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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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AlumniWeek2013BannerFor those of you who haven’t made the trek recently, the Punahou class reunion experience has become something beyond the mere gathering of classmates. It is no longer just “Reunion.” It is now Alumni Week: “a concentrated week of opportunities to celebrate and connect, both for reunion year classes and for all alumni.” (Source: Punahou School website)


2013 reunion classes

One event that is open to all alumni is the “Alumni Celebration and Class Gift Presentation.” This evening celebration welcomes alumni back to campus to showcase Punahou and alumni achievements in various fields. Among the available distractions are a Living History Display, alumni author and artist exhibits, musical entertainment, great heavy pupu (kalua pig sliders, chicken wings, manapua, wine, beer, and more) as well as the presentation of the Reunion Class Gifts to the school. All of this is free and without charge.

Of course, the majority of tonight’s participants were, as we will be in 2014, reunion class members. Regardless, there’s plenty to do and, when evidence of one’s own class comes to light, moments to bask in the pride that comes with the knowledge that, yes, Punahou74 is still making its mark at Punahou.

How so? Take a look at the slide show below. (more…)

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Look who’s on the agenda for recognition by the Punahou Alumni Association (PAA). Two Punahou74 classmates!

How did these two earn this distinction? I don’t know. Maybe it’s time to find out. In fact, maybe it’s time for a mini reunion to show your support!

Punahou Alumni Association Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation

You’re invited to the Punahou Alumni Association’s annual member meeting at the President’s Pavilion. The 2011 – 2012 officers and directors will be elected, followed by reports on the PAA’s programs and finances.

The following 2011 PAA award recipients will be recognized and honored. (more…)

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Punahou School cereus hedge along Punahou Street c. 1900. Photo by Frank Davey, Bishop Museum.

When classes were first held in July 1842, Punahou was a long dusty carriage ride away from Honolulu and its bustling harbor. But time and city development would one day press upon the very borders of the campus and threaten one of the school’s most beloved symbols.

By 1925 Honolulu’s growth had made Punahou Street inadequate and in need of widening above Wilder Avenue. Louis S. Cain, city and county engineer, announced that this work would require that the school’s stone wall be moved Diamond Head a few feet. During this process, the 89 year-old cereus hedge would be (more…)

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