HMSA Awards High Schools and Students

HMSA honored nine high schools and 15 students at the 2017 HMSA Kaimana Awards & Scholarship Program luncheon on Saturday, June 10. School principals, athletic directors, students, and family members came from across the state to the Hawaii Convention Center to honor Hawaii’s top high schools and the finest scholar athletes. 

HMSA honored nine high schools and 15 students at the 2017 HMSA Kaimana Awards & Scholarship Program luncheon on Saturday, June 10.

HMSA honored nine high schools and 15 students at the 2017 HMSA Kaimana Awards & Scholarship Program luncheon on Saturday, June 10.

HMSA honored nine high schools and 15 students at the 2017 HMSA Kaimana Awards & Scholarship Program luncheon on Saturday, June 10.

HMSA and the Hawaii High School Athletic Association (HHSAA) began the program in August 2005 to recognize all-around accomplishments by high schools and reward individual students with scholarships. 

This is the third year that I’ve been on the planning team and the students and schools that apply for this program never cease to amaze me. This year we received 377 scholarship applications and it’s a tough job for the selection committee to choose just 15 students. The scholarship winners are uniquely successful — well-rounded in academics, athletics, and the community — and they all have a common vision of coming home to help advance the health and well-being of Hawaii.

HMSA honored nine high schools and 15 students at the 2017 HMSA Kaimana Awards & Scholarship Program luncheon on Saturday, June 10.

HMSA honored nine high schools and 15 students at the 2017 HMSA Kaimana Awards & Scholarship Program luncheon on Saturday, June 10.

HMSA honored nine high schools and 15 students at the 2017 HMSA Kaimana Awards & Scholarship Program luncheon on Saturday, June 10.

At Saturday’s award ceremony, students received scholarships worth $5,000. High schools were recognized for achieving the highest program scores in their league (classified by enrollment) in academics, athletics, community service, healthy activities, and sportsmanship. The nine highest-scoring schools received a check for $1,500. 

Big Island Interscholastic Federation (BIIF) scholarship and school winners with HMSA's Executive Vice President and Chief Health Officer Dr. Mark Mugiishi (left to right):  1. Sabrina Marvin, Hawaii Pacific Academy 2. Dr. Mark Mugiishi 3. Gregory Dunigan, PE Teacher and Boys Basketball and Vollyeball Coach - Parker School 4. Ruby Galapon, Keaau High School 5. Iris McGuire, Athletic Director - Keaau High School

Interscholastic League of Honolulu (ILH) scholarship and school winners with HMSA's Executive Vice President and Chief Health Officer Dr. Mark Mugiishi (left to right):  1. Dr. Mark Mugiishi 2. Kacey Wong, Sacred Hearts Academy 3. Devin Eng, Mid-Pacific Institute 4. Kiarah Gomard, Sacred Hearts Academy 5. Dave Kannewurf, Athletic Director - Le Jardin Academy 6. Deren Oshiro, Athletic Director - Hawaii Baptist Academy

Kauai Interscholastic Federation (KIF) scholarship and school winners with HMSA's Executive Vice President and Chief Consumer Officer Tim Johns (left to right):  1. Tim Johns 2. Carolyn Price, Island School 3. Vanessa Hernandez Jimenez, Kapaa High School 4. Gregory Gonsalves, Athletic Director, Kapaa High School

Maui Interscholastic League (MIL) scholarship and school winners with HMSA's Executive Vice President and Chief Consumer Officer Tim Johns (left to right):  1. Tim Johns 2. Dorian Raboy-McGowan, Kamehameha Schools Maui 3. Alexa Narayan, Maui Preparatory Academy 4. Roderick Sumagit, Athletic Director - Lanai High & Elementary School 5. Jon Viela, Athletic Director - Kamehameha Schools Maui

Interscholastic League of Honolulu (ILH) scholarship and school winners with HMSA's Executive Vice President and Chief Governance and Corporate Services Officer Janna Nakagawa (left to right):  1. Janna Nakagawa 2. Kanani Uluave, Kahuku High & Intermediate School 3. Michele Fujita, Pearl City High School 4. Joey Pantil, Nanakuli High & Intermediate School 5. Elray Santiago Jr., Campbell High School 6. Stacie Nii, Athletic Director - Waipahu High School 7. Mark Brilhante, Athletic Director - Kalaheo High School

Hawaii News Now News Anchor Steve Uyehara and Hawaii Pacific Health Director of Foundation Communications Liz Chun emceed the awards luncheon. Presenters included KITV4 news anchor and UH Rainbow Warrior football play-by-play announcer Robert Kekaula, ESPN Hawaii radio personality Josh Pacheco, and Dave Vinton, director of OC16 Sports. 

Hawaii News Now News Anchor Steve Uyehara and Hawaii Pacific Health Director of Foundation Communications Liz Chun emceed the awards luncheon.