Call for Entries: Pearl City High School alumni organizations launch Excellence with Honor: 50 Years of Charger Pride Book Cover Design Contest

In commemoration of Pearl City High School’s golden anniversary in 2021, PCHS 808 Ohana in partnership with PCHS Alumni Association invites the community to participate in the Excellence with Honor: 50 Years of Charger Pride Book Cover Design Contest.

To celebrate this milestone achievement, the nonprofit group PCHS 808 Ohana has been working on a special anniversary book featuring a collection of essays, history, and short stories created by Pearl City High School alumni and faculty from the ’70s, 80’s through the present day.

“Since its beginnings in 1971, more than 25,000 students have graduated from Pearl City High School. This contest is a chance for those who share our love for PCHS to get involved in commemorating our alma mater together, even while we are apart physically,” said Joanne Ing, Retired Pearl City High School teacher and member of PCHS 808 Ohana.

The contest is open to students, alumni, current and former faculty, the staff of Pearl City High School as well as community members. Digital designs must reflect the theme of Excellence with Honor – 50 Years of Charger Pride.

Entries will be accepted between February 22 and March 22 at 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time.

Judging will be conducted by PCHS 808 Ohana, the volunteer committee responsible for curating the content of the book since 2018.

The winner of the design contest will be announced in late March and receive a copy of the limited-edition book. All participants will also be entered for a chance to win a copy of the anniversary book.

For contest rules, design specifications, and entry form visit

“Excellence with Honor -50 Years of Charger Pride,” will be tentatively released in summer 2021. For up-to-date news regarding the book and presale orders, please subscribe to

A portion of the proceeds from book sales will benefit Pearl City High School Alumni Association’s Scholarship Program.

About “Excellence with Honor: 50 Years of Charge Pride”

Pearl City High School is a place that holds special memories for the many students that traversed its halls. We celebrate “Excellence with Honor: 50 years of Charger Pride” in this collection of history, memories, and photographs. More than 100 people – alumni, teachers, administrators, staff, students, and parents – submitted their stories for this book. More than just a collection of essays, readers can look forward to featured stories about the history, events and people of PCHS through its 50 golden years.

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About PCHS 808 Ohana

PCHS 808 OHANA is a nonprofit organization formed to support Pearl City High School and the Pearl City community in general. It was formed and is fueled by volunteers from the Pearl City High School including staff, parents, alumni, and former staff members. Facebook: @pchs50th

About PCHS Alumni Association

The Pearl City High School Alumni Association aims to provide equitable, inclusive, and intersectional opportunities for all students through interactive campus collaboration. As an association, PCHSAA wants to equip students with the necessary tools to succeed after high school and beyond. Although our time at Pearl City may have passed, the call to help the leaders of tomorrow is never-ending.

The Pearl City High School Alumni Association is committed to the pursuit of higher education in any capacity and encourages interactive collaboration to facilitate academic, professional, and personal growth. As alumni, we recognize the value of forming solid college and career goals in high school, and plan to utilize Pearl City High School’s expansive and accomplished network of alumni and community members to push for more opportunities for students to learn, grow, and become confident individuals.

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Maribell Pabalan