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Class of 2021 graduation celebrations scheduled for Hawaii’s public schools

03-May-2021

Public high schools across the state today announced the dates, times and formats of their respective graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2021.

The Hawai‘i State Department of Education today announced the dates, times and formats for public high school graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2021. Alternative ceremony formats will continue for a second year and limit guest access to comply with COVID-19 health and safety guidelines.

"We are so proud of our Class of 2021 graduates for their scholarship, student leadership and resilience during this very difficult COVID-19 period," Superintendent Dr. Christina Kishimoto said. "Our high schools across the islands have been working with graduates, parents and families to plan the best possible celebrations while adhering to social distancing requirements and other health and safety guidelines. We thank our school communities and partners who have been working to make these events truly special."

Schools are sharing logistics and safety details with parents and guardians. An overview of statewide commencement celebrations is below (as of today's date). This list will continue to be updated on the Department’s website as more details become available. For more information, families are encouraged to contact their child’s school directly.

Kaimuki-McKinley-Roosevelt Complex Area


School
Date
LocationDetails

Kaimuki High

Principal: Jamie Dela Cruz

Participating Seniors: 140

May 22
School auditorium
In-person, single graduate at a time

McKinley High

Principal: Ron Okamura

Participating Seniors: 300

May 23
School campusDrive-through diploma pickup

Roosevelt High

Principal: Sean Wong

Participating Seniors: 280

May 21
School campus
Drive-through diploma pickup

Ke Kula Kaiapuni ʻo Ānuenue School

Principal: Christopher Yim

Participating Seniors: 23

May 22
School campus
Drive-in

Farrington-Kaiser-Kalani Complex Area


School
Date
Location
Details

Farrington High 

Principal: Alfredo Carganilla

Participating Seniors: 525
May 17
Aloha Stadium
In-person with graduates and essential staff only inside stadium; limited guests and vehicles outside.

Kaiser High

Principal: Justin Mew

Participating Seniors: 300
May 22
Aloha Stadium
In-person with graduates and essential staff only inside stadium; limited guests and vehicles outside.

Kalani High

Principal: Mitchell Otani

Participating Seniors: 300
May 25
Hawaii Convention Center
In-person; graduates and essential staff only inside Convention Center

Hawaii School for the Deaf & Blind

Principal: Kinau Gardner

Participating Seniors: 8
May 20School campus
In-person with limited guests and vehicles

Leilehua-Mililani-Waialua Complex Area


SchoolDateLocation
Details

Leilehua High

Principal: Jason Nakamoto

Participating Seniors: 375
May 21School stadium field
In-person with limited guests

Mililani High

Principal: Frederick Murphy

Participating Seniors: 600
May 16Aloha Stadium
In-person with limited guests and vehicles

Waialua High & Inter.

Principal: Christine Alexander

Participating Seniors: 100
May 22School football field
In-person with limited guests

Aiea-Moanalua-Radford Complex Area


SchoolDateLocationDetails

Aiea High

Principal: David Tanuvasa

Participating Seniors: 220
May 19Aloha Stadium
In-person with graduates and essential staff only inside stadium; limited guests and vehicles outside.

Moanalua High

Principal: Robin Martin

Participating Seniors: 430
May 21Aloha Stadium
In-person with limited guests and vehicles

Radford High

Principal: James Sunday

Participating Seniors: 260
May 21School gymnasiumIn-person with limited guests on staggered schedule

Pearl City-Waipahu Complex Area


SchoolDateLocationDetails

Pearl City High

Principal: Joseph Halfmann

Participating Seniors: 380
May 15Aloha Stadium
In-person with graduates and essential staff only inside stadium; limited guests and vehicles outside.

Waipahu High

Principal: Keith Hayashi

Participating Seniors: 640

May 20Aloha Stadium
In-person with graduates and essential staff only inside stadium; limited guests and vehicles outside.

Nānākuli-Waiʻanae Complex Area


SchoolDateLocationDetails

Nānākuli High & Inter.

Principal: Darin Pilialoha

Participating Seniors: 155
May 29School campus

Drive-through diploma pickup

Waiʻanae High

Principal: Disa Hauge

Participating Seniors: 370
May 21



School campusIn-person, student-only, with drive-through diploma pick-up the following day

Campbell-Kapolei Complex Area


SchoolDateLocationDetails

Campbell High

Principal: Jon Henry Lee

Participating Seniors: 650
May 22School campus


Drive-through diploma pickup

Kapolei High

Principal: Wesley Shinkawa

Participating Seniors: 480
May 21School stadium
In-person, limited guests

Castle-Kahuku Complex Area


SchoolDateLocationDetails

Castle High

Principal: Bernadette Tyrell

Participating Seniors: 408
May 22School campus (two ceremonies)
In-person, limited guests, livestreaming

Kahuku High & Inter.

Principal: Donna Lindsey

Participating Seniors: 203
May 20School campusDrive-through diploma pickup with livestream, one vehicle per graduate

Kailua-Kalaheo Complex Area


SchoolDateLocationDetails

Kailua High

Principal: Stacey Oshio

Participating Seniors: 200
May 22
School campus
Drive-through diploma pickup with virtual ceremony

Kalāheo High

Principal: James Rippard 

Participating Seniors: 200
May 28
School campus
In-person on staggered schedule

Olomana School

Principal: John Secreto 

Participating Seniors: 10
May 21School fieldIn-person with limited guests

Kaʻū-Keaʻau-Pahoa Complex Area


SchoolDateLocationDetails

Kaʻū High & Pahala Elementary

Principal: Sharon Beck

Participating Seniors: 48
May 21School fieldIn-person with limited guests and vehicles

Keaʻau High

Principal: Dean Cevallos

Participating Seniors: 269
May 21School stadiumIn-person with limited guests and vehicles

Pahoa High & Inter.

Principal: Darlene Bee

Participating Seniors: 100
May 23School campus
Drive-through diploma pickup

Hilo-Waiākea Complex Area


SchoolDateLocationDetails

Hilo High

Principal: Jasmine Urasaki 

Participating Seniors: 265
May 21School campus
Drive-through diploma pickup with virtual ceremony to follow, one vehicle per graduate

Waiākea High 

Principal: Kelcy Koga

Participating Seniors: 276
May 22School stadium (two ceremonies)

In-person with limited guests and vehicles

Honokaʻa-Kealakehe-Kohala-Konawaena Complex Area


SchoolDateLocationDetails

Honokaʻa High & Inter.

Principal: Rachelle Matsumura

Participating Seniors: 130
May 22School campusDrive-through diploma pickup with virtual ceremony

Ke Kula ʻO ʻEhunuikaimalino

Principal: Keli‘ikanoe Mahi

Participating Seniors: 9
May 24
Konawaena High baseball fieldWalk-through ceremony with graduates only, no guests

Kealakehe High

Principal: Glenn Gray

Participating Seniors: 300
May 28School football fieldIn-person with limited guests with vehicles

Kohala High

Principal: Amy Stafford

Participating Seniors: 55
May 22School campus
Drive-through diploma pickup with livestream

Konawaena High

Principal: Shawn Suzuki

Participating Seniors: 180
May 22
School football fieldIn-person with limited guests with vehicles

Baldwin-Kekaulike-Maui Complex Area


SchoolDateLocationDetails

Baldwin High

Principal: Keoni Wilhelm

Participating Seniors: 290
May 21
War Memorial Stadium
In-person with virtual ceremony

Kekaulike High 

Principal: Amy Strand 

Participating Seniors: 220
May 20School stadiumIn-person with limited guests and vehicles

Maui High 

Principal: Jamie Yap

Participating Seniors: 430
May 22War Memorial StadiumIn-person with graduates and essential staff only inside stadium; limited guests and vehicles outside.

Hana-Lahainaluna-Lanai-Molokai Complex Area


SchoolDateLocationDetails

Hāna High & Elementary

Principal: Christopher Sanita

Participating Seniors: 28
May 22School campusIn-person ceremony, drive-up/park, with two family members per graduate. Parade to follow

Lahainaluna High

Principal: Jeri Dean

Participating Seniors: 216
May 23School stadium


In-person, more details to be announced

Lāna‘i High & Elementary

Principal: Elton Kinoshita

Participating Seniors: 42
May 22Palawai Field

Drive-in format. Parents to remain in vehicles

Moloka‘i High 

Principal: Katina Soares

Participating Seniors: 67
May 22School football fieldIn-person with limited guests and livestream.

Kapaʻa-Kauai-Waimea Complex Area


SchoolDateLocationDetails

Kapaʻa High

Principal: Thomas "Tommy" John Cox

Participating Seniors: 240
May 21School campusIn-person with limited guests and vehicles, and livestream

Kaua‘i High

Principal: Marlene Leary

Participating Seniors: 290
May 21Vidinha StadiumIn-person with limited guests and livestream

Waimea High

Principal: Mahina Anguay

Participating Seniors: 135
May 21School campusIn-person with limited guests and livestream




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