It used to be that the Hawaii High School Athletic Association’s Hall of Honor inducted more boys athletes than girls.
It’s trending the other way now.
A graph put together by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s and Hawaii Prep World’s Jerry Campany illustrates the change.
In 1983, the first year of the Hall, there were nine boys athletes and three girls picked in the 12-member class.
That’s a long way from from 2018, when the numbers were exactly reversed, with nine girls and three boys. The nine girls represent the most ever in a single Hall of Honor class.
The widest discrepancy came in 1991, when 11 of the 12 honorees were boys.
In 1995, ’96 and ’97, the count was split at six and six, and the girls had more for the first time in 1998, 8-4.
The ratio was relatively even in most years from 1995 through 2017.
Altogether, of 432 Hall of Honor honorees, 252 are boys and 180 are girls.
The 2019 Hall of Honor inductees will be selected on Saturday and announced Sunday.
The awards banquet will be held June 2 at the Pomaikai Ballrooms at Dole Cannery.
The selection committee is going through applications that were due May 1. The selection committee is made up of chairman Clyde Mizumoto, Tita Ahuna, Bobby Command, Kurt Ginoza, Greg Gonsalves, Jordan Helle, Paul Honda, Stacy Kaneshiro, Wes Nakama, Josh Pacheco, Bobbie Perry, Kalani Takase, Fran Villarmia-Kahawai and Jerry Campany.