The 93rd Annual Ho‘olaule‘a at Kamehameha is a family-friendly, cultural celebration on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 8:30-4:00pm. The event is open to the public with free admission and free parking on campus as directed by security, at Kapa¯lama Elementary and at the Kamehameha Schools Bus terminal. Bus shuttles begin at 7:00am. This year, the class of 2020 chose the theme, “Ua Kupu a Lau Ke Aloha” which means “Inspired and Nourished by Love”. Like the kupukupu that emerges from new ‘a¯ina formed, we as ‘ohana grow together and experience life with aloha.
Festivities kick-off with student performances by the Kamehameha Schools Kapa¯lama Performing Arts Ensembles and we will be led through the day by Lina Girl, Mele Apana and Shannon Scott. World-class performances by Na¯ Ho¯ku¯ Hanohano Award winners, Jerry Santos, Na¯ Leo Pilimehana, Na¯ Hoa, Na¯pua Greig and Blayne Asing round out the day. Expect all the ‘ono food you love including Kamehameha Schools’ famous brownies, malasadas, Hawaiian plate, Fried Noodles, Korean plate and specialties at the Sweet Shoppe.
Activities include Inflatables, Rides, Video Games, a Dunking Booth and lots of Games and Crafts for the keiki. There will also be cultural demonstrations that include how to ku‘i ‘ai. Come early for our Country Store, Silent Auction, Plant Shop, Lei and Event Apparel. Neighbor island delicacies include Moloka‘i Fish, Kaua‘i Külolo and Kona coffee and tea.
Ho‘olaule‘a at Kamehameha is a parent-led event coordinated by Parents and Alumni Relations, an organization dedicated to connect, involve, and serve parents and alumni of Kamehameha Schools Kapälama. The first Ho‘olaule‘a was held on May 16, 1925. Event proceeds provide students with grants for enrichment opportunities, special events, competition and educational travel.
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