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Hilo High Senior Named Hilo Bay Rotary Scholarship Recipient

May 2, 2016, 1:01 PM HST
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Hilo Bay Rotarians congratulate Jyselle Arruda on her scholarship award. Left to right, Richard Cunningham, Kim Keahiolalo, Arruda and Bettye Williams, RCHB president. Hilo Bay Rotary courtesy photo.

Hilo Bay Rotarians congratulate Jyselle Arruda on her scholarship award. Left to right, Richard Cunningham, Kim Keahiolalo, Arruda and Bettye Williams, RCHB president. Hilo Bay Rotary courtesy photo.

Jyselle Arruda is the Hilo Bay Rotary Club’s 2016 Youth Scholarship recipient.

Arruda, who plans to pursue her education at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo, will receive a cash scholarship award of $5,000.

The Hilo High School senior is a member of the National Society of High School Scholars and is active in various community service and school clubs.

Arruda will study pre-med at UH-Hilo with a goal to become a pediatrician and set up a children’s health clinic on the Big Island.

“Once again, Rotary Club of Hilo Bay had a number of outstanding scholar applicants. Jyselle impressed us not only with her academics, but with her drive to overcome obstacles on her path to meet her goals,” said Kim Keahiolalo, scholarship committee chair.

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Hawai’i Rotary Youth Foundation Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors across the state on a competitive basis of scholarship, campus leadership and service, as well as promise of future contributions to the community at large.

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The Rotary Club of Hilo Bay is a staunch supporter of academic scholarships for future leaders, and is generally the club with the largest contribution to the HRYF each year.

This year, the Hilo Bay chapter contributed $6,100 to the scholarship fund.

Richard Cunningham of Cunningham Galleries spearheads scholarship donations in East Hawai’i.

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