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Summer 2018

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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.

This year’s Academy Holokū Pageant and middle school May Day program theme was “E Mo‘olelo Kākou: our Mo‘olelo, our Kuleana.” The theme served as a reminder of the role that stories play in the transmission of knowledge from generation to generation.

The programs were a compilation of mele that are favorites among Punahou’s faculty and staff, and highlighted stories of leadership, place and love.

Students in kindergarten through grade 5 celebrated their greatest connection to one another: that they all share the same home. The theme, “Ku‘u Kulāiwi Aloha,” proudly honored Hawai‘i through stories and mele recounting the beauty of their beloved island home.

In women’s kahiko, Raiatea Reynolds ’20 (front) and ‘Imiloa Borland ’20 open the 2018 Holokū Pageant with “‘Auhea Wale ‘Oe e ka ‘Ō‘ō.”
From left: Megan Baldemor ’22, Emily Tamanaha ’22, Stone Chun ’23 and Dawson Hose ’23 dance to “E Mau Ē” in the Case Middle School May Day program.
Keola Earle ’30 stands ready to perform “No Ka Lei Melia Ke Aloha” with his kindergarten class.
D.J. Utu ’21 accompanies the student dancers as one of the Holokū and May Day musicians.
From left: Hayden Comerford ’18, Cian Ying ’18, Andrei Iosivas ’18 and Tristan Scharfenstein-Montgomery ’18 energize the crowd in Hemmeter Fieldhouse during the Tahitian dance, “Ua Here Ho‘ii Au Ia Oe.”
Leah Nishiguchi ’22 gracefully dances a tribute to Nu‘uanu Valley in the Case Middle School May Day program.
Lonoka‘ehu Tuitele ’24 (front) and Jayton Tanibe ’22 are Pa‘a Kahili representing the islands of Mōloka‘i and O‘ahu.
From back to front: Ella Chong ’24, Tate Michimoto-Toma ’23, Reina Lileikis ’24, Sabina Funasaki ’24, Tarin Tabuyo ’22 and Adri Burrello ’23 in the middle-school women’s kahiko.
In the boys ‘auana, Lyon Tang ’24 honors the journey of the Hōkūle‘a and vision of Nainoa Thompson ’72 in “Kaulana Ka Inoa ‘o Hōkūle‘a.”
Ka‘imi Kai Kauai ’27 readies her ipu for the third-grade class May Day performance.
From back to front: Second-graders Blake Lee, Ava Anderson and Zach Merner celebrate our island home with a medley.
Mō‘i Wahine Holokū Kealoha Scullion ’18 presented two mele, “Pua Lilia” and “Lei Hala” in honor of the place and people that have been foundational and inspirational to her life.