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Superstars are created every day in the media. A skill, a performance, an act of bravery or just the right look can catapult an individual to fame and fortune. The superstars Hawaii Island Honors seeks to honor are outstanding citizens who seek to be good and do good on their personal missions in life and find amazing ways to contribute to our island community.

Hawaii Island Honors, in its inaugural year, salutes two unsung heroes of education. The visionary and dedicated leadership of Eric Hagiwara and Dale Olive at Waiakea High School excel at making math and physics exciting to learn through hands-on learning.

Watch their story below.

A Big Mahalo to Kaohu James for donating his time to narrate this piece, and to all of the people who contributed to help celebrate these Big Island Heroes.