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                                                                   April 2004

Exploring Kahuwai
   Meet Dee Jay Mailer • Illustrating Kamehameha
       Teaching from a Hawaiian Perspective
                                     My Journey Home to Kamehameha
                                     by Dee Jay Mailer
                                     Chief Executive Officer

                                                                                                    Vol. 2004, Issue 1
BOARD OF TRUSTEES                                      When I left Hawaiÿi five years ago, I knew
Nainoa Thompson                                                                                     I Mua is published quarterly
Chair                                                  in my heart that I would find a way to       by the Kamehameha Schools
Diane J. Plotts                                        return home. Little did I know that my       Communications Division,
Vice Chair                                                                                          567 S. King St., 4th floor,
Robert K. U. Kihune ’55
                                                       journey would lead me back to                Honolulu, HI 96813.
Secretary/Treasurer                                    Kamehameha Schools, an institution           I Mua exists to inform alumni,
J. Douglas Ing ‘62
Constance H. Lau
                                                       I hold near and dear to my heart.            parents, students, staff and
                                           While working for the Global Fund in Geneva,             friends of Kamehameha
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER                                                                             Schools of current educational
Dee Jay Mailer ’70                   Switzerland, some friends of ours from Kailua came for a       and endowment programs,
VICE PRESIDENTS                      visit. As we were catching up with each other, they filled     to generate interest in and
Kirk Belsby                                                                                         support for those programs,
                                     me in about the CEO search at Kamehameha Schools.              and to help alumni maintain
Charlene Hoe                         After much thought and consultation with my family and         close ties to the institution
Interim – Education                                                                                 and to each other.
                                     friends, I decided to apply for the position. As the saying
Michael P. Loo
Finance and Administration           goes, “the rest is history,” and I am so happy to be home!     Change of Address
Ray C. Soon
Communications and
                                           It’s been a whirlwind ever since and I can’t tell you    Kamehameha Schools
Community Relations                                                                                 alumni who have a change
                                     how appreciative I am of the warm welcome Don and              of address, please notify the
Colleen I. Wong ’75
Legal Affairs                        I have received. Since my first day on the job in January,     Alumni Relations office at
                                     I have reconnected with many of my KS ÿohana and                              ¯
                                                                                                    1887 Makuakane Street,
                                                                                                    Honolulu, HI, 96817-1887,
D. Rodney Chamberlain, Ed.D.         business associates. Your kindness and generosity is           e-mail:
Headmaster-Maui Campus
Michael J. Chun, Ph.D. ’61           overwhelming and means so much to us.                          alumnikapalama@ksbe.edu,
Headmaster-Kapalama Campus
                  ¯                                                                                 fax 1-808-841-5293 or call
                                           On a recent visit to our Keaÿau campus, we stopped       1-808-842-8680.
Stan Fortuna Jr., Ed.D.
Headmaster-Hawai‘i Campus            at Laehala on the Hilo coast to visit with Aunty Ulunui
Juvenna Chang, Ed.D. ’60             Garmon, one of the daughters of the late Edith Kanaka‘ole      Submissions
Dean-Extension Education                                                                            If you have a story idea
Suzanne Ramos                        and a founder of the Edith Kanakaÿole Foundation.              or a comment for us, please
Dean-Early Childhood Education             Aunty Ulu is the kahu for Laehala, a demonstration       write to: I Mua Editor,
KE ALI‘I PAUAHI FOUNDATION                                                                          Kamehameha Schools,
                                     site for marine life observation, marine resource manage-                     ¯
                                                                                                    1887 Makuakane Street,
Rockne Freitas, Ed.D. ’63
Vice President and                   ment and mälama kai that is located on land owned by           Honolulu, HI, 96817-1887
Executive Director                                                                                  or e-mail imua@ksbe.edu.
                                     Kamehameha Schools.
I MUA STAFF                                                                                         For more information on
Ed Kalama ’76
                                           During our “talk story” session with Aunty Ulu, she
                                                                                                    Kamehameha Schools, visit
Editor                               reminded us about the importance of knowing where we           our Web site at
Lesley Agard ’68
Assistant Editor
                                     came from so people can establish trust between one            www.ksbe.edu.

Gerry Johansen ’60                   another. According to Aunty, it is only through the estab-
Alumni Editor
Michael Young
                                     lishment of trust that true collaboration can take place.
Photography                                I then learned that we shared a place in common…         On The Cover
CONTRIBUTORS                         Ka‘ü, where my father’s family lived for many years. It        Hawai‘i Campus middle
Lilinoe Andrews                                                                                     school instructor Auli‘i
Sue Herring Botti ’76
                                     truly is a very small world.                                   Nahulu Kirsh ‘88 points
Matthew Corry                              As a KS alumnus, I am humbled and honored to             out the features of Kapele
Pop Diamond                                                                                         Bay to seventh-grade
                                     have this opportunity to give back to an institution that
Andrea Fukushima                                                                                    students spending a day at
Cindy Goo
                                     provided me with the skills, and most importantly, the         Kahuwai Village in Puna.
Piilani Akana Hanohano ’75           Hawaiian values that make me who I am today.
Nadine Lagaso                              As Kamehameha’s new CEO, I can assure you that
Jeff Melrose
Shawn Nakamoto                       I will work hard, with other members of our passionate
Eden Patino                          Kamehameha ÿohana, to insure that Pauahi’s gift of
Lokelani Williams Patrick ’72
                                     education reaches more Hawaiians.
Kekoa Paulsen ’77
Sam Polson                                 I mua Kamehameha!
Mike Racoma
Janet Zisk

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               14            Exploring Kahuwai
                             With studies in history, culture, math and science, Hawai‘i             14
                             Campus seventh-graders learn ancient and modern lessons
                             at Kahuwai Village.

               20            Meet Dee Jay Mailer
                             Dee Jay Beatty Mailer ’70 takes the reins as chief executive officer
                             of the Kamehameha Schools.

               24            Illustrating Kamehameha
                             Artist Robin Racomaÿs drawings have appeared in Kamehameha             Departments
                             Schools curriculum materials for the past 29 years.
                                                                                                     4    KS in the News

               27            Teaching From a Hawaiian Perspective
                             A collaboration between the University of Hawai‘i and                  40
                                                                                                          Alumni Class News

                                                                                                          College Close-Up
                             Kamehameha Schools prepares teachers to tackle the unique
                             academic needs of Hawaiian students.                                   43    Milestones

                                                                                                    46    Regional Alumni Associations

                                                                                                    49    I Remember When

                                                                                                    50    Missing Alumni

Opening Day
Members of the Kamehameha Schools Concert Glee Club entertain
in Senate chambers during Jan. 21 Opening Day Session ceremonies
at the 2004 state Legislature. The Kapalama Campus students, led
by choral director Tim Ho ’91, sang “Hawai‘i Pono‘ı,” “Ku‘i Ka
Lono” and “I mua Kamehameha.”

    KS In The News

Judge upholds Kamehameha             decision with the 9th U.S.          children – which our are first
Schools admissions preference        Circuit Court of Appeals.           priority – and on our commu-
policy                                    “We understand that Judge      nity, which has offered such
In November 2003, federal            Kay’s ruling will be appealed,”     strength to us during these legal
District Court Judge Alan Kay        said trustee Douglas Ing.           challenges. In the end, we all
granted Kamehameha Schools           “However, we are hopeful that       agreed that defending our right
motion for summary judgment          the U.S. judicial system will       to offer admissions preference
in the case of Doe vs.               recognize the importance of         to children of Hawaiian ancestry
Kamehameha Schools. Kay’s            Kamehameha to the Hawaiian          is paramount for everyone –
ruling upholds Kamehameha’s          community and to the entire         our children, our community
116-year-old policy of offering      state of Hawai‘i.”                  and for all of Hawai‘i.”
admissions preference to appli-                                                In December, Kamehameha
cants of Hawaiian ancestry.          Mohica-Cummings vs.                 Schools leadership held
      “Kamehameha Schools is         Kamehameha Schools lawsuit          “talk-story” sessions regarding
a symbol of hope for the             settled                             the settlement with community
Hawaiian community, and this         In December 2003, federal           members on all three
ruling is a restoration of that      District Court Judge David          Kamehameha campuses, in
hope,” said board of trustees        Ezra approved a settlement in       Windward and Leeward O‘ahu,
chairman Nainoa Thompson.            the case of Mohica-Cummings         in Kona and on Kaua‘i and
      In his ruling, Kay noted       vs. Kamehameha Schools.             Moloka‘i.
that the schools’ admissions               In exchange for a dismissal         “We have spent many
preference policy attempts to        of the lawsuit, Kamehameha          hours talking to people trying
remedy past injustices faced         trustees agreed to allow            to help them understand why
by Hawaiians, and he agreed          Kapälama Campus seventh-            we made this decision,” said
that Hawaiians continue to           grade student Brayden Mohica-       board of trustees chairman
suffer educational and societal      Cummings to continue at the         Nainoa Thompson. “We under-
imbalances as a result of            school through graduation as        stand the anger and the pain.
historical wrongs.                   a regular, full-time student as     But more importantly, we have
      He also emphasized the         long as he remains in good          listened and tried to understand
intent of Princess Pauahi’s will,    standing.                           their feelings.”
as expressed in 1887 by her                 “With Judge Ezra’s                 Kamehameha trustees and
husband Charles Reed Bishop,         approval, we can now focus          acting CEO expressed their
that her schools educate             our resources on successfully       appreciation for the assistance
Hawaiian children first, as well     defending our admissions            the institution received from its
as the fact that Kamehameha is       policy in the Doe vs.               ‘ohana and the community.
a private institution which          Kamehameha Schools case,” said            “To those who participated
receives no federal funding.         then acting chief executive         in a wide variety of expressions
      “The support from the          officer Colleen Wong. “We have      of support, we thank you – all
Kamehameha ‘ohana, the               a long and difficult road ahead,    made a difference. Although
Hawaiian community and the           but we can all be confident that    our settlement of the Mohica-
community at large has been          Kamehameha is taking its            Cummings case may appear
overwhelming, and it is gratify-     strongest case before the higher    contrary to that effort, in fact,
ing to see the work of so many       courts.”                            that effort leads us forward and
result in such a powerful,                 “This was an extremely        allows us to focus on the most
positive outcome,” said then         difficult decision for the board    important battle – successful
acting chief executive officer       to make,” Kamehameha’s              defense of our admissions
Colleen Wong.                        trustees and acting chief execu-    policy at the next level of
      Attorneys for the plaintiff,   tive officer told members of the    federal review.”
Eric Grant and John Goemans,         KS ‘ohana via e-mail immedi-
have filed an appeal of Kay’s        ately after reaching agreement.
                                           “We deliberated fully and
                                     considered the impact this
                                     decision would have on our

Kamehameha Schools announces Keauhou                                market – will help define, revitalize and provide a stronger
Master Plan Implementation                                          identity for the area.”
                                                                          Educational facilities, which would serve as a home
In January, Kamehameha Schools unveiled its master plan for         base for Kamehameha Schools extension education
the nearly 2,400-acre Keauhou Resort community on the               programs and other community-based educational services,
Kona Coast of Hawai‘i.                                              are planned for the former Kona Gardens site near Kahalu‘u
      “This plan underscores Kamehameha Schools                     Bay.
commitment to a treasured asset. It envisions Keauhou as a                This Community Learning Center would host a variety
thriving, interactive Hawaiian community for visitors and           of programs and services for adult and younger learners
residents alike,” said Kamehameha‘s vice president for              that will address health, wellness and family education
endowment Kirk Belsby.                                              needs within the Kona community, and provide a venue
      The plan features two distinct planning areas – both          for Hawaiian cultural enrichment programs and career
with a ma kai focus – at Kahalu‘u Bay and Keauhou Bay.              academies.
These centers will emphasize recreational and community                   Complementing the educational facilities at Kahalu‘u
gathering places; restoration, preservation and interpretation      will be the Hawaiian Culture Center and Interpretive Center
of significant cultural sites, and full enjoyment of Keauhou‘s      envisioned for Keauhou Bay. Combined, these amenities will
natural beauty.                                                     feature interpretive trails connecting historic and cultural
      New focus is also given to lowering residential densities     sites, hälau and kahua grounds for performances and
for the area, reducing the reliance on hotels to attract visitors   exhibitions, and other venues for cultural learning and
to the area. The size of residential home sites and multifamily     experience.
units will be increased in response to market demand.                     The Keauhou Master Plan is the product of nearly two
      “Keauhou is expected to benefit from the recovery of          years of community discussion and research. Kamehameha
tourism and the huge surge in resort investment which has           trustees approved the plan in July 2003, and implementation
occurred all over West Hawai‘i,” said KS director of invest-        is now underway.
ments Susan Todani, who has responsibility for coordinating               Ground was broken for the Sheraton Keauhou Bay
the master plan.                                                    Resort & Spa in early January, demolition of the old Kona
      “The master plan for Keauhou development – which              Lagoon Hotel begins in May, and new Kamehameha Schools
aligns with Kamehameha‘s strategic plan and is truly a              educational programs will be coming into the area this
product of community dialogue and responsiveness to the             summer.

                                     KS In The News

                                 Williams named Educator             learning center indefinitely as a   master’s program last fall
                                 of the Year                         symbol and reminder of a man        through a combination of
                                 Kapälama Campus middle              who, like Princess Bernice          online and classroom courses.
                                 school visual arts teacher          Pauahi Bishop, gave of himself            “We’re the only KS campus
                                 Kurt Palani Williams ’87 has        to serve the Hawaiian               that does not have a four-year
                                 been named 2003 Educator of         community and the mission of        college on-island, making it
                                 the Year by the Hawai‘i             Kamehameha Schools.                 difficult for our teachers to
                                 Association of Middle Schools.                                          pursue master’s degrees, “ said
                                 The organization selects an         Takabuki golf tourney raises        Maui Campus headmaster Dr.
                                 individual each year who            funds for KAPF                      Rod Chamberlain. “By actively
                                 demonstrates vision, energy         In February 2004, the inaugural     building an educational
                                 and commitment to middle            Matsuo Takabuki Scholarship         partnership with Chaminade,
Kurt Williams is presented the
2003 Educator of the Year        level education in the state of     Fund Golf Tournament raised         we send a powerful message to
award from Ellen Owens,          Hawai‘i.                            $65,000 in new scholarship          our faculty that we are serious
president of the Hawai‘i                                             funds to support Native             about supporting the profes-
Association of Middle Schools.         Williams has been
                                 teaching at KS since 1996, and      Hawaiian post-graduate stu-         sional growth of our teachers.”
                                 has gone above and beyond to        dents in the fields of business           Teachers in the two-year
                                 demonstrate his commitment to       and economics, Ke Ali‘i Pauahi      program were fortunate to
                                 young adolescents. He has           Foundation director of              have KSMC interim high school
                                 served as a teacher-facilitator,    development Dr. Ko Miyataki         principal Lee Ann Johansen
                                 advisory committee head, coach,     announced.                          DeLima ’77 as their first
                                 club advisor and conference               The scholarship fund was      classroom instructor. Last
                                 presenter.                          established in 1993 upon the        semester, Delima taught the
                                       Williams is the founder       retirement of the former trustee.   night course “Managing School
                                 and current advisor of the Meat     During his more than 20 years       Environment.”
                                 Club, a group of students and       of service to Kamehameha                  “One of the biggest advan-
                                 parents involved with service       Schools, Takabuki was instru-       tages to having an on-campus
Hawai‘i Campus high school       learning projects on and off        mental in developing the land       master’s program is that
principal Ninia Aldrich (left)   campus. He’s also credited with     rich, cash poor institution into    teachers can make immediate
and Pua Mills Ka‘ai at           spearheading the creation of an     one of the nation’s largest         connections between theory
ceremonies honoring the                                              educational endowments.             and real-life teaching,” DeLima
memory of Dr. George Mills.      innovative intramurals program
                                 where students compete for                Takabuki was honored          said. “It was gratifying to see
                                 pono points aimed at promoting      with the Order of Ke Ali‘i          theories come to life in the class-
                                 sportsmanship.                      Pauahi medal in October of          room, and to see participants
                                                                     2003.                               tailor their teaching techniques
                                 Dr. George Mills ’40 remembered           Takabuki’s scholarship
                                 at Hawai‘i Campus                   fund has awarded nearly
                                 In November, dedication cere-       $67,000 to deserving Hawaiian
                                 monies were held celebrating        students pursuing advanced
                                 the display of the koa fishing      degrees at the University of
                                 canoe Maile at the Keku‘iapoiwa     Hawai‘i, Washington State,
                                 High School Learning Center         USC, Michigan State, Georgia
                                 at Kamehameha’s Hawai‘i             State, Chaminade, Dartmouth
                                 Campus.                             and Harvard.
                                      The canoe belonged to the
                                 late Dr. George Mills and is        KSMC partnership yields
                                 named after Mills’ granddaugh-      on-campus master’s program
                                 ter Maile Fernandez ’99. Mills      A new collaboration between         KSMC high school English teacher Noelani
                                                                     Kamehameha Schools and              Mikell is one of 20 Maui Campus teachers
                                 served as the medical director                                          enrolled in a master’s degree program
                                 of Kamehameha Schools from          Chaminade University is
                                                                                                         thanks to a partnership between
                                 1953 to 1988.                       allowing 20 Maui Campus             Chaminade University and Kamehameha
                                      The Mills family allowed       teachers to earn their master’s     Schools.
                                 the canoe to be on exhibit at the   degrees in education without
                                                                     leaving campus. The university
                                                                     began offering the on-site

to benefit our students.”
      High school English
teacher Noelani Mikell said
what she appreciates most about
the program is the opportunity
to learn from her fellow
      “Part of the class required
us to observe the classroom
management techniques of
other teachers,” Mikell said.
“Many of our faculty members
are master teachers who have
incredible control of their
classes – it was astounding!
When it was all over, I felt
refreshed…and inspired to
become a better teacher.”
                                    Precision formations like this one helped bring a second consecutive national cheerleading championship to Kapalama.
Kapa ¯lama Campus cheerleaders      (Photo courtesy of Varsity.com.)
repeat as national champions
In February, Kamehameha             School Associations (NFHS).                     quarterback Mana Silva ’06,
varsity cheerleaders returned       More than 5,000 cheerleaders                    who provided about 80 percent
from the National High School       representing 48 states compete                  of the offense with his arm and
Cheerleading Championship           in various divisions at NHSCC.                  rushing abilities, according to
in Orlando, Fla., with a second          “Kamehameha is always a                    head football coach Bruce
consecutive national                crowd favorite at nationals, ”                  Kekuewa, who’s also the
championship.                       said Jim Lord, executive direc-                 school’s Food Services manager.
      Kamehameha competed           tor of the American Association                 Kicker Leon Peralta ’06 was
in the small varsity division       of Cheerleading Coaches &                       another key player, booting a
against 59 other regional win-      Advisors.                                       45-yard field goal against
ners from across the country.            “And that’s not only their                 Kealakehe.
The small varsity division          performance on the floor, but                        Bob Wagner, who coached
consisted of all-girl teams with    their sportsmanship and                         the University of Hawai‘i to
12 or less members.                 support of other teams there.                   the 1992 Western Athletic
      “The competition was          They are remarkable represen-                   Conference football crown, is
extremely intense,” said coach      tatives of your school system                   the athletic director at Hawai‘i
Dolly Cairme Wong ’78. “There       and community.”                                 Campus.
were many talented teams in
our division all focused on         Kamehameha Schools-Hawai‘i
being number one. I was very        football team completes
proud of our girls because          undefeated championship
despite the pressure, they ran      season
their own race and concentrat-      In their first year of Big Island
ed on doing their own personal      Interscholastic Federation
best.”                              football competition,
      The National High School      Kamehameha’s Hawai‘i
Cheerleading Championship           Campus junior varsity team
(NHSCC), produced by the            defeated Hilo High 26-7 to
Universal Cheerleading              complete a 6-0 season and
Association, is the only compet-    claim the league crown.
itive event of its kind that is          The club was led by
exclusively endorsed by the
National Federation of High                                                         Quarterback Mana Silva leads Kamehameha Schools-Hawai‘i to the BIIF
                                                                                    junior varsity football crown.

                                        KS In The News

                                    Members of the Kamehameha Schools ‘ohana gather in Kapi‘olani   The KS-Maui girls volleyball team enjoys its state tournament
                                    Park after completing the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.     appearance with principal Mitchell Kalauli ‘58.

                                    Kamehameha Schools supports                  Hawai‘i Council on Economics               school in the state tournament.
                                    Race for the Cure                            Education.                                 Led by former Maui High
                                    More than 300 members of the                       Mecham was named the                 coach Donald Kealoha, KS-
                                    Kamehameha Schools ‘ohana,                   West Region winner of the                  Maui finished fourth in regular
                                    including alumni, staff, parents             NASDAQ Education                           season play, but won the MIL
                                    and students, participated in                Foundation National Teaching               postseason tournament to
                                    the October 2003 Susan G.                    Award for his outstanding                  qualify for states. They lost a
                                    Komen Race for the Cure, a                   teaching of economics to                   playoff to Seabury Hall for the
                                    fundraiser to support breast                 students in grades 11 and 12.              MIL crown.
Faye Jones ’81 (center) is                                                       A social studies teacher who                    Middle blocker Puni
honored in Denver, Colo., for       cancer research and education.
her work with the Hawai‘i Race            Princess Bernice Pauahi                has taught economics for five              Krueger ’06 was named to the
for the Cure. She is joined by      Bishop died of breast cancer in              years, Mecham will receive a               MIL first team all-stars, while
(left) Nancy Byrd, vice president                                                $10,000 cash prize at a New                setter Brittney Awai ’06 was
of Domestic Affiliate Networks
and Extended Networks, and                Kamehameha’s team was                  York awards ceremony in April.             chosen to the second team.
Susan Brawn, president and          named “Hali‘a Aloha no                             Chun, also a social studies          Kealoha was named coach of
CEO of the Komen Foundation.        Pauahi, or Cherished Memories                teacher, was named one of                  the year.
                                    of Pauahi.”                                  four West Region semifinalists.
                                          In February, Faye Jones ’81            He will receive $1,000 for                 KS programs reach more
                                    was presented the national                   outstanding and creative efforts           learners than ever
                                    New Volunteer Award for her                  in incorporating economics                 In January, Kamehameha
                                    work with the Hawai‘i Race for               concepts in the classroom.                 Schools announced that it had
                                    the Cure.                                          “Both Dee and James are              extended its educational reach
                                          A graphic artist, Jones was            outstanding teachers at                    to more than 158,000 learners
                                    credited with giving the local               Kamehameha,” said Kapälama                 of Hawaiian ancestry – more
                                    race a look and feel that said               Campus principal Tony Ramos                than it has ever reached before
                                    “Hawai‘i” in newspaper ads,                  ’58. “They have found a way to             – in fiscal year 2002-03.
                                    T-shirts and on the race applica-            bring a difficult subject to life                KS invested more than
                                    tion. Jones, who received her                for our students and we are                $289 million in educational
                                    award in Denver, Colo., also                 very fortunate to have them on             programs during the year, an
                                    created the race slogan “Aloha               our faculty.”                              increase of about $47 million
                                    has no boundaries.”                                                                     over the previous year. The
                                                                                 Freshmen and sophomores take               $289 million includes funding
                                    Kapa¯lama Campus teachers win                KS-Maui girls to state volleyball          of campus-based and commu-
                                    national recognition                         tournament                                 nity outreach programs and
                                    In December 2003,                            Despite a roster comprised                 includes the financing of $70
                                    Kamehameha high school                       solely of freshmen and                     million in capital projects.
                                    teachers Dee Mecham and                      sophomores, the Kamehameha                       Kamehameha’s 2002-2003
                                    James Chun ’90 were honored                  Schools-Maui varsity girls                 Annual Report is posted on its
                                    by the National Council on                   volleyball team finished second            Web site at www.ksbe.edu.
                                    Economics Education and the                  in the Maui Interscholastic
                                                                                 League and represented the
Kalauli resigns as Maui Campus       Kamakau and Hakipu‘u                  our classes and we expect to be
high school principal                Learning Center.                      screening their works in future
In December, Mitchell Kalauli             Merlin Keaulana-Dyball,          festivals.”
’58 announced his resignation        KS grandparent to Kapälama                  Gillespies’ “They Call Her
as Maui Campus high school           Campus sophomore Brandy               Lady Fingers,” a documentary
principal due to medical             Lee ’06, personally donated           on the career of Honolulu jazz
reasons. He hopes to spend           between 6,000 to 7,000 books.         pianist Betty Loo Taylor, won
more time with his family.                The 11,000 plus books            the Blockbuster Video Audience
     “Never in all my career         represented a dramatic increase       Award for best documentary at
have I had the privilege of          over previous Literacy                the November HIFF awards
working with a team with such        Enhancement book drives.              ceremony and was screened at
vision and direction, but now             “What a response!” said          the KS film festival as well.
I have another team to nurture       Anna Sumida, director of
and love, just as I have loved       Literacy Enhancement. “People
you all. And that team is my         develop a love for reading
family,” Kalauli told the Maui       when they have access to an
Campus Founder’s Day                 abundance of quality literature.
audience.                            The KS ‘ohana can feel very
     “We have been blessed to        proud that they are helping to
have had a person like Mitchell      develop readers in our
establish the foundation for our     communities.”
high school program, “ said
Maui headmaster Dr. Rod              First Kamehameha ‘Ohana Film
Chamberlain. “Mitch’s legacy         Festival draws hundreds to
will serve Maui young people              ¯
                                     Kapalama Campus                       The Maui Campus canoe club has named its new
                                     In December, an estimated 250         six-person canoe in honor of outgoing principal
for many years to come.”                                                   Mitchell Kalauli.
     Middle school principal         students, parents, faculty and
Lee Ann Johansen DeLima ’77          friends attended the first
has been named interim high          Kamehameha ‘Ohana Film
school principal, while elemen-      Festival on the Kapälama
tary school faculty member           Campus.
Lois Nishikawa will assume                  The program featured six
the position of interim middle       films, all screened at the 2003
school principal.                    Hawai‘i International Film
     At the suggestion of stu-       Festival and each with some
dents, the Maui Campus High          connection to members of the
School Canoe Club honored            KS ‘ohana.
Kalauli by naming the club’s                Participating KS alumni
new six-person canoe Ka Mana         included Todd Locey ’03 and
O Kalauli (The Spirit of Kalauli).   Kodie Costa ’03, directors of
                                     “Celebration,” cinematogra-           Literacy Enhancement staffers, from left, Nani Parrilla Dudoit ’78,
Book drive nets more than            pher Vince Lucero ’93                 Anna Sumida, Kathy Wurdeman and Jeanette Nielson pack up
11,000 titles                        (“Symphony for One” and               books donated during the fall book drive.

In December, Kamehameha’s            “Kissing God”), and Leah
Extension Education Division’s       Kihara ’92, Leanne Kang
Literacy Enhancement                 Ferrer ’85 and Nalani Blane
Department donated more than         ’94, directors and producers of
11,000 books to four O‘ahu           “Kava Kultcha.”
schools thanks to the depart-               “We hope this will the first
ment’s fall book drive.              of many Kamehameha film
     The books were donated          festivals,” said Kapälama
to Waimänalo Elementary,             Campus video production
Hau‘ula Elementary, and charter      teacher Patricia Gillespie. “We
schools Ke Kula ‘o Samuel            have a number of eager young
                                     filmmakers coming up through

                                 Emi Manuia ’04 named 2004
                                 Hawai‘i Junior Miss                             Day of Beauty
                                 In December, Kapälama                           Kapälama Campus student Casey
                                 Campus senior Emi Manuia ’04                                                ¯pu
                                                                                 Perreira-Rabago ’05 of Keo ¯olani
                                 was crowned the 2004 Hawai‘i                    Dormitory has her hair done by a
                                 Junior Miss.                                    professional stylist as part of a “Day
                                      Manuia won a $5,000                        of Beauty” workshop put on by
                                 scholarship and $500 scholar-                   Kamehameha’s Boarding Department.
                                 ships in the categories of                      The workshop was intended to help high
                                 scholastics and overall fitness.                school female boarding students learn
                                      In June, she will go on to                 more about preparations for prom. Topics covered included
Hawai‘i Junior Miss Emi Manuia
                                 the 47th Annual America’s                       make-up, hair, etiquette and manners and appropriate dress.
                                 Junior Miss National Finals in
                                 Mobile, Ala., where she will
                                 have the opportunity to win a                 Community Meetings Update           parent and community focus
                                 share of more than $200,000 in                Last year, Kamehameha’s Office      groups in the final phase of the
                                 scholarship money.                            of Strategic Planning (OSP)         process in May 2003.
                                      Manuia, a 4.0 student, is                held meetings in Hawai‘i and                 A report on the data
                                 a member of the two-time                      in the continental United States    collected was submitted to the
                                 national champion Kapälama                    to share the progress of the KS     CEO and trustees in June 2003.
                                 Campus cheerleading squad.                    Strategic Plan. The meetings        Trustees approved the resulting
                                 She is the daughter of Honolulu               also sought input regarding         draft policy for discussion
                                 attorney Stanley Manuia ’69.                  Kamehameha’s effort to review       purposes and further study in
                                      Kapälama senior Amanda                   its admissions criteria and its     July 2003.
                                 Garcia ’04 also represented KS                alignment with the strategic              Two task force groups were
                                 at the event.                                 plan.                               convened: the Program Impact
                                                                                     More than 30 meetings         Task Force and the Selection
                                                                               with community members,             Process Task Force. These
                                      The Queen and her Court                  alumni, parents and staff were      groups were asked to consider
                                      Hawai‘i Campus students                  held between August 2002            all the data and feedback,
                                      were well represented at                 through March 2003. Additional      carefully review KS’ admissions
                                      the first Hilo Chinese New               input was collected via several     policy, and make recommenda-
                                      Year Festival pageant in                 studies, including a statewide      tions on how the policy would
                                      January. Named to the                    telephone survey of 1,875           be implemented once it is
                                      Year of the Monkey Court                 randomly selected Hawaiian          adopted in its final form.
                                      were Queen Kristina                      households.                               This has required a detail-
                                      Waiau ’08, 1st Princess                        Input and data gathered       ed and lengthy process and the
                                      Jordyn Pung ’06, 2nd                     were processed by OSP and           groups have been meeting for
                                      Princess Wikolia Enos ’08                reviewed by the CEO Work            several months. When the policy
                                      and Miss Congeniality                    Group, the KS Strategic             is finalized, a formal announce-
                                      Brina Dorser ’08.                        Planning Executive Advisory         ment will be made.
                                                                               Council, and the KS Board of              Kamehameha Schools
                                                                               Advisors and trustees.              sincerely appreciates the
                                                                                     These groups helped in the    support of its ‘ohana members
                                                                               review of stakeholder input and     who participated in this long-
                                                                               the identification of elements to   term project, whether it was
                                                                               guide the development of a          through a task force group,
                                                                               new admissions policy for KS        advisory group, community
                                                                               programs. The results of their      meeting, survey or focus group.
                                      From left, Kristina Waiau, Jordyn Pung   work were reviewed by faculty,            Visit the OSP Web site at
                                      and Wikolia Enos celebrate their                                             http://www2.ksbe.edu/SPEG
                                      selection to the Chinese New Year
                                      Festival court.
                                                                                                                   for the latest information on
                                                                                                                   community meetings and the
                                                                                                                   admissions policy review and

KS creates Ho‘oulu Hawaiian        by the program application
Data Center to verify Hawaiian     deadlines has been difficult. If
ancestry of all applicants to KS   applicants don’t get their
programs and services              materials in by the deadline,
Applicants to Kamehameha           they will not be considered
Schools K-12 campuses have         under the preference policy for
always been required to provide    admission to that program. As
documentation, usually birth       more and more people get
certificates, to verify their      verified it should become easier
Hawaiian ancestry to be consid-    for everyone.”
ered under KS’ policy to give           Until that happens, the
preference to applicants of        awareness of KS staff, parents,
Hawaiian ancestry.                 alumni and friends regarding
      The Ho‘oulu Hawaiian         the data center’s role in the
Data Center now performs the       admissions process for all KS
ancestry verification function     programs, is essential.
                                                                       • Hawaiian ancestry
that was previously the respon-    Please share these key messages       registration is a separate
sibility of the Admissions         about HHDC’s registration             process from program
Department.                        effort with your ‘ohana:              application, and does not
      “The main goal of the data                                         guarantee admission to any
center is to ensure accurate and   • Kamehameha Schools’ policy
                                                                         of Kamehameha’s programs.
consistent verification of           is to give preference to appli-
Hawaiian ancestry for all appli-     cants of Hawaiian ancestry to     • Students currently enrolled in
cants applying to KS programs        the extent permitted by law.        the three K-12 campuses do
who wish to be considered                                                not have to register with
                                   • Verification of ancestry, a
under KS’ preference,” said                                              HHDC unless they apply to
                                     critical component of
HHDC director Daniel                                                     another KS program, such as
                                     Kamehameha’s preference
Nahoopii ’84.                                                            post-high financial aid.
                                     policy, is now done through
      “We also want to develop       the Ho‘oulu Hawaiian Data         For more information, or to
and maintain a comprehensive         Center.                           request a registry application,
database of verified Hawaiians.    • Applicants who wish to be         please contact the Ho‘oulu
Once verified, applicants do         considered under KS’              Hawaiian Data Center at
not have to re-submit ancestry       Hawaiian preference policy        www.ksbe.edu/datacenter,
documents for any other              MUST verify their ancestry        e-mail registry@ksbe.edu, write
Kamehameha Schools programs          through the data center.          to 567 South King Street, Suite
to which they may apply.                                               130, Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96813,
Ancestry verification through      • Applicants who do not verify
                                                                       call (808) 523-6228, fax (808)
the data center can be done at       their Hawaiian ancestry
                                                                       523-6286 – outside O‘ahu, call
any time, and not just when          through the data center
                                                                       1-800-842-4682, press 9, then
applying to a KS program.            CANNOT be considered for
      “Implementing a project        admission under KS’ prefer-
of this scope has been a huge        ence policy. Instead, their
challenge,” Nahoopii added.          applications will be processed
“Developing new technology           with other non-verified or
systems and procedures,              non-Hawaiian applicants.
changing program schedules to      • Applicants who do not submit
accommodate the new verifica-        their completed Hawaiian
tion process and getting some        Ancestry Registry form and
applicants to send in their          supporting documents (such
HHDC registration materials          as original birth certificates)
                                     by the respective program
                                     application deadlines also
                                     will NOT be considered
                                     under the preference policy.

Living Pauahi’s Vision
Alumni Survey results highlight the well-being of Kamehameha Schools graduates

How do KS graduates fare once they leave campus?                  which is 44 percent higher than the average Hawaiian
     According to the 2002 Alumni Survey, Kamehameha              household (based on estimates from Census 2000).
graduates enjoy positive outcomes related to health status,            Wages, degrees and health status are only part of the
educational attainment, employment and wages. These               larger equation of Hawaiian well-being. Other aspects
findings complement other indicators of well-being, such as       include spiritual practices, cultural survival, and a sense of
alumni commitment to perpetuating Hawaiian culture (see           place that emphasizes connections to family, community
I Mua, Spring 2003 issue).                                        and ‘äina.
     The alumni survey is an ongoing project initiated by the          Together, these indicators help us understand the ways
department of Policy Analysis & System Evaluation (PASE)          in which Kamehameha Schools contributes to Princess
in 2002. To date, about 4,000 graduates have responded to the     Pauahi’s vision of producing “good and industrious men and
survey, representing nearly 25 percent of all KS alumni and       women.”
spanning graduating classes from the past seven decades.               To learn more about PASE and its research on Hawaiian
     “One of the main things we learn from the survey,” says      well-being, call Kana‘iaupuni at 541-5365 or visit
PASE director Dr. Shawn Kana‘iaupuni ’83, “is that the            www.ksbe.edu/PASE.
benefits of a KS education continue well into adulthood.”
                                                                  How do KS alumni fare?
                                                                                                       H AWA I I A N C O M M U N I T Y   KS ALUMNI
The health status of Hawaiians is a critical issue, and current
research tells us that education is linked to better health       Health 1
outcomes. Although the relationship between education and         In “excellent” or “very good” health             49%                     63%
health is complex and not fully understood, we do know            Cigarette smoking                                34%                     10%
that KS graduates report fewer health problems compared           Diabetes                                         10%                      8%
to Hawaiians responding to statewide health surveys.
                                                                  High cholesterol                                 18%                      4%
     For example, 63 percent of KS alumni rate their overall
health as “excellent” or “very good,” compared to 49 percent      Hypertension                                     21%                     14%
of Hawaiians responding to Hawai‘i state surveys.                 Education 2,3
     Alumni also report lower rates of cigarette smoking          Associate’s degree                                7%                      7%
(10 vs. 34 percent), diabetes (8 vs. 10 percent), high blood      Bachelor’s degree                                 9%                     37%
cholesterol (4 vs. 18 percent), and hypertension (14 vs. 21
percent). These findings suggest the important – and              Master’s or higher                                3%                     16%
potentially exemplary – role of Kamehameha Schools in             Employment 3                                     59%                     72%
improving the overall health status of Hawaiians.
                                                                  Wages 3, 4                                     $45,499                  $65,384
The majority of KS graduates pursue formal learning               1
                                                                    Source for Hawaiian Community health statistics: Hawai‘i Behavioral Risk Factor
beyond high school. The survey shows that 60 percent of           Surveillance System data for 2002 (overall rating of health, cigarette smoking and
KS alumni had obtained a college degree, representing a           diabetes); Hawai‘i Health Survey data for 2001 (hypertension and high blood
dramatically higher rate than that for all Hawaiians in
Hawai‘i.                                                              Educational attainment calculated for adults over 25.
      Among the KS graduates surveyed, 16 percent have a          3
                                                                      Hawaiian Community figures are estimates based on Aloha Counts: Census 2000
master’s degree or higher and 37 percent have a bachelor’s            Special Tabulations for Hawaiians in Hawai‘i (Pauahi Publications).
degree, compared with 3 and 9 percent, respectively, among        4
                                                                      Represents median annual income (before taxes) for the total household.
all Hawaiians.
      Roughly half of KS alumni who attend college pursue
their degree on the U.S. continent or at a foreign school, and
another 25 percent attend UH Mänoa.                                      We still want to hear from you!
      Three out of four KS alumni reported that they were                PASE continues to collect surveys to obtain a more represen-
somewhat or very prepared to academically succeed in an                  tative sample of our graduates. If you did not return the
institution of higher education. These findings point to
                                                                         survey last year, a new form will be mailed to you this spring.
Kamehameha Schools’ ongoing contribution in helping
students succeed in near- and long-term educational pursuits.            Please take the time to complete and return the survey.
                                                                               Your voice is important to us, and your responses have
Employment and Wages                                                     a direct bearing on our efforts to serve Hawaiian children.
The employment rate is high among KS alumni (72                          You may also request a copy of the survey by calling 523-
compared to 59 percent for all Hawaiians in Hawai‘i). KS
                                                                         6269 or 1 (800) 842-4682 ext. 6269. Mahalo!
graduates also reported considerably higher income than
that of non-alumni Hawaiian households. In 2001, the
median household income for KS graduates was $65,384,

        With studies in history, culture, math and
     science, Hawai‘i Campus seventh-graders learn
          ancient and modern lessons at Kahuwai Village

It’s one thing to talk to students about
Hawaiian history and culture, or even have
them read a book on the subject. It’s quite
another to have students literally walking in
the footsteps of their ancestors.
      That’s a unique cultural experience, and so        These rock walls once formed the foundation for canoe sheds at Kahuwai Village.
it was for the entire Kamehameha Schools                 The house in the upper right corner is used by village caretaker Keone Kalawe.

Hawai‘i Campus seventh grade when they spent
a January day at Kahuwai Village.
      Located in Puna on the northeast rift of           and traditions that shaped early life in the islands.
Kïlauea, Kahuwai Village is a cultural and                    Hawai‘i Campus seventh-grade teachers,
educational resource of Kamehameha Schools               led by Ipolani Akao Wright ’66, took full advan-
and holds the remains of more than 200 acres of          tage of what the site has to offer.
native Hawaiian settlement. Aside from the                    Wright became aware of the opportunities at
continuing encroachment of vegetation, the               Kahuwai after attending a June 2003 Hui
coastal area of Kahuwai is virtually undisturbed         Ho‘ohawai‘i retreat at the village sponsored by
from the time it was last inhabited during the           Kamehameha’s Hawaiian Culture Center Project.
early 1900s.                                             Hui Ho‘ohawai‘i’s goal is to find ways to foster a
      The village offers a rich opportunity to           vibrant Hawaiian community inside and outside
experience and imagine many of the forces that           the school’s walls.
shaped the lifestyle of pre-contact Hawai‘i and               “I was invited through the HCCP to come
provides a stage to teach and practice the skills        and learn about this place, and that’s where we
                                                         found the spirit to do this third quarter activity,”
                                                         Wright said. “We wanted to give our students a
                                                         sense of what their ancestors did in the village,
                           H AWA I I A N B E A C H E S
   KS-HAWAI‘I                                            what it might have felt like to participate in
   CAMPUS                               K A H U WA I
                                                         laulima, or working together, and just how the
                PA H O A                                 Hawaiians survived in an area such as this one.”
                                          PUALA‘A             Wright’s first step was to meet with Keone
                                                         Kalawe, a caretaker of the village hired through
                                                         Kamehameha’s ‘Äina Ulu program. Kalawe’s
                                                         family has deep roots in the ahupua‘a of
   K A L A PA N A
                                                         Kahuwai. His grandfather’s grandmother was
                                 Puna, Hawai‘i           born at the site, raised there and is buried there
                                                         as well.
                                                         continued on page 16

‘Aina Ulu Program Exceeding
Strategic Plan Target Goals
It’s been described as the “fourth” Kamehameha Schools campus.            continued from page 15
      That campus would be Kamehameha Schools land, and since
                                                                                Among Kalawe’s duties
the establishment of the Land Assets Division’s ‘Äina Ulu land
                                                                          has been an assignment to map
legacy education program in 2001, thousands of learners across the
                                                                          the site. “There are farming
state have been served at program sites like Kahuwai Village.
                                                                          areas located ma uka of the
      “From Kaua‘i to Hawai‘i, there are more than 20 program             shoreline, but with all the hau
sites providing opportunities for our students, families and              and vegetation, it’s hard to get
communities to connect with Pauahi’s land legacy,” said Ulalia                                                  Ipolani Wright ‘66
                                                                          to some of the areas and map
Woodside, ‘Aina Ulu’s land legacy resources manager.                      them. We’ve found original
      There are currently 30 various program opportunities at the         planting areas, burial sites,
sites in varying stages of development. “Every place that we have         animal pens, house sites and
lands, we know that they are a real magnet for research and               even two house sites that must
learning opportunities,” Woodside said.                                   have been for ali‘i.”
      The ‘Äina Ulu program has already vastly surpassed target                 The most well-preserved
goals set for the first two years of Kamehameha’s strategic plan.         area includes two rock wall
Initial projections called for serving 2,200 learners at a cost of $3.3   canoe sheds located just above
million, but the program has already served more than 12,200              the shoreline of Kapele Bay.         Keone Kalawe

participants at less than half the expected cost.                         “A lot of people look at the canoe sheds and say
      The program has hosted state Department of Education,               that they are too narrow for a canoe,” Kalawe said.
public charter school and private school students, Hawaiian               “But actually, when the Hawaiians came in from
language immersion preschool students, university-level learners,         the ocean they’d disassemble the canoe and just
after-school and summer programs, as well as Kamehameha                   put the hulls in the sheds. Then they’d reassemble
Schools students.                                                         the canoe when they went back out.”
      “We’ve been very excited in working with KS faculty and                   An extensive rock trail system winds its way
students to develop opportunities for them on KS properties which         through the village as well, and formerly connected
supplement their classroom experience and bring them in touch             with the walking trail that once encircled the entire
with Pauahi’s land,” Woodside said.
      “On O‘ahu, Kapälama Campus students have been able to
                                                                                “In the 1800s, this trail was used mainly for
                                                                          trading with whaling ships that would be outside
apply skills and content learned in the classroom at He‘eia Stream
                                                                          Kapele Bay,” Kalawe said. “The trail also connected
and Fishpond. The ahupua‘a of Punalu’u is another place where KS
                                                                          to other villages along the coast. Those villages
program students, including high school character development,
                                                                          didn’t have access to the ocean because they are
Kamehameha Scholars and the Alaka‘i Project, engage in
                                                                          located along cliffs.”
experiential learning at the lo‘i or in the coastal waters,” she said.
                                                                                In fact, literally translated Kahuwai means
      “On Kaua‘i, students and families have gone out to the
                                                                          “water tender.”
ahupua‘a of Waipä, where we work with the Waipä Foundation. And
                                                                                After meeting with Kalawe, the Hawai‘i
on Hawai‘i island, the vast environments really inspire our
                                                                          teachers came up with an “explorations” theme
students’ growth, from Ke‘ei in South Kona to Honohono-nui in
                                                                          with a major goal of learning from the past and
Waiäkea, where the Edith Kanaka‘ole Foundation is helping us care
                                                                          using that knowledge to understand present day
for those lands.”
                                                                          issues and problems.
      Woodside is well aware of the program’s long-term goal.
      “We recognize that we are making an investment in our               continued on page 18
students,” she said. “Our hope is that if we share the treasures of
Pauahi’s land legacy with them, their na‘au attachment – or their         Photos on opposite page – Clockwise from top left: Literally walking
                                                                          in the footsteps of their ancestors, Hawai‘i Campus students follow
connection to and kuleana for these places – will only increase.
                                                                          a rocky trail through Kahuwai Village. This aerial shot shows
      “They can then take these learning experiences with them into       Kahuwai’s location along the rugged Puna coastline. Students
their home communities, and hopefully carry those values                  determine the weight of a rock, part of an exercise to help develop
                                                                          an appreciation of the complexity of ancient Hawaiian rock wall
regarding caring for the ‘äina with them for the rest of their lives.”
                                                                          construction. The rocky shoreline of Kapele Bay was used as a
                                                                          canoe launching area by early Hawaiians.

                                 PA H O A

                                              WA ‘ AWA ‘ A

                                                  T O H AWA I I A N


                         FISHING VILLAGE    Kahuwai, Puna

  The village offers a rich opportunity to experience and
  imagine many of the forces that shaped the lifestyle
  of pre-contact Hawai‘i and provides a stage to teach
  and practice the skills and traditions that shaped early
  life in the islands.

“We wanted to give our students a sense of what their
ancestors did in the village, what it might have felt like to
participate in laulima, or working together, and just how
the Hawaiians survived in an area such as this one.”

continued from page 16

      Six stations were set up during the visit with                         “There are many advantages to getting the
students spending time at each location through-                        kids out here on the land,” Wright added. “Our
out the day. The stations included a tour of the                        hope is that they will see the opportunities for
site; a canoe building and canoe shed presenta-                         their own personal growth and learning, and
tion; a study of the site’s rock walls; a discussion                    come back in their years after high school and
of native plants and medicinal uses; a lesson in                        college to mälama our land and see what they
land stewardship; and instruction on how to craft                       can do themselves to perpetuate our Hawaiian
an ‘ahu ua, or Hawaiian cape or raincoat made of                        culture. That’s the big dream we have.”
dried ti leaves.
      Modern day interdisciplinary learning
activities were also included.
      One math assignment involved measuring
                                                                               The Ahupua‘a of Kahuwai
the length, width and height of the rock walls on
site, weighing sample rocks, and then calculating                              At the time of the Mahele in 1848, the ahupua‘a of Kahuwai
the volume and weight of the rock walls. Wright                                was granted to Victoria Kamämalu, the daughter of Kïna‘u and
said instructors wanted students to develop an                                 Keküanäo‘a. Kamämalu inherited the lands of her mother
understanding of the hard work their ancestors                                 Kïna‘u and Ka‘ahumanu.
put in when constructing the rock walls found                                        Kamämalu’s lands were the inheritance of the kuhina nui
throughout pre-contact Hawai‘i.                                                and were part of the largest single award of lands at the Mahele.
      “We wanted each student to have a
                                                                               Upon Victoria’s death in 1866, the lands were passed to her
meaningful experience at each station,” Wright
                                                                               brother Lot Kamehameha and then to Princess Ruth Ke‘elikölani
said. “We also wanted them to appreciate our
                                                                               in 1872.
culture more deeply. We want them to know the
                                                                                     Upon Princess Ruth’s death in 1883, Kahuwai was passed
kaona (hidden meaning) of what being Hawaiian
                                                                               to Bernice Pauahi Bishop and became part of her perpetual
means. We don’t want them to just say ‘I’m
Hawaiian,’ but to know that being Hawaiian is                                  estate in 1887. Today, the land is managed by the Kamehameha

more about the inner soul and spirit.”                                         Schools, Land Assets Division.
      “This is the first large scale use of this site,                               The village settlement at Kapele Bay evolved over
and we really want this to work for our teachers,”                             hundreds of years of continuous occupation. Little is known of
said Kamehameha land manager Jeff Melrose.                                     its early history. The rocky bay provided coastal access and may
Melrose said Kamehameha maintains the care-                                    have served as a place to launch and land canoes used to fish
taker’s house on site, has helped clear the area of                            the rich windward shoreline.
kamani trees and has also held community work                                        Early settlement may have evolved around the bay and
days involving land stewardship.                                               expanded inland with a mix of house sites, agricultural fields,
      “Our goal is to preserve the ruin, and create
                                                                               trails, heiau, burials and other sites.
program spaces in the village that can be used to
                                                                                     It is clear from the density of sites and structures that
teach a whole range of things,” he said. “It’s also
                                                                               Kahuwai was well populated and that both lawai‘a (fishing) and
a spiritual setting where people can practice their
                                                                               mahi ‘ai (farming) were important parts of daily life. The large
culture and dance and chant. The spirit of the old
                                                                               size of some walls and trails may also indicate an ali‘i presence
is still alive here, and it’s important that we
cherish and nurse that and find ways to respond                                in the village that could direct the building of large structures.

to that with our educational agenda.”                                                The first written accounts of life at Kahuwai come from
                                                                               the Rev. William Ellis, who traveled around the island in 1823.
                                                                               His journal indicates that 150 people gathered to hear him speak
Photos on opposite page – Clockwise from top left: Kahuwai                     at Kahuwai. Subsequent research in tax records show 17
caretaker Keone Kalawe points out a house site to KS Hawai‘i
                                                                               households paying taxes from Kahuwai in 1863. Twenty years
Campus students. Students calculate the volume of rock walls
located on-site. Cultural practitioner Kini Burke leads students in a          later in 1882 only two households were reported. Permanent
lesson on the making of a Hawaiian raincoat.                                   residency at Kahuwai may have ended in the early 1900s.
                         M E E T D E E J AY M A I L E R

Dee Jay Beatty Mailer ’70 takes
                                                              of potential and a strong desire to do well, “ she
the reins as chief executive officer of                       said. “My job is to enable them to do that.”
                                                                    Dee Jay began her role on Jan. 19, and has
the Kamehameha Schools                                        just completed a whirlwind state tour where she
                                                              has met with Kamehameha alumni, parents,

                                                              staff, students and community members.
                                                                    “The KS ‘ohana has embraced Dee Jay and
              Dee Jay Mailer is feeling the pressure of her   welcomed her back to Hawai‘i with open arms,”
        new position as chief executive officer of            said vice president for legal affairs Colleen
        Kamehameha Schools, she certainly doesn’t             Wong ’75, who served as interim CEO. “Her
        show it.                                              leadership style is very collaborative,
              Relaxed, comforting and caring, Dee Jay         empowering and solution-oriented. She’s a
        comes across as that friendly, calming nurse who      wonderful role model and mentor, and we’re all
        once reassured and settled patients at Kapi‘olani     delighted and fortunate to have her at our
        Hospital. She knew the importance then and            helm.”
        now in giving people confidence to face the                 Dee Jay returned home to Kamehameha
        challenges before them.                               from Switzerland, where she served as the chief
              It’s no wonder – she’s trained as a             operating officer of The Global Fund to Fight
        professional nurse.                                   Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Created in 2002
              And though she is assuming one of the most      by the world’s top developed countries, the
        high profile positions in the islands, there is no    Global Fund is a private Swiss foundation which
        swagger in her walk and no pretense in her voice.     finances country submitted proposals to fight the
        This is a woman confident not only in her own         three diseases that are devastating much of the
        abilities, but of those who surround her as well.     developing world.
              “I believe that people inherently have a ton    continued on page 22

“I BELIEVE that people inherently have a
  ton of potential and a strong desire to do well.
  My job is to enable them to do that.”

             continued from page 20

                  Dee Jay said she found a correlation between
             her work there and Pauahi’s desire to create
             educational opportunities for her people.
                  “I’ve learned through the Global Fund and
             its work to curb the crisis of AIDS that if people
             don’t have education, if they don’t understand
             the impact of their ways and if they don’t have
             access to learning, then people die. Literally,”
             she said.
                  “Pauahi was incredibly wise in her time,
             and I think she knew that without education,                    Above: Dee Jay takes a moment to meet with Kamehameha
             individual Hawaiians would not only not be able                 parent Alison Lyman and son Kainui O‘Conner ’14. Right top:
             to reach their highest potential, but she also
                                                                             Kamehameha’s new CEO is greeted by some friendly Kapalama
             knew her people and her culture could die off at
                                                                             Campus seniors, from left: Dayson Akiona, Kanai‘i Bento and
             some point. And she wanted to make sure that
             didn’t happen.”                                                                                                        ¯
                                                                             Mounia Nihipali. Right: Dee Jay shares a laugh with Kapalama

                  Though Dee Jay has held numerous top-                      instructor, and 1970 classmate, Alyssa Brown Braffith and
             level positions – among them senior vice                        Dr. Michael Chun at a welcoming reception at the Midkiff
             president and chief administrative and operating
                                                                             Learning Center.
             officer for Health Net Inc., and chief executive
             officer for Kaiser Permanente Hawai‘i – she
             steadily maintains her role is of no more
             importance than any other member of                  administration, land management, counseling,
             Kamehameha’s staff.                                  security and so many others. Everyone who has
                  “I believe that we all have important roles     a job at Kamehameha Schools does important
             here,” she said. “As the CEO, I have a               work as I do – period.
             responsibility to Pauahi, the trustees and the             “I believe in people. And I’m happiest when
             people we serve to lead with head, heart and         I see someone else filled with pride because
             hands, lending support to others who have            they’ve succeeded. Then I can go home at the
             equally important roles in teaching,                 end of the day and feel really cool that I was a
                                                                  part of that.”
                                                                        Dee Jay credits her successful professional
                                                                  career to her early development at Kamehameha.
                                                                        “Most importantly, Kamehameha Schools
“FOR ME at Kamehameha, it was about celebrating                   taught me that no matter where I was in my
                                                                  ability to learn, that they would always meet me
 your successes versus dwelling on your failures.                 where I was. What that allowed me to do was
                                                                  gain confidence in what I could do versus

 It was about building confidence in myself, and                  chastising myself for what I couldn’t do.
                                                                        “So for me at Kamehameha, it was about
                                                                  celebrating your successes versus dwelling on
 I’ve carried that throughout my life.”                           your failures. It was about building confidence in
                                                                  myself, and I’ve carried that throughout my life.
  – D E E J AY M A I L E R
                                                                  At every point, I’ve had this belief that I could
                                                                  accomplish anything – and I have Kamehameha
                                                                  Schools to thank for that.”

                                                     increase in the percentage of Hawaiian children
                                                     served can mean better education for thousands
                                                     of our keiki. Now, that would make Pauahi proud!
                                                           “And we know that we won’t achieve those
                                                     percentages by simply providing education
                                                     through our campuses.”
                                                           As an experienced leader, Dee Jay definitely
                                                     sees the big picture when it comes to the role
                                                     Kamehameha plays in the community. “We have
                                                     a responsibility to ourselves, but we also have a
                                                     responsibility to the communities in which we
                                                     live,” she said.
                                                           “Kamehameha Schools has a singular focus
                                                     in mind, and that is to provide access to educa-
                                                     tion to improve the well-being of Hawaiians.
                                                     And when we are successful in doing so, we will
                                                     have made all of our communities, including the
                                                     state of Hawai‘i, stronger.
                                                           “Then, when our kids go beyond our hale,
                                                     they will make the world stronger. This is
                                                     Kamehameha Schools’ contribution to our world.”
                                                           And whenever the stress of being the chief
                                                     executive officer may start to get to her, Dee Jay
                                                     says she has a solid foundation on which to base
                                                     her decisions.
                                                           “Since I’ve come back home, every time I’ve
     Dee Jay said her desire to give back to the
                                                     had a question about a decision I’ve needed to
schools that gave her so much was one of the
                                                     make, I always check in with Pauahi. I always
reasons she wanted to return to Kamehameha.
                                                     think of what she would say. She literally guides
“I have a real sense of pride and appreciation for
                                                     me every single day.”
what I carry inside of me. Having the opportunity
to come back to Hawai‘i and lead the organization
that gave me a passion for helping others, and to
work with others equally as passionate, is what
                                                          THE MAILER FILE
really brought me to apply for the CEO position.”
     While Dee Jay agrees that Kamehameha                 • Kamehameha Schools 1970
Schools should not be perceived as the “savior”           • Bachelor of Science – Professional
of the Hawaiian people, she does have realistic             Nursing 1975
goals for the organization – goals that will                University of Hawai‘i
importantly contribute to the well-being of                 – Phi Kappa Honor Society
                                                          • Master in Business Administration
     “We need to provide ways for children who
                                                            – Executive MBA Program 1985
cannot get on our campus programs to have a
                                                            University of Hawai‘i
good education,” she said. “We need to do that
                                                            – Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
better and faster.
     “And while we may not be able to touch the           • Married to Don Mailer
entire Hawaiian community all at once, I think              Daughters Renee Mailer McDonald ’96 and
we can greatly improve the percentage of                    Brandy Mailer ’98
Hawaiian children we do reach. Even a small

Artist Robin Racoma’s drawings have appeared
in Kamehameha Schools curriculum materials
for the past 29 years
                    If you’re a member of the
                    Kamehameha Schools ‘ohana,
                    chances are you’ve already seen
                    her work.
                          For the last 29 years, Robin
                    Racoma has been a graphic artist
                    at Kamehameha Schools. During
KS illustrator      that time, she has produced
Robin Racoma
                    hundreds of illustrations that
have appeared in Kamehameha books, posters,
brochures, flyers, ads, greeting cards, program T-
shirts and fabric. Even the Hawaiian print used
on the Kapälama Campus student uniforms bears
Racoma’s design.
        Racoma is one of three very talented
Kamehameha graphic artists, along with long-
time school employees Lynn Criss-Fujita and Pat
Kaneshiro. They are assigned to the Design and           1
Production Department of the Community
Relations and Communications Division.
        As part of the celebration of Kamehameha’s
100th anniversary in 1987, Fujita and Racoma
teamed up to redesign Kamehameha’s most
conspicuous symbol – the school seal. “Lynn did
the lettering layout, and I added more detail in
the Kamehameha figure – made it cleaner and
more contemporary looking and culturally
correct,” Racoma said.
continued on page 26



    1. Vibrant drawings (which appear in full color in the book) like
       this one, where the demigod Maui forces the sun to go slower
       across the sky so his mother’s kapa would dry, are typical of
       the illustration style used in the Where I Live series.

    2. The collaboration between Racoma and Julie Stewart
      Williams ’46 on the KS Press book From the Mountains to the
      Sea: Early Hawaiian Life earned a Ka Palapala Po‘okela Award
      of Excellence in the Children’s Books category from the
      Hawai‘i Book Publishers Association.

    3. A pen and ink stylized mamo bird sits on an ‘ohi‘a branch.
       This drawing was used as a logo for a Festival of Pacific Arts

    4. For a portrait of Princess Ka‘iulani, Racoma used a pen and
       ink stippling technique.

    5. Racoma has created hundreds of illustrations for brochures,
       flyers, KS programs and events and even KS Christmas cards.

    6. This rendering by Racoma was used to design the
       Kamehameha Schools float in the 2002 King Kamehameha
       Celebration Floral parade.                                       4
    7. This black and white drawing by Robin Racoma was used in a
       KS greeting card. It depicts ancient Hawaiian canoe paddlers
       following an ‘iwa bird to a safe landing.


5                                                        7

                                                                             continued from page 24
                                                                                   Racoma’s illustrations grace about a dozen
                                                                             Kamehameha Schools Press publications, ranging
                                                                             from Tales of the Menehune and From the Mountains
                                                                             to the Sea, to Hawaiian Canoe Building Traditions
                                                                             and the ali‘i series which features biographies
                                                                             such as Kamehameha the Great, Princess Bernice
                                                                             Pauahi Bishop and Liholiho, Kamehameha II.
                                                                                   “I don’t know what I would do without
                                                                             Robin,” said author Julie Stewart Williams ’46,
Kamehameha’s Where I Live Series
                                                                             who has worked with Racoma on the award-
Wins Gold Pixi Award
                                                                             winning Where I Live series produced by
Kamehameha Schools’ Where I Live series received the Gold Award              Extension Education’s Hawaiian Studies Institute.
in the Digital Books and Manuals category from the 2003 Pixi                       “She is wonderful to work with, cooperative
Awards, a national competition sponsored by Xerox.                           and very creative. Her illustrations complement
       Each of the three books in the series focuses on the
                                                                             the text beautifully. They really hold children’s
Hawaiian cultural aspects of a different region on O‘ahu –
                                                                             attention during our presentations, even restless
Ka ¯ne‘ohe, Waima  ¯nalo and Wai‘anae. The books are used in
                                                                             kindergarten children.”

presentations for public and charter school students by the KS
Hawaiian Studies Institute (HSI) kupuna to reinforce information
covered in their presentations.
       The very appealing, brightly colored and beautifully                     “At age 6, I knew
illustrated books are a collaboration between Kamehameha’s HSI
and Design and Production (D&P) departments, both located on                 I wanted to illustrate
the Kapalama Campus.
       Julie Stewart Williams ’46, a member of HSI’s Ka ‘Ike o Na ¯             children’s books.”
Kupuna team, authored the books; Robin Racoma of D & P
designed and illustrated them; and the KS Digital Document
Center staff printed the 1,400 full-color copies.
                                                                                   Racoma, the daughter of former
       With 18 to 26 illustrations in each Where I Live book and a
                                                                             Kamehameha band director David Lorch, does
tight deadline, Racoma had to devise shortcuts. She started with
                                                                             extensive research to ensure the accuracy of her
simple contour line drawings in ink and scanned them into her
computer to edit, add color, and lay them out.
                                                                             illustrations. She uses books, archives, newspa-
       “Because everything was digital,” Racoma said, “I could               pers, magazines and, of course, the Internet for
electronically cut and paste elements from one drawing to                    examples of appropriate flora and fauna. Her
another. A drawing of a single ‘anae (mullet) on a page could be             work includes pre-contact illustrations of the
reduced or enlarged and repeated as many times as I wanted to                Hawaiian rain forest and Hawaiian implements
make a school of ‘anae on another page, saving a lot of time.”               such as poi pounders, fish hooks and weapons.
       “So far, the three kupuna in the program have visited 12                    She also sends her draft illustrations to
schools in Ka ¯ne‘ohe, Waima  ¯nalo and Wai‘anae, reaching 1,400             HSI for review to “check that a canoe is rigged
kindergarten through grade three students,” said HSI Director                properly, paddlers are stroking on the correct
Kaipo Hale ’68. HSI provides the schools enough books on their
                                                                             side of the canoe, or that tatoos are authentic,”
region for the use of each K-3 student.
                                                                             she said.
       “We are trying to introduce the little ones to their home
                                                                                   “Since childhood, books have been a
environments and the unique geographical, historical and cultural
characteristics of their region,” Hale said. “The presentations and
                                                                             wonderful source of entertainment and endless
books have been so well received that we just completed a fourth             fuel for my imagination, and a way to learn
book about Moloka‘i. More titles are planned.”                               about the world and other people,” Racoma said.
                                                                                   “At age 6, I knew I wanted to illustrate
                                              Robin Racoma, Kaipo Hale
                                              ’68, Reid Silva and Julie      children’s books. I feel fortunate that working at
                                              Stewart Williams’ ’46          Kamehameha gives me that opportunity, and I
                                              combined efforts resulted in
                                              gold for the KS Where I Live   hope that through my illustrations, I’ve made a
                                              book series. Silva,            contribution to Hawaiian children learning more
                                              Kamehameha’s Design and
                                              Production manager, said he
                                                                             about their culture.”
                                              was inspired to enter the
                                              competition by a Xerox
                                              consultant who saw the
                                              Where I Live books and
                                              suggested he submit them.

  from a
  from a

                                A collaboration between the University of Hawai‘i
                                and Kamehameha Schools prepares teachers to tackle
                                the unique academic needs of Hawaiian students

 “ To prepare well-qualified

  teachers of Native Hawaiian

  children you have to start
                                When Hälau Lökahi charter school kumu Keoki Na‘ili‘ili ’98
                                teaches geography, he uses mele rather than maps as his primary
                                teaching tool. While sharing with his students the meaning and
                                motions of the mele hula “ÿUë ÿUë Mai o Ka Lani (Weeping of the
                                Heavens),” he incorporates lessons on Hawaiÿi places, climates,
                                plants and natural resources.
                                     Na‘ili‘ili is a graduate of the University of Hawaiÿi College of
  with people who know, love    Education Kahoÿiwai Hawaiian Education Teacher Education
                                Cohort. A cohort is a group of individuals having a statistical
  and understand the children   factor in common, such as age or class membership – in this case
  and their culture.”           that factor is the teaching of Hawaiian students.
                                     The two-year program uses culturally relevant curriculum
  – DR. KERRI-ANN HEWETT ’76    and teaching strategies to prepare kumu to teach elementary
                                school students from a Hawaiian perspective.
                                continued on page 28

                                Above: Kaho‘iwai graduate Hinaleimoana Wong ’90 incorporates lessons on Hawaiian
                                culture, geography, math and more using hula as her primary teaching tool.

 continued from page 27
       Kamehameha Schools shared its resources
 with the UH College of Education to bring the
 Kahoÿiwai program to life. The collaboration is
 part of KS’ continued efforts to extend its educa-
 tional reach to more Hawaiians. Kamehameha
 not only lent its Kapälama Campus classroom
 facilities to the cohort to accommodate student
 teachers, but shared the support, time and
 expertise of its faculty as well.
       The cohort celebrated its first graduating
 class of 20 teachers in December of 2003, and
 those first graduates are currently working in
                                                      Kapalama Campus faculty helped support the Kaho‘iwai program.
 Hawaiian language immersion schools, public          From left, Kamehameha Elementary School mentor teachers
 charter schools and schools in Hawaiian commu-       Dawne Ka‘apana ’71, Ronnie Kaanapu Kopp ’75, Mara Bacon
 nities. The program is currently undergoing an       ’87 and Beth Ann Rice Burgess ’73; cohort coordinator Kerri-Ann
                                                      Hewett ’76; and Kaho‘iwai graduates Michele Nash Tapia-Kosaki
 assessment, and data collected during this first     ’97, Renade Hofrichter Kaneakua ’76, Hinaleimoana Wong ’90
 session will be evaluated to help determine when     and Keoki Na‘ili‘ili ’98.
 the next cohort will take place.

 Hawaiian students                                          The Kahoÿiwai program was designed to
 disadvantaged                                        serve the unique academic needs of Native
 Studies have shown that Native Hawaiian              Hawaiian students. The name Kahoÿiwai refers to
 students are among the most disadvantaged in         the fresh water spring in Mänoa, whose waters
 Hawai‘i’s public school system. They have the                                                        ¯
                                                      are a source of life and sustenance. Dr. Lilikala
 lowest standardized test scores and graduation       Dorton Kame‘elehiwa ’70, director of the UH
 rates, and the highest rates of grade retention      Center for Hawaiian Studies, gave the program
 and absenteeism.                                     its name.
      Among the primary factors contributing to             UH College of Education Assistant
 their poor academic performance is the lack of       Professor Dr. Kerri-Ann Hewett ’76, founder
 qualified, tenured teachers, and the use of educa-   and coordinator of the Kahoÿiwai cohort, says
 tional methods and curriculum that ignore            the program will have a profound effect on the
 Native Hawaiian language, culture and traditions.    future of Hawaiians.
                                                            “To prepare well-qualified teachers of
                                                      Native Hawaiian children you have to start with
                                                      people who know, love and understand the
                                                      children and their culture,” Hewett said. “If this
                                                      doesn’t happen, then Native Hawaiian children
                                                      will not perform well in school because the
                                                      experience is very foreign to them.
“Our mission as teachers of Hawaiian                        “Kahoÿiwai prepares teachers to teach in
                                                      culturally driven schools. Over time, this will
 children is to take the standard
                                                      result in generations of Native Hawaiian children
 curriculum and adapt it to become                    who will embrace their cultural heritage. They
                                                      will have the tools and capacity to succeed in the
 something that is familiar and pono                  21st century and will be able to walk success-
                                                      fully in the Western and Hawaiian worlds.”
 for Hawaiian children.”
                                                      More teachers of Hawaiian
                                                      ancestry needed
                                                      The Kahoÿiwai cohort could not have come at a
                                                      better time.
                                                            A recent study suggests that while the
                                                      largest percentage of students in Hawai‘i’s public
                                                      schools are of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ances-
                                                      try (24 percent), teachers of Hawaiian ancestry

are severely underrepresented, comprising only          in Kı lauea, the manu (birds) that showed their
about 10 percent of the state’s public school           presence above Halemaÿumaÿu, all joining in a
teaching staff. Hewett says that part of the reason     chorus of welina (greeting of aloha).
for this is that many Hawaiians see themselves                “Our learning experience continued with a
as classroom helpers, rather than teachers.             visit into the valley of Waipiÿo to learn the art of
       “When I went to recruit for this cohort,         mahi‘ai kalo (taro farming)…to Kawaihae where
I found that many people of Hawaiian ancestry           the crew of the Makaliÿi taught us the art of
serve as teacher assistants but not teachers,”          sailing…and to Papawai, where the ÿöpae ÿula
Hewitt said. “This is true among indigenous             (reddish shrimp) are grown and the koÿa iÿa
people throughout the world. In his book Kü             (fishing grounds) are struggling to survive.
Kanaka (Stand Tall), the late Dr. George Kanahele             “Our mission as teachers of Hawaiian
’48 called it the ‘ghost of inferiority.’ We don’t      children is to take the standard curriculum and
perceive ourselves to be capable people. It has to      adapt it to become something that is familiar
do with a lack of self-esteem.”                         and pono for Hawaiian children,” Na‘ili‘ili said.
       The Kahoÿiwai program encourages                 “Kahoÿiwai allowed us to live our lessons, so
Hawaiians to see themselves as teachers of many         that we can teach from firsthand experience.”
subjects, not just Hawaiian. “We can teach                    According to Hewett, Na‘ili‘ili and his
biology, business and even rocket science, and          Kaho’iwai classmates set a shining example for
still embrace who we are as Hawaiians,” Hewett          Hawaiÿi’s indigenous people.
said. “If you start from that mindset, then you               “When you have Hawaiian teachers who
open yourself up to a world of opportunities.           can serve as role models, and who can teach
That’s the philosophy we are trying to reinforce.”      Hawaiian children effectively, it does much for
       Fifteen of the 20 teachers in the inaugural      the Hawaiian race,” Hewett said. “It empowers
Kaho‘iwai cohort were of Hawaiian ancestry.             us to see ourselves as self-determined people.”

Living the lesson
The Kaho’iwai program covers the same
academic subjects as the standard UH College of
Education core curriculum, with one distinct
difference - classes are taught by Native
Hawaiian professors, whenever possible.
     If an indigenous instructor is not available,
Native Hawaiian community members are invited
to help shape the course direction. University of
Hawai’i professors who taught in the program
include David Hanaike ’76, Dr. Walter
Kahumoku ’79 and Dr. Julie Kaomea ’85 along
with noted kumu hula Vicky Holt Takamine ’65.
In addition to Hawaiian professors, Kaho‘iwai
                                                        Kapalama fifth-grade teacher Dawne Ka‘apana ’71 shares her
also welcomed Anthony “Joe” Fraser, an
                                                        educational expertise with Kaho‘iwai graduate Keoki Na‘ili‘ili.
aboriginal professor from Australia, to share his
     Kahoÿiwai’s teaching environment is not
confined to the classroom. Instructors
incorporate fieldwork into the curriculum to give
students practical knowledge through hands-on
experience. The Big Island served as a living
classroom for the cohort during the last semester
of instruction. A one-week excursion integrated
elements of science, physical education, music
and literacy.
     Program graduate Na‘ili‘ili called the
experience “absolutely amazing.”
     “We began our trip by leaving hoÿokupu
(honored gifts) in the ancestral land of Pele,” he
                                                        Kaho‘iwai graduate Renade Kaneakua ’76 adapts the standard
said. “So beautiful were the ho ÿailona (signs) of      elementary curriculum to include information relevant to Native
that area, the light mist at the pa hula (hula mound)   Hawaiian children.

                                 Alumni Class News

                                Members of KS ’46, family and
                                friends gathered at the Hibiscus
                                Room of the Ala Moana Hotel to
                                celebrate the 75th birthday of Eric
                                Crabbe ’46 on Aug. 16, 2003. The
                                surprise birthday celebration
                                brought to mind many warm and
    by Gerry Vinta
                                fond memories of Eric’s life. Eric’s
    Johansen ’60,
    Alumni Relations
                                wife, Janet, and their children
                                Verdene Crabbe Allen ’79,
                                Kimberly Crabbe Winn ’80,
                                Brenda Crabbe ’86 and Douglas
                                Crabbe ’86 wished many more
                                wonderful years filled with
                                blessings of good health,
                                happiness, laughter and love.
                                                                            Family and friends gather at the 75th birthday celebration of Eric Crabbe ‘46 (fifth from left,
                                      Ret. Brig. Gen. Irwin “Yoka”          front row.)
                                Cockett ’48 was honored by more
                                than 20 veteran’s groups upon his           Day Assembly in November 2003.                    Louise Chun Ling Hector,
                                retirement as director of the state         Attending the assembly were Irwin                 Nonohilani Kauahikaua Lopes,
                                Office of Veterans Services in              “Yoka” Cockett, William Deering,                  Mary Kamahele Boyd, Josephine
                                January. A Korea and Vietnam war            Clifford Heu, Stanley Lum,                        Nahale Kamoku and Katherine
                                veteran and helicopter pilot,               Edward Wong and Elmer Manley.                     Kaeo Domingo shared an ‘olu‘olu
                                “Yoka” said he was relieved                 (Submitted by KS ’48 class repre-                 and rewarding experience recently.
                                during the retirement ceremonies            sentative Elmer Manley.)                          Each second Tuesday of every
Retired Brig. Gen. Irwin        when classmates Miriam Cockett                                                                month, the gals, who all live on the
Cockett ’48 with Janet Aleong
                                Deering, Janet Aleong Holokai                                                                 island of Hawai‘i, gather for a
Holokai ’48 at retirement
celebration                     and Ramona Silva Cabral did not             1950s                                             fellowship luncheon. On Dec. 9,
                                reveal any of his wild antics when          May Momi Waihee Cazimero ’51                      2003, the group were guests at
                                he was a Kamehameha student...              was elected to the National Board                 Kamehameha Schools Kea‘au
                                William Deering ’48 retired after           of the American Judicature Society                Campus, hosted by principal Ninia
                                43 years as chief of planning and           (AJS) in September 2003. The non-                 Aldrich and counselor Herbert
                                permitting with the City and                partisan organization was formed                  Wilson ’61. The visit included
                                County of Honolulu. Classmates              in 1913 to improve judicial                       singing of the doxology with
                                were saddened by the news of the            administration, work to maintain                  students during lunch. Katherine
                                passing of Clarence Au, husband             the independence and integrity of                 recalls, “A special table with
                                of May Parker Au, and Mary                  the courts, and increase the                      Christmas decorations, in the
                                Carter, wife of Arthur Carter.              public’s understanding of the                     traditional blue and white, was set
                                Military veterans of the “Great 48”         justice system.                                   for us in the dining hall and
                                were among those recognized at                    KS ’53’s Verna Mae Ako                      during lunch, Ninia introduced us.
                                the Kapälama Campus Veteran’s               Branco, Pauahi Enos Pullham,                      Well, the entire student body stood
                                                                                                                              and sang our alma mater “Sons of
                                                                                                                              Hawaii” and talk about ÿchicken
                                                                                                                              skin’ mixed with tears…it was
                                                                                                                              very special. To top off the day, on
                                                                                                                              our way back to Kona, our van
                                                                                                                              driver said that, ÿI taught at a
                                                                                                                              school and those students don’t
                                                                                                                              even come close to the students at
                                                                                                                              your Kea‘au Campus. Those young
                                                                                                                              people are courteous, friendly,
                                                                                                                              smiling and say ‘hello’ without
                                                                                                                              even knowing who I am.’” The ’53
                                                                                                                              classmates agreed and felt the same
                                From left, front: Edward Wong, Elmer        KS Hawai‘i island ’53 ‘ohana at KS Kea‘au         way, too. They send a warm and
                                Manley. Back: Clifford Heu, William         Campus: from left, front: Mary Kamahele           loving mahalo to all the students at
                                Deering, Stanley Lum, Irwin Cockett – ’48   Boyd, Nonohilani Kauahikaua Lopes, and            the Kea‘au Campus.
                                veterans honored at student assembly        Katherine Kaeo. Back: Josephine Nahale
                                                                            Kamoku, Verna Mae Ako Branco, Pauahi
                                                                            Enos Pullham and Louise Chun Ling Hector.

The Roll Call of Honor
by Alvin Pauole ’56

As you stroll up Memorial Walk at the Punchbowl
National Cemetery of the Pacific, one cannot help but
notice the many beautiful granite stone plaques honoring
military units and the men and women who were a part
of them during various wars.
      Then, just as you reach the top of the Memorial Walk,
you will find the only plaque which specifically honors
all Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders who
have served and continue to serve our country in the
Armed Forces.
      In May 2000, the Pacific American Foundation (PAF)
established the first Roll Call of Honor ceremony honor-      Kamehameha Schools can be extremely proud
ing Pacific American veterans (Hawaiians, Samoans,
Tongans, Chamorros and other Pacific Islanders) who           of the many sons and daughters who have answered
have served and continue to serve in the United States        the call to duty and served our country with pride,
Armed Forces. This was the first time a ceremony was
conducted that specifically recognized the tremendous         honor, distinction, courage and sacrifice.
sacrifices and contributions that our Native Hawaiians
and Other Pacific Islanders (NHOPI) have made in the
defense of freedom of our country and state.                         Therefore, the Department of Defense and Veterans
      The Roll Call of Honor provides a unifying power of     Administration have no way of identifying NHOPI veterans,
common military experiences and shared sacrifices which       let alone graduates of Kamehameha Schools. Thus, names of
can be used to build a culturally empathetic support          Pacific American veterans are added to the database as friends
network for our veterans and their families in the same       and relatives submit their names. We expect this to be an
manner that other ethnic groups have done.                    ongoing process for many years, and we do accept other
      As part of the annual Memorial Day weekend events,      NHOPI who did not attend Kamehameha.
the Roll Call of Honor is held at 4 p.m. that Sunday (May            We can speed up the process for identifying and
30, 2004) in two ceremonies, one at the Arlington National    establishing the Kamehameha veterans section of the Roll
Cemetery in Arlington, Va., and six hours later, at the       Call of Honor database by sending the necessary information
Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu.       to the PAF by direct mail, e-mail, fax, or phone.
This ceremony is open to the public.                                 In the Roll Call of Honor database, service in the Armed
      Kamehameha Schools can be extremely proud of the        Forces of the United States includes the Army, Navy, Air
many sons and daughters who have answered the call to         Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard and the
duty and served our country with pride, honor, distinc-       reserves. The processing of this information database can be
tion, courage and sacrifice. To specifically honor the        facilitated by providing the information in the following
multitude of Kamehameha men and women who have                format: first, middle and last name, year graduated from
served and continue to serve our great nation, PAF is         Kamehameha, branch of service, dates of service and
establishing a special section of the Roll Call of Honor      campaign (Korea, for example).
database that identifies those Hawaiian veterans who are             The PAF mailing address is: PAF, Roll Call of Honor,
Kamehameha alumni. This database will be available on         33 South King Street, Ste. 205, Honolulu, HI 96813. Phone
the PAF Web site at thepaf.org.                               numbers are 808-533-2836/fax: 808-533-1630. For e-mails,
      PAF, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improv-      send to George Burns ’63 at gburns@thepaf.org
ing the lives of our people, was founded in November          Alvin Pauole graduated from Kamehameha in 1956 and the United
1993 by retired Army Brig. Gen. David E. K. Cooper ’59,       States Naval Academy in 1960. He was the first non-Caucasian to
and the foundation is operated mainly by KS graduates         qualify and serve as chief engineer of a nuclear reactor plant and
with the Roll Call of Honor being one of several programs     later served as commanding officer of a nuclear attack submarine.
that the organization undertakes in serving our community.    He is a retired Navy captain and executive director of the Pacific
      The difficulty with establishing the Roll Call of       American Foundation.
Honor database is that prior to the 2000 census, NHOPI
was not a recognized ethnic category on any federal
application forms.

                         Alumni Class News

                                                                      gather, sing, “talk story,” paddle a   Kauahikaua Ponce. Activities
                                                                      canoe and swim were: Ernest            included a “Country Store”
                                                                      Chan, Darlene Mahelona Baines,         fundraiser for Ke Ali‘i Pauahi
                                                                      Francis Wing Hong, Mary                Foundation scholarships, a
                                                                      Larinaga Atienza, Viola Ahlo           memorial service for departed
                                                                      Kakalia, Laverne Kipi Tirrell,         classmates, buffet dinners and a
                                                                      Elizabeth Ann Bowman McBirnie,         50th class reunion meeting.
                                                                      Halford Matthews, Neil Eldredge,       (Submitted by Caroline
                                                                      and Caroline Kauahikaua Ponce.         Kauahikaua Ponce…for more
                                                                      The day ended with a beautiful         information on class activities
                                                                      Hale‘iwa sunset. On another note,      contact Caroline at 456-5612 or
                                                                      KS ’54’s 49th class reunion was        449-1533.)
                                                                      held in Las Vegas in October of              KS ’58 classmates Linda Mae
                                                                      2003. Class celebrants included:       Mau Victor, Bernadette Kaohi
KS ’54 classmates at 49th Class Reunion in Las Vegas, Nev.            Alfred Simeona, Patrick                Lancaster, Lana Ayau Alamillo,
                                                                      Kawakami, Paul Burns,                  Nanette Chang Detloff, Lorraine
                             KS ’54 enjoyed a September               Genevieve Nahulu Burns, Ernest         Hanohano Starr, Marmionette
                       picnic with the Manu o Ke Kai                  Chan, Mary Larinaga Atienza,           Hopfe, Lena Clement Rasmussen,
                       Canoe Club in Hale‘iwa. Randolph               Keakealani E. Sequiera Delatori,       Aileen Parrilla Magno, and
                       Sanborn, Geraldine Heirakuji                   Jack Enad, Betty Mae Freitas           Ronald Kahawai made a
                       Meade and Francis Forsythe                     Hiram, Albert Kahalekulu, Viola        pilgrimage to the mecca of good
                       coordinated the event. A trolley               Ahlo Kakalia, Marie Loa Kelson,        fortune and fun, Las Vegas. They
                       ride through historical Hale‘iwa               Richard McKeague, Martha Van           joined other Hawai‘i classes of
                       town was conducted with Francis                Gieson McNicoll, Miriam Hui            1958 for a special Valentine’s
                       as tour guide. Afterwards, a                   Dunaway, Randolph Sanborn,             weekend gathering.
                       Hawaiian luncheon prepared by                  Henrietta Kupahu Spencer,
                       Randy was enjoyed by all.
                       Classmates who took the time to
                                                                      Laverne Kipi Tirrell, Lorraine
                                                                      Buchanan Viloria, Lorna
                                                                      Greenleaf Goings and Caroline          At the first All-Hawai‘i-Alumni
                                                                                                             Connection on Jan. 17, 2004 at the
                                                                                                             Army/Navy Country Club in
                                                                                                             Arlington, Va. KS ’60 was well
                             Kamehameha Schools honors Alumni Veterans…                                      represented by classmates Earl
                             Kamehameha Veterans from different classes were honored at a                    Yamada (Richmond, Va.), Don
                             Student Assembly on Nov. 10, 2003 at Kekühaupi‘o on the                         Behling (Timonium, Md.) James
                             Kapälama Campus. Attending the ceremony were: Anthony                           Sette Colonial Heights, Va.),
                             Ramos ’58, Annette Majit Newhouse ’49, Kuulei Saffery                           Antoinette Yates (Hanover, Va.),
                             McClung ’49, David Kaahaaina ’49, Donald Dias ’49, Robert                       Claire Wilmington Pruet
                             Tanaka ’49, James Awana ’49, Bernard Tom ’49, Roy Benham ’41,                   (Washington, D.C.) and Gerry
                             David Peters ’41, Leroy Akamine ’52, Robert Moore ’53, Clinton                  Vinta Johansen. The event,
                             Inouye ’63, William Kanani Souza ’63, Zacarias Baricuatro ’63,                  sponsored by O‘ahu’s private high
                             Shermiah Iaea ’51, Bernhardt Alama ’41, Sammy Yong ’57, Alvin                   schools, brought together more
                             Pauole ’56, Tommy Pruet ’56, Iwalani Keawe (widow of Arthur                     than 400 alumni living on the East
                             Keawe ’56), Elmer Manley ’48, Irwin Cockett ’48, Stanley Lum                    Coast who graduated from
                             ’48, William Deering ’48, Edward Wong ’48, Clifford Heu ’48,                    Kamehameha, Punahou, ‘Iolani,
                             Harvard Kim ’66, Michael J. Chun ’61, Curtis Kekoa ’40 and                      Maryknoll, Sacred Hearts, St.
                             Wayne Wahineokai ’62.                                                           Francis, Mid-Pacific Institute,
                                                                                                             Hawai‘i Baptist Academy and St.
                                                                                                             Louis. A luncheon, held at
                                                                                                             Natsunoya Teahouse to close out
                                                                                                             the old year and herald in the new
                                                                                                             one, was attended by classmates,
                                                                                                             including out of town guests
                                                                                                             Gabriel and Faith Tam Shiroma
                                                                                                             ’60 from Woodinville, Wash. Guest
                                                                                                             speaker Dr. Juvenna Chang ’60,
                                                                                                             dean of the KS Extension
                                                                                                             Education Division, touched upon
                                                                                                             KS’ outreach into the community.
                                                                                                             Congratulations to Phyllis Pak
                                                                                                             Mizutani ’60 who retired from the
                                                                                                             Honolulu Advertiser after 41 years
                            KS Alumni Veterans at Nov. 10, 2003 Student Assembly at Kekuhaupi‘o.
                                                                                       ¯                     of faithful and dedicated service.

                                                the way from Rotterdam,
                                                Netherlands. If any classmates are              Otello and Kamehameha
                                                planning a trip to the Netherlands,
                                                                                                Each year, a group of Kamehameha alumni are
                                                write Trudi at Groenezoom 258;
                                                                                                involved in the Hawai‘i Opera Theater’s series at the
                                                3075 GM Rotterdam, Netherlands…
                                                                                                Neal Blaisdell Center. Serving as soldiers and citizens
                                                she lives an hour’s drive from the
                                                                                                of Venetia in the play “Otello” were: Fred Cachola ’53,
                                                Amsterdam airport.
                                                                                                Larry Wong ’51, Malia Kaai ’85, Tin Hu Young Jr. ’45,
                                                      Never ones to let an oppor-
                                                                                                Mark Ah Yo ’97 and Dewey Kip Kauka ’91. Joseph
                                                tunity slip by, four members of the
                                                                                                Uahinui ’75 was in charge of backstage security and
                                                class of 1967 seized the moment
                                                                                                Nola Nahulu ’71 directed the Hawai‘i Opera Chorus.
                                                and got together for lunch in
                                                Arlington Heights, Illinois. Sharing
                                                stories of their youth and their
                                                days at Kamehameha, and reliving
                                                old memories: Timothy Hess,
                                                Edward Horner, Michael Sing
Recently inducted VP of Navy League-Hilo        and Jack Webster.
Council: Nathan Chang ’69 and Rear                    Alert: IMUA 1969: A class
Admiral Barry McCullough
                                                e-mail group account named
                                                Imua69 OnLine Express has
                                                activities posted on its Web site
Family and friends gathered at Ala
                                                from the 1999 30th class reunion.
Moana’s Rumours Nightclub to
                                                You may access the site at
celebrate “Leilani’s” retirement.
                                                http://www.imua69.com (any
      Mahealani Kamauu ’65 and
                                                questions, e-mail Roy and Faith
the Native Hawaiian Legal
                                                Kamaka Horner ’69 at
Corporation are doing battle to                                                                 Kamehameha alumni serve as soldiers and citizens of Venetia in
preserve Hawaiian lands and                                                                     the Hawai‘i Opera Theatre production of “Otello.”
                                                      Congratulations to Nathan
native culture. She has champion-
                                                Chang ’69 who was recently
ed Hawaiian rights for more than
                                                inducted into the Navy League –
30 years. Mahealani was recently
                                                Hilo Council as vice president.             principle attractions. While most of
featured in Midweek for her work
                                                      Paul J. Cathcart ’69 is               the labor force in the small town of
in protecting Hawaiian rights. She
                                                executive director of the La Pine           10,000 commute to Bend, La Pine
scored a win for taro farmers in
                                                Chamber of Commerce in Oregon.              is starting to attract attention from
East Maui after a longstanding
                                                La Pine is located in Central               new businesses and young profes-
fight for water rights with big
                                                Oregon 30 miles south of one of             sionals due to affordable land
businesses and sugar plantations
                                                the Northwest’s fastest growing             prices and a mellow quality of life.
and also helped to protect ancient
                                                towns, Bend, Ore. Paul writes that          “Come and visit us sometime,”
burial sites by halting a 1,550 acre
                                                La Pine is a recreational wonder-           says Paul.
luxury development on the Kona
                                                land with fishing, hunting,
Coast... Trudi Mahi Gunderson ’65
                                                snowmobiling and skiing as its
sends greetings to classmates all

KS ’60 classmates at All-Hawai‘i-Alumni Connection in Washington,    KS ’67 “Out to Lunch,” from left: Edward Horner, Timothy Hess,
D.C.: from left, front: Claire Wilmington Pruet, Antoinette “Toni”   Michael Sing and Jack Webster
Yates, Gerry Vinta Johansen; back: Earl Yamada, Don Behling, James

 Alumni Class News

1970s                                     is active with the class of 1970
                                          reunion committee...
Joy Aipoalani ’70 retired Nov. 1,               Ginger Helepololei Hayes
2003 after 29 years with the state        ’70 has been elected state director
of Hawai‘i, 19 as a special               for the National Association of
investigator for the state attorney       Insurance Women (NAIW) –
general, and 10 years as a motor          Florida Council. She takes office
patrol officer with Honolulu Police       effective July 1, 2004. Ginger has
Department. Joy isn’t slowing             been in the insurance industry
down, however, as he was named            well over 20 years, and a member
security director for Young               of NAIW more than15 years. She is
Brothers Limited in September,            currently senior vice president and
and is responsible for security at        senior underwriter at LIG Marine
piers throughout the state. In his        Managers in Florida, where she
spare time, Joy is also a security        lives with husband Bob, sons
supervisor at the Princess Ka‘iulani      Kawika and Lopaka, daughter-in-
Hotel, manages to play softball in        law Lori, and 7-year-old mo‘opuna     Class of 1970 classmates present CEO Dee
several leagues around town, and          Keikilani Marie… About 70             Jay Mailer with mementos of their aloha
                                                                                and pride at January reception.

     Alumni Glee Club Marks 50th Anniversary                                    classmates and guests welcomed
                                                                                Kamehameha Schools’ new CEO
     by Redge K. Roberts ’60                                                    and 1970 graduate Dee Jay Beatty
                                                                                Mailer back home at a Jan. 30
      In 1954, several Kamehameha Schools for                                   reception at the Kamämalu
     Boys graduates wanted to keep alive the                                    Courtyard on the Kapälama
     Hawaiian songs taught and sung at                                          Campus. Dee Jay, husband Don
     Kamehameha. They approached Harold B.                                      and attendees enjoyed the ‘oli and
     Turney, director of music at the schools, who                                    ¯
                                                                                hula kahiko performed by the
     volunteered to provide musical leadership                                  Kapälama Concert Glee Hawaiian
     for the young graduates.                                                                      ¯
                                                                                Ensemble. Lilikala Kame‘eleihiwa
           This was the start of the Kamehameha                                 ’70 performed an ‘oli and
     Alumni Glee Club.                                                          presented Dee Jay with a kähili pa‘a
           The songs that the club sings are compo- Redge Roberts ’60           lima created by Michelle Honda
     sitions and arrangements of Kamehameha                                     ’70. The class also presented Dee
     graduates and faculty, our Hawaiian royal family, Hawaiian and             Jay with a koa box and koa seed lei
     Hawaiian-at-heart friends. These songs, arranged for four-part mens’       and matching earrings crafted by
     chorus, express the spirit of Kamehameha.                                  Curt Wilmington ’69 to celebrate
           This legacy has been provided through the endowment of               her appointment. Classmates and
     education afforded to us by our beloved benefactress, Princess             guests caught up with Dee Jay and
     Bernice Pauahi. Our mission is to continue to perpetuate her legacy        offered their best wishes and
     through music.                                                             support.
           Come and join us and help to perpetuate our heritage, tradition,           Congratulations to Laara
     culture and legacy. Our practices are every Wednesday evening from         Hardey Allbrett whose K-12
     7:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Kapälama Campus Performing Arts building.         Hawaiian culture-focused charter
           We also invite women who want to join their voices with the          school, Hälau Lokahi, won recog-
     Kamehameha Womens Choral Group. They meet each Wednesday                   nition from the state Department
     from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the same location.
           Come and sing under the musical tutelage of Mr. Les Ceballos.
           Besides sharing our musical tradition with the public at special
     events during the year, we also sponsor an annual scholarship in the
     name of Dorothy Kahananui Gillette ’36 and Harold B. Turney to a
     senior Kapälama Campus student nominated by the KS music
     department who has made major contributions to the music program
     at the school.
           We are celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2004 and are planning
     to release an anthological CD of songs previously recorded by former
     members as well as songs from our current members.
           For more information on the mens’ club membership, please
     call Arnold “Major” Cabral ’63 at 228-1649 or Ceballos at 842-8393.
     For the womens’ group, please call Kawehi Bright Yim ’79 at 845-
     0022.                                                                      Joy Aipoalani ’70 with wife Roxanne at
           Mahalo and I mua Kamehameha!                                         January retirement party.

                                                                                    years, the Eo e Emalani I Alaka‘i
                                                                                    Festival has been held at Ko   ¯ke‘e     Visit the
                                                                                    State Park on the island of Kaua‘i.      Kamehameha Schools
                                                                                                                             Archives Web site
                                                                                    The festival commemorates Queen
                                                                                    Emma’s journey to Waimea-uka in          Want to learn more about
                                                                                    1871. On Oct. 11, 2003 Daryljean         the history of
                                                                                    Kawailana Kaohi Mata ’74                 Kamehameha Schools?
                                                                                    elegantly portrayed Queen Emma.          The Kamehameha Schools
                                                                                    Hula hälau from throughout               Archives’ primary purpose
                                                                                    Hawai‘i presented ho‘okupu of            is to collect relevant
                                                                                    dance and chant to the Queen and         information about the
                                                                                    received grateful acknowledgments        schools, organize it,
                                                                                    in return. Her ho‘okupu to all the       preserve it and then make
                                                                                    hälau and the appreciative               that information available
                                                                                    audience was a poignant gift of          to the Kamehameha
                                           A Kodak moment: KS ’76s: seated: Moana   hula, dancing to the haunting            Schools ‘ohana and the
                                           Roy Kuma. Standing, from left, Naomi     strains of “Kaua‘i Beauty.”
Kawailana Kaohi Mata ’74 in portrayal of                                                                                     global Hawaiian
                                           Chang Damon, Kaiulani Blankenfeld
Queen Emma.                                                                         Kawailana’s exit was as tearfully        community.
                                           Damasso and Michelle Sin Amaral.
                                                                                    beautiful as her entrance for the
                                                                                                                             To learn more about the
                                                                                    audience and her family. Her
of Education in 2003. The unique                 Hear ye, hear ye…KS ’74…                                                    Kamehameha Schools
                                                                                    mom, Aletha Goodwin Kaohi ’48,
learning ‘ohana, located at Pälama         has it been 30 years since we were                                                Archives, visit
                                                                                    has played a significant role in
Settlement, emphasizes outdoor             young, innocent and ready to take        presenting the Eo e Emalani
                                                                                                       ¯                     http:// kapalama.ksbe.edu/
learning labs, community-based             on the world? The answer is YES          Alaka‘i Festival, both as a board        archives/ or call archivist
projects, state-of-the-art technol-        and this June we will be                 member of Hui o Laka, the                Janet Zisk at 808-842-
ogy, and a curriculum based on             celebrating in grand style during        nonprofit group that supports the        8945, or write to
aloha, pono and lo kahi. The school is     Alumni Week 2004! Please make            Ko ¯ke‘e Natural History Museum,         Kamehameha Schools
featured in a March Imua TV                sure that you have taken the             and as Mistress of Ceremonies for        Archives, Midkiff Learning
episode, which airs several times a        correct days off from work (June 5-      the festival. Aletha, a respected        Center, 249 Konia Circle,
week on Oceanic’s channel 78.              13), and get ready for the time of       küpuna knowledgeable in                  Honolulu, HI 96817.
Laara, the school director and             your life. The class of 1974 will be     Hawaiian culture and tradition,
chair of the local school board,           starting off the week of festivities     has served as emcee of the festival
founded the school in 2001 after           with a family picnic on Saturday,        since its inception in 1990.
experiencing some dismal results           June 5, 2004. Our class night will              KS ’76 classmates Lyall
with both private and public               be on Friday, June 11 and will be        Moana Roy Kuma, Kaiulani
schools with her own children. The         open to spouses/guests. Be on the        Blankenfeld Damasso, Naomi
school is currently accepting              lookout for our class newsletter for     Chang Damon and Michelle
applications for the new school            details. Also, please respond as         Kaulu Sin Amaral attended
year and can provide more                  soon as you receive the Alumni           Founder’s Day ceremonies at
information at 832-3594 or 842-            Week brochure for dorm                   Hulihe‘e Palace in Kailua-Kona on
9831 or e-mail                             reservations, optional activities        Dec. 19, 2003. After the ceremonies,
melissa@halaulokahi.com.                   and especially the alumni lü‘au. If      the group gathered for dinner at
      Congratulations to Suzanne           you know where any of our “lost”         the Bistro Yokohama in downtown
Pierce Peterson ’72 (27 years) and         classmates are or would like to be       Kona. ... Kapälama Campus
Deborah Lau Okamura ’72 (19                a part of the planning committee,        baseball coach Vern Ramie ’76 was      Coach Vern Ramie ’76
years) on their retirement from            please let class representative          recently honored by the National
Verizon Hawai‘i. Sue said she sees         Coreene Choy Zablan know by              Federation of State High School
retirement as a positive and               calling 523-1973 or e-mail her at        Associations as the 2003 Hawai‘i
exciting change and looks forward          Coreene.zablan@vacationclub.com.         high school baseball coach of the
to traveling to Spokane, Wash.,                  Debra Cleaver Lindsey ’74 is       year. Vern led Kamehameha to the
with her family in May to celebrate        a Hawai‘i licensed real estate           state baseball title last year, and
her daughter Leah Peterson’s ’00           professional with Island Realty          has coached KS to three state
graduation from Gonzaga                    Corporation. With offices in the         second-place finishes as well. Vern
University. Sue keeps busy with            Kamuela-Waimea Center and                is a former star player for the
volunteer projects for Ke Ali‘i            historic Hawı in North Kohala on
                                                      ¯ ¯                                                                  Ginger Helepololei
                                                                                    University of Hawai‘i who went
Pauahi Foundation and with                                                                                                 Hayes ’70
                                           the island of Hawai‘i, Debbie is         on to a career in professional
Hawaiian Islands Ministries. As            kept quite busy in her work.             baseball.
for Debbie, she plans to play more         Thinking of relocating to West
tennis, travel and spend time with         Hawai‘i? Call Debbie toll free at
family and friends.                        888-244-4753 or e-mail her at
                                           dlinsey005@hawaii.rr.com... For 15

                       Alumni Class News

                           KS ’79 News: Get ready for          States. Walter has set a personal      two who have Kamehameha
                     our 25th reunion celebration. Plans       goal of doing a full marathon in       Schools ties: Mrs. Hawai‘i 2000
                     are being made for a “progressive”        each of the 50 states by the time he   Leslie Lam, wife of Mervyn Lam
                     celebration – our 25th Reunion            reaches the ripe age of 50. To date,   ’79; Leslie won the national Mrs.
                     Committee, headed by Luana                he has completed 15 marathons in       America title 2001 as well; and
                     Alapa Hee, has been working to            15 states and is scheduled to          Miss Hawai‘i United States 2002
                     make our silver anniversary               include another 10 states by the       Amber Stone ’99. In addition,
                     reunion celebration a “blast from         end of 2004. Sounds like there may     Luana’s family operates a whole-
                     the past.” Stay tuned as we get the       be a class challenge in there          sale business directed at the tourist
                     word out to everyone – to help do         somewhere… Luana Alapa-Hee             industry. They recently launched a
                     this, please make sure your class         currently heads her family’s           series of Hawaiian greeting cards
                     representative Ernette Kawehi             production company in producing        found in local stores and on their
                     Bright Yim (808-534-3945) has             the Mrs. Hawai‘i, Miss Hawai‘i         new Web site. Plans are in the
                     your e-mail and current mailing           Teen & Jr. Teen, Miss Hawai‘i          works to market the greeting cards
                     address. Reach her by e-mail at           United States and the Little Miss &    on a national level.
                     kawehi@pauahi.org… Walter                 Little Mr. Hawai‘i/Aloha State
                     Smith ’79 has been “pounding the
                     pavement” across the United
                                                               pageants. They are proud to have
                                                               had three national title holders –
                                                                                                      Congratulations to Robin Santos
                                                                                                      ’80 and Malu Chow Santos ’81 for
                                                                                                      making the 2003 Hawai‘i’s Fastest
                                                                                                      50 business list in the Oct. 17 issue
Kamehameha Alumni Serving on Maui Campus Staff                                                        of Pacific Business News. Their com-
Kamehameha’s Maui Campus boasts 30 graduates of the Kapälama Campus on its staff.                     pany, Pacific Gloves and Services,
They are, in alphabetical order: Melani Paresa Abihai ’67 (secretary, high school), Lory              LLC, a seller of medical supplies,
Kim Aiwohi ’91 (grade 8 math teacher), Ladd Akeo ’82 (counselor, middle school),                      ranked No.19. Robin and Malu are
Rhonda Alexander-Monkres ’83 (human resources manager), John Cluney ’68 (safety                       presidents of their company which
officer), Shalei Mossman Damuni ’86 (grade 7 teacher), Leo Delatori ’86 (counselor, high              was founded in 1997...
school), Lee Ann Johansen DeLima ’77 (principal, middle school), Ema Eldredge ’77 (high                      Dena Kashiwamura Gattis
school mathematics teacher), Lyla Eldredge ’79 (grade 2 teacher), Kris Haina Galago ’84               ’80 of Dallas, Texas writes that she
(human resources assistant), Cathy Davis Honda ’82 (grade 1 teacher), Mitchell Kalauli                is a stay-at-home mom after
’58 (principal, high school), Ivalee Kamalu ’84 (Hawaiian language and culture,                       graduating from the University of
elementary), Jason Kane ’80 (operations team leader), Kaukokalani Andrade Kane ’80                    Texas in Austin with a degree in
(secretary, elementary), Monica Mata ’80 (Christian education instructor), Leimamo                    government and economics. In
Fukino Nitta ’78 (music, middle school), Lokelani Williams Patrick ’72 (parent                        1986, Dena started law school at
community coordinator), Annabelle Ono Saiki ’71 (grade 5 teacher), Stephanie Armitage                 Southern Methodist University and
Sakugawa ’74 (educational assistant, elementary), Andaline Hatchie Simon ’75 (secretary,              in 1989 started practicing law in
middle school), Jill Paresa Tahauri ’70 (operations, food services), Kimberly Thomas ’84              Dallas until the birth of her
(administrative assistant to the headmaster), Clark Tuitele ’92 (music specialist, elementary),       daughter in 2000... Lori Piikea
Kalani Wong ’74 (chaplain), ‘Iolani Yamashiro ’78 (orchestra instructor, middle school),              Tomczyk ’80 has been awarded the
Tammy Tavares ’92 (grade 4 teacher), and Michelle Ke‘ala Pasco ’87 (staff secretary).                 elite “Fran McConoughey Award
                                                                                                      for Excellence in Training” for her
                                                                                                      numerous years as a volunteer
                                                                                                      with the Girl Scouts of the Pacific
                                                                                                      and for her outstanding contribu-
                                                                                                      tions in the area of training and
                                                                                                      qualifying adult leaders for outdoor
                                                                                                      troop camping. Lori has also been
                                                                                                      awarded the Association of
                                                                                                      Hawaiian Civic Clubs (O‘ahu
                                                                                                      Council) Helen C. Kane Mahalo
                                                                                                      Award for her work as past
                                                                                                      president of the Waikïkï Hawaiian
                                                                                                      Civic Club. Lori was honored for
                                                                                                      services rendered to her club,
                                                                                                      council and the association; for
                                                                                                      service provided to the Hawaiian
                                                                                                      community at-large; and for
                                                                                                      helping to keep alive the vision
                                                                                                      and mission of Hawaiian Civic
                                                                                                      Clubs founder Prince Jonah Kuhio ¯ ¯
                                                                                                      Kalani‘anao ¯le.

                                                      All-Hawai‘i-Alumni Connection debuts on East Coast
                                                      The first All-Hawai‘i-Alumni Connection took place on Jan. 17, 2004 at the Army/Navy
                                                      Country Club in Arlington, Va. O‘ahu private high schools partnered to make this event
                                                      happen. Graduates of Punahou, ‘Iolani, St. Louis, Sacred Hearts Academy, St. Francis,
                                                      Maryknoll, Hawai‘i Baptist Academy, Mid-Pacific Institute and Kamehameha living on
                                                      the East Coast gathered for an afternoon of camaraderie, fellowship and networking.
                                                            The connection also included state Department of Education schools such as
                                                      Baldwin, Moanalua, ‘Aiea, McKinley, Kailua and Wai‘anae. Fresh flower lei were brought
                                                      in by the contingent of private school alumni relations directors and goody bags
                                                      containing Kona Coffee, macadamia nuts, island shortbread cookies, Hawai‘i Visitors
                                                      Bureau bumper stickers and a magnifying book marker with the event’s pineapple and
                                                      orchid lei logo were distributed to guests.
Lt. Col. Geoffrey Ellazar Jr. ’83 at “pinning”              The 400 or so guests who attended the event were treated to Hawaiian music by
ceremony with family: wife Sharon holding             Halau ‘O Aulani, a group headed by kumu hula Wanda Kuulei Enos Stockman ’66, and
baby Annamarie and standing: Ryan and                 the band Aloha Boys. Emcee for the event was James Kimo Bacon ’71, who entertained
Clarissa                                              the guests with his unique comedy antics.
                                                            Mahalo to the KSAA-East Coast Region and its president, Maile Mahikoa Duggan
                                                      ’57, along with Kimo Bacon, who did a super job in helping make this event happen. The
                                                      graduates formed a huge circle around the club’s ballroom, held hands and raised their
                                                      voices in song to “Hawai‘i Aloha, ” their eyes glistening with tears as thoughts brought
                                                      them back to the place they call home – Hawai‘i.
                                                            The second All-Hawai‘i-Alumni Connection has already been scheduled for January
                                                      2005 in San Diego, Calif.

                                                                                                                             Displaying their Hawai‘i
                                                                                                                             pride are, from left:
                                                                                                                             Rowena Peroff Blaisdell
                                                                                                                             ’62, Steven Lee of Punahou
                                                                                                                             School, Jane Heimerdinger
Ron Rico ’86 and wife, Melissa with son                                                                                      of ‘Iolani and Andrea
Justin.                                                                                                                      Hamilton of Sacred Hearts.

      Congratulations to Mitchell
Kenui “Bull” Balutski ’81 who
was selected to bear the rank of
chief master sgt., the highest
enlisted rank bestowed upon
members of the United States Air
Force. Chief stripes are earned by
only 1 percent of the enlisted force,
and the rank has been a goal and
aspiration for Mitchell since enlist-
ing in the Air Force 19 years ago.               Contracting Officer of the Year       collecting paintings by renowned
      Geoffrey Ellazar Jr. ’83 was               (field grade) for 2003. Geoff will    artists and heads his own koa
honored at a “pin-on” ceremony                   assume command of the 314th           furniture business, Kamehameha
promoting him to Lt. Col. on Jan. 5,             Contracting Squadron, Little Rock     Furniture. During his spare time,
2004 at the Robins Air Force Base,               Air Force Base, Ark. during the       he plays softball with his KS
Ga., Officer’s Club. As the contract-            summer of 2004. Geoff, wife           alumni class team.
ing division chief for the                       Sharon, and children Clarissa and           Ronald Rico ’86 and wife
Intelligence, Surveillance, and                  Ryan were recently blessed by the     Melissa celebrated their 16th
Reconnaissance Management                        birth of a second daughter,           wedding anniversary in March
Directorate, he leads a staff of 32              Annamarie Hauoli.                     2003. Both Ron and Melissa work
contracting professionals providing                    Mark Hee ’83 is now senior      at the University of South Florida
more than $1 billion in annual                   vice president of investments at      in Tampa. Their son, Justin
contract support to the U-2 Dragon               Morgan Stanley where he has           Maka‘ala, age 16, is a first-degree
Lady, E-8C Joint Surveillance Target             worked the past 13 years. He is       black belt holder and 2003 Junior
Attack Radar System (Joint STARS),               married to former Miss Hawai‘i        Olympic medalist in the art of tae
and Sentinel weapon systems. He                  Luana Alapa Hee ’79. They have        kwan do.
was recently recognized as the Air               two children, Kyla Kauilani, age 7
Force Materiel Command                           and Marcus Kaniaulono, age 3.
                                                 Mark enjoys investing in and

                                   Alumni Class News

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                                 Cruising ’86 classmates at Times Square, New York: From left,       The Craig Mocks (Malia Kuenzli ’90) with sons Micah and Dustin at
                                 Bonnie Ishii Coen, friend Becky Matsui, Lisa Kuewa Willette and     Mt. Bachelor, Ore.
or e-mail:                       Sienna Yoshida
gejohans @ ksbe.edu
                                                                                                                                   KS ’94 is calling all chili lovers
Electronic photos should               ’86 classmates Bonnie Ishii
                                 Coen, Lisa Kuewa Willette and
                                                                                 1990s                                      to its fundraiser to help defray the
be tiff files, at least 300
                                 Sienna Yoshida celebrated turning               Sean Palama ’90 is currently               cost of their 10-year class reunion.
dpi and at least 4” by 6”
                                 age 35 in style by visiting New                 employed at Xerox Hawai‘i as               Those wanting to sell or purchase
in size. Film photos
                                 York City. They were there during               senior account executive. He previ-        tickets can e-mail class represen-
submitted with a self-
                                 game six of the 2003 World Series               ously worked at Bank of Hawai‘i.           tative Monte McComber at
addressed stamped                                                                Each year Sean has ranked among            momccomb@ksbe.edu.
                                 and watched the game at Mickey
envelope will be returned.                                                       the best in Xerox’s Hawai‘i opera-                KS ’96 – In 2003, KS ’96 class-
                                 Mantle’s restaurant, located at the
                                 south end of Central Park. The                  tion and recently finished the year        mates organized themselves to
                                 rest of their time in New York was              as their top performer... Malia            form a class board. The results:
                                 spent sightseeing, attending musi-              Kuenzli Mock ’90 and husband               president, Liloa Nakamatsu; vice
                                 cals and, of course, shopping...                Craig of Fort Collins, Colo., want         president, Karlen Porter; treasurer,
                                 Valerie Franquez Teixeira ’86 is                to share the newest member of              Marissa Furfaro; secretary, Avis
                                 proud of the latest release by Kava             their family: Dustin ‘Iolani, born         Poai; and social committee chair,
                                 Music titled “The Pacific Sessions.”            June 26, 2003. He joins older              Aileenmarie “Boo” Arnold. Visit
                                 Val sings with the group. The CD                brother, Micah, age 2. Malia is a          the class Web site at
                                 features a blend of different musi-             stay-at-home mom for now and               www.ks96alumni.org for your
                                 cal styles creating one unique                  Craig works as a network security          class board’s contact information...
                                 sound and features “The Ride,”                  engineer with DoubleClick.                 On behalf of the class of 1996, the
                                 written for the original motion                       Melonie Villanueva Stewart           board made a monetary donation
                                 picture soundtrack for the movie                ’91 sends greetings to classmates          to Kamehameha’s Class
                                 of the same name.                               from Glenview, Ill., along with            Representative’s Community
                                                                                 husband Manny, and their two               Service Project – providing
                                                                                 children: son, Jonah, age 5 and            Hawaiian monarchy history books
                                                                                 Victoria, age 2. While Mel awaits          to Department of Education
                                                                                 the birth of their third child, Manny      elementary schools with a high
                                                                                 is with the U.S. Army and attends          percentage of Hawaiian students...
                                                                                 college part-time.                         About 40 classmates gathered at
                                                                                       Angelique Keaokalani                 the Mai Tai Pub on Dec. 12, 2003
                                                                                 Lopez ’91 recently completed a             to celebrate the end of another
                                                                                 master of science degree in clinical       year and to just hang out. It was
                                                                                 embryology from the University of          the first class gathering since
                                                                                 Leeds. The two-year program                December 2001. So that we may
                                                                                 included three trips to Leeds,             have more participation at class
                                                                                 England for lectures and exams.            gatherings, we urge you to update
                                                                                 Angelique is the mother of two             your current contact information
                                                                                 sons, the second of whom was               by visiting our class Web site or
                                                                                 born while she was starting a clinic       the alumni Web site at
                                                                                 and finishing her master’s                 http://www.ksbealumni.org/db/.
                                                                                 program. Angelique is presently            Mark your calendars: July 2004 is
                                                                                 the embryology supervisor for the          planned for a family picnic. Keep
                                                                                 Hawai‘i Center for Reproductive
                                                                                 Medicine and Surgery’s In Vitro
                                                                                 Fertilization Laboratory.
      “The Pacific Sessions” is the latest release by Val Teixeira ’86 of
      Kava Music.

checking the class Web site page          Iraqi kids waving at her when they
for updates. If you would like to         go out on convoy. Jana and her
be part of the class planning             husband have been in Iraq for
committee for activities, share           almost a year and we pray for
some exciting news with the class         their safe return home... On the
or for I Mua, do not hesitate to          coconut wireless, Aaron Kilbey
contact us. We look forward to            and Chris Masagatani have a
hearing from you. (Submitted by           band in Portland and finished a
class representative Marissa              CD last year... In the world of
Furfaro.)                                 education, Todd Otake is finishing
       Aloha, KS ’97 classmates: Just     his student teaching at Pähoa High
a quick update on what’s been             School on the island of Hawai‘i
going on with fellow ’97s. We had         and Keoni Pau is completing his
a class social on Jan. 3, 2004 at the     student teaching at Sunset
Velvet Lounge. Lots of people             Elementary. Brie Ventura and           The Stewart ‘Ohana (Melonie Villanueva ’91): Melonie holding
came and enjoyed hanging out,             Carmel Hurley are working with         Jonah and Manny holding Victoria.
talking story, and catching up on         special needs children at two
the latest happenings. Everybody          different schools. Kina‘u Young               Rookie Makoa Freitas ’98
had a great time and is looking           began teaching math this past fall     made a name for himself this year
forward to the next event.                at Moanalua Middle School.             in the National Football League.
Planning is in the works for a ’97        Maka‘ala Rawlins is working for        The 6-4, 295-pound tackle, drafted
picnic sometime this summer.              for ‘Aha Pünana Leo in Hilo with       in the sixth round out of Arizona
Family and friends are always                        ¯
                                          its Lamaku Scholarship Program         by the Indianapolis Colts, started
invited to class events. If you have      for students who want to teach in      six games at left tackle after an
ideas or want to help out, contact        Hawaiian. We’re fortunate to have      injury to starter Tarik Glenn. Makoa
one of our class reps... In class news:   some great teachers emerging from      did so well he was featured in a
lst Lt. Jana Kehau Smith Kangas           our class. We wish them the best       Dec. 8, 2003 Sports Illustrated article
was married in November 2002              with their keiki as they educate the   on offensive linemen, where he
and is currently in Iraq with her         bright young minds of Hawai‘i.         was called “a star in the making.”
husband. She says the weather is          (Submitted by class representative     Another article on the Colts’ Web
bad and she misses the “‘ono kine         Aaron Aina Akamu; phone: 1-808-        site (www.colts.com) describes
grinds,” but it’s been worth it           956-7101, e-mail:                      Makoa as “silent but effective.”
being in Iraq, especially seeing the      Akamu@cba.hawaii.edu.)                 “He doesn’t say much, he just
                                                                                 plays,” said Makoa’s father
                                                                                 Rockne Freitas ’63, who had an                 E Kala Mai
                                                                                 all-pro career with the Detroit                William Berman ’69 was
                                                                                 Lions and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.                omitted from the listing of
                                                                                 Makoa and Rockne are the only                  KS alumni working at the
                                                                                 father/son tandem to be drafted                Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard
                                                                                 by the NFL out of Hawai‘i.                     in the December 2003 issue
                                                                                        Brendan Ordonez ’01 is on               of I Mua. William has worked
                                                                                 the move. He writes, “Recently,                at Pearl Harbor since 1972.
                                                                                 I took this amazing opportunity
                                                                                 with BCBG, a huge fashion
                                                                                 company, working as an assistant
                                                                                 to the president. I’m gaining public
                                                                                 relations experience and so far, my
                                                                                 first two months have been fantas-
                                                                                 tic! In the month of September, I
                                                                                 went to nearly every runway show
                                                                                 during fashion week and flew to
                                                                                 Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Atlanta
                                                                                 and Chicago for trade shows. My
                                                                                 job takes me to Los Angeles once a
                                                                                 month for one week. I am living
                                                                                 the ÿAmerican Dream’ in New
                                                                                 York City.”

Makoa Freitas ’98

                       College Close-Up

                      Congratulations to Recent                      Snap Shots                                  daughter of Terence and Lori
                      Graduates                                      John Velasco ’97, Nathan Silva ’01          Kalama Bartz ’78 of Bakersfield.
                                                                     and Jake DeMello ’03 are students                 Kristen Kahaloa ’01 studied
                      Brendan Bailey ’90, from
                                                                     at the California Maritime Academy          abroad at Harlaxton College,
                      University of Hawai‘i’s William S.
                                                                     in Vallejo, Calif.                          England in the spring semester
                      Richardson School of Law on May
                                                                           Alika Ichinose ’00, a student         2003. She served as an intern in the
                      19, 2003. In October 2003 Brendan
                                                                     at Norwich University, has been             British Parliament and traveled
                      passed the Hawai‘i Bar Exam.
                                                                     named a Norwich University                  throughout the United Kingdom
                            Shani Butts ’94, from School
                                                                     Scholar.                                    and Europe. Studying British
                      of Law at Catholic University in
                                                                           Rebecca Nosaka ’00 is a               culture and law, Kristen earned
                      Washington, D.C. She completed
                                                                     senior at California State                  credits toward her majors in
                      her undergraduate studies at
                                                                     University-Bakersfield majoring in          international studies and political
                      George Washington University,
                                                                     anthropology with a minor in                science at the University of
                      also in Washington, D.C.
                                                                     biology. “Becky” was selected by            Evansville in Indiana.
                            Wendy F. Hanakahi ’94, from
                                                                     Cal State faculty to present her                  KS ’03 graduates Courtney
                      University of Hawai‘i’s William S.
                                                                     research on the “Origin of the              Ann Keala Conching, Ohulani
                      Richardson School of Law on May
                                                                     Inhabitants of Bronze Age Bactria:          Aiona, Ashley Fernandez and
                      19, 2003. She is presently practicing
                                                                     a Dental Morphological                      Shannon M. Stringert got together
                      law in Honolulu at the law firm of
                                                                     Investigation” to the 2004 meeting          recently on a trip to San Francisco
                      McCorriston Miller Mukai
                                                                     of the American Association of              to meet with family and friends.
                      MacKinnon LLP.
                                                                     Physical Anthropologists in                 Ashley and Kala attend the
                                                                     Tampa, Fla., in April. She is the

                      Brendan Bailey ’90 (center with lei) at UH Law School commence-    From left, Nate Silva ’01, Jake DeMello ’03 and John Velasco ’97 at
                      ment with mom Marie to his right and other family members.         California Maritime Academy.

Shane Briones ’01,
student at George
University in D. C.

                      From left, Courtney Keala Conching, Ashley Fernandez, Kala         Mrs. Marjorie Midkiff (seated) with former Midkiff Scholarship
                      Stringert and Ohulani Aiona enjoy San Francisco.                   recipients: from left, girls Jennifer Hara, Diana Okinaga Paloma and
                                                                                         Raine Arndt; guys Ian Chun, Ryan Chun, Aaron Aina Akamu and
                                                                                         Kevin Fong.

University of San Francisco and
Keala and Ohulani attend Loyola
Marymount University in Los                                                           Enjoying their College Days
Angeles, Calif.                                                                       KS alumni attending Willamette University,
       The annual Frank and                                                           Chapman University, and the University of
Marjorie Midkiff Scholarship                                                          Southern California recently shared updates with
Christmas Luncheon for former                                                         KS ‘ohana members.
recipients was held on Dec. 19,
2003 at the O‘ahu Country Club.
Attending the luncheon were Ian
Chun ’95 (University of Hawai‘i,
John A. Burns School of Medicine),
Jennifer Hara ’01 (Stanford
University), Ryan Chun ’02
(University of Southern California),
Raine Arndt ’01 (Whitworth
College), Kevin Fong ’00 (Stanford
University), Aaron Aina Akamu
’97 (Dartmouth College and now
manager of Gear Up Hawai‘i at
the University of Hawai‘i), and
Diane Okinaga Paloma ’91
(University of California at Los                                                      Kristi Kaapu ’03 in her dorm room at Willamette University.
Angeles; MBA, University of
Hawai‘i at Mänoa).
       Jared Laufou ’03 is enrolled
at the Berklee College of Music in
Boston, Mass. He and his father,        Kristen Kahaloa ’01 in the courtyard inside
Siuai Laufou – band director at KS’     England’s Parliament compound. The tower
Maui Campus – were met at the           behind her is known as St. Steven’s Tower
Boston airport by Kristina Lowe         – often identified as Big Ben.
’91, a former band student of Siuai’s
who took them to their hotel.
       Shane Briones ’01 is back at
George Washingtown University
after spending the past semester in
New Zealand.
       William Ahue ’01, Guy
                                                                                      Kapu Gaison ’03 (Chapman University in Orange, Calif.)
Carlsward ’00, Creighton Ho ’99,
                                                                                      with former KS classmates from left, Katie Lukela, Brandi
Krystle Kageyama ’99, Gabriel                                                         Balutski and ‘Ohu Aiona (Loyola Marymount University in
Ramos ’00 and Daniel Sheehan                                                          Los Angeles, Calif.)
’03 are cadets at the United States
Naval Academy in Annapolis,

                                        William Ahue ’01, cadet at United States
                                        Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

                                                                                      KS graduates at University of Southern California in Los
                                                                                      Angeles: From left, kneeling: Jill Hanunaga ’03 and Leah
                                                                                      Wang ’03. Standing: Amy Jackson ’03, Billie Gomes ’03,
                                                                                      Trevor Ozawa ’01, Bryceson Tanaka ’03, Carley Tanoue ‘99.

 College Close-Up

College Connections                             the college fair if the opportunity            said panelist Jewel Scoggins, mother
                                                ever arose. “When I worked with                of Kalei Scoggins ’03, currently a
from the Heart                                  Myron Arakawa, they always                     student at Loyola Marymount in
The KS Campus College Fair                      wanted to do the fair, but they                Los Angeles, Calif.
gives students inside information               didn’t have time. One day, Myron                      Jewel recommended parents
about college                                   told me, ‘Go get your degree so                attend any orientation programs
                                                you can move up.’”                             offered by their child’s college. She
On a sunny Saturday morning last                      “So, when I was 40, I went               said Loyola’s orientation program
December, about 400 Kamehameha                  back to college,” said Johansen,               comforted her. “It instilled confi-
Schools students and parents con-               who worked for more than 20                    dence in me about the school. My
verged on the Kapälama middle                   years in Financial Aid as part of              biggest fear was security.”
school campus for the eighth annual             the support staff.                                    Many of the parents attend-
Kamehameha Schools Campus                             Johansen is now the president            ing this year’s fair shared this
College Fair, presented by Parents              of the Hawaiÿi State College Fair.             concern. “Most of the parents ask
and Alumni Relations (PAR).                     She used the larger statewide fair             what it’s like in the city and
       The fair, now in its eighth              as the model for the fair at KS,               whether it’s safe,” said Gail Agas
year, gives recent KS graduates                 changing one aspect to add value               ’00, a fourth-year participant in the
currently attending college the                 to the event.                                  fair who is currently attending
opportunity to share first hand                       “The college fair at Blaisdell           New York University.
experiences and to provide infor-               features admission counselors. You                    “I spoke to some of our
mation to families that may not be              cannot get from them warm, per-                parents, and they said they’re glad
included in the colleges’ admissions            sonal assurances. Here, the students           they came to this event,” Johansen
brochures. The purpose of the fair              are the facilitators,” she said.               said. “I think they have a better
is to assist students in grades                       “I talk to our Kamehameha                understanding of the process from
seven through 12 with college and               students and emphasize giving                  listening to the panel and a better
career choices.                                 back, either in time, in service, or           concept of how to plan their
       “This fair is to share,” said            whatever. That is our gift back to             child’s college education.
Kamehameha Alumni Coordinator                   our school.”                                          “One parent said they are
Gerry Vinta Johansen ’60. “You can                    This year, KS alumni repre-              going to come to this fair every
only learn so much about a school               senting 50 different colleges and              year, even though their daughter is
through their reading materials or              universities participated in the               now a seventh-grader, because by
their admissions representative.                event, which also included a                   the time she’s a senior, she’ll have
But what you get from speaking                  student and parent panel discus-               a pretty good idea of where she
with families actually living these             sion. Panel members shared about               wants to go college.”
college experiences is priceless.               issues related to leaving home,                       For more information, or to
Nobody can share that with you                  adjusting to college life, and for             participate in this year’s college
on paper.”                                      parents, learning to let go.                   fair, call the PAR office at
       A former KS counselor                          “As a single parent with an              (808) 842-8680.
suggested that Johansen coordinate              only child, it was difficult for me,”

Shanelle Sanborn ‘00 shares information on the University of Hawai‘i.   Roman Maunupau ‘02 discusses the benefits of the University of
                                                                        Puget Sound.


Best wishes to the newlyweds. All weddings were performed at the Bishop Memorial Chapel on Kamehameha’s
Kapälama Campus unless otherwise indicated.

1970s                                          presiding. Bridesmaids included
                                               Christina Brown Niumata ’92.
                                                                                           ‘93 and Jobey Rodrigues-Kahakai
                                                                                           were married Nov. 8, 2003 with
Pearl Pualani Ling ’76 and Jillson             Ushers included John Perry ’90.             Rev. Kordell Kekoa presiding.
Fleener were married Nov. 8, 2003              Parents of the groom are M/M                Bridesmaids included Rowena
with Kahu Ceighbree Watson                     David Brown ’68 and Carol                   Mendoza Medeiros ’93, and
presiding. The wedding was held                Camara ’68.                                 Janeen Tavares Agosto ’89. Ushers
at Kahumana Community Mandala                        Ethan James K. M. Chang               included Antone Tavares IV ’88.
Garden in Wai‘anae.                            ’91 and Tammie Celeste Boyle                Father of the bride is Antone
                                               were married Oct. 26, 2003 with             Tavares III ’64.
1980s                                          Rev. Steven Hanashiro presiding.
                                                     Nowell Brito ’92 and Paul
                                                                                                 Nohealani Elizabeth
                                                                                           Hardesty Pitner ’94 and Thadd
Bill Kaunoa Puchert ’84 and                    Serikawa were married Mar. 1,               Christopher Kaiholo Lenwai were
Debra Ann Baptist were married                 2003 with Rev. Curtis Kekuna ’66            married July 26, 2003 with Sherman
Oct. 18, 2003 with Pastor Gordon               presiding. Maid of Honor was the            Thompson presiding. Maid of
Wong presiding. Best man was                   bride’s sister, Brandi Brito ’94.           Honor was Shana Kam ’94.
Andre Puchert ’84.                             Bride’s brother Parish Brito ’06            Bridesmaids included Tanya
      Liane Malia Fujishiro ’85                gave the bride away. Mother of the          Acosta ’94.
and Ray Kyle Seto were married                 bride is Dale Williamson Brito ’70.               Miki Cachola ’96 and John
Oct.18, 2003 with Rev. Sherman                       Sheldon Kanani                        Solomon were married Sept. 6,
Thompson ’74 presiding. The                    Kauleinamoku ’92 and June Paula             2003 with Rev. Steven Hanashiro
Matron of Honor was the sister                 Cook were married Oct. 11 2003              presiding. Bridesmaid was
of the bride, Luane Fujishiro                  with Rev. Kordell Kekoa ’80                 Kahealani Brown ’96.
Higuchi ’85.                                   presiding. Ushers included                        Joy Mahealani Michiko
      Preston Lazara Puahiki                   classmates Ikaika Hoopii, Clint             Kurosu ’97 and Trevor Lindsay Yee
Calderon ’89 and Edwardian                     Kaneshiro and Kimo Chun.                    were married July 19, 2003 with
Naupaka Mano‘i were married                          Brandi Barrett ’93 and Maui           Rev. Curtis Kekuna presiding. Maid
Nov. 22, 2003 with Rev. Steven                 Namahoe were married May 31                 of Honor was Kellie Souza ’97.
Hanashiro presiding.                           2003 with Rev. Curtis Kekuna                      Robyn Laie Lundy ’98 and
                                               presiding. Maid of Honor was                Andrew Escudero were married
1990s                                          Kaleleonalani Blaisdell ’93.
                                               Ushers included
                                                                                           Feb. 6, 2004 in Honolulu.
                                                                                           Bridesmaids included classmates
David Kapuna‘ali‘ikekoaokalani
                                               Kahakuonapuaalii Barrett ’01.               Kelly Anne Chun and Kiana
Brown ’90 and Romy Haruko
                                                     Vichele Lee Aloha Tavares             Henry. Groomsmen included
Hatae were married Nov. 8, 2003
                                                                                           Jarom Kitashima ’97, Pomai
with Pastor Keoki Awai ’76
                                                                                           Kalama ’97, and Linden Lee ’97.

Pearl Pualani Ling ’76     Liane Malia Fujishiro ’85   Ethan K. M. Chang ’91     Brandi Barrett ’93 and   Vichele Tavares ‘93 and
and Jillson Fleener        and Ray Kyle Seto           and Tammie Boyle          Maui Namahoe             Jobey Rodrigues-Kahakai

Nohealani Pitner ’94 and   Miki Cachola ’96 and        Robyn Laie Lundy ’98 and Andrew
Thadd Kaiholo Lenwai       John Solomon                Escudero with wedding party


Congratulations to the proud parents!

M/M Jerry Freeman ’78, a                              M/M Paul Serikawa (Nowell                   M/M Jeffrey Sain (Nova
daughter Claire on June 3, 2003.               Brito ’92), a son Deion Hitoshi              Suenaga ’95), a son, Nash James
She joins older brother Sam, born              Aliiolani, July 3, 2003. He joins            Kumulaaukumakaniokapali, Sept.
on April 15, 2001.                             older brother Paul Akiyoshi Keoni            19, 2003.
      M/M Troy Pershing (Norma                 Jr., age 4.                                        M/M Brent Yamagata (Lehua
Lanai ’83), a son Keith Kaleiokalani                  M/M Al Malchow (Samantha              Kim ’96), a daughter Shayde
on Oct. 23, 2003.                              Akiona ’93), a daughter Arianna              Kamakanipono Masaaki Jie-Ming,
      M/M Dean Matsumoto (Julie                Kawehiokealoha, Nov. 30, 2003.               Aug. 15, 2003.
Kaohi ’84), a son Kamahao Dane                 She joins older sister Alisa                       M/M William Pieper ’96
Haruo, April 5, 2003. He joins                 Kuupuakalehuaula.                            (Melodi Akaka ’96), a son Jaden
older sister Lehua, age 7, and older                  M/M Bradfrey Ashley Jr.               Daniel Aliikane, July 12, 2003.
brother Pohai, age 4.                          (Jessica Medeiros ’93), a son                Proud grandparents are
      M/M Ronald Allen (Christine              Bradfrey Garrett III, May 11, 2003.          Alan Akaka ’74 and Wanda
Goo ’86), a daughter Camille                   He joins older sisters Jada-Lyric,           Machado ’71. Great-grandfathers
Mahealaniahakea Hiroko, Jan. 26,               age 4, and Journey-Bleu, age 2.              are Daniel Akaka ’42 and Daniel
2003.                                          Proud aunts are Puanani Medeiros             Machado ’47. Proud uncle is
      M/M Scott K. Wong ’87                    ’92 and Shayna Ashley ’97. Proud             Michael Akaka ’98.
(Teena Marie Melo ’87), a son                  uncle is Chad Ashley ’94. God-                     M/M Andrew Escudero
Taylor Scott ‘Imiloa Keawemauhili,             parents are Elizabeth Ahana                  (Robyn Lundy ’98), a son Andrew
Jan. 27, 2003.                                 Freeman ’93, Kauhi Ahana ’93,                Orion Lonala, Jan. 16, 2004. Proud
      Patrick Kau and Tiare Barclay            and Puanani Medeiros ’92.                    uncle is Steven Lundy ’89.
’90, a daughter Brooke Hope,                          M/M Keoni Kahoano ’94
March 25, 2003.                                (Shannon Gabonia ’94), a girl
      M/M William Esteban                      Kaylee Kawaileleohiilawe, June 23,
(Brenda Furtado ’90), a son Liam               2003. She joins older brother Kenon,
Thomas Kainalu, Nov. 29, 2001.                 age 7, and older sister Khaliah, age
                                               6. Godmother is Darlene Wong
                                               Tallion ’94.

Claire Freeman     Keith Kaleiokalani   Kamahao Dane       Camille           Taylor Scott       Brooke Hope        Liam Thomas
with older         Pershing             Haruo              Mahealaniahakea   ‘Imiloa            Kau                Kainalu Esteban
brother Sam                             Matsumoto          Hiroko Allen      Keawemauhili

Bradfrey Garrett   Kaylee               Shayde             Jaden Daniel      Andrew Orion       Arianna Kawehiokealoha with mom
Ashley III         Kawaileleohiilawe    Kamakanipono       Aliikane Pieper   Lonala Escudero    Samantha Malchow and older sister
                   Kahoano              Masaaki Jie-Ming                                        Alisa Kuupuakalehuaula

It is with sincere regret that we note the passing of the following graduates:

                                                                     1928                                   1953
                                                                     Florence Kawahineholukawelu-           Nadine Merseberg Kapono of
                                                                     olimaloa Robinson of Waimea,           Honolulu died Oct. 3, 2003.
                                                                     Kaua‘i, died Feb. 6, 2004.
                                                                                                            Lawrence Jay of Fort Bayard,
                                                                                                            N.M., died Sept. 3, 2003.
                                                                     Phoebe Cockett Marciel of              1956
                                                                     Wailuku, Maui, died Sept. 2, 2003.
                                                                     She was born in Kı hei, Maui.
                                                                                      ¯                     Geraldine Leina‘ala Pi‘imauna
                                                                                                            Overton of Kea‘au, Hawai‘i, died
                                                                     Katherine K. Sakuma Akana of           Oct. 21, 2003. She was born in
                                                                     Boise, Idaho, died May 28, 2003.       Honolulu.

                                                                     1937                                   1957
                                                                     Samuel Kaaumoana Kalama III            Samuel K. Alapai of Pearl City,
Wright Bowman ’28 was instrumental in the resurgence of interest
                                                                     of Azusa, Calif., died Jan. 5, 2004.   O‘ahu, died Nov. 13, 2003.
in canoe building and voyaging, helping to bring Hawaiian cultural   He was born in Kahuku.
pride to all Hawaiians.                                                                                     1959
                                                                     1942                                   Nolan Kaleoaloha Coakley of
                                                                     Calvin William Ontai of Ewa            Vista, Calif., died Dec. 25, 2003. He
Wright Elemakule Bowman Sr.                                          Beach, O‘ahu, died Jan. 15, 2004.      was born in Honolulu.
Kamehameha Schools 1928 graduate and former
industrial arts teacher Wright Bowman Sr., died Dec.                 1945                                   1962
30, 2003 at the age of 96.
                                                                     Clarence Kalale Kamai Sr. of           Lindsey Nahoakapuokalani
      KS students fortunate enough to have been in
                                                                     Wailuku, Maui, died Dec. 23, 2003.     Pollock of Kahuku, O‘ahu, died
one of Bowman’s industrial arts classes between 1950
                                                                     He was born in Honolulu.               Feb. 5, 2004. He was born in
and 1973 invariably remember how much they enjoyed
learning how to use saws, chisels, vices, sanders and
varnish to make wooden bowls, pig-shaped chopping                    1948
blocks, salad forks, spoons and poi pounders.                        Kenneth Viveiros of Prattville,        1973
      They also remember Bowman’s patient encourage-                 Ala., died Aug. 20, 2003.              James Kukaililani Yim of
ment, helpfulness, praise and humor.                                                                        Honolulu died Dec. 17, 2003.
      Bowman’s association with KS began in 1914                     Roselani Robins Butler of San
when he enrolled in the Kamehameha Schools for Boys                  Diego, Calif., died July 3, 2003
where he excelled in woodshop. Then school President
Frank Midkiff persuaded Bowman’s father to allow                     1952
Wright to continue his education at General Electric                 Emil Maximillian Muller III of
Vocational School in Lynn, Massachusetts.                            Honolulu died Jan. 6, 2004.
      On his return to Hawai‘i, Bowman started his own
furniture shop, but was lured back to Kamehameha to                  Roger Edward Aloha Kanoho of
teach by President Harold Kent in 1950.                              Honolulu died Nov. 30, 2003.
      Over the years, Bowman earned the reputation as
a master artisan in woodworking – crafting exquisite
koa cabinets, bowls, tables and o‘o (digging sticks) –
many of them made specifically for Kamehameha
      After retiring from KS in 1974, Bowman was
instrumental in the resurgence of interest in canoe
building and voyaging. As a consultant to KS’s
extension education services, he shared his canoe
building expertise with many individuals and
community organizations.
      His contributions to KS and the wider community
were recognized by the institution in 1974, when he
was honored with the Order of Ke Ali‘i Pauahi medal,
the institution’s highest honor.

                             Regional Alumni Associations

                            O‘ahu Region                              Council to coordinate shopping          East Hawai‘i Region
Save the Date                                                         mall stations for the petition drive
                            P. O. Box 2138                                                                    Mämalahoe Chapter
Kamehameha Schools          Honolulu, HI 96805-2138                   that generated signatures for the       1461 Ka‘umana Drive
Alumni Association –        President: Ellen Pohai Grambusch          Amicus Brief submitted to the courts    Hilo, HI 96720
O’ahu Region’s inaugural     Ryan ’80                                 in support of the admissions policy.    President: Terry Plunkett ’51
Scholarship Fundraising     Phone: 1-808-261-2727                     I want to acknowledge attorney          Phone: 1-808-969-9988
Golf Tournament:            E-Mail: kcoc@kailuachamber.com            Alan Hoe for filing the brief and       E-Mail: terryanddarlene@aol.com
Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004.                                             for the collective efforts of many
Details forthcoming!                 ¯
                            Aloha Kaua!                               parents, staff and alumni whose         KSAA Mämalahoe Chapter has
                            It’s been six months since I took         commitment to protect the               elected a new board to “I mua”
                            office and thought it appropriate to      admissions policy garnered 84,000       Pauahi’s mission into 2004: Terry
                            give an account of the significant        signatures.                             Plunkett ’51, president; Allan
                            activities the association has been             It is truly a privilege for the   Martin ’58, vice president;
                            involved in and to provide a              KSAA-O‘ahu Region’s Board to            Jacqueline “Skylark” Rossetti ’71,
                            glimpse of what’s in store for 2004.      represent alumni in honoring the        secretary; Helen Tong Hurd ’64,
                                  At the start of this fiscal year,   good works of Ke Ali‘i Pauahi.          treasurer; Constance Cera Aldaya
                            the board completed a financial                 At the December worship           ’60, director; Hartwell Ka‘eo ’65,
                            review conducted by an outside            service at Kawaiaha‘o Church, it        director; Stacy Kawai Higa ’81,
                            consultant, verified its cash             was an emotional and humbling           director; Moses Crabbe ’77,
                            position and has put into place a         experience to stand alongside           director; Noralyn Pinao ’71,
                            method to manage the remaining            representatives of other ali‘i trusts   counsel.
                            six months. Guided by treasurer           and Native Hawaiian organiza-
                            Tim “Kimo” Blaisdell ’87, we are          tions. I would like to encourage        Kaua‘i Region
                            on our way to developing an               all Hawaiians to set aside the last            ¯
                                                                                                              2843 Pı kake Street
                            operating budget plan for the next        Sunday before Christmas to               ¯
                                                                                                              Lı hu‘e, HI 96766
                            fiscal year July 2004 through June        attend Ali‘i Sunday Services at         President: Gregory K. Enos ’65
                            30, 2005.                                 Kawaiaha‘o. A complete copy of          Phone: 1-808-245-8214 (B)
                                  Understanding the impor-            the KSAA-O‘ahu tribute can be               1-808-246-0247 (H)
                            tance of building relationships           read on the alumni page of the          E-Mail: genos@hawaii.edu
                            and creating partnerships within          Parents and Alumni Web site at
                            the KS support system, the board          alumni.ksbe.edu.                        Kamehameha alumni, KS parents
                            has studied existing operational                We have a busy calendar for       and ‘ohana participated in Kaua‘i’s
                            and administrative practices. The         this year: a scholarship golf           Aloha Week Parade on Oct. 18,
                            intent of this work is to create a        tournament in September, and, of        2003. They passed out flyers and
                            baseline so that efforts can be           course, the homecoming event in         gathered petition signatures from
                            focused to revitalize membership,         November. We look forward to            Hawaiians and non-Hawaiians in
                            rebuild finances and expand               seeing alumni at all of these events.   support of Kamehameha’s
                            communication.                            Mahalo and I mua!                       admissions preference policy.
                                  With “re-engineering                                                              Randall Hee ’68 organized
                            activities” going on, we haven’t                                                  alumni and parents to manage a
                            forgotten what alumni enjoy best                                                  booth at the Aloha Week
                            and that is “talking story” together.        O‘ahu Region’s Board of              Ho‘olaule‘a, held on the grounds
                            The KS Warriors vs. St. Louis                Directors Elections                  of the historic Kaua‘i County
                            football game in November 2003               Kamehameha Schools                   Building, collecting 400 signatures.
                            gave KSAA-O‘ahu Region the                   Alumni Association – O‘ahu                 Flyers and mailouts to Kaua‘i
                            perfect opportunity to host a                Region’s board of directors          alumni invited all to rally on Nov.
                            Homecoming Pre-Game Party at                 elections will be held in May        16 at the county building and to
                            Aloha Stadium for all alumni. The            2004. Members in good                conduct a vigil for Kamehameha
                            event started with nahenahe                  standing are asked to                Schools. Many shared KS experi-
                            Hawaiian music and ended                     become part of the process           ences and benefits gained from
                            rocking to a close with music by             and submit an application to         Pauahi.
                            the group Simplisity. Great prizes           the board for placement on                 Kamehameha administrators
                            and food rounded out the                     the ballot. The following            met with alumni, ‘ohana and KS
                            gathering. The turnout was a                 positions are up for election:       parents regarding the recent
                            success and the region plans to              first vice president,                admissions lawsuit settlement. In
                            make this an annual event.                   treasurer, corresponding             attendance were trustee Nainoa
                                  KSAA-O‘ahu Region has                  secretary, and two directors         Thompson and attorney Crystal
                            been an active participant in                positions. Contact Harryson          Rose ’75, who explained how the
                            projects that support the mission            “Gabe” Nicholas at 381-
                            of Kamehameha Schools. The                   9341 or e-mail him at
                            association joined the ‘Ohana                nicholash001@hawaii.rr.com
                                                                         for an application.

KSAA-Mamalahoe Chapter’s Officers: From left, front row: Terry         ¯ ¯ ¯
                                                                    E Ku‘e Kakou supporters at Maui Region’s Rally: From left: parent
Plunkett ’51, president; Constance Cera Aldaya ’60, director;       supporter Donna Borge, and KS ’81 classmates: Venus Rosete-Hill,
Helen Tongg Hurd ’64, treasurer; Moses Crabbe ’77, director;        Robin Kailiehu, Doreen Momilani Dudoit Mokiao and Jamie
Back row: Allan Martin, Jr. ’58, vice-president; Jacqueline         Moanikeala Whittle-Wagner.
“Skylark” Rossetti ’71, secretary; Hartwell Kaeo ’65, director;
and Stacy Kawai Higa ’81, director.

trustees reached their decision and             to encourage a larger attendance                Finally, our KS Maui Campus
what course of action is still pend-            since our Pauahi Sunday will be            High School Principal, Mitchell
ing. Many questions fielded by                  on Dec. 19, 2004.                          Kalauli ’58 will be going to live on
Nainoa and Crystal were answered                      We also participated in the          the mainland with his family
to the satisfaction of most attendees.            ¯‘e
                                                Ku ¯ Käkou sign holding event              because of serious health problems.
      On Dec. 19, 2003 Founder’s                sponsored by several Hawaiian              We will surely and sorely miss him
Day Services for Ali‘i Bernice                  organizations including many               and hope that his replacement will
Pauahi Bishop were held at the                  students from Kamehameha all in            be able to live up to his example.
Kapa‘a First Hawaiian Church.                   support of the court cases in              We wish Mitch and his family the
Kahu Richard Kamanu ’75 con-                    Honolulu.                                  very best. I mua Kamehameha!
ducted the service. Guest speaker
Nainoa Thompson delivered a
powerful and emotional perspective
of a trustee’s role. Service was
                                                   The Men of ’61
followed by a super potluck dinner.                Class of ’61 classmates Dr. Michael Chun, Stan Dahlin, Elliot De
                                                   Matta and Boyd Mossman share a brief visit during the
Maui Region                                                                               Photo #500
                                                   Kamehameha Schools Alumni Association Board of Presidents
                                                   meeting at Kapälama in January. Chun is the KS president and
264 Elilani Street
                                                   Headmaster at Kapälama Campus. Dahlin works for AT&T in
Pukalani, HI 96768
                                                   Seattle, De Matta is with the Department of the Navy in Virginia,
President: Boyd Mossman ’61
                                                   and Mossman is a trustee with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
Phone: 244-2121
E-Mail: boydpm@earthlink.net

The Maui Region held only one
event during the last quarter:
namely, the Pauahi Sunday
commemoration prior to Dec. 19.
We heard from Hokulani Padilla
’69 and Rev. Ramsey Anakalea,
sang songs of Princess Bernice
Pauahi Bishop, and were treated to
a stew and rice dinner – courtesy
of our Maui Campus middle school
principal and now acting high
school principal Lee Ann Johansen
DeLima ’77. The event was
coordinated by Feadora “Feabea
Lei” Sequeira Alcomindras ’65
and her ‘ohana. This year we hope

                          Regional Alumni Associations

                        Georgiana “Georgie” Hookano Kahalehoe ‘60 instructs students    Christian Kikuchi ’02, Keka Ichinose ’00, and Hilarie Morris ’02
                        in a craft at KSAA-Northwest Region’s Explorations.             try their hands at creating a shell anklet at KSAA-Northwest
                                                                                        Region’s Explorations. They are students at the University of

                        Northwest Region                            Services. Georgie Hookano                       Mark your calendars for
                        14918 SE 183rd Street                       Kahalehoe ’60 also attended and            Saturday, July 24, for our Sixth
                        Renton, Wash. 98058                         taught crafts to the children, their       Annual NW Aloha Charity Gold
                        President: Stan Dahlin ’61                  parents, our college students,             Tournament at Riverband Gold
                        Phone: 425-580-8756                         interested adults, and our alumni.         Complex in Kent, Wash.
                        E-Mail: sdahlin@earthlink.net               Students came from Pacific                 (Submitted by Stan Dahlin.)
                                                                    Lutheran University, Seattle
                        With winter weather and rains               University, University of Puget            East Coast Region
                        upon us, the Northwest Region               Sound and University of                    1905 Sword Lane
                        moved indoors for our activities.           Washington.                                President: Maile Mahikoa
                        Our Imi‘ike Explorations and                      We held a joint general               Duggan ’57
                        Student Connection annual event,            membership meeting and                     Alexandria, VA 22308-2446
                        led by Loretta Chai Little ’75, was         Founder’s Day Observance on                Phone: 703-360-0893
                        held in Redmond, Wash., in                  Saturday, Jan. 24 at the AMVETS            E-Mail: mvduggan@erols.com
                        October 2003. Along with our                club in Tacoma. This was well
                        usual craft and student mixer               attended with more than 75                 A “Talk Story” event was held
                        activities, we hosted Gerry Vinta           people in attendance. Our guest            September 2003. Sen. Daniel K.
                        Johansen ’60, of Alumni Relations           speaker was Janet Zisk, KS                 Akaka ’42 shared memories of his
                        and Rowena Peroff Blaisdell ’62,            Archivist, who spoke about                 days as a student at KS and what it
                        of Kapälama Campus Program                  Pauahi’s life and lessons we could         was like on campus following the
                                                                    apply to our own lives in a                Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.
                                                                    Western culture. Joining Janet in          Alumni viewed a videotape of
                                                                    addressing the audience about              Sen. Akaka being honored at a
                                                                    how they have been influenced by           Legacy Luncheon by the Council
                                                                    and are living Pauahi’s Legacy             for Native Hawaiian Advancement
                                                                    were Roy Almeida ’63 and Keka              at the Sheraton Waikïkï Hotel on
                                                                    Ichinose ’99. Aunty Harriette              Aug. 29, 2003.
                                                                    Hurley Simeona ’46 did the                        Alumni helped deliver Office
                                                                    reading of Proverbs 31:10-28.              of Hawaiian Affairs packets to all
                                                                    Daniel Kaopuiki ’50 served as our          100 United States Senate offices on
                                                                    kahu and helped make this a very           Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
                                                                    dignified observance. After lunch,         Participants included Claire
                                                                    we held a brief general member-            Wilmington Pruet ’60, Gordon Lee
                                                                    ship meeting with the installation         ’58, Maile Mahikoa Duggan ’57
                                                                    of new officers. Peter Daniels ’85         and Nahaku McFadden ’83.
Senator Akaka and wife, Millie, with KS alumni at “Talk Story”      was our overall chairperson who
gathering on Sept. 20, 2003 at their home in Maryland.              did an outstanding job in coordi-
                                                                    nating all the volunteers needed to
                                                                    successfully hold this combined
                                                                    event in Tacoma.

                                           I Remember When

                                                    by Mikahala White Cockett Turner ’36

                           Being a senior while at Kamehameha was an exciting time for me. Among the
                           “specials” of being a senior was to take your turn with others of your class and
                           live at the Senior Practice Cottage.
                                      The Cottage was separate from the dormitories. During the time there,
                           you learned the responsibilities of family living. You were the cook, housekeeper
                           or whatever, but most importantly, you were “mother” for a week to a real, live
                           baby. You were completely responsible for his or her care for a whole week.
                                  My story is about what happened while I was “mother” to Rankin Lemon
                           Kinney – our redheaded, blue-eyed cutie who was only about two months old
                           when he first arrived.
                                  What happened is that I had put Rankin’s bottle nipples in water in a pot
                           to sterilize them. I turned on the stove and then went back to tend to him. Time
Mikahala White ’36 at KS
                           went by and soon the smell of burning rubber had me running back to the
                           kitchen. It was too late! There were burned rubber particles sticking to the
                           window screens and the burnt rubber smell permeated the cottage.                           Mikahala White Cockett Turner
                                  Frantically calling my father at work at Honolulu Iron Works, I tearfully
                                                                                                                      Below: “Mama-dees” (mother of
                           begged him to leave work to buy new bottle nipples and deliver them to me
                                                                                                                      the day) Wilhemnia Atai Ito ’62,
                           right away. Then, I set to work scrubbing the screens and other things and aired           Diane Medina Kaahanui ’62 and
                           out the kitchen and other areas.                                                           Sharol Lum ’62 display their
                                  What a relief it was when dad delivered the new nipples (which I promptly           Senior Cottage babies in this Pop
                           sterilized without burning them) and then got back on schedule for Rankin’s                Diamond photo from the 1961-
                           feeding.                                                                                   62 school year. Kamehameha’s
                                  Miss Hirleman (director of the cottage) was away at the time and not                Senior Cottage Baby program ran
                           expected back until late afternoon, so she never knew the story. My classmates             from 1924 until 1970.
                           were away attending classes as well.
                                  This was my most traumatic experience during my six years as a student at
Rankin Lemon Kinney,       Kamehameha…and, ah, ...I remember it well.
Senior Practice Cottage
baby                       Today, Mikahala lives in ‘Alewa Heights, O‘ahu. She keeps active walking and caring
                           for her great-grandchildren.

               Missing Alumni

                        MISSING ALUMNI
                  Kamehameha Schools Alumni Reunion 2004 – celebrating classes ending in 4s and 9s –
                 just won’t be complete without the friends listed below. Anyone with information about
                these reunioning alumni is asked to contact the Parents and Alumni Relations department.

                           Call 842 - 8680
                   If calling from the U.S. mainland or neighbor islands, dial 1-800-842-IMUA, ext. 8680.
                            You may also e-mail your information to alumnikapalama@ksbe.edu.

Cecelia Kane
                           Aaron Makaiwi
                           Raymond Malina
                           Stanley Medrano
                                                      Paulette Anderson
                                                      David Auld
                                                      Gordon Bak
                                                                                 Russell Shenn
                                                                                 Kevin Wilhelm
                                                                                 Leslie Young
                                                                                                            Shayne Tamayose
                                                                                                            Signa Tannehill
                                                                                                            Rae Dean Tomihama
                           Matthan Mersberg           Patricia Ballungay                                    Jesse Victorino

1934                       Raymond Ornellas
                           Rose Post
                                                      Keola Beamer
                                                      Laurel Boden               1974                       Celeste Yen

Kate Brickner              James Saffery
                           William Sagre
                                                      Wayne Brown
                                                      Edith Christian
                                                                                 Mark Apao
                                                                                 Luana Argel                1979
1939                       Noel Woodard               Neal Chung
                                                      Herman Costa
                                                                                 Samuel Awai
                                                                                 Diana Borja
                                                                                                            Cynthia Aiona
                                                                                                            Lori Aiu
Joan Djekich
                           1964                       Alice Crawford
                                                      Colleen Dee
                                                                                 Timothy Bowden
                                                                                 Michele Cathcart-
                                                                                                            Stephanie Akina
                                                                                                            Joette Anderson

Barbara Holt
                           Burnett Akiu
                           Suzette Brown
                           David Ching
                                                      Philip Fernandez
                                                      George Ferreira
                                                      Kealii Flood
                                                                                 Curtis Crabbe
                                                                                 Patrick Cullen
                                                                                                            Guylean Briones
                                                                                                            Darren Carpenter
                                                                                                            Jennifer Cho
Frances Kupau              Lorraine Chun              Ana Fosdick                Teri Demello               Shirl Correia
Ilona Parker               Norman Dabalos             Cynthia Fujisaki           Dorayn                     Mikaele Grube
Muriel Tice                Allan Daniels              Kenneth Gouveia             Dragomanovich             Hans Hanawahine
                           Glenn Davis                Charles Guess              Angharad Duncan            Doyle Hudson

J. Arthur Rath
                           K Haunani Davis
                           Diana Flora
                           Daniel Fonseca
                                                      Kale Gumapac
                                                      Gertrude Haia
                                                      Sandra Hammersley
                                                                                 Jon Fernandez
                                                                                 Albert Forsythe
                                                                                 Gary Heu
                                                                                                            Tani-Ann Iida
                                                                                                            Robin Jones
                                                                                                            Joseph Kaai
Donald Walker              Harrison Helenihi          Danford Hanohano           Hirum Heu                  Jennifer Kaleikau
Lawrence Young             Milton Johnson             Dwight Hanohano            Candyce Hofer              Justina Kaleikini
                           Vernon Martin              Jack Hao                   Celeste Holland            Michael Keolanui

Roy Ah Nee
                           Paulette Matz
                           George Perry
                           Stella Perry
                                                      Cynthia Hashimoto
                                                      Clayton Kahai
                                                                                 Eliza Kahale
                                                                                 Easter Keil
                                                                                 Lucas Kekuna
                                                                                                            Vance Kim
                                                                                                            Ladonna Kohler
                                                                                                            Ronnette Kuoha
                                                      Jana Kahaleanu
Ernest Hoa                 Charles Rapozo             Avis Leona Kaona           Renee Lau                  Shawn Layosa
Frederick Kauahi           Joseph Recca               Marilyn Kauhane            Noreen Machida             Christine Lee
John Pauole                Janet Redo                 Jeanine Kiko               Meylia Makalii-            Scott Lee
                           Wanda Redona               Una Lambert                 Keliiholokai              Leland Lishman

Robert Ani
                           Fred Spencer
                           Jade Spencer
                                                      Lambert Lee Loy
                                                      Rhoda Lepen
                                                                                 Peggianne Martin
                                                                                 James Mattoon
                                                                                                            Joan Luckey
                                                                                                            Mary Ludloff
                           Darril Tighe               Joseph Lum                 Lois Naumu                 Alexander Mahikoa
Stella Duarte              James Todd                 Kathleen Meyer             David Ortega               Wendy Makalena
Andrew Espinda             Raynor Weaver              Puanani Moore              Michael Perez              Bryan Malama
Wayne Foster                                          Donnette Paishon           Scott Poepoe               Morgan Mattson
Alvin Goo
Henry Kaahea
David Kauwe
                           Luana Ah Nee
                                                      Rebecca Pascual
                                                      Edleen Peleiholani
                                                      Harold Perry
                                                                                 Stanforde Sagum
                                                                                 George Sampoang
                                                                                 Pat Smith
                                                                                                            Richard Mello
                                                                                                            David Miyashiro
                                                                                                            Lesley Morton
Georgette Kopp             Randall Akana              F Joseph Pung              Matthew Souza              Darren Neves

Brian Noeau           Norma Litke            Ko Sung An Kelii       Eleu Kane             Fabray Holokahi
Peter Ongoy           Richard Litke          Samantha Kennell       Nagmai Kelii          Jensine Honda
Jacqueline Ornellas   Kevin Lum              Shane Lee              Liv Larson            Kanoelehua Hook
Randall Osakoda       Keith Lupenui          Trisha Lett            Ryan Mahoe            Christie Huddy
Lisa Paea             Jenny Makilan          Shane Mahelona         Jezellynn Makue       Kaaina Hull
Deborah Lynn Pakele   Marshall Miller        Brenda Mersberg-Afoa   Tara Malloe           Justin Hussey
Eric Panoke           Masa Miyashiro         Roger Mills            Nichol Montilliano    Heather Imai
Sheryl Ruiz           Donn Murakami          Keahi Moku             Matthew Moody         Micah Jingao
Derek San Diego       Rho Neves              Mark Moody             Jaime Muneoka         Kelli-Ann Kaahaaina
Roland Shim           Steven Oshiro          Carol Moore            Marci Muraoka         Aurora Kagawa
Sheleigh Solis        Lisa Pavao             Christopher Murray     Marcus Nikora         Pohai Kahoonei
Adelbert Tallett      Maile Pratt            Malia Musick           Chad Nishida          Lily Kahumoku
Tracy Thomas          Michele Pua            Jerome Nojima          Kurstan Olaso         Shanette Kanuha
Radford Yap           Raenan Reny            Katherine Ortiz        Elaine Paller         Christine Kekaula-
Clyde Yasuhara        Len Sousa              David Oye              Michael Peloso         Van Gieson
                      Kimberly Souza         Marisa Pollard         Daniel Reed           Kelli Lee

Pamela Akau
                      Sophia Spencer-Pavao
                      Alan Stewart
                      Veronica Tafoya
                                             Shane Radford
                                             David Rivera
                                             Monica Sablas
                                                                    Melissa Rosecrans
                                                                    Princess Samonte
                                                                    Julia Siataga
                                                                                          Noa Lincoln
                                                                                          Dara Lindsey
                                                                                          Kelike Luning
Colleen Aki           Shenan Tahara          Young Schoen           Edmund Silva          Chad Mahoe
Susan Aki             Wesley Tavares         William Schwab         Karla Silva           Kelsi Mercado
Ralph Akiona          Amy Thomas             Lanakila Spencer       Shane Siu             Gandall Meyers
Amanda Batalona       Sarah Timbreza         Jamie Stockham         Sinclair Taniguchi    Dominic Milles
Daniel Batungbacal    R Mele Wong            Joshua Stone           Kaipo Whittington     Shemnon Miyamoto
Stanley Bejgrowicz    Frances Wright         Paul Suyat             Liza Williams         Thelma Montallana
Daniel Bodnar         Erna Yamauchi          Robyn Tanaka           Jamie Yee             Mahealani Moraes
Robert Bontog         Gloryanne Yango        Reginald Tinay         Edward Young          Leiana Moser-Reyes
Michelle Brookover    William Zeffiro        Tina Tsukiyama                               Rebecca Murph
Bruce Cabral
Lisa Carter
Cheryl Castillo       1989
                                             Creighton Tuzon
                                             Tasha Wong             1999
                                                                    Desiree-Ann Abarca
                                                                                          Mariko Nazarro
Harold Costa
Steve Crowder
Dawn Cusic
                      Sargent Ah Loo
                      Christopher Bailey
                      Frank Bailey
                                             Tanya Acosta
                                                                    Brandon Ahu
                                                                    Ruth Ahuna
                                                                    Desiree Badayos-
                                                                                          Natasha Numazu
                                                                                          Mitchell Okamura
                                                                                          Brennen Owan
Thomas Enos           Jamie Barboza          Herbert Ah Yo           Chaves               Jerome Pacarro
Amanda Fernandez      Ululani Caldwell       Corrie Alcos           Isaac Bancaco         Amber Pacheco
Brian Ganutan         Lainie Chun            Charles Au             Malia Boersma         Janel Phillips
Veronica Gasco        Adrianna Fernandes     Amber Beck             Jasmine Branco        Leslie Quisano Iii
Leslyn Hanakahi       Alexis Florea          Monica Bob             Kekoa Ryan Brown      Maile Ginger Ripp
Joella Hardy          Werner Girndt          Keoki Brown            Garrett Carpio        Aimee Rodd
Cathy Hora            Dean Hanohano          Sean Calles            Chereen Chang         Randa Rogers
Patrick Inouye        Christina Harris       Puanani Carvalho       Shaundor              Natasha Silva
Duane Iwata           Harrison Heen          Christopher Chung       Chillingworth        Bruce Simeona
Allen Kaauwai         L Kainoa Hepa          Krydynce Clark         Samuel Chong          Harley Tallett
Audrey Kaawa          Lori Hieger            Dallas Crowell         Sasha Cockett         Jonathan Tinao
Darin Kahalekulu      Palmer Higa            Tracie Lynn Cummings   Karlel Crowley        Jason Tyau
Dean Kaichi           Kathryn Hope           Calvin Domen           Nathan Cruz           Trenton Wailehua
Tia Kaili             Robert Jarrett         Rachael Espinda        Kawailele Cummings    Cayce Waipa
Renee Kailiehu        Joseph Jerviss         Bryan Fernandez        Tara Deponte          Dusti Waipa
 Kalehua              Abraham Kaauwai        William Fernandez      Bronson Domingo       Alohilani Washburn
 Kamakawiwoole        Tanya Kaehuaea         Noelani Fonoimoana     Amanda Donlin         William White
Allison Kaneakalau    Darrell Kahalewai      Lee Garcia             Justin Enomoto        Charmaine Wong
Scott Kauhane         Paula Kahaulelio       Farrah-Marie Gomes     Samuel Erbe           Micah Wong
Rhonda Kupihea        Len Kai                Joelle Grance          Elizabeth Fong        Nicholas Wong
Howard Kuroda         Amy Kalili             Teuila Huddy           Candace Fujishige     Makia Yagodich
Bobbie Lau            David Kauha            Holly Inn              Whit Germano          Kelly Yamamoto
Shane Lee             Simone Kauhi-Clark     Hawley Iona-Stevens    Helemano Gilman
Wendy Lee             David Kaupu            Kimberly Ishii         Tara Hibbs
Nathan Leong          Karl Kawelo            Carisa Jones           Anthony Ho
Grant Lewis           Mae-Lynn Kekawa        Alycia Kahanaoi        Creighton Ho

      Visit the Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Foundation Web site
      Over the past three years, Ke Aliÿi Pauahi Foundation’s family          This is a wonderful opportunity for our ÿohana to show
      has grown to include many of you as you’ve joined with us in      their Warrior pride, and all proceeds from these sales will go
      fulfilling Pauahi’s vision to provide educational opportunities   directly to scholarships for Hawaiian students.
      for Hawaiians.
             As we continue to give forward to future generations of          ¯
                                                                        Your Kokua
      Hawaiian students, we invite you to join us and see how you       Your continued support is important to the many students
      can make a difference.                                            who benefit from your gifts. With your help, we can make a
             Visit our Web site at www.pauahi.org to see how your       difference in the lives of our youth.
      gifts can help many more Hawaiian students achieve their                For more information on our Web site and other programs,
      educational goals.                                                contact the Foundation at (808) 534-3966, toll free at 1-800-842-
                                                                        4682, extension 43966, or via e-mail at giving @ pauahi.org.
      Ways of Giving
      Shows you how you can make meaningful contributions to            Together, as servant leaders, we can help Princess Pauahi
      educational scholarships. Whether it be through a cash contri-    continue her dream.
      bution or including the Foundation in your estate planning,
      these are ways that you can work with the Foundation to help
      our Hawaiian students realize their educational goals.
      Online Store
      Later this year, you will have the opportunity to purchase
      Kamehameha Schools logo items online via the Foundation’s
      Online Store.

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