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Volume VIII Number 1

The Alumni Magazine of Maryknoll School

2006-2007

Sr. Maria Rosario Daley, M.M. Honoring the legacy of the Maryknoll Sisters


THE MARYKNOLL SCHOOL COMMUNITY CENTER

The Time is Now To make a gift to the capital campaign, please contact the Office of Development at (808) 952-7310. Your gift, pledged over five years, will help us RAISE THE ROOF!


PRESIDENT’S COLUMN

Two Welcome Visitors

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ome people do their best work with an iPod dangling from their neck and music blaring into their ears. Others need to work in monastic silence. And others prefer to create with classical pieces playing softly in the background. I do my best work to the sounds of huge construction vehicles going in reverse and to the cacophony of jackhammers, bulldozers, pile drivers, and cement trucks. So you can (L to R) Darryll D.M. Wong ’68, myself, Marlene De Costa ’66, Al Wong, Makayla imagine I was at my best beginning in January 2008, when the heavy Kirby, Laurie Wong vehicles began rolling on campus and the symphony of construction noises began at last on the Maryknoll School Community Center. Construction brings a host of visitors with it. In addition to a small army of construction workers, the work-site is crawling with architects, inspectors, supervisors, and on-lookers. These are all welcome visitors, because they mean that we are getting closer to bringing a long-awaited dream into reality. This spring, for the first time in the school’s Baker with the Development Office to R) Camille Michel, Eve Yeung, myself, Lloree Gamiao, 81-year history, Maryknoll will have an excep- (L Elaine Batacan, Yvonne Morris tional facility to assemble its community for worship, celebration, entertainment, and education. Moreover, the school will at last have its athletic home to conduct its physical education (Seated L to R) My wife Janice, program, as well as play host to its interFrances Ma scholastic competition. Maryknoll will finally (Standing L to R) Myself, Dr. Gabriel Ma play a home game and celebrate its homecoming in its own building! In March 2007, Maryknoll hosted another group of visitors. They were builders as well, Baker with the Class of 1937 but a different type. This was a team of educa(seated L to R) Agnes Sills Cordeiro, Cecelia tors representing the Hawaii Association of Taum Leong, Dulinda Gomes Ernesto Independent Schools (HAIS), the Western (standing L to R) Hilda de Cambra Cordeiro, Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Lucile Smith Mistysyn and the Western Catholic Education Association commended the school for its Catholic Identity -- for upholding the (WCEA). Their purpose was to help build better schools through the vision of its founders and suggesting that the Maryknoll sisters can be accreditation process. very proud of the school which they turned over to lay men and Their main job was to review Maryknoll’s total program, assess the women – their work continues. school’s progress since their last visit six years ago, and submit a Also receiving commendations were our Board, Financial operareport to their various commissions. Those commissions commend tions, Principals, Students, Curriculum, Libraries and Technology. strengths of the school, make recommendations for continued This is just a snapshot of the litany of commendations the school improvement, and offer a term of re-accreditation for the school. received. There was also a short list of recommendations that the Happily, Maryknoll was recommended for full accreditation for the school needs to address, but in my years of reading accreditations next six years. reports, I never experienced a school with such a remarkable number That might have been the end of the story had it not been for the of commendations. Our alumni can surely be proud of their school. unprecedented number of commendations the school received. Having So, let the visitors keep coming – those that want to enjoy our served a number of years as a Commissioner for the New England beautiful new gathering place and those who want to experience the Association of Schools and Colleges, and more recently as a member rich and diverse program that Maryknoll School offers its young men of the HAIS Board, I know first-hand how difficult it is for a school to and women. earn a commendation. Maryknoll’s report contains the highest praise for virtually all phases of the school’s life. For example, the Visiting Committee 2006 - 2007

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VOL . VIII, N O. 1, 2006 - 2007 2006 KNOLLER 4 Maryknoll School - In Retrospect 8 Kekumano Scholarship & Award Dinner Honoree Dr. Gabriel Ma 9 Jubilarian Festivities 10 Holiday Homecoming ALUMNI WEEK 11 15th Annual FORE! Maryknoll Golf Tournament 13 Bowlarama 14 Class Dinner 20 Career Day 21 100 Days Dinner 22 Sports Report 24 Commencement 25 Alumnus Profile - Aaron Wong '02 REUNIONS 27 All-Hawaii Alumni Connection 28 Regional Gatherings in the Pacific Northwest 30 31st Annual Luau 31 Holiday Homecoming 2007 KNOLLER 32 In Memoriam - Shirley Campos 33 Kekumano Scholarship & Award Dinner Honoree Wally K. Yonamine 34 Jubilarians Festivities ALUMNI WEEK 35 15th Annual FORE! Maryknoll Golf Tournament 37 Class Dinner 42 Career Day 43 100 Days Dinner 44 Sports Report 48 Commencement REUNIONS 49 Class 1982 Silver Anniversary 51 32nd Annual Luau 52 Holiday Homecoming On the cover: Sr. Rosario Daley, one of 14 Maryknoll Sisters in Hawaii. Sr. Rosario and Sr. Marie Patrice Kehoe were the last of the Sisters to retire as staff members of the school. As Maryknoll School celebrates our past and looks forward to the future, we are grateful that the Sisters remain with us. We strive to honor their legacy and to reflect the Maryknoll Spirit, which foundress Mother Mary Joseph spoke of as “a reflection of the love of God, nothing more nor less than that, a reflection of the love of God.”

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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF CAMILLE DOMALOAN MICHEL ’84

BOARD OF EDITORS DELLA AU BELATTI ’92 MICHAEL E. BAKER LORI ANN KERN CARLOS ’87 ELLIOTT W. CHAMIZO ’61 PATRICIA WONG HEATHERLY ’66 BUNNIE KA‘AHA‘AINA CHRISTINE MATTOS ’85 YVONNE USITA MORRIS ’63 NAOMI SAITO SHANA CAMPOS TONG ’83

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EDITOR’S CORNER by Camille Domaloan Michel ‘84

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early 25 years ago, Elliott Chamizo ’61 was the advisor when I was a senior at Maryknoll and the editor of the Chi Rho Knoller, the school newspaper. That experience prompted me to choose to major in journalism in college, with an emphasis in magazines. Eight years ago, Elliott Chamizo called and said, “There’s a job opening up in the Office of Development, working on the alumni magazine. Are you interested in applying?” A job at Maryknoll? In my college major? My mother was beside herself. Lured into the position as the editor of the Knoller, I found myself with a career in fundraising communications. Ironically, the one thing I came aboard to do – produce a magazine – has spent the most time on the back burner as I found myself more involved in events, grant writing, PR and community relations. I have been mostly on the periphery of the actual asking for money – a delicate, often difficult thing to do. The delightful surprise, time and again, is that people do respond to the call. Many are people who love Maryknoll, like my fellow alumni. But many are generous donors who would otherwise have no connection to us except that someone who already loves Maryknoll asked them to give. Raising money takes a tremendous amount of energy and fortitude. The office is always a-buzz with an event, a mailing, a meeting. Then again, I don’t know anyone at Maryknoll who isn’t busy. There’s always more work to do than hours in the day to do it. That’s par for the course for people who are constantly envisioning what more Maryknoll can be. Greatness is a moving target. This can be overwhelming. So on the days when it felt like I was moving backward in slow motion rather than making forward progress, there was only one question to ask myself: “Is what I’m doing today making Maryknoll a better a place?” Thankfully, the answer was always, “Yes.” Just as greatness is a moving target, so is life. Things change. Students graduate. Buildings are demolished and constructed. For me, change has come in the form of a new opportunity in which to serve my alma mater – as the assistant to the new President of Maryknoll School when he came aboard this past summer. Perry Martin is a servant-leader who deeply honors what Maryknoll was

With Mara Ishida Saito ’84 (Alumni Relations 2006-2007) at the All Hawaii Alumni Connection in Philadelphia, PA, January 2007.

founded to be and has made a commitment to moving Maryknoll forward to what it can become. I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with him. Thank you to Yvonne Usita Morris ’63, Director of Development, for having made me a part of your team. You have so much heart for Maryknoll and it shows every day in your commitment to your work. Thanks also to the colleagues I’ve had the pleasure of working with daily over the years: Lori Kern Carlos ’87, Naomi Saito, Angie Golis-Yamamoto, Elaine Batacan, Mara Ishida Saito ’84, Lloree Gamiao, Eve Yeung ’94. I will always be proud of the work that we accomplished together and I’m grateful for all that you continue to do for Maryknoll. As always, my deepest gratitude is to my Dad in heaven, Paul Domaloan ’55, a boy from the Big Island who said yes when Fr. Jackson asked, “Would you like to go to Maryknoll?” Because of that, my life has been infused with the obligation to give back, with friends for a lifetime, and an education that has allowed me the luxury of choosing my path. I’m glad to have made my way home again to Maryknoll where I have the means to gift my own children with the same opportunity. It means a lot – everything, really – that my children’s Maryknoll experience is destined to be even better than my own. It’s a blessing that such a thing is possible. I don’t just hope that Maryknoll keeps getting better every year – I am working hard every day to make sure that it does. If you cherish Maryknoll the way I do, rest assured that there are many others doing the same. The beauty is that those same people are also working to ensure that Maryknoll stays the same – true to its mission and to the spirit of the Maryknoll Sisters who stepped out in faith more than 80 years ago. It has been my privilege to share a few chapters of the Maryknoll story, and a little of my own, with you over the last eight years. Many thanks for listening. Noblesse Oblige.

With Lori Kern Carlos ’87 (Alumni Relations 1998-2006) at the Kekumano Dinner, April 2006.

(L to R) Elaine Batacan (Development Administration Assistant), Angie Golis Yamamoto (Annual Giving 200?-2008), Yvonne Usita Morris ’63 (Director of Development), Lloree Gamiao (Alumni Relations Coordinator) and me.

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FEATURE STORY

Maryknoll School Honoring the past Celebrating the present Building the future ~ 80th Anniversary Motto ~ Six Maryknoll Sisters welcoming the first students to classes in a one-story wooden building is the simple, but significant beginning of Maryknoll School. Eighty-one years later, the school is home to nearly 1,400 students in grades pre-K to 12, taught by 110 teachers. The facilities span two campuses totaling 4.6 acres. From humble beginnings, Maryknoll has grown to become one of the largest independent schools on Oahu, and remains the island’s only co-ed Catholic school from grades pre-K through 12.

adventurous 20th century women trained in working international missions – fostered the charism to serve the children in the territory of Hawaii. “The Maryknoll Sisters had great dreams of serving the AsianPacific part of the world,” said Sr. Dolores Rosso, a Maryknoll Sister, former teacher and honorary alum. “They brought that spirit with them.” The Maryknoll Sisters’ dedication to serving others is embodied in the school’s motto of Noblesse Oblige, meaning “to whom much is given, much is expected.” The Sisters’ outreach activities had broad impact through their leadership and participation in civic and community activities, such as organizing Hawaii’s first Catholic Girl Scout Troop, and teaching at a Waimanalo detention home. The example the Sisters set continues today at Maryknoll. Service to others is integrated into Maryknoll’s educational philosophy and curriculum, and is reflected in the school’s mission: to educate young people in Hawaii and prepare them to make lasting contributions to society.

 From the beginning, Maryknoll was envisioned by Bishop Stephen Alencastre to be different from the traditional Europeanmodeled schools already established in Hawaii. He wanted a school that educated not only Catholic students, but also welcomed all students regardless of ethnicity, religion or socio-economic background. The Bishop invited the Maryknoll Sisters, a young mission just seven years old, to realize this vision. With Hawaii’s multi-ethnic population, the Bishop knew that these American Sisters – young,

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Maryknoll School opens its doors on Dole Street as Hawaii’s first coeducational Catholic school. 93 students are enrolled.

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The unique spirit of the Maryknoll Sisters was also reflected in the professionalism they brought to the mission field. Many of the women who joined the order were professionals in their fields before taking their vows. Thus, a commitment to teaching excellence has been a part of a Maryknoll education since the first day the school opened its doors. Some of the order’s best educators were sent to Hawaii, recalls Sr. Dolores. Their spirited energies and dedication to mission became focused on “being professional teachers.” Following the lead of Maryknoll Sisters’ founder-Mother Mary Joseph Rogers who promoted teacher-training more and more Sisters obtained teaching degrees to prepare them for their school assignments. By the 1930s, the Sisters also initiated local educational conferences to improve their teaching skills. These conferences were open to all Maryknoll Sisters teaching in Hawaii and featured guest speakers and presenters from the University of Hawaii. Many Sisters held membership and leadership positions in professional education organizations. For example, as a member of the Hawaii Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) planning committee, Sr. Dolores helped plan local speech tournaments and conventions. Today, Maryknoll School continues to emphasize professional training and dedicates significant resources to faculty development with annual attendance at local and national conferences.

NEW HORIZONS The mission of the Maryknoll Sisters was always to establish new endeavors, train others and move on. Nothing displays that greater than the fact that the Sisters helped the school transition to lay leadership as they would depart. In 1977, Jared Kaufmann ’58 became the high school’s first lay principal. Four years later, James Gahler became the grade school’s first lay principal. In 1997, Father Frank Diffley and the Maryknoll Fathers bid aloha to Sacred Heart Parish. For the first time in our history, the school’s leadership was turned over to a lay President, Michael E. Baker. The transition to a faculty and staff comprised entirely of lay people was completed in 2006 with the retirement of Sr. Maria Rosario Daley, assistant in the college guidance office, and Sr. Marie Patrice Kehoe, the school nurse. Sr. Rosario continues to live with the Maryknoll Sisters in Manoa. Sr. Marie Patrice retired to the Maryknoll Sisters residence in Ossining, NY. It is in the hands and hearts of today’s faculty and staff that the spirit and mission of the Maryknoll Sisters live on.

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High school renovations completed.

Grade School Buildings A & B constructed to replace original wooden structures.

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FEATURE STORY CLASSROOM TO COMMUNITY “The presence of the Sisters’ positive influence continues through the many alumni who returned to teach,” says James Gahler. Grade School Principal Shana Campos Tong ‘83 was a Maryknoll student, returned as a teacher, and is now sending her two children, ages 7 and 11, to her alma mater. “I got a good foundation as a person from the school’s traditional Catholic values and I want the same for my children - to be part of this culture of knowledge, community and service,” says Shana. “My experience as a student is also an example of Maryknoll’s contemporary approach where every child is seen as an individual and given opportunities to prepare for the real and ever-changing world,” she said. “I became a teacher because I remember the compassionate and caring teachers I had that I wanted to emulate.” Shana is part of an extended three-generation alumni family and a beloved Maryknoll family tradition. Her grandmother was the cook for the Maryknoll priests. Her grandfather built the pews at Sacred Heart Church. And her mother, Shirley Campos, served 33 years as secretary to the grade school principal. Beginning as a second grade teacher in 1988, Shana saw her career grow as a teacher and grade school vice principal before her selection as principal in Fall 2008. She is one of 34 Maryknoll alumni currently on staff at the school. In the tradition of the Maryknoll Sisters who pursued excellence as educators, Shana pursued an advanced degree, encouraged and supported by school administration. In May 2008, she became one of four Maryknoll staff members in the inaugural class of 10 graduates receiving Chaminade University’s first master’s degree in Catholic Educational Leadership. Alumni aren’t the only ones carrying on the tradition. Under President Baker, Maryknoll made significant facilities improvements to both campuses, developed an impressive technology

program, met and exceeded annual giving goals, and tripled its endowment. His tenure was distinguished by the launching of “The Time is Now,” our school’s first ever capital campaign to raise $12 million for the Maryknoll School Community Center. “As a Diocesan Catholic institution, Maryknoll is committed to a quality education that develops the whole child,” said Baker. “Academically, physically, artistically, spiritually and morally, to become a learned individual of integrity and personal responsibility.” “We see scholastic achievement and personal development as equally respected values,” he adds. Maryknoll’s “Habits of the Mind, Heart and Community” aim to prepare students to be creative thinkers and problem solvers, to practice high moral values, and to contribute to improving the community. They are based on our long commitment to religious, moral and ethical principles. In 2008, Baker stepped down after ten years as president. In July, Perry K. Martin, former principal of Marist Catholic High School in Eugene, Oregon, assumed the responsibility of moving Maryknoll forward to an even brighter future. Over the years, Maryknoll has held true to the belief that all students bring gifts to their education and our role is to develop

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James Gahler becomes first lay Grade School Principal.

The boys high school basketball team wins the state championship under coach Tony Sellitto. 50th class graduates with 117 seniors.

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A third floor is added to Grade School Building B, establishing the middle school.

Maryknoll School is Hawaii’s first school to be accepted into the Coalition of Essential Schools, a prestigious national network of schools dedicated to increasing student achievement.

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these gifts to become a learner for life. Our students are challenged by a rigorous college prep curriculum taught by excellent teachers to become critical and morally sound thinkers. They also learn the meaning of our motto, Noblesse Oblige, and to serve and contribute to the community good. “We want it said that a Maryknoll graduate is someone who seizes the challenge of the future with character and optimism,” said Baker. To honor the Sisters who began it all, it is befitting that Maryknoll’s special graduation ritual upholds a tradition brought by the first Sisters that has gone on to Maryknoll schools worldwide. Outgoing seniors pass lighted candles to the next year’s incoming senior class members, who in turn give a lei to each departing graduate. The tradition of one lit candle being passed to another symbolizes “Nobleness enkindleth Nobleness” to ensure that the legacy lives on. By Gail Miyasaki

Br. Venard w Maryknoll Sisters Sr. Joan Chatfield, Sr. Dolores Rosso, Sr. Rosario Daley

In 2007, 80-year-old Brother Venard Ruane, fondly called “the campus memory,” retired as the last of nine Maryknoll Brothers who have served in Hawaii over the last 50 years. Br. Venard worked at Maryknoll for nearly 20 years, as catechism teacher, Boy Scout leader, bus driver and the school’s first athletic director. Br. Venard now lives in the Maryknoll retirement residence in Los Altos, CA.

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Michael Baker becomes the first lay President, transitioning the school to an all-lay administration.

Maryknoll Sisters Rosario Daley and Marie Patrice Kehoe retire, transitioning the school to an alllay, full time faculty.

The last Maryknoll Brother to serve Hawaii, Venard Ruane, retires to Los Altos, California. Groundbreaking for the Maryknoll School Community Center.

2008 Four Maryknoll staff members receive the first Master’s in Education degrees in Catholic School Leadership from Chaminade University’s new master’s degree program in school administration. Michael E. Baker retires as Maryknoll School’s first lay President. Perry K. Martin joins Maryknoll as its new President on July 1st.

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The Monsignor Charles A. Kekumano Scholarship & Award Dinner Hilton Hawaiian Village April 9, 2006

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he Monsignor Charles A. Kekumano Scholarship & Award Dinner raises funds for the Kekumano Scholarship Fund and in the last few years, has also benefited the capital campaign to build the Maryknoll School Community Center. The annual dinner has become a premier event for Maryknoll School raising more than $1,000,000 since it was first held in 1998. The honoree at the first dinner, Monsignor Charles A. Kekumano, was recognized for his selfless contributions to community. In memory of the Monsignor, the Noblesse Oblige Award for Service is awarded annually to those who devote their talent to the service of others and who give both example and meaning to Maryknoll’s motto, Noblesse Oblige – “to whom much is given, much is expected.” Past recipients of the Noblesse Oblige Award for Service include Dr. Livingston Wong ’48, Jim Gahler, Irmgard Farden Aluli, Cha and Jack Thompson, Nina Keali’iwahamana Rodrigues Rapozo ’54, Dr. Jorge Camara and Governor George Ariyoshi.

Kekumano Scholars The Monsignor Charles A. Kekumano Scholarship is awarded annually to a returning Maryknoll student entering their junior or senior year who demonstrates excellence both inside and outside the classroom. 2006 Kekumano Scholar – Jason Leong-Yep ’07 High school faculty members selected Leong-Yep as the Kekumano Scholar for centering his young life on the principle of “Noblesse Oblige,” the school’s service-first motto. Jason’s volunteer work included campus ministry at the high school and spiritual retreat ministry at the grade school. He was also an example to his peers on stage and on the soccer field, performing with the school’s theater group, and refereeing and playing youth soccer for a number of years. Jason was named the 2006 Young Male Referee (Oahu) by the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO). Jason is the son of Deborah Leong-Yep.

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GABRIEL MA, M.D., F.A.C.S. 2006 NOBLESSE OBLIGE AWARD FOR SERVICE Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Gabriel Wai Chiu Ma has been a distinguished member of the Hawaii’s medical field for more than 40 years. Starting his Hawaii practice in 1965, Dr. Ma became Hawaii’s first Chinese board certified orthopedic surgeon in 1967. Deliberately choosing difficult cases, he thrived in a demanding career. Among his innovations was the Posterior Lumber Interbody Fusion, a technique for repairing injured spines. His medical triumph, however, is the “Ma procedure” for the Percutaneous Repair of Acute Closed Ruptured Achilles Tendon; stunning in its simplicity, and the only surgical procedure to be invented in Hawaii. His techniques have been used worldwide to bring relief to tens of thousands of patients. Now retired, Dr. Ma continues to enrich the community, particularly in the area of education. Over the past 12 years, Dr. Ma has turned much of his energies to Maryknoll School, which his two sons and three grandchildren attended. He has served on the school board, on its development committee, and has labored long and hard to realize the building of the all-purpose community center. In memory of his parents, he has donated a lecture room that will bear their names. Dr. Ma and his wife Frances have two married sons and five grandchildren.


REUNIONS

Jubilarian Festivities St. Pius X Church June 1, 2006

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he annual jubilarian celebration honors classes who've graduated from Maryknoll 50 years ago or more. Alumni are invited to attend Baccalaureate Mass and a buffet luncheon hosted by Maryknoll School President Michael Baker. At the commencement exercises the following evening, alumni enjoy reserved seating and special recognition.

Jubilarians Class of 1946 (Front row L to R) Susan Taam Jong, Pearl Young Castillo, Betty Ching Lowe, Elsie Lee Won, Evelyn Lau Paresa, Doris Yano Merrifield; (Second row L to R) Robert Pang, Allan Yuen, Ruth Watanabe Sano, Winifred Chun Hee, Clifford Wong, Ted Candia

Jubilarians Class of 1941 Gladys Soares Mosley (Left), Mook Lan Mui Fan at Baccalaureate Mass 2006

Jubilarians Class of 1956 Baccalaureate Mass 2006: (Front L to R) Angie Botelho Soares, Joan Kwock Sung, Stephanie Dziadul Kahawaii, Elizabeth Manzano Keyes, Jeanette Lum Chun (Back L to R) Jerry Pang, Marlene Soares Souki, Laurie Hong Wong, Mel Vios

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Holiday Homecoming Dave & Buster’s December 27, 2005 Holiday Homecoming is an annual event for Maryknoll’s young alumni, many of whom are home from college for the Christmas break.  Holiday Homecoming 2005 

(Clockwise from left) Bonnie Choy Tung ’96, Scott Hillman, Fides Arquesa Hillman ’96, Jason Knight ’96, Jess Kroll ’97

Brandon Miyagi ’97, Maria Valdez Lee ’97, Mandy Baptist Chock ’99, Jacque Darcey ’97, Mitchell Goo ’97

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Courtney Haia ’04, Matthew Sasaki ’04, Brian Klein ’04, Kristen Tomita ’04

Brendan Higa ’01, Lauren Buchner ’01, Lynn Chan ’01, Damien Enright ’99, Jeremy Irvine ’99, Erin Yano ’99, Sean McGuire ’99

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Lance Takenaka ’05, Pattie Wong Heatherly ’66, Riley Tang ’05, Kaulana Salangdron ’05

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ALUMNI WEEK

Annual FORE! Maryknoll Golf Tournament Ewa Beach Golf Club July 13, 2006

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ahalo to the hard-working volunteers, the generous sponsors, and the enthusiastic golfers who make this event a success, year after year. In 2006, $36,000 was raised for “The Time is Now,” Maryknoll’s $12 million capital campaign to build the Maryknoll School Community Center.

Classmates (and husbands of classmates!) celebrating the Class of ’66 reunion: (L to R) Randy Ching ’64 (married to Sylvia Ching ’66), Abe Kealoha (married to Linda Wong Kealoha ’66), Dennis Nakahara ’66, Paul de Ville ’66, Roger Lipsett (married to Dr. Deborah Cotton Lipsett ’66), and Tom Silva ’66.

Shirlene Ishimine Conklin ’66, Jerry Conklin, Gloria Bonilla Speth ’56

Kerry Lam ’76, John Noland ’76, Ron Panzo ’76, Bev Hiramatsu, Tommy Ching ’75, and Jim Hiramatsu ’75. “Team Lam” and American Coating Co. (Jim Hiramatsu, President & CEO) were sponsor teams.

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Doug Moore, Sean Hoban ’93, Jim Hoban

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ALUMNI WEEK Annual FORE! Maryknoll Golf Tournament 2006 TOURNAMENT CHAIR Lin Ann Chang ’81

2006 STEERING COMMITTEE Lori Kern Carlos ’87 Mark Conching ’83 Pattie Wong Heatherly ’66 Michael Ho ’57 Patricia Chu Ho ’57 Kerry Lam ’76 Charlene Wong Lum ’60

Yvonne Usita Morris ’63 Jerry Pang ’56 Naomi Saito Lori Ann Saunders Marc Tong Claire Tong Michelle Arakawa Ushio ’81

2006 SPONSORS Aloha Gourmet Products Inc. Jim Hiramatsu ’75 – American Coating Co. Bank of Hawaii Malcom H.M. Chang DDS, Inc. Class of 1984 – In Memory of Eric Yu ’84 Class of 1966 Dan Whitford – Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Hawaii

Guy Akasaki – Commercial Roofing & Waterproofing Hawaii, Inc. Dennis Uniform First Hawaiian Leasing, Inc. Stephen R. Ho, DDS Inc. JN Chevrolet Mazda Kerry & Bernie Lam ’76 Jim Harada – Marian’s Island Wide Catering

Dr. Gabriel W.C. Ma Gary Nakamatsu – Matson Navigation Company Stanford C. Lee ’75 – Next Design Alvin Tanaka – Pacific Transfer, LLC Royal Contracting Co., Ltd. Sodexho Campus Services The Robert & Betty Wo Foundation Philip W. Wright, MD

2006 DONORS Adidas & TaylorMade – Wendell Tom Aloha Petroleum Anheuser-Busch Sales of Hawaii, Inc. – James Baloaloa Asia Manoa Restaurant BenefitsHawaii California Beach Rock ’n Sushi Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated Theatres D. Otani Produce Dave & Buster’s Diamond Head Theatre Edward Enterprises Eggs Hawaii – Shimabukuro family ET Graphic Design Four Seasons Resort – Manele Bay Frito Lay GBC Boxes & Packaging Halekulani Hansen Food Sales Hawaii Kai Golf Course Hawaii Prince Golf Course Hawaiian Sun Products

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Traci Heliker Hilo Hatties – Paul de Ville '66 Indigo, Inc. Island Air Jameson’s By The Sea Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children Marjorie Wong Kum ’51 Kerry Lam ’76 Colleen Liu ’75 Lucky Hotels USA Co. Ltd. Duncan MacNaughton – The MacNaughton Group – Starbucks & Jamba Juice Paul Maehara Shiatsu Therapy Makalei Golf Course Marian's Catering Mauna Kea Resort Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows Miramar at Waikiki Niketown Honolulu Oahu One Credit Union Carlton Oshiro Jerry Pang ’56 Panya Bakery

Ronald Panzo ’76 Paradise Beverages Paul Brown Salon & Day Spa Polynesian Cultural Center Sansei Restaurant & Sushi Bar Lori Ann Saunders Servco Foundation Marvin Silva ’77 Skin Attractions Spa Gloria Speth ’56 Straub Clinic & Hospital Cheryl Tagawa Title Guaranty of Hawaii, Inc. Claire Tong Top Dawgs at Pearl Country Club – Beau Yokomoto Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa – Rick Moad Webco – Jane Takayesu Andy Wu Robert Wu Earl & Angie Yamamoto Young Brothers Richard Yu


Bowlarama 2006 Fort Shafter Lanes July 9, 2006

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Serena Kyi-Yim ’81, Jared Kaufmann ‘58

Bowlarama Champions – Gerald Young ‘75, Rendy Bourg ‘73, Dr. Stephen Ho ‘73, Dr. Thomas Ching ‘75, James Ching ‘70

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(L to R) Bowlarama Runner-Ups – Alex Lo ’85, Mike DeMattos ’83, Norman Abe ’85, Eric Chong ’85, Elden Esmeralda ‘82

Stephanie Kaufmann, Jared A Kaufmann ’86, Brady Kaufmann, Jared Kaufmann ’58, Collete Kaufmann Spaccarotella ’91, Kayla Kaufmann ’99, Michael Kaufmann ’99

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Alumni Week Class Dinner 7th Annual Alumni Week Class Dinner Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki Hotel July 15, 2006

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he culminating activity of Alumni Week is the Class Dinner, held on the third Saturday of July. This event is a gathering of alumni, current and former faculty members, and guests, and includes a buffet dinner and live Hawaiian music. At the Class Dinner, the winner of the “President’s Cup” is announced. This recognition is given to the reunion class with the greatest increase in percentage of classmates making gifts to the school’s annual fund. The highlight of the evening is the presentation of the Alumni Achievement Awards. The Alumni Achievement Award is given for notable accomplishments in service to others, attained in the spirit of the Maryknoll School motto, Noblesse Oblige (“to whom much is given, much is expected”). The first Alumni Achievement Award was presented in 1973 to Dr. Livingston Wong ’48, a pioneer of kidney and bone marrow transplants in Hawaii. For the next six years, the award was presented annually to an alumnus who perpetuated the spirit of Maryknoll. The award was reinstated in 2000 at Maryknoll School’s first annual Alumni Week social event, and was coordinated by the school’s Alumni Association. Since then, awardees have included Tony Sellitto, Sr. Dolores Rosso, Nina Rodrigues Rapozo ’54, Karen Nakagaki Nakamura ’62, Lucile Smith Mistysyn ’37, Jared Kaufmann ’58, Andrew Corcoran ’64, Fr. Gary Secor ’69, Madge Goto Watai ’45, Charlene Wong Lum ’60, Dr. Collin Dang ‘61, Dr. Patricia Young

School President Michael Baker presents the 2006 President’s Cup to the Class of 1946, represented by Elsie Lee Won ’46 and Clifford Wong ’46.

Lee ‘61 and Dr. Richard S.K. Young ’65. Mahalo to all the alumni who attended the Class Dinner to celebrate the Maryknoll spirit. Special thanks to the reunion representatives whose hard work made each of their respective class gatherings a wonderful celebration of friendship.

Alumni Achievement Awards DEBBIE NAKANELUA-RICHARDS ’76 2006 ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

2006 Alumni Achievement Award recipient Debbie Nakanelua-Richards ’76 and her husband Billy.

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Debbie Nakanelua-Richards has served the community with grace and graciousness for many years. She is nearly synonymous with Hawaiian Airlines, having spent the last 28 years in various capacities within the Sales & Marketing Department. She has managed their government and community relations since 1992, and in 2004, was named the Hawaiian Airlines Employee of the Year, the company’s highest honor. Throughout her years associated with the airline, Debbie has organized volunteer participation in community events including the Merrie Monarch Festival, Great Aloha Run, Hawaii Farm Fair, Honolulu Marathon, Manoa Valley Theatre, University of Hawaii Athletics, Kamehameha Day Parade, and the Aloha Festivals Parade. Independently of her work with Hawaiian Airlines, Debbie has served as volunteer and board member with the Aloha Festivals, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Friends of the Honolulu City Lights, St. Andrew’s Cathedral Bishop’s Chapter, and the Honolulu Theatre for Youth. She is a member of the Daughters of Hawaii, Iolani Guild, and Travel Women of Hawaii. She is a professional model and has worked in television, print, fashion and radio. In 2004, she was the pa’u queen in the King Kamehameha Parade. She also served our island community in a special way as Miss Hawaii 1984, and was a top-ten semifinalist at the Miss America Pageant. A strong proponent of the perpetuation of Hawaiian culture, Debbie is a graduate hula student of Halau Hula O Maiki, and regularly dances hula at the Halekulani Hotel. She continues to perform professionally throughout Europe, Asia, the South Pacific, Canada, the Caribbean, and Mexico, as well as the United States. She is also a student and teacher at Pa Ku’i A Holo School of Hawaiian Fighting Arts. Debbie and her husband Billy have a daughter, Mahina.


Alumni Achievement Awards PAUL DE VILLE ’66 2006 ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Paul de Ville has been blessed, not merely with corporate success, but more importantly with the heart to serve others as a leader in the community. He is currently pursuing commercial real estate ventures and was most recently the president and CEO of Hilo Hattie. Prior to entering the retail business, Paul was president and chief operating officer of Persis Corporation, which owned the Honolulu Advertiser and a small chain of papers on the mainland. After selling the publishing business in 1991, he moved Persis into the commercial real estate business. By early 2001, he completed the sale of the commercial real estate assets of Persis, and started at Hilo Hattie. Always very involved in the community, Paul was a member and then chair of the Maryknoll School Board of Trustees, and has served as a member of a number of nonprofit boards, including the March of Dimes Board of Directors. He started the first Hilo Hattie Annual Charity

2006 Alumni Achievement Award recipient Paul de Ville ’66 (Center, right) and his extended family.

Golf Tournament, which has benefited the March of Dimes. Paul lives in Honolulu with his wife Rebecca, and has three children (Tricia, Melany and Landon), two sons-in-law, and three grandsons (Evan, Caleb and Joshua).

LAURIE HONG WONG ’56 2006 ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Laurie Hong Wong entered Maryknoll in third grade and graduated with the Class of 1956. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in English from UC Berkeley and a professional teaching certificate from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Laurie was an elementary school teacher in California and in Hawaii for five years until her marriage to Al Wong, who is currently the Chair of the Maryknoll School Board of Trustees. She and Al have a son, Peter and a daughter, Julie. Peter and wife Yoona have blessed them with a grandson named Jackson; Julie has blessed them with two grandchildren, Makayla and Erik While being a devoted mom and grandmother, education has remained Laurie’s passion. She was a volunteer at Liliuokalani Elementary School as a reading tutor, and was a religious education teacher at Star of the Sea Parish, where she also served as a member of the Pastoral Council. She is currently employed as the coordinator of federally funded reading grants mandated by “No Child Left Behind,” and as the reading coach at Ala Wai Elementary School. Besides being an educator, Laurie is also an entrepreneur. She opened, and for 18 years owned and operated, “The Paperie,” a gifts and stationery store in Kahala Mall. In serving others, she devotes her time and energy to activities about which she is passionate. One of them is her Catholic faith, so she volunteers at Catholic Charities with the Island Treasures event. Fortunately for Maryknoll School, one of Laurie’s passions is also her alma mater and the children it serves. She began by volunteering at the high school wherever she was needed. Her involve-

2006 Alumni Achievement Award recipient Laurie Hong Wong ’56 (Center, right) with her husband Al, daughter Julie ’94, and grandchildren Eric and Makayla.

ment grew and she served as a board member for six years, and currently serves on the Development Committee. She was a member of the committee that established the first Kekumano Scholarship Dinner. She has continued to dedicate a significant amount of time in support of this event, which has now raised more than $1 million for the Kekumano Scholarship Fund. When graduating from Maryknoll, Laurie was surprised to discover that she had been awarded the Maryknoll Cup, which is the highest award a senior can receive. She says that the award said “Noblesse Oblige” on it, but confessed that she didn’t really know what it meant at the time. She recently said, “Now I really know what it means.” 2006 - 2007

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7th Annual Alumni Week Class Dinner Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki Hotel • July 15, 2006

CLASS OF 1946

CLASS OF 1951

Pearl Young Castillo, Rosie Ah Hee Gamiao, Lorraine Chang Bachran, Susan Taam Jong, Elsie Lee Won (Standing L to R) Garret Yanagi, Clifford Wong, Lorrin Chee. Alan Yuen, Robert Pang (Seated L to R)

Lillian Tomasu Chur, Dorinda Chang Tom, Marjorie Wong Kum, Carole Rodrigues Cruz (Standing L to R) Rodney Chock, Barbara Wong Dung, Leona Graham Auerbach, Frances Spencer Chang, Wanda Wong Mew, Mabel Hee Goo, Alma Kam Chang, Herbert Botelho (Seated L to R)

CLASS OF 1953 (Seated L to R) Jean Uyeda Leong, Shirley Liu Lee, Mary Lou Gilleres-Botelho (Standing L to R) Vernon Young, Charlotte Soares Simmons, Emily Marciel-Baptiste, Gordon Leong

CLASS OF 1955 (Seated L to R) Eloise Uyeda Yano, Cathe Wong, Judy Wong, Joyce Morikawa Arakaki, Geraldine Gillis (Standing L to R) David Kahawaii, Brian Yano, Kenneth Kwock, Queenie Kwock, Jarrett Karasaki, Joan

Dennis Chong, Gordon Wong, Carl Arakaki, Bucky Yee, Carol Yee

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7th Annual Alumni Week Class Dinner Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki Hotel • July 15, 2006

CLASS OF 1956 Myrna Pasion Boyce, Judy Tanna Tanabe, Gloria Bonilla Speth, Barbara Wong Chow, Marlene Soares Souki, Bertha Chang Au, Betty Manzano Keyes, Carolyn Wong Mau, Norman Mau (Standing L to R) Melvin Vios, Audrey Shea Akana, Jerry Pang, Kenneth Funakoshi, Herbert Kiyabu, Stephanie Dziadul Kahawaii, Jeanette Lum Chun, Laurie Hong Wong, Frances Tokuda Toguchi, Janice Suenaga Fukunaga, Jean Fujikawa Yoshihara, Marie Oshiro Honda, Joyce Lee Goo, Susan Tamura, Rosalinda Crisostomo Dongug, Robert Chang, Angeline Botelho Soares, Judy Pang Seichi (Seated L to R)

CLASS OF 1957 (Seated L to R) Liberta Du Pont Karratti-Aiwohi, Judy Perreira Tom, Velma Lujan Young, Sadie Mau Lew, Pat Chu Ho (Standing L to R) Paul Chinen, Gordon Tom, Patricia Lindo Wigglesworth, Mike Ho, Barbara Elias Iseri, Lionel Iseri

CLASS OF 1961 Myrna Chinn Young, Charlene Yap Wall, Betty Murakami Mastropaolo, Carol Young Ching, Diane Lee, Patricia Young Lee, Beverly Pang Wong, Patricia Catala Donovan, Yvonne Lau Ambrose, Alycer Usita Boehning (Standing L to R) Calvin Hee, Wade Jones, Collin Dang, Carol Ann Bryan Souza, James Wong, Barbara Nobrega Akau, Dennis Hu, Betsy Elias Carson, Edward Chang, Antoinette Vaspra Leahey, Yvonne Lum, William Lum, Jean Yuen Yates, Albert Chinen, Gregory Labrador, Elliott Chamizo In attendance but not pictured: Barbara Tom Ching, Carlson Chun, Peter (Smith) Xenos (Seated L to R)

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7th Annual Alumni Week Class Dinner Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki Hotel • July 15, 2006

CLASS OF 1963 (Seated L to R) Yvonne

Usita Morris, Marianne Murakami Kilgore, Faye Spencer Kim Standing L to R) Randall Ching, Doug Ferreira, Valerie Wong Sorensen, Andy Yee.

CLASS OF 1966 Shirlene Ishimine Conklin, KP Ridley Jay, Verna Nakanelua Makanani, Paul deVille, Susan Furuya Matsuda, Karen Yap Cahill, Marlene Dias DeCosta, Pattie Wong Heatherly, Sylvia Ching (Standing L-R) Frank Ocalvey, Wendell Konn, Deborah Cotton Lipsett, Tom Silva, Marvin Young, Mike Kwak, Susan Chong Wong, Mary Jo Leinweber Culveyhouse, Yuki Aluli, Noreen Kanai Kuniyuki, Alan Chung, Garrick Dung, Dennis Nakahara, Linda Wong Kealoha (Seated L-R)

CLASS OF 1967 (Seated L to R) Willa Gaud Papandrew, Gail Nakagaki Tiwanak, Barbara Chun Chong, Pat Muneno McIntyre (Standing L to R) Paula Liu-Smith, Carolyn Dang Hong, Michael Montero, Lionel Tejada, Eric Tiwanak

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7th Annual Alumni Week Class Dinner Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki Hotel • July 15, 2006

CLASS OF 1969 Phillip Kuchler, Lynnette Mau Seto, Margaret Tam Araki, William Strausser, Kristin StahlJohnson, Donald “Skip” Riley

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CLASS OF 1976 (Seated L to R) Bernie Loo Lam, Kari Wilhelm, Lucy Fong Wong, Debbie Nakanelua Richards, Jasmine Ma Robertson, Denise Chang (Standing L to R) Pat Chong, Doreen Dudoit, Cynthia Chung, Tony Sellitto, Sandra Kalaukoa Rowland, John Noland, Peter Estomago

CLASS OF 1981 Ivan Nishimura, Colleen Sullivan, Donna Sah Lum, Marty Silva, Be-Jay Upchurch Kodama, Sharon Chun Kuh, Jon Lam, Donna Chow Lee, Michelle Arakawa Ushio (Standing L to R) Greg Larsen, Regina Loui Nakashima, Stephanie Choo, Michael Libkuman, Shelly Kam Worden, Iwalani Wong Davis, Karen Abamonga Tominaga, Lin Ann Chang, John Horner, Teryn Hee Loo, Lili Young Funakoshi, Paula Nakata, Lynn Ho Nishida, Elizabeth Chun Chock, Lea Kunimune Kanakaole (Seated L to R)

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ON & ABOUT CAMPUS

Career Day 2006 Rogers Hall, High School Campus, Maryknoll School April 19, 2006

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ahalo to all our alumni who come home to the high school campus for Career Day. On Career Day, former students become the teachers as they share their experiences and career advice with small groups of Maryknoll’s freshmen and sophomores. The event began with an assembly that featured a fashion show by Tamar Hassing ’95, a clothing designer for the Kahala line of aloha attire and Local Motion sportswear. Maryknoll students modeled Tamar’s current designs, arriving in early morning darkness to have their hair and makeup done for the show, thanks to the generosity and artistry of stylist Kathy Ching Viniegas ’88 who runs her own salon on Kalakaua Avenue. To add to the excitement, the pre-show preparation was featured on the KHON morning television show, with reporter Trini Kaopuiki doing interview segments with Tamar and then-alumni coordinator Lori Kern Carlos ’87, and also broadcasting the weather live from the high school campus.

TV reporter Trini Kaopuiki (left) prepares to go live for an interview segment with fashion designer Tamar Hassing ’95.

CAREER DAY SPEAKERS Lynn Chan ’01 (human resources/PR &

marketing) Cynthia Cheung ’95 (athletic trainer)

Dr. Stephen Choy (psychologist) Chris Domaloan ’00 (interactive marketing) Matt Goo ’86, Vince Chun & Edna Tanaid

(agriculture officers) Tamar Hassing ’95 & Cindy Chun

(L to R) Garrick Chock ’08, Cheri Amas ’08, Dennis Liu ’08, Joni Shimomura ’08, Christian Bueno-Kanei ’08, Kathy Ching Viniegas ’88, Tamar Hassing ’95, Kahoku Palafox ’08, Javen Correia ’08 and Erika Nelson ’08.

Kathy Ching Viniegas ’88 glams up Joni Shimomura ’08 for the fashion show.

Theresa Young Wee ’72, Sharon Hiu Ong ’83

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(L to R) Chris Domaloan ’00, Cynthia Cheung ’95, Jay Stone ’88, Jason Knight ’96

Alex Lo ’85, Matt Goo ’86

(fashion designers) Brad Heatherly (police officer) Kristopher Kern ’98 (teacher) Jason Knight ’96 (software developer) Alex Lo ’85 (athletic trainer) Sharon Hiu Ong ’83 (family physician) Carl Osaki ’78 (attorney) Jay Stone ’88 (civil engineer) Lauralei Morgan Tanaka ’87 (accountant) Bonnie Choy Tung ’96 (architect) Jeff Ventura ’88 (banker/finance) Theresa Young Wee ’72 (pediatrician) Lisa Wong-Yamamoto ’84 (nurse) Carol Ingel Yim ’95 (nurse)

Tamar Hassing ’95, Carol Ingel Yim ’95

Lynn Chan ’01, Kristopher Kern ’98

Lori Kern Carlos ’87, Lauralei Morgan Tanaka ’87


100 Days Dinner Manoa Grand Ballroom – Japanese Cultural Center February 26, 2006

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s seniors enter the home stretch of their final year at Maryknoll, they gather for a dinner marking 100 days until graduation. Sponsored by the Office of the President, the 100 Days Dinner features alumni speakers who share their wisdom and well-wishes with the senior class. The year’s newest class of jubilarians – alumni celebrating 50 years since graduating high school – is also invited to attend. This year, a new highlight was introduced to the program - the awarding of the first Maryknoll School Alumni Association Scholarship. This scholarship was established in memory of Karen Chinen, a loving friend of Maryknoll. It’s awarded to an exceptional graduating senior for the purpose of pursuing higher education or training. Andrew Pang ’06 and Marissa Teraoka ’06 won the inaugural scholarships.

Recipients of the 2006 Maryknoll Alumni Association Scholarship were Andrew Pang ’06 (left) and Marissa Teraoka ’06 (right). The awards were presented by Alumni Association President Paul Chinen ’57 (center).

Jubilarians at the 100 Days Dinner, Class of 1956: (Seated L to R) Elizabeth Manzano Keyes, Norman Mau, Janice Suenaga Fukunaga (Standing L to R) Angeline Botelho Soares, Jerry Pang, Stephanie Dziadul Kahawaii, Marlene Soares Souki, Melvin Vios

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SPORTS REPORT

BASKETBALL

Maryknoll School ILH All-Stars, Medal Winners, and State Champions 2005-2006 WRESTLING GOLF

Tyler Tsukuzaki ILH First Team All-Star Honolulu Star-Bulletin State All-Star Fab 15 Honolulu Advertiser State All-Star Second Team

Nicole Fu ILH First Team All-Star

BOWLING Ryan Sugimura ILH Second Team All-Star

Faye Castillo ILH First Team All-Star State 6th Place Bronze Medalist

Kyle Kamigawa State 13th Place Bronze Medalist

CANOE PADDLING Dillon Shackmann ILH First Team All-Star

Katy Huntsman ILH Mixed Crew First Team All-Star

Patrick Dolan ILH Boys All-Star

Kelly McAneeley ILH Girls All-Star

Coty Lum ILH Mixed Crew All-Star

Kapono Ciotti ILH Mixed Crew Coach of the Year

Keith Wong ILH Individual Bronze Medalist

Kacie Harada ILH Varsity II Individual Champion

JUDO Marissa Teraoka ILH 4th Place Bronze Medalist

Kennan Tenno ILH 2nd Place Silver Medalist

Mackenzy Tachibana ILH 5th Place Bronze Medalist

Michael Hamada ILH 2nd Place Medalist

Elisha Lum ILH 2nd Place Silver Medalist

MacKenzy Tachibana ILH JV Championship 2nd Place Silver Medalist

Nino Nicolo Santos ILH Championship 4th Place Bronze Medalist

Brandon Oshiro ILH Championship 4th Place Bronze Medalist

Paul Kiat ILH Championship 4th Place Bronze Medalist

Ku’uipo Elderts ILH Championship 4th Place Bronze Medalist

TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS Intermediate Boys Tennis ILH’s Class A Small Schools Championship Head Coach/Coordinator: Edward Robello Assistant Coach Kirby Leong Assistant Coach Dante Nagatalon

Stacey Adora ILH 3rd Place Bronze Medalist

Micah Thompson ILH 4th Place Bronze Medalist

KAYAKING Katy Huntsman Double 3rd Place ILH Medalist (2000 Meter Distance Series) ILH First Team All-Star

Girls Volleyball 2005 CSAL Girls Volleyball Champions Head Coach Toni Nishida

SOFTBALL Heather Uekawa ILH Second Team All-Star - Utility

CROSS COUNTRY Brie Adams ILH Intermediate Championship 8th Place Bronze Medalist

Julie Bresenbruch ILH Championship 2nd Place Silver Medalist State 5th Place Bronze Medalist ILH First Team All-Star

FOOTBALL Jordan Ho-Ching ILH First Team All-Star – Utility

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Ariel Silva ILH Second Team All-Star - Pitcher

SWIMMING Eric Wienhardt ILH Championship Bronze Medalist

TRACK & FIELD Julie Besenbruch State 1st Place Gold Medalist (3000m) State 2nd Place Silver Medalist (1500m)

Golf Varsity I Boys ILH Small Schools Class A Champion Head Coach/Coordinator Danny Lau

Varsity I Girls ILH Small Schools Class A Champion Head Coach/Coordinator Danny Lau


Maryknoll School ILH All-Stars, Medal Winners, and State Champions 2005-2006 TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS continued Golf Varsity II Boys

Girls Basketball

Intermediate ILH Small Schools Class A Champion Head Coach Russell Mau

ILH Small Schools Class A Champion Head Coach Watson Gier

2006 CSL Girls DIII Basketball Champions Head Coach Dan Holt

Boys Basketball

Varsity II Girls

The Catholic School League Sportsmanship Award Head Coach Doug Kometani Assistant Coach Harrison Wong Assistant Coach Frank Kelepa

ILH Champion Head Coach Watson Gier

(Seated L to R) Pattie Heatherly, Kaori Tamura, Katherine Huntsman, Kapono Ciotti, Tyler Tsukazaki, Lynne Watanabe (Standing L to R) Brie Adams, Joni Wong, Kristen Ho, Michael Hamada, Peter Kirst, Aaron Yee, Marissa Teraoka, Nicah Wong

SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARD Marissa Teraoka

Aaron Yee

ACADEMIC TEAM AWARD Maryknoll’s Girls Varsity Softball Team Head Coach/Program Coordinator John Uekawa

STUDENT ATHLETES OF THE YEAR 5th Grade: Kourtney Tirrell 6th Grade: Lindsey Keikilani Carlos 7th Grade: Brie Adams 8th Grade: Nicah Wong and Christina Chun

BROTHER VENARD RUANE SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD

SPARTAN ATHLETE AWARD Joni Wong

Michael Hamada

INSPIRATIONAL ATHELETE AWARD Kristen Ho

Nicholas Laniauskas

EIGHT YEAR STUDENT ATHLETES Tyler Tsukazaki

Kristen Ho

FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR AWARD Kathryn Huntsman MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR AWARD

Tyler Tsukazaki

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Class of 2006 Graduates Honored at Maryknoll’s 72nd Annual Commencement The following awards were presented at graduation ceremonies on June 2, 2006 at Blaisdell Concert Hall.

Marissa Teraoka ’06

Kaysha Ribao ’06

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA

BOSTON COLLEGE

The Maryknoll Cup is awarded to the graduate who best personifies the spirit of Maryknoll School’s motto, “Noblesse Oblige.”

The Christopher Award is presented to the senior who has demonstrated those qualities that mark one as a contemporary Christopher, a person who gives tangible evidence to Christian principles in every day activities.

Blissa Tanaka ’06 Hoi Tung Anthony Lo ’06

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY The Mother Mary Joseph Rogers Award honors the foundress of the Maryknoll Sisters; recognizes the senior class woman best exemplifying good will and sensitivity toward the needs of fellow students and the Maryknoll Community.

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO

Julianne Suzuki ’06

Tommy Nguyen ’06

VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO

The Bishop James A. Walsh Award honors a co-founder of the Maryknoll Fathers; awarded to the student who displays outstanding character, leadership ability and concern for others.

The Chi Rho Award is given to the graduating senior who has displayed growth in personal integrity and Christian outreach.

The Father John Murray Award honors a former associate of Sacred Heart Parish; recognizes the graduating senior who has, in the tradition of Father Murray, provided unselfish assistance in serving fellow students and the Maryknoll Community.

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VALEDICTORIAN

VALEDICTORIAN

VALEDICTORIAN

Kit-U Wong ’06

Kaysha Ribao ’06

Aaron Yee ’06

Scripps College

Boston College

Univesity of Southern California

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Alumnus Profile When Aaron Wong ’02 graduated from USC in 2006, he was featured in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering newsletter (May 12, 2006). Reprinted with permission.

Nothing But A's for Salutatorian and New BSBME Graduate Aaron Wong If your name is Jack or Fran Wong of Honolulu, you can stop reading right now. For the rest of you, the news is that their son Aaron Wong has been named a salutatorian for USC's 2006 Commencement, and he hasn’t told them yet. Wong, a biomedical/electrical engineering major with a minor in medical anthropology, decided it would be fun to surprise his parents with the news. “I’m going to wait until the baccalaureate dinner tonight and tell them on the way over,” he said, laughing. Wong earned straight A’s all the way through his undergraduate studies in biomedical engineering. During that time, he became interested in neural engineering and psychophysics. “My lab work was one of the high points of my undergraduate work,” he said. A year ago, he became particularly interested in vision and began work in the Visual Processing Lab under Norberto Grzywacz and Monica Padilla. His most recent project, an interdisciplinary look at how culture affects perception, involved history professor Lisa Bitel, who is studying religious visions through history. Wong will be entering the Ph.D. program in biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University in the fall, but hopes to spend the summer doing a lab rotation at the Baltimore institution. In past summers, he has been a laboratory assistant at the National Institutes of Health and an engineering intern at Siimpel Corp. in Arcadia, where he programmed control software. Eventually, he

Jack Wong, Fran Chow Wong ’69 and Aaron Wong ’02

would like to teach in academia and conduct research. Wong chose USC because he was allowed to declare himself a double major in biomedical and electrical engineering when he first entered, plus he was offered a merit research scholarship to conduct research right off the bat. While here, he’s held down two jobs. In addition to the research work, he’s been a tutor in Student Affairs in Tutor Hall. That rigorous load hasn’t prevented the 22-year-old from earning straight A’s. Nor did it impact his performance at Maryknoll High School in Hawaii before college. Only once did he admit he ever had any trouble with a class. That was during his freshman year, with a pesky GE class in geography, in which he earned an A-minus. “It wasn’t really my area of interest,” Wong said, diplomatically.

On Raising Lifelong Learners by Fran Chow Wong ’69 Fran Wong, 7th grade teacher at Maryknoll School, is the mother of Anne ’97, an 8th grade teacher at Maryknoll and Aaron ’02. Upon learning that Aaron was named salutatorian when he earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Southern California, the Knoller asked Fran to share her thoughts about being “Mom” in this extraordinary family. We are happy she agreed. “I just don’t think I’m cut out to be a mom,” I expressed to my husband Jack. “What would I do with a baby?” As a newlywed, I didn’t want kids. It was a total lack of confidence in child rearing skills. My patient husband waited for two years and then decided it was time to start a family. He wanted ten rollicking kids! Or at least six for a basketball team. I reluctantly agreed to have one. That’s how Anne came along; five years later, Aaron. From the beginning, it was a “learn as you go” process, however, very early on I zeroed in on my primary goal: both my children would love to read – voraciously and be able to write fluently. Personal past experiences underscored the importance of these two skills, vital to academic success in school, across all curriculum demands, from pre-K to college, and would serve my children well throughout their professional careers. Having set my sights, the campaign commenced about a month after they were born. First, we’d have no television in the house. Cable salesmen would frequent my door asking me to subscribe. Finally one day, I blurted, “We don’t have a TV.” The vendor’s eyes widened in shock, his jaw visibly dropped, and his pitch came to a grinding halt. Incredulous, he stammered, “What do you do?” continued on next page 2006 - 2007

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I know I mumbled something, but I could have shared more. We filled the time with reading, making up stories, writing stories, and conversation. We played board games, cards, and built Legos. We cooked together, did arts and crafts, sewed, and worked around the house. We explored aircraft open houses, tide pools, the zoo, flew kites in the park, fished, and camped. The time sped by and we never gave television-watching a serious thought. And so it was with Gameboys, Playstation, the latest electronic toys, computer games – my kids had none of them. Just to set the record straight, we finally did succumb to normalcy somewhere along the line, and today, we do have a flat screen TV. But on any given night you could come to our house and see everyone in the family absorbed in reading. Secondly, while I was forging a strong literacy background (to which my husband readily contributed), Jack’s real input was to teach our children the importance of involvement and volunteerism. With his urging, the kids participated in many different arenas that built their life experiences, skills, and made them well-rounded, service-oriented citizens. As the children grew, Jack was there: 5th grade camp, dance chaperon, huli-ing the chicken, making punch for the luau, parking cars for various school events, a speech judge, church clean-ups for our parish, course marshal for cross-country, scout projects – and the kids were there right alongside him. Further, both of our children learned that they had to finish what they started and to produce their best at whatever they had their hands in. It was a good thing that they had grown into avid readers and quick writers because time, always a valuable commodity, was now judiciously split between academics and extracurricular activities.

Thirdly, was our initial decision to send our children to Maryknoll. They were nurtured in an environment that fostered academic success and provided the opportunities for them to grow. Both my children chose to remain at Maryknoll even though they were given the option of applying elsewhere at the end of their 8th grade year. They didn’t want to move. Because of the small school setting, they could become involved in whatever activity they wanted: they didn’t have to compete for limited slots on the cross-country team or math team or hula halau. They just signed up, and they were in. Along the way, teachers would recognize Anne’s talents in writing and steered her into essay contests, The Toad, or editor of the school paper. In the case of Aaron, faculty became quickly aware of his math and science strengths and went out of their way to provide him opportunities to showcase and challenge his abilities. I am not sure if these fortuitous doors would have opened for my children if they had been enrolled in larger schools. For this, my husband and I are grateful to the Maryknoll teachers. Today as young adults, Anne and Aaron continue to be lifelong learners, whether through text or a hands-on event. My son, who has received a graduate fellowship, seeks his doctorate from Johns Hopkins. He hopes to remain in the world of academia through research and teaching. My daughter, who has established herself as an educator, holds a Masters in Education and is currently in grad school for yet another degree. As parents, Jack and I couldn’t be happier for their accomplishments and successes. Twenty-eight years ago, when I expressed my preference not to have kids, my insightful husband didn’t listen to me. Good thing!

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REUNIONS

All-Hawaii Alumni Connection Chicago, IL - January 28, 2006 Philadelphia, PA – January 27, 2007 Nashville, TN – January 26, 2008

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lumni coordinators from Hawaii’s independent schools held the first All-Hawaii Alumni Connection in Washington, D.C. in January 2004. Since then, similar gatherings have taken place in San Diego, Chicago and Philadelphia to coincide with the location of the annual CASE/NAIS conference. These brunch events have been fun-filled gatherings of alumni from Maryknoll, Hawaii Baptist Academy, Chaminade University, Kamehameha Schools, Punahou School, Sacred Hearts Academy –

All-Hawaii-Alumni Connection 2006 in Chicago: (Seated L to R) Camille Domaloan Michel ’84, Colleen Miki Miller ’84, Janel Hatton-Santiago Hunter ’98; (Standing L to R) Be-Jay Upchurch Kodama ’81, Lori Kern Carlos ’87, Benjamin Hunter

and many more with the inclusion of spouses, family members and friends who graduated from high schools in Hawaii. Guests receive fresh orchid lei, enjoy a delicious buffet – including Portuguese sausage flown in from Hawaii – and shop for local gifts and goodies at the “Makeke” (marketplace). Time is set aside for the alumni coordinators from each school to update their graduates on the latest campus news. The event ends with everyone joining together to sing “Hawaii Aloha.”

All-Hawaii-Alumni Connection 2007 in Philadelphia: (L to R) Sheri Ann Sumida ’87, Yvonne Usita Morris ’63, Be-Jay Upchurch Kodama ’81, Patricia Medina Talbert ’66, Camille Domaloan Michel ’84 and Mara Ishida Saito ’84

Special thanks to Scott Ryan ’63 who invited the Maryknoll Alumni Office staff to visit his Pennsylvania home (January 2007). Scott was such a good host that he arranged for it to snow during dinner! Pictured are (L to R) Mara Ishida Saito ’84, Yvonne Usita Morris ’63, Scott Ryan ’63 and Camille Domaloan Michel ’84.

Guests at the (2006) Chicago gathering of Hawaii alumni enjoyed live music – and were treated to a lovely impromptu hula performance by Janel HattonSantiago Hunter ’98.

All-Hawaii-Alumni Connection 2008 in Nashville: (L to R) Yvonne Usita Morris ’63, Tessa McAniff Ramsey ’84, Camille Domaloan Michel ’84, Alumni Relations Coordinator Lloree Gamiao, Be-Jay Upchurch Kodama ’81

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Regional Gatherings in the Pacific Northwest SEATTLE, WASHINGTON October 21, 2006 Maryknoll came to the Emerald City when school staff members and volunteer Lucile Mistysyn Smith ’37 arrived in Seattle for a regional reunion. The lunchtime gathering took place in Bellevue at the beautiful home of Donna Chow Lee ’81 and her husband Andy. Attending from Maryknoll School were School President Michael Baker, Director of Development Yvonne Usita Morris ’63, then Alumni Relations Coordinator Mara Ishida Saito ’84 and Athletics Director Pattie Wong Heatherly ’66. They shared news about the improvements that have been made to facilities and the curriculum during Maryknoll’s recent history, including air-conditioned classrooms and the laptop program at the high school, as well as the current plans for constructing the Maryknoll School Community Center. Then everyone enjoyed the delicious taco bar for lunch and had a wonderful time catching up with each other. Mahalo to Malcolm Chang ’66 for serving as the event’s unofficial photographer and taking loads of pictures. Garrick Dung ’66 had a great time visiting with everyone at the gathering after a 5 hour (one-way) ride from Spokane on his Harley Davidson.

In attending the gathering, Linda Saiki Miyauchi ’77 discovered she lives just down the street from Donna Lee. Linda is a substitute teacher for the Bellevue School District. Her oldest daughter Kalene is a junior at the University of Washington. Daughter Michele is a senior at Newport High and son Steven is a freshman. Her husband Dale maintains a practice at Totem Lake Family Medicine. Alice Wong Chun ’81 and husband Brad Chun ’82 have two children, Michael (12) and Megan (10). They enjoy living in Washington state and taking advantage of all the Pacific Northwest offerings such as biking, fishing, clamming and crabbing. Alice mans the homefront and is a “super soccer mom” while Brad is in the Engineering Design Group for FLT Controls on Boeing’s new 787 aircraft. Kyle Wong ’89 vowed to donate his old gym uniform to Pattie Heatherly for the new Community Center, after saving it for all these years. Kyle and Regina Madrid Haslam ’81 (as well as another Maryknoll grad not in attendance) had already met each other through the elementary school that their children attend together. It’s a small world after all! The afternoon ended with more than a half hour’s worth of goodbyes in Donna’s driveway – a sure sign that the reunion was a success! Many thanks to everyone who attended.

(L to R) Linda Saiki Miyauchi ’77, Brad Chun ’82, Alice Wong Chun ’81, Malcolm Chang ’66, Donna Chow Lee ’81 (holding daughter Ali), Pattie Wong Heatherly ’66, Lucile Smith Mistysyn ’37, Yvonne Usita Morris ’63, Kyle Wong ’89, Regina Haslam Madrid ’81, Mara Ishida Saito ’84, Garrick Dung ’66, School President Mike Baker

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PORTLAND, OREGON October 22, 2006 Alumni gathered for lunch in the lovely home of Myrna Pasion Boyce ’56 and her husband Butch who live in Tigard. School President Michael Baker, Director of Development Yvonne Usita Morris ’63, then Alumni Relations Coordinator Mara Ishida Saito ’84 and Athletics Director Pattie Wong Heatherly ’66 gave the latest updates about Maryknoll School. The catered lunch featured ono food such as pancit and lumpia. Some notes on alumni who attended: In their home, Myrna and Butch display a wall map with pushpins for all the places they have visited. With their world travels, the map is quite well covered. Their sons are in London and Hong Kong, so Myrna and Butch are jet-setters always bound for another destination. Corliss Mukaigawa Boehne ’74 was very enthusiastic about the plans for the Maryknoll School Community Center. She had a message for her class: “Class of 1974: Step it up!! Maryknoll has been a wonderful school for all of us. Please consider giving to Maryknoll as the Class of 1937 has 100% participation.” Corliss hopes all her classmates are doing well.

Yvette Flair Elledge ’83 lives in Sherwood, OR and stays busy working for the State of Oregon Retirement System and also being mom to her boys, Grant (3) and Donovan (6), who keep her on her toes. Yvette says, “It was great to reconnect with fellow alumni. Great food, great people.” Lisa Armenio-Reis ’88 attended with her children, daughter Halia (2) and son Donovan (1). At the time of the reunion, another son was on the way! Carey Takeyesu Yen ’90 and her family have lived in Battle Ground, WA for the past three years. Husband Ivan works as the corporate chief pilot for DC3 Entertainment. Carey is the stay-at-home mom of Curren (2) and has a successful home business with Arbonne International. Carey and Lisa had already gotten to know each other through their husbands who worked together in Hawaii and now they are in Washington together. Again, it’s a small world after all! Mahalo again to Donna Chow Lee and Myrna Pasion Boyce for opening their homes to their fellow alumni for these reunions. If you would like to help host a regional alumni gathering in your home, please contact Alumni Relations Coordinator Lloree Gamiao in the Development Office at (808) 952-7313.

(Seated L to R) Mara Ishida Saito ’84 (with Halia Armenio-Reis), Lisa Armenio-Reis ’88 (with Donovan Armenio-Reis), Carey Takeyesu Yen ’90 (with Curren Yen), Yvette Flair Elledge ’83, Myrna Pasion Boyce ’56 (Standing L to R) Lucile Smith Mistysyn ’37, Pattie Wong Heatherly ’66, Yvonne Usita Morris ’63, Corliss Mukaigawa Boehne ’74, School President Mike Baker

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ON & ABOUT CAMPUS

31st Annual Luau Blaisdell Exhibition Hall November 19, 2006

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ahalo to the Parent Teacher Guild for planning the 31st Annual luau, and all the parents, student, and faculty volunteers who made it a success. In all, the event raised more than $29,000 for Maryknoll School. John Noland ’76 emceed the program, Maryknoll Sister Joan Chatfield performed the invocation, and Easy Street, the Maryknoll Halau, and Halau Hula O Hokulani provided entertainment. Special thanks to the 2006 Luau Committee: Luau Co-Chairs Shelley Oshiro, Brenda Wong Entertainment Doreen Yamaguchi Ticket Check-In Amy Kobayashi Decorations Waynette Cabral, Cyndy LaPorte Food Volunteers Shirley Kim, Lisa Chun-Fat Clean-Up Tony Chun Food Service Darrel Lau, Alvin Leong, Glenn Shiroma, Christy Lau ‘99 Juice Ross & Bobbie Miyamoto Cake Sandra Aguilar, Glorianne Cooper Basket Auction Peggy Chock, Cyndy LaPorte Country Store Mary Ann Ho, Carole Mito Sherry Teruya Games Stacy Nakano Keiki Meals Marisa and Thomas Chun Transportation Tom Hee, D’Wayne Wong Event Support Merv & Waynette Cabral Mahalo to all the faculty and staff for their support, especially high school advisors Toni Nishida, Brad Koki, Charlene Martin, and Steve Caley, the Office of Facilities (Les Oshiro, Director), and campus front offices (Allyson Agcaoili and Anna Marks). Maryknoll School is also grateful for those generous donors and the “above and beyond” volunteers who contributed: D. Otani Produce, Dwight & Theresa Otani Glenn’s Flowers & Plants, Glenn Miyashita Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gruell Marians Catering Penske Truck Leasing, Louis Pinho Waioli Tea Room Hawaiian Humane Society Event Support Jeanette Kawamura Linda Ross Country Store Carole Mito Nancy Wu Bev Lambert Silent Auction Kit Nosaki 30

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REUNIONS  Holiday Homecoming 2006 

Dave & Buster’s • December 27, 2006

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Melisa Orozco ’02, Monica Kirst ’04, Michelle Chan ’04, Lynn Chan ’01, Maryknoll School President Michael Baker, Jamie Tomita ’01, Kirstin Tomita ’04

Class of 2006 (L to R) Jill Izutsu, Kristie Watanabe, Jason Yim, Joni Wong, Brianna Preza Haynes

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Quinten Lam ’06, Nino Santos ’06, Christopher Hsia ’06.

Julianne Suzuki ’06, Kapua Ponimoi ’06.

Class of 2001 graduates Kyle Nakamura, Jamie Tomita, Carlin Yamashita, Lynn Chan, Brendan Higa, Marissa Chee, Russell Sypowicz

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IN MEMORIAM

Remembering One of Maryknoll’s Unsung Heroines by Malia McLaughlin Zimmerman ’86

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ne of Maryknoll’s heroines, Shirley Mae Thompson Campos, passed away on February 26, 2007, and a well-attended celebration of her life was held on March 3 at Sacred Heart Church in Manoa. Shirley touched the lives of thousands of students, parents, teachers, and administrators during the 30 years she worked at Maryknoll. She first got involved with Maryknoll when her eldest daughter, Shana Campos Tong ’83, was in kindergarten and volunteered her mom to help with the snack bar. Soon, Shirley was managing the snack bar and then became the secretary to the principal. One of Shirley’s closest friends, Bunnie Kaahaaina, worked beside Shirley for three decades. “Shirley was a great listener. I used to tease her about the extra chair alongside her desk, saying it was like the couch in an analyst’s office, only her fee was a whole lot less. She was the trusted confidant of many,” said Bunnie. Bunnie, who gave Shirley’s eulogy, says Shirley was known for her “broke da mouth” malasadas and chocolate chip cookies. But more important than the talents she shared with people, was the way she treated them. “She believed in people and their basic decency,” said Bunnie. “She advocated for, and physically aided, everyone who needed help.” She always gave with an open hand.” Shirley found ways to help families that were short of money. She started the school’s uniform recycling sale, where parents could purchase used uniforms at a fraction of the cost. Shirley was also known for her amazing memory and sense of humor. “Her ability to recall the names and faces of students long graduated was remarkable, but it also meant that she remembered any mischief they may have gotten into while they were in school,” said Bunnie. Her love for her family was deep and her commitment to Maryknoll and her Catholic faith were unwavering. Shirley was extremely proud of her three children – Shana, Tanya Campos Higa ’85 and Joseph Campos ’88 – who graduated from Maryknoll, and was thrilled that Shana’s children, Sage and Aspen Marie, are now attending the school too, where Shana is principal of the grade school division. Shirley loved spending time with all four of her grandchildren, including Tanya’s boys – James Robert and Mathieu Lawrence.

SHIRLEY MAE CAMPOS April 6, 1941 – February 26, 2007 “She was an original, an unsung hero, who in her quiet way, lived her life fully, loved God and her family with all her heart and soul, and tried to make a difference in people’s lives, everyday,” said Bunnie. “She is one of the most unforgettable people I have ever met.”

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The Monsignor Charles A. Kekumano Scholarship & Award Dinner Sheraton Waikiki May 27, 2007

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he Monsignor Charles A. Kekumano Scholarship & Award Dinner raises funds for the Kekumano Scholarship Fund, and in the last few years, has also benefited the capital campaign to build the Maryknoll School Community Center. The annual dinner has become a premier event for Maryknoll School raising more than $1,000,000 since it was first held in 1998. The honoree at the first dinner, Monsignor Charles A. Kekumano, was recognized for his selfless contributions to community. In memory of the Monsignor, the Noblesse Oblige Award for Service is awarded annually to those who devote their talent to the service of others and who give both example and meaning to Maryknoll’s motto, Noblesse Oblige – “to whom much is given, much is expected.” Past recipients of the Noblesse Oblige Award for Service include Dr. Livingston Wong ’48, Jim Gahler, Irmgard Farden Aluli, Cha and Jack Thompson, Nina Keali’iwahamana Rodrigues Rapozo ’54, Dr. Jorge Camara and Governor George Ariyoshi.

Kekumano Scholars The Monsignor Charles A. Kekumano Scholarship is awarded annually to a returning Maryknoll student entering their junior or senior year who demonstrates excellence both inside and outside the classroom. 2007 Kekumano Scholar – Cheri Amas ’08 Kekumano scholar Cheri Amas was admired among her peers, family and teachers for being dedicated to her school, church, and community. While at Maryknoll, she was an active member of various groups including the National Honor Society, Campus Ministry, and the cheer/dance squad. A gifted dancer, she performed and competed with the nationally acclaimed Drill Team Hawaii for many years. Cheri is the daughter of Jeffery and Mona Amas.

WALLY K. YONAMINE 2007 NOBLESSE OBLIGE AWARD FOR SERVICE One of the finest athletes ever to come out of Hawaii, Wally Yonamine attained stardom as a player for the Yomiuri Giants, the most famous team in Japanese baseball. Upon his retirement as a player, Wally went on to a long career as a coach and manager for several teams, including the Giants. He was inducted into the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame in 1994. In the true spirit of Noblesse Oblige (“to whom much is given, much is expected”), Wally created the Wally Yonamine Foundation in 1995 for the purpose of promoting high school education through sports. For the last 11 years, the foundation has sponsored the Hawaii High School Athletic Association’s (HHSAA) Annual Baseball Tournament. It has also provided college scholarships to outstanding scholar-athletes. Wally recently created an endowment to fund the HHSAA Annual Baseball Tournament in perpetuity. In 1998, Wally was honored by the Japanese government with the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Rosette in recognition for his “outstanding service and achievements in strengthening the bonds of friendship between Japan and Hawaii.” He was the first professional athlete to be awarded this honor. Wally and his wife Jane have three children and seven grandchildren.

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Jubilarian Festivities St. Pius X Church May 31, 2007 The annual jubilarian celebration honors reunion classes celebrating 50 or more years since graduation from Maryknoll. Alumni are invited to attend Baccalaureate Mass and a buffet luncheon hosted by Maryknoll School President Michael Baker. At the commencement exercises the following evening, alumni enjoy reserved seating and special recognition.

Sr. Rosario Daley, Marie Alina Chun ’57, Edwina Lau Siu ’57 chat before enjoying lunch.

Jubilarians Class of 1937 Lucile Smith Mistysyn, Hilda De Cambra Cordeiro

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Jubilarians Class of 1942 Andrew Lee, Betty Lou Wong, Gladys Soon Leong, Charlotte Chow Sexton

Jubilarians Class of 1957 (Front L to R) Edwina Lau Siu, Marie Alina Chun, Patricia Chu Ho, Sadie Mau Lew, Judy Perreira Tom; (Back L to R) Paul Chinen, Michael Ho, Liberta Du Pont Karratti-Aiwohi, Gordon Tom

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Annual FORE! Maryknoll Golf Tournament Ewa Beach Golf Club July 19, 2007 Mahalo to the hard-working volunteers, the generous sponsors, and the enthusiastic golfers who make this event a success, year after year. In 2007, the tournament raised $27,905 for The Time is Now, Maryknoll’s $12 million capital campaign to build the Maryknoll School Community Center.

Class of ’84: (L to R) Allen Chee, Cornwell Ciacci, Joseph Yee, Alan Agena, Doug Padilla, Randall Chong and Kelly Grant

Golf committee member Jerry Pang ’56, golfers Manny Relator, Harry Nomura ’47, Stanley Takamine ’47

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Many thanks to our faculty members who volunteer at the golf tournament! Grade school teachers Jo-Ann Morisato (left) and Gail Yamashita, who are also current parents, took charge of grilling up lunch for the golfers.

Gordon Tom ’57, Judy Perreira Tom ’57 Russell Dung ’70, Francis Fletcher ’82, Rick Dung

High school principal Betsey Hughes Gunderson ’68 and high school teacher Jared Kaufmann ’58 spend a glorious sunny day volunteering. Volunteers Doug Ferreira ’63, Lucile Smith Mistysyn ’37 and Cynthia Lai.

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ALUMNI WEEK Annual FORE! Maryknoll Golf Tournament 2007 TOURNAMENT CHAIR

Mark Conching ’83 2007 STEERING COMMITTEE

Lori Kern Carlos ’87 Lin Ann Chang ’81 Pattie Wong Heatherly ’66 Michael Ho ’57 Patricia Chu Ho ’57 Kerry Lam ’76 Charlene Wong Lum ’60 Yvonne Usita Morris ’63

Jerry Pang ’56 Mara Saito ’84 Naomi Saito Lori Ann Saunders Claire Tong Marc Tong Michelle Arakawa Ushio’81

2007 PREMIUM GIFT SPONSOR

Straub – An affiliate of Hawaii Pacific Health 2007 SPONSORS

ABM Family of Services Bank of Hawaii Carlsmith Ball LLP Thomas A. Ching ’75, DDS Cycle City, Ltd.

Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Hawaii Dennis Uniform Kerry Lam ’76 and Bernie Loo Lam ’76 Gabriel W.C. Ma, MD Marian’s Island Wide Catering – Jim Harada

Adidas/Taylor Made – Wendell Tom Kyle Ah Choy Alan Wong’s Restaurant Aloha Airlines Aloha Petroleum, Ltd. American Savings Bank Anheuser-Busch Hawaii Asia Manoa Chinese Restaurant BenefitsHawaii, LLC Big City Diner Castle & Cooke - Dole Coca Cola Bottling Co. of Hawaii Dave & Buster’s D. Otani Produce Paul de Ville ’66 Diamond Head Theatre Edward Enterprises Eggs Hawaii ET Graphics Ewa Beach Golf Club First Hawaiian Bank Fort Ruger Market Garry Hobbs GBC Inc. – Nan Chu Golf Center Hawaii – Wendell Tom Hansen Sales

Hawaii Kai Golf Course Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki & Golf Club Hawaiian Sun Products Hilo Hatties Holiday Inn Waikiki The Honolulu Advertiser ‘Ike Pono Jed Inouye Island Air Island Board Creations Jamba Juice Kapiolani Women’s Center KHNL KRTR Kualoa Ranch & Activity Club KZOO Lucky Hotels USA Co. Ltd. Lulu’s Restaurant – Ron Panzo Manoa Barbershop Manoa Valley Theatre Marian’s Island Wide Catering – Jim Harada Mauna Lani Resort MC Consulting Nike Golf Niketown Panya Bakery

Alvin Tanaka – Pacific Transfer, LLC David Pietsch – Title Guaranty Philip W. Wright, MD The Robert & Betty Wo Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Richard Yu

2007 DONORS

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Paradise Beverages Paul Brown Salon & Day Spa Polynesian Cultural Center Pro Am Golf Shop Ruger Market – Brad and Loren ’83 Pulice Sam Choy’s Restaurants Sansei Seafood Restaurant Shiatsu Therapists of Hawaii Sodexho Campus Services Gloria Speth Stratacom – Kerry Lam ’76 and Bernie Loo Lam ’76 Milton and Renee Tengan Territorial Savings Thai Sweet Basil Restaurant Claire Tong Marc Tong Top Dawgs – Beau Yokomoto Treetops Restaurant Tri-Star Restaurants Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa Ward Centers Watanabe Bakery Webco Hawaii Inc. Y. Hata and Co. Young Brothers


Alumni Week Class Dinner 8th Annual Alumni Week Class Dinner Hawaii Prince Hotel July 21, 2007

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lumni Week culminates with the Class Dinner – a gathering for alumni, current and former faculty members, and guests. At the dinner, the winner of the “President’s Cup” is announced. This recognition is given to the reunion class with the greatest increase in percentage of classmates making gifts to the school’s annual fund. The highlight of the evening is the presentation of the Alumni Achievement Awards, which is given for notable accomplishments in service to others, attained in the spirit of the Maryknoll School motto, Noblesse Oblige (“to whom much is given, much is expected”). The first Alumni Achievement Award was presented in 1973 to Dr. Livingston Wong ’48, a pioneer of kidney and bone marrow transplants in Hawaii. For the next six years, the award was presented annually to an alumnus who perpetuated the spirit of Maryknoll. The award was reinstated in 2000 at Maryknoll School’s first annual Alumni Week social event, and was coordinated by the school’s Alumni Association. Mahalo to all alumni who attended the Class Dinner to celebrate the Maryknoll spirit. Special thanks to the reunion representatives whose hard work made each of their respective class gatherings a wonderful celebration of friendship.

The 2007 President’s Cup was awarded to the Class of 1967. Accepting the award on behalf of her class was Gail Nakagaki Tiwanak ’67, who serves as co-chair of the alumni portion of the AIM (Annual Investment in Maryknoll) campaign.

Alumni Achievement Awards DR. REYNOLD SHIRAI ’47 2007 ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (FIRST POSTHUMOUS AWARD)

Newly installed Alumni Association President Darryl D.M. Wong ’68 (Left) and Maryknoll School President Michael Baker (Right) present the Alumni Achievement Award for Dr. Reynold Shirai ’47 to his widow, Edna Kozuma Shirai ’49.

Dr. Shirai was born in Honolulu on May 29, 1930. He attended both Maryknoll Grade School and Maryknoll High School, and earned his undergraduate degree at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. He received his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha and interned at St. Catherine’s Hospital, also in Omaha. He served two years in the U.S. Army, stationed in Korea, and was a pediatric resident at hospitals in both Louisiana and Honolulu. He began his private practice of pediatrics in 1960 and retired in 2003 after a 43-year career. The Shirai family has a vibrant legacy at Maryknoll. Dr. Shirai, his wife Edna, his four children and two sisters are Maryknoll graduates. Dr. Shirai was one of the founding members of the Maryknoll Boosters Club, which started the annual school luau in the 1970s. For 25 years until his passing, Dr. Shirai served as Maryknoll’s school physician and medical consultant. Reynold Shirai has been described as “a humble, honest, generous, loving, fun and practical man of strong Catholic faith.” In gratitude for Dr. Shirai’s service and character, the Alumni Achievement Award was presented to Edna Kozuma Shirai ’49. (Edna passed away in December 2007.) 2006 - 2007

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ALUMNI WEEK Alumni Achievement Awards PAUL CHINEN ’57 2007 ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Paul Chinen, the son of Kailua vegetable farmer, who was offered the opportunity to attend Maryknoll by Fr. James Jackson. While in school, Paul served as a member of the Maryknoll’s ROTC and rifle team, and the Army Reserve. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Seattle University and a Master’s degree in civil and structural engineering from Iowa State University. Paul served 31 years of active duty with the US Army Corps of Engineers, including a two-year volunteer stint in Vietnam as a combat engineer, a position at the Pentagon, and command of the North Atlantic Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, headquartered in New York City. He retired in 1994 as a brigadier general, the first general of Okinawan ancestry in the US Army, and recently retired from his position as vice president of the Pacific Region Office of Earth Tech, Inc. As the recipient of the Army Engineer Association’s Silver de Fleury Medal, Paul was described using the phrases, “Inspirational leadership…selfless service…a beacon for others to follow…” Paul is vice chair of the Maryknoll School Board and former president of the Maryknoll School Alumni Association. He and his wife Yvonne live in Kailua. 2007 Alumni Achievement Award recipient Paul Chinen ’57 and wife Yvonne

HAUNANI APOLIONA ’67 2007 ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

2007 Alumni Achievement Award recipient Haunani Apoliona ’67.

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For more than 25 years, Haunani Apoliona has dedicated herself to the Native Hawaiian community through her work at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Alu Like, Inc., a variety of civic activities, and her music. After earning her master’s degree in social work from the University of Hawaii in 1976, she worked briefly in the Third Circuit Court on the Big Island. A year later, she returned to Oahu, joined Alu Like as an employment and training counselor and eventually came to serve as president and CEO. Haunani’s employment served as a medium for her civic and broad-based community work. She resigned her Alu Like positions after her 1996 election as a trustee of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. She now serves as the chairperson of OHA’s Board of Trustees. Haunani has served on nearly three dozen boards, committees, and commissions, including the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islanders, Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce, Queen Lili’uokalani Children’s Center Advisory Board, Queen Emma Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, Bank of Hawai’i Corporation, and U.S. Bureau of the Census Race Ethnic Advisory Council. Haunani’s involvement in the community has been recognized through awards from various organizations such as the Asian and Pacific American Woman’s Leadership Institute, Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce, Distinguished Alumni of the University of Hawaii, and the Hawaiian Civics Club. In addition to all this, she is a master slack-key guitarist who won several Na Hoku Hanohano awards, and composed many songs, including the Hoku Hanohano Award winning song, “Alu Like.” Haunani has been a professional entertainer since 1977 and performs as a member of the group Olomana.


8th Annual Alumni Week Class Dinner Hawaii Prince Hotel • July 21, 2007

CLASS OF 1937 (Seated L to R) Dulinda Gomes Ernesto, Cecilia Taum Leong, Agnes Sills (Standing L to R) Hilda De Cambra Cordeiro, Lucile Smith Mistysyn.

CLASS OF 1947 Cordeiro.

Harry Nomura, Jenny Wong Kam, Stanley Takamine.

CLASS OF 1952 (Seated L to R)

Mildred Chang Ai-Chang, Beverly Choy Wong, Virginia Chock Matsumiya, Judy Miyamoto Brown, Marecia Trazo Magno, Marion Yuen, Lorena Murakami Imoto and Amy Minami Masui. (Standing L to R) Lillian Inatsuka, Donald Chang, Gwen Shirai, Abel Mattos, Jr., Dorothy Goo Man, Evangeline Ocalvey Wong, Dennis Chee, Benjamin Drose, Betty Lou Lum Wong and Annabelle Pa Kam. Not pictured but attended: Shirley Ann Mamiya Tokunaga

CLASS OF 1957 Jeanette Leong Chun, Edwina Lau Siu, Marie Alina Chun, Angeline Correira Andrade, Velma Lujan Young, Liberta Du Pont Karratti-Aiwohi, Sadie Mau Lew, Carolee Ching Chan. (Second row L to R) Barbara Elias Iseri, Marilyn Watarai Nakamura, Patricia Gilsey Eng, Carol Maehara Muramoto, Viann Theodore Won, Patricia Lindo Wigglesworth, Patricia Chu Ho, Nadine Jeremiah Olinger, Lorraine Shirai Maeda, Nancy Tasaka Tyau, Judy Perreira Tom, Edmund Young. (Third row L to R) Gen Nishimura, Lionel Iseri, Emmanuel Medeiros, Kenneth Thom, Jacqueline Ching Thom, Ronald Young, Michael Ho, Albert Jeremiah, Edwin Ferreira, Paul Chinen, Gordon Tom. (Seated L to R)

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8th Annual Alumni Week Class Dinner Hawaii Prince Hotel • July 21, 2007

CLASS OF 1967 (Seated L to R) Darlene Kojo Benton, Willa Gaud Papandrew, Barbara Chun Chong, Haunani Apoliona, Mihana Aluli Souza, Sandra Yamamtoto Ho, Gail Nakagaki Tiwanak. (Standing L to R) Lionel Tejada, Paula Liu Smith, Carolyn Dang Hong, Russell Ing, Hazelett Weatherwax, Steve Smith, Bill Jackson (deceased), Hiram Au, Martin Garrahan,

Leonard Gollob, Philip Tokunaga, Kau’i Chun, Linda Jo Niemitz Langley, Pat Muneno McIntyre.

CLASS OF 1972 (Seated L to R) Adele

Odo Lum, Cynthia Ichiriu Keller, Barbara Alencastre Yoneda, Theresa Young Wee, Joannie Kalaukoa Rossiter, Eilyne Matsumoto Tanabe, Carrie Zukeran Oda. (Second row L to R) Cora Ho Wong, Winslow Tanabe, Frances Sugai-Obata, Leona Ng Maruyama, Janice Higa, Roberta Ho-Borges, Lester Gibo, Jayson Chun. (Third row L to R) Gerald Kam, Albert Young, Dean Miyamoto, Anthony Chun, Kieran Yap, Sean Hanley, Raymond Shirai.

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8th Annual Alumni Week Class Dinner Hawaii Prince Hotel • July 21, 2007

CLASS OF 1977 (Seated L to R) Francine Lee-Kadota, Lottie Ma Chun, Linda Saiki Miyauchi, Michele Tagawa Saito, Georgette Freitas. (Standing L to R) Leona Yuen, Wendy Ho Loh, Sean Lawrence, Patti Chun Hudson, Clarine Oda Hirouji.

CLASS OF 1982 (front L to R) Laura Domondon Lee, Juli Leong Toth, Betsy Fabro-Borg, Bill Fernandez, Nikki Siu Brisette (back) Francis Fletcher

CLASS OF 1987 Lori Kern Carlos, Keala Jones Peters, Tammy Neves DelaCuesta, Richert Salondaka, Claudine Wong Yim, Michele Dung Freitas, Sheri Ann Sumida. (Standing L to R) David Fong, Lisa Goeller Bryant, Allison Lee-Takamine, Keoni Littlejohn, Bobby Kleckner, Derek Wong, Preston DelaCuesta, Melissa Domaloan Layden. (Seated L to R)

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Career Day 2007

CAREER DAY SPEAKERS

Rogers Hall, High School Campus, Maryknoll School April 26, 2007

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ahalo to all our alumni who come home to the high school campus for Career Day. On Career Day, former students become the teachers as they share their experiences and career advice with small groups of Maryknoll’s freshmen and sophomores. Career Day 2007 featured an update on the Maryknoll School Community Center by architect Stanford Lee ’75 of Next Design, LLC; architect and Maryknoll parent Steve Wong of Mitsunaga & Associates; and former board member Dr. Gabriel Ma. Each presenter shared their passion for working on this project, having both professional and personal ties to Maryknoll School.

Tammy Chang-Motooka ’83 (orthodontist)

Dr. Stephen Choy (psychologist) Jon-David Chun ’85 (Air Force Reserve) Gloriane Loo Cooper ’76 (air traffic

controller) Derrick Elfalan (civil engineer) Jamie Wicklund Furutani ’86 (veterinarian) Matt Goo ’86 (plant pathologist, USDA) Kevin Matsumoto ’95 (canine officer, USDA) Monica Jennings ’75 (financial planner) Jeff Kalani ’90 (civil engineer) Jason Knight ’96 (software developer) Nicole La Prade ’02 (news producer) Stanford Lee ’75 (architect) Alex Lo ’85 (athletic trainer) Stephanie Lum ’94 (news anchor) Father Gary Secor ’69 (Catholic priest) Cynthia Cheung Shimoda ’95

(athletic trainer) James Tamura-Wageman ’83 (FBI agent) Jeff Ventura ’88 (bank manager) Kathy Ching Viniegas ’88 (salon owner/

cosmetologist) Brenda Dung Wong ’77 (food & nutrition

services) Steven D. Wong (architect) Lisa Wong-Yamamoto ’84 (nurse) Carol Ingel Yim ’95 (nurse) Franklin Young ’60 (pediatrician)

Stanford Lee ’75, Dr. Gabriel Ma and Steve Wong share their experiences working on the future Maryknoll School Community Center.

Lisa Wong-Yamamoto ’84, Gloriane Loo Cooper ’76, Carol Ingel Yim ’95, Jason Knight ’96, Cynthia Cheung Shimoda ’95.

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Alex Lo ’85, Jon-David Chun ’85.

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Jeff Kalani ’90, Brenda Dung Wong ’77.

Stephanie Lum ’94, Nicole La Prade ’02, Carol Ingel Yim ’95, Maryknoll High School principal Betsey Hughes Gunderson ’68.

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100 Days Dinner Manoa Grand Ballroom – Japanese Cultural Center February 25, 2007

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he 100 Days Dinner kicked off the seniors’ traditional countdown to graduation, but also marked a new tradition – honoring an individual from the jubilarian class (50th graduation anniversary class). The first Golden Alumni Award was presented to Gordon Tom ’57. Gordon was surprised and honored by the award, which is given to someone who has given the most to his or her classmates and Maryknoll School over the past 50 years, and who continues to practice the Christian values they learned at school. Gordon serves as unofficial class officer for his graduating class, but felt it should’ve been more of a group award because he’s not the only one contacting classmates and coordiGordon Tom ’57 received the first Golden Alumni Award from Alumni nating get-togethers. Association President Paul Chinen ’57 Gordon retired as at the 100 Days Dinner. a captain from the Honolulu Fire Department in 1993, and after doing contract work for Aloha Airlines, he’s now working at Vacations Hawaii, so he’s in Las Vegas once a month. His down time is now filled with helping his family care for his mother, and spending time with his six children, nine grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Student Senate President Jeremy Ramos ’07 won the Maryknoll School Alumni Association Scholarship. Classmates describe Jeremy as the backbone of their class, and instrumental in keeping communication between them alive, so they can remain lifelong friends.

Presentation of the Maryknoll School Alumni Association Scholarship at the 100 Days Dinner: (L to R) School President Michael Baker, proud parents Kurt and Mavis Ramos, scholarship recipient Jeremy Ramos ’07 and Alumni Association President Paul Chinen ’07.

100 Days Dinner 2007 speaker Darryll Wong ’68 (Center) with seniors (L to R) Jeremy Ramos ’07, Brianne Nakamura ’07, Michelle Lum ’07 and Matthew Chee ’07.

Jubilarians at the 100 Days Dinner, Class of 1957 (Seated L to R) Marie Alina Chun, Edmund Young , Sadie Mau Lew, Edwina Lau Siu, Barbara Elias Iseri; (Standing L to R) Paul Chinen, Yvonne Thompson, Edwin Ferreira, Mike Ho, Pat Chu Ho, Llewellyn Lew, Judy Perreira Tom, Gordon Tom, Lionel Iseri.

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SPORTS REPORT Maryknoll School ILH All-Stars, Medal Winners, and State Champions 2006-2007 BASKETBALL Jordan Ho-Ching ILH Boys Second Team All-Star

Nicole Fu ILH Girls First Team All-Star

Kristen Canencia ILH Girls Second Team All-Star

Travis Liu ILH Honorable Mention

Garrett Chock ILH Honorable Mention

BOWLING Kyle Kamegawa ILH Boys Singles Champion ILH Boys First Team All-Star

Faye Castillo ILH Girls Second Team All-Star

CANOE PADDLING Alex Hossellman ILH Mixed Crew All-Star

Ryan Dolan ILH Boys Division I All-Star

Cassandra Pascual ILH Girls Division II All-Star

Kelly McAneeley ILH Mixed Crew All-Star

CROSS COUNTRY Brie Adams ILH Intermediate Champion

Allison Calabrese ILH Intermediate Championship Runner Up

Julie Besenbruch ILH Champion ILH Runner of the Year ILH Girls First Team All-Star State Champion

Malia Kagawa ILH Girls First Team All-Star

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FOOTBALL Jordan Ho-Ching HUD Gooodwill Football All-Star Tournament Selectee ILH All-Purpose First Team ILH Kick Returner Second Team Honolulu Star-Bulletin All-State Football All Purpose All-Star

GOLF Koryne Kuroiwa ILH Varsity II First Place Championship

Justin Chu ILH Individual Bronze Medalist

Jarin Harada ILH Individual Bronze Medalist

Ryan Hironaka ILH Golf Championship Silver Medalist

Alexander Chu ILH Championship Bronze Medalist State 6th Place Bronze Medalist

JUDO Hirokazu Sasaki ILH Intermediate Champion (150 lb)

Brendon Oshiro ILH 4th Place Medalist

Mackenzy Tachibana ILH 5th Place Medalist

KAYAKING Ryan Dolan ILH 6th Place Championship Medalist

Keo Skudlarick ILH 7th Place Championship Medalist

Brendan Donahue ILH 8th Place Championship Medalist


Maryknoll School ILH All-Stars, Medal Winners, and State Champions 2006-2007 SAILING Allen Sterling ILH Division I First Team All-Star

Jamie Hee ILH Division I First Team All-Star

Ali Crighton ILH Division II Second Team All-Star

Richard Wollenbecker ILH Division II Second Team All-Star

SOCCER Russell Tajima ILH Second Team All-Star

Eddie Wong Girls Division II Coach of the Year

SOFTBALL Heather Uekawa ILH Second Team All-Star – Outfield New City Nissan Goodwill Tournament Selectee Honolulu Advertiser’s Second Team All State Outfield

Shay Shibata ILH Second Team All-Star – Second Basemen

Hillary Uekawa ILH Honorable Mention

Ariel Silva ILH Honorable Mention

Brooke Perriton New City Nissan Goodwill Tournament Selectee

Kimberly Okaneku State All-Tournament Team - Catcher

John Uekawa ILH Co-Coach of the Year

SWIMMING Aukai Tirrell ILH Varsity Championship 5th Place (100-Yard Butterfly Medalist) ILH Varsity Championship 4th Place (400-Yard Freestyle Relay Medalist) State 5th Place (200 Yard Freestyle Relay Medalist)

Eric Wienhardt ILH Varsity Championship 3rd Place (200-Yard Medley Relay Medalist) ILH Varsity Championship 4th Place (400-Yard Freestyle Relay Medalist) State 5th Place (200 Yard Freestyle Relay Medalist)

Tim Loo ILH Varsity Championship 4th Place (400-Yard Freestyle Relay Medalist) State 5th Place (200-Yard Freestyle Relay Medalist)

Lyle Takenaka State 5th Place (200-Yard Freestyle Relay Medalist)

Chelsea Liu ILH JV Championship 2nd Place (200-Yard Medley Relay Medalist) ILH JV Championship 2nd Place (50-Yard Freestyle Medalist) ILH JV Championship 2nd Place (200-Yard Freestyle Relay Medalist) ILH JV Championship 1st Place (100-Yard Backstroke Medalist) ILH Varsity Championship 4th Place (200-Yard Medley Relay Medalist) ILH Varsity Championship 3rd Place (200-Yard Freestyle Relay Medalist)

Eri Yamaguchi ILH JV Championship 2nd Place (200-Yard Medley Relay Medalist) ILH JV Championship 2nd Place (200-Yard Freestyle Relay Medalist) ILH Varsity Championship 5th Place (200-Yard Freestyle Relay Medalist)

WATER POLO Lyle Takenaka ILH Boys Second Team All-Star

TRACK AND FIELD Julie Besenbruch ILH Varsity Championship 3rd Place (1500m) ILH Varsity Championship 3rd Place (3000m)

Javen Correia ILH Varsity Championship 2nd Place (110 Hurdles) ILH Varsity Championship 2nd Place (300 Hurdles)

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SPORTS REPORT Maryknoll School ILH All-Stars, Medal Winners, and State Champions 2006-2007 VOLLEYBALL Heather Mau ILH Girls Honorable Mention

Elissa Ji ILH Girls Division II Second Team All-Star

Simeon Ke-Paloma ILH Boys First Team All-Star

Bryce Wong ILH Boys First Team All-Star State Tournament Setter

Shelby Nakakura ILH Boys Second Team All-Star State Tournament Most Valuable Player

Richard Herring ILH Boys First Team All-Star State All-Tournament Team

Tyler Terai State Tournament Libero

Shawn Doo Division II Coach of the Year

WRESTLING Brandon Oshiro ILH Championship 3rd Place Bronze Medalist

Brittany Atiburcio ILH Championship 4th Place Bronze Medalist

TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS Canoe Paddling State 2nd Place Boys Regatta Championship Head Coach/Coordinator Tambry Young Coach Kapono Ciotti

Golf Boys JV ILH Small School Champion Head Coach and Coordinator Danny Lau Assistant Coaches Brysonn Lau, Watson Gier, John Kaaikala, Ronnie Harada, Kenneth Mito and Ehren Mau

Intermediate Boys ILH Co-Champion Head Coach

Varsity I Boys ILH Class A Small Schools Champion

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TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS continued Sailing ILH Championship Head Coach Theresa Crighton

Soccer PAC-5 Girls Division II ILH Division II Champion State Champions

Softball ILH Division II Runner Up State 2nd Place

Tennis ILH Class A Small Schools Championship medals Head Coach/Coordinator Edward Robello Assistant Coach Kirby Leong

Volleyball Varsity Boys ILH Division II Champion State Division II Champion Head Coach/Coordinator Shawn Doo Assistant Coaches Blaine Gier, Matthew Miguel and Jason Sahara


Maryknoll School ILH All-Stars, Medal Winners, and State Champions 2006-2007

(Seated L to R) Faye Castillo, Dan Holt, Jordan Ho-Ching (Standing L to R) Simeon Ke-Paloma, Alexandria Crighton,

SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARD

Nicole Fu, Koryne Kuroiwa

STUDENT ATHLETES OF THE YEAR

INSPIRATIONAL ATHLETE AWARD

Matthew Chee

5th Grade Jessica Wu

Simeon Ke-Paloma

Heather Uekawa

6th Grade Yuki Nagtalon

Nicole Fu

ACADEMIC TEAM AWARD Girls Intermediate Basketball Team Head Coach Doug Kometani Assistant Coach Harrison Wong Assistant Coach Steven Tseu

Girls Varsity Bowling Team Bowling Coordinator Jared Kaufmann Head Coach Mike Tsukayama Assistant Coach Wayne Miyamoto Assistant Coach Kyle Miyamoto

7th Grade Vance Ribao 8th Grade Kyle Hirata

BROTHER VENARD RUANE SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD Alexandria Crighton Dan Holt

FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR AWARD Faye Castillo

MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Jordan Ho-Ching

SPARTAN ATHELTE AWARD Jayce Teruya Koryne Kuroiwa

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ON & ABOUT CAMPUS

Class of 2007 Graduates Honored at Maryknoll’s 73nd Annual Commencement The following awards were presented at graduation ceremonies on June 1, 2007 at Blaisdell Concert Hall.

Jeremy Ramos ’07

Damien Casken ’07

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA

CALIFORNIA MARITIME ACADEMY

The Maryknoll Cup is awarded to the graduate who best personifies the spirit of Maryknoll School’s motto, “Noblesse Oblige.”

The Christopher Award is presented to the senior who has demonstrated those qualities that mark one as a contemporary Christopher, a person who gives tangible evidence to Christian principles in every day activities.

Brianne Nakamura ’07 SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

Jason Leong-Yep ’07

The Mother Mary Joseph Rogers Award honors the foundress of the Maryknoll Sisters; recognizes the senior class woman best exemplifying good will and sensitivity toward the needs of fellow students and the Maryknoll Community.

KAPIOLANI COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Matthew Chee ’07

Jordan Ho-Ching ’07

SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS

The Bishop James A. Walsh Award honors a co-founder of the Maryknoll Fathers; awarded to the student who displays outstanding character, leadership ability and concern for others.

The Chi Rho Award is given to the graduating senior who has displayed growth in personal integrity and Christian outreach.

The Father John Murray Award honors a former associate of Sacred Heart Parish; recognizes the graduating senior who has, in the tradition of Father Murray, provided unselfish assistance in serving fellow students and the Maryknoll Community.

Highlights of Class Night Awards • May 31, 2007 • Hawaii Theatre

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VALEDICTORIAN

VALEDICTORIAN

Mathew Chee ’07

Brianne Nakamura ’07

Santa Clara University

Syracuse University


REUNIONS

Class of 1982 Celebrates Silver by Joli Leong Toth ’82

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ith definite plans to move back to Hawaii after living in New Jersey for 20 years, and having had such a great time at our 20th reunion, I thought, “What better way to return home than to help plan our big silver high school reunion?” My good friend, Laura Domondon Lee from Danville, CA, was already on it and she gave me a call – we became co-chairs and renewed our friendship after many years and miles apart. Although we were dealing with three time zones (East Coast, West Coast and Hawaii), we managed to pull it off with emails and late night phone calls. Thank God for the Internet! The Class of 1982 celebrated its 25th reunion on July 20, 2007 at the Willows Restaurant in Moiliili. Thirty-seven classmates and nine spouses and guests enjoyed a fun-filled evening of reuniting, reminiscing, enjoying good food and drink, playing some class and music trivia games, watching a slide show, and looking at yearbooks to remind us of the good ol’ high school years. We also sadly remembered Devon Duarte who passed away in June 2003.

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Donna Chang Eremian, Lori Kam Tam, Michelle Goo Chang, Francis Fletcher.

Coordinators for the Class of 82’s 25th reunion: Joli Leong Toth (left) and Laura Domondon Lee. (L to R)

Howard Komine, Stuart Lee, Ricky Leong, Terri Arquero Wong

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REUNIONS Class of 1982 contiued

Several classmates pitched in with the reunion: Alfredo Garma of Garma Graphic Design made nametags for the third time, Kathy Kubo of Magical Photo Creations, designed our candy-wrapped favors with Michelle Goo Chang providing the candy. Richard Kishaba brought our sound-system, Nikki Siu Brissette brought the overhead projector, and Lisa Wong Gruebner used her powers of persuasion to get more classmates to join in. She also collected updates from all those who made it to the reunion. There were a few first attendees (Betty Jean Ah Yuen Panui, Bill Fernandez, Carrie Watanabe, and Luana Rapoza Resuello) and it was wonderful to see them again after 25 years! We urge all of our classmates to try to keep in touch with at least one person and to reach out to find our “lost” classmates so we can see more new faces from the past at our 30th. Laura and I really enjoyed planning and attending the reunion, but what was most special was spending time and working together again. It was an experience we’ll never forget and one we’d highly recommend. So who’s volunteering to do our 30th?

Monica Siu Brissette, Betsy Fabro Borg

Patrick Tom, Lisa Wong Gruebner.

Loren Lee Tripoli, Luana Rapozo Resuello

Kathy Kubo, Michelle Goo Chang, Donna Chang Ermemian, Laura Domondon Lee.

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(Seated L to R) Donna Chang Eremian, Michelle Goo (Standing L to R) Steven Fanciullo, Bradford Chun

Lori Shimabukuro Nakayama

Chang, Laura Domondon Lee, Joli Leong Toth

Michelle Goo Chang, Lenora Low.


ON & ABOUT CAMPUS

32nd Annual Luau Blaisdell Exhibition Hall October 21, 2007

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here was lots of food, fun and entertainment at the 32nd Annual Luau, all for a good cause. It raised more than $30,000 for Maryknoll School’s AIM (Annual Investment in Maryknoll) Campaign. Mahalo to all the parents, students and faculty volunteers. Sam Aiona served as emcee, Maryknoll Sister Joan Chatfield gave the invocation, and there were games for the kids, and lots of entertainment with music by Crosswind, a taiko drum performance, and dances by Te Vevo Tahiti No Manoa, Drill Team Hawaii, and Halau Hula O Hokulani.

Special thanks to the 2007 Luau Committee: Luau Chair Brenda Wong Entertainment Stacy Nakano Ticket Check-In Waynette Cabral Decorations Lisa Chun Fat, Shirley Kim Food Volunteers Kelsie Saiki, Rebecca Yoshikawa Clean-Up Tony Chun Food Service Darrel Lau, Alvin Leong, Glenn Shiroma Christy Lau ‘99, Jay Hashimoto Juice Jennifer Chandler Cake Glorianne and Bill Cooper Basket Auction Linda Ross, Lorena Wong, Brenda BallesterosMiyashiro, Amy Kobayashi, Teryn Loo, Edwina Lee, Doreen Yamaguchi, Pam Garcia Country Store Sybil Saito, Linda Mizuguchi Games Kalene Sakamoto, Kent Yamasaki Keiki Meals Brenda Deakins Transportation Tom Hee, D’Wayne Wong, Earl Ching Mahalo to all the faculty and staff for their support, especially high school advisors Toni Nishida, Brad Koki, Charlene Martin, and Steve Caley, the Office of Facilities (Les Oshiro, Director), and campus front offices (Allyson Agcaoili and Anna Marks). Maryknoll School also wants to recognize the volunteers and donors who went “above and beyond”: Armstrong Produce DLNR Forestry Division – Earl Pawn, Oahu Forestry Manager Dole Foods Marians Catering Matt Chun Event Support Merv & Waynette Cabral Linda Ross Charlotte Simmons ’53

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REUNIONS  Holiday Homecoming 2007 

Dave & Buster’s • December 27, 2007

Cristofer Baptiste ’02 (Left) and Brandon Lam ’02 (Right) with Alumni Relations Coordinator Lloree Gamiao.

Class of 2004 (Front row L to R) Monica Kirst, Caitlin Ruprecht, Jennifer Manuzak, Katie Suyderhoud, Tandi Arakaki, Tiffany Loo; (Second row L to R) Doug Morrison, Jason Baptiste, Jasmine Trias, Kari Mukawa, Michelle Chan, Pauline Chan, Alexandria Hearn; (Back row L to R) Paul Balazs, Linn Arthur, Jessica Custino, Patrick Rhodes, Kealaka’i Hussey.

Class of 1997 Jacque Darcey, Marianne Camagan, Maria Valdez Lee.

Class of 2003 (L to R) Patrick Torres, Jason Kennedy, Elijah Tokars.

Class of 2003 (Clockwise from left) Kevin Luu, Kelly Lizardi, Ryan Matsumoto, Antonia Lo, Vanda Lam, Karen Lee

Class of 2007 (Front row L to R)

Jon Montero, Matthew Chun, Elizabeth Mota, Caitlin Dudevoir, Rosanna Clemente, Creighton Lee, Heather Uekawa, Matthew Yasuda, Jeremy Ramos; (Middle row L to R)

Mike Hann, Stanford Lee, Martin Yu, Ambuj Neupane, Gavin Gesteuyala, C.J. Proctor; (Back row L to R)

Daven Chang, Chris Ark, Sean Moon, Matthew Garcia, Nicholas Estella.

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