“A’ohe lokomaika’i i nele i ka pana’i” means “No kind deed has ever lacked its reward.” Waimea Elementary School is using the theme for their May Day Celebration, from 8:30 to 11 a.m., May 17, to teach students that “an opportunity to help another is a gift, and to live aloha is to have a giving nature.”
At the event on the school field, Waimea Elementary students, along with Kumu Liana Alveiro and Kumu Pua Garmon, will share with the community their oli, or chants, their mele, or songs, and their hula. The celebration will open with introduction of the fifth grade court led by King Micah Low and Queen Kayla Miura.
Princesses and royal court representitives include: Kapuanalani Pilayo and Jaysen Bragado, Hawaii Island; Kassadie Hurney and Kukila Lincoln, Maui; Ceelyn Gali-Lucero and Ralph Kalai Luhiau, Kahoolawe; Sarah Reich and Jorge Perez, Molokai; Keeley Gillins and Zac Murakami-Mattos, Lanai; Shaleina Bird and Kalaijah Salazar, Oahu; Trinity Spencer and Dillon Dupont, Kauai; Janessa Tupe and Dylan Calivoso, Niihau.
Attendants and escorts include: ladies in waiting, Mehana Spencer-Herring, Destiny Alvarez-Torres, Tahnia Key. Spear; kanaele kalili, Saja Lee, Aceson Domingo; pu blowers Elbi Tibnol, Luke Kaniho, Keldon Aurello; kahili, Antone Cootey and Jermon Thomas. Bring your own mat or chair.