Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA) honored the following upper school students on May 14 for special achievement in academic studies, the arts, athletics, and community service: the Alumni Association Award, Angelica Shumov and Jingchen (Tommy) Cui; John L. Pricher Award, Zoe Sims and Yoon Jung (Claire) Rho; Holi Bergin Memorial Scholarship Award, Bhillie Luciani; Cy Keala Spencer “Spirit of Aloha” Award, Dane Uy; Ulrike Katharina “Bieni” Kohler-Johnson Scholarship Award, Leila Morrison; U.S. Army Reserve Scholar Athlete Award, Katie Case and Trevor Edwards; Athletic Booster Club Career Athlete Awards, Meimei Nakahara and Keanu Yamamoto; Hawaii High School Athletic Association (HHSAA) Champion Awards, Shane Brostek, Anu Nihipali, Catherine (Cat) Bradley, Emily Evans, Mariah Haight, Kristiana Van Pernis, Zoe Sims, Kelly Ulrich, Veronica Ladwig; 2012 Hawaii Tribune-Herald BIIF All-Academic Basketball Team, Yuki Ainge and Kai Bernier-Chen.
New members of Cum Laude, the school’s honor society include: Rebecca Barrett, Tori Campbell, Alexandra Disney, Emily Dotts, Trevor Edwards, Emily Johnson, Torin Kubo, Bhillie Luciani, Risako (Risa) Ninomiya, Yoon Jung (Claire) Rho, Delaney Ross, Kulananalu (Kulan) Tarnas, Catherine Thorbecke, and Zoe Sims.
In the Arts and Humanities: the Ka Makani Theatre Award for Drama, Linnea Gregg; Ka Makani Theatre Award for Musical Theatre, Rebecca Barrett; Phyllis A. Richards Theatre Scholarship, Angelica Shumov; Career Performance Award, Rebecca Barrett; Instrumental Music Award, Kyle Matsuda; Vocal Music Award, Delaney Ross; Andy Ackerman Art Award, Kulananalu (Kulan) Tarnas; Academy Art Award, Sean Domingo; Art History Award, Alexandra Disney; Photojournalism Award, Rebecca Barrett; George Watson Audio-Visual Award, Matthew Bowers.
In English: Mount Holyoke Book Award, Zoe Sims; Paul Knauff Award, Linnea Gregg; Excellence in English Award, Phong Hoang.
In mathematics: Algebra I Award, Amanda Stark; Geometry Award, Ella Kotner; Algebra II/Trigonometry Award, Madison Inman; Calculus Honors Award, Zoe Sims; AP Calculus Award, Yoon Jung (Claire) Rho; AP Statistics Award, Trevor Edwards.
In socials studies: Jay Wilder Award for Excellence in History, Alexandro Siordia; Cathy Schmidel Award for Excellence in Social Science, Zoe Sims; Ben Dillingham U.S. History Award, Bhillie Luciani; University of Pennsylvania Book Award, Lauren Pries.
In Science and Technology: Joseph Martire Biology Award, Yoon Jung (Claire) Rho; Thomas Webb Mar Physics Award, Kyle Matsuda; Alan Fujimoto Chemistry Award, Alexandro Siordia; Bausch & Lomb Junior Science Scholar, Bhillie Luciani and Zoe Sims; Environmental Science Scholar Award, Mariko Thorbecke; Engineering Award, Mech Yagi; The Science Award, Phong Hoang.
In Modern Language: the French Language Award, Risako (Risa) Ninomiya; Japanese Language Award, Hyun Jim (Jinny) Hwang; Spanish Language Award, Madison Inman; Hawaiian Language Award, Kehaulani (Kehau) Akau.
The Institute of English Studies Outstanding Progress Award was given to Hsin-Ting Tsai and the Institute of English Studies Achievement Award was given to Tina Hwang.