HPA student achievers honored


Hawaii Preparatory Academy honored the following Upper School students on May 13 for special achievement in academic studies, the arts, athletics and community service:

— Alumni Association Award: Morgan Monahan and Bo Bleckel; John L. Pricher Award: Kimi Cantyne and Alex Siordia; Holi Bergin Memorial Scholarship Award: Bobby Lum; Cy Keala Spencer “Spirit of Aloha” Award: Joshua Ching; Ulrike Katharina “Bieni” Kohler-Johnson Scholarship Award: Erin Evans and Veronica Ladwig;

Also, 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholar: Zoe Sims; U.S. Army Reserve Scholar Athlete Award: Zoe Sims and Duncan Michael; Athletic Booster Club Career Athlete Awards: Jasmine Fojas and Kamaha’o DeSilva; Hawaii High School Athletic Association (HHSAA) Champion Awards: Anu Nihipali, Emma Taylor and Zoe Sims;

— New members of Cum Laude, the school’s honor society: Bo Bleckel, Michaela Byrnes, Mariah Haight, Keli Jackson, Michael Kokal, Miel Krauss, Veronica Ladwig, Yung-Yang Lan, Sun Ho Lee, Duncan Michael, Angie Shumov, Alex Siordia, Michael Spetich, Hannah Twigg-Smith, and Kristiana Van Pernis;

— English: Mount Holyoke Book Award: Hannah Twigg-Smith; Paul Knauff Award: Emily Johnson; Excellence in English Award: Zoe Sims.

— Fine arts: Ka Makani Theatre Award: Duncan Michael; Career Performance Award: Angelica Shumov; Phyllis A. Richards Theatre Arts Scholarship: Kimi Cantyne; Vocal Music Award: Audrey Pigott; Instrumental Music Award: Hao-Wen Chang; Andy Ackerman Art Award: Max Hirata; Academy Art Award: Qiumin Liang; Art History Award: Zoe Sims; George Watson Audio-Visual Award: Michael Spetich; Photojournalism Award: Briana Wilson.

— Mathematics: Algebra I Award: Zen Simone; Geometry Award: Harmony Graziano; Algebra II/Trigonometry Award: Davy Ragland; Calculus Honors Award: Sok Hwan Lee; AP Calculus Award: Inkeun Chey; AP Statistics Award: Zoe Sims.

— Modern language: Hawaiian Language Award: Leila-Marie Wong; Japanese Language Award: Alina Katase; Spanish Language Award: Kenny Christie; Institute of English Studies Outstanding Progress Award: Hajime Matsui; Institute of English Studies Achievement Award: Keisuke Anzai.

— Science: Joseph Martire Biology Award: Kristiana Van Pernis; Thomas Webb Mar Physics Award: Zoe Sims; Alan Fujimoto Chemistry Award: Hannah Twigg-Smith; Junior Science Scholar: Allex Blacksmith; Environmental Science Scholar Award: Hiro Ueno; Engineering Award: Luigi Balbo Bertone di Sambuy; The Science Award: Bo Bleckel, and

— Social studies: Jay Wilder Award for Excellence in History: Jacob McCafferty; Cathy Schmidel Award for Excellence in Social Science: Remy Koppes; Ben Dillingham U.S. History Award: Alex Siordia; University of Pennsylvania Book Award: Tatiana Shoniber.

 

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