Kealakehe’s Patterson signs swimming scholarship with Washington State

Kealakehe's Shea Tsuha commits to Whitman College on Monday. Behind her, from left to right, are Alfred Tsuha (dad) and Dayle Tsuha (mom). (Rick Winters/West Hawaii Today)
Kealakehe's Ku’uleionalani Patterson signs with Washington State University on Monday. Behind her, from left to right, are Janis Allen (auntie), Leilani Patterson (mom), Bob Patterson (dad) and Cy Spawn (auntie). (Rick Winters/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-Kona — When it comes to the Big Island swimming scene, two high school girls have really stood out over the past two years— Kealakehe’s Ku’uleionalani Patterson and Hawaii Prep’s Maile Lawson.