Aloha Stadium reveals mural created by Hawaii teens, mentors

(Via KHON)

Photos courtesy Aloha Stadium
Photos courtesy Aloha Stadium

There’s a new addition to Aloha Stadium: a large mural by 24 Hawaii students and their mentors.

It was created in honor of the stadium’s 40th anniversary and represents the history of both Aloha Stadium and the old Honolulu Stadium.

The mural extends from the main inner circle tunnel in the south corridor, running from the administration office to the lower locker room entrance.

Students from around the island created their interpretation of what Aloha Stadium means to Hawaii, inspired by a quote from former University of Hawaii football coach Dick Tomey: “There’s no greater gathering place on Oahu than Aloha Stadium.”

“We are honored to be able to open our doors and allow such talented kids to come in and create something that will last for many years to come and for thousands to enjoy,” said stadium manager Scott Chan.

The participating students were:

  • 808Urban – Founder: Prime Hina; Students: Laetitia Mahoney, Miku Sewell, Emma Hanke, Jesse Velasquez, Beethoven Villarmino, Charlie Fox, Kealoha Hina
  • Saint Louis School – Director: Jacqueleen Warsinske; Students: Aram Higa Parker, Noa Ah Nee, Ryan Kirk, Isley Cachero, Aaron Hashimoto
  • Kalani High School – Director: John Nippolt; Students: Richmond Burgos, Jimmy Chen, Tiani Ma’afala, Teualilo Petelo, Matthew Tran
  • St. Andrew’s Priory – Directors: Aletia and Chuck Donathan, Larry Prado; Students: Lauren Furushima, Christa Nishita, Ashley Lee, Monica Miyose, Trina Jo, Melissa Oshiro
  • Academy of the Pacific – Director: Mark Maresca; Students: Sam Mahoney

The mural can be seen as part of the Aloha Stadium weekly tours and at various events.

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