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Nominations Sought for 2016 Maui High School Hall of Honor Awards

February 3, 2016, 2:05 PM HST
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Maui High School. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Maui High School. Photo by Wendy Osher.

The Maui High School Foundation is now accepting nominations for its 6th Annual Maui High School Hall of Honor Awards for 2016.

There are five different award categories including the following:

  • Silversword Heritage Award: An alumni who is distinguished in life and work.
  • Award of Excellence: An alumni who has excelled in their field or profession.
  • Spirit of Maui Award: An alumni who gave back to the community, who made a difference within the community.
  • Inspiration Award: A faculty member (not necessarily an alumni) past or present who went above and beyond and made a difference to the students of the school.
  • Saber Spirit: An individual (not necessarily an alumni) who is an unsung hero to the school, possibly volunteered at the school.

The submission deadline for nominees is March 31, 2016.

The nominees in each category will be presented to the 2016 Hall of Honor Selection Committee and a winner will be determined for respective categories.

All award winners will be honored at the 6th Annual Maui High School Foundation Hall of Honor Banquet in October.

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Nominee submissions should be completed online or at the Foundation website.  Paper nominations will also be accepted by emailing [email protected]  Paper forms can be mailed to MHSF Hall of Honor Committee- 660 S. Lono Ave., Kahului, HI 96732 or faxed to (808) 873-3010.

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Maui High’s Hall of Honor was created in 2011 and annually recognizes individuals with ties to Maui High School who have made outstanding contributions to the legacy of our school and to our school community.

The Hall of Honor Awards Banquet, traditionally held during Maui High School’s Homecoming Week in October, is the biggest fundraising event held throughout the year for the MHS Foundation.

MHS Hall of Honor recipients in 2015 included: Silversword Heritage Award, Wilson P Cannon Jr.’37, President of Bank of Hawaii; Award of Excellence, Shan S Tsutsui ’89, Lt. Governor, State of Hawaiʻi; Spirit of Maui Award, Spencer S. Shiraishi ’45, founder and coach of Maui Swim Club; and Inspiration Award, Odell Marinia, Maui High Track and Field Coach of 36 years.

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The Maui High School Foundation is a non-profit organization, established in 1995.  Its mission is to promote and foster the development of Maui High School as a secondary education institution on Maui.

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