Micah Bautista passed away on Apr. 20, 2018. Born in Hilo, Hawai‘i, he was a lineman on the KS Hawai‘i varsity football team and a saxophone player in the marching band. He later attended the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and Hawai‘i Community College before joining the U.S. Navy as a construction electrician 2nd class.
Casey Medeiros of Makakilo, O‘ahu, passed away on Feb. 28, 2018. Born in Hilo, Hawai‘i, she was an administrative coordinator for HMSA, member of Innovative Concepts Church and New Hope Kapolei and a graduate of University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
“As a beneficiary of Pauahi’s generosity, I feel it’s my kuleana to participate in her legacy of creating educational opportunities for our people and the leaders of tomorrow who will help to shape Hawai‘i and beyond.”
Bowe Souza always had a passion for music. When he entered as a
seventh grader at Kamehameha Schools, performing arts played
a major role in his life. Upon graduating from Kapālama in 2007,
he continued to pursue his true passion as a student of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Bachelor of Arts Music Program with the kōkua of scholarships from the Pauahi Foundation and Kamehameha Schools.
Bowe chooses to give back to the lāhui through the Pauahi Foundation to support opportunities for the next generation of leaders to pursue their passion in life as he did.
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Aulani Kekuna KSK’01 was hired as regional sales manager of Accel Event Rentals in Jan. 2018. She will oversee key accounts across O‘ahu. Her event background includes serving as vice president of business development at Pacific Event Services LLC. She received her bachelor’s degree from Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington, and master’s degree from the University of San Diego.
Lee-Ann Heely KSK’91 and Kirstin Kahaloa KSK’01 were hired to shape the health and well-being of the community on Hawai‘i island with the Blue Zones Project – a community-wide well-being improvement initiative to help make healthy choices easier in Hawai‘i. The Hawai‘i Medical Service Association (HMSA) brought Blue Zones Project to Hawai‘i to transform the state into an even better place to live, work, and play. Lee-Ann is serving as the organization lead for the project in West Hawai‘i where she helps employers improve their wellness programs and promotes healthy choices for consumers at restaurants and grocery stores. She previously worked for the Hawai‘i County’s Research and Design Department. Kirstin was hired as the community engagement lead responsible for encouraging positive health and wellness nudges for individuals in the greater community with free events and activities. She previously served as the executive director of the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce.
James Sakugawa KSM’08 and Naomi Kamakau KSK’08 were married in Nov. 11, 2017, on Moloka‘i. James is the son of Stephanie Armitage Sakugawa KSK’74.
Wainani Hansen Arnold KSK’00 held the grand opening of the new Wainani Wellness Center on Aug. 4, 2017. She is the owner and operator of this new fully equipped Gyrotonic method, pilates, yoga and wellness facility in Kaimukī, O‘ahu. The Wainani Wellness Center offers instruction for all ages and fitness levels including classes for athletes, pre- and post-natal women, seniors and all health conscious consumers. Learn more by visiting www.wainaniwellness.com.
Paiao Thornton KSK’08 and Troy Thornton welcomed son Bowie Ezekiel Alaka‘i on July 18, 2017. His big sister Sophie (8) absolutely adores her brother, uncle is Scotty Wright-Ah Sam KSK’05 and Christina Wright-Ah Sam KSK’83 enjoys spoiling her grandson.