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Lahainaluna High School Foundation distributes $138,500 in scholarships

June 27, 2019
Lahaina News

LAHAINA - The Lahainaluna High School Foundation announced that due to the generosity of donors, it was able to distribute 73 scholarship awards, totaling $138,500, to graduating seniors this year. The foundation's total distribution since 2006 now totals $1,616,500.

Recipients include Arianna Marchesi and Kaohulani Palikiko for the two inaugural $1,000 Brian Kelly Memorial Music Scholarships, and Lennox Kahahane-Lived for the inaugural $1,000 Wo Hing Society Scholarship.

Students receiving $500 scholarships include Daisy Miranda from Mark & Judy Ellman, Alexia Plaza from both the Bonnie Ann Fijal Memorial and Holly & Rob Manning-Homes & Land Magazine of Maui Magazine, Jade deGracia from Ilocandia Filipino Store, Nohili Hong from Lahaina Fish Co., Kaohulani Palikiko from Lahaina Hawaiian Civic Club, Mann Cruz from RVN Restaurant, and Jaela Naha from Valley Isle Community Federal Credit Union.

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AynMarie Eastridge, who graduated from Lahainaluna High School in 2018, has been accepted to Van Hall Larenstein University in Velp, The Netherlands. She was awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the university for the coming year. Van Hall Larenstein University provides specific education in International Development Management. Eastridge will be specializing in either Rural Development or Disaster Risk Management. She has wanted to help refugee children from the age of seven years old, when she met a child counselor for World Vision. She has a history of travel, spending her junior year as the first Rotary Club exchange student for Lahaina in Kamen, Germany.  Eastridge is fluent in German and is currently learning Dutch for college. She also backpacked through Europe last fall, stopping at her college to attend the orientation.

Sami Saribay received $500, and Keaka Kua'ana and Tyler Bates received $250 Kelsi Ka'ahui & Chanse Uyeda Memorial scholarships.

Students receiving $1,000 scholarships include Kierra Baraoidan (5A Rent-A-Space); Nohili Hong (Maureen Setsuko Ariyoshi Memorial); Skylan Tabon-Laborte (Luly Baker); Ikaika Viela (Bank of Hawaii's Lahaina Branch); Reece Pascua (Boss Frog's Dive & Surf); John Michael Rinen (Central Pacific Bank's Lahaina Branch); Laura Brock (Ebrahim Gabbay, M.D., Memorial); Lennox Kahahane-Lived, Sage Bonnell, Michael Tyler Bates and Keaka Kua'ana-Keakea (Blackie Gadarian Vocational); Ofeinahelotu Filikitonga (Kaanapali Land Management Corp.); Citlaly Ramirez (Sammy Kadotani Service Award); Kaohualni Palakiko (Sgt. James Kusuda Memorial); Sage Bonnell (Lahainaluna Boarders' Association); Jean Marie Ganoy, Kyle Killett, Stephanie Han and Ikaikan Viela (Lahainaluna High School Foundation; Kyle Killett (Na Hoaloha Ekolu, renewable); Brooke Whitehead (Michael M. Nakano Leadership Award); Kylie Ines (Alfredo "Fred" Sarian Memorial); Joshua Calaogan (Sentry Tournament of Champions); Joanna Acosta (Territorial Savings-Lahaina Branch); Erin Lei Ho'okano (The Masters at Kaanapali Hillside Blaze Kalilikani Memorial); Jaela Naha (Duke's Beach House); Dakota Delos Reyes (Hula Grill); Kaylynn Acevedo-Okafuji (Kimo's); Kylie Ines (Leilani's on the Beach); Brooke Whitehead, Dakota Delos Reyes, Joanna Acosta, Sami Saribay and Christina Tadeo (Maui County Federal Credit Union); and Briana Bandy (Shelton 'Ohana, renewable).

Other scholarships include $1,500 to Stephanie Han (Kiiko & Juan Cabanilla Sr.); $1,500 to Reece Pascua (Roy & Betty Sakamoto, renewable); $1,500 to Mei-Lei Wegner (H&K Takenaga Legacy); $2,000 to Sage Bonnell (Kihachiro J. Hotta Memorial Endowed); $2,500 to Stephanie Calma (Steven R. Strong, M.D., Memorial); $5,000 to Hannah Brock (Makana Aloha Foundation, renewable); $12,000 to Stacia Eng (Shigeru & Toyoko Ichiki Endowed, renewable); and $20,000 to Max Becerra (Front Street, renewal only).

The Lahainaluna High School Foundation thanked Na Hoalaoha Ekolu for providing the many lei, and all the donors who continue to support this community through the LHSF Scholarship Program.

Best of luck to this year's graduating class!

 
 

 

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