Kamehameha School graduation a hundred years ago, 1916.


Three Departments of Kamehameha Join in Commencement Tomorrow Eve.

Joint commencement exercises will be held on the Bishop Memorial chapel lawn at 8 o’clock tomorrow evening by the Kamehameha Manual school, Kamehameha Girls’ school and the Kamehameha Preparatory school.

Song, “Hawaiian Hymn,” choir.
Invocation, Rev. J. L. Hopwood.
Response, “O Savior of the World,” Girls’ Glee Club.
Song, “Kaahumanu,” Boys’ Glee Club.
Address, “The Power That Makes for Living,” Rev. George Laughton.
Presentation of candidates for and awarding of diplomas and certificates.
Hawaii Ponoi.

Following is a list of the candidates and their courses:

English—Sarah Ahin, Ah Moe Akana, Annie Akiu, Tillie Brandt, Elizabeth Ellis, Elizabeth Kamanoulu, Mary Kanewanui, Emily Keapo, Edith Koki, Tillie Peller, Eva Saffery, Phoebe Wilcox.

Dressmaking—Rosalind Mokumaia.

Electrical Work—John Ah Chong, William Akana, Hiram Anahu, Charles Kamakawiwoole.

 Machine Shop—Edward Akiu, Alfred Amasiu, Clarence Blake, Arthur Irvine, Charles Mock Sing.

Painting—John Gibson.

Carpentry—Obed Kaikaka, Joseph Wright, Ioane Kanakaole, Samuel Keliinoi, William Keliinoi.

Candidates for special certificates:

Machine Shop—Godfrey Bertelmann.

Electrical Work—Harry Bertelmann, Abraham Kaapana.

Forging—Louis Kamaha.

Candidates for promotion from the boys’ preparatory school:

William Coelho, Charles Dudoit, Harry Kaahea, Daniel Kanuha, Edward Like, Edward Worthington.

[Congratulations to the class of 2016! Make Pauahi proud!!]

(Star-Bulletin, 6/8/1916, p. 8)


Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Volume XXIII, Number 7537, Page 8. June 8, 1916.

Commemorative Kamani planted at Kamehameha Schools, 1904.

Kamehameha Schools.

The Kamehameha Schools held their exhibition on this past Friday, starting with the Boys’ Primary School. On that day the exhibition of that school was held, and on this past Monday for the Girls’ School.

On Monday afternoon, the boys’ senior class held a tree planting to memorialize the days of living in hardship at this home of learning, and present were those invited to watch the activities. The tree that they planted was a kamani, and the area where it was planted was upland of their chapel.

Later that night, speeches and songs were performed by the Girls’ School in their chapel. These were speeches by the students graduating this year. There were eight girls: Edith Leilani Dunn, Annie Claire Davidson, Hattie Hiilani Jones, Victoria Kekaihaakuloulani Mahikoa, Iwakilaukapu Augusta Scholtz, Hannah Keakalani Sheldon, Hakamaikalani Wongkong [Hakamaikalani Wong Kong] and Henrietta Weloulani Scholtz.

(Kuokoa, 6/10/1904, p. 2)

Na Kula Kamehameha.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLII, Helu 24, Aoao 2. Iune 10, 1904.

The Blue and White revived, 1904.


The New Kamehameha School Paper of Students.

“Blue and White” is the title of a very neat four page paper published by the students of the Kamehameha Schools. The initial number was issued yesterday. The staff is composed of the following:

Abel Ah You, editor-in-chief; George Wells, assistant editor; Charles Lyman, athletics; David Desha, exchange editor; Charles Williams, superintendent of printing; associate editors, Enoch Hussey, Henry Sniffen, David Mahukona.

The leading editorial is devoted to a synopsis of an address made before the Kamehameha Alumni meeting held on June 8, 1904, as follows:

And now a serious word about Kamehameha. Kamehameha with all it means is the Hawaiian heritage. If ever an institution belonged to a people, this belongs to you. It is yours to guard, to use, to cherish. And to my mind, Kamehameha is the last hope of the Hawaiian people. But it is enough. Continue reading

Kamehameha School’s new paper, 1900.


The children of Kamehameha School started a new newspaper. It is a monthly paper. The children do all of the editing.

Adolph Hottendorf, George Nahinu, and Thomas Nahiwa. The Executive Committee [Komite Hooko] is David Kamauoha, George Kauhi, and Niumalu Komomua. The Exchange Committee [Komite Hoohana] is Lani Lemon, Daniel Pahu, and Andrew Keanu.

This is a beautiful paper in all aspects being established. The children fill its columns without assistance of any adults. The progress of the children is admirable. Onward!

(Kuokoa, 6/29/1900, p. 2)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXVIII, Helu 26, Aoao 2. Iune 29, 1900.

Kamehameha graduating class, 1926.

The Students of Kamehameha Schools Who Graduated This Year 1926.

1. Juliette Blake, 2. Alice Leialoha, 3. Edwin Stone, 4. Harry Chang, 5. Arthur Ahulii, 6. Samuel Vida, 7. Charles Buchanan, 8. Daniel Lansing, 9. Daniel McGregor, 10. Florence Smith, 11. Thurza Drake (class president Girls’ school), 12. George Groves, 13. Charles Travis, 14. George Naumu, 15. Evelyn Cooper, 16. Piilani Yates, 17. Helen Lani, 18. Evelyn Clark, 19. Dinah Dunn, 20. Paul Keaka, 21. Charles Aiden, 22. Henry Reinhardt, 23. Emma Woodward, 24. Elizabeth Leal, 25. Henry Kaahea, 26. Henry Young (class president Boys’ school), 27. Rogers Whitmarsh, 28. Edward Chang, 29. William Poka, 30. Walter Ahulii, 31. George Cummings, 32. Daisy Pa, 33. Bertha Mahikoa.

(Kuokoa, 6/17/1926, p. 2)

Na Haumana o na Kula Kamehameha i Puka i Keia Makahiki 1926

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXV, Helu 24, Aoao 2. Iune 17, 1926.

John Kaina, Kamehameha senior classman, 1941.


(Written by Louis Agard)


The Bishop Museum [hale hoahu o na mea kahiko o Bihopa] published picture postcards [pepa kii haleleka] showing Hawaiian pictures. Amongst the cards printed is a picture of John Kaina, a senior classman at Kamehameha. John Kaina’s picture is printed in this group of postcards. The first group is made up of twelve eleven cards. Continue reading

Christmas at Iolani Palace, 1920.


The trees were bright with electric lights and the minds of the children were amazed, filled with wonder; the singing of Christmas joy and the skits were beautiful as the Christmas tree of the City of Honolulu was lit on the grounds of the capital this past Sunday; and there were thousands of people gathered while the event was held, while they sang along to Christmas carols being sung by choral groups.

The boys of the Kamehameha Schools led the singing along with the girls of the St. Andrews Priory School. Some of the songs sung that night were “Holy Light,” “O, The Little Town of Bethlehem,” a many other beautiful songs were sung. The crowd joined in the singing of the songs they knew, and when they did not know the words, they were silent.

The activities that night were wonderful because of the peace and because the queen of the night shone down her light, being this was a bright moonlit night, with a clear sky an no clouds.

There were skits performed as well, and in these performances to be seen, the crowd could watch the birth of the Lord, the angels blowing their trumpets, the following of the shepherds and the three magi to where the child lay, and their giving of gifts when they saw the child in the manger.

The audience was very appreciative of those who put on the joyous festivities that night, from the singing and so forth to the decorating of the trees with lights.

The words of the songs sung were projected onto a section of cloth so that everyone who could see could read it while the songs were being sung. The singing and the skits that were prepared for that night were wonderful.

(Kuokoa, 12/31/1920, p. 2)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVIII, Helu 53, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 31, 1920.