Triple Impact scholarship finalists named

The Positive Coaching Alliance’s Hawaii office has named the finalists for its Triple Impact Competitor scholarship.

They 2015 finalists are:

>> Julia Hirano, Waimea (cross country, soccer, tennis)
>> Astra Kidani, Punahou (basketball, softball)
>> Phoebe Kirk, Sacred Hearts (cross country, track and field)
>> Cendall Manley, Molokai (cross country, volleyball)
>> Kristiana Petrie, La Pietra (air riflery, basketball, archery)
>> Jacy Serra, Maui (cross country, soccer, track and field)
>> Nike-Michelle Tolentino Kamehameha (cheerleading, gymnastics, track and field)
>> Davian Ugaitafa, Kamehameha (softball)
>> Kai Wilding, Mid-Pacific (soccer, kayaking, paddling)


The PCA awards scholarships of $1,000 to $2,000 based on student athletes’ essays explaining how they meet the standard defined in the book “Elevating Your Game: Becoming a Triple-Impact Competitor” by PCA founder Jim Thompson:

>> Personal mastery: making oneself better
>> Leadership: making one’s teammates better
>> Honoring the game: making the game better.


The winners will be recognized at the organization’s Breakfast With Champions event on Oct. 4.

According to PCA Hawaii executive director Jeaney Garcia, Los Angeles Lakers part-owner and president Jeanie Buss and general manager Mitch Kupchak have committed to attending the breakfast. Other high-profile Lakers have been asked and have not committed as yet.


In 2014, the following Hawaii student-athletes were awarded PCA Triple Impact Competitor scholarships:

>> Raymond Hines, Mid-Pacific Institute (paddling, water polo)
>> Peter Hyatt, Kahuku (soccer, track and field)
>> Hanalē Lee Loy, Kamehameha-Hawaii (basketball, volleyball)
>> Hali‘a Nahale-a, Kamehameha-Hawaii (paddling, swimming, water polo)

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