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Crusader Alumni return to lead Future Alumns


Many Saint Louis alumni return to their alma mater to impart knowledge and create a sense of brotherhood. This has strengthened the relationship between alumni and the institution.

Saint Louis Alumni excellence, achievement, and leadership. Saint Louis High School’s PE teacher, Loney Lee talks about the possibilities that could’ve happened after high school, “It was always a possibility, at the time I graduated, I always considered it a possibility, The degrees I chose eventually led me here.”  

Lee stressed the importance of being a gentleman and showing respect to others, especially as an alumnus, “as an alumnus of Saint Louis, I always felt the idea of creating a gentleman in this world is a good concept,” says Lee. “combining academics, athletics, spirituality, and personal growth is very important in a young man’s life.” 

The brotherhood at Saint Louis is exceptional. Lee mentions how special it is. “I feel Saint Louis empowers its teachers to teach in a way that makes a big difference in the community.”

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Learning diverse strategies is crucial. Lee highlights its impact on his teaching. “My teaching is usually derived from evidence-based information and life experience,” says Lee. “I feel it’s important for students to learn what works and does not work for people.”

Having multiple options is beneficial for flexibility and making the best decision based on individual needs Alika Fonseca talks about where he would rather be “I think about it once in a while. But Saint Louis is the only thing I know,” says Fonseca. “It’s where I went to as a student and the only student I’ve ever taught.”

Fonseca discusses his motivation for teaching and how he approaches it every day at school, “The biggest motivation is the boys we interact with here on the slopes. Every year I continue to encounter amazing young men that I hold a responsibility to,” says Fonseca. “We can’t just give up on those that need us most.”

There is great meaning in being a Saint Louis Alumni, Geordan Hanohano talks about what it means to him. “It means a lot because I am able to relate and connect firsthand with the new generation of Crusaders,” says Hanohano. “I always tell them that I was once walking the same halls they’re walking, I ate at the same snack shop and cafeteria that they eat at,” adds Hanohano. “I played on the same field they’re playing on, so to be the teacher now is just a sense of pride.”

Adding to these motivations, Hanohano has his own reasons for returning to his alma mater. “My fellow teachers and, most of all, the students. I’m in an interesting role this year in that I teach grades K-6,” shares Hanohano, “but I’m also a High school division coordinator. I get to be around and work with teachers and students from basically every grade,” says Hanohano. “Seeing how everyone interacts with their students.  Every day is a new day and a new opportunity to learn things and to be better, and that’s what motivates me to come to school and teach here at Saint Louis School.”

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Kauna'oa Kamakawiwo'ole
Kauna'oa Kamakawiwo'ole, Staff Writer
Kauna’oa Kamakawiwoole is a Staff Writer for The Collegian. Kamakawiwoole, who is well-known around the school and a Crusader since the eighth grade.   As the starting quarterback for the Varsity Football Team, he is respected by his peers. As a highly regarded student-athlete, Kamakawiwoole is “planning on going to college and finishing…”  He is keeping his options open as to where he will commit to in the future for college.  Although he is “not sure yet” where he wants to attend, he will surely turn out to be a “winning lottery ticket” for one lucky college.

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