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Kamehameha Schools was founded by the will of Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the great-granddaughter of Kamehameha the Great.

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June 17, 2019

Bond between Native Hawaiians and Alaskans continues to flourish at Ho‘oilina Conference

In 1990, as a result of a decline in koa, Sealaska, a corporation owned by the Tlingit, Haida and Tshimshian tribes of Southeast Alaska, gifted two 200-foot Sitka spruce logs to Hawai‘i to help construct Polynesian Voyaging Society’s wa‘a Hawai‘iloa.

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.

May 22, 2019

Student-athletes Gooman, Obrey selected to Hall of Honor

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama senior student-athletes Ashley Gooman (wrestling) and Kalina Obrey (basketball and volleyball) have been selected to the Enterprise Rent-a-Car/Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association (HHSAA) Hall of Honor as part of the 12-member 2019 class.

May 10, 2019

Mahalo piha e nā kumu:  A video tribute to our teachers

This week we celebrate our kumu – the heart and soul of our campus, preschool and community education programs. In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, please enjoy this video of our keiki praising their kumu, and take a moment to reflect on the teachers who made you the person you are today.

April 29, 2019

Kamehameha Schools names Elizabeth Cawrey Director of Internal Audit

Elizabeth Cawrey has been named director of Internal Audit for Kamehameha Schools. Kamehameha’s Internal Audit Department reports to and is accountable for assisting the Board of Trustees in the effective execution of their fiduciary responsibilities through independent, objective assurance and consulting activities designed to add value and to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of KS’ risk management, internal control and governance processes.

April 29, 2019

KS Kapālama alumni carry “lei” of May Day concert

For three Kamehameha Schools Kapālama alumni, the annual May Day concert tradition brings with it an added layer of pride and responsibility as award-winning musical trio Keauhou is handed the torch – or in this case, the lei.

April 24, 2019

KS alumni to showcase hula on a worldwide stage at 2019 Merrie Monarch Festival

Nā pua a Pauahi are among the participating kumu hula and Miss Aloha Hula contestants at this year’s renown hula competition.

April 9, 2019

KS’ Kaimana Barcarse appointed to Board of Education

Gov. David Ige appointed Kamehameha Schools West Hawai‘i Regional Director Kaimana Barcarse to the Hawaiʻi County seat on the Hawaiʻi State Board of Education. As a new member in this volunteer position, Barcarse will serve a three-year term through June 30, 2022.

April 5, 2019

NIUHI-Shark opens at the East Hawaiʻi Cultural Center

KS Hawaiʻi kumu Carl Pao and Kawika Eyre's exhibit celebrating Kamehameha ʻEkahi moves to the East Hawaiʻi Cultural Center in April.

April 5, 2019

KSH Senior Legacy projects save more than 3,000 lives

In recent years, Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i haumāna have raised awareness of our state’s critical need for blood donations through Senior Legacy projects.

April 1, 2019

Pauahi tops the list of “10 Exceptional Women Who Influenced America Through Their Giving”

The Philanthropy Roundtable – a national network of charitable donors – recognized Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop and her selfless generosity by naming her to their list of “10 Exceptional Women Who Influenced America Through Their Giving.”

March 22, 2019

Keauhou featured on Ka Piko Podcast

Award-winning Native Hawaiian musical group Keauhou is featured on this week’s episode of Ka Piko Podcast.

March 19, 2019

Keiki artists earn statewide honors in two 2019 shows

Two art exhibits on Oʻahu will feature works by a number of our talented kula haʻahaʻa keiki artists. Both shows represent statewide participation and were juried by a panel of artists.

March 18, 2019

Student achievement: Students medal at HOSA States

KS Hawaiʻi HOSA students took home five medals from the state competition.

March 15, 2019

Results from the 99th annual Kamehameha Schools song contest

The sophomore, junior and senior classes each won two awards at the 99th annual Kamehameha Schools song contest Friday night at the Neal Blaisdell Center.

March 14, 2019

Watch Hōʻike on-demand on Lehua TV

If you missed the show in person or online, you can still enjoy Hōʻike 2019 - The Battle of Kuamoʻo, on Lehua TV.

March 13, 2019

KSH alumna Cassidy Keliʻi shares personal story of why donating blood matters

The final campus blood drive of the year takes place on March 21. You can help save a life, like Cassidy's, by donating blood.

March 11, 2019

KS Song Contest tradition continues on March 15

The Kamehameha Schools Song Contest – which connects our KS Kapālama High School haumāna to their culture through mele – is slated for Friday, March 15 at the Neal Blaisdell Center.

March 8, 2019

Join Papa ʻEono this Sunday for KanakaCon

Kula Waena has put in a lot of work to make the first annual KanakaCon a success! Join Papa ʻEono this Sunday to celebrate all things comics.

March 8, 2019

Hoopster Kalina Obrey named Gatorade Player of the Year

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama senior Kalina Obrey has been named 2018-19 Gatorade Hawai‘i Girls Basketball Player of the Year. The prestigious award recognizes athletic excellence as well as high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on the court, as well as in the classroom and community.

March 7, 2019

KS athletic trainer featured on Wake Up 2Day

To bring attention to and awareness around National Athletic Training Month, and to provide insight into what the hard-working healthcare providers do on a daily basis, KS Kapālama Athletic Trainer Reid Takano joined KHON 2’s Wake Up 2Day morning show on Wednesday.

March 6, 2019

Record number of high school students named to academic achievement lists

Hoʻomaikaʻi to the 227 kula kiʻekiʻe haumāna named to the Poʻo Kula or Poʻo Kumu list for the 1st semester of SY 2018-2019.

February 26, 2019

KS Hawaiʻi to host screening of Moananuiākea on Mar. 8

Haumāna, ʻohana, hoa kumu and alumni are all invited to a special screening of the Hōkūleʻa Worldwide Voyage documentary, Moananuiākea with director/producer Nāʻālehu Anthony.

February 22, 2019

Fifteen kula kiʻekiʻe artists selected for this year’s Young at Art show

High school artists will have 21 works on display in the East Hawaiʻi Cultural Center’s annual show.

February 22, 2019

Young at Art show will feature five kula waena artists

Five talented kula waena artists were selected for and three earned special acknowledgements in the East Hawaiʻi Cultural Center’s annual show.

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