FIRST PHOTO: Kahu Earl Kukahiko, a graduate of Lahainaluna High School's Class of 1952, conducts a blessing for the school's new $8 million Hale Pa'ina cafeteria Friday morning.
SECOND PHOTO: The 19,800-square-foot facility provides indoor and lanai dining seating for 650 students. The project architect was Ferraro Choi and Associates. The state-of-the-art cafeteria includes a large stage, a modern kitchen and serving areas, lanai, natural-light fixtures and large cooling fans.
THIRD PHOTO: Students line up for their first meal in the new cafeteria.
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FOURTH PHOTO: Joining current school Principal Emily DeCosta and the student body for the blessing were three former principals, Ralph Murakami, Henry "Bruno" Ariyoshi and Michael Nakano.