Nineteen East Hawai‘i haumāna are graduating from high school on time and prepared for their post-high endeavors, thanks to Kamehameha Schools’ nationally acclaimed Kamehameha Scholars program.
In an effort to create an educational environment for all of our keiki to succeed, the mission of the program is to support Native Hawaiian students in achieving higher education degrees, entering the careers of their choice, and cultivating their ability to be servant leaders.
Nearly 700 students from public and private schools statewide were served by the program during the 2018-2019 academic year – about 150 of them were seniors. The East Hawai‘i scholars gathered recently to celebrate their achievements.
Some haumāna will remain close to home and attend Hawai‘i Community College and University of Hawai‘i at Hilo. Others are branching out to explore the continent at Grand Canyon University, Utah Valley University, Arizona State University, Portland State University, going even as far as Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.
Kamehameha Scholars is a college and career counseling program that provides students in grades nine through 12 with post-secondary planning, year-round workshops, and interactive lessons grounded in the Hawaiian culture.