No, that’s not the Hawaiian version of my name. ‘Alani is the Hawaiian word for orange. It is also the class color for the Kamehameha Schools senior class of 2010. The seniors were able to sweep all of the awards tonight at Song Contest. It was an amazing event.

Tris & fam and her friends came over to get ready for Song Contest. (Since my condo is right across the street from the Blaisdell Arena, it makes for a perfect staging area.) The funny part was when they practiced hugging to see if their concealed snacks would fall out.

The highlight of Song Contest for me is the Ho’ike, or the performance part of the program. The music and hula were spectacular.

Students reunite with their families in the Exhibition Hall following the event. Needless to say, Tris and her fellow seniors were “stoked” after the first sweep in 9 years. Actually, all of the classes sounded good. Still, ho’omaika’i to the seniors! Hawai’i learned a new word tonight…. ‘alani. We learned it, because we heard it over and over again….

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