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Blaze Kalilikane Memorial Scholarship awarded to LHS graduate Nalani Kirkman

By Staff | Jun 18, 2021

Nalani Kirkman will be attending Menlo College in the fall and will study psychology and kinesiology.

WEST MAUI — The 2021 Blaze Kalilikane Memorial Scholarship for $1,000 was recently awarded to Nalani Kirkman, a 2021 Lahainaluna High School graduate. Nalani was a four-year wrestler and worked part time.

Blaze was a dedicated employee of the Masters at Kaanapali Hillside who perished at the young age of 20 in an auto accident on Honoapiilani Highway, a few yards south of the Olowalu transfer station on the mauka side, on Dec. 19, 2012. Established by Lois and Roger Ross to honor Blaze, they set up a scholarship funded by donations from owners, and Blaze’s family, to award a $1,000 scholarship to a Lahainaluna graduate. Blaze was a 2009 Lahainaluna graduate.

It is their intention to keep this scholarship an annual event in perpetuity.

To read the editorial that the Lahaina News published on Jan. 10, 2013 remembering Blaze, go to http://www.lahainanews.com/page/content.detail/id/508913/Community-loses- Blaze-Kalilikane.html?nav=9.

If you would like to donate to this wonderful memorial scholarship, go to https://secure.etransfer.com/EFT/BlockCode/donation1.cfm?d2org=LHSF&d2tool=donate, and be sure to note that it is for the Blaze Kalilikane Memorial Scholarship.

Donations of any amount would be greatly appreciated.