Megan “Meg” Okuma
|I was born at Wahiawa General Hospital and wanted to do this project to learn more about how Wahiawa life was different in the past compared with now. This project is important because I feel like our generation doesn’t give enough credit to our elders and don’t appreciate them enough, so getting to know them and hear about their lives is really interesting. I think we need to honor the past and talk about it so we don’t forget what makes Wahiawa so special. I have learned that in the past people were very family oriented and valued what they had because they had to work harder for it. Sometimes I wish I had lived in Wahiawa back in the old days.||Megan “Meg” Okuma
Leilehua High School
Photographer: Lisa Uesugi
Kūpuna Ellen Jinbo
The thing I like best about Wahiawa is how “Surfing the Nations” has cleaned up parts of Wahiawa and created places to shop and eat. My favorites are Aloha Lemonade and Niu. I am on the Leilehua swim team and love to socialize with my teammates at practice. I would like to go to college but have not decided on a major yet.