Foundation announces nominees for Luna Legends
LAHAINA — The Lahainaluna High School Foundation will honor three individuals, or an organization, who have significantly contributed to the success of the school, or LHS graduates who have gone on to become contributors to their community.
The nominees are: Clifton Akiyama, business owner and community activist; Dr. Charles Araki, University of Hawaii professor emeritus and U.H. athlete; Henry “Bruno” Ariyoshi, retired LHS principal, athletic director and coach; Sue Cooley, philanthropist; Art Fillazar, educator; Lori Gomez Karinen, educator; Pedro Haro, Hawaii Health Communications Project leader; Robert Kawaguchi, retired educator, athletic director and community activist; Lanny Tihada, former coach, Friends of LHS Football supporter and community activist; and The Westin Maui Resort & Spa.
The winners will be announced at the inaugural “Legends of Lahainaluna” event on Nov. 17. This special event, to be held at the historic Pioneer Inn Courtyard from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., will feature heavy pupus, dessert, beverages, silent and live auctions, and entertainment. Neil Everett, ESPN Sports anchor, will serve as emcee.
Auction items include stays provided by Exotic Estates (Maui), Hotel Renew (Oahu), Wailea Beach (Maui) and Waikaloa (Big Island) Marriott, Grand Hyatt Kauai, Wavecrest (Molokai) and the Grand Wailea (Maui). Most hotel stays include a dining certificate, and Lanai and Molokai packages include inter-island transportation. Activity and merchandise will also be available at auction.
Tickets will be available Oct. 1 with a suggested donation of $100. For more information, call 661-5332 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.