This year’s election has been historic in many ways. For residents of Hawaii, President-elect Obama represents another historic first: the first to-be president born and raised in Hawaii. Obama was born in Honolulu on August 4, 1961 to young parents who were attending the University of Hawaii. He graduated from Punahou High School in 1979. Like many locals, he has moved away to pursue his career and raise his family. Let’s hope all of the aloha that comes from Hawaii will help him face the staggering challenges ahead. Congratulations, President-elect Obama! E malama pono.
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