Auhea ʻoukou e nā kapena wiwo ʻole o ka ʻōlelo makuahine. "ʻAʻohe uʻi hele wale o Kohala". Ua hoʻomaka kaʻu hana ma ka ʻapana lele ʻo Alo Kēhau i ka ʻĀina Mauna ma Waimea ma ka makahiki 2011 me nā haumāna he 10 mua ma ka papa mālaaʻo a me ka ʻekahi. He ʻohana Pūnana Leo o Waimea mākou e ʻimi ana i ka hoʻomau o ka hoʻonaʻauao ʻia ma ke kula kāiaʻōlelo. I ka makahiki 2020, i neneʻe ka ʻohana mai Puʻukapu a i Mauna huʻihuʻi i mea hoʻomau i ka hoʻonaʻauao ʻia ma ke kula kiʻekiʻe kāiaʻōlelo wale nō ma ka Moku o Keawe. Palena ʻole koʻu aloha i nā mua i waele i ala no ka hoʻonaʻauao ma ka ka ʻōlelo makuahine wale nō. He nani wale nō o Puna mai ʻō a ʻō.
Where are you, the fearless warriors of our mother tongue. "No youth of Kohala goes empty-handed." I started working at ʻAlo Kēhau o ka ʻĀina Mauna, a satellite school of Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu Iki, in Waimea in 2011 with the first 10 students starting at Kindergarten and First grade. We are a Pūnana Leo o Waimea family looking to continue our education journey within the Hawaiian Medium School. In 2020, my ʻohana moved from Puʻukapu to Mountain View to continue our educational journey in the only Hawaiian medium high school on Hawaiʻi Island. I have unfailing love for those who cleared the path to learn through our native language.