Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation awards scholarships

The Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce Foundation presented 18 scholarship recipients at the 2018 Gintong Pamana Leadership and Scholarship Awards Banquet June 13 at the Maui Beach Hotel. Scholarship funds were raised through the foundation’s annual Scholarship Golf Tournament and through the generosity of the foundation’s scholarship partners. Each student was awarded $1,000.

“We are very proud of our 2018 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation scholarship recipients,” said Jorge Tirona, president of the foundation. “All of them have excelled in the classroom, been active at school and in the community, and provided hundreds of hours in volunteer service. The foundation is confident these scholars have the commitment and excellence to contribute to Maui’s future.”

The 18 recipients are:

• Shanelle Ancheta, daughter of Celso Ancheta and Grace Ancheta. Ancheta graduated from Maui High School, where she was a valedictorian, and she will attend the University of San Francisco, majoring in entrepreneurship and innovation.

• Levin Gil Bonilla, son of Lee Bonilla and Gina Irene Bonilla. He graduated from Maui High School, where he was a valedictorian, and he will attend the University of Hawaii Maui College, majoring in dental hygiene.

• Mary Jicel Butac, daughter of Fernand N. Butac and Marilyn G. Butac. Butac graduated from Maui High School, where she was a valedictorian, and she will attend the University of Hawaii Maui College, majoring in nursing.

• Chealsey Corpuz, daughter of Fortunato Corpuz, Jr. and Carolyn Corpuz. Corpuz graduated from Maui High School, where she was a valedictorian, and she will attend the University of Hawaii at Manoa, majoring in biology.

• Joanna Corpuz, daughter of Joel Corpuz and Mabel Corpuz. Corpuz graduated from St. Anthony High School, where she was a valedictorian, and she will attend Seattle University, where she will major in pre-sciences.

• Darrian Cremer, son of Brian Cremer and Jocelyn Cremer. Cremer graduated from Baldwin High School and he will attend the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he will major in civil engineering.

• Ray-Anne Mae Godoy Dela Cruz, daughter of Reynaldo Dela Cruz and Anelyn Ulep. Dela Cruz graduated from Baldwin High School, where she was a valedictorian, and will attend the University of San Francisco, majoring in business management.

• Camille Kimoto, daughter of Jon Kimoto and Geri Kimoto. Kimoto graduated from Baldwin High School and will attend San Diego State University, where she will major in marketing.

• Tony Orlando V. Lazo, son of Moro Virgilio M. Lazo and Maria Praxedes V. Lazo. Lazo graduated from Maui High School, where he was a valedictorian, and he will attend Grand Canyon University, where he will major in biology.

• Emily Mitra, daughter of Ramon Mitra and Michelle Mitra. Mitra graduated from Maui High School, where she was a valedictorian, and she will attend California Baptist University, where she will major in architecture.

• Jaymar Caluntad Quedding, son of Marlon S. Quedding and Marites C. Quedding. Quedding graduated from Maui High School, where he was a valedictorian, and he will attend the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, where he will major in pharmacy.

• Trisha Mae Rapacon, daughter of Jusant Rapacon and Milagros Rapacon. Rapacon graduated from Maui High School, where she was a valedictorian, and she will attend the University of Nevada Las Vegas, where she will major in hospitality and tourism.

• Remy Romo-Valdez, daughter of Miguel Valdez and Raynette Romo-Valdez. Romo-Valdez graduated from Maui High School and he will attend the University of Hawaii Maui College, where he will major in sustainable science management.

• Katherine Swor, daughter of Tita Ann Swor. Swor graduated from Baldwin High School and she will attend Saint Martin’s University, where she will major in education.

• Taylor Tagud, son of Bert Tagud and Myrna Vinoray Tagud. Tagud graduated from Maui High School, where he was a valedictorian, and he will attend Seattle University, where he will major in administration of justice.

• Emily Tsuhako, daughter of Ken Tsuhako and Cynthia Tsuhako. Tsuhako graduated from Maui High School and she will attend the University of North Texas, where she will major in music education.

• Hannah Valencia, daughter of Orlino Valencia and Leticia Valencia. Valencia graduated from Lahainaluna High School and she will attend the University of Hawaii at Manoa, majoring in architecture.

• Caitlin Villarosa, daughter of Rodney Villarosa and Traci Fujita. Villarosa graduated from Baldwin High School, where she was a valedictorian, and she will attend the University of California-Irvine, where she will major in criminology.

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