Perpetuating the Legacy of a Legend.
Since 1986, the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation has been supporting Hawaii’s young men and women who embody what Duke believed in and stood for: Education, Athleticism, and the Aloha Spirit. In honor of Duke’s 125th birthday, we are raising funds to continue the important work we do—furthering the education of Hawaii’s student athletes, supporting athletic events that encourage competition and sportsmanship, and perpetuating the legacy of a legend.
Duke’s Ambassadors of Aloha
The Duke Amabassador of Aloha scholarship recipients have demonstrated outstanding skill and leadership in three areas prized by Duke: Education, Athleticism, and the Aloha Spirit. Their character and accomplishments in the classroom, in their sporting arena, and in the community make them true Ambassadors of Aloha.
Sarah ‘Alohilani Jenkins
2015 Ambassador of Aloha
With a GPA exceeding 4.0, Sarah graduated from Moloka‘i High School’s class of 2015 and will be attending Duke University this fall. She is ranked #1 in her graduating class, is valedictorian, and is highly regarded on campus for her academic achievements, her leadership abilities, and her hundreds of volunteer hours dedicated to her community. Among her most noted accomplishments is the extensive study she conducted on the adverse effects of Red Mangrove on Moloka‘i’s shorelines and reefs.
2014 Ambassador of Aloha
Maluhia Stark-Kinimaka, valedictorian of her 2014 graduating class at Kapa’a High School, embodies the aloha spirit. She graduated with a 4.3 GPA and is attending Stanford University. Not only has she excelled in surfing and swimming, but has been actively involved in the community with Habitat for Humanity. Her dedication to her sports, her education, and her community transcends her age—a refreshing reminder that the Aloha spirit is alive and well in our youth.
2013 Ambassador of Aloha
Kira is a graduate of Kaiser High School’s class of 2013. She currently attends UH Manoa, where she discovered a new asteroid during her 2013 summer research project. A stellar student athlete with a humble demeanor and drive to help others, Kira also managed to excel in swimming and waterpolo as a 4-year varsity letter athlete with the Kamehameha Swim Club. In the community, she has volunteered with the Aloha United Way, UNICEF, Heifer International and Made by Survivors.
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