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Off Track: Kamehameha Schools

October 15, 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 periodically.

Bernice Pauahi’s will formed and funded the Kamehameha Schools; “Thirteenth.  I give, devise and bequeath all of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate real and personal, wherever situated unto the trustees below named, their heirs and assigns forever, to hold upon the following trusts, namely: to erect and maintain in the Hawaiian Islands two schools, each for boarding and day scholars, one for boys and one for girls, to be known as, and called the Kamehameha Schools.”

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Hawaii National Guard graduates include: Walter Kaneakua, “Bones” Akiona, Jeffrey Hickman, Laura Soares, Edward Richardson, Stuart J. Tomasa, Bruce E. Olivera, Yvette Miraflor – can you name more graduates?

William Brewster Oleson
Ida May Pope
Early Days at Kamehameha Schools

President Theodore Roosevelt High School
President William McKinley High School
Hilo High School

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