Class of 2021 Art Department Award Recipients

Kūlia I Ka Nu‘u Academic Awards
Striving for the Highest
The recipients of this prestigious award continuously demonstrated a commitment to excellence and have consistently performed with outstanding proficiency and skill in all components of the University Laboratory School’s Programs.

Jersey Botelho (Ceramics)
Noelani Nakaya (Drawing & Painting)
Fua Nasu (Fiber Arts)
Rustee Paranada (Printmaking & Mixed Media)
Reece Arakaki (Sculpture)


Holomua Academic Awards
Moving Forward
The recipients of this outstanding award continuously demonstrated profound diligence, passion, dedication, and perseverance and have consistently performed with forthright determination, effort, and responsibility in all components of the University Laboratory School’s programs.

Nokiya Liu (Ceramics)
Linden Sentell-McHenry (Drawing & Painting)
Skyler Blaze Ucol (Fiber Arts)
Rossten Arakaki (Printmaking & Mixed Media)
River Matsumoto (Sculpture)


Senior Achievement Award
Seniors who have excelled during their entire time in our program — they have displayed exemplary work ethic, leadership and skills.

Veronica Khamphaphanh (Ceramics)
Sophia Abe (Drawing & Painting)
Fua Nasu (Fiber Arts)
Shantelle Sales (Printmaking & Mixed Media)
Tia Akasaki (Sculpture)


Shige Yamada Award for the top senior art student overall.

Sophia Abe

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