Thursday, May 31, 2001

Janet Mock greeted friends, including Alison Colby
at right, last night after receiving her award at
Farrington High School.

Farrington Scholar
will study accounting

UH-bound Janet Mock
receives the award from
the Star-Bulletin

Star-Bulletin staff

Becoming a certified public accountant might not be enough for this year's Farrington Scholar. She says she wants to go to law school, too.

"I enjoy analyzing situations, thinking logically and proving points," said Janet Mock, who will attend the University of Hawaii-Manoa this fall.

"I will major in accounting," she says.

"Always being fascinated with the worth of money, budgeting and numbers, pursuing a career as a CPA is the perfect match."

The Honolulu Star-Bulletin and the Farrington family began the Farrington Scholars program more than 50 years ago to honor the memory of Wallace Rider Farrington, former governor of Hawaii and publisher of the newspaper.

It recognizes and supports top graduating seniors from the Kalihi high school who attend UH-Manoa.

The four-year scholarship, currently valued at $4,000 a year, is awarded each year to an outstanding senior graduating from Farrington High School.

A student who "takes risks to grow, cares about others, speaks up for what she believes in, consistently does more than what is asked and grasps difficult concepts," Mock is "responsible, trustworthy, amiable and civic-minded," said a faculty recommendation.

Mock received the award last night from John Flanagan, Star-Bulletin editor and publisher, and Honolulu attorney Charles Hite, Gov. Farrington's great-grandson.

Mock, 18, is the daughter of Elizabeth Mock of Honolulu.

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