Kanu o ka ‘Aina holds La Ho’opuka Kula ceremony

  • Johnna Marie Kahilo Wainohia Marsh poses with her parents on the stage at Friday morning’s Kanu o ka ‘Aina graduation event.

  • Kanu senior Hayden Ryelee Morgan poses with his parents on the stage. (LANDRY FULLER/SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY)
  • David Clarke shares words of wisdom with the soon-to-be Kanu o ka ‘Aina graduates Friday morning in Waimea.

  • The six Kanu o ka ‘Aina graduates proudly hold their diplomas. (Photos by LANDRY FULLER/SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY)

WAIMEA —​ ​Kanu o ka ‘Aina New Century Public Charter School celebrated the graduation of six students on Friday.

The school’s La Ho’opuka Kula ceremony featured a keynote address by David Clarke, executive director of Nalukai Academy.

Graduates were​ Ariana Ruth Leimakamae Velasco, Hayden Ryelee Morgan, Johnna Marie Kahilo Wainohia Marsh, Laine Alexander Kalani Jose, Braedyn Jonah ‘Iolani Brighter and Noah Alexander Kahokuha’aha’amaikalani Akana-Dizol.​


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