Here in Hawaii, high school graduation is a celebration unlike any other: bigger than the Super Bowl and even bigger than New Year’s. Neighborhoods shut down, fireworks blast into the air and families gather for an islandwide party where everyone is invited.
Graduating high school is so much more than dressing up in a cap and gown to walk across a stage to wave to your family and friends in the audience. It’s a culmination of hard work that showcases Hawaii’s young and talented keiki wrapping up something from start to finish.
Many consider high school graduation to be the beginning on adulthood. If you’re graduating soon, never mind trying to get into the workforce, or upcoming years in college; just take a moment to reflect on what you’ve accomplished.
Here’s a look at the high school commencement ceremonies on Kauai and the Neighbor Islands where Kauai students attend:
• Hawaii Preparatory Academy, May 26, 10 a.m. Castle Gymnasium
• Island School, June 3, 5 p.m., Samuel W. & Edith K. Wilcox Gymnasium
• Kapaa High School, May 19, 5:30 p.m., Kapaa New Town Ball Park
• Kamehameha-Kapalama, May 28, 6 p.m., Blaisdell Arena
• Kauai Christian Academy, June 2
• Kauai High School, , May 19, 5:30 p.m., Vidinha Stadium
• Kawaikini, May 20, 11:30 a.m., school campus
• Ke Kula Niihau O Kekaha, May 30, 4:30 p.m., Kekaha Harbor House
• King’s Christian Academy, May 21
• Kula Aupuni Niihau A Kahelelani Aloha, May 19, 9 a.m., school campus
• Saint Louis School, May 27, 1:30 p.m., Blaisdell Arena
• Waimea High School, May 19, 6 p.m., school front lawn