Friday night of Punahou’s Alumni Week 2014 was the night for parties, reunion class parties that is. Party sites were situated throughout the city of Honolulu: Pier 39, Waialae Country Club, and Punahou74? It was headed for a little house in Nuuanu Valley.

Friday 1

(L-R) Faith Sereno Rex, Robert Aten, and Sheree Lum Orsi

It was the best attended event of the reunion. More than 175 classmates, family, and friends came to reunite at John Morgan’s historic residence. Built in a classic colonial style and surrounded with beautifully manicured gardens, it was a gracious setting. Tents and tables had been set up for the outdoor party and our weather prayers had been answered! Despite it being Friday the 13th we had received some good luck. The temperature was a balmy 84 degrees and the sky cloudless as with soft trades blowing through the grounds.

Scott Metcalf placed signs alongside the road directing the party-goers to the site. Upon arrival Continue Reading »

While a high school reunion is all about reconnecting with friends, it’s also about remembering those who can no longer join us to make that connection.

Memorial Service Display

Cathy Kam Ho designed the memorial display (“We Remember”). Babs Miyano Young arranged the white anthuriums and fern. The memorial movie played on the laptop to the right.

Before the Friday night party began, a short service was held to remember our departed classmates.

To introduce them, Heidi Continue Reading »

On Friday, August 22, 2014 the night blooming cereus hedge was loaded with buds.

Punahou Night Blooming Cereus 1

Night blooming cereus buds abounded on the mauka side of the Wilder Street hedge.

This summer has been wet so the blooms have not been as regular or as intense as last year. But, from what I saw on Friday, there may be a great night blooming cereus Continue Reading »

It’s been the same look since our 35th reunion. Time for a change. Did you notice?

35th Blog Look

The old look of Punahou Class of 74’s Blog.

When I started this blog in 2009 WordPress was a different animal. While offering a robust blogging platform, the Continue Reading »

It’s a rare opportunity when a class gets to show its love and aloha for a classmate via a major memorial service. Doing so with five day’s notice is another story.

Memorial Flower Organizing Team

PUNAHOU74 MEMORIAL FLORAL TEAM ORGANIZERS included (L-R) Babs Miyano Young, Lynne Gartley Meyer, and Renee Ahuna Cabrinha.

Organizing the decoration of Punahou School’s expansive Hemmeter Fieldhouse and Dole Cafeteria is no small task. You have to pull together floral expertise (Babs Miyano-Young and Renee Ahuna Cabrinha), nurture a conduit into the school (Linda Sutton Torres), and develop a communications plan to madly collect all of the monetary contributions, floral donations, and hands-on support that you can. You have to Continue Reading »

A memorial service is about sharing memories about a loved one. Scott Metcalf was loved by many.


In recognition of Scott’s work as a scorer at many athletic events, the scoreboard counted down the time to the start of the celebration. When it went off the service began!

Attended by more than a thousand individuals, Scott Metcalf’s memorial service was celebrated on Sunday, August 3, 2014 in the Hemmeter Field House on the Punahou School campus.

The school gym was an appropriate location for the occasion. Scott had spent thousands of hours in its environs as a volleyball player, the school’s Director of Facilities, and the scorer for various competitions. The latter experience was integrated into the event when the gym scoreboard buzzed to announce the start the service.

Music was appropriately part of the event and featured the musical talents of Punahou74 classmates Continue Reading »

This includes information that was not covered in the previous blog post regarding Scott and is well worth reading.  It appeared in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on August 1, 2014 and is a family-placed obituary.

Summer Scott Metcalf Picnic

SCOTT METCALF POSED FOR THIS PICTURE as he was volunteering (as always!) at the Punahou Summer BBQ 2012 for faculty and staff. Coincidentally, that same summer barbeque is being held today on the Punahou campus.

SCOTT METCALF POSED FOR THIS PICTURE as he was volunteering (as always!) at the Punahou Summer BBQ 2012 for staff members. Coincidentally, that same summer barbeque is being held today on the Punahou campus.

SCOTT PALMER METCALF passed away peacefully on July 27, 2014.

He was born on September 28, 1955 at Kapiolani Hospital in Honolulu, and enjoyed a delightful childhood growing up on the Punahou School campus.

Scott graduated from Punahou in 1974, and went on to get his degree in Physical Education at the University of Oregon in 1979.

Scott is survived by his daughters, Michelle (Jeremiah), and Ashley, their mother Nancy, his parents, Tom and Jan, brothers Kyle (Jane) and Craig (Robin), sister Karen, and nieces and nephews.

Scott started Continue Reading »


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