PYCC awards two scholarships
The Pa’ia Youth & Cultural Center has announced the recipients of the annual PYCC Scholarship Fund, funded this year by the Campbell family. In existence since 2005, the scholarship is open to any multiyear active member of PYCC who is a high school senior, or has a GED, or is in their first year of community college. Each candidate has to submit an application and be personally interviewed. This year, two longtime PYCC members were recipients:
• Makayla Marrs was awarded $2,000. She will graduate from King Kekaulike High School with multiple honors in May.
She plans on majoring in psychology with an emphasis in art therapy. Her goal is to better the world with art therapy and assist in the restoration of mauka and makai on her home in Maui. She says, “The world needs more people to care about it and with this financial aid, I will better the land and the people living on it by any means necessary.”
• Alexander Fahland was awarded $2,000. He will graduate from King Kekaulike High School with multiple honors in May.
He will attend UH-Manoa next year in the field of global environmental science. Fahland participates in cross country, track and field, and was the captain of the surfing team.