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KSH 2013 senior Bree Kaneakua (right) created the Walk for Pauahi to raise money for a Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Foundation scholarship fund. Foundation director Keawe Liu (left) calls it an example of kahiau, or giving generously from the heart without expecting anything in return.

March 26 KSH Walk for Pauahi will raise scholarship funds

March 24, 2014

Contributed by Shaundor Chillingworth

Kamehameha Schools beneficiaries and the public are invited to become benefactors and contribute to extend Pauahi’s educational legacy at the 2nd annual “A Walk for Pauahi” on Kuhio Day, Wednesday, March 26 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Pai‘ea Stadium on the KS Hawai‘i campus.

The Walk for Pauahi is a ceremonial walk to honor the mission of Kamehameha Schools and the legacy of Ke Aliʻi Pauahi. It serves as an opportunity for all members of the community who have benefited in any way from the legacy of Bernice Pauahi Bishop, to come together and give back to help continue her legacy.

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.

This year’s event is run by the KS Hawaiʻ’i National Honor Society Kea‘au Chapter and is coordinated by senior Khalia Moke-Sakamoto as her legacy project for the year.

“This event is my senior project for our Native Hawaiian community with its vision of promoting the importance of education to our upcoming generations and their families in a fun and healthy environment,” said Moke-Sakamoto.

“All the proceeds from this event will benefit Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Foundation who generously gives to educate our Native Hawaiians.”

Ke Aliʻi Pauahi Foundation’s mission is to seek and develop new and diverse sources of income to support the ever-increasing educational needs and goals of people of Hawaiian ancestry.  

The walk was created last year by 2013 senior Bree Kaneakua as her legacy project. In continuing the event as a new campus tradition, Moke-Sakamoto was challenged with how she would grow the event and add new components, to which she created a new KS Hawaiʻi National Honor Society scholarship through the foundation. All of the money generated from this year’s walk will go into this scholarship fund.    

“The foundation is excited to see this event continue to grow and inspire others to do what they can to continue the legacy of Ke Ali‘i Pauahi. The fact that this is also a student-led effort goes to show how much that legacy is thriving and that values like kahiau have gone from being taught to being demonstrated,” said Keawe Liu, executive director for Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Foundation.

“We thank students like Bree and Khaila for their leadership and generosity so that future generations can benefit from their work today.”

Entrance to the event is $5 for adults and $2 for students, and attendees will receive a kahiau wristband with admission. Enjoy free refreshments, Jamba Juice, music, trivia, prizes, keiki events and much more. Attendees are also asked to bring a completed registration form along with their entrance fee to the event. Download the registration form, see a schedule for the event or get directions here.

For more information, please call (808) 345-5300 or email

A Walk for Pauahi

A fun, ceremonial walk to help raise funds for a new KS Hawai‘i National Honor Society scholarship with Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Foundation.

Wednesday, March 26
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

KS Hawai‘i campus
Pai‘ea Stadium

See the links below to download your registration form, and bring the completed form along with your registration fee to Wednesday's event.

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