2 Maui Athletes Selected to Hall of Honor

May 21, 2013, 9:15 AM HST · Updated May 21, 12:46 PM
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Baldwin High School's Keelan Ewaliko. File photo by Rodney S. Yap.

Baldwin High School’s Keelan Ewaliko. File photo by Rodney S. Yap.

By Rodney S. Yap

Baldwin High School’s three-sport athlete Keelan Ewaliko and Seabury Hall swimmer Renny Richmond were selected to the Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association’s 2013 Class of Inductees into the Enterprise Rent-A-Car/HHSAA Hall of Honor.

The two Maui Interscholastic League student-athletes join 10 other outstanding senior student-athletes, all of who were selected on Sunday, May 19, by a 14-person committee of current and former sports reporters, athletic directors and coaches from around the state after two days of meetings. The criteria is based mainly on athletic achievement but character, sportsmanship, academic record and community service also are taken into consideration.

Keelan Ewaliko, Baldwin (football, track & field, soccer)

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Renny Richmond, Seabury Hall (swimming)

Raion Black, Christian Academy (track & field)

Michael Fisher, Hawai‘i Baptist (volleyball)

Seabury Hall's Renny Richmond at the start of the 200 IM Saturday at the Kihei Aquatics Center. Photo by Rodney S. Yap.

Seabury Hall’s Renny Richmond. Flie photo by Rodney S. Yap.

Kawe Johnson, Kahuku (football, basketball, track & field)

Shaun Kagawa, Kamehameha-Hawai‘i (football, basketball, tennis)

Carly Kan, Punahou (volleyball, track & field)

Alex Masaquel, ‘Iolani (basketball, softball)

Dane Pestano, Kamehamehama (wrestling, judo)

Bree Rapoza, Kamehameha (wrestling, judo)

Isaac Savaiinaea, Punahou (football, track & field)

Aofaga Wily, Kahuku (football)

Ewaliko, a three-time Offensive Player of the Year in football and three-time state sprint champion, has accepted a scholarship to play football at the University of Hawaii. While Richmond has six state swimming championships  and holds the state-meet record in the 100 butterfly. He has accepted a scholarship to swim for the University of Arizona in the fall.

Each inductee also will receive a $2,000 scholarship courtesy of Enterprise Rent-A-Car. The scholarship may be used to offset college education expenses (tuition, books, and room and board).

The student-athletes will be formally inducted at an HHSAA Awards Banquet at 5 p.m. June 9 at the Sheraton Waikiki. For ticket information, please call 587-4495.

The Hall of Honor program has been recognizing the top 12 Hawai’i senior student-athletes each year since 1982. It was originally established by Nissan Motor Corp. in Hawaii, Ltd., to recognize athletic excellence and achievements of Hawaii’s high school athletes.

In fall 2004, Nissan Hawaii turned the prestigious high school scholarship program over to the Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association to maintain the 22-year-old tradition.

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