The Gary Lee Higa Friendship Award was founded in the fall of 1981 after Gary was tragically killed in an automobile accident by a drunk driver. A group of close friends and family created this award as an ongoing memorial to Gary and the meaning of friendship.
A. Completed Application
B. Official High School Transcript
C. Expressive Work
- The expressive work can be a short essay, poem, visual art, music, etc., using “Friendship” as the theme. The expressive work is the major criteria because Gary valued friendship. Should the judging committee find it difficult to decide upon the recipient of the award, your school records and a list of school activities, community activities, awards and honors will be used in the final decision. Short essays or poems should be printed legibly or typewritten. If appropriate, submit a digital sound, art, or video file. No personal interviews will be scheduled.
- All expressive works must be labeled as an original work by the applicant or must properly name the original source. With your expressive work, please submit a brief explanation of how your work conveys the idea of friendship. All expressive work will become the property of the scholarship committee.