WAILUKU >> While Kamehameha Schools officials may be receiving criticism for admitting the first non-Hawaiian to its Maui campus, the student himself, Kalani Rossel, appears to be adjusting well.
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"He's a nice boy, and he's easy to get along with," said parent Maile Jachowski, whose two children attend the same school.
Linda Aiwohi, a parent whose granddaughter attends the school, said Rossel seems familiar with Hawaiian culture and language.
Rossel, whose father is a massage therapist and mother is a hairdresser, lives in a working-class area of Wailuku near Iao Intermediate School, the school he attended before entering Kamehameha.
The Rossel family has declined to comment or to be interviewed about Kalani's first month in school. School principal Lee Ann De Lima said Kalani is focused on learning and doing his best.
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