March 18, 2020
In a letter presented to alumni Wednesday evening, Kamehameha Schools Director of Advancement and Executive Director of the Pauahi Foundation Pono Ma‘a KSK’82 delivered the following message:
March 18, 2020
To celebrate a century of Kamehameha Schools song contests, we asked former Song Contest directors to share nā haliʻa aloha – cherished memories – of the choral competition. Their moving moʻolelo show how this treasured tradition helps haumāna embrace their Native Hawaiian heritage through mele.
March 18, 2020
While the difficult decision was made to suspend this year’s Song Contest, KS kumu and haumāna continue to stoke their creative fires to come up with an appropriate way to give the 100th Song Contest the honor it deserves.
February 17, 2020
After countless hours of preparation that will soon give way to moments of anticipation followed by a collective sense of elation, relief and unity, high school haumāna are set to add to the rich tradition that is the Kamehameha Schools Song Contest.
February 7, 2020
“It’s never no. It’s always yes, but how?” This is the response Andrew Lai KSK’89 often gives his students as the recently created Student Leadership Activities director at KS Kapālama.
January 31, 2020
The multi-talented student-athletes from Kamehameha Schools Maui defeated Valley Isle rival Maui High School, 4-2, to claim the Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association Season One Rocket League (soccer-style battle game contested with virtual vehicles) Championship on Saturday at Hawai‘i Pacific University’s Esports Arena at Aloha Tower Marketplace.
January 13, 2020
While they are separated in age by nearly three decades, Molokaʻi-born Luana Busby-Neff and Kahoʻokahi Kanuha from Moku o Keawe share a love for and commitment to preserving the intergrity of the ʻāina, its natural resources, the lāhui and Native Hawaiian heritage that transcends generations.
January 6, 2020
“Crystal Rose possesses the grace and dexterity of a hula dancer, the courage and grit of a warrior, and the wisdom to know when to be each.” These poignant words were shared by Kamehameha Schools Trustee Chair Lance Wilhelm at the investiture ceremony for trustee Crystal Rose in July, 2019.
December 23, 2019
As Dr. Scott Parker took some time to address a large group of 2010 and ’19 graduates from Kamehameha Schools Maui just moments after they all returned to campus for the annual Founder’s Day ceremony, the po‘o kula’s message was one that resonated for anyone fortunate enough to have benefitted from Ke Ali‘i Bernice Pauahi Bishop’s generosity.
December 1, 2019
Dr. Kekoa Tappara said he was a terrible student before he was accepted to Kamehameha Schools in the seventh grade. He credits the encouragement of his teachers and the support of the KS ‘ohana for changing the trajectory of his life.
November 18, 2019
As part of a powerful, engaging forum, Dr. Jonathan Kay Kamakawiwo‘ole Osorio and Dr. Kamanamaikalani Beamer shared their views on ‘Ōiwi Agency – Pathways Toward Leadership – to kick off the 2019-20 Lāhui Rising series on October 18 at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama’s Ka‘iwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center.
November 5, 2019
Veteran Major League Baseball player Kolten Wong, a 2008 Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i graduate, earned his first Rawlings Gold Glove Award on Sunday.
October 28, 2019
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 17, 2019
Lindsay Watson, a 2013 graduate of Kamehameha Schools Maui, will star in the upcoming Netflix film “Finding ‘Ohana,” a movie about two Brooklyn-raised siblings who reconnect with their Hawaiian heritage.
October 14, 2019
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 8, 2019
The “Kūhaʻo Maunakea” music collaboration was envisioned to tap into the creative power of the community, and listeners and viewers around the world have responded.
September 23, 2019
More than 1,600 Kamehameha Schools Kapālama haumāna received valuable insight from over 50 alumni earlier this month as part of Launa ‘Ike – a mentorship opportunity that allows alumni to give back by sharing knowledge and experience about their respective careers with high school students preparing for post-high endeavors.
August 8, 2019
Lehua Kamalu, a 2004 KS Kapālama graduate, has been selected to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Director’s Fellows program.
August 1, 2019
Alvin Pau‘ole has accomplished a lot in his life since graduating from Kamehameha Schools in 1956. He was the first minority in the nation to be selected to the Navy’s Nuclear Power Training Program, the only Native Hawaiian to serve as chief engineer of a nuclear reactor plant, and the only Hawaiian to command a fast attack nuclear submarine and a squadron of nuclear submarines.
July 8, 2019
KS colleagues, friends and family recently witnessed the investiture of Rose as KS trustee at a ceremony at KS Kapālama’s Bishop Memorial Chapel.
June 12, 2019
More than 3,500 Kamehameha Schools alumni converged on the Kapālama campus to reconnect and reflect on Pauahi’s legacy, as part of Alumni Week 2019. “Kū Lōkahi, Kū Ha‘aheo – Stand in Unity, Stand in Pride” was the theme for this year’s event.
May 15, 2019
Centered on the theme of “Embracing the Past While Envisioning our Future,” Kamehameha Schools Maui recently launched Hikina Rising – a podcast to help young alumni make the transition to their post-secondary endeavors.
April 29, 2019
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
Nā pua a Pauahi are among the participating kumu hula and Miss Aloha Hula contestants at this year’s renown hula competition.
April 12, 2019
KS Kapālama graduate Bella Finau-Faumuina has been named the recipient of the 2019 Teacher of Promise Award.