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June 9, 2016 was a day to party on the Punahou campus; a day that would include one of the last celebrations of the 175th anniversary year.

Punahou 175th Party

Can you name all of the Punahou74 party goers pictured above? Hint: One person is a mystery guest. This person is not a class member but is and is known by all Punahou74 classmates. Answers below.

The night included a variety of distractions: Continue Reading »

Gaye Miyasaki is not just a Punahou74 party planner par excellence, she’s also a Punahou74 PR whiz too.

Punahou74 Generations Magazine

ARTICLE DESCRIBING PUNAHOU74’S VOLUNTEER EFFORT at the Lanakila Multipurpose Senior Center. Alvin Cabrinha, who took the picture, also volunteered.

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As Punahou celebrates the graduation of the class of 2016 this weekend, there will be one thing missing from the occasion, something that once was a seventy-year campus tradition: the bestowing of a class gift.

Punahou's Main Gates were a gift of the classes of 1931 and 1931.

Punahou’s Main Gates were a gift of the classes of 1931 and 1931.

Class gifts are a way for alumni to benefit current and future students while honoring their alma mater.  Punahou’s records document the gifts received from graduates dating back to 1904.

Commencement was a week-long affair in those days and featured events such as graduation, a dance, and Class Day. It was during this celebration on June 18, 1904 that class president, Harold Castle, introduced the first class gift. He spoke from the balcony to those gathered on the shady lawn in front of Pauahi Hall:

Mr. Castle said that Continue Reading »

We all enjoyed them at the Friday night 40th reunion party. Why not learn how to replicate the pleasure for yourself?

Yellow heliconia steal the show in this floor-to-ceiling arrangement.

Yellow heliconia steal the show in this floor-to-ceiling 40th reunion arrangement.

As anyone knows, flowers can add real elegance and beauty to a party setting. Thanks to the artistry of Babs Miyano Young, our Friday night party was greatly enhanced by the stunning floral presentation that she assembled for the historic Morgan manse.

We all knew Babs had it. After all, she was and is one of our leading Punahou74 artists. As our reunion artist, we’ve proudly worn and enjoyed her artwork for years.

But back to the flowers.

She Knows Her Stuff

Babs’ reunion arrangements Continue Reading »

This Punahou article came out last fall. Don’t know if you saw it but, as usual, Punahou74 was in the news and making an impact on campus.

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Punahou 175th Anniversary Fabric

A special fabric pays tribute to Punahou’s history and celebrates the 175th anniversary. Complete with yellow splashes of Continue Reading »

If you were at the Friday night party held during our 40th reunion you enjoyed the music of several classmates, one of whom was Fred Randolph. If you liked what you heard you may be interested in Fred’s new CD.

Fred Randolph

FRED RANDOLPH and Jud Haskins entertaining the crowd at Punahou74’s 40th reunion.

The album is called “Song Without Singing.” Now, truth be told, I am a political junkie and my audio listening is devoted to  talk radio and audiobooks (love that history). That said, from what I have heard, Fred’s album is Continue Reading »

Thanks to Gaye, the celebration continues.

60 Kanreki

For those lucky enough to reach their 60th birthdays, Japanese tradition celebrates the idea of growing older and rebirth in the form of a kanreki.

During this time of 60th birthday celebrations for many classmates Gaye has been using the term “kanreki” to describe the festivities. If you’re like me perhaps you’re wondering what kanreki means. I looked it up:

Kanreki is a celebration held on a man’s 60th birthday. Kan means “return” and reki means “calendar.” At 60, according to the Chinese zodiac, a person has returned to the calendar sign under which the person was born. … the person is beginning his or her life all over again. (www.crosscurrents.hawaii.edu)

After February and April’s celebrations, it’s time to continue the beginning of our lives all over again. Here’s the invitation from Gaye: Continue Reading »

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