Josephine “Jo” Honda
|I live in Mililani but attend Leilehua High School. I participated in the ProjectFocus internship because I wanted to learn about what Wahiawa was like before my generation and to understand the different experiences and memories the elders had growing up. It’s important for the people of Wahiawa to know their roots even as our town continues to grow and modernize. I feel that the stories and history of Wahiawa should be recorded for future generations so they may be understood and learned from.
Leilehua High School
Photographer: Lisa Uesugi
Kūpuna Josephine “Jo” Honda
|Mrs. Honda was hard-working and self-motivated and explained how many places, like Cane Street, have changed dramatically since her childhood.
One of my favorite things about the Wahiawa community is the delicious variety of local food that Wahiawa offers. My favorites places to eat are Shige’s, Sushiman and the Mexican food at Taqueria El Ranchero. I love writing, drawing, listening to music and traveling. I hope to enroll in a good university and become a veterinarian.