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HMSA awards more than $95,000 to Hawaii high schools and outstanding student athletes

School principals, athletic directors, students, and family members came from across the state to the Hawaii Convention Center on June 15, to honor Hawaii’s top high schools and the finest scholar athletes at the 2013 HMSA Kaimana Awards and Scholarship Program luncheon.

Thirty high schools were recognized for achieving the highest program scores in their league and division in athletics, academics, sportsmanship, and community service. HMSA sponsors the event administered by the Hawaii High School Athletic Association.

The 10 highest-scoring schools received a check for $1,500. Winners for the Big Island Interscholastic Federation Division II: Hualalai Academy, first place, Hawaii Preparatory Academy, second place and Parker School, third place.

The program, which started in August 2005, recognizes all-around accomplishments by high schools, rewards individual student athletes with scholarships, and supports coaches education.