May Day Queen At 12

May Day Queen

Kahala Elementary School teachers selected me as May Day Queen based on scholastic merit when I was a 6th grader. The annual May Day program in Hawaii included K-6 graders performing a song or dance for the royal court. After graduation, I entered Kamehameha Schools as a 7th grader.

(Photo taken with mom at Kahala Elementary School after a May Day program, Oahu, 1967.)

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Mele Fong is a professional singer, song arranger, and master of multiple strumming styles for the 'ukulele. She is an experienced educator with over 50+ years experience playing the 'ukulele and entertaining worldwide. Mele performs with her husband in the duo "The Hawaiian Serenaders" and leads student groups. In 1996, the duo represented the State of Hawai'i in concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Mele and her husband Richard Tom were both born and raised on Oahu and now reside in Maui.