Koko Casey is a part-time server at Zippy's Hilo. She is fluent in 'olelo Hawaii and regularly uses it with customers. During Merrie Monarch, Zippy’s is feeding Hawaii News Now staff on Hilo who are covering the event. Together, Zippy’s and Hawaii News Now have kuleana to perpetuate everything that makes Hawaii special. Zippy’s celebrates all the cultures that make Hawaii unique by local food and Hawaiian food every Friday. Check out the segment online!
Sponsored by Zippy’s Casey learned ‘olelo Hawaii at Kamehameha Schools in Maui, where she was required to learn the language from 7th to 12th grade. She continued taking ‘olelo through college, and is now an ‘olelo teacher at Ke Kula O Nawahiokalaniopuu Iki Lab Public Charter School. One of ...