Current Representative

The Distinguished Young Woman of Hawai'i for 2022 is Ellie Ochiai, from Honolulu.

Ellie’s achievements include: Student Facilitator, Student Diversity Leadership Conference • 1st Place Winner, Poetry Out Loud Competition • Recipient, Punahou Recognition Award in English 2018-2019 • Recipient, Punahou Recognition Award in English 2019-2020 • HMTA Violin Competition, Level IV J.S. Bach Competition, 1st Place • Hawaii Music Teachers’ Association (HMTA), Level IV, 2nd Place • 3rd Place, Hawaii Music Teachers’ Association (HMTA), Level IV • Selected to Punahou School’s Chapter of the National Honor Society • Recipient, Punahou School Principal's Award for Leadership •

In addition, Ellie’s activities include: Associate Concertmaster, Hawaii Youth Symphony • Concertmaster, Punahou Symphony Orchestra • 100 yard sprinter, Punahou Varsity Track & Field • Co-President, Punahou Music Club • Student Leader, HPA Diversity Day • Intern, State of Hawaii Judiciary • Lead Peer Tutor, Writing and Spanish • School Policy Committee Rep., Academy Student Government Association
HawaiiVaxHelp hotline for underserved people to schedule COVID vaccine (40 hrs) • Playing violin at senior centers with Punahou Music Club (15 hours) • Summer volunteer at the Food Pantry Hawaii (15 hours) • Punahou Carnival volunteer (4 hours) • Community Concerts with Hawaii Youth Symphony (8 hours)

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