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May 30, 2024

Indigenous excellence celebrated at upcoming Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture

For the first time ever, the Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture, the world’s largest celebration of indigenous Pacific Islanders, is being held in Hawaiʻi pae ʻāina. You won’t want to miss this once-in-a-generation cultural exchange from June 6-16, 2024.

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May 14, 2024

Latest issue of I Mua magazine focuses on Lahaina recovery and more

I Mua magazine 2024, Issue 1 is out online and in your home. This edition includes manaʻo from alumni who have demonstrated great resilience after the devastating Lahaina fire.

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May 14, 2024

KS in the news: Kamehameha Schools Children’s Chorus draws nearly 1,000 people to free community concert on Maui

KS haumāna are shining on the stage, field, and court, gaining national attention and scholarships!

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May 13, 2024

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama’s first AA graduates: Where are they now?

Through the dual credit program with Hawaiʻi Pacific University, KS haumāna start their college education early, saving their families tens of thousands of dollars on tuition.

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May 9, 2024

Kumu appreciation week: ʻIke Hawaiʻi inspires next wave of Kapālama scientists and stewards

Bethany Kimokeo pioneers a Hawaiian language marine science course at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama, moving the needle of ʻike Hawaiʻi in the classroom.

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April 23, 2024

KS Kapālama Kula Waena school counselors earn prestigious national RAMP designation

KS Kapālama Kula Waena school counselors have earned prestigious national recognition.

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April 9, 2024

KS in the news: Oʻahu hālau prepares for Merrie Monarch on ʻĀina Pauahi

KS haumāna, alumni and staff shine in academics and athletics.

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March 7, 2024

KS in the news: March 2024 edition

KS haumāna, alumni and staff are making headlines for their commitment to excellence on the field, in the classroom and for the community.

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March 4, 2024

KS Kapālama Song Contest and KS Hawaiʻi Hōʻike to showcase and elevate mele Hawaiʻi

Mele Hawaiʻi will take center stage during two flagship events for the haumāna of Kamehameha Schools Kapālama and Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi.

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Jan. 11, 2024

Kōkua from I Mua Maui Fund helps KS alum and ʻohana move forward

Rooted in their faith, the Pratt ʻohana is rebuilding their lives post-Lahaina wildfires with gratitude.

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Jan. 4, 2024

KS in the news: January 2024 edition

From pop music to indigenous farming, our KS ‘ohana is making waves.

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Dec. 13, 2023

Latest edition of I Mua magazine celebrates the making of mele

The latest edition of I Mua magazine is loaded with great content, including a behind-the-scenes look at Song Contest, Hōʻike and ʻAha Mele, the three flagship events at the three KS campuses.

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Dec. 4, 2023

Envisioning the role of ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi in self-determination

Lāhui Rising panel discussion series at Kaʻiwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center explores different aspects of ea – self-determination.

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Nov. 20, 2023

KS Maui haumāna wahine gifted glam sessions and luxury lole Hawaiʻi for homecoming night

A surprise makeover and outfits from Manaola bring joy to high school haumāna impacted by the Maui wildfires.

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Nov. 8, 2023

KS alumni share leadership lessons, advocate for veterans’ health and well-being

Passionate KS Alumni have gone from fighting for their country to advocating for the health and well-being of fellow veterans through multiple support channels.

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Nov. 8, 2023

KS in the news: November edition

Kamehameha Schools students, alumni and staffers are making far-reaching impacts. From standout athletes to determined researchers, our people are inspiring communities near and far. Check out the latest “KS in the news” roundup to read more.

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Nov. 6, 2023

Healing hands and coloring books: KS supports mental health efforts on Maui

Healing opportunities were created for those affected by the August wildfires on Maui through community collaboration.

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Oct. 24, 2023

Kamehameha Schools, public teachers union partnership delivers aloha, school supplies to Maui keiki

Kamehameha Schools and the Hawaiʻi State Teachers Association formed a partnership rooted in aloha to deliver free backpacks filled with school supplies to hundreds of haumāna impacted by the Aug. 8 wildfires.

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Oct. 16, 2023

Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi haumāna is championing mental health awareness on campus and on-screen

Sophomore Ziona Launiu supports her peers as a member of the Young Leaders Council for the “My Life. Just Listen.” campaign

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Oct. 9, 2023

KS Maui haumāna recognized for resilience and excellence

Three Kamehameha Schools Maui haumāna are the inaugural recipients of the Ke ʻAno Koa – Warrior Mindset award. Hāweo Fuqua (Grade 5), Ka‘ikena Guzman (Grade 8) and Kealoha Baricuatro (Grade 12) were honored during halftime of the Sept. 29 home football game alongside their kumu and ʻohana.

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Oct. 4, 2023

KS in the news: October 2023 edition

From the bright lights of a Broadway musical to the gridiron and points between, Kamehameha Schools alums, staffers and ʻohana continue to do great things. Here’s a roundup of recent KS newsmakers.

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Oct. 2, 2023

KS Maui kumu receives outpouring of aloha upon her return to campus

KS Maui kindergarten kumu Cathy Honda KSK’82, who lost her home in the Maui wildfires, received an outpouring of aloha when she returned to campus.

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Sept. 28, 2023

Kamehameha Schools education leader wants to revolutionize student testing

Chelsea Keehne, with Kamehameha Schools’ Kealaiwikuamoʻo Division wants to challenge educators, parents, and the community to rethink how students could be assessed with an emphasis on the types of learning that will stay with haumāna for a lifetime, instead of just long enough to take a test.

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Aug. 24, 2023

Kamehameha Schools limahana, alums support Maui Ola benefit concert

Using the power of mele to heal and restore, a lāhui-driven effort resulted in a hugely successful Maui Ola concert, benefitting those impacted by the Maui wildfires.

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Aug. 7, 2023

KS alum, hoa hana wins major breakdance competition

KS budget and awards analyst Jeff Kaʻimi Naʻauao Wong KSK’08 has won the Red Bull BC One Midwest Cypher breakdancing competition, earning one of 16 coveted spots in the Red Bull National Final later this month. Wong, whose B-boy name is Ark, is believed to be the first kānaka ʻōiwi to win at this level.

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July 27, 2023

YOUR gift. YOUR legacy: Teresa Makuakāne-Drechsel KSK’71

Realizing the growing need to help even more Native Hawaiians, Teresa Makuakāne-Drechsel KSK’71 gives to the Pauahi Foundation through multiple streams to ensure future generations of haumāna are supported.

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July 25, 2023

KS in the news: July 2023 edition

Our Kamehameha Schools organization, haumāna and alumni have garnered news coverage in recent weeks for excellence in ʻōiwi leadership, ʻāina stewardship and Hawaiian culture-based education.

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May 18, 2023

Michelle Kaʻuhane selected as Kamehameha Schools trustee

The state Probate Court has selected Michelle Kaʻuhane KSK’86 as the newest member of the Kamehameha Schools Board of Trustees.

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May 2, 2023

Get out the vote – Oʻahu

Civic engagement starts in our own community, in our own neighborhood. More and more Native Hawaiians are stepping up to lead. This year, over 100 Native Hawaiian candidates are running for a seat on their neighborhood boards.

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