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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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Category: Honors & Awards

February 5, 2020

Wendy Larrow earns 2020 Hawai‘i Art Educator Award

The National Art Education Association (NAEA) has selected Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Elementary School Visual Arts Kumu Wendy Larrow as the 2020 Hawai‘i Art Educator Award winner.

January 27, 2020

KS’ Thomas Yoshida honored with NFHS Citation Award

When he’s not performing his duties as media research analyst within the Kamehameha Schools communications group, Thomas Yoshida can often be found spending much of his free time fulfilling a passion for athletics as a veteran high school basketball official, statistician and a volunteer with the Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association (HHSAA).

October 28, 2019

Warriors net KS Kapālama’s 22nd girls volleyball state championship

The Kamehameha Schools Kapālama girls volleyball team fell behind early, but rallied when it counted to secure a 3-1 (21-25, 25-21, 25-16, 25-21) victory over Interscholastic League of Honolulu rival Punahou Saturday night before a frenzied crowd at Neal S. Blaisdell Arena.

October 14, 2019

KSK graduate honored by Honolulu City Council as youngest member elected to O‘ahu Neighborhood Board

Prior to graduating from KS Kapālama earlier in 2019, Tehani Malterre campaigned for and was elected to the Hawai‘i Kai Neighborhood Board No. 1, Subdistrict 9. The 18-year-old public servant, who is currently studying environmental science at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, was one of 553 candidates who participated in the neighborhood board election process and was the youngest to be elected.

October 10, 2019

KS Maui athletics administrator receives national certification

Kamehameha Schools Maui Associate Athletic Director Mahina Hannemann-Gago has joined an elite group of interscholastic administrators after being named a certified master athletic administrator under the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA).

September 4, 2019

Altman selected to Pacific Century Fellows Program

KS Senior Litigator Nicole Altman has been named to the Pacific Century Fellows (PCF) Program’s 17th class.

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.

August 27, 2019

KS Communications Group work honored by PRSA

KS’ Communications team was recognized at the recent Public Relations Society of Hawaiʻi Koa Anvil Awards. A Koa Anvil Award of Excellence was presented in the “Issues Management: Associations/Non-Profit Organizations” category for Senior Communications Strategy Consultant Crystal Kua’s handling of “Action on KS Kalalau lands.”

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.

February 22, 2019

KS receives Business Leader Award for protecting Hawaiʻi from invasive species

Kamehameha Schools recently received the Hawai‘i Invasive Species Council Business Leader Award for its fight against invasive species – specifically the coconut rhinoceros beetle. The award was presented at the Hawai‘i State Capitol on February 15.

February 11, 2019

KS tops the state in national board-certified educators

Five KS educators recently achieved certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, bringing the number of certified KS educators to 75!

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.

March 14, 2018

KS Maui kumu named Hawaiʻi Art Educator of the Year

KSM ​Elementary School art teacher Diane Fell received the honor from the National Art Education Association. The award recognizes excellence in professional accomplishment and service by a dedicated art educator.

February 26, 2018

Camp is among the Girls Scouts of Hawaiʻi Women of Distinction

KS Director of Planning and Development Cathy Camp and fellow honorees Ali Moy and Denise Hayashi Yamaguchi are featured as this week's “MidWeek” magazine cover story!

January 4, 2018

Newly crowned Miss Central O‘ahu is a champion for Native Hawaiian education

Kamehameha Schools Investment Analyst and KS alum Kanoe Shizuru will represent Central O‘ahu in the 2018 Miss Hawai‘i Scholarship Pageant, with Native Hawaiian education as her platform.

May 26, 2017

KS earns NAIOP awards for Kakaʻako and Haleʻiwa commercial projects

KS received two awards from the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties Commercial Real Estate Development Association for its commercial projects located in Our Kakaʻako and Haleʻiwa.

April 6, 2017

Truesdell earns national award for Hawaiian culture-based approach

KS Hawaiʻi chemistry teacher Joel Truesdell was recognized with the National Science Teacher Association Shell Science Teaching award.

February 21, 2017

One for the Lāhui

Kamehameha’s Kalani Peʻa dedicates his Grammy award to the students and families that KS serves every day

November 9, 2016

KS earns beautification award for cultural design on commercial property

Kamehameha Schools recently received the Kalihi Beautification Award for creating a culturally inspired mural for the Wismettac Asian Foods building on Nimitz Highway and Waiakamilo Road. The award was given by the Kalihi Business Association.

November 9, 2016

KS earns beautification award for cultural design on commercial property

KS received the Kalihi Beautification Award for creating a culturally inspired mural for the Wismettac Asian Foods building on Nimitz Highway.

November 20, 2015

Hannahs is named Kamaʻāina of the Year by the Historic Hawaiʻi Foundation

Longtime KS Land Assets Director Neil Hannahs accepted the award on behalf of KS LAD team members whose tireless efforts transformed the land management policies and practices of the organization.

August 4, 2015

KS garners Green Event Award

Kamehameha Schools recently garnered a state Green Event Award for incorporating 25 eco-friendly practices at its annual Sustainability Council retreat.

July 23, 2015

Kalama Earns PRSA Awards

Internal Communications Manager Ed Kalama garners two awards of excellence from the Hawaiʻi chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.

July 2, 2015

New KS Service Awards tradition pays tribute to Princess Pauahi

Kawaiahaʻo Plaza service awardees gather at Mauna ʻAla to honor KS founder Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop and the Hawaiian language and culture she held so dear.

March 9, 2015

Sustainability Awards to acknowledge eco-conscious staffers

Nominations are being accepted for the award which recognizes KS employees who have implemented green practices and programs.