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Bidding farewell to a Hokule'a crew member

  • Senior captain William “Billy” Richards exchanged hā with Noelani Kamalu at Hālau Kū Māna Public Charter School in Makiki on Friday. Kamalu is a secondary mathematics teacher who was chosen as a crew member for the first leg of the Hōkūle‘a voyage from Hawai‘i to Tahiti, which will embark on May 17. (Photo by Cindy Ellen Russell/Star-Advertiser)

Noelani Kamalu, a secondary mathematics teacher at Hālau Kū Māna Public Charter School in Makiki, was chosen as a crew member for the first leg of the Hōkūle‘a voyage from Hawai‘i to Tahiti. The canoes will embark on May 17. Students, faculty and family bid farewell to Kamalu with oli and lei.

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