Aloha, Class of 2016!


Is there anything better than a Hawaii graduation? About 10,800 students got piled head high with lei and more at ceremonies across the Islands. Congratulations, Class of 2016, and to the families and educators who helped along the way. We are proud! Cheeeee hooooo! Enjoy this Storify collection of social media posts from HIDOE and families across Hawaii.

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A few favorites

Cinderella Moment: A student at Kauai High's graduation swept another off her feet after they received their diplomas. 

Christening the Stadium: Lahainaluna celebrated its first graduation ceremony at its beautiful new stadium with a picture-perfect Maui sunset.

Show the Importance: Nanakuli High graduates donned their gowns and paid a visit to their elementary school, Nanaikapono.

Senior Medley: Of course, Kahuku crushed it again.

Senior Song Shout Out: To Kapolei High for their spirited rendition of "It's Time" by Imagine Dragons.

You in There Somewhere? A few of the more impressive lei piles, including these from Kaimuki High, Kauai High, Maui High (plus this one), Waialua High, Castle High.

Say it With Hula: Featuring the graduates of Hakipu'u Charter School​.

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