Ke kula o ʻEhunuikaimalino, a Hawaiian immersion school, has announced the recipients of its first-ever Hawaiian Immersion Scholarships.
Alumni Kahina Hewitt and Tristan Kamana Fleming-Nazara have been recognized for their outstanding achievements and commitment to preserving and perpetuating the Hawaiian language and culture.
Kahina Hewitt, an esteemed Ke kula o ʻEhunuikaimalino graduate, has been awarded the Ola I Ka ʻŌlelo scholarship, worth $1,000. This scholarship recognizes Hewitt’s exemplary language skills and her tireless efforts in promoting the Hawaiian language within her community. Hewitt has consistently demonstrated a deep connection to her Hawaiian roots and a passion for sharing the language with others.
Tristan Kamana Fleming-Nazara, another distinguished alumnus of Ke kula o ʻEhunuikaimalino, has been honored with the Kiaʻi ʻEhunui Hawaiian Studies scholarship, valued at $4,000. This scholarship celebrates Fleming-Nazara’s remarkable achievements in the field of Hawaiian studies and his unwavering dedication to advancing the understanding of Hawaiian culture and heritage.
The recipients of these scholarships exemplify the values and mission of Ke kula o ʻEhunuikaimalino, and their accomplishments inspire future generations of Hawaiian language learners. The scholarships will provide Kahina and Tristan with valuable financial support as they pursue their educational endeavors, allowing them to further contribute to preserving and revitalizing the Hawaiian language and culture.
Ke kula o ʻEhunuikaimalino extends its warmest congratulations to Kahina Hewitt and Tristan Kamana Fleming-Nazara for their well-deserved recognition. The school also expresses its gratitude to the donors and supporters who have made these scholarships possible, acknowledging their dedication to the future of Hawaiian language immersion education.