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July 6, 2022

Memorial service honors the life and legacy of haunani-kay trask

Scholar, poet, kanaka aloha ʻāina, kumu and KS alumna haunani-kay trask passed away in July 2021. A July 9 memorial service hosted by KS will celebrate her life and legacy. See story »

May 2, 2022

Haumāna eager to celebrate their Hawaiian heritage at KS Maui’s ʻAha Mele

The excitement is building at KS Maui, with the campus ready to welcome back a live audience this week for ʻAha Mele after last year’s virtual event and the cancellation of the 2020 song competition. See story »

March 29, 2022

Kūkahekahe – Mele Ho‘oheno: ‘Ua Like nō a Like’

In this Kūkahekahe column, KS Cultural Consultant Manu Boyd KSK’80 shares ʻike relating to the Robert Uluwehi Cazimero KSK’67 rendition of the 1888 mele “Ua Like nō a Like” by composer Alice Everett. See story »

March 9, 2022

Musician furthers education thanks to generous donors

Former Song Contest boys’ director Taisamasama Kaiminaauao-Eteuati KSKʻ20 is studying Hawaiian music, culture, language and history at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa thanks to multiple scholarships earned through the Pauahi Foundation and a hui of generous donors. See story »

March 9, 2022

Senior Song Contest directors eager to showcase leadership grounded in legacy and aloha

For KS Kapālama seniors Kīwaʻa Hermosura and Mālie Lyman, the opportunity to lead classmates in the boys’ and girls’ competitions this year at Song Contest is grounded in legacy and aloha. See story »

March 8, 2022

Arrell named director of Philanthropy

Natalie Arrell has been named director of Philanthropy within the Kamehameha Schools Office of Advancement bringing more than 30 years of experience in philanthropy and community development to the role. See story »

October 18, 2021

KS presents the Virtual Prince Lot Hula Festival

The historic Queen Emma Summer Palace in Nu‘uanu serves as a backdrop for the two-hour festival which premieres on Thursday, Oct. 28 from 7 to 9 pm on KHON2. See story »

October 5, 2021

‘Lei ʻIlima’ – A KS Musical Tradition

In this Kūkahekahe, Cultural Consultant Manu Boyd KSK ’80 reflects on a beautiful mele with connections to Kamehameha Schools. See story »

October 4, 2021

KS website celebrates and cultivates Hawaiian leadership

Journey with ʻōiwi leaders as they share their stories and mana‘o on what drives them to create a better Hawai‘i and a better world. See story »

September 20, 2021

I Mua summer issue available online

This new summer issue highlights the great work being done in the community by members of our KS ‘ohaha, and shares stories of ʻōiwi leadership showcased by KS alumni. See story »

August 17, 2021

College students explore clean energy career opportunities through KS, Clearway program

A year after the pandemic led to the cancellation of a summer internship focused on renewable energy, four college students recently completed the program that gives Native Hawaiians access to real-world job experience. See story »

August 3, 2021

Kūkahekahe: Sail to the Kūpuna Islands, Papahānaumokuākea

In this Kūkahekahe article, Lucy Kanoelehua Lee KSK’19 reflects on “the perfect sail” – the Polynesian Voyaging Society training journey to sacred Papahānaumokuākea in June 2021. See story »

July 7, 2021

KS alumni shine at 2021 Merrie Monarch Festival

Members of the KS ‘ohana abound at the 58th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival hula competition under the direction of esteemed KS alumna Auntie Luana Kawelu KSK’58. See story »

July 6, 2021

Next generation of navigators trains for Moananuiākea Voyage

A life-changing journey awaits several Kamehameha Schools alumni who are among a group of young crew members experiencing deep-sea training for the upcoming Moananuiākea Voyage. See story »

April 7, 2021

KS, Kaunamano Farm donate $10,000 to ‘Iolani Palace as part of ‘Eating with Impact’ fund-raiser

The gift will help support the operation of the historic landmark severely impacted by the downturn of tourism as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. See story »

March 12, 2021

Know a college student? Point them toward KS’ Kāpili ‘Oihana Internship Program

Mana Up, the Hawai‘i International Film Festival, DTL Hawaiian strategies studio and W.M. Keck Observatory are just some of the organizations seeking college student interns this summer through KS’ Kāpili ‘Oihana Internship Program. See story »

March 10, 2021

‘Ka Piko Podcast’ with City Council Chair Waters showcases ‘ōiwi leadership

“Ka Piko Podcast,” which was launched by Kamehameha Schools in 2019, highlights innovative approaches to education and community-building through a Native Hawaiian lens. See story »

February 22, 2021

KS partnership creates new kūpuna caregivers in rural East Maui

In response to the need for certified kūpuna caregivers, the KS Maui, Molokaʻi, and Lānaʻi Community Strategies team and community partners created the first Certified Nursing Assistant Training and Certification Program in Hāna. See story »

February 11, 2021

‘Ōiwi leaders: ‘This is your kuleana’

Honolulu City Council Chair Tommy Watters KSK’83 and Hawai‘i Kai Neighborhood Board member Tehani Maltere KSK’19 share the importance of civic engagement among Native Hawaiians. See story »

February 9, 2021

‘I Mua’ magazine available online

The latest issue of “I Mua” magazine is now available to view online! This issue’s cover story features Kamehameha Schools Cultural Specialist Kumulā‘au Sing Jr. KSK’89 who is dedicated to perpetuating Hawaiian cultural practices and traditions. See story »

February 8, 2021

‘Finding ‘Ohana’ actress Lindsay Watson KSM’13 and former kumu reflect on her path to fame

Alumni actress Lindsay Watson shares the Hawaiian culture with the world in her debut role as Hana in the Netflix film “Finding ʻOhana” which began streaming on Jan. 29. See story »

January 26, 2021

KS Buy One, Feed One Campaign donates $40,000 to Hawaiʻi Foodbank

Hawaiʻi Foodbank received a $40,000 donation from KS’ Buy One, Feed One campaign, a movement encouraging individuals to purchase a second meal for someone impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. See story »

January 13, 2021

KSK kumu Solatorio amasses global social media following of his ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i lessons

KS Kapālama Hawaiian language kumu Kahanuola Solatorio developed “E Hoʻopili Mai,” a free digital language-learning resource available on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and most recently through Google Classroom. See story »

December 15, 2020

A legacy 31 years in the making: KSK Children’s Chorus wins first Hōkū Award

For more than 30 years, KS Kapālama Elementary School kumu Lynell Bright has nurtured the voices of countless haumāna as director of the KS Children’s Chorus. This year, the chorus won its first Nā Hōkū Hanohano award for the Christmas album, “Ho‘onani Kākou Iā Ia.” See story »

September 8, 2020

KS Kapālama alumni champion Hawaiian approach to 2020 Census

KS Kapālama alumni Connor Kalāhiki, Koloikeao Anthony and Leinani Roylo launched “Helu Kanaka,” an online initiative to improve Native Hawaiian participation in the 2020 Census. See story »


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