National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution: Historic Preservation Recognition Award, for Excellent volunteer work in Historic Preservation. Awarded August 16, 2014.
Rural South Hilo Community Association: Ka Mala Ko Award, for outstanding demonstration of bringing people together with the establishment of Hawaii Plantation Museum, reminding us that building on diversity, finding common ground, and sharing of our surplus exemplifies the embodiment of our heritage and the value of "the sugar cane plantation". Awarded 2013.
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In an effort to keep that information alive, Randy Hirokawa, dean of the University of Hawaii at Hilo College of Arts and Sciences, is working to preserve the stories and experiences of Hawaii's plantation families in a new book.
A history buff, Subica has devoted countless hours of research, phone calls and meetings with plantation families to gain insights about each of the 1,000-plus artifacts on display at Hawaii Plantation Museum.