Thursday deadline to sign up for Old Maui High event

The deadline to sign up for the Old Maui High School Centennial Celebration, set for Sept. 13 to 15 at the Hamakuapoko campus, has been extended to Thursday.

The event is billed as an opportunity for friends and classmates to reunite and reminisce about their school days at the East Maui campus that opened in 1913. As the plantation camps closed and enrollment fell, the school moved to its current site in Kahului in 1972.

The three-day celebration includes entertainment, a luau and historic displays.

The entertainment lineup includes Maui Taiko; Calvin Nemoto (Class of 1968) and his Dementia Band; Ken (Class of ’56) and Mike Kitagawa (Class of ’58) on ukulele; and Elvis impersonator Allen Idemoto (Class of ’59). A “Fifty Years of Roaring Fashions 1920-’70s” show and a Saber Alumni Pep Rally also are planned.

Mayor Alan Arakawa (Class of ’69) and Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui (Class of ’89) will be the guest speakers with Council Chairwoman Gladys Baisa (Class of ’58) participating in welcoming announcements.

Maui High football star and head coach Curtis Lee (Class of ’66) will be the emcee.

There also will be a dedication of a monument and bronze plaque commemorating the school’s legacy of academic, vocational and extracurricular opportunities.

The full event listing at the Hamakuapoko and Kahului campuses may be found at the Facebook page Maui High School Centennial 2013 or the Friends of Old Maui School website,

Bus transportation will be provided by Maui Economic Opportunity on Sept. 14, the day of the opening centennial ceremony and luau luncheon, with pickups at the War Memorial Gym parking lot, Maui Beach Hotel and Maui Seaside Hotel. The pickup time is 8:30 a.m. with return from Hamakuapoko at about 3:30 p.m. A $2 fare is requested.

Special parking for those with disabilities will be available at the campus.

Registration forms for the Old MHS Centennial may be obtained from the Friends of Old Maui High School website or by calling 579-9287.

The registration fee is $5 for all events during the weekend. A luau ticket (which also includes a vegetarian menu) is $18.