Winona Kapuailohia Desha Beamer, 1943.

[Found under: “News From Boys, Girls Kamehameha Schools”]

By Pilialoha Hopkins

Miss Winona Kapuailohia Desha Beamer, a graduate of the Kamehameha Schools for Girls, class of ’41, returned from Barnard college, New York.

While she was there Winona was studying in the fields of ethnology and anthropology.

Because of health condition Miss Beamer will remain in the islands for some time. She hopes to continue her study after the war.

While a student at Kamehameha, Winona was engaged in various activities some being, class president, a member of Hui Kumolipo [Kumulipo], a piano and organ pupil, a member of the choir, silver and gold pin student, and was awarded upon graduation a scholarship to Colorado Women’s college. While in school she also won the Clarke-English award and was interested a great deal in relationship and study of the early Hawaiians and Polynesians.

Winona is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Pono Beamer of Waikiki, Oahu. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Carl Beamer of Hilo, Hawaii.

At present, Winona has two brothers Francis and Cleighton and a sister Flora attending Kamehameha. Also at Kam she has four cousins, Milton, Edwin, and Helen Beamer, and Helen Walker.

[This was a regular column on the happenings at Kamehameha Schools in the Hoku o Hawaii, and the articles were composed by the students, sometimes in English, and sometimes in Hawaiian.]

(Hoku o Hawaii, 4/14/1943, p. 2)

By Pilialoha Hopkins

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Volume XXXVII, Number 51, Aoao 2. Apelila 14, 1943.

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