Thank You Letters

The students, teachers and families of Na Kula Kaiapuni ‘o Maui wish to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the Old

Lahaina Lu’au and Na Leo Kalele for their support of our annual Wehena Makahiki event again this year. We are grateful for their commitment to our Hawaiian Language Immersion program schools at Princess Nahi’ena’ena Elementary, Lahaina Intermediate, Lahainaluna High, Pa’ia Elementary, Kalama Intermediate, King Kekaulike High and Hana High and Elementary.

As our schools and communities have grown over the past eight years, we are thankful for your steadfast support and generosity. Wehena Makahiki is an annual gathering of all of our schools that maintains and preserves our cultural practices for Makahiki. It is also a time to express our gratitude, celebrate the season of harvest and nurture the relationships between all immersion schools on Maui. We are not only proud stewards of our ‘olelo makuahine, but also of our ‘aina aloha, Maui. Palena ‘ole no ko makou mahalo! Ke aloha nui no ia ‘oukou apau!

Rebecca Kapolei Kiili

Resource Teacher for Maui Kaiapuni Schools

King Kekaulike High School

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* Thank you letters are published on Sundays. Letters must be typed and are limited to 150 words. All letters are subject to editing. Whenever possible, include first and last names of individuals being thanked. The letters must be signed and include an address and phone number where the writer can be reached during weekday working hours. The letters are due by noon Monday in order to be considered for publication on Sunday. The writer’s name and community will be published as part of the letter. To submit material, email scenelistings@mauinews.com. For more details, call 242-6350.

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