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.