LIHU‘E — High school seniors participating in any of the official Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association state championship sports are eligible for consideration to the HHSAA Hall of Honor scholarship program.
This year, there will be no Hall of Honor banquet due to the COVID-19 conditions in Hawai‘i, but the Hall of Honor will be announced on May 25 following a meeting of the HOH selection committee.
HHSAA announces the deadline of May 6 for nomination forms of candidates being considered for the honor of being recognized for athletic excellence and achievements of the state’s high school athletes.
Twelve student-athletes are selected for induction into the Hall of Honor by the independent selection committee that includes Kaua‘i representative Greg Gonsalves, Kapa‘a High athletic director.
Along with the induction into the Hall of Honor, each student-athlete receives a $2,000 Enterprise Rent-A-Car college scholarship.
Nomination forms and guidelines are available at sportshigh.com, and need to be sent in by May 6 along with accompanying materials. The nomination packet can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to the completed nomination form, the candidate must include a senior portrait (head-and-shoulders) in JPEG, PNG or PDF format; an action photograph in JPEG, PNG or PDF format, and up to six pages of supporting material. Anything above six pages will be discarded without discretion by the selection committee. In lieu of obtaining the athletic director’s and principal’s signatures, all applications submitted will be sent to athletic directors for verification.
Supporting materials accompanying the completed nomination form may include media clippings, personal statements, letters of reference or grade transcripts.
Athletic achievement is the primary consideration by the selection committee, but other qualities including versatility, sportsmanship, leadership, dedication, academic achievement, school activities, community involvement, character and behavior on and off the playing field will be considered.
Recent Kaua‘i inductees are Kapa‘a’s Kiran Costa in 2019 and Kaua‘i High’s Taegan Keep in 2018.