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Class of 2012 Embarks into the World ‘Iolani’s Global Getaway Fair Celebrating 150 Years

School Bulletin

Volume LIIi • Number 4


A Remarkable Leader, An Exceptional Person D r . T imot hy Cottrel l Car r ies On ‘Iolani ’s L egacy


School Bulletin


NO . 4

summer 2012

Director of Communications & ‘Iolani Bulletin Editor Cathy Lee Chong • Assistant Editor Jane Murphy Romjue

Director of Alumni Relations Kira Tamashiro ’05 • Head of School Timothy R. Cottrell, Ph.D.

Editorial Advisory Board

Director of Communications Cathy Lee Chong, Head of School Dr. Timothy Cottrell, Ph.D., Interim Director of Special Programs Michelle Hastings, Director of Studies Carey Inouye, Ph.D. ’66, The Reverend Daniel Leatherman, Director of Admission Kelly Monaco, Director of Interactive Media John Tamanaha ’87, Dean of Lower School Gerald Teramae, ‘Ohana Representative Terry Foy, Director of Alumni Relations Kira Tamashiro ’05, Director of Student Activities Kirk Uejio ’98, Interim Dean of Upper School Ann Yoneshige, Webmaster Glenn Young ’59.

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The Board of Governors

Jenai S. Wall, Chair Mark M. Mugiishi, M.D., F.A.C.S. ’77, Vice Chairman Donald G. Horner, Treasurer Steven C. Ai ’72, Secretary Timothy R. Cottrell, Ph.D., Head of School Cathy Bell, M.D. ’87 Earl Ching, Esq. ’80 Thomas B. Fargo The Right Rev. Robert L. Fitzpatrick, Bishop Muliufi F. Hannemann ’72 David C. Hulihee ’67 Melvin Kaneshige, Esq. ’66 James Kawashima, Esq. ’60 Bill D. Mills Stanley Y. Mukai, Esq. ’51 Calvin S. Oishi, M.D. ’79 Russell K. Saito, Esq. ’61 Lisa Sakamoto Dudley S.J. Seto, M.D. ’51 Donald M. Takaki Mark Yamakawa ’74 Adrienne Shimonishi Elkind ’90, Alumni Representative Postmaster, Send address changes to:

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On the cover The ‘Iolani School community welcomes Dr. Timothy R. Cottrell as its new Head of School. Among his many strong leadership qualities and broad interests and experiences, Dr. Cottrell shares a deeply-rooted love for teaching and the belief that education holds the key to the future world around us. Cover story begins on page 14. Design: Stacey Leong Design Art Directors Stacey Leong Mills, Karyn Yasui Lau

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Graduates Get A High Five! Congratulations to the Class of 2012 as they take lessons learned into the real world.

Welcoming Our New Head Dr. Timothy R. Cottrell: A remarkable leader who is also an exceptional person.

Global Getaway The Fair brings the whole community together for fun and friendship ‘Iolani-style.

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School in Focus Students excel in many different facets, proving that study and play are intertwined at ‘Iolani.

The Season for Reunions The Classes of 1952 and 1967 hold milestone gatherings.

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O t he r F eat u res 8 Spring Honors Day 34 Class of 2012 — College List 39 A Retirement Fete for Dr. Val T. Iwashita ‘67 56 Celebrating 150 Years 58 A Touch of ‘Iolani Honors Clarence Taoka ‘49

D E PARTMEN TS 3 A Message from the Head of School 23 Editor’s Note 36 Faculty & Staff File 42 Slice of Sports 46 ‘Ohana News 48 St. Alban’s Minute 49 Alumni Association News 59 Pictures from the Past 60 Reunion News 61 Classnotes 91 Events to Remember

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creativity and discovery. Even with the tradi-

Years ago when I began my career as a Head of School, a colleague offered wonderful advice, saying “there are many ways to be good at this job.” This is a fortunate truth because schools are truly unique with distinctive cultures, beliefs, values and traditions. Initially, the “fit,” as they call it in the language of school leadership, is a matching of school ethos and aspirations to leadership qualities and ability. Over time, this becomes coupled to a continual process of understanding and appreciation that is necessary for positive change. As I know all of you will help me with my understanding of ‘Iolani, my thought for this initial aloha is to reciprocate and share some of what I believe in as a Head of School.

Another aspect of this role to which I

s I write this column, I am a month from assuming my second tenure as a school head. When you read this, I will have just begun the role at our school. It is one of the great opportunities of my life to serve the ‘Iolani community and I am eager to meet and learn from all of you.

First and foremost I hold that schools

are about people. The best of what education

offers is built on relationships. This is one of the reasons independent schools deliver such a unique and exceptional educational experience. They are populated by people with a passion for learning and teaching who are given the freedom to care about the growth of their students. These are places where so many look back and say, “That person helped me become who I am.” Past and present, our school is filled with such caring and gifted individuals. We are communities of common cause that share a commitment to the education of our children as one of life’s highest priorities. School leadership is responsible to steward the institution so that the people of the school—all of its constituencies—experience the value of what it means to be part of this community.

School s ar e r e mar k ab le pl aces of

tions in which they are steeped and the momentum of historical practices, each and every day awakens new sparks of learning and innovation: from the “aha, I understand” moments for students to the “interesting, I could weave that into the fabric of my class” for faculty. They are crucibles in which the special flavor and character of the institution finds resonance with prevailing trends from the external world. Out of this mix, come new ideas, practices and evolutionary growth.

commit a lot of time and energy is commu-

nication. At great schools such as ‘Iolani, the scope of daily activity and achievement is often breathtaking. Through the stories of this daily life, who we are and what we do are most accessible. It is the responsibility of the school’s leadership to make sure that all members of the school community share in our living narrative. This communication is important for our students as they look to the future and see the expanding possibilities of their world and as they revel in the past and find rejuvenation in the happy memories of their experience. Faculty may look across the breadth of the school and appreciate the many dimensions beyond their specialty in which the “magic” unfolds as it does in their classroom. Parents find reassurance, faith and trust in this partnership that is the education of our children. And for alumni, our stories help keep their ties and memories strong and their commitment to the institution constantly rekindled. In turn, I greatly look forward to learning and hearing more about all of your stories and life at ‘Iolani.

On behalf of my family, wife Lisa, and sons Connor ’20 and Sean ’22, please accept our warmest mahalo for welcoming us to the ‘Iolani ‘ohana.

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T he G rad u at i o n o f the

Class of 2012

Valedictorian Kirsten Mari Peterson ’12 described how a big-hearted ‘Iolani employee took the time to help her retrieve a forgotten and badly needed computer flash drive in the library.


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A: Senior Class President Steven James Si-Jun Yee ’12 praised his classmates. B: A large sign for Casey Smith ’12 made finding her following the ceremony much easier. C: Marissa Chow ’12, Eun Ah Cho ’12, Catherine Chu ’12 and Kirstin “Kamea” Chock ’12 are newly minted alumnae. D: Stratford Goto ’12, center, stood with his parents, Sanford ’74 and Mimi Goto.

“Just as Pooh promises Christopher Robin that he’ll always be his friend as Christopher Robin is about to go to school, my father (Sanford Goto


’74) received this timeless piece of advice his senior year: ‘Always keep your door open for an alum.’ We are ready for what’s to come, ready to pursue our dreams, and we know that we have everyone’s support, because that’s what ‘Iolani is, a community, a family, One Team.” —Valedictorian and Son of ‘Iolani Stratford Goto ’12

Newly retired, Dr. Val Iwashita ’67 held up his Class of 2012 honorary diploma after receiving it from Chair of the Board of Governors Jenai S. Wall.


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Graduation 2012

Kindergarten teacher Boni Gravelle accompanied Headmaster Award recipient Iris Kuo ’12 to the stage.


eneath clear skies and with a gentle trade wind blowing, the graduation ceremony for 233 members of the Class of 2012 took place on June 2 on the grassy lawn between symbolic St. Alban’s Chapel and the lanai of the art building. Magnificent, richly green monstera leaves, torch ginger and orchids, spreading like fans adorned the beautifully decorated stage. Promenading into the ceremony grounds to “Pomp and Circumstance,” women in the graduating class wore lovely long, white holokū gowns with haku lei atop their heads. The men dressed in dark blazers with green leaf lei draped around their shoulders. Following the singing of the “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling,” The Rev. Daniel Leatherman’s invocation, and the ‘Iolani School Prayer, Steven James Si-Jun Yee ’12 addressed his classmates and hundreds of audience members for the final time as the senior class president. He was followed by valedictorians Stratford Dean Goto ’12, who spoke about ‘Iolani friendships, and Kirsten Mari Peterson ’12, who described how and why ‘Iolani shapes students into good people. “Now, we are about to take new risks,” Goto said. “We are going to unfamiliar places with unfamiliar rules and customs, and for some of us, we are going to be making new friends for the first time in a long while. College is a time to reach for our goals; it’s a transition from being a child guided by parents at home and teachers at school to being a confident, responsible, and independent adult. Despite all these changes, however, there is one constant: no matter how far apart we are, we still are ‘Iolani One Team. Our friendships and our bond as a class transcend distance and time.” For the final time, Dr. Val Iwashita ’67 delivered a graduation speech and then congratulated each member of the senior class after each received their diploma from Jenai S. Wall, chair of the ‘Iolani School Board of Governors. The first diploma, however, was handed to “Val Tadashi Iwashita,” who was named an honorary member of the Class of 2012 as he approached his retirement date of June 30, 2012. As graduates stepped off the stage and moved towards his or her seat, it was as though they walked through a magic veil that transformed them from ‘Iolani students into ‘Iolani alumni. These men and women of the Class of 2012 represent everything that the ‘Iolani community strives to produce: amazing, genuinely good, caring, intelligent and well-rounded individuals who will go out into the world to make a positive difference. Congratulations, Class of 2012.

FAR LEFT: Duke Pauli ’12, third from the left, received congratulations from his family.

Lorens Chan ’12 received his diploma.


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The winners of the Scholarship Medal, the 18 valedictorians of the Class of 2012, have from grades nine through twelve achieved the highest academic rank.

The Alumni Medals are awarded to two members of the class who exemplify the healthy combination of excellence in academics and athletics.

The following members of the Class of 2012 were acknowledged by Dr. Iwashita as “Unsung Heroes” who enrich ‘Iolani School with their positive attitude and community spirit.

Ashlee Asada Connor Buckland Shanon Chau Stratford Goto Robyn Hamada Andrew Hsu Iris Kuo Micah Lau Erin Main Scott Marison, Jr. Aaron Nojima Kirsten Peterson Jen Samantha Rasay John Sakamoto Gabriel Vega Cordelia Xie Steven Yee Nicole Yokoyama

Ashlee Asada Gabriel Vega

B I S HO P ’S AWA R D The Bishop’s Award goes to the senior who has given unselfish service to church, school and community and who demonstrates outstanding witness to faith in Christ and commitment to principle. Sarah Carlile

H E A D M A S T ER ’S AWA R D The Headmaster’s Award goes to a senior who has made exceptional contributions to ‘Iolani School.

Katie Tom Jordyn Sierra Rebecca Ogi Nani Taniguchi Zach Masuda Kaylen Okada Dyllon Sue Courtney Yang Tyler Ushio Lauren Chinen Kenton Nakamura Dane Arakawa

BELOW: Connor Grune ’12, Lucas Griswold ’12, (Micah Freitas-Garrido ’12 in background) and Garrett Griffith ’12 walked past cheering faculty and staff after receiving their diplomas.

Iris Kuo

Valedicatorian Stratford Goto ’12 made a reference to his father who is a member of ‘Iolani’s Class of 1974.

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SPRING HONORS DAY Spring Honors Day was held on May 24 in the lower gymnasium to recognize the senior class for achievements in the past school year (2011–12). Sixth graders were, likewise, recognized at their promotion ceremony on May 31. Fall Honors Day to be held in September 2012 will recognize the past school year’s seventh to eleventh graders.



$2,500 Award

Bowdoin College

Iris Kuo Kirsten M. Peterson

Jenna S. Watling Carleton College


Ayumi Tachida Angelina B. Yick

Fukunaga Foundation Scholarship

Marina Y. Hirokane Rachel L. Ki Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Foundation Scholarship Award

Zhaotong Xu Creighton University

Robyn L. Hamada

HMSA Kaimana Scholarship

Northeastern University

Samantha J. Dacanay Leahna M.K.R. Luke Siena G.M. Simmons

U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Holden S. Takahashi


Stratford D. Goto US Military Academy

Jordan C. Lee

Olin College of Engineering

John T. Sakamoto US Naval Academy

Ryan K. Chang Troy Y.C. Esaki

University of Southern California

John S. Tanaka


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Foodland Shop for High Education Scholarship

Max D. Matsuda Hirata UH Mānoa Regents Scholars

Lucia P. Amore Jen Samantha D. Rasay


National Merit Commended Students


Stratford D. Goto Robyn L. Hamada Andrew M. Hsu Iris Kuo Mitchell T.H. Kwock Micah H.W.K. Lau Erin L. Main Kenton S. Nakamura Kirsten M. Peterson John T. Sakamoto Ayumi Tachida John S. Tanaka Jenna S. Watling Steven J.S. Yee Angelina B. Yick

Lucia P. Amore Guthrie A. Angeles David A.A. Ardo Zalman D. Bernstein Malia A. Brennan Winney J. Chan Evan C.T.H. Chinn Bryson G. Emmons Ren S. Hirokawa Shane J.K. Killeen Darwin W.Y. Kwok Adrienne W. Lee Ryan W.M. Lum Scott R. Marison, Jr. Max D. Matsuda Hirata Scott K.C. Matsuwaka Allyson C. Ogata Anastasia S. O’Harrow Kaylen A. Okada Daniel H. Okubo Jen Samantha D. Rasay Rachel E. Ray Miranda A. Shelly Holden S. Takahashi Sydney J. Tamashiro Cole H.I.K.H.M.I.E.K.M.A.K. Tanigawa-Lau Cordelia W. Xie Zhaotong Xu Jay T. Yoshimi

Cori Whang ’12 accepts an art award from art department head Dave Roberts.

HEADMASTER’S CERTIFICATES Seniors earning the Headmaster’s Certificate for having achieved a grade point average of 3.5 for the first three quarters of their senior year with no grade below B-. Julia M. Afuso Lucia P. Amore Guthrie A. Angeles Ashlynn C. Aoki David A.A. Ardo Ashlee M. Asada Sophia K.L.K. Asing-Yuen Malia A. Brennan David C. Brown Connor Q. Buckland Sarah M. Carlile Camille L.A. Caron Lorens M.W. Chan Winney J. Chan Bolin L. Chang Shanon W.Y. Chau Brian Y. Chen Lauren C. Chinen Evan C.T.H. Chinn Eun Ah Cho Catherine H. Chu Kasey K.M.W. Chun Kelly A. Cournoyer Samantha J. Dacanay Evan Matthew C. de Luna Krishen P. Desai Shelby J. Farmer Brian N. Freeman Austin J. Goo Stratford D. Goto Garrett D. Griffith Lucas E. Griswold Robyn L. Hamada Ren S. Hirokawa Eric T. Ho Timothy T. Ho Daniel Hong Andrew M. Hsu Hirokazu L. Ikeda Anna Imai Cara C. Itai Laura A.T. Kagami Michaela K. Kamemoto Jonathan T. Kaneshiro Kelsey A. Kato Rachel L. Ki

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Spring Honors Day Shane J.K. Killeen Kienen R. Koga Jennifer D.E. Kumura Iris Kuo Krislyn K.X.G. Kuraya Jennifer W.Q. Kwock Mitchell T.H. Kwock Darwin W.Y. Kwok Micah H.W.K. Lau Adrienne W. Lee Jordan C. Lee Ryan W.M. Lum Kylie Rae M. Maeda Erin L. Main Scott R. Marison, Jr. Zachary K. Masuda Max D. Matsuda Hirata Janelle K.T. Matsumoto Drew R.Y. Matsuura Scott K.C. Matsuwaka Kaylene A. Matsuzaki Kristen L. McArthur ‘Anela H.L. Minuth Dave K.K. Miyamoto Michael T. Miyamoto Jeri L.M. Miyasato Mari K. Muraoka Trey M. Muraoka Cari Anne Y. Nada Erin C. Nakamura Kenton S. Nakamura Kirstyn N.M. Namba Aaron T. Nojima Anastasia S. O’Harrow Troy K. Odo Allyson C. Ogata Rebecca N. Ogi Richele T.O. Ohara Kaylen A. Okada Kirsten M. Peterson Darin M. Poei Jen Samantha D. Rasay Angela K.B. Reiss Aya Sakaguchi John T. Sakamoto Miranda A. Shelly Schuyler J. Shigemura Cadie A. Shimabukuro Shayd T.N. Shinsato Siena G.M. Simmons Alisse G. Singer Casey E. Smith Takamichi L. Suzuki Kendall S. Tacon Holden S. Takahashi


Tiffanie S. Takeda Scott H. Tan Kristen T. Tanabe John S. Tanaka Cole H.I.K.H.M.I.E.K.M.A.K. Tanigawa-Lau Nalani A. Taniguchi Kelsey M. Tasoe Kaitlyn S.L. Tom Tyler Y. Ushio Gabriel M. Vega Ross K. Villiger Jenna S. Watling Cori M.M.Y. Whang Ian G.S. Wong Cordelia W. Xie Zhaotong Xu Logan S.L. Yamamoto Allyson M. Yamamura Courtney M.M. Yang Steven J.S. Yee Angelina B. Yick Nicole K. Yokoyama Shannon O.J. Yoshikawa Sydney Y. Yoshioka

CUM LAUDE SOCIETY Guthrie A. Angeles David A.A. Ardo Malia A. Brennan Sarah M. Carlile Winney J. Chan Brian Y. Chen Laura A.T. Kagami Rachel L. Ki Mitchell T.H. Kwock Darwin W.Y. Kwok Max D. Matsuda Hirata Janelle K.T. Matsumoto Scott K.C. Matsuwaka Kristen L. McArthur Kaylen A. Okada Darin M. Poei Holden S. Takahashi Scott H. Tan John S. Tanaka Cole H.I.K.H.M.I.E.K.M.A.K. Tanigawa-Lau Kaitlyn S.L. Tom Zhaotong Xu Angelina B. Yick

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Building Technologies Troy Y.C. Esaki Ceramics 3 Cori M.M.Y. Whang Design 3D-3 Zachary K. Masuda Drawing 3 Stephen J. Jordan

Shakespeare II John T. Sakamoto Women in Literature Shelby J. Farmer Advanced Creative Writing Jenna S. Watling Advanced Placement English Literature Kirsten M. Peterson


Advanced Placement Studio Art 3D Brian N. Freeman

Economics & Social Entrepreneurship Richele T.O. Ohara

Advanced Placement Studio Art Drawing Cordelia W. Xie

Hawaiian Studies Nalani A. Taniguchi


Asian-American Literature Sydney J. Tamashiro Literature of Sport Darin M. Poei Philosophical Literature Malia A. Brennan

Cordelia Xie ’12 accepted the Lawrence S. Braden Award.

Advanced Placement Macroeconomics & Microeconomics Steven J.S. Yee Advanced Placement European History Lucia P. Amore Advanced Placement Government & Politics: US Sophia K.L.K. Asing-Yuen

RIGHT: Evan deLuna ’12 received the ‘Iolani Dramatic Players Watajeen Cano Scholarship Award presented by theater department head Rob Duval.


French 5H Robyn L. Hamada Latin 5 Honors Shanon W.Y. Chau Advanced Placement Japanese Language & Culture Aaron T. Nojima Advanced Placement Chinese Language & Culture Catherine H. Chu Advanced Placement Spanish Literature Miranda A. Shelly Carter Stubbs Drake Goad Award

One senior will receive a special book award for having earned five consecutive gold medals on the National Latin Exam Stratford D. Goto


Economics of Personal Finance Bryson G. Emmons Design Science Cari Anne Y. Nada Advanced Placement Calculus AB Shanon W.Y. Chau Advanced Placement Calculus BC Aaron T. Nojima


Advanced Theatre Mariana N. Guarino Chorus 1 Scott H. Tan

Eric Ho ’12 received a performing arts award from Director of Performing Arts Wayne DeMello. TOP: Malia Brennan ’12 accepts an English award

from English department head Karin Swanson.

Chorus 2 Angela K.B. Reiss Dance 2 Kilali T.S.A. Gibson


Advanced Placement Physics C: Mechanics Aaron T. Nojima

Dance 3 Kelsey E.M.O. Nirei

Advanced Placement Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism Mitchell T.H. Kwock

Dance 4 Laura A.T. Kagami


Dance 3K Dyllon E.W.K. Sue

Bible Holden S. Takahashi

Stage Band 3 Eric T. Ho

Advanced Placement Psychology Malia A. Brennan


Advanced Placement Psychology Laura A.T. Kagami

Advanced Placement Biology Erin L. Main Kirsten M. Peterson Advanced Placement Chemistry Max D. Matsuda Hirata

Graphics— Excellence in Yearbook Maile S.N. Beal

Daniel R. & M. Jill Stewart Ka Mo‘olelo O ‘Iolani Achievement Award

Shanon W.Y. Chau Alexandria A. Carlyle Imua ‘Iolani


Psychology Allyson M. Yamamura Kelly A. Cournoyer

Scholarship Award

Evan Matthew C. de Luna

Iris Kuo Guthrie A. Angeles Bianca P. Bystrom Pino

Orchestra 5 Angelina B. Yick

Conceptual Physics Shelby J. Farmer

‘Iolani Dramatic Players Watajeen Cano

Mane O Ke Ola

Micah H.W.K. Lau

SPECIAL AWARDS The Richard L. Brown Award

The Richard L. Brown Award is given to a senior who has selflessly contributed their talent to ‘Iolani School. Guthrie A. Angeles Koon Chew Lum Prize For Excellence In Writing

Micah H.W.K. Lau

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Sydney Tamashiro ’12 was presented with the Gayle Keables Scholarship Award by Assistant Head Dr. Lily Driskill. LEFT: Stratford Goto ’12 accepts an a Latin award from Latin teacher Christopher Strawn.

Mark Masunaga Award

This annual award is given to a senior whose outstanding artistic and technical work in photography reflects Mark’s lifelong interest in and love of photography. Maile S.N. Beal The Lawrence S. Braden Award

To two seniors, male and female, in recognition of their superior mathematical ability, enthusiasm for the subject and sterling character.

The Roy T. Morikawa Award

To a senior who has provided significant selfless service to school and community and who displays a high standard of integrity, humility and character. Scott H. Tan Jen Samantha D. Rasay Sananikone Achievement Award

Cordelia W. Xie Mitchell T.H. Kwock

The Sananikone Achievement Award is given to the senior who has demonstrated extraordinary efforts in the face of hardship and in overcoming the barriers of an unfamiliar culture and language in achieving scholastic excellence.

Three Sigma Science Award

Zhaotong Xu

To a senior who through curricular and extra-curricular involvement has displayed superior academic achievement and a vigorous enthusiasm and passion for science, and who has impacted the science department with an unfailing commitment to excellence.

To the ‘Iolani Junior whose helpfulness, friendliness, selflessness, and perseverance have been exemplary during the past year.

Dennis Onishi Award

Courtney S. Kobata

Iris Kuo Erin L. Main 12

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Jeffrey Jones Award

Foodland Scholarship

This award is presented in recognition of the same qualities of unselfishness that drove Jeffrey Jones to make the ultimate sacrifice to his fellow man.

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Brian N. Freeman

Senior Son or Daughter, in the top 20% of the class (approximately), a team player and an active member in a club that has served the community. One-time $2000 scholarship.

Paul E. Dibianco

Max D. Matsuda Hirata

This award is given to the senior who has demonstrated conscience, compassion and courage in service to others despite significant personal hardship or physical challenge. Marissa M. Chow Harold Keables Creative Writing Award

100th Battalion Award (Presented at Service Awards)

Male and female senior who have demonstrated initiative to serve their community. Laura A.T. Kagami Kendall S. Tacon Iron Workers Scholarship

Before he left ‘Iolani in 1980, Mr. Keables left the school a generous bequest to establish awards in his name for creative writing and in his wife’s name to honor a person who has triumphed over adversity.

One time award $1500, ‘Iolani selected as winner in random drawing.

Jenna S. Watling

Presented to a member of the Class of 2012 who exemplifies the “believe” spirit by facing significant challenges in life with joy, courage and resiliency.

Gayle Keables Scholarship Award

To a student who has triumphed over adversity.

Angelina B. Yick Jana Wang Memorial Believe Award

Lauren Arakawa Sydney J. Tamashiro

Cari Ann Nada ’12 accepts a math award from math department head Joe Guillou.

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awardS During the sixth grade promotion ceremony on May 31, the following awards were presented to members of the Class of 2018. This coming fall, the Class of 2018 will be the new seventh graders of Upper School. Congratulations to all!

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Sean Callahan Aloha Cerit Preston Chong Susan Hasegawa Nathan Hue Amy Kaneshiro Noelle Karpowicz Megan Kawamura Andrew Kobata Alexander Liu Jenna Maruyama Sierra McCarty Kenneth McKinlay Mara Morioka Emi Muranaka Sarah Nakamoto Lauren Nguyen Liana Owen Emily Pascua Megan Rodrigues Sherry Shin Dylan Shiu Morgan Stremick Taylor Takeuchi Trevor Tamura Hailee Ueyama Natalie Uhr Michelle Wagner Jason Wang Tracy Watanabe Winston Wei Ethan Wescoatt Kyla Yamashita Camryn Yee Tia-Marie Yee Trisha N. Zukeran

Quarter 1 Megan Kawamura Lauren Nguyen Taylor Takeuchi Trevor Tamura Andrew Kobata Tyler Tabata Quarter 2 Trisha Zukeran Kenneth McKinlay Megan Rodrigues Preston Chong Nathan Hue Kristin Miyagi Quarter 3 Camryn Yee Jace Hirano Tyler Rea Amy Kaneshiro Michelle Wagner Ryan Van Cantfort Quarter 4 Sarah Nakamoto Noelle Karpowicz Cade Yonamine Eason Nishioka Noah Lau Emi Muranaka


Excellence in Musical Theater

Trevor Tamura

Michelle Wagner Preston Chong Jenna Maruyama Noah Lau Marley Dyer Emily Pascua Natalie Uhr Elise Maas Karyssa Lee Tia-Marie Yee Camryn Yee Emi Muranaka Megan Rodrigues Andrew Kobata Reyn Saoit

Excellence in Orchestra

Lauren Nguyen Excellence in Orff— Ensemble

Susan Hasegawa Excellence in Technology

Eason Nishioka Excellence in Writing

Aloha Cerit Koon Chew Lum Prize Excellence in Math

Norton Kishi


Excellence in Social Studies

Excellence in Art

Nathan Hue

Sierra McCarty Sponsored by Mrs. Cheri Keefer

Young Scientist Award

Sierra McCarty

Excellence in Band

Exemplary Sportsmanship

Nathan Hue

Alexander Liu

Excellence in Choir

Outstanding Student in Christian Education

Ethan Westcoatt

Kristin Miyagi Excellence in Dance—Hula

Jace Hirano

Exemplary School Service Award

Excellence in Dance— Contemporary Jazz

Kenneth McKinlay

Tiana Hannemann

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A Remarkable Leader,

An Exceptional Person, Our New

Head of School dr. timothy cottrell Continues the Vision of Excellence By Ja s o n B l ac k

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“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”

In fact, throughout this past spring and early summer, Dr. Cottrell was busy doing double duty by wrapping up his sixth year as Head of The Harley School, an independent, college-preparatory school in Rochester, New York, that’s home to approximately 520 students, while getting up-to-speed and taking over the lead reins at ‘Iolani with more than 1,800 students and a 150-year history. It was truly a hectic time for the incoming Head.

Yet if anyone can juggle multiple balls in the air, Dr. Cottrell can. He is credited with elevating The Harley School towards several major accomplishments thanks to his visionary leadership and experience. His impressive math and science background includes a broad array of experiences in communications, technology, engineering, teaching, and business ownership. He received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Syracuse University, and earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University. He is a rare and brilliant example of a combination of logic and imagination. Now, at first glance, nothing could be further from living and working in upstate New York than moving almost 5,000 miles across the continental United States and the Pacific Ocean to Honolulu to tackle a new leadership opportunity. Not to mention, the distinct cultural differences between life on the East Coast and the Hawaiian Islands. But as they say, looks can be deceiving. So how did the life and experiences of Dr. Timothy Cottrell lead him to becoming ‘Iolani’s new Head of School?


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he trade winds of change are sweeping across campus. On July 1, 2012, Dr. Timothy R. Cottrell officially became ‘Iolani’s new Head of School. Although he moved to Hawai‘i and joined ‘Iolani during these balmy summer months, it doesn’t mean that he’s on summer break.

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The Right Fit Let’s start at the beginning. In August 2011, following the announcement of Dr. Val Iwashita’s retirement, the school launched an exhaustive five-month campaign to find his successor. First off, ‘Iolani appointed Wickenden Associates, a highly respected national educational search firm, to handle the global hunt. Numerous applications were received from across the country and even Europe. Next, a Search Committee, made up of members of the Board of Governors, reached out to students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and other respected members of the ‘Iolani community to identify the qualities they were looking for in the school’s next

leader. Those characteristics included vision, strong leadership, cultural fit and spiritual commitment. Submitted applications were reviewed with these criteria in mind, and in-person interviews were conducted with eight semi-finalists from Hawai‘i and the mainland. Finally, the three finalists and their spouses were invited to spend two full days visiting the campus and meeting with representatives of ‘Iolani’s various constituencies. Everyone who met with the candidates was asked to provide feedback and comprehensive reference checks were also conducted.

Education Syracuse University, B.S. in Chemical Engineering; Princeton University, M.A. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering Leadership Head of the The Harley School in Rochester, New York Senior Administrator at The Lawrenceville School overseeing Information Technology Services and Communication departments Founder Princeton Teaching Associates Software (an interactive multimedia software company) Accomplishments at The Harley School Established the Center for Mindfulness and Empathy Education and won a prestigious E.E. Ford Foundation Educational Leadership Grant to help launch the center Formed partnerships focused on sustainability education with the University of Rochester and Rochester Institute of Technology Created the Greater Rochester Summer Learning Association (now recognized as the model for public-private partnerships to close the achievement gap) Received an Environmental Leadership Award in Resource Reduction, the Chamber of Commerce Green Business Award, and the Best Practices in the State of New York Award in the area of healthy choices and nutritional education Helped launch a project at The Harley School to construct a “living building” with a social curriculum designed to educate students in creating a sustainable future

Ultimately, in February 2012, the ‘Iolani School Board of Governors voted and unanimously approved the Search Committee’s recommendation for the incoming Head of School. After an extensive worldwide investigation, the Search Committee was satisfied that they’d found the right person for the job: Dr. Timothy Cottrell. “Dr. Cottrell shares common values and common ideas about academic excellence and education as we at ‘Iolani believe,” says Ann Yoneshige, longtime teacher and administrator who is serving as Interim Dean of Upper School. “He believes in a very community based school. He’s a wonderful communicator and listener. He responds well to questions. He’s very bright and knowledgeable. He’s very curious and eager to learn. He has vision and he understands how to make that vision a reality.”

An Early Emphasis on Education While growing up, Dr. Cottrell’s family maintained a home in Geneseo, New York, where the local high school he graduated from is located, but his family moved around a lot thanks to his father’s stable of racehorses. The senior Cottrell was a horse trainer and drove standard bred racehorses for a living. “What I carry with me most from this experience is a strong work ethic,” opines Cottrell of his upbringing within this working class family business. “It was an early morning to late evening 365 days-a-year working lifestyle and very exciting for kids—from growing up on the grounds of race tracks to going to countless county fairs. Much of my time was spent grooming horses. My father’s stable colors were red, black and white. He’s very happy with the ‘Iolani hat I just gave him.”

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“At the core, I would consider myself as a values-based leader.” Unlike most of his young peers, who didn’t graduate from high school, Cottrell and his sister Tracy benefited from their parents’ commitment to maintaining a steady home base and stressing the importance of education. Both Cottrell children are first generation college graduates. After high school, Cottrell followed his sister to nearby Syracuse University so he could study chemical engineering. He did well enough to attend graduate school at Princeton in New Jersey. As he recalls, it was there at that he found his true calling, and it happened to be teaching. “I won a number of teaching awards from the Engineering Council and the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni so I started tutoring local high school students. This went well and, as you would imagine, the Princeton area moms-network spread the word and pretty soon, after-hours, I was logging four to five hours a day, nearly seven days a week helping teenagers with their math and science. Then in 1993, I completed my Ph.D. focusing on quantum semiconductor devices but it was the tutoring experience with students and my love for teaching that directed the course of my professional life.” 1993 marked the early stages of digital media. It was a precursor to widespread use of the Internet and the term “multi-media” was the buzzword. He had the notion that experience of one-on-one education, tutoring, would be valuable intellectual property for the design of educational software that used rich media. So he founded Princeton Teaching Associations Software. Over the next six years, Cottrell’s company


made award-winning interactive software on subjects ranging from standardized test preparation to Taoist philosophy. At this time, he also learned a great deal about project management, finance, marketing and communications. “One of the great side benefits was that I got to work with faculty from Princeton-area schools, one of which was The Lawrenceville School,” says Cottrell. “During the development of a number of chemistry-related titles, I became good friends with the Dean of Faculty at Lawrenceville, who was a chemistry teacher, and she asked if I would be interested in teaching part-time at the School. This single section of AP chemistry was my first step into the greater world of independent schooling.” By 1999, the “Dot Com” revolution hit the Bay Area and beyond like wildfire and eclipsed “multi-media” as the driving trend. A number of Cottrell’s friends had done remarkably well for themselves in Silicon Valley. They knew about his experience launching a start-up tech company and asked him to join them in building a new dot-com around the concept of a materials exchange for the grading and excavation industry. He accepted and got to work at around the same time that he married his wife Lisa. All the while, he continued to teach his lone section of AP chemistry at Lawrenceville. A year later, in 2000, the f ledgling tech company was up and running, the Cottrells were expecting their first child, and Dr. Cottrell was working bi-coastal. With the birth of their first son, Connor ’20, it didn’t take long for Lisa to gently suggest to him that his professional routine was not

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conducive to a high quality of family life, and he was fortunate to have a new work opportunity present itself at Lawrenceville. “At that time, the school had an opening for a top administrative position, Chief Information Officer, and the prospect of merging my love for education with a family life set on a beautiful campus led us to pursue this opportunity, “ he says. “I was offered the job, left Silicon Valley, and joined the senior administrative team at Lawrenceville full time.” Lawrenceville uses the triple-threat model. So, for the next four years, he taught, contributed to a residential life team and coached while leading the school’s technology and communications departments. “I was fortunate enough to have a wonderful mentor in the Headmaster at Lawrenceville, Michael Cary, and very soon after joining the administrative team, I started the process of working toward a school leadership position,” he says.

A Leader Who Rolls Up His Sleeves In 2006, Cottrell accepted the role of Head of School at The Harley School in Rochester, New York, and now, just six years later, has moved on to his next great opportunity: to serve ‘Iolani and its community. “What makes Dr. Cottrell a great fit for ‘Iolani is his experience working as a Head of

Meet Dr. Timothy Cottrell Dr. Cottrell welcomes students with an open door policy. Here, he shares cookies on the lawn of his campus residence with, left to right, Kalei Chong ’21 (seated), Hunter Manson ’15, Kayla Ozawa ’16, Mara Morioka ’18, Sutter Grune ’14 (seated), and Kala Chong ’21.

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From the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Washington, D.C. The ‘Iolani School Bulletin asked NAIS President, Patrick F. Bassett, for his thoughts on school leadership and the future. What makes a great Head of School? Answer: 1. Vision: “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” (Proverbs: 29:18) A strong sense of how the school needs to evolve. 2. Communications: The chief “storyteller” of the school. 3. Compassion and Empathy: A warmth of personality and a twinkle in the eye that makes kids admire rather than fear the person that holds ultimate authority over them. 4. Mentor and Model: To the kids, staff, and parents in the community. What do you think are the biggest challenges educators face in the 21st century? Answer: Financial sustainability; relevance, as other models of delivering the service of education emerge and challenge the very traditional model of independent schools; recruiting, retaining and rewarding the next generation of great teachers; leading the changes necessary to create the 21st century iteration of school in cultures that militate against change What do you think are ‘Iolani’s strengths and opportunities? Answer: ‘Iolani’s “brand” is so strong, and its track record of graduating outstanding students so impeccable. It has the opportunity to lead beyond the boundaries of its campus. How will it serve the Hawai‘i community and demonstrate the public purpose of education? How will it model for the independent school sector? How will it experiment and take risks to find the right path forward to educate students in a wildly changing world?


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School, his core beliefs about best practices in teaching and learning, the fact that he really cares about this school and the people here, and finally his sense of wanting to be involved in what is happening at our school at every level, “ says Dean of Lower School Gerald Teramae. While his list of accomplishments is impressive, he also balances a busy home life with Lisa and his two sons, Connor ’20, entering in the fifth grade and Sean ’22, the third grade. In his free time, he enjoys snowboarding, surfing, and gaming with his kids. He’s also an avid cook and fisherman logging hundreds of hours casting the inshore bite for f luke, striped bass, and bluefish, and the offshore bite for bluefin, yellowfin tuna, and mahimahi. Staying active and fit is also important so he jogs daily, four to five miles a day, while catching up on books on tape or tunes into his favorite podcast RadioLab. Admittedly, being the leader of a top independent school in today’s fast-paced modern world can be a challenging one. As a Head of School, one must wear many hats on any given day and assume many roles: the spokesperson, the decision-maker, the cheerleader, the kind parental figure, the disciplinarian, the enforcer of values, the steward of tradition, the advocate for change, and many more. In the end, it’s all about having the right tool for the job at hand. So what type of leader is Dr. Cottrell? “At the core, I would consider myself as a values-based leader,” affirms Cottrell. “I believe that the expression ‘perception is reality’ is over-empowered in our society and tends to have leadership sway towards a political style. When I think of good leadership, I think of good judgment and this is based on a system of values and beliefs. It is important to consider perception and to work toward minimizing misperception, but at the end of the day there is right and wrong and this informs any leadership decisions.”

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Fundamentally, the Head of School is the “buck stops here” person, but schools are complex relationship-driven communities so, in his experience, the more people who are empowered in a distributed leadership model, the higher the potential for the institution to achieve. This is a focus on the sum-asgreater-than-the-parts leadership style. “When my boys ask me about my role as a Head of School, I tell them I am ‘the big helper,’ that my job is to help everyone do their best at their jobs,” he shares. That said, Cottrell also enjoys being handson to a degree. To lead the faculty, he believes you need to roll up your sleeves sometimes and stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the team that’s around you. Yet it’s always challenging for any Head of School to find the time to teach, partner with faculty members and interact often, and in significant ways, with the student body. “I like ideas,” he continues. “I like to help bring ideas into reality and I’m interested in a wide range of topics from the arts to civic engagement to mathematics and science. “

“These are places where so many look back and say, ‘That person really helped me become who I am,’” he notes. “You look to the past and this school is filled with those people, as it is in the present. We are communities built on a common cause that share a commitment to education of our children as one of life’s highest priorities. A good Head of School stewards the institution so that the people of the school, all of its constituencies, share in the life of the school and know that they are valued members of the community.” Beyond the valuable influence of a school's teachers, administrators and staff, he believes that a good Head of School must be a good communicator. At any great school,

there is so much activity and achievement on a daily basis that it is hard to keep up. He understands that it’s the responsibility of the Head of School to make sure that all members of the school community share in the success stories of the school. Additionally, Dr. Cottrell believes in a basic yet powerful truism: Schools grow best from within. “I know it sounds like an oxymoron when thinking of a well-established school with its traditions and the momentum of historical practices. But within this, there is always a spark of innovation and creation,” he notes. “New growth always occurs with the special flavor and characteristics of the institution. There is certainly a necessary resonance with

Lisa, Sean ’22 and Connor ’20 Cottrell smile at a walk to raise awareness about diabetes.

People Make Schools So what’s the secret to being a great Head of School and unlocking the potential of the institution and its students? Dr. Cottrell believes that there is one key ingredient to great leadership. First and foremost, it’s the understanding that schools are made up of people. The best of what education has to offer is built on strong one-to-one relationships. It’s also one of the reasons independent schools like ‘Iolani offer such a unique and exceptional educational experience. People with a passion for learning and teaching are here and are given the freedom to care about the growth of each and every student.

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“A good Head of School stewards the institution so that the people of the school, all of its constituencies, share in the life of the school and know that they are valued members of the community.”

prevailing trends and wisdom from the external world in order to validate the merit of change. However, it’s the interpretation and incarnation of these ideas from the lens of the institution that holds the greatest promise for new ideas and practices to come to life.” He continues: “At the end of the day, I think a good Head—alongside the faculty—shares a love of kids, learning, teaching and the belief that education holds the key to the future of those for whom we care and the larger world around us.” As a result, being a conscientious member of a larger world means giving back to the local community. And Dr. Cottrell understands that public service is an essential element for the successful future of ‘Iolani and its students.

Students share their interests with Dr. Cottrell during a break between classes.

“I believe that schools define themselves not only by their academic excellence but also by the works of good that they foster in the world, “ he says. “It is often the case that such good works add a dynamic element to our school communities that builds student and faculty leadership, diversity, relationships with the surrounding community, and the skills that our students need to be global citizens.” How about any final words of wisdom for the new Head of School from the man who previously held the post?


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Dr. Val Iwashita reveals: “One of the best bits of advice I received was from David P. Coon, who served as Headmaster here for 22 years. He advised me to, ‘Be your own man.’ Leading any organization can be difficult; leading one as prominent as ‘Iolani, especially one that encourages diversity of thought and action, is extremely challenging. Keeping your own counsel is critically important.” “He should take the time to get to know the community by both talking and listening,” says Jenai Wall, Chair of the ‘Iolani Board of Governors. Get his family acclimated to their new surroundings. He has a style that will help him here. He wants to hear from the community and fit in and help others achieve their goals.” Fellow member of the ‘Iolani Board of Governors Lisa Sakamoto chimes in: “I told Tim to enjoy the road ahead. His family will be an exciting part of that journey. We are lucky to have him and he is lucky to be coming to a school with great traditions like ‘Iolani.” “For Tim, I think he believes that this is a golden opportunity. And we feel extremely grateful and blessed that someone of his magnitude is coming here,” Sakamoto adds. In many ways, a myriad of experiences and achievements have all led Dr. Cottrell to where he is now: Home in Hawai‘i at ‘Iolani School.


ver the past 150 years, the ‘Iolani School community has shared big dreams and great accomplishments.

This year, we celebrate another amazing milestone as we welcome Dr. Timothy R. Cottrell as our next Head of School. This issue’s cover story describes our new leader, details the roots of his strong work ethic and impressive credentials, delves into his philosophy towards leadership, and conveys his vision for educating children in a rapidly changing world. As our community comes to know Dr. Cottrell and to see him around campus and at school and community events, we will see for ourselves that his vision is in alignment with the mission of ‘Iolani School. That the relationship between this educator and the ‘Iolani School community, indeed, is a match made in heaven. Yes, the installation of a new Head of School is a weighty matter for not only ‘Iolani School, but also for the future. Alumni think back to the headmaster or principal at the helm when they were students. Naturally, these questions have been asked lately: “How many past heads of school has ‘Iolani had?” or “What number is Dr. Cottrell?” The question is simple, yet the answer is complex because information from ‘Iolani’s earliest days is either unavailable or unclear. The founding of ‘Iolani in 1863 was supported by King Kamehemaha IV and Queen Emma. Our origin is rooted in a several small schools at different locations on O‘ahu and Maui. ‘Iolani College was once located on the grounds of St. Andrew’s Cathedral before opening a campus in Nu‘uanu in 1927. We relocated the Lower School to the Ala Wai campus in 1946, while seventh through twelfth grade classes remained at the Nu‘uanu campus. ‘Iolani fully relocated to where we are now in 1953. It was the foresight and determination of several Heads who brought the early versions of ‘Iolani together. Many of these leaders, educational pioneers of their time, are not common household names but, nonetheless, are part of our proud history and greatly contributed to the foundation of ‘Iolani today. ‘Iolani archivist Rose-Marie Panko and her assistant Lyn Vi Sumimoto researched and compiled the most complete list yet of all of ‘Iolani’s Heads of School. (See the next page.) Giving new meaning to being detail oriented, they note, however, that the list was compiled from their sources in the Archives and is not definitive or all-inclusive. Also, some Heads served more than once and are listed twice in different years. As true historians, our ‘Iolani archivists are dedicated to the art of preserving accuracy over time. The names of ‘Iolani’s past Heads proves how far we have all come. The future is even brighter.

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Scott, William Richard Principal Mason, George Archdeacon Headmaster, Principal Ibbotson, Edmund J. Headmaster, Principal Hart, G.W. Principal Turner, Charles William Principal, Master Warren, Edward Principal, Master Higgins, H. Headmaster Mason, George Archdeacon Principal Atkinson, Alatau T. Master, Principal Williamson, C.T. Principal, Master Swan, William Alexander Principal, Headmaster Turner, Charles William Principal Atkinson, Alatau T. Principal Jones, Pierre Principal Clark, Abel Rev. Headmaster Suplee, Thomas D. Headmaster Baker, Brookes Ono Vice Principal, Headmaster Willis, Alfred Bishop Principal Whalley, Herbert Headmaster Swan, William Alexander Headmaster, Associate White, C. Henry Headmaster Barnes, William Henry Headmaster, Principal Clark, Abel Headmaster Kitcat, V.H. Headmaster Bush, John Headmaster Paetow, F.C. Headmaster Hughes, John V. Headmaster Fenn, R.J. Headmaster Lane, John Headmaster Fitz, Frank S. Headmaster Blackman, Leopold G. Headmaster Fitz, Frank S. Headmaster, Principal Morgan, J.B. Principal Bliss, Witt H. Headmaster, Principal Dodd, I. Neal. Headmaster Hall, Albert L. Headmaster, Principal Saylor, Frank A. Principal Kroll, Leopold Principal Hinkley, Thurston R. Principal Ottman, Donald R. Principal Tracy, Leland H. Acting Principal Caldwell, Roberta Acting Principal Woods, Maitland Principal Spencer, Robert S. Principal Hinckley, Thurston R. Principal Collins, James Philmore Acting Principal Stone, Albert H. Headmaster, Principal Young, Charles Herbert Acting Headmaster Eshelman, John Carl Acting Headmaster Buttles, W. William Acting Headmaster Lyon-Vaiden, Arthur Headmaster Monell, Ralph P. Headmaster Parmiter, Charles A. Headmaster, Rector McDonald, Canon Frederick Headmaster, Rector MacLean, Burton A. Headmaster Coon, David P. Headmaster Miller, Thomas H. Headmaster Iwashita, Val T. Headmaster


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‘Iolani Fair 2012 Everyone enjoys endless fun.

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BELOW: The Fair midway is full of amusements and bouncers.

The 21st annual ‘Iolani Fair, held this past April 20 and 21, took us around the world with the theme of Global Getaway and loads of international fun. There were games for all ages, rides, crafts, face painting, a general store, a silent auction, entertainment, and more.

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“Once again I am swept away by the One Team effort. I love the look of awe and delight on the Lower School faces and am impressed by the cooperation of students, parents and alumni. It really shows ‘Iolani at its best.” —Dean of Lower School Gerald Teramae

TOP: Sweetie Paccaro of KSSK radio and Steve

Uyehara of Hawai‘i News Now joined the annual pre-fair festivities by competing in the spaghetti and pie eating contest! ABOVE LEFT: Austyn Lee ’14, Adam Fong ’13,

Isabelle Oka ’13 and religion teacher David Caldwell helped in the Man Power booth. ABOVE RIGHT: Suzanne Swartman, Kelly Hogan

Swartman and Carolyn Remedios enjoyed browsing through the Market Place.


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ood booths featured everything from Greek food and veggie wraps to Cuban sandwiches, pasta bolognese, and sushi and ochazuke. Folks also enjoyed Hawaiian plates, malasadas, shave ice, waffle hot dogs, red velvet cupcakes and fresh crepes. The tasty li hing malasadas were probably the biggest new hit. Nearly 35,000 people attended, and 3,700 volunteers helped make ‘Iolani’s biggest community event another success. Proceeds from the Fair go towards educational programs, student activities and other aspects of school life. The Fair also serves the community by providing a family-fun event for all to enjoy. “We are deeply appreciative of and inspired by the dedication of all the volunteers, school personnel, and community participants who contributed to the unprecedented success of the Fair this year,” said Fair co-Chairs James Lee ’74 and Cheryl Wong. “Mahalo to all who shared in this exciting and memorable One Team experience!”

Members of the Class of ’04 volunteered in full force: Andrew Inouye, Cori-Ann Hirai, Devan Kawakami Wong, Trisha Watanabe, Ian Nagata, Emily Moore, Tyler Street, Justin You, Jayson Quon, and Nate Akamu. BELOW: Dr. Mark Morisaki created amazing balloon hats for students Erin Masatsugu ’13, Taylor Tamura ’13, Alyssa Lam ’13 and Loxley Keala ’13, who held up signs to promote Fair attractions.

Lee and Wong worked closely with Fair coordinator Carissa Leonida to ensure that all operations of the Fair ran smoothly. They were inspired by the helping hands of students, parents, alumni, teachers and friends who manned booths, baked cookies, chopped vegetables, and performed countless duties that contribute to an event that the whole community anticipates each year.

Next year’s Fair takes place on April 19 and 20. Mark your calendars!

BELOW: General Store committee volunteers Jan Fujiwara, Jacqueline Okumura, Kathryn Fujikami, Jane Nishiguchi, Christine Kanemaru, Shereen Goto, chair Michele Fusato, and Brooke Loughridge (missing from photo was Eileen Chun) created a collection of the tastiest baked goodies, jellies, jams, sweets, and snacks.

Neil Kuioka ’00, Brad Kaai, Cory Yamamoto ’01, Ryan Shinkawa ’00, Justin Haruki ’00, and Sara Yamamoto ’01 grill mouth-watering steaks.

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“Working at and coming to the ‘Iolani Fair is like biting into a Pa‘ina Dog: big, delicious, and spicy. You have not seen all of ‘Iolani until you have seen the Fair. It’s one of the happiest, tastiest things we do. And its impact on the school is huge!” —Art teacher Dave ‘Jungle Bob’ Roberts Laurie Teramoto, Carrie Ohira, Kellie Sato and Joanie Teruya helped in the produce tent.

Platinum Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

Bank of Hawai‘i Bigger Bird Creative First Hawaiian Bank Matt Levi Investigations Stanford Carr Development

Alexander & Baldwin Foundation Alfred J. Liu, MD, Inc. Allied Builders Systems City Mill Company, Ltd Community Planning and Engineering, Inc. C.S. Wo & Sons, Ltd DataHouse Foodland Supermarket Gentry Homes, Ltd Monarch Insurance Services, Inc. The Pepsi Bottling Group

American Savings Bank Laulima Family Offices, LLC The Paperie R.M. Towill Corporation Unitek Contracting Group

Special Sponsor Alaska Airlines

Members of the junior Class of 2013 volunteered in the malasada booth: Taylor Kipilii, Christina Tse, Emily Natori, Jason Alcon, Sally Kishi, Reese Suzuki and Holly Harada. LEFT: Grandparents create beautiful handcrafted quilts and other crafts which are always a popular item at the Fair.


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Back row, Warren Chung ’60, Wayne Minami ’60, Robert Asato ’60, Ronald Lim ’60; front row: Victor Chang ’60, Les Uyehara ’60 and Erik Takai ’60 RIGHT: Members of the Class of ’68 reunited for their alma mater: Leighton Migita, Mark Moon, Ray-Stan Tanaka, Colin Huddleston, Richard Nitta, Cal Inouye, Wayne Yakuma and Roy Chang.

“For the five of us, the meaning of the Fair has developed into one which truly epitomizes ‘Ohana. Although the unforgettable journey of Global Getaway has come to a close, we will always cherish in our hearts the lifelong friendships and lasting memories.” —Student Fair chairs Jaime Lee ’13, Jarret Lin ’13, Trey Takara ’13, Erin Masatsugu ’13 and Loxley Keala ’13

LEFT: In the Alumni Association Booth were Ryan Mukai ’93, Guy Kamitaki ’73, Adrienne Elkind ’90, John Pang ’73 and Director of Alumni Relations Kira Tamashiro ’05 (in front). BELOW: Holly Lee, Doug Ing ’83, Scott LaBoy ’83, and Richie Kibota ’83

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‘Iolani parent volunteers Sara Lufrano ’90, Lisa Hashimoto-Chiu, Karie Paguio, Mona Goto, Erin Kusumoto ’93, Lisa Hankins, Ryan Kusumoto ’93; back row, Mike Luke, Charles Chiu and Ronnie Paguio helped in the gourmet food booth. BELOW: There are games galore at every ‘Iolani Fair.

“What an amazing experience! Every year, volunteers generously give of their time and talent to put on this fun-filled two-day community event, and we would like to send a sincere “thank you” to each and every one, many of whom have gone above and beyond. They have dreamed with us, inspired us, and ultimately achieved with us. It is through the efforts of these selfless volunteers that the Fair continues to be a successful annual event.” Television news crews broadcast live from the fair grounds with Jarret Lin, Rhys Ishihara, Spencer Kiehm, Drew Anderson, Andrew Okimura ’13, Kylie Mayeda ’12, Siena Simmons, Sean Mitchell, Trey Takara, Taylor Anne Katase, Aaron Nojima, Taylor Tamura; front row, Jamie Lee ’13 and Erin Masatsugu ’13 helping out.


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—Fair Coordinator Carissa Leonida (along with Fair staffers Kevin Tomisato and Bonny Moniz)




Intel International Science and Engineering Fair


Mari Muraoka ’12 was named the 2012 High School Big Sister of the Year. She served as big sister and mentor to Ala Wai Elementary student Rayce.


Big Sister of the Year Award

Mari Muraoka ’12 received the 2012 High School Big Sister of the Year Award from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu. Muraoka was recognized for her exceptional involvement with the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program at Ala Wai Elementary. Since 2009, Muraoka has been volunteering at neighboring Ala Wai School and mentoring “little brother” Rayce. Their three-year friendship was built through hours of talking story and playing tag. Muraoka also took Rayce to the ‘Iolani Fair and cheered him on at his football game. Muroaka was also cited as a role model, not only for Rayce but also for the younger volunteers. She has made a positive impact in Rayce’s life, and they consider each other best friends,” said Dennis Brown, president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu. “What a powerful thing to do with one hour a week.”

olani students were honored with a second place award of $2,000 from the Consortium for Ocean Leadership at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on May 17. Erin Main ’12, Kyle Flores ’13 and Logan Davis ’13 joined 21 other students representing Hawai‘i at the fair, which included entries from more than 1,500 students representing 68 countries, territories and provinces. The ‘Iolani team researched interactions between marine animals and human-disposed waste, mentored by Dr. Margo Edwards, senior research scientist at the University of Hawai‘i School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology. Team advisor is ‘Iolani science teacher Dr. Mark Lindsay. A representative from the Consortium for Ocean Leadership presents the prize to Logan Davis ’13, Erin Main ’12 and Kyle Flores ’13.

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School in Focus


History in the Making

Ten ‘Iolani students competed in the National History Bowl and History Bee tournament in Washington, D.C., on April 29 and 30 among more than 700 students from across the country and around the world. The junior varsity team included Matthew Beattie-Callahan ’14, Kenneth Lee ’14, Nicholas Lee ’15, and Spencer Oshita ’15. The varsity team was made up of Ken-Ben Chao ’13, Eden Koo ’13, Keke Liu ’13, Jason Loui ’13, James Teruya ’13, and Nicholas Yim ’13. The bowl competition consisted of ten preliminary rounds of four quarters each. Each round had about 36 questions. Students used a buzzer system to vie for the right to answer questions. In the bee, students were in rooms with seven other competitors. The student who first answered eight questions correctly won the round. Some of the bowl competition took place in museums and historic buildings. The junior varsity team competed at

Anderson House, the home of the Society of Cincinnati, the oldest patriotic fraternity in America. The varsity team competed at the Spy Museum. The final round of the bee was held at Mount Vernon. I n addition to competition, the ‘Iolani students were invited to an ‘Iolani alumni reception b y Jenny Taoka Hilscher ’89 at her home in Arlington. About a dozen alumni from the area came to wish the team well. The students also toured the Capitol, the White House, the Air and Space Museum, Mount Vernon, various monuments, Colonial Williamsburg and the College of William and Mary. At the capitol, they met with Senator Daniel Akaka and his aide Keoni Nakoa ’04. The team is coached by history teacher John Bickel. Also traveling with the team were Dean of Students Tate Brown ’86 and parent Robert Oshita ’82.

‘Iolani students traveled to Washington, D.C. to compete in the National History Bowl and Bee tournament.


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The Class of 2024 performed a favorite tune from the hit film Lilo & Stitch.

‘Ānela Minuth ’12 requested that her mother, religion teacher Linda Minuth, share the stage with her on May Day.


May Day is Lei Day ‘Iolani celebrated May Day with what many described as one of the best programs ever. One of the many highlights was May Day Queen ‘Ānela Minuth ’12 dancing to Keali‘i Reichel’s Maunaleo with her mother Lower School religion teacher Linda Miyata. The fine arts were also celebrated with an original portrayal of canoeing through the ocean and fish sculptures dancing in the dark. Kindergartners, fourth graders and seniors also combined for a wonderful rendition of Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride.

The May Day Court danced a regal hula in honor of Hawai‘i’s special day.

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Economics Challenge

‘Iolani students won both the David Ricardo division and the Adam Smith division in the 2012 Island Insurance Companies Economics Challenge. Hosted by the Hawai‘i Council on Economic Education on April 4 at the University of Hawai‘i, the spirited competition featured nearly 175 registered students from Hawai‘i private and public high schools, showcasing Hawai‘i’s outstanding high school economics st udents. Ma r yk nol l, Mililani and Kamehameha School— Kapalama were other finalists in the David Ricardo division. Reigning national champion ‘Iolani claimed the Adam Smith division title for the 14th consecutive year. ‘Iolani


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represented Hawai‘i in a regional competition, won and moved on to the national f inals in New York on May 19 and 20. ‘Iolani’s David Ricardo team finished third in the nation. The winners of the Adam Smith division were Connor Buckland ’12, Stratford Goto ’12, Aaron Nojima ’12, Kirsten Peterson ’12 and Steven Yee ’12. Winners for the David Ricardo division were Jack Gregory ’14, Kenneth Lee ’14, Evan Lum ’14, Shane Hayakawa ’14 and Ross Villiger ’12.

The Adam Smith division team won state and regional titles. top: The David Ricardo division team finished

third in the National Economics Challenge.


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National S ci Olympiadence

‘Iolani’s Science Olympiad team represented Hawai‘i at the national tournament in Florida.


he ‘Iolani Science Olympiad Division B team of Julia Kawano ’15 and Amanda Ki ’18 placed fifth in the Water Quality event, earning Hawai‘i’s first medal from the National Science Olympiad Tournament. Overall, the team placed 29th out of 60 teams in the middle school division on May 19 in the 28th National Science Olympiad Tournament in Florida. Team members were Eileen Chen ’15, Kennan Kaneshiro ’18, Julia Kawano ’15, Amanda Ki ’18, Andrew Kobata ’18, Christopher Lindsay ’17, EnZe Ma ’15, Emi Muranaka ’18, Lauren Nguyen ’18, Kimberly Peterson ’15, Victor Pyun ’16, Arjun Srirangarajan ’17, Kaitlyn Takata ’16, Kai Warner ’16, Max Wei ’15, and Winston Wei ’18.

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The 2012 Ka Mo‘olelo O ‘Iolani year book Replay was dedicated during the service awards assembly on May 22 to longtime English teacher and founder of the ‘Iolani Film Festival Shirley Longo as well as to retired Headmaster Dr. Val T. Iwashita ’67. “Ms. Longo brings the same virtues to friendship that she brings to teaching: care, warmth, humor, loyalty, trust,” wrote retired Assistant Headmaster Charlie Proctor in a tribute in the year book.

Jeffrey Moses, Jack Kay, Cynthia Iwashita, Dr. Val T. Iwashita ’67 and Shirley Longo

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College Attendance

Each year, ‘Iolani’s graduating class spreads its wings by attending colleges and universities in Hawai‘i, across the nation and abroad. Congratulations, Class of 2012.

Alabama State University

Montgomery, AL

Kamea Chock

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ

Michael Zobian

Augsburg College

Minneapolis, MN

Alexandra Felix

Barnard College

New York, NY

Bennington, VT

Mari Muraoka

Boise State University

Boise, ID

Brunswick, ME

Jenna Watling

California Baptist University

Ithaca, NY

Creighton University Riverside, CA

Chase Wayton

California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks, CA

Kelsey Kuroda

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA

Cambridge, MA

Mitchell Kwock John Sakamoto

Erin Main Aaron Nojima

George Washington University, The

Michigan Technological University

Washington, DC

Houghton, MI

Ian Wong

Nalani Taniguchi

Portland, OR

Washington, DC

Mississippi State, MS

Gonzaga University

New York University

Geovar Agbayani Krishen Desai Austin Goo Cara Itai Ryan Lum Kaylene Matsuzaki

Hawaii Pacific University Johns Hopkins University

New York University, Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Cole Tanigawa-Lau

Northeastern University Honolulu, HI

Baltimore, MD

Kapi‘olani Community College

Lauren Chinen Kimberly Chun Westin Fabro Brandon Finger Robyn Hamada Rhys Ishihara Zachary Masuda Janelle Matsumoto Michael Miyamoto Matthew Noguchi Richele Ohara Tyler Ushio

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Megan Sufrin

Lehigh University

Honolulu, HI

Boston, MA

Ashlee Asada Winney Chan Stratford Goto

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ

Tiffany Li

Northwestern Preparatory School Santa Barbara, CA

Troy Esaki Bethlehem, PA

Bolin Chang Kristen McArthur

Linfield College

New York, NY

Anne Heslinga

Spokane, WA

Max Matsuda Hirata

Omaha, NE

Mississippi State University Sydney Tamashiro

Ali‘iao Augafa

Evan de Luna Scott Marison, Jr.

Micah Lau


Fort Collins, CO

Tiare Reyes

Cornell University Providence, RI

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Needham, MA

Colorado College

Golden, CO

St. Paul, MN

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Georgetown University

Colorado Springs, CO

Macalester College Trey Muraoka

Guthrie Angeles Malia Brennan Siena Simmons

Concordia University, Portland Provo, UT

Sarah Carlile Kylie Maeda

Garrett Griffith Lawrence Ho Nicolas Steinemann

Claremont, CA

Teaneck, NJ

Stephanie Lum

Troy Odo

Lauren Arakawa Ali Calhoun Krislyn Kuraya Erin Nakamura

Adrienne Lee Takamichi Suzuki

Brown University

Orange, CA

Colorado State University

Boston, MA

Brigham Young University

Chapman University Jeri Miyasato

Logan Yamamoto

Rachel Ki

Bowdoin College

Chaminade University of Honolulu

Colorado School of Mines

Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston University

Darwin Kwok

Chicago, IL

Steffanie Tanaka

Fairleigh Dickinson University Pittsburgh, PA

‘Änela Minuth

Bobbi Oshiro

Boston College

Carnegie Mellon University

Claremont McKenna College

Waltham, MA

Loyola University Chicago

Philadelphia, PA

Maile Beal

Twyla Hamasaki

Kristen Tanabe

Bentley University

Drexel University

Northfield, MN

Honolulu, HI

Kaylen Okada

Bennington College

Carleton College Ayumi Tachida Angelina Yick

McMinnville, OR

Rachel Ray

Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA

Eric Ho Jonathan Kaneshiro Hunter Long Cadie Shimabukuro

Occidental College

Los Angeles, CA

Kelsey Hung Dave Miyamoto Aya Sakaguchi

Oregon State University Alexandria Carlyle Sandra Chun Brandon Kaiura Cianna Levi Dyllon Sue Kelsey Tasoe Jared Wong

Corvallis, OR

Otis College of Art and Design

Texas Christian University

Los Angeles, CA

Breanne Ball Leahna Luke

Emily Isham

Otterbein University

Westerville, OH

Christina Cutler

Pacific University

Trinity University

Forest Grove, OR

San Antonio, TX

Cori Whang

United States Coast Guard Academy New London, CT

Pepperdine University

Holden Takahashi Malibu, CA

United States Military Academy

Marissa Chow Allyson Yamamura

West Point, NY

Polytechnic Institute of NYU

Jordan Lee Brooklyn, NY

Jay Yoshimi

United States Naval Academy

Annapolis, MD

Ryan Chang

Pomona College

Claremont, CA

University of California at Irvine

Kirsten Peterson Scott Tan

Princeton University Purdue University

Irvine, CA

Samantha Dacanay Marina Hirokane Tiffanie Takeda

Princeton, NJ

Cordelia Xie

Rochester, NY

Sydney Yoshioka

Saint Louis University

St. Louis, MO

Zoe Palmer

Saint Martin’s University

Lacey, WA

Jaime Rosenberg

Santa Clara University

University of Idaho

University of California at San Diego

Duke Pauli

Seattle, WA

Julia Afuso Daniel Hong Dylan Miyasaki

Las Vegas, NV

Southern Methodist University

Northfield, MN

Bridget Tobin

Stanford University

Stanford, CA

Dallas, TX

Micah Freitas-Garrido Austin Gima Taylor Lau Justin Lum

Logan, UT

Washington State University

Pullman, WA

Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis, MO

Iris Kuo

Austin O’Leary

University of Oregon

Lucia Amore David Ardo Jeremy Bautista Erica Butters Bianca Bystrom-Pino Alec Catalan Kelly Cournoyer Dylan Fujii Kilali Gibson Chelsea Hirano Yun Ji Im Kacy Johnson Michaela Kamemoto

Utah State University

Kaitlin Nakai

Greeley, CO

Boulder, CO

Honolulu, HI

Seattle, WA

Ashlynn Aoki Michael Dang Gavin Denzer Andrew Hsu Hirokazu Ikeda Anna Imai Kelsey Kato Kienen Koga Jennifer Kumura Drew Matsuura Kenton Nakamura Kendall Tacon Kaitlyn Tom Kirstyn Namba

University of Northern Colorado

Connor Grune Katherine Martines

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Bryan Pham Schuyler Shigemura Jordan Shimoda

Moscow, ID

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Santa Barbara, CA

Salt Lake City, UT

University of Washington

Columbia, MO

University of Colorado at Boulder

Seattle University

University of Utah Justin Ching

Mariana Guarino

Connor Buckland

Kasey Chun Ren Hirokawa Allyson Ogata Courtney Yang

Los Angeles, CA

Zalman Bernstein Shanon Chau Brian Chen Evan Chinn Eun Ah Cho Laura Kagami Scott Matsuwaka Darin Poei Shayd Shinsato John Tanaka

University of Missouri Columbia

La Jolla, CA

David Brown Catherine Chu Bryson Emmons Lucas Griswold Timothy Ho Shane Killeen

University of California at Santa Barbara Santa Clara, CA

University of Southern California

Maika Kealoha Jonathan Like-Uehara

Lorens Chan

Redlands, CA

Jordyn Sierra

Pearl City, HI

Los Angeles, CA

Rochester Institute of Technology

University of Redlands

Kasie Kashimoto Anyssa Keliikipi Jennifer Kwock Love Joyce Lopez Daniel Lucas Amanda McCaskill Chadwick Medeiros Lauren Mesick Sean Mitchell Cari Anne Nada Bryce Nakamura Anastasia O’Harrow Rebecca Ogi Daniel Okubo Kyle Pang Jen Samantha Rasay Tania Vaea Ross Villiger Zhaotong Xu Shannon Yoshikawa

University of Hawai‘i at West O‘ahu

University of California at Los Angeles West Lafayette, IN

Shelby Farmer Careese Higaki

Gabriel Vega

Hartford, CT

Steven Yee

Joshua Hannum Lansen Villanueva Nicole Yokoyama Ashley Yoshioka

St. Olaf College

Trinity College

Fort Worth, TX

Eugene, OR

Lian Bossert Camille Caron Alexis Devens Stephen Jordan Casey Smith

Weber State University

ogden, ut

Sheldon Gallarde

Wesleyan University

Middletown, CT

Angela Reiss Alisse Singer

University of Portland

Whitworth University Portland, OR

Kelsey Nirei Nicolette Silva

University of Puget Sound Drew Anderson Sophia Asing-Yuen Brian Freeman Miranda Shelly

Willamette University Tacoma, WA

Spokane, WA

Dane Arakawa Sophia Teruya Salem, OR

Adrian Cole Kasey Takahashi

Windward Community College

Kāne‘ohe, HI

Saphyre Rezentes

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Faculty & Staff File

Mahalo and Praise for

Years of Service Longtime ‘Iolani teachers who retired at the end of the 2011–12 school year received gifts and praise for the years of service to ‘Iolani School. Lower School teacher Mary Jo Segawa is retiring after 40 years at ‘Iolani. She started as a student teacher in 1970 and eventually taught first and second grades. Among the many programs and projects she has brought to ‘Iolani is the summer school class Bearable Experiences, which focuses on oral communication, reading, listening, writing, music and art through the theme of bears.

Lower School teacher Sandi Fo is retiring after teaching kindergarten and third grade for 22 years at ‘Iolani. Prior to ‘Iolani, she taught at schools under the state Department of Education and at Kamehameha Schools. History teacher Jeffrey Moses is retiring after 40 years of teaching at ‘Iolani. Hired in 1972 by Reverend David Coon, he also served as a longtime coach and mentor to countless students. He designed the History of Hawai‘i course and kept a fascinating collection of Hawaiian memorabilia in his classroom to spark students’ interests. Mahalo also goes to several dedicated and experienced teachers who are retiring or leaving ‘Iolani for new adventures in their lives. They include ESL program founder and teacher Johanna Guth, math teacher Annette Matsumoto, English teacher and IMUA advisor Karin Swanson, math teacher Brigitte Visser, and history teacher and former headmaster Tom Miller. Art department head Dave Roberts presented a handcrafted stand up paddle with an ‘Iolani flag atop to Dr. Iwashita at the final faculty meeting of the past school year. TOP: Longtime retiring teachers Mary Jo Segawa,

Sandi Fo and Jeff Moses were recognized for their years of service by Dr. Val Iwashita.


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Honolulu Mayor Peter B. Carlisle presented the Honolulu Lifesaver Award to ‘Iolani Director of Health Services Shannon Yonamine, R.N., in a ceremony at Honolulu Hale on May 24. Yonamine was recognized for her performance and quick response in saving the life of an ‘Iolani teacher who suffered a cardiac arrest in the middle of a school day on May 4. Yonamine called upon the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). Nearby colleagues and teachers, including Athletic Trainer Louise Inafuku and Director of the Physical Education program Wendell Look ’78, also pitched in to aid the faculty member who was awake when paramedics arrived and has since made a full recovery.

A Lifesaver

In 2006, ‘Iolani was the first O‘ahu school to install AEDs and to train faculty and staff in the use of the equipment. Thanks to the diligence and expertise of Dr. Alson Inaba ’79, who helped bring the program to campus, ‘Iolani now has 13 AEDs in visually prominent places. Peggy Stitham, who was ‘Iolani’s director of health services when the AEDs were installed, was also instrumental in training faculty and students on how to operate them.

Among Us

Director of Health Services Shannon Yonamine received the Honolulu Lifesaver Award.

T James Bango, Dr. Lily Driskill, Paul Heimerdinger, Jane Heimerdinger, Cynthia Iwashita and Dr. Val Iwashita gathered at the 2012 HAIS Recognition Dinner.

HAIS honors Retiring Administrators

he Hawai‘i Association of Independent Schools (HAIS) community honored retiring Heads of Schools, administrators and others who have significantly contributed to the independent school community at its 2012 Recognition Dinner on May 2 at Wai‘alae Country Club. Among those honored were ‘Iolani Headmaster Dr. Val T. Iwashita ’67, Assistant Head Dr. Lily Driskill, and Director of Institutional Advancement Jane Heimerdinger. HAIS Executive Director Robert Witt paid tribute to each of them and acknowledged how Dr. Iwashita, during his service as chair of the National Association of Independent Schools, helped bring national and international attention to Hawai‘i’s school community.

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Faculty & Staff File

‘Iolani’s new Head of School Dr. Timothy Cottrell has named Ann Yoneshige as Interim Dean of Upper School for the 2012–13 school year. Yoneshige has a proven track record as an administrator, having served in her current position as Director of Special Programs and previously as a math teacher and counselor. She joined ‘Iolani 38 years ago and has since directed and managed curriculum development, personnel, schedule preparation, discipline, budget, parental concerns and other operational functions. Yoneshige earned her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Michigan and her master’s of education from the University of Hawai‘i. She is also a familiar face at many school sporting events, performances, and campus functions, always looking out for students. While she serves as Interim Dean of Upper School, Michelle Hastings will be Director of Special Programs and continue to oversee the after-school programs and Lower School summer school. History teacher Erik Yamamoto ’99 will assist Hastings with the after-school program and oversee the Upper School summer program for 2013.

Ann Yoneshige named Interim Dean of Upper School

Ann Yoneshige—a teacher, counselor and administrator at ‘Iolani for 38 years—will serve as Interim Dean of Upper School for the 2012–13 school year.


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Tribute Raises proceeds for the

Iwashita Innovation Fund

Brimming in lei, Dr. Val and Cynthia Iwashita humbly thanked the many guests at the celebration. Dr. Iwashita praised students, families, teachers, staff and alumni for making ‘Iolani one of the finest schools in the world.

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More than 1,000 people attended a retirement celebration on May 9 at the Sheraton Waikīkī Hotel in honor of Dr. Val ’67 and Mrs. Cynthia Iwashita and their many contributions to ‘Iolani School. Dr. Iwashita retired after serving for 17 years as Headmaster.


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The celebration featured music by students of Stage Band 3 and hula by the young kāne and wāhine of Hālau ‘Iolani. Sportscaster Kanoa Leahey ’95 livened the crowd as the master of ceremony, while meaningful speeches were delivered by James Kawashima ’60, past chair of the ‘Iolani Board of Governors; Robert Witt, executive director of the Hawai‘i Association of Independent Schools; and Jenai S. Wall, chair of the ‘Iolani Board of Governors. Several gifts of gratitude were presented to Dr. Iwashita, including a collection of signatures of ‘Iolani students in kindergarten through twelfth grades. The tribute also helped launch and raise funds for the Dr. & Mrs. Val T. Iwashita Innovation Fund designed to support ‘Iolani’s teachers as they continue to initiate, develop and implement new ideas for teaching and learning.

FAR LEFT: Jenai S. Wall, chair of the Board of Governors, described Dr. Iwashita’s many accomplishments and also thanked ‘Iolani’s faculty and staff for their support and dedication to the school. LEFT: Bruce Hamada ’75 lent his amazing Sinatrastyle voice to the program. BELOW: Kumu hula Ed Collier, who is also a retired ‘Iolani teacher, delivered a powerful oli to open the evening. BELOW LEFT: Tamotsu Tanaka ’53, left, and Esther Tanaka, right, offer congratulations to Dr. Val T. Iwashita ’67, center, at the retirement celebration.


Opposite: Chad Iwashita ’94 and Jeffrey

Iwashita ’98 attended the dinner with their parents. Jeffrey surprised his father by flying in from the mainland for the special occasion. RIGHT: Master of Ceremony Kanoa Leahey ’95 infused humor and wit to the program.

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Athletic Awards Presentation

The ‘Iolani School end-of-year Athletic Awards Assembly took place on May 23 in the lower gymnasium. The school recognized all-star athletes, Eddie Hamada Award recipients, and major Athletic Award winners. Congratulations go to all student athletes for exemplifying the One Team spirit on and off the playing field. Father Br ay Award

Tim Scott Award

To the senior athletes who best exemplify the ‘Iolani spirit.

To the seniors who through exemplary personal effort within their personal God-given abilities have achieved distinction in both athletics and academics, thereby perpetuating the memory of Tim Scott, for whom this award is named.

Scott Tan ’12 Saphyre Rezentes ’12 Breanne Ball ’12

“I” Club award To the senior athletes of superior athletic ability who unselfishly and sincerely helped to promote good sportsmanship and fair play.


Ja mes H. Pott Award

Walter Goo Trophy

Troy Esaki ’12 Matthew Noguchi ’12 Bobbi Oshiro ’12

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Duke Pauli ’12 Marissa Chow ’12

R aider Award

To senior student athletes who best exemplify the highest standards of personal excellence and sportsmanship for teammates and school.

Lorens Chan ’12 Malia Brennan ’12

To the seniors who best exemplify the combined qualities of leadership, scholarship, and athletic ability as determined by the Headmaster.

Trey Muraoka ’12 Lauren Arakawa ’12

Kacy Johnson ’12 Kylie Rae Maeda ’12

To those members of the graduating class who combine the qualities of outstanding athletic ability and fine academic records.

Tokuo K aneshige Award

To the underclass persons who in the past year most unselfishly and sincerely helped to promote good sportsmanship and fair play and who are most inspirational and best exemplify determination, courage and desire. Sean Chan ’13 Abrianna Johnson-Edwards ’13

Student-athletes received major awards at the Athletic Awards Assembly on May 23.

VarsiTy SporTs Fall winter

‘Iolani student athletes in all levels and divisions ended another fulfilling year in a variety of sports. Here are the end-of-season results for varsity teams in the Interscholastic League of Honolulu and at the state level.

Bowling (boys) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st in ILH Bowling (Girls) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4th in ILH Cheerleading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4th in ILH Cross Country (Boys) . . . . . . . . . . 2nd in ILH, 3rd in State Cross Country (Girls) . . . . . . . . . . 3rd in ILH, 4th in State Football (Division II) . . . . . . . . . . . 1st in ILH, 1st in State Volleyball (Girls) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3rd in ILH Water Polo (Boys Division I) . . . . . . 2nd in ILH Water Polo (Boys Division II) . . . . . 2nd in ILH Basketball (Boys Division I) . . . . . . 4th in ILH Basketball (Boys Division II) . . . . . . 2nd in ILH Basketball (Girls Division I) . . . . . . 1st in ILH, 2nd in State Basketball (Girls Division II) . . . . . . 3rd in ILH Paddling (Girls Varsity I) . . . . . . . 5th in ILH Paddling (Girls Varsity II) . . . . . . . 7th in ILH Paddling (Boys Varsity I) . . . . . . . . 8th in ILH Paddling (Boys Varsity II) . . . . . . . 6th in ILH Soccer (Boys) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd in ILH, 3rd in State Soccer (Girls) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd in ILH, 2nd in State Wrestling (Boys) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4th in ILH Wrestling (Girls) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4th in ILH Swimming (Boys) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3rd in ILH, 5th in State Swimming (Girls) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd in ILH, 2nd in State


Wrap Up 2011–2012

Baseball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5th in ILH Golf (Boys) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3rd in ILH, 2nd in State Golf (Girls) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st in ILH, 1st in State Judo (Boys) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5th in ILH, 4th in State Judo (Girls) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4th in ILH Softball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4th in ILH Tennis (Boys) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd in ILH, 2nd in State Tennis (Girls) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd in ILH, 2nd in State Track (Boys) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4th in ILH Track (Girls) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd in ILH, 2nd in State Volleyball (Boys) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3rd in ILH Water Polo (Girls Division I) . . . . . 3rd in ILH Water Polo (Girls Division II) . . . . . 3rd in ILH

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Slice of Sports

Year of FirsTs For ‘Iolani Golf by Coach Glenn Inouye ’69

Rose Huang ’15, Marissa Chow ’12, Keilyn Ing ’15, Hana Furuichi ’15, Ayumi Sakamoto ’15


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With the return of seniors Lorens Chan ’12 and Marissa Chow ’12, the 2012 season began with a promising outlook. Both teams did not disappoint. The girls team, comprised of five freshmen along with Marissa (Hana Furuichi ’15, Rose Huang ’15, Keilyn Ing ’15, Kristi Koyanagi ’15 and Ayumi Sakamoto ’15) finished the regular season as ILH champions. The team won 6 of 10 regular season tournaments to win the school’s first ILH title ever in golf. Chow ranked first with the lowest season average of 71.6. She was named ILH Player of the Year for girls. The team took the momentum from the regular season title into the David S. Ishii Foundation HHSAA Girls Golf Championship at the Wailua Golf Course on Kauai and won the school’s first State title in girls golf. The team finished the two-day tournament with a score of 454,

7 strokes ahead of 5-time champion Punahou. Individually, the team was led by freshman Rose Huang (71-75 146), who finished second, 1 stroke behind Kaci Komoto of Punahou. Other members of the State Championship team included Keilyn Ing (76-78 154), Hana Furuichi (75-80 155), Marissa Chow (75-80 155), Ayumi Sakamoto (76-80 156). The boys finished the ILH regular season third behind Kamehameha and Punahou. The team was led by 2012 ILH Player of the Year Lorens Chan, who was ranked first with a season average of 67.6 (5 scores total 23 under par). The boys went into the HHSAA Boys Golf Championship as underdogs to OIA Champions Moanalua and ILH Champions

RIGHT: Coach Bo Hunter, Coach Kana Aikawa, Ayumi Sakamoto ’15, Hana Furuichi ’15, Marissa Chow ’12, Keilyn Ing ’15, Rose Huang ’15, Coach Glenn Inouye ’69 (missing Kristi Koyanagi ’15)

Kamehameha. With the minimum of four qualified players, the boys embraced the One Team spirit and finished a respectable runner-up to Moanalua (585-593). Individually, Lorens Chan finished in third (71-72 143 1 under par). Other members of the State team were Reese Suzuki ’13 (72-77 149), Trey Kidd ’13 (74 - 76 150), and Eric Le ’13 (70-81 151). Lorens finished his high school golf career as ‘Iolani’s second two-time State Champion. Kalani Kiaaina ’94 won State Championships in 1993 and 1994.

LEFT: Coach Glenn Inouye ’69, Eric Le ’13, Trey Kidd ’13, Reese Suzuki ’13, Lorens Chan ’12, Coach Matt Ma ’03

Breanne BAll ’12

SigNs LeTTer of InTEnT


olani senior Breanne Ball ’12 signed a national letter of intent on May 8 to attend Texas Christian University on an athletic scholarship. She will compete on the Horned Frog track and field team. She signed her letter in the Headmaster’s Office with her parents, ‘Iolani administrators, coaches, teachers, and friends in attendance.

Surrounded by family and friends, Breanne Ball ’12, center, signed her National Letter of Intent. Also pictured are her father Col. Arthur Thomas Ball, grandmother Nelda O’Bannon, brother Brandon Ball ’09 and mother Barbie Ball.

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‘Iolani All Stars Champions of the Ye ar 2011–12

These students were recognized at the Athletic Awards Assembly on May 23. Congratulations to each of them and their families. ‘Iolani Nō Ka ‘Oi. Wrestling

Nicole Ono ’14 Alexandra Fautanu ’14 Jordan Ng ’15 Brandon Lum ’13 Basketball

*Kylie Rae Maeda ’12 Alexandra Masaquel ’13 Gabriel Vega ’12 Saphyre Rezentes ’12 Brandon Kaiura ’12 Paige Omura ’13 Duke Pauli ’12 Cross Country

Breanne Ball ’12 *Troy Esaki ’12 Zachary Masuda ’12


Amanda McCaskill ’12 Alexandra Felix ’12 Twyla Hamasaki ’12 Taylor Kipilii ’13 *Daisy Pascua ’13 Joshua-Michael Adachi ’14 Micah Cabagbag ’13 Kasey Chun ’12 Swimming

Aja Grande ’13 Sydney Kimura ’15 Taryn Okemura ’14


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Careese Higaki ’12 Jennifer Kumura ’12 Judo

Spencer Kiehm ’14 Tara Srirangarajan ’13 Paddling

Kekoa Andrade ’13 Lucas Griswold ’12 Casey Morrissey ’14 Matthew Noguchi ’12 Kaulawena Reis-Moniz ’13 Cheyanne Sanchez-Colombini ’13


Abrianna Johnson-Edwards ’12 Lauren Arakawa ’12 Alyssa Kim ’13 Adan Overcash ’13


Gavin Denzer ’12 Dane Perrott ’14 Tennis


Tanner Nishioka ’13 Jordan Lee ’12 Joshua Conlan ’12 Sheldon Gallarde ’12 Jonathan Like-Uehara ’12 Dave Miyamoto ’12

Water Polo

*Kacy Johnson ’12 Zalman Bernstein ’12 Connor Grune ’12 Kiana Harpstrite ’14 Alana Higgins ’15 Allison Ifuku ’14 Stephen Jordan ’12


*Tyler Ushio ’12 Curt Wong ’13 Golf

*Marissa Chow ’12 *Lorens Chan ’12 Rose Huang ’15

Lawrence Ho ’12 Bobbi Oshiro ’12 Darin Poei ’12 Volleyball

Loxley Keala ’13 * Player of the Year

2012 Edward K. Hamada

Award Winners The Edward K. Hamada Award is presented to the member of a varsity team who, regardless of individual ability, most inspired team achievement through selfless actions and deeds, thereby embodying the spirit of ‘Iolani One Team.

These students were recognized on May 23 at the

Athletic Awards Assembly. Taryn Aranador ’13

Connor Grune ’12

Nicole Ono ’14

Girls Water Polo

Boys Water Polo

Girls Wrestling

Ashlee Asada ’12

Joshua Hannum ’12

Adan Overcash ’13

Girls Volleyball

Boys Basketball Div. I

Boys Track & Field

Ashlee Asada ’12

Kacy Johnson ’12

Darin Poei ’12

Girls Track & Field

Boys Swimming

Boys Tennis

Breanne Ball ’12

Laura Kagami ’12

Kaulawena Reis-Moniz ’13

Girls Cross Country

Girls Bowling

Girls Paddling

Lorens Chan ’12

Allie Kim ’13

Jaime Rosenberg ’12

Boys Golf

Girls Kayaking

Girls Soccer

Marissa Chow ’12

Jennifer Kumura ’12

Dyllon Sue ’12

Girls Golf



Sandy Chun ’12

Taylor Lau ’12

Nalani Taniguchi ’12

Girls Swimming

Boys Basketball Div. II


Austin Darmawan ’13

Brandon Lum ’13

Kelsey Tasoe ’12

Boys Kayaking

Boys Judo

Girls Tennis

Gavin Denzer ’12

Alex Masaquel ’13

Christine Ushijima ’13


Girls Basketball Div. I

Girls Judo

Krishen Desai ’12

Zachary Masuda ’12

Tyler Ushio ’12

Boys Soccer

Boys Cross Country

Boys Bowling

Westin Fabro ’12

Cari Nada ’12

Logan Yamamoto ’12


Girls Basketball Div. II

Boys Wrestling

Lucas Griswold ’12

Andrew Okimura ’13

Boys Paddling

Boys Volleyball

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News from the ‘Ohana

The Beat Goes On! Summer is here and the excitement on campus is infectious! It was a great school year filled with new experiences and fond memories! I have to say the year went by much too quickly. Last September, we sat in the art gallery and introduced a new website, a new ‘Iolani secondary logo, budgets, upcoming events, and class venues. The ‘Iolani ‘Ohana did an excellent job with every function. The parent volunteers made the year fun and brought new ideas to every meeting. It was my pleasure and honor to experience my year with each and every one of you! You have made a difference by volunteering and being an example to those around you.

To the ‘Iolani ‘Ohana, thank you for saying “YES.” I have learned so much this year by getting involved. I have a better understanding of the importance of the Institutional Advancement Office; I have gotten to know people who have enriched my life and I now call “friends.” I will continue to encourage parents to get involved with ‘Iolani School, not only for their children but for themselves. ‘Iolani is a wonderful community with a welcome mat at its door. Next year’s ‘Ohana president, Teri Matsukawa, is already busy preparing for an exciting new year as ‘Iolani welcomes new Head of School Dr. Timothy Cottrell. Dr. Cottrell will lead the ‘Iolani community in the celebration of ‘Iolani’s 150th anniversary. Teri will serve her year with officers Claire Aniya, Andrea Ching and Tracy Ide. As we move forward, I again say to the wonderful parent volunteers: Mahalo Nui Loa.

Aloha and a hui hou,

Terry Foy ‘Iolani ‘Ohana President 2011–12


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Volunteers Make a Difference


he ‘Iolani ‘Ohana parents organization held its annual Mahalo Luncheon to help orient incoming council members, thank committee chairs, grade-level representatives, and other key volunteers on May 21 at the Wai‘alae Country Club. Outgoing ‘Ohana President Terry Foy welcomed incoming president Teri Matsukawa as well as thanked volunteers and school leaders for their tireless efforts to make ‘Iolani School a caring and engaged community. Jane Heimerdinger, who retired as Director of Institutional Advancement at the end of the past school year, also thanked the many parents who go above and beyond to support the school. The ‘Iolani ‘Ohana offers programs and opportunities that strive to enhance parents’ experiences by building relationships, providing educational enrichment, sharing information and teaming with the school.

“The ‘Iolani ‘Ohana offers programs and opportunities that strive to enhance parents’ experiences. . . .”

TOP: Claire Aniya, Lorinda Wong-Lau and

Andrea Ching ABOVE: Toby Morioka, Jane Heimerdinger,

Lisa Hiraoka and Terry Foy LEFT: Terry Foy and Teri Matsukawa

‘Iolani School news from the ‘ohana


St. Alban’s Minute

Holy Fire and the Bowl of Perfect Light Though ancient Hawaiians and early Christians are, historically, vastly different, the symbolism of Light and its power to overcome the shadows of darkness is universal. Stones, however, are also powerful symbols. We use them to lay foundations and build walls that can survive for thousands of years. Stones are fundamental for the building blocks of our lives. They represent strength, comfort, and safety. And there is our dilemma. his is the story of Pentecost. It is a story of Fire, Holy Fire We must continue to carry forth the Light. Regardless of that is the very presence of God descending on the disciples whether it is ‘Iolani beginning a new chapter in her history gathered together. Fire is a primal element and vital to our with the welcome of Dr. Timothy Cottrell, the celebration existence. From the earliest days of the Christian commu- of our sesquicentennial, a change in employment, family nity, light has always been a powerful symbol of the Triune situation, or any circumstance, we cannot allow ourselves to God. It recalls God’s act of creation in calling forth light, become the stones that block the Light. Sometimes we are on the first day. It recalls the light of God’s love flooding called to turn the bowl upside down. Our instinct wants to into a world darkened by alienation, violence and despair—a hold onto certain stones to be safe, comfortable, and secure. light that is warming, reconciling and healing. It recalls Those stones that form the foundation of our lives, such as the light of the resurrected Christ bursting forth from the faith, hope, love, and family are different. But other stones, tomb to give new life to all who seek it. And it recalls the the ones that go into the bowl—stones of jealousy, envy, flame of the Holy Spirit, which kindles hope and love even selfish pride, arrogance—these stones do nothing but weigh in the darkest hour. us down in the journey and fill up our Bowl. These are stones In ancient Hawaiian lore, the parable is also told that that prevent us from growing. every child is born with a Bowl of Perfect Light: As we begin a new chapter in our institutional life, may the Light of God’s presence and the Holy Spirit continue to guard and guide Head of School Cottrell and the wonderful “Each child born has at birth a Bowl of Perfect Light. If he tends his Light, it will grow in strength and he can do all things—swim and blessed community of students, faculty, staff, parents, with the shark, fly with the birds, know and understand all and friends who are ‘Iolani. “When the day of Pentecost came, [the disciples] were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages as the Spirit enabled them.“ (Acts 2:1-4, NRSV)

things. If, however, he becomes envious or jealous, he drops a stone into his Bowl of Light and some of the Light goes out. Light and the stone cannot hold the same space. If he continues to put stones in the Bowl of Light, the Light will go out and he will become a stone. A stone does not grow, nor does it move. If at any time he tires of being a stone, all he needs to do is turn the bowl upside down and the stones will fall away and the Light will grow once more.”

(Kame‘ekua, Kaili‘ohe, et al. Tales from the Night Rainbow. Night Rainbow. 18.)

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alumni happenings

News from the ‘Iolani Alumni Association

‘Iolani Changes Lives Through Special Bonds

hile I never seem to be at a loss for words, I find it hard to write this article. There is so much to say, so many people to thank, and so many memories, experiences and thoughts to share, that I am afraid my words will not adequately express my feelings and gratitude. As I come to the end of my six years serving on the ‘Iolani Alumni Association Board of Directors, I am so grateful for everything this experience has blessed me with. When I joined the Board, I never imagined to what extent serving on the Board would impact my life. Of course, there are the special moments from all the amazing events the Association sponsors—most events being ones I never attended before serving on the Board. From laughing with alumni at A Touch of ‘Iolani and golf tournament and enjoying time with families at the water park and summer concerts, to simply reconnecting with long-lost friends at pau hana and the fair—there were so many events and different experiences all of which I left with a smile on my face. But the best part of this whole experience has been the people. I am so thankful for all the people I have come across in serving on the IAA Board. I have been lucky to have met the dedicated, caring and down-toearth people serving on the Board of Governors, Dr. and Mrs. Iwashita, and the incredibly special, supportive and hard-working people in the Institutional Advancement Office. It has been wonderful seeing administrators, faculty, and staff I knew from high school and being touched by their continuing warmth and caring. And then there are the incredible people I have met and served with on the IAA Board. From past to current Board members, each has added a unique perspective to the Board and has contributed to the growth and success of the IAA . Each has graciously volunteered

time to support fellow alumni and ‘Iolani. I learned so much from them and made amazing friends. I am grateful to the IAA for bringing all these people into my life, these people whom I don’t think others can fully appreciate until really seeing how much these people do. And, thank you, all of you, for allowing me to serve on the IAA Board over the last six years. I feel so blessed for those of you I have met in this journey and for my old alumni friends I have reconnected with and who have made my life truly special during these past years. While it saddens me to have my term end, I leave with a sense of joy knowing that I may continue to attend the special alumni events and that the priceless relationships I have gained or were rekindled will continue on. I no longer wonder why when I step onto ‘Iolani’s campus or into an ‘Iolani event I feel an incredible sense of warmth, safety and happiness: it’s people—the students, parents, faculty, staff, administrators, Board members, and ALUMNI—and the heart they put into all they do that make ‘Iolani and its events unique and special. No words can properly describe that. I just hope you find that one special connection to ‘Iolani that can allow you to feel it. I no longer wonder why, but it still amazes me, and it is beautiful.

With Much Gratitude and Aloha,

Adrienne Shimonishi Elkind ’90 President ‘Iolani Alumni Association 2011–12

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Alumni Association News

Tee Time for the

Alumni Association Scholarship Fund On Friday, May 11, more than 220 golfers gathered to play in the 22nd Annual ‘Iolani Alumni Association Golf Tournament at the Hawai‘i Prince Golf Course. The players enjoyed beautiful weather, great prizes, and delicious food and drinks. At the end of the fun-filled day, the team of Paul Matsumoto ’91, Bryan Lee ’93, and Marc Okumura ’91 took home the first place prize and the team of Derek Kamm ’99, Vladimir Gaad ’99, and Be Vuong took home the grand prize placing 22nd. Many of the players and teams went home with great prizes and all of the players took home ‘Iolani Alumni Association logo Hydro Flasks. Players also enjoyed Big City Diner chili & rice bowls, gelato, and plenty of drinks throughout the course. A big mahalo to the Class of 1981 planning committee lead by Kelvin Sato, along with the other members Gary Camp, Galen Haneda, Scott Hirashiki, Randy Inaba, Mark Kanemori, Matt Loo, Kent Matsuzaki, Bert Morikuni, Lincoln Oshiro, Shaun Ushijima, David Whitmore, Lee Yamamoto, and Clinton Lee. All their months of hard work created a flawless tournament. Mahalo, Lisa Haneda (wife of Galen) and Lisa Yamamoto (wife of Lee), who made sure the day of the tournament ran seamlessly, as well as to Judy Kurokawa and Phyllis Muraoka who ran an efficient check-in table. Lastly, we would like to thank everyone else from the Class of 1981 who helped make this tournament a success.

TOP: Members of the Class of 1981

made the Alumni Association Golf Tournament a fun-filled and successful event: Kent Matsuzaki, Scott Hirashiki, Galen Haneda, Mark Kanemori, Clinton Yee, Matthew Loo, Randy Inaba MIDDLE: Asa Kajihiro ’94, Daryl Yamaguchi ’84, Rick Yokogawa ’84, Brant Tanaka ’84, Chris Yokogawa ’84, Kimo Saito ’97, Kalani Kiaaina ’94 BOTTOM: Neil Kuioka ’00, Sean Nakamura ’00, Matt Alices ’00, Clifton Yasutomi ’00, Chad Takesue ’94, Lance Taniguchi ’94


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Garett Muranaka ’89, Mike Yee ’82, Rand Ide ’90, Cory Okumura, Ryan Ide ’85 and Brent Shimokawa ’84

‘Iolani Mid-Atlantic Regional Association

We are very grateful to all the sponsors and alumni who made donations to make this tournament possible. The proceeds go towards putting on various alumni events and to the ‘Iolani Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.

Gold Accuity LLP Cory Kubota ’92 Economy Plumbing/Island Wide AC

Kent Matsuzaki ’81, Janson Young ’99

Silver Aloha Shoyu Company Brian Tanigawa ’76 Dan Shiu ’87 Akinaka & Associates, Ltd. Ken Kawahara ’87 Pacific Architects Dwight Mitsunaga Pacific Links Hawai‘i Chris Lee ’98

Tee Aloha Beer Company James Lee ’74

hile in Washington, D.C. to compete in the National History Bowl and Bee tournament, ‘Iolani students were treated to a special reception hosted by IMARA on April 26 at the home of Jenny Taoka Hilscher ’89 and Greg Hilscher. The attendees enjoyed a local-style dinner of shoyu chicken, chili, Chinese chicken salad, and a commemorative cake to celebrate the accomplishments of the ‘Iolani students: Spencer Oshita ’15, Nick Lee ’15, Eden Koo ’13, Nick Yim ’13, Matthew Beattie-Callahan ’14, Jason Loui ’13, Ben Chao ’13, Keke Liu ’13 and James Teruya ’13. Accompanying the students were Dean of Students Tate Brown ’86, history teacher John Bickel, and parent Robert Oshita ’82. Alumni in attendance were Wade Ishimoto ’59, Isaac Nakamoto ’70, Laurence Akiyama ’94, Dennis Chong ’90, Jon Shimabukuro ’89, Grant Kajihara ’86, Mark Nakagawa ’85, Jenny Taoka Hilscher ’89, and Bryan Horikami ’82. Greg Hilscher, David Hilscher, and Matthew Hilscher also participated and welcomed the group from Hawai‘i.

IGreets M ‘Iolani A RHistorians A

American Savings Bank Nelson Moku ’91 Armstrong Produce Matt Wagner ’92 Benn Pacific Group, Inc. Trevor Benn ’92 Big City Diner Lane Muraoka ’80 Dr. Scott Hirashiki ’81, Chiropractor Ernst & Young, LLP Mike Ching ’89 Hawaiian Fight Gear Andy Taam ’81 Kai Hawaii, Inc. Ken Hayashida ’79 Marcus & Associates

Kevin ’88, Jason ’89, and Brent ’93 Nishikawa

N&K CPAs, Inc.

Alton Miyashiro ’72, Brian Isobe ’77, James Wong ’88

The Cookie Corner

Angus McKibbin ’75, Jim McArthur ’75

The Orleans Hotel & Casino Paul Liem

Alumni belonging to the ‘Iolani Mid-Atlanic Regional Association welcomed ‘Iolani students who competed in the National History Bowl and Bee during the students’ trip to Washington, D.C. in May.

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Class of 1952

A 60th Reunion for the Class of ’52 The Class of 1952 held its 60th Year Reunion at Wai‘alae Country Club on May 11 with classmates and spouses in attendance.

The Class of 1952 gathered for a 60th Reunion. Standing: Calvin Kam, Gilbert Yamada, Tad Okada, Gordon Watada, Jie Sing Chun, Edmund Yee, Stanley Shimoda, Albert Ching, Wallace Leong, Philip Chun, Charles Kosaka, Samuel Hata, Lowell Ing, Millie Yamada, Douglas Tyau, Patsy Tanimura, Allan Totoki, Albert Tanimura; sitting: Ester Watada, June Shimoda, Shirley Kam, Meredith Ching, Alice Yee, Lynette Hata, Betty Totoki, Marjorie Kosaka


The evening’s attendees included Albert and Meredith Ching, Philip Chun, Jie Sing Chung, Samuel and Lynette Hata, Lowell Ing, Calvin and Shirley Kam, Charles and Marjorie Kosaka, Wallace Leong, Tad Okada, Stanley and June Shimoda, Albert and Patsy Tanimura, Allan and Betty Totoki, Douglas Tyau, Gordon and Esther Watada, Gilbert and Millie Yamada, and Edmund and Alice Yee.

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The cocktail hour lasted from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by too much food: snow crab claws, ahi poke, tomato with tempura on toast, white anchovy, vegetable summer rolls, sushi platter, cheese platter, crab cakes, seafood on cake noodles, crispy skin pork belly in bao, chicken yakitori, shrimp du mpl i n g s , a nd b e ef-w r app e d asparagus. Dessert included lilikoi chiffon squares, chocolate crisps,

LEFT: Standing: June Shimoda, Patsy Tanimura, Esther Watada, Millie Yamada, Betty Totoki; sitting: Shirley Kam, Meredith Ching, Alice Yee, Lynette Hata, Marjorie Kosaka BELOW: Standing: Douglas Tyau, Calvin Kam, Edmund “Flea” Yee, Gilbert Yamada, Wallace Leong, Allan Totoki, Samuel Hata, Albert Tanimura, Philip Chun, Albert Ching; sitting: Lowell Ing, Gordon Watada, Tad Okada, Stanley Shimoda, Jie Sing Chun, Charles Kosaka

strawberry trifle, and fruit skewers with fondue. We left about a third of the food unconsumed. After dinner, each classmate had his three or four minutes of fame to talk about himself, his family, and his occupation. Here are some interesting facts: about a third of the spouses were graduates of Roosevelt High School; one attendee admitted that his father was an illegal alien; another has two sons who are golf pros (anyone need a lessons?); one has children or grandchildren who graduated from either ‘Iolani or Punahou; one has consistent Las Vegas returns from his investments there; one has taken his whole clan, including 10 grandchildren, on a cruise outside of Hawai‘i at his expense; one had a non-military federal job which required him to travel and live in several Asian countries for years; one remembered another attendee had bullied him on his first day at ‘Iolani; and finally, believe it or not, one medical doctor attendee went fishing at the beach about a year and a half ago, suffered a heart attack, and had his heart stop. Luckily, a nearby lifeguard had an automated external defibrillator (AED) with him and was able to revive our doctor classmate. The evening ended with group photos of the attendees and their spouses. The Class of ’52 doesn’t meet just to celebrate reunions. Join us for our weekly Wednesday lunch. Call Al Ching at 734-3691 or Al Tanimura at 943-8544.

1952 Alumni Fast Facts About a third of the spouses are graduates of Roosevelt High School. One classmate’s father was an illegal alien. Another has two sons who are golf pros. One has children and grandchildren who graduated from either ‘Iolani or Punahou. Another has consistent returns from his Las Vegas investments. Another classmate treated his whole clan to a cruise. One has travelled and lived in several Asian countries for years because of his job. One remembered another attendee had bullied him on his first day at ‘Iolani. A medical doctor attendee suffered a heart attack and had his heart stop (a nearby lifeguard revived him).

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LEFT: The Class of ’67 reunited, joined by their partners. From left to right, Kevin Chong, Gregory Kam, Jonathan Cho, Dwight Inouye, Ray Uyema, Ed Motosue, Alan Hirota, Wes Ching, Wayne Thom, Cynthia Iwashita, Brooks Takenaka, Colleen Chong, Steve Nagata, Susan Nagata, Kerry James, Miles Miyamoto, Ike Sakamoto, Carol Miyamoto, Mike Flores, Bob Bulkley, Sherri Bulkley, Gary Fong, Jan Lai, Cliff Hedani, Carlton Chang, Lorraine Chang, Reed Minuth, Val Iwashita, Lawrence Uchima, Reggie Suma, Winston Wong, Leighton Chong, Sheila Chong, Glenn Miyashita, Jim Wong, Robert Cooper, Dave Hulihee, Fay Uyema, and Les Funai

RIGHT: Dr. Val Iwashita speaking to fellow classmates and friends: left to right, Cliff Hedani, Lawrence Uchima, Reggie Suma, Wayne Thom, Cynthia Iwashita

Class of 1967

Class of ’67 celebrates 45 Years It was a very pleasant, comfortable night. Good food (more than we could finish) and lots to drink (anything and everything that suited your taste), and great company! As Coop said, “you all looked great!”


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ur 45th Reunion coincided with the end of Dr. Val Iwashita’s tenure as the Headmaster of ‘Iolani School after 17 years. When it comes to planning reunions, our class tends to favor the simple get-togethers, which, for the past several reunions, usually means an evening at the Headmaster’s home right on campus with a lot of food and a lot of drink. With Val leaving at the end of the school year, the Headmaster’s home will be renovated to make it ready for the new Head of School. Thank you, Val and Cynthia, for hosting us for one more reunion. We numbered 29 strong for this reunion. Our beloved Class President Miles Miyamoto welcomed Kevin Chong, Ed Motosue, Gregory Kam, Wes Ching, Dwight Inouye, Ike Sakamoto, Bob Bulkley, Gary Fong, Michael Flores, Reed Minuth (all the way from the Bay Area), Val Iwashita, Reggie Suma, Leighton Chong, Glenn Miyashita, David Hulihee, Les Funai, Jonathan Cho, Ray Uyema, Wayne Thom, Alan Hirota, Brooks Takenaka, Cliff Hedani, Carlton Chang, Lawrence Uchima, Winston Wong, Jim Wong, Steve Nagata, and Robert Cooper. Being that we were an all-boys class, our reunions do take on a more cultured flair when our wives and lady friends are able to join us. Thanks, Carol Miyamoto, Fay Uyema, Lorraine Chang, Jan Lai, Colleen Chong, Sheila Chong, Sherri Bulkley, Susan Nagata, Kerry James and of course, Cynthia Iwashita, for adding a lot more sophistication to what would have been a beer and pūpū party. We remembered our classmates that left us this past year: Wyman Lai, Tom Nitta, and Glenn Nadamoto. They were with us in our hearts and memories to celebrate our 45th.

We recognized our classmates present at the reunion who held the distinction of being Sons of ‘Iolani. For those who started as kindergartners, that makes 57 years of association with ‘Iolani School. Hats off to Winston, Dwight, Brooks, Ike, Ray, and Wayne. We ate, drank and talked a bunch. Understanding that we are all getting a little bit older, it is difficult to remember what we talked about. But the topics had to be our ailments, what medication we take for the ailments, retirement and life after retirement, golf, and grandkids. You have to come to the next reunion if you want more details than that. Thanks Cliff, Coop and Kevin, for “volunteering” to coordinate the dinner. Kevin did an outstanding job of handling the headcount and finances. And, as always, thanks, President Miles, for leading the effort to organize and hold our 45th Reunion. Those of you who were unable to attend the reunion: we missed you and please “save” 2017 for a wonderful 50th!

Those of you who were unable to attend: we missed you and please “save” 2017 for a wonderful 50th!

Members of the of the Class of ’67 who are Sons of ‘Iolani: left to right, Winston Wong, Dwight Inouye, Brooks Takenaka, Ike Sakamoto, Ray Uyema, and Wayne Thom

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The Big

Birthdays are a time for celebration and a time for reflection. This fall, ‘Iolani School will begin its Sesquicentennial Year. The school will honor its rich history with a yearlong 150th Anniversary Celebration, “Inspired by Our Legacy, Committed to Our Future.” The cornerstone of the celebration will be construction of the Sullivan Center. A four-story, 40,000-square-foot facility in the center of campus, the Sullivan Center will be built during the 2012 to 2013 school year with completion in the fall of 2013. Other celebratory activities include a Birthday Bash in January 2013 on campus, a speaker series throughout the year, exhibits and class projects on campus, a gala event in the fall of 2013, alumni community service projects, and coverage of events on and in the ‘Iolani School Bulletin. A pre-sale took place in early May for the commemorative ‘Iolani 150th Anniversary Celebration aloha shirt designed by Reyn Spooner. The aloha shirt and other attire will also be available for purchase in the book store this October 2012. We are also collecting memories. Please feel free to share your favorite recollection from your ‘Iolani experience or tell us, in your own words, what you feel makes ‘Iolani special. Email your memories to Many more events are being planned. So please stay connected, get involved, and give yourself a hand. ‘Iolani’s celebration is a credit to all of the students, parents, alumni, and friends who contribute to and support the school in so many ways. Please enjoy the following memories that were graciously submitted.


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150th Celebration Early Co-Ed Years

Arts and Music

I remember attending ‘Iolani during the transition from an all boys school to a co-ed school. We had classes where the ratio of boys to girls was 4:1. All the girls were required to try out for choir and sports in order to field a team. My fond memory was belonging to the Red Raider Marching Band before we changed the name, mascot and alma mater. I was the only female drummer in the band. What a wonderful time it was to be a pioneer! I remember the campus had the Harold Castle building as the newest building constructed at the time. I remember lobbying to keep St. Alban’s Chapel just as we see it today. I cherish the high school memories and the closeness all my classmates feel to the school. “‘Iolani—One Team” resonates today just as it did when I attended the school and graduated as a member of the second co-ed class.

‘Iolani School has long been a supporter of the arts. My thoughts and memories of this comprise the many pieces of music the school has commissioned. These include my 3rd Symphony, which the ‘Iolani Orchestra premiered in Carnegie Hall in 1995, and The Adventures of Maui, originally commissioned for the Lower School Advanced Orchestra. Next followed a commission from the Raider Marching Band performed in the Rose Parade, and the grown up version of The Adventures of Maui commissioned by the school for the Honolulu Symphony and premiered by them in 2000. The work was also performed in Nagoya, Japan, by the symphony orchestra there. Then in 2005, I was commissioned by the school to write an adaptation of my film score from Paniolo o Hawai‘i. This was premiered in Hawai‘i Theater along with visuals from the film. The tradition of commissioning new works from living composers reveals ‘Iolani’s dedication to preserving and propelling music into the future. A m o n g a l l t h e s e m e m o r i e s of performances in Carnegie Hall, Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall, and Hawai‘i Theater, the one that stands out most for me is this. While I was living on campus (truly a composer in residence), the Raider Marching Band marched right up to my front door and serenaded me with the march I had written for the Rose Parade. This is the sort of thing you think happens to the great composers of the past, but it took place right there on Convention Drive. Wow!

‘Iolani Nō Ka ‘Oi!

Dr. Robert Wehrman Composer, author and former ‘Iolani choral director

Randall Ng ’60 Retired state Department of Education teacher and counselor

Karen (Ng) Chun ’84 Technical Design Engineer State Department of Transportation

Quonset Huts and KPOI As a first grader at ‘Iolani during the 1948 to 1949 school year living in close proximity to the Ala Wai campus, I usually roamed the school grounds with a bunch of rambunctious rascals called the Dole Street Boys. At that age, we were fascinated by the army warehouse storing army supplies e.g. ammunition consisting of bullets of all sizes and shapes, equipment that we fully could not comprehend at that age, and uniforms, belts, casings, army weather balloons and, yes, even several rifles and machine guns. After reading the G.I. Joe comics popular at that time, these remnants of war brought realism to our young imaginations. While we were elementary grade students attending ‘Iolani on the (current) Ala Wai campus, one of our dreams was to have attended the old Nu‘uanu campus where the reputation of ‘Iolani was established in its sports lore and stories of Father Bray. The Ala Wai campus in 1948 to 1949 consisted of a quonset hut which, I faintly recall, housed the kindergarten students and a separate wooden structure that consisted of the art classes and first grade classroom. Most of the campus fronting Kamoku Street was nothing but a barren foundation of concrete that once was warehouses, also there was the popular radio station KPOI where deejay Tom Moffat and others made their marks in the radio business. Alas! Our dream of attending the Nu‘uanu campus slowly disappeared as we witnessed the construction of several concrete structures on the current campus. We were thus denied the opportunity of attending the Nu‘uanu campus where legends were born. With the dedication of the Upper School, the date of which is faint in my memory bank, my Class of ’60 finished our high school education on the banks of the Ala Wai. We have memories of the rocky track and field, the ancient warehouse that one dared to call the gym, the dormitory where several members of my class were the last residents, and the student center where one wore his white, starchy long-sleeve shirt and black tie, escorted by the resident manager Mr. Harold Silva.

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The Seventeenth Annual

A Touch of ‘Iolani honors a member of the Class of 1949 with the Alumni Service Award Clancy Taoka ’49 is a lifelong ‘Iolani volunteer, supporter and alumnus.

The ‘Iolani Alumni Association and the Class of 1993 invite you to a special event ‘Iolani “Homecoming.” Saturday August 4, 2012 ‘Iolani School Art Lānai 4:30 p.m. Silent Auction in Student Center 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. $70 per person $1,500 Premium Table for 10 Call (808) 943-2269 or visit


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Clarence Taoka Clarence Taoka ’49 enrolled at ‘Iolani in 1943 at the Nu‘uanu campus as a seventh grader along with his younger brother George ’53. He was the middle of three sons born to Charles and Katsuyo Taoka. While a student at ‘Iolani, he was given the nickname “Clancy” by friends. Clancy’s older brother, Robert, would have graduated with ‘Iolani’s Class of ’45, but once high school was disbanded due to the outbreak of World War II, he earned his diploma from St. Louis. Charles and Katsuyo impressed upon their sons the value of a good education and instilled strong family values. After graduating from ‘Iolani, Clancy attended the University of Hawai‘i. He subsequently served in the U.S. Army in the Korean conflict. He returned to the University of Hawai‘i and earned a bachelor’s degree in business. In 1958, Clancy married Maui-born Beatrice Onouye and they had two daughters, Carolyn Taoka Young ’86 (Kevin) and Jenny Taoka Hilscher ’89 (Greg). Together, Clancy and Bea managed Allied Furniture and Metal Products. Clancy was married to Bea for 44 years before her death in 2002. Carolyn and Jenny remember fondly the weekly ‘Iolani football game tailgate parties at their home over many years. “During football season, Mom and Dad had family and friends over to rehash plays of the game. Mom would prepare lots of local foods, often making family favorites. They loved entertaining,” recalled Jenny. Clancy’s close-knit family is his joy and his priority. “With Dad’s unwavering support and encouragement, he makes me feel like any seemingly insurmountable task is within my grasp. He sees the glass as half full and he loves unconditionally,” Carolyn shared. Jenny added, “Dad is the most optimistic and buoyant man I know. He is an amazingly loving and protective father and grandfather.” Clancy is “Papa” to grandsons David and Matthew Hilscher of Arlington, Virginia, who visit Hawai‘i every summer. His great loves remain his family, friends, football, and ‘Iolani.

Pictures from the Past

The Centennial Year of 1963 ‘Iolani School celebrated 100 years of educational excellence back in 1963 during the illustrious Centennial Year. The Ka Moolelo O ‘Iolani yearbook created a special edition to commemorate the event by publishing a historical review of ‘Iolani’s first 100 years. This yearbook was also filled with many photographs depicting the campus and students back then.

School spirit soared during Homecoming of the Centennial Year with floats parading before the big football game. Gordon Cho ’64 waves from a float that bears the sign: “Kalua Kalani.” The facility that is now the lower gymnasium— and where hundreds of games, practices and other events continue to be held—opened on December 1, 1962.

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Reunion News

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25th Reunion Las Vegas

October 11 to 15, 2012 Main Street Station/California Hotel


20th Reunion Hawai‘i events

August 2, 2012 (thursday) Reception at ‘Iolani School August 3, 2012 (friday) Golf during the day, nighttime event to follow (location tbd) August 4, 2012 (saturday) A Touch of ‘Iolani August 5, 2012 (sunday) Family Beach Day (location tbd)

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August 2, 2012 Reunion Year Alumni (graduating classes ending in a 2 or 7) and their guests are invited to campus for a tour and dinner. Tour — 5:30 p.m., ‘Iolani Art Lawn Dinner — 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Las Vegas events

October 4 to 8, 2012 (columbus day weekend) Orleans Hotel and Casino (events tbd) Want to get involved or volunteer? Email Class of 1992 Reunion Committee

Trevor Benn Rae Benn Matt Wagner Bentley Pai Carter Siu Keith Kawamura

Cory Kubota Nolan Nakamura Ashley Nakano Cavan Scanlan Kimi (Yasunaga) Frith Levani Lipton

August 4, 2012 A Touch of ‘Iolani — 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., ‘Iolani Art La-nai Silent Auction — 4:30 p.m., Student Center All graduating classes are invited back to campus for this 17th annual event, featuring reconnecting with classmates and friends while enjoying great food, entertainment, and a silent auction. (Due to construction on campus, this year’s A Touch of ‘Iolani will be located on the Art La-nai, Student Center, and along Convention Drive.)

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CLASSNOTES Coordinating Committee for the 100 th anniversary of Japanese immigration to Hawai‘i in 1985. He was active in the Junior Chamber movement and became president of Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce.


Tom Sakata ’48 was honored the Imperial Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette by the government of Japan.

’40 The late Robert Y. Ozaki was in the news recently. U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye presented the Silver Star, the military’s third highest combat award for valor, to members of Robert’s family. As a member of the 100 th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Robert led a bayonet charge against German forces in Italy in 1943. At the ceremony, which took place in Senator Inouye’s Honolulu office, the senator apologized that it had taken so long to recognize Robert’s bravery.

’48 Tom Sakata was honored by the government of Japan on July 25, 2011, with the Imperial Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, for his many years of service in fostering better Japan-Hawai‘i relationships. Tom joined the Hawai‘i State Department of Planning and Economic Development in 1967. Throughout his years of service he “exercised dynamic leadership in promoting tourism to Japan and other Asia Pacific nations and was promoted to the president of the Hawai‘i Visitors Bureau in 1993 ,” according to an announcement from the Consulate General of Japan at Honolulu. As the deputy commissioner general of the Hawai‘i Pavilion at the Osaka World’s Fair in 1970 , Tom organized all of Hawai‘i’s participation in this important world exposition. He also organized the Governor’s

It’s great not to be forgotten! Many of our classmates have passed away since we left our Nu‘uanu campus 63 years ago—and their widows have not forgotten us! Not too long ago Myrna (widow of Albert) Chun-Hoon, Margie (widow of Philip) Choy, and Adele (widow of Donald) Low hosted a special luncheon for some of us. Phyllis and Hugo Seto also co-sponsored the occasion. Betty (widow of George) Hamada and Mildred (widow of David) Yap periodically come in from California—then it’s a big dim sum lunch! With Letitia (widow of Walter) Ho, and Eileen and Bob Soneda, it seems like every lunch is at either Sizzler’s or Makino Chaya. Shirley and Howard Han feast with fresh crabs delivered from San Francisco and, of course, with their special wines. When Lillian and Cy Wong come into town, it’s lunch and dinner all over again. Norma (widow of Richard) Dang always calls to say hello and share greetings during her weekly tennis and exercise sessions. Mae (widow of Bobby) Morisugi and Toshie (widow of Edward) Inoshita call or send notes that all’s well! Via Clancy Taoka, we know Rae (widow of Eric) Watanabe is busy at times carrying on as a Las Vegas Tour Guide, work that “House” was doing when he died. We really appreciate their thoughts! Staying “connected” means a lot to us all. We know Hollis appreciates his lunch with Ed Chun and Ray Wong as well as breakfast with daughter Deanne

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Classnotes and Howard Han at the Kahala Zippy’s. Hollis and I periodically tour the countryside of Waipahu, Kapolei, Aiea, Pearl City and Ewa Beach looking for the best “oxtail soup,” but, best of all, it’s great to sightsee like tourists—away from home—especially now that we cannot travel far away as we used to! We’d like to have more of you join us in some of these weekly or monthly adventures! With the senior bus pass, it might be more interesting but a major shortfall occurs when nature calls—so we drive! The Hans recently returned from their month-long trip to Paris and nearby historical villages surrounded by wineries; despite the heavy rains, it was a “blast!” Gilman and Ruth Hu added on to their multi-million airline miles stopping by to visit the Cy Wongs in New Jersey while on their way to New York and back to the West Coast before coming home. Other than Jimmy and Clara Kawasaki and the Sonedas for their periodic visits to Las Vegas, who else has been traveling? The O’Days and the Aboiaus visit their families in various parts of the mainland, but we have not recently heard much about their trips to Asia (i.e. Japan, Korea, and other Asian destinations).

We wonder if Alan and Ethel McKillop are scheduling a visit to Las Vegas on their way to San Francisco? As for me, after 36 trips to China along with stops in Japan, I think it’s best that I get to learn the language before I go again! Anyone want to join me? That is, only if you can promise me that you will not walk too fast or too far. “Abbott” Saida said maybe he’d go! Bill Lee recently held, I believe, his 17th annual Luk Tung Kuen Exercise club luncheon, and some of us attended. (Believe it or not, we exercise with them, too.) The significance: seeing some of our fellow ‘Iolanians—“older and younger”— who maintain their health with daily exercise year-round.

It was rather sad to attend the funeral services for Wilfred Pang ’40. He was our “ SIFU ”—teaching and sharing with us his skills in Tai Chi, Chigong, and healing arts as well as massage and related techniques, including Feng Shui. He was a true ‘Iolanian and a well-respected friend. By the way, his sister Evelyn Pang Chun worked in the school office with Betty Iwasaki when we were juniors and seniors. She remembered us well after 63 years. Her mind’s sharp—just like Wilfred’s! Wilfred’s words to us included “ involvement,” “sharing,” “communit y service,” “volunteering,” and “exercise to stay healthy and well!” He practiced what he preached!

Some of our sister school 1949 classmates from St Andrew’s Priory, like Audrey Mun Yuen, remember us well enough to greet us and chat about the good old days. Bill and wife Vi are six-month residents either at Walnut Creek or Honolulu and keep very busy instructing the classes—and conducting tours to Las Vegas, San Francisco, and to the Kilauea Military Camp for club members during the year. “Keep busy,” he says!

Ken Mukaigawa sets a good example: he has volunteered for almost 11 years at school helping to control and feed the kids. I saw “Old Man” Warren Wong recently; he is still slim and trim and “blames” his shape on lawn bowling.

World War II survivor Herb Weatherwax and witness James Lee ’49 at Pearl Harbor.

Bill Lee ’49 held an exercise club luncheon. Pictured are Clara Kawasaki, Kathy Ho (Hobo’s daughter), Jimmy Kawasaki ’49, Letitia Ho, Audrey Mun Yuen and Harold Aloiau ’49.


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Classnotes Al Nishikawa said he still does the weeding but has a hard time “standing up, walking down the slope, then up the slope after he’s finished.” It’s a great exercise, he says! I told him my days in the yard were over a long time ago. When I learned how to use the weed whacker, I cut everything down—Sandra’s plants, roses, gardenias, and everything in sight, so she hired a yardman and now no more yard work for me. Here’s where I take Wilfred’s advice: in addition to daily exercise, I am a volunteer with the National Park Service, W WII Valor of the Pacific National Monument at Pearl Harbor, and I am heavily involved with the Pacific Historic Park’s “Witness to History” Video Conference Program—the Pearl Harbor Survivor Series. The objective of the educational programs is to promote an understanding and appreciation of various factors related to the attack on Pearl Harbor, the start of WWII for America. As an 11-year old kid, born and raised on the shores of Pearl Harbor, I witnessed the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and lived in the area throughout the war years. Volunteers and participants in the video program tell our “first hand” account of the attack to visitors and students nationwide, as well as in Canada and Japan. On any given day, thousands of visitors visit the U.S.S. Arizona, and we have a chance to tell our story. We witnesses team up with the actual survivors of the attack, men now well into their 90 s, who tell their experiences. This is all in conjunction with the National Park Service Rangers. My stories include the hardship we went through as kids under strict martial law conditions while living in the area. I always add by saying “as a sixth grader at ‘Iolani and shortly thereafter,” we had to work in the pineapple fields to help in the war cause, using our earnings to buy stamps for our war bonds. In any event, the program is very interesting—and Wilfred was right! Getting out and getting involved is the best “therapy,” and the opportunity to meet and speak with thousands of visitors from all over the world as well as the visiting students and those on the video conference program has been most satisfying for the past year. Volunteering to show and tell and learning at the same time help us “old folks”

James Lee ’49, center, and World War II survivor Sterling Cales, age 90, with students from Kona, Hawai‘i. Sterling was a designated leader for the search and rescue after the sinking of the U.S.S. Arizona. He picked up 46 men, some dead and a few badly burned survivors.

keep busy, stay active, and attempt to keep our minds sharp! The Pacific Historic Parks and the National Park Service, as well as The Battleship Missouri Memorial and the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, continue to seek volunteers to assist in their programs. Volunteer if you can!

Whenever we get together, we talk about the good old times, fun, problems while in school and while we aged, but we always wonder: Our class numbered around 70 of which about 30 or so have passed on; 20 to 25 of us stay “connected” somehow, even though we may live far apart, but where are the rest? Wish we could hear from you someday.

Classnotes Deadlines

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The Class of 1950 held a 61st Year Reunion at Happy Days Restaurant. Pictured: seated, Leslie Lee, Donald Amano, Jensen Chang, Francis Okada, Harry Takane, Harry Soo; standing, Paul Konishi, Tenney Tongg, David Kennedy, James Miyahara, Lloyd Chong, Richard Sakamoto, Riley Yuen, Richard Yogi, Richard Iida, Stimson Lee and Ed Aoki. RIGHT: Moving on to their 62nd Year Reunion, the Class of 1950 reunited in Las Vegas at the

Tokyo Japanese Restaurant. Pictured: seated, Paul Konishi, Wally Ho, Richard Yogi, Shigeo Sumida; standing, Arthur Katoh, Willard Souza, Riley Yuen, Ed Aoki and Sun Yet Wong.

’50 Wow, how times flies! The Class of 1950 celebrated their 61st Class Reunion in Honolulu on December 2, 2011, at Happy Day Restaurant. Eighteen of our classmates attended this memorable reunion. Has it been 61 years since graduating from ‘Iolani? The attendees were Donald Amano, Francis Okada, Ed Aoki, Richard Sakamoto, Lloyd Chong, Harry Soo, Richard Iida, Harry Takane, David Kennedy, Tenney Tongg, Paul Konishi, Richard Yogi, Leslie Lee, Riley Yuen, Stimson Lee, Jensen Chang, James Miyahara, and James Tanabe. Everyone looked healthy, and the 61 years out of high school did not show any drastic changes in overall appearance. Of course, some had put on “some” weight and others had experienced hair loss. Everyone enjoyed seeing classmates again this year and reminiscing about our days at ‘Iolani. We’re sorry that more could not attend for various reasons. The seven-course luncheon was once again fabulous. We will be scheduling our 62nd Reunion in Honolulu this year. We will keep you posted.


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Here we go again. This time it’s the Class of

1950 ’s 62nd Class Reunion. The reunion was held from April 11-12, 2012 , in Las Vegas.

This was a most significant and memorable reunion since all of us have now made it to our 80 -year “young” lives.

Attending this momentous reunion from Honolulu were Mr. and Mrs. Ed Aoki, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Konishi, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Chong, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Yogi, Mr. and Mrs. Wally Ho, and Mr. and Mrs. Riley Yuen. Joining us from the mainland were Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Katoh from South Carolina, Willard Souza and friend from California, Shigeo Sumida from California, and Mr. and Mrs. Sun Yet Wong from California. It was good to see that there were no significant changes in physical appearance, and we could still recognize everyone after 62 years out of high school. As expected, we reminisced about our school days and also updated what most of us were doing now. We are “retired” but not “retarded.” A moment of silence was observed for our 25 classmates who have departed from this world but are not forgotten. We wish all of our classmates good health. We’ll see you soon.

’51 Class Representative:

Dr. Larry Loo 7861 E. Herndon Avenue Clovis, California 93619-9249 (559) 297-0351

’54 Class Representative:

Harvey T. Kodama 4348 Wai‘alae Avenue #573 Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96816 Hope everyone is fine. I have not seen or heard from anyone except for Matsu at Barbers Point Golf Course. I must apologize that the letter mentioned in the last edition was never completed. I hope that I was able to communicate with my Class Newsletter to rally leadership and start a committee to plan our 60th Reunion in 2014. I know Agar Agar is saying, “Let’s talk story” and get it going. This is my final edition as we close out the 2012 school year. Should anyone have any interesting tidbits, please send them directly to ‘Iolani Classnotes or to me by email and I

Classnotes will be sure they get in Classnotes. I thank those who spent the time to keep classmates posted on what you are doing. To those who are the silent majority, I hope that you will have the time to share anecdotes of the days at ‘Iolani, your retirement years, or information about your grandkids whichever school they may be attending.

’55 Class Representative:

FRED KARIMOTO 3661 Hilo Place Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96816 Richard C.K. Kim suffered a heart attack in late January and had triple by-pass surgery at the West Los Angeles VA Hospital. He is gradually recovering but must go through dialysis.

’58 Class Representative:

Leonard chow (C) 542-8350 Golden Dragon Celebration: On February 19, a group of classmates celebrated this Year of the Dragon by attending a play at the Kumu Kahua Theatre, followed by dinner at the Mandalay Restaurant. This year of the metal dragon is an auspicious one in the Chinese calendar. Metal Dragons—Year 1940 —This dragon is the mightiest of the signs. Dragons symbolize dominance and ambition. The metal strengthens this already strong sign. Metal Dragons are more determined, and they’ll fight for what they believe in. They enjoy the company of those who feel mighty enough to challenge their beliefs. They’re true leaders and usually find plenty of others willing to follow. They have successful and fulfilling careers. At this twilight of our careers and lives, have you all lived up to this promise?

The play at Kumu Kahua Theatre was Saturday Night at the Pahala Theatre, by noted playwright Lois-Ann Yamanaka, dealing with young women on the brink of adulthood, exploring sexual awakening, and dealing with family abuse, peer pressure, and identity. The reviews were mixed and scared off a few, and the strong language prompted an early exit by others. (We’re big boys now. A few f-words shouldn’t bother us. Well, maybe more than a few.) Our class was the play sponsor. The theatre is a rare gem, producing plays exclusively written and produced by Hawai‘i people. As the new managing director Donna Blanchard said recently in the Star-Advertiser, “the idea of theatre of place is unique to Kumu Kahua and the only one in the entire US.” The dinner that followed at the Mandalay Restaurant was a fun-filled event with good cheer, excellent food, our own BYOB wines, and a lively program orchestrated by Rick Lau and Willie Ahana. Everyone left with door prizes, a satisfied opu, and a nice feeling of camaraderie. Upcoming events for the summer include our usual gathering at A Touch of ‘Iolani on August 4, a golf tournament followed by a cookout at classmate Mel Aoki’s place on August 17, and the UH golf tournament in Los Angeles with former UH athletic director Hugh Yoshida, supported by Honolulu and Southern California classmates on August 30 (UH vs. USC game follows on September 1).

As this class continues into the middle of our seventh decade on this earth, and it’s tempting to spend disproportionately large portions of time reflecting on the past and what did or didn’t happen or what could’a should’a happened, it’s more healthful to focus, instead, on how meaningful we can make the rest of our existence. Of course, there’s the children and grandchildren aspect, certainly a prime consideration, and ensuring our remaining years are comfortable, whether it’s not running out of money before running out of breath or having a firm plan for if (when) we can no longer function on our own. We can, now freed from the burdens of making a living, focus on leaving this place a better place. There are many non-profits out there worthy of our consideration and support, either financially, or with time, or both. Of course, ‘Iolani is high on the list, and many of us have stepped up to support the school. There are also many others causes for whatever interests you may have. It is said that any meaningful measure of success has to include giving back to the community. We’ve all been fortunate to have achieved at least some measure of success, probably due in no small part to the knowledge, training, attitudes, work ethic, discipline, integrity, and respect we obtained at ‘Iolani. As we go forward, we can still achieve non-career accomplishments and do our parts, no matter how small, to contribute to a better world.

Members of the Class of 1958 and their wives gathered at the Mandalay Restaurant: sitting, Gail Toma, Joan Manke, Lorraine Lau, Charlotte Chow, Irene Nakamoto, and Diane Miyamoto; standing, David Nakamoto, Glen Pang, Willie Ahana, Thomas Toma, Jim Manke, Cal Miyamoto, Rick Lau, and Leonard Chow

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Classnotes Be stress-free, be in good health, be active physically and mentally, stay challenged, be thankful, be happy, and be at peace! And be with God!

’59 Class Representative:

Jim Yamashita (R) 373-9617 Wade Ishimoto received the Distinguished Public Service Award from the Secretary of the Navy in a Pentagon ceremony this March. This is the highest Department of the Navy award for non-governmental civilians. Wade’s “exemplary service in the distinguished performance of his duties for the deputy Under Secretary of the Navy for plans, policy, oversight, and integration and the senior director for intelligence from August 2008 to December 2011” as well as his being “a key contributor to numerous efforts to identify the department’s strategic intelligence requirements” and his tireless work to “ensure those requirements were satisfied through existing Department of the Navy and national intelligence processes” were cited as key factors in deciding Wade merited this award.

’61 Class Representative:

BOB MUMPER 798A Kainui Drive Kailua, Hawai‘i 96734 (R) 261-4519 Congratulations go to Ken and Jennifer Lee on the birth of their third grandchild, Jesse Colby, who weighed in at seven pounds and eleven ounces. Ken’s daughter, Dr. Tiffany Lee Colby, and son-in-law, Dr. John Colby of Brentwood-Los Angeles, California, are the proud parents. Tiffany is a physician at the nearby Kaiser Permanente Hospital, and John, who already has his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, is a third year medical student at UCLA Medical School.

Russell and Lei Saito, and Ken, Jennifer, and son Dr. Christopher Lee were Nō Ka ‘Oi Table sponsors for Dr. and Mrs. Val Iwashita’s retirement dinner that was held at the Sheraton Waikīkī on May 9, 2012. Also attending this event were Morris and Lorna Lai, Dick and Cassy Tsuda, Warren Ho, Stephen Fujikami, Tom Campbell, and Bob Mumper. Jim Miyashiro stepped up to do the planning for the first Fifties/Sixties/Seventies/Oldies Bash Sock Hop Annual Class of ’61 mini reunion that is to be held at the Pacific Beach Hotel Grand Ballroom on October 19, 2012. Classmates Warren Ho and Dexter Furuhashi recommended that this be an annual event. Elliott and Linda Lum hosted a folk circle at their home in Carlsbad, California. Invitees were encouraged to bring their own musical instruments. Elliott provided the wine, soft drinks, and coffee for this potluck fellowship event.

’60 Class Representatives:

Mel Chow 1268 Young Street, Suite 201 Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96814 (B) 593-4492

Randy Okumura 1029 Ala Lehua Street Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96818 (R) 833-7065

Mike Chun ’61 spent time on Kauai with a Red Cross damage assessment team. LEFT: Elliot Lum ’61 plays his guitar while hosting a folk circle at his home.


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’62 Class Representatives:

john M. ishikawa The Omni Group 220 S. King Street, Suite 2150 Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96813 (B) 532-4700

Conroy Chow 3056 Gulston Street Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96816 (R) 735-7519 (C) 222-6894

Members of the Class of ’62 volunteered in the turkey leg booth.

’63 Class Representative:

Ronald Miyashiro In March, Mike Chun spent time on Kauai with a Red Cross damage assessment team to assess flood damage from the heavy rains. He also worked doing bulk distribution of cleanup kits to flood affected households. Mike noted that most of the kits were donated by The Home Depot. Mike writes that Red Cross volunteers are your neighbors, friends, family members, co-workers or someone you may not know. Yet they respond 24/7, 365 days a year giving their time and efforts to help others. If you would like to become a Red Cross volunteer, visit to learn more. Bob Mumper had the honor of attending the

2012 Kalaheo Naval Junior ROTC Annual Awards Banquet on May 3, 2012. The event was held at the MCBH Officer’s Club in

order to present the Marine Corps League awards for excellence in youth physical fitness to cadets Saia Saffrey and Jessica Vickerson. It was a first-class event. Many Marine families were in attendance, and one could sense a definite pride in their young cadets, their unit, and their school. Chuck and Deanna Leong took their daughter Lori’s family (husband Mark and children Charlie and Nathaniel) to Disneyland and then to San Diego where they spent a day

with Elliott and Linda Lum at Legoland. They also visited the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad where everyone enjoyed the extensive display of musical instruments and the opportunity to play with many of them. At the Lums’ they enjoyed Korean barbecue sandwiches and played with Elliott’s electronic toys, including his 3D TV, karaoke, and kinect video game. They capped off the day by going to a buffet featuring Asian food including sushi, sashimi, Mongolian BBQ , and Peking duck. Finally, it was reported in the Spring (#34) 2012 issue of Currents, which is published by the UH College of Education, that our

own Dr. Morris Lai, who is director of evaluation at the Curriculum Research and Development Group, received the Lifetime Achievement Award for achieving significant outcomes in teaching, scholarship, and ser vice during the course of his career. CRDG Director Don Young said that “Dr. Lai’s performance addresses the initiation of new and unprecedented service, and his development of highly visible and recognized evaluation criteria demonstrates initiatives and leadership of the highest and rare category.” WAY TO GO, MO!

2438 Hoohoihoi Street Pearl City, Hawai‘i 96782 455-6005 Jim Sheeran let us know that last August classmate Paul Simpson flew from Colorado to Syracuse, New York, where Jim met him and they traveled to Clayton, New York, on the St. Lawrence River to attend the memorial service for our late Headmaster Rev. Burton A. MacLean. Jim and Paul saw all the MacLean siblings and spent an absolutely wonderful evening with John ’63, his wife Polly, and their four sons and their wives. John, Paul, and Jim are looking forward to seeing classmates from ‘Iolani’s 100th Class next year. Jim lives in Virginia Beach where he is general counsel for a consumer finance company that operates in 40 states from Virginia Beach. His work keeps him busy, and he is nowhere near ready to retire. Jim’s daughter, son-in-law, and two grandchildren, who are 11 and 12, live just outside Baltimore. He has two stepdaughters: one finishes grad school at Vanderbilt this coming May, and the other is a junior at the University of Alabama. Jim still runs “like a grandfather— pretty slow,” he says. He is looking forward to our 50th reunion, hopefully in Honolulu.

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The crew of the Class of ’65 helped at the ‘Iolani Fair. BELOW: Brian Grieves ’64 and Jonathan Kim ’64 had lunch at Blue Water Grill recently.

’64 Class Representative:

Class Representative:

jonathan kim

courtland pang

(B) 235-1143

1213 Komo Mai Drive Pearl City, Hawai‘i 96782 (B) 474-5153

Jonathan Kim thanks Bruce Shimomoto, Leroy Uyehara, Ed Sakoda, Stephen Sasaki, Ed Oshiro, Richard Fong, George Arizumi, Gary Ting, Dickson Yamamoto and Fred Kono for volunteering their time at the ‘Iolani Fair. Our class is one of the oldest classes still volunteering our services at the Fair. Job well done; thanks again. Brian Grieves and Jonathan Kim recently had lunch at Blue Water Grill in Hawai‘i Kai. Brian has retired as an Episcopal minister and is living in Hawai‘i Kai.



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Another year and another successful stint at the ‘Iolani Fair, once again organized for the Class of ’65 by Stu Kaneko (who also contributed this report). We’re still hanging in there and doing our small part to help. Anyone remember when our class first started out and actually cooked the meat and chicken behind the booth for the Korean plates? As the years have gone by, we’ve gained senior citizen status so that someone else now cooks the chicken and we just serve it. Those barbeque chickens were quite large and reportedly tasty, and the gumbo, which we served for the first time this year, was really good—sort of like a slightly spicier version of the Portuguese bean soup we previously served. It is our understanding that the gumbo was ‘Iolani homemade and not bought from someone else; kudos to the chef.

As always, not just our classmates but also their spouses cheerfully helped out in the booth. Actually, I’m not so sure the spouses were that cheerful about helping, but they sure did add class to our booth. Frankly, if it weren’t for the women, who would want to buy chicken or gumbo from a bunch of grouchy old men? However, despite our enthusiasm, sales seemed to be less than last year. A big mahalo goes out to those who helped and even those who planned to help but couldn’t at the last moment. Those who showed up included Art and Marsha Otani, Chris Shirai, Paul Taniyama, Glenn and Jan Goo, Dexter and Karena Yee, Pat Nam, Dickie Young, Gerry and Arleen Wong, Steve Chong, Tim Liu, Russ Choriki, Ron Yonemoto, Hu Minn, Geoff Lau, Randy and Val Wong (unfortunately Val was supposed to go around and spend Randy’s money at the Fair, but she had to help in our booth), Dennis Kato, Courtland and Claire Pang, and Stu Kaneko. Billy Lum, Mel Teruya and Steve Yamamoto had signed up, but work, asthma/cold, and an unexpected mainland trip, respectively, prevented their attendance. Who’s ever heard of a dentist working at night? But that’s our Billy, conscientious and dedicated to his

Classnotes patients. As the accompanying photo of our gang in the booth shows—apologies to the half-Chris Shirai—we missed Billy’s fine camera work! Al Yukitomo also signed up to work, but he never showed up. I guess the tax season was too “taxing” for him. Hope everything is all right. Thanks also go to Harry Takane, Class of ’50, for helping us out, and to Fred Okumura, who kindly dropped off the class shirts but was trying to recover from his cold so did not stay. Harry attends the same church as a couple of our classmates so, since his class was not manning a booth, came to help us. Harry felt right at home among us “youngsters” not only because he attends church with a couple of us, but also because he knows Courtland well from their joint efforts helping the ‘Iolani Raiders Boosters Club make the documentary about One Team. Harry is one of those privileged to have known and played for Father Bray. Harry’s coming to help in our class’s booth is just one demonstration of his living the One Team principles he learned from Father Bray. It was rumored that Steve Chong was disappointed because the gumbo came to us in pans and not in the standard three feet high pots, from which only he could scoop out the soup and actually see when we were running out without having to tilt the pot, thus eliminating his height advantage over the rest of us. Booth regulars Al and Margaret Onaka were on the mainland and could not work a shift. Even though Alvin seems to spend more time on the road than at home, he usually tries to plan his travel around these events; I believe this is the first Fair he and Margaret have missed since we were assigned the barbecue chicken booth. Another regular, Noel Akamu, usually responds to the call for help but nada this year. Hope everything is all right with Noel.

his hat. Plus he scared a little kid away—only kidding—but actually he would look kind of spooky in dim light wearing that chicken hat, not Freddy Krueger spooky but more like the Penguin in the Batman movies. We hope everyone will be able to attend our class’s annual Christmas-time dinner. Watch for word of it from Herb Hong.

’66 Class Representative:

dale w. lee University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law 2515 Dole Street, Room 221 Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96822 (B) 956-8636

’67 Class Representative:

willis au 4742 Likini Street Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96818 (R) 833-3500 (B) 955-1600 The Class of ’67 was once again well represented at the ‘Iolani Fair. Although last year was supposed to have been our final year staffing the BBQ Chicken and Soup booth at the Fair, we continued for one more year as part of our reunion year celebration. As usual, we had a strong turnout with 20 of our fellow classmates representing all of us for the Saturday afternoon to closing shift. This year, the Fair introduced a New Orleans gumbo to replace the Portuguese bean soup that was a mainstay for many years. The gumbo was well received, and we sold out hours before the Fair ended. We want those who have not had the opportunity to experience the Fair from inside the class booth to know that it is hard work (especially during the dinner period) but a great time to get caught up with each other and to reflect on our days on campus. This year, we had support from

Mike Gibson ’66 and Carl Thompson ’66 visited Manzanar Relocation Camp. Mike is standing on his toes trying to look taller than 5'4". Carl has his knees bent, trying to look shorter than his usual 5'10"!

The infamous (well maybe not infamous, but funky anyway) chicken hats made an appearance again, albeit very limited. Seems that we had eight hats last year but only two appeared this year. Either the other hats are lost, were thrown away, or stolen, or someone has a fetish for funky hats. Just didn’t seem right that only Ron Yonemoto was wearing

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Classnotes Kevin Chong, Robert Cooper, Wayne Thom, Lawrence Uchima, Ray Uyema (and his wonderful wife Fay, who did an outstanding job at the counter), Steve Nagata, Ed Motosue, Al Sunahara, Dwight Inouye, Miles Miyamoto, Glenn Miyashita, Gary Fong, Les Funai, Jon Kitamura, Cliff Hedani, Ike Sakamoto, Brooks Takenaka, Alan Hirota, Willis Au, and Mike Flores. Whether or not this past Fair was indeed our last, the booth captains want to thank all of you who helped this year and in years past for your support. We are grateful to all of you for making time year after year to help ‘Iolani in making the Fair a success.

’68 Class Representative:

calvin inouye

’69 Class Representatives:

Jon Yamaguchi (C) 479-2882

Russell Yamamoto (B) 596-8003

’70 Class Representative:

ernest c.m. choy 44-746 Puamohala Street Kāne‘ohe, Hawai‘i 96744 (R) 235-6837

(R) 531-7613 (B) 226-9017 Sixty-two and getting better! The Class of ’68 still shines when displaying the ‘Iolani Spirit at the annual Fair. Honoring headmaster Val and ‘Iolani’s first lady Cynthia’s last year, we showed up in numbers. This year, we were surprised by the appearance of Blake Nakanishi, Leighton Migita, Mark Moon, and Cynthia’s twin brother, Steven Ohta. Steven and Mark both flew in from California to help us out. Roger Crow and Brian Chang couldn’t make it at first but managed to juggle their busy schedules to show up. The shifts also included Wayne Yakuma, Richard Nitta, Roy Chang, Howard Kamimoto, Ray-Stan Tanaka, Colin Huddleston, Ben Kudo, Bruce Kugiya, Wayne Sadoyama, Dr. Ed Yee, Mike Wong, Stefan Uyehara, Dennis Ho, Doc Nadamoto, Gary and Jocelyn Kaneshiro, and Cali Inouye ’07. Wes Chong couldn’t make it this year but wants to plan for our 45th Reunion. If you have any ideas, please call Wes at 373-1965 or email him. We’ll try to keep everyone in touch so if I don’t have your email address, please let me know at inouyer


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Aloha all! The following is from Bruce Harvey, who is alive and well on Lanai: “Just got my ‘Iolani Bulletin today and as usual no news about the Class of ’70. We need people to write in and let everyone know what’s going on. “I’m sure you’ve heard we lost a great brother and friend with the passing of Dow Foster on December 17. I can’t think about ‘Iolani without thinking about Dow. I first met Dow at a YMCA camp a year before I entered ‘Iolani. He was in my sixth grade summer school class before entering my seventh grade year. It was all downhill from there. How we made it to graduation is anyone’s guess. My theory is since we both played water polo and we were the only team with multiple ILH championships, Dave Coon kept us around. The same could be said for our whole team!!! I used to see Dow on Maui now and then when I lived there; he never changed— thank goodness.” For those of you who did not attend our last reunion at the O‘ahu Country Club, Bruce had some inspiring memories and messages for all of us there. Bruce is very well known on Lanai and will give you and anyone a great tour. He can be reached at (808) 559-0230.

Dickey Nitta stopped at He‘eia Kea Harbor to say hello. He planned to retire in Walnut Creek, California, and play golf the rest of his days. Somehow he got into the golf cart maintenance business because everyone in the gated community went around in golf carts not cars. So he runs VIP Golf Cart Service and told me to tell the guys to look him up in Walnut Creek. Clyde Nakashima is up in British Columbia and had been in poor health. Luckily, he is recovering and doing better. Want to feel young? Wayne Kagami has a daughter, Lara, who is a senior in ‘Iolani’s Class of 2013. Great kid, just like Wayne. Congrats, Lara. Wayne’s wife Jean helped me a lot at the Fair prepping vegetables for the beef stew. Wayne was helping to make the Kalua pig and cabbage during the Fair. We thank Jeff Nishkawa for spearheading the effort to work the Fair for our Class Booth Corn/Turkey Legs. He and Steve Shinohara did the calling. Many thanks to you guys who responded. This was my 21st year with ‘Iolani Fair, and any help with our Class booth is really appreciated as I look forward to seeing all of you there. As a Food Chair, it is lots of fun to work with the students, seeing what great students and personalities the school still produces—not as good as we are but pretty close, and they are book smart. While there I saw Chuck Nakoa, Cyrus Won, Peter Okumura and Clifford Lee. Chuckie looks great, and Cliff looks like he just graduated only with a little less hair. Cliff is a nationally recognized teacher. A big mahalo goes to all of this year’s Fair guys: Wes Mun, Russ Yamada, Brian Goto, Dr. Ronald Chock, Robert Nakata, Keenan Chang, Mike Barnette, Dwight Nadamoto (who promised to bring Rodney Veary next year) and, surprise, Ward Yamashiro. I hope I got everyone, and I apologize if I missed someone. Next year is the 150 th anniversary of the founding of ‘Iolani School. I hope to see many more classmates throughout the coming year. This is our Year of the Dragon so let’s make the most of it. Seek out your classmates and wish them well. Happy 60th to all my brothers.

Members of the Class of ’71 volunteered in the Pā‘ina Plate booth: left to right, Cyrus Tamashiro, Jordan Wong, Jennifer Wong, Glenn Kunihisa, Donn Tokairin, Francis Chung, Joseph Murakami, Bob Shimizu, Allen Wong, Pat Taomae and Keith Fujio. RIGHT: Wayne Fujita ’71 and Phil Bennett ’71, who performed at the Fair, volunteered in the Pā’ina Plate booth. FAR RIGHT: The Class of ’71 at the fair: Glenn Kunihisa, Randall Hayashi, Ken Kuraya (hiding in the back), Francis Chung, Kerry Yoneshige (hiding in the back), Wesley Yamada (head shot), Ross Yokoyama, Scott Shimabukuro, Wayne Fujita, Donn Tokairin, David Kinoshita, Jed Taba (crouched) and Dale Nishikawa

’71 Class Representative:

Lloyd Nishimoto 174 Nenue Street Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96821 (R) 373-2538 This year’s great turnout made the ‘Iolani Fair Hawaiian food booth (Pā‘ina Plate) a truly fun get-together for us. Francis Chung flew in from Irvine, California; Leslie Oshita f lew in from Pleasanton, California; and Glenn Kunihisa flew in from Maui for the second year in a row to join us. The great turnout allowed everyone to take breaks and spend some time chatting with each other. Many guys worked their shifts and stayed longer, having fun working in the booth and catching up with one another.

The setup/lunch gang of Wendell Awada, Wayne Fujita, Dexter Nagaji, Bob Kamemoto, Kenny Krumm, Ken Kuraya, Peter Lum, David Kinoshita, and Leslie Oshita did a great job getting us up and running. The afternoon shift of Scott Shimabukuro, Jed Taba, Randall Hayashi, Kerry Yoneshige, Glenn Kunihisa, Ross Yokoyama, Francis Chung, Wesley Yamada, Dale Nishikawa, and Donn Tokairin arrived and worked their way into the booth. Donn mentioned how famous he has become due to Dale’s write-up in the past ‘Iolani Bulletin of his Death Valley experience prior to last year’s reunion. He was surprised that a lot of non-‘Iolani people read the ‘Iolani Bulletin! The dinner shift was very busy, and Cyrus Tamashiro, Joseph Murakami, Bob Shimizu, Pat Taomae, Allen Wong, Jordan and Jennifer Wong, and Keith Fujio were definitely up to the task. Along with several guys from the afternoon shift, we handled the big dinner rush very smoothly. Phil Bennett also helped out at the Fair backing up Jordan Segundo on the Big Stage! Phil had to run off to another gig after his performance but took some time to pop his head into the booth to say “hi.”

Arthur Lee could not make it back for the ‘Iolani Fair but wanted to let everyone know that he is doing well in Seattle with his wife and two nearly grown children. They will have an empty nest shortly with one child in law school and the other off to college in the fall. Though it’s been a while, he has run into Bob Fong every now and then. There are lots of ‘Iolani alums up there in the Seattle area. Todd Nielson, who lives in Los Angeles, was just back in the islands in early March after being away for 20 years! He said: “I visited the campus and saw Wayne DeMello and Jeff Hackler. It was great to see them both and to relive a lot of memories looking at the old campus even with all of the new buildings dotted around the old. I did love coming back and remembering so many wonderful times from those days. I will certainly try to get back sooner than another 20 years.”

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Here is a photo taken when John Oki ’73 and Harvey Lum ’73 were back at USC from 1976 to 1978. LEFT: Jay Suemori ’73, John Pang ’73, John Oki ’73 and Harvey Lum ’73 recently got together and reminisced about old times.

’72 Class Representative:

kensey s. inouye 1139 15th Avenue #B Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96816 (B) 944-0002

’73 Class Representative:

Alan Tamanaha 94-1431 Manao Street Waipahu, Hawai‘i 96797 (R) 677-3380 From the Class of ’73 to the ‘Iolani Alumni Association: thank you for sponsoring the “Thank you for helping at the ‘Iolani Fair” event held on Boys’ Day at the Pacific Club for the classes of the ’60 s and ’ 70 s. The Class of ’73 was well represented, and second to none. Guy Ching, Guy Kamitaki, Willy Keola, Dennis Lee, David Malama, Dean Ochiai,


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John Pang, Jay Suemori, Alan Tamanaha, Eric Tsukamoto, and Gary Wong all thoroughly enjoyed the event. For the guys that could make the party, ‘Iolani again expresses its gratitude to Glen Chong, Steve Franklin, Guy Fujio, Maurice Kanda, Wayne Kodama, Alan Kojima, Kerry Luke, Brian Masutani, Ken Morikami, Vernon Nakamura, Nelson Takenaka, Mike Wong, Paul Yuen, and a guest appearance from Doug McArthur, who came in from Colorado, for making the 2012 ‘Iolani Fair another success. The Pā‘ina Dog was a hit again, but next year let’s draw a picture of it, and I’ll bet we triple P.I.D. sales! A reminder: 2013 will be our 40th anniversary. Ta ma na ha w i l l be a ssembl ing t he planning committee, volunteers welcomed. Suggestions will be taken into consideration, but the leading ideas so far are a trip to Napa Valley or Las Vegas, or maybe both!!! Save your beer bottles, aluminum cans, and plastic bottles—every 5 cents could count.

Jay Suemori, John Pang, John Oki, and Harvey Lum got together for lunch at Bishop Street Cafe to talk story about old times and reflect on the impact of ‘Iolani on our lives. We discussed football memories, Camp Mokulē‘ia, the Bowl-O-Drome, Chunky’s Drive-In, old teachers, class dress codes, muscle car styles, music tastes and classmate past and present updates. Harvey Lum has worked in Germany for the last 27 years and brought Sabine with him to the lunch. The conversation was brisk and fun! ‘Iolani nō ka ‘oi. Charles Shotwell, who most recently served as director of defense trade controls policy in the U.S. State Department, retired in February 2012 after 30 years of government service, including military service. His office headed up efforts to gain ratification of defense trade treaties with the UK and Australia, as well as implementation of the President’s export control reform effort in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).


’74 Class Representative:

robin uyeshiro (B) 261-7456 Once again, the class manned the Steak & Shrimp Booth at the ‘Iolani Fair. Kudos to the participants at the precook, the booth, or elsewhere in the fair: Bill Alcon, Tyler Ching, Wendell Choy, John Doty, Norm Gentry, Sandy Goto, Randy Grune, Eric Hee, Kevin Ing, Randy Kaya, Neil Kugiya, David Lee, Richard Louis, Darrell Lum, Lee Miki, Colin Miwa, Dean Nakasone, Ron Quong, Randy Miyamoto, James Sasaki, Scott Takiguchi, Alan Taniguchi, Norm Uesato, Robin Uyeshiro, Kerry Wong, Michael Wong, Paul Yokota, Dana Yoshimura, Luna Mark Yamakawa and Uber Luna James Lee. We apologize if we’ve forgotten anyone. Randy Miyamoto just came back from a vacation and business trip. He got to interview Jerome Williams out of Waipahu High School and the Los Angeles Angels fifth man in the rotation: “Humble, confident, and blessed to be back in the majors,” was his statement. He added this message for the young kids in Hawai‘i playing baseball: “Persevere and never give up on your goals and dreams.” He also got to see Albert Pujols hit his 1st homerun (Dinger) of the year. The next day, he went to Dodger Stadium to see the Dodgers play the Giants. He bought a Bob Uecker seat in the top level of the stadium and listened to Dodger broadcaster Vince Scully on his transistor radio calling the game. Truly a baseball fan’s ultimate experience!

Girls Varsity Golf Team, comprised of just one senior and four freshmen, captured both the ILH and State championships in girls golf. Kevin’s youngest daughter, Keilyn Ing, was (as the newspaper called them) one of the precocious freshmen that wrestled away the State Championship from Punahou, the f ive-time defending State Champs. Keilyn ended up placing 6th in the State Championship. She credits the development of her sense of humor to playing with all her 1974 ‘Iolani uncles every month. Tyler Ching, Paul Yokota, Dean Nakasone, Guy Tamashiro, Colin Miwa, James Sasaki, Lee Miki, Michael Ma have all contributed to her daily lunch money. Paul Connell had lunch with Shane Kimura, who was in town recruiting players for his Linfield women’s volleyball program. Shane went to Linfield as a freshman in 1974 and has never left the McMinnville, Oregon, area. Shane is in his 35th year as head coach and is the longest tenured collegiate volleyball coach on the West Coast. James Lee, ever the entrepreneur, is leveraging his Sam Choy’s microbrewery experience to open a new beer garden. Sounds like a sure fire hit with this class.

The Hawai‘i Judicial Selection Commission included intermediate court Chief Judge Craig Nakamura in its list of five nominees for the position on the Hawai‘i Supreme Court vacated by associate justice James Duffy. This is the second time Craig’s name has come up as a possible Supreme Court Justice. It’s gotta happen one of these days! Queen’s Health Systems announced an agreement with St. Francis Healthcare System to explore the possibility of Queen’s purchasing and reopening Hawai‘i Medical Center West. It looks like Mark Yamakawa has his work cut out for him yet again. At Headmaster Val Iwashita’s retirement banquet, I learned that several people in our class have kids graduating this year. Congratulations go to Stratford Goto (and Sanford and Mimi), Sydney Tamashiro (and Guy and Leslie), Connor Grune (and Randy and Anna), and Jennifer Kwock (and Sherman and Lynette). This is the last reminder to sign up for the Hawai‘i ’ 74 56 th Birthday Party at the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas on October 12 and 13. People from Aiea, Castle, Kaimuki, Kaiser, Kalani, Leilehua, McKinley, Pearl City, and Roosevelt will be there, too. Contact Dean Nakasone, Tyler Ching, or go to

RIGHT: The Class of ’74 got together while working at the ‘Iolani Fair.

Randy Kaya, Neal Kugiya, and Craig Nakamura will be playing in the ‘Iolani Alumni Basketball League with alums on the team as young as classes of 2006 and 2010. We are the oldest players in the league. Ha! We are also having an ‘Iolani Judo Club this summer. It is open to current students and alums. I’ll be helping out and can vouch for a great program. Come on out! Kevin Ing reports that for the first time in the history of ‘Iolani athletics, the ‘Iolani

LEFT: Members of the Class of ’74 manned the Steak and Shrimp Booth at the Fair in April.

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’75 Class Representative:

peter tawarahara 1452 Pukele Avenue Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96816-2743 (B) 832-3360 Mahalo to the Class of ’75 ‘ohana who volunteered at the ‘Iolani Fair 2012 Global Getaway. The majority of our volunteers came from O‘ahu. One well-traveled volunteer, Bob Bennett, flew from Alexandria, Virginia, for his third annual trip to volunteer at the ‘Iolani Fair and visit his sister on Kauai. The FUN began on Thursday, April 19. Bob Bennett, Gary Kaneshiro, Rick Kiehm, Harris Nakamoto, Alan Suemori, Peter Tawarahara and Bryan Wong trimmed, tenderized and marinated the steaks in the Student Center kitchen. Randy Kurashige toiled away setting up the game booths in the game tent. Randy has done this numerous years even though his daughter, Lauren ’07, has graduated from ‘Iolani. Our arborist and former Frog Bog co-chair, Doug Wee, planted his seeds for the next seven years as plant chair. WOW! Great turnout for Friday night, April 20 —best ever! Bob Bennett multitasked from booth to prep to sales to order runner, etc. Our master firestarter and chef, Gary Kaneshiro, blasted the grills to life with the f lame-thrower. Joining Gary at the grills were Kip Kamoto, Rick Kiehm, Les Loo, Harris Nakamoto, Bert Oka, Dave Toyota and Dana Yoshimura ’74. Remember: Burning of our sophomore float, burning of the “I”, burning of the ribs, and now burning of the steak! My dog, Hoku, enjoyed the cremated remains of the steaks. Kip lost more hair in one unexpected flare up. Our excellent steak surgeons, Tobin Hirota and Wayne Muraoka, meticulously carved the steaks into tender slices under the tent near the grills. Wayne brought his own knife set and knife sharpener!

Sautéing the garlic shrimp into “ono kine grindz” were Mike Ako and Richard Lee. Mahalo nui loa to Bryan Wong’s son, Lansing, and his 7th grade friends Alex, Trevor, and Dylan for their enthusiastic


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salesmanship. As Cory Nakama said, “It’s nice to have the young ones working in our booth.” The Statue of Steak and Shrimp booth ran smoothly with the highly efficient volunteers: Bob Bennett, Bruce Hamada, Randy Kurashige, Terrence Lau, Wes Mow, Cory Nakama, and Doug Wee. We enjoyed a special and memorable visit with Russell “Fug” Yamaguchi and his family. Several months ago, Fug went through cancer surgery. He is now going through chemotherapy treatments. You can follow Fug and read his inspirational and hilarious posts on Facebook. Dave Masunaga—how rude! We saw you buying food from the Class of ’65 Huli Huli Chicken and Gumbo booth. We could have sold you a steak tartare plate or a vegetarian plate of rice and salad. Dave was a presenter at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2012 Annual Meeting and Exposition in Philadelphia. Your Statue of Steak and Shrimp co-captains, Peter Tawarahara and Br yan Wong, appreciate your hard work, dedication, and camaraderie. See you next year at the ‘Iolani Fair 2013: Celebration of Generations! ‘Iolani School will be celebrating its 150 th anniversary. The ‘Iolani Alumni Association hosted the Vegas in Paradise event on Saturday, May 5, 2012 , at The Pacific Club for the fair and carnival volunteers from the classes of the ’60 s and ’ 70 s. The Class of ’75 was well represented: Gary Iwamoto, Rick Kiehm, Richard and Lois Lee, Les Loo, Wes Mow, Harris Nakamoto, Bert Oka, Peter Tawarahara, Dave Toyota and Bryan Wong. The WHALES of our class were Rick and Bert as they proudly wore their leis of door prize tickets. We enjoyed an exciting evening of food, drinks, Vegas-style games, and Supermoon 2012.

Dr. Randal Wada, the volunteer medical director of the Hawai ‘ i Cord Blood Bank, was interviewed in a feature article posted March 19, 2012 , on staradvertiser. com, “Cord Blood Bank Expands to Maui.” Randal, a pediatric oncologist and professor at the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center, emphasized the importance of cord blood banking: “What better way to celebrate a baby’s birth than to give someone else a second chance at life?” The article states: “Mothers who give birth on Maui now have a chance to save lives here and across the globe through the Hawai‘i Cord Blood Bank, which collects umbilical cord blood that normally would be discarded and saves it for use in vital stem cell transplants.”

’76 Class Representatives:

Duane Okumoto 1230 Laukahi Street Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96821 (B) 531-6293

Mark Imada 525-6359

Photos and fire video from the ‘Iolani Fair

2012 weekend and Vegas in Paradise can be

found on Peter Tawarahara’s Facebook page. Due to privacy setting, you will need to have a Facebook account and be a member of my ‘Iolani Class of ’75 group to view the photos and video.

The Gibsons (Peter ’76, Dana ’11 and ‘Iolani teacher Dorsey) got together with Hugh Furubayashi ’76, left, his wife Bethany and son Reid. Reid and Dana are both freshmen at Claremont McKenna College. They also celebrated Furb’s 55th birthday.



the College, organized radiology, teaching, or research. Approximately 10 percent of ACR members achieve this distinction.

Class Representative:

Curt T. otaguro P.O. Box 1959 Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96805 (B) 844-3620

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’78 Class Representative:

alan M. yugawa Pali Palms Dental Center 970 N. Kalaheo Avenue, #A 108 Kailua, Hawai‘i 96734 (R) 236-1180  (B) 254-6477

’79 Class Representative:

Ernest H. nomura Cades Schutte LLP Cades Schutte Building 1000 Bishop Street, 12th Floor Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96813 (B) 521-9338 Laeton J. Pang, M.D., has been inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Radiology (ACR). The induction took place at a formal convocation ceremony during the recent 89 th ACR Annual Meeting and Chapter Leadership Conference April 21–25, 2012 , in Washington, D.C. Laeton is an associate at Pacific Radiation Oncology, technology chair of the Cancer Centers of Hawai ‘ i, and an assistant professor in the department of surgery at The University of Hawai‘i School of Medicine. One of the highest honors the ACR can bestow on a radiologist, radiation oncologist, or medical physicist is recognition as a fellow of the American College of Radiology. ACR Fellows demonstrate a history of service to

Earl Ching Honolulu HomeLoans 745 Fort Street, Suite 1001 Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96813 561-2653

Members of the Class of ’80 enjoyed Presidents’ Day in Las Vegas to celebrate their 50th birthdays.

Randal Ikeda Twelve classmates and four spouses met in Las Vegas over the Presidents’ Day weekend in February to celebrate their 50 th birthdays. Gathering in Las Vegas for dinners, gambling, and foot massages were Lane Muraoka, Dwight Uetake, Lawrence Tanimoto, Michael and Mia Youth, Gary and Denise Asato, Kevin Haseyama, Randal Ikeda, Jon Takayama, Gil Tibayan, Kevin and Bethany Aoki, Randall Wong, and Earl and Sandra Ching. Gil Tibayan made limited edition t-shirts for all classmates. A good time was had by all, and we are looking forward to the next off-island reunion. Kevin and Bethany Aoki, Steven Kaneko, Lawrence Tanimoto, and Earl Ching got together in Seattle at the end of February when the ‘Iolani contingent was in Seattle for the annual NAIS conference. Lawrence Tanimoto won the championship of the ‘Iolani 1980 Nō Ka ‘Oi Fantasy Football League for 2011. Neal Shimoda came in second. Other enthusiastic ‘Iolani 1980 alumni were Randall Wong, Mark Shimazu, Jon Takayama, Kent Makishi, Steve Kaneko, Robert Nakamoto, Kavika CadizHasegawa, and Randal Ikeda. The League donated $200 to ‘Iolani School as part of the 2011 event.

The ‘Iolani Class of 1980 is looking to challenge other ‘Iolani alumni groups in fantasy football in 2012 . If you are interested in getting a league together to challenge the mighty Class of 1980 in fall 2012 , please contact either Randal Ikeda ( or Lawrence Tanimoto ( for details. Steve Kaneko is a top designer with Microsoft and was interviewed in connection with an article that was published in the April 19, 2012 , issue of Business Week magazine. Steve said that engineers and executives have ceded more authority to designers; they’re organized in small teams under the belief that democracy is the enemy of good design, and they regularly switch groups to allow ideas to percolate. Working the Class of 1980 ’s smoothie booth at the 2012 ‘Iolani Fair were Bobby Ichikawa, Michael Youth, Pat Nelson, Neal Shimoda, Dwight Uetake, Gil Tibayan, David Fasi, Stuart Wong, Randall Wong, Gary Asato, Lane Muraoka, David Hasegawa, Curtis Shiraishi and Earl Ching. Although not working, Robbie Harrison dropped by the booth to visit with his classmates.

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A: Jon Miyagi ’81, Kristin Miyagi ’18, Annette Wong ’84, Isaac Wong ’18 B: Dean Yonamine ’83, Alyssa

Yonamine ’18, Kenneth Yonamine ’55, Cade Yonamine ’18, Mark Yonamine ’87 C: Berwyn Ito ’82, Bryson Ito ’18, Jensen Ching ’18, Dwayne Ching ’78 D: Alexander Wee ’18, Douglas Wee ’75, Jordan Iwasaki ’18, Stanley Ishizaki ’49, David Iwasaki ’78 E: Darryl Hu ’80, Joey Hu ’18, Joseph Hu ’56, Emi Muranaka ’18, Garett Muranaka ’89 F: Eason Nishioka ’18, Evan Nishioka ’79, Marielle Wong ’18, Alden Wong ’84 LEFT: Fred Pascua ’85, Emily Pascua ’18, Megan Rodrigues ’18, Daniel Rodrigues ’82 BELOW: Lei Kawamura ’88, Randy Kawamura ’89, Megan Kawamura ’18, Alexander Usami ’18, Akira Usami ’91 INSET: Raymie Shimokawa ’18, Brent Shimokawa ’84, Jann (Furusho) Hara ’84, Jordan Hara ’18, Kurt Hara ’84


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LEFT: Brad Konishi ’83, Kirsten Konishi ’18, Paul Konishi ’50 INSET: Walter Yim ’84, Robyn Yim ’18, Steve Kondo ’60, Jessica Okubo ’18, Stevenson Okubo ’79


GENERATIONS Alumni parents and grandparents celebrate their children’s promotion from sixth grade.

G: Peter Lum ’71, Brett Hazama

Lum ’18, Nathan Hue ’18, Dwayne Hue ’79 H: Iris Stremick ’91, Morgan Stremick ’18, Keene Tanaka ’18, Brant Tanaka ’84 I: Landon Wong ’18, Benjamin Lee ’47, Kennan Kaneshiro ’18, Kevin Kaneshiro ’86 J: Hailee Ueyama ’18, Brandis Ueyama ’93 BELOW: Calvin Miyamoto ’58, Noah Lau ’18, Stacy (Miyamoto) Lau ’84, Garret Lau ’84




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K: Darren Ueki ’83, Reid Ueki ’18, Carole Ueki ’83 L: Alan Yee ’72, Tia-Marie Yee ’18, Trisha Zukeran ’18, Keith Zukeran ’79 and James Zukeran ’47 M: Kenneth Hara ’60, Jordan Hara ’18, Kurt Hara ’84 N: Curtis Kim ’78 and Chase Kim ’18 O: Randall Inaba ’81, Matthew Inaba ’18, Daniel Shiu ’87, Dylan Shiu ’18 P: Kainoa Smith ’18, (Uncle) Chris Lee ’75 Q: Tyler Tabata ’18, Kyle Tabata ’82, Jared Kaneko ’18, Stuart Kaneko ’65 RIGHT: Alton Uyema ’85, George Uyema ’54, Michael Uyema ’18, Hanna Silva ’18, Dudley Seto ’51 BELOW: Keith Fong ’86, Karalyn Fong ’18, Sheri Fong ’87 and Dick Tsuda ’61


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Sanford Morioka ’85, Mara Morioka ’18, Zackary Kon ’18, Kevin Kon ’84

Tracy Watanabe ’18, Paul Nuha ’56

INSET: Hugh Dunn ’85, Bassil Dunn ’48, Karissa Dunn ’18, Sarah Nakamoto ’18, Stuart Nakamoto ’82 R: Dwight Uetake ’80, Joy Uetake ’18, Taylor Takeuchi ’18, Brandt Takeuchi ’87, Richard Lau ’58 S: Lansing Wong ’18, Bryan Wong ’75 T: Ken Kawahara ’87, Miki Kawahara ’18, Camryn Yee ’18, Mike Yee ’82 U: Kendis Teho ’85, Kaela Teho ’18, Matthew Teho ’85 V: Michelle Wagner ’18, Matthew Wagner ’92, Jake Steiner ’18, Melvin Kuroiwa ’56





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’81 Class Representative:

scott T. hirashiki (B) 946-4459 (C) 478-2734

’82 Class Representatives:

Berwyn Ito

Aaron Kam 382-9993


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Spring started our 30 th Reunion year with our annual mini-reunion at the ‘Iolani fair, the tribute dinner for Dr. Val and Mrs. Cynthia Iwashita, the Alumni Association Golf Tournament, and this summer’s alumni reunion events. Our final scheduled event will be the Reunion in Las Vegas, October 5–7. Contact Aaron or Berwyn or check our Facebook page for details. At the tribute to Dr. Iwashita, Eldon Ching and Takeshi Saeki graciously sponsored tables allowing a few of us to get together for a LOT of memories and good times. Classmates spotted were Berwyn Ito, Eldon Ching, Takeshi Saeki, Kevin Takamori, Ben Kashiwabara, Michael Kaya, Gregg Matsuura, Michael Sen, Stuart Nakamoto, Tennyson Lum, Michael Yee, Aaron Kam, Jeff L. Tom, and Kathe Warner. We apologize if we missed seeing anyone else.

Robert Oshita, Dean of Students Tate Brown ’86, and coach and ‘Iolani history teacher John Bickel accompanied the ‘Iolani History Bowl teams to Washington, D.C., in late April to compete in the National History Bowl. Robert’s son, Spencer Oshita ’15, was a member of the junior varsity team, which made the most of the tournament by making it to the Octo-finals. The team managed to squeeze in a whirlwind tour of some Washington, D.C., monuments, memorials, and museums, capping it off with a visit to the Capitol and a meeting with Senator Daniel K. Akaka and his aide Keone Nakoa ’04. The ‘Iolani students were in for a real treat when ‘Iolani alumni from the D.C. area provided a “local style” dinner for the students. Jenny Taoka-Hilscher ’89 hosted the dinner with our fellow classmate Bryan Horikami. A dozen alumni attended, giving the students a chance to meet and share stories with our ‘Iolani ‘ohana. Robert intends to follow the teams back to Washington, D.C., next year in the event that ‘Iolani qualifies. The


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joanna seto Mahalo, 2012 Fair volunteers of ’85! Our class is the GREATEST! Smoothie machines Bella and Lovey also worked extra hard for us this year! Mahalo also, Smoothie interns Lily Teho ’21, Cameryn Nagaji ’21, Kayla Seto ’14, Jared Seto, and Max Miyashiro ’20. Sanford Morioka, Susan (Uyeno) Akamine, and Ryan Odo are multi-year returning volunteers! Thanks again for your help! Robert Oshita ’82 and Bryan Horikami ’82 saw each other when the ‘Iolani History Bowl and Bee team visited Washington, D.C. Oshita was a chaperone on the trip. OPPOSITE: Gathering at the retirement dinner for Dr. Val Iwashita ’67 were members of the Class of ’82: top row, Kevin Takamori, Dr. Berwyn Ito, Takeshi Saeki, Eldon Ching, Ben Kashiwabara, Tennyson Lum, Michael Yee, Michael Kaya; seated, Dr. Stuart Nakamoto, Gregg Matsuura, Kathe Warner, Aaron Kam and Michael Sen.

students are looking forward to having another opportunity to visit our nation’s capital and compete in the National History Bowl and Bee. We congratulate the students and their coach John Bickel for representing ‘Iolani at Nationals with dignity. Bryan Horikami, an associate professor of intercultural communication at Salisbury University in Maryland, was recognized as the Faculty Member of the Year for 2011–2012 by the Salisbury University Student Government Association. The Student Government Association nominates and votes on faculty each year.

’83 Class Representative:

LORI K. KAIZAWA-Okimura 46-332 Kamehameha Highway Kāne‘ohe, Hawai‘i 96744 (C) 352-1664

’84 Class Representative:

jann (furusho) Hara P.O. Box 11514 Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96828 (C) 371-1663

Todd Haruki’s daughter Caroline got into ‘Iolani and will be joining Todd ’s son Brandon ’22. Todd said he was “both happy that she got in and sad that I had to pay tuition twice—until I met Fred Pascua at the welcoming meeting and found out that his third child will be starting along with Caroline. Now, I’m just happy.” Marla (Bisquera) Miyamura is training for Honolulu Marathon #6. She’s still teaching at Pearl City High School. Check out John Fujiwara’s Facebook page for more updates on his activities. Jeff Hawk is proud of daughters Kelly ’15 and Maddie ’17, who are both on ‘Iolani water polo teams. Ben Ignacio had a serious health issue which he has now overcome. He’s grateful for all the love, prayers, and concern from the Class of ’85. Ben’s son, Timothy, finished second grade at ‘Iolani with Sela Kimura (Taka’s daughter), Brandon Haruki (Todd’s son), and Summer Fusato (Grant’s daughter). They are members of the ‘Iolani School Class of 2022. Ben continues to practice criminal defense with his partner, Jeff Hawk, in the firm of Hawk Sing Ignacio & Waters (

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Classnotes Andrew Yee saw Laurie (Harimoto) Yee at his house. Laurie shares that she, Lynn Yamashiro, and Lori (Kikkawa) Gates went to Merrie Monarch this spring.

Sidney Goo would like air conditioning in the smoothie booth. He shares with us good friends, good times, and good memories (while we can still remember).

Dean Anderson is proud that his son Ko‘olau ’19 was accepted to ‘Iolani’s 6th grade class. He joins his younger brother, Kona ’23, in Lower School.

Neil Nihei is still at Kamehameha Schools.

Gary Miyashiro reports that tax season is pau, but he is still busy catching up. Call him at the MC Group Hawai‘i, Inc., (808) 988-5757 ext. 14. Kendis (Kado) Teho is enjoying being a mom! Alton Uyema is pastor of Faith Christian Fellowship. Come and join the church family for worship on Sundays, 9:00 a.m. at the Moanalua High School Cafeteria. Learn more at Sandy (Young) Wataoka is a referral coordinator at the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific. She is also a driving specialist in the outpatient clinic. Thank you, Sandy, for lovingly encouraging Bella and Lovey to do their best for our class on Friday. Miles Ishiki is doing the same old stuff since April 2006 —freelance graphic design at his company, MILE5DESIGN. Contrary to his website, Grant Fusato is an optometrist in his free time. His full-time job is being Dad to Landis ’19 and Summer ’22 as well as coordinating our class junkets to Las Vegas. Joanna (Lee) Seto appreciates the time and exuberance of our classmates who volunteer at all the Fair booths: our class’s booth and/or their child(ren)’s booth(s). The Fair wouldn’t be the success it is without your help! She just celebrated her one-year anniversary as the engineering program manager for the Department of Health, Safe Drinking Water Branch. She continues to learn more of the program from the SDWB ‘Ohana including ‘Iolani alumni Jennifer Nikaido ’99 and Kumar Bhagavan ’82.


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Taka Kimura has been elected vice president of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI), which represents more than 20,000 structural engineers within the American Society of Civil Engineers. SEI provides a variety of publications and services that advance the structural engineering profession. Taka currently works for Parsons Brinckerhoff in their Honolulu office. His two daughters, Sela ’22 and Ella ’24, attend ‘Iolani (future smoothie interns).

quality coffee and food and showcases up-and-coming artists and musicians— all the while donating its proceeds to non-profit organizations. The cafe keeps Michael busy, along with his other job as a pastor in Makakilo. Drop by if you’re out on the Westside for some great mocha, music, or art. Visit for more information.

’88 Class Representatives:


Robin Hirano

’86 Class Representatives:

Cathy Tolentino Camacho 2439 Kapi‘olani Boulevard #703 Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96826 951-7173

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’87 Class Representatives:

daniel shiu 1962 Piimauna Place Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96821 (R) 373-7133 (B) 526-6968

Ken KAWahara 3276 Pauma Place Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96822 (R) 988-3325 (C) 295-1511 Michael Ohara has opened a coffee shop called 3rd Cup Cafe & Venue in Kunia, Hawai‘i. The cafe provides its patrons with

’89 Class Representatives:

NICOLE MORRY 5312 Greenlake Way North Seattle, Washington 98103 (C) (206) 226-8865

David Oyadomari 779-0122

Dean K. Young 999 Bishop Street, 23rd Floor Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96813 (B) 544-8300 (C) 375-2495 or

Classnotes ‘Iolani School and its strong community service focus for inspiring her on a path of public service. Want to know more? Visit www.Levani Levani Lipton ’92 is running for the State Senate District 25.

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’91 Class Representative:

Lisa Larson Furuta 3537 Kumu Street Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96822

’92 ’90 Class Representatives:

Marcus L. Kawatachi 580 Lunalilo Home Road #329 Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96825 (B) 586-8636

Aurene C.P. Pila 94-406 Makapipipi Street Mililani, Hawai‘i 96789 (R) 382-4480 Thank you, all who volunteered at our class booth at the ‘Iolani Fair this year. Leanne Agawa, Phillip Camp, Darian Chun, Adrienne (Shimonishi) Elkind, Rand Ide, Erick Itoman, Marcus Kawatachi, Ken Kobayashi, Kaniau Meyer, Bob Morikuni, Shaun Mukai, Darren Nakao, Jason Sahara, and Robb Tanaka all contributed to making the waff le hot dog booth a huge success. We hope to see everyone at the Fair again next year!

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Trevor W. benn 2825 Park Street Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96817 Running on a platform of health and education, Levani Lipton, a recent graduate of the master of public administration program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, has decided to foray into the Hawai‘i political scene by running for the State Senate seat in the district where she grew up. State Senate District 25 includes Kailua, Waimānalo, Lanikai, Portlock, and Hawai‘i Kai. Levani believes we need to “address the imminent medical crises of a doctor shortage by providing mechanisms to increase opportunities for new doctors while creating incentives for physicians to stay in our islands.” Also central to Levani’s campaign is the role of early education in determining a child’s success and its impact on the future workforce of our state. She believes Hawai‘i’s children should be competitive in math and sciences and have innovative opportunities to develop their creativity and says, “Learning environments that promote the success of all children should be cultivated.” She credits

Jimmy Miyashiro 143 Opihikao Way Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96825

Jon Nouchi 95-890 Makeaupea Place Mililani, Hawai‘i 96789 Sherri Lyn Chong is a pr ac t ic i n g orthodontist at Willamette Dental Group in Seattle, Washington.

’94 Class Representatives:

Dean Shimamoto 98-1699 Apala Loop ‘Aiea, Hawai‘i 96701 (R) 487-7641 (B) 585-8722

chad takesue 45-586 Hui Kelu Street Kāne‘ohe, Hawai‘i 96744 (R) 227-4476

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970 Ka‘ahue Street Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96825 (C) 375-5805

227 Opihikao Way Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96825 782-5009


Tom Park

153 Pinana Street Kailua, Hawai‘i 96734 (808) 223-2682

2233 Kalākaua Avenue #301 Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96815 (B) 922-0777 (C) 387-7033

Justin Iwase

Jon Lipka was promoted to associate at Becker Morgan Group, Inc. He also received certified construction contract administrator credentials last fall. He was recently transferred to St. Thomas the Disciple Anglican Church in Salisbury, Maryland, where he serves as associate priest.

1634 Makiki Street #1003 Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96822 (C) 368-6646

After 11 years in daily journalism, Ilima Loomis left The Maui News in April to accept a position as managing editor for Spirituality & Health, a national magazine with a circulation of about 65,000. Luckily, the job will allow her to remain on Maui. Duke and Kiriko Oishi welcomed their second child, Nica Milieu Leia, on April 2, 2012 . Duke is an attorney with the local firm Yamamoto & Settle.

RIGHT: Nolan Kido ’97 and Lisa Wong ’01 announced the birth of their daughter Arya Mayu Yin Yi Kido on March 17, 2012, in Boston.

LEFT: Duke ’96 , newborn Nica, three-year-old Luca, and Kiriko Oishi


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James Chan ’98 recently completed a study exchange in the Philippines. He also got to meet boxing great Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao.

’99 Class Representatives:

Derek Kamm (C) 228-5486 (F) (855) 228-5486

Shogo John Miyagi P.O. Box 88584 Honolulu, Hawai‘i (C) (617) 784-9410 Dave Bess is touring this summer as D. Bess, the one-man band, in support of his album Man vs. Bear which features reggae legend Toots Hibbert on the standout single “Oh Carolina.” You can download the album for free or donate to the cause at, where you can also view summer tour dates. The album features Dave Bess performing all instruments and vocals as well as acting as producer and engineer.

’97 Class Representative:

Shannon Asato Lisa Wong ’01 and Nolan Kido are happy to announce the birth of their daughter Arya Mayu Yin Yi Kido on March 17, 2012 , at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Lisa is enrolled in dental school at Tufts University and is doing a great job balancing the competing demands of breastfeeding and studying for her board examinations. Nolan is still pretty bad at cooking and changing diapers, but he will have the opportunity to improve as he stays home with Arya while Lisa completes her last year of school. After Lisa’s graduation, the family plans to move back to Hawai‘i where Lisa will join her father, Roger Wong, at his downtown Honolulu dental practice.

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gina fujikami 1815 Laukahi Street Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96821 James Chan recently participated in a 30 -day professional group study exchange program through the Rotary International in Quezon City, Philippines. With daily activities organized by Filipino Rotarians starting at 9 a.m. and often ending at 11 p.m., James was able to learn not only about the real estate market in the Philippines, but also about the culture and history of the country. The Filipino Rotarians showed great hospitality and provided valuable contacts for the future. Follow his blog entries from the trip at

Mark Sander has been touring the globe for the last decade during his service to the U.S. Army. After deployments to Iraq from 2005 to 2007 and again from 2008 to 2009, his last overseas assignment took him to Asia to train with the Mongolian Armed Forces to enhance partnerships and readiness with our fellow nation who supports United Nations missions worldwide. He is now a company commander stationed at Joint Base LewisMcChord, Washington. Mark is married to the former Natalie Delles of Syracuse, New York, and has a four-year-old daughter, Keiko. Mark and Natalie are expecting their second daughter this summer.

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An “all-in-fun” golf tournament that pits ‘Iolani and Punahou alumni against each other was held on January 14 and 15. The ‘Iolani team included Aaron Sasaki ’00, Alan Yamagata ’00, Blaine Umeda ’01, Brad Takamori ’01, Corey Yamamoto ’01, David Miyasato ’00, Derrick Arimoto ’98, Dustin Yamamoto, Fletcher Kimura ’97, James Chan ’98, Jason Ikehara ’00, Jason Teruya ’00, Justin Haruki ’00, Kacy Nekoba ’00, Reed Tanaka ’02, Ryan Shinkawa ’00, Shari Ikehara ’99, and Tyler Kimura ’00. RIGHT: Kristin Shinkawa ’02 and Dale Lee ’66 co-coached the inaugural ‘Iolani School Team in the Hawai’i State Bar Association Mock Trial Competition in January/February 2012. Pictured are Kristin Shinkawa ’02, Danielle Huang ’13, Leahna Luke ’12, Sophia Asing-Yuen’12, Dale Lee ’66, Nicole Lam ’13, Jonathan Kaneshiro ’12, David Brown ’12, Erica Lau ’15. Missing Hirokazu Ikeda ’12 and Max Matsuda Hirata ’12.

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The Good Guys won again! The Raiders squeaked out a 17.5 to 16.5 victory over the Buffanblu at the 5th Annual PM Challenge held at the Fazio and Palmer golf courses at the Turtle Bay Resort on January 14 and 15, 2012 . The Raiders were led by co-MVPs Ryan Shinkawa ’00 and Jason Ikehara ’00, who each secured three points for the wining team. Following their surprisingly enthusiastic rendition of “I-I-IOL ,” the Buffanblu generously matched our donation to ‘Iolani School for a total of $500. Dr. Christopher Soon is doing a pathology residency at Stanford University. He and wife Helen reside in Menlo Park, California.



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Tracie Ann Chong g radu ated f rom John A. Burns School of Medicine in May 2011. She is currently a dermatology resident at the University of Utah.

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Mariana Lee (C) 391-6160 Kila Ka‘aihue was the subject of an article in the Star-Advertiser this May by Steve Hunt, “For Kila, Oakland Is More Than OK .” After

being with the Kansas City Royals for his first nine years of professional baseball, Kila was traded to Oakland last fall, and the change “has definitely agreed with him,” according to the article. Kila has played first base for Oakland and also been a designated hitter. Kila commented of the trade: “Been good, new scenery, great group of guys, kind of a fresh start for me.” He found his new teammates welcoming and likes the more “relaxed” and “comfortable” feeling of the team.

’03 Class Representative:

walden au 4742 Likini Street Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96818


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tia takeuchi Seven members from the ‘Iolani class of

2004 have spent another four years together

as classmates at the University of Hawai‘i John A. Burns School of Medicine: Brad Kamitaki, Erina Matsumoto, Brandon Young, Lauren Sumida, Cori-Ann Hirai, Carol Pham, and Ryan Otsuka. On March 16, 2012 , they participated in what is known as “Match Day.” On this day, fourth year medical students across the entire nation simultaneously find out where they will be headed for residency training.

All seven graduated from The University of Hawai‘i John A. Burns School of Medicine this May. Brad Kamitaki is going into neurology and will be training at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center in New York, New York. Erina Matsumoto is going into internal medicine and will be training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston,

Massachusetts. Brandon Young is going into pediatrics and will be training at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, California. Lauren Sumida is going into pathology and will be training at the University of Hawai‘i Residency Programs in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Cori-Ann Hirai is going into OB/Gyn and will be training at the University of Hawai‘i Residency Programs in Honolulu, Hawai’i. Carol Pham is going into internal medicine and will be training at the University of Hawai‘i Residency Programs in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Ryan Otsuka is going into ophthalmology. He will be doing his transitional year at the University of Hawai‘i

Residency Programs in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, and will finish his training at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Sean Carney has opened a sports coaching business, Elite Sports Academy, according to an article in Pacific Business News posted online February 24, 2012 . Sean credits his experience with former UH volleyball player Tony Ching for the idea of opening an academy to help “intermediate and high school students who have the goal of playing a sport in college or at the professional level.” When Sean was at ‘Iolani and Tony was a senior at UH , the latter came to ‘Iolani and “helped out at volleyball practices,” Sean recounts.

RIGHT: Brandon Young ’04 (pediatrics),

Lauren Sumida ’04 (pathology), Erina Matsumoto ’94 (internal medicine), Cori-Ann Hirai ’04 (obstetrics and gynecology), Brad Kamitaki ’04 (neurology), Carol Pham ’04 (internal medicine) and Ryan Otsuka ’04 (ophthalmology) spent four years together in medical school and now enter their residency training. BELOW: Recent graduates of the University

of Hawai‘i John A. Burns School of Medicine include: left to right, Erina Matsumoto ’04, Kristin Sawai ’05, Brad Kamitaki ’04, Brandon Young ’04, Cori Hirai ’04, Carol Pham ’04, Lauren Sumida ’04, Ryan Otsuka ’04, and Brent Tatsuno ’01.

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’06 Noa Santos was the subject of a feature article by Nadine Kam posted March 12 on, “Design by the Minute.” Noa, a successful interior designer in Manhattan, came up with a different approach last August when he introduced to the New York market his “50 for Fifty” concept of interior decorating. According to the article, the service is “a simple formula entailing 50 minutes of work for $50 which is winning [Noa] accolades in the New York and trade press and a whole lot of fans.” His idea makes “interior design affordable for a younger generation of DIY dwellers who don’t care for the hand-holding of old-school interior designers and don’t mind putting a little sweat into their nest-building skills,“ the article notes. Noa finds the 50 minutes “a fun, high-energy task.” Clients may use the services as a consultation, to pick colors, change a layout, or perform physical labor. The writer also commented on the change of direction Noa took in his major at Stanford: initially he intended to become a doctor, but he switched majors to architectural design and management science. Certainly, many of his young New York clients are glad that he did. As Noa stated in the article about those clients: “The impact was really invigorating. Just changing the place they lived changed the way they lived. They were able to entertain more, they were more organized, and much happier.”

’08 Kylie Ahlo, a senior on the Loyola Marymount softball team, was the subject of a feature article by Billy Hull in the “Hawai‘i Grown” section of the Star-Advertiser on March 14, 2012 , “Ahlo Plays All Over for LMU.” The paper included an action photo of Kylie sliding into base with the caption: “Former ‘Iolani standout Kylie Ahlo has 64 hits and 63 runs scored in her career at Loyola Marymount.” The article focuses on Kylie’s versatility on the field this season. At ‘Iolani, she was primarily an infielder, but this season she has played just about wherever Coach Gary Ferrin needed her—catcher, left field, and center field. She started almost every game this season, had more hits than most of the rest of the team, and played errorless in the first 61 chances building up to conference play. Kamuela Johnson was commissioned as an ensign in the Navy Reserves as well as graduating from the California Maritime Academy in April. Also graduating from CMA was his ‘Iolani classmate Marissa Why. Brad Lawson was one of six members of the Stanford men’s volleyball team named to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-Academic team. A member of Stanford’s

winningest senior class (86 victories), Brad also amassed numerous honors this year including the following: AVCA first-team All-America, MPSF All-Tournament team, one of four Stanford players ever to receive three first-team All-America honors, AVCA National Player of the Week April 17 and February 14, number one in Stanford career kills in rally-scoring era (1,828) and number five all-time, number one in Stanford career service aces all-time (128), and number two in Stanford single-season sets played all-time (437). Kai Masutani, a senior on the Redlands, California, softball team, went 2-for-2 and scored a run in the second game of a doubleheader sweep of Occidental in March. Kelsey Outram is pitching for the Southern Utah baseball team and earned the win in the opener of a four-game series against Hawai‘i Pacific this spring. Jamie Smith, a senior at UNLV, was named to the All-Mountain West Conference women’s basketball third team this spring. She was also the recipient of the Lady Rebel award at the team’s annual banquet this March. She is UNLV ’s and the Mountain West Conference all-time leader in rebounds and also surpassed 1,000 points in her career.

Kamuela Johnson ’08 and Marissa Why ’08 both graduated from the California Maritime Academy.


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’09 J.R. Bunda, a junior on the Portland baseball team, threw 1 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing one hit and no walks with two strikeouts in a win over Air Force this March. Rance Fujiwara is finishing his junior year at Creighton University where he is majoring in biochemistry and Latin. This spring, he was awarded the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Manson A. Stewart Scholarship; he was one of six undergraduate sophomores or juniors majoring in classics across the country to be given this scholarship.

’10 Class Representatives:

Jackie Mosteller

Claire Mosteller

Conference Team—Honorable Mention; she led the CSUN team with 344 kills. Mahina was also named to the Fall All-Big West Academic Team. Sheldon Lee, a freshman on the USF baseball team, pitched a scoreless seventh inning with a walk and a strikeout in a loss to Fresno State this March. In April, Sheldon allowed two hits in a scoreless inning in a 3-1 loss to Sacramento State, lowering his ERA to 2.08. Curtis Martin, a sophomore at Whittier, pitched a scoreless ninth inning in a loss against Cal Lutheran this spring. In a loss to Laverne this April, Curtis allowed two runs on three hits in three innings with two walks and a strikeout. Mackenzie Sato, a sophomore at Cornell, scored a 9.725 on the floor earning the top individual score for her team in a gymnastics meet against Rutgers, Eastern Michigan, and Temple this March. Earlier this season, she also took first in floor exercise in a women’s gymnastics tri-meet with Pennsylvania and Brockport. Eland Tsubata, a freshman at Willamette in Oregon, pitched a scoreless eighth inning in a game against Pacific Lutheran this spring.

Although only a sophomore, Jarrett Arakawa had a great season pitching for the University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa, baseball team. The Sports section of the Star-Advertiser featured action photographs of Jarrett with several stories of Bows’ wins this spring. The following headlines and subheadings capsulize the story of Jarrett’s success this season: “Pitcher Jarrett Arakawa leads the way as Hawai‘i ends a five-game skid” (3/31/12); “Bows Back Arakawa: UH gives its starting pitcher plenty of run support in a victory over Saint Mary’s” (4/15/12); and “ UH ’s Arakawa dominates Spartans” (4/22/12).

Claire Mosteller finished her second year at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and is spending the summer working at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf while serving as assistant director to director Rob Duval for the Hawai‘i Shakespeare Festival production of Cymbeline.

Logan Chun, a sophomore on the Oberlin College (Ohio) men’s tennis team, won matches at No. 2 doubles and No. 1 singles in a defeat of Grove City College this March.

Jackie Mosteller finished her second year at Fordham University Lincoln Center and is working as a resident floor manager in the Fordham University dormitory.

Anissa “Mahina” Haina is an outside hitter for the Cal State Northridge (CSUN) women’s volleyball team. Upon completion of the season, she was named to the All-Big West

Cameo Lethem is spending her summer in New York after receiving a dance fellowship at Skidmore College where she completed her second year of college.

Brett Watanabe plays f irst base on the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps baseball team and went 3-for-7 with four RBI s in a doubleheader sweep of Caltech this spring.

’11 Class Representative:

lauren wong Tiras Koon, a freshman at Willamette in Oregon, hit a two-run homer in a game against Pacific Lutheran this spring. He finished the three-game series 5-for-12 with three RBIs. In a game against Lewis & Clark, Tiras batted .500 with a double and a home run to help the Bearcats score five runs and win two of three games in the series. Jensen Park plays outfield for Northern Colorado’s baseball team and went 4-for-12 with two doubles in a series with Washington State in mid-March. In a late-March series with South Dakota State, Jensen hit .400 with a triple, four runs, and three RBIs. In April, Jensen had two RBIs and a run to help the Bears win one out of three games against Seattle University. Kimberlee Souza, a freshman on the Washington softball team, went 3-for-11 with five runs scored and was hit by a pitch four times to help the Huskies go a perfect 5-0 in the Louisville Slugger Classic this March. Carlos Rodriguez, a freshman at Oregon State, is pitching well for the men’s baseball team. He closed out an 11-3 win over Northern Illinois in early March, allowing a hit and striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning. In a mid-March victory over Oklahoma, he allowed only one hit over three scoreless innings, walked four, and struck out two.

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‘Iolani School extends heartfelt sympathy to the families and friends of the deceased. The school also attempts to maintain accurate records on all alumni. Please let ‘Iolani know when an alumnus/a has passed away. Notices may be sent to Office of Institutional Advancement ‘Iolani School 563 Kamoku Street Honolulu, HI 96826

Thank you.

Wilfred S. Pang died in Mānoa Cottage Nursing Home on April 12, 2012. He was a retired executor from the Hawai‘i Criminal Injuries Compensation Commission. Wilfred is survived by brother Stanley; and sister Evelyn P. Chun.

CLASS OF 1944 George Rae “Sunny” Meisner, Jr., died at home on the Big Island on April 23, 2012. He was a retired mechanical engineer, a Navy Reserve veteran, and Merchant Marine officer who served in World War II. He is survived by son Marc; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

CLASS OF 1948 Moses Pauole, Jr., died April 18, 2012, on Moloka‘i. He was a retired Maui County heavy equipment operator. He is survived by wife Diana L.; sons Moses III and Landis; daughter Rachel Nagai; sisters Winnie Naehu and Pearline Madrona; and 11 grandchildren.

CLASS OF 1955 Raymond Yutaka “Ray” Fujii died in Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on March 3, 2012. He is survived by sisters Shirley Hayashi and Norma Okasaki.

CLASS OF 1962 Alfred Akira Tanaka died February 17, 2012. He was a community planning and engineering engineer. He is survived by wife Lenora; sons Brett Tanaka ’84, and Ricky, Todd and Chad Murakami; daughter Dawn Murakami-Kim; mother Eleanor M.; brothers Harold Tanaka ’60 and Richard Nakamura; sisters Ella Hakoda, Thelma Hamano, and Gail Mizokawa; and five grandchildren.


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‘Iolani Classic Girls Basketball Tournament

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‘Iolani Classic Boys Basketball Tournament

A Touch of ‘Iolani – “Homecoming” theme 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – ‘Iolani Art Lānai. Great food, live entertainment, silent auction, presentation of the Alumni Service Award, $70 per person, call (808) 943-2269

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Eddie Hamada Memorial Golf Tournament, Pearl Country Club, 10:00 a.m. check in, 11:30 a.m. shotgun start

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Father Bray Memorial Classic at Aloha Stadium: Pac-Five vs. Waipahu 4:45 p.m.; reception 5:30 p.m.; ‘Iolani vs. Konawaena 7:30 p.m.

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First Day of 2012–13 school year

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Chorus & Hōkūloa Concert at St. Andrew’s Cathedral, 7:30 p.m.

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‘Iolani 150th Birthday Bash



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ICAN One Day, One Team Community Service Projects

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Christmas Break

‘Iolani Fair, noon to 10:30 p.m.

(both days) Fall Break

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Fall Play at Diamond Head Theatre, 7:00 p.m. (except preview night on October 31, 4:30 p.m.)

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Class of 2013 Graduation Ceremony on campus, 5:00 p.m.

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