Alumni
Recognition

PAA Awards

Every year, the Punahou Alumni Association (PAA) honors exceptional alumni by recognizing their outstanding contributions of leadership and service to Punahou. Awards include the “O” in Life Award, the Samuel Chapman Armstrong Humanitarian Award, the Charles S. Judd Jr. ’38 Humanitarian Award, the Old School Award, the Certificate of Appreciation and the Senior Award.

The Punahou Athletic Hall of Fame honors individuals who have made significant contributions to athletics at Punahou. Initiated in 1980 by the O-Men, and revived in 2008 by both the O-Men and Na Wahine Pa‘ani o Punahou, honorees are inducted at a special ceremony. They have their names listed on the Hall of Fame koa plaques in the Athletic Office.

Awards and Qualifications

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  • “O” in Life

    The “O” in Life Award honors an individual who exemplifies the ideals of service to Punahou and the community. Created in 1954, the “O” in Life Award is the Punahou Alumni Association's most prestigious award.
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  • Samuel Chapman Armstrong Humanitarian Award

    The Samuel Chapman Armstrong Humanitarian Award is given to Punahou alumni who have made outstanding contributions to society, garnering national or international recognition, and deserving of recognition by Punahou. It is an occasional award and does not compete with the "O" in Life.
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  • Charles S. Judd, Jr. ’38 Humanitarian Award

    The Charles S. Judd, Jr. ’38 Humanitarian Award, also known as the Hawaii Humanitarian Award, is given to Punahou alumni who have made outstanding contributions to society in Hawaii, which are deserving of recognition by Punahou. It is intended to be an occasional award and is not intended to be as substitute for or compete with the "O" in Life.
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  • Old School Award

    Created in 1976, because Board of Directors of the Punahou Alumni Association wanted to be able to recognize many others who support Punahou in so many ways and presented, to an individual who exemplifies the spirit of Punahou through outstanding service to the school.
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  • Certificate of Appreciation

    Presented for one-time exemplary service or extended period of noteworthy service to Punahou or the Punahou Alumni Association.
  • Senior Award

    The PAA presents the annual Senior Award to an Academy senior boy and girl who have distinguished themselves academically and made significant contributions to their community.

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  • Duncan MacNaughton ’62

    2019 “O” in Life Awardee
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  • Ethan D.B. Abbott ’72

    2018 “O” in Life Awardee
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  • Pamela Hamamoto ’78

    2018 Samuel Chapman Armstrong Humanitarian Awardee
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  • Kazumi Ogawa ’86

    2018 Samuel Chapman Armstrong Humanitarian Awardee
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  • David W. Pratt ’53

    2018 Samuel Chapman Armstrong Humanitarian Awardee
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  • Bruce and Lita Thompson ’68 Blankenfeld

    2018 Old School Awardees
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  • Lynn Kimura ’81 Kunishige

    2018 Old School Awardee
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  • Larry Langley ’68

    2018 Old School Awardee
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  • Emeritus Imu Gang

    2018 Old School Awardees
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  • Barb Young ’67 Morgan

    2018 Old School Awardee
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  • Nainoa Thompson ’72

    2017 “O” in Life Awardee
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  • Francis G. Duhaylongsod ’78

    2017 Samuel Chapman Armstrong Humanitarian Awardee
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  • Kelvin Taketa ’72

    2017 Charles S. Judd Jr. ’38 Humanitarian Awardee
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  • Marcia Barrett ’74 Wright

    2017 Old School Awardee
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  • Joyce Salmon

    2017 Old School Awardee
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  • Scott Metcalf ’74

    2017 Old School Awardee
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  • Leonora Espania

    2017 Old School Awardee
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  • Gordon Scruton ’51

    2017 Old School Awardee
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  • Richard H. “Dick” Cox ’38

    2016 “O” in Life Awardee
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  • Kaui Hart Hemmings ’94

    2016 Samuel Chapman Armstrong Humanitarian Awardee
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  • Kenneth Richardson ’48

    2016 Samuel Chapman Armstrong Humanitarian Awardee
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  • Lynne Johnson ’62

    2017 Charles S. Judd Jr. ’38 Humanitarian Awardee
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  • Kahi Pacarro ’97

    2017 Charles S. Judd Jr. ’38 Humanitarian Awardee
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  • Loretta Luke ’64 Yajima

    2016 Charles S. Judd Jr. ’38 Humanitarian Awardee
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  • Myron Arakawa ’66

    2016 Old School Awardee
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  • Eric Kusunoki

    2016 Old School Awardee
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  • Allen Murabayashi ’90

    2016 Old School Awardee
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  • Dennis Hirota ’58

    2015 “O” in Life Awardee
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  • Dr. Charman Akina ’50

    2015 Charles S. Judd Jr. ’38 Humanitarian Awardee
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  • Mary E. Friel ’51 Ciacci

    2015 Old School Awardee
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  • Mary Moragne ’54 Cooke

    2014 “O” in Life Awardee
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  • Dr. Ernest Takafuji ’62

    2014 Samuel Chapman Armstrong Humanitarian Awardee
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  • Dr. Jackie Young ’52

    2014 Charles S. Judd Jr. ’38 Humanitarian Awardee
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  • Dr. Linda L. Wong ’78

    2014 Charles S. Judd Jr. ’38 Humanitarian Awardee
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  • Tim Lucas ’62

    2014 Old School Awardee
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  • Val Marciel ’57

    2014 Old School Awardee
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  • Hastings Judd Kauwela “Pal” Eldredge ’64

    2013 “O” in Life Awardee
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  • Jean E. Kelley Rolles ’54

    2013 Charles S. Judd Jr. ’38 Humanitarian Awardee
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  • William “Billy” Paris ’41

    2013 Old School Awardee
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  • Keith Cockett ’81

    2013 Old School Awardee
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  • Warren K.K. Luke ’62

    2012 “O” in Life Awardee
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  • Wilmer C. Morris ’41

    2012 Charles S. Judd Jr. ’38 Humanitarian Awardee
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  • Hardy Spoehr ’62

    2012 Charles S. Judd Jr. ’38 Humanitarian Awardee
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  • Arthur H. Bowen

    2012 Old School Awardee
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  • Gregory R. Kim '75

    2012 Old School Awardee
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  • Robert Y. Akinaka ’59

    2011 “O” in Life Awardee
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  • Robyn S. Yim ’81

    2011 Charles S. Judd Jr. ’38 Humanitarian Awardee
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  • Paul R. Goto ’74

    2011 Old School Awardee
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  • David D. Clark ’49

    2011 Old School Awardee
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