Legacy Hall of Fame

Hugh P. & Mary McCormick

Lifetime Legacy Award (2014)

The vibrant Christian school that Hawaii Baptist Academy is today attests to the solid foundation laid by our founders and to God’s wondrous blessing on this mission work. Read more.

Joyce Wong

Lifetime Legacy Award (2014)

As Hawaii Baptist Academy began its second decade in 1960, God wonderfully blessed the prayer of our founders when He called Joyce (Baker) Wong to be a part of His plans for the young school. Read more.

Patricia Simmons

Lifetime Legacy Awards (2015)

Patricia Simmons, who also goes by Trish, Tricia, or Trisha, arrived at HBA in 1963 to teach the school’s very first kindergarten class. Read more.

Stanley Togikawa

Distinguished Service to the Community (2014)

Stanley serves as president of the Shiraki Memorial Foundation, which is the largest local benefactor of Hawaii Baptist Academy. Read more.

Mori Hiratani

Distinguished Service to God (2014)

Pastor Mori Hiratani gave many years of valuable service to Hawaii Baptist Academy. He was chair of the HBA Board, and in 1973 he was appointed to a special Committee of Three to oversee the development and financing of the new campus. Read more.

Sue Nishikawa

Distinguished Service to God (2015)

Missions and ministries was what Sue Nishikawa was all about. She lived it, set the example for it and taught it wherever she went. Read more.

Maurine King

Distinguished Service to HBA (2014)

In 1960, Maurine King came to teach at HBA where she dedicated her life, talents and Christian ideals. During her 52 years at the school she taught English, Spanish and social studies, concentrating on AP History courses in recent years. Read more.

Rick Tsujimura '68

Distinguished Alumni (2014)

Rick Tsujimura is a lawyer, land developer and lobbyist in Honolulu. He could also be called an international ambassador of goodwill and Good News. Rick is currently a counsel with Ashford & Wriston, LLLP. Read more.

Dennis Sasaki '71

Distinguished Alumni (2015)

Dennis Sasaki ’71 is a senior staff scientist and associate director of the Flow Cytometry Core Laboratory at Becton-Dickinson (BD) Biosciences in San Diego, California. Read more.

Col. Stan Sagert

Lifetime Legacy Award (2014)

1970 was a pivotal year in the history of HBA. God provided a choice leader in the person of Colonel Stan Sagert to secure its future. Read more.

Dr. Dan H. Kong

Lifetime Legacy Award (2015)

Dan’s story is about God’s extraordinary work through the life of a disciple, who was completely committed to Jesus Christ. Read more.

Kiyo Itokazu '54

Distinguished Service to the Community (2014)

Kiyo was a member of the first graduating class of 1954, comprised of three boys. The first HBA valedictorian said his four years at HBA were vital in laying the foundation for his preparation for ministry. Read more.

Andrew & Mary Young

Distinguished Service to Community (2015)

Over the span of 40 years, Andy and Mary Ann Young have volunteered thousands of hours at HBA. Read more.

Carl Kinoshita

Distinguished Service to God (2014)

Carl has served two terms on the HBA Board of Directors and is a member of The Aloha Council. He has established the Carl and Hatsue Kinoshita Scholarship Endowment Fund at HBA. Read more.

Dr. Rebecca Ovitt

Distinguished Service to HBA (2014)

Dr. Rebecca (Ruby) Sanchez Ovitt served 41 years as principal of HBA’s elementary school, guiding faculty, students and parents with God’s wisdom, grace and love. Read more.

Todd Yokotake '84

Distinguished Service to HBA (2015)

Todd Yokotake '84, or simply "Mr. Yo," has shaped the lives of hundreds of students at HBA, primarily through music. He is best known for his ministry, the Soldiers of Light. Read more.

Winona (Au) White '83

Distinguished Alumni (2014) Winona (Au) White is a Human Resources Executive with over 25 years of experience building and leading teams of HR professionals for three multi-billion dollar Hawaii businesses with workforces of 4,000+ employees. Read more.

Susan (Miyamoto) Utsugi '82

Distinguished Alumni (2015)

Susan (Miyamoto) Utsugi ’82 is the senior vice president and director of business banking at Central Pacific Bank (CPB). Read more.

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