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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM Jason and Kekai Smith, parents of three children, have just received their master’s degrees from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He earned his master’s in social work, and she completed her master’s in civil engineering. The couple hold their children, Nanea, 4, Hali‘a, 2, and Tairawhiti, 9 months.
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM Jason Smith participated in the ceremony with fellow graduates Keaka Wallace, left, and Puafisi Tupola, bottom right photo.
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM Jason Smith’s mother, Tweetie Smith, joined the family at his convocation ceremony Friday, holding Hali‘a, while Kekai Smith carried Tairawhiti and Nanea brushed her hair.