E Kūlia I Ka Nu‘u

Last night, one of our kaikamahine walked up to me with a piece of notebook paper and shocked me.  She said she read our weekly announcements that our kumu sends to all  the haumāna and saw that we were asking for thoughts and experiences from the competitions we participated in so she decided to write about her experience as a keiki participant. It is a wonderful thing to know that the keiki coming up in our hālau want to participate!  Here are her thoughts…

  “The competition was very nerve wracking and a little stressful.  The experiences that I faced have shown me how we should work together, never give up, and to never walk away from your fears.  You should always face your fears and conquer them. You should always have confidence in what you do.  I learned that if you persevere in your work and work hard, you will reach your goal.”

~Ashley O.

   There is an ‘ōlelo no‘eau that I was reminded of when I read this and it is as follows: “E kūlia i ka nu‘u” – Strive to reach the highest.  Mahalo nui Ashley for your contribution.

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