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On the anniversary of the start of Queen Lili‘uokalani’s reign over the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi, Sunrise “On the Road” broadcast live from ‘Iolani Palace. KS Kapālama seniors Evan Gates and Doulton-Lee Ho were guests on the morning show to discuss student leadership and civic engagement.

"On the Road" with early education, student leadership and civic engagement

Jan. 29, 2019

Contributed by Ben Balberdi

With ‘Iolani Palace’s grand staircase providing a backdrop in the early morning hours, Hawai‘i News Now’s Sunrise “On the Road” broadcast live from the palace today – the anniversary of the start of Queen Lili‘uokalani’s reign in 1891. 

During the five o’clock hour, Sunrise’s Grace Lee interviewed Lisa Foxen, a parent from Wai‘alae Elementary Public Charter School, to discuss the benefits of early learning in a child’s development and potential. The charter school system, which serves over 230 pre-kindergarten students at 11 schools across the state, is at risk of losing funding this legislative session. 

As the state’s largest private early learning provider, Kamehameha Schools supports a universal public preschool system to improve access to quality, affordable early childhood education for all keiki.

Sunrise also featured KS Kapālama seniors Evan Gates and Doulton-Lee Ho, who discussed the importance of being civically engaged as students and the need to understand issues affecting society as a whole. As members of the student leadership team at KS, Gates and Ho have flourished in a school environment that encourages haumāna to be the next generation of leaders inspired to create impact throughout the state, as well as globally.

To watch the replay of Sunrise “On the Road” at ‘Iolani Palace, please click here.


Sunrise’s Grace Lee and Lisa Foxen, a parent from Wai‘alae Elementary Public Charter School, discussed the importance of early education in a child’s development. Serving keiki from preschool to grade five, Wai‘alae Elementary Public Charter School became Hawai’i’s first student-centered school in 1995. Four years later, it evolved into a New Century Public Charter School with the passage of the state’s charter school law.



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