Kamehameha Schools Maui - Commencement for the Class of 2022
"Kamehameha Schools was endowed by the will of Ke Aliʻi Bernice Pauahi Bishop (1831-1884), the great-granddaughter and last direct descendant of King Kamehameha I. During her lifetime, Pauahi witnessed the rapid decline of the Hawaiian population. Despite the dire condition of her homeland and its people, the princess envisioned a brighter future for all Hawaiians. With the support of her husband Charles Reed Bishop, Ke Ali’i Pauahi articulated her vision in her last will and testament. She placed more than 375,000 acres of ancestral lands in a perpetual endowment with the intent of improving the capability and well-being of Native Hawaiian children through education. In 1887, three years after her death, Ke Ali’i Pauahi’s vision became a reality with the opening of the Kamehameha School for Boys. Seven years later, the Kamehameha Schools for Girls was established."