Congratulations to the 2021 Oahuan yearbook staff. The Academy’s Oahuan earned three major awards and the students were recognized for their incredible efforts, especially during the challenges of the pandemic.
“Every year it is a climb to Mount Everest, and it is certainly an accomplishment,” said Alex Selarque, Oahuan yearbook advisor and visual arts teacher.
The Oahuan was awarded a Gold Medalist Award from Columbia Scholastic Press Association at Columbia University; first place for the 2021 Scholastic Yearbook Award by the American Scholastic Press Association with a distinction for outstanding use of color; and a First Class Award with a mark of distinction for coverage from the National Scholastic Press Association at the University of Minnesota.
A judge from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association had this to say to the students for their efforts: “This year provided unique challenges and your staff rose to meet them. While you experienced delays, canceled events and more, it never compromised your content. I am impressed by what you are able to accomplish without the time allotted for a class.”