The Castle Alumni/Community Association is a registered 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization with the objectives to promote and support the development of James B. Castle High School, Samuel Wilder King Intermediate School, and the elementary schools in the Castle Complex. The association was founded by Hank Iida, 1953 alumnus of Castle High School. To learn more about Hank, go to his page.
James B. Castle High School is a public high school located in Kaneohe, Hawaii, on the windward coast of Oahu island. Alumni, former students, parents of students or former students, faculty and staff of James B. Castle High School are encouraged to become members of the Association. Membership is open to all individuals and organizations who support the purposes of the Association.
Learn about the history of James B. Castle High School. Please click on the link below to read on. Mahalo to Mr. Peter Young for the history of James B. Castle High School.
The Castle Alumni/Community Association is dependent solely on donations from the public to operate and provide support for our schools and students.
James B. Castle High School Notable Alumni
The following list was compiled from information gathered from social media sites and various websites documenting the respective people.
Kimmee Balmilero: Best known as Noelani on the hit television series, Hawaii Five-O as the Medical Examiner.
Bryan Clay:2008 Summer Olympic champion for the decathlon and was also World champion in 2005.
Dean Wilson: Dean Hiroshi Wilson (born December 17, 1969) is an American professional golfer.
Carlos Diaz, Jr.: Professional Major League Baseball player
John Kapele: John played for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1960 to 1962 and for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1962.
Alika DeRego: is an American men's volleyball player who won the 2011 USA Volleyball Open National Championship gold medal with Creole Volleyball Club from the Garden Empire Volleyball Association Region (GEVA).
Aloha Dalire: was an American Hawaiian kumu hula, or master hula teacher. She won the first Miss Aloha Hula as Aloha Wong, in 1971, the same year that the Merrie Monarch Festival was established. The Miss Aloha Hula title is hula's top solo wahine (women's) honor.
Lisa Kitagawa: is an American politician and former academic administrator serving as a member of the Hawaii House of Representatives from the 48th district. She assumed office on November 6, 2018.
Jill Tokuda: is an American businesswoman and politician serving as the U.S representative for Hawaii's 2nd congressional district since 2023. Tokuda represented the 24th district in the Hawaii Senate from 2006 to 2018.
Charles T. Toguchi: 1969-1972; political action and legislation director, Hawaii State Teachers Association, 1972-1976; member, Hawaii House Representatives, 1977-1982; member, Hawaii Senate,1983-1987; superintendent, Hawaii State Department Education, since 1987. Chair education committee House Representatives, Hawaii, 1981, 82, ocean and marine resources committee, 1977-1980. Vice-chair education committee Hawaii State Senate, 1984, transportation committee, 1985, 86, chair education committee,1985, 86, agriculture committee, 1983.
Osa Tui, Jr.: President of the Hawaii State Teachers Association
Rudy Obrero: was one of the first illustrators to work on the Masters of the Universe toy line. He created the iconic packaging artwork for many beloved MOTU toys, including Castle Grayskull, Battle Cat, Wind Raider, Battle Ram, and others.
Allen Allen: Gonzaga University women's volleyball assistant coach. He was a four-year member of the University of Hawaii men's volleyball program from 1986-89, and played professionally.
Ligaya Stice: is a practicing pediatric anesthesiologist in Honolulu, a former Miss Hawai‘i, Miss Oahu and Miss Hawai'i Filipina, has extensive training in jazz and ballet and was also a professional cheerleader for the New England Patriots.
Open positions elected by General Board of Representative by email June 2020.
Per revised By-Laws positions have staggered 2-year terms.
Terms start July 1st.
Hail, Alma Mater!
Beneath the pali lands,
Where mauna nigh keeps vigil
Our Castle High School stands.
Thy colors wave forever -
Maroon, white, and gold.
As loyal sons and daughters,
Thy name we shall uphold.
Ne’er failing though years go by,
We'll honor Thee, Castle High.