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Ten High School Graduates Receive Scholarships

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It’s graduation time, and that means more college scholarships are being awarded.

Sullivan Schuster. Courtesy photos.

Sullivan Schuster. Courtesy photo.

Seven scholarships have been given by the HFS Federal Credit Union.

The awards of $2,500 each were given on the basis of academic achievement and community involvement.

The recipients were Sullivan Schuster, who graduated from West Hawaii Explorations Academy; Kundalini Nicholson-Walker from Hilo High School; Khaila Moke-Sakamoto from Kamehameha –Hawaii; Pomaika‘i Iaea from Ke Kula ‘O Nāwahī‘okalani‘ōpu‘u Public Charter School; Sara Kim from Kamehameha Schools-Hawaii; Misty Figueira from Pahoa High School; and Charlie Belmes from Keaau High School.

Kundalini Nicholson-Walker.

Kundalini Nicholson-Walker. Courtesy photo.


Three $1,500 scholarships have been granted by the University of Hawaii at Hilo Alumni and Friends Association to students who will be attending UH-Hilo.

Sydney Cabanas, a graduate of Waiakea High School, plans to major in political science with a minor in economics. Ashli Hirai, also from Waiakea High School, is working on a bachelor’s degree in animal science and intends to become a veterinarian. Alexander Guerrero, from Kamehameha Schools-Maui, will major in Hawaiian studies with an eye toward the university’s related graduate programs.

From left are: Khaila Moke-Sakamoto, Pomaika‘i Iaea, Sara Kim, Misty Figueira, and Charlie Belmes. Courtesy photos.

From left: Khaila Moke-Sakamoto, Pomaika‘i Iaea, Sara Kim, Misty Figueira and Charlie Belmes. Courtesy photos.


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