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2007 Winners

Kaimana Scholarship Winners

Big Island Interscholastic Federation

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Janna Anu
Kamehameha Schools Hawaii

Bowling, Paddling

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Kellie Kitaoka
Konawaena High School

Cross Country, Soccer

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Farin Ota
Keaau High School

Baseball, Cross Country, Softball

Interscholastic League of Honolulu

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Jessica Benito
Christian Academy

Basketball, Volleyball

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Kimberly Hall
Punahou School

Swimming, Water Polo

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Dominic Hart
Hawaii Baptist Academy

Basketball, Volleyball

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Shayna Kapaona
Kamehameha Schools Kapalama

Soccer, Track & Field

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Zachary Kim
Punahou School

Basketball, Football

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Carolyn Pearce
Mid-Pacific Institute

Cross Country, Paddling, Tennis
Distinguished Recipient

Kauai Interscholastic Federation

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Jasmine Blaine
Island School

Cross Country, Paddling, Swimming, Tennis

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Leslyn Ibara
Waimea High School

Golf, Volleyball

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Stephanie Kawamura
Kapaa High School

Softball, Tennis

Maui Interscholastic League

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Ian Dela Cruz
King Kekaulike High School

Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Tennis
Distinguished Recipient

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Lipoa Kahaleuahi
Hana High and Elementary School

Basketball, Cross Country

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Carrie Yap
Baldwin High School

Bowling, Judo

Oahu Interscholastic Association

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Brittney Cambridge
Mililani High School

Basketball, Cheerleading

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Jasmine Enos-Amanonce
Waianae High School

Golf, Track & Field, Volleyball

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Timothy Ho
Roosevelt High School


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Kyle Monette
Mililani High School

Distinguised Recipient

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Jennifer Noborikawa
Kalani High School

Swimming, Water Polo

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Amanda Tanhchaleun
Aiea High School

Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Track & Field, Volleyball

Kaimana Award Winners

Big Island Interscholastic Federation

Division I

  • First Place: Hilo High School
  • Second Place: Waiakea High School
  • Third Place: Keeau High School

Division II

  • First Place: Hawaii Preparatory Academy
  • Second Place: Parker School
  • Third Place: Konawaena High School

Interscholastic League of Honolulu

Division I

  • First Place: Kamehameha Schools Kapalama
  • Second Place: Mid-Pacific Institute
  • Third Place: Maryknoll School

Division II

  • First Place: Christian Academy
  • Second Place: Hawaii Baptist Academy
  • Third Place: University High School

Kauai Interscholastic Federation

  • First Place: Island School
  • Second Place: Waimea High School

Maui Interscholastic League

Division I

  • First Place: Lahainaluna High School
  • Second Place: Kamehameha Schools Maui
  • Third Place: Maui High School

Division II

  • First Place: Hana High School
  • Second Place: St. Anthony High School
  • Third Place: Seabury Hall

Oahu Interscholastic Association

Red Division

  • First Place: Mililani High School
  • Second Place: Waipahu High School
  • Third Place: Campbell High School

Blue Division

  • First Place: Roosevelt High School
  • Second Place: Pearl City High School
  • Third Place: Kahuku High School

White Division

  • First Place: Anuenue School
  • Second Place: Kailua High School
  • Third Place: Nanakuli High School


Kaimana Scholarship Winners Bios


Janna Anu, Kamehameha Schools Hawaii

Janna was a four-year member of the Kamehameha Schools Hawaii canoe paddling team and a member of Hui Malama Aina o Pauahi, which maintains the Kamehameha Schools Hawaii campus. She made the headmaster’s list all four years.

Kellie Kitaoka, Konawaena High School

Kellie was a member of the BIIF-champion Konawaena High School girls soccer team and a first-team all-BIIF selection. She led the effort to raise funds and repaint the lockers at Konawaena. Kellie was a National Honor Society member during her sophomore through senior years.

Farin Ota, Keaau High School

During her senior year, Farin was a member of the varsity boys baseball team, as well as the cross country and softball teams. Farin was senior class president, made the honor roll all four years, and was a National Honor Society member. She volunteered with Shattered Dreams drinking and driving prevention club.

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Jessica Benito, Christian Academy

Jessica volunteered for the Red Cross in the Tripler Army Medical Center pharmacy department and served as treasurer of her school’s student government association. She was a member of the Christian Academy volleyball and basketball teams.

Kimberly Hall, Punahou School

Kimberly was a founding chairperson of Malama Jam, an annual youth concert to support local charities. She was also a member of the Punahou water polo and swim teams. In addition, Kimberly was a National Honor Society member and a National Merit Scholarship finalist.

Dominic Hart, Hawaii Baptist Academy

Named the school’s male athlete of the year, Dominic was a member of the volleyball and basketball teams. During his junior year, he led Hawaii Baptist to the school’s first ILH Division II volleyball championship. He helped his mother prepare meals for the homeless as a River of Life Mission volunteer.

Shayna Kapaona, Kamehameha Schools Kapalama

Shayna’s academic awards include her school’s Principal’s Award, a University of Pennsylvania Book Award, and a scholar-athlete award. She was co-captain of the school’s back-to-back state champion girls soccer team and co-president of the tree-huggers club, which recycles paper and cans on campus.

Zachary Kim, Punahou School

Named one of the “25 people who will shape the next 25 years” by Hawaii Business magazine, Zachary was on the varsity football and baseball teams. As a junior, he was selected to the all-state football first-team as an all-purpose player. He founded and chaired Malama Jam, a benefit concert that raised more than $60,000 for local charities over three years.

Carolyn Pearce, Mid-Pacific Institute

Carolyn’s service activities include a youth group trip to Mexico to build a house for Amor Ministries. She was a member of the tennis, outrigger paddling, and cross country teams, as well as the National Honor Society and National Society of High School Scholars. She also won a Harvard Book Award.

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Jasmine Blaine, Island School

Jasmine raised money through recycling to donate to the CARE Foundation and a hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She hopes to work for an organization that helps women around the world. She was also a four-year member of the tennis team and treasurer of the National Honor Society.

Leslyn Ibara, Waimea High School

Leslyn was a member of the KIF-champion girls volleyball team and was the first girl from Waimea High to compete in the state girls golf championship. She was also an honor roll and National Honor Society member. Her volunteer activities included chairing Waimea High’s Adopt A Highway committee.

Stephanie Kawamura, Kapaa High School

In addition to being a tennis team member, Stephanie was elected both captain and most valuable player of the softball team. She was an active member of the National Honor Society and the Kapaa High and Kauai District student councils. Her service activities include beach cleanups, tutoring children, and work at Princeville’s library.


Ian Dela Cruz, King Kekaulike High School

Ian captained the varsity tennis team and founded a tennis club to give free lessons to youth. He was a National Merit finalist and a member of the math team that won first place in the Maui District Math League. He co-founded the Institute for the Vindication of Education to tutor classmates and provide SAT prep. Ian also volunteered for the Hawaii Food Bank and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Lipoa Kahaleuahi, Hana High and Elementary School

Actress, hula dancer, and artist Lipoa was also a member of the varsity cross country and basketball teams and a competitive surfer. She was student body president during her junior and senior years, a peer tutor, and a counselor. She won an International Library of Poets Editor’s Choice Award.

Carrie Yap, Baldwin High School

Carrie is a two-time MIL judo champion. She was also a member of the Wailuku Roselani Crystals 4-H club and a state delegate at the 2004 national 4-H Congress in Atlanta. Her volunteer activities included helping children transition from preschool to kindergarten.

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Brittney Cambridge, Mililani High School

Selected as the best defensive player on the girls basketball team, Brittney was also a varsity cheerleader. She was president of Mililani’s Health Occupations Students of America club for two years, organizing blood drives and fundraisers. She took second place in the job-seeking skills category of the state HOSA competition.

Jasmine Enos-Amanonce, Waianae High School

Student body president Jasmine was on the volleyball and track teams. She was also a Leeward District Council and state student council representative. She volunteered at a nursing home and Seagulls Schools. She also interned at Tripler Army Medical Center and completed a certified nurse’s aide training class.

Timothy Ho, Roosevelt High School

Timothy was a member of the tennis and soft tennis teams and was voted a first-team OIA East all-star in soft tennis his junior year. He was selected by the U.S. Soft Tennis Association to represent the United States in Japan. Timothy also organized a pottery sale to benefit the American Cancer Society.

Kyle Monette, Mililani High School

Kyle created a program called Kids Helping Kids with Diabetes, helping raise more than $40,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He was also active in youth ministry, a varsity tennis team and National Honor Society member, and led the school band’s saxophone and French horn sections. He was awarded his school’s Troteia Award, a President’s Volunteer Service Award, Prudential Spirit of Community Award, and national Lewis Hine Award for service to children.

Jennifer Noborikawa, Kalani High School

Jennifer was captain of both the water polo and swim teams and made the honor roll and principal’s list. Her community service includes creating a mentorship program to help students transition to Kalani High. She sees college as an opportunity to question anything and discover her true passion.

Amanda Tanhchaleun, Aiea High School

Amanda won a Harvard Book Award and a National Council of Teachers of English Achievement Award in writing. She was a member of the volleyball, soccer, track, and softball teams; captained her cross country team; and was an OIA West first-team pick her junior year. Amanda volunteered with Pali Momi Medical Center and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu.

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