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June 24, 2024

Digital NativeZ use TikTok to amplify FestPAC

More than 500,000 festivalgoers celebrated Pacific cultures at FestPAC 2024, with Native youth capturing the event’s vibrant heritage through social media.

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June 19, 2024

KS in the news: Students travel to Maui to share aloha for Lahaina through free performance

KS haumāna ended the school year with many accomplishments and scholarships.

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May 20, 2024

Alumni Lūʻau 2024 schedule for June 1 on our campus

The KSAA East Hawaii region has fun ways to celebrate this year's Alumni Reunion Celebration.

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May 13, 2024

Alumni Presence: KSH 2020 graduate gives back through the sport he loves

KS Hawaiʻi Class of 2020 alumnus continues his legacy project helping students through the sport he loves, football, hosting his Hoʻomau Football camp on June 1 at Paiʻea Stadium.

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April 9, 2024

KS in the news: Oʻahu hālau prepares for Merrie Monarch on ʻĀina Pauahi

KS haumāna, alumni and staff shine in academics and athletics.

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Feb. 20, 2024

Hoʻōla Maui Fund gives Lahaina educator a hand-up

With support from the Hoʻōla Maui Fund, Zoe Acantilado and her ʻohana have found resilience, rebuilt their sense of community and embraced a hopeful future.

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Feb. 7, 2024

KS in the news: February 2024 edition

Whether it's on the putting green or in the State Capitol, our expansive KS ʻohana is making headlines across the pae ʻāina.

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Jan. 11, 2024

Kōkua from I Mua Maui Fund helps KS alum and ʻohana move forward

Rooted in their faith, the Pratt ʻohana is rebuilding their lives post-Lahaina wildfires with gratitude.

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Jan. 4, 2024

KS in the news: January 2024 edition

From pop music to indigenous farming, our KS ‘ohana is making waves.

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Nov. 21, 2023

KS Hawaiʻi High School ASKS 2023 Aloha Giving Campaign

Student and alumni leaders join together to encourage philanthropy in honor of Ke Aliʻi Pauahi.

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Nov. 8, 2023

Service over self: How KS Maui alumni became leaders in the Space Force

KS Maui graduates Cody Felipe KSM’08 and Erin Lindsey KSM’14 navigate the challenges of serving in the military with leadership skills they learned on campus.

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Nov. 8, 2023

KS alumni share leadership lessons, advocate for veterans’ health and well-being

Passionate KS Alumni have gone from fighting for their country to advocating for the health and well-being of fellow veterans through multiple support channels.

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Nov. 8, 2023

KS in the news: November edition

Kamehameha Schools students, alumni and staffers are making far-reaching impacts. From standout athletes to determined researchers, our people are inspiring communities near and far. Check out the latest "KS in the news" roundup to read more.

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Aug. 24, 2023

Kamehameha Schools limahana, alums support Maui Ola benefit concert

Using the power of mele to heal and restore, a lāhui-driven effort resulted in a hugely successful Maui Ola concert, benefitting those impacted by the Maui wildfires.

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July 27, 2023

YOUR gift. YOUR legacy: Teresa Makuakāne-Drechsel KSK’71

Realizing the growing need to help even more Native Hawaiians, Teresa Makuakāne-Drechsel KSK’71 gives to the Pauahi Foundation through multiple streams to ensure future generations of haumāna are supported.

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July 25, 2023

KS in the news: July 2023 edition

Our Kamehameha Schools organization, haumāna and alumni have garnered news coverage in recent weeks for excellence in ʻōiwi leadership, ʻāina stewardship and Hawaiian culture-based education.

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June 27, 2023

Alumni presence: Kekuewa shares football knowledge with community

Ka ʻOhe KSH 2010 alumnus and current Seattle Seahawks coach Keliʻi Kekuewa held a free offensive line camp for east Hawaiʻi students and coaches.

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May 30, 2023

Recent KS Maui grad named Hawaiʻi Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Stepping out of her comfort zone and venturing into the realm of public speaking, Arissa Kahaialiʻi KSM'23 recently competed and emerged victorious as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Hawaiʻi Youth of the Year.

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April 24, 2023

Coach Kaeo Drummondo brings his own version of the 'Warrior Way' to KSK football

Spring Break is usually a respite from campus for KSK haumāna. But to athletes looking for a spot on the Warriors' varsity football team, it was time to show up and set the foundation for next season under new head coach Kaeo Drummondo, KSK '03.

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Feb. 22, 2023

KS in the News: February 2023 edition

Our extended KS 'ohana is doing wonderful things across Hawaiʻi pae ʻāina and beyond!

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Jan. 12, 2023

Long Island University Volleyball Finds Its Captain: KS Maui Alum Kale Spencer

Though just a freshman at Long Island University, Kale Spencer, KSM’22, was selected by his volleyball teammates and coaches to be one of three team captains.

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Nov. 15, 2022

Next wave of ‘ōiwi newscasters shine in latest edition of I Mua magazine

The newest issue of I Mua magazine features the next wave of ‘ōiwi newscasters; Mahi‘ai Match-Up winners who are finding innovative and ‘ono ways to strengthen Hawai‘i’s food systems; alumni and the next generation of leaders who will perpetuate Hawai‘i’s Lā Ho‘iho‘i Ea observances; and culture-keepers whose hula and mele grace local and international stages while sharing aloha with the world.

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Nov. 10, 2022

Mahalo for Your Service: KS Maui Alumni Embody Alakaʻi Lawelawe

A cadre of KS Maui alumni have served or are currently serving in the U.S. military. In honor of Veteran’s Day, we gathered reflections from a few of our graduates about alakaʻi lawelawe — servant leadership — embodied by our founder Ke Aliʻi Bernice Pauahi Bishop.

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Nov. 7, 2022

Recent KSM graduate overcomes adversity and becomes rising alakaʻi

Student-athlete and alaka‘i Kale Spencer KSM’22 has overcome adversity and excelled in academics to become an ‘ōiwi leader who would make Ke Ali‘I Pauahi proud.

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Oct. 31, 2022

Kūkahekahe: KS marks 135 years since its founding

November 4 marks the official commemoration date of the founding of the Kamehameha School for Boys. In this Kūkahekahe, we celebrate 135 years of educating young Hawaiians by sharing commemorative articles printed by Kamehameha School students in the school’s early newspaper, “The Handicraft.”

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July 6, 2022

Memorial service honors the life and legacy of haunani-kay trask

Scholar, poet, kanaka aloha ʻāina, kumu and KS alumna haunani-kay trask passed away in July 2021. A July 9 memorial service hosted by KS will celebrate her life and legacy.

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Aug. 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.

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