The Eagle Eye was named the runner-up for the overall Best-in-State award at this year’s Hawaii High School Journalism Awards competition. The staff also took home numerous Best-in-State awards in individual categories, and finished first overall in the Photo Division.

Sacred Hearts Academy won the Best-in-State title, with Kalani HS (3rd), McKinley (4th-tie), Moanalua (4th-tie), and Mid-Pacific (5th) also receiving recognition for their journalism programs. A total of 13 public and private schools took part in this year’s competition. The awards were announced today via a live-streamed event attended by participating schools.

Best-in-State Individual Category Awards

Breaking News by John Yamamoto | 3rd Place
Photo Essay by Dilan Chock-Makiya | 1st Place
Action/Candid Photo by Brendan Aoki | 1st Place
Portrait Photo by Dilan Chock-Makiya | 2nd Place
Photo Division Overall | 1st Place
Video by Brendan Aoki 3rd Place
Multimedia Presentation by Megan Lee & Brendan Aoki | 1st Place
Podcast by Cameron Pien & Noah Hu | 1st Place
Website | 1st Place
Online Division Overall | 2nd Place
Best Single Issue: March 2023 Spike Nite Issue | 2nd Place

2022-2023 Eagle Eye Staff

Cameron Pien (Editor-in-Chief)
Cayte Akamu
Brendan Aoki
Noah Camacho
Dilan Chock-Makiya
Noah Hu
Olivia Kim
Titus Lee
Megan Lee
Trislyn Maeda
Taylor Malinger
Natali Nomura
Calla Pien
Jeremiah Seng
Fai Staffany
Brielle Sumida
Marissa Watanabe
John Yamamoto