RHS'69

Remember when...

Shared by Russell Shiroma.

This is the 5th grade at Manoa School. It seems a good portion of the RHS class of '69 is in the same class.

Shared by Gerald Sekimura

Top row: Miles Kinoshita, Gilbert Yuen, Jeffrey Takiguchi, Gerald Sekimura, Gary Okamoto, Brian Taniguchi, David Hirao, John Camp, Kenneth Kuwata, Miles Tsuruoka

Middle row: Pamela Johnson, Cynthia Chun, Janie De Neeve.

Bottom row: Heidi Yuen, Joyce Nakasone, Sharlene Hamada, Joanne Higa, Jo Ann Okimura, Sidney Loomis, Iris Kurashige, Mrs. Mukai (teacher)

Shared by Dayle Ho'opai.

Back to the golden years of 1956 - 1957 and the Jefferson Elementary kindergarten class of Mrs. Saiki.

Second row from the bottom - here's Dayle Ho'opai.

Harold Fujii and Debbie (Martin) Christensen at the Junior-Senior prom 1968.

   Shared by Debbie Christensen.

Donna (Wong) Miller at May Day, Pauoa Elementary in 1958.

     Shared by Donna Miller.

What a great find! From the late 60's through the 70's, the Calientes was one of the most popular and influential Hawaii bands. Glen Okano and Russell Shiroma are RHS'69.

Shared by Glen Okano.

Oh boy, another picture of Glen Okano! This is when he was with "Sounds, Inc" before he joined the Calientes. All are RHS'69.

Left to right: David Imata, Glen Okano, John Silva, Kenny Kuwata, Roy Yonaoshi.

Shared by Russell Shiroma.

Shared by Gerald Sekimura

This is the Insights. All of them attended Stevenson Intermediate and Roosevelt. The group you see were together from inception to most of the way through high school.

From the original members Jeff Takiguchi and Miles Tsuruoka continued in the music business. Miles played with Ray Charles and other musicians of similar stature. Jeff teaches at the College of the Canyons in Sylmar, California and plays in symphony orchestras and is active in jazz collaborations. 

Front row (left to right):  Randy Okaneku and Jeffery Takiguchi.

Back row (left to right): Gerald Sekimura, Miles Tsuruoka and Peter Endo.

Shared by Wray Jose.

Nothing screams 60's like that hair. Wray Jose making some beats.

At Jan and Dwayne Nasu's town house back in the early '70s. They often gathered there to be in a "safe space" as they lived out their somewhat wild days.

    Shared by Veda Shimizu.

Left to right: Sandy Nishimoto, Veda Shimizu (McKinley'69), Charlene Higa (Lelehua'69), Wendy Yim.

Dwayne and Jan Nasu's wedding. 1970's.

     Shared by Veda Shimizu.

Sandy (Nakai) Kertsen and Wes Mukawa. Sandy ended up marrying someone else so it apparently was never meant to be.

    Shared by Lani Harrington.

Lani (Kuwana) Harrington when she was just a little thing.

    Shared by Courtney Harrington.

All RHS'69. Christmas 1994.

    Shared by Lani Harrington.

Left to right: Sandy Kersten, Jane Ohta, Doreen Matsumoto, Lani Harrington.

Donna (Wong) Miller - 1983 - the car was a gift, repainted by her brother and friends. We have no idea what it looked like before - but it's wheels to take her to nursing school.

    Shared by Donna Miller.

Share a long-ago photo you found hidden in a drawer or behind a wall. It might be special - or maybe not, but they're fun to look at.