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Meet the experts on HPA — our students!

HPA student ambassadors represent multiple countries and are some of the most active Ka Makani in our community. They can provide their first-hand knowledge of the clubs, sports, and unique opportunities on campus. They will give you the inside scoop on everything you are curious about when it comes to life at HPA.

Once you are ready, fill out the form on this page to set up a meeting with one of our student ambassadors. They’ll be reaching out as soon as possible.

Anita L.

Class of 2023
Where I’m From: St. Petersburg
Clubs and Activities: GSA (Genders and Sexualities Alliances), Wrestling, Cross Country, Track, Mountain Biking
Why HPA: “It has allowed me to experience living by myself, meeting new and diverse people from all over the world, and getting to discover the things that I enjoy.”

Marie B.

Class of 2022
Where I’m From: Czech Republic
Clubs and Activities: Basketball, Swimming, Boxing, Track & Field, Painting, Drawing, Ceramics, Student Council, Prefect
Why HPA: “Going to HPA changed my life because I learned about so many new cultures and people that made my perspective of the world wider.”

Lucas D.

Class of 2024
Where I’m From: Prague
Clubs and Activities: Cross Country, Triathlon, Swimming, Track & Field
Why HPA: “HPA changed my life in many ways. I have met new people that enriched me in many ways. I look forward to the next 3 years here at HPA.”

Ali W.

Class of 2023
Where I’m From: Waimea, Hawai’i
Clubs and Activities: Cross Country, Basketball, Waterpolo, Sustainability Club, Student Council, Turtle Research Program
Why HPA: “HPA has changed my life by giving me opportunities that help me find out what I am interested in and how I can make a difference.”

Minami A.

Class of 2023
Where I’m From: Kailua Kona, Hawai’i
Clubs and activities: GSA, Diversity cohort (SDLC), Shanti Alliance, Performing Arts(Fall musical, Spring Play Tech),  Drawing, Volunteer Club
Why HPA: “I’ve been surrounded by amazing people at HPA and the classes and opportunities have allowed me to push myself and reach my full potential. I jump at every opportunity because I realize that HPA is a supremely unique place and I can accomplish almost anything.”

Jordan P.

Class of 2022
Where I’m From
: Waimea, Hawai’i
Clubs and Activities: Cross country, soccer, track, SADD club, sustainability club
Why HPA: “It has changed my life by giving me the freedom and opportunities to find my true passions.”

Malia C.

Class of 2022
Where I’m From
: Waimea, Hawai’i
Clubs and Activities: Volleyball, Make A Wish Foundation
Why HPA: “Along with the incredible memories I have made at HPA, I have created such amazing friendships with people I would not have met otherwise.”

Tess K.

Class of 2022
Where I’m From
: San Diego, California
Clubs and Activities: Student Diversity and Leadership, Global Issues Club, Sustainability Club, Cheer, Paddling, Gardening
Why HPA: “HPA has taught me more lessons than I can count. It taught me to embrace the learning stage and not to be scared of failing. Here every teacher knows my name and wants to help me be more than simply good — here I feel like I have the support to be great.”

Ryan B.

Class of 2022
Where I’m From
: San Francisco, California
Clubs and Activities: Student Diversity and Leadership, Global Issues Club, Sustainability Club, Cheer, Paddling, Gardening
Why HPA: “HPA has given me the chance to peruse what I am interested in, not just what I should be learning as a high schooler. HPA’s support allowed me to find subjects and issues that I am passionate about and guided me with mentors and support. No one at HPA has ever said “no you can’t do that it is too hard” and this has allowed me to find things I love doing and shaped who I am as a person.”

Malia M.

Class of 2023
Where I’m From: Hawi, Hawai’i
Clubs and Activities: Track & Field, Horse Program, Ceramics, Sustainability Club, Turtle Research Program, Movies, and More Club, Music and Performing Arts
Why HPA: “HPA has helped create so many friendships and I have also learned so much from our amazing teachers.”

Ann Z.

Class of 2023
Where I’m From: Shanghai, China
Clubs and activities: Chinese Club, DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) Cohort
Why HPA: “My favorite thing about HPA is how inclusive it is, and how everyone can be accepted by the others to become part of the community and make contributions. I also value we are always encouraged to find our passions.”

Te’a K.

Class of 2023
Where I’m From:
Waimea, Hawai’i
Clubs and Activities: Volleyball, Paddling, Track & Field
Why HPA: “HPA has changed my life by being able to give me endless opportunities and letting me and other students have the chance to express themselves in all kinds of ways.”

Braeden S.

Class of 2022
Where I’m From
: Waimea, Hawai’i
Clubs and Activities: Football, Baseball, Basketball, Wrestling
Why HPA: “It’s helped me grow as a person in the classroom and on the field.”

Mckenzie L.

Class of 2023
Where I’m From:
Waikoloa, Hawai’i
Clubs and Activities: Fall Musicals (Putnam County, Once On This Island), DEI Cohort, GSA (Genders and Sexualities Alliances), Boys Volleyball Manager, Mixed Media, Music, Backstage, Student Ambassador, Equestrian Program
Why HPA: “I have met my forever best friends and wonderful people from all over the world. My mental health increased greatly when I came to HPA because of the never-ending opportunities and amazing community. It has also provided me a place to work on my two greatest passions: singing and social justice.”

Bayla J.

Class of 2023
Where I’m From:
Waimea, Hawai’i
Clubs and Activities: Water Polo, Volleyball, Cross Country, Paddling, Sustainability Club, Turtle Research Program, Painting, Ceramics
Why HPA: “HPA has changed my life by giving me a great education, good friends, and amazing experiences, like going to Vanuatu for turtle research.”

Tennessee B.

Class of 2022
Where I’m From
: Los Angeles, California
Clubs and Activities: Cheerleading, Swimming. Ceramics, Performing Arts, CrossFit
Why HPA: “It introduced me to lifelong friends that I wouldn’t meet anywhere else. I love this place. Everyone comes from around the world and we are all incredibly ambitious from the beginning. HPA changed my life because I would not be able to meet such amazing people anywhere else and these people will be a part of my life forever.”