Honoring our outsanding student-athletes
Hawaii High School Athletic Association Hall of Honor program has been recognizing the top 12 Hawaii senior student-athletes each year since 1983. HI Now host Kainoa Carlson has a quick look at the newest inductees from the Class of 2020. The newest members who not only excelled on the playing field, but also in the classroom and in their communities.
Congratulations to the new members of the HHSAA Hall of Honor:
Nanea Estrella, Lahainaluna (wrestling)
Alfred Failauga, Waipahu (football)
Chenoa Frederick, Kamehameha-Hawaii (track and field, soccer)
La’akea Gonsalves, Kapa’a (soccer, football, volleyball)
Christina Hicks, Punahou (water polo, swimming)
Caiyle Kaupu, Konawaena (basketball)
Legend Matautia, Punahou (football, wrestling, judo, track and field)
Elena Oglivie, ‘Iolani (volleyball)
Kysen Terukina, Kamehameha (wrestling, soccer)
Joshua Tihada, Lahainaluna (football, basketball)
Christmas Togiai, Kamehameha (basketball, volleyball)
Roman Wilson, Saint Louis (football, track and field)
A few of the notable names include Waipahu running back Alfred Failauaga. The stud senior ended his prep career as Hawaii’s all-time leader in rushing yards with a staggering 5,785 yards. He led the Waipahu Marauders to the programs first ever Division 1 State Championship in 2018
Next, from the gridiron to the mat, Kamehameha’s Kysen Terukina was also selected. The reason pretty simple: He captured four straight state titles during his time at Kapalama. He’s the 12th wrestler ever to do that in state history. He’s headed to continue his wrestling career at Iowa State, one of the top wrestling programs in the entire country.
Now the to the volleyball court — Iolani’s Elena Oglivie was the lone Iolani Raider selected from this year’s class. She was named the Girls Volleyball State Player of the Year in 2016 and 2018. She also took part in the 2019 Under Armour All-American Match. She’s headed to play her college ball at Stanford next season.