May 29, 2018
Hoʻomaikaʻi to the Class of 2018, Kanaloa, on reaching this milestone upon your journey. To the 139 graduating member of this unconquerable class, we wish you well as you work to fulfill your kuleana as the next generation of Hawaiian leaders, and know that you always have a home in Ōlaʻa.
See more photos from commencement on our KS Hawaiʻi Facebook Page.
Kanaloa, the KS Hawaiʻi Class of 2018, walks into Koaiʻa for the final time as students of Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi.
Keiki Kahu Jameson Sato provides the invocation to start the commencement ceremony with pule.
Class president Taylor-James Sullivan delivers the welcome to the commencement ceremony.
Leiana Clark leads her class in the mele Pauahi ʻo Kalani.
Sierra Gleason delivers her salutatory address to her classmates.
Students perform The Prayer, a graduation tradition for KS Hawaiʻi, under the direction of Alexia Iwamoto.
Valedictorian Kailey Aiona shares her manaʻo with her peers.
Poʻo Kumu Dr. Lehua Veincent provides the final address to the Class of 2018 as their principal, sharing a heartfelt message of hope for this special class.
Poʻo Kula Kāhealani Naeʻole-Wong presents the Class of 2018 as they have completed the requirements for their graduation, leaving the students with an important message that a KS education can never be paid back, you can only pay it forward.
Before receiving their diplomas, students stop for a photo with a portrait of Ke Aliʻi Pauahi, whom they will forever be indebted to as alumni of the school she established.
Haumāna receive their diplomas, giving families and friends a chance to hear their names and the honors and endorsements they have earned.
Graduates celebrate as they sing Sons of Hawaiʻi as the newest alumni of Kamehameha Schools.