Amanda Arakawa honored with Student Athlete Trainer of the Year award
LAHAINA – Amanda Arakawa, a 2012 graduate of Lahainaluna High School, will graduate on Aug. 13, 2016 from Stephen F. Austin University in East Texas with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fitness and Human Performance with a minor in Psychology.
The daughter of Doug and Lori Arakawa of Lahaina is currently enrolled as a graduate student in their Athletic Training Program to pursue her master’s degree.
In the past four years, Amanda has traveled many miles from all points in Texas and across several state lines in the South with the football team and women’s soccer team. This year, she was awarded a commemorative ring as lead trainer for the woman’s soccer team, which won the Southland Conference title.
In May, while visiting the Training Room at Lahainaluna, she was notified by LHS Head Trainer Jon Conrad that she is the first recipient of the Student Athlete Trainer of the Year award.
Amanda could not be present to accept in person her $2,000 scholarship awarded by Lahaina Restoration Foundation.
Amanda thanked Trainers Conrad and Mikala Pino for mentoring her in high school and recognized Malia Shimomura, advisor of the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) program at LHS, for directing her toward this major and career path.
Amanda plans to stay in Texas working for a high school, junior college or university.