BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - By: Jamie Lee
The Big Island's Parker School has been awarded first place honors at the annual Kaimana Awards.
The Hawaii Medical Association's (HMSA) Kaimana Awards and scholarship program recognizes high schools and their student athletes who reflect their school's commitment to creating role models on and off the field.
“We pride ourselves on Parker's core values of excellence, integrity, and compassion,” says Nicole Vedelli, Athletics Director for Parker School. “I consider all of our athletes winners because of what they do and how they handle themselves on and off the field. They hold Parker School's values dear to themselves which I admire and I am so incredibly grateful to be a part of."Throughout the 2014-2015 school year, Parker students participated in community service projects that raised more than 4.5 tons of food for local food banks and supported numerous local organizations.