2021 MISS HUI O HAWAI’I OF SAN DIEGO
~ALYSSA MAHEALANI GUTIERREZ~
We are pleased to announce that our 2021 Miss Hui O Hawai'i of San Diego is Alyssa Mahealani Gutierrez. Mahealani graduated in 2020 from High Tech High Chula Vista with an exceptional 4.27 GPA and was accepted into every university she applied for. Her High School academic achievements and leadership roles include taking four honor classes (2 Humanities, 1 Biology and 1 Calculus) during her Junior and Senior year, Academic Ambassador, Lead Coordinator for Class Projects, and 1 out of 3 Varsity Soccer Captains. She is currently attending her second year at San Diego State University Majoring in Kinesiology.
This is also her second year as a HOHSD Scholarship Awardee. Congratulations! Her scholastic/career goals are to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and then continue on to Graduate School to Master in Athletic Training in hopes of becoming a Certified Athletic Trainer. Maika’i! E Mau Imua!
Mahealani is the daughter of Nani Olmos and Justin Pires, granddaughter of Bonnie Olmos, and the great-granddaughter of Jean and Joseph Kalani who were charter members for the Hui. The Hui has been a part of her life for as long as she can remember. Her family’s continuous involvement in the Hui stems from her great-grandparents who taught them the importance of preserving history and showing what true authentic Hawaiian culture is. Mehealani was blessed to learn hula from her great grandma at the age of eight. She aspires to show the younger generations that there are many ways to be able to give back such as through hula or volunteering. We are honored to have Mahealani as our 2021 Miss Hui.
“As I continue to grow into the woman that I am, I will always be honored to be representing the beautiful islands of Hawai’i Nei. From the start of its time to now, I will forever be indebted to these islands for giving me roots to continue to preserve anything and everything that I can. No matter how old or how far I go, Hawai’i will always be part of my home. Mahalo!”