Hawai‘i Life Real Estate Brokers announced Leiola Pascuita Augustine KSKʻ98, R(B), as the teams new Broker-In-Charge for the Kailua-Kona office. She graduated from Pepperdine University with a degree in marketing and shortly after returned to Hawai‘i Island. A licensed realtor since 2006, Leiola has distinguished herself in the luxury real estate market by providing remarkable representation to buyers and sellers alike.ADVERTISEMENT When she’s not selling real estate, you can find her surfing, spending time with family and friends, or volunteering with community groups.
Maui alumna and their ʻohana gathered for the 2016 Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Christmas Concert held on Dec. 3, 2016, at the Hawaiʻi Theater. Enjoying the evening were B. Nainoa Christian KSK’05, Christen Chin Christian KSM’12, Hāliʻi and Keely Rivera KSM’09, A. Uʻilani Tanigawa KSM’10, KSK Choral Music Director Zachary Lum KSK’10, Manalani English KSM’07 and Kelsey Canto KSMʻ06.
The Hawaiʻi State Society of Washington, D.C., is proud to introduce Awapuhi K. H. Lee KSK’11 as its 2017 Cherry Blossom Princess. Awapuhi is the daughter of Jon and Maile Uʻu Lee KSK’83 and currently resides in Virginia. Earning a bachelor’s degree in Human Biology with a concentration in Behavioral Development of Children and Adolescents from Stanford University in 2015, she is currently conducting adolescent health behavior research at the National Institutes of Health as a post-baccalaureate fellow. Awapuhi aspires to become a pediatrician and hopes to matriculate into medical school in 2018.
Aloha mai kākou,
Hope you all are having a joyful and family-filled holiday season. These months are often the busiest for many of us. Lots of family gatherings, laughter, and of course, ‘ono food!
During these times, it’s good to take a break and reflect on the many blessings afforded to us throughout the year. As we ready ourselves to celebrate Christmas and the New Year, let us not forget about one more day to remember and be thankful for—Founder’s Day.
This year marks the 129th Founder’s Day. Celebrated on Ke Ali‘i Pauahi’s birthday, Dec. 19th, this day of remembrance serves as an opportunity to honor and show appreciation for a legacy of giving that has served thousands of Hawaiian learners.
There are a number of ceremonies throughout Hawai‘i, as well as a few on the continent, to give you an opportunity to honor our Princess. See a list of events.
This December 19th, whether you have been a beneficiary of Pauahi’s gift directly or indirectly, I ask you to take a moment to remember our remarkable benefactor. Please reflect on what she has provided for our lāhui and on her true example of kahiau. Her generosity uplifted our people and in return our kuleana is to keep her vision moving forward.
Happy Founder’s Day and I wish you all a safe and joyous holiday season!
Me ka ha‘aha‘a,
Interim Executive Director
Jantien Kanoelani Shizuru KSK‘13 is one of three native Hawaiians in the Princeton class of 2017 and will receive a civil/environmental engineering degree. She is also a four-year NCAA Division I rower and member of the Princeton Tigers’ NCAA Championships roster.
On Nov. 6, 2016, in the presence of their ʻohana from Maui and Oʻahu, team captain Bobbi-Lin Kalama KSM’13 and Kalehua Katagiri KSK’13 enjoyed their Siena College volleyball senior night playing against rival Manhattan College where classmate Allie Yamashiro KSK’13 is the libero. Bobbie-Lin will be graduating with a bachelor’s degree in marketing; Kalehua will be graduating with a bachelor’s of arts in psychology; Allie will be graduating with a degree in exercise science in May 2017.
Members of class of ‘63 donated their time and resources in providing a meal for the families of Ronald McDonald House in Mānoa on Dec. 2, 2016. Implemented by Naomi Holstein Mahiko’s suggestion, class event coordinator Ella Mae Keliʻi Camacho rallied classmates for their annual class Kahiau opportunity.
Robyn Ing KSK‘09 and Alika Pruett KSK‘09 welcomed their second son La‘anui Keahi Pruett on Dec. 8, 2016. La‘anui joins big brother Kaikea. Proud Kamehameha alumni ‘ohana include aunty Dana Ing KSK‘06, uncle Ricky Ing KSK‘12 and grandfather Clayton Ing KSK‘76.
Sarah Holter KSM’14 is currently enrolled in SEA Semester: The Global Ocean, a study-abroad program operated by Sea Education Association in Woods, Hold, Mass. Sarah, a student at American University in Washington, D.C., is one of 15 undergraduates in the program. The participants started their journey with coursework onshore then connected in Barcelona, Spain, to join the SSV Corwith Cramer, a state–of–the-art 134-foot brigantine, which serves as the participants home, classroom and laboratory. Studies continued on sea to the island of Mallorca, through the Strait of Gibraltar into the eastern side of the Atlantic Ocean concluding with port stops in two Atlantic archipelagos, Madeira and Canary Islands.