Class of 2009 graduates from Hawaii Prep

The Hawaii Preparatory Academy awarded diplomas to 85 members of the Class of 2009 at commencement exercises May 22 at Castle Gymnasium.

Patrick O’Leary, Upper School social studies and fine arts teacher, gave the commencement address.  Prizes and awards went to the following seniors: Headmaster’s Award, Elliot Kastner; Founder’s Award, Amelia Evans and Keneiloe Shuping; Senior Scholar, Eli Hart; Walter Liu Memorial Leadership Award, Ken Mamizuka and Breeani Kobayashi; Kevin Kitagawa Memorial Bootstrap Award, Korey Tsubota; Athletes of the Year, Elliot Kastner and Noe Vargas; Roy Fujimoto Senior Scholar, Noe Vargas; Hawaii High School Athletic Association (HHSAA) Champion Awards, Mindy Campbell (High Jump) and Ku’uipo Nakoa (Long Jump); Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union Albert Akana College Scholarship, Summer Borowski; Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation Scholarship, Amelia Evans; and North Hawaii Rotary Club Scholarship, Devin Fujioka.

Harold C. Hughes ‘68, of the HPA Alumni Association, presented Headmaster Lindsay Barnes with a pledge for $6,000 from the HPA Alumni Association, to be used for financial aid for future generations of students.  Hughes also presented the faculty “At-A-Way” award to Patrick O’Leary and the Alumni Association Award, the association’s highest award, to Michael and Jeannette Saalfeld in recognition of their exceptional contributions to the school.

The Ellbogen Meritorious Teaching Award was given to math teacher Lupe Diaz. The HPA Boosters Club presented Jon-Paul Mangarin with the Coaching Excellence Award for 2008-2009.

The graduates were: Russell Noel Aguilar, Emma Kiliwehi Ahlo, Dayna Fujiko Ahuna, Sachi Noelani Ainge, Summer Kalei Borowski, Trevor Kai Cangemi, Yen-Fu Chen, Kanita Chonecadeedumrongkul,  Maya Lei‘ilima Chong, Katelyn Marie Clark, Kekoa Ka‘ulula‘au Clarke,  Janis Victoria Crawford, Charles Makee Cross, Vanessa M.L.K. Cushnie, Jasen Chitoshi Doi, Braden William Erickson, Melissa Jordan Esaki, Amelia Rose Evans, Joseph Isami Florendo, Misha Auli‘i Fujimoto,  Devin Terumi Fujioka, Anthony Gale Gand, Ga Ram Han, Eli David Hart, Kana Hashimoto, Sachi Emma Hiatt, Jonathan Aiki Himalaya, Andrew John Hopkins, Alejandro Horowitz Gassol, Wilson Ryoichi Inman, Samantha Clare Johnson, Courtney-Ann P.K. Kaholo, Elliot James Kastner, Alyssa Anna Kelly, Keita Kiyomitsu, Breeani Rii Pomaika‘i Kobayashi, Alexandra Rashel Korobkin, Avian Ku, Brittany Beth Kumove, David Anthony Lafitaga Jr., Hae Ni Lee, Jeongho Lee, Yan Liu, Nickson Lynn, Ken Mamizuka, Shannon Yuuki Masada-Rodriguez, Kimberly Anne McFarland, Bianca Alana Michetti, Brendan Christian Miranda, Cody Bryer Morse, Ariel Lehuanani Moseman, Noah Patrick Lavakua Murray, Karl Mikaele Nickel, Sean David Paisley, Eunjin Park, Nicholas Kynaston Penny, Keoki Mathew Phillips, Piper Rose Power, Leilani Hoshino Powers, Mariah Star Rocker, Caleb Trent Keliimahi‘ai Schutte, Keneiloe Shuping,  Luke Allan Siebert, William Lewis Sims, Nicholas Martin Smith, Travis Tyler Alana Stancil, Corbin Stuard, Kaimana Teba, Ana Francisca Tenorio, Pornpit Tongbaiyai, Korey Travis Tsubota, Emma Iehu Kamilipua Twigg-Smith, Noelani Marita Vargas, Harmen Martin Verbrugge, Ziona K. Verhulssdonk, Gregory Daniel Walker, Cori Erin Wang, Shiyang Wang, Robert Kaimanu Warren, Keira Arteena Williams, Rebecca Tso Wa Wong, Whitney Miharu Guzu Yamamoto, Kento Yokoi, Ryota Alex Yokose, and Ruihan Zhou.

Graduation dates for Big Island high schools:
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One Response to “Class of 2009 graduates from Hawaii Prep”

  1. George Washington says:

    I visited the Robert Kaimanu Warren Wildlife Preserve in Eugene, Oregon. Very lovely place.

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