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Punahou School known as Oahu College until is a private, co-educationalcollege preparatory school in HonoluluHawaii. More than 3, students attend the school from kindergarten through 12th grade. Protestant missionaries established Punahou in Init was ranked the greenest school in America. In andSports Illustrated ranked Punahou's sports program the nation's best. Punahou's student body is diverse, with student selection based on both academic and non-academic considerations. The school is a founding member of the Mastery Transcript Consortiumand uses a competency-based learning framework in some courses.
Along with Ka Punahou, he gave a total of acres 0. When Hoapili left to become governor of Maui, he gave the land to his daughter, Kuini Liliha. A portion of the stone wall she had built to protect the compound from roaming cattle has been preserved. Punahou School was originally a school for the children of missionaries serving throughout the Pacific region. It was the first school west of the Rocky Mountains and east of Asia with classes in English only. The first class was held on July 11,and had 15 students. Daniel Dole was Punahou's first principal. Punahou has educated members of the Hawaiian royal family, but is not to be confused with the Royal School.
It was known as Oahu College from to Army Corps of Engineers commandeered much of the Punahou campus. Castle Hall the girls' dormitory when Punahou had boarding students was used as a command center, buildings were connected with tunnels, athletic fields were used as parking lots, and the library was cleared to become sleeping quarters and an officer's mess. The cereus hedge on the campus lava rock wall was topped with barbed wire.
Punahou students volunteered in hospitals and raised enough in war bonds to purchase two bombers and a fighter among other airplaneswhich were named after alumni who had fallen in service. In the s, Punahou's upper field and gymnasium were used for the Superstars nationally televised athletic competitions. Many traditional events take place on campus. Proceeds from the carnival contribute to the Financial Aid program. The event is an entertainment highlight each year in Honolulu. The Holoku ant is an annual celebration of the Hawaiian culture and arts. Students perform Hawaiian dances in traditional costumes, from the lovely hula to the intimidating ha'a.
The annual Sustainability Fair began in and includes on-campus conservation challenges and off-campus coastline preservation. On Rice Field, classes set up canopies to showcase sustainable undertakings and projects, often including local produce sales and informational handouts. To celebrate the school's homecomingstudents, faculty, and teachers surround a foot letter P, and ignite it at dusk.
This event, the "Flaming P", is preceded by a spirit week, where students dress and parade creatively. Seniors write and perform a Variety Show. This play involves most of the class, over students. With each student attired in either a blue blazer or a formal white Hawaiian dress, senior year ends with baccalaureate ceremonies at Central Union Church, and commencement at Stan Sheriff Center since In June, the school hosts an Alumni Luau on campus that the newly graduated class can enjoy with other alumni.
The annual luau also functions as a major fundraising event for the school. Throughout most of the school's history, elementary schoolchildren have been allowed to attend in bare feet. Aloha shirts were once restricted to Fridays, but dress codes were relaxed considerably during the s. G-Term is an effort for students to explore extracurricular opportunities over the week after students return from winter break.
Students can choose from on- and off-island classes. All schools in Honolulu public and private have an urban residential location.
Nearby buildings include apartment buildings, private houses, a retirement home, a Catholic school Maryknoll Schoolseveral small churches, and two hospitals. Punahou shares the entrance to Manoa Valley with the University of Hawaii main campus and a few other schools such as Mid-Pacific Institute. Tuition does not cover the entire cost of educating a student, and the school's endowment makes up the difference. Although these figures are high among mainland U. Maui has Seabury Hallwhich has twice the endowment per pupil.
In the class ofthree graduates went to Harvard, three to Princeton, and two to Yale, with 22 total at Ivy League schools. Six decided to train at a US military academy. Schools throughout California, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and Nevada are also popular among graduates, and many students choose to attend local schools like the University of Hawaii and Chaminade. The class of had 30 of Hawaii's 70 National Merit Semifinalists. The class of had 20 semifinalists, and five of the state's ten National Merit Scholars.
Punahou's 33 Presidential Scholars were graduates of the classes of '64, '66, '70, '71, '75, '78 two'79, '82, '84 two members'85, '86 two'91, '92 two'93, '95, '96, '98, '01, '02, '04 three'05, '06, '08, '11, '16 twoand ' About faculty, students, and staff work in 44 buildings on 76 acres. This led to construction of a new middle school for grades six through eight, Case Middle School, named for Case's parents. Sensors shut off air conditioners if windows are opened to let in the breeze; the buildings are deed to make full use of the tradewindswith the help of the Venturi effect.
There are also sensors in place that turn the lights on or off depending on whether motion is detected, and dim the lights on sunny days and brighten them on cloudy ones. Air conditioning is provided by three ice-making plants, one for each grade level's section. The units freeze and accumulate ice at night when electricity is cheaper, and allow the ice to melt during the day to cool the air. It was constructed and operated with sustainable living as a principal goal, and the curriculum has a focus on sustainability.
With solar energy, efficient landscaping, rain catchment and ecofriendly materials, the complex received a platinum rating from the U. Green Building Council. Teachers are encouraged to personalize their classroom spaces, and each of the 12 rooms has its own outdoor area that is one-third the size of the interior space to which it is attached.
Punahou's athletics program is the most successful in Hawaii. It has won more state championships than any other high school in the nation. In and inSports Illustrated ranked Punahou's sports program the best in the country. Punahou football plays the second half of its season at the Aloha Stadium where the Pro Bowl and Aloha Bowl were played. In fallthe varsity football team ranked as high as 15th in the nation.
Athletic facilities include the Olympic-size Waterhouse Pool, a football field, a baseball diamond, two softball diamonds, and an eight-lane track. The school also has a fieldhouse for competitive athletics, an open-air weightlifting facility, a gymnasium for physical education and intramural sports, and a tennis center with eight hard surface courts. Air riflery uses an indoor firing range. Students need two athletic credits to graduate, Looking for Honolulu cdp girl over 20 is a total of four semesters.
They can earn these credits through P. Students compete in 22 sports, including air riflerybaseballbasketballbowlingcanoe paddlingcross countrycheerleadingfootballgolfgymnasticsjudokayakingriflerysailingsoccersoftballswimming and divingtennistrack and fieldvolleyballwater poloand wrestling.
Punahou has approximately sports teams. The school is a member of the Interscholastic League of Honolulu. Punahou requires all students K to attend chapel once a week, where each homeroom is ased its own seating and attendance is taken. In addition, students attend a mandatory weekly assembly to listen to announcements or watch student performances. Students have access to a jewelry studio, a pottery studio, glass-blowing facilities, technology departments, a dance pavilion, and a dedicated music building. The campus has spaces for school-wide initiatives, e.
Na Opio is the yearbook for K Ka Wai Ola is the school's long-running student literary publication. Ka Punahou is the student newspaper, and Punahou Bulletin is the alumni magazine. Punahou has a strong history of academic competition with its math, debate, and academic bowl teams, and at times has had organizations for computing, chess, and gaming.
Enrichment activities have included cultural clubs, dance and theater, funding and service committees, outdoor, environmental, and hiking clubs, pep clubs, and clubs based on sports such as martial arts and synchronized swimming. There are men's, women's and mixed choruses, a concert orchestra, and various band groups. Hui Le'a Nani "heavenly singers" is the elite choral group. In54 members of the school symphony played four concerts in China. In Aprilseveral former Punahou girls' basketball players filed a lawsuit over alleged abuse committed by their former coach Dwayne Yuen.
Days later, the school disclosed additional sexual assault allegations dating back to the s involving a former faculty member and baseball coach. In Januarythe school terminated the employment of a high school teacher based on allegations of sexual misconduct involving a former student. The teacher had been suspended from teaching and banned from campus since late November pending an internal investigation, which he did not cooperate with.
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