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St. Anthony Announces “Strength in Unity Gala,” Nov. 11

September 19, 2016, 2:00 PM HST (Updated September 19, 2016, 4:16 PM) · 0 Comments
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From left, St. Anthony 1972 graduate Alvin Imada; Jan Arensdorf; and Jackie Davis, St. Anthony '62, alumni. Arensdorf and Davis donate all the items for the annual Pasta Table door prize drawing at the St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School Strength In Unity Gala. This year's event will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, November 11, at the Kamehameha Golf Clubhouse in Waikapū.

From left, St. Anthony 1972 graduate Alvin Imada; Jan Arensdorf; and Jackie Davis, St. Anthony ’62, alumni. Arensdorf and Davis donate all the items for the annual Pasta Table door prize drawing at the St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School Strength In Unity Gala. This year’s event will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, November 11, at the Kamehameha Golf Clubhouse in Waikapū.

St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School is now accepting reservations for their annual “Strength in Unity Gala.” This year’s event will be held on Friday, Nov. 11, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Kamehameha Golf Clubhouse in Waikapū. Funds raised will go toward student tuition assistance.

During the Gala, guests will enjoy Silent and Live Auctions, student artwork, a special performance by the St. Anthony Golden Royals Jazz Orchestra, music by Nevah Too Late, door prizes and a special dinner program.

St. Anthony School alumni awards and the annual Guardian Angel recognition for a community supporter will also be presented during the dinner program. The 2016 honorees are:

  • Distinguished Alumni Award – Paul Mizoguchi, ‘66 grad
  • Community Service Award – David Gomes, ‘86 grad
  • School Service Award – William Cambra, ‘86 grad
  • Outstanding Athlete Award – Brady Shirota, ’88 grad
  • Guardian Angel Award – Island Partners Hawaiʻi
Former St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School Student Body President Micah Leval (center), a 2016 alum, seeks support from attendees during the 2015 Strength in Unity Gala at the Kamehameha Golf Clubhouse. Funds raised at this year’s event set for Friday, November 11, will go towards student tuition assistance.

Former St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School Student Body President Micah Leval (center), a 2016 alum, seeks support from attendees during the 2015 Strength in Unity Gala at the Kamehameha Golf Clubhouse. Funds raised at this year’s event set for Friday, November 11, will go towards student tuition assistance.

Through the Gala and other resources, St. Anthony has provided more than $250,000 annually in tuition assistance to families who could not otherwise afford an education based on Catholic-Christian values.

“We believe that every student deserves an opportunity to excel and succeed,” said Betsey Gunderson, Head of School for St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School. “St. Anthony School is very grateful for the monetary support we receive from the community. Proceeds raised from our annual Gala will help to ensure we are able to keep a quality education affordable for our students ­– funds which enable them to receive a progressive educational experience that combines quality curriculum and 21st century learning with Christian Catholic values in the Marianist spirit.”

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“We are especially excited to also honor St. Anthony’s distinguished alumni as part of this year’s dinner program,” said St. Anthony Principal Patricia Rickard. “These individuals not only reflect honor upon our school, but their exemplary lives and activities benefit our community.”

Various donor opportunities are available for the Strength in Unity Gala on Friday, Nov. 11. Individual seats start at $130. Space is limited. For reservations and information, visit www.sasmaui.org or contact the St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School, Development Office at 1618 Lower Main Street, Wailuku, HI 96793; phone (808) 244-4190 ext. 268; or email development@sasmaui.org.

SAS is Maui’s only Catholic Junior-Senior High School, and in the 2016-2017 school year, added a brand new Middle School for 6th- through 8th-grade.

Founded in 1848, SAS has educated more than 15,000 students with a nearly 100 percent graduation and college acceptance rate.

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