This year, 26,000 junior school students competed in this annual national contest, which is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French. Students are evaluated on their written, oral and listening comprehension skills. Twenty-four Punahou students were declared national winners, the largest number from any school in the Junior School division in the State of Hawai‘i.
Grade 8 (Level 1A): Platinum medal: Juliette Ho, Milica Prisic Smagghe (Juliette and Milica achieved a perfect score, the highest score in this level and division in the State of Hawai‘i and across the 50 states.) Gold Medal: Marissa Kwon, Kainoa Maruoka, Samantha Chapman, Kara Hirano, Maeve Lathrop, Cosette Wu Silver medal: Trajan Forney, Philip Rogers, RaeAnn Uyeda, Stephanie Yoshida, Lexie Jackson, Asha Mindich, Ella Sultan, Elton Orbito Bronze medal: Zoe Chapman, Gracie George, Mari Shoop
Grade 7 (Level 1A): Gold Medal: Tanner Salmonson, Noah Chung Silver medal: Sophia Marsen, Kate Ellis Bronze medal: Suhaila Ng
National Latin Exam
In March, the following eighth-graders took this exam with more than 150,000 students around the world. Students were evaluated for their knowledge of the Latin language, Roman history and classical mythology.
Eighth-Grade Awards (Level 1): Gold Medal: Gabe Chaine, Laura Gries, Judah Hoffenberg, Shawn Jun, Dennis Kim, Emma Peters Silver Medal: Everett Higa, Celine Oh, Ian Ogata, Hale Robinson, Tori Takai, Tiani Wayton, Kalehua Williams 3rd Place: Isabel Freeland, Luke Matsumoto, Joe Ruszkowski, Jackson Saunders, Kacie Shimizu, Josh Wong 4th Place: Shayna Lu, Sydney Melton, Hana Murphy, Kiara Todd, Alaka‘i Troske, Jessi Uyehara
Seventh-Grade Awards (Introductory Level): Ribbon Winners: Haley Chee, Joh Demura-Devore, Kiana Komeiji, Remi Kuba, Lei Kurotaki, Noah Nakagawa, Katherine Praywell, Ksenia Sherstyuk Certificate Winners: Audrey Chan, Rory Doble, Ian Eveleth, Jackson Giannasio, Sam Huelsnitz, Liam Kellogg, Hayoung Kim, Lily Kuo, Mason Macdiangelo, Morgan McKinney, Mirabella Miranda, Montgomery Razee, Balen Rigg, Kira Sakai, Lauren Saunders, Andrea Tay, Jarod Tsuhako, Natalie Umphress, Alena Villanueva
Continental Math League
This national competition, administered to hundreds of public and private schools, focused on the application of critical thinking to math problem-solving.
Grade 6 Team Members (tied for 2nd in the nation, regional winner): Nahoa Ah Yo, Andrew Butler, Rinny Fan, Noah Jost, Nathan Lyum, Nasir Merchant, Nick Odani, Stryker Scales, Brendan Sekulich, Sarah Tottori, Rachel Waggoner, Lucy Will, Noa Yoo
American Mathematics Competition (AMC)
The students listed below scored the highest of the eighth-grade Honors Algebra students and invited sixth- and seventh-grade students who took part in the annual AMC 8.
1st Place: Michael Chen ’21 2nd Place: Cosette Wu ’21 3rd Place: Pascal He ’21
Hawaii MATHCOUNTS Competition O‘ahu Chapter: 3rd Place State: 3rd Place Team Members: Michael Chen ’21, Noah Chung ’22, Pascal He ’21, Cosette Wu ’21 Individual Competitors: Kekai Delmendo ’21, Shawn Jun ’21, Dennis Kim ’21, Bao Nguyen ’22, Yongjin Park ’21, Andrew Yu ’21
Harold Lee Science Award
Dennis Kim ’21, Cosette Wu ’21
Damon Speech Contest
The annual speech contest dates back to 1872. Each seventh- and eighth-grade English class selects a representative to compete.
Grade 8: Jisella Saito Grade 7: Logan Yogi
Keaka Theatre Award
Kailee Brandt ’21, Taylor Domion ’21, Emma Peters ’21
National Junior Honor Society
The 137 eighth-graders listed below were inducted as National Junior Honor Society members this year.
Erika Agena, Jinoo Baik, Annika Bell, Seychelle Brainard, Kailee Brandt, Alexandra Buntin-Nakamura, Casidy Chan, Mnason Chan, Matthew Chang, Samantha Chapman, Zoe Chapman, Sydney Char, Michael Chen, Maile Cheung, Harris Chin, Mitchell Chin, Malia Ching, Kristen Chun, Kelli Chung, Celine Cole, Kekai Delmendo, Paul Dempsey, Jakob Dieffenbach, Victoria Djou, Kiera Dolan, Taylor Domion, Drew Dunaway, McKinley Eads, Mallory Fujiwara, Kendall Funasaki, Ethan Gerhardt, Laura Gries, Brooke Gushiken, Jayda Hatcher, Skylar Hayashi, Pascal He, Lucas Herrera, Alyson Hirota, Judah Hoffenberg, Zoe Huang, Marisa Iha, Max Ingraham, Krystal Jiang, Jonah Johnson, Shawn Jun, Christopher Kang-Harris, Cyrus Kelawala, Shaun Kelly, Aubrey Kettley, Rory Kilmer, Doh Hyun Kim, Connor Kimura, Elsa Kinney, Maisie Klem, Madison-Joy Kogachi, Celia Kong-Johnson, Sydney Kwaku, Marissa Kwon, Allie Lam, Maeve Lathrop, Jordyn Lee, Joshua Lee, Tyson Lin, Lily Lockwood, Shayna Lu, Lauren Luke, Melody Lum, Liam Lynch, Andrew Ma, Adriana Maroney, Kainoa Maruoka, Luke Matsumoto, Emmalia McKenney, Sydney Melton, Cruz Mercado, Jack Morehart, Nicholas Mui, Jolie Murashige, Hana Murphy, William Nagel, Erin Nishi, Thomas Nitao, Emma Nitao, Jolie Numasaki, Kamaluonalani Ogata, Yongjin Park, Sejin Park, Brooke Pascua, Catherine Perez, Emma Peters, Kanoa Pick, Milica Prisic Smagghe, Lauren Richards, Hale Robinson, Philip Rogers, Ryan Rogers, Makena Rudy, Jason Sadayasu, Nanealani Satterfield, Nai‘a Schow, Hoku Shimazu, Kacie Shimizu, Leah Shinno, Ryan Shiraki, Jonathan Suh, Ella Sultan, Victoria Takai, Neo Takazawa, Elizabeth Ting, Kiara Todd, Ally Tokioka, Emily Tottori, Alex Ueoka, RaeAnn Uyeda, Robert Van Dyke, Brandon Vavul, Morgan Vodzak, Melia Wade, Olivia Wedemeyer, Katelyn Weeshoff, Amelia Weintraub, Sydney Whittington, Kalehua Williams, Allyson Wo, Joshua Wong, Mallory Wong, Chloe Wong, Jenna Wong, Scott Wu, Cosette Wu, Thomas Yamada, Jenna Yamami, Alyssa Yanagi, Haley Yanagisawa, Cayci Yasunaga, Mack Younge, Kayla Zhang
William Knowlton Award
In memory of Bishop Hall supervisor Bill Knowlton, this award goes to students who best exemplify those qualities Knowlton held in highest esteem – integrity, kindness, caring, a sense of humor and commitment.
Grade 8: Liam Lynch and Jisella Saito Grade 7: Haley Chee and Trisha Yamamoto Grade 6: Kaelah Kimura and Shea Sakahara
John Fox Achievement Award
This award recognizes accomplishments in academics, athletics, or co-curricular activities.
Sophomores: Kylie Kim, Napu Kim, Connor Lau, Stephanie Marvin, Micah Williams Juniors: Jonathan Morikawa, Kira Watanabe, Emily Wu Seniors: Emily Black, Paul Dickey, Lee-Won Fulbright, Isabella Iwasaki, Noa Kerner, Tiana Li, Carleen Murakami, Paris Sato, Elliot Shibata
Freshmen: Victoria Gacutan, Diza Hendrawan, Isabella Nesti, Allison Suthard, Sage Wong-Davies Sophomores: Gordon Asato, Kolton Burch, Chloe Loughridge, Alexis Matsunaga, Malia Munley, Xuan Nguyen Juniors: Nicholas Amador, Geethanjali Annamalai, Nicole Ikeda, Anna Kimata, Isabelle Rhee, Shanti Silver, Gradon Wong Seniors: Kaitlin Allen, Julia Arnade-Colwill, Amber Chong, Kristyn Hamasaki, Erica Ito, Keith Minami, Carter Nakamoto
LET I Cadet of the Year: Natalie Collat ’20 LET II Cadet of the Year: Emily Wu ’18 LET III Cadet of the Year: Marie Oberlin ’18 LET IV Cadet of the Year: Cole Damon ’17 (LET stands for Leadership Education and Training)
Japanese 1: Kacie Lyn Sumikawa ’20 Japanese 2: Bryce Okihiro ’20 Japanese 3: Alexis Matsunaga ’19 Japanese 4: Isabelle Rhee ’18 Japanese 5: Brent Shimoda ’17 Heritage Japanese 1: Samantha Keppel ’18 Heritage Japanese 2: Koko Tamai ’19
Mandarin Chinese 1: Leilani Ikeda ’20 Mandarin Chinese 2: Anya Zoraster ’20 Mandarin Chinese 3: Karen Huang ’19 Mandarin Chinese 4: Daralyn Wen ’19 Mandarin Chinese 5: Evan Liu ’18
French 1: Isabella Nesti ’20 French 2: Maya Mastick ’20 French 3: Devin Chotzen-Hartzell ’19 French 4: Ryan Hong ’18 French 5: Teava Torres de Sa ’17
Spanish 1: Sierra Kehrwieder ’20 Spanish 2: Natalie Winter ’19 Spanish 3: Malia Munley ’19 Spanish 4: Nicholas Amador ’18 Spanish 5: Erica Ito ’17
Multi-Language Award Yi Li ’18, Talia Preis ’17, Nina Tanaka ’17
Geometry: Aaron Chang ’20, Carter Nakagawa ’20, Tyler Sakamoto ’20, Connor Seto ’20 Algebra 2/Trigonometry: Akshay Chekuri ’19, Clarise Huang ’19, Kourtney Kanja ’19 Advanced Pre-Calculus: Parker Chun ’18, Evan Liu ’18 AP Computer Science: Chloe Loughridge ’19, Daniel Lee ’17 AP Statistics: Nithya Chekuri ’18, Parker Chun ’18
Francis A.I. “Miki” Bowers, Jr. AP Calculus BC Award Carter Nakamoto ’17, Allison Portis ’17, Teava Torres de Sa ’17, Deborah Wen ’17
Band Excellence: Tressa Dequina ’20, Lauren Higa ’18, Trent Gesteuyala ’20, Micah Nishimoto ’18, Jonathan Haynes ’19, Zack Uchima ’18, Grace Kim ’19, Karuna Pyle ’17, Thaddeus Shinno ’19, Chloe Sato ’17 Band Service and Leadership: Jennifer Ackerman ’20, Ian Saturnia ’20, Geralynne Amasol ’19, Michael Lovejoy ’19, Christian Pak ’19, Noah Tatsuyama ’19, Rachel Amano ’18, Jacob Chouljian ’18, Evan Chung ’18, Alyssa Lo ’18, Wreyn Waniya ’18, Mitchell Wong ’18, Cole Damon ’17, Hunter DeTurk ’17, Aria Fukumae ’17, Nathalie Jones ’17, Joseph Li ’17, Chloe Sato ’17 Louis Armstrong Jazz Award: Karuna Pyle ’17, Chloe Saracco ’17 John Philip Sousa Award: Tamlyn Sasaki ’17, Jenna Shigeta ’17 Choral Excellence: Madison Meister ’17, Samantha Oh ’17 National School Choral Award: Eric Lam ’17 Orchestra Excellence: Jasmine Blust ’17, Kody Dunford ’17, Jonathan Nakagawa ’17, Jordan Nishina ’17 National School Orchestra Award: Carter Nakamoto ’17
AP Biology: Dong-Woo Seo ’18 AP Chemistry: Kourtney Kanja ’19, Sean Uyeno ’19 AP Environmental Science: Isabelle Rhee ’18, Charles Zhang ’18 AP Physics 1: Rachel Pai ’18 AP Physics 1+2: Ilya Sherstyuk ’18, Allison Portis ’17 AP Physics C: Carter Nakamoto ’17 Biology: Cady Komori ’20 Biology Honors: Maya Mastick ’20 Biology & Geology of the Hawaiian Islands: Tiare Tuimavave ’19 Chemistry: Kaya Lee ’19 Chemistry Honors: Kolton Burch ’19 Physics: Makoa Hotz ’18
Bausch & Lomb Science Award Presented to a junior who has been an exceptional science student.
Anna Kimata ’18
Rensselaer Medal Award Honors an outstanding junior in science and mathematics.
Ilya Sherstyuk ’18
Jeremiah Johnson Award Honors a student whose love and respect for the Hawaiian environment, and for the ocean in particular, reflects the spirit of our Academy teacher who was lost in a diving accident during a student trip to Lana‘i in 2007.
Marissa Miller ’17
Freshmen: Luke Ellis, Diza Hendrawan, Alison Lu, Anela Nicole Ramos, Jason Tay, Ka‘eo Wongbusarakum Sophomores: Ondine Berg, Devin Chotzen-Hartzell, Elizabeth Leyshon, Chloe Loughridge, Cole Okuno, Yankun Zhao Juniors: Geethanjali Annamalai, Cameron Deptula, Jae Yun Ham, Austin Lau, Isabelle Rhee, Nicole Saito, Ian Withy-Berry Seniors: Madison Meister, Keith Minami, Allison Portis, Phillip Tanton, Deborah Wen, Alexandra Yam, Sarah Yi, Kevin Zheng
Peter A. Powlison Award Given by the Social Studies department to a student who most possesses the characteristics that former faculty member Peter Powlison both admired and embodied: courage, courtesy, curiosity and compassion.
Julia Arnade-Colwill ’17, Yu-Jin Cho ’17
Technical Theatre Award Lilia Akina-Magnussen ’19, Andrew Buehler ’20, Caroline Chan ’19, Mia Crum ’19, Samantha Harada ’19, Alexander Holasek ’20, Nathalie Jones ’17, Christine Kuo ’18, Christine Mau ’20, Marie Oberlin ’18, Jordyn Poyo ’18, Ian Saturnia ’20, Brent Scott ’19, Luke Shideler ’18
Actor Award Caleb Balisacan ’17, Audrey Boyle ’17, Brennan Brown ’17, Isaiah Gundermann Graham ’17, Candice Hatakeyama ’17, Aaron Klein ’18, Malia Munley ’19, Lucy Murphy ’18, Riley Noland ’18, Eliana Reeves ’19, Jasmine Saunders ’17, Kylie Shaieb ’18, Keila Wong ’19
Director’s Choice Award Nicholas Amador ’18, Erica Ito ’17, Chloe Saracco ’17
Punahou Alumni Association Award
Presented to a senior boy and girl who have distinguished themselves academically and made significant contributions to their community.
Emma Kane ’17, Andrew Winnicki ’17
Michael McPhee Award
Honors the memory of Michael McPhee, the late brother of former Punahou president Dr. Roderick McPhee. It is given to the junior who exemplifies the character, leadership, enthusiasm, and zest for life that were so much a part of Michael’s personality.
Tyler Higashi ’18, June Hee Park ’18
John F. Fox Achievement Award
Recognizes accomplishments in academics, athletics or co-curricular activities. Recipients are selected by the Punahou president.
Presented to underclassmen that have demonstrated exceptional leadership and have made significant contributions to class and school.
Carolynn Brooks ’19 Carl Chang ’18 Devin Chotzen-Hartzell ’19 Jake Chouljian ’18 Kai Cox ’18 Jake Gaughan ’18 Hunter Karas ’19 Katey Kawano ’18
Olivia Klem ’18 Sara Kodish ’18 Chloe Loughridge ’19 Quinne Murakawa ’18 Isabella Nesti ’20 Eliana Reeves ’19 Sala Young ’20
Beyond a commendation for outstanding services to the school, the President’s Award recognizes those seniors who have distinguished themselves as scholars, leaders and inspirational citizens of our community.
Prashanth Balaraman Robbie Bickerton Judd Cockett Emily Cristobal Grant Duncan Isaiah Gundermann Graham Nicholas Kapule Rachel Kapule Jaimin Keliihoomalu Vicki Kong Ke‘ala Martinson Taira Masuda Wisdom Matsuzaki
Madison Meister Jesse Moonier Branden Morioka Carter Nakamoto Calais Nobuhara Sammi Oh Alyssa Roberts Brent Shimoda Calien Somlak Miki Suguturaga Sydney Suzuki John Winnicki Sarah Yi
C. Dudley Pratt (1918) Athletes of the Year
This award is presented to a senior girl and boy who have demonstrated cumulative athletic achievement, team leadership, positive attitude and character, consistent coachability, solid citizenship and exemplary sportsmanship.
Lia Foster ’17 and Connor Lehl ’17
This award is presented to a junior girl and boy who have maintained outstanding records in scholarship and athletics.
Katreina Corpuz ’18 and Ryan Wilcox ’18
O-Men/Na Wahine Pa‘ani o Punahou Award
This award recognizes a sophomore girl and boy who have demonstrated ability, team spirit, dedication and support of others.
Duke Clemens ’19 and D’Asha Saiki ’19
Billy Weaver ’62 Award
This memorial trophy is awarded to an out- standing freshman girl and boy athlete.
Legend Matautia ’20 and Kaila Ronquilio ’20
Eighth-Grade Sportsman/ Sportswoman of the Year
Melody Lum ’21 and Noa Peters ’21
Scholar Athlete Achievement Award
Scholar Athlete Achievement Awards go to seniors who earn at least a 3.325 cumulative GPA and a minimum of three Punahou varsity sports letters spanning at least two school years, one of which must be earned in the senior year. Seniors must maintain a B grade or above in citizen- ship during their junior and senior years.
Sotaro Abe Riley Adachi Abigail Aplaca Madison Balish Camille Baptist Tessa Joy Barbosa Hope Barkai Robbie Bickerton Eamon Brady Donovan Brown Cole Cabrera Allison Candelario Timothy Chang Andrew Chin Courtney Chun Judd Cockett Haley Crabtree Cameron Daniel Leia Deer Hunter DeTurk Claire Devaney Frank Dominick Grant Duncan True Dydasco Jenna Enoka Kiara Fairbairn Ka‘alaka‘iopono Faurot Michael Figgs Lia Foster Jolie Fujita Kaylyn Fukuji Evan Fukumoto Lee-Won Fulbright Malia Gacutan Riley Guieb Nicole Hada Camryn Hagihara Maile Heyer Joelle Higa Sydney Higo Wyatt Hiyane Darwin Hu Taryn Ichimura Kamaile Kandiah Nicholas Kapule Micaela Kauhane Jaimin Keliihoomalu Noa Kerner Rainer Kiessling Julia Kim Christopher Kobayashi Ellisa Lang Connor Lehl
Samuel Levin Christopher Lovejoy Cameron Lyon Jaryd Ma Colbert Manson Andrew Martinson Andrew Matsueda Kylie Matsumoto Wisdom Matsuzaki Paul McCabe Daniel McInerny Duncan McKenna Madison Meister Marissa Anne Miller Satya Mindich Dominie Miyasato Matthew Nakamoto Ali Nakashima Alysa Nemoto Jerick Nomura Jasmine Palafox Christopher Pascual Hunter Pflueger Alyssa Rasmussen Averi Salvador Radhika Sarkar Paris Sato Elliot Shibata Cole Shintaku Alexander Skelton Calien Somlak Peyton Sommer Hailey Sonson Miki Suguturaga Lauryn Tachino Ethan Takeyama Luke Taylor Kai Terada-Herzer Elle Uyeda Michael Viola Alia Wallenstrom Drew Watumull Deborah Wen Noah Williams Bailey Wilson Matthew Wong Aaron Woo Sarah Yamada Austin Yamasaki Nathaniel Yee David Zane Sandra Zeng Kevin Zheng
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