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Kamehameha Schools Alumni

Loina Kamehameha

Kapālama Kai

Lastly, we return to the Kona region of O‘ahu, and the Ahupua‘a Kapālama, land legacy of Moses Kekūaiwa.

Kapālama is a place of great significance to the legacy of Kamehameha Schools as our birthplace and home for over 130 years. The area’s rich cultural knowledge and history provides a foundation for Kamehameha Schools’ continued stewardship of its commercial lands in the makai area in support of a resilient community for kama‘āina.

Visit to learn more about the rich history and vision for Kapālama Kai.

KS Kapalama Kai Mural


In the second video of our Loina Kamehameha series, we visit the southern Kailua-Kona area of Hawai‘i Island. Home to the birth site of Kauikeaouli, who would become Kamehameha III, Keauhou is well-known for its rich cultural resources, ocean recreational activities, and resort quality environment. Kama‘āina and visitors alike visit the favorite retreat and birthplace of the ali‘i.

Learn more about the work to realign focus of place-based cultural stewardship to the history and legacy of the bay; enhance and encourage bayfront access and recreational use for kama‘āina and kupa‘āina; and, promote high quality collaborative educational experiences for residents, visitors, and haumāna.


Next, we move to the Windward side of O‘ahu in the Ahupua‘a He‘eia, part of the land legacy of Abner Pākī and Victoria Kamāmalu, in the Ko‘olau Region.

The future of He‘eia is for it to evolve as a center of ‘āina momona with an abundant food system that creates jobs and local economic opportunities within the community; promotes hoʻōla (health) and wellness; and encourages and delivers learning opportunities to grow future ʻōiwi leaders enabling prosperity and contribution to the Ko‘olau community. Visit to learn more.

Kaiāulu ‘o Kaka‘ako 

In the first video of this year’s Loina Kamehameha series, we begin just outside the two most intensely populated and cultivated areas of southeastern O‘ahu: Waikīkī and Kou (an early name for Honolulu). Kaka‘ako has a rich history steeped in Native Hawaiian values, entrepreneurship, industry, and cultural diversity. The region was once comprised of fishing villages, fishponds, and salt flats. To Hawaiians, pa‘akai (salt) was valued like gold for its uses as a seasoning, preservative, medicine, and ceremonial purifier.

Visit to learn more about the history and legacy of this area.

Kū‘ono Marketplace at Kahala

Kicking off our series, watch this teaser about a recently opened shopping center in Kāhala, Kū‘ono Marketplace. Learn about how we as an organization practice Hawaiian placekeeping, or moving forth a project with cultural integrity, utilizing the mo‘ōlelo of a place.

Schedule of Events


Week 1

Welina Mai!


Week 2

Alumni Reunion Celebration O‘ahu

  • June 6 – Mele Monday at Pearl Country Club
    • E Nanea I Ka 'Olu O Kalauao, Enjoy the pleasantry of Kalauao. Our Mele Monday series is back for the month of June! Enjoy mele by alumni entertainers and connect with classmates weekly.
  • June 9 – Kūpuna Pā‘ina at Pearl Country Club
    • Join our classes celebrating their 50th reunion and older, welcome to all alumni from 1972 through 1942
  • June 11 – Lū‘au Experience
  • All alumni in the classes ending in “2” and “7”. A new opportunity to welcome to alumni from all three campuses, there will be two ticket options: a Lū‘au luncheon in Kekūhaupi‘o Gym, or a street pā‘ina along Kula Waena (Middle School).


Week 3

June 13 – Mele Monday at Pearl Country Club

Alumni Reunion Celebration Maui

  • June 18 – Lū‘au Experience
    • Welcome to all alumni living on Maui and alumni of Kamehameha Schools Maui campus.


Week 4

June 20 – Mele Monday at Pearl Country Club

Alumni Reunion Celebration Hawai‘i

  • June 25 – Lū‘au Experience
    • Welcome to all alumni living on Hawai‘i and alumni of Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i campus.
  • June 26 – Virtual Memorial Chapel


Week 5

June 27 – Mele Monday at Pearl Country Club