School celebrating 100 years

King Kamehameha III Elementary School in Lahaina is celebrating its 100-year anniversary. March 17 marked the birthday of King Kamehameha III, or Kauikeaouli, and the school celebrated his birthday. Framed pictures of the king were given to each classroom to remind students of the school’s namesake. A curriculum detailing the history of his life was covered by teachers and included the creation of a short documentary. Cake was served to the entire student body.

On May 16, the school will unveil a bust of Kauikeaouli with a commemorative inscription. The bust was made by Christine Turnbull and funded by donations from the community.

On May 23, the school will present a 100-year anniversary tribute as a part of its May Day program.

The event will occur at 8:45 a.m. at the Lahaina Civic Center and with a theme of “100 Years at King Kamehameha III School.”

Students from Lahainaluna High School will help perform a presentation celebrating Kauikeaouli, followed by a chronological look at King Kamehameha III Elementary School’s history told through story, song and dance.

The performers of Old Lahaina Luau are working with music teacher Joe Kent to produce a show. Family, friends, alumni and community members are invited to the May Day program.