7th Annual Ho’olaule’a all pau

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Photo by Maya Nitta

Sadies workers Ho'olaule'a 2011

By Maya Nitta, news writer

Kamehameha Schools Maui had their annual Ho’olaule’a on Saturday, April 16, on their high school campus.

The day started with a prayer by Kumu Kanani Baz. The entertainment began with Mr. Rama Camarillo’s ‘ukulele band from the middle school, followed by the elementary school sewing club’s fashion show.

The younger students modeled the bags and bears that they had sewn. The older students modeled the clothes and hats that they had designed and sewn.

KSM junior Wyatt Bartlett’s group, Wyatt Bartlett & Friends, followed them, and other entertainers followed throught the day, including Halau Kekuaokala’au’ala’iliahi, An Den, Kaulike Pescaia and Josh Tatofi.

There were many games and activities for the community. The Keiki Games area had bean bag toss, football throw, add um’ up, and others.

The Hawaiian Ensemble also put together Ka Piko, where they taught about different Hawaiian traditions. They had konane, kalo pounding and kapa making, and they also sang many of their songs.

Attendees could also participate in the grass volleyball tournament and the kapakahi horseshoes tournament.

The Art Club put together some activities for the children to do. Children were able to paint different sculptures, throw a clay bowl or tie dye a shirt. The senior art show attracted a lot of people, and the art from the elementary and middle schools were also on display.

Keaka Kamali’i, the keiki theater, was back. Students acted in skits for children that was also enjoyed by the adults. One of the skits included the F. U. N. Song from the Nickelodeon show Spongebob Squarepants.

The acting class students performing were senior Alana Song, junior Kailee Dudoit, and sophomores Amber Kama, Ashley Watson, Jacilyn Lum Lung, Riley Shiraishi, Lindsay Watson and Sai Furukawa.

Junior Sadee Albiar opened up her “sweet shoppe” this year, where she sold sweets and desserts. All of the money that she received went to charity.

This year’s Ho’olaule’a also introduced an auto show produced by junior Kamuela Borge and the blue and white elephant rummage sale conceived of and run by Kamehameha alumni.

There were also some things missing from this years Ho’olaule’a. They did not have ceaser salad or pizza for sale, and the round tables were removed from the dining hall. Sophomore Kelcey Lorenzo said that she had a harder time finding the different things this year, since some of the layout of Ho’olaule’a was revamped.

But the overcast, calm weather made it a little easier. “I liked that it wasn’t hot,” she said.