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Kamehameha Maui’s Spencer named to HHSAA Hall of Honor

Kamehameha Schools Maui’s Kale Spencer was a first-team Maui Interscholastic League All-Star in football and basketball this academic year and is a leading candidate to gain honors when the boys volleyball teams are announced soon. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

The Maui News

Kale Spencer became the first Hawaii High School Athletic Association Hall of Honor selectee from Kamehameha Schools Maui when the 2022 class was announced on Sunday.

Spencer — who was a first-team Maui Interscholastic League All-Star in football and basketball this academic year and is a leading candidate to gain honors when the boys volleyball teams are announced soon — has signed to play volleyball at Long Island University.

Spencer was also a first-team MIL volleyball All-Star as a freshman in 2019 and honorable mention in football in 2019 as a sophomore. He also plays club volleyball for Outrigger Canoe Club.

Spencer was the student body president at Kamehameha Maui as a senior and is heavily involved in Native Hawaiian issues.

Kale Spencer is the first student-athlete from Kamehameha Maui to be selected to the HHSAA Hall of Honor. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

He is joined on the 2022 list by Ailana Agbayani, Iolani (softball); Aiva Arquette, Saint Louis (basketball, baseball); Kaleonahe Bukoski, Kauai (volleyball, soccer); O’shen Cazimero, Kohala (basketball); Erin Hikiji, Mililani (wrestling, judo); Devin Kahahawai, Kamehameha Kapalama (volleyball); Jovi Lefotu, Iolani (basketball, volleyball); Grace Monahan, University Lab (swimming); Kaliana Salazar-Harrell, Konawaena (basketball); Blaze Sumiye, Moanalua (wrestling, judo, football); and Teva Tafiti, Punahou (football).

The 12 outstanding senior student-athletes, from the five HHSAA leagues, were selected by a 13-person committee of current and former sports reporters, athletic directors and coaches from around the state. The criteria is based mainly on athletic achievement but character, sportsmanship, academic record and community service also are taken into consideration.

Each inductee will be awarded a $2,000 scholarship courtesy of the HHSAA and Enterprise Holdings, which owns and operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent-A-Car brands.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser is a co-sponsor of the program. Due to rising COVID-19 case numbers, the traditional induction awards dinner has been canceled for a third straight year.

The Hall of Honor program has been recognizing the top 12 Hawaii senior student-athletes each year since 1983.

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