Arnold Meister Award

Dennis McGraw established the Arnold Meister Award in 2002. $1000 is awarded to one or two seniors who best exemplify dedication to, and excellence in, the theatre arts.


The following students (in reverse chronological order) have demonstrated commitment and dedication to the KPAC program through leadership, performance, and service.

Winners of the Arnold Meister Award for Excellence:

2019 Kiara Wetherington (Kapa’a HS)

2019 Mahina Olores (Kaua’i HS)

2018 Kharma Stambaugh (Kaua’i HS)

2018 Julie Goldberg (Kaua’i HS)

2017 Sienna Gregerson (Hawai’i Technology Academy)

2017 Ethan Combs (Kaua’i HS)

2016 Sara Morimoto (Kapa’a HS)

2016 Ethan Whatmore (Kapa’a HS)

2015 McKenna Pascua (Waimea HS)

2015 Lorinda Sasan (Kaua’i HS)

2014 Logan Baptiste (Kaua’i HS)

2014 Connor McGrath (Kaua’i HS)

2013 Savanah Frisk (Kapa’a HS)

2013 Abby DeLa Vega (Kaua’i HS)

2012 Rowan McGrath (Kaua’i HS)

2011 Toby Riggle (Kaua’i HS)

2010 Megan Ross (Kaua’i HS)

2009 Jorey Cantu (Kaua’i HS)

2008 Kristen Miyaski (Kapa’a HS)

2007 Laura Nichols (Kaua’i HS)

2007 Kelly Nichols (Kaua’i HS)

2006 Ethan Shell (Kaua’i HS)

2005 Sierra Stack (Kaua’i HS)

2005 Donica Ida (Kaua’i HS)

2004 Jean Juliano (Kaua’i HS)

2003 Jarhett Gaines (Kapa’a HS)

2002 Jade Soltysik (Kaua’i HS)