MIL schools, athletes earn Kaimana Awards

Xrystina Bicoy of Molokai High School and Alexandra Pardico of Maui High were named distinguished scholars during Saturday’s HMSA Kaimana Awards at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu, and each received two scholarships worth a total of $5,000. Trent Hori of Maui High was awarded a $3,000 scholarship.

“The students and the schools we’re honoring today understand the value of giving back to our communities,” said Elisa Yadao, a senior vice president with HMSA, which presented scholarships to 21 students altogether. “In addition to the countless hours they worked to excel academically and athletically, they all made time to make a difference and give back. These are young people making positive change in the world and we want to do whatever we can to help them because that’s the best way to create healthy, vibrant communities.”

Also, six Maui Interscholastic League schools were among the 30 recognized for achievements in athletics, academics, sportsmanship and community service – Lahainaluna and Maui Prep each received $1,500, and King Kekaulike, Maui High, St. Anthony and Seabury Hall were honored as well.