The Class of 2019 celebrated their achievements at HBA’s 66th Commencement Ceremony on June 1 at the Hawaii Convention Center.
The valedictorian was Kasen Wong '19. Wong is the son of Kevin Wong and Wendy Matsuzaki ’89. This fall, Wong will attend the University of Southern California to study biological sciences. The salutatorian was Reanne Inafuku '19. Inafuku is the daughter of Jon and Glori Ann Inafuku. She is also a Daughter of HBA. Inafuku will be attending Santa Clara University to study computer science and mathematics. Her sister, Rachel, is a graduate from the Class of 2013.
Fifty students graduated with highest honors, and 24 with honors. Madelyn Weaver was awarded the H.P. and Mary McCormick Distinguished Founders Award for consistently exemplifying Christian character during her years at HBA. Twenty-four students were recognized as Sons and Daughters of HBA, for attending the school since kindergarten. Twenty-two students were recognized as alumni legacy graduates. Dawson Vorderbruegge, high school English teacher and senior advisor, delivered the commencement address.
Congratulations to all 113 members of the Class of 2019!