Episode 6: Meet ʻAha Mele 2019 song leaders

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Episode 6: Meet ʻAha Mele 2019 song leaders

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Meet the Kamehameha Schools Maui song leaders for the 2019 ʻAha Mele.

Hosted by former song leader Madison Vaught (ʻ14), we take a look at ʻAha Mele through the conductor’s eyes.

With the student conductors, we’ll gain some perspective on what it takes to be a conductor and lead a class through the ups and downs of ʻAha Mele.

Featured in this cast are:

  • Brennan ʻIkaika Mendez (ʻ19), senior song leader
  • Kaylee Zimmermann (ʻ19), wahine song leader
  • Jayden “Tosh” Tanaka (ʻ19), kāne song leader
  • Mia Symonds (ʻ20), junior song leader
  • Malina Mossman (ʻ21), sophomore song leader
  • Lindsey Kawena Espania (ʻ22), freshman song leader

In the end, this year was a sweep for the seniors, who won both the overall award and the language award, and their director, Mendez, also won the director’s award.

In this first year of the combined-grade kāne and wahine songs being a competition, the judges chose the wahine as the winners, and the ladies were privileged to be released for first lunch for the rest of the year.

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