Pueo Athletes Head to States

by Stephanie Kirkham, Communications on May 1, 2016

Pueo athletes performed with excellence across the board with top competitors in all three of the spring sports: tennis, golf and surfing.

Junior Sophia Johnston won the MIL title in girls’ shortboard and took second in bodyboard at the Maui Interscholastic League Surf Championships on Saturday, April 23 at Ho’okipa. Sophomore Dante Silva also took home second in the boys’ shortboard event.

Dante competing at Lahaina Harbor

Dante competing at Lahaina Harbor

Corey-Patton Losner (so.) received a hard-fought third place at the MIL Tennis Championships in Wailea and will be moving on to States early in May at the Orchid Mauna Lani and Mauna Lani Sports and Fitness Club on the Big Island.

2015-2016 Golf Team

2015-2016 Golf Team

Last, but certainly not least, Meghan Singh, Adam Quandt and Beau Johnston all qualified for States after four elimination rounds at the MIL Golf Championships. Meghan is our first female in the school history to qualify for the HHSAA State Championships in golf. The three golfers will be playing at the Wailua Golf Course on Kauai the first week in May.

Big congratulations and much luck to all our Pueo athletes!


Pueo Excellence

by Stephanie Kirkham, Communications on April 3, 2016

Senior students, Jamie Advincula and Chantal Charbonnier deserve to be congratulated.

Chantal and Jamie at the TEDxYouth at Seabury Hall

Chantal and Jamie at the TEDxYouth talks at Seabury Hall

The Regents Scholarship to UH Manoa was recently awarded to senior Jamie Advincula. This scholarship is a full-time, 12 credit per semester tuition waiver for four years of undergraduate study awarded to approximately 16 outstanding students who receive a 1950 SAT or 29 ACT and maintain at least a 3.5 GPA in academic subjects in high school, and whose extracurricular achievements are shown to be remarkable.

While at Maui Prep Jamie has resided as the president of the National Honor Society, been a leader on the cross-country team, taken several college classes, and has been a key member of our student governing body.

Jamie is also the first Maui Prep student to be accepted into an Ivy League school (and in her case, two). She recently received acceptance letters from both Dartmouth and Brown, as well as many other highly selective schools.

Lucien Charbonnier (father), Chantal and Mr. Reader

Lucien Charbonnier (father), Chantal and Mr. Reader

Both Jamie and Chantal recently participated in the TEDxYouth talks at Seabury Hall. Jamie exhibited her senior project and Chantal delivered an award-winning talk at the “Everything is Connected” TedxYouth conference.

“Living in paradise is easy. Solving local and global challenges is hard. Let’s share ideas to make a change. What social, environmental, and economic issues do you want to take action on?” This was the question posed by Hawaii Pacific University’s Business College to students interested in participating in their #HPUbiz4Good scholarship challenge.

Chantal at HPU final

Chantal being interviewed at final competition via video chat


Chantal decided to participate in the challenge with this problem, “people of Hawaii do not find fulfillment in their workplace. They have a need to do something greater with their life, but don’t have the tools to create a mindset that will allow them to do so.”

Chantal went on to propose how she believes she would be able to provide a solution, “our mindset and emotions create a predisposition for the outcome of situations we are in. Delivering a TEDxTalk will be a gateway to show local businesses what I have to offer and launch my motivational coaching business.”

Chantal was one of ten students that participated in the challenge that won a four-year scholarship to HPU College of Business.

These two Maui Prep students are examples of what it means to exemplify the mission and vision of our small school, “we foster a love of learning while instilling academic excellence, artistic expression, athletic achievement and the skills necessary for success in the 21st century. Guided by principles of integrity and excellence, our students will reach beyond their perceived level of ability to achieve success.”


7th Annual Tom Rosenquist Legacy Golf Tournament

March 20, 2016

The 7th Annual Tom Rosenquist Legacy Golf Tournament will be held on April 9 at the King Kamehameha Golf Course. This is one of Maui Prep’s major fundraisers and we need you! Sign up your team or sponsor a hole now! Contact Lynne Twigg at 808.665.9966

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Science Olympiad Earns Top Honors

March 7, 2016

At Regionals this year Maui Preparatory’s Science Olympiad team once again earned top honors, walking away with two first place trophies and numerous medals. The regional competition was held at Maui College. Maui Prep competed for the second time in both division B and C.  There were many events in each division that covered life, [...]

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10th Anniversary Gala

February 25, 2016

January 30, 2016 marked one of the most successful events of Maui Preparatory Academy’s history. The timing couldn’t have been better with the on-going celebration of the school’s 10th anniversary. The 10th Anniversary Gala was held at The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa; a change from the previous years’ location and was also held [...]

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Academic Achievements!

February 9, 2016

Congratulations to the students who achieved the Academic Honor Roll or Headmaster’s List! At the end of each semester a student achieving a GPA of 3.0 or higher for the semester with no effort and behavior grades of N or U in any subject will be placed on the Honor Roll. Students with a GPA [...]

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Accomplishments of Maui Prep Alumni

January 24, 2016

Amanda Graham, Maui Prep class of 2012, recently graduated from the University of Miami, where she majored in International Studies and minored in Political Science and Spanish.  She received a 3.5 GPA. While at Maui Prep, Amanda spent several of her summers volunteering.  In 2010 she was in Costa Rica, where she worked to empower a [...]

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Holiday Cheer

December 22, 2015

  Maui Prep unleashed some holiday cheer on some Molokai families again this year with the annual Project Give-A-Gift. There were toys, sporting goods, and bikes to go around! Project Give-A-Gift is organized by the Student Senate and many Maui Prep families (and students) bought Christmas gifts for children on Molokai. A group of our [...]

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Maui Prep Celebrates International Day

November 30, 2015

Each year it seems as though that International Day was the best and this year was certainly no exception. Even though the weather was a bit rainy, International team spirits could not be dampened. IOC members, Nathan Bulat and Ryan Kirkham, were at the height of their wit in roasting the teams and enjoyed being [...]

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Maui Prep Alum Named Swimming Rookie of the Week

November 18, 2015

Maui Prep Class of 2015, Danielle Jefferies, is a member of the Long Island University Brooklyn women’s swimming team. She earned accolades from the Northeast Conference recently by being named NEC Women’s Swimming Rookie of the Week. The Hawaii native’s first victory came in the 100 fly, when she finished the race in 57.27 to set a [...]

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Waterman Archie Kalepa contacts 4th grade class from aboard the Hokule’a

November 3, 2015

Imagine waking up in a room shared by 5 others. Your bunk is damp with rainwater, and your fingers are sore from the cold. You strap on a safety harness and head up to the deck of the Hokule’a, your home for many weeks. It is your turn to work. During your first four hour [...]

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Maui Prep Celebrates Founders’ Day

October 18, 2015

October 16 dawned grey and cloudy, but that didn’t stop parents, faculty and founding members of Maui Prep from enjoying an all-school fun run (or walk). It was a wet race, but approximately $800 was raised for Keiki Cupboard, a Maui based non-profit organization helping our island students in need. There were a lot of [...]

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