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Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce Foundation announces 2019 scholarship recipients

June 13, 2019
Lahaina News

WAILUKU - The Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce Foundation recently announced its 19 2019 scholarship recipients.

"Thanks to the success of our Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament chaired by Bill Ruidas and our scholarship partners, we are able to award 19 scholarships this year," said Jorge Tirona, president of the Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation.

"Each of these high school graduates excelled in the classroom, on their standardized college entrance exams, received many awards and honors, and were active volunteers in the community. We congratulate each recipient and their parents."

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The awardees will be formally introduced at the Gintong Pamana Leadership and Scholarship Awards Banquet on Wednesday, June 12, at the Maui Beach Hotel

The awardees will be formally introduced at the Gintong Pamana Leadership and Scholarship Awards Banquet on Wednesday, June 12, at the Maui Beach Hotel, where the Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce will honor four outstanding leaders: Melen Agcolicol, Dionicia Cabias, Greg "Jay" Peros and Tane Urban.

The scholarship recipients are:

Joanna Marie Acosta, the daughter of Mario and Maggie Acosta. Joanna graduated from Lahainaluna High School and will attend University of Nevada Las Vegas, majoring in Accounting. Acosta will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship.

Nida Bergoust, the daughter of Daniel and Cristina Bergoust. Nida graduated from Maui High School and will attend Boise State University, majoring in Pre-optometry. Bergoust will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship.

Nya-Shayla Estrada Cachola, the daughter of Arthur Cachola and Lorelei Estrada Cachola. Nya-Shayla graduated from Maui High School and will attend Hawaii Pacific University, majoring in Hospitality and Tourism Management. Cachola will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation/Tante & Araceli Urban Foundation Scholarship.

Misty Dela Cruz, the daughter of Rene and Margie Dela Cruz. Misty graduated from Maui High School and will attend University of Hawaii Maui College, majoring in Computer Science or Fine Arts. Dela Cruz will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation/Sabado Art Foundation Scholarship.

Jaimelee Felipe, the daughter of Mark and Ester Felipe. Jaimelee graduated from Kamehameha Schools Maui and will attend Davidson College, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Felipe will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship.

Denise Marie Angel Galano, the daughter of Dennis and Angelita Galano. Denise graduated from Maui High School and will attend Washington State University, majoring in Architectural Engineering. Galano will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation/Friends of Gil Keith-Agaran Scholarship.

Noah Garcia, the son of Daniel Bal Garcia and Arleen A. Ricalde-Garcia. Noah graduated from Seabury Hall and will attend Yale College, majoring in Biomedical Engineering. Garcia will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship.

Therese Guzman, the daughter of Donald S. Guzman and Rose Guzman. Therese graduated from Maui High School and will attend Pepperdine University, majoring in Sports Medicine. Guzman will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship.

Kaelyn Kato, the daughter of Gary M. Kato and Debra L. Kato. Kaelyn graduated from Kamehameha Schools Maui and will attend University of Portland, majoring in Early Education. Kato will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship.

Joshua Lee, the son of Steven and Sue Lee. Joshua graduated from Maui High School and will attend University of Washington, majoring in Creative Writing. Lee will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation/Antonio Fartan Ayson Family Scholarship.

Nico Andrei Manzano, the son of Dickson and Buenafe Manzano. Nico graduated from Maui High School and will attend University of Portland, majoring in Economics. Manzano will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation/Richard Caldito, Sr. Scholarship.

Cassidy Matsuda, the daughter of Mark and Gwyn Matsuda. Cassidy graduated from Maui High School and will attend University of Oregon, majoring in Business Administration. Matsuda will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation/Megan, Meredith & Mallory Bagoyo Scholarship in Business.

Josh Ooka, the son of Byron and Glennis Ooka. Josh graduated from H.P. Baldwin High School and will attend University of California Los Angeles, majoring in Biology. Ooka will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship.

Nikki Ooka, the daughter of Byron and Glennis Ooka. Nikki graduated from H.P. Baldwin High School and will attend University of Washington, majoring in Biology. Ooka will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship.

Katrina Rabang, the daughter of Rodrigo and Mary Ann Rabang. Katrina graduated from Maui High School and will attend University of Hawaii Maui College, majoring in Nursing. Rabang will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship.

Hailee-Adrianna Sanchez, the daughter of Clifford and Ruella Sanchez. Hailee-Adrianna graduated from Maui High School and will attend University of Laverne, majoring in Biology. Sanchez will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation/Rev. Walter Baloaloa Memorial Scholarship.

Katriana Mae Tolentino, the daughter of Romulo and Haydee Mae Tolentino. Katriana graduated from Maui High School and will attend University of Hawaii at Manoa, majoring in Molecular Cell Biology. Tolentino will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation/Maui Island Cozy Dental Scholarship.

Cameron Viernes, the daughter of Virgilio A. Viernes and Courtney N. Balkovek-Viernes. Cameron graduated from H.P. Baldwin High School and will attend University of Hawaii Maui College, majoring in Natural Science. Viernes will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship.

Payton Viloria, the son of Patrick and Menchie Viloria. Payton graduated from Maui High School and will attend Brigham Young University, majoring in Computer Science. Viloria will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship.

Since 1995, scholarships have been awarded to 168 graduating high school seniors and ?ve students at the Maui Culinary Academy.

The Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, is the charitable and educational arm of the Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce.

 
 

 

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