[Found under: “News From Boys, Girls Kamehameha School]
By Fletcher Aleong
Entering their seventh and last song contest as heavy favorites, the senior class of KSB triumphed again by winning their sixth consecutive annual song fest Sunday, March 4 with 176 points.
Led by Henry Chai, who has been director for four years, this 61 voice chorus, trained by Sgt. Olaf Frodsham for the past four years, sang a medley of “Aloha Oe” and “Na Lei O Hawaii” for their choice selection.
The seniors were awarded the George A. Andrus cup by defeating the tenth and eleventh grades in senior division competition. The junior division winner was the ninth grade by rating higher than the eighth grade group was awarded the Richard H. Trent trophy.
“Pu’uwa’awa’a” and “Malana’i Anu Ka Makani” were the prize songs chosen by the music department of KSB for the senior and junior divisions. Mr. Frank Kernohan and Mr. William Sievers, music instructors at the school for boys, assisted the senior and junior divisions.
The class of 1946, juniors, placed second in the senior division with 166 points. Edwin Beamer, grandson of Peter Beamer of Hilo, led the juniors for his fifth consecutive competition. It’s choice song was “Wailana.”
Placing third in the same division was the sophmore class who received 156 points. A meley of three songs “Kuu Lei Pikake,” “Lei Awapuhi” and “Roselani” served as their choice selection. Cleighton Beamer, another grandson of Peter Beamer of Hilo, directed the class of 1947.
Receiving 166 points and the Richard H. Trent cup, the freshmen, led by Stanley Lum, attained first place honors for the junior division, having for its choice song, “Ka Anoi.” The eight grade, singing “Beautiful Kahana” as its choice son, made 138 pints. Donald Ho directed his class for its initial showing.
An estimated 1,200 persons attended, including members of the legislature as guests. President of the senior class, William Gaspar delivered the welcoming speech. William left for the army last week along with Henry Mills of Hilo, another senior.
(Hoku o Hawaii, 3/28/1945, p. 2)