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Summer 2018
Commencement 2018

A new tradition began as family, friends and faculty celebrated the Class of 2018’s graduation at the Stan Sheriff Center on the University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa campus.

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Issue 4
Summer 2018
Going the Distance

Introducing President-elect Dr. Michael Latham ’86, currently the vice president for academic affairs and dean of Grinnell College. He will become Punahou’s 17th president on July 1, 2019.

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Alumni Week 2018

It was an event-filled week in early June for classes ending in 3 or 8 when alumni, friends and guests from near and far reconnected for the School’s annual Reunion celebration.

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Aloha, President Jim Scott

Join the Punahou ‘ohana in honoring Dr. Scott as he begins his final school year as President: Participate in one of the regional alumni celebrations; share your personal message of gratitude; and contribute to one of the two community gifts in his name.

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Dr. James Kapae‘alii Scott '70

PRESIDENT’S DESK

“Never forget what you have created and experienced together at the waters of Ka Punahou. No matter where you are and where you go – pay this gift forward.”

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Go! Japan

Eighty students, 27 adults, six tour coordinators, three large buses – Punahou was big in Japan this Spring Break.

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Holokū and May Day 2018

Students in Kindergarten – grade 12 shared stories through mele and dance at this year’s Academy Holokū Pageant and Junior School May Day programs.

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Seussical JR.

Presented by Punahou middle-school students, the fantastical musical extravaganza of “Seussical JR.” embodied a message of perseverance and loyalty.

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Dance Finale

Nearly 500 students in grades K – 12 showcased their talents in the Dance School’s year-end “pau hana.”

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Kosasa Community Construction Update

Follow the progress as this project enters its final year. Kosasa Community is scheduled to open in fall 2019.

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Quilter Lab for Creative Arts

Students will soon experience visual and performing arts in a whole new way with the Quilter Lab for Creative Arts, located in the Junior School Learning Commons.

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Alumni Share Global Career Advice

Far-flung alumni answered the call to pay it forward by participating in the Global Careers Spotlight event in April. The event, held in the Learning Commons in Cooke Library, gave Academy students interested in living and working abroad the chance to meet alumni who have chosen global career paths.

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Aloha and Mahalo 2018

The Punahou ‘ohana bids farewell to 20 colleagues who retired in the 2017 – 2018 school year.

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Athletic Service Awards Honor Three Longtime Coaches

The award, given each year to Punahou coaches, staff and administrators who advance the athletics program, was presented to Peter Balding ’77, Reney Ching and Eric Kusunoki.

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Then and Now: The President’s Home

Built in 1907, the President’s Home was first occupied by Punahou’s 11th president, Arthur Griffiths, his wife and daughter.

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Support for the Arts: Elizabeth Wong

Elizabeth Wong’s appreciation for the ways in which the performing arts contribute to young people’s growth has inspired her generosity.

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Darin Arita ’93
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Inspired by his Punahou teachers, Arita established the A.I.M. High Endowed Financial Aid Fund to provide young students with the opportunity to dream big and to achieve their fullest potential.

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Pamela Hamamoto ’78
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Pamela K. Hamamoto ’78 was nominated in 2014 by former President Barack Obama ’79 as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.

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Kazumi Ogawa ’86
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Kazumi Ogawa ’86 has worked for the United Nations since 1994 in Yugoslavia, Central African Republic, Haiti and Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Ethan D.B. Abbott ’72
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Ethan Abbott ’72 coined the phrase “Punahou – Kindergarten through Life” to describe an alumnus’ ongoing connection to the School even beyond graduation.

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David W. Pratt ’53
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As president and CEO of Grove Farm for 20 years, David Pratt ’53 helped the company – and the island – transition away from sugar.

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Bruce and Lita Thompson ’68 Blankenfeld
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Bruce and Lita Thompson ’68 Blankenfeld are the dynamic duo who for more than 40 years has been teaching, mentoring and learning on behalf of the Polynesian Voyaging Society.

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Lynn Kimura ’81 Kunishige
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In addition to Lynn Kimura ’81 Kunishige’s Academy math teaching position, she also manages the Mālama Bridge Program, and is integral to the senior class.

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Larry Langley ’68
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As a longtime Punahou Bulletin Class Correspondent and Punahou Alumni Association volunteer, Larry Langley ’68 is a connector.

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Emeritus Imu Gang
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The Emeritus Imu Gang’s 20 members are known by their numbers, not their names. #6 is Cully Judd ’63; #7 Peter Lee ’63; #10 Mike Moss ’72; #11 Stan Duncan ’73 and #12 Randy Kam ’76.

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Barb Young ’67 Morgan
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For 21 years, Barb Young ’67 Morgan worked at Punahou, serving as senior director of legacy planning in her final role. Most recently, she helped lead her 50th Reunion committee. Always and still a cheerleader, Morgan epitomizes the spirit of Punahou.

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The View from Rocky Hill
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“From my vantage point atop Rocky Hill, I realize it’s what I can’t see that truly defines our class.”

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Our Punahou
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“While you’re out there taking the world by storm, I have one request, with all that we have been given, do the unexpected.”

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Lights. Camera. Action
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“We have made it to the final act of the movie we all starred in called: The Punahou Experience.”

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Adventure Awaits
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“Whether we are thousands of miles away or sitting side by side, adventure awaits at every corner. I challenge you to go find it.”

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