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Category: Honors & Awards


June 17, 2020

KS Song Contest video captures Gold Pele Award

E hoʻomaikaʻi to the KS Communications Group who produced the video which celebrates 99 years of Hawaiian culture as it has survived, flourished and grown through the universal power of music. See story »

February 5, 2020

Wendy Larrow earns 2020 Hawai‘i Art Educator Award

The National Art Education Association (NAEA) has selected Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Elementary School Visual Arts Kumu Wendy Larrow as the 2020 Hawai‘i Art Educator Award winner. See story »

January 27, 2020

KS’ Thomas Yoshida honored with NFHS Citation Award

When he’s not performing his duties as media research analyst within the Kamehameha Schools communications group, Thomas Yoshida can often be found spending much of his free time fulfilling a passion for athletics as a veteran high school basketball official, statistician and a volunteer with the Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association (HHSAA). See story »

October 28, 2019

Warriors net KS Kapālama’s 22nd girls volleyball state championship

The Kamehameha Schools Kapālama girls volleyball team fell behind early, but rallied when it counted to secure a 3-1 (21-25, 25-21, 25-16, 25-21) victory over Interscholastic League of Honolulu rival Punahou Saturday night before a frenzied crowd at Neal S. Blaisdell Arena. See story »

October 14, 2019

KSK graduate honored by Honolulu City Council as youngest member elected to O‘ahu Neighborhood Board

Prior to graduating from KS Kapālama earlier in 2019, Tehani Malterre campaigned for and was elected to the Hawai‘i Kai Neighborhood Board No. 1, Subdistrict 9. The 18-year-old public servant, who is currently studying environmental science at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, was one of 553 candidates who participated in the neighborhood board election process and was the youngest to be elected. See story »

October 10, 2019

KS Maui athletics administrator receives national certification

Kamehameha Schools Maui Associate Athletic Director Mahina Hannemann-Gago has joined an elite group of interscholastic administrators after being named a certified master athletic administrator under the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA). See story »

September 4, 2019

Altman selected to Pacific Century Fellows Program

KS Senior Litigator Nicole Altman has been named to the See story »

August 29, 2019

KS’ “Kaiāulu ‘o Kaka‘ako Master Plan” recognized

Kamehameha Schools’ Commercial Real Estate Division’s Kaka‘ako Development Team was honored for its planning and execution of the “Kaiāulu ‘o Kaka‘ako Master Plan” as part of the International Real Estate Federation USA 2018 Awards Program. See story »

August 27, 2019

KS Communications Group work honored by PRSA

KS’ Communications team was recognized at the recent Public Relations Society of Hawaiʻi Koa Anvil Awards. A Koa Anvil Award of Excellence was presented in the “Issues Management: Associations/Non-Profit Organizations” category for Senior Communications Strategy Consultant Crystal Kua’s handling of “Action on KS Kalalau lands.” See story »

April 9, 2019

KS’ Kaimana Barcarse appointed to Board of Education

Gov. David Ige appointed Kamehameha Schools West Hawai‘i Regional Director Kaimana Barcarse to the Hawaiʻi County seat on the Hawaiʻi State Board of Education. As a new member in this volunteer position, Barcarse will serve a three-year term through June 30, 2022. See story »

February 22, 2019

KS receives Business Leader Award for protecting Hawaiʻi from invasive species

Kamehameha Schools recently received the Hawai‘i Invasive Species Council Business Leader Award for its fight against invasive species – specifically the coconut rhinoceros beetle. The award was presented at the Hawai‘i State Capitol on February 15. See story »

February 11, 2019

KS tops the state in national board-certified educators

Five KS educators recently achieved certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, bringing the number of certified KS educators to 75! See story »

February 4, 2019

Earl Kawa‘a to be honored as Living Treasure of Hawai‘i

Earl Kawa‘a, a Hawaiian resource specialist at Kamehameha Schools who is recognized throughout the local community as an educator, peacemaker and kanaka leader, will be acknowledged as part of the Living Treasures of Hawai‘i program. See story »



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