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Lions Club of Kona Presents College Scholarships to 6 Konawaena Seniors

May 13, 2021, 9:38 AM HST
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The Lions of Kona showed their support of community youth by presenting college scholarships to six Konawaena High School Seniors.

“These remarkable young adults have shown they will continue to excel in college as well as give back to the community,” said Lion Leigh Ikeno.

The recipients of the Class of 2021 Lions Club of Kona Community Foundation Scholarships were awarded scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $1,500.

Brett Lewandowski was the recipient of the Lions Club of Kona Lion Ralph Fukumitsu Memorial Scholarship for $1,500.

Tiare Quintal was awarded the Lions Club of Kona Community Service Scholarship for $1,000. Tyra Bailey received $1,000 for the Lions Club of Kona Rose Elfman Ross Memorial Scholarship. Brianna Izawa and Shyann Nahale each received $1,000 for the Lions Club of Kona General Scholarship.

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Caileen Teramoto was the recipient of the Lions Club of Kona Rose Elfman Ross Memorial Scholarship awarded to Outstanding Konawaena High Leo Club Member for $1,000.

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“Helping young people continue their education is one of the challenges our community faces, and it’s a need our club continues to address,” Ikeno said. “We are also extraordinarily grateful for the support and contributions we received from members of the community. You are helping us make a difference.”

In addition to the scholarship, the club conducts a variety of projects and events, including hearing and vision screenings, environmental projects, and partnered with the Hawaii Island Food Basket on food distribution.

The Lions Club of Kona has 65 members and is currently meeting on Zoom, the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Lions clubs are groups of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs. For more information or to get involved with the Lions Club of Kona, send an email to [email protected].

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