Hawaii MVP: Ewa Makai Middle School teacher Mrs. Cynthia Tong

Hawaii MVP: Ewa Makai Middle School teacher Mrs. Cynthia Tong

Mrs. Tong, is changing the way students learn by changing the way they sit in her classroom.

Hawaii MVP: Josiah Koria

Hawaii MVP: Josiah Koria

When it comes to someone who has a heart for Oahu's Leeward housless community, Pu'u Honua o Wai'anae, there's one name that stands out.  "For me, Josiah is a blessing in disguise. Because a lot of the work that I do, he's beginning to carry that load," Twinkle Borge said.  She's talking about Josiah Koria, for four years village leader Twinkle Borge has known him she said Koria has always put their community before himself. "He always told me, 'Auntie...

Hawaii MVP: Herman Perreira walks 10 miles along Kahekili Hwy. picking up trash

Hawaii MVP: Herman Perreira walks 10 miles along Kahekili Hwy. picking up trash

Perreira covers a 10-mile walk, three times a week. He made use of his time by picking up trash along the way. 

Hawaii MVP: Coach Rod Quiton

Hawaii MVP: Coach Rod Quiton

Modest, unsung, but in some cases, a true life-changer.

Hawaii MVP: Shea Sakahara

Hawaii MVP: Shea Sakahara

There's much more to baseball that meets the eye. Shea Sakahara was born with Cerebral Palsy, but from the get-go, it was clear, he wasn't about to be written off.

HAWAII MVP: Kim Cook

HAWAII MVP: Kim Cook

From serving overseas, to sleeping on the streets, a reality for hundreds of military veterans in Hawaii. One of the people helping them is the Executive Director of the U.S. Vets program, a local girl and "Army Brat" whose dreams of giving back to our country's heroes started at young age. 

HAWAII MVP: Audy Kimura

HAWAII MVP: Audy Kimura

A dedicated musician, composer, and worker, Kimura has been strumming his guitar for guests at Hy's Steak House since 1987.

HAWAII MVP: Sally Yikiko Murata

HAWAII MVP: Sally Yikiko Murata

KITV first met Sally Murata last June on her regular shift with her neighborhood's citizens patrol. But at 100 years old, Sally does more than protect family and friends, this Hawaii MVP touches their hearts. 

Koral McCarthy: Hawaii MVP from Kauai

Koral McCarthy: Hawaii MVP from Kauai

Kauai's north shore communities are still recovering from April's record rains and flooding. Members of the affected towns trying to return to normal. Immediately after the deluge started, locals stepped up to help one another. Like Koral McCarthy, the owner of the Ohana Shop in Hanalei. Our Hawaii MVP

Hawaii MVP: Ikaika Marzo

Hawaii MVP: Ikaika Marzo

The 34-year-old from lower Puna has been looking out for his community since his childhood.

Hawaii MVP: Lyn Vasquez

Hawaii MVP: Lyn Vasquez

Touching lives and bringing cheer through the simplest of ways, the rubbah slippah.

Hawaii MVP: Dr. Kim Cook

Hawaii MVP: Dr. Kim Cook

From serving overseas to sleeping on the streets - a reality for hundreds of military veterans here in Hawaii. One of the people helping them into homes is U.S. Vets Barbers Point Executive Director, Dr. Kim Cook. As the daughter of an Army veteran, Cook's dream of giving back to our country's heroes started at a young age. "Just in growing up with him and seeing the different struggles that veterans have, for me, it was sort of a personal...