Portuguese Association of Maui awards scholarships

The Portuguese Association of Maui recently awarded scholarship grants of $1,000 each to Marlena Christina Cua and Tianna Olina Guerrero.

Cua was valedictorian of Maui High School’s Class of 2014. She plans to pursue a master’s degree in nursing at Seattle Pacific University in Washington and become a neonatal nurse practitioner. Cua is the daughter of Cliff and Ann Cua of Pukalani.

Guerrero is a 2014 graduate of Kamehameha Schools Maui and will begin her studies at the University of Hawaii Maui College; she intends to earn a degree in education with a minor in ornithology.

She hopes to become an elementary school teacher in Hawaii and help students learn about native Hawaiian birds. Guerrero is the daughter of Ben and Jennie Guerrero of Kahului.