LIHUE — The last time the Kauai Interscholastic Federation fielded a Hawaii High School Athletic Association Hall of Honor recipient was in 2011.
And actually, there were two: Pierce Murphy of Island School and Shea Shimabukuro of Kauai High School.
More are welcome to apply to join them.
The island’s senior student-athletes and their coaches can submit applications for the prestigious event and its accompanying scholarship by May 4.
Senior student athletes in the state of Hawaii participating in any of the official HHSAA state championship sports are eligible for consideration into the Hall of Honor. Because the field is limited to 12 nominations, fans have described this event as the best of the best.
Winners will be honored at a banquet at the Dole Cannery Pomaikai Ballroom in Honolulu on June 5.
The KIF has done well with student representation in the HHSAA Hall of Honor from its inception when Guy Gaspar of Waimea High School was named in 1983. Waimea continued to field Hall of Honor recipients with Ross Kagawa, the current Kauai County Council member, was named in 1984 followed by Anthony Lazaro Jr. in 1985 and Melissa Pacheco in 1986.
Kapaa High School entered the field in 1988 when the KIF saw Waimea’s Maile Golden being joined by Dawson Carvalho. Greg Gonsalves, the current Kapaa High School athletic director, was a Hall of Honor recipient in 1989, being joined by his brother, Matt Gonsalves in 1991 who shared the podium with Waimea’s Deirdre Wisneski, the current associate head coach for the University of Hawaii softball team.
The Hawaii High School Hall of Honor was established in 1982.