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Kahana Canoe Club awards scholarships

By Staff | Nov 1, 2012

Pictured at the banquet are (from left) Kahana Canoe Club Vice President John Kuia, Jemma Lung Gat, Cierra Kahahane and Scholarship Chair Diane Delos Reyes.

LAHAINA – At its recent end-of-summer awards banquet held at Lahaina’s Jodo Mission, Kahana Canoe Club honored three club youths with scholarships.

Ariel Kahahane, a sophomore at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, and Cierra Kahahane, a freshman at U.H. Manoa, received $1,000 scholarships. Both are Kamehameha Schools graduates.

Jemma Lung Gat, a student in the Culinary Arts program at the University of Hawaii Maui College and Lahainaluna High School graduate, received a $500 scholarship.

Kahana Canoe Club Vice President and longtime paddler John Kuia stated, “I am so very proud that we are a club that values its keiki and cares about their future.

“We have given thousands of dollars in scholarships annually since 2005. We paddle forward together as one ohana.”

For more information regarding Kahana Canoe Club’s programs, including its recreational paddling schedule, go to www.kahanacanoeclub.com or visit the club on Facebook.