Students receive festival scholarships
Three student musicians have won scholarships, valued at almost $3,000, to attend the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival July 11-29 on the Big Island. Christopher Ramos
of Hilo, a tenor; Michael Yoshimi
of Pearl City, a clarinetist; and Ming Tanigawa
of Honolulu, a violinist, were the winners. Partial scholarships were awarded to violinist Sumiko Harasawa
and soprano Emma Curtis
Sally Luzerne-Oi, assistant professor of English as a Second Language at Hawaii Pacific University, has received a Fulbright Senior Specialists grant to Ukraine this summer. She will help Kryvyi Rih State Pedagogical University start an academic writing program and train teachers.
The University of Hawaii at Manoa has recognized four Student Employees of the Year with scholarships. They include overall winner Phoebe Hwang, who worked in the Department of Public Health Services and received $750; Ryland Watanabe of the Department of International Programs, $500; Monica Tan of the Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Science, $250; and Debbie Quibilan of the Office of International Education, $250.
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