Class of 1988
By: Christina Uhrle
She’s in the crowd. She will cheer you in, yell for you, congratulate you and be there for you in any injury situation. She is Waiakea High School’s athletic trainer, Kalei Namohala, a graduate of Waiäkea High School’s class of 1988. She was a member of both the girls basketball and volleyball teams. She says that always getting hurt in sports prepared her for her job. At the University of Hawaii at Manoa where she played basketball for the Rainbow Wahine, she also had a great athletic trainer who taught her both about how to take care of her own injuries and influenced her choice to become an athletic trainer.
Kalei returned to Waiäkea to work because she has lots of pride for our school and her goal in college was to come back to Waiäkea High. She was also successful in sports (girls basketball champions freshman and sophomore year). She was named a Nissan High School athlete and is also a member of the Waiäkea Sports Hall of Fame. She enjoys everything about her job including getting to meet new students as freshmen, watching them grow and always meeting new people.