19th Annual Menlo College Lu’au


(Drake Medeiros '13, Shaleia Auld '11, Mykel Kinhult '12, Ulu Reyes '13, Alisha Vegas '10)

The 19th Annual Menlo College Lu'au was great fun with great food and dancing. Sponsored by the Hawai'i Club, the Lu'au is a time-honored tradition that demonstrates that “Aloha” is more than a greeting —it's from the heart.

This year's theme was “E Ola Mau Ka Hawai'i” (Hawai'i will live forever). Live music was provided by The Puli Trio, featuring J.D. Puli '10, Alike Souza and Ikaika Blackburn.

Student dancers trained and practiced diligently since fall to present a wide array of dances from the Hawaiian Islands, as well as Maori, Fiji, Rapa Nui and Tahiti.

Mark Mizoguchi, Hawai'i Club President, felt blessed. “The Lu'au goes beyond just the members of the club; it has become a school-wide event. Students, faculty and staff all lend a hand in producing this wonderful event. It is our pleasure to share our culture, food, and true spirit of 'Aloha' with the school and community.”