By barton808 on Jun 04, 2008
If you didn't catch the May 26 issue of Sports Illustrated, here's the scoop, Punahou School in Hawaii was named the number 1 high school athletic program in the U.S. of A!
According to the KGMB site
That's out of more than 38,000 high schools across the nation. SI's criteria focuses on "all-around excellence during the last 10 years and included state titles won and college athletes produced."
Now when I tell people I only played J.V. soccer in high school, I have an excuse. In fact I can say something like, "had I gone to any other high school in the country I would have been a letterman in every sport...starting freshman year."
Of Citadels and Dukes
I love the "subtle" prose that the author of the SI online article uses to describe Punahou. My favorite line of description of the school is, "a palm-lined, 76-acre citadel of academic and athletic excellence where Aristotle meets Duke Kahanamoku."
Go Barry, Go!
Probably the alum most in the news recently is Barry from the class of '79 a reserve member of the state championship basketball team his senior year. A huge congrats to him on making history and clinching the nomination. Now its time to focus on the old guy :)
Barry in his 6th grade yearbook picture. He always took himself very seriously. (Yes, I've posted this before but I couldn't resist).
Obama in '08!
Pau for now...