For students, commencement day is often one of immense celebration and joy. Recent New Zealand graduates from BYU-Hawaii got to witness a special tradition of honor as a haka was performed on their behalf.
The original video capturing the moment was posted on social media and has over 44,000 views. You can watch it below.
BYU-Hawaii is a private university owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Laie, Hawaii, dedicated to serving LDS students in the Pacific. It has a diverse population of 2,500 students from over 70 countries.
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