Hoʻokūkū Hīmeni

Each graduating class at Kamehameha has a class color that serves as a source of class unity and pride and identifies them at Song Contest and throughout high school.

Selection

Each class votes for its class color in freshman year. Once chosen, a class' color follows them throughout high school, representing them at pep rallies, Senior Lūʻau, graduation, and, most importantly, at Song Contest. Each year, the set of colors available for election depends on the colors already in use. Freshmen cannot choose a color that is currently used by the sophomores, juniors, or seniors.

Lei and Sashes

For their freshman, sophomore, and junior years, each student receives a class-color yarn lei to wear at Song Contest. Men also receive class-color sashes. These are returned at the end of Song Contest for re-use the following year. For their senior year, students are normally given the yarn lei at Senior Lūʻau in October and receive new satin lei at Song Contest. Seniors may keep their lei and sashes.

Colors

The colors currently available for selection represent all 8 of the main Hawaiian islands. Two colors used by previous classes have been retired.

Color Notes
ʻĀhinahina
Gray
Color of Kahoʻolawe
Classes of 1992, 1996, 2002, 2019
ʻĀkala
Pink
Color of Maui
Classes of 1987, 1991, 2003, 2008
ʻAlani
Orange
Color of Lānaʻi
Class of 2010
Keʻokeʻo
White
Color of Niʻihau
Class of 2017
Melemele
Yellow
Color of Oʻahu
Class of 2014, 2023
ʻŌmaʻomaʻo
Green
Color of Molokaʻi
Classes of 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2020
Poni
Purple
Color of Kauaʻi
Classes of 1976, 1979, 1983, 1988, 1995, 2000, 2006, 2012, 2016, 2021
ʻUlaʻula
Red
Color of Hawaiʻi island
Classes of 1977, 1981, 1985, 1989, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2013, 2018, 2022
Goldenrod No longer available. Goldenrod was split into ʻalani (orange) and melemele (yellow).
Classes of 1980, 1984, 1999, 2004
Polū
Royal Blue
No longer available. Polū (royal blue) is a school color.
Class of 1965, 1975