The accomplishments and contributions of five honorees were celebrated at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo 12th Annual Distinguished Alumni and Service Awards Banquet held Feb. 24. The event was sponsored by UH Hilo Alumni and Friends Association.
The 2012 Distinguished Alumni recipients are Gary Hara, Brigadier General, Hawaiʻi National Guard; Dennis O’Brien, Principal, E.B. de Silva Elementary School; Gladys Sonomura, community volunteer; and Ross Wilson, Principal, Current Events. Distinguished Service honorees are Miyoko Sugano, UH Hilo Professor Emeritus, and Jimmy Yagi, basketball coach.
The event also featured a silent auction to raise scholarship funds.
Photos courtesy of UH Hilo University Relations.