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Interview with Apolonia Agonoy Stice

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Title:Interview with Apolonia Agonoy Stice
Contributors:Nishimoto, Warren (interviewer)
Stice, Apolonia Agonoy, 1941- (interviewee)
Date Issued:2014
Publisher:Center for Oral History, Social Science Research Institute, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Series:Lānaʻi: Reflecting on the Past; Bracing for the Future
Abstract:Apolonia Stice, second of three daughters, was born in the sugar plantation community of Spreckelsville, Maui in 1941. Her parents, Matias and Romualda Agonoy, were immigrants from Ilocos Norte, Philippines. In 1942, the family moved from Maui to Lānaʻi where Matias Agonoy worked in the pineapple fields and Romualda Agonoy tended to the children and took in laundry. The family resided first in Down Camp, later Up Camp. All three daughters played with others in the neighborhood, attended the Catholic Church, and studied at Lānaʻi High and Elementary School. A 1959 recipient of a Dole Scholarship, Apolonia Stice, was able to attend the University of Hawaiʻi and Marylhurst College. Following college graduation, she pursued a teaching career, which spanned three decades, including a two-year stint with the Peace Corps in the Philippines. Retired since 1995, Apolonia Stice enjoys spending time with her husband, Gary, her daughters, and grandchildren. He currently serves as president of the Friends of the East-West Center in Honolulu.
Description:Interview conducted in English.
Interview conducted at Honolulu, Oʻahu.
Pages/Duration:34 pages
Appears in Collections: Lānaʻi: Reflecting on the Past; Bracing for the Future

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