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Waimea Middle School makahiki festival brings learning and fun to families

<p>Poi pounding was one of the many activities offered during the makahiki festival at Waimea Middle School on Nov. 14. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)</p>

Poi pounding was one of the many activities offered during the makahiki festival at Waimea Middle School on Nov. 14. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

<p>Waimea Middle School teacher Nau’i Murphy shows participants how to make a star finder during the makahiki festival at the school. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)</p>

Waimea Middle School teacher Nau’i Murphy shows participants how to make a star finder during the makahiki festival at the school. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

<p>Waimea Middle School students participate in the makahiki festival held at the school. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)</p>

Waimea Middle School students participate in the makahiki festival held at the school. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

<p>Students learned poi pounding from volunteers from the Amy Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden during the makahiki festival at Waimea Middle School on Nov. 14. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)</p>

Students learned poi pounding from volunteers from the Amy Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden during the makahiki festival at Waimea Middle School on Nov. 14. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

<p>Waimea Middle School students welcome guests and open the makahiki festival with an oli, or chant. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)</p>

Waimea Middle School students welcome guests and open the makahiki festival with an oli, or chant. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

<p>Amanda Rieux, right, teaches participants basket weaving at Waimea Middle School’s makahiki festival. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)</p>

Amanda Rieux, right, teaches participants basket weaving at Waimea Middle School’s makahiki festival. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Poi pounding was one of the many activities offered during the makahiki festival at Waimea Middle School on Nov. 14. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Waimea Middle School teacher Nau’i Murphy shows participants how to make a star finder during the makahiki festival at the school. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Waimea Middle School students participate in the makahiki festival held at the school. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Students learned poi pounding from volunteers from the Amy Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden during the makahiki festival at Waimea Middle School on Nov. 14. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Waimea Middle School students welcome guests and open the makahiki festival with an oli, or chant. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Amanda Rieux, right, teaches participants basket weaving at Waimea Middle School’s makahiki festival. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

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