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Kamehameha Schools was founded by the will of Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the great-granddaughter of Kamehameha the Great.

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Results from the 99th annual Kamehameha Schools song contest

The sophomore, junior and senior classes each won two awards at the 99th annual Kamehameha Schools song contest Friday night at the Neal Blaisdell Center.

He aupuni palapala ko‘u – Mine is a kingdom of literacy. As the motto suggests, Kauikeaouli – who would become Kamehameha III, Mō‘ī o Ke Aupuni ‘o Hawai‘i (ruler of the Kingdom of Hawai‘i) – believed in literacy and education among his people. In the 1800s, the literacy rate among Native Hawaiians was 98 percent.
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KS Kapālama Middle School recently created opportunities for 640 haumāna to get real-world career advice from professionals in fields like law, education and engineering. See story »

Kamehameha Schools has launched a new podcast that highlights innovative approaches to education and community-building through a Native Hawaiian lens: Ka Piko Podcast. See story »

Teams from Kamehameha Schools Maui and Hawai‘i recently earned medals at the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Hawai‘i State Leadership Conference held at the Hawai‘i Convention Center. See story »

Proceeds from the performances will help haumāna represent Hawaiian language, culture and moʻolelo on a global stage when they perform the opera at Scotland’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. See story »

The Kamehameha Schools Song Contest – which connects our KS Kapālama High School haumāna to their culture through mele – is slated for Friday, March 15 at the Neal Blaisdell Center. See story »

Kamehameha Schools has partnered with several community organizations to help Hawaiʻi’s farm-to-school movement gain momentum. See story »

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama senior Kalina Obrey has been named 2018-19 Gatorade Hawai‘i Girls Basketball Player of the Year. The prestigious award recognizes athletic excellence as well as high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on the court, as well as in the classroom and community. See story »

To bring attention to and awareness around National Athletic Training Month, and to provide insight into what the hard-working healthcare providers do on a daily basis, KS Kapālama Athletic Trainer Reid Takano joined KHON 2’s Wake Up 2Day morning show on Wednesday. See story »

Blending tradition with innovation will be the focus of discussion from the perspectives of community, culture, tourism and sustainability as part of Ka Huina – an “intersection” or “nexus” – on Thursday at the Hawai‘i Convention Center. See story »

More than 20 communications professionals from public and private schools, government agencies and universities gathered last week at the Hawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE) Office of Curriculum and Instructional Design for a panel discussion about communications in the education field. See story »