12 Student Athletes Named to HHSAA Hall of Honor
By Maui Now Staff
A dozen island athletes will be inducted into the Hawai’i High School Athletic Association’s 2011 Hall of Honor. The list includes Track & Field athlete, Pierce Murphy, the first-ever inductee from Island School.
The Hawaii High School Hall of Honor was established in 1982 by Nissan Motor Corp. in Hawaii, Ltd., to recognize athletic excellence and accomplishments of Hawaii’s high school athletes. Since 2004, the program has been run by the HHSAA.
An independent selection committee picks 12 student athletes annually for recognition. Along with induction into the Hall of Honor, each student athlete selected receives a $1,000 college scholarship, which can be used to offset college education expenses.
Student athletes in the 2011 Hall of Honor class include:
- Kalei Adolpho, Moloka’i (basketball, volleyball, track, cross country)
- Micah Christenson, Kamehameha (basketball, volleyball)
- Chrissy Chow, Punahou (judo, wrestling)
- Caprice Dydasco, Kamehameha (soccer)
- Koa Ka’ai, Kamehameha (football, track and field)
- Leisha Li’ili’i, Castle (softball, basketball)
- Marcus Mariota, Saint Louis (football, soccer, track)
- Pierce Murphy, Island School (track, cross country)
- Zhane Santiago, Kahuku (track, soccer)
- Shea Shimabukuro, Kaua’i (football, baseball)
- Maiki Viela, Lahainaluna (basketball)
- Kailea Tracy-Visintainer, Seabury Hall (track, cross country, swimming)
The honorees will be formally honored during a banquet on June 5, 2011 at the Sheraton Waikiki on O’ahu.