Ikeda-Simao officially inducted into Hall of Honor

HONOLULU — Kaua‘i High School graduate Tiffany Ikeda-Simao joined the 11 other Hall of Honor athletes, on Sunday, for their official induction ceremony at the Sheraton Waikiki.

The honorees were Tani Ader (Farrington), Lake Casco (Lahainaluna), Daniel Chow (Punahou), Kanani Herring (Kamehameha-Kapalama), Jeeter Ishida (Punahou), Dara Pagaduan (Kamehameha-Kapalama), Erik Shoji (Punahou), Jamie Smith (‘Iolani), Kolten Wong (Kamehameha-Hawai‘i) and Michelle Yoshida (Punahou).

They, accompanied by their parents and the schools’ athletic directors, were treated to a dinner and ceremony in which all the athletes were introduced to the crowd.

In addition to the $2,000 scholarship, each of them received posters of themselves to be hung up in their honor.

Ikeda-Simao was one of three athletes from Neighbor Islands to be elected and was one of two to come from a public school.

Her accomplishments include placing third at states for soccer, winning the state individual track title for the 100 Meter Dash and a state title for the 4×100 Meter Relay.

She also earned a silver medal in the triple jump.

Ikeda-Simao plans on attending the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa in the fall.

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