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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.

October 3, 2019

Crystal Busey named senior director of Enterprise Safety & Student Well-Being

Crystal Busey has been selected as KS’ senior director of Enterprise Safety & Student Well-Being. She will work with education leaders to manage and maintain the comprehensive KS Student Safety and Well-Being framework.

October 2, 2019

KS Kapālama senior Evaimalo named Polynesian Bowl all-star

KS Kapālama senior student-athlete Ezra Evaimalo has been selected as a 2020 Polynesian Bowl all-star.

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.

September 24, 2019

Jonathan “Duff” Janus named director of planning & development

Jonathan “Duff” Janus has been selected as director of planning & development within KS’ Commercial Real Estate Division. He was raised in Hawai‘i, and recently served as a director on Alexander & Baldwin’s investment team.

September 19, 2019

KS statement regarding UH professor’s remarks on our education and haumāna

Kamehameha Schools rejects the remarks made recently by a UH physics professor regarding the quality of our education and haumāna. Statements such as these, though intended to be hurtful, only make us stronger and more resolute. We know who we are, and we are proud of our school and nā pua a Pauahi.

September 9, 2019

Donohue named chief investment officer for KS

Timothy M. Donohue has been selected as KS’ Chief Investment Officer tasked with managing the organization’s $8.2 billion Financial Assets portfolio.

September 5, 2019

Kela Park named director of Campus & Community Education Program Support

Kela Park has been named director of Campus and Community Education Program Support.

September 3, 2019

KS-Saint Mark Lutheran School partnership creates preschool opportunities in Windward O‘ahu

Kamehameha Schools and Saint Mark Lutheran School (SMLS) have aligned resources to offer high-quality early childhood education to families living in Windward O‘ahu – an effort that addresses the shortage of available preschool seats throughout Hawai‘i.

August 29, 2019

KS’ “Kaiāulu ‘o Kaka‘ako Master Plan” recognized

Kamehameha Schools’ Commercial Real Estate Division’s Kaka‘ako Development Team was honored for its planning and execution of the “Kaiāulu ‘o Kaka‘ako Master Plan” as part of the International Real Estate Federation USA 2018 Awards Program.

June 25, 2019

KS and Hawaiʻi Pacific Health join forces for greater community impact

Kamehameha Schools has joined forces with Hawaiʻi Pacific Health (HPH) to improve the education, health, economic stability and social well-being of students and families across Hawaiʻi. The partnership is KS’ first with a non-profit health care system.

June 14, 2019

KS Hawaiʻi student-athlete earns Kaimana Scholarship

Pōmaikaʻi Evans-Bautista, a 2019 graduate of Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i, was presented with a $5,000 scholarship as part of the Kaimana Awards & Scholarship Program at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center on June 8.

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 14, 2019

Crystal Rose is selected Kamehameha Schools trustee

The state Probate Court has selected attorney Crystal Rose as the newest member of the Kamehameha Schools Board of Trustees. She will begin her term on July 1, 2019, replacing Trustee Corbett Kalama, whose term expires on June 30, 2019.

May 7, 2019

Haumāna amplify ‘Ike Hawai‘i through KS Maui’s ‘Aha Mele

Kamehameha Schools Maui High School students came together on Friday for the campus’ 17th Annual ‘Aha Mele – a competition that offers students the opportunity to connect with their Hawaiian culture through mele, ‘oli and hula.

May 6, 2019

MAʻO Organic Farms, KS and Central Pacific Bank form unique partnership on Wai’anae Coast

The landmark collaboration will expand MAʻO Organic Farms’ social enterprise program and acreage.

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 16, 2019

International Summit to share latest on trauma prevention, intervention and treatment

Over 120 local and international experts in the fields of violence, abuse and trauma will share their unique findings at the upcoming Hawaiʻi International Summit. The summit is supported by Ho‘omaluhia, the Hawai‘i branch of the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma.

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.

February 21, 2019

Experience Ho‘olaule‘a at KS Kapālama and Hawai‘i campuses

Kamehameha Schools employees, alumni, students and their ‘ohana are invited to the KS Kapālama 94th Annual Ho‘olaule‘a and KS Hawai‘i Ho‘olaule‘a on Saturday at the respective campuses.

February 14, 2019

KS Kapālama girls soccer, boys canoe paddling teams honored by Honolulu City Council

The Kamehameha Schools Kapālama girls soccer and boys canoe paddling teams were honored by the Honolulu City Council Wednesday after claiming Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association state titles earlier this month.

February 6, 2019

KS students earn regional Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards

Thirty-nine haumāna from all three Kamehameha Schools campuses were selected as Hawai‘i Region winners for the 2019 Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards.

February 5, 2019

Winter 2019 issue of I Mua now available online

The winter 2019 issue of Kamehameha Schools’ I Mua Magazine is now available for download through the I Mua Archives page.

February 4, 2019

Earl Kawa‘a to be honored as Living Treasure of Hawai‘i

Earl Kawa‘a, a Hawaiian resource specialist at Kamehameha Schools who is recognized throughout the local community as an educator, peacemaker and kanaka leader, will be acknowledged as part of the Living Treasures of Hawai‘i program.

January 31, 2019

Kamehameha Schools releases latest financial figures

In fiscal year 2018, Kamehameha Schools spent $483 million on educational efforts, which equates to a 4.5 percent spend rate for the year. As of June 30, 2018, KS’ endowment is valued at $11.9 billion and is comprised of a globally diversified financial assets portfolio ($8.2 billion) and commercial real estate portfolio ($3.7 billion).

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