Not content to let malasada pictures from Honolulu fill their social media feeds without indulging too, alumni on both coasts celebrated Punahou Carnival at festive and fun regional events in early February.
Hundreds of students and educators came to visit a traveling Anne Frank exhibit when it was housed at Punahou in the Learning Commons in Cooke Library for a week in late January.
It was only six months ago that the Class of 2017 received their diplomas, but many of them returned to campus with firsthand advice for current juniors and seniors as part of the annual College Previews event on Dec. 26.
Cravings for local food and the promise of seeing old friends enticed nearly 200 young alumni from the Classes of 2014 – 2017 to attend Mingle and Jingle, a holiday party at the President’s Pavilion.
An enviable group of 20 embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime visit to Italy in November, as part of the inaugural voyage of the Punahou Alumni Travel Program. Alumni brought their spouses, parents, cousins and friends as travel companions on the 10-day trip through Rome, Florence and Venice.
Punahou Hawaiian Studies at Kuaihelani recently hosted Edgy Lee ’69, an award-winning local documentary filmmaker. During her visit, Lee shared stories and clips from her new film “Liliʻuokalani – Reflections of Our Queen,” created in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Queen’s passing in 1917.
Alumni made an array of ceramics pieces in a three-session Buff ‘n Blue Back to School Ceramics Handbuilding class held throughout November in the Castle Arts Center Ceramics Studio on Punahou’s campus.
Two alumni who have devoted their lives and careers to the preservation of Hawai‘i’s natural resources were the featured speakers at the recent Punahou Alumni Association Hawai‘i Chapter Distinguished Speaker Series event in Twigg-Smith Pavilion.