JV Championship Race!

by Stephanie Kirkham, Communications on October 15, 2017

Damon Wakefield (so.)

Damon Wakefield (so.)

The Cross-Country JV Championships were held at the Central Maui Sports Park in Kahului on Saturday. The athletes showed up in fine racing form and almost every runner accomplished their time goal set for the race.

The Pueo Wahine took 2nd place overall at the beautifully breezy MIL JV Championship meet and three Maui Prep girls placed in the top ten. Ava Roberts (fr.) came in 5th, Linn Huettmeyer (so.) placed 7th and Olivia Bozich (so.) in 10th. Alessandra Stankoewitz (so.), Paloma Banto (fr.),  and Ashley Nielson (fr.) also ran for the Pueo Wahine.

The boys worked hard as well and Damon Wakefield (so.) placed 2nd overall. Jonah Kirkham (fr.), Jerone Samari (so.) and Makana Boote (so.) each ran a personal best with Kirkham placing in the top 15.

Linn Huettmeyer (so.)

Linn Huettmeyer (so.)

The Cross-Country team has put in many hours and miles this season and this Saturday, October 21, at 8:00 am and will be a testament as to whether or not those hours have paid off. The MIL Championships will be taking place on our home course in Kapalua. Come cheer the runners on as they try and qualify for the HHSAA State Championship race on Kauai.

And the Crowd Goes Wild…

by Stephanie Kirkham, Communications on October 8, 2017


Victory! PC: raychin.com

Last week the Maui Prep Girls’ Volleyball team played against Haleakala Waldorf and won their third match. This is the most successful season the Pueo Wahine has had in the history of Maui Prep volleyball.

“Our team has shown a marked improvement this year and we’re so excited at the potential and quality of the players coming through our Middle School and JV system,” says Coach Risser. “These girls are excited to play and their success only fuels their drive to get better.”

Danielle Bergson, Cassidy Otto, and Sarah Golestani were celebrated in the traditional Senior Night at the end of their last home game. Golestani has played middle hitter and has been a consistent blocking and serving presence for the Pueo Wahine. Bergson has fulfilled her role as setter, arguably the most difficult position on the volleyball court, admirably; not only has she played within the Maui Prep volleyball program she has also dedicated numerous hours over the years to various indoor and beach club systems. Otto is one of the most exciting and dynamic players to watch on the court, her height and jumping ability are key factors in her role as outside hitter.  She serves as one of the top two hitters for this year’s team and will likely be remembered as having one of the top kill efficiencies in Pueo history to date.

Seniors, Cassidy Otto, Danielle Bergson and Sarah Golestani

Senior Night! Cassidy Otto, Danielle Bergson, and Sarah Golestani PC: raychin.com

“These three girls have been leaders on and off the court for the past several years,” Athletic Director, Keenan Reader commented. “It is not a coincidence that the varsity team is having the most successful season yet given the roles these girls have played on the team.”

The Pueo Wahine are fighting for optimal positioning going into playoffs, their final playoff ranking will be determined in their two last regular season games which takes place on Lanai this Friday and Saturday.  Victory against the Lanai Pine Lasses will ensure a 4th place finish in the regular season in MIL Division 2 volleyball.

Donald S. Burns Pueo Pilot Scholarship Recipient Aiesha Pradhan

October 1, 2017

For the past several years a group of donors, the Pueo Pilots, have come together to offer a deserving student not attending Maui Prep a four-year, full-tuition scholarship.  The recipient of this award must demonstrate leadership potential in academics and a desire to make a positive impact in other areas of the school including fine and [...]

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Live Aloha, Give Aloha, Make “The Difference”

September 24, 2017

Upholding my responsibilities or Kuleana is one of Maui Prep’s 10 Commitments to Living Aloha for the 2017-2018 school year. “It is an honor to fulfill my kuleana to our school and ‘ohana. I feel grateful that our students thrive and grow year after year under the guidance of kind and dedicated teachers and among [...]

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11th Annual Paniolo Event Huge Success

September 17, 2017

Maui Preparatory Academy’s 11th Annual Paniolo Event was a wonderful success. The event was held on Saturday, September 9, and was a great way to welcome in a new school year. The Paniolo Event is one of Maui Prep’s premier fundraising or “friendraising” successes that is held annually. “One of the biggest reasons for Paniolo is [...]

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Drama Club will present Charlotte’s Web

September 10, 2017

Each year the Lower School students, directed by Ms. Kristi Scott, put on a spectacular drama performance. Frog and Toad, Aladdin, Cinderella, Peter Pan, and Jungle Book have been a few of the productions the children have performed in the past. The budding thespians put in hours of hard work in memorizing lines and learning [...]

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11th Annual Paniolo Event

September 4, 2017

The 11th Annual Paniolo Event will be held at Maui Preparatory Academy this Saturday, September 9, from 4-9pm. It will be a rootin’, tootin’, hog-tyin’ good time, so bring down the woman folk and the littlins to throw some horseshoes and eat some grub. The proceeds from the evening, which is sponsored and organized by the [...]

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Pueo Athletes Solid in First Contests of the Year

August 27, 2017

The Maui Prep MIL athletes have been training for over a month and their preparation has paid off in the first contests of the season. The Pueo Wahine played St. Anthony this past Saturday at the only game held on home court this season. The varsity team won three straight: 25-11, 25-15 and 25-23. Rebecca [...]

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The Year of Living Aloha

August 21, 2017

Maui Preparatory Academy has a committed and dedicated faculty. Like most schools, the faculty is required to be back to school the week before the first students arrive on campus to begin to plan and prepare for the new school year ahead. This year was no exception, and one of the more outstanding results out [...]

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Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year!

August 13, 2017

We hope you had some great summer adventures and are ready to start an exhilarating new year! We’re excited to introduce you to some new faculty members; Ms. Liz Turcik, Ms. Eliza Garfield, Dr. Karl Topper, Mr. Scott Morrison, Ms. Megan Johnston and Patricia Gabbard (click on name for bio). They come to the school with a [...]

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“Taking a Stand in History”

April 16, 2017

On April 15, 2017, five Maui Prep students traveled to Oahu to compete in the National History Day Hawai’i State Competition. This year’s theme was “Taking A Stand in History,” and the school’s projects included two performances and an essay – all about women who challenged inequality and injustice. Chloe Chin (’20, not pictured) wrote [...]

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8th Annual Tom Rosenquist 2017 Legacy Golf Tournament Next Weekend!

April 9, 2017

The 8th annual Tom Rosenquist golf tournament will be held this Saturday, April 15, at the Ka’anapali Royal Course. This event is held in honor of one of Maui Prep’s founders, Tom Rosenquist, and is one of the school’s premier fundraisers. There is still time to sign up, as a team of four, or as [...]

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