Episode 1: What Founder’s Day Means to Me


Hikina Rising is a Kamehameha Maui podcast series that features KS staff, current and former students, and interesting members of the community with a goal of enlightening and uplifting the schoolʻs lāhui by tapping into the talents and expertise of its human resources.

Ka Leo o Nā Koa is pleased to announce that it is partnering with the campus program, Hikina Rising, as a host platform for their podcast series.

The Hikina Rising podcast series features alumni, staff, students, and faculty at Kamehameha Schools Maui discussing topics related to education and cultural identity, with a special focus on KS Maui alumni and their experiences post-high school.

This installment, which first aired December 11, 2018, is the inaugural cast in a series of catch-up posts for the seven episodes that have aired so far, up to and including this week’s release of a chat with the musical duo Kahālāwai.

In the first episode, “What Founderʻs Day Means to Me,” ʻIolani Antonio (’08) moderates a discussion by alumni Taylissa (Joaquin) Lehano (’08), Evan Garces (’09), Lowen Okamoto (’06), and ʻEleu Novikoff (’06) as they reminisce about Founder’s Day and share their thoughts on how the school has shaped their lives.

Check out the entire series, and then come back to Ka Leo o Nā Koa each month for the latest posts from Hikina Rising.

Lowen Okamoto, ʻEleu Novikoff, ʻIolani Antonio, Taylissa (Joaquin) Lehano, Evan Garces.
Lowen Okamoto, ʻEleu Novikoff, ʻIolani Antonio, Taylissa (Joaquin) Lehano, Evan Garces.