Group awards $88,000 in scholarships
The Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Foundation has awarded $88,000 in scholarships to 59 public and private Hawaii high school students. The two top $10,000 Distinguished Student Awards went to Zoe Morrison
of Punahou School and Ruth Chen
Morrison received numerous honors for academic achievements in math, English, French, science and social studies, and is active in performing arts. She will attend Harvard College. Chen achieved the Headmaster's List throughout her high school years and plans to study medicine. She was the editor-in-chief of Imua Iolani, co-founder of the school's Make a Child Smile Club and a member of the marching and concert bands.
The Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union on Hawaii Island has awarded five $2,500 scholarships to high school seniors Kathryn Chiemi Kawauchi of Hilo High; Nalehua Felicia Pitoy of Kamehameha Schools; Jacqueline Nicollette Reed of Waiakea High; Sara Beth Leiko Uyetake of Christian Liberty Academy; and Megan Wilkes of Honokaa High.
Three $1,000 scholarships were given to Eamon Joseph Harrity of Konawaena High; Chelsi Keolamaiokalani Hood of Kohala High; and Jordan Ozaki of Kealakehe High.
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