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Haahoe student to lead pledge in House


A Big Island student will have the honor of leading the Pledge of Allegiance at the opening day ceremonies Thursday, Jan. 21 in the state House chamber, Honolulu.

In addition to the floor speeches, the House of Representatives will welcome a number of entertainment groups beginning at 10 a.m. Opening Day, including:

Chant – Anuenue School Principal: Charles Naumu

Presentation of Colors – Farrington JROTC, Principal: Catherine Payne; Teacher: Lt. Colonel David A. Carlson

The National Anthem/Hawaii Ponoi – Kaimuki High School Ohana O Mele, Principal: Penelope Tom; Teacher: Darryl Loo

Pledge of Allegiance – Jay Chang, Haaheo Elementary School, Big Island

Invocation – Nolan Tokuda, Leilehua High School, Coach of the 2008 OIA Football Champions

Entertainment, Interlude #1 – “Con Passione”, Moanalua High School Chamber Orchestra, Principal: Darrel Galera; Teacher: Elden Seta

Entertainment, Interlude #2 – Nanakuli High and Intermediate School Performing Arts Center, Principal: Darin Pilialoha; Teacher: Robin Kitsu. Castle High School Performing Arts Learning Center, Principal: Meredith Maeda; Teacher: Karen Meyer. Kaimuki School Ohana O Mele, Principal: Penelope Tom; Teacher: Darryl Loo; Guest Performer: Terrance Tom.

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