Students and faculty, past and present, celebrate the milestone anniversary at the Civic
Video by David Corrigan
It was a nostalgic walk down memory lane on Friday for those who taught at or attended EB deSilva, as the Hilo Elementary School celebrated its 50th anniversary with a bash at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium.
Local dignitaries (whose children attend the school) joined present and former administrators and staff for the festive, free event. Churros, popcorn, Jamba Juice, and an Old School dinner were on the menu, and entertainment was provided by students in EBD’s EdVentures programs and The Meyer `Ohana.
Former teachers, some of whom were there 50 years ago when the respected institution began, were onhand and honored with VIP seating.
The modified Old School dinner menu included baked chicken, pig in a blanket, curry beef, shortbread cookies and cinnamon rolls.
Mayor Billy Kenoi was also on hand to offer his compliments. He said that EB deSilva is like Hilo’s “private/public school” and jokingly noted that everyone who graduates from the elementary school seems to walk with a confident “Hilo Punahou” swagger.