Disaster-tested Pahoa High students need help with prom

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Pahoa junior Jaylynn Kaawaloa-Alidon holds the crown that will be used to crown Prom Princess at Pahoa High and Intermediate School on Tuesday, March 21, 2023.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Pahoa Vice Principal Annie Henbest, left, and junior Jaylynn Kaawaloa-Alidon pose Tuesday with the crowns that will be used to crown the prom queen and princess at Pahoa High's upcoming prom.

Pahoa students have persevered through the 2018 Kilauea eruption, Hurricane Iselle and the COVID-19 pandemic, and after nearly a decade of turmoil, they’re ready to celebrate their final years of high school.