‘Walk For Pauahi’ At Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i
The 2nd annual ‘A Walk for Pauahi’ fundraiser will honor the mission of the Kamehameha Schools and the legacy of Ke Ali’i Pauahi this Wednesday, March 26.
The ceremonial walk serves an opportunity for all members of the community who have benefited in any way from the legacy of Bernice Pauahi Bishop to join in giving back to help continue her legacy, said a release from the school.
The walk, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Kamehameha Schools Hawai’i’s Pai‘ea Stadium, was created as a way to have fun and demonstrate the Hawaiian value of kahiau, or to give generously from the heart without expecting anything in return, the release said.
The event is run by the Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i Campus National Honor Society Kea‘au Chapter and is coordinated by senior Khalia Moke-Sakamoto as her legacy project for the year.
“This event is my senior project for our Native Hawaiian community with its vision of promoting the importance of education to our upcoming generations and their families in a fun and healthy environment,” said Moke-Sakamoto.
“All the proceeds will benefit the Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Foundation.”
Entrance to the event is $5 for adults and $2 for students; attendees will receive a kahiau wristband with admission, free refreshments, Jamba Juice, music, trivia, prizes and keiki events.
The walk was created last year by former student Bree Kaneakua as her legacy project. In continuing the event as a new campus tradition, Moke-Sakamoto created a new KS Hawaii National Honor Society scholarship through the foundation, which will be funded by the proceeds of this year’s walk.
“The foundation is excited to see this event continue to grow and inspire others to do what they can to continue the legacy of Ke Ali‘i Pauahi,” said Keawe Liu, executive director for the Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Foundation.
“The fact that this is also a student-led effort goes to show how much that legacy is thriving and that values like kahiau have gone from being taught to being demonstrated.”
Registration forms, event schedule and directions can be found at www.ksbe.edu, or call 345-5300.