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July 7, 2020

Innovation keeps alumni traditions alive during uncertain times

The KS Alumni Relations team leaned on innovation to turn the traditional Alumni Week event into a month-long celebration with global reach. See story »

June 5, 2020

Kamuela Yong earns UH teaching excellence award

Dr. Kamuela Yong KSK’03 has received The University of Hawai‘i Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching by the education system’s Board of Regents as a tribute to faculty members who exhibit an extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship, teaching effectiveness and creativity and personal values that benefit students. See story »

May 26, 2020

Virtual KS Song Contest to be shared on May 29

Kamehameha Schools proudly celebrates the 100th year of Song Contest with a reimagined format featuring three virtual choir performances by the Class of 2020. See story »

March 18, 2020

KS Kapālama’s Alumni Week canceled

In a letter presented to alumni Wednesday evening, Kamehameha Schools Director of Advancement and Executive Director of the Pauahi Foundation Pono Ma‘a KSK’82 delivered the following message: See story »

March 18, 2020

Former KS Song Contest directors share cherished memories

To celebrate a century of Kamehameha Schools song contests, we asked former Song Contest directors to share nā haliʻa aloha – cherished memories – of the choral competition. Their moving moʻolelo show how this treasured tradition helps haumāna embrace their Native Hawaiian heritage through mele. See story »

March 18, 2020

Special programming to honor 100th Song Contest

While the difficult decision was made to suspend this year’s Song Contest, KS kumu and haumāna continue to stoke their creative fires to come up with an appropriate way to give the 100th Song Contest the honor it deserves. See story »

February 17, 2020

I Mau Ke Aloha ʻĀina: 100 Years of Song Contest

After countless hours of preparation that will soon give way to moments of anticipation followed by a collective sense of elation, relief and unity, high school haumāna are set to add to the rich tradition that is the Kamehameha Schools Song Contest. See story »

February 7, 2020

Kumu Andrew Lai empowers haumāna: “Let Them Lead”

“It’s never no. It’s always yes, but how?” This is the response Andrew Lai KSK’89 often gives his students as the recently created Student Leadership Activities director at KS Kapālama. See story »

January 31, 2020

Warriors claim multiple esports titles

The multi-talented student-athletes from Kamehameha Schools Maui defeated Valley Isle rival Maui High School, 4-2, to claim the Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association Season One Rocket League (soccer-style battle game contested with virtual vehicles) Championship on Saturday at Hawai‘i Pacific University’s Esports Arena at Aloha Tower Marketplace. See story »

January 13, 2020

Luana Busby-Neff, Kahoʻokahi Kanuha explain “Kapu Aloha” at Lāhui Rising

While they are separated in age by nearly three decades, Molokaʻi-born Luana Busby-Neff and Kahoʻokahi Kanuha from Moku o Keawe share a love for and commitment to preserving the intergrity of the ʻāina, its natural resources, the lāhui and Native Hawaiian heritage that transcends generations. See story »

January 6, 2020

Meet Trustee Crystal Rose, KS’ first alumna trustee

“Crystal Rose possesses the grace and dexterity of a hula dancer, the courage and grit of a warrior, and the wisdom to know when to be each.” These poignant words were shared by Kamehameha Schools Trustee Chair Lance Wilhelm at the investiture ceremony for trustee Crystal Rose in July, 2019. See story »

December 23, 2019

Beneficiaries of Ke Ali‘i Pauahi’s legacy reflect at Founder’s Day

As Dr. Scott Parker took some time to address a large group of 2010 and ’19 graduates from Kamehameha Schools Maui just moments after they all returned to campus for the annual Founder’s Day ceremony, the po‘o kula’s message was one that resonated for anyone fortunate enough to have benefitted from Ke Ali‘i Bernice Pauahi Bishop’s generosity. See story »

December 1, 2019

KS Kapālama alumnus is working toward a healthy and thriving lāhui

Dr. Kekoa Tappara said he was a terrible student before he was accepted to Kamehameha Schools in the seventh grade. He credits the encouragement of his teachers and the support of the KS ‘ohana for changing the trajectory of his life. See story »

November 18, 2019

Lāhui Rising: alumni share perspectives on ‘Ōiwi Agency

As part of a powerful, engaging forum, Dr. Jonathan Kay Kamakawiwo‘ole Osorio and Dr. Kamanamaikalani Beamer shared their views on ‘Ōiwi Agency – Pathways Toward Leadership – to kick off the 2019-20 Lāhui Rising series on October 18 at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama’s Ka‘iwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center. See story »

November 5, 2019

KS Hawai‘i grad Kolten Wong wins prestigious Gold Glove Award

Veteran Major League Baseball player Kolten Wong, a 2008 Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i graduate, earned his first Rawlings Gold Glove Award on Sunday. 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 17, 2019

KS Maui alumna lands role in Netflix film

Lindsay Watson, a 2013 graduate of Kamehameha Schools Maui, will star in the upcoming Netflix film “Finding ‘Ohana,” a movie about two Brooklyn-raised siblings who reconnect with their Hawaiian heritage. 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 8, 2019

“Kūhaʻo Maunakea” music project showcases creativity

The “Kūhaʻo Maunakea” music collaboration was envisioned to tap into the creative power of the community, and listeners and viewers around the world have responded. See story »

September 23, 2019

Launa ‘Ike helps haumāna create college and career pathways

More than 1,600 Kamehameha Schools Kapālama haumāna received valuable insight from over 50 alumni earlier this month as part of Launa ‘Ike – a mentorship opportunity that allows alumni to give back by sharing knowledge and experience about their respective careers with high school students preparing for post-high endeavors. See story »

August 8, 2019

KS grad selected to MIT Director’s Fellows program

Lehua Kamalu, a 2004 KS Kapālama graduate, has been selected to the See story »

August 1, 2019

KS alumnus leads through service

Alvin Pau‘ole has accomplished a lot in his life since graduating from Kamehameha Schools in 1956. He was the first minority in the nation to be selected to the Navy’s Nuclear Power Training Program, the only Native Hawaiian to serve as chief engineer of a nuclear reactor plant, and the only Hawaiian to command a fast attack nuclear submarine and a squadron of nuclear submarines. See story »

July 8, 2019

Trustee Crystal Rose begins her term with an act of giving

KS colleagues, friends and family recently witnessed the investiture of Rose as KS trustee at a ceremony at KS Kapālama’s Bishop Memorial Chapel. See story »

June 12, 2019

Nā pua a Pauahi reconnect and reflect at KS Kapālama Alumni Week [VIDEO]

More than 3,500 Kamehameha Schools alumni converged on the Kapālama campus to reconnect and reflect on Pauahi’s legacy, as part of Alumni Week 2019. “Kū Lōkahi, Kū Ha‘aheo – Stand in Unity, Stand in Pride” was the theme for this year’s event. See story »

May 15, 2019

KS Maui’s Hikina Rising Podcast extends kōkua to young alumni

Centered on the theme of “Embracing the Past While Envisioning our Future,” Kamehameha Schools Maui recently launched Hikina Rising – a podcast to help young alumni make the transition to their post-secondary endeavors. See story »


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