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Off Track: Mid-Pacific Institute

February 18, 2018

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.

Mid-Pacific traces its beginnings to 1864; the present school was established in 1908 with the merger of Kawaiahaʻo Seminary (1864) and Mills School for Boys (1892.)

In 1863, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Gulick started a boarding school for girls in Kaʻū. This was continued at Waiohinu for two years, but was moved to Oʻahu.

The Gulicks’ school was established “to teach the principles of Christianity, domestic science, and the ways and usages of western civilization.”

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North Pacific Missionary Institute
Kawaiahaʻo Female Seminary

Mid-Pacific Institute website

Hawaii National Guard graduates include: Erik Wong, Dalwyn Wong, Russel Miyamoto, Iakopo Fuimaono – can you name others?

President Theodore Roosevelt High School
President William McKinley High School
Hilo High School
Kamehameha Schools
Iolani School
St. Andrew’s Priory School
Henry Perrine Baldwin High School
St. Louis School
Waialua High School
James B. Castle High School

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