5 isle students earn ASB scholarships
American Savings Bank
has named five Hawaii students pursuing a college education its 2007 American Scholars and awarded them $25,000 in scholarships:
» Misty Nakayama is a Kamehameha Schools graduate from Molokai. She is a freshman at the University of Portland (Ore.) majoring in accounting.
» Deisha Lei Pico is a graduate of Molokai High School. Pico is majoring in business administration at the University of Puget Sound, Washington.
» Melissa Ruan graduated from Moanalua High School. She attends the University of Hawaii at Manoa and plans to major in business administration.
Two 2006 American Scholars renewed their scholarships:
» Janice Nguyen is a Farrington High School graduate attending Hawaii Pacific University.
» Xiaomeng Hu attends the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Moanalua High School graduate.
ASB provides multiyear scholarships of $5,000 per year for as many as four years for a total of $20,000 per student.
Waste Management of Hawaii donated $5,000 to the 8th Annual Taste of Kapolei, which has raised more than $800,000 since 2000 for scholarships, educational programs and grants for students on the Leeward Coast. The Kapolei Rotary created the fundraising event.
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