Keaukaha Elementary Honors Prince Kūhiō

Posted on Mar 25, 2014 in Community News, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Hawaiian Homes Commission, Public Information, Slider
Keaukaha Elementary sixth-graders.

Keaukaha Elementary sixth-graders.

KEAUKAHA, HAWAIʻI – Today students at Keaukaha Elementary School began a new tradition in their homestead community by hosting the First Annual Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole Celebration at the Kawānanakoa Gym.

Students honored Prince Kūhiōʻs life and accomplishments in song and with a presentation of hoʻokupu, while sixth grade students shared their essays on how Prince Kūhiō has touched their lives.

Special guests Mayor Billy Kenoi and Keaukaha homestead leader Uncle Pat Kahawaiolaʻa shared their words of encouragement for the haumāna of Keaukaha to be haʻaheo about where they come from and to mahalo Prince Kūhiō fighting for the opportunity for them to be here.

Keaukaha Elementary School Principal Stacey Bello themed the event E Ola Nā Aliʻi – Long Live The Chiefs as a reminder to the keiki of her school that the life and legacy of Prince Kūhiō and all our aliʻi live on in us all, especially our keiki.