Here’s the list of HMSA’s Kaimana Awards. The recipients are school athletic departments and student-athletes that excel in the classroom , as campus leaders, and in the community as well as on the playing fields. It was a pleasure and honor to help present the awards and get to know the recipients, as well as superstar slam poet Kealoha, who was the featured speaker. Today’s column features Kealoha and two very inspirational award winners.
Big Island Interscholastic Federation
Div. I: Hilo.
Div. II: Hualalai.
Interscholastic League of Honolulu
Div. I: Maryknoll.
Div. II: Hawaii Baptist.
Kauai Interscholastic Federation
Maui Interscholastic League
Div. I: Kamehameha-Maui
Div. II: Seabury
Oahu Interscholastic Association
Distinguished Scholarship Recipients: Miracle Helekahi (Hana), Kyle Nakatsuka (Kamehameha), Zachary Pezzillo (Seabury).
BIIF: Jonathan Chow (Keaau), Melissa Plato (Kealakehe), Jordan Heres (Mauka Lani Christian).
ILH: Kendal Kagawa (Maryknoll), Brittney Like (Kamehameha), Rachel Roley (Mid-Pacific), Katherine Lum (University), Kyle Nakatsuka (Kamehameha), Ryan Lau (Punahou), Jordan Thibodeau (Kamehameha).
KIF: Chas Okamoto (Kapaa), Kyle McDonald (Island), Stephanie Steuri (Island).
MIL: Miracle Helekahi (Hana), Chris Nunokawa (Kamehameha-Maui), Zachary Pezzillo (Seabury)
OIA: Uy-Di Nancy Le (Kalani), Fadi Youkhana (Roosevelt), Brendan Nakatani (Roosevelt), Stephanie Kalili (Nanakuli), Adam Kostylo (Kaiser), Daniella Reyes (Leilehua).
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