Exercises honor HPA graduates

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The Hawaii Preparatory Academy awarded diplomas to 108 members of the Class of 2014 at commencement exercises May 23 at Castle Gymnasium.

Rika Inaba, senior class leader and upper school modern language teacher, gave the commencement address. Cathryn Kimi Cantyne, student council president, received the Headmaster’s Award and Hannah Twigg-Smith was named the Senior Scholar.

During a senior awards ceremony held on May 22, the following seniors also received awards: Founder’s Award, Luigi Balbo Bertone di Sambuy; Walter Liu ‘65 Memorial Leadership Award, Buck Thomas; Kevin Kitagawa ‘77 Memorial Bootstrap Award, Joshua Kamalani Ching; Phyllis A. Richards Theatre Arts Award, Churchill Hanten Crean; Athletes of the Year, Alexandra Kristiana Van Pernis and Kellen Lee Gillins.

The graduates were: Kazuki Arakawa, John Yates Austin, Luigi Balbo Bertone di Sambuy, Marinna Barrie, Kharim Kelley Barthson, Tiana He‘ohukealoha Bertelmann-Tabac, Allexandria Kristal Blacksmith, Lyle Boland Bleckel, Nicholas McLeod Briley, Malia Byram, Kalan Thomas Camero, Cathryn Kimi Hawea Cantyne, Kaiya Casuga, Melia Cavedoni, I-Farn Chen, Inkeun Chey, Joshua Kamalani Ching, Jessica Chow, Kenneth Clayton Christie, Obadyahu Samuel Cordero, Nicole Madeline Crawford, Churchill Hanten Crean, Walter Koukalaka Disney, Scott McKenzie Fetz, Ryan Patrick Fitzgerald, Seychelle Francis, Ryan Minoru Fujioka, Kellen Lee Gillins, Danielle Grainger, Cannon David Greco Hiranaka, Keenan In Hyun Greenbaum, Mariah Lilinoe Lottis Haight, Mickie Nami Hirata, Heamasi Mafileo Holschuh, Blake Oscar Hekekia Hooser, Frederick Huang, Nathan Kamalanika‘eono‘eaueku‘ualohaoana Hurwitz, Madison Michiko Inman, Keli Nalu Patricia Jackson, Ryan Daniel Jarvill, Anastasia Valentina Johnson, Rachel Anela Tiara Kaden, Joseph Kamuela Kailimai, Roman Pavlovich Kandirovskiy, Yu-Chan Kao, Alina Mieko Katase, Michael Anthony Kokal, Miel Juan Krauss, Veronica Alexis Ladwig, Tsun Hin Lai, Russell Keller Laros IV, Seo Yun Lee, Sok Hwan Lee, Veronica Hiwahiwa LeSuer-Hernandez, Xin‘ge Li, Xingjie Li, Kawena Kahuama-lamaihu-ipu‘iamekealaka‘iipa‘aikea-kea Lim-Samura, Chao Lin, Min-Che Lu, Robert W. K. Lum III, Alex Kealoha Stuart Magoon, Tori Nicole Massara, Alexandria Lin Go Meyer, Morgan Shea Maile Monahan, Sione Finau Moniati Jr., Sage Meyrick Morgan, Brendan Connor Moynahan, Michael Kenichi Nakahara, Erika Leigh Nielsen, Ranko Ono, Allen Mae Ortega, David Oboghekevweneru Ovbagbedia, Teak Austin Owen, Anders Talia‘uli van Arsdale Patolo, Connor Calen Peterson, Justin Pham, Jared Ryan Pries, Christian William Na‘au Ali‘i Purdy, Sarah Catherine Quigley, Peyton Aaron Rapier, Colin James Renfro, Tiana Kaanohi Kula He Ui O Ku‘u Mau Maka Teipoitemarama Reynolds, Ian Kainoa Rice, Claudius Vincent Saalfeld, Noah Isaku Makana Schenk, Alexandro Siordia, Ki Wook Song, Michael Kanekuni Spetich, Kenji Jeremiah Stinson, Alexis Ka‘anela Stoebner, Leila Takahashi-Ruiz, Nanea Anelamaikalanimai Tavares, Buck Thomas, Sai Tian, Hsin-Ting Tsai, Antonia Tsui, Hope Verenakaiwai Tucker, Hannah Rose Twigg-Smith, Hiro Ueno, Kelly Morgane Ulrich, Alexandra Makanalani Van Pernis, Evaldas Vegertas, Carina Po‘okela Laniala Verhulsdonk, Cole Walter, Naniali‘i Kayla Welch Keli‘iho‘omalu, Emilee Sarah Winston, Emily Osato Yoshida, and Di Zhu.