King Kekaulike Class of 2018 Treasurer Xenia Owen (from left, first photo), Secretary Savanna Valdez, President Jaden Rivera and Vice President Chancellor Brown release 18 doves during Thursday evening’s graduation ceremonies in the school’s recently refurbished stadium.
Second photo: King Kekaulike graduating senior Joe Moepono proudly walks into the stadium Thursday. Moepono graduated cum laude.
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Kapalua Bay Beach is formed by two arms of (hardened) lava — ancient lava flows — which protect it and keep the water calm, according to Stephen Letterman, a Florida professor known as Dr. Beach. “You don’t go there for surfing. You go there for swimming,” says Leattherman. “The water is warm year-round.”
Kaina Adolpho (in photo) helped lead Molokai High School to the semifinal round of the Division II state tournament, while Austin Peters (second photo) guided Kamehameha Maui to a second straight Maui Interscholastic League Division I title. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos
Jeff Naumann, general manager of Ruby Tuesday on Maui, (center) helps Hale Kau Kau Advisory Board President Brenda Albright and cook Robert Rodriguez prepare more than 150 free meals Thursday afternoon at the kitchen at St. Theresa Church in Kihei. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo