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October 18, 2021

KS presents the Virtual Prince Lot Hula Festival

The historic Queen Emma Summer Palace in Nu‘uanu serves as a backdrop for the two-hour festival which premieres on Thursday, Oct. 28 from 7 to 9 pm on KHON2. See story »


June 22, 2020

Moʻolelo Lanakila: Our path to a strong Hawaiian identity

See how you have changed Kamehameha Schools through this five-year snapshot of ‘Ōlelo Kahua, and our successful beginning of the normalization of ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i and cultural transformation at KS! See story »



March 30, 2020

Dealing with COVID-19: share your mahalo, mo‘olelo or mana‘o

E kūpa‘a kākou. Stand strong together. See story »


March 18, 2020

Former KS Song Contest directors share cherished memories

To celebrate a century of Kamehameha Schools song contests, we asked former Song Contest directors to share nā haliʻa aloha – cherished memories – of the choral competition. Their moving moʻolelo show how this treasured tradition helps haumāna embrace their Native Hawaiian heritage through mele. See story »


March 18, 2020

Special programming to honor 100th Song Contest

While the difficult decision was made to suspend this year’s Song Contest, KS kumu and haumāna continue to stoke their creative fires to come up with an appropriate way to give the 100th Song Contest the honor it deserves. See story »


February 17, 2020

I Mau Ke Aloha ʻĀina: 100 Years of Song Contest

After countless hours of preparation that will soon give way to moments of anticipation followed by a collective sense of elation, relief and unity, high school haumāna are set to add to the rich tradition that is the Kamehameha Schools Song Contest. See story »


February 3, 2020

Kāpili ‘Oihana Internship Program connects college students with career opportunities

Light streams down through a small window onto the face of Cody Pacheco KSH’17, a Kāpili ‘Oihana Internship Program (KOIP) participant working at the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center situated within an expansive forest on Hawai‘i Island. See story »


January 21, 2020

KS ‘Ohana prepares to honor Charles Reed Bishop

Bishop believed in the transformative power of education and supported many other schools in shaping the future of education in Hawai’i. The schools included Punahou School, Mills Institute (now known as Mid–Pacific Institute), St. Andrew’s Priory, Sacred Hearts Academy, Makawao Female Seminary, and the Hilo Boys’ Boarding School. See story »


January 13, 2020

Luana Busby-Neff, Kahoʻokahi Kanuha explain

While they are separated in age by nearly three decades, Molokaʻi-born Luana Busby-Neff and Kahoʻokahi Kanuha from Moku o Keawe share a love for and commitment to preserving the intergrity of the ʻāina, its natural resources, the lāhui and Native Hawaiian heritage that transcends generations. See story »


January 8, 2020

Nominations being accepted for Order of Ke Aliʻi Pauahi Award

Since 1956, the prestigious Order of Ke Aliʻi Pauahi Award has been the highest and most distinguished award given to those who exemplify the vision of Kamehameha Schools founder Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop. See story »


January 6, 2020

Meet Trustee Crystal Rose, KS’ first alumna trustee

“Crystal Rose possesses the grace and dexterity of a hula dancer, the courage and grit of a warrior, and the wisdom to know when to be each.” These poignant words were shared by Kamehameha Schools Trustee Chair Lance Wilhelm at the investiture ceremony for trustee Crystal Rose in July, 2019. See story »


December 23, 2019

Beneficiaries of Ke Ali‘i Pauahi’s legacy reflect at Founder’s Day

As Dr. Scott Parker took some time to address a large group of 2010 and ’19 graduates from Kamehameha Schools Maui just moments after they all returned to campus for the annual Founder’s Day ceremony, the po‘o kula’s message was one that resonated for anyone fortunate enough to have benefitted from Ke Ali‘i Bernice Pauahi Bishop’s generosity. See story »


December 16, 2019

ʻAha Aloha ʻĀina motivates KS Kapālama students, staff

Students at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama hosted the first-ever ʻAha Aloha ʻĀina fueled by a charge to take responsibility for the future of Hawaiʻi. The event on November 25 was termed “He Aha Lā He Kūkulu: Identifying the Pillars of Aloha ʻĀina.” The event coincided with the observance of Lā Kūʻokoʻa, a day on which Hawaiʻi was recognized as an independent nation in 1843. See story »


December 9, 2019

KS Maui students learn, engage at Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs Convention

Students from Kamehameha Schools Maui took a major step as future leaders committed to making a positive contribution to the lāhui at the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs Convention (AHCC) last month at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa in Lahaina. See story »


November 25, 2019

E ola i ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian language immersion a constitutional right

On August 13, 2019, this opening statement set the foundation for the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court’s (Court) landmark decision which held that the state must take all reasonable efforts to provide access to Ka Papahana Kaiapuni – Hawaiian language immersion – education. See story »


November 18, 2019

Lāhui Rising: alumni share perspectives on ‘Ōiwi Agency

As part of a powerful, engaging forum, Dr. Jonathan Kay Kamakawiwo‘ole Osorio and Dr. Kamanamaikalani Beamer shared their views on ‘Ōiwi Agency – Pathways Toward Leadership – to kick off the 2019-20 Lāhui Rising series on October 18 at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama’s Ka‘iwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center. See story »


September 30, 2019

Dawn Kau‘i Sang awarded KS Community Educator of the Year at Native Hawaiian Convention

The importance of belief and action was reinforced by 2007 Kamehameha Schools Kapālama alumnus and Native Hawaiian activist Kaho‘okahi Kanuha during the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement’s (CNHA) 18th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention “Ulu O Ka Lā” at the Hawai‘i Convention Center in late September. See story »


August 29, 2019

Aloha ʻĀina Talks give haumāna a chance to explore Kanaka Maoli politics

Kula Kiʻekiʻe will provide a safe space for haumāna to discuss issues of Hawaiian importance. See story »


August 13, 2019

Signature KS aloha wear available

Orders are still being accepted for the signature line of See story »


August 12, 2019

KS, The Kohala Center honor farming on Hawai’i Island with Mahi‘ai a Ola

Mahi‘ai Match-Up business plan contest, scholarships and innovative MahiX component are announced this week. See story »


August 8, 2019

KS grad selected to MIT Director’s Fellows program

Lehua Kamalu, a 2004 KS Kapālama graduate, has been selected to the See story »


August 7, 2019

Budding entrepreneurs jump-start ventures at Nalukai Academy

Students and 2019 graduates from KS and across the state recently completed the immersive Nalukai Academy Start-Up Camp. See story »


July 31, 2019

Celebrate Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea

Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea, the day sovereignty was restored, was a holiday celebrated in the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi and recognized annually on July 31. See story »


May 28, 2019

Haumāna explore pathways at trades career fair

After initially dropping out of high school on Hawaiʻi island, Kekoa Leialoha seemed destined for a future full of everything but success. However, after graduating from the Hawaiʻi Youth Challenge Academy and working with Kinai ʻEha, which provides real-world vocational skills and training for at-risk 17-to-24 year-olds in the Koʻolau region, Leialoha is weeks away from starting a well-paying career operating heavy machinery in the construction field. See story »


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