Pereira, Hirano named Outstanding Menehune

WAIMEA — The Waimea High School Athletic Department named its outstanding student-athletes during an awards presentation at the school last week.

“The Waimea Athletic Department would like to honor its student-athletes for their academic and athletic successes, both in the classroom and on the athletic field,” said Jon Kobayashi, the Waimea athletic director. “Their dedication, pride and commitment are what sets them apart as leaders.”

Marcus Pereira was named the Waimea Outstanding Male Athlete, and Julia Hirano named the Waimea Outstanding Female Athlete.

Devon Hartsell received accolades as the Outstanding Male Scholar. Samantha Nichols, who recently signed her letter of intent to play golf at Knox College, got the honor for the Outstanding Female Scholar.

Riley Saiki was named the Army Male Scholar, and Melia Okura received the Army Female Scholar award.

The Menehune Boosters Club officers selected recipients for the $500 Richard M. Doi and the Bunji Shimomura scholarship awards. The selection is made of a male and female student-athlete who has exemplified academic and athletic achievements.

Pereira was named the recipient of the Richard M. Doi scholarship for males, and Genessa Jardin received the scholarship for females.

Briggs Agu was named the recipient of the Bunji Shimomura scholarship for males with Hirano getting the scholarship for females.

Awards were presented by Kobayashi, and assistant athletic directors Lois Keamoai and John Altomare.

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