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High School Hero Spring 2023

Kapolei, HI (May 22, 2023) – Honsador Lumber announces four winners with the closing of their Spring 2023 High School Hero Award. This is the second round of High School Hero winners for the school year, and the Spring submissions were open from February 1 through April 8, 2023. Through an online application process, nominations were submitted by students, family, community, and faculty members. The four winners were selected based on good academic standing and going above and beyond in showing school spirit and serving their community as a positive role model.

These winners will receive a $250 donation by Honsador Lumber in the students’ names to the academic department or non-profit 501(c)(3) organization of their choosing. As well as a $1,500 cash prize to each recipient.

Each of the winners visited their local Honsador Lumber branch to be awarded their certificate by Honsador’s Senior Director, Tyler Williams. Marisa Draper is from Oahu, and her donation will be made to the Pacific Gateway Center. Draper was Valedictorian at Kahuku High School and has plans to attend either Columbia University or Brigham Young University to study Biochemistry. 

Jada Keen is a senior at Kealakehe High School on the Big Island, and her donation is to be made to Offshore Big Island. Keen was an impressive athlete competing in swimming, cross country, and water polo throughout her years at Kealakehe High School. 

Joveline Alvarez, a senior at Waimea High School on the Island of Kauai will be donating to the Waimea High School JROTC program. A long list of accolades will follow Alvarez after high school including being President of the Waimea HS Robotics Club and an active member in the JROTC. Her plans include attending Purdue University in West Lafayette Indiana to get a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering. 

Haley Mahoe is a senior at Lahainaluna High School and will be donating to the Maui Okinawa Kenjin Kai. Mahoe excelled in both the classroom and in athletics maintaining a 4.2 GPA while participating in varsity cross country, basketball, soccer, and track and field. 

Congratulations to all the Spring 2023 award recipients!

Honsador has plans to continue their High School Hero and Scholarship programs in the 2023-24 academic year. Visit to learn more and stay up to date on Facebook (