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MOKK awards 2 college scholarships

Leona Kushi, Maui Okinawa Kenjin Kai president (from left); Stacia Eng, Lahainaluna High School; Micah Ban, Maui High School; and Darren Konno, MOKK scholarship chair, are shown at the award ceremony.

Maui Okinawa Kenjin Kai has awarded two $1,000 scholarships. The recipients are Stacia Eng of Lahainaluna High School and Micah Ban of Maui High School.

Eng is the daughter of Kelcie Matsui and Joshua Eng. She will be attending Washington State University with plans to pursue a degree in accounting.

Ban is the son of Michael and Chiemi Ban. He will be attending Arizona State University with plans to major in software engineering.

The Maui Okinawa Kenjin Kai is a nonprofit organization that is committed to perpetuating the Okinawan heritage, culture and arts. The Maui Okinawa Cultural Center is located across from Sack N Save in Wailuku — it is the building with the red tile roof. Membership is open to everyone, those whose roots are in Okinawa as well as others who are Okinawan at heart. The organization is affiliated with the Hawaii United Okinawan Association, which serves as the statewide organization for almost 50 member clubs across the islands.

For more information, contact Darren Konno at 633-4439 or dskonno@hotmail.com.