1972 Castle High School Alumni Kawaikapuaokalani Hewett is being honored by the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts for a Lifetime Achievement Award. Hewett is a vocalist, songwriter, recording artist, kumu hula, and cultural practitioner.
Mahalo to the Honolulu Star Advertiser for the great tribute to Kalani and the other awardees.
The story can be found in today’s Honolulu Star Advertiser in the special PLAY section.
We just had another successful General Board of Representatives meeting this past Wednesday, June 26, 2019. If you didn’t attend, it was held in the newly renovated cafeteria. For those who haven’t seen the changes, below are a few photos of the cafeteria.
Also attached to this post is an update to all members of the programs and activities the association has been a part of and about the meetings we have had.
On October 25, 2017, the General Membership meeting was started off with the Castle Performing Arts Center (CPAC) performing a few numbers of their upcoming shows, Les Misérables. Here’s a peek of the performance at the meeting. It was an awesome performance.
Les Misérables will be showing at the Ronald E. Bright Theatre beginning November 3, through November 12, 2017. Shows are Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM and Sundays, 3:00 PM. You can call (808)235-5626 for more information. Tickets are available at showtix4u.com.
Shortly after that performance, Dr. Bernadette Tyrell, Principal of James B. Castle High School presented some information on programs at the school and how well the students were doing. It was very encouraging to hear the progress of the students of Castle. This helps the Association understand the needs of the school and how we can help.
Mr. Aaron Tsuha, presented to the membership a summary of a survey he did of the teachers’ needs. As we gear up as a charitable educational organization, it is important that we understand how we can assist the schools, so this was a very important tool. As President Paul Luersen pointed out, this is only the beginning. When we find that we can be successful with Castle, then we will branch out to assist the schools in the complex, such as King, Aliamanu, Ben Parker, etc.
We are soliciting the General Membership and the community to reach out and tell us how you can help the students achieve success. Very soon, we will be posting/emailing to you a form where you can indicate your participation in this project to help the school/students.
Another proud moment was close to my stomach. Elise Miura’s Culinary Arts students prepared some delicious morsels for everyone to demonstrate their skills in food preparation. Yum! From Broken Glass Jello to Chicken Salad Sliders with Apples and Cranberries.
Dessert was special too!!
If you missed this meeting, there will be others, but please be sure to join us for the next meeting to see how you can be a part of a great organization to benefit the schools of the Castle Complex of schools.
A General Membership Meeting was held on July 12, 2017 at the Castle High School Cafeteria. Here are the minutes of that meeting.
To view some candid photos of the General Membership meeting click on this link. The General Membership meeting featured our new football coach and his staff and a sample performance of the students of the CPAC (Castle Performing Arts Center).
We’ve updated our landing page with some new photos of our beloved Kaneohe. The Castle Class of 1967 is blessed with a talented photographer, who graciously allowed us to use a few of his copyrighted photos on the home page of our website.
A resident of California, he recently returned to Hawaii and shot these photos with his DJI Mavic drone, over Kaneohe, Kaneohe Bay, Castle High School, and the Kualoa region.