Grad High School 1973

Kamehameha Schools

I attended Kamehameha Schools from 7th-12th grades. I sang with my classmates during the annual student run song contest. I played viola in the orchestra and piano in drama productions.

After graduation in 1973, I returned to campus to teach music to 7th & 8th graders in a special residential summer program to develop leaders.

Wherever I lived on the mainland, I connected with Kamehameha alumni to strengthen my Hawaiian cultural roots. I served as Vice President of our East Coast Alumni Chapter and led the chorus in the annual Kamehameha Day program in our nation’s capitol.

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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.