Big Island Trio Headlines HHSAA Hall of Honor Class
The Hawaii High School Athletic Association announced the newest class of student-athletes to enter their prestigious Hall of Honor class for 2012, and three Big Island multi-sport athletes made the list.
Among the 12 that were voted in were a pair of Konawaena girls basketball champions. Dawnyelle Awa and Lia Galdeira will both be playing basketball at Washington State University next year, and it’s only fitting that the pair joins the Hall of Honor together. Awa also played volleyball for the Wildcats, while Galdeira was a stand-out member of the school’s track and field team.
The other BIIF representative of the Hall of Honor is Hawai’i Preparatory Academy’s Shane Brostek. The son of former NFL offensive lineman Bern, Shane is considered to be one of the top offensive lineman in the state, and currently being recruited by several different schools. Brostek also competed in track and field for Ka Makani.
Each of the Hall of Honor inductees were voted in by a 16-person group of reporters, past and present, coaches, and athletic directors that span the state’s sports landscape. According to the HHSAA, criteria is not limited to on-field performance. Intangibles like community service, sportsmanship, character, and academic work are major factors in figuring out the all-around candidate for the group.
Each member of the Hall of Honor class will receive a $2,000 scholarship from Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and will be recognized at a banquet on June 3 at the Sheraton Waikiki.
2012 HHSAA Hall of Honor Class (sports participated in parentheses)
Dawnyelle Awa, Konawaena (basketball, volleyball)
Shane Brostek, Hawai’i Preparatory Academy (football, track and field)
Keiki Carlos, Mid-Pacific (softball)
Lorens Chan, ‘Iolani (golf)
Mindy Chow, Punahou (judo, wrestling)
Kristine Felix, Baldwin (track and field, tennis)
Benny Fonua, Kahuku (football, basketball)
Lia Galdeira, Konawaena (basketball, track and field)
Misty Ma’a, Kamehameha-Kapalama (volleyball)
Mysha Sataraka, Punahou (softball, basketball)
Pasoni Tasini, Baldwin (football, basketball, track and field, volleyball)