WAILUKU - A Seabury Hall graduate and a University of Hawaii-Manoa doctoral architecture student were named the recipients of the $1,500 American Institute of Architects scholarships.
Darcy M. Keester of Seabury and Kody K. Kato of UH-Manoa were selected to receive the AIA, Maui/Joint AIA Washington, D.C., Chapter's Architectural Scholarship Awards.
Keester, the daughter of Stuart Keester and Judy Egger, of Makawao, will attend the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
AIA scholarship winner
While at Seabury, she was on the Headmaster's List, played four years of varsity soccer, was a four-year member of the dance program, company level, and participated in student government and Maui Business Simulation.
Kato, the son of Dennis Kato and Vicki Ann Nagata, of Kahului, is enrolled in the architectural doctorate program at UH-Manoa. He had the winning design in the 28th Space Prize Competition for International Students and has been awarded the AIA Honolulu Awards of Merit and Excellence and the Energy Pioneer Award in collaboration with the Center for Smart Building and Community Design. He has been published in the UH Manoa Student Work Journal and 2010 Space Magazine.
Scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities and financial need were the criteria used by the selection committee of Marie Kimmey, Calvin Higuchi, Wendy Fujinaka, Margaret Sutrov and Alvin Yoshimori.
The recipients will receive their awards at a luncheon to be held July 27 at the Cary & Eddie's Hideaway with Mayor Alan Arakawa as the guest speaker.
* AIA scholarships. University of Hawaii Maui College Chancellor Clyde Sakamoto will be guest speaker at a scholarship luncheon of the American Institute of Architects on June 27 at Cary & Eddie's Hideaway. A different speaker was listed in an article published on Page C8 on Sunday, due to information provided to The Maui News.
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