A century of learning: Chiefess Kapiolani Elementary celebrates 100th anniversary

  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Chiefess Kapiolani Elementary School is located at 966 Kilauea Avenue in Hilo.
  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Teacher Jackie Kubo Luna did a lot of the research into the history of Chiefess Kapiolani Elementary School for the school's 100th anniversary.
  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Past principal Frances Sherrard touches one of the trees that she had her students plant between 1965 and 1978 at Chiefess Kapiolani Elementary School in Hilo.
  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Past principal Frances Sherrard and current principal Gregg Yonemori pose for a portrait Friday in the original 1921-constructed section of Chiefess Kapiolani Elementary School in Hilo.

When Frances Sherrard was principal at Chiefess Kapiolani Elementary School, she led each grade-level to plant a tree outside the school building.