Credit union awards 8 scholarships

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Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union is helping eight high school seniors take their first step toward their future goals with a scholarship to a two- or four-year institute of higher learning in the coming school year. The graduates were selected from a field of applicants from 15 Big Island high schools. Seven of the scholarships are named after a volunteer or a manager who made significant contributions to Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union.

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Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union is helping eight high school seniors take their first step toward their future goals with a scholarship to a two- or four-year institute of higher learning in the coming school year. The graduates were selected from a field of applicants from 15 Big Island high schools. Seven of the scholarships are named after a volunteer or a manager who made significant contributions to Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union.

The $18,500 will be awarded among the following recipients:

• The John Y. Iwane Scholarship was presented to Luigi Remo, a graduate of Kealakehe High School. Remo plans to pursue a career in electrical engineering.

• The Peter T. Hirata

Scholarship was awarded to Honu Tea O Te Rai Akau-Nguyen of Hawaii Preparatory Academy who plans to pursue a

career as a Registered Nurse.

• The Albert Akana Scholarship was presented to Abcde Matias of Waiakea High School. Matias plans to pursue a career in psychology.

• The Katsumasa Tomita Scholarship was awarded to Jonathan Uhlmann of St. Joseph Junior/High School. Uhlmann plans to pursue a career in computer science.

• The Frank Ishii Scholarship was presented to Lauren Villafuerte of Honokaa High School who will be pursuing a career in the bioengineering/biomedical engineering field.

• The Mitsugi Inaba Scholarship was awarded to Daylen Calicdan of Kamehameha Schools Hawaii who plans to pursue studies in art, architecture and design.

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• The Michael Asam Scholarship was presented to Brianna Halliwell of Konawaena High School. Halliwell plans to pursue a career as a pharmacist.

• The Student Credit Union Scholarship was awarded to Yuki Zbytovsky of Kohala High School. Zbytovsky plans to pursue a business career in marketing and management.

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