Welcome to Alumni Reunion Celebration 2023!
Join us on a huaka‘i across our campuses, connect with your classmates whether celebrating your 5th, 15th, or 50th Reunion. Once a Warrior, forever a Warrior!
Celebrating the classes ending in “3” and “8”, we look forward to welcoming all our graduates back to campus. Look for events and activities open to all our alumni and Kamehameha Schools ‘ohana.
Whether you’re joining us at events, or engaging with us online, be sure to use and follow #ksAlumniReunion2023 and #imuaKamehameha
Please join us at 4pm this evening, Monday, June 5, 2023 for a live stream of our Memorial Chapel Service.
The Memorial Chapel Video link will be available on this website to re-watch.
Based on historical events as told through the memoirs of Pi‘ilani, the film takes place in 1893, a time when the monarchy has been controlled by foreign interests and leprosy leads to a widespread epidemic in the Hawaiian Islands. The new government orders all Native Hawaiians suspected of having the foreign disease banished permanently to a remote colony on the island of Moloka‘i. When a local cowboy named Ko‘olau (Lee) and his young son Kalei (Perreira) contract the dreaded disease, they refuse to allow their family to be separated, sparking an armed clash with brutal white island authorities that will make Ko‘olau and his wife, Pi‘ilani (Watson) heroes for the ages. The film stars actors Jason Scott Lee, Lindsay Marie Anuhea Watson KSM’13, Henry Ian Cusick, and newcomer, Kahiau Perreira. Among the film highlights is that 80% of the film is spoken in ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i and in the Ni‘ihau dialect. Currently, on the film festival circuit, “The Wind & The Reckoning” has been sweeping up awards. In Honolulu, the film received the Hawaii International Film Festival’s (HIFF42) Made In Hawaii Award for Feature Film, and in Hollywood, was honored with the Ambassador of Culture award from the Garifuna Indigenous International Film Festival. Additional awards bestowed on the film include the Audience Choice Feature Award and the Kumeyaay Award (usually reserved to recognize Native American films) at the San Diego Film Festival. It also won eight awards at the Boston Film Festival, including Best Film, Best Screenplay (John Fusco), Best Director (David L. Cunningham), Best Actress (Lindsay Anuhea Watson), Best Cinematography (Scott Lee Mason), Best Story/Best Editing (Kyle Gilbertson), and Best Ensemble Cast. Wainani Young Tomich KSK’87 served as Co-Producer and First A.D., and the film’s musical score features the Kamehameha Schools Children’s Chorus. For more information, visit www.windandreckoning.com.
Giving is a kākou effort. Whether you’re a celebrant this year or not, we mahalo you for your commitment to provide our Native Hawaiian learners with opportunities for education.
Join us this year in our shared goal to pass along the blessing of Ke Ali‘i Pauahi.
Welcome back, Warriors!
Kamehameha Schools Alumni Reunion 2023
Aloha mai e nā pua a Ke Ali‘i Pauahi,
As we celebrate the 135th year since the founding of Kamehameha Schools, we highlight our ongoing theme: He Koa Mau a Mau – Forever a Warrior.
As we connect with more and more KS Alumni, throughout Hawai‘i and across the continent, it’s important to remember that graduating and leaving campus is just the first step. It’s a great big world out there, filled with members of our Kamehameha ‘Ohana ready to cast their ‘upena and uplift the next wave of ‘ōiwi leaders.
Last year’s Alumni Reunion was such an amazing celebration! We organized our first tri-campus festivities and welcomed alumni from all three campuses at each lū‘au event; we even had a small hui of alumni who made the huaka‘i with us to all three islands! Our alumni aren’t always able to travel, so opening the celebration for all campuses offers the opportunity to engage with more of our ‘ohana. We look forward to continuing and building new traditions at KS Hawai‘i and KS Maui and are excited to welcome our celebrating classes ending in threes and eights back under the tent on Kōnia Field. Welina mai ke aloha no Kamehameha!
Stay tuned as we bring back more of our traditional in-person events to KS Kapālama. This year’s celebration features a new event, hosted by KS Kapālama Athletics, as we lace up our running shoes for the inaugural Warrior Run! We’re excited about the on-campus return of mākeke and kanikapila, Kūpuna Pā‘ina and the long-anticipated Lū‘au hosted by the Class of 1994. Please join us after the Lū‘au at Pearl Country Club for a “Night at Kalauao.”
In the past year, I have been inspired by the generosity of our nā kula kamali‘i keiki, whose commitment to honor and celebrate our Princess Pauahi by collecting donations through “Pennies for Pauahi” is a shining example of the future we are cultivating for our lāhui. Please join these keiki by making a gift toward your designated class scholarship, or any of our scholarship and program support opportunities, at pauahi.org/give.
I look forward to seeing you at one of our Alumni Reunion events this year. Until then, stay safe and take good care of yourself and your ‘ohana!
I Mua Kamehameha!
Pono Ma‘a KSK’82
Director, Office of Advancement
Executive Director, Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Foundation
Join Lei Hali‘a Aloha, and share your Alumni Reunion photos and other memories! Plus, connect with lost classmates, get the latest news and announcements, find alumni businesses, job opportunities, mentors, and more.