Oct 19, 2021
Kamehameha Schools Maui (KSM) has been awarded the No Ka Oi Highway Hui Award for its active volunteerism for Adopt-A-Highway, a community-based program of the State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation Highways Division – Maui District (HWY-M). Since 2016, faculty, staff and students from KSM have cleaned up a section of Kula Highway between mile markers 8 and 10, typically drawing over 30 participants each time. “Our kupuna exhibited great ha’aha’a (humility), so we are humbled to be recognized for this contribution to our island home,” said Dr. Scott Parker, headmaster of KSM. “We don’t expect to be honored for our work in the community – our satisfaction comes from knowing that we’re doing our part to shepherd the ‘aina for the next generation to enjoy.” Established in 1996, KSM is part of the Kamehameha Schools Educational System, with more than 1,000 students in grades K-12 enrolled at the KSM campus in Pukalani. Grounded in Hawaiian and Christian values, the accredited and independent school is renowned for its incorporation of Hawaiian cultural principles as a foundation for its curriculum.
Organizations on Maui interested in signing up for Adopt-A-Highway can search for available highway segments at HWY-M’s stormwater website, www.stormwatermaui.com. Applications, cleanup forms, a safety training video, and program information are also available on the website.