The Punahou Alumni Association presented Hastings Judd Kauwela “Pal” Eldredge with its highest honor, the “O” in Life Award, on May 16, 2013, at a luncheon on the Punahou School campus. PAA President Bonnie Pang presented Eldredge with the award, which has been given annually since 1954 to an alumnus or alumnae who exemplifies the ideals of service to Punahou School and the Hawai‘i community. Recent awardees include Bob Akinaka, Judy Sheehan Dawson and Warren K.K. Luke.
Co-nominator and close friend Michael Moss highlighted Eldredge’s lifelong commitment to others. “Pal’s been blessed with a very giving heart. For his family, his friends, his students, his players, his music, his Hawaiian culture, his community, Pal is all in,” Moss said. “He’s dedicated his adult life in service to Punahou and the community … and improved the lives of so many others.”