PHOTO GALLERY: 2019 Hawaii Hall of Honor

From Faatui Tuitele‘s invocation to Felipe Ojastro‘s mostly polite interrogation of the 12 inductees to Kalina Obrey‘s outgoing thank-you message on behalf of the class of 2019, it was a memorable night.


There was also Manti Te‘o‘s earthy speech, chock full of wisdom for the soon-to-be college athletes. When it was all done, the inductees stayed together, signing autographs for each other, yearbook style, on anything they could get their hands on. The Star-Advertiser Hall of Honor pages. Volleyballs, soccer balls, baseballs, footballs. The banquet program.


Kameron Ng of St. Francis, the Star-Advertiser All-State boys basketball player of the year, at the Hall of Honor event. Photo by Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser.

Naighel Calderon is Lanai’s first inductee into the Hawaii Hall of Honor. The baseball, football and basketball standout will walk on at Hawaii to play baseball. Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser. Sunday, June 2, 2019.

Four-time state wrestling champion Kelani Corbett was one of the 2019 inductees. Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser. Sunday, June 2, 2019.

Soccer and volleyball standout Kiran Costa of Kapaa is one of the 12 inductees from the class of 2019. Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser. Sunday, June 2, 2019.

Three-sport standout Mikayla Kekoa of Kohala was selected as one of the 12 inductees in 2019. Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser. Sunday, June 2, 2019.

Sunshine Fontes of Pearl City has reached unprecedented heights on the soccer pitch. Fontes was selected to the 2019 class of the Hawaii Hall of Honor. Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser. Sunday, June 2, 2019.

Football, basketball, baseball and, in his senior year, track field. Duke Clemens is a standout in just about every sport. He was selected to the Hawaii Hall of Honor, class of 2019. Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser. Sunday, June 2, 2019.

Four-time state wrestling champion Noah Wusstig of Moanalua was selected to the Hawaii Hall of Honor. Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser. Sunday, June 2, 2019.

Kalina Obrey of Kamehameha powered the girls basketball squad through her prep career. Obrey was selected to the 2019 class, Hawaii Hall of Honor. Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser. Sunday, June 2, 2019.

Ashley Gooman is a three-time state champion and finished No. 2 in the Hawaii Prep World Pound4Pound rankings as a senior. Gooman was selected to the Hawaii Hall of Honor. Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser. Sunday, June 2, 2019.

Kamehameha had two inductees into the Hawaii Hall of Honor in 2019: Kalina Obrey, basketball standout, and Ashley Gooman, three-time state champion. They took a selfie with 2009 inductee Manti Te‘o of Punahou. Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser. Sunday, June 2, 2019.

Saint Louis defensive lineman Faatui Tuitele sparked the Crusaders to three consecutive state championships. The Star-Advertiser All-State defensive player of the year will suit up for Washington this fall. Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser. Sunday, June 2, 2019.

Faatui Tuitele of Saint Louis delivers the invocation before dinner at the Hawaii Hall of Honor banquet begins. Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser. Sunday, June 2, 2019.

Host Felipe Ojastro interviews Mikayla Kekoa of Kohala, Kiran Costa of Kapaa and Naighel Calderon of Lanai. Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser. Sunday, June 2, 2019.

Kalina Obrey signs her name on a volleyball for a fellow inductee. Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser. Sunday, June 2, 2019.

Moanalua wrestler Noah Wusstig inks his name for a fellow inductee. Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser. Sunday, June 2, 2019.

Duke Clemens of Punahou and Naighel Calderon of Lanai take turns signing a baseball after the Hawaii Hall of Honor banquet. Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser. Sunday, June 2, 2019.

Kalina Obrey, Faatui Tuitele and Duke Clemens sign a basketball after the Hawaii Hall of Honor banquet. Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser. Sunday, June 2, 2019.

Ashley Gooman of Kamehameha and Kelani Corbett of Leilehua sign a soccer ball after the Hawaii Hall of Honor banquet. Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser. Sunday, June 2, 2019.

Wrestling state champions Ashley Gooman of Kamehameha and Noah Wusstig of Moanalua are part of the 2019 class of inductees into the Hawaii Hall of Honor. Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser. Sunday, June 2, 2019.

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