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The 2nd annual Walk for Pauahi took place on March 26, 2014. A Walk for Pauahi was created in 2013 by alumna Bree Kaneakua as her senior legacy project. In an effort to grow the event, then-senior Khaila Moke-Sakamoto added a new component -- a KS Hawai'i National Honor Society scholarship through Ke Ali'i Pauahi Foundation.The walk was created as a way to have fun and demonstrate the Hawaiian value of kahiau, or to give generously from the heart without expecting anything in return. In addition to honoring the mission of KS and the legacy of its founder Ke Ali'i Pauahi, the event was an opportunity for all members of the community who have benefited from the legacy of Bernice Pauahi Bishop, to come together and give back to help continue her legacy.

Pauahi Week - Oct. 15-18

Oct. 14, 2019

Contributed by Shaundor Chillingworth

Once again, we will be hosting “Pauahi Week” here at our Hawai‘i Campus. “Pauahi Week” is scheduled for October 15th-18th, where we remember and honor our benefactor, Ke Ali‘i Bernice Pauahi Bishop, for her vision, kindness and generosity.

Pauahi passed away due to breast cancer on October 16, 1884. So we take this week especially to raise awareness and remind our community of the steps that can be taken for early detection, prevention, and hopefully one day, eradication of the disease. We also use this week to honor our founder, by helping to raise funds for the Pauahi Foundation, furthering her vision by supporting our lāhui with scholarship funds to continue their education. 

Special theme days include - 

  • Tuesday, 10/15: Wear Red like Pauahi’s favorite pua, the red rose
  • Wednesday, 10/16: Blue and White
  • Thursday, 10/17: Pink for Pauahi
  • Friday, 10/18: Class and School pride as we Walk for Pauahi

To participate in the special dress days, staff and students have purchased special Pauahi themed pink wristbands with all proceeds will be donated to the Pauahi Foundation. And throughout the week, kula will hold their Pennies For Pauahi collection, raising funds for the Pauahi Foundation.  

Our week will conclude by coming together as a kula for the Walk for Pauahi on Friday, a special haumāna-led tradition started on our campus, which this year will be a tri-campus event. The afternoon will be filled with special opportunities for students to connect with one another across grade levels over lunch and then we all will come together as one kula with fun activities and taking a moment to walk for Pauahi. 

I Mua Kamehameha! Mahalo Pauahi! 

The annual Pauahi Week celebration is an opportunity to celebrate and honor our founder by raising awareness around the disease that took her life, while celebrating and furthering her vision by raising funds for the Pauahi Foundation

Theme days for the week if students or staff have purchased the special $2 wristband.

Special pink wristbands with words from the Statement of Appreciation.

The Walk for Pauahi was started in 2013 by senior Bree Kaneakua for her Senior Legacy Project. It has since evolved into an all-kula school day event and now, a week-long celebration.

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