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Celebrating Gulick Hall

"This morning provided us with a wonderful opportunity to honor the memories and stories of Gulick Hall," says Dr. Dwayne E. Priester, Middle School Principal.

Posted on May 12, 2015 by Scot Allen

Mid-Pacific 6th grade students (The Class of 2021) hosted a special ceremony Friday, March 13, to celebrate the history of Gulick Hall just prior to its renovation, as it becomes the heart of their new 6th Grade Learning Community and Middle School Innovation Center.

"This morning provided us with a wonderful opportunity to honor the memories and stories of Gulick Hall," says Dr. Dwayne E. Priester, Middle School Principal.

After a brief welcome presentation in Bakken Auditorium, the students relocated to the rooms of Gulick Hall to interview the alumni, faculty and staff who studied and worked there. After the interview sessions, students and guests were invited to write their memories and well wishes on the walls of the building. The morning event was designed to bring forth the rich history of the building, as well as connect the generations of students who called Gulick Hall home.

Click here to view the Gulick Hall streaming camera.

"Hawaiians don't say goodbye, but, rather, until we meet again," says Todd Jinbo, Middle School science teacher. "Kukui Ola was a great opportunity for the faculty, staff, and alumni to say a hui hou (until we meet again) to Gulick Hall. This was also a great way to connect the students to our Mid-Pacific community, and learn a little about the past culture of the building. You must honor and respect the events of the past, for it is our history.... our culture.... our identity."

Students, faculty, staff and alumni will have another chance to visit Gulick Hall and write their own messages on its walls during Ho'olaule'a 2015, Friday, March 20.

"This was a memorable event for me," says Heidi (Fujii) Bow '91, Director of Alumni and Family Relations. "I loved seeing the alumni from the different decades connect with the 6th graders. The most emotional part for me was writing our messages on the walls and cabinets in the classrooms and seeing how each person was touched by the memories made there."

"This was a fantastic event," says a Mid-Pacific graduate. "Thank you for putting this together. It was so great to meet the wonderful students of the 6th grade!"