Keiki Hālau-ween Party!

We organized and hosted our first event ever! This Halau-ween was a night that we had the keiki (children) of Kaleinani O Ke Kukui in different classes come together to have one big Halloween party! We had so much fun decorating pumpkins, coloring pumpkin pages and making ghosts out of lollipops. We were able to play games and have a freeze dance and watch Spookly The Square Pumpkin. We even got a surprise visit from Moana and Kermit the Frog! It was really a great night to get out and have some Halloween fun!

Get To Know Our Members!

Board Position? President

Age? 17 years old

Ethnicity? Asian

Life Motto? “What makes something special is not just what you have to gain, but what you feel there is to lose.” -Andre Agassi

Hobbies? Hanging Out with friends and being able to be included in outside school activities.

Favorite Food? Hawaiian Food (Poi to be exact!)

Dream Career? Pediatrician

Best Achievement? My best achievement is being able to make my family proud. Being able to wake up everyday and see a smile that is able to motivate me to do better.

Favorite Memory? I don’t have one but anytime that there’s family I always have a fun time!

If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?  Ellen DeGeneres

How did you become involved with the Junior Board? I had been asked to come to a meeting and I was very open about joining. I am very lucky to be apart of this opportunity.

What do you hope to accomplish through the Junior Board? To be able to share the aloha spirit with the youth in the community and be able to help the environment become a better place!

Board Position? Vice President

Age? 16 years old

Ethnicity? Pacific Islander

Life Motto? “You miss 100% of the shots you donʻt take.”

Hobbies? Running, eating, playing and listening to music, and chilling with my friends

Favorite Food? Iʻm in love with salmon and anything that is served with it. But salmon is the best.

Dream Career? I would love to play music for a career, any type of music because i love it all.

Best Achievement? Getting my varsity letter was definitely awesome especially getting it in my
freshman year. I definitely bragged about it.

Favorite Memory? I absolutely loved my first 4 days of Aloha – the workshops, the performing, and the
environment, was really awesome and everybody was so fun.

If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?  Keanu Reeves

How did you become involved with the Junior Board? I was told about it by my kumu(A.K.A my
teacher) and it seemed like a pretty cool idea so i joined and its really great so far.

What do you hope to accomplish through the Junior Board?I hope to help the community in
terms of cleaning the environment and helping others.

Board Position? Secretary

Age? 15 years old

Ethnicity? Caucasian

Life Motto? “I will survive”

Hobbies? I dance hula as well as I dance at a dance studio called Dance Fusion NW. I dance everyday of the week besides Sunday’s. I’m also involved in my schools student government class.

Dream Career? Radio City Rockette

Best Achievement?  When i received a solo part in my dance studioʻs Christmas show. It was such a rewarding and joyful feeling.

Favorite Memory? When my grandma, my cousin Maile, and I went to Oʻahu for a week while the rest of our family was on Moloka’i with my Great Uncle. I got to spend time with my Aunty and Uncle who I don’t get to see very often. We go to go shopping and go to the beach! It was a great trip!

If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?  Madonna because I love her music, movies and how she stands up for her beliefs and rights.

How did you become involved with the Junior Board? My Kumu (hula teacher) asked the teens in my hula class i we wanted to join. My mom is the president of the Ke Kukui Foundation and I see the work she does. It interested me so I decided to take the opportunity to join.

What do you hope to accomplish through the Junior Board? I hope to create opportunities for youth to give back to their community and meet new people. I also hope to protect the Earth and provide opportunities for the youth to come together.

Board Position? Treasurer

Age? 16 years old

Ethnicity? Pacific Islander

Favorite Quote? “I have not failed, I have just found thousands of ways that donʻt work.”

Hobbies? Running, playing music, and anything athletic

Favorite Food? French fries

Dream Career? Olympian

Best Achievement?  Getting into a high level orchestra

Favorite Memory? Running around in Hawaiʻi

If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?  Mo Farah

How did you become involved with the Junior Board? I was at my ukulele class and I was told about it. I wanted to join!

What do you hope to accomplish through the Junior Board? I hope to bring awareness to the community and share with them the aloha spirit

Board Position? Treasurer

Age? 15 years old

Ethnicity? Pacific Islander

Favorite Quote? “Be kind and love yourself. Just be who you want to be.” -Stella (The Boss)

Hobbies? Hula and cheer

Favorite Food? Breadsticks

Dream Career? Professional Hula Dancer

Best Achievement?  Overcoming medical obstacles with my heart condition

Favorite Memory? There are way too many good ones but anytime Iʻm surrounded by my hula ohana is a great time

If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?  Ellen Degeneres

How did you become involved with the Junior Board? Through dancing hula with Kaleinani O Ke Kukui. After seeing the events and opportunities they put out, I knew I wanted to join.

What do you hope to accomplish through the Junior Board? I hope to form strong connections for the youth in the area, giving them an outlet to escape from everyday struggles and help someone or something in need. Also, just being there for anyone when needed like how Aunty Deva was for me growing up