Kamehameha Schools has posted on its website that it has admitted one non-Hawaiian student to its high school ohana beginning in August. The other 44 students admitted from a wait list are Hawaiian. “Non-Hawaiian applicants who meet our admissions criteria can be admitted if vacancies exist after the preference is applied,” said the website. “We will continue to offer admissions preference to Hawaiians because it is the most direct way to fulfill our mission of improving the capability and well-being of Hawaiians through education.”
The Kauai Visitors Bureau is calling Travel + Leisure magazine’s recent kudos for Kauai a public relations coup and a shot-in-the arm for the island’s tourism industry. The glitzy mag said this week that Kauai is the best Hawaiian island in 2010 and the second-best island in the world, after the Galapagos Islands.