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Kamehameha Schools Host Hawaiian Celebration

Uli'i Castor Uli'i Castor
Haunani Ho Haunani Ho
Kalei Ho Kalei Ho

By Leland Kim

KAPALAMA (KHNL) -- One of the biggest parties of the year took place at the Kamehameha Schools' Kapalama campus.  The reason?  The annual Ho'olaule'a, of course.

Kamehameha Schools dancers got the party off to a rockin' start.   They entertained thousands at the school's Ho'olaule'a celebration.

"It brings everybody together as an ohana and that's what we're all about in Hawaii," said Uli'i Castor, a longtime supporter of Kamehameha Schools.  "And with Kamehameha Schools and being here for the whole day, you meet your family, friends, and make new friends that are from elsewhere"

Beautiful lei and other goods were on sale.

And it wouldn't be a celebration without good food and there's plenty of that here.  Mouth-watering burgers, as well as delectable treats from Moloka'i.

"We're selling lilikoi jelly, lilikoi butter, Molokai's own bread, Molokai's own sweet potatoes, squid," said Sybil Lopez, a Molokai resident who came to be a part of the Ho'olaule'a.  "We got pickeled ogo, and regular fresh oho. so come on down to Kamehameha Schools' Ho'olaule'a and come and buy Molokai's own.

Besides eating good food and having fun, attendees say it's a chance to honor Hawaiian culture.

"Without the culture and the language and the music, it wouldn't be Hawaii," said Haunani Ho, a Kamehameha alumnae, who graduated in 1976.

Haunani's son Kalei is a second-generation Kamehameha student.

"What do you enjoy most about being at Kamehameha?" asked Leland Kim.

After a thoughtful pause, eight-year-old Kalei said, "Recess."

Well Kalei still has time to find a subject he likes, and Kamehahema Schools' vast resources help put him on a path to success.

"And that is really important because it helps our children excel when they go to college and that's what funds are for," said Castor.

The theme of this year's Ho'olaule'a is "E  Malama Kekahi I Kekahi," which means "caring for one another."

"And I think it helps with our kids, shows our kids what ohana is all about, teaching them that," said Castor.

Organizers say the Ho'olaule'a is a reminder of Ke Ali'i Pauahi's love for her people and our need to continue caring for each other and our world.

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