Today marks a special day in our school’s history, as we celebrate the founding of Maryknoll School 90 years ago on September 6, 1927. Our rich history, valued traditions, and fond memories at this special place are wholly attributed to the Maryknoll Sisters, who are still here in the islands and working in our communities. In addition to the Maryknoll Sisters and their hard work and dedication, our school would not be here without the countless others that came before us and those that are with us today – our teachers, staff, students, alumni, board members, benefactors, friends and supporters. We’re so grateful for all those that helped to make our 90 years here in Honolulu memorable and cherished.
On September 6, 2017, we celebrated our 90th Anniversary with an all-school Mass and ceremony at the Maryknoll Community Center. Special guests included First Lady of the State of Hawaii, Mrs. Dawn Amano-Ige, state Representative Ryan Yamane, and state Senator Brian Taniguchi, along with dozens of Maryknoll alumni, board members and current parents. We were very blessed to have Monsignor Gary Secor, Vicar General of the Diocese of Honolulu and Class of 1969 alum, as the celebrant of our Mass, along side Fr. Gordian Carvalho!
After the Mass, our invited dignitaries presented Maryknoll School President Perry Martin and Vice President Shana Tong '83 with honorary certificates, proclamations and resolutions to recognize our anniversary. We're very grateful to Governor David Ige, Mayor Kirk Caldwell, the Honolulu City Council, the Hawaii State House and Senate and U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono for their taking the time to commemorate our anniversary with these special messages.
September 6th, 2017 will now be recognized as "Maryknoll School Day" by the State of Hawaii and "Maryknoll School 90th Anniversary Day" by the City and County of Honolulu!
We're very grateful to all those who helped to make this special day possible! Our entire school community is looking forward to a special 90th Anniversary year of celebration and fellowship!