About Us

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Who We Are

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.

The objectives of this Association will be accomplished by the awarding of scholarships, and other assistance to students and faculty; grants for school equipment and activities which contribute to improving the learning experience, such, as but not limited to innovative study projects, field trips, the grant of achievement awards; lobbying the State Legislature for programs, funds, and items beneficial to the accomplishment of its purposes; and the charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

Executive Board Members

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.

Paul Luersen

Class of

'69

President
2021-2023

Lynn Miyahira

Class of

'99

Vice President
2021-2023

Kay Chin

Class of

Community

Secretary
2020-2022

Jay Miyaki

Class of

'73

Treasurer
2020-2022

Aaron Tsuha

Class of

'97

Director
2021-2023

Debbie Nekomoto

Class of

'75

Director
2019-2021

Herb Lee

Class of

Community

Director
2021-2023

Herman Chin

Class of

'69

Director
2020-2022

Karen Kimura

Class of

'72

Director
2019-2021

Meredith Maeda

Class of

'65

Director
2020-2022

Robert Morita

Class of

'82

Director
2021-2023

Cory DeJesus

Class of

'82

Advisor

Demaney Kihe

Class of

'89

Advisor

Paul Shinkawa

Class of

'72

Advisor

Sam Kakazu

Class of

'76

Advisor

General Board of Representatives

1959

June Takeno

1961

Ardell Katsura

1965

Meredith Maeda

1969

Herman Chin Paul Luersen

1972

Ernie Wakukawa Eline Hiyane Paul Hookano

1973

Sharon Lee Joanne Yoneshige Jennifer (Chang) Takano Michael Nakayama Janet (Yamashiro) Primiano John DeCosta

1975

Patti Laba Debbie Nekomoto

1976

Sandra Taga Terry Ann Richter Gordon Miyamoto Dan Fong Sam Kakazu

1977

Teri Sato

1978

Kersten Haru Ramona Tausaga

1981

Dana Wong Kristine Koga Scott Koga

1982

June Fernandez Sharon Yoshioka Dennis Hida

1983

Kathleen Ganiko-Orlowski

1985

Dan Masumoto

1986

Steven Minakami

1988

Shareen Masumoto

1997

Aaron Tsuha Uhanekai Arlantico Janna Herrington

1998

Lisa Kitagawa

1999

Lynn Miyahira Krupa

2000

Neil Yamamoto Kelly Tolentino Joshua Chang Joy Nishida Geoffrey Tashiro

2001

Alwin Lo

2002

Jeanne Lindley

2007

Ihilani Haru Trey Takahashi Shyla Fermin Kyle Renio Katrina Johnson Jenifer Guieb

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Hung Fat Choy is a former Math teacher who authored our Alma Mater.

ALMA MATER

Hung Fat Choy

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.

Seal of James B. Castle High School