Class of 2015 calls social to make lei

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Photo by Daisy Draper

Some lei are ready for sale at Commencement 2014. This Friday evening, the class of 2015 will be making the last of the lei that will be sold as a fundraiser at a booth outside the high school gym.

By Daisy Draper, staff writer

The junior class is bringing a new twist to the traditional graduation lei booth. They will be making lei together to sell at graduation this Saturday, May 23.

For the past few years, the junior classes have sold lei outside Kaʻulaheanuiokamoku at graduation as a fundraiser for their own graduation festivities.

Previous classes collected lei that they made on their own. This year, in addition to collecting pre-made lei, the class of 2015 will also be having a social to make about 250 lei together.

“We thought that making leis together would be a great way to wrap up junior year and enter senior year together,” said Ms. Malia Draper, the junior PTSO parent who is coordinating the event along with Ms. Johnelle Conching.

The social will be held at Kuakini Dining Hall on Friday, 4-7 p.m. So far, sign-ups are slow with only four people who have RSVP’d, so the class is encouraging both students and parents to sign up and participate.

At their social, the juniors will be making candy, flower, ti leaf, and swim noodle lei. Kukui nut lei and yarn lei have already been donated.

Along with the lei the booth will also be selling inner tubes and water. Prices range from $1-7.

For more information, email ksmptso2015@gmail.com.