Recognizing greatness in our communities
Mid-Pacific Institute wins Life matters Awards
HawaiiUSA FCU together with ScoringLive recently had the honor of awarding not just one, but two Life matters Awards to high school athletes of Mid-Pacific Institute. The Girls Softball and Boys Soccer teams were both separately nominated on scoringlive.com and selected from a pool of nominees for the Fall 2014 season. Mid-Pacific Institute's Athletic Director, Scott Wagner arranged a special Chapel where each team was presented with a $500 prize and award plaque to commend them for their accomplishments in the community. Read their Life matters stories below.
Life Matters Moment: Mid-Pacific Institute Girls Softball
"Our softball team helped the athletes at the State Special Olympics last year at the end of May, 2013. We will all participate again this year as a team in 2 weeks. We work so hard all year at practice but working with these athletes really reminds us what hard work is. It is a very motivating experience and reminds us what is really important in life. We get to coach and referee and interact with the athletes and their families again. Thank you for considering our team. If we win, you can donate our $500 to the Special Olympics with our aloha."
Coach Alan Inaba and Girls Softball Team accept Life matters Award and $500 check from HawaiiUSA's SVP of Marketing and Community Outreach, Scott Kaulukukui.
Life matters Moment: Mid-Pacific Institute Boys Varsity Soccer
"Over the past few years, Mid-Pacific and Honoka'a have become rivals in Division II soccer. Despite many hard-fought contest, both programs have developed a great deal of respect and friendship for one another fueled by a unique father-son coaching connection of the past. Before I took over the Mid-Pacific soccer program in 2009, Marc Miranda was the head coach and program director. His father Maurice Miranda, was the head coach over at Honoka'a HS. Even to this day, both Marc and Maurice Miranda remain great friends of mine and huge supporters of the Mid-Pacific soccer program. Recently, the captains of the Mid-Pacific boy's varsity soccer team decided to raise money for the victims of the Pahoa lava flow and hurricane iselle disasters. After recently completing a trip to the Big Island for a pre-season tournament, the Mid-Pacific Boy's Varsity soccer team donated $845 to Maurice Miranda (Honoka'a Soccer Coach) who accepted the donation on behalf of the Grassroots Church of Pahoa."
HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union presents a $500 check to award Mid-Pacific Institute's Boys Soccer Team led by Coach Jayson Abe.
HawaiiUSA and ScoringLive have partnered to recognize high school sports teams that are making a difference in the life of an individual or organization in their community. The HawaiiUSA Life matters Award is about the spirit of giving back to others. Your team plays hard for school pride. How does it show "heart" away from the game? Share your most meaningful Life matters experience and you could win a $500 contribution to your school's athletic department. Two winning teams will be selected at the conclusion of the Fall and Spring sports seasons.
To nominate a team, complete the HawaiiUSA Life matters Award online form.
Each day Hawaii keiki overcome personal challenges to achieve success in their classroom and in life. Along with making a difference in our community, these students represent our bright future.
HI Achievers is a homegrown project which brings statewide recognition to deserving students, sharing their stories and inspiring more young minds to take action. Every other week, a new student will be selected as the featured HI Achiever on a Hawaii News Now Sunrise segment and presented with a $200 cash award from HawaiiUSA FCU to honor their achievements. HI Achievers also receive a unique opportunity to earn Certification in HawaiiUSA's Life Events Assistance Program (LEAP), which will train them in financial fitness and lifelong money management skills. Total prize is valued at $700.
Nominate your HI Achiever today!
Here are our 2014 HI Achievers
HI Achiever Jacob Ly, Kalani High School December 22, 2014
HI Achiever Stephen John Cu, Pearl City High School December 8, 2014
HI Achiever Landon Mauricio, Moanalua High School November 24, 2014
HI Achiever Dayna Sur, Hawaii Baptist Academy November 10, 2014
HI Achiever Jarek Garcia, Hanalani Schools October 13, 2014
HI Achiever Isabelle Aki, Hanalani Schools September 29, 2014
HI Achiever Hailey Donaldson, Castle High School September 15, 2014
HI Achiever Malia Walsh, Mid-Pacific Institute. September 1, 2014
HI Achievers: A look back at the HI Achievers of 2014 August 18, 2014
HI Achiever Brittany Amano, Kalani High School. August 4, 2014
HI Achiever Kaycee Beardeaux, Mililani High School. July 21, 2014
HI Achiever Victor Nhieu, Roosevelt High School. July 7, 2014
HI Achiever Koalii Ladao, St. Louis High School. June 23, 2014
HI Achiever Rachel Alm, Roosevelt High School. June 9, 2014
HI Achiever Hannah Carnes, Kalaheo High School. May 26, 2014
HI Achiever Nakoa Farrant, Kamehameha Schools. May 13, 2014
HI Achiever Kaitlin DeMello, Mid-Pacific Institute. April 28, 2014
HI Achiever Blayne Won, Saint Francis School. April 14, 2014
HI Achiever Gary Calzada, Farrington High School. March 31, 2014
HI Achiever Pomai Matanane, Waianae High School. March 17, 2014
HI Achiever Spencer Kiehm, Iolani School. March 3, 2014
HI Achiever Andrea Jurado, Waipahu High School. February 17, 2014
HI Achiever Diana Nguyen, Kaimuki High School. February 3, 2014
HI Achiever Call for Nominations. January 20, 2014
For Official HI Achievers Program Rules visit www.hawaiinewsnow.com