LAIE, HAWAII -- Penny Toilolo is an active member of the Church in Hawaii, a professional dancer, and a mother of six children ranging in age from 1 to 11. She spends four hours a day volunteering at the elementary school, actively supports the high school football team, and occasionally takes her dance team to competitions in both Hawaii and Utah. Friends jokingly called her the “mother of the year.” They were not surprised when she actually won the award.
Sister Toilolo was raised to take care of others. “My mother raised me as the oldest girl in the family,” she told the Church News. “The oldest girl is very important in a Polynesian community.”