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Dedication of Building B

The dedication of the new classroom building B was held on Friday, October 10, 1969. The building was given an official blessing by Reverend Abraham Akaka using a bowl that was said to originally belong to Kamehameha the Great and holy water from Kawaiahao Church. The dedication included a one hour concert by the Royal Hawaiian Band and singing by students of Pope Elementary. Attendees of the ceremony included Tomitaro Iida, Ke Nam Kim (Controller of the State of Hawaii), James Okamura (Chief of Facilities Division, Department of Education), Dr. Albert Miyasato (Windward District Superintendent), and Bill Cook (Representative for Governor John A. Burns). - Pali Press, October 15, 1969

The Reverend Abraham Akaka gives a special blessing to the new building. Students Sharane Borges and Bryan Cash help to hold a bowl said to originally belong to Kamehameha the Great and filled with holy water from Kawaiahao Church.

 
 
 

In the shadow of the new building, dignitaries receive fragrant flower leis from the students.
 
 

Mrs. Bernice Loo, principal of Pope School since its opening in 1964, accepted the key from Dr. Miyasato and spoke briefly about how much she and her staff and students appreciated the new facility.
 

A student greets Bill Cook, who represented Governor John A. Burns at the dedication ceremony of the new classroom building at Pope School in Waimanalo.
 
 
 
The entire student body looked on as the ceremony was concluded with the untying of the maile lei.
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