Laie ladies named top teachers at Kahuku

[Originally published in KALEO on October 3, 1996]Elizabeth Kammerer 1996

Sunday Mariteragi 1996Students, staff and faculty at Kahuku High and Intermediate School recently elected two Laie women as top teachers at the North Shore school: Sunday Mariteragi (left) and Elizabeth Kammerer (right).

In addition to tying for the teacher of the year award and winning $100 each, Mariteragi received the Oceanic Cablevision/Finance Factors Outstanding Educator Award for Kahuku High School; and Kammerer went on to be named Windward District Teacher of the Year, including a $500 monetary award from the Polynesian Cultural Center, and State Teacher of the Year, earning another $1,000 cash prize from the PCC.

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Last Kahuku bon dance slated


By Mike Foley, April 15, 2009

The Kahuku Bon Dance, an annual summer tradition for decades, is coming to an end with its final celebration this year on Saturday, July 25, 2009. An aging and dwindling church membership with no younger replacements is the cause for the decision to shut down the temple.

The Kahuku Buddhist Temple celebrated its 100 anniversary in 2004 with Governor Lingle and then-Mayor Harris in attendance along with high temple officials from its headquarters in Honolulu.

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Francisco, Kemoeatu head for Super Bowl

Congratulations to Arizona Cardinals safety, BYU and Kahuku High player Aaron Francisco who’s heading to the Super Bowl — as is Chris Kemoeatu for the Steelers. Hopefully, Koolauloa family, friends and fans will be reading and seeing more of them . . . but in the meantime, Aaron shared some of his early SB impressions with Honolulu Advertiser readers. [Read more…]