Visitor industry gives back to future business leaders

In a special luncheon honoring graduating students in the Academy of Hospitality & Travel on May 19, the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association recognized 74 Maui seniors and presented a total of $10,000 in scholarships to 10 recipients who have successfully completed the two-year Academy of Hospitality & Travel curricula designed for students interested in pursuing careers in the travel industry.

Scholarship recipients who were recognized as outstanding achievers include the following students from Baldwin High School: Teefanie Gonatice, Miquel Angelo Morales, Elisah Quiocho and Karen Visitacion. The following students from Maui High School were also recognized as scholarship recipients: Kristin Domingo, Alika Pacheco, Merie Pastrana, Darlene Quito, Jasmine Tomas and Brian Zamora.