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STAYING CONNECTED, RESILIENT, AND SPARTAN STRONG A TASTE OF MARYKNOLL BACK-TO-BACK BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS 2019-2020 ANNUAL REPORT OF GIVING


MARYKNOLL SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS Peter Fong CHAIR Thomas Broderick Gabrielle Gouveia ‘96 Rosita Leong Russell Leu Rix Maurer Anna Ono Denby Rall ‘99 Father EJ Resinto Ian Santee ‘91 Shana Tong ‘83 Darryl P. Wong Darryll Wong ‘68 Derrick Wong ‘68 Llewellyn Young

BOARD EMERITUS Paul Chinen ’57 Cori Ching Weston Alfred B. Fernandes, Jr. Robert Harrison Galen Ho ’63 Thomas Kosasa Alfred Wong

ADMINISTRATION

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Shana Tong ‘83 INTERIM PRESIDENT

EDITORIAL:

Lori Carlos ’87 DIRECTOR OF ADMISSION

Mix Plate Media Andy Arakaki ‘98 MANAGING EDITOR

Wendy M. Chang DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, FOUNDATION FOR MARYKNOLL SCHOOL Dan Nagami DIRECTOR OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS AND EXTENDED LEARNING

DESIGN: Larry Ganiron CREATIVE DIRECTOR

PHOTOGRAPHY:

Chris Mattos Loomis ’85 GRADE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL K-8

David Murphey Kyle Roche ’18 Expressions

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CONTRIBUTING WRITERS:

James Morris ’85 DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY Gail Nakamura BUSINESS OFFICER

Leslie Lang Ilima Loomis Maria Kanai Keenan Kurihara ‘10

Lester Oshiro FACILITIES MANAGER Benjamin Valle ’84 DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS

FOUNDATION MEMBERS Father EJ Resinto CHAIR Paul Chinen ‘57 Peter Fong Bishop Larry Silva Alfred M.K. Wong

FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS Galen Ho ‘63 PRESIDENT Robert Harrison Kevin Higa ‘99 Emily McCollum ‘91 Anna Ono Kevin Sakamoto Derrick Wong ‘68

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The Sum of Our Parts

The older we get, the more we realize the importance of education and how it impacts all of our lives. That’s why our staff strives to do everything possible to provide opportunities, to encourage and to nudge students in the right direction – to become the best they can be. Because of our passion and focus on our mission, we’re proud of the school we stand for and want to thank every single student, parent, teacher, alum, staff member and friend that has contributed to the sum of who we are. Individually, we’re strong, but together, we are Spartans.


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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Aloha Maryknoll ‘Ohana, 2020 has truly been a year of unchartered experiences. I have witnessed the resiliency of our students, faculty and staff, and friends of Maryknoll in this challenging period. In the true spirit of Maryknoll, the community has come together to reach its personal best in so many aspects. We are truly blessed to have a community who lives the spirit of Noblesse Oblige. At a recent opening of school Mass, I addressed the students, faculty, and staff of Maryknoll School, with an analogy of our Maryknoll tradition reflective of the strong trunk, branches, and roots of a banyan tree. The banyan tree, familiar to so many of us, signified the roots of the Maryknollers and Maryknoll School. It was just 93 years ago that a priest and six Maryknoll Sisters taught in a one-story building on Dole Street. At that time, the student body consisted of just 93 boys and 77 girls. Within four years the sisters knew that expansion was necessary. The first freshman class was enrolled, and in 1935, the first graduating class of the only Catholic, coeducational school in Hawaii, graduated. Our school continued to operate at Dole Street until 1948, when the high school was moved to Punahou Street. Today, Maryknoll is the home of over 1000 students and 120 faculty and staff. We continue the legacy of the Maryknoll Sisters, Fathers and Brothers, and are grateful for the school they have placed in our care. We have an obligation to continue the legacy and keep the faith, academic excellence, and the spirit of Noblesse Oblige alive. We deeply appreciate the various constituencies that make Maryknoll special. In this issue of the Knoller, we acknowledge the generosity of our many benefactors who keep the legacy going for many generations. Through the strong support, contributions, and service from our donors, alumni, friends, and families, Maryknoll continues to educate children in the spirit of Noblesse Oblige.

Sincerely,

SHANA TONG ‘83 Interim President, Maryknoll School

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BY LESLIE L ANG Following the historic championship win from the 2019 team, our younger varsity team dug deep within themselves to pull off another thrilling championship title.

In Hawaii, food and drink bring comfort and fellowship to many, especially amongst friends and family. Meet a few proud Maryknoll alumni who help to shape Hawaii’s vibrant culinary scene.

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SPARTAN STRONG: THE INTERSECTION OF CONNECTEDNESS, RESILIENCE, AND STRENGTH IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY BY KEENAN KURIHARA ‘10 The COVID-19 pandemic swept over the globe, quickly impacting the day-to-day livelihoods of virtually all members of our community. The Maryknoll School ‘ohana was facing one of its greatest challenges since its founding in 1927.

BY MARIA K ANAI

REPORT OF GIVING 2019-2020 INTRO BY WENDY M. CHANG Mahalo to all those who have given their time, energy and resources toward building a better tomorrow for Maryknoll School and our students.

17 MEET THE FAMILY BY MARIA K ANAI A sense of ‘ohana and faith run hand-in-hand within many of our Maryknoll families. Meet the Baker and Chandler families and learn about how they’ve grown closer to Maryknoll, and one another through faith and their love for one another.

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CAMPUS AND ALUMNI NEWS 49 SERVICE HEROES BY ILIMA LOOMIS Our friends and family are on the frontlines of the battle with the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of those in this battle include our alumni, service heroes instilled with the ideals and values learned while at Maryknoll School, in the spirit of Noblesse Oblige.

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54 CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2020 We celebrate and recognize the 86th graduating class of Maryknoll School.

60 WE ARE THE SUM OF OUR PARTS A photographic look back through the 2019-2020 school year.

64 ALUMNI CLASS NOTES Find out more about what our alumni community has been up to over the past year!

TO K EEP UP WITH LIFE AT MARYKNOLL SCHOOL, FOL LOW US ON SOCIA L MEDIA @maryknoll_school @MaryknollSchool /maryknollschoolhonolulu /MaryknollHonolulu

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BACKTOBACK BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS Young varsity basketball team wins back-to-back state championship – after 34 years without the title WRITTEN BY LESLIE LANG

W

hen they won the Hawaii

Liko Soares ‘20, the third senior,

High School Athletic

played with a torn meniscus, as he did in

Association (HHSAA) Division

several previous games after his doctor

I championship in February, the

said the meniscus was already torn and

Maryknoll Varsity Basketball team

playing wouldn’t cause any additional

became state champs for the second year

damage.

in a row. Until last year, Maryknoll hadn’t won

“He was a total warrior,” says Grant. “I’ve never had a player who was

a state championship since 1984 – when

experiencing excruciating pain just play

current varsity Head Coach Kelly Grant

through it like that and be so productive.”

‘84 and Maryknoll Director of Athletics

He says they went into this year’s

Ben Valle ‘84 were, themselves, seniors

championship game with Kamehameha

on the school’s team.

without knowing exactly what they

February’s winning team was

would be up against. Because one of

primarily made up of younger players,

Kamehameha’s players was injured in the

with only three seniors on the roster.

state semifinal game, they didn’t know if

Grant says in his 30 years of coaching, it

he would play.

was the first time he had so few seniors on the varsity team. “Even though we

“Leading up to the [championship] game, we were practicing specific

only had three seniors,” he says, “they

strategies to prepare for him and the rest

were very good at being role models and

of the team. So it was kind of difficult

picking the team up at times.” One senior was team captain Niko Robben ‘20. Another, Reggie Eiland ‘20, “came off the bench and made some significant moves, particularly on the defensive side,” says Grant.

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because I wasn’t sure what Kamehameha team we were going to play in that championship game,” he says.


‘WE WERE READY’ Grant says the team was focused, though. “Whether the Kamehameha boy was going to play or not, I felt the kids were ready. We were kind of hitting our peak, and the kids were in sync, playing well together, so it didn’t really matter in their eyes. I felt good about our team. They were playing really well.” He remembers there was less than a minute left in the game when he realized they were going to be back-to-back state champions, even with the young team they had. “It felt really good,” he says, “especially having one of my sons as one of the players.” His son, Parker Grant, was a sophomore on the team. Ben Valle ‘84 says that while younger team members Payton Grant ‘22, Sage Tolentino ‘22, and Noah Furtado ‘21 were on the team last year, “they weren’t heavy contributors like they were this

“THESE IDEAS BY THE SENIOR CLASS THIS YEAR, OF BEING UNSELFISH, BEING A GOOD TEAMMATE, AND CARING FOR EACH OTHER, ALLOWED THE YOUNGER KIDS TO SHINE AND HELP US WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP.”

year. This year, they came off the bench and gave us some big minutes. It was

help us win a championship. Sage

huge. I also think those things happened

Tolentino especially was unbelievable in

because of our senior leadership.”

the final game.”

Valle says a team is only as good

He says that going into the season,

as its weakest link, and with the

he and Grant felt it could be a good year

right leadership, younger players feel

because of the kind of players they had.

comfortable taking on certain roles.

“And we had a little luck, too,” says Valle.

“These ideas by the senior class this

“Don’t get me wrong. Luck plays a lot into

year, of being unselfish, being a good

this too. With a little luck, a little hard

teammate, and caring for each other,

work, and a bit of commitment, those

allowed the younger kids to shine and

kids won after 34 years.”

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The “Freeway Five”

COMPETING AGAINST THE BIG BOYS Before these past two years, Maryknoll won its last state championship in the 1980s, which Valle says were the school’s heyday in basketball. Tony Sellitto, the coach of Maryknoll’s 1984 championship team, “brought a lot of awareness to Maryknoll basketball and the whole idea it was a small school competing against the big boys,” he says. Valle says it was in the late 1970s when a Star-Bulletin sportswriter coined the Maryknoll basketball team’s nickname, “The Freeway Five,” because they practiced on an outside court near the freeway. He says he’s excited about this year’s team, even though it’s another one with only a couple of seniors. “I love to watch the journey from start to finish in terms of how they evolve and the personality they take on and overcoming the challenges.” The school year began virtually this year, with classes being held online, rather than in-person, due to the

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COVID-19 pandemic. How the virus will affect the basketball team’s training and games is not yet clear. “I hope we have a season,” he says, “because I think this year’s team, with Noah and a couple of other juniors in a starting lineup, is going to be an interesting makeup. It’ll be the first time in a long time we’ve had a starting line with maybe only one or two seniors.” Valle points out that athletics is always about overcoming adversity. “And granted, this one is huge,” he says, referring to COVID-19. “This one’s life and death. We tell our kids all the time to be positive, be a good teammate, be unselfish. These are things we hope they take with them for life. In this environment, being unselfish means wearing a mask. Staying positive. If you don’t, then what else is there?” He says the core values they try to instill are coming to the forefront now with the pandemic. “And that’s something that will turn things around.” “Just like in any game,” he says, “if you work hard enough and keep at it, things turn around.”


“I LOVE TO WATCH THE JOURNEY FROM START TO FINISH IN TERMS OF HOW THEY EVOLVE AND THE PERSONALITY THEY TAKE ON AND OVERCOMING THE CHALLENGES.”

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THE INTERSECTION OF CONNECTEDNESS, RESILIENCE, AND STRENGTH IN THE FACE OF ADVERSIT Y W RIT T EN BY K EEN A N KURIH A R A ‘10 14

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S

pring is always an exciting time at Maryknoll

Out-of-Classroom Learning Plan was developed, along with

School - Easter celebrations begin in earnest,

input from faculty deans and leaders. This plan went on to

sports like track and field, softball, and baseball

become the academic foundation for the last quarter of the

bring our communities together outdoors to enjoy the

2019-2020 school year.

sunshine, and the fun of summer break (and no school) is just around the corner for many students. The spring of 2020, however, was unlike any spring season that Maryknoll, and the world, had ever experienced. The COVID-19 pandemic swept over the globe, quickly impacting the day to day livelihoods of virtually all members of our community and changed the way many lived their lives. Slowly but surely, the Maryknoll School ‘ohana was facing one of its greatest challenges since its founding in 1927. While there was a sliver of time to prepare, no one could have imagined how the global pandemic was truly going to impact Maryknoll and the community’s way of life. Remaining connected, remaining resilient, and remaining strong were not just desires or wants, they were necessary traits needed to ensure the continued success, health, and safety of the entire school ‘ohana. From the start, COVID-19’s impact was felt by students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff, and beyond. How the school community reacted to the pandemic would shape the school’s long-term trajectory.

PREPARING FOR THE UNKNOWN In March of 2020, Hawaii and the entire country were

TEACHING THROUGH THE CHALLENGES While it wasn’t an easy task, it was an extraordinary sight to witness the faculty, staff, parents, and students adapt and remain resilient during this unprecedented transition. With weeks notice, in compliance with county and statewide closure orders, Maryknoll quickly became a distance learning space. Teachers were required to teach their classes using online tools and webcams. Students, used to seeing their friends and classmates each day, were confined to the safety of their homes, with parents helping their children adapt to this sharp learning curve. While it was a challenge, teachers like Jeff Chang ‘94 took the changes and pivoted in stride as he worked diligently to ensure his students and families were taken care of. “The fluidity of learning and not having a physical structure led to many changes in how lessons are delivered. Using synchronous (live), asynchronous (taped like YouTube), and static (worksheets, online content with directions but no live teachers) has broadened the field for how things are delivered and how teachers facilitate the learning,” recalled Jeff, who has been teaching at Maryknoll for two decades. As challenging as COVID-19 was from a teaching

facing a looming threat, one that was not even clear to the

perspective, the pandemic also opened a few unexpected

world’s top scientists and experts. However, preparation,

doors as a teacher. “While some students crave the relational

training, and calmness were all necessary if the school was to

live teaching, a lot of innovative content can be produced and

overcome this challenge in stride.

delivered asynchronously. As long as a teacher is there to guide

Weeks before the spring break holiday, Maryknoll began

the student, I think that it is an enriching opportunity. We

preparations to ensure that the school’s essential functions

are truly at a crossroads in education and the old paradigm

could be virtualized - updating network infrastructures,

was about to change, but the pandemic caused things to move

upgrading video conferencing software, and providing training

so much more rapidly,” said Jeff, as he continues to enrich the

to faculty and staff to ensure the delivery of curriculum and

young minds of Maryknoll’s middle level students.

learning could be accomplished online and “out-of-classroom”.

The notion of remaining Spartan Strong also wasn’t

“We need to ensure we are doing everything we can to

lost upon Jeff. “Spartan Strong means that regardless of the

provide excellent care and service to each of our families

outcome, we do things with grace and dignity. Whether the

entrusted in our care,” said Perry Martin, former Maryknoll

odds feel insurmountable, we rise up, band together, and be

School President, at one of the many leadership team meetings

there for one another.”

ahead of the school’s imminent campus closure. Due to Maryknoll’s long-standing commitment to providing a high-quality digital environment to its students, the school was more than prepared to handle the bandwidth and technological capacity needed to virtualize its curriculum and services. At one of the most consequential meetings during the spring of 2020, the school’s entire leadership team was called for a day-long planning session, where each facet of the

LEARNING HOW TO LEARN AGAIN The transition from the third quarter to the final quarter of the school year is usually one of excitement and change, with the senior class making final preparations for graduation, spring season athletes lacing up their cleats and getting ready to chase championships in the sun and the school year rapidly coming to a close ahead of the summer break. However, this past spring, much of the excitement was quickly replaced with THE KNOLLER

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anxiety, fear, and the necessity to take each day in stride. Joshua Arcayena ‘22, a sophomore at the time, recalled how quickly he and

home,” said Josh. When not busy with his classwork

normal of distance learning and all the

and staying active, Josh also made it a

challenges that came along with this

point to continue living out Noblesse

unknown environment. Asking for help

Oblige, even through the pandemic. “Throughout the shutdown, I continued

easy task under normal circumstances,

to work with my church and other

became harder with this new style of

community organizations, distributing

learning. “I knew that I needed to change

bags of food and essential items to thousands of families, averaging 150 to

something in my normal routine to

400 bags per week. I enjoyed helping at

adjust and become the best student

these service events because I was able to

I could be. Since learning was more

see the joy it brought to so many people”.

difficult, I reached out to my teachers in classes that I found myself facing challenges. In doing so, I received extra help to better understand lectures and

A SENIOR YEAR AND SENIOR SEASON CUT SHORT While the COVID-19 pandemic

lessons. Learning in a classroom on

affected every member of the Maryknoll

campus, compared to learning at home,

community, from the viewpoint of

was different and it forced me to make

tradition, time, and right of passage, no

changes,” said Josh, who began his junior

group of individuals was more impacted

year learning virtually and later in a

than the Class of 2020. For Maryknoll’s

hybrid environment at the high school

most recent alumni, the last time they

campus.

all were together was a day in March,

While he no longer had to make the early morning commute from Kailua

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texting me, dogs barking, loud neighbors, and other family members also being

his classmates had to adjust to the new

with a class or assignment, a usual and

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was easily distracted by friends calling or

just before the government-mandated closure of in-person and classroom

to town, learning from home wasn’t as

instruction. Despite the sudden and

“chill” as Josh had hoped. “Sometimes I

abrupt ending to the school year, this


class took the challenge presented to them in stride, leaning on family, their faith, and one another to help them move forward with resilience and strength. For recent alum and softball scholar-athlete Lexi Carlos ‘20, COVID-19 was one of the most challenging adversities she had faced in her young life thus far. Her senior softball season, one with much promise, was cut short, having played just two games before spring sports were postponed indefinitely. “COVID-19 took away my senior softball season, the memories I would have made with my teammates. It took away my senior year, the traditional events, saying goodbye, being with my classmates, it ended so quickly” recalls Lexi, with a tinge of frustration and sadness in her voice that the recollection of these memories understandably brings. As the campus closure turned from days to weeks to months, Lexi recalls how grateful she was for the faculty, staff, and alumni that showed up in force to give her and her classmates the best send-off as possible, given the many restrictions in place. “It made me understand and recognize how much people cared about us. It was really nice seeing alumni, friends, and teachers I’ve gotten to know over the four years of high school show up and cheer us on as we picked up our diplomas and graduation gifts,” said Lexi. Lexi has just begun her freshman year at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey,

“COVID-19 pushed me to grow up quicker and it was what I needed. It was all in God’s plan and I took it to heart.” - LEXI CARLOS ‘20

Washington, and is a member of the women’s softball team. As she embarks on this new journey, she is reflective and thankful for the opportunities she and her classmates were still provided. “COVID-19 pushed me to grow up quicker and it was what I needed. It was all in God’s plan and I took it to heart. I’m bouncing back, things are opening up and I’m making new connections...I didn’t get the closure of a traditional senior year but I’m making the most of it,” says Lexi.

PARENTING THROUGH A PANDEMIC While it may be easy to recognize the challenges students and teachers faced during the spring and ongoing pandemic, a sometimes overlooked group of individuals who were just as impacted by this unprecedented time are Maryknoll’s parents. Parents across the globe that are used to dropping off their children in the morning and picking them up after school, suddenly became overnight teachers, life coaches, mentors, and friends, with stay-at-home orders keeping entire households together for weeks and months. Mrs. Sherri Okinaga, mother of twin brothers Reyn ‘20 and Ross ‘20, recalls how things changed abruptly for her and her family, and how the pandemic brought them closer together. “The main strategy was to adopt a positive mindset and to intentionally look for the silver linings. Rather than getting up early to fight traffic, we slept a little longer and had time to enjoy a healthier breakfast before attending school or work online,” says Sherri. As a mom of two Class of 2020 graduates, the pomp and circumstance that comes with graduation was something that she and her family were looking forward to for years. “Parents dream of watching their children walk across the stage and receive their diplomas,” says Sherri. “It’s hard not to feel robbed of such a significant milestone...but given the circumstances, we are so grateful for the Herculean effort made by the administrators, faculty, and staff at Maryknoll for creating virtual venues of traditional events.” In sharing a piece of advice with fellow Spartan parents going through this challenging time together, Sherri says, “remember that the most valuable gift you can offer is your undivided attention and to make the most of this time together, while

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you still have this chance because before

Spartans are resilient, hopeful, and

you know it, life will become extra busy

determined to keep the spirit of Noblesse

again.”

Oblige alive, even in times of difficulty,”

CONTINUING TO SERVE AND GIVE While COVID-19 prevented the

says Wendy. Reflecting upon the support received, Wendy says, “We are proud of how our community came together to give

Maryknoll community from gathering

back and live Noblesse Oblige, not just

in person, it could not stop this steadfast,

in word, but in action. I am extremely

connected, and resilient community

grateful for all those that have given and

from gathering in spirit through

those that continue to give back. We

Noblesse Oblige. From the collective

are stronger as a whole because of your

effort that has raised over $350,000 for

generosity.”

the Spartan Support campaign to assist with families in need of additional financial assistance, to the communitydriven endeavor that led to the creation

THE JOURNEY FORWARD TOGETHER As Maryknoll School continues to

of over 3,000 handmade masks for

face the challenges of COVID-19 head-

Lanakila Pacific and Navian Hawaii, the

on, it’s important to hold the Christ-like

Maryknoll family never wavered when it

values of faith, hope, and love close to

came to serving those in need.

your heart. It’s the enduring light of

Mrs. Wendy Chang, Maryknoll’s

God’s love that allows the Maryknoll

Director of Institutional Advancement,

community to remain connected,

continues to be grateful for the

resilient, and strong. Continue to give

outpouring of support the school

back when you can, care for one another,

has received, despite the challenges

and to always remember to remain

presented by COVID-19. “Spartan Strong

Spartan Strong no matter what obstacles

means that when challenges arise, our

or adversities lie ahead.

Maryknoll community becomes stronger.

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“Spartan Strong means that when challenges arise, our Maryknoll community becomes stronger. Spartans are resilient, hopeful, and determined to keep the spirit of Noblesse Oblige alive, even in times of difficulty.”


WRITTEN BY MARIA K ANAI

W

hether you’re a student, parent, alum, or staff member

that live out Noblesse Oblige through their involvement in

at Maryknoll School, we all have one thing in common

the community and in their daily lives. Meet the Chandler

that brings us together - Noblesse Oblige (To whom

‘Ohana (John and Janel Chandler, and seven-year-old son John

much is given, much is expected). It’s the core of our cultural

John), who have taken the leap to embrace all that Maryknoll

fabric that inspires us to go out and give back each and every

School is, and the Baker Family, a family of Spartans spanning

day. It’s what sets us apart from other communities. We’d like to introduce you to two remarkable families

multiple-generations (Jordan ‘16, Jarrad ‘18, Justin ‘21, Jesse ‘24, Carlee ‘26, Clara ‘89, and Jonathan).

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Family of Faith MEET THE BAKERS:

a family of seven that places faith first

include class trips, like one to Camp Erdman in 5th grade, the Big Island trip in 6th grade and the DC trip in 8th grade.

For Clara Baker ’89, family and faith go

And, there are many more valuable

hand in hand. A loving mother to five

events scattered throughout the school

beautiful children, Clara has made it a

year – the kids say “there are too many to

priority to instill integrity, humility and

name.” Whether it’s service days working

respect within her kids from a young age.

alongside their classmates at a fishpond,

For her, that translates into ensuring a

the Christmas Aloha celebration, where

Catholic education – a legacy that’s been

they put in hours of preparation, or

passed down for four generations. Her

faith-based retreats at the gym, the

children Jordan ’16, Jarrad ’18, Justin ’21,

children feel Maryknoll has been a place

Jesse ’24 and Carlee ’26 attended St. Ann’s

full of meaningful and rich experiences.

School in Kaneohe from three years old and all of them attended or currently

children because its motto “Noblesse

attend Maryknoll School.

Oblige” (to whom much is given much is

Clara often reminds her children that a Catholic upbringing is one way to bring

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expected) stood out to her. “It is a value that everyone, including ourselves as

honor to their great grandparents, who

parents, should be held to. In this day

were also Catholic. “We hope that they

and age, many kids are just freely given

will pass this legacy on to their children,”

things without it being earned, and

she says.

they start to feel entitled. As parents

Jordan and Jarrad attended

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Clara chose Maryknoll School for her

we are given a lot, but we should also

Maryknoll from 9th to 12th grade, while

be expected to be good models for our

the others began in grade school. Justin,

children and give them our best,” she

Jesse and Carlee’s favorite memories

says.


O One of the things they’ve come

questions and meet with them in person,”

to truly appreciate recently has been

says Clara. Jesse missed in-person school

traditional in-person learning. As

and couldn’t wait to return (making this

COVID-19 changed the nature of

nuanced change since at publication,

education for students across the globe,

hybrid/in-person learning has started).

adjusting to a new learning style has

been challenging. The younger three

The family coped as best they could

during the lockdown and the youner

Baker children had planned to go

three began the school year with

back to Maryknoll in a hybrid format

distance learning. But there are silver

with two days in person and two days

linings. The advantage of having a large

distance learning from home, but the

family means they can keep each other

recent uptick in COVID-19 cases meant

company and get through a tough time

distance learning through at least mid-

together. “We definitely are getting more

September. While some students opted

family time together, because up until

to participate in full distance learning,

the campus closures, everyone was so

Jesse jokingly asked if he could go back

busy with their extracurricular activities

to full physical learning. “He really

and different schedules,” says Clara.

felt he learned better while physically

being in school as he could ask teachers

She’s thankful for the

professionalism and promptness shown

by Maryknoll staff and has observed how

they continued to monitor the situation

as things were changing constantly and kept families informed with numerous

updates. She says, “We commend all of

the staff involved in making sure that

our children got their learning in.” Despite the challenges of the

pandemic, Clara’s confident in

Maryknoll being the best place for her

children and looks forward to when they can return to campus.

“We definitely are getting more family time together, because up until the campus closures, everyone was so busy with their extracurricular activities and different schedules.”

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Finding Faith & Community MEET THE CHANDLERS:

a family that found it all at Maryknoll School It’s every parent’s hope to give their

both Janel and John was its innovative

John and Janel Chandler are grateful to

Chinese Immersion program. The

have found that and more at Maryknoll

first of its kind in Hawaii, the Chinese

School for their son John John. Their

immersion program balances core

bright and curious seven-year-old has

subjects in both English and Mandarin.

a love of learning that they credit to

Mandarin literacy, math and science

Maryknoll School’s excellent teachers,

are taught in Chinese; religion and

supportive community and deep commitment to its motto: “Noblesse Oblige.” Janel grew up attending a Catholic

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language studies are taught in English. “We’re really all about opportunities – all parents want to provide more for their child than what they themselves had.

private school on the mainland and

So, we loved the idea of the Chinese

wished to pass on the same faith-based

Immersion program and tried it out,”

education for her son. “It was important

says Janel.

for me that he went to a school where

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But what really sold the school for

children a well-rounded education, and

John-John picked up Mandarin

he could learn about God, how to pray

quickly, even teaching his parents a

and also learn how church can help him,”

few words. While he isn’t attending the

says Chandler. “I also appreciate the

program anymore, he’s showing critical

private Catholic school setting, as you

thinking skills and is a flexible learner.

really get to know your classmates and

Janel’s also made sure to keep him

they teach important values that you

occupied with other extended learning

don’t necessarily get in other educational

options like karate (John-John recently

settings.”

earned a yellow belt) and basketball – his


“We really couldn’t have asked for anything more. The school seemed well prepared for this scenario and we are very pleased.” father even coached basketball at one point at the school. Right now, the Chandlers dearly miss the community interaction at Maryknoll. Prior to COVID-19, they were heavily involved at the school, whether it was attending a mothers’ church service, volunteering at fundraisers or attending basketball games. “It’s such a small, tightknit community at Maryknoll,” says Janel. “John can get to know his classmates here, families know me by name and it’s so great that I feel

teachers just as he would have in-person,

comfortable being able to reach out to

starting his day at 7:50 a.m. with prayer

anybody at school and find support.”

and pledge of allegiance, and saw his

During the pandemic, John-John did

teacher all the way until 2:15 p.m. “It was

distance learning from March through

such a smooth transition back to school,”

June. In the summer, Maryknoll was able

says Janel. “We really couldn’t have asked

to have an in-person program where he

for anything more. The school seemed

explored robotics and language arts with

well prepared for this scenario and we

a small group of six students. For the

are very pleased.”

new school year, John-John has started

She’s confident in the school’s ability

distance learning again. With an eight-

to adjust and take care of its students,

month-old brother at home, distance

and couldn’t be happier that John-John

learning has its challenges, but he’s

is in a trustworthy and reliable school

doing well. The school held a contactless

during such uncertain times.

book pick up and provided parents with valuable information and tips about what they would need at home in terms of a setup. John-John enjoys seeing his friends online and spent the day with THE KNOLLER

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TA S T E O F M A RY K N O L L MEET THESE ALUMNI WHO ARE NOW MA JOR INFLUENCERS IN HAWAII’S VIBRANT CULINARY SCENE WRITTEN BY MARIA K ANAI

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tudents at Maryknoll School graduate and move on to do great things in the local community. Staying true to the school’s motto “Noblesse Oblige,” these alumni and their families serve our islands through something we all love:

food. Looking back, they’re grateful for the education they received at Maryknoll and

share their favorite memories of school, along with a tasty dish or drink you should try next at their restaurants.

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Wilhelm “Wil” Cordes III ‘88 OWNER, FORTY NINER RESTAURANT It was always Wil Cordes’ dream to own his own restaurant. He’d been part of the culinary industry for many years, cooking for Waikiki hotels and the café at Bishop Museum. So, when the chance came to own Forty Niner Restaurant in Aiea, it was a welcome opportunity. At the time, Forty Niner was already an iconic diner, famous for its saimin made by the original owners, the Chagamis. When Cordes stepped in, he kept the mom-and-pop atmosphere and expanded the menu while retaining original dishes. The diner is famous for its breakfast menu, especially the Dirty Hash Loco Moco: a homemade burger topped with crispy corned beef hash, grilled onions and drizzled heftily with a secret “dirty” sauce. We also asked him about the name: It’s a reference to the San Francisco gold rush when gold-seekers were called fortyniners. When the Chagamis opened the restaurant, they hoped that everybody would rush there, not for gold but for ono food. Looking back at his Maryknoll education, Cordes says he values the relationships he’s built through school. “I was surrounded by good people for a long time and they are still supporting me right now,” says Cordes. In fact, he’s received help from many old classmates who are now in real estate, legal, finance and even pest control industries. “Whatever I needed, I could turn to a Maryknoll classmate,” he says.

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Juno Chung ‘03 OWNER, KOA PANCAKE HOUSE Juno Chung is the second-generation owner of Koa Pancake

Mahina Akimoto Reppun ‘06

House, a family business that’s been around for more than

CO-OWNER, MORNING GLASS CAFÉ

30 years. After his parents retired in 2014, he inherited the restaurant and since then, he’s worked hard to evolve and update the eatery. So far, he says it’s been challenging but rewarding. One of Chung’s most important life lessons came from a Maryknoll teacher, Mr. Troy Kamiya. “I wasn’t the best student in school and I was known to be somewhat of a trouble maker,” says Chung. He was about to start an offcampus internship during high school, and Kamiya pulled him to the side and told him that he trusted him. “He taught me that someone’s trust shouldn’t be broken,” says Chung. He’s carried that lesson with him throughout his career. “In any business, especially a restaurant, trust is very important. You are trusting your employees to deal with cash and cook the food properly. I have an easy time trusting my employees and I can’t help but think that it started from people like Mr. Kamiya putting some trust in me,” says Chung. A popular menu item at Koa Pancake House – and one of Chung’s favorites – is a Portuguese pork dish called vinha d’alhos and eggs. All he can tell us is that there’s vinegar, herbs and spices. “I would get killed if I shared with you how it’s made because it’s Toni Girl’s recipe, an old employee of ours,” he says. Chung wants to share some good news: he and his girlfriend (another Maryknoll alumna) are expecting a baby next year. “It’s probably way too early to be talking about school for our kid, but we’ve been talking about sending our kid to Maryknoll. After all, we turned out great!” he laughs.

Mahina Akimoto Reppun never thought she’d be in the service industry, but life had other plans for her. She remembers an “awesome” science fiction literature class at Maryknoll that made her want to study English. She attended the University of San Francisco and came back to Hawaii to look for a writing job. During her hunt, she took up a job as a barista at Morning Glass Café and it turns out, the café was her calling. “The owner Eric took me under his wing, taught me how to cook and run the business,” says Reppun. One thing led to another and now, she’s co-owner. Morning Glass Café is open in Manoa and KEY Project in Kaneohe, serving drip coffees and tasty dishes. There’s more than coffee at the café – the mac and cheese pancake has been a crowd pleaser. Made with pancake batter, elbow macaroni, sharp white cheddar and served with maple syrup, Reppun calls the dish a “sweet and savory calorie bomb.” She never thought she’d be in the service industry for long, but the challenge of running a small business and cooking has become her passion. She’s excited about an upcoming barista internship program at Morning Glass Café at KEY Project and a third location opening in Chinatown. Both are slated to start next year spring, pending the pandemic. Looking back, she remembers Maryknoll School’s motto “Noblesse Oblige,” which means “to whom much is given, much is expected.” The words carried over into Reppun’s business philosophy too. “We’re very grateful for the community support and we try to give back,” says Reppun. She also feels that her education was a privilege. “I was given a lot with a private school and college education. I feel it’s important for me to be giving back to the community in this way,” she says.

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Brandon Lam ‘02 C0-OWNER, LA TOUR CAFÉ Brandon Lam was born into a food enterprise started by his parents, who launched a humble yet significant eatery called

Muneno Family

Ba-Le Sandwich Shop. Now, his family also owns La Tour

OWNER, GROWLER USA

Bakehouse and La Tour Café – the latter was a new brand

Bill Muneno works with his three children Jess ‘08, Josh ‘15 and Jacob ‘16 at his restaurant Growler USA, a craft beer pub with close to 100 beers on tap, located on Kapahulu Avenue. Opened in 2016, Growler started off as part of a popular national franchise. Muneno, who used to work for large corporations like Coca-Cola, thought a pub would be a fun change. When COVID-19 hit, the franchisor declared bankruptcy and now Growler is its own locally owned and operated family restaurant without any ties to a franchise. “All three of my children work here with me and they all have been critical to whatever successes we may have had. They are thinkers and hard workers,” says Muneno. The menu at Growler USA doesn’t take itself seriously, offering fun dishes that pair well with beer, like the selfexplanatory pretzel dog, which is a hot dog in a pretzel stick bun. And, of course, its flavorful oven-roasted chicken wings, which are amber/red ale roasted and basted with your choice of sauce: baked buffalo, honey sriracha, stout BBQ, sticky BBQ or grilled Asian. Looking back on their experiences, Muneno’s children say they all thoroughly enjoyed Maryknoll’s atmosphere, curriculum, sports and friends. Each of them has a favorite craft beer: Bill’s is a mix of Kona Koko Brown and Kona Big Wave that he calls “really smooth and enjoyable.” Jess likes the Rogue Dead Guy, Josh enjoys the Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat and Jacob is a fan of the Big Island Brewhaus Overboard IPA.

launched by he and his brother Trung Lam ‘99. Lam grew up learning about how to make bread and watching his parents run a business. “Being part of Ba-Le made us learn how the food scene worked in Hawaii,” says Lam. For a while, La Tour Café discontinued its popular pizzas, but good news: it’s coming back. “With the pandemic, we think pizza is appealing for families who want something easy for take out,” says Lam. Expect the spinach mushroom garlic pizza to return, along with other specialty items like the vegan cheese pizza. Everything is made in house, including the crust which has an original sourdough starter that lends tang. In high school, Lam went to Japan for three weeks as part of Maryknoll’s Japan exchange program. He visited Tokyo and Hiroshima and spent time with a homestay family for two of those weeks. “I’d never travelled before, so having that cultural experience for me was incredible. It changed my perspective on things, even as a high schooler,” says Lam. Those Japanese language classes still come in handy – he’s used it many times while running the business. Lam’s also appreciative of the school’s smaller class size. “I had to figure out how to interact and manage relationships with classmates with different personalities and cultures,” says Lam, a valuable skill in the service industry. He’s in touch with many alumni, including Juno Chung from Koa Pancake House. “Interestingly enough, I knew many entrepreneurial families in school. I feel that culture helped me in my work,” says Lam.

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MARYKNOLLSCHOOL.ORG/GIVING

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2019-2020

Report of

Giving


MESSAGE FROM THE OFFICE OF INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT

Dear Friends, COVID-19 has affected the community in many ways. In the face of this health and economic crisis, we are so grateful for our Maryknoll families who have come together to fund, volunteer, and celebrate our beloved institution. At a time of uncertainty, we found comfort and encouragement knowing that all of you care so much. In March, we learned that many of our families had been financially impacted by the pandemic, and tuition would now be an obstacle to a Maryknoll education. Our school quickly launched the Spartan Support campaign to help provide emergency financial aid to families affected by COVID-19. With your generous support, 136 families received over $350,000 in emergency tuition assistance for the 2020-21 school year. In total, more than $3.4 million in financial aid was awarded to deserving students in need. This Annual Report of Giving recognizes Maryknoll alumni, parents, grandparents, faculty, staff, and friends who have donated generously during the past fiscal year to lift our school community during this unprecedented time. Thank you once again for your continued support which ensures that Maryknoll will continue to be a place that educates and nurtures global thinkers, thoughtful problem solvers, and selfless leaders. Rooted in the Catholic faith, our students develop a true passion for learning, a growing curiosity about the world, and an excitement about making a difference at Maryknoll School. On behalf of all of us at Maryknoll School, thank you for being a part of our community. We wish you and your family health, safety, and happiness. Together, we can overcome all things.

Noblesse Oblige,

WENDY M. CHANG Director of Institutional Advancement Interim Executive Director, Foundation for Maryknoll School

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GIFTS FOR FISCAL YEAR JULY 1, 2 019—JUNE 30, 2 0 2 0

ALUMNI WEEK

4%

PAʻINA 5%

ENDOWMENT

11%

REPOR T OF GIVING 2019-2020

ANNUAL FUND 80%

ALUMNI WEEK

$ 21,510

4 %

ANNUAL FUND

$393,681

80%

ENDOWMENT

$55,002

11%

PAʻINA

$25,298

5%

$ 4 9 5 ,4 9 1

10 0 %

TOTAL

The Foundation for Maryknoll School is designated as a 501 c(3) entity through the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Its federal tax ID number is 38-3926901. THE KNOLLER

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Mahalo for DONORS BY CATEGORY

FOUNDER’S CIRCLE $10,000+

Mr. and Mrs. Arnold M. Baptiste, Jr. Friends of Senator Richard S.H. Wong (Fidelity Charitable donor-advised fund) HMAA ◊ Mr. Galen Ho ‘63 and Mrs. Patricia Ching ‘63 Ho ◊ Hung Wo and Elizabeth Lau Ching Foundation HWMG Dr. Henry Oyama ‘49 ◊ Rudolph A. and Ralph W. Sylva Scholarship of the Hawaii Community Foundation Mr. Ernest Spencer ‘61 and Mrs. Sara Duncan Mr. Richard S.H. Wong ‘52

BENEFACTOR’S CIRCLE $5,000+

◊ Mr. Robert Chang ‘56 and Mrs. Nancy Chang Dr. Collin Dang ‘61 and Dr. Mary Dang First Hawaiian Bank Mr. Gregg and Mrs. Patricia Fujimoto Mr. Dan Nakasato and Mrs. Chrystal Wong Mrs. Aiko Odo Mr. Jason and Mrs. Anna Ono Dr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Pang ‘68 Dr. Venerando Seguritan and Mrs. Mona Liza Valentin Mr. William K.C. Wong

BOARD CIRCLE $2,500+

Aloha United Way ◊ Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Laurie Broderick Mr. Ian J. Caliedo ‘96 ◊ Mr. Paul ‘57 and Mrs. Yvonne Chinen Coca-Cola Bottling Company ◊ Dennis Uniform Company ◊ First Hawaiian Bank Foundation

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Lt. Col. Jon-David Chun ‘85 and Mrs. Marcy Chun Ms. Victoria Villarama ‘64 Collins D. Lau Family Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation ◊ Mr. Michael X. Dean ‘65 and Mrs. Kathryn N. Dean ◊ Mr. Danilo Domingo and Mrs. Harrilynn-Joy Kameenui Mr. Andrew K.K. Everett ‘95 The late Douglas Ferreira ‘63

Mr. Myles Fujiwara ‘85 and Mrs. Cheryl Fujiwara

Mr. Peter C.K. Fong

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Hee ‘64

Mr. Edward and Mrs. Wendy Fujimoto

Koa Capital Partners LLC

Mrs. Vivian W.M. Goo

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy S. K. Lactaoen ‘88

Goodfellow Bros.

Northwestern Mutual Foundation

Dr. Cyril K. Goshima ‘69

◊ Mr. Charles Shigeta ‘54 and Mrs. Florence Shigeta

Green Thumb Inc.

◊ Mr. Darryl P. Wong and Mrs. Teresa L. Brink-Wong

Mrs. Donamay Lau ‘76 Guinasso and Mr. Rennie Guinasso

◊ Mr. Derrick Wong ‘68 and Mrs. Carol Kwak ‘68 Wong Mr. Blane and Dr. Zelah Yamagata

PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE $1,000+

Albert Chong Associates Inc. ◊ Mr. Rendell K. Bourg ‘73 and Mrs. Lanette Bourg Mr. and Mrs. William H.Q. Bow Mrs. Paula Lindo ‘63 Boyce Ms. Michelle Bruce Ms. Maylani Chang Mr. Nathan Chang ‘85 and Mrs. Wendy Chang

◊ Donor has given for 10+ consecutive years.

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◊ Mr. and Mrs. Albert R. Chong

Fujiwara Appraisal Services LLC

Mr. Arthur Chan and Ms. Kan Lo

If you have questions about donor names listed in the Report of Giving, please contact Lara Grimm in the Office of Institutional Advancement at (808) 952-7314 or lara.grimm@maryknollschool.org.

◊ Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Chock ‘70

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Higa ◊ Mr. Michael Ho ‘57 and Mrs. Patricia Chu ‘57 Ho Mrs. Carolyn Dang ‘67 Hong and Mr. Leslie Hong Honolulu Marathon Interior Showplace Ltd. James L. Mara Family Trust Jhamandas Watumull Fund Mr. Jeffrey Keahi Kalani ‘90 Mrs. Akiko Kato ‘58 and Mr. G. John Kato Mr. Peter A. Kirst ‘06 Knights Of Columbus Bishop Louis Maigret Assembly 1577


HO-CHING SCHOLARSHIP NURTURES YOUNG LEADERS

Leadership and Service, the Focus of Ho-Ching Scholarship Mrs. Marlene T. Kurihara Mrs. Bernadette Y. Lau ◊ Mrs. Claire Chong ‘50 Lau and Mr. Merton Lau Locations Foundation Mr. Alfred Y.F. Lum ‘71 and Mrs. Adele Odo ‘72 Lum Matson Navigation Company, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Rix Maurer III Mrs. Emily Wong ‘91 McCollum and Mr. Albie McCollum Michele Tokunaga ‘65 Morikami and Ken T. Morikami National Fire Protection Co., Inc. New York Life Hawaii

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Dr. Joseph Lee, Jr. ‘70 and Mrs. Madeline Tom ‘70 Lee

NVIDIA Mr. Aaron and Mrs. Sherri Okinaga ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Jerry K. Pang ‘56 Dr. Denby K. Rall ‘99 and Mr. Henni Rall Fr. EJ Resinto Mrs. Michele Tagawa ‘77 Saito and Dr. Kevin Saito Mr. Kevin and Mrs. Sherri Sakamoto Mr. Ian Santee ‘91 and Mrs. Joy Watanabe Mr. Anthony Sellitto, Jr. and Mrs. Cindy Sellitto Ms. Kellilynn K. C. Smith ‘98 Society Contracting LLC ◊ Mr. Duane Takamine ‘86 and Mrs. Allison LeeTakamine ‘87 Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence N. and Pauline Y. Takao Mrs. Audrey N. Tanaka ‘64 and Mr. Milton K. Tanaka ◊ The Queen’s Medical Center

For more than 18 years, the Ho-Ching Scholarship has been awarded to Maryknoll students of good academic standing and financial need who demonstrate outstanding leadership and service to the community. Established in 2002 by Class of 1963 alumni Galen Ho and Patricia Ching Ho, the program aims to cultivate and nurture young leaders. Kit-U Wong ’06, a former Ho-Ching Scholar who now serves as an academic dean and economics teacher at Maryknoll, says the scholarship made a significant difference in her life. “I was very grateful to be a recipient of the Ho-Ching Scholarship, because it lessened the financial burden on my parents,” she says. “Mr. and Mrs. Ho’s dedication to living a life of Noblesse Oblige is inspirational and has definitely shaped my personal values.”

◊ Mr. Eric Tiwanak ‘67 and Mrs. Gail Nakagaki ‘67 Tiwanak Wah Duck & Grace K.S. Young Memorial Fund (Fidelity Charitable donor-advised fund)

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◊ Mr. Alfred M.K. Wong and Mrs. Laurie W.L. Hong ‘56 Wong Dr. Brian Wong ‘94 and Dr. Shellie Yamashita ◊ Maj. Gen. Darryll Wong ‘68 and Mrs. Teresa ChingWong ‘69 Mr. and Mrs. David K.C. Wong Dr. and Mrs. Livingston M.F. Wong ‘48 Mr. Stacey Wong ‘70 and Mrs. Lorena Wong Ms. Stella M. Q. Wong ‘68 Mr. Stephen Wong ‘65 and Mrs. Susan Wong ‘65 Xerox Hawaii Mrs. Denise Pang ‘71 Yee and Dr. Edwin Yee

PRINCIPAL’S CIRCLE $500+

◊ Mrs. Audrey Kong ‘64 Lee and Mr. Guy Lee

Mr. Dan Y.W. Au Hoy

◊ Dr. Patricia Young ‘61 Lee and Dr. Worldster Lee

Mr. Robert and Mrs. Dolores Au

Mrs. Lorna P. Lin ‘63 and Dr. Paul Y.K. Lin

Mr. Allan and Mrs. Frances Bailon

Ms. Stacey S. H. Luke ‘85

Mr. Matthew M.T. Balantac ‘10

Ms. Celeste Malia ‘98 and Mr. Anthony Craun

Mr. Anthony Kevin Baldonado ‘87

Craun Malia Family Charitable Fund (Fidelity Charitable donor-advised fund)

Mr. Chester and Mrs. Kristina ‘97 Barayuga

Mr. Darrell Mattos ‘63 and Mrs. Marjorie Mattos Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Shaynee Moreno ◊ Mr. Dan Nagami and Mrs. Robin Aipa-Nagami Dr. Patrick and Dr. Maura O’Donnell Mr. John and Dr. Leslie Ohari Mr. Patrick H. Ono ‘85 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Y. Oshita ‘68 ◊ Mr. Floyd and Mrs. JoEllen Otani

Able Pest Management LLC

Mr. John Palimoo and Dr. Moanikeala Crowell

Ms. Phyllis L. Au ‘69

Mrs. Sandra Freitas ‘64 Peltzer and Mr. Todd Peltzer

Mrs. Cherilyn Konn ‘97 Badua and Mr. Joel Badua

PG&E Corporation Foundation

Bank of America Charitable Foundation

◊ Mrs. Shana Campos ‘83 Tong and Mr. Rodney Tong

Bright Funds

Judge Faauunga To’oto’o and Ms. Sheryl Turbeville

Mrs. Felice Wong ‘65 Broglio and Mr. Edward Broglio

Ms. Moana To’oto’o ‘18

◊ Cpt Hugh Joseph Campbell

◊ Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Y. Ukishima ‘58

Mr. John and Mrs. Janel Chandler

Mr. Allyn J. Wijnveldt ‘01

Dr. Tammy Chang-Motooka ‘83 and Dr. Randal Motooka

Mr. Steven Y.S. Wong ‘86

Dr. Kin and Mrs. Lenore Ching

Mr. Warren M.M.K. Wong ‘71 and Mrs. Napualani V. Wong

◊ Mrs. Juliette Y. Chock ‘53

◊ Ms. Pamela J. Yoon ‘68

◊ Mrs. Frances Lee ‘58 Chun

◊ Miss T. Phyllis Zerbe

Mrs. Mary L. M. L. Chun ‘69 Mr. Robert J. Coursey ‘64 and Mrs. Susan N. Coursey Coursey Family Charitable Fund (Fidelity Charitable donor-advised fund) Mr. Christopher Crum ‘69 and Mrs. Lana Crum Mr. Peter K.W. Dang ‘64 and Mrs. Lai Mee Dang Mr. Michael and Mrs. Anne DeLuca Mr. Aaron and Mrs. Angela Eberhardt Judge Colette Yoda ‘73 Garibaldi and Mr. John Garibaldi Mr. Blaine ‘88 and Mrs. Sharoness Gier Mr. Ronald T.Y. Goo ‘54 Mrs. Wendy Wong ‘73 Howell Mr. and Mrs. Cris V. Ildefonso Mrs. Janis Ing Strauss ‘65 Mr. and Mrs. John Isabelo Mrs. Sharon S. Katahira ‘69 and Mr. George T. Katahira

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SPARTAN CIRCLE $100+

AECOM Technology Corporation Mr. Eddie and Mrs. Helen Agbayani

Mr. and Mrs. Brian R. Bauer Mr. Michael and Mrs. Denise Beauchemin Mr. Joseph Benevides ‘65 and Mrs. Pauline Pereira ‘65 Benevides ◊ Mrs. Antonella Chock ‘55 Bennett and Mr. Joseph Bennett Mr. Larry Blades ‘65 Mr. Harold V. Botelho ‘54 Mr. Herbert Botelho ‘51 and Mrs. Mary Lou Botelho ‘53 Ms. Deborah Brandes ◊ Mrs. Kelli K. Brandvold Budget Plus Travel Mr. and Mrs. Stanley G. Bukes ‘70 Mr. Robert W. Bulger ‘62 Mr. and Mrs. William L. Burgess Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Burns Ms. Sloane C. Burns ‘11 ◊ Mr. Thomas J. Burns ‘59 and Mrs. Judy Burns Mr. Michael J. Caires ‘69 and Mrs. Jennifer A. Caires Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Cajski Ms. Bernadine Kuulei Campbell ‘64 Ms. Jill Canfield Ms. Kimberly Carahasen ‘87 ◊ Mrs. Lori Kern ‘87 Carlos and Mr. Stephen Carlos ◊ Mr. Elliott W.K.C. Chamizo ‘61

Mr. Landen and Mrs. Allyson Agcaoili

Mrs. Jacqueline K. Chang ‘71 and Mr. Roland H.H. Chang

Mr. Angelito J. Agsalud, Jr.

Dr. Jo Ann A. Chang ‘83

Ms. Giselle Marie A. Agsalud ‘13

Mr. Kai M. Chang ‘85

Mr. Justin Jordan A. Agsalud ‘15 Mrs. Aonani Ahakuelo-Chernisky ‘72 and Mr. Joseph Chernisky Mrs. Patricia Andrews ‘87 Ahn and Mr. Lawrence Ahn Mrs. Liberta Aiwohi ‘57

◊ Mrs. Michelle Goo ‘82 Chang and Mr. Welton Chang Mr. Shih Chia and Mrs. Yuli Chang Mrs. Renee Chang Yamada ‘69 and Mr. Clayton Yamada ◊ Ms. Wendy Chang and Mr. Byron Moon

Mrs. Barbara Nobrega ‘61 Akau and Mr. Henry Akau

Mr. Kelvin Chee ‘73 and Mrs. Phyllis Odo ‘73 Chee

AmazonSmile Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond S.C. Cheong

Mr. Eugene M. Amorine ‘56 and Mrs. Sandra Amorine

Mr. Warren Chiang ‘91 and Mrs. Jamie Fukui-Chiang

Mr. and Mrs. Raynard L. Apana

Mr. Ronald Chinen ‘60 and Mrs. Marilyn Thompson ‘61 Chinen

Mr. and Mrs. Oliver H. Kupau III

Mr. Andrew J. Arakaki ‘98

Mr. Spencer Kurihara, Sr.

Mrs. Joyce Morikawa ‘55 Arakaki and Mr. Carl Arakaki

Mr. M. Thaddeus Kwiatkowski ‘56

Mrs. Melissa M. Arciaga

Mr. Kerry Lam ‘76 and Mrs. Bernadette Loo ‘76 Lam

Mr. Michael H. Arita

Mr. Trung Lam ‘99 and Mrs. Lianna Lam

Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Armstrong

Ms. Deborah A. Lazur

Mrs. Camille Au

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Mrs. Sally Engstrom ‘55 Barr and Mr. Laurence Barr

Mrs. Carol Young ‘61 Ching and Mr. Stephen Ching Mrs. Elaine Young ‘50 Ching Ms. Kelli Ann Y.L. Ching ‘06 Mr. and Mrs. Leonard K. Chinn ‘58 Stephen K.W. Chock ‘65


Mr. Dennis T.K. Chong ‘55 and Mrs. Bernice H.S. Chong Ms. Melissa S.J. Chong ‘86 Mr. Michael and Mrs. Laura Chong

DISTANT BUT TOGETHER

Mr. and Mrs. Calvin C. Choy ‘62

Alumni Helping Maryknoll Families in Challenging Times

Mrs. Lee-Ann W. Choy Dr. and Mrs. Stephen S.F. Choy Mr. Anthony P. Chun ‘72 and Mrs. Linda F.S. Chun Mrs. Jeanette Lum ‘56 Chun and Mr. Ronald Chun Mr. and Mrs. Joe Y.F. Chun ◊ Col. Edward and Mrs. Jackie Chun Fat, Jr. Mr. Henry W.C. Chung ‘47 Mr. Leslie Chung ‘64 and Mrs. Anne Chung Mr. Robert J. Clancey, Jr. ◊ Mr. Joseph F. Clare ‘62 and Mrs. Kathlyn Ann Clare Class of 1955 anonymous donors Class of 1979 anonymous donors Ms. Taryn Carr ‘97 Clatanoff Dr. Kerry Cleary ‘83 and Cpt Gregory A. Cleary Mr. and Mrs. Alan J. Conboy Continental Mechanical of the Pacific Ms. Lorilyn M.K. Cravalho Mrs. Fabiana Baquering ‘59 Crozier and Mr. William Crozier ◊ Ms. Patricia A. Czermak Mrs. Cathlen Hee ‘68 Daenz Mr. Guy M. De Primo ‘65 Mrs. Marlene R. DeCosta ‘66 and Mr. Thom B. DeCosta Delta Air Lines Foundation

REPOR T OF GIVING 2019-2020

Mr. George A. Correia ‘55

◊ Mrs. Napua Ellen Prados ‘58 Demers Mr. Joe DePrimo ‘69 ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Paul I. deVille ‘66 Mrs. Haunani Burns ‘60 Dickson and Mr. Charles Dickson Mrs. Anne K. Rich Dolan-Van Oss ◊ Mr. Russell D. Dung ‘70 and Mrs. Christine Marie Dung Ms. Alyssa F. Edu ‘18 Mr. Christian F. Edu ‘16 Mr. Jose and Mrs. Mary Tess Edu Mr. Noah Reyn F. Edu ‘22 Mrs. Patricia Gilsey ‘57 Eng Mr. Damien Enright ‘99 and Mrs. Lynn Chan ‘01 Enright ◊ Mr. Ed and Mrs. Kathy Felipe ◊ Mr. Renato and Mrs. Cecile Flojo Mr. Renceh B. Flojo ‘19 Mr. Kevin Flores ‘91 and Mrs. Tanya Flores

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted countless plans for 2020 and its impact has left many with feelings of isolation. Our Maryknoll alumni were no exception. With stay-at-home orders and social distancing requirements, our alumni were experiencing the loss of their close-knit community. “The biggest impact to our alumni was not being able to engage with and bring our alumni together,” said Derrick Wong ’68, president of the Maryknoll Alumni Association. “We canceled our annual alumni week bowling, golf and luau events, and quarterly kupuna gatherings. It was also disappointing having to cancel our breakfast with the senior class where we serve them breakfast; welcome them into the alumni family; and talk to them about being an alum.” Through the challenges, the alumni council and volunteers came out in force to congratulate the Class of 2020 during its drive-thru cap and gown pick-up day, and were able to present the Alumni Scholarship recipients with their awards at a small ceremony at Sacred Heart Church in the summer.

Mrs. Geri W. Fong Mr. Leighton D.K. Fong ‘64

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To meet these challenges, Alumni Relations Officer Gotaro Oshitari ’06 came up with innovative ways to keep our alumni community connected, including a monthly Spartan Strong web series featuring interviews of Maryknoll alumni and a virtual bingo event.

The biggest impact to our alumni was not being able to engage with and bring our alumni together.

In August, the Office of Institutional Advancement created the Spartan Support fundraising campaign called “Alumni Together”, which offers alumni the opportunity to collectively give back to the school. The Alumni Together campaign is raising critically needed funds to provide tuition assistance to families who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Maryknoll distributed over $350,000 in additional Spartan Support financial aid to families to be used for the 2020-2021 school year. Derrick Wong urged fellow alumni to lend their support, “I would encourage those who can give to contribute to the Spartan Support fund to help our school

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and our Maryknoll families during these tough economic times. If there was ever a time our school needed our help, this is it.” Paul Chinen ’57, Foundation for Maryknoll School Board Member, knows that it will take time before our economy is back to pre-pandemic times and adds, “The economic down-turn, caused by COVID-19, has caused an enormous financial strain on many families, businesses, and institutions. Many have lost their jobs or have been furloughed. There is a great need for financial assistance to support families, businesses and institutions. Now is the time for the Maryknoll family, faculty, staff, parents, grandparents, students, alumni, other supporters, to come together and support the Maryknoll Family.” When this pandemic is over, the disruptions to everyday life may become faded memories, but the support that our alumni have given to our students in need will be forever remembered.


Mr. and Mrs. Shawn G. Fonseca ‘78 ◊ Foodland Super Market, Ltd.

Kam Designs LLC ◊ Mr. and Mrs. Wayne K.M. Kam

Ms. Maegen N.L. Martin ‘15 ◊ Mr. Perry and Mrs. Leann Martin

Mr. Guy T. Fujishige

Mr. and Mrs. Haruyuki Kamemoto

Mrs. Beatrice Lee Matsubara ‘55

Mr. and Mrs. Kinsley Fujitani

Mr. and Mrs. Warren S. Kanai

Ms. Betty Matsubara

Ms. Michelle A. Gabriel ‘99

Mrs. Mary N.I. Kano

Mr. Leslie Matsubara

Mrs. Jocelyn Garcia-Quinones ‘85 and Mr. Adam Garcia-Quinones

Mrs. Eugenie Kaili ‘59 Kaopua

Mrs. Suzanne S. Matsuda ‘66

Ms. Mary Ann Kaopua

Mrs. Carolyn Wong ‘56 Mau

Ms. Mia E. Kawamura ‘05

Ms. Nicole A.L. Mau ‘10

Mr. Paul Kealoha ‘54 and Mrs. Faith Cardoza ‘54 Kealoha

Mr. Steve Mau ‘97 and Mrs. Sabrina Mau

Mrs. Cheryl Kunimune ‘75 Gesik Mr. Lester S. Gibo ‘72 Ms. Constance Goedecke Mr. Thomas Goedecke and Ms. Katrina Karl Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Gomes Mr. Garret Goo ‘78 and Mrs. Sherelee Lam ‘77 Goo ◊ Mrs. Joyce Lee ‘56 Goo Mrs. Gabrielle Wong ‘96 Gouveia and Mr. Kaeo Gouveia

Dr. Mari Ann Zeiler ‘82 Keithahn and Dr. Stephen T. Keithahn ◊ Mrs. Lucille L. Kern Ms. Annalea M. Kim ‘82 Mrs. Annette Lum ‘92 Kim and Mr. Randy Kim ◊ Mrs. Ann Mary Siu-Kinder ‘81 and Mr. John Kinder

Ms. Janet Dougherty ‘67 Grady

Mr. Patrick E. Klein ‘95

Mr. Kelly Grant ‘84 and Mrs. Mia Grant

Mrs. Ronelle Kopp

Mrs. Marlene Bolos ‘59 Gullo

Dr. Jerold and Mrs. Lori Kouchi

◊ Mrs. Cora Cabebe ‘73 Gushikuma and Mr. Wayne Gushikuma Mr. and Mrs. Randall E. Ha Mr. Nicholas Haigler Ms. Yung-Mei Haloski ‘92 Mrs. Lorraine Chamizo ‘60 Hamilton and Mr. David Hamilton Mrs. Eloise L. Hangai Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Hannan Ms. Susan Hashimoto HEMIC Mr. Eric Hew ‘76 and Mrs. Linda Hew Mr. Ray M. Higa ‘69 Mr. and Mrs. David K. Higashiguchi Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Higuchi Mr. Paul and Mrs. Gayle Hironaka Mr. Alan L.O. Ho ‘82 Ms. Donna L. Ho ‘86 Mr. and Mrs. John Ho Dr. Marcia F.J. Ho-Gatto ‘82 Mr. Clifton Hokama Mr. Robin Hollison and Mrs. Charmaine Yee-Hollison Mrs. Jeanne Mau ‘90 Honeycutt Mrs. Janel Hunter ‘98 Mrs. Christine H. Imoto Mrs. Barbara Elias ‘57 Iseri ◊ Mrs. Allene M.C. Ishikawa ‘58 Mrs. Kristen Schultz ‘88 Iwashita and Mr. Randy Iwashita Jade Properties Inc. Mrs. Beatrice Iwamoto ‘49 Jost Kaiyu LLC

Mr. Keenan A.K. Kurihara ‘10 ◊ Mr. Edison C.Y. Kwock ‘59 and Mrs. Amy T. Kwock Mr. Waley C.M. Kwock ‘64 Mr. and Mrs. Nin Wah Lam Dr. Dolly Langen ‘66 and Mr. David Langen Mrs. Linda Jo Langley ‘67 and Mr. Lawrence Louis Langley Dr. Jonathan K.H. Lau ‘91 Dr. Damon and Mrs. Cheryl Lee Mr. Jonathan and Mrs. Hana Lee Mr. Thomas L. Leineweber ‘68 Mrs. Betsy Chang ‘53 Leong and Mr. Donald Leong Mr. Lance Leong and Mrs. Andrea Hussey-Leong Ms. Leiana U. Leong ‘19 Ms. Jennifer A. Lim Mr. and Mrs. Chester Ling Mrs. Dale B. McIntyre Lipton ‘66 Ms. Tiffany K.L. Loo ‘04 ◊ Mrs. Chris Mattos ‘85 Loomis and Mr. Philip Loomis Ms. Lila A. Loos Ms. Tina B. Loos ‘18 Mr. Kevin Lou and Mrs. Jun Yan Lei Ms. Shevaun Low ‘86 Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred W.C. Lum Mr. Richard Lung ‘60 and Mrs. Louella Lung ‘64 ◊ Dr. and Mrs. Gabriel W.C. Ma Mrs. Lorraine R. Maeda ‘57 Dr. Rochelle A. Mahoe ‘88 and Mr. Albert Mahoe ◊ Col. William Earl Marshall ‘67 and Mrs. Marcia Marshall Ms. Annette L. Martin

Mrs. Claudia Tom ‘62 McCloskey Mrs. Cynthia N. Medeiros Ms. Karen Meheula Mrs. Melodee Barkus ‘60 Metzger Ms. Josephine L. Michelakis Mr. Jon H. Miki ◊ Mrs. Cafey N. Millard Ms. Cary Jane Miller ‘64 Mr. Stephen Miranda ‘55 and Mrs. Kathleen Parker Miranda Dr. Brandon and Dr. Anh Mitsuda Mr. and Mrs. Denis Y. Miyashiro ‘65 Mr. Melvin ‘59 and Mrs. Molly Miyashiro Mrs. Winona Miyashiro ‘62 and Mr. Patrick Miyashiro Mr. Anthony Mizuno ‘89 and Mrs. Yuko Mizuno Mr. Michael and Mrs. Kimberly Moon Mr. and Mrs. Roger L. Morey Dr. Hayato and Mrs. Clarissa Mori Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Morinaga ◊ Mr. James Morris II ‘85 and Mrs. Doreen Leong ‘84 Morris ◊ Mr. Jim and Mrs. Yvonne ‘63 Morris Ms. Theresa T.L. Mui ‘74 Mrs. Cecilia Wong Mukai ‘69 ◊ Ms. Patricia A.C. Muneno ‘67 Mrs. Lynn T. Murata-Tsang ‘69 Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Nagata Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Naguwa Mr. Troy S. Nakagawa ◊ Mrs. Gail Nakamura and Mr. Carleton Williams Mr. James and Mrs. Elaine Nakayama Mrs. Lori Nakayama ‘82 and Mr. Carl Nakayama Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Nakoa ◊ Mrs. Leocadia Kaopuiki Naone ‘60 Mrs. Ellen Narasaki ‘70 and Mr. Keith Narasaki Mr. and Mrs. Alfredo P. Narciso Mrs. June Chun ‘55 Naughton Mr. Joseph C. Neilson ‘65 Mr. and Mrs. John Nelson Mrs. Julia Hao ‘59 Neumann Mrs. Sylvia Costa ‘54 Neves

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REPOR T OF GIVING 2019-2020

Mrs. Sydney Kam ‘82 Gutierrez

Mr. Todd Kuniyoshi and Dr. Maria Chun

Maui Toyota


Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Ng

Mr. Marcus and Mrs. Yin Ling Pang

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Sakamoto

Mr. Chadwick and Mrs. Kanako Ngai

Mr. Timothy J. Pasion ‘97

Mr. Luis and Mrs. Naomi Salaveria

Mr. Robert and Mrs. Elizabeth Nievera

PepsiCo Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Salvador

Mr. Herman and Mrs. Lisa Nillos

Mr. Brady and Mrs. Dawn Perreira

Mr. Roland and Mrs. Lynn Sambueno

Mr. John and Mrs. Natalie Nishida

Col. Peter Pollock USAF ‘88 and Mrs. Akiko Pollock

Mr. Osmand and Mrs. Priscilla Saoit

Ms. Jessica Nitta

Mr. James Poyo and Mrs. Angela Yogi

Mrs. Margaret Goto ‘45 Sato

Mrs. Lorraine Sawai ‘54 Noda

Mr. Joseph P. Raffa ‘83

Ms. Eileen Schatten

Mr. Ronald and Mrs. Gaylene Ogomori

Mr. Frank Ramos, Jr. ‘65 and Mrs. Penny Ramos, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Schraff

◊ Mrs. Beatrice F. Okada

Mrs. K. Nina Rapozo ‘54 and Mr. Gordon Rapozo

Schwab Charitable

Mr. Ernest and Mrs. Lucille Okinaga

Mr. Marc and Mrs. Sandra Rezentes

Mr. Theodore and Mrs. Elaine Searle

Ms. Agnes R. Okino ‘46

Mrs. Roberta M. Aiona Richards ‘60

Mr. Anthony “Tino” Sellitto III ‘83

Mr. and Mrs. Generoso S. Rimas

Mr. Lincoln and Mrs. Mary Shibao

Mrs. Diana Jeremiah ‘60 Rittmeister and Mr. Richard Rittmeister

Mrs. Dorothy J. Shimabukuro

◊ Mrs. Nadine Jeremiah ‘57 Olinger Mr. Richard W. Ornellas Mrs. Iris M. Oshiro

Mrs. Isabelle Pang ‘74 Rivera

◊ Mr. Lester and Mrs. Deanna Oshiro

Ms. Susan Porter ‘64 Robinson and Mr. Douglas Craig

Mr. Gotaro Oshitari ‘06 Mr. Christopher Otto and Mrs. Raylynn Mendes-Otto Ms. Kikue Oyama

Dr. Mike and Mrs. Lori Rockers Mr. Steve and Mrs. Lillian Rodolfich

Mr. Dodie and Mrs. Rene Pagaoa

Mr. Matthew W. Roesener ‘06

Mrs. Claire M. Paishon

Mr. Robert Roesener CFP® ‘09

Mr. and Mrs. Cleighton Pang Mrs. Deborah Ann Young ‘70 Pang and Mr. Jeffrey Pang Mr. Donavan Pang and Ms. Trieu Chau Le

Mr. William C. Robinson ‘75

Mrs. Nancy Rowe

Ms. Iris R. Shimabukuro ‘75 Mr. Rodney Shimizu ‘67 and Mrs. Emiko Shimizu Mr. Edmund M. Shiu ‘18 ◊ Mr. Gregory Shiu and Ms. Siu Lo Li Mr. Mark Silva ‘79 and Mrs. Ursula Silva Marleen E. Silva ‘78 Mr. Brian Simpkins and Ms. Amy Liu ◊ Mrs. Ann Mary Siu-Kinder ‘81 and Mr. John Kinder ◊ Mrs. Caroline P. Spencer

Ms. Jan P. Sage ‘79 ◊ Ms. Naomi Saito and Mr. Robert Love

Mrs. Susan Stacy ‘61 and Mr. Ralph McAdams State Farm Companies Foundation

N ATA LIE PENNINGTON-YOUNG

Giving Back, One Month at a Time “I’ve always supported whatever schools my daughters attended,” says Natalie Pennington-Young, mother of Alyssa, ’24, and Yasmine, ’22. Previously, Natalie has given back by serving as a classroom volunteer. At Maryknoll, her family decided to contribute with a monetary gift. “I love Maryknoll,” she says. “Here, they get the individualized attention they need, and anytime they have a question they can email their teachers and get help.” The Youngs signed up as sustaining donors, by making a recurring monthly gift. This means that Maryknoll can

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rely on their generosity each month. Natalie says she likes the convenience of being able to contribute in a way that’s affordable and easy for her family. “Even with tuition, schools still need support,” she says. “It was nice that we could give something small monthly, instead of one big chunk.” In addition to contributing as a donor, Natalie has volunteered by sewing 170 masks for the Maryknoll Masks service project in April. Natalie says it was rewarding to see the masks go to Lanakila Pacific and Navian Hawaii, formerly Hospice Hawaii. This project was inspiring for her, as Navian Hawaii cared for her father during his hospice stay. “I figured it was a good way to give back and honor my dad,” she says. Natalie is now sewing another batch of over 80 masks for the school to have on hand as needed. “If I can help someone not get COVID and be a little bit safer and take care, why not?” she says.


Mr. Jay Stone ‘88 and Mrs. JoAnn Stone Mr. William and Mrs. Mikiko Stowers Mr. David and Mrs. Tammy Stumbaugh Mr. Anson Sugimoto Mr. Eugene and Mrs. Sheila Sumida Mr. and Mrs. Harold H. Sunada ◊ Mrs. Joan Kwock ‘56 Sung Mr. and Mrs. Russell M. Sypowicz ‘01 ◊ Mrs. Benedith Tabiolo-Ventura and Mr. Leonard Ventura Mr. and Mrs. Carl Y. Tadaki Mr. and Mrs. Melvyn M. Taira Mr. and Mrs. Warren K. Takagi

Mr. Jeffrey Scott Ventura ‘88 and Mrs. Suzanne Ventura Dr. Marel R. Ver ‘98 Mr. and Mrs. Clyde H. Vierra ‘58 Mr. and Mrs. Riza L. Villa Mrs. Normelita Viloria-Delahunty ‘69 and Mr. Malachy Delahunty Virginia Lum & Robert S.K. Young (Fidelity Charitable donor-advised fund) Mrs. Virginia Lum ‘52 Wat and Dr. Herman Wat ◊ Mrs. Tiffany Young ‘97 Williamson and Mr. Shawn Williamson Mr. and Mrs. James C. Wo ◊ Mr. David F. Won ‘74

Mr. David and Mrs. Christine Yang ◊ Mrs. Eloise Uyeda ‘55 Yano Ms. Melinda Yanuaria Mr. Sterling Q.L. Yee ‘69

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Dr. Sonia L. Sugg ‘79 and Dr. Joel Shilyansky

◊ Mr. Ben ‘84 and Mrs. Katy Valle

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert H. Yokoyama Deacon Walter and Mrs. Frances Yoshimitsu Mr. Jayson and Mrs. Wendy Yoshioka-Moore Mr. and Mrs. Ted Yoshizaki Mr. Gabriel Young and Mrs. Natalie PenningtonYoung Mr. Gerald D.J. Young ‘75 Mr. Kalbert Young ‘87 and Mrs. Cindy Young Dr. Robert Young ‘59 and Mrs. Virginia Lum ‘72 Mr. Ronald Young ‘57

Ms. Dana Takahara-Dias

Mrs. Betty L. Wong

Mrs. Sandra Young ‘66

Mrs. Doris N. Takara

Mrs. Cora Ho ‘72 Wong

Mr. Kenn and Mrs. Kimberly Yuen

Mr. and Mrs. Clifford K. Tamura

Dr. David and Mrs. Eileen Wong

Mr. Russell Taira and Dr. Caren Tamura-Taira

Ms. Kit-U Wong ‘06

Mrs. Megan Carnate ‘97 Tang

Mrs. Leona Tom ‘65 Wong

$1+

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Tanoura

Mrs. Marlene Ann N.K. Chun Wong ‘81

Mr. Fidel G. Taparra Jr. ‘55

Mr. Milton Wong ‘76

Mr. Andy Abad

Mr. Eric and Mrs. Wendy Taramasco

Mrs. Shari Wong ‘83 and Mr. Stanley Kubota

FRIENDS

Ms. Catherine Affatica ‘64 Agor

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy S.C. Wong

Mrs. Aonani Ahakuelo-Chernisky ‘72 and Mr. Joseph Chernisky

Mr. and Mrs. Chester K. Tatsumura

Mr. and Mrs. Walter C.K. Wong

Mrs. Kathleen Akiona-Perreira

Mr. Stephen Teves and Ms. Melissa Pavlicek

Mr. and Mrs. Wendell S.H. Wong

Mr. Sean Alpichi and Ms. Kylene Osaki

The Walt Disney Company Foundation

Mrs. Lisa Wong-Yamamoto ‘84 and Mr. Lee Yamamoto

Ameriprise Financial Service

Mrs. Isabella Grohmann ‘80 Wooldridge

AOAO

◊ Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Tatekawa ‘42

Mrs. Janeen Haleamau ‘79 Tirrell and Mr. Robert Tirrell Mr. Grant and Mrs. Rebecca Tolentino

Mr. Ryan and Mrs. Melissa Yamaguchi

Mr. and Mrs. Bernardo O. Ursulum

Mr. Chad M. Yamamoto ‘02

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Ursulum

◊ Mr. and Mrs. Gerald H. Yamane

Mrs. Michelle Arakawa ‘81 Ushio and Mr. Glenn Ushio

Ms. Gail T. Yamashita

Mr. and Mrs. Norman B. Valentin

Mr. Kenneth K. Yamashita

Mr. and Mrs. Milt Valera

Dr. Garret H. Yanagi ‘46 and Mrs. Nancy Yanagi

Mr. Andrew P. Ancheta II ‘17 Mr. and Mrs. George Arelliano Mr. Les and Mrs. Kim Asato Ms. Maridora Asuncion Mr. Richard and Mrs. Joanne Asuncion Mr. and Mrs. James Bac

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PETER KIRST ’06

Supporting Maryknoll as Young Alumni

Mr. Jeremy Y. Bac ‘08 Mrs. Diane O’Grady ‘63 Bakdash Mr. Benjamin and Mrs. Jaslyn Balberdi Mrs. Debbie Ng ‘68 Baptist Mrs. Dolores Grohmann ‘78 Beddow and Mr. Bradley Beddow Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Bell Mrs. Darlene Kojo ‘67 Benton Mrs. Kimberly Y. Bobbitt Boeing Company Gift Match / BPAC Program Mr. Nick Borho Mr. Hanlan Bowler and Mrs. Elaine Perlas ‘88 Bowler Mrs. Myrna L. Boyce ‘56 Mr. Brendan S. Bradley ‘10 Mr. Scott Brewer and Ms. Connie Gazmen ◊ Mrs. Haidee C. Bristol-Horne ‘80 and Mr. James Horne Mr. Timothy D. Brown ‘64 Mrs. Mariliz Burman ‘08 and Mr. Christopher Burman Mrs. Lynette Yap Cahill ‘65 Mr. Brian Canubida and Mrs. Marni Lynn Canubida ‘90 Mr. Xiande Cao and Mrs. Tingting Lin Mr. and Mrs. Flor E.R. Castillo Mr. Robert and Dr. Kristin Caulfield Ms. Dara M. Cavaco ‘98 Central Pacific Bank Mr. Gregory and Mrs. Jessica Chadwell Mr. Jeffrey Chang ‘94 and Mrs. Cynthia Chang

Peter Kirst, ’06, credits the values he learned at Maryknoll with helping him succeed in a tech career. “Empathy is a critical skill, even in the technical space,” says the San Jose, California resident, who works as a technical program manager for NVIDIA Corporation, which develops hardware and software for computer graphics. “When someone is not happy or pushes back, you need to hear their concern and see it as a positive, and I really think that skill came from Hawaii and Maryknoll,” he says. Kirst started donating after he graduated from college and entered the workforce. “At first I threw $20 back to Maryknoll, and then $20 became $40,” he says. “Then I saw that they were getting really successful, and decided, instead of spreading my marbles around, I would increase my donation.” He loves reading about the success of students and alumni in the Knoller, and says it feels good to support the school in providing a quality education to future generations. “I think it’s important to realize that any amount is contagious,” he says. “Whether it’s $1 or $100,000, where young alumni, or alumni in general, can see the power of giving is when everybody participates. Every single bit adds up, and over time it makes a difference.”

Mrs. Esther L. Chee ‘47 Mr. and Mrs. Joe Y.C. Cheng Mr. Julian Cheng ‘10 Mr. Carlos Chim and Mrs. Marcelle Ulep ‘99 Mrs. Mandy Baptist ‘99 Chock and Mr. Keala Chock Mr. and Mrs. Eric D. Chong ‘85 ◊ Mr. Darryl Choy ‘90 Mr. Jayson B.K. Chun ‘72 Mrs. Marie Alina ‘57 Chun Mrs. Pamela Chun-Ganske ‘69 and Mr. Jerome Ganske Coca-Cola Give Ms. Felice Cravalho Mrs. Keala V. Cupp ‘69 Mrs. Naty Dadiz Mr. Glenn and Mrs. Claire Dang ‘59 Mrs. LeeMarie Armstrong ‘93 DePonte and Mr. Jeffrey DePonte Mr. and Mrs. James DeSilva, Sr. Mr. Mariano and Mrs. Josie Doctolero ◊ Mr. Arnel and Mrs. May Grace Domingo Mr. Jamesner A. Dumlao ‘90 Mr. Jordan S.K. Dung ‘79 and Mrs. Jamie Dung

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Ms. Chisa Eiland

◊ Dr. Stephen Ho ‘73 and Mrs. Anne Ho

Mr. Milton G. Kwock ‘69

Mr. Reginald D. Eiland

Mrs. Mary Aki ‘57 Huihui

Mr. Scott and Mrs. Stacy Ellefsen

Mrs. Noraine Sue Ichikawa ‘68

Ms. Caitlyn T. Fujiwara ‘18

Mr. and Mrs. Bert P. Itoga

Mr. Mansfield Lam ‘11

Mr. Andrew and Mrs. Leuteitifa Iuvale

Ms. Vanda H.W. Lam ‘05

Ms. Cassidy K. Fujiwara ‘19 Mr. Reid Y. Fukumura ‘09 Mr. Anthony and Mrs. Geri Gabalis Mr. Joseph Gallo Ms. Janice Ganoy Mr. Fernando and Mrs. Gloria Gansit Ms. Kiari R. Gier ‘18 Mrs. Paula Lee Wallace Gillespie ‘64 Mrs. Betty Doi ‘53 Gomes Mrs. Kimberly Alden ‘90 Gonzalez and Mr. Omar Gonzalez Mrs. June Mattos ‘75 Gorgonio and Mr. Lawrence Gorgonio Mr. and Mrs. Albert T. Grande Mrs. Monica Luke ‘84 Hahn and Mr. Michael Hahn Mr. Daniel and Mrs. Un Yong Hall Hanafuda Hawaii LLC Mrs. Dolores Burnett ‘58 Hansen Ms. Jane M. Harada Ms. TinaAnn M. Heatherly ‘99 Mr. Daniel Y.T. Hew ‘70 Ms. Janice S. Higa ‘72 Mrs. Tanya Campos ‘85 Higa and Mr. Brad Higa Ms. Jaime Hinaga Mrs. Marissa Teraoka ‘06 Hirata Mr. and Mrs. Thomas T. Hirata Ms. Julianne Hiu Mr. Brian and Mrs. Tracy Hiyane ◊ Mr. Michael and Mrs. Cynthia Ho

Ms. Amanda Jiggens Kaho’omiki Ms. Nicole S.C. Kamada ‘10 Mrs. June E. Kamioka-Fuller ‘53 and Mr. Harry K. Fuller Mr. Troy Kamiya ◊ Mrs. Betty Yoneda ‘55 Kaneshige and Mr. George Kaneshige Mr. Timothy and Mrs. Kimberly Kaneshiro Mr. Darryl Kau and Mrs. Alicia Andrade-Kau Ms. Alyssa Y.L. Kawamura ‘19 ◊ Mrs. Darcie Au ‘90 Kawamura and Mr. Jon Kawamura Mr. and Mrs. Dennis S. Kawasaka Mr. Noland and Mrs. Christina Keaulana Mr. Larry and Mrs. Kathryn Kekaulike Mrs. Emily K. Jones Kekuewa ‘99 Mr. Micah E. Kinder ‘18 Mr. Noah R. Kinder ‘18 ◊ Mrs. Virginia M. Klein ‘64 and Mr. Edward F. Klein Mr. Edwin and Mrs. Teresita Koh Mr. and Mrs. Claude D. Kojima Mrs. Theresa M. Koki ‘71 Mrs. Janice Honda ‘53 Kondo Mrs. Beatrice Kam ‘54 Kong ◊ Mrs. Rebecca I. Kotake Mrs. Marlene Medeiros ‘55 Kuehne Ms. Pauline Kunimune

◊ Mr. Arnold and Mrs. Paulette Laanui

Mr. Michael and Mrs. Cyndy LaPorte Ms. Michele J. LaPorte ‘10 Mr. Marc Devon Lau ‘03 ◊ Mrs. Edwina Cordeiro ‘58 Lee Mr. James G. Lee, Jr. ‘82 Mrs. Lorraine Lee ‘59 Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Lee Mrs. Francine Lee-Kadota ‘77 and Mr. Alan Kadota Mr. William Leonard, Jr. ‘70 and Mrs. Bernadette Farm ‘69 Leonard Mrs. Dorothy Leong ‘54 Mr. Gordon Leong ‘53 and Mrs. Jean Uyeda ‘53 Leong Mr. Wen Jian Lin and Ms. Xing Hua Xiao Mr. and Mrs. Cory P. Lindo Mr. Alex Lo ‘85 and Mrs. Renee Lo Ms. Melissa Lockyer

REPOR T OF GIVING 2019-2020

Mr. Eugene J. Hanratty ‘62

◊ Mrs. Monica Yoshino ‘75 Jennings and Mr. James Jennings

Mrs. Serena K. Kwong ‘51 and Mr. Paul K.N. Kwong

Mr. Kenneth Lowery and Mrs. Erin Higa ‘95 Lowery Mr. Lulu Lulu, Jr. Mr. Blake M.K. Lum ‘98 Mr. and Mrs. David T.E. Lum Ms. Monica C.G. Lum ‘96 Patty Lum ‘65 Maffit ◊ Mr. Milton Y. Makishi Mr. Robb and Mrs. Chelsea Malefyt Mrs. Emily M. Marciel-Baptiste ‘53 Mrs. Catherine Martin ‘52 ◊ Mrs. Charlene Martin Mrs. Alice Uyehara ‘50 Masutani Mrs. Krissie K. Yanagawa-Mattis ‘90

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MARYKNOLL MASKS

Maryknoll Families Donate Thousands of Handmade Masks To Protect Kupuna and Nurses from COVID-19 COVID-19 changed many things in our world, but one thing that has not changed is the spirit of kindness, charity, and service within our Maryknoll community. As a way to give back and help those in need, the Office of Institutional Advancement organized a project in May to donate handmade fabric masks to Lanakila Pacific and Navian Hawaii (formerly known as Hospice Hawaii), to protect kupuna and nurses during this pandemic. The project began with over 70 families, alumni, and community members coming to our campus to pick up more than 300 yards of Maryknoll’s aloha print fabric. From the safety of their homes, these amazing volunteers went to work on cutting patterns and sewing protective masks. Students also made handcrafted cards and wrote hundreds of personal letters to wish our kupuna well and keep them in good spirits.

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The finished masks, cards and letters were collected at the school on May 22nd through a contactless drive-thru following social distancing guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety. Representatives from Lanakila Pacific and Navian Hawaii were on hand to receive the more than 3,000 masks and donated items. These donations were blessed by Father EJ Resinto before being carried off and ultimately distributed to kupuna and healthcare workers. Our initial goal of 1,000 masks by the end of the project was far surpassed thanks to the efforts of everyone involved. “We are honored and grateful by all the support from the Maryknoll community.” “The masks and letters will bring both joy and comfort to kupuna in our community.” - Rona Fukumoto, President of Lanakila Pacific “Thank you, Maryknoll families!” “We express our heartfelt


appreciation for the masks that will help keep our nurses safe.” - Tori Abe Carapelho, President & CEO of Navian Hawaii This project was created as part of a #GivingTuesdayNow campaign, a global effort across the nonprofit sector to inspire charitable giving during the COVID-19 crisis. Maryknoll used #GivingTuesdayNow to launch this mask donation servicelearning project and to give our families a way to give back during a challenging time. Families and alumni were excited to make a positive difference while staying safe at home. This service project brought our community together in the spirit of our school’s motto, Noblesse Oblige, which means “to whom much is given, much is expected.” After the initial donation was made, Maryknoll continued to receive hundreds of additional face masks that have been donated to various charity organizations.

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As this pandemic continues, Maryknoll encourages you to find your own way to give back. Reach out to elderly relatives and neighbors to make sure that they are OK; clean out your closets and donate your clothes and other items to non-profits who need them; or anything else you can think of to safely brighten someone’s day.

Students also made handcrafted cards and wrote hundreds of personal letters to wish our kupuna well and keep them in good spirits.

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Ms. Evelyn Mau Mr. Jeffrey and Mrs. Heidi McGivern Ms. Patricia McMaster ◊ Mrs. Mary Jane McMillan and Mr. Roland Santos Mr. and Mrs. Mario Melegrito Mr. Ryan and Mrs. Leticia Melegrito Mr. Todd and Mrs. Stephanie Miyahara Mrs. Myra Miyake ◊ Mr. Dean Miyamoto ‘72 Mrs. Rie Mizumura Mr. and Mrs. Douglas J. Moniz Ms. Tracy Lynn Monsarrat ‘75 Mr. Michael M. Montero ‘67 Mr. Blaine and Mrs. Lorelei Morita Mr. Stephen and Mrs. Marilou Mortimer Mr. Michael Moskal ‘95 and Ms. Leanna Lui Mrs. Mengling Moulden Mr. Mark T. Nabarro ‘84 Mr. and Mrs. Mark M. Nakamura Ms. Stephanie M.Nakamura ‘02 Ms. Michelle Nakanishi ‘91

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Mrs. Helen Tanabe ‘55 Nakano and Mr. George Nakano Mr. Lloyd Nakao Mr. and Mrs. Donald Nakasone ◊ Dr. Linda E. Nishigaya ‘65 Mrs. Eloise Pereira ‘60 Omakanim Dr. Jane Onoye ◊ Mr. John and Mrs. Nancy Oshiro Mr. Stanford P. Pa ‘59 Mrs. Toyoko N. Pasoquen Mr. Kamohoalii Pedro and Mrs. Kaoi Arakaki-Pedro Mr. and Mrs. Steven Pettit ◊ Mrs. Kelly Pila ‘86 and Mr. David Pila Mr. Brett and Mrs. Zofia Plummer Mr. Jeremy J. Ramos ‘07 Mrs. Delia Marcos Ricardo ‘69 Mrs. Barbara Soon ‘54 Richards Mr. Tyson Rodrigues and Ms. Melissa Dias Mrs. Mara Ishida ‘84 Saito and Mr. Scott Saito Mrs. Kimberlee Kelley ‘97 Sandobal Mr. Jon R. Santos ‘85

Ms. Blessie A. Saoit ‘17 Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sato Mr. Kenneth Sato ‘54 and Mrs. Jean Sato Ms. Stacie Sato-Sugimoto Dr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Sawa Mr. Lance and Mrs. Melanie Sawai Dr. Naomi Schatz Monsignor Gary L. Secor ‘69 Mr. Calvin Shaw Mrs. Dawn Shiinoki-Ho and Mr. Timothy Ho ◊ Mr. John and Mrs. Stacie Shimabukuro Ms. Charlotte Soares ‘53 Simmons Ms. Danielle Smith Mr. Paul G. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Phil Smith Mr. Ryan Smith and Ms. Holly Sheen Mr. Kaipo and Mrs. Kaualililehuaopanaewa Soares Mrs. Vicki Arii ‘80 Soo Hoo and Mr. Tom Soo Hoo Ms. Sandy Souza Mr. Chasen G. St. Onge ‘09 Mr. Richard F. Strawn II ‘64


Ms. Tracy K. Sweeney ◊ Dr. Anne Sylva ‘97 and Mr. Jareus Sylva Mr. Lance and Mrs. Rene Tam Ho Mr. and Mrs. James Tan Mrs. Alice Moriguchi ‘49 Tando Ms. Winnie Judd ‘57 Thomas Mrs. Noreen Clark ‘70 Thompson Mr. Donn and Mrs. Judie Tokairin Mr. Aaron M. Tom ‘10 Ms. Beverly S.K. Tom ‘72 Mr. Kendrick Y.W. Tom ‘79 and Mrs. Robyn UeharaTom Ms. Aspen-Marie S. Tong ‘19 Mrs. Jewel Toyama ‘73 and Mr. Gerald Toyama Mr. Patrick A. Toyama Mr. Dolan and Mrs. Kathleen Tsui Mr. Tyler A. Tsukazaki ‘06 Mr. Jon and Mrs. Lisa Tulchin Mrs. Mary Ann Yim ‘67 Underwood and Mr. David Underwood, Sr. Mr. Justin T. Ushio ‘14 Mr. Stanley and Mrs. Frances Uyemura Ms. Marie Valencia Mr. Bhanu and Dr. Vijaya Vellanki Ms. Lisa Mendes ‘87 Ventura Mr. Elix Villafuerte ‘87 and Mrs. Vicky Villafuerte Mrs. Denise M. Y. H. Watanabe ‘87 Mrs. Yvette Kirby Waters ‘82 Theresa Y. Wee, M.D. ‘72 ◊ Wells Fargo Foundation Educational Matching Gifts Program Mrs. Jennifer Ishii ‘91 Willing Ms. Pilita A. Winchatz ‘00 Mr. Brenton and Mrs. Marisa Wong Mrs. Catherine Salado ‘55 Wong and Mr. Gordon Wong Ms. Gaylean Kalei Wong ‘00 ◊ Mr. Kingsley W.G. Wong ‘63 Mrs. Margaret Woo ‘64 Mrs. Thalia Candia ‘73 Woodward and Mr. Russell Woodward Mr. Mike Wu Mrs. Barbara Dos Remedios ‘53 Yamada Mr. Russell and Mrs. Angela Yamada Mr. Nikoles Yamane Mr. David Yamasaki Ms. Dana Anne Yee ‘79 Ms. Kayla K.K. Yoneshige ‘09 ◊ Ms. Carol M. Young ‘58

REPOR T OF GIVING 2019-2020

Mr. and Mrs. James A. Uy

SOLUTIONARY PROJECTS

Engage Juniors in Project Learning This spring marked the launch of “Solutionary Projects,” a new program in which every Maryknoll junior researches an issue in their community, presents their findings, and takes real-world action to solve the problem. High school English teacher Ryan Smith, who started the program and wrote the curriculum, says he was inspired by the Institute for Humane Education’s Solutionary Project and by the idea of challenging and trusting students to tackle big problems. “That kind of thing really makes sense to kids, and it’s empowering to teenagers, who are in tune with the problems in their world, and have the idealism to think they can fix things or know the answer.”

Mr. and Mrs. Brian J. Zweber ‘79

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“The city should hire the guy — he really understands the issue.” For the program, which was introduced in 11th grade English classes, students select a specific issue to research and propose a solution. They create a written proposal and twominute “elevator pitch,” create a plan, write a research essay, spend at least 10 hours implementing their solution, build a website presenting their work, and deliver an eight-minute TED-style talk on their experience. English teachers Kristie Nourrie ‘91 and Dallas Uti helped oversee the projects. Even though many projects were interrupted by the pandemic and couldn’t be completed, some students managed to finish, even though it wasn’t required. These included Conor Ursulum ‘21, who took on the issue of traffic safety, 46

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and Gordon Ho ‘21, who researched the city’s solid waste disposal process and solutions for diverting materials from local landfills. “His research and presentation is so impressive,” Smith says. “The city should hire the guy — he really understands the issue.” This year, the program is getting a boost from donors Ernest Spencer ’61, and Sara Duncan, who provided funds students can use to support their projects, as well as guidance and mentorship. While the pandemic will continue to be a challenge for students this year, Smith says he’s asking them to “figure it out.” “I’m telling them to treat this as another obstacle to be solved” he says. “We can’t stop working for the common good just because we have new limitations.”


SUSTAINING DONORS Mr. Andrew P. Ancheta II ‘17 Mrs. Paula Lindo ‘63 Boyce Mr. Andrew K.K. Everett ‘95 Mrs. Cheryl Kunimune ‘75 Gesik Mr. M. Thaddeus Kwiatkowski ‘56 Dr. Joseph Lee, Jr. ‘70 and Mrs. Madeline Tom ‘70 Lee Mrs. Karen Nakamura ‘62 and Mr. Bertram Nakamura Mrs. Beatrice F. Okada Mr. Gabriel Young and Mrs. Natalie PenningtonYoung Ms. Kellilynn K.C. Smith ‘98 Dr. Marel R. Ver ‘98

NOBLESSE OBLIGE LEGACY SOCIETY

Mr. Jeffrey Callangan and Mrs. May Idolor-Callangan Mr. Paul ‘57 and Mrs. Yvonne Chinen

REPOR T OF GIVING 2019-2020

Mrs. Jeanne Amlin ‘58 Duggan The late Douglas Ferreira ‘63 Mr. Roger and Mrs. Maureen Higa Mr. Galen Ho ‘63 and Mrs. Patricia Ching ‘63 Ho Mr. Jeffrey Callangan and Mrs. May Idolor-Callangan Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Kosasa Dr. and Mrs. Gabriel W.C. Ma Ms. Cary Jane Miller ‘64 Mrs. Lucile Smith ‘37 Mistysyn Mr. Jim and Mrs. Yvonne ‘63 Morris Mrs. Nadine Jeremiah ‘57 Olinger Mrs. Nobuko Ono Dr. Rita S. Rapoza ‘61 and Mr. John L. Eidem Mrs. Valerie Sorensen ‘63 and Mr. David Sorensen Mr. Ernest Spencer ‘61 and Mrs. Sara Duncan Mrs. Shana Campos ‘83 Tong and Mr. Rodney Tong Mr. Don ‘58 and Mrs. Maxine Vickery ‘58 Mr. Derrick Wong ‘68 and Mrs. Carol Kwak ‘68 Wong Dr. and Mrs. Livingston M.F. Wong ‘48 Mr. Stacey Wong ‘70 and Mrs. Lorena Wong

IN KIND DONORS

Mrs. Jeanette Lum ‘56 Chun and Mr. Ronald Chun Coca-Cola Bottling Company Mr. Colin C. Hazama ‘99 Mr. and Mrs. Kam K.F. Ng Paradise Beverages Mr. William Schultheis Mr. Jayson and Mrs. Wendy Yoshioka-Moore

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IN HONOR OF Mr. and Mrs. Cleighton Pang in honor of Jake ‘30 and Makena ‘28 Aldrich Mr. and Mrs. Oliver H. Kupau III in honor of Haylee ‘22 and Kaylee Cathcart Mr. and Mrs. Milt Valera in honor of Mrs. Cecilia Domdoma ‘54 Cullen Mrs. Janel Hunter ‘98 in honor of Ikaika Dall ‘98 Mr. and Mrs. Milt Valera in honor of Mrs. Agnes L. Domdoma ‘55 Anonymous in honor of Mason Makoa Foster ‘24 Ms. Yung-Mei Haloski ‘92 in honor of Ray-Wu Haloski

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Mr. Lance Leong and Mrs. Andrea Hussey-Leong in honor of Leiana U. Leong ‘19 Mr. Jon R. Santos ‘85 in honor of Mrs. Chris Mattos ‘85 Loomis Lt. Col. Jon-David Chun ‘85 and Mrs. Marcy Chun in honor of Mr. and Mrs. David J. Lum Anonymous in honor of Jeanne M. Lum ‘98 Mr. Galen Ho ‘63 and Mrs. Patricia Ching ‘63 Ho in honor of Mr. Perry Martin and Mrs. Shana Campos ‘83 Tong Mr. Darrell Mattos ‘63 and Mrs. Marjorie Mattos in honor of Cecelia Mattos

Mrs. Ronelle Kopp in honor of Lucile Smith ‘37 Mistysyn Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sato in honor of James Takeshi Ng Dr. Patrick and Dr. Maura O’Donnell in honor of Malia O’Donnell ‘28 Ms. Michelle Nakanishi ‘91 in honor of Briana Lynn Sarae ‘24 Mr. Jon R. Santos ‘85 in honor of Mrs. Shana Campos ‘83 Tong Anonymous in honor of Maj. Gen. Darryll Wong ‘68 and Mrs. Teresa Ching-Wong ‘69 Mr. Joseph Gallo in honor of Mark Z. Yamamoto and Family

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IN MEMORY OF

Mrs. Tanya Campos ‘85 Higa and Mr. Brad Higa in memory of Norman D. Abe ‘85

Ms. Victoria Villarama ‘64 Collins in memory of Tessie Villarama ‘66 Adams Mrs. Thalia Candia ‘73 Woodward and Mr. Russell Woodward in memory of Ted Candia ‘46 Mrs. Aonani Ahakuelo-Chernisky ‘72 and Mr. Joseph Chernisky in memory of Sr. Joan Chatfield, M.M., Ph.D. Hanafuda Hawaii LLC in memory of Loretta Ching Mrs. Vivian W.M. Goo in memory of Wilfred Wai Mun Ching ‘62 Anonymous in memory of Brian and Vicki Crookes

Mr. Leighton D.K. Fong ‘64 in memory of Stephen D.M. Fong ‘62 Mrs. Geri W. Fong in memory of Stephen D.M. Fong ‘62

Mrs. Marlene R. DeCosta ‘66 and Mr. Thom B. DeCosta in memory of Stephen D.M. Fong ‘62 Mrs. Lorraine Lee ‘59 in memory of Chris Noel Lee ‘87 Mr. James G. Lee, Jr. ‘82 in memory of Chris Noel Lee ‘87 Mrs. Paula Lindo ‘63 Boyce in memory of Marie S. Lindo Jade Properties Inc. in memory of Cecelia Mattos

Mrs. Jocelyn Garcia-Quinones ‘85 and Mr. Adam Garcia-Quinones in memory of Heila Pahukula Ms. Susan Porter ‘64 Robinson and Mr. Douglas Craig in memory of Professor James A. Robinson Mrs. Caroline P. Spencer in memory of William E. Spencer, Jr. ‘58

Mr. Donn and Mrs. Judie Tokairin in memory of Bertha Nitta ‘41 Tahira Mrs. Lorraine R. Maeda ‘57 in memory of Gordon K.K. Tom ‘57 Mr. and Mrs. Timothy S.C. Wong in memory of Tawny Mae Hew Wong Anonymous in memory of Robert M. Yoseda ‘47

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7/31/2020 Mr. Leslie T. Dias ‘66

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9/16/2020 Mrs. Nancy Nagamatsu ‘41 Ishima

6/4/2020 Mr. Patrick J. Amtsberg ‘56

7/16/2020 Ltc Garon G. Dang Usaf (Ret.) ‘68

10/30/2019 Mrs. Bertha Nitta ‘41 Tahira

7/24/2020 Mr. Raymond Quon ‘56

10/14/2020 Mr. Thomas A. Hulten ‘68

10/8/2019 Mrs. Gladys Soon ‘42 Leong

1/13/2020 Mr. Gordon K.K. Tom ‘57

10/24/2020 Cpt. Donald “Skip” Riley Jr. ‘69

4/21/2020 Mr. George Murakami ‘43

12/18/2019 Mr. Alvin K.Y. Wong ‘57

11/15/2019 Mrs. Monica Chow ‘72 Mann

5/31/2020 Mr. Chester P.K. Lau ‘45

5/1/2020 Mrs. Mary Ng ‘58

8/11/2020 Dr. Eva Yong-Woo ‘74

1/16/2020 Mrs. Betty Ching ‘46 Lowe

6/7/2020 Ms. Nancy K. Len ‘58

7/22/2020 Mr. Steven Perry ‘75

10/22/2020 Ms. Momoe Kunihiro ‘46

8/10/2020 Mrs. Audrey Seria ‘58 Leslie

9/1/2020 Ms. Lori D. Ohtani ‘77

3/28/2020 Mrs. Doris Yano ‘46 Merrifield

12/9/2019 Ms. Phyllis Shea ‘58

2/2/2020 Mrs. Elizabeth Russell ‘78 Hochberger

7/24/2020 Mrs. Gladys Watanabe ‘47 Martin

3/3/2020 Mrs. Diane De Coito ‘58 Rego

3/3/2020 Ms. Faye A. Moritsugu ‘83

6/13/2020 Mrs. Pauline Choy ‘47

1/16/2018 Mrs. Cynthia Lum ‘59 Loo

2/5/2020 Mr. Norman D. Abe ‘85

9/29/2019 Mrs. Mapuana Bruhn ‘47 Kapana

6/27/2020 Mr. Denis J. Siu ‘59

9/21/2020 Mr. Richard Y. S. Jang ‘85

10/25/2020 Dr. Livingston M.F. Wong ‘48

7/18/2020 Mr. William A. Souza, Jr. ‘59

8/27/2020 Ms. Lauren M. Hanley ‘04

1/14/2020 Ms. Ruth K. Molina ‘49

10/15/2020 Mr. Stanford E. Samson ‘60

4/13/2020 Sister Frances Calcaterra, MM

3/13/2020 Mrs. Sally M. Ito ‘49

2018 Mrs. Carol Spear ‘61 Porter

7/30/2020 Sister Anne Callahan, MM

10/22/2020 Mrs. Gwendolyn Chang ‘53 Fu

12/29/2019 Mrs. Kennydene Canario ‘62 Piena

12/10/2019 Mrs. Margaret Horner

10/12/2020 Mr. Abel S. August ‘54

12/14/2019 Mr. Stephen D.M. Fong ‘62

1/17/2020 Mrs. Suzanne McLaughlin

9/9/2019 Mr. Gilbert J. Quiniola ‘54

6/19/2020 Mr. Douglas Ferreira ‘63

11/20/2019 Col. Billy Ogan

10/7/2020 Mr. Kenneth Tadashi Funakoshi ‘56

10/5/2020 Mr. Richard J. Decosta, Jr. ‘65

1/6/2020 Mrs. Joann Skudlarick

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As the greatest acts of love are the sacrifices we make, the medical professionals, first responders and those on the frontlines of this battle with COVID-19 are expressing their unwavering love for all those in their care. Many of those in this battle include our alumni, instilled with the ideals and values learned while at Maryknoll School, in the spirit of Noblesse Oblige. Thank you for doing your part as we work as a family to move forward, together.

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Dr. Lorrin Lee ’97 BRINGING NOBLESSE OBLIGE TO THE FRONT LINES

BY ILIMA LOOMIS

“In Hawaii We Care About Each Other”

When Dr. Lorrin Lee gets home from work, he changes clothes and showers before greeting his family. As an orthopedic surgeon at Queen’s Medical Center and Kuakini Medical Center, he worries about bringing COVID-19 home to his loved ones — even with all the precautions at his workplace. “There are more and more trauma patients coming in with positive infections,” he says, although he has not yet treated a COVID-positive patient. “It seems to be slowly closing in all around us.” Dr. Lee credits his Maryknoll education with helping him rise to the challenge. “It’s part of ‘Noblesse Oblige,’” he says. “All these gifts and opportunities they’ve given me, that’s why I chose this career path — because I wanted to serve my community and my state. Maryknoll instilled that in me.” He urges the Maryknoll ‘ohana to help in the fight against COVID-19 by protecting themselves and others. “You see people on the mainland talking about their right not to wear a mask, but I think we’re different in Hawaii,” he says. “We care about each other, and one way to be a responsible member of the community is to wear your mask and avoid social gatherings as much as possible.”

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“Everybody Needs To Do Their Part”

Dr. Jaimie Tom ’88 FIGHTING COVID AS AN ER DOCTOR

BY ILIMA LOOMIS

Dr. Jaimie Tom has seen the devastating effects of COVID-19 firsthand. An emergency room physician at Pali Momi Medical Center and Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, Tom remembers one patient who came into the ER after an accident, who was healthy despite her injuries. “Her son had tested positive for COVID, so we screened her. She had no symptoms,” she recalled. “A week later she’s back in the ER (with COVID), and now she’s in the ICU on a vent — just in a matter of a week.” Tom credits Maryknoll with instilling in her a sense of community and caring for others. “That’s always stuck with me,” she says. “God has given you certain gifts, certain talents, and you have a broader obligation to use those to help other people in whatever way you can.” She urged people in Hawaii and the Maryknoll community to take the pandemic seriously by wearing a mask and social distancing. Even if a person is low risk and unlikely to get seriously ill from the virus, they could expose their parents or grandparents, she warns. “This is real,” she says. “Nobody likes to wear a mask, but we wear a mask for our whole shift. We’re covered from head to toe. Yeah it’s uncomfortable, but this disease is real and it’s killing people. Everybody needs to be responsible and do their part.”

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Giving Back Through Nursing

Nadine Luke Cho ’79 CARING FOR HAWAII’S MOST VULNERABLE

BY ILIMA LOOMIS

For Nadine Luke Cho, the path to nursing began at Maryknoll, when she took a class in first aid with teacher Fran Bellinger ‘68. “She was very firm and said, ‘This is how you do it: this is how you make a tourniquet, this is how you bandage a sprained ankle,’” she recalled. “It was common sense and it just clicked for me. I felt that I wanted to do this, it was so interesting and practical.” Today, Luke Cho is a registered nurse at the Hawaii State Hospital, where she helps care for psychiatric patients, serving a vulnerable population including the homeless, people addicted to drugs, and people referred through the criminal justice system. Luke Cho recently gave back to Maryknoll, where her sister, Monica Hahn ‘84, works as an administrative assistant, by sewing 80 masks for teachers, using the school’s anniversary fabric. She says the values she learned at Maryknoll have helped her in a challenging job, including the new challenges of working and staying safe in a pandemic. “It helps to have empathy for others, do good deeds, and to pray when times get tough,” she says. “You have to have something to lean on.”

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Keeping People Safe, No Matter What

Simeon Ke-Paloma ’07 ON THE FRONT LINES DURING THE PANDEMIC

BY ILIMA LOOMIS

As a water safety officer on Waikiki Beach, Simeon Ke-Paloma says rescuing people is the most satisfying part of his job. “I’ve had more than 20 CPR cases,” he says. “It’s rewarding to be able to help people and save lives.” But COVID-19 has changed the view from the lifeguard tower. While Ke-Paloma says it’s been nice to see more local families enjoying Waikiki, the pandemic has also made his work riskier, because of the close contact that happens during a rescue or while giving first aid. “We have to move right away, and I might not have time to say, ‘Oh, let me mask up and put on the proper PPE,’” he says. “It happens too quickly for that.” He said he hopes people in Hawaii will take advantage of the outdoors in a safe way. “We’re fortunate because we have a great environment to be socially distanced — we can go to the beach, surfing, hiking, and all of that,” he says. “It’s about trying to find a balance of being safe and respectful of everyone while maintaining your mental and physical health and living a healthy lifestyle.”

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VALEDICTORIAN

Yucheng Anna Wu

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Ashleigh Rumbaoa

TOP HPU DUAL-DEGREE GRADUATE

Jacelyn Ho

MARYKNOLL CUP

Ross Okinaga

BISHOP JAMES A. WALSH AWARD

Jacie Tsang FATHER JOHN MURRAY AWARD

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MOTHER MARY JOSEPH ROGERS AWARD

Catherine Mori CHRISTOPHER AWARD

Javin Ishihara

CHI RHO AWARD

Skyler Young

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Nikolas Robben BASKETBALL

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Taylor Balantac SOCCER

SCHOLAR ATHLETE

Devin Shimabukuro WRESTLING

BROTHER VENARD RUANE INSPIRATIONAL ATHLETE

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Austin Ah Sam Lexi Carlos Reginald Eiland Conner Furuta Mytchell Guillermo Kalel Hironaka Kainalu Iaea Javin Ishihara Sydney Kamakaiwi Donald Locsin-Buechner Kody Miyamoto Maddux Miyasato Chiara Motu’apuaka

Travis Nakasato Micah Neves Katie Nishimura Reyn Okinaga Ross Okinaga Jake Oshiro Jeremiah Quan Liko Soares Philip Soo Edwin (Hailama) Swartman Yucheng (Anna) Wu Skyler Young

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CLASS OF 2020 COLLEGES

ARIZONA ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY Keaulii, Kainoa

O H , UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO Lin, Jamie UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Bowler, Neven

CALIFORNIA CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE - SAN LUIS OBISPO Anegawa, Shosei Soo, Philip

COLORADO COLORADO MESA UNIVERSITY Hermosura, Gianni Neves, Micah

COLLEGE OF THE DESERT Miyamoto, Kody

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER Parks VI, John

LIFE PACIFIC COLLEGE Neumann, Kyla

HAWAII

LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY Nishimura, Katie

FLIGHT SCHOOL Nguyen, Ricky

ORANGE COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE Soares, Liko

HAWAII PACIFIC UNIVERSITY Ah Sam, Austin Ho, Jacelyn

POINT LOMA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY Fukunaga, Joie POMONA COLLEGE Wu, Yucheng SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY Kunimune, Mari SANTA MONICA COLLEGE Huynh, Ryan UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - DAVIS Balantac, Taylor Bautista, Janna Celeste 60

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HONOLULU COMMUNITY COLLEGE Chen, Suzanna KAPIOLANI COMMUNITY COLLEGE Chinen, Kelzi Cuthrell, Luke Furuto, Jewels Montgomery, Cole Wong, Christopher LEEWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE Lorenzo, Shalan

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT HILO Eiland, Reginald Hoke, Tani Iaea, Kainalu UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA Au, Shayna Borja, Alexa Burgess, Kent Chow, Justin Esteban, Liam Goto, Taylor Guillermo, Mytchell Abe Ishihara, Javin Kim, Jacob Lee, Ashlyn Liang, Leo Locsin-Buechner, Donald McGinn, Kelsea Nakanishi, Ryan Ng, Gavin Nourrie, Blaize Ohari, Amy Rowe, William Shiu, Andre Solomon, Randy Tsang, Jacie Ushijima, Mathew


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WILLIAM PENN UNIVERSITY Hironaka, Kalel

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY Wang, Cerise

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH Nishimura, Ricky

INTERNATIONAL

MARYMOUNT MANHATTAN COLLEGE Salaveria, Maria

UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY Motu’apuaka, Chiara

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY Lee, Nicadrio

WASHINGTON

SASKATCHEWAN POLYTECHNIC (CANADA) Dinh, Binh SOPHIA UNIVERSITY (JAPAN) Furuta, Conner Nakasato, Travis TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, JAPAN CAMPUS (JAPAN) Hasama, Alice MASSACHUSETTS ASSUMPTION COLLEGE Robben, Nikolas MINNESOTA AUGSBURG UNIVERSITY Shimabukuro, Devin

UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER Hocking, Olivia WAGNER COLLEGE Kamakaiwi, Sydney OHIO KENYON COLLEGE Mori, Catherine OREGON PACIFIC UNIVERSITY Kobashigawa, Kalen

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UNIVERSITY OF OREGON Oshiro, Jake Quan, Jeremiah

MIDLAND UNIVERSITY Miyasato, Maddux

UNIVERSITY OF PORTLAND Doctolero, Jonah

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UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA - RENO Yamaguchi, Dellan

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS Beazley, Mikeila

SAINT MARTIN’S UNIVERSITY Carlos, Lexi SEATTLE PACIFIC UNIVERSITY Cayetano, Mikaela Pang, Caitlyn SEATTLE UNIVERSITY Chow, Cody Okinaga, Reyn Okinaga, Ross Uyehara, Craig Uyehara, Ryan Yamamoto, Matthew Sumida, Rhys UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON - SEATTLE CAMPUS Rumbaoa, Ashleigh Young, Skyler YAKIMA VALLEY COLLEGE Swartman, Edwin

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Take a look at what Maryknoll School Spartans have been up to this year.

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CLASS NOTES CLASS OF 2017

Kristiana Gutierrez ’15

A Sierra Murobayashi ‘17

Kristiana Gutierrez ‘15 graduated from Oregon State University in 2019 with a B.S. in Animal Science and was recently accepted into the Central Oregon Community College Veterinary Technician Program. Kristiana is so thankful for the years that she spent at Maryknoll; all of the lessons that they instilled upon her has played such a major role in the accomplishments that she has been able to achieve so far.

Sierra Murobayashi ‘17 is currently a 4th year Criminal Justice major/Forensics Science minor, studying at Chaminade University of Honolulu. Sierra serves on the Chaminade Student Government Association (CSGA) as the Director of Programming along with Andrew Ancheta II ‘17 as the Executive Vice President.

CLASS OF 2016 B Myki Dee Kim ‘16 On August 29, 2020, Myki Dee Kim ‘16 married her college sweetheart and best friend, Marcus Bufford, in Port Townsend, WA.

Travis Miyashiro ’16 Travis Miyashiro ‘16 recently graduated from Graceland University and is pursing a MBA in post graduate work.

CLASS OF 2015 C Arianne Yago ’15 Arianne Yago ‘15 started her higher education journey in Flagstaff, AZ, at Northern University (NAU). In 2018, she graduated from NAU, competed for the Miss Arizona Scholarship program, and started to work for the University. Arianne resides in Flagstaff, working as the Training and Communications Specialist in Information Technology Services at NAU, while pursuing her Masters of Education degree. “A huge thank you to the Maryknoll faculty and staff that have instilled in me the drive and motivation to succeed and lead by example. Noblesse Oblige!”

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D Denise Elisapeta Gaoiran Talia ‘15 and Gina Talia (Gaoiran) ‘95 Gina (Gaoiran) Talia ‘95 married her high school sweetheart and has 5 children. Gina’s oldest daughter, Denise Elisapeta Gaoiran Talia ‘15 graduated with her Associates Degree in Health Care in December 2018, and is a lead Medical Assitant at All Access Ortho. Gina’s only son went to Punahou and her 3 younger girls all go to St. Theresa Honolulu. Gina works as a nurse at Tripler Family Medicine and plans on going back to school for her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). Sadly, Gina lost her dad to cancer the day before Easter 2019, which was the hardest thing she and her family had to deal with.

Maegen Martin ‘15 Maegen Martin ‘15 graduated in May 2019 from Whitman College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Minor in Sociology. After graduating, she returned home and took a “gap year.” During that time she started work at Hawaii Behavioral Health LLC as a Skills Trainer and also was an assistant coach for the women’s varsity basketball team at Hawaii Mission Academy. She continues to work at Hawaii Behavioral Health LLC and will be attending Chaminade University this Fall as a degree candidate in the Master of Science in Counseling Psychology program.

CLASS OF 2013 E Giselle Marie Agsalud ‘13 Giselle Marie Agsalud ‘13 recently graduated from Hawaii Pacific University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Health. Giselle is now taking classes online to pursue her Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration at Bellevue University in Nebraska, and will be graduating in 2021.

CLASS OF 2010 F Keenan Kurihara ‘10 In August 2020, Keenan Kurihara began a new chapter in his career, moving to Pasadena, California, where he currently serves as the Interim Director of Enrollment Management and Communications at La Salle College Preparatory. In his new role at La Salle, Keenan is working to help build upon the school’s strong programs and reputation, while improving its long-term marketing and outreach efforts. Prior to his move, Keenan served as Maryknoll School’s Director of Marketing and Communications, where he led Maryknoll’s branding, advertising, communications, and marketing initiatives since 2015. He also served as Editor-in-Chief of the Knoller Magazine, spearheading its refresh in 2016. Keenan would like to thank all those that made his time serving at Maryknoll memorable and special!

CLASS OF 2008 G Samantha Chung ‘08 2008 alums share a photo together, and news of their growing families: Samantha Chung, Chelsea (Cabral) Newcom, Francene (Batalon) Rivera, Cheri (Amas) Bantilan and Mariliz LaPorte. Cheri has two babies, Mariliz has a beautiful son and both Chelsea and Francene are expecting baby girls in January 2021. Congratulations!


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Nicholas Laniauskas ‘06 and Laura Wetherell, both ER nurses at Queen’s Medical Center, postponed their wedding originally scheduled for April 17, 2020 due to COVID-19. Nick urges everyone to please do the right thing and help prevent this from getting even worse. Stay home if you’re sick! Wear your masks correctly, wash your hands frequently and socially distance yourself from others.

I Christopher Chu ‘06 Christopher Chu ‘06 shares a photo with his fellow HPD officers. “Serve and protect with aloha”.

CLASS OF 2004 J Kristin Nakasato (Tomita) ‘04 Kristin (Tomita) Nakasato ‘04 shares a throwback photo from her senior year.

CLASS OF 2003 Denise Nelson-Hurwitz ‘03 Denise Nelson-Hurwitz ‘03, along with fellow UH faculty member Lisa Kehl, launched the social media campaign #PowerOfPublicHealth808 to promote wearing face masks to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Denise is an assistant professor at the Office of Public Health Studies in the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work at the University of Hawaii. More information on the #PowerOfPublicHealth808 can be found at: https://www.hawaii.edu/ news/2020/07/14/power-of-publichealth-808/

Frank Cabacungan III ‘01 has quit an old job and decided to chase a childhood dream he once thought was unattainable. In May 2020, Frank finished flight school in Arizona - the sky is truly the limit! He is grateful for a well-learned life lesson: if you’re gonna take a gamble, let it be on yourself. Hard work, and perseverance truly pay off.

CLASS OF 2000 L Katharine Dolan Aus ‘00 Spartan representation at Mokapu Elementary: Katie Dolan Aus ‘00 (School Counselor), Michelle Gabriel ‘99 (Vice Principal), and Paloma Almanza ‘94 (Principal).

CLASS OF 1998 Cicely Lorenzo-Ganir (Lorenzo) ‘98 Cicely (Lorenzo) Lorenzo-Ganir ‘98 currently owns her own business working as an Insurance Producer, licensed in Hawaii and Washington state. She is knowledgeable about Senior Benefits, recently specializing in retirement income. Cicely looks forward to helping fellow Spartans during this unprecedented economic crisis.

CLASS OF 1997 Lorrin Lee ‘97 Lorrin Lee ‘97 has been promoted to Interim Program Director for the University of Hawaii Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program. He also continues to work as an Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon at Queen’s Medical Center and as Chief of Orthopedics at Kuakini Medical Center.

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Cherale (Agustin) Jucutan ‘94 is married to Nathan Jucutan ‘91 and has been living in Henderson, NV for the past 13 years. Cherale works as a NICU nurse at a local hospital and Nathan works for the LV Convention Center in Client Services. They have 3 boys Caden, Tristen, and Kienen Jucutan.

CLASS OF 1988 Jay Stone ‘88 Jay Stone ‘88 has been promoted to Vice President/Director of Engineering at Belt Collins Hawaii LLC.

CLASS OF 1978 O Elizabeth Hochberger (Russell) ‘78 It is with a heavy heart that Fred Hochberger regrets to inform the class of 1978 of the peaceful passing of his wife, Elizabeth (Russell) Hochberger, on February 2, 2020. Liz’s obituary can be found at https://www.legacy. com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary. aspx?pid=195273849 Liz was very thankful for her Maryknoll education and also for the lifelong friends she made there. She will be missed by all who knew her.

CLASS OF 1977 Francine Lee-Kadota ‘77 Francine (Lee) Lee-Kadota ‘77 recently attained her e-PRO real estate certification. Francine is also proud to announce the launch of her daughter’s new “Femme 2020” collection of her swimwear line, SIE SWIM (sieswim. com).


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CLASS NOTES CLASS OF 1975 P Trudy Grilho ‘75 Trudy Grilho ‘75 shares photos from her years at Maryknoll. Kindergarten 1962, first day with Mrs. Kwock; 1st Grade 1963, Christmas with Sister Mary Evelyn and classmates; Senior year 1975.

CLASS OF 1974 Q Gwen Kurashima (Hew) ‘74 Then and now: 45 years between graduation and a recent get together in Las Vegas last year. 1974 picture showing off their newly obtained class rings are Jere Chang, Pam Chun, Terri Chung, & Gwen Hew. 2019 picture, and “we’re still standing”! Jere (Chang) Miyashiro, Pam (Chun) Toyooka, Terri (Chung) Irimata, and Gwen (Hew) Kurashima

CLASS OF 1971 R Louise Miehlstein Roman ‘71 Louise (Miehlstein) Roman ‘71 has been a pre-school teacher for the last 36 years, with almost 30 years spent at Mary, Star of the Sea School in the Kahala area. She believes she makes a difference in the lives of young children and has used her time and talents well. Louise looks forward towards her retirement in the near future. She and her husband of 11 years, Michael, love to travel and go to rock-n-roll concerts. Louise is hopeful for a 50-year alumni reunion in 2021.

CLASS OF 1970 S Christopher F. W. Chun ‘70 Christopher F. W. Chun ‘70 has been recognized with the 2019 Outstanding Employee award for the Honolulu Corporation Yard, Division of Road Maintenance in the City and County of Honolulu.

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CLASS OF 1967 Clyde Min ‘67 Clyde Min ‘67 was happy to work parttime for the US Census in Honolulu during July and August 2020. This was a productive way to spend his time following cancellation of all trips overseas and to get out of “stay-andshelter at home” during COVID-19!

CLASS OF 1965 Robert Young ‘65 Robert Young ‘65 relocated to Long Island after 50 years on Maui. He retired from Maui Petroleum after 30+ years.

CLASS OF 1960 T Leo Kaopuiki Naone ‘60 The 60th Reunion Committee members got together for a “Mahalo Luncheon” on July 10th for Monica Teves ‘60 Souza & Al Souza. They are relocating to Arizona for one year to be with their children and grandchildren during this difficult time. Top left to right: Eloise (Perreira) Omakanim ‘60, Linda (Ahn) Kuhns ‘60, Godfrey Ortiz ‘60, Diana (Jeremiah) Rittmeister ‘60.

CLASS OF 1958 V Nastia Maxine Chisteckoff Vickery ‘58 Nastia Maxine (Chisteckoff) Vickery ‘58 and her husband of 59 years, Don Vickery, currently reside in Las Vegas. During the second week in March, Don contracted COVID-19 and was hospitalized for 33 days at the Centennial Hill Hospital, 13 of which were spent on a ventilator. God heard everyone’s prayers, as he was able to return home to his family. Today, Don is back over 85% to his old self - he is truly a miracle! Don has always been a tremendous help for Maxine in cooking and planning the 1958 reunions. Don and Maxine are both making 80 this year, but because of COVID-19 will not be celebrating; instead, they are planning for a reunion next year for their 81st birthday in Las Vegas. Don and Maxine thank everyone for their prayers - God is good!

CLASS OF 1937 W Alumni celebrating the 100th Birthday of Lucile Mistysyn ‘37 Left to right: Lucile Mistysyn ‘37, Jacki Nobrega ‘64 O’Shea, Vivian Enos ‘37 Nobrega (Seated)

Bottom left to right: Fran Teves ‘60, Sylvia Yuen ‘60, Monica (Teves) Souza ‘60, Al Souza, Erwin Ukushima, Leo Naone ‘60, Jerry Omakanim

CLASS OF 1959 U Lorraine Lee ‘59 Lorraine (Young) Lee ‘59, who celebrated her 60th class reunion is pictured with her grandniece, Ashlyn Lee ‘20 who was 2019 Homecoming queen.

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GOTARO.OSHITARI@MARYKNOLLSCHOOL.ORG Our school motto of Noblesse Oblige has been the foundation for Gotaro Oshitari ‘06 as he pursued his marketing and graphic design career. Now entering his second year serving as Maryknoll’s Alumni Relations Officer, Gotaro has applied his past experience and deep community network toward developing Maryknoll’s alumni relations programs. From hosting innovative events, to assisting with the modernization of our alumni systems, Gotaro strives to ensure all alumni feel welcomed and at home here at Maryknoll. If you’re a Maryknoll alum and would like to talk story with Gotaro about a new idea, class reunion planning or a possible event, be sure to reach out to him, as he’d love to hear from you! THE KNOLLER

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