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With the rollout of Punahou School’s Alumni Week 2017, reunion 2019 is nudging its way on to the edge of Punahou74’s consciousness. In one year the reunion countdown will begin. Good to know that Punahou74 is still strong … and still celebrating together.

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“Hey, where’s the party?” (Stein Rafto photo)

Alumni Week’s Thursday night is an “Alumni Celebration.” It’s open to all alumni (+ friends and family) and offers good food, good music, and good times.

While it’s an alumni party, most of the attendees tend to be from reunion classes. And that’s something that Punahou74 will wait another two years to experience.

But this doesn’t stop the great Punahou School class of 1974.

Alumni Art Exhibit

Babs Miyano Young generously donated tropical floral arrangements that graced the Alumni Art exhibition. Simply stunning! I love how she (more…)

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The Punahou Alumni Association’s recognition of outstanding alumni has become a regular part of the school’s Alumni Week in the last few years. Despite 2017 being a non-reunion year, Punahou74’s presence at the ceremony was hard to ignore. You should’ve been there!

2017 PAA Awards

AWARDS READY TO GO. Marcia’s and Scott’s are the second and third in line. Since they were first given out in 1954, 165 awards have been made to alumni. The oldest recipient? O-in-Life winner George Paul Cooke of the class of 1895. Twelve 1970-decade graduates have also won over time: four of them members from the great class of 1974!

No, it’s not because of the kalua sliders, chicken potstickers, shrimp cocktail, and caramel cuts that filled our plates that attendance was a must-do. It’s because it is no (more…)

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The text came in shortly after I returned home from a long Friday at the Punahou Carnival. “Renee and I may be on the KITV 4 news.” Huh? Then this: “Just got home–they showed us on the news.” What? When did this happen?

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Babs Miyano Young and Renee Ahuna Cabrinha show their media prowess when featured in a KITV news story about the Punahou Carnival.

Punahou’s iconic malasadas are always an item of interest to the news media when covering the annual Punahou Carnival. Such was the case on the Friday, February 3 KITV late newscast.

As luck would have it, (more…)

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Twice in one week! Who would have thought …

Star-BullWhile reading last week’s Honolulu Star-Bulletin I was pleasantly surprised to see that Punahou74 had two classmates who raised their “Island Voices” while advocating issues of local interest. I wonder how your opinion aligns with theirs.

The Threatened Closure of Wahiawa General Hospital

First up was Ellen (more…)

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Do you remember the battle for Hill 74?

As reported in Ka Punahou:

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Photo Credit: Ka Punahou

The freshmen rushed reinforcements to Rocky Hill today as the freshmen reported a buildup of juniors and seniors in the area. The junior and senior activity has come after a long lull in the battle during which three things occurred: (more…)

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Thanks to Gaye Miyasaki we now have a plan for the karaoke night described in the last blog post.

Wang Chung's Karaoke Bar

Wang Chung’s Karaoke Bar is located at 2424 Koa Avenue in Waikiki. You can reach them at 808-921-9176. The bar is open from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily.

Here’s what Gaye wrote: (more…)

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In the interest of marking their 60th birthdays in a big way, three Punahou74 classmates are traveling to Honolulu to celebrate. They asked if it was possible to get together with other classmates while in town. I thought, “Why not?” And, while not missing a beat, Mary Jane Markoskie added, “What about karaoke?” What about karaoke indeed. Better yet, what about you singing karaoke right alongside us?

Neon KaraokeWe did this Before

Yes, I know we tried karaoke at our 24th reunion. Remember?

We had just finished putting on the Alumni Luau. Punahou graciously provided us with a “thank you” party for this major effort. After finishing our work on lower field, we concluded the evening by trekking up to the cafeteria for what, given our zombie-like state, promised to be a subdued and highly shortened affair.

But there was some hope. Upon arriving, a (more…)

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