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Recognitions

2023 Prudential Emerging Visionary
Societal Solutions Category Winner

Named a 2023 Prudential Emerging Visionary through my work with WeGo! in addressing social issues. One of only 25 winners from across the nation and received a $5,000 grant. Attended an all-expenses-paid trip to Prudential's headquarters in Newark, NJ for a three-day summit in April 2023 where I received personal coaching, workshops, and other activities. Highlight reel: youtube.com/watch?v=aUnqmrV7Cts

2023 T-Mobile Changemaker
Challenge Winner

Equity in Action Category Winner

Named a 2023 T-Mobile Changemaker through my work with WeGo! in addressing social issues. One of only 15 overall winners from across the nation, in addition to being one of only 5 winners in the Equity in Action category. Received a $5,000 grant and attended an all-expenses-paid trip to T-Mobile's headquarters in Bellevue, WA for a three-day summit in October 2023 where I received personal coaching, workshops, and other activities.

2023 Legion of Valor Bronze Cross
US Army JROTC

The Legion of Valor for Achievement Award is the second highest national JROTC award and is awarded to only 1 of 4500 JROTC cadets nationally each year. The award is presented to Cadets who demonstrate excellence in military, scholastic, and civil affairs. Nominations are are only open to one cadet per statewide battalion and based on leadership and academic performance. 

2023 Violet Richardson Award
Soroptimist International

Selected to receive the Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award for my volunteer and community service work through WeGo! in serving my community. Presented $500 grant sponsored by Soroptimist International of Waikiki in recognition of my commitment in making the community and world a better place through my leadership and volunteer efforts. 

2024 Coca-Cola Scholar Semifinalist 
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

1,515 semifinalists were chosen from among more than 103,000 applicants due to their outstanding leadership, academics, and service to their community.

2022 Most Inspirational
Player Award

Punahou Track and Field

I had the honor of being named "Most Inspirational Player 2022" for Track and Field. The player that is awarded displays leadership, dedication, teamwork, and serves as an example both on and off the track. Awardee is nominated and voted for by teammates and coaches; only 1 awardee per sport.

Presidential Physical Fitness Award
Punahou JROTC

This award recognizes student cadets who achieve an outstanding level of physical fitness scoring above or equal to the 85th percentile in all five fitness events. Received letter from the US President. 

Superior Cadet Award
Punahou JROTC

The Superior Cadet Distinction is a US military decoration awarded by DA and limited to only one outstanding cadet in each LET level in each JROTC institution. To be considered eligible for this award, an individual must be: a JROTC cadet, in the top 10 percent of his or her class in JROTC academically and in the top 50 percent of his or her class in overall academic standing, and recommended by the SAI and principal of the appropriate institution.

Outstanding Spokesperson For Freedom
Veterans for Foreign Affairs (VFW)

Through my essay addressing the prompt, "Why the Veteran is important," I was selected and indicted as an "Outstanding Spokesperson for Freedom" from the Veterans of Foreign Affairs Association. Essays were submitted by students from across the nation. 

Advanced Heritage Japanese Academic Excellence Award
Punahou Foreign Language Dept.

Punahou honors top students in each subject with their Academic Excellence Award. Advanced Heritage Japanese is the highest level Japanese class for fluent or home-speaking students, and is considered the highest level world language class at Punahou. This award is teacher nominated. 

Social Studies Academic Excellence Award
Punahou Social Studies Department

Punahou School honors top students in each subject with their Academic Excellence Recognition. I was selected for my achievement and high performance in the following courses: Advanced Placement US History and Advanced Placement US Government and Politics. This award is teacher nominated.

2021 USATF Junior Olympic Qualifier

I had the honor to qualify for the 2021 Junior Olympics in Humble, Texas. I qualified to run the following events: 100m and 200m. To qualify, you must be in the Top 8 in your state and respective events. 

2022 USATF Junior Olympic Qualifier

I had the honor to qualify for the 2022 Junior Olympics in Sacramento, California. I qualified to run the following events: 100m and 200m. To qualify, you must be in the Top 8 in your state and respective events. 

2022 ILH 100m Championship Qualifier

I also qualified for the 2022 ILH championship for the 100m. Top schools in the division can send their top athletes to qualify; Punahou selected only 4 out of over 80 athletes to run in the 100m.

2022 ILH 4x100m
Relay Champion

My team and I were the 2022 ILH 4x100m Relay Champions in the State of Hawaii. We competed with the top schools across the ILH division, one of the most competitive athletic divisions in Hawaii. 

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