First photo: Song leader Denise Galano leads her Maui High School graduating class in the singing of the Bruno Mars song, “Today My Life Begins,” during Saturday’s graduation ceremony at War Memorial Stadium. Galano was one of the class of 2019’s valedictorians and she also graduated summa cum laude. The class included 415 students. The other song leader was Dean Cordero.
Second photo: Maui High School graduates sing “Today My Life Begins” by Bruno Mars.
The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos
Jaggers Boutique occupies its longtime place along Hana Highway in Paia town in this photo taken earlier this month. After 30 years of operation, owners Rebecca “Becky” Kikumoto and Joyce Yee are handing the keys over to the new tenant, SoHa Living, on June 10. The Maui News / DAKOTA GROSSMAN photos
Aloha attire fills the interior of Jaggers Boutique. Since May 5, the owners of Jaggers have continued to drop prices on their merchandise in hopes of cleaning out its stock.
Mary Evanson, a fierce protector of Haleakala, sits on the steps of Kapalaoa Cabin during a trip to the crater.
Mary Evanson hikes across the Haleakala Crater floor from Kapalaoa Cabin to Holua Cabin. Evanson last hiked in the crater at age 86, her family said. She died May 9 at age 97 after decades of protecting the environment, with a special focus on Haleakala. The Maui News file photos
Chance Wilson winces after his tap-in birdie putt on No. 9 slides past the cup. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
Kirra Spalding follows the flight of her drive on Maui Country Club’s 10th hole during the U.S. Kids Golf Championship on Saturday. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
Runners take off from the starting line at the Valley Isle Road Runners’ 40th annual Na Holo Wahine 5K on Sunday at the University of Hawaii-Maui College. Brian Rothstein photo
John Eller, father of missing Haiku woman Amanda Eller, said the Makawao Forest Reserve search efforts are culminating in a “big push” over the weekend and into early next week, as volunteers deploy additional search dogs, along with GPS tracking on humans and drones.
Chris Berquist explains to search volunteers the importance of staying in large groups and covering swaths of land by moving from higher to lower elevations. The volunteer search leader left his job as an arborist to help lead daylong efforts.
Tape and ribbon with hand-written search notes line some trees in the Makawao Forest Reserve amid a massive search that’s nearing a week and a half for missing Haiku woman Amanda Eller. The search has evolved into GPS mapping and tracking, with colored lines showing saturation of search on a TV screen map.
Volunteer Nikki Yamamoto searches Saturday for missing Haiku woman Amanda Eller in the Makawao Forest Reserve.
Volunteer rappellers descend from Makawao Forest Reserve base camp at its upper parking lot Saturday afternoon as they prepare to launch another GPS-tracked search before the sun goes down. An average of 100 volunteers have arrived daily to look for missing Haiku woman Amanda Eller, including specialists such as rappellers, commercial drone operators and divers, according to organizers. FRANK DEUTSCH photos