Student Life & Development is holding 25th STAR Awards in April 25 at Harbor View Center.
The STAR Awards is an annual student award hosted by Honolulu Community College. “It is an event for students to be recognized for their achievements,” said Javelle Kaneakua, staff member of SLD. Spearheaded by SLD, the award is given to outstanding students nominated by the school’s faculty.
Formerly students could receives nominations from other students, but this year SLD will only accept nominations from teachers. According to Kaneakua, normally there are about 100 students nominated. The number of nominees for this year is currently unknown.
Last year the STAR Awards ceremony was held in Loui Room on campus. Emily Kukulies, the director of SLD, describes the awards as one of the department’s most important events in spring semester.“Students can meet new people and have fun,” said Kaneakua.
This year is the 25th anniversary of the Awards. SLD will have a special event for this year’s ceremony. The ceremony will be held in Harbor View Center with a banquet. Student will receive their certificate and have a dinner.
“There are a few surprises in the making,” said Kaneakua.
The deadline of nomination is April 10.