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Summer 2018

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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.

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.

Following a week of service projects across the Island, evenings of celebration, and memorials to remember classmates who have passed, over 2,000 attendees gathered at the Saturday night Alumni Lū‘au on Rice Field. It was an evening of memorable moments as Joanie Rothwell ’68 Lui presented mele oli on behalf of her 50th Reunion Class to President Jim Scott ’70, who returned the welcome with a Punahou mele oli. The youthful voices of the newest alumni from the Class of 2018 led the crowd in singing the Hawaiian Doxology. Dinner entertainment was provided by this year’s Holokū musicians, and later, violinist Arlene Koh ’93 and singer Alx Kawakami ’04 showed off their talents on stage alongside the legendary Henry Kapono Ka‘aihue ’67.

Joan Rothwell ’68 Liu and Marcia Cooke ’68 Duff are in a celebratory mood as they pose for their 50th Reunion Class Photo.
Bernie Farden ’53 Kidder and classmate Al Lemes ’53 joyfully reconnect at Kūpuna Lū‘au.
Student servers Ryu Kawajiri ’21, Adam Kwock ’21 and Joshua Lee ’21 cheer on the 50th Reunion Class of 1968 as they parade into the Lū‘au tent.
24th Reunion Class volunteer Shawna Oyabu ’94 Takahata shreds kalua pork in preparation for Lū‘au dinner.
Volunteers Lara Yajima ’94 Siu (left) and Candace Rea ’95 Beale assemble decorations for Alumni Lū‘au.
From left: Kawika Maeda ’94, Ward Kashiwa ’95, Chris Dittmar ’94 and Kapono Chun ’94 help to light the imu on the Friday morning before Lū‘au.
Class of 1968 worked together to clean the Lily Pond during Alumni Service Day.
The Class of 2008 set a new 10th Reunion Class giving record, raising more than $66,000 for the School. Front row, from left: Nicole Pfeffer, Jasmine Wong, President Jim Scott ’70, Katie Chock and Brooke Hunter. Back row: Brett Katayama and Eric Nagoshi.
50th Class Reunioners Bruce Lederer ’68 and Maggie Riggle ’68 Cox make their grand entrance into Alumni Lū‘au.
Musician Henry Kapono Ka‘aihue ’67 entertained alumni and friends at Alumni Lū‘au.
Recent graduates Kiana Wong ’18 and Heidi Kwock ’18 enjoyed their first official event as Punahou alumni.
Tonia Smith ’93 joyfully reunited with classmates while showing her school pride in buff and blue.
President Jim Scott ’70 greets Dick Cox ’38 who celebrated his 80th Reunion at Kūpuna Lū‘au.
Dale Kamisugi ’68 Bordner joins fellow alumni and friends in a hula to “Kapunahou” accompanied by the Holokū musicians.