Papaikou School graduates, 1919.

This is a picture of the students who graduated from the school of Papaikou, Hawaii. The total number of children are eleven, but the astonishing thing is that there are no Hawaiian children amongst this crowd. From the children who graduated, eight of them are Japanese, five boys and three girls. Where are the Hawaiian children, the hope of this race to be looked to in the future? These children are prepared to enter Hilo High School in this new school year.

(Kuokoa, 8/15/1919, p. 1)

He kii keia no na haumana...

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVII, Helu 33, Aoao 1. Augate 15, 1919.