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Students named to the Poʻo Kula or Poʻo Kumu list were invited to a special luncheon on Feb. 27 to celebrate their academic achievement.

Record number of high school students named to academic achievement lists

Mar. 6, 2019

Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi kula kiʻekiʻe recently held a Poʻo Kula-Poʻo Kumu luncheon to reward and recognize a record number of high school haumāna named to either the Poʻo Kula (earning a 4.0 or above) or Poʻo Kumu (earning a 3.5-3.99) for the first semester of this school year. Fifty students were named to the Poʻo Kula list and 177 to the Poʻo Kumu list, making it the largest celebration high school has hosted, making Kumu Lehua very proud.

Haumāna were able to enjoy a steak plate lunch along with raffle prizes and activities.

“This is the biggest celebration we’ve ever had with half of the high school here today,” shared Poʻo Kula Kāhealani Naeʻole-Wong.

“We want to say hoʻomaikaʻi, how proud of you we are, and mahalo nui for all of your hard work.”

Another special part of the luncheon, was in honoring the 18 seniors who have achieved Poʻo Kula or Poʻo Kumu list honors for seven consecutive semesters.

Hoʻomaikaʻi to the following students on achieving that prestigious distinction:

  • Ua Alencastre-Galimba
  • Chylee Cabison
  • Pomaikaʻi Evans-Bautista
  • Cassidy Farias
  • Leini Fong
  • Bree Foster
  • Nevaeh Fukui-Stoos
  • Saesha Hanselman
  • Devin Jose
  • Hoʻonani McClung
  • Chianti Motta
  • Eve Nagareda
  • Brycen Nakata
  • Kaori Nishioka
  • Maya Rosof
  • Daniel Serville
  • Kassidy Wilson
  • Meghan Wong

 

2018-2019 1st semester Poʻo Kula list (4.0>) honorees are:

Class of 2019 -

Alohikapuamikiala Akina, Ua Alencastre-Galimba, Aleia Awai, Chylee Cabison, Cameron Canda, Cassidy Farias, Saesha Hanselman, Devin Jose, Hoonani McClung, Chianti Motta, Eve Nagareda, Kaori Nishioka, Maya Rosof, Kassidy Wilson, and Meghan Wong

Class of 2020 -

Bobby Castillo, Travis Chai Andrade, Kayla Enanoria, Isabelle Faagata, Joanne Farias, Kaohinani Ho, Zayden Hora, Landen Kukahiwa, Jake Nishimoto, Sarha Reich, Tatum Rose, Briane Souki, Naniloa Spaar, and Tabitha Tomori

Class of 2021 -

Dillon Ah Chong, Ocean Akau, Lenaia Andrade, Xander Calicdan, Candace Cavaco, Ewalea Dameg, Dayanee Faust, Karl Hanson, Aleah Kay, Angela Martin, Carlos Masuko, Logan Okamoto, Osiana Pacheco, Keliinowelo Perry, Sophia Perry, Dylan Rosehill, Laieikawai Smith, and Logan Waltjen

Class of 2022 -

Grace Kanoa, Raquel Rocha, and Sean Serville

 

2018-2019 1st semester Poʻo Kumu list (3.5-3.99) honorees are:

Class of 2019 -

Kuliakanuʻu Acquaro, Holly Akima, Kaila Ambrosio, Devez Aniol, Tai Atkins, Brooke Baptiste, Canaan Campbell, Noah Carvalho, Kuuipo Chan, Johnathan Ching, Chasen-Jay Chong, Joey-Ann Cootey, Huaka Cortez, Kiara Cuyo, Kyden De Sa, Sienna De Sa, Nanea Delostrico, Jaden Dinkel, Pomaikai Evans-Bautista, Nafetalai Faanunu, Leini Fong, Bree Foster, Nevaeh Fukui-Stoos, Gavin Galimba, Thaze Gomes, Kaohu Gouveia, Alexis Hata, Kahuakai Iaea-Russell, Kuuleianuenue Ili, Hinamalaelena Ioane, Kahealani Iwamoto-Palencia, Kailani Kaaihue, Laton Kaaukai, Kaysha Kahai-Enos, Jaslinn Monica Kamaka-Mauhili, Kaleomakanamai Kuamoo-Quihano, Caitlin Lassiter, Poerani Madriaga, Kamailepilialoha Makua, Xheily Matsumoto, Ashley Midel, Kamahie Mock Chew, Mihalani Mortensen, Brycen Nakata, Kaelyn Onodera, Mahina Orian, Gabriel Paekukui, Daniel Serville, Aeris Steger, and Joshua Stinebrink

Class of 2020 -

Kamahunuiakeao Akina, Abby Alvaro-Thomas, Ezekiel Anahu, Kiana Aniu, Dyson-John Arakaki, Tiani Bello, Tehya Caceres, Izayah Chartrand-Penera, JennyRose Coney, Sydney DeCosta, Madison DePonte, Tihane DeRego, Aysha-Lynn Estrella, Wilde Germano, Kyra Gomes, Rydge ishii, Auliilani Kahoopii, Namelemanukukal Kapono, Makaiwakeala Kekoa, Madison Kobayashi, Hinamalailena Kua, Kaleilehua Lopes, Davin Masanda, Zakaia Michaels, Cherelle Momohara, Dayten Mundon, Nicholas Norton, Paige Pacheco, Emma Piianaia, Kay-Leigh Polido, Cailey Rosario-Cabral, Aleiya Sanoria, Naomi Schubert, Krome Solis-Kalani, Jamesie Spencer, Dylan Tangaro, Kyla-Marie Turner, Tyson Vincent, Elena-Marie Waianuhea, Austin Wilson, and Kalaninui Wilson

Class of 2021 -

Elysa Abellera, Jason Aiwohi-Tomlin, Kaahailono Akina, Xcel Akiona, Kanani Araki, Blane Baclig, Hollywood Brown, Kendal Cabatu, Tylee Calicdan, Nahuluwenaokamomi Carvalho, Kalani Chai-Andrade, Justin Chow, Ryenne Cordeiro, Bethany Correia, Makayla Cramer, Carson Crivello, Raynn Dangaran, Shaely Rose Dela Cruz, Chadwick Guerrero, Nanealani Heidenfeldt, Christian Hironaga, Sarah Huston, Kawehileipomaika Ili, Elijah Ishibashi, Wallace Ishibashi, Pakelakahiki Kaaua, Kaile-Ann Keaweehu, Geneia Kirsch, Myra Lewis, Dioni Lincoln, Noeulakapalai Lindsey, Joshua Luiz, Brock Malani, Rayce Matsuyama, Kylan Miyazu, Siera Morales, Ulili Mossman, Marche Motta, Ty Nishida, Maia Orian, Kamanakai Paikuli, Kaili Pila, Caley Tadeo-Etrata, Nanea Villanueva, and Kamakalehua Yoshida

Class of 2022 -

Katelyn Ah Puck, Raizen Aina, Kapaeloa Aki, Cambry Carenio, Taylor Eckart, Keleni Faanunu, Elias Gacusana, Kaylia Galindo, Thai Gomes, Kealohilani Grace, Kanikaio Inciong, Jake Iwasaki, Briani Iyo, Kaylina Kaili-Kualii, Saige Kalawe, Gillen Kauakahi, Kacelyn Kubojiri, Montana Lagat, Xayliah Longakit, Blaise Loo, Kastle Lyman, Kieran Maesaka, Jacob Momohara, Meiling Nagareda, Jennifer Orcino, Tabitha Pacheco, Treston Paio, Jourdan Park, Isabel Paulo, Poliahu Peleiholani-Blankenfeld, Kealohakaumaka Rapoza, Sierra Scanlan, Jasmine Grace Shimabuku, Karissa Shimaoka, Jordanna Takaki, Kaiolohia Tallett, Colby Terlep, Kaiuluakane Tiogangco, Dodge Turner, Tacoma Wela, and Lea Wery

 

“Continue to do the work you need to do e nā haumāna,” shared Poʻo Kumu Dr. Lehua Veincent.

I Mua Kamehameha!


Seniors like Pomaikaʻi Evans-Bautista, who have achieved this distinction for seven consecutive semesters, received a special congratulations and award for this prestigious distinction.


Honorees receive a pin for their achievement.


Honorees enjoyed a special steak plate lunch with dessert and were all entered into a raffle to win special goodie baskets.



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