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November 8, 2021

Community programs promote ʻāina-based education on Maui and Lānaʻi

A pilot program on Maui that engaged a dozen high school students in ʻāina-based learning earlier this year is now preparing to welcome an adult cohort next spring. See story »


November 2, 2021

KS partners with Polynesian Bowl to host annual all-star football game at KSK

The Polynesian Bowl is an all-star game played annually in Hawai‘i featuring 100 of the nation’s top high school seniors, many of whom go on to play at top-level college programs. See story »


November 1, 2021

Earn your MA in Indigenous Education with a Native Hawaiian track from ASU

The new Native Hawaiian track is the result of a collaboration between Arizona State University and KS. Learners can earn their degree in 18 to 24 months. 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 29, 2021

KS students honored as National Group Youth Advocates of the Year

KSK seniors Joshua Ching and Logan Lau, KSM junior Aubrey Ahana and KSH freshman Julie Nacionales serve on the Tobacco-Free Hawai‘i Youth Council which received national recognition for its work with local leaders to protect kids and vulnerable communities from the harmful effects of tobacco. See story »


September 8, 2021

Nominations being accepted for the Empowering ‘Ōiwi Leadership Award

Nominations are being accepted through Sept. 17 for the Empowering ʻŌiwi Leadership Award (E OLA), sponsored by KS and CNHA. 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 10, 2021

Lāhui Rising: ʻAumiki’ inspires a new generation of Hawaiian language content creators

The KS educational series “Lāhui Rising” returns in digital form to celebrate the collective hana of people who love and uplift the Hawaiian community. Our See story »


July 19, 2021

Pauahi Foundation receives $1 million in scholarship funding from Alaka‘ina Foundation

The endowment gift will fund at least 10 post-high scholarships for Native Hawaiian haumāna. The Alaka‘ina Foundation also made donations to Ho‘okua‘āina and Ka Papa Lo‘i O Kānewai, which are also dedicated to cultivating Native Hawaiian leaders. See story »


May 10, 2021

Online MA program with Native Hawaiian track now accepting applications

In its ongoing commitment to cultivate ‘ōiwi leaders, KS has partnered with Arizona State University to create an online program for a Master of Arts degree in Indigenous Education. The application deadline is August 1, 2021. See story »


March 17, 2021

Women’s History Month: Kaʻiulani, beloved Princess

In honor of the National Women’s History Month, we celebrate Princess Kaʻiulani who fought with strength and compassion for her nation, as a young woman of distinction. 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 »


October 28, 2020

KSM video production students honored by PBS while engaged in distance learning

Award-winning video production students at KS Maui Middle School recently received recognition from PBS Hawaiʻi for their outstanding work, including a story filmed on a cell phone while they were engaged in distance learning. See story »


October 27, 2020

KS Kapālama seniors sweep research awards at national indigenous STEM conference

The student researchers took top honors in the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Research Competition held as part of this year’s virtual AISES National Conference. See story »


October 15, 2020

Haumāna garner national academic recognition

The College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation recognized 15 Kamehameha Schools seniors for outstanding scholastic achievements. See story »


September 14, 2020

Oka’s lāhui-minded mission raises $10k to support food security

KS Investment Analyst Nikki Oka KSK’13 turned to the social media platform Instagram to aid in her lāhui-minded mission of supporting Hawaiʻi’s food security needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. See story »


June 12, 2020

Montizor selected for presitgious Youth Scholarship program

Class of 2025 haumāna Cheizyn Montizor has earned a distinction as a Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program semifinalist! See story »


June 5, 2020

Kamuela Yong earns UH teaching excellence award

Dr. Kamuela Yong KSK’03 has received The University of Hawai‘i Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching by the education system’s Board of Regents as a tribute to faculty members who exhibit an extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship, teaching effectiveness and creativity and personal values that benefit students. See story »


May 26, 2020

Virtual KS Song Contest to be shared on May 29

Kamehameha Schools proudly celebrates the 100th year of Song Contest with a reimagined format featuring three virtual choir performances by the Class of 2020. See story »


April 28, 2020

Swimmer from KS Maui recognized as Ambassador of Aloha

Kobe Lilio, a senior at Kamehameha Schools Maui, is set to swim into summer after receiving the prestigious Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation Ambassador of Aloha Scholarship. See story »


March 2, 2020

Turning rumbling ‘ōpū into lessons to prepare next generation of learners

Puakalehua Early Learning Conference supports teacher professional development See story »


February 19, 2020

Student-athletes make splash, perform swimmingly at states

A pair of student-athletes from KS Kapālama collected individual gold medals at the HHSAA/K. Mark Takai Swimming and Diving State Championships on Saturday at Kihei Aquatic Complex. See story »


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