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General Information

King Kekaulike High School
121 Kula Highway, Pukalani, Hawaii 96768
Office Ph. (808) 573-8710
Click here for more phone #s in PDF file
Click here for more phone #s in HTML file

Principal: Susan Scofield
Vice Principals: Anthony Jones & Pamela Hoff
Athletic Director: Kurtis Saiki
Registrar: Traci Ostermiller

sy2008-2009 Course Catalog

Request for Transcript form
is also under Registrar.

Click below for information on the following:
  1. AccreditationWASC Logo

  2. Appreciation Events

  3. Blood Drive: Spring 2008 (8/12/07)

    Click here more information on the Hawaii State BOE.
    Board of Education Student Code of Conduct (8/23/05)
    Parent/Family Involvement Policy (8/3/06)
  5. Bus Transportation (8/06 Updated)
          Parents, you can pick up a student application to ride the bus from the office and receive a temporary bus pass. For information or concerns regarding student transportation, please call Roberts Hawaii Student Transportation at (808) 871-2639.

  6. CARDS
    1. Athletic Card
    2. Internet Card
    3. Student Identification Card

  7. Clubs
    1. Inter Club Council (ICC) (8/16/06)

  8. Community Service
          KKHS students serve our community in a number of ways

  9. Click HERE for the sy2008-2009 Course Catalog (12/4/07)
    Students were given their sy2008-2009 Course Catalogs along with a Registration Card labeled with their name the week after Thanksgiving. Students should decide their courses by Fri., Dec. 7, 2007. Starting Mon., Dec. 10, students will go by classes to the computer lab to have their choices entered into the computer for next year. Students needing help or have questions, should see a counselor this week (no later than Fri., Dec. 7, 2007). Parents, you may click below to view the registrations cards for the 3 classes:
          * Registration Card for Sophomores
    Back of Sophomore Registration Card Sophomores & Juniors pick 5 electives.

          * Registration Card for Juniors
    Back of Junior Registration Card Juniors & Sophomores pick 5 electives.

          * Registration Card for Seniors
    Back of Senior Registration Card. Seniors choose 7 elective offerings.

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  10. CSSS Hawaii's Comprehensive Student Support System (11/7/07)
    CSSS Booklet (PDF Format)
    CSSS Booklet (HTML Format)

  11. Daily Bulletins
    The Daily Bulletin is published to provide information for students and staff when school is in session. The announcements are read the beginning period of the day. Announcements/news should be approved by the administration. They may be submitted to the office no later than 2:30 pm in order for it to be in the next day's bulletin. Any questions, please call the main office at 573-8710

    1. Official DOE KKHS Web Site:
    2. School Implementation Design (SID)/ Focus on Learning (FOL) for King Kekaulike High School
      1. KKHS Organizational Model or Figure 8 Model (8/25/06).
      2. How 7 Action Groups work to increase student success with our Na Ali'i Three R's. Also, the Action Group Descriptions.
            This year the Action Groups (AG) are now called Professional Learning Community (PLC) (8/25/06)
    3. No Child Left Behind (NCLB) for Parents
    4. Hawaii DOE: No Child Left Behind School Report for sy2002-2003

  13. Driver's Education

  14. Detention

  15. Drug Hotline
    Click here for the Drug Hotline: # 1-800-9 NO-METH or 1-800-966-6384
    to learn where to call if you suspect drug activity in your neighborhood.

  16. EAST (Environmental And Spatial Technology)

  17. eNote:
    Click here
    (8/21/06) for a sample of emails to parents to keep them informed. To subscribe, email and give your name, your child's name & grade, and your relationship to the child.

  18. DOE's E-school (Karla Yankovich, 3/17/06)
          ATTENTION students & parents. E-school Registration for summer begins on May 1. Fall 2006 registration begins even earlier, April 17. These are very important dates since the class space is limited & they fill up quickly. If parents &/or students have questions about the DOE's E-school, they should first visit the website at & read all about registration process & rigor of the classwork. This is a way to get ahead in credits, not a credit recovery system. For any additional questions, contact the KKHS counseling staff or go to for more information.

  19. Exit Plans for the Class of 2006

  20. General Learner Outcomes (GLO)

    1. Library Hours
    2. About the Library
    3. College, Career & Scholarship
    4. Internet Magazine/Journal Databases
      Numerous databases available to our students to do research.

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  22. Mural on Campus
          KKHS has a beautiful mural, designed by Dallas Nagata, Class of 2004, and created with the wonderful help Bob Flint, Artist in Residence that year, and teacher Ed Enomoto.

  23. Newsletter for Parents/Guardians

  24. Opt Out - Military Recruiters

  25. PCNC Mission & Goals

  26. Parent/Family Involvement Policy #2403

          BOE Policy Components of the Hawaii Board of Educations Parent/Family Involvement Policy #2403: (HTML Format)
    1. Communicating
    2. Parenting
    3. Student Learning
    4. Volunteering
    5. Shared Decision Making
    6. Collaborating with the Community

    Click here to read this BOE Parent/Family Involvement Policy (PDF Format)

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    Click here for the policy in PDF Format or click here for (HTML Format)

  28. Professional Development Day (PD Day) for Faculty & Staff

  29. Registrar
    For Transcripts, Moving, Copies of Records, Pre-registration for next school year, etc. please see our Registrar.
    Click to download a Request for Transcript form (2/11/08)

  30. Safe, Drug-free Statement of KKHS

  31. School Community Council

  32. Smaller, Learning Communities

  33. Staff (11/1/07)

  34. Standards
          Ever wonder what your child is learning and what they should have learned by the end of each school year? Below you will find a brief description of what your high schooler is being taught in language arts, math, science, and social studies classes and is expected to know by graduation. The goals are intended to help ensure that your child is at the appropriate development level and that Hawai'i's public schools are working toward meeting Hawai'i Content and Performance Standards. Click below for this information:
    Language Arts Standards
    Math Standards
    Science Standards
    Social Studies Standards
          Permission to print here was given by The Honolulu Advetiser, an Oahu newspaper.
  35. Student Handbook & Porfolio: (8/12/07)

  36. Student Senators


  38. Theme of KKHS - Three R's, Vision Statement, Motto, Alma Mater

  39. Na Ali`i Standards Implementation Design

  40. Vision of Public Education

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Student heads to class after shaking hands with Fire Prevention Smokey the Bear & Sparky
  • Appreciation Events
    * Students Are Special Day Sign Waving: Since the spring of 1997 the KKHS Ohana and community folks meet from 6:55am to 7:45am to surprise and encourage our students during the second semester.

    * Staff Appreciation: In appreciation for all our KKHS Staff, the PTSA & Parent (PCNC) Facilitator host a short get together luncheon in May during National Teacher Appreciation Week.
    Athletic Card
    The $20.00 Athletic Fee payable to King Kekaulike High School, supports our athletic program. Students gain admittance to KKHS' Maui Interscholastic League (MIL) games during the regular season. This does not apply for preseason or tournament games. When you pay the gate fee, the money is split between opposing teams. The Athletic Director is taking the photos and printing the MIL cards this year. (8/3/06)

    Blood Drive(8/12/07)
    Blood Bank Workers checking in people for blood donation. The Senior Class & ASKK (student government, also known as Associated Students of King Kekaulike) have sponsored a Blood Drive almost every spring. Sticker:  Starve a Mosquito, Blood Drive
    KKHS has been one of the top public schools in the state for blood donations. The Blood Bank is proud of our students and our community for supporting this blood drive. In the spring, please check the Announcement, Calendar or Main pages for the specific date. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Student Activities Coordinator, Trisha Grimley, at 573-8727.
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    EAST KKHS’ EAST (Environmental and Spatial Technology) team are in Arkansas (Feb. 17-22, 2008) to compete with other schools nationwide at the National EAST Conference.

    The EAST program is an elective course open to all students & must be representative of the school popu-lation. Applications are encouraged to ensure student interest & equal representation of student groups. No technology experience is required. Interested students may see Ms. Haines-Swatek (K201) or their counselor. (2/18/08)

    Internet Cards
    A. Why get an internet card? In order to get on the internet at school, students are required to have a card. Any student who wants to use the internet in the classroom or the library will need a card. The signed papers basically puts the accountability on the student and warns parents that they may have access to inappropriate material for minors.
    B. Who should be trained? Any student who has not received a card while at King Kekaulike. Cards and training received from Kalama or other feeder schools are not valid, they need to retrain. If you have seniors and they do not have cards, encourage them to get one, since they will likely need it to do research for their senior paper. The cards are good for all 4 years. So, if someone says they already have one, the teacher can check a list. If their name is not on it, a card was not made and they need to start over. If students were missing one part like their picture, no card was made. Or, they turned in everything to their advisory teacher, but it never got to Ms. Haines.
    C. When will they receive their card? About 3 weeks after the paperwork has been turned in.
    D. Lost Internet Cards? If a student has lost a card he/she can get a replacement for $3.00. They do not have to re-train if their name is on the attached list. Have he/she see Ms. Emily Haines in room K-201 with $3.00, or put a note in her box, and she will make another one. The first internet card is free, but the second is $3.00.

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    How the Student ID Card is Used:
    1. Safety: Each student is given a photo identification card which they are required to wear on campus daily.
    2. Identification for KKHS students: Some school sponsored events require students to show their ID before entrance.
    3. A Debit Card for meals: Each ID card has a bar code with the student's lunch account imprinted on it. Students are encouraged to deposit, no checks...into their lunch account before school and during morning recess, and money is debited from their account when they take a meal and the cashier scans their ID card. It is not a charge card; with this ID card system the status of free or reduced lunch students is kept confidential.

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    KKHS Community Service
          Led by teacher Ron Young, KKHS sponsored a school wide Charity Walk to support Make A Wish Hawaii for several years. Due to reasons beyond our control, the event has been cancelled this year (3/11/06).
          Service Clubs Interact, Key Club, & Leo Club also serve our community throughout the year. The Interact reported in the parent newsletter (Dec 2005) of partnering with the Weinberg Foundation and donating over $30,000 to a number of Hawaii organizations such as Salvation Army, Food Bank, etc. Music classes such as Band and Poly also perform for senior citizens, etc. The student government organization, ASKK (Associated Students of King Kekaulike) have collected canned goods for the Food Bank, had Penny Wars to support The Ronald McDonald House, etc., and coordinates high school students reading to elementary students through the ROAR program. The ECO Club helps with beach clean up as well as clearing out non-native plants in our forests.

    Click here to see the Hawaii DOE Report on No Child Left Behind School for sy2002-2003
    View how the Hawaii public schools scored. The schools are arranged by their school code (located to the right of the school name).
    Below you will find a few of the school codes:
    * Baldwin High School - 400
    * Kalama Intermediate School - 420
    * Kealakehe High School (Big Island) - 392
    * King Kekaulike High School - 435
    * Lahainaluna - 414
    * Lanai High & Elementary - 415
    * Maui High School - 418
    * Molokai High - 421

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  • "e-Notes" are Friendly Reminders: To request to be on mailing list, please e-mail Parent Facilitator at or call June at 573-8700 Ext. 272.

    All cars are to be parked in marked stalls in the schools parking lots. Vehicles should not park in fire lanes nor on the grass areas. Starting in February 2002, MPD parking citations will be issued to violators parking on the firelane. Please park your vehicles only in marked parking stalls

  • After School Detentions: (VP Mark Elliott, 9/04)
    After School Detentions can be served:
    Tuesday and Thursday       2:15 pm to 3:15 pm (credited one hour)
    Wednesdays       1:20 pm to 3:20 pm (credited two hours)
          The detentions are served in the Staff Dining Room, which is located on the G-Building side of the cafeteria, and it has its own entrance. Security officers monitor the detention, and return the roster to VP Mark Elliott at the end of each day.

          1. Detentions not served by October 1, 2004, will result in out of school suspensions, and
          2. To Clarify:
                A. Suspension does not erase the detention, and
                B. Any detention-related supensions and/or outstanding detentions will preclude students from participating in any extracurricular activities such as dances, and
                C. Once students are assigned detentions for referrals students are not allowed to make up their detentions with teachers and staff. The after school session in the cafeteria is the only option... ? Vice Principal Mark Elliott

  • Driver's Education is offered 3 times a year: fall, spring and summer. Announcements are made in the Daily Bulletin. There is a limited number of available space in these after school classes.

    Student driver

    Student listen to instructor's road evaluation.

    Driver's Ed vehicle

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  • Newsletter for Parents/Guardians

    Beginning this school year 2007-2008, seven (7) issues will be printed & mailed to parents along with the Progress Reports & Report Cards. Extra newsletters are placed in the the black carousel in the school's main office. (9/10/07)

    Please do not confuse this PCNC Newsletter with the student newspaper. Parents pay $5.00 (optional) at registration time for the student newspaper. The KKHS PCNC Newsletter is offered free to parents/guardians.

    sy2007-2008 Newsletters may be found on the black carousel in the main office. You may click below to view the newsletter, which is modified without student names. (9/10/07)

  • October 2007 Issue: (11/1/07)
          Principal’ s Page #1
          Pages 2-4

  • September 2007 Issue:
          Principal's September 2007 Message (9/10/07)
          September 2007 Newsletter (9/10/07) Also, part of the newsletter is a Parent Survey request.

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  • "Opt-Out" Release (9/27/07)
          On September 26, 2007, the DOE issued a news release and a form about the right of secondary school students or their parents to "opt out" on the release of the students' contact information to military recruiters. Without an opt-out request, the school system is required through No Child Left Behind and other federal law to provide the names, addresses, and telephone listings of secondary school students upon request to military recruiters.
          Printed copies of the opt-out form have not been distributed, but students, parents, the schools, or anyone can download and duplicate the form from the DOE web site at (home page, or under "News," Sept. 26).
          Click here to download the form, or you may submit any other written request to the main office. The paperwork may take time, so if you choose to opt-out, then you must submit it as soon as possible. The first release to the recruiters is Nov. 1, 2007.

    Information on Parent Community Networking Center (PCNC)
    1. Mission of PCNC
      To develop a sense of community and a caring, learning network to strengthen family, neighborhood, school, and classroom for every studetn's well-being and attainment of standards. PCNC SI, rev. 8/10/00
    2. PCNC Goals
      In order to support every child's well-being and attainment of standards the Parent-Community Networking Center (PCNC) program has the following goals...      Enhance and build a sense of community: connect, accept, learn and network.       Develop and provide training, support systems and services for all partners (family, school, classroom and neighborhood).

    Planning & Collaboration Day for KKHS Staff
    The Department of Education allows the school 4 P&C days for training our staff.
    Planning & Collaboration Day, July 2006 Planning & Collaboration Day, July 2006 Planning & Collaboration Day, July 2006
    Planning & Collaboration Day, July 2006 Principal Scofield with Consultant, Charles A. Beaman, on this Professional Development Day for Faculty Planning & Collaboration Day, July 2006
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    Vision of Public Education
    We envision a public school system that holds high expectations of what students should know, be able to do, and care about...focuses attention, effort and resources on promoting student learning...holds each school accountable for meeting high standards of performance...
    Board of Education, 9/16/1995

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  • School Community Councils:
    Click here for a brief purpose, role & responsibility (PDF Format)

    go to the Hawaii Department of Education's website at and click on School Community Council in the blue box.
  • Smaller Learning Community
    * "Smaller Learning Community (4/6/06)- In a Smaller Learning Community (SLC), a group of teachers and other adults knows well the needs, interests and aspirations of each student. Teachers work collaboratively to integrate content areas and personalize learning. Each student's progress is closely monitored. Academic and other supports are provided to ensure achievement and success.
          Thirteen Hawaii high schools are implementing SLCs. In the summer of 2005, King Kekaulike, Kalaheo, and Kahuku High Schools received a $2.4 million federal grant to establish SLCs over a five year period.
          SLC informational brochures will be attached to the report cards and distributed to ninth grade parents on April 21, 2006. The 10th grade parents will also be receiving the brochures which will be distributed to the students by their English classes.
         KKHS Smaller Learning Community Brochure (4/6/06)

    * Smaller Learning Community: 9th Grade Ho'omau Team Handbook for Parents
    * Click here for more information on the Imi Loa Team

    * 'Imi Loa Ohana's Homework & Classwork Page
          Click here for more information
    'Imi Loa, is the name of one of the new sophomore houses or "Smaller Learning Communities" or SLC. Teachers meet weekly to plan & coordinate some of the learning in in the SLC. The table below lists the teachers' Usernames & Passwords. Click here & login to find the Class Homepage with Announcements, Homework Assignments, etc. Look for Free Services at the lower right hand side of the webpage. Click on Classroom Homepage Login. Then type in the 1) Class User Name and 2) Password. You need to indicate whether you are a Parent, Student, or Other or you won't get very far! **
    &nbps     The following Usernames & Passwords will help you find the current homework and classwork for students in these teachers' classes.
    Teacher User Name Password
    Mrs. Horn math horn
    Mrs. Mossman biology mossman
    Mr. Fukuda ushistory fukuda
    Mrs. Gazmen langarts gazmen

    [Editor's Notes:]
    ** Go for a more direct route to the Class Homepage, but requires a cookie to be added to your computer. You may click here, if do not mind the cookie added.]

  • Staff: (11/1/07)
    Principal: Susan Scofield
    Vice Principals: Anthony Jones & Pamela Hoff
    Athletic Director: Kurtis Saiki
    Acting Registrar: Traci Ostermiller
    SASA: Grace Shimabuku Account Clerk: Romona Breitha
    Student Activities Coordinator (SAC): Trisha Grimley
    Technology Coordinator: Cary Honda
    Head Custodian: Lee Kuhaulua
    Cafeteria Manager: Harry Yim
    Clerks: Ivy Sylva, Chantel Llego, Kristi Barlahan
    Librarian: Shannon Alueta

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    Student Senators (9/26/2005)
    KKHS has a Student Senate that meets regularly to discuss student issues, concerns and questions. Some times , it's just discussion and answers, sometimes issues are researched and surveys taken, sometimes action to change something is developed. Overall, the Student Senate is an opportunity for students to have their voices heard.

    Last spring (2005) the Student Senate voted to change the ASKK constitution to elect senators from the class at large, rather than by advisory. They felt they might get a better representation of students who truly wanted to work to make Kekaulike a better place for students if elections were held for the whole grade level, not just from advisory. This year we are looking to elect 8 Seniors, 11 Juniors, 11 Sophomores and 13 Freshmen to become members of this year's Student Senate.
          Senator Qualifications: Student Senators must have at least a 2.0 GPA, have no obligations or detentions, be able to miss class, and be willing to speak out and participate in discussions. They will also report back information that was discussed during these meetings to their class.

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  • Student Planner/Handbook & Folder: (8/12/07)
          Rules, regulations, academic requirements for graduation, student conduct, absences, sample of a parent's note, etc. are printed on the KKHS Student Planner/Handbook. Other important information may be found in the portfolio. Both are given to students on the first day of school, and parents should read these. Some of the papers will require parent's signatures, and need to be returned to teachers as soon as possible. Teachers cover the material with students during the first week of school. Click here to read the information printed in the Student Planner.

    Study Hall
        Study Hall procedures were established on Sept. 7, 2000. The original intent of study hall was to allow students time to make up missed work, quizzes, tests, labs, etc....., get specific help from teachers, or use it as a study hall to complete homework assignments.

    1. Usually, there will be one study hall per week (Wednesdays).

    2. During Study Halls, teachers/staff members may request a student?s presence from another Study Hall (Period 2) class to complete work, take tests, etc. The requesting teacher must fill out a yellow Hall Pass (including ?Date?, ?Student Name?, ?To:?, ?Purpose?, ?Time Left?) to release such student from another Study Hall. Passes need to be given to students before Period 2. When the student is released and arrives at the requesting teacher?s room, the requesting teacher collects the Hall Pass, signs it and places it in the releasing teacher?s box in the office.

    3. Please note: Students are released from Study Hall only with a written Pass from the requesting teacher. Also, only Librarians issue passes for the Library.

    4. Period 2 ends at 9:05 a.m. There will be no bell between Period 2 and Study Hall. Teachers can proceed directly into Study Hall.

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    Library's College Section Includes: College Handbooks, Careers, & College Catalogs, CDs, & Videotapes & Flyers
    Library Hours: (9/2004)

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.*
    Wednesdays: 7:15 a.m. to 1.45 p.m.*
    *Closing time is subject to change due to meetings, etc.

    About the Library

          Besides our 12th Gr. Counselor, the Librarian can assist students or parents gain information relating to careers, college, scholarship and many other areas.
          There are a number of college flyers and college reference books in the library for students to check out, or to read & copy. There's a gold mine of information waiting for you to explore...IN THE LIBRARY!

    College Flyers on Lower Shelves

        College Night
    has been held in October and is primarily for KKHS juniors & their parents, although seniors & parents are invited also. The focus of this night is on selecting a college, applying to college, and financial aid.

        Parents if you would like to visit the library, please be sure to call librarian, Ms. Susan Tavares-Kenney, at 573-8700 Ext. 236 to schedule a time.

    Our College & Career Section:

    Be sure to look at our college related material. The college handbooks (bar coded reference books) may not be checked out, but students may borrow the bar coded books. The college catalogs, video tapes, and CDs, etc. (not bar coded) may be signed out by KKHS students and parents. There are also free college handouts, brochures and applications which can be picked up. (The library copy machine will also be available. 10 cents per copy.)

        If you have any questions about this college section, please contact:
    1.    Ms. Janie King, 12th Grade Counselor, at 573-8700 Ext. 231 or e-mail her at

    2.    Ms. Susan Tavares-Kenney, Head Librarian, at 573-8710 (ask for library) or e-mail her at

    3.     Mrs. Jennifer Kaneshiro, EA for Counselors, at 573-8710 (ask for library) or e-mail her at

    Books on Careers College Handbooks, etc.

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    Aloha! to the 2005 WASC Visiting Team
    2005 WASC Accreditation Visiting Team
    We are ALL Lifelong Learners!

    Dr. Douglas from California (principal) - heads the team
    Dr. Campbell from the Office of the Superintendent-Hawaii
    Ms. Margaret Clapp - Kapaa High School (teacher)
    Ms. Debra Knight - Kapolei (teacher)
    Ms. Jin-Li Su - Senior College, National Hsinchu

    The Accreditation Team visited KKHS Feb. 28-Mar. 3, 2005 and in May 2005, KKHS was granted a 6 year accreditation!
    History: Desiring to do far above what was required of the school, the faculty and administration determined to do the extensive accreditation work so that the school became accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in 1998 for 3 years. The administration, faculty, staff, parents & community repeated this tremendous effort so that KKHS was accredited in 1999 (for 6 years) for the first KKHS graduates. During school year 2004-2005 WASC sent a visitation team to our school, and in May 2005, KKHS was notified that we received accreditation for another 6 years, until 2011!!

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    E' A'a Mua Pehe Pueo La
-  Venture Forth with the Likeness of an Owl - Accept any challenge with benevolence

    Mural Dedication
    Mural Dedication
    E' A'a Mua Pehe Pueo La
    Venture Forth with the Likness of an Owl
    "Accept Any Challenge with Benevolence"
    David Nakamura & Bob Flint, Artist in Residence 2004Artist in Residence: Bob Flint
    Installation: David Nakamura & Bob Flint
    Engraving: Maui Plastics
    Concept by Pauahi Bogac & Hawaiian Immersion Class
    Design by Dallas Nagata, Class of 2004
    Title: Pulama Collier

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