Posts Tagged ‘Cafeteria’

Imagine my surprise when I opened the invitation! You will be surprised too. … or maybe not too surprised.

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Punahou Alumni Association Awards Ceremony

Created in 1976, the Old School Award recognizes those who support Punahou in many ways. Its winners exemplify the spirit of Punahou through outstanding service to the school. This is the one award that is open to both living and non-living alumni and non-alumni.

The award is one of four offered by the Punahou Alumni Association (PAA). The other three alumni awards, and the years in which they were first offered, are the “O” in Life (1954), the Samuel Chapman Armstrong Humanitarian Award (1993), and the Charles S. Judd, Jr. Humanitarian Award (2003). Certificates of Appreciation are also conferred.

Before this year Punahou74 had two Old School Award Winners: Alan (more…)


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100 years ago today, January 16, 1916 a new tradition started at Punahou School: the school lunch.

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When school lunches were made available to Punahou day students, a new accounting system had to be implemented. Tickets covering $5.00 worth of lunches were used first but were replaced by coupon books in 1932. Punch cards, like Rosalyn Won’s (1990) pictured above, were first issued in 1954 in $10 increments. In September 1985, cashiers began charging lunches to student IDs, the charges upon which are billed monthly.

While a noontime meal has been a daily practice since the first Punahou students hung their dinner pails in a closet adjoining the schoolroom, it was not until January 16, 1916 that boarding and day students could (more…)

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When one thinks of Punahou School cafeteria favorites, caramel cuts and malasadas immediately come to mind. Chicken stew? Supposedly this wasn’t around during Punahou 74’s school days. I certainly don’t remember it but, then, I never ate school lunch. Perhaps I was missing out.

Yes, I know it’s St. Patrick’s Day and you’re searching through your cookbooks for Irish Stew and corned beef recipes. Maybe this is something to consider for another day.

This week’s “By Request” column in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser featured a Punahou Chicken Stew Recipe (“Punahou fields fine chicken stew” by Betty Shimabukuro) that sounds like it’s well worth preparing. With ingredients such as peas, carrots, and potatoes swimming in a ginger-flavored ginger broth, it’s easy to see why this dish is something that’s worth adding to your list of favorite recipes.


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