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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
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:
Michael J. Chun, Ph.D. ’61 overwhelming and means so much to us. firstname.lastname@example.org,
¯ 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
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Kamehameha Schools, visit
Editor reminded us about the importance of knowing where we our Web site at
Lesley Agard ’68
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-
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
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
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!
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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
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
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.
KEAUHOU MASTER PLAN
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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
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
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.”
– IPOLANI AKAO WRIGHT ’66
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
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,”
“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
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
“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
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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
For the last 29 years, Robin
Racoma has been a graphic artist
at Kamehameha Schools. During
KS illustrator that time, she has produced
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 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.
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
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.
“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.
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.”
– KEOKI NA‘ILI‘ILI ’98
More teachers of Hawaiian
The Kahoÿiwai cohort could not have come at a
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
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
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
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 email@example.com
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
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,
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.
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
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,
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.email@example.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
firstname.lastname@example.org... 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.
email@example.com… 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 ¯ ¯
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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
“The Pacific Sessions” is the latest release by Val Teixeira ’86 of
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
Makoa Freitas ’98
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.
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
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
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 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
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
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.
Feb. 6, 2004 in Honolulu.
Bridesmaids included classmates
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
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:
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.
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
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: email@example.com Alan Hoe for filing the brief and E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 email@example.com.
Rae Dean Tomihama
Matthan Mersberg Patricia Ballungay Jesse Victorino
1934 Raymond Ornellas
Laurel Boden 1974 Celeste Yen
Kate Brickner James Saffery
Luana Argel 1979
1939 Noel Woodard Neal Chung
1964 Alice Crawford
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
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
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
Lambert Lee Loy
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
Luana Ah Nee
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
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
Cheryl Castillo 1989
Tasha Wong 1999
Sargent Ah Loo
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.
As we continue to give forward to future generations of ¯
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.
Later this year, you will have the opportunity to purchase
Kamehameha Schools logo items online via the Foundation’s
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