The olopua symbolizes the burning desire one has to affirm their identity as an oiwi Hawaii (native Hawaiian).  Olopua is a hard and durable wood that is dense and heavy.  It is also used as firewood and presents a hot flame even when green.  The Hawaiian value associated with the olopua is ike pono (enduring understanding).  We envision a community of learners that integrate their intellect and their intuition.