The Waimea Elementary School’s May Day celebration is from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on May 23, on the school field. The program theme is “I ka wa ma mua i ka wa ma hope,” which means “The future is found in the past.”
The school believes that the wisdom of community elders are the torch that enlightens and guides the path of the children. Waimea Elementary School students will use the concepts of ohana, kupuna, and kuleana to share their oli, or chant, as well as their hula and their mele, which means song.
The May Day king and queen are Wyllen Ka’ohu Takaki and Zeyonce Hooper. Island escorts and princesses are: Hawaii Island, Zane Gentry and Anuhea Winters; Maui, Kamakea Anderson and Mikaela Matsuoka; Kahoolawe, Haness Benjamin and Scarlett Jordon; Molokai, Raycen Tancayo and Waiehuanuhea Kauahi-Raquel; Lanai, Dean Connors and Mckenzie Abiley; Oahu, Chase Bridges and Jaslyn Miura, Kauai, Cade Arafiles and Zaylie Gentry; Niihau, Andrei Quines and Ellie Nakano.
Ladies in waiting are Dynesha Horie, Kiana Lee-Kwai, Justyce Lindsey and Zenia Okamura. Pu blowers are Kiari Aveiro, Ana Malia Kim, Mariah Fuentes and Rejena Soriano. Please bring your own mat or chairs.