Feel Good Friday – Much Better Than Any Graduation Speech

by admin on June 5, 2015

The 2015 graduating class of Hawaii’s Kahuku High and Intermediate School decided to give their friends and family a treat before they walked across the stage, performing a 10-minute mashup of Top 40 hits. A video description said the students learned the number — which features parts of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball,” Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” and Silento’s “Watch Me” — in just two days.

The performance ends with a thumping rendition of the “Kaipahua Kura,” the school’s own “haka,” or war dance, inspired by New Zealand’s Maori people.

“We do the haka as a form of respect usually before football or rugby games here in Hawaii,” Lisiate Tovo, one of the seniors.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Puzzled June 5, 2015 at 5:34 am

Now that’s a celebration!


just4kicks June 5, 2015 at 6:46 am

That. Was. AWESOME!!!!
Thanks for posting! 🙂


Michelle June 5, 2015 at 9:50 am

Very cool. Nice to see the seniors having fun at graduation.


Ashley June 5, 2015 at 11:20 am

My school was too large to have anything like this. We actually had to have two graduating ceremonies, that’s how many students our school(s) had. The school has always had a really great band so we had some sweet tunes though.

Also, can I just say, I love watching hakas? Idk why, I have no connection to that culture at all, but the emotion that’s put out in a haka is just so powerful, I love it.


bern821 June 5, 2015 at 12:41 pm

AMAZING! What a beautiful celebration – I can’t believe they pulled that together so quickly!


Mustard June 5, 2015 at 1:39 pm

Brilliant; follow that, class of 2016!


magicdomino June 7, 2015 at 3:20 pm

Heckavalot more impressive than my boring high school graduation.


Mamaof 3 June 8, 2015 at 4:14 pm

This made ma tear up a bit. So much school pride!


don't blink June 10, 2015 at 5:56 pm

I LOVED this!!!!!


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