Christopher Lee Hutt of Wagoner, Okla., passed away on Dec. 9, 2018. Born in Hilo, he was a U.S. Marine Corps lance corporal, 2014 graduate of Kamehameha High School and was a former KS Warrior football player.
In March 2018, Linfield College sophomore Chelsea Horita KSK’16, daughter of Gregg Horita KSK’83 and wife Celeste, was named Northwest Conference Softball Position Player Student-Athlete of the Week. While at Kamehameha, Chelsea participated in softball, wrestling and swimming. She is currently a computer science major.
“After high school, I shocked my family by deciding to attend Creighton University all the way in Nebraska,” said Kaneakua, a 2013 Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i graduate. “It was a bold decision but the university’s pre-med program is one of the best and I was willing to take the chance.”
The distance from home was one thing, but the cost of such a school was another. With the help of the Nanea Scholarship, she received funding for each of her four years at Creighton, which allowed her to focus on her studies and graduate magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a pre-medical emphasis.
Currently, Kaneakua is awaiting acceptance into either the John A. Burns School of Medicine at UH Mānoa or Creighton’s medical school. Although she is excited yet terrified of the years to come as a medical student, she knows that the Nanea Scholarship got her one step closer to achieving her dream.
“It wasn’t easy but the multi-year scholarship made it easier to pursue my dream of becoming a doctor. Mahalo nui to the donors. They’re helping to build the future leaders of our lāhui and strengthening our Big Island community one scholar at a time.”
Noah Borden KSK’12 was named to the watch list for the Wuerffel Trophy—a national award that recognizes an athlete that best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement. Noah is a junior special teams player
and long snapper on the University of Hawai‘i football team. Noah is currently majoring in kinesiology at UH.
Ricky Ing KSK’12 and Alyssa Yokota welcomed daughter Haylee Aika Kalena on Sept. 25, 2017. Proud family members include grandpa Clayton Ing KSK’76 and aunties are Dana Ing KSK’06 and Robyn Ing KSK’09.
Cas Pang KSK’11 and Shayla Ganotisi KSK’12 were married on July 7, 2017 at Dillingham Ranch in Waialua, O‘ahu.
In June 2017, R. Keli‘i Montibon KSH’16 earned a scholarship to play football at Oregon State University and started in fall 2017. The 6-foot 4-inch right tackle played one season at Riverside College in California before getting the offer. Riverside finished with a 10-2 record and lost to Fullerton 29-20 in the Southern California Football Association championship. At season’s end, Keli‘i was named to the all-conference first team and the received offers from OSU, Cal, Utah, Houston, Florida Atlantic, Florida Central, UConn, and UMass. Keli‘i has plans to
major in business or kinesiology at OSU.
In May 2017, a number of Kamehameha Schools alumni received their juris doctorate from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s William S. Richardson School of Law. Graduates include Olan Morgan Fisher KSK’07, Cassandra Chang KSK’09, Rachel Hoke Miyashiro KSK’00, Kamalolo Koanui-Kong KSK’11, Kamakani MacDonald-Chun KSK’10, Jennifer Hao-Fialkowski KSK’97, Jordan Ching KSK’07 and Nina Ki KSK’10.
On May 17, 2017, Kiana Kekoa KSK’12 graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., with a bachelor of science in government. Kiana’s older brother, Lt. Junior Grade Kody Kekoa KSK’10, presented her commission.