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May 16, 2023

New tri-campus scholarship brings post-secondary dreams to reality

Recipients of the Poʻo Kula Scholarship, a new tri-campus award for haumāna pursuing a bachelor’s degree, share their thoughts on personal growth, the impact of Ke Aliʻi Pauahi’s legacy, and how their experiences as students of Kamehameha Schools have shaped their paths towards a brighter future.

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Feb. 2, 2023

Kauakiaweopuʻuohala: Kahului Airport’s Newest Fire Truck Gets Its Name from KS Maui 8th Graders

Young ʻōiwi leaders from Kumu Kehani Guerrero’s eighth-grade advisory period put in a semester of research and collaboration to bestow a culturally rich name for Kahului Airport’s newest fire truck.

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Jan. 25, 2023

Alum Noah Harders’ ‘Otherworldly’ Creations Make It to the Honolulu Museum of Art

The popularity of Noah Harders’ Instagram creations — a meld of Hawaiian aesthetics and his “otherworldly” imagination — lead to him getting an offer from the Honolulu Museum of Art to showcase his talents in a full exhibit.

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Jan. 19, 2023

One of the Largest Renewable Energy Microgrids on Maui Is Right Here on Campus

In an innovative step for our ʻAʻapueo campus, Kamehameha Schools Maui has installed one of the largest clean energy microgrids on the island, which will reduce reliance on fossil fuels by $5.8 million over the next 20 years.

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Jan. 12, 2023

Long Island University Volleyball Finds Its Captain: KS Maui Alum Kale Spencer

Though just a freshman at Long Island University, Kale Spencer, KSM’22, was selected by his volleyball teammates and coaches to be one of three team captains.

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Jan. 4, 2023

Traditional Hale Building Sparks Joy for Science and ʻIke Kūpuna

The building of a hale waʻa sparked renewed enthusiasm for science and ʻike kūpuna among Māhele Lalo haumāna. The fourth- and fifth-graders learned traditional lashing and knotting techniques, hale oli protocol and applied their science knowledge to construct a hale in just 12 days.

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Dec. 18, 2022

KS preschoolers walk laps and raise money in honor of Ke Aliʻi Pauahi

Keiki at Nā Kula Kamaliʻi ma Heʻeia took part in the preschool’s first-ever Pennies for Pauahi and Walk for Pauahi events.

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Dec. 15, 2022

A Final Founder’s Day for Rev. Kalani Wong

For more than 20 years now, the Rev. Kalani Wong has served the haumāna, kumu, staff and ʻohana of KS Maui as its kahu, shepherding the ʻAʻapueo flock through life’s blessings and challenges. KS Maui’s 27th Founder’s Day will be the last time Wong presides over the affair.

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Dec. 7, 2022

Alum Bailey Onaga Is Revitalizing the Community Through Public Art

Bailey Onaga, KSM’09, has been making a name for herself as a muralist and public artist. The work of this ʻōiwi leader can be seen everywhere from the streets of Wailuku to Maui beach parks.

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Nov. 30, 2022

Uncovering Moʻokūʻauhau: Workshops Equip Haumāna & Community With Research Tools

KS Maui Librarians Geri Kimoto and Kumu Ketra Arcas introduced haumāna and the community to Hawaiian database resources to assist those eager to research their own genealogies.

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Nov. 17, 2022

The Wind & The Reckoning: Lindsay Watson’s newest film revives the story of a Hawaiian heroine

KS Maui alum Lindsay Watson’s newest film tells the story of Hawaiian heroine Piʻilani fighting to keep her family intact as Native Hawaiians who contract leprosy are exiled to Kalaupapa.

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Nov. 10, 2022

Mahalo for Your Service: KS Maui Alumni Embody Alakaʻi Lawelawe

A cadre of KS Maui alumni have served or are currently serving in the U.S. military. In honor of Veteran’s Day, we gathered reflections from a few of our graduates about alakaʻi lawelawe — servant leadership — embodied by our founder Ke Aliʻi Bernice Pauahi Bishop.

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Nov. 3, 2022

Building Strong Relationships Through Moʻolelo

Wā Moʻolelo, centered around the Kamehameha Schools Maui value of pilina, is a monthly opportunity for K-5 haumāna to meet different groups of leaders, kumu, and even Māhele Luna (6-12) students from across the Maui campus. Each class receives a visitor who reads from a story special to them.

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Sept. 29, 2022

Reviving Traditional Place Names One Sign at a Time

Kamehameha Schools Maui haumāna helped bless a new ahupaʻa sign that identifies the traditional name of the land where the school resides. For years KS Maui has worked to help revive the use of ʻAʻapueo as the place name of our community.

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