McDonald’s Hawai’i Honors Three Hilo Students

April 29, 2015, 8:47 AM HST
* Updated April 29, 9:51 AM
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Three Hilo High School student were awarded scholarships by McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawai’i’s as three of its top ten student employees.

Nash Koshiro, Kayla-Nicole Macadangdang, and Kathleen Shon, all employees of the Puainako McDonald’s in Hilo, will receive $2,500 scholarships.

Koshiro plans to attend Chapman University upon graduating, while Macadangdang plans to attend the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Shon plans to attend the University of Hawai’i at Hilo.

McDonald’s of Hawai’i honored seven additional student employees throughout the state, including Brittany Balonzo-Thomas, McDonald’s of Waimanalo; Kristen Burgett, McDonald’s of Mililani; Justin Carvalho, McDonald’s of Pukalani; Colt Dante, McDonald’s of King Street; Ivana Gamboa, McDonald’s of School Street; Jhericka Soroten, McDonald’s of Wahiawa; and Alexis Steele, McDonald’s of Waipouli.

The ten scholarships were awarded at an Employee Scholarship Awards Luncheon on Saturday, April 25.


“We recognize the hard work, dedication and talent of our student employees and are proud to present them with these scholarships as they pursue higher education,” said Victor Lim, McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawai’i owner/operator. “We are committed to awarding our student employees for their excellence in academics, community involvement and on-the-job performance. Congratulations to all recipients.”


In addition to the Employment Scholarship Program, McDonald’s also supports employee education through its Archways to Opportunity program. Archways to Opportunity provides employees with workforce education, including English-language skills and getting a high school diploma and an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.

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