Governor’s Office Congratulates 2008 Graduates

A Message from Governor Linda Lingle and Lt. Governor James R. “Duke” Aiona, Jr. to the Class of 2008



On behalf of the people of Hawaii, we send our personal greetings of aloha to the graduating Class of 2008. You have worked diligently to accomplish this goal, and we congratulate you on your success.

As you prepare to begin a new phase in your lives, whether it be continuing your education or entering the workforce, we hope you will remember that every experience presents an opportunity to grow as a person and achieve your aspirations. Through the steps you take in your education and as a valuable member of the community, you will determine what kind of state – and world – we have in the future.
In addition to growing academically, you have learned important life lessons in school that will stay with you for the rest of your lives. For this reason, we encourage you to keep a special place in your heart for your family, teachers, coaches and mentors who have guided you throughout your education career.

We are excited to join your friends and family in honoring you on this momentous occasion. Congratulations and best wishes for success in all your future endeavors!


Linda Lingle
Governor, State of Hawaii

James R. “Duke” Aiona, Jr.
Lieutenant Governor, State of Hawaii


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