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Rotary Club of Waikiki Scholarships
June 12, 2019
PP Sally Blanchard introduced the winner of the the Hawaii Rotary Youth Scholarships and two winners of the Rotary Club of Waikiki scholarship awardees.
They are Taylor from Kalani High School, Nicole from Mid Pacific High School and Allan from Roosevelt High School. All are going on to colleges on the mainland.
HRYF, founded by PDG Sulli Sullivan, has generously funded scholarships for deserving students since 1976.
This year, The Rotary Club of Waikiki Committee selected Taylor Kang as the recipient of the $5,000 scholarship. A graduate of Kalani High School, Taylor is a goal-oriented, dedicated young woman who aspires to be a Pediatric Dentist and will be attending Pacific Union College in California.
Allan Chan, an outstanding student and graduate of Roosevelt High School, came in second. Our Board of Directors voted to give Allan the $1,000 award funded by The Rotary Foundation. Allan's dedication and tenacity makes him stand out in a crowd. His goal is to attend medical school with cardiology as his main focus. He will attend the University of Hawaii in the fall.
Nicole Poentis, a graduate of Mid-Pacific High School was also selected to receive an award from our Board of Directors. Funded by the Rotary Foundation, Nicole has received $1,000. Nicole is a high-energy young woman who will use her talents to study Data Analytics and Statistics at Chapman University in the fall.
On behalf of our selection committee, PDG Phil Sammer, PDG Dave Benson, Patti Michell and myself, PP Sally Blanchard, we thank Stephen Morgan, our President 2018-1019 for giving us this opportunity to serve.