Arieka Pomaika‘ionalani Longakit (Uli) is a senior in the Health and Wellness Academy at Kamehameha Schools Hawaii. She puts God first in everything that she does and is extremely appreciative of her family for continuing to support her in her journey through theatre. Pomai speaks Hawaiian and is proud to be able to perpetuate her culture in the form of song and play. She is from a family of performers and it comes as no surprise that she found her way to the stage. Pomai is playing the sorceress Uli in this year’s opera, Hā’upu. She also played Ka‘ahumanu in the opera The Battle of Kuamo’o (2014) and Francesca in West Side Story. She would like to thank Mr. Stack, Mr. Mahelona, and the rest of the hō’ike committee for all that they’ve done to put such an amazing show together.