Kailua High students learn the art of imu cooking on ThanksgivingUPDATED 7:09 PM HST Nov 28, 2013Video Transcript
day. Kailua High School students steamed up meals for more than 400 families. KITV4's Nana Ohkawa was there for the unveiling. The burlaps of the imu come off...and the billowing smoke... first signs of success. Then the banana leaves get raked off... revealing what everyone's been waiting for. Dozens of Kailua High School students, faculty, and alumni prepared for WEEKS and have been on careful imu watch patrol since the day before... Todd 1310 THE IDEA IS TO TEACH THEM TO CARRY THE CULTURE AND IVE LEARNED FROM COUNTLESS KAPUNA 1319 Todd Hendricks started the traditional imu program back in 1995 ...he's now handing down the torch ..and hopes the tradition stays alive...the next leaders say they are fully committed...just as the students are. Victor 2101 THE UPPER CLASSMEN TEACHES THE UNDER CLASSMEN SO THEY ARE PASSING THE KNOWLEDGE OVER THEMSELVES 2107 AND I THANK THE COACHES THE COACHES DO A LOT FOR US THEY KEEP THEIR STUDENTS IN LINE AND ON TIME 2113 It's a well oiled machine... each student seems to know where to go and what to do....Organizing more than 400 trays full of steamed food. STAND UP : 19 IT'S NOT JUST TURKEY THAT'S BEEN COOKING IN THE IMU EACH FAMILY BROUGHT WHAT THEY WANTED COOKED AND THAT INCLUDED SOME RICE PUDDING AND PEANUTS TOO 1908 Shawn Doo 817 SOMETHING I LEARNED FROM MY AUNTIE AND KAPUNAS AND IT'S NOT A TRADITIONAL DISH BUT IT DEFINITELY TASTES GOOD 824 Kalua pork mixed and tender...The food trays 20 dollars each sold out a month ago ...all the proceeds go toward the high schools athletic department....at least 8,000 dollars... funds coaches say are crucial to keep their programs running... 1632 WITHOUT THE FUNDS WE WOULD HAVE NO FEES FOR GREEN FEES AND WHEN WE GO TO THE NEIGHBOR ISLANDS FOR STATE TOURNAMENTS THESE MONEYS PROVIDE US THAT SUPPORT 1643 Organizers are already planning on making a feast like this again for Easter. Nana Ohkawa KITV4 News.