Summer 2010 - Other News | School
Graduation of the Class of 2010
The commencement ceremony for ‘Iolani School’s Class of 2010 was held under sunny skies on June 5 in the center of campus. Class president David Jordan ’10 and valedictorians Evan Masutani ’10 and Kiana Block ’10 delivered inspiring speeches touching upon their memories as students and their hopes for the future.
Headmaster Dr. Val Iwashita ’67 paid tribute to ‘Iolani’s newest graduates while recognizing the Class of 1960.
“Those of us who work and study at the ‘Iolani of today owe a debt of gratitude to those who came before us,” Dr. Iwashita said. “The Class of 1960 went into the world to build on the lessons they learned here. They return today to celebrate the golden anniversary of their graduation.”
The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick and The Reverend Daniel Leatherman led the ceremony in prayer. Eventually, 222 names were read by senior class advisors Lisa Bailey and Melanie Pfingsten as the exuberant graduating seniors received their diplomas from ‘Iolani chair of the board Jenai S. Wall.
Then, all stood to sing the ‘Iolani alma mater before taking that first step into the world where they will experience how, at ‘Iolani, friendships weave their mystic strands forever.
SCHOLARSHIP MEDALSThe winners of the Scholarship Medal, the 13 valedictorians of the Class of 2010, have from grades nine through twelve achieved the highest academic rank.
ALUMNI MEDALSThe alumni medals are awarded to two members of the class who exemplify the healthy combination of excellence in academics and athletics.
BISHOP’S AWARDThe Bishop’s Award is awarded to a senior who has given unselfish service to church, school and community and who demonstrates outstanding witness to faith in christ and commitment to principle.
HEADMASTER’S AWARDThe Headmaster’s Award is awarded to a senior who has made exceptional contributions to ‘Iolani School.
UNSUNG HEROESThe following members of the Class of 2010 were acknowledged by Dr. Iwashita as “Unsung Heroes” who enrich ‘Iolani School with their positive attitude and community spirit.
Kelcie Lei Nagata
Taylor Van Etten