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As part of Keables Week’s Community Night, Keables Chair Holder Alexandra Fuller, award-wining author of Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood, The Legend of Colton H. Bryant, and Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness, will offer a free reading for the public on February 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the student center.!/Iolani_School Author Alexandra Fuller will speak on February 5 in the student center.

On the cover Founded three years ago as a partnership with Jarrett Intermediate School, the KA‘I program helps to fulfill ‘Iolani’s mission of building lifelong learning and active, productive citizenship, while teaching leadership skills. KA‘I stands for Kūkulu Alaka‘i ‘Iolani which is the Hawaiian phrase for “The Creation of Leaders.” Pictured are ‘Iolani mentor and alumna Gabrielle Perry ’11 with Jarrett Intermediate eighth graders and siblings Isaac Waikiki and Tiffany Waikiki. The full story begins on page 4. Design: Stacey Leong Design Art Directors Stacey Leong Mills, Karyn Yasui Lau

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School Bulletin O t her Featu res 20 Letters to the Editor 22 Scholarship Breakfast 24 Fall Honors Day 32 Welcoming our new Director of Advancement 36 Class of ’62 celebrated 50th reunion

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A Partnership that Creates Leaders KA‘I bridges two communities and fosters friendships that change lives.

Alumni Around the World Give Back The 3rd annual One Day, One Team unites graduates through community service.

Installation Ceremony for Dr. Timothy R. Cottrell Our new Head of School is ceremoniously welcomed to ‘Iolani.

Our Living Legend Retired Headmaster Rev. David P. Coon speaks during a 150th Anniversary luncheon.

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y first six months at ‘Iolani have been filled with much joy, excitement and the affirmation that ‘Iolani School is, indeed, one of the best independent schools in the world. ‘Iolani’s mission of developing well-rounded individuals who are prepared for responsible, moral citizenship and who balance personal growth with concern and care for others is alive and well within students and alumni.

From planting trees at public elementary schools to working in native Hawaiian fishponds to cleaning headstones at the Hawai‘i State Veterans’ Cemetery on Veterans Day, the ‘Iolani community is blessed with active, engaged and selfless people. We are a school that does exceedingly well as an institution of education with a commitment to foster actions for the greater good in support of our community and the world. Examples of such excellence are plentiful at ‘Iolani. Recently, we were informed that both students representing Hawai‘i for the 2012 State AP® Scholar Award come from ‘Iolani. Erin Main ’13 and Scott Marison ’13 are among 108 students nationwide to receive this honor. In addition, 30 members of the Class of 2013 were named National Merit Semi-finalists out of 70 finalists statewide. Matthew Beattie-Callahan ’14 was selected as one of 30 students across the nation to serve as a United States Senate Page during the spring semester. Our young journalists on the staff of Imua recently served as producers and hosts of the Hawai‘i - which is Public Broadcasting Station’s program “Hiki No,” the nation’s first student news network. Mitchell Kouchi ’14 was featured in the hour-long television special “Harry & Jeanette Weinberg’s Hawai‘i Stars Concert of Extraordinary Abilities” for his amazing perseverance and strong character. Ashley Poziembo ’13 represented the United States in an international Tahitian dance competition in 2012. We strive daily to maintain our position as an institution where standards are high and the journey to excellence is valued. Yet with this excellence comes a responsibility to give back to the


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The amazing accomplishments of ‘Iolani students and alumni are complemented by their work for the greater good.

community, to share our skill as educators with others, and to make a difference not just within our ‘Iolani community but also beyond. As from Luke 3:11, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.” The imperative to do both well and good continues to beat in the heart of our school 150 years after King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma held the same aspiration with our founding.

Long after they graduate, our alumni continue to create partnerships with the community. They go out into the world and make service a part of their lives. This past October, alumni around the world joined for One Day, One Team. From preserving the Ka Papa Lo‘i O Kanewai (taro gardens) on O‘ahu to packaging food boxes in Seattle or serving breakfast at shelters in Boston and spending a day at a children’s home in Japan, our alumni around the world give back in so many ways.

The KA‘I program, which stands for Kukulu Alaka‘ i ‘Iolani The amazing accomplishments of ‘Iolani students and alumni or the Creation of Leaders, provides the platform for us are complemented by their work for the greater good. Our to share our resources and experiences by partnering with faculty, one of the best in the world, continues its tradition of Jarrett Intermediate School. Programs that address summer an education that engages the mind, body and spirit. We also learning loss1 are well-established strategies for closing the aspire to have every student see the intrinsic value in helping achievement gap2 that exists between students from low- others, for it is the good that we do in the world that defines income families and their suburban peers. Schools such as the merit of our expertise. ours, schools that excel at educating young people and are As we unite to celebrate ‘Iolani’s sesquicentennial and open blessed with many resources, carry the responsibility to give The Sullivan Center for Innovation and Leadership as a from our abundance. ‘Iolani continues to expand its reach leading educational space for the 21st century, there will be by accepting the responsibility to lead and facilitate broad many opportunities for you to become engaged in the future collaboration between private institutions in partnership with of the School. I invite you to do so as we work to insure that the public education system. the well and good of ‘Iolani will continue to shape minds and In addition to KA‘I, ‘Iolani teachers and students work on touch lives far into the future. projects such as our first graders giving holiday boxes to children in the Wai‘anae Outreach program, our Upper School students serving as mentors and tutors for neighboring Ala Wai Elementary. The veterans of the 100th Battalion are a great resource for our young historians school-wide who walk across the street to hear first hand stories of World War II Timothy R. Cottrell, Ph.D. and service to country. Head of School

1. Summer learning loss: 2. The Achievement gap:

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To Foster Excellence and a Sustainable Sense of Community through ‘Iolani’s KA‘I Program By Jason Black


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T “Giving is a universal opportunity. Regardless of your age, profession, religion, income bracket, and background, you have the capacity to create change.” Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, Philanthropist

he salt air whips through their hair and lingers on their lips. The tide is high and the current rough. Some lucky or swift-handed kids have even caught a few fish darting through the waves. All of them are experiencing a connection that deepens when working towards a common goal and giving of their energy and time to something they believe in.

These young people are helping to rebuild a wall around the He‘eia ancient Hawaiian fish pond on the western shore of O‘ahu near Kāne‘ohe Bay. But they are also doing much more. They are learning, not just about preserving Hawaiian culture, but they are also building lasting friendships, gaining leadership skills, and experiencing adventures with others from diverse and different backgrounds. They are mentors and students. The mentors come from ‘Iolani School and the students attend Jarrett Middle School. Their joint effort in He‘eia is part of the private school-public school partnership made possible by ‘Iolani’s amazing KA‘I program. Founded three years ago, the name stands for Kūkulu Alaka‘i ‘Iolani, the Hawaiian phrase for “The Creation of Leaders.” Overseen by ‘Iolani’s Community Service and Service Learning Coordinator Allison Ishii ’02, KA‘I is part of ‘Iolani’s emphasis on service learning, which is not just part of the school’s mission of citizenship but it’s also just good for the soul.

KA‘I mentors and students stand in a line passing coral to fill a damaged spot in the wall of the He‘eia fishpond near Kāne‘ohe.

Over the past decade, ‘Iolani School has wanted to develop a summer mentorship program for kids from underprivileged families in the local neighborhood. Then, in 2009, Ishii—who is also ‘Iolani’s girls tennis coach—was hired to spearhead the formation of this “passion project” as she calls it. One day, early on, Interim Dean of Upper School Ann Yoneshige, with the support of now retired Headmaster Dr. Val Iwashita ’67, handed her a folder full of the ideas they’d compiled. “My own personal interest is in finding ways to connect ‘Iolani with the community so from the start, I loved the idea,” she recalls. “And ‘Iolani has a lot to offer the community so it was a perfect fit.”

From left to right: Eugene Aleta, Dean Spencer, Christina Chang, Sonny Carroll with Allison Ishii ‘02 on the wall

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The Kūkulu Alaka‘i ‘Iolani (KA‘I) program facilitates broad collaboration between private institutions in partnership with the public education system to expand summer learning opportunities for underprivileged students. Goals of the program include 1

To provide underserved students with relevant academic enrichment during the summer months thus addressing the “summer slide” and resulting achievement gap that occurs during this period


To develop students as leaders in their school and community through leadership and integrity classes and community service projects in and around the Pālolo community


To create a cohesive team and partnership of public and private students. As mentors and students work together, they gain an awareness of the community beyond their own schools. This leads to a stronger understanding between students of different backgrounds as well as greater personal growth.

4 To create a pathway for the Pālolo community to

advocate the importance of educating youths. In addition to serving students, KA‘I works to include leaders from the Pālolo community as guest speakers and involves the parents of Jarrett students in their children’s growth and development.

For the first two years, the program also received much-needed funding in the form of an $110,000 donation from local philanthropists Bill Reeves and Debbie Berger. The couple are co-founders of The Learning Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to excellence in Hawai‘i’s public schools. So the stars aligned and the KA‘I Program was born. As the name implies, the concept behind the program is simple: To create a lasting partnership with a neighborhood public middle school and create educational opportunities for economically disadvantaged students. Ishii and school officials including Iwashita and Yoneshige looked into where the highest concentration of low-income housing in our neighborhood was and decided on Jarrett Middle School located in nearby Pālolo Valley. Since its launch in 2009, the six-week program that spans from seventh to twelfth grades has gained notable momentum. Currently, there are 36 students enrolled in the program, and a dozen sixth graders are added each year. The inaugural group of 12 is now in ninth grade. At full capacity, the KA‘I Program will serve 72 students from the nearby Pālolo community. Each summer, students selected for KA‘I join the other 3,000 students enrolled in ‘Iolani’s successful summer school program by participating in regular classes from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every day. Generally, they get one regular core class like writing composition, Hawaiian history, or science alongside one very creative class that they get to choose themselves. Popular electives include fun courses like Mixed Media, Magic, Light Literature, Ceramics and Robotics. These classes are designed to broaden their minds by exploring fields of study beyond core academic disciplines such as English, math and science. All participating students also earn credit for core classes at their respective Department of Education high schools. The selection of the students for the KA‘I program is a joint effort between ‘Iolani and Jarrett based on identifying at-risk kids. Essentially, these are students who may be on the borderline between graduating from high school and moving on to college or not. Most are at or below the poverty line and reside in Pālolo public housing. Most are from single parent families. When entering the program, their current grades are in the B and C range. And, perhaps most importantly, they have the potential

Micah Lau ’12 at the He‘eia Pond


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From left to right: Dean Spencer, Christina Chang, Fredrick Akau (red shirt), Sonny Carroll, Mentor Natasha Bailey ‘14, Mentor Micah Lau ‘12 BELOW RIGHT: From left to right: Justina Moore, Mentor Hana Tomozawa ‘11, Ku‘uipo Sefo, Phuong Nguyen, Terese Tanna, Sonny Carroll, Mentor Natasha Bailey ‘14, Fredrick Akau; back row left to right: fishpond group leader Keli‘i Kotubetey, Eugene Aleta, Dean Spencer

to become the first high school graduate or college graduate in their family. In order to be accepted into KA‘I, students must apply and go through a personal interview. This so-called “invisible” middle group is what the KA‘I program focuses on because these youths have the most potential for success but also face the most challenges and have the most to overcome. During the summer months, all students are susceptible to “summer slide.” It’s the idea that if kids aren’t using the lessons they’ve learned in school, they will forget them during the summer and the material will need to be reviewed at the beginning of next year. Summer school is an excellent solution because it’s a great way to keep the students engaged during the break thereby closing the achievement gap and, ultimately, moving them in a positive direction towards graduation. For the KA‘I students, instead of a summer slide, Ishii and others want to foster “summer soar.” “Overall, we want our kids to make good choices in life,” affirms Ishii. “Obviously, graduating from high school is a monumental achievement as well. But so much of it comes down to them weighing their options—daily pressures versus fostering a long-term plan with a vision. So we try to show them that in order to get where they want to be in life, they need the cornerstone of a good education.” In addition to choosing the KA‘I students, there’s also a process for selecting the program volunteers who help mentor the

kids. ‘Iolani School students and alumni comprise a pool of extraordinary human resources. Most of the mentors are ‘Iolani graduates who are currently attending college or recently graduated from college. At the moment, the K A‘I Program includes 12 mentors and, as Ishii explains, it’s all about getting the right mix. “The truth is, we pick mentors that aren’t all the same because the kids want to see themselves in them,” she says. “It’s a mixed bag so some are athletes, some are artists, and some are studious. But they all share one commonality. They all have good hearts. They all want to help others.” A healthy reciprocal relationship exists between students and mentors. The students get study help, guidance and understanding. Ideally, their mentor is someone that they can relate to. In turn, the mentors gain valuable leadership experience they can apply in the real world. Both students and mentors gain from their new friendships. One such mentor, 19 -year-old Hana Tomozawa ’11, joined the program last summer for the first time and found the experience very rewarding. “Undoubtedly, the reason that I love the program is because of the KA‘I kids themselves,” Tomozawa comments. “Their hard work, engaging questions, and genuine character made it a pleasure to show up every

day. It was amazing to see how far they had come in just six weeks both as a unit and as individuals.” Another recent ‘Iolani grad, who has been with the program since its inception, Gabrielle Perry ’11 couldn’t agree more. “Watching their progress over our six weeks together is so rewarding, and seeing them bring their experiences back to their school and community makes me so proud to be a mentor,” notes Perry, who attended Jarrett before enrolling in ‘Iolani. “They offer me as much as (if not more than) I offer them, and I genuinely enjoy building relationships with each student. I also love watching my fellow mentors grow alongside the kids because we’re constantly learning about ourselves from the kids.” Sixth grade teacher Karin Larson, who’s been instructing at Jarrett for over 20 years, believes that the participating students develop a tangible sense of purpose and direction to their young lives. “Our students gain greater exposure to the world we live in and to our island home,” Larson says. “They gain maturity and poise as their self-confidence blossoms. They often ‘ I o l a n i S c h o o l ka ‘ i pro g ram


become role models for other students at Jarrett. Many students develop greater drive and a sense of purpose as they transition into high school. I’m sure that they share their new gifts with their families as well.” ‘Iolani alumna Gabrielle Perry ’11, center, and Jarrett students Isaac Waikiki, seated, and twin sister Tiffany Waikiki, left, have become close friends through KA‘I.

Another teacher, Angela Atkins, who was a health and leadership teacher last year at Jarrett and now teaches physical education at Niu Valley Intermediate, points out the benefits to students, the community-at-large and beyond. “Students enjoy increased self-esteem due to the chance to take courses and have experiences which stimulate them and contribute to favorable outcomes,” Atkins confirms. “They also have an opportunity to develop as a leader of themselves and then, ultimately, a leader of others and, what I believe to be most important: the belief that they are worthy and capable of all the goals they set for themselves. Overall, the KA‘I Program creates a ripple effect in the students’ lives, their families and their communities—all of which are incredibly positive.”

‘Iolani’s Community Service and Service Learning Coordinator Allison Ishii ’02


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As you’d expect, the response so far has been overwhelming. “The Jarrett kids are more focused and more engaged in school,” says Ishii. “They’re involved in leadership programs like volunteering for things. They help out with assemblies. They’re signing up for extracurricular courses like After School All-Stars and Avid, which are national educational enrichment programs.” Ishii’s assessment of students’ take on KA‘I

is right on target. Some of the students who attended Jarrett went on to attend high school with a greater appreciation for education and the long-term goal of college and career.

Currently attending Kamehameha School as a freshman, 14-year-old Frederick Akau, a member of the oldest group in the program, says, “All the classes were really good but if I had to choose just one, I would pick Is That How It Works? that I took in sixth grade. We learned the basics about things like car engines, radio alarm saws, and even toilets. The thing I enjoy most about KA‘I is that I can spend quality time with my friends and also get an excellent education.”

Like Akau, she also plans to finish high school and go on to college. When she’s done, she wants to help others by giving back to the community. “I love to volunteer and help out in any way possible. So I’d love to become a student counselor. The counselors that I’ve had in the past have helped me a lot. They’ve always pushed me to do my best, and they were there for me when I was going through some struggle. I really look up to them and Ms. Allison, too. She’s an awesome leader.” Looking forward, this upcoming summer in 2013 will be the fourth offering of the KA‘I program. As in previous years, this program is funded by the generosity of donors. Just

“Aside from the program aspects, I have high hopes for the students. I believe that with the experiences they are engaging in throughout their six years, they will set goals for themselves and the positive impact and changes they plan to make and use their ability to lead themselves and others to accomplish all that they set their mind to.” So if you had the chance, what would you say to a prospective student, a mentor, or a donor? “To the student, it’s the chance of a lifetime that will help shape your future forever,” affirms Larson. “The guidance and support will be invaluable as you create a vision of your own future.

“The gift to society will be much greater than the individual student investment. It’s these seeds that will sprout and raise the hopes and dreams of both families

He goes on to say that “a college education is so vital in getting not only a job but a good job that I want.” KA‘I has also made a lasting impact on

fourteen-year-old Terese Tanna. During the summer, she enjoyed Mixed Media the most because it was a very hands-on class that allowed her to express herself through art. “The KA‘I program has so much to offer and I enjoy seeing my friends I haven’t seen in a long time, the mentors, and Ms. Allison the most. To me, they’ve become one big family and they are what make me get up early in the morning every day for six weeks during my summer vacation. The new experiences are also very wonderful. Every class is different and challenges me to do my very best.”

and whole communities.” recently The McInerny Foundation accepted Head of School Dr. Timothy Cottrell’s proposal for a $100,000 grant to continue funding KA‘I . So far, the program has received $310,000 in donations and sponsorships since it started in 2010. So what does the future hold for the KA‘I Program and its students? “My hope is that it continues to grow but keeps its unique approach of tight-knit collaborators that grow close and support one another both inside and outside of the program,” says Atkins. “The addition of new influencers is exciting, as I’ve personally seen the impact they can have on these emerging leaders. I look forward to more students having the chance to take advantage of this life-changing opportunity and, ultimately, I’d love to see this program implemented on a larger scale.

“For the donor, this is money well spent,” she goes on to say. “The gift to society will be much greater than the individual student investment. It’s these seeds that will sprout and raise the hopes and dreams of both families and whole communities.”

For would-be mentors, Tomozawa recommends: “Definitely go for it! Being a mentor can certainly be challenging at times, but I think most mentors would agree that it is worth every ounce of effort. I didn’t want the program to end because showing up at KA‘I gave my day purpose. I also found that the students taught me so much more than I could ever have imagined.” Perry echoes that warm sentiment: “Give

100% to these kids, and they’ll give you 200%. We’re not here to play hero, so don’t

expect any less of yourself than you expect from the students because they’ll give you a run for your money. And every day is its own reward with these kids. It’s such an honor to be a part of it. I wouldn’t want to spend my summers any other way!”

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Alumni, family and friends volunteered to help maintain Ka Papa Lo‘i O Kānewai in Mānoa.


“One Day, One Team” Sparks Community Service Around the World Alumni and their families in Hong Kong collected and sorted bread for Feeding Hong Kong.

Jase Kugiya ’14 and Neal Kugiya ’74 peel kalo at Ka Papa Lo’i Kānewai. 10

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‘Iolani School students and alumni gathered for a different kind of reunion. Alumni, students, family and friends came together on October 5 for the third annual “One Day, One Team,” an international community service day that continues the lessons of citizenship learned at ‘Iolani. ‘“One Day, One Team’ is a special occasion for alumni of all ages in every part of the world to dedicate a day to the community,” said Director of Alumni Relations Kira Tamashiro ’05. “We extend a warm mahalo to all alumni who participated in “One Day, One Team” projects, and we hope this day of camaraderie and service inspired a spirit of continued commitment to the community.” ‘Iolani alumni in Hawai‘i chose between projects at two organizations this year: Ka Papa Lo‘i O Kānewai and Lanakila Meals on Wheels. Volunteers at Ka Papa Lo‘i O Kānewai in Mānoa were immersed in a cultural experience as they learned traditional farming methods and conversed with Hawaiian speakers. Wading into the lo‘i patches, ‘Iolani volunteers assisted with various tasks in the maintenance of this Hawaiian cultural garden. They helped to clean the grounds around lo‘i patches.

Events took place worldwide throughout the month of October. At Lanakila Meals on Wheels, ‘Iolani volunteers met in the morning to deliver meals and share friendly conversation with seniors in need. Another “One Day, One Team” project took place in Hong Kong. ‘Iolani volunteers helped collect bread, assemble meal packs, and deliver food for Feeding Hong Kong. Volunteers in Boston assisted with the breakfast service at St. Francis House and the beautification of Boston Commons. In Los Angeles, ‘Iolani volunteers led reading

Boston-based alumni prepped and served breakfast to some of the city’s homeless.

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Alumni and their families volunteered with Lanikila Meals on Wheels.

BELOW: Alumni from IMARA (‘Iolani Mid-Atlantic Region Alumni) assisted Honor Flight, an organization that brings World War II Veterans from across the country to visit Washington, D.C. Alumni greeted and escorted veterans at the Iwo Jima Memorial.

discussion groups with Reading to Kids. San Francisco-based alumni participated in the restoration of a butterfly habitat in Golden Gate Park with San Francisco Parks Alliance. Volunteers in Seattle assisted with food donations at Food Lifeline. The ‘Iolani spirit extended to Tokyo, where alumni brought a bit of Hawai‘i culture to children at Christmas Village Orphanage. In Washington, D.C., volunteers assisted with the Honor Flight program, which brings World War II veterans to the capital for gatherings at military-related historic sites. “One Day, One Team” is one of many events planned by the ‘Iolani Community Action Network (ICAN). The international community service day was started in 2010 as a way to build stronger relationships among alumni and their communities and to apply the lessons of citizenship learned at ‘Iolani School. ICAN was founded a year earlier in 2009, aiming to serve as a catalyst for continued learning, social development and active citizenship. ICAN’s motto, kaulele ka ‘io, translates to “the flight of the hawk.” The hawk must use a range of special skills and knowledge for flight. In the same way, ICAN members come together to apply lessons of citizenship in the community.


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Alumni in Seattle helped pack food at Food Lifeline.


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Kim Petko ’04 and Robert Tamai ’09

hong kong

Alumni in Japan shared meals, played games, and became friends with children living in an orphanage in Tokyo.

Brad Punu ’93 and Nikki-Ann Yee ’01


Allison Ishii ’02

honolulu-nu‘uanu Lily Bender ’03

los angeles

Jessica Matsumoto ’03

san francisco

Pomaikai Shishido ’03


Karlyn Kurokawa ’07 and Krystal Kurokawa ’06


Kel Ide ’88 and Mike Lau ’88

washington, d.c. Bryan Horikami ’82

Alumni gathered at Boston Commons park to clean and pick up litter.

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H i sto ry i n t h e M a k i n g :

The Installation Ceremony of Dr. Timothy R. Cottrell Throughout its rich 150-year history, ‘Iolani School has benefited from the vision, passion, and guidance of extraordinary leaders dedicated to academic excellence and committed to developing students who are liberally educated, well-rounded and wellprepared for responsible, moral citizenship.

Head of School Dr. Timothy R. Cottrell delivered his Installation Address.


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Upholding a tradition of welcoming and blessing a new Head of School, an Installation Ceremony was held on Sunday, October 21 for Dr. Timothy R. Cottrell. As guests arrived to the chapel, students in the Key Club handed out programs while the Tam & Young student quartet performed. The Cooke Quartet then played before the Processional which included acolytes, The Reverend Daniel Leatherman and The Reverend Diane Martinson Koyama, scripture readers Jonah Yoshimura ’13 and Raina Tomiyasu ’14, student speaker Ben Chao ’13, history teacher Jeffrey Hackler ’71, Chair of the Board of Governors Jenai Wall, Dr. Timothy R. Cottrell, Lisa Cottrell, Connor Cottrell ’20 and Sean Cottrell ’22, and The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick, who is the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai‘i. The program opened with a powerful oli by kumu hula Sean Nakayama ’93, a lovely hula, and later featured the Hōkūloa Singers performance of “O Magnum Mysterium.” “We look to the future that we will create together with hope,” said speaker Ben Chao ’13. “The student body stands at your side and joins you in bearing our Raider tradition of One Team. We inherit the legacy of 150 years, commit to improving and developing the present, and envision the growth and success of the future.” The Right Reverend Fitzpatrick bestowed a blessing upon Dr. Cottrell and presented him with a commemorative edition of the Hawaiian-Language Book of Common Prayer. The ceremony represented ‘Iolani’s legacy of academic excellence, the perpetuation of the One Team spirit, and the distinction of being an internationally recognized institution, while also celebrating a new chapter in the school’s history and the promise of a bright and exhilarating future.

Words of Wisdom » The heartfelt speeches delivered at the Installation Ceremony were among the many highlights of the afternoon. Excerpts of the speeches are reprinted here.

‘Iolani and Mochiko Chicken Proconsul Ben Chao ’13


r. Cottrell once mentioned to me his vision for ‘Iolani School, as we progress towards our next 150 years. He envisioned a 21st century education for students, one that would allow our current and future students to rise to the needs of the global community in these trying times. Moving towards this vision will require time and patience, but already we students reflect a readiness to embrace the hands-on education of the 21st century. As you lead us to the future, Dr. Cottrell, there are two things you should remember about ‘Iolani students that you probably know already. First, we love mochiko chicken. It’s so scrumptiously delicious that we will wait in line for as long as necessary to get some of that mouth-watering delight. For one thing, the long lines show that we love fried foods in all their greasy splendors. More importantly, on a symbolic level, they show that we are patient and determined to reach the rewards (mochiko chicken), no matter what the cost may be—waiting in line incurs quite an opportunity cost—and we will weather any opposition and triumph over any obstacle so that we attain the success we desire. Second, ‘Iolani students like to procrastinate. And we’re notoriously good at it. Walk into the W-Lab on the morning of an AP Bio Lab report due date and watch over a dozen students scurrying around desperately trying to finish their work. But procrastination is nothing more than a result of the rich education we receive as students. That Bio Lab report will be turned in by 8:00 that morning—despite the fact that students went to football practice after school the previous day, played violin for two hours in preparation for the next orchestra concert, or practiced for the next debate tournament. Maybe they also worked on their next major art project. With all of these enriching opportunities in our lives, it is not surprising that we are global learners, cultural learners, students not only of science, English, social studies, mathematics, football, soccer, music, and art, but also, and more importantly, of life.

Ben Chao ’13 described ‘Iolani students.

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Dr. Cottrell’s Otter-like Qualities

Jenai S. Wall, Chair of the Board of Governors, shared how Dr. Cottrell has already made a positive impact at ‘Iolani.

Jenai S. Wall, Chair of the Board of Governors


ost of you are familiar w ith Dr. Cottrell’s strong credentials and many accomplishments. So I thought that rather than run through his bio, I would share a bit of what I have learned about him as we have worked together closely since his appointment earlier this year. First, let me say that Tim is in fact the animal he told us he was. Let me explain. When Tim was interviewed by students during the final stages of our search, they asked him, If you were to describe himself as an animal, what would it be? He replied, “an otter” because otters are playful, industrious, curious, hearty and nurturing. So when I say he is the animal he said he was, I mean that he indeed is like an otter in many ways. Just how does our new Head of School resemble this fun-loving creature? First, he is active and industrious. His work ethic is inspiring. He began getting actively involved at ‘Iolani as soon as he was appointed and well before we were paying him. He wakes up at 3 a.m. to catch up on communication before his early morning run so his days may be spent listening, helping, and supporting the students, faculty, staff and others who need his time. Second, he is curious and likes to discover how things work. He has a strong desire to learn who we are and understand what is important to us as a community. He asks questions, he listens; he recognizes that he is a newcomer to Hawai‘i and ‘Iolani and goes to great lengths to learn our customs, sensitivities, and traditions so that he will not only be accepted, but will ensure others feel comfortable around him. He will spend the time asking what type of Aloha shirt to

buy and how to wear it, how to pronounce the name of everyone he is meeting, and if he doesn’t already know, you can be sure he’ll figure out what mochiko chicken is, how to spell it, what it tastes like, how to make it and why ‘Iolani students love it so much. Yet another otter-like tendency is that he is playful, someone who engages in various behaviors for sheer enjoyment. Tim’s idea of having fun is sharing a part of himself with others. To see his excitement as he talks about helping students with a project is to know he genuinely thrives on being involved. He’ll bake cookies for students, cook dinner for the fifth grade basketball team and their families, and even offer a home-cooked dinner for ten at the Head of School’s residence to the highest bidder at A Touch of ‘Iolani. Tim does these things because they bring him great pleasure, but they simultaneously serve to make him a warm, approachable Head of School. His last otter-like characteristic is that he is nurturing. He cares about the health and well-being of those around him. When he learned that the senior benches would be replaced by a tent during construction,

Tim worked to find ways to ensure the students would feel special—rather than displaced—in this unique environment. Equally important is Tim’s love and care for his wife Lisa and their sons Connor ’20 and Sean ’22. Throughout our search, transition, and planning, Tim’s primary concern was to ensure his family would feel welcome, comfortable, and happy in their new home. And yet, while Tim’s active, curious, playful, and nurturing nature make clear why he described himself as an otter, I also believe he resembles another animal that is a bit more familiar to all of us at ‘Iolani—the ‘io or hawk. The namesake of ‘Iolani School, the ‘io is a royal figure, strong and aggressive, yet graceful and stately. It is known for its ability to elegantly soar to great heights and is the ‘aumākua—or protective deity—of many families.

The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick bestowed a blessing upon Dr. Cottrell.


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“Like the ‘io, Tim shows strong passion and determination balanced with integrity, professionalism and poise.” Like the ‘io, Tim shows strong passion and determination balanced with integrity, professionalism and poise. Whether moving forward with plans for the Sullivan Center, hiring a new Director of Advancement or working to significantly improve technology on campus, Tim shows vision tempered with sensitivity and care. He knows that helping others share his aspirations is critical to success and recognizes that we must all work as One Team to ensure a bright future for ‘Iolani School. The Hawaiian saying “ka ‘ io i ka māile” means “the hawk stands out in the calm skies,” and it is used to show admiration for a person who stands out in a crowd. I believe Dr. Cottrell is a leader who will not only be worthy of this respect himself, but who will ensure that ‘Iolani builds upon its rich legacy and continues to stand out in Hawai‘i, the nation, and the world. Tim, all of us on the Board of Governors are proud and honored to have you as our new Head of School. May you, Lisa, Connor, and Sean be blessed with a long, happy, and successful tenure here at ‘Iolani School; may you find rich fulfillment in your work; may you continue to enliven our campus with your otter-like tendencies, and may you and our school soar to great heights like the proud and stately ‘io that is our namesake.

Carrying on the Torch History teacher Jeffrey Hackler ’71


or those of you who were not present at our school’s convocation held in the Lower Gym, Dr. Cottrell gave a short History teacher and ‘Iolani alumnus speech to the Upper School students, Jeffrey Hackler ’71 reflected upon ‘Iolani’s legacy of leadership. which was inspiring and educational. I even quizzed my students later in the day about his three key themes. He began his speech by referring to the recent Olympic games. After comparing the dreams and aspirations of our students to those of the athletes, he challenged our students to • “Dream big dreams” • Accept the risk of possible failure, and • Recognize that dreams come true only with the help of a collection of friends, family, teachers and coaches. Continuing with the Olympic theme, it occurred to me that all of our Heads of School have acted as torch bearers. At ‘Iolani School, our torch was lit in 1863 and has been successfully passed on for 150 years. Each runner ran as far and as well as he could, before passing the torch to the next runner, to the next Head of School. Headmaster Coon followed MacLean. He was responsible for establishing a tradition of academic excellence and integrity. On a personal level, Headmaster Coon handed me my diploma in 1971 and then hired me as a history teacher in 1983. Headmaster Miller continued the tradition and then rejoined the faculty. Headmaster Iwashita devoted the past 17 years to elevating ‘Iolani from a good local school into one that has a strong national and international reputation. Now, Dr. Cottrell, we ask you to carry the torch. You are the first Head of School younger than I am and younger than many of the faculty. I am excited by that realization. We know that you arrive with new perspectives and bold ideas, with a fresh way to look at the world. We are cheered and optimistic about our future with you. At the Olympic Games, a large crowd lines the torch route—ready to applaud and yell as the runner passes. Dr. Cottrell, I hope you have already heard our words of encouragement since you set foot in the Islands. You are surrounded by the ‘Iolani One Team, comprised of the Board, the faculty and staff, students and alumni, parents from the past and the present as well as friends of ‘Iolani School. Please know that as you settle into your role, the ‘Iolani One Team is ready to help in any way possible.

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Legacy, Commitment, Vision

Dr. Mark Mugiishi ’77, a member of the Board of Governors, extends congratulations during the reception that followed the ceremony.

Dr. timothy r. cottrell, head of school


t is an honor to stand before you today and accept the privilege and responsibility of serving ‘Iolani School as its 53rd leader. For the past 150 years, the collective wisdom, courage, conviction and intelligence of my 52 predecessors have helped create the school that we celebrate and love. It is both humbling and inspiring to accept the mantle of leadership and its charge to build upon all that has come before me. I am grateful to the Board of Governors for their confidence in me and to the entire community, students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni and friends, for the support shown my family as we have transitioned to life at ‘Iolani. I would like to recognize my father Robert Cottrell and my stepmother Sally Cottrell. They traveled from Western, New York, to be here today and participate in these festivities. I am very happy to have this opportunity to introduce them to ‘Iolani and show them the beauty of O‘ahu. Throughout the interview process, my father was a voice of encouragement to take the metaphorical leap. He contributed as much as any person to our decision to move from Western New York to Hawai‘i. Thank you, Dad, for affirming that some gambles in life are worth the risk. I would also like to recognize my family, my wife, Lisa, and sons, Connor and Sean. The greatest joys of my life are found with them and together we are extremely grateful for the opportunity to come to ‘Iolani. From ‘ukulele lessons, to surfing, snorkeling, a championship 5th grade basketball team and a growing appreciation of the role of homework, we are enjoying life at ‘Iolani and as residents of Hawai‘i. We have been overwhelmingly welcomed to the team. Among the awards presented at our Service Awards Ceremony are College Book Awards.


Prior to this year’s ceremony, as we were assembling for the processional, faculty member Peter Greenhill asked me if I had read the book he was to present, Senator Bill Bradley’s most recent work of non-fiction entitled We Can All Do Better. After confusing Bill Bradley with Bill Bryson for I’m sure what were a few frustrating minutes for Peter, we arrived at the conclusion that I had not read it. He suggested that I should. I took him up on his recommendation, read the book, and agree with him and many others that it is an insightful collection of suggestions from Senator Bradley on how we can individually and together meet the challenges facing our nation. Beyond gratitude for this book suggestion, however, I owe Peter thanks for the gift of an “aha moment”—not exactly a “eureka” moment but rather one of connection between the story and one of the perennial questions of education: Are we preparing our students for their future or perpetuating education built for the past? This is discomforting to consider, yet essential if we are to serve our students well. It places the tried, true, accepted and implemented in tension with informed speculation about the future. It pits the comfort we feel with the known, with stability and the wisdom of “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it” against uncertainty and the risk of change taken in anticipation of possible opportunities and challenges. This is a difficult perspective not only for educators but for people in general. A number of years ago, I had the good fortune of hearing ‘Iolani alumnus Guy Kawasaki ’72 speak on this topic. In one of his presentations, Guy tells the story of the evolution of the refrigeration industry. Ice companies used to be big business and they supplied the resource of refrigeration—ice.

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Then, a technology shift happened, the advent of compressors, and this opened the door for refrigeration machines. As Guy recounted the history, few if none of the ice companies became refrigerator manufacturers. The sellers of ice had become so ingrained in the idea that selling ice was their business that they could not take advantage of their market position, customer base and success to evolve the execution of their mission which was to supply refrigeration. This story continues to play out today. As you know, we recently moved here from Rochester, New York, which is home to Eastman Kodak, a giant of the industrial age that has in the past three decades, the digital age, experienced the same fate as the ice companies. The irony is that the safety we feel with stability and certainty in the things we know puts us at risk if the result is stasis and inflexibility. Whereas the discomfort we feel with uncertainty about the future, if overcome and understood, can lead us to our next safe harbor. This is simply the world in which we live, the world changes, and school leadership is responsible to chart a course that addresses change such that our students, the institution and the school community continually build on the past, thrive in the present and are prepared for the future. In order to do this well, we must simultaneously be stewards of those things that provide strength and value because of their constancy and also agents of change with an eye on the future. Our beliefs, values, our cultural ethos, these are relative constants and the bedrock of our identity. Our mission, to educate young people, is timeless and of unquestionable value.

However, how we execute our mission, how like to do so again today. It was written by an our bedrock, and with continued dedication we define its specific objectives in a world of alumnus to a faculty member as the alumnus to these values and beliefs, the relevance of an continual change defines the validity and remembered writing his college essay on ‘Iolani education will remain timelessly strong. relevance of what we achieve for our students. “Who was your favorite teacher and why?” For it to be uniquely exceptional, however, we Which brings me back to the citation from And I quote, “I have come to realize that must also achieve the vision unfolding with Senator Bradley’s book, and I quote: “This it is not so much about the mastery a teacher the Sullivan Center, a space wherein we are new world will be a global team of teams, has over a subject, or even the ability to teach literally building our own engine of change. teams that come together in varying combia subject to students. What separates a good In a world of escalating change, to move nations, scales and intentions, as the need teacher from a great teacher is the ability from reactive to proactive, we must, as the requires. The faster and faster things change, to engage his or her students in a way that quote says, be a player that contributes to the the more the world will need this giant, fast transcends the subject matter being taught. A change. We must, as an institution, embody moving kaleidoscope of teams. A team is a great teacher simply uses the subject matter as this for our students and support them as team only when all its members are players; a stepping stone to make the student engage they learn to be the players who contribute and in a world defined by escalating change, with the material in order to see its impact to change and who lead in the future. These they can only be players if they contribute to on other spheres of learning and life. When are elements needed to execute the mission the change.” a student learns to process knowledge in this of ‘Iolani and to best prepare our students for 21st century. A global team of teams. way, he or she will be better equipped for life A world def ined by beyond the walls of the classroom. escalating change. “The second reason I One in which players are wrote about you in my applicaonly players if they contribute to Our One Team ethos, our belief in hard work tion was your personal care and the change. concern for your students. You and excellence, these are our constants, our probably don’t remember this, but I believe this to be an accurate generalization of the future, the still do. One afternoon as I was bedrock, and with continued dedication to Iwalking future in which we want our through the old faculty beloved school and students to parking lot (where the Nangaku these values and beliefs, the relevance of an continue to thrive. An accurate building now stands) you just ‘Iolani education will remain timelessly strong. so happened to be walking generalization about the future is a powerful lens. back to campus yourself when It can provide the kind of you noticed that I was looking forward-looking view used by a bit down. You asked me how They are, however, not entirely sufficient Reverend Stone and Father Bray to conceive of I was doing, and took the time to listen to if we are to continue to build up all that has the need for and build an expanded athletics my problem. I could tell you were genuinely been accomplished over the past century-and program, by those who acted with foresight interested as you stopped what you were -a-half. to procure the land needed for the school to doing and looked me in the eye. You offered Even with beliefs and values that align grow, by Reverend Coon in the decision to me words of encouragement that afternoon with the future and visionary programs to take the school co-ed, and by Dr. Val Iwashita which made me stand up taller, as a huge prepare students for new opportunities and ’67 with the conception of the Sullivan Center weight had been lifted off of my shoulders. challenges, we will fall short of upholding our for Applied Studies. That talk has continued to help me through mission if we lose sight of our greatest asset, Are we preparing our students to excel times of adversity to this day!” the commitment of the people of ‘Iolani to and succeed in the future? To be collabora This alumnus articulates well the very best one another. tors, comfortable with risk, hard-working, of what education has to offer. Imbuing the 150 th anniversary As we celebrate our able to learn, unlearn and relearn; creative, ability for expansive and independent thought and look to the next 150 years, as we aspire innovative, inspired global teammates and and providing internalized voices of wisdom to achieve great things as an institution and team leaders? and guidance are the cornerstones we carry for our students, as we steward our identity, Not only do I believe that we are, but more with us throughout our lives. grow our campus, further our programs and so that ‘Iolani is poised to take the next step I can assure you that during my tenure embrace change, we must remain a peopletoward becoming a world leader and model leading ‘Iolani, a time in which we will centered institution. of education for economies based on teamevolve to keep pace with the world around us, Earlier this year, I received an email work and fast-paced change. In part, this is our greatest dedication will be to maintain that contained the following passages. I because our legacy maps exceedingly well on the culture and community that has made subsequently shared it at one of the New to this future. such experiences the norm rather than Beginnings events for parents and would Our One Team ethos, our belief in hard the exception. work and excellence, these are our constants, ‘Iolani Nō Ka ‘Oi. ‘ I o l a n i S c h o o l i nsta l l at i on c eremon y


Mail Bag

ditor E e h t o t s r Let te

Dear Editor, I just read the article about Robyn Yim ’18, myself and the Class of ’60 guys, and the tree. It was so well put together and it brought back so many memories of us sitting there, goofing off, trying to solve the problems of the school and the world. I hope when my classmates read the article, it brought back all the nice memories. In fact, our class just returned from a 70th birthday celebration in Vegas where some of the guys attending were the very guys who would sit under that tree.

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Thanks again. Steven K. Kondo ’60

Dear Editor,

The ‘Iolani School Bulletin gladly accepts Letters to the Editor on any subject. Please email or send your letters to: Editor, ‘Iolani School Bulletin ‘Iolani School 563 Kamoku Street Honolulu, HI 96826


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I received a very nice tour of campus from ‘Iolani Director of Interactive Media John Tamanaha ’87. Belated thanks for the warm hospitality and for showing me around the “new ‘Iolani” during my visit. I must say, I felt very good about the direction ‘Iolani seems to be headed in to create tomorrow’s leaders. Dave Nakayama ’72 Retired Colonel, United States Air Force

The Reunion News Page


owards the end of this magazine, there is a page called Reunion News. Here, we try to list upcoming reunions for any graduating class that wishes to list the dates of their special events or remind classmates to mark their calendars and plan on attending. But I admit that the tradition of publishing this page could be seen as a bit old-fashioned or, should I say, as old news. By the time this magazine reaches you, you would likely have already heard about your upcoming reunion by way of either reading about it on and clicking on the alumni pages, receiving invitations through email or postal mail, staying connected on Facebook, or that tried-and-true mode of communication, hearing through word of mouth. So why do we run this Reunion News page? Part of the reason is reinforcement. We want to help your reunion organizers by reminding you about the reunion. Alumni lead busy, active lives, and the Reunion News page is relied upon as a source of important dates. Class reunions are also what a school that’s been around for 150 years can do well. Reunions offer alumni an opportunity to reconnect with their classmates and to remain connected to ‘Iolani. Some classes begin planning their reunions more than a year in advance, while others are a bit more spontaneous in plotting out activities. Some classes have members who happily volunteer to spearhead reunions, while others may have to twist a few arms to get someone to take the helm as party planner. After what is usually weeks and months of coordination, the anticipated reunion is held and the rewards become abundant. Being with people you knew back at ‘Iolani can be an experience full of reflection, affirmation, and just good old-fashioned fun. Reunion years are milestones in one’s life, and we can only hope that we are blessed with good health and circumstance to be fortunate enough to attend our reunions. As you’ll read in this issue of the Bulletin, the Class of 1962 threw a grand 50th year reunion. These gents were recognized at dinner banquets, luncheons, and special

ceremonies like the Commencement for the Class of 2012. The Class of 1962 also attended a memorial service for their classmates who have passed away. During the same weekend in October, members of the Class of 1992 and 1982 also celebrated their 20th and 30th reunions, respectively, by gathering in Las Vegas or, as Mr. Eddie Hamada ’46 used to say, “Lost Wages.” The Class of ’87 also culminated more than a year of Silver reunion events, and other graduating classes held special gatherings as well.  My brother, Douglas Lee ’82, attended his first reunion ever when he met with classmates in Vegas. He told me they all had a great time. I think it’s true that as we move t h rou gh l i fe — w e hold on tighter and Reunions offer alumni an value even more the opportunity to reconnect with e n d u r i n g f r i e n dships born in our their classmates and to youth. Unfortunately, remain connected to ‘Iolani. though, my brother is not alone in waiting 30 years or more to finally attend a class reunion. So now I reveal the agenda of this column: Encouraging you to attend your class reunion. Whether it’s your fifth or your fiftieth, enjoy the people you marched with in the band or played alongside on the volleyball team. You may discover that the girl or guy you had a crush on in English class secretly had a crush on you, too. You may be charmed to know that a speech you stayed up all night to practice is still remembered by your peers. You’ll reflect upon what may now seem like carefree days. And you’ll marvel over the life lessons you learned while a student at ‘Iolani. Let’s hear it for reunions! Let’s dog ear that Reunion News page (pg. 42).

—Cathy Lee Chong

‘Iolani School editor’s note


19 t h A n n ua l

Named Scholarship Breakfast “The progress of the world depends almost entirely upon education.” —George Eastman


ore than 300 people attended the 19th annual Named Scholarship

Breakfast on September 7 in the student center. The event provided students with the opportunity to thank the donors and representatives of scholarships that make their attending ‘Iolani possible. Head of School Dr. Timothy R. Cottrell and his wife Lisa greeted guests while the Office of Advancement provided support for guests attending the breakfast.

Following an introduction by Development Director Chris Shimabukuro ’85, Dr. Cottrell spoke about his own experiences as a student who was the recipient of a scholarship and also quoted George Eastman, who said that “the progress of the world depends almost entirely upon education.” ‘Iolani School is grateful to its many donors and supporters.

Veronica Shei ’15, Carol Ai May, Neil Ishida, Haley Robinson ’13, Roger Wall, Steven Ai ’71, Sayge Rezentes ’14, Nerissa Barling ’17, Jennifer Park ’16, Carrie Ann Randolph ’13 BELOW: Lisa Cottrell, standing, greets Theron Chun ’63 and Cheryl Kong at the Named Scholarship Breakfast.


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Stefan Joshua Rasay ’14, Mufi Hannemann ’72, Austin Josiah ’14, Max Manefaiga ’13, Abrianna Johnson-Edwards ’13, Resy Kony ’13, Lady Va Maughan, and Cole Tuisamatatele ’15

Programs Represented at the Named Scholarship Breakfast ABC Stores Scholarship Endowment Chung Kun Ai Scholarship Endowment Dana Meulan Pua‘ala Alama-Yap Scholarship Endowment Peter Forbes Campbell Armstrong Scholarship Endowment William E. Aull Family Scholarship Endowment Auntie Scholarship Endowment Stuart A. Barton Scholarship Endowment Bilingual Students Scholarship Endowment Father Kenneth A. Bray Scholarship Fund Han Y. and Myrna Ching Memorial Scholarship Endowment Hung Wo & Elizabeth Lau Ching Scholarship Endowment Dr. Jonathan Y.C. Ching and Mr. Frederick K.F. Ching ’41 Scholarship Endowment Roy K.P. ’37 and Elizabeth Chong Scholarship Endowment Christian Scholarship Endowment Patrick K.C. Chun, M.D., ’63 Family Scholarship Endowment Theron Jon Chun Scholarship Endowment Class of 1950 Scholarship Endowment Class of 1951 Scholarship Endowment Class of 1953 Scholarship Endowment David P. Coon Scholarship Richard Corris Scholarship Wayne R. DeMello Scholarship Endowment Bayard H. Dillingham Scholarship Endowment Peter L. Firehock Memorial Scholarship Endowment First Hawaiian Foundation Scholarship Fujimoto Family Scholarship Gabelli Funds Scholarship Father Charles L. Halter Memorial Scholarship Endowment Edward K. Hamada Scholarship Endowment Gustav and Faiaso Hannemann Scholarship Endowment Haruki Family Scholarship Endowment Michael Hite/Van Darrow Memorial Scholarship Endowment Honolulu Chinese Junior Chamber of Commerce Foundation Scholarship Endowment ‘Iolani Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment William P. Jenkins Scholarship Endowment K.S. Scholarship Endowment Tokuo Kaneshige Scholarship Endowment Hajime Katayama Scholarship Trust Endowment

Rex Kuwasaki Scholarship Endowment Emily L. & Mabel C. Ladd Scholarship Trust Fund Chris Lee Scholarship Endowment William Y.S. Lee ’53 Scholarship Endowment Koon Chew Lum and Ellen Young Lum Scholarship Endowment Dr. Thomas Mar Scholarship Endowment McInerny Foundation Scholarship Thomas H. Miller Scholarship Endowment Herbert & Margarita Mist Scholarship Fund Ken & Aiko Mukai Scholarship Endowment Oren Nagasako ’90 Scholarship Endowment Harry Y. and Hatsuyo Oda Memorial Scholarship Endowment Richard T. Okinaka Family Scholarship Endowment H.Q. and Minnie Pang Scholarship Endowment Charles Lewis and Juanita Claflin Riggin Scholarship Endowment Frances and Nellian Sen Memorial Scholarship Endowment Lester Sen Memorial Scholarship Endowment Anthony S.Y. Seto M.D. Scholarship Endowment Seto Family Scholarship Endowment Clifford and Aileen Shin Family Scholarship Endowment Nan Chul Shin Scholarship Fund Fred Shintaku Family Scholarship Endowment Arthur G. Smith/Cades Schutte Fleming & Wright Scholarship Endowment Chui Ying Soo Scholarship Endowment C.V. Starr Scholarship Endowment Reverend Albert Hendrix Stone Scholarship Sullivan Family Scholarship Endowment SYA Scholarship Endowment The Tamotsu and Esther Tanaka Family Scholarship Endowment Hugh C. Tennent Scholarship Endowment Donna J. Walden Scholarship Endowment Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Scholarship G.N. Wilcox Trust Scholarship Eli McCord Witt ’98 Scholarship Endowment Betty & Theodore W.J. Wong ’47 Endowed Scholarship Endowment Harvey K. Wong Memorial Scholarship Kai Wong Memorial Scholarship Endowment Raymond W.C. Wong Family Scholarship Endowment C.Q. Yee Hop & Family Scholarship Endowment John S.C. Yee Family Scholarship Endowment Yuan Wong Gaylor Scholarship Endowment

Dr. Timothy R. Cottrell, Megan Ching ’16, Imua Chu ’16, Adam Ching ’11, Quinton Slade-Matautia ’16 ‘Iol ani School scholarship breakfast


Fall Honors Day

honoring Academic Achievement


Sydney K. Akers Arnold W.F. Chang Aaron M.T.Y. Chinn Logan K. Davis Kyle R.M. Flores Adam Y.W. Fong Maile E. Greenhill Holly A. Harada Danielle D. Huang Elise H. Kaneshiro Courtney S. Kobata Kristy K. Lau Jason K.A. Lui Jake A. Loui

Erin E. Masatsugu William A.W. McQuiston Amanegentoku Morigami Emily M. Natori Isabelle H. Oka Taylor M. Sakai Alanna N.K. Simao Josiah N.P. Situmeang Tara S. Srirangarajan Maya K. Stevens Lauren E. Uhr Bradley R.Y.M.C. Wo Tiffany Z. Yu Deanne E. Yugawa Elvina L. Zhang

CUM LAUDE SOCIETY Class of 2013 Sydney K. Akers Ken-Ben Chao Logan K. Davis Kyle R.M. Flores Maile E. Greenhill Lauren M. Ho Allie M.K. Kim Eden S.C. Koo Kevin M. Liu Jason K.A. Loui Erin E. Masatsugu

Noellie Nemoto Isabelle H. Oka Paige M.C. Omura Isabelle Rossi de Leon Taylor M. Sakai Alanna N.K. Simao Christina E. Tse Lauren E. Uhr Bradley R.Y.M.C. Wo Tiffany Z. Yu Deanne E. Yugawa


Logan K. Davis Kyle R.M. Flores Maile E. Greenhill Holly A. Harada Lauren M. Ho Allyson M. Kim Song Ha Kim Eden S.C. Koo Jason K.A. Loui Erin E. Masatsugu Paige M.C. Omura Isabelle Rossi de Leon Josiah N.P. Situmeang Christina E. Tse Bradley R.Y.M.C. Wo Jordyn L.S.L. Yee Tiffany Z. Yu Deanne E. Yugawa Class of 2014 Megan S.J.M. Ching Trent K. Dye Sara E. Endo Chad M. Hanaoka Haley M. Harada Kameron S. Ho Ching Chanelle M. Huang Spencer H. Kiehm Kelsie C. Kodama Austyn T. Lee Timothy T.K. Leong Evan R.Y.S. Lum Taylor H. Mau Haley K.E. Miyaoka Sarah Oyadomari

Christina S. Rivers Brandan I. Sakka Kayla W.L. Seto Taylor M. Tagawa Marissa H. Yonamine Class of 2015 Dakota Rei L. Chun Lindsey K. Combs Alyssa M. Finger Ha‘aheo K. Hanohano Katherine T. Hiraoka Pascha M.L. Hokama Kristen S. Hori Yangcongrong Huang Julia K. Kawano Nicholas B Lee EnZe Ma Spencer T. Oshita David N. Pang Matthew O. Patterson Kimberly A. Peterson Ayumi E. Sakamoto Jason C. Seto Vanessa K. Shin Dream M. Shinsato Anthony J. Silva Cori X.Y. Sutton Kaz C. Tomozawa Maxmilian A. Wei David A. Whitehouse Scott N. Wo Erik T. Yamada Lauren K. Yamaguchi Aaron L.H.T.S. Yonamine Class of 2016 Matthew W. Alexander Mychaela W.S. Anderson Connie S. Chang Cecily N.M.G. Choy

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Sarah T.R. Domai Tarah N.N. Driver Natalia A. Hayakawa Dante K. Hirata-Epstein Jaimee Y. Kato Taylor-Ann F. Marumoto Naomi Y. Natori Danielle A. Pendleton Darwin Peng Taylor K. Shigezawa Isaac M. Taguchi Kaitlyn L. Takata Kento Tanaka Jenna K.A. Tom Kelly A. Watanabe Taylor Ann K.S. Yamane Class of 2017 Leila B. Anoina Trevor M. Arashiro Leah N. Boisvert Alisa L. Boland Stanford S. Carr Joshua T. Chun Sarah C. Crawford Carson K. Davis Andrew W. Evans Kaitlyn A. Flores Rayna A. Fujimoto Haylie H.M. Fung Madeline K. Hawk Kaitlin H. Hori Luke T. Imai Caryssa L.L. Kim Kelsey Ann Y. Kimura Kyung Mi Lee Vincent K.K. Lee Laura A. Levi Tyler E.K.W. Li Christopher J. Lindsay Chloe S. Miwa Emily M. Nomura Laura G.M. Okazaki Michael T. Okumoto Malia L. Powers Torara Sagara Jennifer K. Sato Mahina M.M. Saucedo Liana M. Schmidt Arjun Srirangarajan Caitlin H. Suh Joshua R.N. Sunada Carlissa A. Talbott Valentina K. Trombetta Ashlyn S.T. Wang Skylar S. Windnagle



Awarded to the eighth grade student superior in history, actively involved in the athletic program, and who exhibited class leadership, honesty, and integrity.

Awarded to the ‘Iolani senior who best combines academic excellence, athletic excellence and fine character.

Natalia A. Hayakawa ’16 BROWN UNIVERSITY BOOK AWARD Awarded to the student who best combines academic excellence with clarity in written and spoken expression.

Logan K. Davis ’13

Josiah N.P. Situmeang ’13




Presented to the well-rounded student who best represents the Jeffersonian ideals of scholarship, leadership and citizenship.

Quinn T. Cowan ’13



Awarded for outstanding academic achievement and significant contributions to ‘Iolani School and the community.

Awarded for exemplifying the qualities and characteristics of Benjamin Franklin—a scholar, innovator and community servant.

Max Miyashiro ’20 Justin Uyeno ’19 CHORUS Matthew Hockenberger Leong ’20 Kody Kiyokawa ’19

HULA Raiden Yamasaki ’20 Taylor Kiehm ’19


Tiffany Z. Yu ’13

Courtney S. Kobata ’13

Alexandra Hankins ’20 Emily Ching ’19




Awarded for proficiency in Latin and achievement in other studies.

Awarded for outstanding contributions to ‘Iolani School in scholastic achievement, leadership, and citizenship.


Kylee Takanishi ’20 Kimiye Maeshiro ’19

TECHNOLOGY Max Schermer ’20 Landis Fusato ’19

Erin E. Masatsugu ’13

Awarded for combined excellence in scholarship and achievement.


Isabelle H. Oka ’13

Awarded for outstanding personal character and intellectual promise.

Hannah Hiraki ’19

Ken-Ben Chao ’13


COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY BOOK AWARD The award recognizes the student who brings to the study of the humanities a spirit of independent inquiry, high achievement, and personal integrity.

Bradley R.Y.M.C. Wo ’13

Nikki Shimao ’20 Jacob Hinderleider ’19

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE BOOK AWARD Awarded to an exceptional student who has shown remarkable commitment to or achievement in environmental studies.

Kyle R.M. Flores ’13 NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY BOOK AWARD Awarded for academic achievement, leadership qualities and contributions to co-curricular activities.

Holly A. Harada ’13

KOON CHEW LUM PRIZE Awarded for excellence in writing for students in Grades 7 through 9.

Julia K. Kawano ’15


Editor’s Note The ‘Iolani School Bulletin is publishing major awards presented to students during Fall Honors Day ceremonies. A full list which included Headmaster’s Certificates, subject awards and Lower School Raider Awards was published in the Imua student newspaper. Thank you.

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Our Living


Retired Headmaster Rev. Coon Reflects on ‘Iolani Over the Years

he Rev. David P. Coon was the featured from 1971 to 1992. Among many contribuspeaker at ‘Iolani School ’s 150 th tions to ‘Iolani, he is credited with lifting Anniversary Speaker Series luncheon ‘Iolani to financial stability and leading the on Friday, November 30 at The Pacific school towards co-education. The Coons Club. Rev. Coon and his wife, Joanne, have four children, eight grandchildren are now retired and residing in Kamuela, and nine great-grandchildren with two Hawai‘i. They travelled to O‘ahu for the more great-grandchildren on the way. They event which was attended by more than 130 expressed how wonderful it was to see so alumni, parents and friends of the school. many alumni and familiar faces, and how Rev. Coon spoke about the changes ‘Iolani proud and happy they are with the direction went through while he served as Headmaster towards which ‘Iolani continues to move.

Gathered at the 150th Anniversary Speaker Series luncheon were Head of School Dr. Timothy R. Cottrell, retired Headmaster Dr. Val T. Iwashita ’67, Chair of the Board of Governors Jenai Wall, retired Headmaster The Rev. David P. Coon, Joanne Coon, and past Chair of the Board of Governors James Kawashima ’60. LEFT: The Rev. David P. Coon and wife Joanne remain beloved members of the ‘Iolani School community.


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Homecoming Celebrates

150th Birthday Theme


‘Iolani Dramatic Players

bring Greek Tragedy to Stage


he ‘Iolani Dramatic Players staged the Greek tragedy Daughters of Atreus by Robert Turney from October 31 to November 3 at Diamond Head Theatre. Daughters of Atreus depicts the Agamemnon/Elektra cycle condensed into one play. It is told from the viewpoint of Klytaimnestra, whose daughter Iphigenia was sacrificed at Aulis before the Argives could sail for Troy. The rest of the play follows closely the famous story, including the revenge theme involving Orestes and Elektra. In the play, Klytaimnestra uses an ax to kill her husband, Agamemnon. At the end of the play, Orestes uses a sword to kill his mother Klytaimnestra.

School spirit was at an all-time high during Homecoming in late October. Themed dress up days and lunchtime contests brought out the zaniness in students from kindergarten to the senior class. The Burning of the I followed the Homecoming football game against Pac-Five on October 27, and then a tsunami warning went into effect and forced the cancellation of the Homecoming Dance. Yet this surprise conclusion to the week failed to dampen any ‘Iolani school pride. Go Raiders and ‘Iolani Nō Ka ‘Oi! INSET: Even the smallest Raiders show their school spirit in big ways.

The Burning of the I, one of ‘Iolani’s cherished traditions, was held on the baseball field this year. Photo by John Tamanaha ’87

LEFT: Summer Scott ’14 played Klytaimnestra in ‘Iolani’s production of Daughters of Atreus. TOP: Josh Sakai ’15 as

Achilles battles. INSET: Rachel Heller ’14 played Elektra, the daughter of Klytaimnestra. Photos by John Tamanaha ‘87

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School in Focus

“The Sullivan Center will be our engine of change and innovation. Authentically engaging our students as participants in change, and in advancing academic technology at ‘Iolani, is a wonderful example of education for the 21st century.” —dr . Timoth y r . Cottrell



As part of ‘Iolani School’s Educational Technology Plan, a one-to-one iPad initiative is now in place for grades 4, 5 and 11. In the fall of 2013, the initiative will expand to grades K–12.

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olani School has launched the next step of an Educational Technology Plan that includes a K–12 iPad initiative that places an iPad in the hands of every member of the junior class, or approximately 230 students, in January 2013. While a similar program is already in place for ‘Iolani’s fourth and fifth graders, this new initiative is centered around ‘Iolani students participating in the research, development and execution of the program and builds towards equipping students in grades K–12 with iPads in the fall of 2013. “The experience that the iPad offers really takes the classroom to the next level,” said ‘Iolani senior Blake Tsuzaki ’13. “We’re moving to a more technologically advanced society. We’re moving to a workforce which demands higher and higher skill sets, and the iPad is a tool which will help to broaden students’ understanding of the world and enable us to become more global citizens.”

Tsuzaki is one of three ‘Iolani students who has worked closely with teachers and school leadership to participate in the creation and implementation of ‘Iolani’s iPad initiative. Along with classmates Molly Browning ’13 and Austin Darmawan ’13, Tsuzaki discovered that the iPad’s ability as a tool for communication, organization and information naturally enhances students’ approach to school projects and assignments. The trio, along with an increasing number of students, will lead a group charged with turning their own experiences into instructional videos to share with classmates. “Engaging our students as leaders in this initiative embraces the goals set forth in our technology plan, as does building upon the momentum already established by ‘Iolani faculty members,” said Head of School Dr. Timothy R. Cottrell.

‘Iolani’s decision to implement the iPad initiative school-wide aligns with the opening of the Sullivan Center in fall 2013 and the school’s Educational Technology Plan which calls for • Creating a student-driven learning environment • Preparing students to engage in the affairs of the world • Developing skilled learners who use technology effectively for learning and exploring • Engaging students in real world situations • Enhancing communication and collaboration to promote effective learning and the ethical and respectful use of technology • Empowering teachers to design dynamic, engaging learning environments to challenge, inspire, and reach the needs of learners • Providing equitable access to technology tools for all students

far left: Seniors Blake Tsuzaki ’13, Molly Browing ’13 and Austin Darmawan ’13 conduct a presentation to teachers on how their dream classroom would allow them to collaborate on projects that help others. LEFT: ‘Iolani provides an education that will enable students to thrive in the 21st century and is equally committed to the interpersonal approach to teaching. 28

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News from the ‘Ohana

A Growing Appreciation for ‘Iolani Coming together to celebrate our past 150 years and looking toward our future is a time for all of us to be proud we are a part of ‘Iolani.

Fun, friends and a few good adventures hopefully the first half of the school year has been filled with lots of these for each of you. As the school year progresses, I hope you took part in and will come out to the events that bring our community together, both those familiar to us each year and the special ones in this Sesquicentennial year. Piecing through 150-year-old records, we find the beginnings of ‘Iolani School in January 1863. Reading the timeline in last quarter’s ‘Iolani School Bulletin there were so many times I said “wow” silently and out loud. The challenges and changes the world and school saw during the last 150 years and the evolution to the school and environment we have today is truly inspiring. Coming together to celebrate our past 150 years and looking toward our future is a time for all of us to be proud we are a part of ‘Iolani. As a parent, I see and appreciate the already rich environment ‘Iolani offers our children through academics, athletics, the arts and the opportunity to serve others. It is exciting to see that the view from this height doesn’t stay the same but expands with the school’s commitment to enhance what our children experience and the vision for greater plans to prepare our kids for an ever changing future. As we begin 2013, it’s an opportune time for the ‘Ohana to bring all those that touch the school together in the One Team spirit for fellowship and fun! On behalf of the ‘Ohana, I hope to see you on campus at school events and activities.

Wishing each of you good health, success and lots of fun in 2013!

Teri Matsukawa ‘Iolani ‘Ohana President 2012–13

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‘Iolani holds off Lahainaluna 36–33 in championship game by Wes Nakama ’86 Photos by John Tamanaha ’87

Reece Foy ’13 completed 22 of 36 passes for 299 yards and five touchdowns and JT Los Banos ’14 intercepted three passes— including one with 27 seconds remaining—as ‘Iolani held off Lahainaluna 36–33 for its sixth straight First Hawaiian Bank/ Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association Division II State Championship. The victory at Aloha Stadium’s Hawaiian Airlines Field helped the Raiders finish the season at 9-3; Lahainaluna— making its first title game appearance—ended up 9–2. ‘Iolani led 15–0 early in the second quarter and 29-20 with 3:35 remaining in the third, but the Lunas closed it to 29–27 after Tytus Lucas’s 19-yard touchdown (TD) run two minutes later and took the lead on Taylor Kohler-Fonohema’s 2-yard touchdown run with 7:29 left in the game. But the Raiders went ahead for good on Foy’s 26-yard scoring pass to Tanner Nishioka ’13 with 1:59 remaining, and Jordan Genovia’s ’14 extra point made it 36–33. Lahainaluna took the ensuing kickoff and advanced to the ‘Iolani 34, but Los Banos made a lunging interception of an overthrown pass at the 19-yard line to seal the victory.

Jase Kugiya ’14, Adam Uyehara ’14 and Adrian Kwok ’13 hoist the trophy.


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Slice of Sports

Student-Athletes Bound for Collegiate Sports

Spencer Kiehm ’14, Chad Hanaoka ’14 and Reece Foy ’13 on offense. RIGHT: Cheerleaders bring spunk to the game. OPPOSITE: Frank Leota ’14 and J.R.

Esausele ’13 play defense.

Eesha Chun-Dela Cruz ’13 signed a National Letter of Intent to play volleyball for New Mexico Highlands University, a Division II college located in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Loxley Keala ’13 signed a National Letter of Intent to play volleyball at the University of Missouri.

Counselor Rodney Lum, Eddie Maruyama, Zoe Chun-Dela Cruz, Cynthia Chun-Dela Cruz, Eesha Chun-Dela Cruz, Carl Schroers BOTTOM: Athletic co-Director Eddie Maruyama, Lynden Keala, Loxley Keala ’13, Athletic co-Director Carl Schroers, and Head of School Dr. Timothy Cottrell

‘Iolani had taken a 7-0 lead with 55 seconds left in the first quarter after a 7-yard TD pass from Foy to Chad Hanaoka ’14, then went up 15–0 on Foy’s 26 -yard touchdown throw to Nishioka and Max Look’s ’14 two-point conversion run 44 seconds into the second quarter. The Lunas got on the board with Luk Filikitonga’s 21-yard quarterback keeper to paydirt followed by Kohler-Fonohema’s point after with 3:39 left in the half, then closed it to 15–14 after Filikitonga’s 26 -yard scoring pass to Scott-Isaac Medeiros-Tangatailoa with 32 seconds remaining. But the Raiders advanced the ball quickly after the ensuing kickoff and pushed the lead to 22-14 after Foy’s 2-yard TD pass to Hanaoka and Genovia’s extra point with 0:03 showing on the clock. Lahainaluna cut it to 22-20 on Filikitonga’s 7-yard scoring run barely three minutes into the third quarter, but ‘Iolani answered with Foy’s 18-yard touchdown throw to Hanaoka to help stretch the lead to 29–22 with 3:35 left in the quarter.

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Welcoming Lucy Frost Lewis to ‘Iolani’s Leadership Team

Lucy Frost Lewis joined ‘Iolani School as Director of Advancement, bringing more than 20 years of leadership experience in fundraising and stewardship activities.


Bachelor’s degree in English from Tulane University AAS in Interior Design from Parsons School of Design in New York

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Senior Associate Director of Principal Gifts at Yale University Director of Development and Alumni/ae Relations at Moses Brown School Director of Capital Programs and Principal Gifts at The Lawrenceville School

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Husband Dave and children Nick and Ellie


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Lucy Frost Lewis has joined ‘Iolani School School, an independent boarding as the new Director of Advancement. school in central New Jersey. Having With more than 20 years of leadership joined Lawrenceville as Assistant to experience in campaign and steward- the Campaign Director, she advanced ship activities, Lucy is delighted to have through the department, serving ultijoined the ‘Iolani ‘ohana to further mately as the school’s Director of Capital the school’s development and alumni Programs and Principal Gifts. Earning a bachelor’s degree in relations programs. “It is a privilege to be a part of English from Tulane University, Lucy this spectacular community and to went on to receive an AAS in Interior witness the unwavering commitment Design from Parsons School of Design of the community to ensure the school’s in New York. While a student at the continued strength latter, she served a nd success a s as a development It is a privilege to be a an international volunteer at a local leader in indepenhospita l, where part of this spectacular dent education,” her ca reer was community and to Lucy said. (unintentionally) witness the unwavering A member launched. She of ‘Iolani’s senior has cont inued commitment of the leadership team, her commitment community to ensure Lucy oversees all to g iv ing bac k development initiaa s a volu nteer, the school’s continued tives, which play an having served on strength and success. increasingly vital nu merous c la ss role in realizing reunion committhe aspirations and tees and as member financial sustainability of the school. “As in both District I and II of the Council the Board of Governors and Dr. Cottrell for the Advancement of Secondary chart the course for ‘Iolani’s future, we Education (CASE). strive to engage our alumni, parents, Lucy and her husband, Dave, have and friends in providing the foundation two children, Nick, 17, and Ellie, 15. on which their vision can be realized,” While the kids complete their high she added. school educations at their boarding Before arriving at ‘Iolani in October schools in Connecticut, Nick and Ellie 2012, Lucy had been the Senior Associate are visiting as often as possible to learn Director of Principal Gifts at Yale more about ‘Iolani School, Hawai‘i, University since 2008. Prior to Yale, she and their new home. The Lewis family served as Director of Development and is truly grateful for the warm welcome Alumni/ae Relations at Moses Brown extended to them, and they look forward School, her alma mater, an independent to continuing to find opportunities day school in Providence, Rhode Island. to meet alumni, parents, and friends For the 11 years leading up to her return of ‘Iolani. there, Lucy was part of the alumni and development team at The Lawrenceville

St. Alban’s Minute

The Gift of Time

In the run-up to the holiday season, signs and advertisements often go something like this: Show them how much you love them, find the perfect gift. It’s the season of giving: Give them something on their wish list.

Though there is nothing at all wrong with The cookies always tasted better, and now what I expressing gratitude, love, and care with a gift, remember most are not the cookies at all. It was there is tension when almost ultra-consumerist the time and love spent doing something together. culture meets the faith. When people line up for This is a gift I treasure more than the aloha shirt days outside a store for that one doorbuster deal, or my mom gave me last year (thanks, Mom, you get when stores begin opening early on Thanksgiving my drift). It is this very gift that I hope to pass on for Black Friday specials, what value have we to my own daughter, who helps me cook dinner placed on the sacredness of time spent with family and bake bread. and friends? Has Thanksgiving simply become the We live in the “new” era of information techpregame warm-up for the Black Friday spectacle? nology, where the Internet, computers, smart In the book of Acts 17:16-29, we hear the story phones, and tablets of Paul in Athens. He walked around the city and facilitate the exploRegardless of our faith was deeply distressed to see the sheer number of sion in reporting tradition, the challenge for us idols. This was not uncommon in Greek culture. e v e n t s a n d i n There was a God for just about everything and personal communi- remains the same. How do every occasion. There was even a shrine dedicated cation. We cannot we remain centered and focused to “AN UNKNOWN GOD” just in case one was let our 24/7/365 on what is truly important? left out, or, in case I don’t know which God to pay news cycle and our tribute to, here it is. use of technology Paul concludes that we are God’s offspring and be a substitute for human interaction. The soul in him we live and move and have our being. As and the language of the human heart cannot be children of God, we are created for a different reduced to tweets, IMs, and texts. Real relationpurpose—called not just to live in the world but ships are not digital. They are not rooted in 1s and 0s but in love. They persist and endure when to transform it as well. Regardless of our faith tradition, the chal- batteries die and your phone breaks. They continue lenge for us remains the same. How do we remain even when there is “no service.” They last forever. centered and focused on what is truly important? Perhaps one gift we might offer to those we love and care for is even more precious than anything that comes in a box—time. Could we offer the gift of ourselves and our presence? Our wisdom The Rev. Daniel L. Leatherman and joy? Some of my fondest memories are times spent baking cookies with my mother and grandmother.

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alumni happenings

Alumni Association News

150 years

of Building Relationships


Alumni Events April 19 – 20, 2013

‘Iolani Fair May (date to be announced)

Nominations due for election as a Director of the ‘Iolani Alumni Association May 10

23rd Annual ‘Iolani Alumni Association Golf Tournament presented by the Class of 1982 June 1

50th Reunion of the Class of 1963 at commencement June – July

(date to be announced)

Summer Concert Series July 15

Annual Meeting of the Members of the ‘Iolani Alumni Association August 1

8th Annual Reunion Weekend Kick-Off Reception August 3

18th Annual A Touch of ‘Iolani presented by the Class of 1994 August 10

50th Annual Father Bray Memorial Football Classic



his is a remarkable year. It is our

150 th anniversary; the Sullivan

Center is under construction; and ‘Iolani School welcomed Dr. Timothy Cottrell as our new Head of School. We wish him well as he carries on ‘Iolani’s legacy of great and inspiring leaders. In his last Bulletin message, Dr. Cottrell wrote, “We strive to achieve great things for our students, and the impact of our mission remains with them well beyond their twelfth grade year.” This impactful statement ties in well with the mission of the ‘Iolani Alumni Association which is “to foster and enhance lifelong relationships among all alumni, guided by the principles and ideals of ‘Iolani School.” As we move forward and celebrate the special 150 th anniversary of our beloved school, the ‘Iolani Alumni Association strives to build new relationships and grow existing ones among our diverse alumni. Committees plan and organize various events such as the annual summer concert series, A Touch of ‘Iolani, ‘Iolani Alumni Association Golf Tournament, movie events, box car racing, networking socials and various travel opportunities. In addition, we are having a 150 th Anniversary Speaker Series this year. These events are a lot of fun and a great opportunity to interact with many alumni and their families. For detailed information about the ‘Iolani Alumni

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Association and future events as well as events listed on the left, please visit our website at On behalf of the ‘Iolani Alumni Association, thank you, Class of 1981 and chairperson Kelvin Sato ’81, for putting on a memorable 22nd Annual ‘Iolani Alumni Association Golf Tournament at the Hawai‘i Prince Golf Course. The Class of 1982 is currently hard at work planning for next year’s tournament. We would also like to thank the Class of 1993 for coordinating this year’s A Touch of ‘Iolani. Their co-chairs, Marc Iyomasa ’93, Ryan Kusumoto ’93 and Susan Kuwabara ’93, did an outstanding job. Likewise, the Class of 1994 is already in planning mode. Lastly, we would like to especially thank our outgoing board members Marnie Hursty ’89, Carter Siu ’92, Clifton Yasutomi ’00, and past president Adrienne Elkind ’90. It is truly an honor to serve alongside such dedicated board members who unselfishly volunteer their time to build alumni relationships. Mahalo,

Ken C. Kawahara ’87 President ‘Iolani Alumni Association

Alumni Association MEMBERS OF THE


Steven Ai ’72 Norman Cheng ’95 Justin Haruki ’00 Elizabeth Ignacio ’89 Sherri-Ann Iha ’84 Grant Ishikawa ’86 Guy Kamitaki ’73 Ben Kashiwabara ’82 Ken Kawahara ’87 Noelani Kazama ’94 Paul Kennedy ’86 Wilfred Keola, Jr. ’73 Tyler Kimura ’00

Supports ‘Iolani

The ‘Iolani Alumni Association presented a donation

of $20,000 to ‘Iolani School to support the association’s scholarship endowment, raising funds through its annual golf tournament and A Touch of ‘Iolani. Head of School Dr. Timothy Cottrell accepted the check on behalf of ‘Iolani. At the association’s annual mahalo dinner, Head of School Dr. Cottrell and Alumni Association President Ken Kawahara ’87 praised the association’s board members and expressed thanks to incoming board members Justin Haruki ’00, Ben Kashiwabara ’82, Wilfred Keola, Jr. ’73, and Tyler Kimura ’00. Also, gratefully acknowledged were outgoing board members Adrienne Elkind ’90, Marnie Hursty ’89, Carter Siu ’92, and Clifton Yasutomi ’00 for their years of service. Dr. Cottrell and Kawahara also thanked the Class of 1981 for organizing the 2012 ‘Iolani Alumni Association Golf Tournament, as well as the Class of 1993 for spearheading the 2012 A Touch of ‘Iolani: Homecoming. Receiving special gifts were golf chair Kelvin Sato ’81 and Touch co-chairs Marc Iyomasa ’93, Ryan Kusumoto ’93, and Susan Kuwabara ’93. The mahalo dinner was held on November 2 at the Pacific Club.

Kevin McCrary ’79 Nelson Moku III ’91 Sara Murakami ’85 Walter Muraoka ’62 John Pang ’73 Kira Tamashiro ’05 Lance Taniguchi ’94

Ken Kawahara ’87, Galen Haneda ’81, Matt Loo ’81, Kent Matsuzaki ’81, Randy Inaba ’81, Dr. Timothy Cottrell Below: Ken Kawahara ’87, Ryan Kusumoto ’93, Marc Iyomasa ’93, Susan Kuwabara ’93, Jon Nouchi ’93, Tracy Carnate ’93, Debbie Matsuura ’93, Tina Koike ’93, Dr. Timothy Cottrell

Kacy Yamamoto ’00 Michael Young ’64

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class of ’62

An ‘Iolani Story:

Class of ’62 Celebrates Golden Reunion

How it all began Their stories began as boys in the lush valley of Nu‘uanu and on the near-virgin parcel of land near the Ala Wai. As a kindergartener, John Ishikawa recalls “being in the car as older siblings were dropped off at the Nu‘uanu campus and St. Andrew’s Priory before [he] was dropped off at the Lā‘au Place Quonset huts.” Fast-forward to the spring of 1962 and these boys are now men, venturing off to college to satisfy their thirst for knowledge, self-discovery, and success. Many depart for the mainland. Over the years, the Class of 1962 reunites in various ways, some for their landmark reunions all over the map, and others as a part of Patrick Tom’s weekly Thursday


lunches in Honolulu. Suddenly, an announcement of 50th Reunion events is made concurrent with alerts of a brand new class website. The men of 1962 then begin to ready themselves for a fun time. Before long, it’s June 1, 2012 , the eve of 50 years since they first became alumni. While much has changed, much has stayed the same, and that is what the Class of 1962 warmly realizes throughout their three-month-long 50th reunion.

A monumental occasion Kicking off the celebration, 28 alumni gathered for the Pre-Commencement Kick-Off Dinner on Thursday, March 31, at Tsukiji Restaurant. Rodney Asada,

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Members of the Class of ‘62, in honor of their 50th reunion, were recognized at the Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2012.

Alvin and Dicki Chong, Conroy Chow, Kenneal and Lucille Chun, James and Patrica-Gale Hayakawa, John Ishikawa, Mark Kaneshiro, Nils Katahara, Miles Kawatachi, Creighton Kudo, Richard Lau, Colin Leong, Leighton Liu, Alan and Jennifer Maii, Samuel and Linda Mayeda, Walter Muraoka, Calvin and Karen Nakagawa, Patrick and Patsy Tom, Milton Tsuda, and Nathan and Sandra Wong enjoyed an evening of storytelling, laughter, and memories that was highlighted by Alan’s uncanny ability to call upon the most embarrassing stories about each of the attendees, and Leighton’s slideshow, which beckoned an encore. Alan reprised the searing roast at Roland and Janis Chun’s home on June 22, focusing on attendees who were

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not present at the Tsukiji dinner and evoking similar roars of laughter from everyone there. These stories never seem to lose their edge or entertainment value. On June 2, classmates convened for a second time to celebrate the Commencement of the Class of 2012 , which was quick ly dubbed ‘Commencement 2’, honoring the occasion of their second graduation experience. Classmates and their wives enjoyed the event in the shade of a magnificent ‘Iolani tree. On this occasion, Myrna Kawatachi, Dwight Kealoha, and Alfred Tanaka’s widow, Leonora, son Brett ’84, and mother joined the festivities. Remarked Leighton Liu, “The whole commencement was quite beautiful. When we were introduced as a class, I was both surprised and touched by the seniors who greeted us with lei. The achievements of the 18 valedictorians were mind boggling!” Following a program-free Sunday, Monday brought a full schedule of on-campus activities. It began with an extended campus tour led by Chris Shimabukuro ’ 85, De velopment Director, during which classmates saw the campus through the eyes of a modern student. Highlights included viewing the Edward K. Hamada Track and Field and Kozuki Stadium from the press box. Remarked Kenneal Chun, “The visit of the campus was spectacular, to say the least. It showed me how far ‘Iolani has come from the humble beginnings it had at Ala Wai when our class began our journey through ‘Iolani in 1949.” While walking through the Lower Gym and admiring the banners, Al and John reminisced about being the last class to play in the old barn. Before 1959, their class had anticipated being

“People don’t change very much. They may look a little worse off for wear but they’re all the same great guys!” M ilt T suda

the Centennial class capped off with a new gym to end their careers. Fun fact: Before 1959, it was believed that ‘Iolani School was established in 1862, thus making the Class of 1962 the Centennial class. However, as an intermediate-aged student, Leighton Liu conducted a research project and discovered that ‘Iolani School was actually established in 1863. The tour concluded in St. Alban’s Chapel, where Rev. Daniel Leatherman honored the memories of classmates who have passed away. “It was good to remember those who have passed on and were not able to enjoy some of the things we had and, for us, having come “full circle,” to reflect on our own personal good fortunes since leaving ‘Iolani School so many years ago,” said Kenneal Chun. School archivist Rosemarie Panko and her assistant, Lyn Vi Sumimoto, shared larger-than-life images of the Class of 1962 ’s senior yearbook pages, senior edition of the Imua, and other high school memorabilia, thus evoking

strong and happy memories of the classmates’ schoolboy days. The celebration continued at the Headmaster’s residence with a luncheon hosted by Dr. Val ’67 and Cynthia Iwashita. To the delight of the reunion group, Dennis Ching, Paul Chun, and David and Sylvia Shiraishi joined the class celebration. Later that month, the Class of 1962 congregated for the inaugural 50 th Anniversar y Memorial Golf Tournament at Mililani Golf Club in which they honored the memories of Urban Nishiki, Douglas Matsumoto, Arthur Koga, and A lfred Tanaka. Fourteen alumni enjoyed a round of golf with notable performances by John Ozaki and Cal Nakagawa, both of whom shot low nets of 67. Alan won the Jackpot drawing, Colin Leong won the consolation drawing, and Cal earned the distinction of being the only winner of a greenie. They chose to honor the school with their victories by contributing their winnings to the class gift. The day culminated in a festive dinner hosted by Roland and Janis Chun. By popular

RIGHT: Alan Maii ‘62 and Dwight Kealoha ‘62 attended their 50th ‘Iolani reunion. BELOW: Samuel ‘62 and Linda Mayeda travelled to O‘ahu for the festivities.

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demand, masa sushi was brought back, as was Roland’s famous Portuguese bean soup and grilled steaks, Janis’s tofu watercress salad, Alan’s roast (this time bolstered by Kenneal Chun’s masterful “recollections,” and Leighton’s updated slideshow, later to be published in a commemorative DVD. Later in the summer, many members of the class returned to continue their celebration during a Kick-Off Dinner on August 2, where they joined other classes in reunions (years ending in 2 or 7) for a buffet under the stars complete with alumni entertainment. On this occasion, several new faces were seen, including Clifford You, Karen Chun (Paul’s wife), Sheryl Tashima (Leighton’s guest), and Beryl Lau (Richard’s wife). The Class of 1962 ’s 50 th reunion activities officially culminated on August 4 at the 17th annual A Touch of ‘Iolani, where they joined 1,000 members of the school community at a celebration hosted by the following year’s 20 th Reunion class, the Class of 1993. The event was symbolic since two of the Touch committee members were children of 1962 alumni (Chrysti Lu ’93, daughter of Roland Chun; and Megan Kawatachi ’93, daughter of Miles Kawatachi) and the Class of 1993 reserved a special table for the 50th reunion class.

class gift Throughout the year leading up to the reunion itself, the class mounted an effort to advance ‘Iolani by raising money for a 50th Reunion gift, a tradition that has been honored for decades. Alumni giving is beyond monetary value. It conveys a powerful message of class pride and helps ensure that ‘Iolani’s teachings and opportunities are available for generations to come. The Class of 1962 wanted to show that even after 50 years of evolution, ‘Iolani remains the same wonderful school that shaped their lives in so many powerful and lasting ways. Miles Kawatachi and John Ishikawa worked tirelessly to rally their classmates to reach a giving participation goal of 62% and a class gift goal of $62,000, both numbers chosen to commemorate the year in which they became alumni.

Thank you Now months since the Class of 1962 gathered in celebration, memories of their days on campus as schoolboys and 50 th year “reunioners” live on through these spectacular gentlemen and their significant others that have shaped ‘Iolani for the last 50 years. Thanks to the contributions of each and every individual and to the monumental leadership

“The older [I’ve become] the more I’ve come to realize that like parents, family and friends, ‘Iolani is one of the foundations of who I am. The school and its educators help mold me into the person I have become.” M ilt T suda


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Brett Tanaka ’84 represented his father, the late Alfred Tanaka ’62.

of John Ishikawa, Miles Kawatachi, Leighton Liu, Milt Tsuda, and Pat Tom, the spectacular extravaganza to honor their very special milestone was among the most celebrated in the school’s history. Thank you, Class of 1962 , for embracing the idea of a 50 th reunion and for bringing life to a very special a nd most memorable occ a sion. Congratulations on realizing an unprecedented level of participation (69%) and on surpassing your class gift goal by raising over $75,000 for the school. You are an inspiration to all of the classes that have come before you and to those that will work hard to emulate your collegiality, loyalty, and ‘Iolani pride.

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Q&A class of 1962

What does ‘Iolani School mean to you?

What does your 50th reunion mean to you?

M i lt Ts u da : The older [I’ve become] the more I’ve come to realize that like parents, family and friends, ‘Iolani is one of the foundations of who I am. The school and its educators help mold me into the person I have become.

Le i g hto n Li u : The 50th reunion is quite a significant milestone. Since most of us are retired and all of us are now “senior citizens,” one cannot help but wonder about how many more reunions we may be around to experience, especially when we think about the 12 classmates who have already left us. It’s pretty sobering to realize this.

Le i g hto n Li u : Although we did not have the perspective to properly evaluate or appreciate the school while we were still there, when I attended college, it became quite evident that ‘Iolani had prepared me well, such that several of my university classes seemed to be easier than those I had experienced in high school. We may not have had much in the way of facilities (like the school has now), but we did have good teachers who taught us well.

“Just get off your duffs and [attend the reunion], as those who don’t will miss out on something very worthwhile.”

What would you say to a 50th reunion alumnus who is sitting on the fence whether to attend or not? Leig hton Li u : Just get off your duffs and participate, as those who don’t will miss out on something very worthwhile. Plus, to me it’s just human instinct to want to give back to the school in some way.

Name one thing you learned about a classmate that you didn’t know for the past 50 years. M i lt Tsu da: People don’t change very much. They may look a little worse off for wear but they’re all the same great guys! L e i g h to n L i u : I learned so many

sundry facts about the early days of elementary school (I didn’t start at ‘Iolani until the 7th grade), primarily due to the astounding acuity of Kenneal Chun’s incredible memory. His recall and stories really blew me away!

Members of the Class of ‘62 and their spouses gathered together for several milestone events.

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the 23rd annual ‘iolani alumni association

golf tour nament celebr ating 150 years

Hawai‘i Prince Golf Club, Friday, May 10, 2013

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Pictures from the Past

Hail to Cum Laude

New Cum Laude members in 1975 were, front row, teachers Norhma Holton, Carolyne Ogawa, Margaret Bland, Esther Tanaka, David Roberts, Elsie Taniguchi, Julia Yamaoka; back row, students Norman Okimoto, Riki Morimoto, Gary Takahashi, Jeffrey Kam, Allen Seto, Whitney Lum, Jeffrey Ching, Nelson Dang, Mark Lum, Brian LaPorte, Jeffrey Lee, Randall Suzuka and Owen Tanoue. (Not pictured Jeremy Kagan, Brian Takahashi)

‘Iolani is one of only two schools in Hawai‘i that belong to the Cum Laude Society which is a national honor society founded in 1906. This photo from the ‘Iolani School Bulletin Fall 1975 issue recognizes newly inducted students and faculty members into the society. The students were selected from among the top ten percent of the class, while the faculty members were eligible based on their undergraduate college records.

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8th Annual Reunion Weekend Kick-Off Dinner Thursday, August 1, 2013, at ‘Iolani School 5:30 p.m. Campus Tour 6:00 p.m. Dinner and Alumni Entertainment

50 Year Reunion

Class of 1963

18th Annual A Touch of ‘Iolani 2013 Saturday, August 3, 2013, at ‘Iolani School 4:30 p.m. Silent Auction 5:00 p.m. Event

Friday, May 31, 2013

Golf and 19th Hole Saturday, June 1, 2013

Breakfast at Hale Koa Graduation of the Class of 2013 & dinner at ‘Iolani School Sunday, June 2, 2013

Dinner at O’ahu Country Club Monday, June 3, 2013

Campus tour Memorial service at St. Alban’s Chapel Luncheon at the Head of School’s residence Class of 1963 Reunion Committee & Contact information:

Dean Doi, Rodney Go, Clifford Lee, Wilbert Toma Ronald Miyashiro: ph (808) 455-6005, email, Daniel Yoshioka: ph (808) 625-2064, email

23rd Annual ‘Iolani Alumni Association Golf Tournament presented by the Class of 1982 Friday, May 10, 2013, at Hawai‘i Prince Golf Course 10:00 a.m. Check-in 11:30 a.m. Shotgun

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banquet & Baseball Reunion

Saturday, February 16, 2013 ‘Iolani Student Center, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. All baseball alumni and coaches are invited back to campus to honor fellowship, interact with Varsity Division I and II players, and celebrate ‘Iolani School’s 150th Anniversary. Each $50 ticket includes dinner and an ‘Iolani baseball logo Nike Dri-FIT shirt. Guests are welcome. For more information, please contact Director of Alumni Relations Kira Tamashiro ‘05 at or (808) 943-2309

Class of 1978

35th Reunion

Thursday, July 11–Sunday, July 14, 2013, in Honolulu For more information, please contact Warland Kealoha at (808) 230-5891 or or Brandon Lee at (510) 552-2721 or

CLASSNOTES ’49 “Call everyone and ask them to come to my house for stew and rice on Labor Day,” says Gilman Hu. “Who’s running for office?” “No one,” he said. “It’s been two months since we last met and it’s time again—before our February brunch.” So 36 of our classmates, spouses, and widows gathered at the Hus’ residence. Some could not make it, but our worry—some forgot to come! See what we’re like? We get together just for the sake of staying connected: talk story, fellowship, have a ball, and eat up. Overheard one wife commenting to her husband: “If you had ever learned to cook, I’d have the class over to our house, too.” Sorry, 1950 Class POC , as I “steal your thunder.” Wally Ho (Smiler), a great friend, neighbor, and fellow hunter during our

youthful days, celebrated his 80th with one of the greatest shows on earth put together by son Nathan ’80 and daughters at Ko ‘Olina with help from grandkids like Tiffany Peterson ’93 and Tracy Maze ’95. Friends, family, and classmates galore plus top-notch entertainers in colorful Chinese costumes and dresses made up the crowd. There were blessings from the Lion, the sounds of gongs, drums, and real pake music from fellow classmates’ Chinese music ensemble led by Harry Wong. Sure made you want to dance after all the wine and champagne combined with all kinds of pupu—and the best and most exotic—the suckling pigs. It was great to see so many of our earlier schoolmates like Gordon “Dizzy” Chang, Merv Lopes, and Richard Yogi, among so many others, that greeted each other with “long time no see!” Wally, Hobo’s younger brother, and the rest of the Ho family,

Wilbert, Warren, Roy Nishioka (all ‘Iolani grads) were there to enjoy. As always, “Smiler” kept smiling throughout the entire festivities as he greeted and thanked his guests. After a short scheduled stay at Queen’s (all is OK), he’s on the road again, traveling as he does so many times during the year, then home once more. Visit him, if you have the chance, at his Wally’s Garage and Grill in Aiea while you eat and service your car. Again, Happy Birthday and many more. Getting back to Harry ’50, he was featured on the cover of a travel magazine visiting Cambodia and Vietnam while checking out his choice: the Erhu. He is a bargain shopper, buying all kinds of colorful, speciallydesigned garb for his musical group no matter which village or city we visited in China. He is one great guy and a real pleasure to have as a roommate during our trips to Asia. He’s a walking library on Chinese history and a talented musician, too. I learned a lot about China from him. “Untold Story”: Today, November 10 , as I write, I had the opportunity to see on the Internet a special screening of a full-length documentary of Japanese Americans in Hawai‘i. Among the various stories and commentaries, the smiling face of Albert Nishikawa flashed and appeared among all of those who participated in the pilgrimage to the WWII Honouliuli Internment Camp within the past year. Just imagine: it has been 63 years since we got out of high school and for about five years before that when Al was a 7th grader at ‘Iolani, he never told “The Untold Story” (the name of the film) of the impact on him, the sole family member, whose dad was detained. Only a few knew what he went through.

Teammates from the Class of ’49 share a special time together: Walter Nobuhara, “Smiler,” Harry Hanchett, Rev. David Yamashiro, and Benjamin Almadova

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Classnotes Speaking with some folks from the Japanese Cultural Center, I found that Al contributed several pieces of art work and other items to the Center for historical purposes: things his dad made during the several years he was detained. Al says he was not confined in any way but he had occasional visits with his dad. Al had much to say when I called and spoke with him after the show. He is now willing to talk about it if we are interested. In short, it was rough for a young 12- to 14-year-old kid, as the one and only son in the family, to live without a dad when he was held in the camp called Hell’s Valley during the war. “My dad was only a newspaper writer, not a spy or guilty of anything, but he was among the nearly 400 held against their wishes.” Sorry, Al, but now it’s history. Some information for our class: I hope to organize a tour of the remains and location of the detention camp. Let me know if you are interested. Clifford Jinbo: it was nice to hear from you. Papa, Tofu, Iwamoto, and Ed Haneda: Let’s hear from you, too. Harry Aoyagi (have sis read this to you), and Turk, Mac, Hugo, stay well. Annabelle (widow of John Ching) and Aloha Linda (widow of Ruddy Tongg), it was great chatting with you recently. Paul In, Bob Tom (on the mainland), please call. Stan Ishizaki, my doc told me you’re cruising. My doctors, including the latest one, Dr. Darin Awaya ’90, all from ‘Iolani, watch and keep me in good shape. Travel when you can, they tell me. What about getting together with classmates again to travel like we used to many times before—even for an interisland cruise for a week? Any takers? Please know that all of you widows are a part of our Class ‘Ohana. We want you to join us in all our activities whatever and whenever: You are special! Our next get-together is the annual brunch scheduled for Sunday, February 10, 2013, at the Hickam Air Force Base Officer’s Club. There is no conflict with the Pro- or Super Bowl since the brunch will be after the games—and we will have more to talk about. We expect some new faces, special friends, and discussions for some new activities which may interest us old folks and families. Whether it is by wheelchair, or with walkers, canes, or crutches, please come! We will get the word out after New Year’s Day, so keep


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Harry Wong ’49 is the leader of the Guang Zhong Chinese Musical Ensemble.

the date in mind and pass the word along. Please call me if you have any comments or input for our Classnotes. We need to hear from you! P.S. Sorry, Ray Wong! My note in the ’49

Classnotes from the fall issue of the ‘Iolani School Bulletin stated: “During WWII, Ray Wong was a young naval officer on the Missouri.” It should have read: “Ray Wong was a young naval officer. . . .”

’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

’55 Class Representative:

FRED KARIMOTO 3661 Hilo Place Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96816

’58 Class Representative:

Leonard chow (C) 542-8350

Harry Takane ’50, right, and his brother James Takane ’48, left, returned to campus and were greeted by Director of Alumni Relations Kira Tamashiro ’05.

Classes of ’48, ’50, ’51, ’58, and ’01 Alumni

Return to Give Back to Students

Alumni from classes spanning over 50 years returned to the ‘Iolani campus this fall to give back to students. From some of Father Bray’s boys in classes from the late 1940s and early 1950s to 21st century graduates, alumni gave back to students in the classes of ’13 and ’14 in electives offered by the ‘Iolani English department in November. respect the past Seniors and juniors in Mr. Peter Greenhill’s English class, “Literature of Sport,” paid their respects to Alexander Joy Cartwright, Jr., the founder of modern baseball, at O‘ahu Cemetery, before visiting the final resting place of Father Kenneth A. Bray at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (in Punchbowl). Students start the semester studying The Ol’ Man and meeting with Father Bray’s players, who are warmly dubbed “Bray’s Boys.” A few of these football, basketball, and baseball players were able to meet the students at Punchbowl and retell stories of the beloved Father Bray and their exploits on his teams. The “Bray’s Boys” who participated in that event included Walter Nobuhara ’51, Lt. Gen. James N. Takane ’48, Harry Takane ’50, and Stanley Zukeran ’51.

the write stuff On November 13, 2012, playwright Edward “Ed” Sakamoto ’58 visited English teacher Ms. Lee Cataluna’s Creative Writing class to inspire students to write through telling his journey from a UH student who won a play writing competition to a professional playwright whose work spans over five decades. Mr. Sakamoto’s newest play, Fishing for Wives, debuted in November at Kumu Kahua Theater and is a comic confusion over a picture bride mix-up. The play sold out the first two weekends and was extended to an extra week.

getting the scoop

The following was written by Kyle Flores ’13, a student in the CNF class

On Thursday, November 1, twins Aaron and Jordan Kandell visited Ms. Jane Romjue’s Creative Nonfiction (CNF) class to discuss their perspectives and thoughts regarding writing, especially journalism and, you guessed it, creative nonfiction. Although exposed to several of the brothers’ articles from the Hawaiian Airlines magazine Hana Hou! earlier, the class was delighted to meet the brothers in person and experience the liveliness they brought to their stories. Dressed identically from head to toe and having just come from ‘Iolani’s Twin Club meeting, the brothers gave the class a choice of what “door” to open for the day, noting that behind each door was a different lesson ranging from a question-and-answer session to a writing exercise. Surprisingly, students asked for a little bit of each. The brothers began their talk in the realm of journalism, using their article “Brothers in Fire,” about two firedancing brothers, as an example. They stressed the importance of the interview process in journalism. “With the fire dancers, one brother really loved to talk and gave us good information, while the other was pretty quiet. The quiet one performed better in competition though, so we had to follow his story,” said Aaron. The Kandell brothers then challenged the CNF students to interview each other in pairs. Tasked with extracting an interesting story from their peers, students talked through each other’s stories and then wrote a short journalistic blurb about their subject. At this point, the brothers made the distinction between journalism and creative nonfiction. Journalism, they said, is about accurately presenting facts and focusing on the subject at hand. Creative nonfiction, on the other hand, is rooted in reality but elaborates on the story by putting it in a larger context and providing description and imagery. The brothers emphasized the role of the scene of an interview in translating an interview into a creative nonfiction masterpiece saying, “After or before an interview, we observe the scenery. Some of our best writing is done on-site.” With this in mind, students began their journalistic pieces anew, this time from a creative nonfiction standpoint. Due to the high number of seniors in Ms. Romjue’s CNF class, the Kandell brothers closed with their thoughts on how college essays are written, stressing that the essays should be an exercise in creative nonfiction: “The application readers face a huge stack of papers each year. You want your writing to be at the top of that stack.”

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’59 Class Representative:

Jim Yamashita (R) 373-9617

’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 The Class of ’60 reached another milestone, and several of us celebrated our 70th Birthday at The Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas from October 17 to 21. A total of 35 people including classmates, spouses, and friends were in attendance. Classmates with spouses celebrating this memorable event were Robert and Judy Fujita, Lloyd and Loretta Kagawa, Roy and Carolyn Kaneshiro, Wayne and Gail Kawamura, Steve and Karen Kondo, Randy and Joan Okumura, John and Diana Yee, and Dave and Cheryl Yoshioka. Other classmates joining them were Mel Arimoto, Harold Gusukuma, Ken Hara, Nelson Jones, Willy Matsuura, Nathan Minn, Doug Olson, Paul Shigenaga, Harold Tanaka, Mike Tom, Carl Watanabe, Clifton Yamamoto and Al Yamashiro. John and Diana, Mike, Clifton, and Al drove in from California while Randy and Joan, who own a house and live part time in Utah, drove from their home in St. George. Classmates who signed up earlier but had to cancel due to various reasons were Gary Kagimoto, Art Katahara, Jimmy Kawashima, Ron Lim, Doug Masatsugu and Les Uyehara. It was really nice to have our friends and members of the Class of ’60 Golf Club also join us to celebrate our birthday: Ronald Harada (Roosevelt ’61) and his wife


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Left to right: Randy Okumura, Willie Matsuura, Nathan Minn, Harold Tanaka, Paul Shigenaga, Ruby Miyao, Steven Kondo, Linda Shiraishi, Dave Yoshioka, Roy Kaneshiro, Ronald Harada

Eloise, Mike Matsumoto (McKinley ’62), Ruby Miyao (McKinley ’60), Linda Shiraishi (Aiea ’72) and Tom Teruya ’61. The majority of the group checked in October 17 and left on October 21. Beginning with October 18, three days of events were scheduled. A two-day golf tournament was held at two beautiful courses: the first at Royal Links Golf Club, which is a replica of the British Open Championship Courses; and the second, at Desert Pines, a resort course with narrow fairways. After golf, two informal gatherings were held in the evening at the hotel. The first gathering was held at the Mardi Gras Cocktail Lounge where everyone greeted each other, talked story, reminisced about the old high school days, and updated each other with current news of their families and other classmates who were not in attendance. And, of course, we made sure Hawaiian pupus were on the menu for our classmates from the mainland to enjoy. On the second evening, The Orleans hosted a

cocktail party for us in a private room on the second floor, and it was filled with laughter and joy, especially when door prizes and prizes for the winners of the two-day golf tournament were given away. On the final evening, we had a formal dinner banquet at The Prime Rib Loft Restaurant, and all 35 people who attended this joyous occasion departed with great memories of our 70 th Birthday Reunion. The food, especially the Prime Rib, was excellent and, as usual, the camaraderie among the classmates, spouses, and friends highlighted the evening. Time flies so fast especially when you reach the ripe age of 70 years, and the five days sure went zooming by. We hope to do this again in the very near future, and we hope that the rest of the class who could not join us for the 70th will be at our 2013 Annual Chinese New Year Banquet to welcome the Year of The Snake. It will be held at Maple Garden on Thursday, February 14, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. A reminder notice will be sent out in January 2013. For reservations, please call Victor Chang at (808) 455-3638, Mel Chow at (808) 593-4492 , Dave Yoshioka at (808) 255-6837 or Paul Shigenaga at (808) 224-4194.

Classnotes Our Class author has done it again. You may recall an article in last winter’s issue of the ‘Iolani School Bulletin extolling our classmate Randy Ng’s accomplishment of having published his first literary work, Hawaiian Sunrise to Sunset, and having had a successful book signing at Ala Moana’s Barnes & Noble bookstore last fall. No more than a year after his first work, Randy has published his second literary work, this time a book of poetry. Yes, you heard right, poetry, entitled Reflections

in Solitude. This collection of poems had its genesis back in the late ’60s, after Randy had returned home with a degree in history from Texas A&M University and began his search for what would end up being his life’s work. Well, this “search” took many and diverse forms, including the entertainment scene in Waikīkī, where he met the legendary Kui Lee, who was the inspiration for and the subject of his first poem.

Writing poetry became places of refuge and release over the years, and now Randy feels comfortable enough with what he has achieved and the life he has lived to share his innermost thoughts in the form of poetry with us. Mahalo, Randy, and May God’s Peace Be With You!

Members of the Class of ’60 celebrated their 70th birthday year together in Las Vegas this past October. Pictured, first row, left to right: Al Yamashiro, Harold Gusukuma, John Yee, Randy Okumura, Willie Matsuura, Harold Tanaka, Nathan Minn; back row, left to right: Lloyd Kagawa, Dave Yoshioka, Mike Tom, Carl Watanabe, Nelson Jones, Ken Hara, Steve Kondo, Paul Shigenaga, Roy Kaneshiro, Douglas Olson, Bob Fujita (sitting), Mel Arimoto, Clifton Yamamoto (hidden), Wayne Kawamura

Celebrating a special year for 70th birthdays: Sitting on the floor: Randy Okumura, Tom Teruya, Ronald Harada, Harold Tanaka; sitting on chairs: Mike Matsumoto, Loretta Kagawa, Diana Yee, Linda Shiraishi, Ruby Miyao, Joan Okumura, Karen Kondo, Cheryl Yoshioka, Eloise Harada, Gail Kawamura, Willie Matsuura; standing: Lloyd Kagawa, Al Yamashiro, Dave Yoshioka, Mike Tom, Harold Gusukuma, Carl Watanabe, Nelson Jones, Ken Hara, Steven Kondo, Paul Shigenaga, Roy Kaneshiro, Douglas Olson, Wayne Kawamura, Mel Arimoto, Nathan Minn, Clifton Yamamoto (back to camera), Carolyn Kaneshiro, John Yee, Judy Fujita, Robert Fujita

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Dave Bunting reports that he spent most of 2004 and 2005 in Kabul, Afghanistan, where he was an advisor to Da Afghanistan Bank, the country’s central bank. Over the last couple of years, he has been an advisor to the Government of South Sudan, which is working to develop a modern banking system through the country. He is now employed by the pension board of the Republic of Egypt assisting in the revamping of the national pension structure there. He is headed to Armenia next year to work on their pension system.

Emmett Yoshioka ’61, Lauren Teruya ’17, Judy Yoshioka and ‘Iolani theater teacher Rob Duval RIGHT: Where in the world is Dave Bunting ’61?

’61 Class Representative:

BOB MUMPER 798A Kainui Drive Kailua, Hawai‘i 96734 (R) 261-4519 The Class of ’61 had the highest percentage of participation of 73% in 2011 and not in 2012 as reported in the Classnotes section of fall 2012 issue of the ‘Iolani School Bulletin. Ed Futa writes that he was not able to attend Andre Dulce’s retirement party on December 9, 2012 , at Gordon Biersch Brew Pub because he was at a Rotary International conference in Berlin, Germany. He sent his best regards to all of his classmates in attendance. Francis Wong reported that the ‘Iolani Class of ’61 has two musical directors from the same family. Judy Yoshioka was the musical director of the recent Mānoa Valley Theatre production of Frankenstein, and her husband Emmett Yoshioka will be the musical director for the upcoming Diamond Head production of Annie.


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Emmett is not the only ‘Iolani connection in the production of Annie. Lauren Teruya, ‘Iolani Class of 2017, is a part of the cast and plays an adult even though she is only 14 -years-old. ‘Iolani drama teacher Rob Duval is the director, and Judy Yoshioka is the assistant musical director and synthesist. Emmett was also honored earlier in the year as a Po‘okela Award recipient for his work as musical director of Diamond Head Theatre’s production of Singing in the Rain. Bruce Ames was pictured with teammates in the sports pages of the Star-Advertiser on August 26, 2012 . His Ka Māmalahoe Canoe Club team placed first in the men’s 65 division at Lōkahi Canoe Club’s Regatta. Chip Seymour reports that he is a parttime admissions reader for Johns Hopkins University, and he also serves as a tour guide at the U.S. Naval Academy. He welcomes any classmates and family members visiting Annapolis to give him a call at (410) 270-9195 for a free tour. Chip continues to keep f it by playing racquetball. He and his doubles partner were able to win gold medals in both singles and doubles at the Maryland Senior Olympics last month and expect to compete at the Senior Olympic games in Cleveland, Ohio, in July 2013.

Bob Mumper shuff led through the 2012 Freedom 5K in Culpepper, Virginia, this past Independence Day, finishing with a time of 38:24 and placing 7 out of 8 in the over 60 age group. He’s becoming a true believer in the old running adage: “It’s not important where you place. What’s more important is how you look when you finish.” Be sure to check out our class blog at

’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 Patrick Tom coordinates weekly lunch meetings for the class and will send out announcements to those on his email list. If you want to find out about planned lunches, let us know. On October 31, a group gathered at the Saigon Vietnamese Cuisine restaurant in Chinatown to eat with Chester and Evie Ching, Melvin Ho, John Ishikawa, Leighton Liu, Conroy Chow, Pat Tom and Sandra Ohara (known to Miles Kawatachi as John Aikea Class of ’62).

Classnotes The following week on November 5, the group met for lunch at the Little Village with Alvin and Dicki Chong, Chester and Evie Ching, Pat Tom, Paul Chun and Conroy Chow. Walter Muraoka was at a conference in Phoenix, Arizona, and Richard Lau was also off-island. Rodney Asada and Milton Tsuda coordinate the monthly class of ’62 golf outing. At the October 15 outing, Creighton Kudo’s double was golfing, and we don’t know where Creighton was. His double shot a gross 87, hitting the ball straight and far down the fairway and sinking 30 -foot breaking putts. He had the eye and the feel just like in high school, which he has now redirected from girls and girl things to golf and golf balls. Richard Ho plans to be in town in early December and wants to get together with the group for lunch or dinner at the famous Chun’s pad, the wonderful house of Roland Chun. Conroy Chow was in Hong Kong in September and called him on the evening before he left for home, but Richard was in the office and didn’t get home till after 6:00 p.m. so no connection was made.

’63 Class Representative:

Ronald Miyashiro 2438 Hoohoihoi Street Pearl City, Hawai‘i 96782 455-6005 ‘Iolani’s Class of 1963 will celebrate its 50th Class Reunion from May 31, 2013 to June 3, 2013. Please save these dates. Tentatively, on Friday, May 31, 2013 , we will have a class golf tournament followed by pupus and drinks. On Saturday, June 1, 2013: classmates and families are invited to have breakfast together at the Hale Koa Hotel; later that day, we will attend the graduation ceremony for ‘Iolani Class of 2013 at St. Alban’s Chapel, followed by a reception at the Head of School’s residence. On Sunday, June 2, 2013, we will have dinner at O‘ahu Country Club. On Monday, June 3, 2013, we’ll tour the ‘Iolani campus and, after the tour, attend a memorial service at St. Alban’s

Chapel followed by a luncheon at the Head of School’s residence. We hope most Class of 1963 classmates can participate in our 50 th reunion. The reunion committee is spearheaded by co-chairs Daniel Yoshioka and Dean Doi, assisted by Rodney Go, Clifford Lee, Ronald Miyashiro, and Wilbert Toma. Sidney Ayabe is still employed at Ayabe, Chong, Nishimoto, Sia & Nakamura. Two of his daughters followed in his footsteps. Lisa works at a private law firm, and Sara clerks at the Hawai‘i Supreme Court. Marie has an internship with the Federal Government involving land conservation. Sidney’s wife Cookie works at Tapestries, the family clothing store, and is on the golf course when not working.

’64 Class Representative:

jonathan kim (B) 235-1143

Pat Tom and Conroy Chow thought they were the only “old” people at the ‘Iolani Alumni event held at the Aloha Beer Company on October 25, but they ran into a class of ’61 alumnus. Pat and Conroy talked to Kira Tamashiro ’05, the Director of Alumni Relations, about a 50 th reunion article to be put together by the smart and talented individuals of the class of ’62: Leighton Liu, John Ishikawa, and Miles Kawatachi. Finally, a group of the Class of ’62 is taking Tai Chi class with Kenneal and Lucille Chun. We found out that class members are Leighton Liu, Dicky and Pui Lau, Nate and Sandy Wong (and daughter), Pat Tom, Conroy Chow, Francis Okano, and Carl Sato. Can someone show me how to do “serpent in the grass” and the one-legged right foot and the one-legged left foot kick without falling down? Till the next Bulletin, take care and keep on learning new things. Aloha.

Some alumni enjoyed a National Parks Tour at Mount Rushmore. Left to right, Jonathan Kim ’64, Leighton Chong ’67, Mike Young ’64, Bill Lau ’64, Bruce Shimomoto ’64, David Lo ’64, Richard Fong ’64, Ed Oshiro ’64, and Walter Muraoka ’62

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’65 Class Representative:

courtland pang 1213 Komo Mai Drive Pearl City, Hawai‘i 96782 (B) 474-5153 The Class of 1965 is saddened by the passing of Dr. Neal Miyasaki. Neal practiced internal medicine and specialized in pulmonary disease in San Francisco. He is survived by wife Lillian, and our condolences go out to her and his other family here. When Hurricane Sandy hit the New York area this past October, we were concerned for Bob Phifer, our only classmate known to live near that area. Even though Bob lives some distance from New York, he had a neighbor’s pine tree blow over in the sustained 60–80 mph winds and destroy his porch and railings but thankfully without further damage to his house. He and his family otherwise survived the hours of wind and rain unscathed by flooding or anything else. Bob continues to serve Wellesley College as senior development officer in Wellesley’s Leadership Gift Program. Dave Coon might be amazed that at least one of us managed to adapt from attending all-boys ‘Iolani to successfully working at a women’s college. Luckily, Art Otani and wife Marsha returned from a fall foliage-viewing trip to the East Coast well before the hurricane struck. However, they were not completely lucky with the timing of the trip as, for the second time, they were either too early or too late to see the leaves at the height of their fall colors. Art’s fall foliage timing is like Courtland Pang’s fishing has been this season: too late or too early. Art made the right call in not going to the Dole Cannery to meet Courtland for the showing of the “One Team” documentary, however, because the showing was sold out shortly after Courtland bought his tickets online. “One Team” won the prestigious Hawai‘i International Film Festival’s coveted Audience Award, attesting to its quality, value, and appeal, and elating the members of the ‘Iolani Raiders Boosters Club who, with the support of many in our class, persevered in the making of “One Team.”


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Don Fujimoto ’65 holds up a 25-pound Chinook salmon. INSET: Bob Phifer ’65 is a senior development

officer at Wellesley College.

Don Fujimoto visited briefly to help his mom with work on her house, and he managed to take his Kailua grandkids fishing while here. Don still enjoys fishing in the Pacific Northwest where he lives and, now that he is mostly retired, is able to make long weekend and vacation trips in his travel trailer which has all the comforts of home. Don has even rigged the trailer to carry a small boat for fishing. He’s making the most of the area’s salmon fishing and those tasty Dungeness crabs. Glenn Kawatachi, our senior class president, recently retired and was seen smiling broadly with that “I got all the time in the world” look. Don’t worry, Glenn, the school bells will quickly be replaced by other things as chores and hobbies expand to fill the time available. Congratulations on your retirement!

Billy Lum may be one of the youngest in our class, but he’s now finding out how it is to be a grandfather, welcoming granddaughter Carly ’29 to the family. Not only does Billy have gung-gung duties at home, where he’s fortunate to now have four generations close by, but, with daughter Jaclyn ’98 busy being a mom, Billy’s working extra hard to see some of her patients as well as his own in their shared dental practice. Billy has also been appointed to the American Dental Association’s Council on Annual Sessions, which plans all the ADA’s national conventions, so there is more travel in his future. Hopefully, Billy can schedule that travel to avoid missing the annual class Christmas dinner and booth stint at the ‘Iolani Fair.

Classnotes If Billy’s travels take him near a horseracing venue, he ought to ask Hubert Minn to pick a horse for him. Hu knows how to pick a winner, not just in boxing, where he continues as a judge, but also in local politics where Hu helped groom and prepare the winning horse in the last mayoral campaign. Way to go Hu; now how about that Pacquiao vs. Mayweather fight?

’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 Grey Hayashi and his brother James were the focus of an article about their friendly rivalry as bowling coaches of Hawai‘i Baptist Academy and Pearl City, respectively, “‘Hayashi Bowl’ Fight Is On,” posted on dated October 16 . In the article, James makes it clear that he was “the black sheep of his family” while Greg “was the good one.” Greg excelled in track, football, and basketball at ‘Iolani, and James bowled a little while he was a student at Pearl City High School. Only after that did both brothers end up involved in bowling and eventually become coaches of teams in head-to-head competition. Greg has now coached at Hawai‘i Baptist for over 20 years, and James is in his ninth year as coach at Pearl City. The article says the following about their combined success: “The Hayashi brothers have made

a noticeable mark on the landscape of boys prep bowling, as their teams have combined to win six consecutive HHSAA state bowling championships and seven of the past eight.” This year has proved to be another good one for both brothers: James’s team has already claimed the OIA West title and will compete for the OIA championship. Greg’s HBA team has clinched the ILH championship. The Hayashi brothers’ friendly rivalry clearly spurs them to bring out the best in their players.

’68 Class Representative:

calvin inouye (R) 531-7613 (B) 226-9017 Benjamin A. Kudo is one of six prominent Honolulu attorneys recently added to the real property and civil litigation law firm of Ashford & Wriston.

’69 Class Representative:

Russell Yamamoto (B) 596-8003

’70 Class Representative:

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

’71 Class Representative:

Lloyd Nishimoto 174 Nenue Street Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96821 (R) 373-2538 The stars aligned for Reuben Chong as he was in town visiting from Portland and hooked up with the guys at the 1st Wednesday Gathering at TJ ’s Sports Bar & Grill. Reuben has lived in Portland or thereabouts his whole life after graduating from ‘Iolani. Reuben joins our list of retirees, as he is a retired public school teacher there. He can be reached at Speaking of retirees, after lengthy careers, Keith Kaneshige and Bob Shimizu are both retiring at the end of 2012. Keith is retiring from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and IMF, and Bob is retiring from the U.S. Corp of Engineers at Fort Shafter. Anyone else? Don’t forget the 1st Wednesday Gathering with the regular gang: Donn Tokairin, Joseph Murakami, Bob Shimizu, Peter Lum, Keith Fujio, Scott Shimabukuro and Jordan Wong among others, at TJ ’s Sports Bar & Grill in the One Kapiolani Building. They get together around 9:00 p.m. every first Wednesday of the month. This has been a long-standing tradition going back to the Flamingo’s on Kapiolani Boulevard. Others who have also showed up are Allen Wong, Jed Taba, Dennis Nagata, Cyrus Tamashiro, Bruce Masatsugu and Lloyd Nishimoto. It’s always great fun to hang out with good food, liquid refreshment, and fun stories. Can’t believe it but we will be 60 in 2013. To commemorate this milestone, Dale Nishikawa has generously offered his home for a party on Saturday, April 20, 2013. Mark your calendar and reserve that weekend for the Class of ’71 Hawaiian Food booth on Friday, April 19, 2013, at the ‘Iolani Family Fair and our 60th year celebration on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Dale’s house. Theme for the Family Fair will be Celebration of Generations (Celebrating 150 Years 1863–2013). Take care, everyone!

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’72 Class Representative:

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


More details to follow, but if you’re interested, contact Alan Tamanaha at (808) 677-3380, or by email at If we can gather enough people for both cities, maybe we can work out a few deals. Cross-country traveler Brian Hamada, we expect to see you there. You were caught on camera at a cocktail party with fellow ‘Iolani alumnus Bernard Chau ’80, who is the associate VP of National Systems Group for The Aerospace Corporation, in mainland aloha attire.

Class Representative:

Alan Tamanaha 94-1431 Manao Street Waipahu, Hawai‘i 96797 (R) 677-3380 2013 will mark our 40th year since graduating

from ‘Iolani. To celebrate this next milestone, a pilot committee has decided to target September 2013 for a weeklong class reunion celebration starting in San Francisco (with day trips to Napa and Sonoma), and ending in Las Vegas. Meet your fellow alums with your significant others in S.F. or L.V., or both, if you can afford it. The 25th in Vegas was fun; this event should be even better since most of the classmates are now empty-nesters.


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Brian Hamada ’73, left, who promotes Napa wine, bumped into Bernard Chau ’80, right. They didn’t know they were both ‘Iolani alumni until they engaged in the tradition of asking, “What school you went?” BELOW: Members of the Class of ’72 gathered on

October 6, 2012 at Roy’s Restaurant in Hawai‘i Kai to celebrate their 40th reunion. Seated, left to right, Brian Teruya, Raymond Ono, Geoffrey Chu, Peter Kashiwa, Kurt Kaminaka, Dennis Yoshimoto, Colin Ching, Alan Yee, David Nakayama; standing, left to right, Wayne Yoshioka, Muliufi Hannemann, Dean Okimoto, Alton Miyashiro, Steven Ai, Kevin Kaneshiro, Michael Oki, Sam Failla, Scott Ballentyne, Thomas Watanabe, Dave Yonamine

’74 Class Representative:

robin uyeshiro (B) 261-7456 John Doty let us know that this year has been full of fairly major changes for him and Tina Doty. They started the year out with the decision to purchase the family vineyard property on Howell Mountain in Napa Valley. The ’74 alumni group visited

Classnotes this site in September 2009 for our 35th reunion. This group would certainly approve of that decision and would most likely be up for a repeat trip to Napa with an upcoming reunion year. With the purchase of that property John and Tina decided to sell their Hawai‘i Loa Ridge property and purchase a condominium instead. Two fairly large properties is a little too much to take care of, so they ended up buying on the 33rd floor in Capital Place downtown, and, thus far, are loving it. They plan to rent out the Napa property as a vacation rental when they are not there. Since John and his two business partners have sold JMD Beverages to Paradise Beverages, he is out of the wine business for now. He admits it will take time to get used to having to buy wine like everyone else at the fine wine shops in town. John has not yet decided what he will be doing next, but lowering his golf handicap is on the list. It sounds like da bugga is retiring! Scott and Sandra Takiguchi’s daughter, Ashley ’05 graduated from dental school in June and has joined Scott in his dental practice. Scott hopes to have more time to golf now! Congratulations, Scott, on the graduation and golf! In September, Richard Louis and his wife visited Seattle and had dinner with Eric and Merle Hamada and Spencer Tom. Eric is very busy at the Boeing Renton plant producing new 737s. Spence is working in his own consulting business in healthcare. Both are in great shape and enjoying the beautiful Pacific Northwest. “Big Al” Taniguchi is the executive director for the state of Hawai‘i for numerous licensing boards. A few times when I was at basketball practice at ‘Iolani after school, I saw him when he picked up his son Noah (who is a 5th grader in Lower School). Dr. Kent Sato’s daughter Jennifer ’17, now an 8th grader at ‘Iolani, is part of the girls’ intermediate division II basketball team where I am an assistant coach. At the end of October, I visited Curtis Ching in Connecticut where he was reassigned to GE ’s cor porate headqua r ters in

Members of the Class of ’74 reunited at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas. INSET: Robert Ma ’74 and son Andy stand with the Heisman Trophy.

Norwalk/Stamford. He and his family had completed assignments in London, Taipei, Bangkok, and most recently Singapore. James Lee has been busy (when not working at his real jobs) with the “suck ‘em up” Aloha Beer venture located adjacent to his affiliated Sam Choy’s Crab restaurant. Check it out for a few drinks with friends. Kudos to Lester Leu for his strong support of and involvement with students at Kaimukī High School (upper ‘Iolani campus) to increase the number of individuals to graduate with a high school diploma. Brian Yee, ’81, my co-worker at Hawai‘i

GAS , and I have been working with many

other younger ‘Iolani ’80s alumni on projects utilizing our clean energy gas: Scott Inatsuka (Inatsuka Engineering), Lane Muraoka (Big City Dinner), Lee Yamamoto and Lyle Fong (Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station), Kelvin Sato (Sato & Associates), Mike Fujita (Wilson Okamoto & Associates), and Andrew Furuta (Castle & Cooke). I’ll spare the cheap shot about the long letter and the gas company.

In mid-September, Robert Ma took son Andy,

13, to Stanford Stadium to watch Stanford’s football team take on No. 2 USC. During the

game, they ended up trading text messages with classmates David Lee and Gregg Kokame, who were tailgating at the UH vs. Lamar football game. David sent photos of their heavy pupu platters and bento boxes that looked really good. After watching three quarters of Stanford slugging it out against USC to a tie, it looked like David, Gregg, and their wives were having a much better time (and food) than Robert and Andy were, but the fourth quarter turned out to be one of the most exciting football game finishes ever. Robert texted David and Gregg all the action on the field at the end of the game. Stanford won 21-14 , ending USC ’s brief No. 2 position, and getting some redemption for the UH Warriors who had been beaten two weeks earlier by USC. Although Robert didn’t get any bento boxes that night, he did get a picture with the Heisman Trophy. Dean Nakasone asked me to put in a word about the Hawai‘i ’74 Las Vegas event in October. In the Golden Nugget picture

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’76 Class Representatives:

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

Mark Imada 525-6359 Kurt Kawafuchi and Mark Imada attended the

2012 Hawai‘i Tax Institute conference at the Mark Takahashi ’76 hosted Peter Gibson ’76, Jim McArthur ’75 and Robin Paterson ’80 for a week of touring in Hong Kong and Macau. INSET: Kurt Kawafuchi ’76, left, and Mark Imada ’76

were at the 2012 Hawaii Tax Institute conference held at the Sheraton Waikiki in November 2012.

are Robin Uyeshiro, Donna Leong, Dean Nakasone, Tyler Ching, Laura Watanabe’s friend, Ruth Yamakawa, Laura Watanabe, Gwen Yokota, Alvin Hirabara, James Sasaki, Diana Sasaki, Colin Miwa, Mark Yamakawa, Laren Watanabe, Paul Yokota, and Holly Nakasone. We all enjoyed the Casino Night, where Dealer Mark never lost a hand, and the ’50s Banquet, emceed by Tyler, where Paul sang and Laren beat everyone else in the state (that was there) in toilet paper unrolling and Nerf archery. After the banquet, we combined all our prizes and tried to win the Megabucks jackpot. I guess it wasn’t time for us to retire yet. Finally, James Lee has been in the media lately as a UH Trustee, concerning the canceled Stevie Wonder concert. I’m sure everyone who knows him is rooting for him. I don’t know anyone to whom the term “gentleman” applies more.


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’75 Class Representative:

peter tawarahara 1452 Pukele Avenue Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96816-2743 (B) 832-3360 Nolan Namba, director of strategic and business development for AlohaCare, was the subject of a feature article in Pacific Business News this August, “People Who Make Hawai‘i Work: Nolan Namba.” In the article, Nolan comments that he feels his new position with AlohaCare “focuses on my strengths and passions as a change agent seeking new directions for company growth.” His short-term priority includes preparing for AlohaCare to expand its role “serving the elderly poor, blind, and disabled population in the upcoming QUEST Expanded Access Medicaid Program.” Nolan feels his longterm challenges will include the “‘triple aim’ of health care transformation—contain costs, improve health, and improve the care delivery experience of patients.” He believes he can meet these challenges with “innovation and community partnerships.”

Sheraton Waikīkī in November 2012. Kurt was in town for a speaking engagement at this year’s conference. He is a tax and estateplanning attorney with Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher & Perez, P.C. in Beverly Hills, California. Kurt’s topic was “Protecting Your Clients’ Wealth Transfer Strategies and the Current Trends.” Mark was an attendee and is a senior wealth advisor at First Hawaiian Bank working with financial planning and retirement planning clients.

Mark Takahashi has been living the expatriate life in Hong Kong for the past 15 years. He is currently the CFO for CLP Holdings Limited, one of the largest investor owned power businesses in Asia. In September, Mark hosted Peter Gibson, Jim McArthur ’75 and Robin Paterson ’80 for a week of touring in Hong Kong and Macau. Mark may be working hard, but he did show off a very impressive golf game so it is not all work and no play in Hong Kong. A tour of Hong Kong harbor on Mark’s corporate “ junk” was one of the highlights.

’77 Class Representative:

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

Mark Shimabukuro, Chris Shimabukuro ’85, Sanford Ota ’73, Mark Mugiishi ’77, Todd Haruki ’85, Susan Haruki, Rae Ifuku-Benn ’92, Trevor Benn ’92, Langford Wasada ’90

Allegiance Mark Mugiishi ‘77 writes:


ive years ago, a chance encounter with film and television Tatsuo Kimura (Paul Nakauchi of King and I), the father of Sam icon George Takei (Star Trek, Heroes) set off a chain of events and Kei, choose to battle their captors and resist cooperation. This that today impacts members of our ‘Iolani community. On leads to irreparable conflict within the family. Takei, the inspirathat fateful night, my good friends Jay Kuo, a practicing New tion for the story’s creation, stars as the grandfather Oji-san, and York attorney, and Lorenzo Thione, co-creator of Bing, sat next Allie Trimm (13, Bye Bye Birdie) is Hannah Campbell, a Quaker to George in a musical theater and learned that he and his family volunteer in the camp and the romantic interest of Sam Kimura. had been interned in a Relocation Center for Japanese Americans Awesome story, powerful music, and an incomparable cast. during World War II. The passion and emotion with which George So in 2010, I joined the Allegiance Team as the Hawai‘i Producer, spoke of the injustice, the darkness, and, ultimately, the resilience charged with being part of the effort to bring the resources and of the human spirit, prompted this pair to create Allegiance, A exposure needed to bring the show to life. New American Musical. Allegiance ( Jay Kuo: book, lyrics, music; On September 10, 2010, a “real” producer Chris Lee ’75 helped Lorenzo Thione: book, producer; Marc Acito: book; and Stafford me put on an event at Mark Wong’s ’75 home to introduce this Arima: director) is a powerful story with a soaring musical score project to Hawai‘i. The goal was to bring the show to full producthat captures the essence of that rarely-spoken-about chapter of tion at a regional venue so that it could receive the exposure and American history. critical reviews necessary to A musical for Japanese attract a Broadway opening. “Musical theater is a powerful medium Internment Camps? Due to enthusiastic support of Definitely not unprecedented. for moving an audience, both through their minds an amazing number of Hawai‘i Consider Fiddler on the Roof— backers, many of whom have and their emotions, to experience the anguish, the oppression of Jews by ‘Iolani ties, the show was able heartbreak, joy and triumphs of a people.” the Russian Czar; The Sound to progress to a grand opening of Music—the occupation of on September 19, 2012, at the —George Takei Europe by the Nazis; Miss Old Globe Theater in San Saigon—the horrors of the Vietnam conflict. And when I first Diego, California, for an eight-week regional run. heard the story and score of Allegiance, I was convinced that this Powerful performances by Salonga, Takei, Leung, and the show could achieve success similar to those preceding it. rest of the cast resulted in a standing ovation and outstanding crit As George Takei pointed out, “Musical theater is a powerful ical reviews. The contingent from Hawai‘i was pleased to hear the medium for moving an audience, both through their minds and tribute to our war heroes with a song “Go For Broke,” celebrating their emotions, to experience the anguish, heartbreak, joy and the fighting spirit of the Hawai‘i soldiers. triumphs of a people.” Following the show, the ‘Iolani contingent rubbed shoulders The story centers about the Kimura family, a Japanese with show business’s finest at the cast party, which included not farming family in Salinas, California. Sam Kimura (played by Telly only the cast, but such celebrities as Walter Koenig (Star Trek), Leung of Rent, Wicked, Flower Drum Song, Godspell, and Fox’s hit Hunter Parrish (Weeds), and Bryan Singer (director of X-Men, TV show Glee) is the popular All-American boy of his school, until Usual Suspects, and the popular television series House). the events of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, turn him (in the In attendance were 38 Hawai‘i residents, including ‘Iolani’s eyes of his country) from All-American to distinctly Japanese. His own playwright Ed Sakamoto ’58, Sanford Ota ’73, Kaye Kawahara sister Kei (played by Tony Award-winning actress Lea Salonga and Carolyn Shiraki, Trevor Benn ’92 and Rae Ifuku-Benn ’92, of Miss Saigon, Les Misérables and the voice of Disney’s Mulan former Athletic director Judy Hiramoto and husband Jim, Joshua and Jasmine) has raised Sammy since their mother’s death and Lee and parents Linda Matsuo and Aaron Lee, Langford Wasada, tries to shepherd the family through the horrors of internment Chris Shimabukuro ’85, Todd Haruki ’85 and Susan Haruki, with a simple refrain, “Gaman.” Sammy deals with the trauma and myself. by trying to prove his allegiance to the United States, working Allegiance, A New American Musical is hopefully working its with Mike Masaoka (Paolo Montalban of King and I and Disney’s way towards a stage on Broadway in New York City. Cinderella) of the JACL and ultimately volunteering and fighting For more information, contact Allegiance Producer Mark for the 442nd. Others, such as Frankie Suzuki (Michael K. Lee Mugiishi ’77 at of Miss Saigon, Pacific Overtures), who falls in love with Kei, and

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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 Howzit, Class of ’78. We are planning a 35th reunion. We want to go big this year and hope to get a huge turnout! The event will be held from Thursday, July 11 through Sunday, July 14, 2013, in Honolulu. So mark your calendars and save that weekend for some reconnecting, renewing and reminiscing on O‘ahu. I have met up with our class president, Brandon Lee, in San Francisco. He is coming back, and we hope to have all of the class officers in attendance and student body government alums as well for that weekend. Invites will go out to as many of our faculty from back-in-the-day as we can track down to join us over the four-day event. The local reunion gang as well as some of us guys on the big mainland rock are working to put together a memorable event worthy of the occasion. We will put out more info and a schedule of events soon. Any kōkua will be most welcome. For sure we want to include a bbq , a tour of the school campus, a beach picnic, sports events, and a celebration dinner with special guests, entertainment, and speakers so hele mai. To my mainland alums, c’mon bruddahs, let’s bring it home this time cause it’s been way too long since we got all the gang under the same roof, ‘Iolani style. The consensus is that July would work better because the August school alumni events are too close to our kids getting back in school or heading off to college on the mainland. Besides, it will be a good time to catch some island relaxation again. To those of you especially on the mainland who I haven’t been able to reach personally, I apologize. I have outdated contact info so I am including my contact info and Brandon’s. Hit us up with your new info, and we will keep you in the loop. I hope life has kept you well. Aloha, and we would like to see you all there next July!

Mahalo, Warland Kealoha, Class of ’78, proconsul (The light-skinned Polynesian, just in case you forgot, ’cause Scott and Lenbert were more darker than me.) My Contact Info (Los Angeles area)

(808) 230-5891 /

Brandon Lee’s Contact (San Francisco area)

(510) 552-2721 /

’79 Class Representative:

Ernest H. nomura Cades Schutte LLP Cades Schutte Building 1000 Bishop Street, 12th Floor Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96813 (B) 521-9338 Creighton Arita, president and CEO of TeamPraxis, was interviewed for an article by Jenna Blakely in an October issue of Pacific Business News, “High-tech Companies Attack Islands’ Brain Drain.” Craig indicated that his company has launched a recruiting effort to bring talent back to Hawai‘i from the mainland, “Kama‘āina Come Home.” To compete with mainland job opportunities, “TeamPraxis is offering comparable salaries and benefits.” Says Creighton: “We want to have people be able to live in paradise, surf, eat good food, and experience aloha spirit without having to sacrifice their careers.”

’80 Class Representatives:

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

Randal Ikeda


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R. Shawn Neville, still based in Boston, Massachusetts, is president of retail branding and information solutions for Avery Dennison Corporation. The company, a global leader in labeling and packaging materials and solutions, manufactures and distributes display graphics, labeling and packaging materials, retail graphic embellishments and R F ID tags that companies around the world use to engage customers and eff iciently manage their inventories. Shawn is responsible for creating and executing profitable growth strategies through innovation, commercial development, and manufacturing and operational execution supporting primarily the global retail and apparel industries. Pacific Lutheran head coach Kevin Aoki was selected as NWC Coach of the Year. His team also placed three players—setter Samantha North, middle blocker Bethany Huston and libero Blair Bjorkman—on the 2012 All-Northwest Volleyball First Team. Kevin has posted a 302-142 record in his 17 years as head coach and has earned NWC Coach of the Year honors seven times: 1999, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2012.

’81 Class Representative:

scott T. hirashiki (B) 946-4459 (C) 478-2734 Ross Mihara was the subject of a feature article, “Now in Japan, Newsman Remembers Isles Fondly,” posted October 14,  2012 , on The article looks back at Ross’s career. Now a newscaster in


The Class of ’82 enjoyed catching up after 30 years: front row, Berwyn Ito, Toby Tonaki, Garrett Lau, Stuart Nakamoto, Lance Gyotoku, Tennyson Lum, Thomas Youth, Bryan Horikami; back row, George Yee, Douglas Lee, Michael Yee, Cedric Choan, Takeshi Saeki, Mark Boissevain RIGHT: The Class of ’82 celebrated their 30th

reunion in Las Vegas. Pictured on the second night of festivities were, front, left to right, Berwyn Ito, Jae Moh, Toby Tonaki, Douglas Lee, Stuart Nakamoto, Garrett Lau, Lance Gyotoku, Thomas Youth, Bryan Horikami; back, left to right, Tennyson Lum, George Yee, Mark Boissevain, Takeshi Saeki, Michael Yee, Wesley Wachi

Japan, Ross began his newscasting career in June 1989 when he became a sports producer for KGMB and started working as a sports reporter. In March, 1990, Mihara was promoted to weekday sports anchor when Howard Dashefsky changed stations. In 1994, Ross left KGMB, and opened “a new career door” overseas in Japan with NHK as “a play-by-play announcer for sumo.” Ross “continues to broadcast sumo events, but moved over to news as an anchor for NHK Newsline in 2007.” Although he visits family and friends in Hawai‘i a couple of times a year, Ross “enjoys life in Japan.” He says of Japan: “There are L&L Drive-Inns, Kua ‘Āina burgers and dozens of other locals who live here. I have never been homesick in my 18 years living here. I also enjoy trying new restaurants, so I’ll write reviews every so often.”

If you would like to watch his broadcasts from Japan, “NHK World’s Newsline” airs weekdays at 1:00 p.m. locally on PBS Hawai‘i or online at­world

’82 Class Representatives:

Aaron Kam 382-9993

Berwyn Ito We’re organizing the upcoming ‘Iolani Alumni Association Golf Tournament on Friday, May 10, 2013. As always, we want to have a good time getting together and having fun. Our current planning committee is hard at work, but if you have an idea, drop us an email with your suggestion and we’ll

definitely look into putting it into the event. We do plan on having a post-tournament debrief, or 31st reunion, on Saturday, May 11. Come join us and have some fun! Reunion News: Celebrating 30 years, Part 2 October 5–6, 2012 The Las Vegas portion of our 30 th year reunion occurred on the long Discoverers’ Day weekend. On Friday, October 5, we had our opening dinner at the Monte Carlo Buffet. Classmates attending were Mark Boissevain, Cedric Choan, Lance Gyotoku, Bryan Horikami, Berwyn Ito, Garrett Lau, Douglas Lee, Tennyson Lum, Jae Moh, Stuart Nakamoto, Takeshi Saeki, Toby Tonaki, Wesley Wachi, George Yee, Michael Yee, and Thomas Youth. Everyone had a great time “catching up” on life and good times. I haven’t seen most of them in 20 plus years. It was very gratifying knowing that everyone was doing well. Before I knew it, we had new waiters and waitresses helping us. I glanced at my watch and three hours had passed!

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Classnotes As with any reunion, a golf event is a necessity. However, if Takeshi is golfing with you, things are different. Bright and early Saturday morning, our golfers, Mark Boissevain, Lance Gyotoku, Stuart Nakamoto, Takeshi Saeki, and Michael Yee, were picked up in a limousine! Wow! Thanks, Takeshi! They were driven in luxury to the Badlands Golf Course, where they enjoyed a relaxing round of golf. Their “19th” hole was at 5 Guys Burgers. Boy, I wish I could have joined them! They said that they enjoyed it more than In-N-Out Burgers. The closing event was at Tennyson and Lynn Lum’s timeshare on Saturday night. We all continued our “catching up” and watching the Washington vs. Oregon football game. Thanks, Tennyson and Lynn, for a perfect venue for our last night in Vegas. Also, a BIG mahalo goes out to George and Bryan for magnificently preparing all the pupus and food and to Takeshi and Stuart for providing all the bottles of wine, which were worth more than my vehicle. I honestly had such a great time at this reunion. I hope to see everyone at our 35th Reunion!

’83 Class Representative:

Keith K. Niiya has been promoted to vice president at Austin, Tsutsumi & Associates and continues to oversee operations of the transportation department. Congratulations go to Brent Shimokawa for being named the new head coach for ‘Iolani Baseball! As you may recall, Brent was a standout baseball player in his days at ‘Iolani and went on to play for the Huskies. He’s always felt that this was his “dream job” and feels that the timing is right for him. He looks forward to a new season in 2013 with the varsity team bringing in teams in Division I and II. He also has Brant Tanaka helping him with coaching duties at the varsity level. Come on down and show your support! Chris Yokogawa moved back to Honolulu to take over his dad’s business, Puka Prints. Since moving back after living in Los Angeles for over 20 years, Chris has found the time to get married! In October, 2012, he married Saori and they have adopted a cute dog, Sparky. Congratulations go to Jim Kawashima and his wife, Elaine, for the birth of twin daughters Sophia and Olivia on February 8, 2012.



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46-332 Kamehameha Highway Kāne‘ohe, Hawai‘i 96744 (C) 352-1664

joanna seto

’84 Class Representative:

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

’86 Class Representatives:

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

rona ching kekauoha


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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 Governor Neil Abercrombie appointed Scott Arakaki, a founding partner at Badger Arakaki LLLC, to the Hawai‘i Real Estate Commission. Hawai ‘i Supreme Court Justice Mario Ramil (Ret.) has joined Badger Arakaki LLLC. Scott, wife Leilani (an ’87 Pearl City grad), and Ryder will be in Vegas for our reunion and are looking forward to seeing everyone. The ’87 Pearl City class will be having their 25th Reunion on the same weekend in Vegas as ’87 ‘Iolani. So I guess for the Arakakis, “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” won’t be as risqué. As one of the highest ranking Hawai‘i people in the Obama administration, Nani Coloretti was the subject of an item posted August 20,  2012 , on According to the article, Nani holds two titles at the Treasury Department: acting assistant secretary for management and deputy assistant secretary for management and budget. Her office is right next door to the White House. In a press interview last year, Nani stood up for ‘Iolani when the reporter, learning she was from Hawai‘i, asked her what high school she had attended. At that time, Nani was meeting with President Obama to discuss her work helping to set up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. This July, she was appointed to the Government Accountabilit y and Transparency Board, a group of inspectors general and other officials charged with making the federal government more open to scrutiny by the public.


’92 Class Representative:

Trevor W. benn At the wedding of Clayton Katsuyoshi ’92 and Kimi Nishikawa were, back row: Joe Monaco ’87, Vincent Monaco ’90, Kam Monaco ’87, Ian Young ’92, Guy Yamashiro ’92, Cavan Scanlan ’92, Nolan Nakamura ’92, Len Miyasaki ’92, Rev. Gerald Sakamoto ’68; front row: Charlaine Katsuyoshi ’94, Kevin Ginoza ’92, Blissa Miyasaki ’92, Cherie Nakamoto ’92, Lori Hadlock ’92, Kimi Frith ’92, Kimi Katsuyoshi, Clayton Katsuyoshi ’92, Charles Katsuyoshi ’57, Rae Benn ’92, Trevor Benn ’92, Junedale Twer ’92 and Craig Katsuyoshi ’85

’88 Class Representatives:


Robin Hirano

’90 Class Representatives:

Marcus L. Kawatachi 99-549 Hokea Street Aiea, Hawai‘i 96701 (B) 586-8636

Aurene C.P. Pila

Save these dates for our 25th Reunion Activities in 2013!

94-406 Makapipipi Street Mililani, Hawai‘i 96789 (R) 382-4480

Golf Tournament: Spring Alumni Weekend, August 1 to 3 Las Vegas: October More details to come. Please send us your contact updates and join the Class of ’88 group on Facebook.


2825 Park Street Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96817 Trevor Benn, president and principal broker of Benn Pacific Group Inc., was one of several local real estate executives interviewed for an October article by Duane Shimogawa for Pacific Business News, “Real Estate Firms Prep for Chinese Buyers.” The article mentioned that the preliminary real estate purchases by the Chinese are commercial properties; golf courses in Hawai‘i are already being purchased by Chinese entrepreneurs. Trevor indicated that he feels Hawai‘i still has a way to go to “support Chinese tourism in Waikīkī in the way it currently serves the Japanese.” His company already has a Japan team and is in the process of building a Chinese team. On September 2, 2012 , Clayton Katsuyoshi wed Kimi Nishikawa at Kualoa Ranch. Clayton and Kimi reside in San Francisco where Clay is an architect and Kimi manages an interior design firm. Over seven different alumni classes were represented at the wedding, and everyone had a blast celebrating with the bride and groom.

Class Representative:

Lisa Larson Furuta


3537 Kumu Street Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96822

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

The Class of ’92 comes full circle at ‘Iolani’s recent Pumpkin Patch event for kindergartners and first graders. Pictured are the children of members of the Class. Left to right: Dylan Lum (Julie Arakaki), Maya Leonida (Kevin), Makayla Pang (Zack), Jaymie Frith (Kimi Yasunaga), Jones Vierra (Nicole Hedani), Jacqueline Chow (Richie), Kelia Siu (Carter), front row: Hoku Hulihe‘e (Carolyn), and Easton Yamane (Erik)

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’93 Class Representative:

Jon Nouchi

Katherine Jones ’93 and Katharine McPhee from the movie You May Not Kiss The Bride in the ‘Iolani lower gym dance room.

95-890 Makeaupea Place Mililani, Hawai‘i 96789 Katherine Jones, musical theater teacher at ‘Iolani School, taught Katharine McPhee the choreography she performed in this summer’s romantic comedy You May Not Kiss the Bride. Katherine played the starlet’s dance instructor. The dance studio, designed to look like Chicago in the middle of fall, was a partially renovated office on the edge of Chinatown. A Chicago skyline was digitally placed on top of Honolulu’s downtown skyline in the final shot. It was a unique experience to say the least!

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’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 Tushar Dubey, owner of Hokulani Bake Shop in downtown Honolulu, was interviewed for a story posted July 13, 2012 , on bizjournals. com, “Location Means Everything When You’re Selling Cupcakes.” Regarding the downtown location of his store, Tushar said he “wanted enough room to bake at his Restaurant Row location for quality control and other reasons.” Tushar also said he plans to build a bakery in Kalihi for all of his locations and open another store in the Pearlridge Shopping Center.


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’96 Class Representatives:


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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

As reported in PBN ’s September 21 issue, Jason Chang is in line to become the Rehab Hospital of the Pacific’s next chief medical officer and senior vice president according President and CEO Timothy Roe. Jason was previously the hospital’s medical director for education.

1634 Makiki Street #1003 Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96822 (C) 368-6646 Four members of the Class of ’95 are launching an online singing contest similar to American Idol. Kanoa Leahey, Jerry Tanaka, Mark Ambler, and John Stepien formally launched “Sing or Sink” in early November. The site is free but the four hope to build up online traffic and even get advertising and other revenues in the future.

Tom Park’s Leather Soul was among the businesses mentioned in the August 3, 2012 , posting of “Scoops: W ho’s Mov ing, Buying, Opening, Changing, Winning” on The article indicates that Leather Soul, “The business that sells shoes for hundreds of dollars a pair will open a 1,900 -square-foot store in the Stangenwald Building at 119 Merchant Street in Downtown Honolulu in December.” Tom said he has long wanted to go back downtown, and he plans “to boost his

Classnotes downtown business by offering accessories such as Reyn Spooner aloha shirts, leather goods, socks, and a line of dress shirts he is developing.”

’97 Class Representative:

Shannon Asato Dr. Kimberly M. McGill has completed her residency and is practicing OB-GYN in New Mexico. Kimberly chose to practice in New Mexico to do work in an underserved population. She enjoys the opportunity to improve her Spanish, but she does miss Hawai‘i.

’98 Class Representative:

Cherilyn Inouye spent the last year-anda-half work ing for the international educational nonprof it AVID Center as the Hawai‘i state director, overseeing the AVID programs in 117 of our public schools across the state. She recently started working as a community organizer for the local nonprofit Kanu Hawai‘i where she is focusing on grassroots citizen engagement, empowerment, and advocacy in the political process and government. Lianne Okada Yi currently lives in Seattle, Washington, and recently joined McKinsey & Company as a management consultant. She obtained her MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in June. During her two years there, she focused on marketing strategy, sustainable food chains, and social innovation. Her classmates also honored her as the “Most Efficient Breeder” for her ability to perfectly time the birth

of her daughter Alana two weeks after her summer internship at King Arthur Flour ended and one week before school started in her second year (!!). Prior to Tuck, she absolutely loved working for Nordstrom at their corporate headquarters in Seattle where she helped the company evaluate growth opportunities and understand the evolving affluent consumer during one of the worst recessions in global history. Although Lianne is passionate about working with her clients to think through some of the toughest business issues, her true calling is to serve her daughter, husband, extended family, and friends through thoughtful homecooked meals (scratch mole enchiladas), road trips to the middle of nowhere (especially Montana), and interesting weekend activities (holiday-themed cocktail class with a favorite local mixologist). Lianne would love to see you if you are ever in the Seattle area!

Deryck Wahl ’97 with Chef Devin Hashimoto ’96, Susan Foo, and Bryan Wahl, MD ’94: Deryck, (mom) Susan and Bryan highly recommend the Mizumi Restaurant at the Wynn Las Vegas! Chef Devin Hashimoto is the best!

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BELOW: Jerilyn Itamoto ’98 and Jason Hattori were married

1815 Laukahi Street Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96821

on September 30, 2012 in a private ceremony at the Four Seasons Lodge at Koele on the Island of Lana’i.

’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 Albert Ching just finished a master’s in city planning at MIT and is working on a couple of start-ups trying to bring technology to help make better, more livable cities starting in Boston and Bangladesh.

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’05 Class Representative:

matthew Oishi


This past fall, Jennifer Hino ’99 spoke to ‘Iolani Economics & Entrepreneurship classes about her newly established food truck business, The Girls Who Bake Next Door.

John Whitehill is currently the evaluation and surveillance manager for the chronic disease section for the state of Nevada. He is also working on a Ph.D. at Walden University in education, focusing on learning, instruction, and innovation. Randy Wong was appointed executive director of the Hawai‘i Youth Symphony in March and was profiled in the Pacific Business News column “People Who Make Hawai‘i Work.”

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Mariana Lee (C) 391-6160

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Sara Inouye


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michael hackler

4742 Likini Street Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96818


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In 2011, he earned a bachelor of science degree from USC in computer science (video games) with a minor in entrepreneurship while becoming a partner and chief technical officer (CTO) in a new developing computer technology company. This May, Troy graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) with his master of science degree in computer science.

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In June, Troy Lee began working for Disney Interactive at the Glendale offices in Los Angeles, California, as a mobile games engineer on Disney’s #1 hit mobile app game “Where’s My Water?” Besides adding new features to the game, he is also developing and programming the new hit game, “Where’s My Perry?”

’04 Class Representatives:

christy kim

tia takeuchi

I’ishah Keliikoa, a senior at Towson University in Maryland, was named the Colonial Athletic Association defensive player of the week this September. She had 38 kills and 13 blocks in three matches in one week while hitting .632. Her .424 hitting percentage for the season was tops in the CAA.

Classnotes Kela Marciel, a junior defensive back for the Weber State Wildcats, had eight tackles in the recent game against the Montana Grizzlies. Travis Muraoka, a receiver on the PomonaPitzer football team, caught a 16 -yard touchdown pass and finished with three receptions for 20 yards in a 31-13 loss to Lewis & Clark in mid-September. Kelly Pang, a senior libero on the Washington University in St. Louis women’s volleyball team, was named to the Labor Day Classic all-tournament team this fall. She had 27 digs, five assists, and three aces in a three-set sweep of Dominican University in September. Later that month, she became the all-time career digs leader for the Bears in a five-set victory over Wittenberg University. In a game at the second UAA Round Robin, she led the Bears to a 3-1 record. In mid-October, she was named the University Athletic Association defensive athlete of the week for the fifth time during the season. Kelly was the subject of a feature article by Billy Hull posted September 26 on, “Pang Enjoying an Unexpected Career.” The article focused on Kelly’s unlikely success on the volleyball court after being plagued by injuries throughout her eighth grade through 12th grade years at ‘Iolani. Kelly credits her father for encouraging her to try volleyball again in college and, as the article says, “And boy has she made the most of it.” She played in 120 matches and close to 400 sets for the Bears. In 2009, she “won the starting job at libero less than a year after undergoing a fifth knee surgery and set a school record with 702 digs in a single season.” As of September, Kelly still had 15 matches remaining and the chance to shatter the record she already holds for 2,126 career digs. She also had the chance to be only the second Bears player named to four All-America teams. Maile Scarpino, a junior on the Washington State women’s volleyball team, had 11 digs and an assist in a game against Oregon State this October.

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Jackie Mosteller

Claire Mosteller In October, Tiana Bohner traveled home with Ms. Kelly Walter, assistant vice president and executive director of admissions of Boston University. As a student representative, Tiana spoke to an audience of over 150 students and their parents at a seminar held at the Kahala Hotel about her experiences at Boston University. She is an active part of the admissions team on the BU campus, speaking frequently at information sessions as well. As part of her broadcast journalism class, Tiana reported live from the Mitt Romney campaign headquarters on election night in November. This fall, Sealii Epenesa, starting defensive tackle for the UCLA Bruins, had a solo tackle in the game against Arizona, three tackles in the game against Rice, and four tackles against Oregon State. In that game, he forced a fumble, too. Andrew Skalman, a junior on the Washington University (in St. Louis) football team, had two solo tackles and an interception in a game against Kenyon College in late September. Alissa Youart, a junior at Southern Utah, had ten digs and four assists to help the Thunderbirds win their f irst Big Sky Conference match this September in four sets over Weber State.


team selection and the most notable of the four Rainbow Wahine honored. The article, posted November 1 on, “Pascua Named to Big West Second Team,” praised Krystal as “ UH ’s best all-around player [with] four goals and three assists on the season.” UH Coach Michele Nagamine commented that Krystal “had a physical appearance that a lot of coaches remembered. She’s a big, tough kid, and she’s very crafty with the ball at her feet.” Jourdan Simmonds, a guard on the La Verne men’s basketball team, made five 3-pointers and finished tied for a game high 17 points in a loss to UC Santa Barbara this November.

’12 Class Representatives:

Darin Poei 721-8453

Steven Yee PO Box 22232 Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96823-2232 (C) 372-1207 Marissa Chow, a freshman on the women’s golf team at Pepperdine, finished in a tie for 13th place in her collegiate debut at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational in Albuquerque, New Mexico, this September. She shot a final round 2-over 75 to finish at 2-over for the tournament. Jordan Lee, a freshman on the Army men’s soccer team, was named the Patriot League freshman of the week in late October after scoring the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win over Adelphi. Jordan had played in 10 matches and scored once by that point in the season.

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lauren wong Krystal Pascua, a sophomore midfielder on the UH Rainbow Wahine soccer team, was recognized as an All Big West second

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President of IEEE in 1985, and to the Fellow grade of membership, the latter for his technical contributions “to manufacture high-quality electronic components and systems.” IEEE is the world’s largest professional society, which has grown to more than 400,000 members in more than 130 countries. In retirement, Bud became active in the Fort Huachuca Section in S.E. Arizona.

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Bud and Betty traveled extensively, first on business trips, and later with Elderhostel groups. During their retirement years, they lived happily in Sierra Vista, Arizona, where Bud soon became a volunteer at Ramsey Canyon Preserve and the Nature Conservancy. In philanthropic matters, he supported teachers of science, math and technology in the Sierra Vista schools with both time and financial contributions. In March of this year, they moved to Corvallis.

CL ASS OF 1944 Charles A. “Bud” Eldon ’X44 died September 28, 2012. He was drafted into the Navy shortly after his 18th birthday and spent nearly two years being trained as an electronics technician, before being sent back to Hawai‘i to be put in service at Pearl Harbor. He returned to Stanford in the fall of 1946 and completed a B.S. in physics in 1948, followed by an MBA in 1950.

In March, 1950, Bud married an undergraduate classmate, Betty Kahn. In January 1951, he was hired by Hewlett-Packard, which at the time was a small company. He worked there as an engineer and as a manager and executive, at various operating divisions and at corporate headquarters, until he retired in March 1990. During his working years, Bud did volunteer work for Stanford, where he was elected chairman of the Graduate School of Business Fund and earned the highest recognitions and awards of the university for his leadership. Separately, at the direction of Mr. Hewlett, he joined what became IEEE , the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Elected to a series of leadership positions at local, then national levels, Bud ultimately was elected International


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Bud is survived by wife Betty; sons Tony, Doug, and Jim; daughter Kay; and seven grandchildren.

CL ASS OF 1965 Neal T. Miyasaki died in San Francisco, California, on September 16, 2012. He is survived by wife Lillian K. Nakagawa-Miyasaki; sisters Shirley F. Kitamura and Jennie Y. Miyasaki; and Chad Miyasaki ’95.

CL ASS OF 1983 John S. Rosenberg (Veteran) of Brush Prairie, Washington, died September 25, 2012 . After attending Colorado State University, he graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 1991. John worked as a flight instructor and flew tour groups on the Big Island before joining Aloha Airlines in 1994. He flew 737 and 767 aircraft for Aloha until the company closed in 2008. In 2001, he moved with his family to Henderson, Nevada, before settling in Washington in 2005. Never far from home, he commuted to his home base in Honolulu while he lived on the mainland. John is survived by brother Joseph C. Rosenberg ’84; and daughters Brianna and Kylie Veteran.

CL ASS OF 1998 Rhone Darian Keahi Rarick died August 22, 2012, from fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma, a rare liver cancer afflicting only 200 young adults worldwide each year. Rhone attended ‘Iolani School for 13 years and graduated from Occidental College with a degree in economics. At ‘Iolani, he participated in several sports, and at Oxy, he focused on football and track. As a senior project manager for T-Mobile at their corporate office in Bellevue, Washington, Rhone was a respected co-worker and earned several company and travel awards. At the time of his diagnosis, Rhone was preparing to relocate to North Carolina to pursue an MBA at Duke University. With the support of his family and friends, he faced his diagnosis with unwavering courage, optimism and determination. He persevered by continuing to work full-time, travel with his wife, Michelle, and live his life to the fullest. During his four-year journey with cancer, Rhone updated his friends and family with a detailed and comprehensive account of his treatment at His blog continues to be a source of information for those recently diagnosed with FHC or other cancers. Soon after Rhone’s death, a Facebook page, “Remembering Rhone,” was created to offer his family and friends a site to post photos, stories and reflections. Please feel free to add to the remembrances—it has been a wonderful source of comfort to those who have visited. Rhone is survived by wife Michelle; mother Jodi; father Ron; brother Ryan; sister-in-law Megan; and mother-in-law Virginia. All are currently living in the Seattle area. Rhone was truly an inspiration to all who knew him, and is missed by many.

CL ASS OF 2007 Kal Warrington Silvert died at home in Kailua on September 3, 2012. He is survived by father Alexander “Ali”; mother Diana Warrington; brother Che; and grandmother Violet Warrington.


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

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

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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 Teri Matsukawa, 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. 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 Ken Kawahara ’87, Alumni Representative Postmaster, Send address changes to:

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As part of Keables Week’s Community Night, Keables Chair Holder Alexandra Fuller, award-wining author of Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood, The Legend of Colton H. Bryant, and Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness, will offer a free reading for the public on February 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the student center.!/Iolani_School Author Alexandra Fuller will speak on February 5 in the student center.

On the cover Founded three years ago as a partnership with Jarrett Intermediate School, the KA‘I program helps to fulfill ‘Iolani’s mission of building lifelong learning and active, productive citizenship, while teaching leadership skills. KA‘I stands for Kūkulu Alaka‘i ‘Iolani which is the Hawaiian phrase for “The Creation of Leaders.” Pictured are ‘Iolani mentor and alumna Gabrielle Perry ’11 with Jarrett Intermediate eighth graders and siblings Isaac Waikiki and Tiffany Waikiki. The full story begins on page 4. Design: Stacey Leong Design Art Directors Stacey Leong Mills, Karyn Yasui Lau

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‘Iolani Fair from noon to 10:30 p.m. both days. Great food, midway games, entertainment, crafts, produce, and more. Call (808) 943-2339 or visit

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Upper School Musical Theatre Program at Palikū Theatre on the Windward Community College campus at 2:00 p.m.

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Orchestra 4 & 5 Concert at Hawai‘i Theatre with guest artist Clarice Assad at 4:00 p.m.

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Alumni Association Golf Tournament at Hawaii Prince Golf Course

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Chorus & Hōkūloa Spring Concert at St. Andrew’s Cathedral at 7:00 p.m.

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Orchestra 5 Concerto Concert at Hawai‘i Theatre at 7:00 p.m.

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Stage Bands 1, 2 & 3 Spring Concert at Ward Warehouse at 7:00 p.m.

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150th Speaker Series at Pacific Club at 11:30 a.m. Check

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‘Iolani’s Spring Musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at Hawai‘i Theatre at 7:00 p.m.

Lower School Musical Theatre Performance at Mamiya Theatre at 7:00 p.m.

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Lower School Orchestras & Orchestra 1–3 Concert in the Lower Gym on campus at 4:00 p.m.

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Stage Bands 1, 2 & 3 Final Concert at Hawai‘i Theatre at 4:00 p.m.

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Class of 2013 Baccalaureate, St. Alban’s Chapel at 6:30 p.m.



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Class of 2013 Graduation Ceremony, ‘Iolani School campus at 5:00 p.m.

‘Iolani Economics Chair Community Lecture Night in St. Alban’s Chapel at 7:00 p.m.

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Class of 1963 50th Year Reunion Reception, Head of School’s Residence at 7:00 p.m.

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Summer Programs begin and run until July 19.



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Cover story features 'Iolani's KA'I program.