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Results and Photos from the 93rd Annual Kamehameha Schools Song Contest

The following are the results from the 93rd Annual Kamehameha Schools Song Contest held on March 22, 2013 at the Neal Blaisdell Center Arena

The Louise Aoe McGregor Award, named for a member of the first graduating class of the School for Girls in 1897, was first presented in 1972. It recognizes the student director who has made the most significant contribution to the class in organizational ability, leadership, assistance to others, and persistence.

2013 Louise Aoe McGregor Award Winner: (TIE)
Cali Kinimaka, Class of 2013 (Senior Womens); Dezarae Le'i, Class of 2015 (Sophomore coed)


The Richard Lyman, Jr., ‘Ōlelo Makuahine (Mother Tongue) Award recognizes excellence in the use of the Hawaiian language within a song. Mr. Lyman, a Kamehameha Schools trustee from 1959 to 1988, was keenly interested in the preservation of Hawaiian language and culture.

2013 Richard Lyman, Jr. Trophy Winner:
Class of 2013 (Senior Coed)


The Kamehameha Schools Boys’ Award, George Alanson Andrus Cup was first presented in 1921. Named for the former director of music at Kamehameha School for Boys, Andrus inspired the idea of an annual song contest, and a cup was offered as an incentive in the competition.

2013 George Alanson Andrus Cup Winner:
Class of 2013 (Senior Men)


The year 1922 marked the first year that both the Kamehameha boys and girls held song contests. Mrs. E. G. Scoville, a visitor to the Islands from Watertown, Connecticut, was so impressed with the singing of the Kamehameha girls that she donated the New England Mothers’ Cup for the School for Girls competition.

2013 New England Mothers' Cup Winner:
Class of 2013 (Senior Women)


The Helen Desha Beamer Award recognizes the best musical performance. Donated by the Kamehameha Alumni Association, the award honors the substantial contributions of Helen Desha Beamer to the lexicon of Hawaiian music. Helen Desha Beamer was a 1900 graduate of the Kamehameha School for Girls.

2013 Helen Desha Beamer Award Winner:
Class of 2013 (Senior Women)


In 1967, an additional trophy was offered by the Trustees in honor of Charles Edward King, an 1891 graduate of the School for Boys. The trophy is awarded to the class winning the combined class competition.

2013 Charles E. King Cup Winner: Class of 2013 (Senior Class)


(Additional photos are posted on our Facebook site www.facebook.com/kamehamehaschools)



Senior womens director Cali Kinimaka leads her class. (Photo by Michael Young)


Ho'ike (Photo by Michael Young)


Ho'ike (Photo by Michael Young)


Ho'ike (Photo by Michael Young)


The award winning song leaders: Cali Kinimaka (senior women), Kamalu Deleon (senior coed), Dezarae Le'i (sophomore coed) and Kapono Kapanui (senior men). (Photo by Michael Young)