‘Always can!’: Watch Billy Kenoi’s inspirational speech to HPU’s 2014 graduating class
Updated: Jan. 27, 2021 at 10:04 AM HST
HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Colleagues are remembering former Hawaii Island Mayor Billy Kenoi as a passionate civic leader who cared deeply for the community he served.
Kenoi died Tuesday at the age of 52.
Many of those who spoke about Kenoi referenced a 2014 speech he gave to Hawaii Pacific University graduates.
Encouraging the graduates to chase their goals, he uttered the advice that stuck with so many: “There is no such thing as no can … always can!”
Watch the speech in full below:
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