“He’s kind of a ‘Joe
Cool’ character,” said Head Cheerleading Coach
Ashley Edwards. “We needed a mascot that kids would enjoy
and have fun with . . . we’re even thinking about adding
a female version of Sharky in the future.”
The idea of using a shark to represent the Sea Warriors came
after Liz Tiglao, the associate director for the Office of Student
Life, organized a committee of faculty and staff to come up with
ideas and suggestions. A drawing competition was held last spring
and the winning submission depicted a shark on a surf board.
Students interested in applying should have a sense of fun and
enjoy performing in front of large crowds,” said Edwards. “It’s
a great way for students to get involved with the University
and have fun.”
A scholarship is available, but the amount is unknown at
this time as the mascot program is still under development,
Auditions will be held at the Central YMCA on Atkinson Drive
in Honolulu on the following dates:
Friday, March 5, 6 - 9 p.m.
Saturday, March 6, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m .
Sunday, March 7, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Videotaped tryouts will be accepted. They are due in the
Office of Student Life by Friday, March 5.
For more details, stop by the Office of Student Life
or call Coach Edwards at 566-2477.