Makahiki = 'Living' Our Core Values: 'Ike * Kaizen * Accountability * Integrity * Respect! 

11th Annual Ka Moku o Keawe Makahiki in Waimea!  

Sat., Jan. 21, 2017 - 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Waimea Park

All invited to festival which will include traditional Hawaiian games of skill and strength for pre-K through kupuna, 

health-wellness booths including health screenings by medical students from the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), 

and delicious ʻai pono foods and crafts.  Please join us and plan to spend the day!  

For more information, see/email Keala Kahuanui:  

Free Training Opportunities Open To All - Keiki to Kupuna: 

For more info and updates, go to

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Congratulations to the 23 WMS students who have been invited to compete in Saturday’s traditional festival, which includes 11 games of skill and strength.  Participating WMS  students include:


Elijah Aguilar

Dutchie Ahana

Niko Alip

Dayton Kalani

Kanaele Kalili

Kule’a Keliinolokai-Agustin

Makaio Liftee

Daniel Lincoln

Draven Lumanian

Andrew Booth

Keenan Pahio

Ahmed Spencer

Zavier Ugalde



Kawehi Bell-Kaopuiki

Kahealani Etherton

Savannah Giltner

Tamika Keliiaa-Makanui

Keahiwai Lindsey

Ceelyn Gali Lucero

Mehana Spencer Herring

Kassie Tarpley

Janessa Tupe

Leitisha Yamamoto                   

This Native Hawaiian fitness and health program includes traditional Hawaiian games, cultural demonstrations, health and wellness screenings, food and live music. All participants must return signed release forms by today to Mrs. Mareko.  Questions?  Please email Event Director Kumu Keala Kahuanui at

The entire Waimea community is invited to the games to cheer for our athletes! 

Here's Student Registration & Waiver Form - Click To Download Or Pickup Copy In School Office

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Our Brave WMS Student Athletes Rock!


2012 WMS Makahiki Championship Competitors

Our WMS Makahiki student participants were awesome at the 2012 Ka Waimea Makahiki Celebration and Games Competition:

Wahine (Grades 7-8 Division):

Hoku’ula Pagan – 6th Place Overall

La’akea Paio – Overall Wahine Decathlete

Kamehana Tachera – 2nd in Kukini (running)

Hiwa Thompson – 1st in O’o ‘ihe (spear throwing)

Tiana Tupe – 4th Place Overall

Tyana Yamamoto – 2nd in O’o ‘ihe (spear throwing)


Kane (Grade 7-8 Division): 

Elijah Anakalea-Buckley – 5th Place Overall

Malie Etherton – 7th Place Overall

Joseph Hooper – Tied for 1st w/ Elijah in ‘Ulu maika


Huki (tug of war):  Our wahine formed two teams – taking 1st and 2nd Place (Grades 7-8 Division) 

Rachel Higaki

Brandi Ilac-Wong

Maui Marks

Moana O’Dell

Sina O’Dell

Hoku’ula Pagan

Talia Rivera


Mahalo to Keala Kahuanui for helping prepare our team, and to Ms. Case and Ms. Malani for helping at the Ka Waimea Makahiki - and to all the other students, faculty, families and friends who came to cheer our team on to victory!


Info: Keala Kahuanui – email: or 960-2811, or see Ms. Pua Case.


Waimea Middle School Students Participated in the 2010 Makahiki! 

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