Congratulations to our newest inductees into the St. Anthony School National Honor Society! They are: Jalen Coloma and Vanessa Gabriel, Class of 2018; Hunter Otani, Brianna Leval and Fiona McGrath, Class of 2019; and Daniel Tongson, Hope Otani and Jocelyn Corpuz, Class of 2020.
Inductees show promise in the four pillars on which NHS stands — Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Character.
Mahalo to the St. Anthony School ‘ohana for doing your part to fight hunger in Maui County. St. Anthony’s Head of School Tim Cullen represents the K-12 campus in presenting nonperishable items to Charles, a Maui Food Bank truck driver.
St. Anthony School will recognize its 2017 Alumni Hall of Fame honorees and Guardian Angel Award recipient during the annual Strength in Unity Gala. Held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. October 28 at the King Kamehameha Golf Clubhouse in Waikapu, this benefit dinner and auction raises needed funds for student tuition assistance.
This year’s honorees are: “Distinguished Alumni” – Judy Oliveira, ’88 graduate; “School Service” – Randall Leval, ’79 graduate; “Community Service” – William “Butch” Soares, ’58 graduate; and “Outstanding Athlete” – Matthew Cerizo, ’86 graduate. Linda Morgan of Linda Morgan & Associates Inc. was named recipient of the school’s “Guardian Angel Award.”
The Distinguished Alumni Award is presented to a graduate or honorary graduate who has supported the school in a variety of ways, has been involved in community activities and exemplifies a St. Anthony School graduate.
St. Anthony School’s Service Award is presented to a graduate or honorary graduate who is tireless and selfless in service to the St. Anthony community.
The Community Service Award is presented to a graduate or honorary graduate who has made a definite impact on the wider community.
St. Anthony’ School’s Outstanding Athlete honor is presented to a graduate or honorary graduate who has succeeded in the area of athletics and who demonstrates qualities of a Marianist Education.
The Guardian Angel Award is presented to a non-alumni supporter of St. Anthony School who has demonstrated loyalty, honesty, integrity and service. The recipient has given of their talent, time and treasure to ensure the success of St. Anthony School.
During St. Anthony’s October 28th Gala, in addition to recognizing these honorees, guests will also enjoy Silent and Live Auctions; a performance by the St. Anthony Golden Royals Jazz Orchestra; dinner entertainment by Nevah Too Late; and camaraderie amongst alumni, supporters and community stakeholders.
“It is truly a blessing to honor these five individuals for their outstanding and well-deserved acceptance into the St. Anthony School Hall of Fame,” said St. Anthony’s Head of School Tim Cullen. “At St. Anthony School we respect the past, celebrate the present and build the future. Each of these special honorees is a valued part of our past, they now inspire our present students and families and their example of excellence helps us to build an even brighter future at SAS!”
For reservations and information on St. Anthony’s Strength in Unity Gala, visit www.sasmaui.org or contact St. Anthony School at 1618 Lower Main Street, Wailuku, HI 96793; phone (808) 244-4190 ext. 268; or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Various sponsorship and donor opportunities are available. Individual seats start at $130.
St. Anthony School 8th-grader Kali Spalding’s love for reading motivated her to launch a new book drive for young patients at Kapiolani Medical Center on Oahu.
“I hope, through my book drive, to comfort children that may find peace in the pages of a good book,” Kali said. The book drive will run for 10 days from September 11th through September 22nd.
Donors are encouraged to drop off new books geared for middle and high school aged students between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday to Friday, at St. Anthony School. Specially marked boxes will be posted on the three St. Anthony campuses – K-5, 6-8, 9-12 – and at the middle and high school front office.
Details about Kali’s book drive are on a Web site she created: https://808kalgraceschool.wixsite.com/mysite
Kali’s goal is collect 500 books. Barnes & Noble book store has already contributed 250 books and Lowe’s on Maui has donated collection boxes.
Donors with more than 25 books are asked to contact Kali prior to drop off. Contact information is on the book drive Web site listed above.
Middle schoolers donate $1,000-plus to Hurricane Harvey
WAILUKU – St. Anthony Middle School 8th-grader Maria King led a three-day money drive that garnered $1,141 for victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
Maria placed jars at each of the middle school’s homerooms and encouraged students in grade 6 through 8 to donate cash and coins toward recovery efforts from the storm.
Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the southern coast of Texas on Aug. 25. The category 4 hurricane killed at least 70 people and produced epic flooding and property damage.
“I’m proud of my classmates at St. Anthony for responding so quickly by giving their dollars and coins to help other people,” King said. “It means a lot to me that we can reach out to people in need.”
Sixth-graders in Ernie Mendoza’s homeroom won a pizza party by bringing in $368, the most donations by any single class. Proceeds from the three-day money drive will be donated to Catholic Charities in Texas.
National Honor Society students at St. Anthony School marked this week’s 9/11 anniversary by honoring the courageous work of our local police, firefighters and Coast Guard officials. The students in grades 9 through 12 prepared and delivered gift baskets and thank you cards to the Maui Police Department Police Chief Tivoli Faaumu, the Wailuku Fire Station and the Coast Guard station in West Maui.
Mahalo nui loa to the Living in Faith Experience (LIFE) team for leading the first mass of the new school year for Middle and High School students.
We also want to congratulate the LIFE students for raising more than $1,800 in the Maui Charity Walk this past spring.