Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset presents three scholarships

Macaleigh Hendricks (third from left) receives the Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation Scholarship certificate at a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset. She is shown with Joanne Laird, co-president (from left); Michelle Hendricks; and Mariko Higashi, co-president.

At the recent “Celebrations Meeting” of the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset, three students were recognized as recipients of scholarship awards.

Two students each received the $2,500 “Go for the Green” scholarships.

These scholarships were presented to the selected students who will be attending an accredited college and must be pursuing a field of study that will benefit the environment.

Caele Manley of Molokai High School and Ruby O’Donnell of Lahainaluna High School were the recipients.

Manley will be attending Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill., and will study engineering while competing in collegiate wrestling.

O’Donnell will be attending Oregon State University and will study sustainability and business administration.

Both recipients have indicated that they wish to return to their island home to pursue their careers after earning their collegiate degrees.

Macaleigh Hendricks from Kihei Charter High School was the recipient of the club’s Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation $5,000 scholarship. HRYF is a nonprofit charitable organization whose main objective is to provide scholarships for Hawaii youths to further their education after high school.

Each of the 51 Rotary Clubs in District 5000 were able to select a scholarship recipient for this $5,000 award.

Hendricks will be studying abroad in Rome at John Cabot University this fall, and will be attending the University of Southern California to study entrepreneurship, environmental studies and film production in the spring.