KAANAPALI - Blaze Kalilikane was an employee of The Masters at Kaanapali Hillside. On Dec. 19, 2012, Blaze died in a car crash on Honoapiilani Highway in Olowalu.
Blaze was a 2009 Lahainaluna High School graduate. To honor Blaze, Masters owners set up a scholarship, funded by donations from the owners, to award $1,000 to a Lahainaluna graduate.
Blaze's mom, Keri, requested that The Masters bestow the award to a student athlete.
Pictured, from left, are Lois Ross, Masters at Kaanapali Hillside President Roger Ross, scholarship recipient Jade Chihara and Blaze’s sister, Brittney Kalilikane.
The 2013 recipient of the inaugural "The Masters at Kaanapali Hillside-Blaze Kalilikane Memorial Scholarship" is Jade Chihara, who plays basketball.
The Masters at Kaanapali Hillside intends to make this an annual scholarship.