Spring 2021 Student Awards Ceremony

Awards and Recognition

Congratulations to our 2021 Graduates!

Spring 2021 History Writing Awards

Hawaiian History ($100 award)

  • Maile Hayashida, "Nā Wāhine Kūʻē: Continuing the Legacy of Wahine Warriors"
  • Emma Kawaikahi Tanigawa, "Criminalization of Wāhine in the Hawaiian Kingdom"

Pacific History ($100 award)

  • Taecia Kukui Akana, "How the Missing Became the Forgotten: The Truth of Blackbirding in the Pacific"

World History ($100 award)

  • David Fruend, "Predators to Prey: The Decline of Imperial Japanese Naval Aviation in the Pacific War."

United States History ($100 award)

  • Komela McAuliffe, "The Rocky Road that Led to Pearl Harbor"

Gary Y. Okihiro & Marina A. Henriquez Student Award for Significant Community Contributution toward Hawaiian History and Culture

Honorable Mention ($100 award)

  • Taecia Kukui Akana
    • Ariel Young-Ziegler

1st place Winner ($300 award)

  • Kenneth CJ Sweezey