Hawaiian Independence Day celebrated Monday

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    Kawaikini New Century Public Charter School student Hi‘ilei Berg, also the reigning Miss Hawai‘i Sr. Elementary School 2023, collects toys for Toys For Tots Saturday at the Grove Farm Market in Puhi.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kawaikini New Century Public Charter School Director Chad Shimmelfennig, right, leads the school’s students and staff during a sign waving campaign on Wednesday along Kaumuali‘i Highway in Puhi.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kawaikini New Century Public Charter School students demonstrate their pride in the Hawaiian flag that replaced the Union Jack following La Ku‘oko‘a in 1843.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kawailehua Hamberg, right, a Kawaikini New Century Public Charter School staff member wearing La Ku‘oko‘a shirt, leads a group of Kawaikini students from the Puhi campus to Kaumuali‘i Highway for a sign waving campaign.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    During a Wednesday march and sign waving along Kaumuali‘i Highway in Puhi, students and staff of Kawaikini New Century Public Charter School show the reason for no school on Monday for the school.

PUHI — There will be no school on Monday for the Kawaikini New Century Public Charter School because Nov. 28 is La Ku‘oko‘a, or Hawaiian Independence Day.

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