Lahainaluna High School Foundation awards $184,625 in scholarships
LAHAINA – The Lahainaluna High School Foundation awarded a record number of administered scholarships at this year’s Lahainaluna High School Senior Scholarship & Awards Program on May 10.
The foundation awarded 63 scholarships, representing 45 donors, for a total of $184,625 to graduating seniors and Lahainaluna staff members.
The foundation welcomed six new scholarships this year; the AAAAA Rent-A-Space and Kiiko & Juan Cabanilla Sr. Memorial scholarships were awarded to Brandon Flores; the Bonnie Ann Fijal Memorial went to Kamauliola Medeiros; George & Shirley Ito scholarship was awarded to Jarod Gaastra; James N. Martin Memorial went to Josiah Sombelon-McEwen; and the Shelton ‘Ohana renewable scholarship went to Shania Abut.
Returning scholarships and recipients include: Maureen Setsuko Ariyoshi Memorial Kyle Schultz; Luly Baker Keara Gonzalez; Bank of Hawaii Giovanna Johnson; Blackie Gadarian Vocational Enele Scanlon, Ivory Awai-Pascual and Josiah Sombelon-McEwen; Boss Frog’s Dive & Surf Dhiane Martinez; Central Pacific Bank-Lahaina Branch Taylor Panlasigui; Mark & Judy Ellman Jawad Jobran; Front Street renewed for Max Becerra, Lorilei Visitacion and Chelsey Erickson-Vierra; Ebrahim Gabbay, M.D., Memorial Alicia Wintermeyer; Kihachiro J. Hotta Memorial Endowed Christina Nakihei; Shigeru & Toyoko Ichiki (endowed/renewable) Shania Abut, and renewed for Cuong Huy Tran, Kathleen Yagyagan and Candace Hanneman; Ilocandia Filipino Store Vanessa Aguilar-Miranda; Ka Ipukukui ‘A Mau Pio ‘Ole I Ke Kaua’ula Jalen Baraoidan; Kaanapali Land Management Corp. Erick Montiel-Cardenas; Sgt. James Kusuda Memorial Mosese Felemi; Lahainaluna Boarders Association Aiyana Galletes; Lahaina Fish Co. Jawad Jobran; Lahaina Hawaiian Civic Club Christina Nakihei; Lahainaluna High School Foundation Aiyana Galletes, Analiza Galuardo, Dhiane Martinez and Ethan Kaleiopu; Makana Aloha Foundation (renewable) Alana Power, and renewed for Nicole Aceret; Holly & Rob Manning, Homes & Land Magazine of Maui Magazine Kamauliola Medeiros; Mint Green House Scholarship Julia Bianco; Na Hoaloha Ekolu (renewable) Giovanna Johnson, and renewed for Tikki Bisbee; RVN Restaurant Kristel Yagyagan; Roy & Betty Sakamoto (renewable) Ethan Kaleiopu, and renewed for Anis Bel, Noah Howins and Karen Galuardo; Alfredo Fred Sarian Memorial Kamryn Lee Chang; Steven R. Strong, M.D., Memorial Jamie Fujii; H&K Takenaga Legacy Kristel Yagyagan; Territorial Savings Bank Kelsi Badua; The Masters at Kaanapali Hillside-Blaze Kalilikane Memorial Iverly Navarro; TS Restaurants, Duke’s Beach House Kelsi Badua, Hula Grill Alicia Wintermeyer, Kimo’s Iwalouise Bryan, and Leilani’s on the Beach Julia Bianco; Valley Isle Community Federal Credit Union Alana Power; West Maui Community Federal Credit Union Taylor Asio, Ethan Kaleiopu and Kamryn Lee Chang; and the Kelsi Kaahui & Chanse Uyeda Memorial Wrestling Scholarship Alexis Encinas. At a separate presentation, the Dr. James Kumagai (’52) Teacher Scholarship was awarded to Pakalana Phillips, and the 2017 Fujii Teacher Recognition award will be presented in August.
Congratulations to all of the scholarship recipients and mahalo to all the scholarship donors.