division II Championship in May in St. Joseph,
bachelor’s and master’s degrees
Forest University; Liko Oliveira in mechanical engineering from Mo. Members of the team include (from left) catcher Kozy
KSK’09, a sophomore at the Stanford University. toriano Ksh’07 and infielders melissa awa KsK’09 and
University of Nevada Las Vegas; Pomaika‘i Kalakau KsK’09.
n Lisa Tam-Hoy Robbins KSK’85
and C’era Oliveira, a freshman at
will be attending The College
the University of San Diego.
I Mua invites all
graduates to share news
about their personal,
professional or academic
achievements. Please limit
announcements to 100
words. Digital photos
should be jpg or tiff files,
4 x 6 inches in size and
at 300 dpi resolution.
Please see “Submissions”
Former Mayor Hannemann with Mrs. Hawai‘i Filipina Kanani Nakaahiki Dias Mom, Terry Ann Malterre KSK’75, Waika Spencer KSK’05, brothers Kaipo and information on page 3.
KSK’95 and family. Aaron “Nainoa” Spencer KSK’01 at Waika’s SDSU graduation. Mahalo!
n Shanette “Kanani” Nakaahiki the birth of daughter Victoria n Marisa Lloyd KSK’04 has
Dias KSK’95 was crowned Mrs. Kapuaokawailelehekili on June earned her master’s of science
Hawai‘i Filipina in June 2010 at 20, 2010. in social work from Columbia
the United Filipino Council of n Sasily Corr-Yorkman KSK’99 University in New York.
Hawai‘i’s annual scholarship earned her master’s in education n Walter “Waika” Spencer
pageant held at the Hawai‘i from the University of Hawai‘i at KSK’05 earned his bachelor of
Prince Hotel. Former Mayor Mänoa in May 2010. art in liberal arts and sciences
Mufi Hannemann issued a City sociology from San Diego State
Commendation in recognition of
Kanani’s title. Born and raised in 2000s University in December 2009.
Ceremonies celebrating the
Kalikolehua KSK’01, Kaleonani KSK’06
Waimea, Kaua‘i, Kanani earned and Kawehionalani Hurley following
n Daphne Tong KSK’00 and graduation were held in May
her bachelor’s degree in education Kaleonani’s graduation from Oregon.
Robert “Lopaka” Baptiste 2010.
and a master’s degree in social KSK’01 have been promoted
work from the University of n Kaleonani Hurley KSK’06 forest restoration. She’ll be near
to legislative assistants in Sen. earned a bachelor’s of science her sister, Kalikolehua Hurley
Hawai‘i at Mänoa. Daniel Akaka’s KSK’42 office. degree in marine biology in KSK’01, who’s a practicing attor-
n Councilmember Ikaika Prior to their promotions, Daphne June 2010 from the University of ney and producer in Los Angeles.
Anderson KSK’96 was elected and Lopaka were legislative Oregon. She’s spending the sum-
to the Honolulu City Council in correspondents for the Office of n Chahati Leslie KSK’06
mer working in the biology lab completed the joint degree
May 2009, succeeding the late Insular Affairs, and are now part at UO before a year-long intern-
councilmember Barbara Marshall, of Sen. Akaka’s team of policy program in master’s degrees
ship with the Native American in business administration and
Ikaika’s boss and mentor for six advisors, each assigned specific Chumash tribe to work on kelp
years. issues, or portfolios, that represent organizational change from
n Jana Smith KSK’97 is currently Sen. Akaka’s initiatives. Daphne’s
stationed at the U.S. Military portfolio includes agriculture,
Academy at West Point in New Army Corps of Engineers,
census, FEMA, environment,
York. Jana earned her bachelor
of science degree in engineering and the Native Hawaiian federal This is my summer
psychology with a minor in recognition bill. Lopaka’s
systems engineering from West portfolio includes animal welfare,
Point. She earned her master’s arts and humanities, Asian/
in organizational psychology/ Pacific Islanders, education,
leadership from Columbia Native Americans, Native
University. Jana and husband Hawaiians and U.S. Territories/
Denis Fajardo recently celebrated Pacific Islanders.
City Councilmember Ikaika Anderson
KSK’96 takes the oath of office as
Kamehameha Explorations Series and
wife Lisa and children Tianni and J.W. summer school applications will be available
observe. Sasily Corr-Yorkman KSK’99 celebrates beginning January 3.
with husband Joshua, son Waika and
daughter Tevai following her gradua-
tion from UH Manoa.
Visit www.ksbe.edu/admissions beginning January 3
to download an application.
Kamehameha Schools’ policy on admissions is to give preference to
applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.
Jana Smith KSK’97 with husband and
daughter. Columbia’s Marisa Lloyd KSK’04
Alumni Class News
Chahati Leslie KSK’06 Grace Toyomura KSK’06 with students from “Khmer Help Khmer” English School Pacific’s Lacey Chong KSK’07
in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Hawai‘i Pacific University She Rosa KSK’06, Corbett “Troy” administration and has been professionally identify various
previously earned a bachelor of Roy KSK’06, Chaz Scott KSK’06, awarded five scholarships areas and offices throughout the
arts degree in psychology from Brede “Mikala” Souza KSK’06, managed by Ke Ali‘i Pauahi hospital. Originally begun as
Occidental College. Bryson Vivas KSK’06, Ashley Foundation: from the KS Class of Izaac’s senior legacy project, he
n Grace Toyomura KSK’06 Wang KSK’06, Nicole Miyashiro 1956, the KS Class of 1960, the KS met with hospital management
participated in Alternative KSK’07, Stephanie Velligas Class of 1968’s Ka Poli O Kaiona to discuss the hospital’s needs
Service Break trips and spent KSK’07, Tiari Yamashita KSK’07, scholarship, the Native Hawaiian to ensure the signs met their
two of her college spring breaks Tony Fernandez KSK’08, Micah Chamber of Commerce award requirements. With the help of
volunteering in Cameron, La., Gomes KSK’08, Joy Patterson and the Dan and Rachel Mahi classmates from the Engineering
and Bay St. Louis, Miss., working KSK’08, Cody-John Apana Endowed Scholarship. and Design Academy at
with community members on KSK’09, John Pacheco KSK’09, n Izaac Queja KSH’10 recently Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i,
hurricane relief and recovery. Steffany Wong KSK’09 and Anna completed a project for Ka‘ü and to the delight of hospital staff,
Grace spent Christmas Break “Makaloa” Yim KSK’09. Hospital designing and creating the signs are complete and in
2009 building classrooms and n Dylan Vincent KSH’07 has 52 signs which clearly and place.
teaching English to children of all been awarded two scholarships
ages in Cambodia. She graduated from the Big Island Press Club:
in May 2010 with a bachelor of the Steve Christensen Memorial
arts in sociology with a minor Scholarship and the Yukino
in psychology and an academic Fukabori Scholarship. Dylan
certificate of completion in has attended the University of
diversity and social stratification Cincinnati and the University of
from the University of Idaho. Hawai‘i at Hilo, where he was a
n Lacey Chong KSK’07 was staff writer for “Ke Kalahea” from
the overall chair for the 2010 2009-10. He aspires to work for
Pacific University 50th Annual “Gentleman’s Quarterly” in Paris
Lü‘au. Other KS graduates who while also teaching. A collegiate
participated on the planning cheerleader and cheer camp
committee were Taisen Abreu instructor, Dylan will return to
KSK’06, Chad Asato KSK’06, the University of Cincinnati this
Jasmine Eugenio KSK’06, Alicia fall, majoring in journalism and
Kepa KSK’06, Reya Li‘ili‘i French.
KSK’06, David Maile KSK’06, n Brolin-Duke Kawewehi Luana Tong Chong KSK’60, Brolin-Duke Kawewehi KSK’09, Alvin Pauole KSK’56
Alan “Maika‘i” Miller KSK’06, KSK’09 attends Oregon State and Gerry Vinta Johansen KSK’60 following the Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Foundation
Michael Mokiao KSK’06, Kim University majoring in business Ko‘olua Reception 2010.
The Hills Are
the Sound of
A five-concert Sound of Hawai‘i
tour in the cities of Tokyo, Osaka
and Nagoya this past May involved
a number of Kamehameha Schools
alumni. Entertainers from various
hälau hula including Hälau Nä Mamo
o Pu‘uanahulu, Hälau Hula ‘Olana,
Hula Hälau ‘o Kamuela, Hälau I Ka
Wëkui (Karl Baker KSK’76), Hälau
Ka Liko Pua o Kalaniäkea, Hälau Nä
Lei Kaumaka O Uka, Hälau Hula ‘O
Sitting, from left: Justin souza KsK’02, ashlynne “hoapili” Jingao KsK’03, mahealani “mika” hirao-
Kahikilaulani and TuNui Tully’s Royal
solem KsK’04, nicole taniguchi KsK’01, Kanoe stothers KsK’05, alika Young KsK’03, ronnie oda
Polynesians were featured in KsK’05, veronica “lu‘ukia” nakanelua Ksm’09, amber “Kanoelani” rosenberg KsK’07, Chantelle
the performances. su‘a KsK’03, hulali De lima Ksm’08. Standing: marionette “Kapua” Dalire-Moe KsK’90, nathan K.
Cruz KsK’99, Christina “Kahiapo” Dela Cruz KsK’96, shawn Pimental KsK’90, lauren Kanae Kami-
kawa KsK’94, noah “Keola” ryan KsK’94, napua nakasone Makua KsK’92, Karl Baker KsK’76 and
helene Woodward KsK’74.
Start with a strong
Sharing Maoli Art
with the World
Kamehameha preschool applications Hawai‘i’s art is beautiful and diverse and can range from lauhala-
for the 2011-2012 school year will be
available beginning October 15. weaving and woodcarving to pottery and printmaking.
ilia Daines KSK’01 is helping showcase maoli art and artists through her work
Visit www.ksbe.edu/admissions beginning
October 15 to download an application or call us at with Hale Kü‘ai (a place of exchange).
(808) 842-8800 or toll-free at 1-800-842-4682, ext. 8800 Hale Kü‘ai promotes Native Hawaiian artists and contemporary Native
to request that an application be mailed to you. Hawaiian artwork. The non-profit organization showcases more than 100 artists
working in a variety of mediums.
Three of those
artists are alumni of
Pat Pine KSK’70 is a mas-
Kamehameha Schools’ policy on admissions is to give preference to
applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law. ter woodworker; Carl Pao
KSK’89 works in paint-
ing, printmaking, graphic
design and sculpture; and
Jordan Souza KSK’01
works in wood, painting,
stone, bone and tattoos.
aesthetic is unique to the
Native Hawaiian commu-
Visit our new redesigned nity,” said Native Books/
Nä Mea Hawai‘i founder
Artist Carl Pao
store and make sure to Maile Meyer, a Hale Kü‘ai
view all the new products! member. “The accessibility of assembling Hawaiian art and sculptures that incorpo-
rates this unique aesthetic and cultural perspective offers people an authentic bridge
to the indigenous culture of Hawai‘i.”
In order to increase the accessibility of native art to the community, Hale Kü‘ai
recently held a 4,000-square-foot exhibition of contemporary maoli art at the Hawai‘i
Convention Center. The exhibition was entitled “Maoli Art in Real Time.”
Several art exhibits are planned for late this year. For more information on Hale
Kü‘ai, including details on upcoming events, visit http://www.halekuai.org or con-
tact Daines at 351-2268 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s apparel Pat Pine KSK’70
We look forward to your order and thank you
for your support!
Net proceeds benefit
educational mission through
KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS® the Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Foundation.
Alumni Class News
Oh Miki You’re So Fine
Kamehameha Schools alumnus Miki Masuhara-Page KSK’08
creates a mural for the Kohala Intergenerational Center
ortland State art student Miki 400-square-foot mural – painting all day,
Masuhara-Page KSK’08 spent her every day. Their work stretches across four
summer vacation telling the story of her walls of the intergenerational center.
family home in Kohala through the strokes of The collaborative painting project ful-
a paintbrush. filled Masuhara-Page’s community service
Masuhara-Page helped design and paint requirement for her Kamehameha Schools
a mural at the Kohala Intergenerational Nä Ho‘okama a Pauahi college scholarship.
Center as part of a youth mentoring program All scholarship recipients must perform
called Ka Hana No‘eau. The work of art at least 50 hours of community service each
colorfully depicts Kohala’s pre-contact, year to receive their scholarship awards.
paniolo and plantation eras and gives a Masuhara-Page is working toward an art
glimpse into its future as well. degree at PSU.
“Program director David Fuertes “It’s so important for Kamehameha
and I discussed the concept of the mural, Schools alumni to give back to the commu-
I sketched it out, put the drawings on the nity because the school has done so much
wall and taught the kids different painting for us,” she said. “I’ve been fortunate to
techniques,” Masuhara-Page said. “Then we have received a high school education and
painted the mural together. It’s now a source scholarship money to help with my college
of pride for the entire community.” expenses. I think giving back is the least we
Miki Masuhara-Page displays her Kohala mural.
It took Masuhara-Page and the neigh- can all do.”
borhood keiki about a week to complete the
by Gerry Vinta Johansen KSK’60
n KS All Alumni Classes
Reunion: Oct. 28-31, 2010 –
The Orleans at Las Vegas.
For more information and
to register for events go to:
n Kamehameha Federal Credit Union is
a not-for-profit financial corporation and
has been proudly serving its membership
since 1957. The Credit Union’s membership
is exclusive to the students, alumni and
employees of Kamehameha Schools and
employees of Bishop Museum and their
Offering a wide range of financial products
and services, Kamehameha Federal Credit
Union is committed to the ideal of “people helping people” and ¯
Alumni from all three campuses attend the inaugural KS Alumni Lu‘au – KSAA
East Hawai‘i Region, Mamalahoe Chapter.
continuously strives to offer excellent member service and competitive
rates to its membership.
Phone 842-9660 or visit www.kamehamehaFCU.org for more n Alumni Week 2010, honoring celebrating classes ending in “0s”
information. and “5s,” was memorable and enjoyable by all who attended the June
n Host Families Needed: If you would like to learn about becoming 7-13, 2010 event. The theme for this year’s celebration was “Aloha
a host family for recent KS graduates attending colleges in your area Mai Ka Pu‘uwai”…Kamehameha is where our heart is… Where the
on the continental U.S.A., please contact Gerry at 841-8445 or e-mail: love will always be.
email@example.com. Alumni representing classes from 1940 through 2005 came together
n On Saturday, July 10, 2010, the Kamehameha Schools Alumni to reminisce, laugh, cry and rejoice in all our Princess has given
Association East Hawaiÿi Region, Mämalahoe Chapter, held its us. More than 300 alumni and ‘ohana staying in the high school
inaugural Kamehameha Schools Alumni Lüÿau. Held on the dorms throughout the week joined other alumni attending activities
Kamehameha Schools Hawaiÿi campus, the event included alumni from including the Opening Chapel followed by the Boarders’ Reception
all three Kamehameha campuses – on Tuesday.
Kapälama, Maui and Hawaiÿi. The Wednesday’s events included the Hawaiian Cultural Fair, KS
oldest attendees were William Kimi, Archivist Janet Zisk’s presentation “Charles Reed Bishop: The Man
Jr. KSK’41, Ronald Yamada KSK’48 behind the Princess” and the President’s Reception hosted by Dr.
and Donald Yamada KSK’49. This Michael Chun KSK’61 and wife, Bina Mossman Chun KSK’63.
scholarship fundraiser included mele, The Campus Bus Tour, Taste of Kamehameha and Talent Night kept
hula, a silent auction, a raffle and everyone busy on Thursday, while Friday was left open for classes to
of course Hawaiian food including organize their class night activities. The alumni lü‘au, with more than
our famous school brownies. The 1,900 guests and volunteers, took over Konia field on Saturday and
day ended with everyone singing the week ended with Sunday’s Memorial Chapel where classmates
KS school songs which brought tears who have passed were remembered.
to many. The date for the Second
Annual KSAA East Hawai‘i Region, Mahalo to everyone who worked so hard to make this year’s Alumni
Week such a success. Until we meet again…we remember: “Aloha
William Kimi, Jr. KSK’41 and Roy Mämalahoe Chapter Alumni Lüÿau
Alameida KSK’63 enjoy the lu‘au has been set for Saturday, July 16,
¯ Mai Ka Pu‘uwai O Kamehameha.”
on the KS Hawai‘i campus. 2011.
Congratulations to the proud parents!
n Christina Gauen KSK’96 and
Todd Obata welcomed daughter
Lily Elizabeth Kamalaniomalanai
grandfather Dana Clevenger
KSK’69 and uncle Dustin
Kawa‘onuipu‘ulena on Feb. 7,
2010. He joins big sister Kamaile.
Madison Auli‘i on Apr. 9,
2010. Proud relatives include
grandfather, Joseph Maluo
E Kala Mai
n Joseph Celebrado KSK’90 Micah Grace’s name
on Aug. 30, 2009. She joins sister, KSK’55, aunty Sandee Maluo
n Alfred “Kui” Ramos, Jr. and Ling Loo welcomed was incorrectly listed as
Simone (9). Walker KSK’96, and uncles Karl
KSK’95 and Lisa Ramos daughter Kawenaluahoano Micah McWayne in the
Maluo KSK’87 and Kirk Maluo birth announcement
n Jocelyn Alau KSK’93 and welcomed daughter Kiani Namiko Kehaulanio‘ilipua on Feb. 17,
KSK’91. section of the Summer
George Johnson welcomed son on Dec. 29, 2009. She joins big 2010.
sister Kealohi. n Sarah Ah Nee KSK’96 and 2010 issue of I Mua.
Jeremiah Zephyr Hokuokahale on n Amanda Josiah KSK’99
Mark Beppu KSK’96 welcomed Micah is the son of
Nov. 15, 2009. n Cherith Hurley KSK’97 welcomed daughter Lotte Louise
daughter Miley Naehu Satori on marcie mcWayne
n Larry Kekaulike KSK’87 and and Eliot Reinhardt welcomed Uluwehiikalaikapoliokealoha- KsK’98 and Fabian
April 11, 2010. She joins brother,
Kathryn Kekaulike welcomed son daughter Ellie Ke‘alamokihana on maku‘uone on Feb. 22, 2010. Grace.
Dylan and sister, Mackenzy.
Quinn Malulani Kemamo o na pali Jan. 31, 2010. She joins brother, Eli n Aaron Keanu KSH’07 and
Ko‘olau on Nov. 16, 2009. (4). n Justin-Michael “Ikaika”
Cheyanne Keanu welcomed son
Anderson KSK’96 and Lisa
n Taryn Beirne KSK’03 and Todd n Ann-Gaylin Chang KSK’89 Brayden Bronse Maika‘i kealoha
Anderson welcomed fraternal
Magalianes KSK’01 welcomed and Gavien DeMello welcomed me ka pu‘uwai ikaika on Feb. 27,
twins Kaili and Kaleb on Apr. 29,
daughter Tahni Kalanikapuana- son Matthew Kaumualiialoha 2010.
naeleokakuhihewa on Nov. 17, Kamalani on Feb. 2, 2010. Proud n Tina Fonceca KSK’92 and
2009. grandma is Alva Kamalani n Myra McShane KSK’98 and
Burrelle Alamillo KSK’90
KSK’71. Joshua Whalen-Holderbaum
n Jaime Clevenger KSK’97 and welcomed son Duke
KSK’98 welcomed son Daniel
Jeanne Clevenger welcomed n Mahealani Moraes KSK’99 Makenakaleihoku on Mar. 9, 2010.
Kanoe‘ehukakahiaka on May 20,
daughter Abigail Mei on Dec. and Christopher Carvalho n Shirlee Maluo KSK’96 and 2010.
4, 2009. Proud relatives include KSK’95 welcomed son ‘Iolana Gary Smith welcomed daughter
Lily and Simone Obata Jeremiah Johnson Quinn Kekaulike Tahni Magalianes Abigail Clevenger Kiani Ramos
Ellie Reinhardt Matthew DeMello Kamaile and ‘Iolana Kawenaluahoano Lotte Josiah Brayden Keanu
Duke Alamillo Madison Smith Dylan, Miley and Kaili and Kaleb Daniel McShane
Mackenzy Beppu Anderson
KS Celebrates UH
Manoa Law School
Ho‘omaika‘i to KS alumni who earned law degrees
from the University of Hawai‘i at Ma¯noa’s William
S. Richardson School of Law this past May. Front
row, from left: attorneys at law lahela hite
KsK’01, amy Jackson KsK’03, stephanie “sari”
sanchez KsK’95 and scott shishido KsK’00.
Back row: Kaupena soon KsK’96, David Kopper
KsK’01 and Jonathan tungpalan KsK’99.
Alumni Class News
Congratulations to the happy couples!
n Nicole Salis KSK’02 and Patrick n Shannon “Iwalani” Church
Reyes were married on Sept. 5, KSK’87 and Lt Col. Joseph Allena,
2009 in San Antonio, Texas. In Jr. were married on May 29, 2010
attendance were Jessica Chong in San Diego, Calif. In attendance
KSK’03 and Sarah Kaopuiki were Donnette Pacheco Heyano
KSK’03. KSK’71, Faith Kamaiopili nicole salis KsK’02 Cindy “u‘ilani” akana mona Wood KsK’77
n Cindy “U‘ilani” Akana KSK’76 Nishimura KSK’87 and Sandy and Patrick Reyes KsK’76 and Winfred and Max Sword
and Winfred Cameron KSK’76 Nakamoto O’Connor KSK’87. Cameron KsK’76 and
were married on Jan. 9, 2010 in the n Pohai Kaho‘onei KSK’99 and
Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Kendall Kelson, Jr. were married
Chapel. In attendance were on May 29, 2010 by Kordell
their children Kamuela Lacerdo Kekoa KSK’80 in Hilo, Hawai‘i. In
KSK’04, Waika Lacerdo KSK’12, attendance were Kendall’s paternal
Caitlin Cameron KSK’14 and grandmother Marie Loa Kelson
Carter Cameron KSK’15. KSK’54, Moses Crabbe KSK’77,
n Ramona “Mona” Wood KSK’77 Kanoa Andrade KSK’94, Chaniece
and Max Sword were married Ferreira Torralba KSK’98 and
on Jan. 24, 2010 at the Venetian Chandele Tachibana KSK’04.
in Las Vegas. Mona’s brother, n Puamana Tacgere KSK’02 and amber torres KsK’00 Katharine spencer iwalani Church KsK’87
Christopher Wood M.D. KSK’83 Richard Laparejo were married on and Anthony Riel KsK’02 and Kevin and Joseph Allena, Jr.
was in attendance. July 25, 2010 at the Ihilani Hotel. In
n Amber Torres KSK’00 and the wedding party were classmates
Anthony Riel were married Justina “Hoku” Lewis Cruz
on Apr. 1, 2010 in the Bernice KSK’02, Rachel Akau KSK’02 and
Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel Fallyn Kapoi KSK’02.
by Hailama Farden KSK’89. n Cecilia Nunies KSK’03 and
In attendance were Andrew Nakoa Cullen were married on
“Kulani” ‘Akahi KSK’00, Chauna March 6, 2010. In attendance were
Valdez KSK’01 and Puanani Yong Cyle “Kamele” Bento KSK’03,
KSK’06. Charnay Kalama KSK’03, Jennifer
n Katharine Spencer KSK’02 and Ferreira KSK’03, Taryn Beirne
Pohau Kaho‘onei Puamana tacgere Cecilia nunies KsK’03
Kevin Ignacio were married on Magalianes KSK’03 and Randi
KsK’99 and Kendall KsK’02 and Richard and Nakoa Cullen
May 1, 2010. Salis KSK’03.
Kelson, Jr. Laparejo
It is with sincere regret that we note the passing of the following graduates:
n Hermine Dreier Vasconcellos n Geraldine Hatsuko Kuulei Board for the state Department earned Nä Höku Hanohano
of Honolulu died May 8, 2010. Heirakuji Meade of Hale‘iwa, of Education. awards for, “Ho‘öla Lähui
Born in Lïhu‘e, Kaua‘i, she was O‘ahu, died June 27, 2010. Born O Hawai‘i” and “Pua ‘Ala
a retired Dillingham Corp. in Kohala, Hawai‘i, she was a 1968 Aumoe.”
and Queen’s Medical Center teacher at Kahuku High and n Sherry Kihapi‘ilani Yet Tai
executive secretary. Intermediate School. Kam Evans of Lä‘ie, O‘ahu, died 1980
June 23, 2010. Born in Honolulu, n Guy Kelii Gouveia of
1939 1956 she was a Rainbow Schools Käne‘ohe, O‘ahu, died June 30,
n Carolyn Katherine n Sandra Maile Haile Ah Nee office manager. 2010. Born in Honolulu, he was
Makakehaulani Hasis of Antone of Käne‘ohe, O‘ahu, died a beloved son and brother.
Stockton, Calif., died April May 22, 2010. Born in Honolulu, 1970
22, 2010. Born in Honolulu she was the co-operator of n Donnie T.L. Ho, Jr. of 1981
she married an Army officer Haili’s Hawaiian Food. Käne‘ohe, O‘ahu, died March 20, n Clarence “Bully” Ahulani
and spent 21 years traveling 2010. Born in Honolulu, he was Nakaahiki of Waikoloa,
the world and continental 1960 a light and sound technician for Hawai‘i, died June 15, 2010
Unites States before returning Don Ho Enterprises and Magic after a courageous battle against
n Ernest Douglas Kealoha of
to Hawai‘i in 1962. She later of Polynesia. amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Honolulu died June 27, 2010.
bred and trained Irish Setters, (ALS). Born in Waimea, Kaua‘i,
He was born in the Hale Ola
participating in dog shows
Infirmary on the Kamehameha 1974 he was an alumnus of the New
across the country for 25 years. Mexico Military Institute, a
Schools Kapälama campus. A n Jean Ileialoha Keale
real estate broker for 40 years, member of the Honolulu Police
1940 he owned and operated Wai‘alae
Beniamina of Makaweli, Kaua‘i,
died July 10, 2010. Born in
Department’s 107th academy
n Rachel Leilani Gonsalves Realtors and was a Hawaiian class, and was director of
Pu‘uwai, Ni‘ihau, she was an
Hussey of Honolulu died June Electric Co. employee for 37 security and night manager for
outreach counselor and assistant
11, 2010. Born in Honolulu, she years as well, retiring as a the Seascape Resort in Aptos,
professor at Kaua‘i Community
was a retired state social worker. substation supervisor. Calif. He also served as a first
College and an award winning
lieutenant in the Hawai‘i Army
composer. A strong advocate
1945 1966 of perpetuating the Hawaiian
language, she helped establish
n David T. Pila of Pearl City, n Mary Jane Leimoana
an ‘Aha Pünana Leo preschool 1985
O‘ahu, died July 25, 2010. Born Kekahuna Coila of Kailua,
in Honolulu, he was a U.S. O‘ahu, died June 30, 2010. Born in Hilo as well as a preschool n Russell Kalei Silva of
Army veteran and retired GTE in Kaunakakai, Moloka‘i, she on Ni‘ihau called Ke Kula Honolulu died July 31, 2010.
Hawaiian Tel employee. was a licensing clerk with the Ni‘ihau O Kekaha. Jean served Russell was a beloved husband,
Hawai‘i Teacher Standards as a trustee for the Office of father and friend.
Hawaiian Affairs in 2000. She
Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Foundation
Advancing educational opportunities for more Hawaiians ¯
Legacy of a Family: Leong ‘Ohana Creates Perpetual Scholarship
lassmates and high school sweet- For years, the business-minded a short-term sacriﬁce in order to make
hearts Lance Leong KSK’83 and couple saved and budgeted their money a long-lasting difference in the life of
Andrea Hussey Leong KSK’83 wisely to buy a home and provide a others,” said Lance. “We hope that in
know that a good education can open quality education for their keiki. In the future, each of our children will ﬁnd
doors to a brighter future. It did for September, they took some of that it in their hearts to establish a scholar-
them – both earned degrees in business hard-earned money and established a ship fund in their names as well, to carry
management from the University of scholarship for needy students through on our tradition of giving.”
Hawai‘i at Manoa and are thriving in Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Foundation. Their Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Foundation
the newspaper and lending ﬁelds. decision had the full support of their provides Kamehameha Schools alumni,
Education has also opened doors daughters. ‘ohana and friends an avenue to make
for their daughters Lauren KSK’12, “We could’ve splurged the money gifts in support of loved ones, and in
who has an interest in sports medicine; on an Alaskan cruise or Las Vegas trip celebration of special occasions and
Lindsey KSK’13, an aspiring pharma- but the excitement would’ve only lasted The Leong ‘ohana, from left: Lindsey KSK’13, milestones like class reunions. For details
cist, and their youngest Leiana, a third a few weeks,” said Lance. “Establishing Leiana, Andrea KSK’83, Lauren KSK’12, and on creating an endowment and other
grader at Punahou School, who has the an endowed scholarship will help needy Lance KSK’83. ways to give, visit www.pauahi.org.
potential to do anything she sets her students pursue their dreams of higher
mind to. education and bring a sense of accom- perpetuity.
plishment and peace to our hearts – not
just for a few weeks – but each and
every day of our lives.”
“Educational support is vital to the
students of our Hawaiian community,”
said Kalei Stern KSK’89 executive
The Lance KSK’83 and Andrea Lance and Andrea stretched the director of Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Foundation. Through our generous donors, scholar-
Hussey KSK’83 Leong Scholarship value of their dollars by taking advan- “With ongoing partnerships of gener- ship funds are made possible. We
was established in 2009 to support tage of Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Foundation’s ous alumni and friends like the Leong applaud these students who have been
students, who despite ﬁnancial and matching incentive program. The ‘ohana, we are conﬁdent that the selected through an objective review
social hardships, continue to strive for process managed by Ke Ali‘i Pauahi
program helped boost the value of their Foundation will continue to support
excellence in their post-high educa- Foundation. All scholarship recipients
tional endeavors. Malie Carvalho is the
endowment by contributing a dollar for students who pursue leadership experi-
every two dollars donated. ence, which will in turn beneﬁt our have demonstrated their commitment
ﬁrst recipient awarded and she will be
obtaining her Master’s in Social Work The Leong ‘ohana gave a generous Hawaiian community.” to contribute to their Native Hawaiian
through the new Distance Learning $13,500 and the Foundation contrib- As for the Leongs’ Vegas trip, it communities and beyond.
program at University of Hawai‘i at uted $6,750 for a total of $20,250. The may have to wait until next year. For
Manoa. “This will make it possible for
¯ minimum amount needed to create now, they are betting on a brighter fu- Edward Pineda Akiona
me to attend school, continue work- an endowed scholarship is $20,000. ture for a needy college student. Lance College: University of
ing and provide for my family at the The principal amount of the endow- and Andrea believe that it was a wise ¯
Hawai‘i at Manoa
same time.” ment will remain intact and the interest bet indeed. Field of Study: Law
earned will fund annual scholarships in “It is such an easy choice to make
Scholarship: William S.
G I V I N G BAC K
This scholarship honors the late William
in their name. After obtaining the logo contract S. Richardson, retired Trustee of
The class of 2001 is well on their way col- from Kamehameha Schools’ Community Kamehameha Schools and former Chief
lecting about $10,000 through notewor- Relations and Communications Group Justice of the Hawai‘i Supreme Court by
thy participation from over 62 classmates in 2008, 8T8 LLC has contributed a supporting students attending the law
and friends. From white elephant sales portion of sales proceeds totaling over school established in his name.
to phone-a-thons, this young class is $6,000 to Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Foundation for “With a strong background in law,
determined to start making a difference scholarships – turning their successful business and real estate, I hope to take
in the lives of young Hawaiians. business into one with a foundational these skills with me outside of the class-
To follow their progress, visit mission. room to become an active leader in the
www.pauahi.org and click on “Alumni Today, 8T8 LLC is able to design, community and to serve as a role model
Class Information.” develop, manufacture, import, ware- for the next generation.”
Presenting a check for $2,000 to Ke Ali‘i
Pauahi Foundation’s executive director Kalei
If you are interested in establishing house, market and sell custom product
an endowed scholarship fund with your lines. The primary goal of 8T8 LLC is to Kaiwipunikauikawekiu Lipe
Stern (left) are Christine Heu KSK’01 and
Dawson Ka‘au‘a KSK’01 class, ‘ohana or friends please contact provide high-quality custom merchan- College: University of
Bran-Dee Torres KSK’93 at Ke Ali‘i dise to Kamehameha students, parents, ¯
Hawai‘i at Manoa
Pauahi Foundation, (808) 534-3966. To alumni and staff. There has never been Field of Study:
Classes endow new make a gift towards your class fund, go a complete product line available, and Education
scholarship funds to www.pauahi.org! the two classmates are proud to be able
Through the Foundation’s Matching to offer their services to the greater
Alumni give back, one logo ¯
Incentive Program, classes KSK’79 Kamehameha ‘ohana. 8T8 LLC’s prod-
item at a time Brandt Scholarship
and KSK’80 have recently reached the ucts have been featured during Alumni
minimum endowment level of $20,000. It didn’t take long for class of KSK’88 Week for the last three years and has also This scholarship honors outstand-
Through this program, the Foundation classmates Jeff Chun and Kevin Lum been made available to alumni and fami- ing state, national and international
will donate $1 for every $2 donated. to recognize the need for a variety of lies on the Continent through events like educational achievements of Gladys
These classed named scholarships will be Kamehameha School logo wear. The E Hula Mau in Long Beach, California. ¯
Kamakakuokalani ‘Ainoa Brandt by sup-
offered for the ﬁrst time during the 2011 8T8 LLC founders set out to address the To learn more about 8T8 LLC and porting students who aspire to enter the
scholarship application season. limited selection of logo wear available their products, visit www.ksbe.edu/ educational profession.
to students, alumni, teams and organiza- emall/ or www.ksbe.edu/logoshop. You “I am a wife and a mother of a 2-
New funds on the horizon… tions due to high manufacturing costs can also follow them on Facebook at year-old daughter. I saw the opportunity
Classes KSK’61, KSK’62, KSK’63, and limited supply. However they never http://www.facebook.com/pages/8T8- to get my PhD as a way to extend my
KSK’89 and KSK’01 have begun rallying forgot how fortunate they’ve been to be LLC-Kamehameha-Schools-Online- reach to the native Hawaiian community
with classmates to endow a scholarship part of Ke Ali‘i Pauahi’s legacy. Logo-Shop/46733903494. and therefore further my commitment.”
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
If you would like to learn how to support Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Foundation, or learn more about
the Foundation’s mission, please visit: www.pauahi.org or call 808-534-3966 .
Alumni Class News
News from Kamehameha Schools alumni classes
n Sisters Celebrate a Lasting Bond
When the class of 1948 boarder girls entered
Kamehameha as seventh-graders, they were
assigned big sisters from the class of 1944.
Sixty-six years later, several of them gathered
at The Willows to celebrate the birthday
of Dawn Anahu Fernandez KSK’44 and
reminisce about days gone by.
n Members of the class of 1964 organized a
Maui Nö Ka ‘Oi weekend retreat jam packed
with fun activities including ziplining in
Ma‘alaea, whale watching, a scavenger hunt,
eating and of course, plenty “talk story” time.
The class of 1981 hosts the Alumni Lu‘au 2010 host.
n Class of 1981 Hosts the Alumni Week 2010 were greeted on June 12, 2010 by a live lo‘i Glee Club, Melveen Leed, Hälau Nä Mamo
Lü‘au display, a makeke, Country Store, free püpü o Pu‘uanahulu, Del Beazley and Friends,
The class of 1981 hosted the lü‘au themed and of course, a bar offering beer, wine and Waimanalo Sunset Trio, the Keawe ‘Ohana and
“Kau Papa Lo‘i a Pauahi…the Many Terraced soft drinks. Entertainment was provided by closing the evening’s festivities was Simplisity.
Taro Fields of Pauahi.” More than 1,500 guests Blayne Asing KSK’08, the Alumni Men’s
First row, from left: marian lake Boyd KsK’44, ione Seated: Dawn anahu Fernandez KsK’44; Standing, Members of the class of 1964 in Maui: Front row:
rathburn Ryan KsK’44, arline akina (seated); from left: lorna Chu Kaeck KsK’48, Bonnie Charline Kamai Kema, ellen Kahanu Raiser, Janice
Second row: gyneve andrews Wong KsK’44, Fernandez Ryder KsK’64, Dolly manley Phillips machado Silva, Doty Dunn Aganos, georgiana
eloise Benham Pavich KsK’44, edith rabideau KsK’48, may Parker Au KsK’48, Janet aleong “leialoha” Wong Brown, Becky Foosum Suzuki,
Wassman KsK’44, Lei Becker Furtado, Dawn anahu Holokai KsK’48, velma halas Roberts KsK’48, and Joe novit. Back row: selene “nalani”
Fernandez KsK’44, Ku‘ualoha saffery Callanan Donna Coleman DePonte KsK’48, ramona silva Kaakimaka O’Brien, Jerrllyn luka Yamada, ilona
KsK’44, vesta Parker Will KsK’44. Cabral KsK’48 and leilani Warinner Oliveira KsK’48. Wright Mendonca and robert haake.
Classes Serve the Hawaiian Community During Alumni Week 2010
lumni Week (held June 7-13, 2010) is a actually the second class community service
time of reuniting with old friends and project this year. In January, the class helped
remembering good times with laughter Haili’s Hawaiian Food, co-owned by classmate
and tears. But it is also a time to remember Lorraine Haili Alo KSK’70, serve lunch at the
the blessings we have received as alumni of annual Lunalilo Home lü‘au fundraiser.
Kamehameha Schools. The class of 1980 gave of their hands, bod-
This year, each celebrating class chose a ies and hearts during the time spent at the H3
community service project during which they Hawaiian Garden as they planted and culti-
shared their gifts with others in the Hawaiian vated native Hawaiian plants. The classmates
community. worked together to weed and plant kalo.
Eighteen members from the class of 1950
visited the residents of Lunalilo Home for “talk
story” time and community singing. In the Class of 1970ers lana smith Kalahiki, Chris Below: Barbara Kepaa Keliikuli KsK’55, Carole
nakagawa Ladd, mahi rodenhurst Perreira, Campbell Paulsen KsK’55 and vivian Fish Ahmad
home’s Common’s Room, the residents joined
lorna Yamada Soberano, and Charlene holu KsK’55 present their class check to the Hawai‘i Food
the class of 1950 with their guitars, ‘ukulele,
base drum and piano; singing, clapping and Choo at Kula Kaiapuna ‘o Anuenue School.
enjoying songs of old Hawai‘i.
Benjamin Yin KSK’49 and wife Muriel Ho KSK’50, together with selected members
from the class of 1950, crafted and presented
150 colorful aloha print bibs for the residents.
As part of their 55th reunion fun
and festivities, the class of 1955
raised $955 for the Hawai‘i Food
The class of 1970 commu-
nity service project was at Kula
Kaiapuni ‘o Änuenue School
where more than two dozen
classmates helped paste
‘ölelo Hawai‘i translations
Members of the class of 1980 come together to into children’s books.
support the H3 Hawaiian Garden. The activity was
Featuring the latest news from Kamehameha Publishing Hä‘ulelau 2010
Fill in the blanks by choosing from the Kükulu Hawaiian playing cards.
For English translations, check out the word bank below.
here I was, sitting at Kenny’s minutes between classes?” chimed in
Restaurant, smelling all the Kimo. “Missing the bus and having to foot
________ food as it passed by. It it uphill from the pool to Konia as ________
can be an excruciating experience when as we could with ________ textbooks in our
you’re super ________ and waiting for
your meaÿai! Then I noticed the ________
backpacks. And that was before backpacks
A Word Scramble
fragrance of the lei pïkake worn by the “Ooooh! And remember how ee how many Hawaiian words you
________ across the room, who was cel- sweaty we got by the time we made it and your ‘ohana can come up
ebrating her lä hänau, but that only made to Konia? That was ________ !” I said. with using the letters above (for
me want to ________ her lei. “No wonder we could stay so fit example, ea, aia, hou).
So I tried to distract myself by and ___________ back then!” E-mail your word list to
counting customers, like counting sheep Kimo said. firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to
when you’re trying to go ________. “Yeah, but plenty of us like win a free Hulo! game (10 winners total).
I started off: kahi, lua, kolu… and then I my ____________ got good and The entries with the most Hawaiian
spotted Kimo, my ________ from school. ________ anyway.” words win. Laki maika‘i!
We were both ________ at Kapälama, back “Hö, those were the good ol’ Have fun learning and speaking
when there was only one campus. “Hui!” days!” Kimo sighed. ¯
‘olelo Hawai‘i with Hulo! For game
I gave a ________ and waved. Right then my ________ plate of sweet- instructions and ordering information, visit
“Hey, Kalei,” said Kimo. “Long time sour spare ribs was placed in front of me. www.kamehamehapublishing.org.
no see! You looking ________ , as always.” “Great seeing you, Kimo,” I said.
“What I really am is ________ with (I couldn’t wait to eat!)
hunger,” I said. Kimo sat down and “So good to see you, Kalei! We hough the annual Merrie Monarch
before you know it, we were reliving should get together, play some Hulo! or Festival is long behind us, its cul-
our high school days. Kükulu,” he said. “I’m kind of rusty on tural richness continues on. This
“Remember the ________ teacher my ÿölelo Hawaiÿi.” year, Kamehameha Publishing is honored
we couldn’t even recognize the day “ÿO au kekahi,” I said. I grabbed to serve as the publisher of the Merrie
he came with his beard shaved off?” a ________ and ________ , and we Monarch Festival 2011 ‘Alemanaka.
Kimo said. exchanged numbers. Then I went
Along with stunning images of the 2010
“And the English ________ who back to the task at hand. The
was brutal with the red pen?” plate was so ________ by the
“Yeah, good thing you were time I got through with it,
good in math, eh?” I saved the restaurant some
“And how about our seven soap and water. insights into hula,
Word Bank and adornments seen in
the performances. Key
DELICIOUS HUNGRY SWEET-SMELLING ELDER EAT SLEEP FRIEND
dates in history linked
STUDENTS YELL BEAUTIFUL WEAK HAIRY TEACHER FAST HEAVY GROSS
to the time of Kalakaua
SKINNY OLDER SIBLING FAT HOT PAPER PENCIL CLEAN
are also highlighted,
Email your answers to email@example.com for a chance to reminding us of the legacy
win a free Kukulu game (10 winners total). Laki maika‘i! of our hula traditions and
Have fun learning and speaking ‘olelo Hawai‘i with Kukulu!
¯ ¯ the monarch who helped
For game instructions and ordering information, visit keep them alive.
www.kamehamehapublishing.org. PhotograPh: renea C. Stewart
1 Merrie Monarch Festival 2011
‘Alemanaka (monthly calendar)
1 2 3 4 2 2011 Ke Ala o ka Mahina/Moon Calendar
(poster) by Hui Mauli Ola
3 Lau Nehenehe – Kohala Kuamo‘o/Nae‘ole’s
Race to Save a King (animated on oiwi.tv)
by Kekauleleanae‘ole Kawai‘ae‘a and
4 ‘Ai‘ai by Kawika Napoleon
Inside the Archives
The Greatest Chicken Who Ever Lived
1928 Kamehameha Leghorn lays 247 eggs, wins Sixth Hawaiian Egg Laying Contest
The Kamehameha Schools ontinuing the “Cluck, Moo, and Snort, Animal Husbandry at Hen in News of Hawai‘i Release No. 54.”
Archives is located in Kamehameha Schools” article in the Kupulau (Spring) 2010 issue The article itself reads: “Mr. Frank E. Midkiff, president of The
Midkiff Learning Center, Kamehameha Schools, received the following note from Mr. Harold
of I Mua – the following is the “Cluck” section.
Kapa ¯lama Campus. The
The cast of characters includes Samuel Vida, class of 1926, who ma- Coffin: I want to see that Kamehameha Schools receive mention in this
Archives is open to the
jored in animal husbandry and was hired by the school shortly after his month’s issue of our newsletter in connection with the ‘highest paid hen
public by appointment from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. year-round graduation, and the Leghorn hen that Vida raised at the KS Haha‘ione in the territory.’ This feature is for newspapers outside of the Territory.
on school days. Donations Farm in Koko Head. This hen became famous in 1928 far beyond the Harold Coffin.”
of artifacts dealing with the boundaries of the Territory of Hawai‘i. (From the News of Hawai‘i Release No. 54) Honolulu, T.H.:
history of Kamehameha Here’s how we know the story: The front page of the Kamehameha “The highest paid hen in the Hawaiian Islands is employed at the
Schools are welcome. Schools school newspaper, entitled at that time “The Cadet,” dated Nov. Kamehameha School. The hen earned $12.75 in one year by laying 247
For more information, 23, 1928, carried the headline: “Hawai‘i Tourist Bureau Advertises Our eggs, and incidentally won the Sixth Hawaiian Egg Laying contest.
please contact archivist “Kamehameha School is an endowed institution in Honolulu for the
Janet Zisk at 842-8945 education of children of Hawaiian ancestry. Preservation of Hawaiian
customs and traditions is stressed in the school’s curriculum.”
This is undoubtedly the most amazing and unusual publicity
Candace Lee at 842-8455
(firstname.lastname@example.org), or visit Kamehameha Schools has ever received.
www.ksbe.edu/archives. A search of Pop Diamond’s collection of older KS photographs locat-
ed the photo of Sam Vida, with his left hand gently on the prize-winning
hen (Leghorns are white feathered), and two adjacent trophies.
Miraculously enough, the larger of the two trophies turned up
during a closet-cleaning event in the language department. Hailama
Farden KSK’89 thoughtfully brought it to the Archives not realizing its
The trophy completed the story. The engraved inscription on it
“THEO. H. DAVIES & CO. LTD, TROPHY, HIGH HEN –
TERRITORY, SIXTH HAWAII EGG LAYING CONTEST, WON BY
KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS, 1928.”
In the 1926 Kamehameha yearbook, each senior photo is accompa-
nied by a poem and this is Sam Vida’s: “Last but not least, is our Old pal
Sam. To him we’ll go for our ham. And chickens galore, ‘he has by the
score.’ And his eggs are sure hard to beat.”
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n a Better haute Dog
n “one voice” Documentary Follows song leaders
n nainoa thompson Completes his term