Ke Kula ‘o ‘Ehinuikaimalino graduates class of 2018

  • Family and friends congratulate Ke Kula ‘o ‘Ehunuikaimalino's class of 2018 on Friday. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today) 1
  • Ke Kula ‘o ‘Ehunuikaimalino teachers and staff perform oli kahea, a responding chant, to the graduating class during Friday's commencement ceremony in Kealakekua. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today) 3
  • Ke Kula ‘o ‘Ehunuikaimalino's class of 2018 included, from left, Kaʻimipono Gaspar, Leialoha Alani, Loa Haleamau and Kawai Ruedy. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today) 15
  • Hiwi Haleamau and Keolewa Kahoonei blow the pu to open Ke Kula ‘o ‘Ehunuikaimalino's commencement ceremony Friday in Kealakekua. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today) 2
  • Kawai Ruedy walks as his father, Scott, takes in the moment and his mother, Shu-Lin Ruedy, captures a photo to remember it forever during Ke Kula ‘o ‘Ehunuikaimalino's commencement ceremony held Friday in Kealakekua. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today) 3
  • Ke Kula ‘o ‘Ehunuikaimalino's class of 2018 included, from left, Kaʻimipono Gaspar, Leialoha Alani, Loa Haleamau and Kawai Ruedy. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today) 4
  • Ke Kula ‘o ‘Ehunuikaimalino's class of 2018 included, from left, Kaʻimipono Gaspar, Leialoha Alani, Loa Haleamau and Kawai Ruedy. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today) 5
  • Ha‘i ‘Olelo Haumana (student speaker) Kawai Ruedy addresses classmates Kaʻimipono Gaspar, Leialoha Alani, Loa Haleamau and the crowd during Ke Kula ‘o ‘Ehunuikaimalino's commencement ceremony held Friday in Kealakekua. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today) 6
  • Ke Kula ‘o ‘Ehunuikaimalino’s Loa Haleamau shares ha with his mother, Kaiopuna Haleamau, as his father, Hamakua Mason, watches during the school’s commencement ceremony held Friday in Kealakekua. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • Po‘okumu Keli‘ikanoe Mahi, principal at Ke Kula ‘o ‘Ehunuikaimalino, ties Leialoha Alani's kihei during the school's commencement ceremony held Friday in Kealakekua. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today) 8
  • Ke Kula ‘o ‘Ehunuikaimalino's Leialoha Alani shares a moment with her father, Lorin Alani, during the school's commencement ceremony held Friday in Kealakekua. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today) 9
  • Pookumu Keli‘ikanoe Mahi, principal at Ke Kula ‘o ‘Ehunuikaimalino, and Ka‘imipono Gaspar share ha as Gaspar's mother, Diana Gaspar, looks on amid the school's commencement ceremony held Friday in Kealakekua. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today) 10
  • Ke Kula ‘o ‘Ehunuikaimalino's Kaʻimipono Gaspar stands near a 2018 balloon following Friday's commencement ceremony. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today) 11
  • Hope Po‘okumu ‘Ilikea Kam, Ke Kula ‘o ‘Ehunuikaimalino's vice principal, presents a diploma to Loa Haleamaumau during Friday's commencement ceremony in Kealakekua. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today) 12
  • Ke Kula ‘o ‘Ehunuikaimalino's Kaʻimipono Gaspar receives a lei hulu from his mother, Diana Gaspar, during the school's commencement ceremony held Friday in Kealakekua. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today) 13
  • Ke Kula ‘o ‘Ehunuikaimalino's class of 2018 included, from left, Kaʻimipono Gaspar, Leialoha Alani, Loa Haleamau and Kawai Ruedy. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today) 14
  • Ke Kula ‘o ‘Ehunuikaimalino’s class of 2018 included, from left, Ka’imipono Gaspar, Leialoha Alani, Loa Haleamau and Kawai Ruedy. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • Ke Kula ‘o ‘Ehunuikaimalino teachers and staff perform oli kahea, a responding chant, to the graduating class during Friday's commencement ceremony in Kealakekua. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today) 3
  • Family and friends congratulate Ke Kula ‘o ‘Ehunuikaimalino's class of 2018 on Friday. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today) 1

KEALAKEKUA — Ke Kula o Ehinuikaimalino graduated its class of 2018 during a ceremony held Friday at Minaru Inabu field at Konawaena High School.

The Hawaiian language immersion school graduated four students: Kaʻimipono Gaspar, Leialoha Alani, Loa Haleamau and Kawai Ruedy.

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