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KS Maui Elementary School Principal Kaleo Pahukula, high school Academies Principal JayR Kaawa, middle school Principal Lois Nishikawa, and Grades 9-10 Principal Lance Cagasan gather in gathered in Kaʻulaheanuiokamoku Gym before the campus’ Founder’s Day celebration.

Founderʻs Day events honor Pauahiʻs legacy statewide

Dec. 23, 2014

Contributed by Nadine Lagaso

Kamehameha Schools staffers from Kaumakani to Keaʻau honored the memory and legacy of Ke Aliʻi Bernice Pauahi Bishop with song, praise and dance at Founder’s Day celebrations statewide. The events took place on December 19, Pauahi’s birthday.

KS Chief Executive Officer Jack Wong was under the weather that day, so Marsha Bolson, vice president of Community Relations and Communications shared his reflections on Pauahi at Kawaiahaʻo Church were the Princess once worshiped. More than 300 KP staffers attended the early morning service.

Wong’s message included the following poignant words from Pauahi on the importance of perseverance:

“It is a trait of character which we ought to cultivate, if we wish to overcome difficulties that come in our way…”

CLICK HERE to read Wong’s entire message.

Founder’s Day photos and stories can be found in the KSOnline Snapshots section. Mahalo to KS photographers Naomi Ashman, Marcus Seraphine, Cyndi Bartels, Michael Young and Reid Silva for sharing their pix with KSOnline!

To go directly to a Founder’s Day photo gallery, click on a link below:

Kawaiahaʻo Plaza Founder’s Day 2014
KS Hawai‘i Founder’s Day 2014
KS Maui Founder’s Day 2014
KS Kapālama Founder’s Day 2014

Capital Financial Analyst Cheryl Sueyoshi receives a hoʻokupu (honored gift) from VP of Strategic Planning and Implementation Chris Pating at the KP celebration.

KS Hawaiʻi conch shell blowers gather for a pule (prayer) before the start of the campus’ Founder’s Day celebration.

KS Kapālama seniors and kindergarteners enter Kekūhaupiʻo Gym to begin their annual Founder’s Day celebration.


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