Pulelo Haʻaheo - UH Hilo School Song
Instrumental performed by Professor Matthew Howell, Music Department
Words by Kauanoe Kamanā, Kalena Silva, William H. Wilson, Music by Haunani Bernardino
Pulelo haʻaheo ke ahi a nā lehua aʻo Hilo
Hilo o ka mālamalama, lamakū o nei ao
Ka ua Kanilehua kaʻu e pūlama mau ai
Hilo i ka uluwehiwehi, wehi kau i ka wēkiu
E kū aʻe e Hilo, lei i ka naʻauao
Hoʻokahi ka umauma, hoʻokahi puʻuwai.
English Translation by Kauanoe Kamanā, Kalena Silva, Kenith Simmons, William H. Wilson
Lehua Blossom flames leap high above Hilo,
Hilo, proud bearer of the torch of wisdom, light for all to share.
I shall always cherish the Kanilehua rain;
Hilo, lush with vegetation, a lei reaching to the highest peaks.
Rise up, O Hilo, wear proudly the mantle of enlightenment;
Let us stand united in purpose, mind and heart.