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Damien Memorial School Winter 2017



Administration President & CEO: Wes Reber Porter Principal: Br. Daniel Casey CFC Vice Principal: Stephen Lewis ’75 Dean of Students: Rudolph Alejo ’69 Dean of Students: Daniela Checinski Athletic Director: Wallace Aina, Jr. ’70 Campus Minister: Jeremiah Carter Admissions Director: Brent Limos ’94 Chief Financial Officer: Tiffany Sawai _____________________

Board of Directors 2016-17 Greg Sitar ’78, Chairman & Treasurer Dr. Jeffrey Moniz ’87, Vice Chairman Jerry Rauckhorst, Secretary Edmund Aczon Bob Barrett Jonny Bevacqua Lovey-Ann DeRego Dr. Kerry Ishihara ’76 Stephen Kwock ’71 Wendell Lum ’71 Michael Magaoay Joe Martinez Jeannie Yukitomo ____________________

Kamiano Magazine Production Team Alan Eyerly Ayumi Johnson Kate Landau Melvin Mulligan Wes Reber Porter Special thanks to Donna Marcello, Tony Pablo, Dayne Teves and all student input

Table of contents President’s Welcome!


Report | We are Damien; We are Oahu!


Report | Class of 2017 Reflections on Catholic ! Schools Week!


Essay Contest Winners | What Makes Us Different?! 10 Profile | Brother Casey Reflects on Importance of Diversity!


Report | Audrey Toguchi Honored at Liturgy !


Report | Campus Observes 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack!




Student Activities | Student Government!


Student Activities | Music Ministry!


Report | Lawakua Kajukenbo Club!


Alumni | Borges Family!


Alumni | John Hanna | Class of 1967 Reunion!


Happenings | Lu'au!


Damien Mahalo!


Upcoming Events!



Cover Photo: Tony Pablo’s digital photography class Photography by Richard Nguyen

PRESIDENT’S WELCOME Damien Well-Positioned for Continued Success and Positive Change Aloha, Damien ‘ohana. In this Winter Issue of Kamiano Magazine, we celebrate the rich diversity of our student body, which closely reflects the multicultural complexion of Hawaii itself. Our students represent many ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, they reside in most areas of Oahu and they come from different faiths. Yet, as the students capture in essays featured this issue, what makes us different unites us at Damien. Also included in this issue are student reflections on National Catholic Schools Week, faculty and alumni profiles, upcoming events – including a revival of our annual luau - a fall sports wrap up and a mahalo to Damien’s generous donors. Looking to the future, I recently penned a State of the School letter and am happy to report that Damien is well-positioned for continued success and positive change during the 2017-18 school year and beyond. We’ve strengthened our processes in various departments, including: •

Adding an online enrollment management system called onBoard;

Improving faculty and parent communications with Power School;

Enhancing technology-based learning with one-to-one MacBooks, e-books and the Schoology learning platform;

Bettering our Development and Alumni Relations departments for donors, friends and graduates;

Automating tuition payment and collection policies while staying true to our mission of welcoming students from all walks of life; and

Bolstering communication and marketing efforts by redesigning the school website, launching Kamiano Magazine and creating commercials and videos, including a campus virtual tour.

Next year we’ll further utilize design thinking, service and inquiry-based learning and a focus on presentation skills through speech, debate and performing arts. And our students will model a more comfortable and distinctive Damien look of polo shirts with khaki pants, shorts or skorts, while honoring our tradition of formal wear for liturgies and other special gatherings. Damien’s most ambitious initiative is called “Our Campus 2020.” This campaign will enable us to better serve students, faculty, staff and alumni by redeveloping and repurposing our physical plant and outdoor spaces. These far-reaching yet cost-effective projects involve four key strategies to: •

Improve the building housing our music programs and relocate the Learning Commons.

Repurpose the underutilized Brothers’ Residence as a Welcoming Center for current and prospective families and students, alumni, faculty and staff.

Develop the one-acre lot at the corner of Houghtailing and Kohou Streets for additional classrooms and parking.

Prepare a full-size, grass athletic field augmented by an inscribed grass track, seating areas, a donor recognition path and other accoutrements.

To bring about these much-needed enhancements, we must also reinvigorate the campus capital campaign. Accordingly, as of December 1, 2016, Damien will apply donations to the “E Ho‘opa‘a – Securing our Future” campaign exclusively to the strategies outlined above. All future donations will not be used to pay off school debt, including debt for the Clarence T.C. Ching Athletic Building. Mahalo for your continued support of Damien Memorial as we move forward with these vital enhancements and celebrate our continued success as a community.

Wes Reber Porter Damien President and CEO 3

DAMIEN REPORT We are Damien; We are Oahu Campus diversity mirrors Island demographics The Aloha State is famous for its multicultural diversity. And the City and County of Honolulu, in particular, is truly a global village where East meets West in the vast Pacific Ocean. In keeping with its nickname as “the Gathering Place,” Oahu is where 70 percent of Hawaii residents live and where locals and visitors from all races and religions peacefully coexist. Damien Memorial School reflects Oahu’s rich diversity in many ways. But more importantly, Damien is a model of unity through diversity. For even though students, faculty and staff come from many different backgrounds, the campus is united by a commitment to educational excellence grounded in faith and service. This dedication to the intellectual and spiritual growth of youth is the mission of the school’s sponsor, the Congregation of Christian Brothers. And personifying an unwavering commitment to helping those in need is the school’s namesake, Saint Damien of Molokai, the Roman Catholic priest who devoted his life to caring for Hansen’s Disease sufferers.

So how diverse are Honolulu and Damien’s student body? According to the latest statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, 42.2 percent of Oahu residents are Asian. At Damien, about 41 percent of the 646 currently enrolled students are Asian. An estimated 23.3 percent of Oahu residents are white. Approximately 12 percent of Damien students are white. Countywide, 21.6 percent of people are mixed race. At Damien, 25 percent of students are mixed race. Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders account for 9.3 percent of Oahu’s population. At Damien, it’s about 12 percent. Oahu only has a small percentage of black, Hispanic and Latino residents. Damien’s student body reflects this fact.

Student Body Ethnicities versus Oahu Demographics Oahu

Damien Students

Asian Mixed race Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander White Other 0






In addition to Damien’s racial diversity, the student population is geographically diverse. Due to the school’s easily accessible location near freeway interchanges, our students reside in most areas of Oahu. While many students are within a relatively short driving distance, many others come from East Honolulu, Central Oahu, Windward communities, the North Shore and the Leeward Coast. Damien families are also economically diverse. Some parents comfortably afford tuition expenses, which are among the lowest for private schools in Hawaii. But many other families rely on academic scholarships and financial aid from the Catholic Church, local charities, generous alumni and the school itself. 4

“Lots of our students come from hard-working, middle-class families,” points out Admissions Director Brent Limos, noting that about 80 percent of students qualify for reduced tuition. This financial support is in keeping with Damien’s mission of providing a high-quality, college prep environment for students from all walks of life. “Our students are appreciative,” Limos adds, “and they’re respectful of their teachers. There’s not a sense of entitlement here.” Given Damien’s location near major military bases, it’s not surprising that parents of many students are in the armed forces. The U.S. Army is most heavily represented, but parents also serve with the Navy, Air Force, Hawaii Air National Guard, Coast Guard, Tripler Army Medical Center and Department of Defense. "Word of mouth helps recruit our military families," Limos says, including parents who are high-ranking officers. “When a colonel or general endorses Damien by sending their son or daughter here, we get an influx of military families.”

Religious Affiliation




Damien students are also religiously diverse. While 61 percent of students are Catholic, the remaining 39 percent represent other faith traditions.

Feeder Schools

Catholic 39% Damien's diversity is also reflected in the feeder schools that students previously attended. Slightly more than half our students came from public schools, with Kapalama Elementary and Kapolei Middle being the top two. About 43 percent of Damien students attended Catholic feeder schools, the top four being St. Joseph, Holy Family Catholic Academy, Our Lady of Good Counsel and St. Anthony. The remainder of students hailed from independent schools, charter schools or campuses outside Hawaii.

Charter 1%

Independent 9% Outside Hawai’i 5% Public 46%

Gender Diversity Boys


35% 65%

The school’s diversity received a tremendous boost in the summer of 2012 when Damien switched from an all-boys school to coed. Although there are currently 420 boys enrolled compared to 226 girls, the percentage of female students continues to climb. Not only did this influx of coeds “raise the bar academically and socially,” Limos says, it helped Damien recover from a slumping enrollment that started during the Great Recession. “I was here during the recession in 2008, 2009 when we dropped from 500 students to 350,” Limos recalls. “We were scrambling to find new enrollees” and thus keep the school financially viable. After Damien went coed, enrollment jumped from 350 into the 400s, 500s and then 600s.

“We’re in a good place now,” Limos says. And when the student population eventually tops 700, “we’ll be bursting at the seams” and need to create additional classroom space. “It’s a nice problem to have,” he points out. 5

DAMIEN REPORT We are Damien; We are Oahu





What made your family choose Damien Memorial? Nora Fenton ('17) Zip Code 96818 As a military family, my sister and I are used to changing schools. When we moved to Honolulu, we were looking into many different schools but finally decided on Damien because of all it had to offer. The convenient location was a quick drive, and the school felt like home from the beginning. Damien's small size and family atmosphere are extremely welcoming, and all the staff truly care about the students. I love that I can develop and question my faith while learning. And it's a place where students can share new ideas without fear of ridicule or rejection. There is a place for every student, whether it be NHS, Gamer's Club or Varsity Basketball. Damien is a place of diversity, so everyone is welcomed and loved. 6

Jorel Fiesta ('17) 96819 One of the driving factors that compelled me to Damien was the sense of tradition and family that is concomitant within the teachers, students and parents. My father being an '81 graduate of this school, I wanted to experience what life was like for him at my age. I wanted to experience the academic, social and athletic life that this school has to offer. The feeling of community and acceptance that this school has to offer is invaluable and drove me into urging my parents to send me to Damien. Let Nora and Jorel take you on a virtual tour of Damien.

Marc-Anthony Gamboa ('17) Zip Code 96825 It was smaller, affordable, had a nice vibe. Very welcoming.

Anna Harder ('17) Zip Code 96706 My parents and I chose Damien because, as practicing Catholics, we wanted to ensure that my education would include the teachings of our faith that have played a prominent role in our lives. We also liked the idea that, as a girl, I would be able to be a part of a significant change at Damien. I wanted to be a part of a small, private school that had a community feel, and Damien offered just that.

Marcus Faufata-Pedrina ('18) Zip Code 96707 Me and my family were introduced to Damien by a football coach. We were planning on going to Saint Francis, but the academics and just the loving atmosphere at Damien led us to choosing Damien. My mom really liked how nurturing the children was Damien’s first priority. I am happy we chose Damien because it has opened many doors and brought me and my brother many great opportunities. We are very blessed and extremely thankful for the chance to come to Damien.

Kailee Padron ('19) Zip Code 96707 Damien seemed like a campus most suitable for my family. My two older brothers, Jonathan and Christian, attended Damien. They decided to come here because Damien helped them both achieve their track accomplishments. I also run track. And because of Damien, I have been able to achieve many accomplishments and improve. My brothers told me that Damien would not only help me through my sports, but also through my studies. As a result, I have very much improved in my studies because of Damien.

Tessa Damo ('18) Zip Code 96789 My parents wanted my brother and me to attend a private Catholic high school. Although we liked Sacred Hearts, the tuition was too expensive. And although we also visited Saint Francis, we didn't think it was a good fit. But when we attended Damien's open house, my brother and I felt at home right away.

Eli Save (’18) Zip Code 96789 My parents told me that Damien had a 98 percent student acceptance rate to college after graduation. So far, Damien has helped me with college. And personally, I think we have the best counselors in the world. The faculty here are wonderful and they always help a student, even if he or she isn't in that class. Even though Mililani is far from Damien, it's a good effort to wake up early and come to school. The environment is great, people are nice, I feel like this is a great place to be if you're looking for great camaraderie.

Rayne Pactol (’20) Zip Code 96791 What made me want to go to Damien were my two club coaches, Mr. Teves and Mr. Mulligan. Also, I wanted to experience something new and get a better education because I come from a small town named Waialua.

Jake Lum ('17) Zip Code 96744 I came to an open house at Damien and I enjoyed the smaller-sized school and faith-based community. My family is Catholic and that was very important to them that I went to a Catholic school. They wanted me to continue learning about my faith and the life of Jesus. They loved the foundations on which Damien was built. Damien has a very welcoming, family oriented environment. Damien was truly the correct choice for me to grow and learn values about how to exhibit stewardship toward others. I have also learned how to stand up for what is correct and moral. Damien is an ideal location as well because it is a 20-minute drive right over the mountain from home. Damien is the only correct choice for a quality Catholic education. 7

DAMIEN REPORT Class of 2017 Reflects on Catholic Schools Week The following quotes are from Damien Memorial School seniors who shared their thoughts on faith-based education during National Catholic Schools Week. This year’s theme was “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” Complete student comments can be viewed here. “Going to a Catholic school gave me the opportunity to truly appreciate what I have in my life.” -Carlo A. “It shaped my character by discovering and gaining my strong work ethic, as well as everyday essential tools and learning about my identity.” – Elisa P. “Growing up in a Catholic school has affected my life through the choices that I make. Because of my faith, I feel that it’s easier to say no to situations that’ll take away my human dignity.” – Nicole C. “The positive atmosphere helps me to grow both intellectually and spiritually, which successfully prepares me for my future.” – Jonathan J. “Catholic schools have taught me to embrace life and respect all. I really am thankful for having been sent to Catholic schools.” – Ed B. “I honestly can say that I don’t know where I would be today without such strong influence of a private Catholic education in my life and I am truly grateful for it.” – Alec C. “I would probably not be as kind or accepting as I am now if I hadn’t come to Damien.” – Ian R. “This environment provided me with a strong foundation in my faith and in my curriculum. Throughout the years, I’ve developed morality and made lifelong friends.” – Lauren G. “Attending Catholic school has allowed me to strengthen my faith, better my understanding about my faith, and improve my walk as a disciple of Christ.” – Brenna F. “I love the environment of a Catholic school, as it feels that everyone knows each other and treats everyone like family.” – Max F. “I am grateful for Catholic schools for giving me the opportunity to nurture meaningful Max (front left) and classmates on a relationships service trip to Kalaupapa. through the painstaking trials of the Catholic teaching curriculum. The impact of Catholic schools will forever affect my life and the paths I choose.” – Shane H.


“In my experience, nothing can beat the brotherhood, love, community and most of all the spirit of a Catholic school.” – Kody C. ““What I like about Catholic schools is that there is more of a friendly environment and I got to know people from every grade.” – Brian C. “Catholic schools have impacted my life in the aspect of friendships, as I can see my friendships from Damien lasting longer than those outside of the school.” – Patricia K. “Catholic schools changed me into a respectful, caring, young man.” – Kainoa E. “Without the influence of Catholic school, I would have never been able to understand the significance of responsibility and Patricia (#26) and the seniors of experience the richness of a the women’s soccer team Catholic education. And although I might occasionally complain about the strict rules and the stiff uniforms, I am truly proud to be a Damien student.” – Mikayla A. “I’m grateful for the fact that I get to attend a Catholic school because I feel that my teachers genuinely care about my success as both a student and an individual.” – Brent N. “My life would be significantly different if I didn’t join a Catholic school. I would not have the sense of brotherhood or community.” – Iva K. “If I had a choice to go back and change anything or do something different I wouldn’t change a thing because I couldn’t imagine life without a Catholic school.” – Brayden M. “Without Catholic school, I wouldn’t have the relationship I have now with God.” – Alice S. “Catholic schools didn’t only teach me academically but they opened me up to who I really am and the potential I had for success.” – Aaron P. “Growing up in this kind of environment has greatly influenced me in more ways I could imagine.” – Brendan H.

“I have learned that great things happen to people who search and seek something more in their life, and Damien provides answers to our questions.” – Tara L.

“The connections made in an environment like this are unlike any other and can last a lifetime.” – Dom B.

“My life would be so different without Catholic schools because I wouldn’t care about school and my future. I wouldn’t be who I am today.” – Dylan T.

“Catholic schools have taught me to appreciate God more in my life and embrace my religion. Catholic schools have always taught me to follow my heart and do what is morally right.” – Troy M.

“Catholic schools have impacted my life by helping me learn more about Christ and my faith.” – Kylie K.

“The impact of Catholic schools has influenced my life in a positive direction and I am forever grateful.” – Jimmy N.

“The unique environment and the welcoming atmosphere made my Catholic school the ideal place to find who I really am. Without it, I can’t imagine what path I would have chosen back then.” – John B.

“Without Catholic school influence, the moral backbone that Catholic education helped me develop would be nonexistent.” – Nathaniel P.

“Being part of a Catholic school has been a big blessing for me and I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. I will forever be grateful.” – Carmen L. “My life would be different because I wouldn’t be really close to God the way I am now.” – Soane T. “If it wasn’t for Catholic schools, I wouldn’t have the wonderful friends I have now and I wouldn’t be the person I am today without it.” – Shania N. “The retreats were great because they helped me to be more accepting and caring about others. It brought out the family environment that makes Damien special.” – Marc M.

“I am glad that I was able to have the opportunity of education and the ability to create such a close family with all my classmates.” – Matthew C. “Not only has Catholic school blessed me with quality education, it has also blessed me with friendships I know will last until we have families of our own.” – Franchesca P. “The transition from the public environment to the private showed to me the welcoming aura that Catholic schools had that public schools didn’t.” – Austin T. “Because I’ve attended a Catholic school, I feel better prepared to live a life that matters.” – Nora F.

“The people that were blessed in my life would not have left a mark without me attending this amazing Catholic school.” – Chanson A.

“The life-shaping experience of being surrounded by The class of 2017 at Field Day last year unrelenting love and support from my classmates, teachers and Church alike, have shown me how to push through hardship “Thanks to Catholic schools, I see the Damien Memorial School and value the ability to admire all people from all walks of life.” – community not as a couple of teachers and a bunch of other Xenia M. students, but as a loving community that respects and believes in each other.” – Tevita V. “The small classes and loving environment have encouraged me to branch out and try to become friends with everyone. I wouldn’t “I could not even imagine how drastically different my life would be half the person I am today without Damien Memorial School.” be without Catholic schools in my life, but I do know that I am – Emma M. content with myself now.” – Elijah-Skye N. “Catholic schools have made a major impact on my life and I am “Catholic schools have impacted my life through the knowledge truly blessed from these experiences.” – Caleb B. of gaining healthy relationships with my friends, family and with God.” – Shane S. “I feel that by attending a Catholic school, I am not only challenged in academics, but I am challenged to learn more “Being a part of a Catholic school has done so much for me and about faith, which has a big impact on my life.” – Falynn B. has brought me closer to my faith as a Catholic.” – Terran C. “Each school always makes me feel at home right away, and that “Being able to go to a Catholic school has just made me such a is the only thing I could ever wish for. I attribute my easy better person and the person I am to be at this moment.” transition into new places to the Catholic school system.” – – Kapili L. Bennet K. 9

ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS The student essays on the following pages are winners of a writing contest designed to highlight the diversity of Damien Memorial School. To read all essays submitted, please click here.

At Damien Memorial, What Makes Us Different Unites Us By Dominic Boland ’17 It was once said that the beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people. Here at Damien, diversity is an inseparable part of our tightly knit community. Our school’s mission is to take in students from all walks of life and mold them into responsible, respectful and community-minded men and women. Our community is a unique one that embraces differences by coming together to accomplish goals. As a private school, students here commute from every corner of the island to unite in one educational, faith-based community right here in Kalihi. Because of this, unique stories and cultures from across Oahu find common ground to be shared, appreciated and integrated into the lives of others who otherwise wouldn’t be exposed to these fresh elements. Paths that wouldn’t otherwise cross come together here as students unite each day to grow spiritually while chasing a higher standard of academic achievement. This common goal and unique blend of spiritual well-being and academic excellence ignores any minor disparities that would otherwise divide people in most other settings. The beauty of our community shines brightest in large assemblies or service projects where our people from all walks of life come together to accomplish a common goal, whether it be feeding the hungry, donating blood or just showing appreciation for the school that does so much for us. Sadly, today’s world will find a difference between two people and see it as a means of dividing people. At Damien, ethnic, cultural and ideological diversity is recognized for its importance in creating an atmosphere where all sorts of ideas can come together to flourish. We understand how diversity is essential to growth within a community, and embrace it by making it our mission to take in students from all walks of life and bring them together through this unique community to become outstanding citizens in the future.


We are UNITED By Karly Navas (‘18) We all have a purpose, we’re unique in our own way and we’re a blended family with a mixture of different people all wanting the same: to become a Monarch and live the Viriliter Age motto. We range from the sixth grade, high school, staff, principal and even higher, a President. Students surround themselves with people who are not only like us, but also with people who are not so like us. Damien Memorial School is a smoothie blended with people from all over this island. With not only Kalihi residents, we mix and range ourselves from students and teachers living as far as Makaha, Kapolei, Waipahu, Pearl City, Hale’iwa, Honolulu, Mililani, Waimanalo, Chinatown, Kaneohe and Kailua. Basically from all over. Everyone is here for a reason. No matter how far they live or how close they live, they still chose Damien Memorial as the school to create their future. Just like Lilo and Stitch: “Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.” We stay together, not only through the hard times but also through the good times. From the outside, we may not look the way you expect. But when you see us from the inside and start to understand us, you will begin to realize that a Monarch never lets another Monarch become left behind. Because we are a family and we are UNITED. Through sports, clubs and academics, we try our best to make sure that every student gets the job done and leads themselves to a more successful path as they move on to the next stage of their lives. Damien isn’t just about the students and their accomplishments, Damien is also about the teachers who help us reach our goal and accomplish it. The teachers are the ones who get us to focus and understand the material. Also, the parents of Damien Memorial School students are a part of this because they are the ones who support us and keep us together. Lastly but surely not least: God. He is the main one who keeps us on track, to keep us the united family that we are building as a community. Life as you know it is truly unexpected. But as a Catholic school, we believe that God has a plan for us and we just have to follow his way. 11

ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS We are Invincible as We Represent the School We All Love By Nicolas Spiegel (‘22) There are about 1.4 million people in the State of Hawaii. Of the 1.4 million people, about 130,000 are between the ages of 10-17. Damien has approximately 650 students.We are all different in our religion, ethnicity, culture, finances and academics. Our differences here at Damien unite us as one. Every student is different and special in their own way. Some students excel in school while others struggle. It is a special bond between the students and teachers that encourages everyone to help each other. Even though we are different academically, we unite together to make sure that every person has a chance to learn and grow. Every student has a different cultural, religious and financial upbringing. From our differences, we learn about other people’s struggles and successes. We should be grateful for the opportunity we are afforded to learn in a safe environment. The experiences we have at Damien Memorial School also teach the students to give back to society through selfless service, such as our patron, Saint Damien, did for the lepers at Kalaupapa. Following in his footsteps by being of service to others helps us grow to be caring and productive citizens in society. Every student has their own personality. There are the jocks, science nerds, musicians, artists, computer geeks and missionaries. But when we come together in a classroom, we have the same goal, which is to learn and to better ourselves and our school.  When we are united, Damien wins in science fairs, athletic championships, speech and debate, and even writing competitions. We produce all types of winners here at Damien Memorial School. Even the teachers at Damien are different, but they unite for the good of the school. They all have their own style of teaching and grading. Some teachers are nicer than others, some are stricter than their colleagues. But the bottom line is, all teachers want students to demonstrate respect for each other and they give us the opportunity to learn. All teachers are different but have the same goal, which is for the student to be successful. Every student at Damien is different. We all are unique and special in our own way. Whether you have money, are smart, can dance, are an athlete, give persuasive speeches or build a robot, we unite as one. We are the Monarchs. We may not always get along, but when we do, we are invincible as we represent the school we all love, Damien Memorial School. 12

What Makes Us Monarchs Different? By Vivian Nguyen ’18 What makes us Monarchs different? In the drawing, a lion and the earth are depicted. Being a Monarch, we stand out because we possess bravery and courage. Therefore, the lion is our mascot because it is known for its bravery. A drawing of the earth is also included because here at Damien everyone is united, no matter their background or ethnicity.


DAMIEN PROFILE Brother Casey Reflects on Importance of Diversity During his nearly five decades of service with the Congregation of Christian Brothers, Damien Memorial Principal Brother Daniel Casey worked as an English and religion teacher and later as an administrator at Catholic schools across America. Given his national perspective, what makes Damien stand out? “I really find Damien kids to be friendly and open and honest and respectful and affectionate and loving – all those wonderful things,” Brother Casey says. Another big plus is the remarkable diversity of Damien’s student body, faculty and staff. “Diversity is very important in all Catholic institutions,” Brother Casey points out. “Some schools, based on their location, find it easier or more difficult to attract a diverse population. Sometimes the cost of tuition limits diversity. But even so, Catholic schools make every attempt to be as diverse as possible.” Why is diversity so important? “We grow by learning about other cultures,” Brother Casey says. “And we grow in the sharing of our own culture. We become less judgmental about how other people live and we become more appreciative. “Most prejudice is just that,” Brother Casey adds. “It’s the prejudgment of other people based on the little bit of information you have. But prejudice is easily chipped away once you get to know people.” Getting to know people from widely different backgrounds is easier in Hawaii than in most other locales, of course, because the Aloha State is internationally known for its multiculturalism. “Nobody said: ‘Let’s make Hawaii a real diverse place.’ It just happened because Hawaii is attractive to people from all around the world,” Brother Casey notes. “And yet it has a well-rooted Hawaiian culture that brings people together.” Because the Aloha Spirit permeates the islands, “we can all feel Hawaiian to an extent,” he says, “without having a drop of Hawaiian blood.” A native of Chicago, Brother Casey attended Catholic schools and developed an appreciation for his teachers from the Congregation of Christian Brothers. This prompted him to join the religious order in 1969 in Joliet, Illinois. “The reason why people join is not the reason why people stay,” Brother Casey explains. “The Brothers seemed like good people and I thought I might want to be a part of that. But as I got to know the Brothers, I saw more of a deep sense of faith, a deep commitment to ministry and a deep sense of living community life.” Over the years, Brother Casey held teaching and leadership positions at Catholic schools and in the Congregation in Illinois, New Jersey, Arizona, New York, Michigan and California before being assigned to Hawaii. These far-flung assignments underscored the value of a Catholic education to Brother Casey, especially when it comes to building a strong sense of community. “It’s natural for us in Catholic schools to form a community of faith and learning,” he says. “And because of that, we do better in educating our students. But more important than that, we help our students grow closer to God, whether they’re Catholic or not.” That spiritual growth experienced in school carries over to adult life, Brother Casey emphasizes. “It doesn’t matter what field they go into,” he says, “they’re always going to be moral people. They’re always going to be attuned to the needs of the poor and attuned to the morality of their choices.” And they’re always going to be devoted to their families, Brother Casey points out, by caring more about their spouses and children than about climbing the corporate ladder. 14

DAMIEN REPORT Woman Whose Miraculous Cure Led to Father Damien’s Canonization is Honored Guest at Campus Liturgy Audrey Toguchi, whose miraculous recovery from cancer helped lead to the canonization of Father Damien de Veuster as Hawaii’s first saint, was the honored guest when Damien Memorial School held its Kalaupapa & Hawaiian Liturgy. The religious ceremony for the campus community took place on October 28. Toguchi, a former Aiea High School teacher, was diagnosed in 1998 with a rare and typically lethal form of lung cancer. Rather than undergo chemotherapy or another form of medical treatment, Toguchi earnestly prayed to Father Damien to heal her disease. By the following year, the metastasized cancer spontaneously disappeared. This was the second of two miracles attributed to Father Damien, a Belgian missionary who achieved worldwide fame for tending to the spiritual and physical needs of Hansen Disease sufferers on Molokai during the late 19th Century. The first miracle involved the healing of a fatally ill French nun who prayed to Father Damien for a cure. This led to Father Damien’s beatification in 1995 by Pope John Paul II. When the Vatican verified that Toguchi’s recovery was indeed a miracle, it was announced in February 2009 that the Roman Catholic Church would elevate Father Damien to sainthood. Pope Benedict XVI canonized Father Damien in Rome on Oct. 11, 2009, with a large delegation from Hawaii attending the mass.



Campus Observes 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack Damien Memorial School joined the nation on December 7 in solemnly observing the 75th anniversary of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, the worst naval disaster in U.S. history. Imperial Japan’s devastating air raid of 1941 claimed more than 2,400 lives, injured nearly 1,200 others and thus drew America into World War II.

The campus ceremony began with Damien students, faculty and staff facing northwest toward the USS Arizona Memorial at 7:55 a.m., the approximate time of the attack. As the school color guard stood at attention, a student played “Taps” to mark the tragic loss of life. Campus Minister Jeremiah Carter then led the gathering in a prayer, followed by a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Damien’s Pearl Harbor observance garnered news coverage on local TV and radio stations.


DAMIEN ATHLETICS Fall Sports Claim Four Division Championship Titles By Donna Marcello Assistant Athletic Director The success of Damien Memorial’s fall athletic programs set the bar high for our winter and spring seasons. We had representation at the State Championships in four of five fall sports while earning four division championship titles. These achievements are a testament to the hard work of our studentathletes, coaches and staff.

FOOTBALL Damien’s most popular fall sports program is football, which consistently ignites school spirit throughout the campus and community. By compiling a record of four wins and just one loss during the regular season, our team won the Interscholastic League of Honolulu Division II Championship for the second year in a row. This performance also granted us the only state berth for the Hawaii High School Athletic Association Division II State Football Championship. There was added excitement this season due to the new state format. Damien dominated the Oahu Interscholastic Association Division II champion Waialua Bulldogs 40-0 in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, our boys played hard but fell short in a tough 21-14 loss to the Kapa’a Warriors. Based on our team’s impressive performance, Marcus Faufata-Pedrina won the coveted Most Valuable Player award for offense and Shawn Borges won Most Valuable Player for defense. And 12 of our student-athletes received First Team ILH honors. Damien will graduate 21 seniors from this year’s roster, but we anticipate great new energy from our returnees and from freshmen moving up. Keeping our eye on the prize, Damien will strive for a three-peat championship next season! Our Intermediate football team also had a solid season, even after losing its quarterback to injury mid-season. The team finished the season in second place overall.


DAMIEN ATHLETICS BOWLING In only their second year competing in bowling at the varsity level, our girls captured the Division II Interscholastic League of Honolulu championship with an impressive 33 wins and six losses. Damien also qualified for the HHSAA championships at Leeward Bowl, with senior Lauren Jimenez medaling at 14th place out of 100 competitors. Although Damien will say goodbye to two seniors this year, our team will remain competitive next season with four strong returnees. Our varsity boys’ bowling team ended its season in second place with 27 wins and 9 losses. Because six Damien bowlers ranked in the ILH top 25, our boys qualified as a team to compete in the HHSAA State Bowling Championships. Seniors Terran Casey and Michael Costa medaled at 7th and 12th place, respectively. While we’ll graduate four seniors from the varsity, talented bowlers on our junior varsity team are expected to move up next year. These JV boys won the Division II ILH Championship this season with 31 wins and 8 losses, so we anticipate continued positive results.

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL Damien had another exciting girls’ volleyball season as the varsity teams in our division remained highly competitive. And with only three berths available for the state competition, it was a battle throughout the season.

For the second consecutive year, our varsity girls earned the final berth at the HHSAA State Volleyball Championships, this after defeating La Pietra in a winnertake-all rematch. With a record of 9-3 in league and 12-4 overall, our girls ended their season in third place statewide in Division II by sweeping Kaimuki and Konawaena in three straight sets. Damien’s only loss during the championships was to Le Jardin, which went on to win the state title. This performance marks a great improvement for our girls, who finished in sixth place the previous season. 18

We’re graduating three seniors from our varsity team but anticipate continued high-level competition next season.

ILH First Team All Stars

Damien’s lower-level girls’ teams also recorded impressive seasons. Most notably, our INT Division III team won the championship in single-elimination tournament play.

Micah Ponce (Bowling) Ethel Jayne Suniga (Bowling) Patricia Asuncion (Cheerleading/Base) Kaylee Tabangay (Cheerleading/Flyer) Rush Asing (Football) Soane Tuihalafatai (Football) James Kapilioha Livingston-Lopez (Football) Justice White (Football) Shiloh Kaeo (Football) Mason Pomai Kim (Football) Matthew Faufata-Pedrina (Football) Dylan Tapat (Football) Scott Lam (Football) JT Michael White (Football) Kaimana Cameron (Football) Shelby Capllonch (Volleyball)

CHEERLEADING Damien had increased participation in cheerleading this season, with 16 girls and one boy on the roster. Now in our third year of competition, we’re improving by leaps and bounds. Two of our girls earned First Team honors and two other girls made the Second Team.

CROSS COUNTRY Damien runners Gabriel Bruce Stephens and Anabel Stafford qualified for the HHSAA Cross Country State Championships at Hawaii Prep Academy on the Big Island. It was a great experience for our runners and great for the school to have representation in the championships. We look forward to both runners returning next year.

ILH Second Team Michael Costa (Bowling) Lauren Jimenez (Bowling) Chloe Fernandez (Bowling) Malia Balbuena (Cheerleading/Base) Jayla Abreu (Cheerleading/ Back)

ILH Major Awards: As this issue of Kamiano Magazine goes to press, Damien’s winter sports programs are underway. We have nine basketball squads (six boys’ teams and three girls’ teams), wrestling, canoe paddling, boys’ soccer and our inaugural season of girls’ varsity soccer.

Offensive Player of the Year – Marcus FaufataPedrina Defensive Player of the Year – Shawn Borges 19

DAMIEN STUDENT ACTIVITIES An Introduction to Damien Student Government Damien Memorial’s Student Government is comprised of 23 representatives. Our adviser is Mr. Cheyne Nomura, an English Department faculty member. Student Government plans all student-related school functions and activities, notably the Homecoming halftime show, pep rallies, prom, Winter Ball, Field Day and Welcome Back Assembly. Additionally, three juniors participate in the annual “ACTION” student leadership workshop in Jacksonville, Florida. Sponsored by the Congregation of Christian Brothers, this gathering focuses on leadership development, community building, advocacy and fostering communication among all Edmund Rice Catholic schools.

Student Government is offered as an elective course to students with good academic standing, leadership qualities, excellent teacher recommendations and motivation to make a difference. Officers representing each class are transitioned every school year through class elections.

Mr. Nomura would like everyone to know that these students work hard to provide fun, quality events. And he asks that you give a word of thanks when you have a chance! 20

DAMIEN STUDENT ACTIVITIES All About Damien’s Campus Music Ministry Club Nearly two decades ago, Damien Memorial graduate and current Admissions Director Brent Limos (’94) started the campus Music Ministry Club to perform at monthly liturgies and prayer services. Limos became involved with religious music as a teenager when he sang and played an instrument for his parish youth choir. He continued this practice as a college student by joining the young adult church choir at Gonzaga University. When Limos returned to Damien as a staff member, Campus Ministry had set aside funds to hire an outside musician/choir for performances at monthly school masses. Limos saved that expense, however, by tapping the musical talent of Damien’s student body. With the blessing of Br. John Cullerton, the campus minister at that time, Limos held the first Music Ministry practice in the fall of 1998 with a group of about ten students. “We started small but each year it grew little by little,” Limos recalls, “with students singing, playing guitar or keyboard and drumming, depending on talent level and ability. “Now, 19 years later, Music Ministry has become a consistent and integral part of our school masses and prayer services, with membership sometimes hitting 30 to 40 students.” Damien students with an ability to sing or play an instrument are invited to join the Music Ministry Club. Practices are held from 2:40 to 3:15 p.m. Mondays in the campus chapel.


DAMIEN REPORT Lawakua Martial Artists Promoted; Two Going to Japan Four Damien Memorial School students were honored January 28 at a promotion ceremony conducted by the Lawakua Kajukenbo Club. This mixed martial arts program promotes character development and provides academic support for disadvantaged youth living in Oahu public housing complexes. Promoted from green belts to brown belts were Marimar Jaralba Domer (’18) and Nick Peterson (’19). Myah Foki-Chun (’22)

advanced from a blue belt to a green belt. And Juliet Rodrigues (’22) was promoted from an orange belt to a blue belt. Peterson, who trained with Lawakua for nine years, credits the rigorous martial arts program with making him a better person. “Our sensei gives us a lot to think about and reflect on,” Peterson says. “He constantly reminds us to be stronger people.” In addition to being promoted, Domer and Peterson received financial help from the martial arts club to participate in a twoweek trip to Japan with 17 other Damien students. Leading the group this coming June is Jean Ota, Damien’s World Language Chair. “It’s a really good program for them,” Ota points out. “The first three days we’ll be sightseeing in Tokyo, then the students will attend school and homestay with families.” Damien partners with Lawakua by offering scholarships to deserving students singled out by their instructors. These students exemplify the finest characteristics of martial arts practitioners, including respect, discipline, perseverance and teamwork. Five martial arts masters developed Kajukenbo in the late 1940s at Palama Settlement in Honolulu. The discipline combines elements of Karate, Jujitsu, Judo and Kenpo with Western and Chinese boxing techniques. The nonprofit Lawakua Charitable Fund is the main organization providing financial support to the martial arts club. 22

DAMIEN ALUMNI PWH Scholars Program Helps Borges Family Continue Damien Tradition With support from the Augustine Educational Foundation and PWH Educational Foundation, two sons of Damien Memorial alum Brian Borges (’90) are perpetuating a family tradition. Just like their dad, Shawn (’17) and Shaden (’19) Borges receive the benefit of a college prep Catholic education at Damien. And they do so by being selected for the PWH Scholars Program. Brian Borges, a Honolulu police officer and owner of an air-conditioning business in Aiea, says there were “several excellent teachers who impacted my life” at Damien. And he credits “the culture of football” at his alma mater for inspiring leadership, teamwork and respect. “You take pride in how you look,” Borges points out. “You develop responsibility, trustworthiness, dependability and professionalism. You adhere to the rules and regulations. And when you don’t, they call you on it.” Following graduation, Borges attended Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, where he set records as a freshman starting quarterback. Upon returning to Hawaii, he started a vending machine company and later a lunch wagon business before joining the police force.

Shawn Borges

Damien is an integral part of the Borges ‘ohana. Two of his uncles attended Damien. And Shawn and Shaden’s mother Tracy was a cheerleader for Damien in the late 1980s. “We have a lot of family history at Damien,” Borges says. “The teachers here obviously care. I’m blessed that we have someone looking out for my sons like that.” Just like their dad carries lessons from football throughout his life, Shawn and younger brother Shaden share the same determination to succeed. “Our PWH Scholars, including Shawn and Shaden, best exemplify today's Damien students and what they can do if given an opportunity and the right support,” says Damien President and CEO Wes Reber Porter. Shawn – one of the three original PWH Scholars at Damien – and Shaden are leaders in their respective classes. They can be found at the center of PWH service projects, retreats and the group's collaborative work on campus. Moreover, PWH Scholars serve as the Damien Design Team, a group leading their peers to bring about change to the campus and educational experience through project-based learning. The PWH Scholars Program focuses on students who attended a public middle school but wish to continue their education at a Catholic high school. Damien Memorial and three other Hawaii campuses participate in the program, which provides four-year scholarships and dedicated counselors to help students attain their personal best.

Shaden Borges

This year there are 50 PWH scholars statewide, including 15 at Damien. Along with promoting academic achievement, PWH emphasizes spiritual growth and community service, points out counselor Damien Bujeker. “We’re looking for kids with tons of potential,” Bujeker says. “Then we give the students lots of support to take them to the next level.” This support includes daily check-ins with Bujeker, a home room, study hall and a summer retreat that brings all the scholars together for three days of team building and prayer. “You’ve been given a gift,” Bujeker emphasizes to the scholars. “Now it’s your job to give that gift to others. You’re going to help the next generation of kids coming behind you.” 23

DAMIEN ALUMNI ‘Pioneer’ Alum Returns for Campus Visit, Pearl Harbor Day

Although John Hanna (’66) resides 4,000 miles away from Honolulu and last attended Damien Memorial half a century ago, he remains connected with the campus as a proud alum and generous donor. Now a retiree living in snowy Minnesota, Hanna was one of Damien’s “pioneer” students. Given that his father served in the U.S. Navy when Imperial Japan attacked Oahu, Hanna felt compelled to visit Hawaii last December for the 75th Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. “It was very emotional,” Hanna says of the solemn observance. “It made me appreciate what happened more than ever.” His father’s ship, the USS Phoenix, escaped Pearl Harbor during the attack, not knowing if the Japanese fleet waited outside the harbor. When the ship returned to port, the USS Arizona and USS Oklahoma were in flames and bodies of dead sailors floated in the water. “My dad never talked about it,” says Hanna, who learned details about the devastating attack by reading history books. “It all came together this December 7,” Hanna says. “What really struck me was not just what happened at Pearl Harbor, but also at Hickam and Schofield Barracks. There was also an explosion near Kamehameha School. Kids looked for Japanese military up in the hills. Kids were literally on patrol for the enemy.” Attending the Pearl Harbor ceremony was a somber occasion for Hanna. But visiting Damien later and reuniting with classmates was a joyful time. He received a warm welcome from his classmates, campus President and CEO Wes Reber Porter and Alumni Relations Event Liaison Melvin Mulligan. What are some of Hanna’s favorite Damien memories? 24

“The Brothers, of course, had a big impact on me,” Hanna recalls. “They commanded respect and they got it. We had a lot of fun but it was also very disciplined.” One day Hanna will never forget is November 22, 1963, the date President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. “When we went into Brother Murphy’s’ room, instead of having a class plan on the board, he just had a small transistor radio on his desk. Nothing else. He said: ‘Sit down and listen. This is history, young men. So, pay attention.’ That’s how we spent the whole hour. “Brother Murphy, to me, exemplified strength and seriousness,” Hanna adds. “There was no crying.” Another striking memory of his school days was the diverse student population. “We lived in Washington, D.C., and California before coming to Hawaii,” Hanna points out, “so I had a broad background in working with people from different cultures. But when I came to Damien, that was the best experience.” Hanna didn’t graduate from Damien because his family moved to Illinois following his junior year. The Catholic school he attended during his senior year was in a wealthy area of Chicago, was more formal than Damien and had a significantly larger student population. “It couldn’t have been more of a contrast,” Hanna says. “Damien was a much more intimate and diverse setting. When I returned to the Midwest, that understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity I gained in Hawaii was just incredibly valuable.” Developing an appreciation for different races and cultures served Hanna well in his career. After graduating from college, he became a community organizer and later worked in the child protection social services field for county and state governments in Minnesota. “I worked with American Indians, African Americans and other races and I never blinked,” Hanna says. “This is the way the world is. Everybody is meant to be who they are and we all should appreciate their culture.”

The Class of 1967 will celebrate its 50th reunion in September 2017.  The event will include a golf tournament September 21, campus visit/lunch with the student body September 22, and culminate with a banquet at Oahu County Club September 23.   A save the date reminder has been mailed out.  The reservation forms will be mailed out in March.   We look forward to seeing all of you here to celebrate with us. Mahalo,   Class of 67’ Committee: Lansdale Lau, Mike Jones, Dennis DeMello, Lawrence Chun, Cleigh Pang 25



DAMIEN MAHALO Our most sincere thanks to the following individuals and companies who supported Damien Memorial School through various giving campaigns and fundraisers in 2015 and 2016 Father Damien de Veuster Society ($10,000 +) The Clarence T. C. Ching Foundation Anonymous Anonymous First Hawaiian Bank Foundation Fergus and Company Kenneth E. Cezar '72 (In-Kind Donation) Beatrice M. H. Young Foundation Inc. Kerry S. Ishihara, D.D.S., '76 Wendell '71 and Deborah Lum Bank of Hawaii Foundation Anonymous Matson Grace and Richard Okita Foundation Thomas and Gloria Huber Damien Alumni Association Gideon and Dolores Dos Santos YFH Architects, Inc. David P. Tom '81 Oahu Publications, Inc. The MacNaughton Group Anonymous Electronic Resources, Inc. Craig and Kate MacKay Anonymous Br. Thomas B. Regan League ($5,000 - $9,999) R&L Ohana Insulation, Inc. Vaughn G.A. Vasconcellos Thomas G. Cabrinha Anonymous Anonymous Paradise Beverages Cleighton K. W. Pang '67 Anonymous Hawaii Pizza Hut, Inc. Kalaeloa Partners, L.P. Lansdale, MD, '67 and Deborah Lau Par Hawaii, Inc. Roger B. Reeves '74 Stephen Y. H. Kwock '71 Leu & Okuda, Attorneys at Law BEI Hawaii Vicky T. Cayetano Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel LLP Victor Lim Ritchie and Sunny Mudd Emily and Wes Reber Porter Unicold Corporation United Laundry Services Webco Foundation Young Brothers, Ltd. President's Circle ($2,500 - $4,999) Anonymous Michael and Marcella Young Francis S.H. Ching '66 W. S. Edward David K. Fujihara '66 Patricia S. Jones Rodney S. Paahana '66 Michael O. Bambico, D.D.S. '73 Foodland Hawaii

President's Circle ($2,500 - $4,999) Cont. Armstrong Builders, LLC Dependable Hawaiian Express, Inc. Hawaii Pilots Association Hensel Phelps Construction Co. Mega Construction Inc. ProService Hawaii Sause Bros., Inc. Jeffrey Sonson, D.D.S. Castle Resorts & Hotels Floyd '66 and Patricia Baptist Maj. Gen. Kelly K. McKeague, USAF, '77 ALU Services BF Tile, Inc. Clinton K. Sunada '85 Dr. Ronald L. Akau '73 Lovey-Ann L. DeRego Hawaii Association of Independent Schools McCabe, Hamilton & Renny Co., Ltd. George W. Yomes, Jr. '67 John Leslie Hanna '66 Hawaii Self Storage AGY LLC T. Mark Hamilton '69 Thomas A. Okimoto Pacific Resource Partnership Principal's Club ($1,000 - $2,499) Doris Duke Charitable Foundation David H. Yamada '66 Ironworkers Union Local 625 David Leong Anonymous Gregory '78 and Susan Sitar Tyler Tsuda Grant H. Takiguchi '86 Andrew S. Lum '85 Edmund C. Aczon Alexander & Baldwin Foundation Col. and Mrs. David P. Brostrom Dynamic Graphix Hawaii Pacific Health Roy R. Hernando '88 Chadwick A. Ho '90 Kristyn M Ho Louis M. Kealoha, Esq. '78 Vincent P. McCarthy, M.D. '66 Pacific Risk Solutions LLC Realty Laua, LLC McDonald's Restaurants of Hawaii, Inc. S & K Sales Co. ABM On Site Services Anthony L. Chun '71 KMH LLP Jon G. Coito '74 Rev. Herman H. M. Leong '66 Anonymous ABM Parking Services Kellogg's HSI Mechanical, Inc. Kekai Kahalepuna Jerry and Cheri Rauckhorst Bank of Hawaii

Principal's Club ($1,000 - $2,499) Cont. Dial Electric Supply Co. Inc. Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, Inc. Jon M. Kilikewich '93 Knights of Columbus-Bishop Louis Maigret Assembly Raphael B. Taparra, Jr. '78 Rev. Roy T. Matsuo '66 Clayton K. L. Chang '66 Daniel Motohiro Warren A. Naai Wade Guesteuyala '73 Anonymous Anson Kaneshiro Albert J. Morreira '66 William H. Rees, Jr. '66 Sarah-Jane L. Velasquez Terrence P. S. Shibata '88 John B. DeRego '75 Patrick and Rosaline Pang Dennis L. Yurong Colin Alos '87 Insurance & Financial Svcs, Inc. C & N Construction Co., Inc. Kyle Leong, D.D.S. Cheryl Lien-Fu‘a Chief Priest and Mrs. Masahiko Takizawa LT Kerry J. Trahan '84 Pacific Links Hawaii Kalihi Business Association The Hon. Joseph P. Florendo, Jr. '72 Darryl E. Ahuna '66 Kent T. Ahuna '85 Association of The U.S. Army Hawaii Chapter Joseph Aukai, III '83 Julio L. Cabantangan Jeffrey P. Cabebe '72 Damien Christian Brothers Christopher K. C. Grillone '89 Peter J. Holland '78 House of Photography, Inc. Neal M. Ishihara, D.D.S. '80 Abraham K.M. Kamana'o '95 Bart Kellner, PT Koga Engineering & Construction, Inc. Robert S. Leong Samuel P. Lum '66 John R. Matias, Jr. '84 Raymond S. Mori Bruce Nakamura Kenneth '79 and Beth Nascimento Dwight S. Otani Michael C. Pacheco '92 Glenn F. Park '66 Michael Purpura Queen's Medical Center Frank C. Rapoza '69 St. Stephen Catholic Church Clyde Y. Tamashiro '67 Wilja Joyce Timpson Yukio and Audrey Toguchi Herbert S. Watanabe Adam Wong James W. Y. Wong Edward C. Yamamura '92


Upcoming Damien Events Date Feb 28, 2017

Event Malasada Fat Tuesday



Parking Lot

6:30-11:00 a.m.

April 30, 2017 Damien Lu’au

Neil S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall

12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

May 5, 2017

Spring Evening of the Arts


6:30-8:30 p.m.

May 12, 2017

Damien Alumni Scholarship Golf Tournament

Olomana Golf Links

From noon

Hawaii Prince Golf Club

From 11:30 a.m.

June 22, 2017 Drive Fore Damien

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