Hawaii medical students pay tribute to Duke Kahanamoku

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Gregg Takayama, (808) 692-0988
John A. Burns School of Medicine
Posted: Aug 25, 2006

Students of native Hawaiian ancestry attending medical school with financial help from the Nadine Kahanamoku Scholarship Fund will pay tribute to Duke Kahanamoku tomorrow by presenting lei to his statue on Kuhio Beach.

Fifteen Hawaiian students enrolled in the John A. Burns School of Medicine currently receive a total of $150,000 from the Kahanamoku Fund. Among the Kahanamoku Scholarship recipients are 10 first-year students — this year‘s entering class of 16 Hawaiian students is the largest in School history.

Since the Kahanamoku Scholarship program began in 1999, it has provided financial assistance amounting to $1.19 million to 78 medical students at the University of Hawaii.


9 a.m.-12 noon: Students and friends will prepare lei at the Sheraton Moana Hotel‘s Peacock Lounge

4:15 p.m.: Program at Duke Kahanamoku statue on Kuhio Beach

5:15 p.m.: Lei-draping ceremony

6:00 p.m.: Duke‘s Fest luau at Waikiki Aquarium