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Thanks for supporting the LHS graduation ceremony

June 4, 2020
BY JERI DEAN, Temporarily Assigned Principal, Lahainaluna High School , Lahaina News

LAHAINA - To the community that we love: Due to the statewide restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Lahainaluna's graduating Class of 2020 was unable to have a traditional graduation commencement ceremony on campus.

However, thanks to the efforts of many in the community, Lahainaluna administration, Graduation Committee, LHS faculty and staff, Maui Police, State Department of Transportation and many more, the school was able to have the Lahaina Bypass closed for a few hours to accommodate over 200 graduating seniors, their cars and three family members to meet the CDC guidelines.

The pre-recorded graduation program was broadcast on 93.5 FM KPOA for all to hear in their vehicles, across Lahaina Town, Maui and even online for off-island family members. Best of all, the "L" was lit to continue the decades-long graduation tradition.

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With the community’s help, graduation was memorable for the Class of 2020. PHOTOS BY GLEN PASCUAL.

Nevertheless, it was an amazing event, and the Class of 2020 and their families were provided with a graduation experience that will never be forgotten.

Mahalo to these many organizations, partners and individuals: Maui Police Department, Department of Transportation, Maui Fire Department, Hawaii National Guard, Emergency Medical Technicians, Canoe Complex Area Superintendent Lindsey Ball, Community High School Liaison & Retired Police Officer Lawrence Kauha'aha'a, KPOA, Leonard Nakoa Jr., Mark Hymas, Glen Pascual, Adam Gonzales, Eric Paranada, Hauola Shaw, Pu'u Keahi, Josh Galindo, Archie Kalepa, Peter Kaina, Darren Kawahara, Patrick Grady, Stephen McCabe, Wayne Matsuda, Randy Arakawa, LHS Class of 2000, Lahainaluna PTSA, Safety Systems & Signs, Kapena Au, Kaimi Cabanilla, Shaun Saribay, Lani Cabanilla, Brittney Kalilikane, Sylvia Ho, Hawaii USA Federal Credit Union, Kehau Kaauwai, Rizca Perkins and KTM Services Inc.



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