Nolan Lehman Recognized as Sports Spotlight Student-Athlete of the Week

by Keenan Reader, Athletic Director and College Counselor on March 2, 2015

Sophomore - Nolan Lehman

Sophomore – Nolan Lehman

Although only a sophomore, Nolan Lehman was recognized by Alexander and Baldwin, Inc. for his prowess as a Pueo student-athlete and was recently named the Sports Spotlight Student Athlete of the Week. Recipients of this honor are recognized by their school as being all-around student-athletes. Having a reputation for being hard-working, coachable, and a team player, Nolan is a standout for the Pueo in both cross-country and swimming. Truly a model Pueo, these attributes also carry over to the classroom where Nolan consistently appears on the Maui Prep Honor Roll.

On the lessons Nolan has learned from being a student-athlete, he says, “being an athlete has taught me discipline and commitment are important if I want to achieve the high goals that I have set for myself. It has taught me to be a team player and encourage others to try hard as well.” In addition to athletics, Nolan is a Life Boy Scout with St. Anthony troop 49 and enjoys kiteboarding and dirt biking. He hopes to attend the Air Force Academy and become an anesthesiologist.  Nolan is the son of Scott and Eileen Lehman.

Congratulations Nolan and we look forward to seeing all that you accomplish in the future!

Maui Prep Sports Spotlight Recipients - Sophia Johnston and Nolan Lehman

Maui Prep Sports Spotlight Recipients – Sophia Johnston and Nolan Lehman


Jefferies Finishes Historic Swimming Career as a Pueo

by Keenan Reader, Athletic Director and College Counselor on February 23, 2015

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Danie Jefferies competes in the 100 yd. breaststroke at the HHSAA Championships – Picture from Maui News

This past weekend, Maui Prep senior, Danie Jefferies, finished her historic career as a student-athlete for the Pueo at the HHSAA Swimming and Diving Championships (states) at Central Oahu Regional Park on Oahu. Danie finished 5th in the 100 yd. butterfly and 4th in the 100 yd. breaststroke.  A standout on the Pueo swim team for the past four years, Danie’s career includes eight county titles, one state title, and just about every school record.

During her tenure as a Pueo, Danie established the foundation for Maui Prep swimming and has helped the Pueo Wahine rise up the ranks in the Maui Interscholastic League (MIL).  She now passes the torch to rising star, Kysha Alutra who recently took home individual gold medals in the 50 yd. and 100 yd. freestyle at the MIL Championships before taking home the bronze medal in the 200 yd. freestyle and placing 5th in the 100 yd. freestyle at states.  In addition, junior, Sammi Shoemaker has started to make waves in the pool.  Sammi earned a bronze medal in the 100 yd. freestyle at the MIL Championships a few weeks ago and was a member of the Pueo 200 yd. medley relay and 400 yd. freestyle relay at states.  The future is bright for the Pueo Wahine, who also took sophomore athletic standouts Sophia Johnston and Jessica Kingwell to states.  Sophia and Jessica were part of the relay teams that placed a respectable 10th and 12th place at states.  The remainder of the roster included Molie Glass, Alexandra Mosley, Emma Scott and Danielle Bergson.

On the boy’s side, the Pueo are led by junior standout Niels Jeske who placed 13th in 100 yd. freestyle and 15th in the 100 yd. backstroke at states. Nolan Lehman, Coleman Kingwell, Zac Giles, Rich Sargent, Jonah Bluh, Zach Giles and Dante Silva joined Niels on the roster. The team is coached by Tex Ritter.  Congratulations to our Pueo swimmers for a great season!

2015 Pueo Swim Team

2015 Pueo Swim Team




The Accolades Continue For Sophia!

February 14, 2015

It’s already been quite a year for Maui Prep sophomore Sophia Johnston. This past fall, Johnston ran her way to an MIL Championship in cross-country, the school’s first ever gold medal in the sport. She followed that up a few weeks later with 14th place finish at the HHSAA State Championships on Oahu leading her [...]

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Science Olympiad Teams Earn Top Honors

February 6, 2015

  This past Saturday, Maui Preparatory’s Science Olympiad Middle and Upper School teams once again earned top honors. Both teams walked away with first place trophies, numerous medals, and the Upper School team won the coveted Mayor’s Trophy. Middle School coach, Carrie DeMott and Upper School coach, Nathan Bulat, were each awarded with the “Coaching [...]

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Pueo Paddlers Finish Season Strong

February 2, 2015

The Pueo JV and Varsity Paddlers on Maui Prep’s Outrigger Canoe Paddling team just concluded their season. The Pueo had a great finish and placed 6th overall in the varsity mixed division at the MIL Championships. The team battled headwinds winds on the outside lane but still recorded a record time for the season, covering [...]

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Maui Prep Introduces Summer Academy

February 2, 2015

Maui Prep Summer Academy is excited to introduce two three-week Summer Boarding sessions (2015 dates: June 21-July 10 and July 12-July 31).  These sessions feature intensive elective experiences in marine science, Hawaii ocean sports (surfing, paddling, outrigger canoeing), and English language learning. In addition, participants can also choose courses in scuba certification, studio art, TOEFL, [...]

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A Season of Giving

December 17, 2014

With the help of generous community partners, Maui Preparatory Academy’s Project Give-a-Gift delivered Christmas joy to dozens of children in Child Protective Services on the island of Molokai. Volunteers from Maui Prep, the Will Smith Foundation, Better Together Photography, Goodfellow Brothers and a generous donation from the Lahaina Grill made it all possible for these [...]

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NHS, NAHS and Interact Rotary Members Inducted

December 8, 2014

Members of the Interact Rotary Club, National Art Honor Society and National Honor Society were inducted in a recent ceremony. Parents and students attended a potluck dinner and celebrated the accomplishments of their student and those of their child’s peers. The Interact Rotary Club is a club that stresses the importance of community service and the [...]

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Girls’ Cross Country Wins Second Place at State Championships!

November 4, 2014

Congratulations to the girls’ cross country team for placing second among Division two schools at the November 1 HHSAA State Cross-Country meet held on Oahu. Each athlete ran a great race and Maui Prep’s own MIL champion, Sophia Johnston (so.), finished 14th out of the 199 qualifiers with a time of 19:44:95.  Both Corey Patton-Losner [...]

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Maui Prep’s First MIL Cross-Country Champion

October 29, 2014

  Maui Prep boasts another MIL champ. Sophomore, Sophia Johnston was crowned the Girls’ Cross-Country MIL Champion last Saturday at Keopuolani Park in Wailuku.  She finished the 5K race almost 30 seconds ahead of the next competitor with a time of 19:54.38 and came in with a strong finish. Sophia enrolled in Maui Prep last [...]

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Can I Please Have Your Atomic Number?

October 6, 2014

Maui Preparatory Academy’s iSci (Integrated Science) students recently spent some time researching a chemist and ‘became’ that chemist through costume and character. Then through a ‘speed dating’ type format they had four minutes to see if they connected with each of the other chemists. The students portrayed early thinkers like Aristotle, alchemists of the 1500′s, and crazy-haired [...]

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Art in Full Swing

September 11, 2014

After an extensive overview of the main elements of art and principles of design the art classes at Maui Preparatory Academy are in full swing. This week the 4th grade students have learned one-point perspective and are creating drawings of campus for display at the Maui County Fair. Students learned basic one-point perspective and then [...]

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