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Off Track: Hilo High School

October 1, 2017

In Hawaii, what high school you graduated from is often among the questions asked when you first meet someone. Public versus private, old versus new, town versus county, island versus island – some high school rivalries continue well into graduates’ old age.

The Images of Old Hawaii website periodically publishes articles about various high schools around the state. We will post links about these Hawaii high schools on their website.

For a while, other than church-related schools, if a Big Island youngster wanted to pursue his education beyond the eighth grade, he had to travel to O‘ahu. There he would board and go to school.

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Hawaii National Guard graduates include: Gary, Dennis, and Larry Hara, Richard Nishimura, Myles N. Nakasu – can you name others?

President Theodore Roosevelt High School
President William McKinley High School

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