IPA's Navigator medal

Secondary Awards Winners for 2020-2021

Congratulations to the following Secondary students who have won academic awards and recognitions for the 2020-2021 school year.

 

Navigator Award – Elijah Esmeralda ‘21

The Navigator award is ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY’s highest honor. It is awarded to a senior in recognition for consistently exemplifying the core values of IPA, those of kindness, generosity of spirit, and curiosity and creativity in all academic endeavours. The recipient is a person who has been, for all intents and purposes, and ideal student who exemplifies the values found in IPA’s mission statement: strength of character, based upon the core values of respect for others, recognition of the inherent value of each human being, generosity of spirit and the power of human kindness; commitment to become involved citizens both within their communities and the world – citizens who understand and practice democratic values; confidence to maximize the use of their intellectual, academic, physical, artistic and creative gifts in preparation for college and as life-long learners.

 

Valedictorian – Trenton Tseu ‘21

The class Valedictorian is the top student in the graduating class and is recognized for their consistent academic excellence and strength of character. The honoree is determined based on their strength of schedule, participation in extracurricular activities, service to community, and personal character consistent with the values of our school.

 

Salutatorian – Luke Garcia ‘21

The class Salutatorian is the second top student in the graduating class and is recognized for their consistent academic excellence and strength of character. The honoree is determined based on their strength of schedule, participation in extracurricular activities, service to community, and personal character consistent with the values of our school.

 

Head of School Award – Allyson Sasaki ‘21

This award honors a deserving senior for their combined record of service, character, leadership, and scholarship.

 

Harvard Book Award – Madison Mizon ‘22

The Harvard Book Award is an award given to an outstanding high school junior who exemplifies the Harvard tradition of academic excellence, reflected in class ranking or GPA, achievement in extracurricular activities, and exemplary character. This award is traditionally presented to the recipient by another Harvard Book Award recipient or a Harvard alumnus. Previous Harvard Book Award presenters have included Dr. Dan White and Mr. Mufi Hannemann.

 

Stargazer – Dason Lee ‘23

The Stargazer Award honors a sophomore who has been, for all intents and purposes, an ideal student based on ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY’s mission statement. The recipient is recognized for consistently exemplifying the core values of ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY, those of kindness, generosity of spirit, and curiosity and creativity in all academic endeavors. This is the highest award at this level.

 

Student Life Award – Meta Bradley ‘22

The Student Life Award is given to a student who shows consistent participation in student activities, student productions, athletics and other endeavors in ways that generate support for the school and exhibit a positive school spirit.

 

Kupono Award – Preeya Prasad ‘21

This award honors a senior for their participation in and promotion of Hawaiian culture on and off campus.

 

Outstanding Contribution to IPA Culture and the Arts – Preeya Prasad ‘21

This award honors a student for their career contributions to school culture through the arts, curricular activities, and extracurricular activities on campus and in the community.

 

Outstanding Male Athlete Award – Luke Garcia ‘21

The Outstanding Male Athlete Award honors a male senior athlete in recognition of excellent athletic achievement, scholarship, participation, and leadership. This is a career award requiring at least three years at IPA, and takes into account involvement in Varsity level ILH athletics. Additional consideration is given for club and school activities, academics, honor societies and behavioral records. HHSAA representation and team leadership are also considered.

 

Outstanding Female Athlete Award – Kylee Fellows ‘21

The Outstanding Female Athlete Award honors a male senior athlete in recognition of excellent athletic achievement, scholarship, participation, and leadership. This is a career award requiring at least three years at IPA, and takes into account involvement in Varsity level ILH athletics. Additional consideration is given for club and school activities, academics, honor societies and behavioral records. HHSAA representation and team leadership are also considered.

 

Leadership Award

The Leadership Award honors a student who has been a positive force for class spirit and class cohesion, and who has taken initiative on student issues. This student demonstrated leadership in supporting school-related activities and the immediate community. Some examples include, but are not limited to, student productions, athletics, clubs and organizations.

Kailer Suerth ‘21
Madison Mizon ‘22

 

Academic Achievement Award

The Academic Achievement Award is given to a student who consistently demonstrates an interest in intellectual pursuits, love of knowledge, and positive attitude towards learning, accompanied by achievement at the highest academic level.

Kristin Chun ‘22
Karenna Meyermann ‘23

 

Generosity of Spirit Award

The Generosity of Spirit Award honors the student who consistently exhibits an attitude characterized by sensitivity to the needs of others, a willingness to help whenever possible, and a genuine care for the welfare of their fellow ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY community members over the course of their time at ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY.

Rhianna Hara ‘24
Haley Teramae ‘25
Jacqueline Arvman ‘26
Jordan Lee Standt ‘27

 

Hana Pono Award

Pono means “right” in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, and describes a sense of “rightness” that comes from being one with everything. It is based on the ancient Hawaiian belief in the unconditional love and compassion for, and the connectedness between all things. Hana is the Hawaiian idea of perpetration, or a continuation. ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY’s Hana Pono Award honors students who, over the course of their time at IPA, has consistently demonstrated the perpetuation of this Hawaiian ideal through steadfast commitment to service to the school and others within the community; a consistent willingness to serve; to offer help without being asked; whose selfless efforts have enhanced the school community.

Kaitlyn Taaca ‘21
Aubrey Ramsbottom ‘22
Sebastian Banquil ‘23
Taylor Mizon ‘24
Krislyn Elmore ‘25