INTRODUCING THE 2024 YEARBOOK EDITORS IN CHIEF
My name is Eric Pōmaikaʻi Gee, and I am proud to be your co-editor-in-chief for the upcoming school year! I was born and raised in North Kohala and Iʻve attended Kealakehe High School since 2020. In the past school year, I was the President of the Kealakehe Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Vice-Chairperson of the Kealakehe School Community Council, and the Kealakehe head ambassador. I am also the Hawaiʻi State Student Council representative for Kealakehe. In my time here, I have had the pleasure of experiencing year-defining moments that I will hold onto for my whole life. As co-editor, I want to help capture your memories on and off the page. I have multiple goals that I have made for myself personally, some unrealistic, but I want you to keep me accountable for making them come true.
- Less than five mistakes in the whole yearbook
- Distribute Yearbooks in early May
- Every senior submits casual and baby photos
- At least 50% of the student body owns a yearbook
- Listen to every single word of feedback and/or idea
- Have an amazing school year (even more awesome for us seniors!)
If there is ever a time when I am not living up to these goals, please let me know and offer your opinion on whatever the subject is. If you have questions or comments, please email ([email protected]) or message @ericpgee on Instagram. I'm excited to have a capturing year and look forward to getting to know some of you!
My name is Bianca Brooks, I am your co-editor-in-chief for the 2023-2024 yearbook. I am so excited to create a unique and amazing yearbook to hold many memories for all of you. Some things about me are I was born in Oklahoma and moved to Hawaii in August of 2021. I have attended Kealakehe High School since 2022. Extracurricular activities that I enjoy doing are baking, photography, cheer, and golfing. I also love listening to music, mainly Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Rihanna, and Billie Elish. This school year, I will be on the Kealakehe cheer team in the STEM academy and Model United Nations (MUN). When it comes to my characteristic traits, I am a very bubbly, organized, realistic, and loving person. Which you will see come through with the 2023-2024 school yearbook. In addition, I have three pets: a tortoiseshell cat and two pugs. Finally, I am ready to create a yearbook that will be remembered by many people and stand out among the rest!
If you have any comments, questions, or concerns about the yearbook, feel free to email me ([email protected]) or message @biancaberlynn on Instagram.
Congratulations! You are entering your final year as a Waverider, and we want to make sure that we can make this yearbook special for you. The yearbook will consist of many pages dedicated strictly to seniors. For example, in this past year's yearbook, there was a car page, a baby photo page, a senior sunrise page, and more. To ensure that we are able to put this together, WE NEED YOUR HELP! We have posted instructions on what we need each senior to submit with clear deadlines. If something is turned in late, there is no guarantee that it will end up in the yearbook, and we may use our own photos to fill in the blanks.
- FIRST, please fill out this Google form before your scheduled day. *If you donʻt fill out the Google form by the day you take your photo, we may not take your photo.
- SECOND, review the scheduled times for senior portraits in the upcoming weeks. We decided to change up the dress code a little bit for portraits. Since our theme is café, and the backdrop's color is brown, we request that you wear a white top during photos.
Photos will be taken during periods four, five, and six
- Dates: August 22nd-31st
- August 22nd ■ A-E
- August 24th ■ F-J
- August 25th ■ K-O
- August 29th ■ P-T
- August 31st ■ U-Z
- Makeup day September 5th during periods four, five, and six
- THIRD, you have the opportunity to buy a self-dedication full-page, half-page, or quarter-page in the yearbook. From there, you can either design the page yourself/with your family, or you can submit photos to us, and we will build your page free of charge! If you or your family would like to purchase a page, please submit this Google form.
- FOURTH, pay attention to any updates here on the website, on the PTP Google Classroom, and on yearbook’s Instagram. @khswaveriders
Casual Message from your Senior co-editor-in-chief.
We did it! It was not an easy journey, but we have finally reached our senior year. Back in August 2020, we were robbed of the iconic Kealakehe freshman year. Even though we weren’t able to experience a normal freshman year, we still made some amazing friends and memories. Some of you might know me as “the student council kid,” “the STEM kid,” “the debate kid,” or even “the baseball kid.” If you don’t know me, that’s okay! My name is Eric Pomaikaʻi Gee, and I am one of the people in charge of the yearbook this year.
Senior year only happens one time in your life, and it’s happening right now. Last year there were a lot of complaints about the yearbook. Although I disagree with the majority, I want to make sure that this year, every single senior's voice is heard. If you have an idea or if you want to be featured in the yearbook, please text me at (808) 938-3518 or email me at ([email protected]).
I want to make your visions, memories, and friendships come to life in this book. I can not urge how important it is to get your photos and materials submitted. Like fr… As co-editors, Bianca and I have decided that we want every single student's name and photo to be in the yearbook, no matter what. If you submit late or don’t submit what’s required, we here at the yearbook will put photos of food that match the theme. So make sure you show up for your portrait date, submit your senior casuals, and submit your baby photos.
We recently lost a member of our senior Waverider Ohana, Yohan Choi. To be completely honest, I haven’t been able to process what has happened, and maybe you feel the same way. But now is the time that we need to unite as the class of 2024 and be there for each other. We at yearbook want to honor him in a way that keeps his torch and memory lit. If you have any positive memories or anything that you think could contribute to his dedication page, please submit them to this Google form. I am so thankful that I was his friend, and I always admired how he was able to spread his contagious positivity around the whole school. Yohan was a key member of the STEM Academy cohort and was recently elected as our Student Body Vice President. He was a critical piece of our school, and we may feel empty or sad for a while, and that’s okay.
Thank you, Yohan, for everything that you’ve done for me, the student council, and the school. Rest in Peace Forever.
Let's make this year really mean something. I am confident that all of us seniors are on an amazing path. Whether that is college, a job, or an internship, all of us have a lot of work to do. BUT! That does not mean that we can’t have a fun, exciting, senior year! We only have 296 days left until we graduate, and let's make every day meaningful.
Say hi to me if you see me around!
Thanks for reading *if you see this lol